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5th Grade vs Campbelltown - Round 7 - 2017/18

5th Grade vs Campbelltown - Round 7 - 2017/18

After last weeks weather interruption before an inevitable victory, the Stags were looking for a conclusive victory in the Round 7 fixture against Campbelltown-Camden. The venue was Beauchamp, and the toss was lost by skipper Aaron Crofts and the boys were sent into the field. 

The visitors started the better side as they reached an opening partnership of 40 very quickly, before it was broken by Dylan Hood and was smartly caught down the legside by wicket keeper Brady Morrison. 

Naba guided the Stags home.

The next wicket to fall was shortly after as Aaron Crofts picked up a wicket through a loose shot to mid off. Following this was Rahul imitating Shane Warne’s “Ball of the Century” as he bowled the top-scoring opening batsman out for 30. The score 3-86. 

This brought the visitor’s obstinate captain to the crease that succeeded in playing one of the most monotonous innings ever seen on a cricket field. However, to his credit, he was able to endure the Stags relentless bowling to remain not out at the end of innings also scoring 30* off arguably 150 balls. 

In the interim, the rest of the Campbelltown-Camden batting innings was fruitless with Rahul, Dylan, Hugh claiming wickets with two runouts, before the visitor’s score concluded at 9/155 after 50 overs.

With an underwhelming score to chase, Gordon were looking to dominate early and attain a bonus point.

Hugh cuts his way to a half century. 

However, three early wickets sent some concerns through the Gordon batting lineup as the score was 3-36. These concerns were quickly alleviated with Naba and Hugh in tremendous touch, with Naba scoring an excellent half century that was shortly followed by Hugh. 

Naba finished with 65* whilst Hugh finished with 54*, two excellent innings that saw Gordon to a comfortable win and the success in gaining a bonus point.

An excellent performance at Beauchamp, with all players contributing to a dominating victory.

Dylan Hood

4th Grade vs Manly - Round 5 - 2017/18

4th Grade vs Manly - Round 5 - 2017/18

The best 4th Grade ground in Sydney presented itself for Gordon and Manly, Graham Reserve was the location and cricket was the sport, this was the ground where 22 boys and men would spent their Saturday’s.

Captain Stu won the toss and chose to bat on a relatively flat wicket to the eye, however we were quickly deceived, wickets fell at a constant rate and we were never able to build a partnership. 

Some resistance from Liam Windel who constructed a fighting 22. Gordon finishing on a dismal 88, for most teams the game was dead and buried but with the 4th grade bowling line up, anything was possible, we had belief. 

New opening bowling partnership of Danusha and Matt Keane bowled very well, having Manly on the ropes at 4-20. 

Soon the game flowed to Manly’s side due to a few costly overs, saw Manly get 5-55. Then the introduction on Manus once again swung the match back to Gordon’s favour, he bowled with great flight and control, the bowler of the day to finish with 8 overs 3-9.

Manus' offies ripped through Manly's lower order. 

The game was about to get a twist that would be remembered forever, with scores locked at 9-88, Manly needing only 1 run to win, their number 11 push the ball to mid-off, for what he thought was a simple single to win the game. 

In a split second, super fieldsmen, Tom Hamblin, picked up the ball, eyes firmly focused on the 3 stumps and then BANG. 

Incredible scenes, the great man knocked the stumps down and THE MATCH WAS TIED, as we celebrating the moment, we were faced with the reality that we had 2 overs to face to close out a memorable day of cricket. Those 2 overs were fortunately for us, less eventful and played out well. 

New day, fresh start, treating it like a one day match a result was going to very interesting and after the tie of the week before, it was anyone’s game.

Chris Spratts 82 gave the Stags something to defend. 

Gordon losing early wickets, were happily stopped by a rare feat in 4th grade batting called a partnership, it was Chris Spratt and Tom Hamblin, both batting with different styles and complemented each other well. 

It was Chris’s elegant stroke play and flashy drives over powering Tom’s trusty defence, the pair put on 126, with Chris scoring 82 and Hamblin finishing on 45 not out, brought Gordon’s 2nd Innings score of 158 after Captain Stu boldly declared. 

And you didn’t need to be Einstein to realise Manly then needed 159 to win, with a minimum of 29 overs to get them, it was game on. 

