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5th Grade Report vs Randwick-Petersham - Round 14 (Day 2)

5th Grade remain in finals despite loss 

The epic battle between 3rd and 2nd continued at Killara. With the Stags ending at 9-188 over night and it was up to Turner and Campbell to add some more runs onto the board and to eat up some overs. Alas this was not to be as Campbell was caught at fine leg of a top edge without being able to add to his over night total off 7 and the teams total remained at 188.

Colley picks up a "cheeky one" with his spinners

With a small total for Killara to defend and the cricketing gods not watching, Kennedy and Fragogianas opened up looking for early wickets. With Randy-Petes 0-77 off 18, it didn't happen. Both struggled with their lines, particularly to one batsman, who couldn't play an off side shot. He made 52. It was Siriwardhane (Scotty) that got the break through and then an over later Turner got the other opener with a looping slower ball. Nothing so far had gone right, with dropped catches, balls falling into gaps and numerous edges over the slips and more to come. It was just not going to be our day.

The flyer of a start that they got meant that it was a real struggle for the bowlers to contain them. Cruising to victory at 2-125, Marvel produced a marvellous run out to give some hope, but with a flat Killara pitch, 188 was never going to enough as they passed us 4 down with Colley picking up a cheeky wicket. All the bowlers toiled hard in the heat, with Kennedy 0-35 (10), Frag 0-24 (6), Scotty 1-24 (5), Turner 1-25 (6), Cubbage 0-25 (11), Campbell 0-29 (7) and Colley 1-21 (6).

A much better performance is needed for the last game, as it will depend wether we finish 6th or 4th.

Until some time next week,

Cubbage Wilson


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