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Colts Victory Over Penrith

Colts wrap up another solid win

With 1st innings points under the belt and a desire to watch the English crumble to a 1st test loss, the Colts resumed their day at 6/159 with a lead of 11 on the board. The Rance Oval wicket was a lush green colour. In the middle of a drought! The Colts have solved Sydney's water problem. Stop flood irrigating Rance.

A quick check of the Sunday paper confirmed our suspicions. The Penrith 5th grade side had been bowling the previous day and had skittled their opposition for very few.

(Tweety lifts the trophy after a victory against Penrith last year - this round Tweety was away on Schoolies)

Selby and Millar strode to the crease after a warm-up game of football in which the non-hat side won 3-1. It didn't take long for the runs to begin to flow with Selby immediately finding the form that delivered the 1st innings victory last week. In the second over of the day he brought up his 50 and then, after Millar was cleaned up, proceeded to butcher the attack with clever, powerful stroke play.

Dan Lake, like Jono Wigham the previous week, set about showing why the future of the club is in good hands. Both boys excelled in their first game for the Gordon seniors. Dan set upon anything short and the highlight of his innings was consecutive pull shots off the front foot that rocketed past mid wicket for 4.

After drinks were taken, Lake fell to a full toss ' caught at mid on ' and then Lappan to a rank long hop shortly after.

Ranney, who had only just arrived after <insert any number of his stories about poker, alcohol, next door, Crowie Howie, etc>, had just enough time to strap on the pads and leave his first delivery before Selby (a masterful 70) fell to another full toss to see the Colts dismissed for 230.

With the Ashes beckoning and no reasonable chance of any further result, the captains decided that it was best to pull up the stumps and return the whinging Poms back to Bondi where they could drown their sorrows of the dismal display of their fellow countrymen in the 1st test.

Victory over last year's Grand Finalists.


Dave Millar


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