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Amazing ‘Hole in one’ prize for the GDCC Charity Golf day

Amazing ‘Hole in one’ prize for the GDCC Charity Golf day

Central Coast Chrysler Jeep Dodge offer Grand Cherokee as hole in one prize, while Fox Sports commentator Tim Sheridan has agreed to conduct the interview with Ian and Trevor Chappell.If you havn’t booked for the Golf Day and dinner as yet, (see booking form below) you had better organise it soon to take advantage of the chance to win a Jeep Grand Cherokee worth over $60,000. For an investment of $20 you can have a shot at glory while our Gold Sponsor Hickman & Ritchard Financial Planning are also offering a $500 prize for nearest the pin on the hole.

The hole in one prize, sponsored by Central Coast Chrysler Jeep Dodge, is a brand new Grand Cherokee car which will be displayed on the hole on the day. The prize will only be available to the players in the event and an investment of $20 will be required to receive either the car or the nearest the pin prize.

The prize will be on the 160 metre 2nd hole, and the club will have two people on hand all day to verify either a hole in one or do the measurement for the nearest the pin prize.

The club would like to thank Jack Horwitz from Central Coast Chrysler Jeep Dodge www.ccjeep.com.au and Hickman & Ritchard www.hrfp.com.au for their participation in this event.

The Gordon District Cricket Club/Mortgageport Charity Golf day will be held for the sixth year at Killara Golf Club and we will again be supporting our nominated charity “Dream Cricket”. This program organises special cricket clinics for disabled children and young adults to give them the opportunity to participate in the great game of cricket.

The event will be held on 18 February at Killara Golf Club, with the legendary Chappell brothers Ian and Trevor are confirmed as our special guests. Renowned sports commentator Tim Sheridan has agreed to come along to the event and interview Ian and Trevor.

 

 
Special Guests Ian Chappell, Trevor Chappell and Tim Sheridan

Golf, Lunch, Dinner & Auction

The day will start with registration from 10.30am, followed by a BBQ lunch, a golf clinic with the Killara Professional and a shot gun hit off from 12pm. The event this year will be an Ambrose.  During dinner, we will be entertained with stories from the Chappell brothers and an exceptional auction with lots of bargains that are not your standard 'Charity Auction' items. The items will be made available via the website in advance of the day.

Cost & Special Hole Sponsorship

Costs for the day including lunch, clinic, golf, dinner, drinks from 6pm to 9pm and entertainment is $250. Golf and lunch only is $125 and dinner, drinks and entertainment is also $125.

As a special offer  for Corporate guests you can again purchase a hole sponsorship for $1,500 (excluding GST)  which includes 4 players for golf and dinner, a sign on your sponsored hole, advertising in the auction booklet and option of a banner at dinner.

Submit your booking & make a payment

Just go to the booking section below and you can book yourself or your group to enjoy a great day supporting the club and the Dream Cricket Program. The hole sponsorship option is also available through the booking.

Download GDCC Golf Day flyer here

This is an important event for the Gordon District Cricket Club and we urge all players and supporters to become involved. Non-golfers are most welcome to join us for the dinner. More information about the auction items will be provided well before the event.

For details and booking form see below. Please note, a booking can be made now and payment can be made up until the day of the event.

Important - Once you have completed the booking form please transfer the funds to:

Gordon District Cricket Club: BSB 032090, Account: 411845 (use your name/golf as reference)

You can also pay online by following this link: www.gordoncricket.com/golf-day

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It's on a knife's edge against the Rangers

It's on a knife's edge against the Rangers

A really interesting day’s cricket against our northern neighbours see a number of games very evenly positioned over the week. 

5ths have already won convincingly on the first innings and 4ths have a lot of work to do to turn around their position but the other games are in intriguing positions.

Bombas partners with Richtor to forge a total against the Rangers 

Currently, the Colts will be playing 120 overs next week after Beauchamp was deemed too wet.

1st Grade

After a delayed start at Mark Taylor Oval, Gordon were inserted by the Rangers. They started well, with Cam Eccles and Steve Colley putting on 40 for the first wicket. Four wickets then fell for the addition of only 47 runs and Gordon were in difficulty. 

However, Elliot Richtor and Reece Bombas shared an excellent partnership of 98 before the former was dismissed for an excellent 72. Reece also batted very well for his 56, but 8-225 was not enough. 

