3rd Grade Report vs Manly - Round 10
3rd Grade fail to string partnerships together
Another game starts in the opposition's hand as Howitt loses the toss. 0 wins from 10, he is looking to break records.\
Beau Sadler tries to make his mark with the willonw
In the bowling department Beau Saddler 4 for 49 of 17 and Pascal 3 for 57 of 21 were the standouts. With a long day in the field a good result to keep them 9 for 228 at the end of play.
The declaration of the Manly side 10 minutes before the start of the second day gave Gordon 80 overs to score 228, which is under 3 an over and was a good test for the 3rd Grade batsmen. With an early wicket in the first over, Kris was sent back to the pavilion and Nick Dowlsey went out to join Damien Livermore.
Both did the job of getting us off to a good start and we started to gain a bit of momentum. However, both getting in the early 20's shifted the responsibility on to the other batsman who also got a start. Crosland looking very determined playing in his 'V' and taking charge to the spinner (top score 29). Beau Saddler also scoring in the 20's but disappointed he didn't go on with it. Howitt and Tom had a good partnership but yet again both getting out in the 20's.
A disappointing loss for the Stags, falling only 50 runs short against the team at the top of the ladder. We needed at least one person to go on with their score and there would have been a different result. One positive to take out though is that we are a definite semi final team and are determined to finish in the top 6.