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4th Grade Report vs Mosman - Round 12

4th Grade Report vs Mosman

Greetings fellow turkeys. May I begin this report in passing comment on Higgins column titled Missy's Mail. In this column Higgins takes great delight in making fun of Kleem's pursuit for the perfect female companion via rsvp. I find this hilarious and only wish there were a few other people in the club like me but I am told there is no-one. He also passes judgment on the issue of haircuts. A particularly sensitive issue to both of us. Higgins was recently seen with a new lady by his side a couple of weeks ago. Higgins, I tell you when you're batting not to chase the wide ones. This also applies off the field.

Plummer impresses his captain with 3 crucial poles

4th grade ventured to Allan Border Oval on the weekend to take on the Whales. Our inspirational leader Las Kanangara (the 10th for the year) was to keep stumps. He won the toss and elected to bowl. Las's captaincy since being at the helm has been fantastic. He provides an environment where everyone's opinion is welcome and this suits this team with the particular individuals we have.

While on the subject of wicketkeepers what does Michael Jackson and Ian Higgins have in common? They both where gloves for no apparent reason.

I feel this was a good decision by Las due to the fact the pitch would only get better as the day went on and there was a lot of dew in the outfield because of the early start. Unfortunately Chris Lee forgot it was a one dayer and did not arrive until 11:30. All the guys were pretty cool about it and went about there jobs as if nothing happened. The first wicket occurred in about the tenth over on about 50, but the opposition failed to have enough skill in taking advantage of the one less fielder.

Mitch, you and Missy aren't the only ones with average haircuts - Fitzy in Gordon colours

Enter Alistair Fitzpatrick a former Gordon player. Very reminiscent of a young Geoffrey Boycott in his heyday managed 38 off 40 overs. Their number 7 batsman managed some hefty blows down the ground to excel the run rate. In the end they were all out for around 230.

The bowlers all chipped in with Pic, Umayr and Longhurst picking up one each and Plummer taking three.

Our batting from the start showed intent with Anthony 'the Shermanator' Sherman dominating early proceedings. During his brief stay at the crease he played some lusty pull shots and shots down the ground. He was out for 39 trying to play one of his favourite cut shots. Kleem took off where Pic left while Dan Rictor kept the score moving along. Eventually Kleem was out trying to hook one which skied to square leg for 48.

Longhurst brings home the side with 75*

Five ' Neil Longhurst entered the fray and looked confident from the start. The game never really looked in doubt. Stuart Slocombe managed to hold tight while Neil kept dispatching balls to the boundary. We eventually passed them down with 3 wickets.

A good day had by all and the song was sung with great gusto. We look forward to our game against the Bulldogs this week.



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