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

WOODCROFT COLLEGE vs WIRREANDA SECONDARY SCHOOL

YEAR 8/9

FRIDAY 21st FEBRUARY 2014


Billy Jenkins, Nick Robertson, Jake Dorshorst, Jake Moulder, Connor Lock, Andrew Cowie-Taylor, Ms Alicia Dean,
Jack Lawrie-Corboy, Ryan Parry, Lachlan Corr, Jordan Leeson.

A remarkable bowling and fielding display by the Wirreanda 8/9 boys knockout cricket team against cross town rivals, Woodcroft College in leg one of the SSSSA 8/9 boys knockout cricket championship, has seen them through to stage two of the competition. 

After losing the toss and being sent in to bat, the Wirreanda boys started steadily thanks to a well-paced innings by Year 9 opener Jake Moulder(17). He was well supported by Southern Districts player and team Captain Connor Lock(29). However, apart from the two boys, no one else compiled an innings of great significance as the visiting side lost wickets and regular intervals. Year 8, Ryan Parry showed courage and application beyond his years towards the final overs of our innings. However we were bowled out before the 30th over for a measly 81.

It looked like it we could have been catching the bus home early as the home side put on 30 without the loss of a wicket, but exceptional fast bowling from Lock secured the breakthrough wicket. This wicket kick started the incredible capitulation of the Woodcroft side who at one stage were 0/35 but were in trouble at 4/45. The Wirreanda boys held on to all their chances and ensured they wouldn't go down without a fight. Another couple of quick wickets from Jake Dorshorst had the home side well and truly on the ropes with the Wirreanda fight back all but successful with the score at 9/65. The match winning wicket proved to be the hardest of all as the Woodcroft pair slowly edged their way towards the 82 required for victory. Enter Jake Dorshorst with a beautiful medium paced delivery that snuck through the gate of the opposition number 7, securing Wirreanda the victory with only 7 runs to spare!

A cracking game and one for the ages!

 

Alicia Dean.