8-A-SIDE 2021 T20 LMS WINTER COMPETITION EASTERN SYDNEY DIVISION 6

ROUND 9: C.C.N.S.W.  v  FELLOWSHIP OF THE SWING   at  ROBERTSON ROAD, MOORE PARK  MP7 ON SUNDAY 13 JUNE 2021: REPORT BY PETER ROLLS

A beautiful sunny winters morning with 13°C and a chilly westerly breeze.

Fellowship of the Swing won the toss and elected to bat. Even though chilly, our bowlers hit the right spot early and were rewarded with regular wickets. Mike Tarrant, Joe Scarcella, ‘Jono’ Shaw, David Craig and newcomer Beris Zanetich all did a fine job of restricting runs and cause them to make rash shots with Will Jacobs skilful behind the stumps taking two tricky skied top edges. The bowlers set us up for this win.

Only needing 5 an over, Peter Rolls and Rob Buckland opened and kept to the run rate with singles and then a six each to push it further. Their best bowler removed both in quick succession. Then David Craig and Beris Zanetich combined superbly to keep us ahead of the rate, David with two ‘Big Bash’ style reverse sweeps for four to entertain the sideline. With Beris out caught in the deep, enter big Will Jacobs. The comment from Robbie on the sideline was that he will swing from the first ball…and he did…a swing and a miss and out bowled. There were a few nerves as ‘Jono’ Shaw and Joe Scarcella needed to pad up but Mick Tarrant played smart cricket with David to get us home with 2 overs to spare.

The Team was: – Peter Rolls (c) 15, Rob Buckland 23, David Craig 34*, Boris Zanetich 21, Will Jacobs (w) 0,  Mick Tarrant 19*, Joe Scarcella dnb, Jonathan Shaw dnb

The Result was: –

Fellowship of the Swing: – 8-106 (19 Overs)

Lost to

C.C.N.S.W.: – 4-112 (D. Craig 34*) (18 Overs)

By 4 wickets.

The Bowling was: – B. Zanetich 4-0-32-2; D. Craig 4-0-15-2; J. Shaw 4-0-14-1; J. Scarcella 4-0-22-1; M. Tarrant 3-0-22-2.

The Fielding was: –

            Run outs: – Nil

            Catches: – 2 to W. Jacobs (w); one to M. Tarrant

            Stumpings: – Nil.

Player Points (awarded by captain):  3 points to D. Craig; 2 points to B. Zanetich; One point to M. Tarrant.

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