Green Shield vs Randwick-Petersham - Round 2 - 2016/17
Resplendent in our new Beastwear training gear, Gordon was full of confidence heading into the second round of the Green Shield competition after the 1st round against Manly was rained off.
Unfortunately, the Stags lost the toss, with the opposing skipper calling correctly and then electing to bat on a flat Killara wicket. Their decision back fired as they lost quick wickets to be 3 down for 14 after 6 overs.
Winners are grinners - and that certainly is a solid grin from Michael Richardson!
Glenn Winsor bowled fast and accurately with the new ball and was backed up well by Ethan Garrett.
A short partnership ensued, but some tight bowling from Jordan Hayes and Michael Richardson kept the runs down before the Randwick-Petersham captain chopped on with the score at 47.
Again another partnership set in during the middle overs.
Jay Naganayagm & Tom Martyn contributed to the win
Some extremely tight bowling meant that the batsman used up overs for little or no runs. The spinners bowled very a tight line and length and tied the batsman down.
Dan Williams, Kyle Townsend and Harry Vale all took good catches with wickets falling regularly with Glenn Winsor (10-1-4-17) the pick of the bowlers, backed up well by some miserly bowling by Naba Haider (10-3-2-13) and Jordan Hayes (10-5-1-11).
Randwick were skittled for an under par 128.
The Stags set about the run chase in positive fashion with 9 coming off the first over. Thomas Martyn (replacing Riley Behlavanas, who was injured in the warmup) and Shivraj Rana put on a very tidy display before the latter was bowled with the score on 19.
Nick Andreou leads the victorious team off the ground
Nicholas Andreou carried on the positive momentum, before Thomas was unluckily given out LBW. However, by that stage, the game was well and truly Gordon’s to win, and the only job remaining was to finish it off. And that's exactly what Nick (38), Harry Vale (29*), Jay Naganayagam (4*) and Glen Winsor (27) did very effectively.
The second innings lasted only 34 overs a testament to what the scoreboard will show was a one-sided affair.
A great effort by all the boys and hopefully the good form can continue into Thursday and St George.