Round 1 v Sydney Wrap Up
Date of Event : Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:00AM

Match Report Round 1 v Sydney 

Well after a long preseason we finally got to play some competition cricket. Teams were selected Tuesday night, the players had their ears chewed off on Thursday night (So did I) and then there were pull-outs on Friday night 

As Bill Lawry would say it was all happening. But here we go here’s some details of what happened over the weekend 

1st Grade

Back at the 2016/17 Ground of the Year, Sydney won the toss and elected to bowl on a slowish wicket. The boys lost a few early wickets in Hinton 0 and Watkins 16 before Doonan 65 and top Scorer Fawcett 116 took control and scored the baulk of the runs for the Warriors with the score finishing up 8/247 after 50 Overs. Fawcett continuing on his great trial form and looks in ominous touch for the season ahead

The Warriors stayed in the fight and took the game down to the final over but unfortunately they were probably 10-15 runs short in the end. Hinton the pick of the bowlers with 2-42. Promising signs against one of the top clubs in the competition with players due to come back look out these boys can be serious finals contenders

2nd Grade

With Drummoyne out of action for One Day Cup fixtures coming up 2s found themselves overlooking the harbour at Birchgrove Park. Old Tezza won the toss and elected to bowl on a good batting deck. Sydney went hard throughout the innings lost consistent wickets but managed a very competitive 7-278 total with Greenway and Chesterfield picking up 2 each and all other bowlers picking up wickets Slick getting his first comp game back with regulation balls and didn’t everyone hear about it

Warriors lost an early wicket in Hilder for nought and again like Sydney lost consistent wickets and eventually fell short. O’Connor 42, Baby Slick 34 and Hinds 77no the pick of the batsman with a late cameo with Shinwari scoring 20 off 4 Rocks causing Blacktown to fall 20 Runs short. Promising signs for a team with plenty of potential for this season

3rd Grade

Not a great start to the captaincy career of Brinnand. They turned up to a pitch that was described by the opposition as “Rolled Mud”. Sydney won the toss and had no hesitation on electing to bat on the “tacky” wicket. The Warriors battled hard and saw of the new ball and got too 20over mark and were 2-25, spinners and change bowlers brought about the down fall of the Warriors who tried to up the anty after doing the hard yards, eventually being bowled out for 112 with Captain Brinnand top scoring with 36 and last man out

The rest is history Sydney chased down the total with a bonus point with the Warriors only able to pick up 2 wickets in chase. A much improved batting and overall performance is required this weekend from the young 3s side when they travel to Camperdown Oval

4th Grade

4s travelled out to Ryde oval again with another very young side. Captain Wood won the toss and surprisingly decided to bat on what has been described as a deadest road. The move proved a costly one for the Warriors with Sydney getting off to an absolute flyer at one stage being 1-124 after 14 overs. This trend of quick scoring continuing throughout their innings as they reach 9-295 in a dominate display with Captain Wood somehow picking up 2-14 which is sickening

The Warriors couldn’t do what their opposition were able to do falling well short of the target with 123 the only resistance was a late quick fire 24 from 10 from Rap God (Savage) and 30 from young Ribet

Again the boys will need a much improved performance this weekend against a strong Sydney Uni Club

5th Grade

The only winners of the day and a first winning in the captaincy career for Grayson. Sydney won the toss and sent the Warriors on a wicket that had a green tinge to it. The Warriors scored a very competitive total helped by 53 Extras bowled by the Sydney Bowlers and 65 from Angus “I’ve got a boil on my Bum” Carroll to reach 185

The Warriors bowled and fielded extremely well and bowled out their opposition for 103 with Kapilia picking up 4-16 and Grayson rolling out the right arm darts to take 2-11. Unfortunately due to the said boil on bum Carroll was forced from the field late in the day but the Warriors did extremely well in the first game of the season

6th Grade

In sixes our young Green Shield Players took the field under the guidance of Jason Blanchard and Adeel Ejaz. Gordon won the toss at Beauchamp and chose to bat positing a competitive totall of 8-247 with Nash the pick of the bowlers with 2-39

In reply the young Warriors fell just short scoring 224 with Dogra the top scorer with a very well compiled 95 from 114 rocks. Good Signs ahead for the young fellas for the green Shield Season with positive performances like that

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Until Next week

Yours in Cricket

The Blacktown Articulator

Last updated: Tuesday September 26, 2017 11:04AM
Author: The Blacktown Articulator