Match Report: 2016-02-27, GSNDS vs Blue Raiders

A solid but not unbeatable effort week 1 saw us post 223. Good, but we’re still going to have to bowl and field well to bring it home.

TJ got us off to a brisk start, before Trav and Winnos and then Sumit helped us build a solid platform. We needed to hit the accelerator after drinks, and we did, although we also ended up losing 7/41 along the way. 50s to Trav and Sumit were the highlights, as we batted out the overs to set a chase of more than 4 an over. Big game next week.

An extra special thank you to AJ Snr, Kunaal and Jimbo who turned up as good teammates, even though they didn’t get a bat. Sure did a lot of knocking in though.

In short, things went pretty darn well week 2. After some big early hitting we grabbed a few early wickets, before TJ absolutely tore the Raiders a new one, taking 2 wickets off consecutive balls 3 times and finishing with a truly outstanding 7/32 off 8 overs. Best bowling performance since a Bilkey by far.

Buoyed with a lead of 110, we sent them in to have a crack at outright, but after the first 11 overs went for 73 without loss, that buoyancy sank somewhat. We nabbed a few late wickets to have them 3/159 at the end of play, but needed a few more to stick to get outright. Fortunately, it seems results in the other games went our way, so I’m pretty confident that we’ll be in a semi final at Moore Park 6 this coming Saturday and the following (12th and 19th).