Richtor tops scores with 72 after the top order fails 

Max Newman and Dan Smith both batted really well to take the score to a much more competitive 270.

In the remaining four overs, Charlie Stobo took a wicket to see the game evenly poised over the week.

Gordon 270 (Elliot Richtor 72, Reece Bombas 56, Cam Eccles 41, Dan Smith 32*, Max Newman 26, Steve Colley 22) vs Northern Districts 1-3 (Charlie Stobo 1-0).


The partnership that turned around the match, between Bombas and Richtor.
Until ex-Stag Josh Poysden dismisses Richtor. 

2nd Grade

Gordon won the toss and put ND’s in on a green Chatswood deck. The openers came out swinging and raced to 80 but the Gordon bowling then got on a roll and contained them quite effectively. 

Tim Ferrero leads the wicket takers as he takes 3/41 against the Rangers 

Just after tea, Northern Districts were 8-200 but a good partnership against a tiring attack saw the score move towards 300 before Tim Ferrero took the last two wickets. All the bowlers had their moments without really taking charge.

Gordon had 11 overs to negotiate which Liam McElduff and Cameron New did successfully. Much interest next week.

Gordon 0-34 (Cameron New 20*, Liam Mc Elduff 13*) vs Northern Districts 296 (Tim Ferrero 3-41, Dan Stickland 3-95, Jack Skilbeck 2-70).

Stickland and Klemt look to make the most of the greenish deck at Chatswood Oval 

3rd Grade

Northern Districts won the toss on a good looking wicket at Asquith Oval and chose to bat first. 

Skilbeck rattles one of the Rangers' castle 

It appeared like a good toss to lose for the Gordon side in a must win game, as the new ball made enormous divots in the wicket and barely made it through to the keeper and slips. 

Will Calov and Pat Effeney bowled well in tandem with the new ball, with Will having immediate success. Jonathan New's introduction brought about his customary early wicket and the spin partnership of Scott O'Brien and Lachlan Stewart dried the runs up almost completely, as batting was made to look extremely difficult. 

At tea, after 44 overs, ND's limped to 4/68. It was tough going indeed. 

A good partnership ensued and the fifth wicket took 43 overs to break. 

Lachie Stewart works with Scott O'Brien to apply pressure to the NDs batsmen 

Thanks to some fine bowling in conditions that offered little reward for anyone, only 91 runs were added in that time. 

Jonathan New was reintroduced into the attack, and his eventual figures of 3/23 from 11 overs were just reward. Scott O'Brien showed the ultimate control at the other end and bowled an amazing 23 over spell that yielded a single wicket and only conceded 32 runs. 

It was quite sublime leg spin bowling and the control he exhibited was testament to his quality. 

Scotty O'Brien tries to draw out a false shot as the Rangers play a very defensive game 

The afternoon petered out rather anti-climatically as ND's presumably made the decision to bat on next week and post a competitive total. The run rate only peaked above 2 runs an over in the final over the day, where the score finished at 6/163 after the 80 overs. 

It should be an interesting run chase next week. 

Northern Districts 6-163 (Jono New 3-23, Will Calov 2-33) vs Gordon.

4th Grade

Fourths were sent in on a slow Killara wicket. They moved to 2-42, with Mitch Kleem again looking good, before wickets began to tumble. The batsmen were unable to show enough commitment against a tidy attack and played a number of loose strokes. 

Mitch Kleem is one of few contributors to the 4th Grade totals this season 

Did we write that last week? Or the week before? Or most weeks?

Gordon were dismissed for 91 – a most disappointing performance. 

Mitch and Charlie Booth, with a couple of lusty blows near the end, were the only batsmen to make any mark.

Nick Prell got the juices flowing with two wickets in the first over and, when Sam Watts took another, a surprise was brewing. 

A very straightforward catch, which would have made it 4-24, went down and some sloppy fielding saw the game drifting away. 

Prell takes two wickets, but no thanks to his team mate trying to influence the umpire with the wide call 

At the end of play, Northern Districts finished on 5-129 and the Stags will need to play more responsibly to reverse the result.

Gordon 91 (Mitch Kleem 33, Charlie Booth 19*) vs Northern Districts 5-129 (Nick Prell 2 wkts). 

5th Grade

It was a great toss to win as the deck was quite soft and bowler friendly (as we have become accustomed to on this side of Christmas). Despite talking about pitching the ball up and making batsmen play at as many balls as possible, this was not done early. 

