Jezza Scores A Ton
Opening batsmen, Jeremy Dunning, steadies the 6ths with his maiden century against Kingston Heath. The 6ths ran out 80-run victors to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.
The Firsts travelled over the highway to Victory Park on Saturday to take on West Bentliegh, very important game for the club being 1 win and 1 loss for the year so far.
East Sandy won the toss and elected to bat, opening the batting with the “good Pledger” Ben and Luke Dallas. Knowing that batting conditions would be tough due to their spongy pitch and slow ground,
The Boys put on 17 runs in quick time before Benny chased a wide one and was caught in slip, bringing Luke Manders to the crease. Luke Manders was the next one to go for 21 after to holding out to mid-off, but not before the boys put on 45, with some very good running between the wickets.
This Brought Anton Duddy to the crease and the boy got the score to 102 with around 9 over’s before he departed, and wickets in hand. Brendan ‘Barney’ Bennett then strode to the crease to try and move the score along, but East Sandy lost 6 for 45 while trying to get quick runs in the last 9 overs. Luke Dallas held the innings together with a well constructed 59, giving ESBC a decent total to defend.
Opening up with Barney and Chris Worner, Barn was the first to strike getting rid of one of their openers and he ended up with 1\17 of 4 overs, while Chris Worner toiled away into the breeze up the other ending up with 0\24 of his 8 overs. Luke Manders and Patty ‘The Myth’ Singh were the difference with the ball Luke Manders getting an amazing 3\3 off 7.1 overs, and Patty getting 5\17 of his 8. Lukey D also chipped in with a wicket while Timmy Burger was unlucky not to grab a wicket at the end with a catch going down in the outfield. East Sandy ended up bowling out West Bentleigh for 94, with the 2 Lukes and Patty fighting it out for the votes.
The seconds had a good win but, in spite of a good bowlng performance, the 3rds had a disappointing loss against Omega and Rossy has hinted at a revised batting line up for the coming rounds.
The 4ths also were back in town with a victory against Cheltenham Park lead by an excellent opening spell by Liam Polinelli.
Overall, a good round for East Sandringham, but we expect to see a great improvement in numbers next week.