TO PLAY CRICKET IS EASY. TO UNDERSTAND THE GAME TAKES TIME.
WIRREANDA SECONDARY SCHOOL vs WOODCROFT COLLEGE
OPEN BOYSMONDAY 13th FEBRUARY 2017
Zack Robertson, Devin Edwards, Josh Spall, Connor Lock, Tylor Mills, Lachlan Corr,
Matt McLean, Will Slater, Matt Bruniges, Ryan Parry, Mohit Khanna.
The Open Wirreanda team hosted Woodcroft College for the first round of knockout competition on Monday 13th February at Wirreanda Secondary School. Due to repairs to the oval, there were grass cuttings on the outfield and the boundaries were shortened.
Connor Lock won the toss and elected to bat first. After losing his opening partner, Zack Robertson for 1, Connor added 27 runs with Josh Spall who mishit a drive to mid on and was caught for 13. While losing batsmen at the other end, Connor was building his innings, firstly passing 50 and then reaching a well made 106 not out after batting for 40 overs. Lachie Corr, who made his comeback to school cricket after a year out of action, contributed 9 runs in a very useful partnership that allowed the team to reach 7/148 in its designated overs.
The boys were confident when they went into the field. Although Josh Spall took an early wicket to have Woodcroft 1/13, their batsmen took complete control by hitting a number of big sixes and winning the game after only 20 overs. Connor Lock also took one wicket, but he was very expensive in conceding 41 in his four overs. He was also involved in a very good run out, but Woodcroft only lost 3 wickets in reaching their score of 152.
This match had a unique occurrence in that a batsman from both sides scored a hundred for their respective teams. Well played Connor Lock who made 106 not out for Wirreanda and Cole Davy who made 105 not out for Woodcroft.
This game was played in a positive spirit and players from both teams complimented good cricket from their opponents.
Connor Lock during his innings of 106 not out.
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