Would it be Gordon taking early wickets hopefully bowling out Manly or would Manly batsmen get on top and chase down those 159 runs. Unfortunately for Gordon’s sake the latter turned out to be correct. 

They chased down the 159 with a couple of overs to spare, Danusha the pick of the bowlers with a 2fa again and Liam Windel showed some promise with an excellent spell. 

However it wasn’t enough, although Manly won, the game would be remembered forever by those playing, a tie in cricket is very rare. A great game, playing in fighting spirits to remember those fallen from the world wars.

Danusha Seneviratne

1st Grade vs Manly - Round 5 - 2017/18

1st Grade vs Manly - Round 5 - 2017/18

Day 1 started on Remembrance Day on the 11/11/17, the 149th anniversary of World War I. Day 2 was the 18/11/17 and although not a significant day in the normal scheme of things, it was a significant day and a historic win for Gordon 1st grade.  

Remembrance Day, the players take a minute silence.  

As per usual, the follicly challenged ‘Balds’ entertained the mob with too much ‘Hair’ and not enough ticker. I can tell you it wasn’t entertaining if you’ve got hair as you were run rings around in warm up and this can’t have been a good start to the day on both day 1 and 2. In future when you wake up, have a good hard look at yourself and bring some passion because drop balls and errant passes are continually costing you on the field and in your back pocket. 

Paul Stephenson put on a great speech to honour those Cricketers from both Manly and the Stags who went to War and fought for us. 120 men from both clubs went to the First World War and Paul did extremely well researching and providing some insight into where they were from, where they fought and unfortunately where they passed away. A minute silence was taken. 

Day 1 saw some good, tight bowling from the Stags and some very cautious batting from the Waratahs, leaving the score at 4-286. Manly knew they didn’t have enough runs on the board and showed a lack of intent to put these runs on the board. So they went on into day 2 and took more time out of the game to score 8/339 declared. Stobes toiled hard without much luck from his 27 overs.

Patto bowled exceptional on day one.

Alex Patterson bowled the best he has for the stags and finish with 2/50 off his 18 overs. Ryan Meppem on debut contributed well with 8 overs of his finger spinners. However, the pick of the bowlers was our blonde pom who has grazed his knees in every single warm up, leading to blood trickling down those hairy legs, not a sight attracting any females. Matt ‘Parko’ Parkinson finished with 43 overs, 5/156. 

After losing a couple of early one’s we were on the back foot. Harry joined Axel in the middle and they initiated the resurrection. They put on 113 and took minimal risks to provide some stability in the innings before Harry was gone for 49. Reagan Klemt entered Chatswood Oval and took the attack to the bowlers, providing some much needed momentum. Reagan knocked up 51 in quick time and was a great support to Axel who reached his second ton in first grade. Axel played a dominant innings and showed great concentration to amass 116, including 18 four’s and a six. 

Axel was the rock of the run chase with 116.

The end of Axel bought Patches O’Hoolihan or Ash Doolan as you may know him, to the crease. The stags were in trouble at 8/263 needing 77 runs in the final 6 overs to chase down the total. In came the field, searching for the final 2 wickets and out came the sweep shot from Patches. 11 of the next 17 balls were sent to boundary including 4 maximums. Sitting on the side, I was thinking we are done here, draw is the best we will get. Parko kept whispering in my ear, “If we get a big over here we’re in this, ya know”.

The ball kept on finding the fence and Patto joined in on the fun and as Manly bought the field up, he whacked one over the top of the bowlers head for 4 too. I could not believe what was happening before my eyes, as the ball was flying to all parts of Chatswood Oval off Patches’ new JPG and Patto’s Bluetongue…yes it must be a home brand bat. 

Before walking out Patchy said that he’ll hit 70 not out and win us the game. It got down to the last over and Dools was 77 not out and we needed 7 to win…was his prediction was going to come true. Ball 1 was hit hard by Dools to a deep cover and there was a misfield. Patto was on his way back for 2 but was caught short of his ground and run out. Patches back on strike, Junk at the non-strikers end and 6 runs to win off 5 balls. 

Ash Doolan with the amazing finish! Unbelievable 77*!

Beadle flighted his off-spinner into the deadly sweeping arc of Patches and he dispatched it over towards mid-wicket. The boys in the shed rose as one and it sailed well over his head and onto Orchard Road for another 6! Unbelievable scenes at Chatswood as Dools gave it the big fist pump and raised his ‘stag arms’ above his head. Not a bad game to debut Ryan Meppem.

