The Narrandera B Grade Carpheads have secured another victory, sitting pretty at the top of the ladder already. The side played the Yanco Cricket Club Stags at the Narrandera High School Oval in a one-day match.
“It was a top game; it really went back and forth with both sides being on top at different points,” said Dave Kroek, captain of the B Grade Carps.
The Carps won the toss and decided to bat first, with Ashley Cabban and Haydn Emerson going in first.
“We started really well with Ash Cabban and Haydn Emerson putting on 69 inside 8 overs. Ash was especially damaging making 55 from just 27 balls,” Mr Kroek said.
“From there we lost 5-21 and were looking a bit shaky before Mick Foster and Kane Williams steadied the ship with a 41 run partnership.”
The Carps then lost Jarrod O’Brien, Connor Vearing and Tom Butterfield in rapid succession, with all three getting out on relatively low runs.
“I then joined Mick andwe put on another 58 before Mick fell for a well made 60,” Mr Kroek said.
“We finished 7/206 which we thought was pretty handy.” After the break, Yanco went in to chase their runs.”
“Our bowling was a bit shaky early, with our first four bowlers all copping a bit of stick as Yanco moved to 1- 128, only needing 80 runs with 15 overs to go.”
Yanco’s Danyan Evans was the most devastating player on the pitch, hitting 12 fours and a six in his time with the bat.
“We dropped a couple of catches and just couldn’t get a wicket, but Tom Butterfield came on and made the breakthrough dismissing Danyan Evans for 76,” Mr Kroek said.
“From there we went on a roll with Brodie Perram coming back in to the attack. He and Tom took three wickets each along with two direct hit run outs from myself and Mick they lost 7-12.”
Despite the blow of losing Evans, the Yanco Stags put up an almighty struggle with their last two batsmen.
“Their last wicket partnership put on 41 but with no one left to come in and the overs running out they faced a tough battle, and Ash Cabban came on and got the last wicket with his fourth ball, Yanco finishing on 181.”
Mr Kroek said that he was happy with the way that the team had conducted itself.
“I thought the experienced players really stood up for us this week with both bat and ball, particularly Ash and Mick with the bat and Tom and Brodie with the ball.
“It was a great team win and it’s good to still be on top of the ladder.” The B Grade Carpheads will play the Yanco Phantoms next weekend at the Narrandera High School oval.
The A Grade Carpheads had a general bye this week, but will play the Yanco Cricket Club this weekend in a home game at the Marie Bashir Park.