The first wicket was a runout by Pat Rice with the score on 8 but NDs moved into the 30s without any further wickets, albeit very slowly.

The introduction of the two elderly spinners in Matt Todd and Ed Howitt saw the runs squeezed and the wickets begin to fall. 

'Eldery spinner' Ed Howitt clearly had his skipper, Tristan Cooper, pretty happy! 

The next 6 were shared between them. 

After having NDs 7-58 after 40 overs, scoring practically stopped completely. Eventually they were all out for 78 after 63.4 overs. Dave Monaghan took 2 and Ed another. 

Gordon wanted to bat very positively and chase the runs down before the day was out, just in case rain struck next week, which has become a weekend tradition in 2016 in Sydney, and that was probably the best way to play on a slightly soft pitch. 

Damon Livermore and Tristan Cooper played fluently with an array of drives and hook shots to get the score to 0/110 off 18 overs. Damon finished on 52no and Tristan 50no.

Dave Monaghan rarely fails to take at least a brace of wickets each round. NDs has been no exception. 

The Stags will definitely be looking to gain 10 points next week to cement their position in the top 6.

Gordon 0-110 (Damon Livermore 52*, Tristan Cooper 50*) vs Northern Districts 78 (Matt Todd 3-12 off 14, Ed Howitt 4-21 off 21.4, Final figures were Todd 3/12 off 14 overs, Howitt 4/21 off 21.4 overs and Monaghan 2/21 off 14 overs).

Colts

Unfortunately, Beauchamp was too wet and so a 120 over game will be played against Penrith next week.

GDCC announces partnership with Beastwear clothing

GDCC announces partnership with Beastwear clothing

Gordon District Cricket Club is pleased to announce an exciting new 3 year partnership with premium cricket wear manufacturer, Beastwear.

This new partnership means that Beastwear will become our exclusive clothing supplier and will also become a platinum sponsor of the club for season 2016/17 and beyond.

Our president Geoff Hickman said “We are thrilled to be partnering with Beastwear as they make comfortable, affordable and innovative cricket clothing. Many of our players have commented on the impressive line of clothing worn by opposing teams that are also supplied by Beastwear.  When we thoroughly analysed the Beastwear offer, it was not a difficult decision to make.  When we met with them, their unique approach and innovative offer ticked all of the boxes.”

We are excited that our club will be partnering with an experienced Australian cricket apparel manufacturer that understands our needs and is keen to work with us to produce a new direction in our clothing requirements and to broaden their reach on the North side of Sydney.

"We are excited and proud to be selected as a partner to Gordon Cricket Club,” said Beastwear's National Sales Manager.  "Gordon is a well-respected and long established professional cricket organisation who we approached as part of a strategic plan to increase our support of Australia’s most popular game.”

Beastwear provides sporting apparel to over 50 sports including an extensive range of cricket clothing.

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Points shared in tough games against UNSW

Points shared in tough games against UNSW

It was a tough round against UNSW as 4ths and 5ths have strong wins while 2nds and 3rds lose. 1st Grade have a reasonable score on the board in their Saturday/Sunday game. Unusually, the Colts were well beaten in their game against Randwick-Petersham.

Damon "Reg" Livermore looking at ease at Beauchamp 

1st Grade (Sat/Sun game)

Gordon were put in to bat at Chatswood. After an early wicket, Steve Colley scored an aggressive 46 and, with Will Smith and Tym Crawford, saw the scoreboard ticking over briskly. 

Will Smith has certainly had an impact on the Sydney Grade scene this season 

Will continued his great form with a classy 71 but, at 5-180, things could have gone either way.

Elliot Richtor showed his class and Reece Bombas fought hard to make sure the Gordon total was going to be solid. The former completed a stylish 61 while Reece went on to finish on 43*. 

With Max Newman, 49 were added for the eighth wicket and the final score, when the storm hit, taking away 13 overs for the day, had the Stags sitting on 7-277 – a satisfactory score with an interesting second day coming.

Gordon 7-277 (Will Smith 71, Elliot Richtor 61, Steve Colley 46, Reece Bombas 43*, Tym Crawford 23, Max Newman 19*) vs UNSW.

Newman and Richtor look to consolidate the start against UNSW 

2nd Grade

Gordon bowled first on a good Village Green wicket. Dan Stickland took an early wicket but runs flowed freely. The two batsmen added 150 before Adam Cubbage broke the partnership. UNSW moved to 182 from 35 overs before Dan took another wicket.