Tym Crawford

2nd Grade vs Northern Districts - Round 3 - 2017/18

2nd Grade vs Northern Districts - Round 3 - 2017/18

The 2nd graders arrived at Chatswood Oval keen to exact revenge upon Northern Districts after a nail-biting loss in last season’s semi-final. 

A firm but well-grassed pitch greeted us on an overcast day and conditions looked favourable to bowl in, yet there were certainly no demons and our in form batters were keen to have first crack on a wicket that promised good bounce.

Gordon won the toss and that’s about as good as it got on the first day. Some excellent bowling from the rangers coupled with a more assistive pitch after playing through constant (and at times heavy) drizzle meant that Gordon could only muster 96 runs. 

This could’ve been a lot worse if not for Nick Miller who was seeing them like beach balls and apparently batting on a different wicket as he plundered 42 not out. 

It was particularly pleasing to watch the battle of the brothers from the sideline as Nick charged and launched his brother Josh over his head on multiple occasions, giving us something to smile about.

Dom Thomson digging in during Day 2 after a disastrous first week.

ND’s then batted and chased down our total for the loss of 2 wickets. The bowlers were all guilty of dropping too short with a estimated 60-odd runs of their first 70 coming off pull and cut shots. 

At the end of the day ND’s were 4/161 and the Stags were deflated in the field. Not a lot went our way on Day 1 but then again, our efforts with bat and ball were below the usual high standards we’ve come to expect from ourselves over the last 2 years.

Day 2 saw an improved performance from the Stags, comfortably winning the day and taking home plenty of positives. 

After an immediate declaration, Dom and Scooby batted patiently and stuck to their task in the face of an ND’s attack looking to set up an outright victory. 

Dom in particular was the rock of our innings notching 82 runs off 274 balls to nullify the Rangers attack and prevent all possible chance of an outright loss. Reagan again was in the runs (shock me) with 93 and fell agonisingly short of a deserved century. 

Reagan having an outstanding start to year with 320 runs after 3 rounds!

Papworth as well would’ve enjoyed himself as he helped himself to some runs before copping an absolute seed. 

At 4/251 at tea the stags were holding their heads high having prevented the outright loss and shown that last week’s performance should be viewed as an abnormality for this hugely talented side. 

After a brief discussion in the sheds it was decided the game should end there as we had neither the amount of runs necessary to put them in again nor the time to continue batting and then bowl them out.

Overall, 6 points to ND’s but a whole lot of confidence was instilled back into the Stags 2nd graders after a solid performance on day 2.

Dan Stickland

P.S. I apologise for the lack of warm up football match reports but a 0-0 draw and a 3-1 win to the Julios with an extra man and widened goals is hardly worth writing about.
4th Grade vs Northern Districts - Round 3 - 2017/18

4th Grade vs Northern Districts - Round 3 - 2017/18

After being on the wrong side of a nail biting draw the week before against a competent Western Suburbs side, the boys were keen for a result against the Rangers. Arriving at Killara the boys were greeted with a wet and soggy outfield complemented by a green wicket. 

With the day already delayed, this put extra pressure on the new stand in skipper Mitch Kleem to get the result we all desired. Interesting coin-toss strategies were tossed around including Hugh Sherwood’s infamous “Opposite Side” strategy involving calling the opposite side of the face shown said to have a 100% success rate. However only 2 practice tosses were needed to show this wasn’t the case. 

Without any help from the team Mitch ended up losing the toss however, the Rangers elected to bat regardless of the conditions. 

Matt Keane was the pick of the bowlers.
This proved to be a mistake early with Will Calov providing an early masterclass with the first two balls of the innings angling away from the Rangers opening batsman supplemented by a peach of an inswinger crashing into the stumps. 

This followed for the first hour with an excellent display of both fast and swing bowling with Matt Keane picking up two in two balls. By the end of the first hour Northern Districts were 4-58 with the momentum in the Stags favour. 

A small partnership accumulated with some very attacking batting however this was put to an end with Danusha and Tim Ferrero claiming wickets with a ball starting to deteriorate. As the ball started to turn to soap providing no assistance for the bowlers. 

A 8th wicket partnership developed with the score amounting to 146. However just before tea Manus was able to break the partnership within the last over before tea. Sending NDs into tea for 8-146. 

