The Weekend Wrap
Another good weekend for the mighty black and gold with 3 out of 3 senior teams claiming victory. The B's and E's had the week off to freshen up and no doubt will be hitting the track hard this week raring to go. A reminder of our first club night and first membership draw this Saturday night back at the rec after play. The membership draw will start at $300 but you have to have paid your first fee's instalment to be eligible to win it. The theme of the night is bring and share ( and no barny, that doesnt mean keys in the bowl ). So bring a plate of food down, weather it be sweet or savoury to share. We will run some games and mini raffles to win $100 raffle tickets or they can be purchased over the bar also.
1st Grade V Hay ParkThis one went down to the wire with Hay Park pushing us all the way. Probably a little way off our best cricket that we all know we can produce but it was great to still get across the line with the 4 points. Big Roz Rozinski got us off to a flyer before eventually being undone from a good ball, Jayden "brain fade" Goodwin started optimistically before being caught out in the deep which then brought pappa Goodwin to the crease. Let me show you how its done said Muzz as him and cruize worked hard for a 121 run partnership to steady the ship and put a respectable total on the board. Cruize looked set to notch past the 50 mark before running down the wicket to put Hay Parks pom into the lighthouse resort, only to be stumped on 47. Some may call it a blessing in disguise as it brought the self proclaimed "finisher" Joe Barningham into play. Boy were we not disappointed, with more finishes than a balinese massage parlour, Barns strolled out and whacked one into orbit finishing on a handy 24 off 17 balls. This saw the lads finish on 205 , a very respectable score. The opening bowlers toiled hard in the heat, working harder than a one armed brickie in Baghdad to keep Hay Park to a run rate of 2 per over, a solid partnership throughout the middle though saw Hay Park fight back before the skip Cruize claimed a few handy wickets. The game looked done but some sensational hitting from Hay Parks Michael Tassone made it too close for comfort. The Boys eventually holding on to a 12 run winMurray Goodwin 79 Cruize Ciallella 4/42 off 8Cruize Ciallella 47 Ethan Kelly 1, Connor Ipson 1 Joe Barningham 24*
3rd Grade V DardanupThe mind games and tactics started early with 3rd grade superstar tony ciallella being named in the side, only to pull the pin in the final hour. However the boys keep producing the goods and without the spiritual leader, a few others are getting a real head start for cricketer of the year. Bowling first , the boys worked hard, a bag of wickets to former president Nathan "i promise ill be home soon" Brennan and Tyler " the future" King restricted Dardanup to 154. "George" Bailey Alexander joining in the party too with handy figures of 2/5 off 5. The run chase never really looked in doubt after a strong opening partnership of 45 between Darren " Stone cold Steve" Austin and young "George" Bailey , who is making a real early dash at Tony's player of the year. A solid 100 run partnership between Pencils Hannagan 30* and Shane Harris 64* Finished the game off nicely. I do wonder though if both lads have lost directions to the Rec for training this year?? All in all, a convincing win to the ever improving 3rd grade boys, the real question mark over whether young Tony will actually get back into the team.Shane Harris 64* Nathan Brennan 4/34 off 8Brayden Hannagan 30* Tyler King 2/36 off 9Bailey Alexander 30 Bailey Alexander 2/5 off 5.1
4th Grade v Hay ParkSent into bat on a road of a Hay Park deck, the lads got off to a great start with Merv and Roland "the Rolex" Lynch opening the batting. Bev "the master" Meston and Seb "do i look good, i know i look good" Galati chipping in valiantly. Ian "how do i sleep while the beds are burning" Prosser again toyed with the Hay Park bowlers and smashed a 55 off 36 balls before the real story of the day begins. Jarred "wheres me durrie" Back walked out to bat in controversial scenes, sneaking out and self promoting himself infront of the skipper dave "mal" Norrish while he was putting his helmet on. Nozz could only watch on in disbelief as "Take me back" Back hit his first 50 since backyard cricket 2011. It was Katy Perry fireworks on the Hay Park turf as the two combined for 4 Sixes and putting a few harmless onlookers in danger. Finally Mr "Mal" Norrish got his chance and made up with his favourite history student , helping himself to his own serving of the haypark buffet with a fine 40 off 32. Defending 252 the lads couldnt of dreamed of a better start. In a blink of an eye it was 5/12 with Bambi Buswell and Stephan "is there a kink in it" Reid tearing through the top order. There was a bit of a push back but the lads eventually finished off a great all round performance , bowling them out for 94 and retaining their undefeated start to the year. Well done lads.Ian Prosser 55 Jack Buswell 3/6 off 6Jarred Back 50 Steven Reid 3/14 off 8Dave Norrish 40 Roland Lynch 2/5 off 2
Well done to our lads Joe Barningham, Connor Ipsen and Josh Topliss who played in the Country Cup opening game down in Busselton on Sunday. A close last over finish saw the boys beat Busselton Margerat river. One more win away from playing in a final at the WACA. Joe Barningham looked set for retirement after Saturdays spell but bounced back on Sunday to be Bunbury's best bowler with figures of 1/24 off 10. This weeks game against WA Invitational 11 at Forrest Park should see the addition of a few more Colts faces with the Goodwin boys and Cruize Ciallella set to return to the team. If you're not doing anything Sunday it would be great to see some numbers there to support Bunbury and our lads who are playing. Play starts at 11am
If you haven't yet bought a raffle ticket then get on it , or at least sell one or two to people you know. Need the whole club to support this as its money back into the club we all love.
Numbers at training have been superb so Lets continue the trend and have another big week on the track ready for Round 4. Sausage sizzle Wednesday night up at the club and Friday night meals will be hot off the stove after training Friday.
Be good to your mothers, Go Colts!