Green Shield vs Campbelltown-Camden - Round 6 - 2012/13
No arrests were made after the robbery at Tunks Park. The boys were keen to make amends for the draw against the Bears with a solid win over the Ghosts. This was looking shaky early on with some players lost on their way to Raby (oops, sorry). Gordon lost the toss and were sent in to bat on an reasonable wicket. Liam and Axel opened and didn’t achieve the start they were hoping for being dismissed for 10 and 5 respectively. Everybody else chipped in with runs upward of 20 with Sean Campbell top scoring on 38 showing some strong hitting. It was a solid team effort to reach a final total of 171.
Axel Cahlin, Calvin Breytenbach and Sean Campbell in action against Campbelltown
The Ghosts were off to an average start losing an early wicket. They turned this around and were cruising at 3 for 109 and looked in control of the match. Gordon never gave up and continued to apply pressure on the run chase. Excellent fielding by the team culminated in Calvin running out a top order bat and breaking a valuable partnership for the Ghosts.
From here, the Gordon Fight kicked in, limiting the opportunities to score. Brilliant bowling from Matt Keevers (the other late comer, lucky he made it, HA!) taking a 4 wicket haul and captain Lachie ‘Macca’ Mactier taking 3 wickets.
Matt Keevers in action at Raby
Kapil helped bagging a wicket with his tricky outswingers and Seany Campbell bowling 4 maidens and taking a wicket also.
The wickets fell 4/109, 5/109, 6/121, 7/121. Right here we knew we could win this game. Every player on the park lifted. Then 8/124 9/141 and 10/145. The mighty Gordon Stags had snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. It was a fantastic fielding and bowling effort by the boys. Nearly every chance on offer was taken and the we all can be very proud of this win.
Gordon 171 (Sean Campbell 38, Nick Miller 28, Aaron Crofts 20 Andrew Sierakowski 20 defeated Campbelltown 145 (Matt Keevers 4 for 19, Lachie Mactier 3 for 44, Sean Campbell 1 for 25, Kapil Chhatbar 1 for 23)