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5th Grade Report vs Randwick-Petersham - Round 14 (Day 1)

5th Grade battles against Randy-Petes

It is 2nd Vs 3rd at Killara, with the match in the balance. After the earlier rain during the week the Killara pitch was not at its usual hardness. Tweedy won the toss, and decided he didn't want to field in the heat of the day, so he put Randy-Petes into the field.

Trapped on the crease - the captain in trouble

Steve 'Pup' Colley and Sunny 'Boycott' Sajdeh opened up, and made a good start. They put on 30 for the first wicket. Sunny (19) was the first to go, and after his ton the week before he was disappointed that he wasn't able to back it up. With two short covers in place, Sunny tried to split the two in a blaze of glory. Unluckily for him, one stuck out his hand and it ballooned up into the air for an easy caught and bowled.

With the score on 51, Steve was caught behind for 23. This was a trend for the day as batsmen made it to twenty and got out. Cubbage and Marvell looked at righting the ship, but a mix up accoutred and Marvell was run out for 12, just when he was starting to look good. At 4/88 with Lawry walking back to the pavilion for 7, the Stags were looking shaky.

The Randy Petes bowlers bowled tight lines out side the off stump, and made it difficult to drive through the off side. Cubbage was out LBW (to another Leggie again!!) for 24 made off about 30 overs. He really struggled to hit it off the square. Fragogianas and Siriwardhane (Maybe and Scotty) both made 24 before getting out. At 7/147 we were praying for a captains knock for Tweedy, who had earlier in the week fallen off a ladder, and was forced to play as Falky was already filling in for colts. Yet the captain's knock never came, as he was adjudged LBW attempting to play a leg glance.

Kennedy walked to the crease confident for resurrecting the stag's innings, and started off well playing a lovely on-drive that Gilly would have been proud of. Unfortunately he play all-round a straight one to be knocked over for 15. This left Turner and Campbell, number 10 and 11 respectively to hold out for the remaining 5 overs. To which they did putting on an unbeaten 14 partnership. With a case on the line Turner is hoping Tweedy bats on.

Until sometime in the near future,

Cubbage Wilson


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