Match Report: 2018-07-28, GSNDS vs Sydney Super Kings

The 10ths managed to finish the season on a bit of a high, running away 102 run winners over the Sydney not so Super Kings.

Celebrity captain Dave won the toss, and with 4 Gladstones present made the sensible decision to bat first. Dave had a phone memo full of ideas to change things up for the Gladdies, which fell at literally the first hurdle when Dan wasn’t present to open the batting. Welcome to captaining the Gladdies, Dave.

Lach and Kunal filled in admirably, getting us off to a solid start before falling to some solid bowling. Dan put in another excellent performance at 3, ultimately retiring shortly after drinks. The number four edged and mostly air swung his way to 40, succeeding more at frustrating the opposition through lucky escapes than anything else.

Dave and Jamie put in good efforts in the middle order to have us at 2/185 in the 28th and looking good to cash in. A mini collapse ensued, but that just gave Marty absolute licence to compile yet another hell fire lower order innings, finishing on 32, this time off a pedestrian 5 overs. The retirees came back, but couldn’t really add that much more, and it felt like 246 was an excellent score, but perhaps slightly short of what we could have got.

Turns out it was plenty more than we needed. The Super Kings innings imploded spectacularly, as they lost 7/38 between the 4th and 13th overs, including 3 run outs as Jimmy D and Dan put in excellent efforts in the field. Their last two dug in though, and certainly put away the bad balls. The result was never really in doubt, but they did end up with 144 off just 22.3 overs, so other than Marty and Lach, there were some pretty ordinary bowling figures. Congratulations Dave on a great captaincy success!