1st Grade;Gordon were sent in at Raby on a wicket with a greenish tinge. It did a bit early and the Stags lost two quick wickets. Cam Eccles and Tym Crawford got things back in order, adding 50 before Tym was out. 3-82 at lunch moved on to 4-169 when Steve Colley was dismissed for a dominant 54. Cam was playing the sheet anchor role brilliantly as another wicket fell quickly. He added a further 36 with Glenn Winsor and the score at tea was 5-212. Glenn was out for 26 followed by another wicket but Alex Patterson got his head down and Cam went on to his century; a wonderful fighting knock. He was out soon after but Alex and Matt Junk fought hard to get the total up to 279 – pretty competitive.
In the few overs left, Alex Patterson and Glenn Winsor both struck and Campbelltown finished on 2-25. A good short session but lots of work to do next week against a strong batting side. Gordon 279 (Cam Eccles 102, Steve Colley 54, Tym Crawford 37, Glenn Winsor 25, Matt Junk 23, Alex Patterson 16) vs Campbelltwon 2-25.
2nd GradeTerrible start. Brilliant middle. Terrible end. Oh, you want more details?
Right. Gordon batted first and were quickly 3-9. Lachlan Barnsley and Nick Miller then took the score to 72 before the latter was dismissed. Lachlan was batting exceptionally and he reached 96* at lunch time with Josh Staines a very solid 25* and the score 4-156. Disaster for Lachlan straight after lunch, being dismissed for 96; his second near century – but a wonderful attacking innings. Josh and Jack Plom then very comfortably added another 100, the former moving on to 77*. Jack was dismissed but Josh batted on in no trouble and finally brought up his century just after tea. Matt Wright had joined him and he played some beautiful strokes right from the start. The two of them had the game at their mercy but, with plenty of overs to go, decided to go aerial. So did the last couple of batsmen. So they all got out! The innings finished at 349 – about 50 short of what it looked like an hour earlier.
In the remaining overs, the Campbelltown openers batted very aggressively and finished at 0-69. Runs on the board but a disappointing finish after great innings by Lachlan, Josh and Matt. Gordon 349 (Josh Staines 106, Lachlan Barnsley 96, Matt Wright 58, Jack Plom 44, Nick Miller 21) vs Campbelltown 0-69.
3rd GradeGordon were sent in on a moist wicket which promised to do plenty. A wicket fell immediately but Ryan Tullia and Tom Hamblin batted very well in the difficult conditions and took the score to 63 before Ryan was dismissed. Darren Jayasekera came in and scored a brisk 26 but, with the score on 95, Gordon lost 3-0! Nick Andreou and Joe Hart did a good job to add 47 and then, after another flurry of wickets, Nick and Pat Effeney took the score through to 7-207 at stumps. Hard work but a good fighting effort. Nick finished on an excellent 66* and Pat, a controlled 21*. Something to really work with next week. Gordon 7-207 (Nick Andreou 66*, Tom Hamblin 40, Ryan Tullia 29, Darren Jayasekera 26, Joe Hart 17) vs Campbelltown.
4th GradeGordon bowled first at Killara and Dylan Hood was immediately rewarded with a wicket. The score moved along slowly as wickets also fell. Gordon were on top at 5-60 before a partnership took the score to 95. Dylan struck again followed by another threatening partnership and then Kartik Khetarpaul bowled a brilliant over, taking 3 wickets. Dylan finished things off and the Ghosts were all out for 151. An excellent effort, particularly by Kartik, playing his first 4th Grade game, who finished with the fantastic figures of 5-27 from 12 overs. Dylan Hood was also very good, finishing with 3-47. There were plenty of overs left and Gordon lost two quick wickets. Another couple and they were in strife before Stuart Bromley and Manus Chauhan took the score to 4-65 at stumps. The first hour will be crucial next week. The place to be! Gordon 4-65 (Stuart Bromley 19*) vs Campbelltown 151 (Kartik Khetarpaul 5-27, Dylan Hood 3-47, Lachie Burrows 1-9, Danusha Seneviratne 1-23).
5th GradeGordon batted first and Josh Rigon and Jayden Gray both batted exceptionally. They added 99 for the second wicket – a great effort. A few other handy contributions followed but wickets fell and it was left to Sam Schembri-Green to lift the total to 8-211 at stumps. Sam finished with 34* and Josh and Jayden’s contributions were also invaluable Runs on the board and a good tussle in store next week. Gordon 8-211 (Josh Rigon 56, Jayden Gray 48, Sam Schembri-Green 34*) vs Campbelltown