TO PLAY CRICKET IS EASY. TO UNDERSTAND THE GAME TAKES TIME.
ST FRANCIS DE SALES COLLEGE vs WIRREANDA SECONDARY SCHOOLOPEN BOYSFRIDAY 16th MARCH 2018
Tylor Mills, Zack Robertson, Jack Eastwood, Tyson Craigie, Matt McLean, Tylor Cuming, Charlie Hall,
Kain Vines, Alex Hennessy, Ryan Parry, Will Slater, Josh Spall.
The Open Boys round three game was played against St Francis de Sales College on Friday 16th March. The team had to travel up to Mt Barker Oval with Ryan Parry providing exceptional navigational skills during the journey. During that time, captain Josh Spall decided that if he won the toss he would send St Francis into bat first so that Wirreanda would know how much to chase. In theory, that was an excellent idea.
When the team arrived, the ground was wet with dew and Josh won the toss and decided to bowl first. Unfortunately things did not go as planned. St Francis were 0/40 after 5 overs, 0/104 after 15 overs and the first wicket fell when the score was 142. There was no come back from the bowlers and St Francis finished on 3/234 after their allocated 34 overs. All bowlers were expensive, but there were a few good signs from Charlie Hall, playing in his first game, and Ryan Parry(2/42) who both bowled several inexpensive overs. Jack Eastwood took the other wicket and Zack Robertson held on to two difficult catches.
The chase of just under 7 runs per over was always going to be difficult and Wirreanda were never in the game, particularly when they reached 1/20 after 7 overs. However, Charlie Hall demonstrated that he could bat for some time by scoring 12 off 55 balls. Josh Spall, playing in his last game for the school team made a brilliant 46 before being caught in the deep attempting to increase the run rate. Ryan Parry made 12 and had support from Tyson Craigie who scored 8. Wirreanda finished all out on 109 in 30 overs.
Ryan Parry, Alex Hennessy, Tylor Mills and Josh Spall have been playing for the school team since Year 8 and this appearance was their last one. They have all played their part in supporting cricket at Wirreanda.
A special mention must go to Year 12 student Kain Vines who was playing in his first game and enthusiastically ran around the field saving runs for his team.
Charlie Hall bowled after scoring 12 in his first game.
Tylor Mills heading to the crease after Charlie Hall was dismissed.
Josh Spall hitting out during his innings of 46.
Josh Spall waiting for the incoming batsman while chatting to umpire Nick Moschetta.
Play going on in the background as Charlie Hall checks on the time.