LMS T20 (8-a-SIDE) EASTERN SYDNEY SUNDAY DIVISION 3 ROUND 5 v ‘STUMPED’ AT MP5, ROBERTSON ROAD, MOORE PARK ON SUNDAY 4 JUNE 2023: REPORT BY JAMIE MURTHA
CCNSW lost the toss and were sent into bat. It was one of those games where all the batters chipped in. We capitalised on the short boundary where possible and struggled hitting towards the long uphill boundary. Wade Butler (39 off 22 balls) and James Bonkowski (37 off 20 balls) were the standout batters for the innings as we ground out a solid 5-169.
In defence we got off to an excellent start. Ming Heng and Dan Waldron scored a double play to remove the openers. ((Editors note for those unfamiliar with LMS Rules: Two players can be dismissed off one delivery. A DOUBLE PLAY can only be affected by a Catch When the Striker is out caught, the fielding team may Run Out the non-striker, but only at the bowler’s end.)
Tom Sterrett, on debut for the Club, bowled a lovely line and length outside off and was unlucky not to take wickets. Richard Clark and Joel Uddstrom were solid in the middle overs and each chipped in a wicket. The fielding effort was outstanding and we were all over the opposition at the halfway point.
Their number 4 batter Joshua Smythe was then required to bat alone for the remainder of the innings (Editors note for those unfamiliar with LMS Rules: All 8 wickets are needed to bowl a team out. When the seventh wicket falls, the Last Man Stands on their own. The Last Man can only score 2, 4 or 6 off any ball,) He scored an outstanding 112* off 61 balls with nine sixes (Editor’s note: more than double his previous highest score of 53*) to win the game for them, offering few chances in the process and winning the match with a six.
An unfortunate loss, but the team will bounce back next game!
The Team was: – James Bonkowski 37, Daniel Waldron 13, Joel Uddstrom 13, Wade Butler (w) 39, Richard Clark 23, James Murtha (c) 22*; Ming Heng 11*, Thomas Sterrett dnb
The Result was:-
CCNSW: – 5-169 (20 overs) (W. Butler 39, J. Bonkowski 37)
Stumped: – 7- 172 (19.2 overs) (M. Heng 3-46)
By one wicket
The Bowling was: – T. Sterrett 4-0-28-0; M. Heng 4-0-46-3; J. Murtha 4-0-36-0; J. Clark 4-0-12-1; J. Uddstrom 2.2-0-30-1; D. Waldron 1-0-19-0
The Fielding was:-
Stumpings: – Nil
Catches: – Two to D. Waldron; one to R. Clark
Run outs: – Two: One to J. Murtha and one to J. Uddstrom
Player points (awarded by captain): – 3 points to W. Butler; 2 points to R. Clark; 1 point to J. Bonkowski