Reagan looked to repair the mess the top order found themselves in during their chase 

The bowling tightened up a little but despite Adam and Jack Skilbeck taking another one each, the score at the end of 50 overs was 6-259 – a solid chase for the Stags. 

The early Gordon batting was, once again disappointing. They slumped to 4-49 before Max Papworth and Reagan Klemt added respectability. Max scored a good 32 and Reagan batted impressively to finish 52*. However, with the loss of a couple more wickets, the score struggled to 7-146 before the rain came.

The game finished with Gordon well behind on the run rate.

Gordon 7-146 (Reagan Klemt 52*, Max Papworth 32) lost to UNSW 6-259 (Dan Stickland 2-36, Adam Cubbage 2-37) on superior run rate.

3rd Grade

Ian Higgins won the toss at Killara and chose to bat first on an excellent wicket. With a strong batting line up, a good score was expected. 

Chamberlain looks down the ground for runs 

Expectations were tempered a little due to the extremely long outfield currently being seen in the verdant pastures of Gordon's second ground.

The batting display, however, was nothing short of poor as wickets fell, largely due to poor application and an appreciation that 50 overs is actually quite a long time. For the second time in 2 one-dayers post-Christmas, Gordon 3rd Grade failed to bat out the 50 overs. 

Only Dom Thomson's 36 is worthy of a mention as well as Scott O'Brien's late heroics with a better than a run-a-ball 49* boosted the total from 9-95 to all out 143. If nothing else, it was something to bowl at.

What a cracking photo. Dom Thomson watches one very closely 

In order to win the game, Gordon would have to create 10 chances and bowl UNSW out. It was highly unlikely that the game would go the full distance. The spin combination of Scott O'Brien and Lachlan Stewart bowled their 20 overs together, with combined figures of 3-43, and kept Gordon right in the contest. 

It was a familiar story, however. Dropped catches, missed run-outs and, ultimately, poor application at the crease when batting cost Gordon the 6 points in this pivotal encounter. 

Still a chance of the finals, but Gordon will have to win each of their last 4 games, the toughest of which will be against Northern Districts next weekend at Asquith.

The storm came just as Gordon took their 7th wicket, UNSW needing another 6 runs to win. Who knows, cricket is a funny game and anything could have happened. We'll never know. The common-sense rule applied and both team shook hands as the heavens opened. Hopefully more wins and less rain are in store for this Gordon side.

Gordon 143 (Scott O’Brien 49*, Dom Thomson 36) lost to UNSW 7-138 (Scott O’Brien 2-21, Will Calov 2-26) on superior run rate.

4th Grade

Gordon batted first and despite losing an early wicket, Mitch Kleem and Darren Jayasekera shared an excellent partnership on a wicket that was seaming around a fair bit. They score moved along to 4-134 after 34 overs. A couple of wickets then fell but Pat Effeney and Manus Chauhan both played some great shots, taking the score to 233 – a pretty solid score.

Effeney. Top bloke. Gives his all. Every match. More wickets for this clubman! 

The Gordon bowling, particularly from Pat Effeney and Sam Watts, was good, as UNSW moved to 2-54 from 15 overs.

A couple of handy partnerships took them to 4-137 but from there, the Stags dominated. Andrew Crosland took another three, Manus Chauhan bowled a top spell, and Pat Effeney also chimed in.

UNSW were left at 8-167 when the rains came. There was only a faint possibility of a resumption, which did not eventuate, so Gordon ran out convincing winners on run rate.

Crosland picks up 4 before the rains came 

Well done to the side who have had a tough few games - their spirit was great! Congrats to skipper Nick McMurray, who did a top job and Pat Effeney, who really got things going. Let’s hope they can maintain this and finish the season with a wet sail.

Gordon 233 (Darren Jayasekera 38, Pat Effeney 38, Mitch Kleem 34, Manus Chauhan 24) defeated UNSW 8-167 (Andrew Crosland 4-13, Pat Effeney 2-33) on superior run rate.

Great diving catch by Diehm from Crosland's bowling 

5th Grade

Gordon were sent in on a greenish Beauchamp wicket. Gordon were in early trouble at 3-49 but Damon Livermore remained resolute and the innings built around him. He batted particularly well and, with help from several batsmen, notably Pat Rice, the score rose to 9-178, when he was out for a terrific 92.

