Our final regular season ISC Sports Weekend Wrap. It’s amnazing how fast the seaosn goes by these days, and we are coming up to the end of another.
It wasn;t quite the Saturday we were looking for with W3s unfortunately going down in their Grand Final to a dominant St George-Sutherland twam. They have been un-defeated all season and thoroughly deserve their win.
At the same time, our Men completed Round 15 against Sydney University. M3s, M4s and M5s all had great wins leading into the finals. M1s had a close loss with 1 ball to spare, despite 100s to Brewster and Edwards, while M2s were comprehensively beaten.
Enjoy the weekend match reports, and see you in the Men’s finals over the coming weeks.
Some quality performances over the weekend, but we have gone for the all-round performance of Andrew Boulton as the shining light for round 15.
Bolts is shaping up as a real asset in the finals. His ability with bat, ball and in the field makes him a dynamic cricketer, and most importantly, he is in form.
We were in a bit of trouble with the loss of a few early wickets, but Boults hit the only half century of the match to get us the win. That’s after he dominated the Sydney Uni batting line-up with the ball.
As a result, Andrew is our 4 Pines Men’s Player of the Week.
Isabela Zovi is our SeaDrift Distillery Women’s Player of the Week. She continued here amazing form this season with another unbeaten half century on Saturday to almost steer W3s to Grand Final glory.
She hit 9 boundaries in her stay, and could have gone on to bigger things if not for the mandatory retirement at 50 in W3s. She has been a real revelation this season, and the local junior is one to look out for in the future.
he Manly boys lost the toss and were put into bat on a greenish wicket against the Students in what was a top of the table clash leading into finals.
Matt and Jack began the innings and saw off the new ball before settling into their work in what led to a partnership of 190 in 37 overs. Matt was eventually dismissed for 107 as he brought up his maiden first grade century and was a great moment for all. Jack also brought up his century as both Davies boys came to the crease and pushed the score aggressively along to 5-296 off 50 overs.
In reply Uni got off to a good start with 0-60 off 10 before Josh Seward took two quick wickets to change the game and they then became 4-130 as Jake took another 2. In the end they put on a couple of really strong partnerships before chasing down the total with 2 balls to spare and 9 down. A great game of cricket but a shame the manly boys went down.
On to finals next week, Go Manly.
3 Points – Matt Brewster
2 Points – Jack Edwards
1 Point – Jake Carden
he Manly lads turned up to Sydney Uni in the hopes of a win to finish off the regular season on a high and then follow into Club Champ celebrations later on in the night.
After having a star appearance from Roy Vumbaca on the touch field in the warm up along with a debut from Lachie Kerr we were all set to go, captain Jamieson won the toss and elected to bat.
After the loss of some quick wickets to start, Jacob O’Sullivan and Ned Hole combined for a great partnership to put the pressure back onto the Uni boys, Ned got a very well made 33 with 2 massive bombs and Jacob departed for a very classy 42.
Which brought Isaiah Vumbaca to the crease, he managed to score with ease putting the bad ball away and hitting the good balls for singles. After overcoming the heat and a fitness scare Izzy scored a very well deserved 55 taking the Manly lads to a total of 170.
The Uni lads needed to get off to a good start with them having to win this game and have some other results go their way in the hopes to make finals and to which they did so, with a very aggressive mind set and some luck they hit their way to 4/171 getting the win.
The pick of the bowlers was Michael Counsel with 2/43 along with big congratulations to Lachie Kerr who took his first 2nd grade wicket.
The Manly lads will look to bounce back in the first finals game this week on their way to try and book a spot in the big dance.
3 Points – Isaiah Vumbaca
2 Points – Jacob O’Sullivan
1 Point – Ned Hole
The Manly boys rocked up to Grahams after a rather annoying loss the week before. We thought we had rocked up to vintage grahams. Flat and hard.
We lost the toss to our delight, and found ourselves bowling. Wigney (3) and Sunshine had an almighty opening spell having Sydney Uni 1/20 off 10. Sunshine demanded 5 gully’s that failed to get through to skipper S. Hole so he decided to do it himself taking a sharp caught and bowled chance. Boults then decided to carry the team again with his bowling taking 4, well supported from Evan Dunnachie and L. Trewartha (2). Special mention to the cordon again sending shivers to the batsmen with some of the biggest and best hands in grade cricket. A little fight back from one of the students allowed them to crawl to 116.
There’s was still plenty in the Grahams deck and soon Charles, Schwebs and Trewartha found themselves walking back to change room uttering “I couldn’t of done much more there”. At 3/30 boults told the boys “don’t worry lads, I’ll get us over the line again”…. and that he did with another 52* along with S. Hole 40, the boys passed the total with a bonus point win.
Coming 3rd overall to end the season, the lads will be playing at the spiritual home of Grahams and are looking to keep the momentum rolling.
3 Points – Andrew Boulton
2 Points – Sam Hole
1 Point – Josh Wigney
t Paul’s oval was the setup for the round 15 4th grade clash against Sydney Uni, with multiple late roll in’s as apparently reasonable parking isn’t in the Uni’s plans for the foreseeable future. The boys were sent to the field as some early breakthroughs set the tone for innings. Uni never really got going with Hutcho and Waddo doing the damage through the middle taking 5 between them. The man who was recently appointed the most self obsessed in the club, Frase Noack, took 2 at the end along with Hayden Williams taking a well deserved pole.
A few early dismissals left our top order a bit shook, however a huge 4th wicket stand from Coops and Keelan got the lads over the line 3 down. 43 to keelan and 42 to coops and a top of the table finish for the 4s boys.
3 Points – James Waddington
2 Points – Keelan Mendel
1 Point – Josh Cooper
kipper Simon Waddington won the toss and we elected to bowl first, as we have done for most of the season.
We got off to a hot start as Josh Lawson and Beau Kelley took early wickets seeing Sydney Uni 3-20 after 10 overs. Uni then built a partnership until it was broken and wickets then consistently fell. Josh Lawson 4/29, Beau Kelley 2/21. Sydney Uni all out 162.
We then went out to bat and got off to a shaky start losing 3 early wickets. Small partnerships built until the 8th wicket partnership between Oscar Lucius and Luke Watts saw us home in a comfortable victory. Oscar Lucius 71, Luke Watts 34*. Manly 7/164 41 overs.
3 Points – Oscar Lucius
2 Points – Josh Lawson
1 Point – Luke Watts