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4th Grade vs Mosman - Round 2 - 2015/16

A long drive out to Balmoral Oval saw the Gordon boys take on Mosman. A scorching day, quick outfield and cracking pitch, we planned to bat first. Stan ‘the man’ Gaynor (26) and Mitchy Kleem (30) had a terrific opening stand and got us off to a flyer reaching 60 without loss. 

Corbin Edgar is watchful early 

However, it was a few quick wickets which brought Corbin Edgar (30) and Matt Chamberlain (31) to the crease. Both played brilliantly and were setting us up for a good total. However, consistent with the theme during 2014/15, wickets at the wrong times led to a collapse and a total of 170 - a score way below where we were aiming.

Application. Perhaps? Early season rust. Hopefully. Either way, we need to dig in with the bat if we are to play deep into the season.

So, after smashing down some of the state’s premier fish and chips and the long haired Boothie falling for every girl under the age of 75 who looked at him, we began our first defence of the season.

During the first over I knew something wasn’t right; Sammy Watts had started bowling no balls. Now if you know anything about Sam Watts, it’s that he quite often picks up 2-3 wickets in his first spell and we’re away.

Lachlan Borg looks for runs through the offside 

But after a poor start we were searching for the first wicket.

Lachie Borg was the pick of the bowlers (1/15 from 10), bowling cross seam and keeping it super tight. Charlie Booth bowled some good areas and contributed with a hectic caught and bowled. 

Corbin’s captaincy was on point mixing the bowlers up at the right times but on the whole, we hadn’t scored enough runs. A disappointing first game performance-wise. But this team definitely has the potential to have a terrific season, and some above average chat!

Ben Leighton


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