Colts vs Randwick-Petersham Green - Round 4 - 2015/16
Arriving at the ground to a dry Beauchamp park after the torrent rain during the week, the mighty Colts were up beat and ready to take on the Randy-Petes.
After losing the toss we were sent out to field. The pitch looked as though it could offer something to our bowlers. We soon found ourselves in a difficult position with only fielding with 10 players, plus an ill Cam McBrien.
Krishna pairs with Falky to restrict Randy-Petes, at takes 4 along the way
This reduced down to only 9 during the 1st session as Rudy Midya "strained" a heartstring hamstring.
A few early chances went begging but the boys began to dig deep. ‘GT’ Tullia took a blinder of a catch to get the ball rolling. Rahul Krishna and Michael Falk both bowled fantastic long spells to quickly dry the runs and produce much need breakthroughs. They both finished the innings with 4 wickets as we were set the chasing total of 278.
Tullia, Cant and Falk raising the average age of the Colts - by quite a bit!
The second Saturday quickly came again and all the boys were ready to chase the much needed runs. After having a much needed long preparation we began the innings well with Ryan Tullia and Anshul Baruah both knocking the ball around well. The first wicket fell to Anshul on 21 to an unlucky controversial 'catch'.
The many shots of Falky bowling darts - on his way to 4 poles for the Colts
Rahul and Ryan both enabled a solid platform to work from. We were sat in a good position at the end of the 1st session.
Rahul had his woodwork knocked over from well placed yorker. Next ball some terrible umpiring fired Michael Cant for a golden duck (sorry Canty).
Lucky the cameraman had their Canon on the ready - Just the one ball for Michael Cant
With Ryan still looking very solid he was joined by the crease with Brady Morrison. Both running between the wickets brilliantly and placing the bad balls through to the boundary very well. The fantastic form of the great man Ryan Tullia continued as he notched up his 2nd 100 of the season.
Thanks to the hard work by Ryno and Brady we were able to reach the target comfortably before the rain set. Ryan finished on 161* and Brady 29*.
An innings from Ryan Tullia to remember to maintain a vital win.
Ryan Tullia performs well above his years, notching up his second ton for the season