Greenies finish in second spot after comprehensive win over Sydney Uni
Much cooler and more pleasant conditions prevailed on Thursday at Killara, where the Stags' Greenies played their final Round match against Sydney Uni. Batting first against an impressive Uni attack, the Gordon boys were able to steadily turn over the scoreboard, with Mitchell Lole's departure for 35 leaving the side placed at 4/101.
As in previous matches, Jack Davis-Rice and captain Jordan Hayes then combined for an excellent partnership of 71. Both boys batted with great composure and purpose, before Jordan was dismissed for 32. Assisted by the lower order batsmen, Jack continued his excellent stroke play of recent matches and was able to guide the side to a final score of 8/207, and an impressive personal tally of 64 no.
Jack Davis-Rice during his 64 not out
With both Mitchell Lole and Tanvir Singh unable to bowl due to country Bradman Cup restrictions on fast bowlers, and Will Rogers unfortunately injured, it was left to Nathan Sequeira and Ayush Joshi to lead the attack. Both boys bowled impressively to a determined Uni line-up, who required a victory to qualify for the quarter finals. At 2/104 the game appeared to be headed for another nail biting finish, before Arvin Niranjan, Jay Naganayagam and Harry Vale assumed bowling responsibilities for the Stags. Immediate success ensued and their accurate bowling left the Uni batting in tatters, with the side finally dismissed for 141.
The team against Sydney Uni
The three replacement bowlers were all very impressive in assisting Nathan's 3-16, with Arvin taking 2-9, Jay 2-25 and Harry 2-7.
At the completion of the seven Rounds, the Stags find themselves in second position on the competition table and have qualified for a home quarter final on Sunday 21 January against Hawkesbury. It has been a well-deserved result for a side that plays as a team and always displays a very impressive will to win.
Arvin Niranjan at KIllara
Go the Stags!
Gordon: 9 for 207 in 50 overs – Jack Davis-Rice 64no in 104 balls; Mitchell Lole 35 in 58 balls; Jordan Hayes 32 in 63 balls with 1 six; Tanvir Singh 17 in 26 balls; Jay Naganayagam 10 in 6 balls with 1 six; defeated Sydney Uni: all out for 141 in 44.4 overs – Nathan Sequeira 3 for 16 off 8.4 overs; Jay Naganayagam 2-25 off 10; Arvin Niranjan 2-9 off 6; Harry Vale 2-7 off 3; Hugo Fraval 1-13 off 2; Ayush Joshi 0-18 off 5; Jordan Hayes 0-34 off 10.
The Greenies 6 magnificent wins have moved our Club to 6th in the vital Club Championship Table – we thank them.
Big shoes to fill
When reviewing the photos from the match against Sydney Uni, I thought I saw a resemblance with one of our grade players when looking at the Mitchell Lole photos. It didn’t take long to find it… James Kennedy…
Mitchell has joined our Green Shield team from the Lake Macquarie Club in the Newcastle Association and has been impressive; in particular showing great composure to bowl out the UNSW batsman when they were pushing for a win. Mitchell is a high order batsman who bowls as well, showing particular skill at the end of an innings when his accuracy is vital. Mitchell also scored a century in an Under 21 T20 match in Newcastle last Sunday.
Mitchell and James who has played over 400 games for the club