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TO PLAY CRICKET IS EASY. TO UNDERSTAND THE GAME TAKES TIME.


WIRREANDA SECONDARY SCHOOL v TATACHILLA LUTHERAN COLLEGE

OPEN BOYS

MONDAY 9th FEBRUARY 2015




Mohit Khanna, Shaun Johns, Michael Hirschausen, Josh Golding, Tom Thomson, Kalem Greenwood, Zach Young,
Liam Hennesey, James Scott, Lachlan Ferguson, Richard Hore, Connor Lock, Jake Cuming.

The Open boys’ team hosted their game against Tatachilla College on Monday 9th February at Wirreanda on a hot day where temperatures were above 30 degrees.
Tatachilla won the toss and sent Wirreanda into bat first. After Shaun Johns was dismissed for 7 Connor Lock and Josh Golding built a good partnership to take the score to 32. After three quick wickets fell, Connor Lock and Lachlan Ferguson put on 36 runs before Connor was run out for a well-made 25 in 27 overs. Lachlan was out in the same over for 23 made in 16 deliveries with two towering sixes. The tail wagged with James Scott hitting a brisk and entertaining 17, while Tom Thomson made 15 not out allowing the score to reach 9/135 after 35 overs.
Tatachilla started their run chase very efficiently reaching 38 without loss before three wickets fell in three overs with Shaun Johns taking two and Liam Hennessey taking one. After 21 overs Tatachilla reached 3/75 needing 60 runs off 11 overs. Lachlan Ferguson was brought on to bowl and in the space of four deliveries took three wickets to bring the momentum back to Wirreanda’s favour. He also picked up his fourth wicket in his second over with 50 required off 10. Jake Cuming chipped in for two wickets at the end to add to his two great catches. With the 9th Tatachilla wicket down, 29 runs were required off 6 overs. However the last two batsmen put up a solid resistance taking their score to 129 before Josh Golding bowled the last batsman leaving Tatachilla six runs short. Lachlan Ferguson was denied a fifth wicket with a dropped catch late in the innings.
This was one of the most exciting finishes to a game in which the momentum shifted from one team to the other throughout the day. Thank you to Mohit Khanna who had his first stint at scoring.