Round 9 (wk 1), runs galore!
Some great team and individual performances yesterday throughout the grades highlighted by Brett Hampton's slashing 188* for the thirds to take them to a whopping 8/355. Great to see Hammo back playing again and showed he hasn't lost any of his class in one of the best innings in the club's history.
The seniors also had great day with the bat with the first XI all out in the last over for 334 against a quality opposition in Elwood. After losing an early wicket Hodgey (80) and Devereaux (42) moved the score along nicely before both batsmen were dismissed not long before tea. At 3/152 at the tea break Chris Diggle and Guy Martyn moved the scoring along rapidly before Marto was dismissed for a quality 36 off less then a run a ball. Digs showed he's all class cruising to 57 and with some great late partnerships and cameos from Dallas (27), Turner (15), Strahan (19) and Pollinelli (19) the boys ensured a big total was on the cards. Little doubt the highlight of the the day was from the number 11 Liam Pollinelli, after he banged 2 monster sixes in the last few balls of the day much to the enjoyment of the crowd in what was a great team batting display.
The seconds also had a great day with the ball knocking Mackie over for 105 with the veteran Brendan Smith leading the way with 4/33 off 24 overs and was well supported by youngster Craig Clarke 3/46 off 14. A couple of late wickets have the boys 3/25 with a bit of work to do but with some quality still to come.
The fourths knocked up 8/208 with the two veterans Kim Pitt (70) and Mick Edwards (59) leading the way. The fifth XI held Washington park to 4/180 off their 55 overs with the wickets shared and the sixths smacked up 7/255 led by young Jacob Gatt (69) who again out scored his old man. Reece Houston also amongst the runs with a breezy 39.