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2010 Game Commentaries
Game reduced to 40 overs after it was shifted from SBC #1 to Ilam 6 because Ashburton were concerned that the SBC block had not been covered overnight and there had been some hours of rain on the pitch during this time. Consequently the game was reduced to 40 overs per side. SBC won the toss and batted. SBC 2nd XI 144 all out in 39.3 overs lost to Ashburton College 1st XI 145/3 in 13.2 overs.
SBC won the toss and chose to bat in drizzly conditions. Wickets fell on a regular basis until a 9th wicket partnership of 41 between Jono Caddick(27) & Angus Simmons(21 not out) gave the team total some respectability.The weather deteriorated over the lunchbreak and play was stopped after a further hour for Day 1 with CBHS 3rd XI at 21/4. The outfield was becoming very wet and the bowlers were having trouble with the softening ball and the underfoot conditions in their run-ups.
St Bedes 2nd XI 213/3 (50 overs) beat CBHS 3rd XI Black 211 all out (49.5 overs)
A season's best batting performance set up a great if somewhat stressful (to coach, manager & supporters!) end to this match. This was a real "team performance" but special mention should be made of the contributions of skipper Mitchell Kortegast with both bat & ball and Jacob Vanner who caried his bat through 50 overs in very hot conditions. While the 213/3 might have been increased by 20 - 30 runs with more urgency and strike rotation and there were some fielding blemishes which made the run chase closer than it should have been, the boys backed each other well and hung in really tight to secure a rare win for this team. Let's hope this good win boosts the boys' confidence and self-belief and brings about better results in the remaining games of the season.
A disappointing day with the bat saw us dismissed for 69 in the 30th over. We bowled well to have them 5 down, but 70 was always going to be a hard total to defend.
A better display this week. CBHS didn't enforce the follow on and batted till lunch, leaving us the unlikely target of 342 to win in the afternoon (Jamie Costello 3-21, Petre Wilkes 3-33). A good opening partnership of just over 50 (Jacob Parker 23 and Tim Hanrahan 32) was undone with the loss of four quick wickets. However, the lower order put their heads down and showed some stout resistance around a fine innings of 67 from Hamish Kennett batting at 9. We started the last 17 overs with the final pair of Connor McFadzien and Patrick Sherwood at the crease. They both batted very well and we were unlucky to lose the the last wicket off the first ball of the final over. The boys should take some heart from the resolve displayed.
SBC won the toss & chose to bat. A steady opening partnership between Jacob Vanner and Mitchell Kortegast of 38 runs was the foundation of one of the better batting displays of the year for the team. Jacob batted for about 3 hours and shared a 50 run 4th wicket partnership with Thomas Laurent. The innings was declared closed at 180/7 at 3.00pm. Jono Caddick opened the bowling downwind and bowled both CBHS openers by the tea break. Despite taking 3 expensive overs to get into his rhythm Angus Simmons snared both CBHS top-scoring batsmen (one to a sharp c&b, the other to a good stumping by Jacob Vanner) inside 6 balls, then he & Mitchell Kortegast bowled the last 12 overs of the day in tandem at the cost of 21 runs. The match is evenly balanced at the end of Day 1 and there wil be early intrigue in the battle for 1st innings points at the start of Day 2. Day 1 Stumps score: SBC 2nd XI 180/7 decl (off 64 overs) CBHS 3rd XI Black 155/6 (off 43 overs)
Ashburton College 1st XI 155/9 dec & 116/6dec beat SBC 2ndXI 111 & 69 by 92 runs. Day1 Stumps score: Ashburton College 155/9 dec SBC 49/5. Thomas Laurent started on 2* and batted for a further 75mins. He received solid support from Tim Cossens. Ashburton scored quite freely in their 2nd innings scoring 116/6 dec (off 24 overs) setting SBC a total of 161 in approx 42 overs to win the match. Caddick bowled well following his excellent first innings effort. SBC failed to develop any partnerships in their chasing innings and fell 92 runs short of the target in the 36th over.
Start of play was delayed until 12:30 because of a damp ground, with first innings restricted to 35 overs each. Won the toss and put CBHS in. Both openers got 100's against some ordinary bowling. Finished at 284/3. Lost an early wicket in reply, but Jake Parker (30) and Aaron Clarke (53) took the score to 98 before losing their wickets in quick succession, and the team finished their 35 overs at 131/6. Looking forward to a better second day next week!
SBC won the toss & chose to bowl. Start of play delayed until 11.00am. Passing showers until 2.15pm. In total 85 mins of play lost in the day. Tidy bowling and fielding effort on a very slippery outfield with only 1 catch dropped. Poor final 40mins to the day losing 4 wkts for 11 runs after a steady opening partnership of 38 Day 1 Stumps score: Ashburton College 1st XI 155/9 dec (off 57.1 overs) SBC 2nd XI 49/5 (off 27 overs)
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