Danusha picked up 3 crucial wickets.

After a satisfying tea, the aim was to take the last two wickets with minimal damage to the score. However, determined batting and a lack of line and length bowling with the ball. With the stags to eager to bowl the wicket ball with the addition with a ball that provided little to no grip for both pace and spin the rangers ended up all out for 192. With Gordon needing 193 to win with 30 overs still left in the day.

Matt Keane- 4-54, Danusha Seneviratne 3-38, Tim Ferrero-1-4, Manus Chauhan 1-19, Will Calov 1-41

With 30 overs left in the day, the score only reached 0-6 before a horrible mix-up saw Andrew Harvey departing for 4. 

Though, after this the cool head of Tom Hamblin aided the Stags in reaching the end of day with no further damage. The day ending due to rain with 11 overs being bowled with the Stags being 1-30.
Day 2 provided a different set of conditions with a very hard wicket that looked to be very good for batting. However, the outfield saw strange mowing with the inner circle not being mowed while the outfield had been mowed. 

Nonetheless the conditions were in the favour of the Stags with the sun out and a wicket full of runs. The day started well until the Stags fell victim to a collapse within the top order with 4 wickets falling for 2 runs. 

However, Liam Windel and Nick Andreou provided haven for Gordon with a much-needed partnership with some class batting showing the top order how to respect the good ball and punish the bad. While the rangers remained very much in the game by the first hour with the Stags 5-67 off 28 overs. 

Stand in skipper Mitch Kleem tries to chase down the runs.

Additionally the Rangers followed with some very tight bowling tying down the pair leading to the wicket of Andreou. Again the Stags fell to another collapse with 3 wickets falling for 5 runs. All seemed to be lost with Gordon 8-90 however the application by Matt Keane and Will Calov for the 8th Wicket partnership provided some spectacular viewing with Matt striking the ball well to all parts of the ground with a comprehensive man of the match performance. 

Similarly, Will playing the steady role within the partnership was able to spread the field through his shot selection. With a good partnership occurring Matt Keane was dismissed for a brisk 30 and entered Danusha to the crease. 

Danusha was eager to score his first grade runs while awaiting his bat and the hunger was there to score them quickly. As Danusha paced to the wicket he was welcome with some chat from his former club. 

Danusha eager to show the rangers what they were missing disposed his very first ball over cover entering his first grade runs with a 6. This partnership grew for a further 20 runs however good catching saw Stag’s innings come to a close 43 runs short with 151 posted. 

M Keane-30, W Calov- 27*, L Windel- 28

On a day where the conditions were in favour of batting the Stags’ seemed to lose wickets in clumps with two collapses within our innings seeming to be the downfall of the game. 

Greater determination and application will be needed by our batsman when first coming to the crease as well as greater responsibility for the wickets of the batsman who are set will be needed to ensure Gordon posts and chases down competitive totals in the future. The Stags will hope to learn from our mistakes this week in order to turn our season around next round against Bankstown.

Manus Chauhan

1st Grade vs Wests - Round 2 - 2017/18

1st Grade vs Wests - Round 2 - 2017/18

The Stags welcomed the Magpies to the mighty Chatswood Oval and Glenn really turned it on with a pitch worthy of a futures game and an outfield worthy of an Indian Turps league match. Anyway it was always going to be a tough slog for the poor old bowlers but finally some reprieve for the batsmen in a bowler dominated game.

I think we lost the toss as we received the signal from the captain that we would all be donning the dark cream tops and standard cream trousers. West’s star studded opening partnership that included the star of ‘30 Rock’ and the mind behind ‘The Elements of Thought’ coupled with some trash bowling got off to a commanding start with no wicket in the first session and 134 runs being hit to all areas of the ground. 

Going into lunch the feeling was that a long day was ahead of us and a usually calm and collected skipper got stuck in. The verbal barrage seemed to do the trick (as well as a reversing ball) after lunch and Chuck got into his work.

Charlie 'Chuck' Stobo takes 6 -74 

First wicket was as brilliant catch from Dools and the very next ball was a late inswinger that brushed the top of off. Sohan was visibly upset with having a reversing ball and decided to bowl a hip height full toss that was dispatched over the stand. 

Even a search party that included 15 sniffer dogs, 25 police officers, 11 cricketers and 1 Apache helicopter couldn’t find the location of the valuable reverse swinging ball. Quote from batsmen ‘I’ve never seen so many people search for a ball’. 

