The Narrandera Carpheads had a solid win against the LSC Colts on Saturday, bowling the Colts out for 129.
“It was a much needed win, to be honest,” said Carps A Grade captain Brent Lawrence. “We had an unlucky draw against the Phantoms at our last home game because of the weather. We were in a good position to win, but the rain called it a draw.”
The Carps lost the toss and went in to bat first, which at first proved a little nerve wracking, with James Sullivan out for one run and Jake Anderson out for a duck.
“After losing a couple of wickets we were able to form a few partnerships. It was good to get a few runs and to get some support.”
Lawrence and Ryan Argus were able to put some runs on the board, until Argus was bowled out for 18 by Alex Crelley, followed by Mick Foster, Todd Pattison and Sam Argus. Lincoln Gooley was out for 10 after a series of quick runs until Sam Argus and Lawrence pushed on for 47 runs.
“Luke was out there in the end during my pursuit for a century – unsuccessful pursuit, I might add. He’s doing really well, and he’s only 15.”
Lawrence hung in almost until the end with 96 runs until he was bowled out by Mark Burns. The Carps finished their 40 overs with a score of 177.
“Bowling wise we got off to a pretty good start,” Lawrence said.
Jarryd Day and Nathan Carn were the two main scorers for the Colts that afternoon, with the pair of them forming a respectable 66 run partnership that Jack Williamson decided to upset.
“Mick Foster got three wickets early on. We got on with the job.”
The Colts had a difficult time with Foster, after he caught three wickets as the Colts managed to only get nine runs on the board. Unfortunately for the Colts, none of their later batsmen were able to make any sort of runs on the board, with low scores for the rest of the game. Alex Crelley, Angus Crelley, Jake Shelton and Matthew Drinan were all out for none while the only later batsman to put any marks on the board, Todd Pattison, was out for six. The Colts were bowled out for 129.
“One thing we want to work on is our fielding,” Lawrence said. “We should have gotten them out for much cheaper than that. There were some opportunities we didn’t take and they were able to get a few more runs on the board than they should have.
“But a win’s a win, and we’ll take it.”
Currently the Carps are sitting third on the ladder, and Lawrence said that he’s looking forward to the next two weeks when the Carps can test themselves against the two highest teams, Yanco and L&D.
Next weekend the Carps will play their first two-day game for the season. The B Grade Carps had a bye last weekend.