The B Grade Carpheads had a close game against Leeton and District Blue on the weekend, coming back in the nick of time to beat the L&D team.
The Carpheads lost the toss and were left with the prospect of bowling first.
“Jack Williamson and Cooper Irons opened and bowled fantastically for us without luck,” said Dave Kroek, B Grade captain.
The Carpheads faced a bit of slow start, with Leeton getting scores on the board quicker than the Carps would have liked.
“The L&D top four were putting on a few runs, we couldn’t seem to get that roll on. Mick Foster came on and got a wicket but it was near misses until after drinks. They got to 2-102 when things started to click. Cooper came back on and bowled really well.”
The new-found aggression meant that L&D had to change tack. It proved to be a disaster.
“They couldn’t score off him, so they tried to attack me and I was lucky enough to pick up five wickets,” Kroek said. “Jack got another one at the end and some slick fielding from Tom Butterfield led to a run out. We ended up bowling them out for 127 which we were happy with after their start.”
L&D Blue were all out for 127 after 34.1 overs.
It was the Carps turn for a bat, and they must have been buoyed by their quick dismissal of L&D.
“Jono Schofield and Dillion Penhall opened the batting for us and started really well, as they have all year.”
Unfortunately, the strong start couldn’t quite hang on and the Carps soon felt like they were swimming in hot water.
“Luke Argus came in and got a few which was good to see, but a few quick wickets and we were in trouble; five down and still needing 60 odd,” Kroek said.
Fortunately, the Carps had a dynamic duo up their sleeve.
“Mick Foster and Sam Argus combined to get the rest of the runs. Sammy played the steady role and looked good, while Mick picked up where we left off last week with some big shots. He hit a 4 to win it and brought up his 50 the same ball, so it was a good way to finish.
“Overall I was happy with the win, they had some good players in and we stuck to our plans both batting and bowling and wore them down in the end.”
B Grade finished on 5/129 after 24.4 overs. The A Grade Carpheads had a bye last week, but will meet with LSC Colts at home next weekend.
Next week the B Grade side will get the chance to put their feet up.
“We’re looking forward to the bye next week, before a top of the table clash with Yanco the week after,” Kroek said.