Green Shield Report vs Norths
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Gordon vs Nth Sydney (14/1/10)
The Gordon and North Sydney teams arrived at Killara Park and were disappointed to hear that play would be delayed until after 12:00 due to light rain. The match would also be played as a 38 over-a- side game. The covers came off at about 12:00 and Gordon elected to bowl after winning the toss.
(Jack Skilbeck gets the edge and Tom Carruthers takes the catch)
North Sydney lost 3 early wickets with Jack Skilbeck taking 2-32. North Sydney's Stephen Birch and Callum Fursman put on a 150 run partnership after the lst wicket, with Birch getting into the 80's and Fursman in the 60's.
This partnership brought a slight loss of enthusiasum to the Gordon field. After the end of the innings at 38 overs North Sydney were 3-179.
(Taylor Francis and Tom Carruthers whose partnership almost won the game for the Stags)
Gordon went into bat with high hopes, but also knowing they had a tough job ahead of them. Unfortunately, Gordon lost 2 quick wickets, making Gordon 2 for less than 20, but Taylor Francis batted aggressively with Tom Carruthers to make a 98 run partnership; Taylor getting 66 and Tom getting 53.
After that, a few more wickets fell and Michael Clareborough came in and got a quick 21. This gave Gordon hope, but the North Sydney bowling and fielding proved too much and Gordon fell 9 runs short at the end of 38 overs.
(Skipper Darren with the new ball against Norths)
To have any chance of making the finals, Gordon will have to beat Sydney Uni on Sunday.