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Green Shield report vs Sutherland

Green Shield report vs Sutherland  

After losing three games on the trot, Gordon Green Shield were looking for redemption. With skipper Henry Carmichael winning the toss & sending Sutherland into bat, it looked like another typical Beauchamp outfield.

(Tom Lamont during his 86)

Chad struck early with an edge to Jimmy Ryan in first slip (Jimmy dropping a sitter off Henry the previous over) & a plumb lbw to put the Sharks on the ropes at 2 for 18. Tom Ledgerwood was keen to get in on the action & snared two wickets, one just before drinks due to some sharp glove work by Alex Shaw.

Dan Lake struck with an edge off his first ball to Jono Wigham, who took a ripper at around ankle height (Jono surprised at the fact that he could get that far down) & Sutherland were struggling at 6 for 62.

However a more than patient 40 run partnership saw the Sharks back in it, but a brilliant, fast inswinging yorker by Chad Soper saw the batsman's middle stump wildly ricochet out of the ground. Unfortunately for us, the tail began to wag in the last ten overs & Sutherland, after 60 overs were 9 for 173.

(Chad Soper in action against Sutherland)

After having seen the scores of the last three games, we realised that 173 is a very defendable score, but we also noticed that the outfield was significantly faster than previous games, so there would evidently be many more runs scored, & after 6 overs we were off to a flyer going at nearly four an over. Both Justin Avendano (5) & Jimmy Ryan (15) were dismissed before the tea break, but Carolina Wigham, our afternoon tea organiser, must have put something in the Gatorade (probably too much powder) because after the break, big Tom Lamont came out all guns blazing, racing to 86 off 74 balls, hitting 4 big sixes & ten fours. Mike O'Shea played a good supporting role for 14, but both were dismissed in quick succession & we were 4 for 136.

Henry Carmichael & Chad Soper began where Tom & Mike left off, putting on 18 runs after Henry was dismissed for 18, but not without leaving his mark, hitting a massive six into the hedges on the hill, which took a good ten minutes to retrieve.

(Justin Avendano bowling against Sutherland)

Chad was so full of runs he was probably about to burst. Not being able to register some big runs yet, Chad was looking for a big score. Unfortunately, he was given out lbw for 10 (the positive being that next week he'll probably score about 400 at the top of the order).

Jono Wighgam & Tom Ledgerwood strode towards the target with ease, to give Gordon our second win of the tournament. Unfortunately, we are still unable to make the quarter finals, but at least we can try & finish on a high note, with a win against Sydney University on Sunday.

James Ryan


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