The Styleness Manly-Warringah District Cricket Club took on local rivals and men from the south of the Spit Bridge Mosman in Round 2 of the NSW Premier Cricket competition. First grade returned home strongly to Manly Oval restricting Mosman to 213, with Mickey Edwards and Steve O’Keefe claiming 3 wickets each, whilst Michael Visser and Jack Edwards both chipped in with 2. The game is in the balance after Manly fell to 2/6 at stumps, however a strong performance next week should see the Tahs take the points. Second grade was washed out, meaning an early start next week with 120 overs to play. Third grade posted a strong 6/294 at the close of play with Griffin Lea (104*) and Tom Kaye (79) the stars with the bat, before late cameos from the middle order took the total near 300. Fourth grade are in a battle with the Whales, after being bowled out for 168, the Tahs took two late wickets to have Mosman 2-22 at stumps. Hamish Starr top scoring with 52* before Josh Wigney and Lachie Kerr both claimed a wicket. Finally, fifth grade was also beaten by the rain, washing out their day and creating 120 overs next week to decide the winner.
This week’s 4 Pines Player of the Week is Griffin Lea for his maiden century for the Tahs in 3rd grade’s huge total of 3/294 against Mosman. Griffin played with paitence, power and poise to bring up his century just before the close of play and put Manly in a strong position to attack next weekend with the ball. Entering the crease at 2-40, “Griff” combined with Tom Kaye to put on a partnership worth more than 140 to put the Tahs in a strong position to attack late in the day with wickets in hand. The pair batted with great composure and paitence and is hopefully a sign to come for the rest of the season for both players.
This is Griffin’s first season with the Tahs after coming down from Toronto at the beginning of pre-season. He hs fitted perfectly into the club and it is a true indidcation of his talent and hard work that has enabled him to go on to three figures this weekend. Congratulations Griff!
Match abandoned, no play. 120 overs next weekend.
The cowboys were reading to rock and roll in the first 2 day game of the year. We had a young debut in Lachlan Trewartha. The early rain delayed our start by an hour but we didn’t lose any overs. Nickos won the toss and chose to bat on what looked a friendly day for batting.
Sam Hole and Matt Brewster started off strong with Sam dashing away to be 8 off the first 2 balls of the innings. They put on 36 before Sam was plumb in front for a quick fire 21. Brewster fell just 6 runs later to have us at 2-42. The rest is really all about Tom Kaye and Griffin Lea. These two batted most of the day showing a mixture of patience, aggression and class. Tom and Griffin put on 135 before Tom was out for 79. There were 20 overs left in the day and the Tahs were 3-177.
Jordan Daly was then at the crease as skipper Nickos asked for quick runs to push towards 300. Daly made a quick 18 before chipping a fully to mid on. Griffin was on 76 at this stage and getting very close to his maiden 100 for the Tahs. Zach Trewartha joined him and looked to score very quickly. Him and Griffin took bowlers to all parts before Zach was dismissed for 29. Isaiah Vumbaca entered with the same mindset as Zach and tee’d off. He whacked a few around.
Griffin was on 99 as all the crowd gathered. The bowler runs in it was dead quiet. Griff nudged one onto the off side and there it was! 100 for the big man! Class act! Isaiah fell shortly after for 17. Nick McLachlan come to the crease and hit his first ball through cover for 4. That saw out the day to have the boys in a great position at 6-294. Credits to Tom Kay for his well earned 79, and Griffin Lea for his 104 not out.
The 4th grade boys arrived at Rawson with hopes to get a full day of cricket in despite the rain hovering over Mosman. Once cleared, the outfield was given the okay and wet patches dried, play was set to get underway an hour behind schedule. Gummer won the toss and elected to bat on a wicket that had a lovely covering of grass but rather hard ontop. A great cricket wicket. Openers Jake Osborne and Nick Cohen set out to get the lads off to a solid start.
Mosman to their credit, put the ball in good areas early allowing the wicket to play into their favour. Jake, Nick and Dom unfortunately fell early with the Tahs in a spot of bother at 3/13. Will Akhurst pegged things back with a very well toiled 27 despite wickets falling around him. The middle-order struggled to hang around with Gummer, Charles , Duly and Akhurst all falling cheaply heading into tea at 7/86. With things looking ominous for the boys big moments call for big name players. Enter Billy D’arcy and Hamish Starr. Billy on his return to grade cricket since February didn’t look out of sorts one bit , allowing Hamish to work his magic at the other end. Hamish brought up his maiden 50 for the Tahs and put the boys in a great position after being bowled out for 168.
With 1 hour to bowl early wickets were crucial. Wigney snagging one while Kerr got a wicket on the final ball of the day to put the boys in a great position heading into day 2. Mosman 2-22 at stumps.
Match abandoned, no play. 120 overs next weekend.