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Green Shield Round 2 vs Campbelltown-Camden - Match Report

Green Shield Round 2 – Manly-Warringah 9/176 (O. Davies 72, H. Kantor-Smith 36, J Osborne 20) def Campbelltown 175 (B Watts 2/32, W Greenland 2/39)

The Greenies boys rocked up to Manly oval keen for their first game. After winning 1 from his last 16 tosses, Davies lost the toss again and gave Campbeltown the opportunity to bat. Brewster picked up a wicket in the first over, with a nice edge to first slip. Campbelltown's second wicket started to build a partnership before Davies got one to sneak through the gate. The wickets started to tumble after the second wicket with Campbelltown losing 7 for 28. Bowling highlights were from the two spinners Watts 10 overs 2 for 32 and Greenland 10 overs 2 for 39. Tight bowling from Bennett 6 overs 1 for 14 also helped keep Campbelltown to a chasuble 174.

The Manly boys were confident in chasing down Campbelltown's total, with openers Colyer and Kantor-Smith immediately looking to get off to a positive start. Colyer fell in the third over for 1. Davies came to the crease intending on keeping a positive mindset similar to the openers. With the partnership coming close to one hundred, Davies was given out LBW for 71. With Kantor-Smith still at the crease, the chase was still looking quite reasonable. Campbelltown were given a glimpse of hope when Kantor-Smith's solid 36 and Osborne's handy 20 came to an end. Manly then lost 5-22 giving Campbelltown the upper hand. Coming down to the last wicket needing 12 to win, Barnett and Greenland kept their cool to help get the boys over the line.

Ollie Davies
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