Livermore notches up 92 as the rest of the boys struggle to trouble the scorers 

Pat Rice and Matt Todd then added an invaluable 28 for the ninth wicket and the innings concluded at 206 – a really good recovery.

UNSW started badly with Dave Monaghan striking twice. At 4-32, they were in real trouble but a good partnership took the score over 100, albeit at only a reasonable run rate. There was a long period where the Stags bowling was only fair but the UNSW batsmen were not keen to push the run rate along, even though, to the west, some rather scary clouds were massing.

After Matt Todd took his second wicket, a difficult catch made to look ridiculously easy by Chris Retallick, the heavens opened with UNSW 25 runs behind the necessary rate. As Beauchamp Oval slowly drifted down into the park, the 5ths had completed a strong win and consolidated their position in the top 6.

Gordon 206 (Damon Livermore 92, Pat Rice 25*, Matt Todd 16) defeated UNSW 5-116 (Dave Monaghan 2-19, Matt Todd 2-29) on superior run rate.


We're sure he's never doubted it... but "Reg" Livermore still has it! 

Colts

The Colts were sent in on a sporty deck at Kensington in their game against Randwick-Petersham. The game started 35 minutes late and the batsmen struggled against a good attack and wickets fell regularly. From 6-52 after 16 overs, Gordon were all out for 88.

There wasn't much of a target for Rudy Midya to defend 

The Gordon bowlers tried hard but had little success as Randwick-Petersham passed them two down.

Gordon 88 lost to Randwick-Petersham 2-90.

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Farewell Lenny, we will miss that infectious smile

Farewell Lenny, we will miss that infectious smile

They say that cricket is just a game, but it is more than that. In the case of the Gordon District Cricket Club it is a community that has enjoyed both the team and individual highs over its 110 year history and also the many lows that have occurred during that time. One of those befell on us last week with the loss of one of our most loved and respected supporters.

Leonard (Lenny) Bombas passed away following a heart attack at his home on Thursday 21st January. Lenny, the father of Reece, who started with the club as a 16 year old in 2004, had not enjoyed good health recently, however his passing was a shock to everyone.

Lenny on the right with Bob Archer at Sydney University Oval in 2008.

Reece had just completed training at Chatswood when told to come home quickly and with his good friend Chad Soper they made that well-trodden, but this time, very sombre, journey from Chatswood to the Central Coast. This was a trip that Lenny had made so many times over the prior 12 years, transporting Reece and any number of the other Gordon “Coasties” cricketers to either training or a game somewhere in Sydney.

I had the pleasure of first meeting Lenny at the SCG indoor nets in my role at the time with the Gordon Cricket Academy, when he brought along Reece for a coaching session. After Reece batted, I can clearly remember approaching both Lenny and Reece and offering Reece a position in the Under 21 high performance squad. That classic Reece style was clearly evident even then. Lenny was immensely proud of Reece and his close friends and provided the fatherly advice these young impressionable men so gratefully received. Lenny would be seen on the hill at any of the Gordon grounds quietly providing support for Reece and his team mates, always ready to praise their performances and at times remind them of their responsibilities with the team.

The First Grade captain Steve Colley has been a close friend of Reece since they were children and Steve has written the following testimonial to Lenny.

“A true cricket tragic as many of us are, Lenny’s love for our game was infectious. As a young central coast player, Lenny induced a passion for the game in myself and many young cricketers alike through his extensive involvement in Matcham Cricket Club. More than this, Lenny’s loving nature transpired into our mate Reece, who has never failed to bring laughs and support to every member of our team. Lenny’s unwavering support to the club, our team and me personally has always been much appreciated and will be greatly missed. On behalf of my family and our first grade team, I wish to extend my love and support to the Bombas family and our good friend Reece at this hard time. It is with heavy hearts that we farewell a much loved character from the Gordon cricket community, though his legacy will live on through our love of the game.” Steve Colley

The Gordon District Cricket Club understands the sacrifices made by the parents of our cricketers who make up the high percentage of our volunteer group that provide the backbone to allowing the club to put out our 6 senior teams every weekend.  Whether they are putting down covers, opening Chatswood Oval, providing drinks and afternoon tea or just being that much needed transport to and from games, they are all part of the GDCC community and this attachment meant a lot to Lenny who gave everyone so much joy to be around over many years.

