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1st Grade Report Vs Wests - Round 6

1st Grade Match Report Vs Wests

It turned out to be a great day for the club and hopefully for the first grade side a sign of things to come. With only two wins on the board the side is eager to make amends of what has been an indifferent start to the year.

(Sam Hinton pierces the field on Saturday)

Saturday proved to be convincing win with a handy bonus point to take us to within striking distance of the middle of the pack. The next couple of weeks are going to be crucial to the outcome of the season. With the fearless skipper back, and the stand in (me) put back in his place, the boys were primed for the day. There was however a notable exception of West's in-form Wicketkeeper Smith, who had been called up for NSW duty.

Surprising after the toss we were batting, first win of the year for Zelma, and we were able to set the tone for the day with the willow. Unfortunately things didn't start as well as we would have liked and the top 4 produced 40 runs between them and it was up to the young guns to steady the ship. 'Bomber' Bombas and 'Shints' Hinton put on a hundred run partnership and at a reasonable pace, leaving the big hitters of the game to finish off the innings. A fine 45no by Chadwick's finest and support from Zed, Freckle and Meddes, meant we had a defendable total on the board.

(Reece Bombas on Saturday against Wests)

The bowlers started the afternoon reasonably well and Connell removed one of the openers and Zelma the other. Wickets were shared, however 'the postman' Simmons was again the destroyer taking a handy 3 for and adding to his growing tally of wickets. We managed to bowl the Magpies out for 160 within the 40 overs thus taking the crucial bonus point.

Well done lads and also to the rest of the grades for putting in such a dominant performance this week. Let's continue the good work this weekend against Parra.



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