The loss of ball didn’t affect the outcome of the day as we quickly had the new ball reversing as well as some terrible cricket shots that resemble the colour contrast between the Magpies shirts and trousers and the innings was done after 66 overs and 241 runs. 6 wickets to Chuck really showing how good that lad is. Well below par at Chatswood.

Axe and I had 28 overs to get through for the rest of the day. A tall ask and this brought out some village shouts from the young Wests side. ‘Big Friday for them next week’, ‘Can leave his kit in the car next Saturday’ really got our knees shaking and you could tell by the scorecard with easily getting to 58 before I didn’t pick the wrong un. 

Harry 'Harold' Evans is back where he left off, scoring 100s!

Unfortunately Axe also fell just before the end of the day and Patto, the best night watchman this side of Military Road, was called apon. Col and Patto saw out the remaining couple of overs and set up the Stags for Day Two.

The team really turned up next week and you could see how quickly we wanted to get the runs. I needed some brownie points at home and needed to get to Kirsts brother’s wedding and Harry needed to get to a bucks party. 

After Patto fell early in the morning after hitting some glorious strokes and brought the man of the day to the crease, Harold. As a wise man once said ‘he only scores runs at Chatswood….. and in Tasmania….. and wherever really, he’s pretty good’. 

Harold tried hard to get to his bucks party on time by kicking a straight one but the umpire hadn’t travelled from Parramatta to watch the rest of us battlers bat so he decided to let him keep playing, and playing he did do. Col also raised the thumb with a well compiled 55 before trying to hit one into Westfields and missing it. Tym (74) scored runs too but I didn’t see it as I left to collect my brownie points so not sure if that actually happened. Also I didn’t see H actually get to his 100 so I would like to see video evidence of this. 

Song was sung (I believe) well done Mens.

Cam Eccles

Green Shield vs North Sydney - Round 5 - 2016/17

Green Shield vs North Sydney - Round 5 - 2016/17

The Gordon boys arrived at Tunks Park full of confidence after winning 3 in a row and still having not been beaten in the tournament to date. 

The match against North Sydney was delayed due to the consistent and annoying rain that continued to fall on and off for several hours meaning the game was shortened to a 33 over match. 

Ethan Garrett was one of the stand out bowlers 

The game finally got under way around 2.00pm.

Immediately Gordon making a strong start with Ethan Garrett picking up one of the openers in the second over of the match with Glenn Winsor taking a good catch down at fine leg. The hosts lost regular wickets and struggled to a small and modest total of 125. 

Dan Williams had a solid day with the ball against the Bears 

The pick of the bowlers was Dan Williams with impressive figures of 3/20, Dan had good support from the other end from Ethan Garrett 2/24 and Jordan Hayes 2/14. 

After Gordon’s strong performance in the field the batters were very confident that they could track this runs down very easily. 

The innings started well with Michael Richardson and Rowan Love opening the batting. The Stags were cruising along until a brilliant catch at Mid-wicket removed Rowan (7). 

Nick and Jay take the attack up to the Bears

This then brought the inform captain to the middle who was coming off a brilliant 83* against Mosman on Tuesday. Nick didn’t waste any time in getting going and built a strong partnership with Michael. 

Michael Richardson will be looking to practice against the straight full toss before the finals 

Michael Richardson came unstuck on 26 in embarrassing fashion missing a gentle leg spinning full toss on leg stump. This then brought out the youngest member of the team in Jayllen Naganayagam who absolutely smoked them around the racing to 41. Jay and Nick combined to almost see out the match and win it for the Stags. 

But Jay fell with the score being 123 meaning there was only 2 runs to get. Nick Andreou hit the final runs to finish with 33 not out and win the game for the stags making it 4 from 4 for the Gordon boys. 

Michael Richardson

Green Shield vs Mosman - Round 4 - 2016/17

Green Shield vs Mosman - Round 4 - 2016/17

On a somewhat overcast day the confident Stags headed to AB oval to take on the reigning premiers Mosman. Unfortunately, the Stags lost the toss (again) and were sent in to bowl on what looked a flat deck. 

A promising start from Gordon saw Glenn Winsor rattling the stumps inside the first over of play. 

