TO PLAY CRICKET IS EASY. TO UNDERSTAND THE GAME TAKES TIME.
SHAUN TANNER-TY WATSON TWENTY/20 CHALLENGE 2012
WEDNESDAY 12th DECEMBER
Liam Hennesey, Casey Chester, Ethan Holland, Michael Hirschausen, Connor Panozzo, Tom Thomson, Zach Young, Josh Golding,
Josh Farley-Farrant, Bodie Sowter, Tyson Ames, Jackson Willoughby, Brody Thomson, Jake Cuming.
The first Shaun Tanner-Ty Watson Twenty/20 Challenge game was played on Wednesday 12th December 2012 at Wirreanda High.
St John's Grammar School won the toss and sent Wirreanda into bat. Unfortunately, three quick wickets fell in the first few overs with Tyson Ames, Bodie Sowter, Zach Young and Thomas Thomson back in the "pavilion". Josh Farley-Farrant and Jake Cuming took the score from 21 to 81 with a solid partnership before Josh retired on 53. Jake only made 8, but he held up an end while others scored more freely. After a good debut innings from Michael Hirschausen, Wirreanda finished on 7/101 off 20 overs.
St John's Grammar commenced their innings at a good pace and were 1/34 five overs. Brody Thomson was expensive in his first two overs, but he came back magnificently in his last one to claim two wickets and cause a run out off the last three balls of the over. Thereafter, the scoring rate slowed down considerably. Zach Young had a good day in the field taking two catches and running out a higher order batter. Ethan Holland, who was playing in his first game for Wirreanda, also took a good catch near the end of the game. With the last over to go St John's required 22 runs to win. The first ball was hit for four, but Jake Cuming was able to stem the run flow by bowling a good line and length that made scoring difficult. Wirreanda won by 15 runs when the final delivery was bowled.
A special thank you must go to Josh Golding who umpired the game, and to Liam Hennessy who was the team scorer.