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

WIRREANDA HIGH SCHOOL vs ABERFOYLE PARK HIGH SCHOOL

YEAR 8/9

MONDAY 7th MARCH 2011




Back Row: Aaron Bennett(Scorer), James Shugg, Addison Rodgers, Josh Golding, Chad Thomson, Damiem Playford, Colin Thompson.
Front Row: Renn Wishart, Liam Hennessy, Warren Schutt, Alfredo Cabada, Josh Fisher, Richard Hore.

On Monday 7th March Aberfoyle Park came to play a Year 8/9 Knockout match at Wirreanda High that developed into one of the most exciting finishes ever played at the school.
The toss was won by Aberfoyle Park and they sent Wirreanda into bat first. After Damien Playford and Colin Thompson were dismissed early, Josh Golding and Addison Rodgers built a strong partnership to take the score to 50. Thereafter, Wirreanda collapsed badly and lost their last eight wickets for 31. 
Needing 82 to win, Aberfoyle Park started off briskly scoring 17 before the first wicket fell. Another wicket fell quickly at 18 after Warren Schutt took his second, and then there was a partnership taking the score to 30 before Alfredo Cabada broke through by bowling Aberfoyle’s captain who was looking dangerous. Another wicket fell at 34 with a good partnership of 19 being broken by Liam Hennessy’s first at Wirreanda. The score was 5/55. Drinks were taken after 20 overs with the score 5/60. Colin Thompson, who was previously keeping, came on in the third over after resumption and took a wicket with his first ball-6/63. Two runs later, Chad Thomson broke through to claim a very important wicket-6/67. Aberfoyle Park slowly crept towards their target before Colin Thompson struck twice in two balls. Aberfoyle Park were 9/75 needing seven to win. Every run scored by the last two batsmen was greeted by a loud cheer from the Aberfoyle Park team on the sidelines. The game ended when the ball was played through mid wicket and the batsmen called for the two runs that would win the game. The ball was thrown to the wicket keeper’s end by Alfredo Cabada where the stumps were broken, and a loud and enthusiastic appeal was made by the entire Wirreanda team hoping that it would be successful. The umpire at square leg deemed it to be not out, and Aberfoyle Park High School were victorious.