Lenny with Peter Colley, father of Steve, Jack and Kris, enjoy their son's play at Chatswood. Reece or one of the Colleys mustn't have been batting at the time, they look too relaxed.

Chad’s father Jamie, another of our long term volunteers, added another perspective to his mate Lenny.

"Len was a good father, husband and provider for his family. He was always jovial and respectful of others, easy to talk to and always had pearls of wisdom to share. I remember that the times Reece drove down the F3, when he carpooled with Chad, Len would ring and ask him how Chad's game went. He was always interested in the success of all the boys in their endeavours for the club. That was Len. Keen to revel in the successes of all of our children. When Reece was younger, Len would do laps of the ground to try and get wickets -unless Reece was batting, when he usually hid away from the ground to keep Reece at the crease. Although it is doubtful Len's laps had any influence on the outcome of the games, it is clear to all that his generous nature and respect for all those around him has ensured Reece is the great young man he is today." Jamie Soper

Some of our Gordon Coasties returned to the Central Coast to play, often for work reasons, and one of those was Chris Archer, whose father Bob, another close friend of Lenny’s and also an exceptional scorer for the club would often travel to matches with Len. Chris has sent the following message about his relationship with Lenny.

"Len, or Onslow as we loved to call him, was a terrific character in our cricket circles growing up. I remember many times picking Bomba up from his place at Green Point to head down to practice at Chatswood and Len would be there giving it to poor old Reece about something or other on the way out the door, but as tough as he seemed it was easy to see he wanted the best for his kids more than anything. This is evidenced by the way his jovial and talkative persona changed when Bomba went out to bat, as he would wander off to hide behind a tree, nervous, barely about to watch his boy bat. Our junior Central Coast rep team was a wonderful group of mates, and a terrific cricket team. Our coaches and parents were central to that and Len one of the mainstays of that group for many years. He, along with all the other parents, had a desire to see not only his boy, but all of us grow into good cricketers and better people. Thanks Len, rest in peace." Chris Archer

The Bombas family have not as yet announced the funeral arrangements, and these will be posted on this site when advised.

We all convey our sincere condolences to the Bombas family during this difficult time, but they will know that their friends from the Gordon Cricket Club will be with them either personally or in spirit as we remember a wonderful man.

Paul Stephenson

Gordon District Cricket Club

4th Grade vs Sydney University - Round 10 - 2015/16

4th Grade vs Sydney University - Round 10 - 2015/16

4th Grade this round began with a soggy outfield, but a hard, flat wicket. Thankfully the few days of rain had not made it’s way onto the pitch, and with the excessive heat which had also been around the week before, the deck looked like a cracker.

Mitch Kleem is coming into a rich vein of form at the right time in the season 

The day began with Captain ‘Les’ Leighton losing the toss and being sent in, which was something that the rest of the team was happy to go with, as we all ran around on a soggy outfield with the intense top 6 vs bottom 5 game of fielding soccer.

McMurray and Kleem started the innings off cautiously. Kleem with a flourish of 1’s around the ground, playing himself in. McMurray was not so lucky, with a good grab at first slip with the score at 1/10.

Turki, who struggles to put together one of these match reports himself, made a solid start, as usual, looking comfortable on all lengths. He was given a life early on with a sitter dropped in the slips – McMurray must have been tearing his hair out watching that. 

This was just delaying the inevitable however, as Turki was, again, caught at first slip.

This bought Crosland to the crease and he looked solid with a good partnership forming. Kleem had begun a more aggressive approach against the students, hitting some great straight shots. Crosland went about his business in the standard way, rotating the strike and putting away the bad ball. 

Crosland was unfortunately run out due to a communication error and departed after his good contribution.

Kleem was eventually caught at point for a great and authoritative 71. This was a great innings, giving the Stags grounding and something to build on in the middle and lower order.

The Stags were a little tested in the middle order, with a fight back from the Students in the way of some tight lines and lengths. Nick Prell and Sammy Watts made good contributions down the order, showing grit and resistance with good intent.

The Stags were eventually dismissed for 195 in the second last over of the day, hence concluding the day, given the 2 overs for an innings change over.

The defence for the Stags was unfortunately halted in the second day of the match. This was due to heavy rain towards the end of Thursday and most of Friday, with the council deeming the wicket unsafe for play.

Some good signs for 4th Grade, with a gritty batting performance, and hopefully a win around the corner.

Nick Prell

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