3rd Grade Report vs UNSW - Round11
|Third Grade Report vs UNSW
Being sent into the field on a stinker of a day it is easy to sit back and make excuses. We're not going to do that.
(Adam Fleming in action against UNSW)
I think last week typified the miss part of our hit and miss season. There were patches of some good tough cricket in the field however a lack of intensity, concentration and possibly even enthusiasm once again prevented us going for the kill when we had opportunities to take control of the innings.
Unfortunately the same can be said for our batting. Once again off to a good start until a lack of something between the ears meant that one of the loosest spells of bowling I can remember seeing was rewarded with some big wickets and we managed to throw away a perfectly good opportunity to capitalise on a par run chase on a great pitch and outfield for batting on.
Uni made 249 for I don't know how many wickets and Gordon managed (not sure but we gave away a bonus point) to lose their last 7 for under 20 runs. Full credit to the Uni boys for taking advantage of our shortcomings. That spell by the way was probably deserving of about 1-100.
It must also be said that that Dan 'the skipper will get upset if I use my favourite nickname for this kid' Lake put in a good showing for his first game in third grade. Well played to Josh Poysden also picking up several important wickets and James Kidd (during his first spell) for the second week in a row showed why blokes hate facing him in the nets .
(The skipper in action in the heat on Saturday)
Then there's Digger, ever reliable Nick 'Digger' Dowsely again did the business with the bat longer than anyone else. I'll have bat with you for more than fifteen minutes this week mate.
So to this weekend lets take the chance to show one of the top teams that despite our inconstancy we can match it with the best of them. Time for us to take the points that Parra probably expect to win and you never know how the top six can shape up during the silly part of the season. Lets do it right.Brett Rosen