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A.W. Green Shield Match Reports 2015/16

The A.W. Green Shield is an age competition for grade clubs for players under 16 years of age. The Green Shield matches are played either on Sundays or on weekdays during the school holidays. The competition includes semi finals and a final.

A. W. Green Shield match reports for 2015/16 season are provided below.

 

 

Green Shield vs Western Suburbs - Round 3 - 2015/16

Green Shield vs Western Suburbs - Round 3 - 2015/16

The match against Western Suburbs was washed out.

Green Shield vs Sydney University - Round 2 - 2015/16

Green Shield vs Sydney University - Round 2 - 2015/16

The Greenies bounced back from their Round 1 defeat with a convincing victory against a somewhat lacklustre Sydney Uni side in extremely hot conditions at Killara Oval on Sunday.

It was one of the more unusual games the boys have played; this was due to the two rare run outs when the batsman hits the ball back to the bowler, coming off the bowler’s fingertips to run the non striker out... that's right, not once but twice.

Nick Astridge looks to demolish the tiny Sydney University total 

With a former Stag appearing for the opposition, the boys found some extra motivation to win. After both batting teams recorded high scores during the 4th Grade match the previous day, the Killara deck looked like producing two high scores yet again. This was not to be the case for Sydney Uni.

After Gordon lost the toss, the students elected to bat. We had a good start with Liahm Williams bowling a very impressive opening spell with 3/15 off 6 overs. Also an early run out coming off the finger tip of Sam Braham made sure we were on top going into drinks. 

Will Bremner in full flight, taking 2/3 in his spell 

We kept the pressure on and finished off bowling Sydney Uni out for 68, with great contributions from Liahm Williams (3/15), Will Bremner (2/3) and Sam Braham (1/18). 

The batsmen continued the momentum knocking up 1/43 off 17 with a great dig from Andrew Harvey steadying the ship after losing an early wicket. 

Nick Astridge, 17, got the Stags over the line with a valuable bonus point win 

At the end the boys got over the line with ease getting the runs 3 wickets down after 26 overs – a valuable bonus point win. Andrew Harvey (29) and Nick Astridge (17) were the standouts. 

A great win from the boys who simply outclassed the students. Our final match before Christmas is Wests on Tuesday and we are looking to continue our winning ways.

Dermott Beattie

Green Shield vs Fairfield-Liverpool - Round 1 - 2015/16

Green Shield vs Fairfield-Liverpool - Round 1 - 2015/16

The 2015/16 Greenies kicked off their campaign against Fairfield-Liverpool at Rosedale. Rosedale Oval is so big it could easily be confused with Warwick Farm racecourse which is right next door. 

Three boundaries all day, and all on the short side, only emphasised that no one in U16 can hit a ball that far. 

The boys take the field to defend their total 

Congratulations to Brady and Dermott; obviously plenty of time in the gym has paid off!

We won the toss and decided to bat on a wicket where you couldn't be confident you made the right decision. Wickets fell regularly and opener, Nick Astridge was the only top order batsman to provide any resistance, still there at 3/39 and 4/69 before falling for 35 with the team in trouble at 5/75. 

The boys reflect on one wicket and form their plans for the next 

A much needed partnership of 35 between Dermott Beattie (23) and Dan Alleyn (29) saw the Stags post 154. A lower total than what we were hoping for, however, we were still confident that we could defend it.

Unfortunately like the batting, our bowling and fielding were not at the level we wanted. We were able to bowl well from one end but rarely both and also put down some catches which proved costly. 

Despite this we were never out of the game and it wasn't until the 49th over before we were beaten. Prashan Seneviratne was easily the pick of the bowers with 3/18 off 10 and was the reason why we were still in contention late in the game with a stunning second spell. 

Rosedale Oval is a big place, and the boys were confident to defend their score 

Sam Braham also bowled well with 1/23 off his 10 and was unlucky not to have taken more.

Although beaten on the day, so was half the competition. 

The boys are still confident of a strong season ahead and are looking forward to our next match against Sydney Uni on Sunday at Killara.

Andrew Harvey

 

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