1st Grade vs Sutherland - Round 14 - 2017/18
11 humble and majestic Stags vs 11 unearned arrogant Sharks (Pigeon Park, racial tolerance in the air, albatross sandwiches for tea).
With a must win match up for grabs Glenn McGrath Oval would see some tough fiery cricket the likes that hasn’t been seen since the fabled Clovelly Hotel Balcony match of 2007 adjacent to the side toilets.
The toilers of the North Shore were ready to grind the popped collared southerners in a match that would ultimately determine if the Stags would continue playing into late March.
With the help of what was probably a two sided coin the Sharks won the toss and elected to bowl (idiots) on a track that looked like a good batting track and a bowling attack with pumped up egos after higher honour call ups.
Happy Birthday Axel you big cutie.
Little did they know the immense vein of form Axel Cahlin is in and he showed his class once again. His innings of 123 off 189 included 20 boundaries and looked comfortable and in control his whole innings.
The middle order all got starts as well with Tym hitting a well compiled dinner for two (69) to take us to a score of 361.
An honourable mention must go out to our resident No. 11 with his masterful innings where he struck the ball at 100.
It must be said that the couch fits perfectly in his newly acquired bedroom and we can all agree that his batting is only improving with this move.
Reag’s opening spells brings a great delight and intrigue to the game as it always seems like we have played 20 overs in a spell of 5 overs.
He crams so much cricket into these overs. We get plays and misses, half chances, boundaries but most importantly we always get to see the back of one of the openers and he did not disappoint this week with middle stumps threatening to impale Dools standing 15m back.
Scotty starts his 1st Grade bowling career in style.
All the bowlers worked in partnerships and the flow of wickets was steady. Scotty O picked up his first 1st grade wicket and then in his second spell picked up another 3 to finish the demise of the Sharks.
Good win Mens