ROUND 4 : vs MOZZIES ON SUNDAY 30 JUNE 2024  AT ROBERTSON ROAD (MP7) MOORE PARK: REPORT BYJAMES MURTHA

It was a cold and wet Sunday, most of the team could hardly believe we got on and  two unfortunately didn’t believe we would so decided not to turn up. In hindsight conditions were initially quite dangerous to play in, but did get better throughout the match.

We won the toss and elected to bat given the depleted side. Jamie Murtha and Declan Thomas made a steady start scoring 40 from the first five over before a mix up saw Declan sacrifice his wicket. Jamie accelerated from here to retire, but was soon required to return to the wicket after a series of dismissals. Jamie and CCNSW legend Jim Hadley built a strong last wicket partnership to boost the total to 146 after the allotted 20 overs.

In defence, Jim opened the bowling and brought about an early wicket bowling the Mozzies’ opener around his legs, the next pair however proved to be a thorn in our side.

Luke Holman took a nice catch at long-off to pick up a wicket for debutant Eric Gould (aged 13), and Jamie trapped one in front lbw, but despite great bowling from the team, the total provided too low to defend with only 6 players in the field.

Hopefully next week we can play a dry game with a full side and bounce back with a win.

The Team was (playing 6): – Declan Thomas (w) 18, James Murtha (c) 85*, Luke Holman 12, Layton Gould, 3  Eric Gould 4, Jim Hadley 11*, Ryan Lynch absent; Avi Bhandari absent

The Result was: –

C.C.N.S.W.: – 4- 146 (20 Overs) 

Lost to

Mozzies: – 3-147 (17.4 Overs)

By 5 wickets

The Bowling was: – J. Hadley 4-0-27-1; Layton Gould 3-0-36-0; Eric Gould 3.4-0-34-1; L. Holman 3-0-28-0; J. Murtha 4-0-18-1

The Fielding was: –

Stumpings: – Nil

Catches: – One to L. Holman

Run outs: – Nil

Player points (awarded by captain): 3 points to J. Murtha; 2 points to Jim Hadley; one point to Luke Holman . 

Scorecard:  https://www.lastmanstands.com/leagues/scorecard/1st-innings?fixtureid=433301

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