TO PLAY CRICKET IS EASY. TO UNDERSTAND THE GAME TAKES TIME.
EASTERN FLEURIEU SCHOOL vs WIRREANDA SECONDARY SCHOOL YEAR 8/9 T/20WEDNESDAY 21st OCTOBER 2015
Connor Lock(scorer), Tylor Mills, Zack Robertson, Josh Spall, Mitchell Williams, Mohit Khanna, Nathan Fisher,
Christiaan De Roode, Matt McLean, Alex Hennessy, Ryan Parry, Jack Lawrie-Corboy, Matt Bruniges.
On Wednesday 21st October 2015 the team travelled to Strathalbyn to play their second round game of their T20 competition. There had been a lot of rain the previous evening leaving the playing surface slightly damp. By reducing all the bowling run-ups to the three metre concrete area, the bowlers from both sides were able to keep their footing.
Eastern Fleurieu won the toss and elected to bat first. Ryan Parry and Mohit Khanna bowled very tightly in the first seven overs keeping the score to 29. The first breakthrough came when Josh Spall came on to bowl and Alex Hennessy took a very good high catch at point. In Zack Robertson’s third over Ryan Parry, now wicket keeping, held on to a catch leaving the hosts at 2/47 after 12 overs. After 15 overs the score was 2/57 and the team were on track to chase a reasonable score, but the Eastern Fleurieu batsmen took the game away from the bowlers and finished with 3/129 after their allocated 20 overs. Matt Bruniges took his first wicket for the school after Josh Spall took a good catch at mid on.
The team was confident that they would perform well in their pursuit of the 129 runs. They started off with Mohit Khanna and Zack Robertson scoring a solid 19 in the first six overs. Thereafter the innings fell apart in a drastic manner with wickets falling at regular intervals. Zack Robertson top scored with 12, while Josh Spall made10 and the team score finishing on 43.
Despite the result, the boys were enthusiastic in their approach and enjoyed the experience of playing in a country environment. A thank you must go to Connor Lock who scored for the game.
Mohit Khanna and Zack Robertson in mid wicket discussion.
Forward defensive stroke Mohit Khanna.
Josh Spall and Zack Robertson.