4th Grade Report vs Bankstown - Round 2
4th Grade gets washed out
After using up a get out of jail free card last week, 4th Grade arrived at Jenson Oval (well most of us) looking to improve on last week's performances - especially with the bat.
Shane 'I never lose a toss' Lin won the toss and put Bankstown in on what looked a very good wicket.
Tom Bangs just a week earlier in better cricket conditions
The Ef-mister ' Pat Effeney (0/30 off 8) and Tom 'She Bangs, She Bangs' Bangs (0/18 off 8) opened up with some tight lines and were both unlucky not to pick up a couple each and with 3rd slip putting down a dolly. From there the fast men toiled hard but were leaking runs due to some very average fielding.
Once Tait (0/21 off 7.4) was given the ball the runs dried up and chances started to come about. Hugh Smith (1/27 off 7) came on and bowled straight and was rewarded with a wicket. With the rain just around the corner, and tea fast approaching, the skipper injected Cubbage (1/6 off 4) into the game, and with success, picking up the opener he dropped earlier. An over later saw the umpires deem that the square was getting to wet from the consistent drizzle and called an early tea.
From then the drizzle did not stop and play was abandoned for the day with Bankstown 2/96 off 34.4 overs, which meant that Monday would be an early start and a long day.
After the come down from the NRL Grand Final, a 24 hour bender and a festival, 4's arrived to find that water had seeped under the covers from the Saturday night downpour. At 9.30, after all the stories of the weekend had been told the umpires and captains decided that we could have our day off to enjoy. Match Drawn.
Even with a tame ending to the long weekend match we are able to get some thing out of the game. One major thing was our fielding had to pick up 200% if we are going to go one further from last year. Which, that being said, we will move on to next week which will see 4's return to Killara, for which I know for certain Pic is excited about.