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Gordon 1st grade T20 side qualifies for Quarter finals next Sun after a win and a loss in a super over:

Gordon will host the quarter final next Sunday at Chatswood v Sydney at 2.30pm, after finishing 2nd to Mosman in our Sydney Sixers division with a run rate of 1.61. Summaries of the two matches played at Chatswood Oval on Sydney are as follows:

Match 1 v North Sydney:

Gordon bowled tightly to hold Norths to 6-142 off their 20 overs. Matt Parkinson was the leading wicket taker with his 2-29 off 4 and was ably supported by Matt Junk opening the bowling with 1-22 off 4, Harry Evans 1-18 off 2, Charlie Stobo 1-34 off his 4 and Alex Patterson 1-22 off 4.

Tym Crawford in full flight on Sunday

When Gordon came in to chase a moderate Chatswood oval score, it was simply the Tym Crawford show. He was absolutely brilliant, dominating and showed all his sublime class, scoring his 61 off only 26 balls with 6 fours and 3 towering sixes. We were on 90 when Tym got out and the game was as good as over. The rest of the bats then sensibly set about passing the score in only 16.2 overs. Reagan Klemt scored an excellent 30, then Harry Evans 25 not out and Steve Colley confidently steered the side home. This was a comprehensive and welcome victory over our neighbours.

Scores Game 1: 

North Sydney 6-142 off 20 overs (Matt Parkinson 2-29 off 4, Matt Junk 1-22 off 4. Alex Patterson 1-22 off 4, Harry Evans 1-18 off 2, Charlie Stobo 1-34 off 4 and James Kennedy 0-15 off 2); defeated by Gordon 3-143 off 16.2 overs (Tym Crawford 61 off 26 balls with 6 fours and 3 sixers, Reagan Klemt 30, Harry Evans 25no, Steve Colley 17no.

Match 2 v UNSW:

Tym Crawford (foreground) and Reagan Klemt take a quick single on Sunday

What a difference a morning game makes in having to back up in the afternoon game. Hopefully this system will be seriously looked at next season. Without making any excuses, we were a totally different side in the afternoon game against UNSW. We won the toss and elected to bat. At the end of 20 overs we struggled throughout to score only 9-124, which was not helped by 3 run outs in our top 7 bats. Steve Colley scored 28, Tym Crawford a totally contrasting 24, Harry Evans 17 and Matt Parkinson 15 not out. 

Steve Colley at Chatswood

It should not be enough runs however our bowlers thought differently. Matt Parkinson was the pick, with 2-14 off his 4 and backed up by Harry Evans 1-15 off 3 and Charlie Stobo 1-30 off 3. At the end of their 20 overs the scores were level and thus tied, with a super over to determine the result. Matt Junk started with a 6 off his first delivery, then bounced back with two dot balls and then finished the over with a hat trick, to take 3-7 off a brilliant over. Unfortunately we could not match it and top bowling from McLean restricted us to only 4 runs and Uni win. This is a very competitive side of 12 players and the Club is really backing them in their pursuit of a victory next Sunday. 

Scores Game 2: 

Gordon 9-124 off 20 overs (Steve Colley 28, Tym Crawford 24, Harry Evans 17, Matt Parkinson 15no) Tied with UNSW 6-124 off 20 overs ( Matt Parkinson 2-14 off 4, Harry Evans 1-15 off 3, Charlie Stobo 1-30 off 3, Matt Junk 0-21 off 4, Alex Patterson 0-19 off 4,James Kennedy 0-24 off 2) then defeated by UNSW in the Super Over: UNSW 3-7 (Matt Junk 3-7 including a hat trick) Gordon 0-4 in reply.

Tony Wilson

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