Shivraj Rana is watched carefully but a Gordon supporter in the background 

Mosman start to take control of their innings after this however were unable to apply too much pressure to the Gordon fielders as their scoring came at a fairly slow rate. 

Some quality bowling from Ethan Garret and Jordy Hayes kept the runs down before both of them broke through to put the stags in a good position leading into the last 20 overs with Mosman 3-97 after 30. 

Kyle Townsend gets into his delivery stride. We look forward to a grade debut! 

Some big hitting from the opposition enabled them to build some solid partnerships towards the end of their innings and post a formidable total. Mosman ended their innings at 4-222 which we believed to be below par. 

Glenn Winsor (10-4-1-25) and Jordy Hayes (10-1-1-16) were the pick of the bowlers. 

Gordon set out their innings with a slow start and the loss of an early wicket didn’t help. However, the positive and aggressive mindset from Rowan Love and Nick Andreou set up a good partnership for us to build on. 

Jordan Hayes in action and surrounded by his team mates after snagging a Whale 

Gordon looked comfortable in their chase (aided by some extras from the opposition) until 2 quick wickets fell. The next man to the crease Glenn Winsor looked very comfortable facing the Mosman attack belting 66 off just 64 balls. 

Winsor performed strongly with both bat and ball against the Whales 

Along with Nick Andreou (83* off 120 balls) saw Gordon home with only 2 overs to spare. 

This game was a testament to the way we have been playing recently as knocking off last year’s champions was no small feat. 

A great effort from the boys and we look to continue the great start we’ve had in the 2016/17 season.

Dan Williams

Green Shield vs St George - Round 3 - 2016/17

Green Shield vs St George - Round 3 - 2016/17

The Gordon Green Shield team had a convincing win against St. George at Killara today which will take us to 12 points after the first round wash out. The hero of the day was undoubtedly Glenn Winsor who took 3 wickets and scored 68 runs. Below is the report from Shivraj Rana.

Michael Richardson and Shivraj Rana come off Killara after win 

Round 3 - Gordon vs St George

Strolling into Killara Oval on an overcast morning full of confidence after the first round win, the stags unfortunately loss the toss with St George electing to bat first on another flat wicket.

Our opening bowlers, Glenn Winsor and Kyle Townsend, got Gordon off to a good start with pressure built from both ends. This led the way for Jordan Hayes to come on and rip through the top order of St George having taken 3 wickets in his first 4 overs, leaving the opposition 3 for 41. Just as the game was slipping through Gordon’s grasp, Ethan Garrett and Glenn Winsor came on and took vital wickets to pull Gordon back in command.

What a day for Glenn Winsor, 3 wickets and 68 runs

Some tight and accurate bowling from Naba Haider and new spells from Glenn Winsor and Ethan Garrett lead to regular wickets being taken during the middle overs.

The Stags bowled the opposition out for 172, with Jordan Hayes and Glenn Winsor being the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 22 off 10 and 3 for 30 off 10, respectively. These bowlers were well backed up with Ethan Garrett taking 2 for 36 off 6.4 and Naba Haider taken 1 for 24 off 8. Some excellence in the field by Michael Richardson, Harry Vale and Jay Naganayagam as well as a smart stumping by skipper Nick Andreou topped off a solid first innings performance by the stags.

Gordon’s batting innings didn't start well losing 3 for 11 and then in strife at 4 for 48. Glenn Winsor then came in and stole the show with a blistering 68 including 5 fours and 5 sixes taking the game away from St George. Michael Richardson played a crucial innings acting as the anchor. In tale with Shivraj Rana, Gordon completed a successful run chase winning by 5 wickets and 11 overs remaining.

A stumping from Nick Andreou, Jordan Hayes and Shivraj Rana in action

Despite a rough start, Gordon showed character and fight through contributions from Glenn Winsor (68), Michael Richardson (30*), Shivraj Rana (39*) and Harry Vale (18). Making it two in a row for the Gordon Stags!

Shivraj Rana


Gordon 5 for 176 (Glenn Winsor 68, Shivraj Rana 39 not out, Michael Richardson 30 not out defeated St. George 172 (Jordan Hayes 3 for 22, Glenn Winsor 3 for 30, Ethan Garrett 2 for 36, Naba Haider 1 for 24)

P.S. As Shivraj wrote the report he was typically modest with his contribution. 

Green Shield vs Randwick-Petersham - Round 2 - 2016/17

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.

Nicholas Andreou


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