3rd Grade vs Randwick-Petersham - Round 12 - 2013/14
There is nothing better than having some of Adair’s finest wine, while sitting on the picturesque ground of Coogee Oval, after beating a team that rivals our nearest neighbours for on field antics.
Missy lost the toss on what looked like an absolute belter.
Adair Durie, the Judge, led this 'wolf pack' with figures of 4/17
All the bowlers were ropeable with him as were many of the fielders as a long day in the heat beckoned.
54 overs later and he was back in the good books. The deck had a bit more moisture under the surface and with an on shore breeze all day the ball talked. All the quicks were exceptional and it was the most relentless and consistent bowling performance I have seen. A real pleasure to watch from first slip.
Randy Petes were rolled for 110, with Adair leading the pack with brilliant figures of 4/17 off 13.2 overs, Blaze 3/30 off 14, Reegan 2/25 off 7 and Fleming 1/26 off 16.
Blazie Irving-Holliday, this time with a straighter arm, bowls well in tandem with Adair
To cap off a great day, McElduff batted really well against a still swinging and seaming ball to take the score to 2/48 at stumps.
Day two brought a team breakfast by the beach and then later it delivered 6 points to the green and maroon side.
McElduff kept his form from the week before and go us to within a whisker of the six points before he was dismissed for a well made 46. Missy, who was the other batsmen not out overnight, supported McElduff extremely well to end 43 not out.
McElduff shows that form that led him towards his half ton
Another good captain’s knock by Missy, who seems to be taking to the captaincy like a duck in water.
Our innings was brought to a close at 3/111, straight after passing the target, and we had another crack to see if we could get 10 points.
It was not to be with the pitch flattening out and RPs ended 3/191. A mention must go to Blaize who bowled with venom and was very unlucky not to have 3 early wickets to get us going. It was up to Fleming to just bump them out and he ended up with 3 poles.
Higgins made an impression with the bat, but garnered little support when he promised to roll his arm over
Another good win for the Thirds, who move up to second on the tightly packed table.
Also we need Taity to show us the ‘squirter’ ball that his fans kept asking him to bowl. Hopefully he can shed some light on the matter.
Good luck next week gents.