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

CARDIJN COLLEGE vs WIRREANDA SECONDARY SCHOOL

OPEN BOYS

THURSDAY 19th FEBRUARY 2015



Jayme Brocklebank, Zach Young, Kalem Greenwood, Josh Golding, Lachlan Ferguson, Liam Hennessy,
James Scott, Jake Cuming, Jake Dorshorst, Tom Thomson, Richard Hore, Shaun Johns.

 

On Thursday 19th February the Open Boys’ team travelled to the picturesque Cardijn College for their second round match. Cardijn College won the toss and sent Wirreanda into bat. After openers Shaun Johns and Josh Golding had made a good start, Shaun was bowled by a ball that he assumed would miss the stumps, but it ended up bowling him for 6.
Josh and Kalem Greenwood put together a quick-fire partnership that yielded 64 runs and put Wirreanda in a very good position. Josh finished on a well-made 47 and Kalem 22. Thereafter a number of handy cameos were put together with Lachlan Ferguson(22) and Zach Young(24) contributing useful runs that helped build the total. However the tail end batsmen did not contribute very much to the score with a disastrous over in which 3 wickets fell for 4 runs. Despite the collapse, Wirreanda finished on 159 after 35 overs which was a defendable total. An uncommon event occurred during the innings in which six of the Wirreanda batsmen were stumped by the Cardijn keeper.
Wirreanda broke through in Cardijn’s second over with Josh Golding taking a good high catch off James Scott, but it was not until the score reached 58 that the second wicket fell when Liam Hennessy took a sharp catch at gully off Kalem Greenwood. As Cardijn continued their run chase, wickets fell consistently with Lachlan Ferguson taking three, Jake Dorshorst contributing to a run out and taking a wicket himself. With the drinks break at 24 overs, the game was nicely balanced at 5/113. There were two maiden overs bowled after the break, leaving Wirreanda in a good position with 9 overs to protect 46 runs. Even though the bowlers worked hard for a break through, the Cardijn batsmen were able to score the winning run off the third ball of the last over.
This was an immensely enjoyable game to be a part of as there were many ebbs and flows throughout the contest, and many good performances from individuals in the team. For seven of the students it was their last game in a Wirreanda shirt, all of whom have given commendable service to the school teams in which they have played. A thank you must also go to Jayme Zaslavsky Brocklebank, student teacher who did an excellent job of scoring in his first game.
 


Team preparation.



Early game action.


Kalem Greenwood tucks one to fine leg.


Wirreanda in the field.