It has been a tough week for the Narrandera Carpheads, with both sides suffering a loss on Saturday.
The Carpheads A Grade team suffered a 45 run loss to Yanco Cricket Club. The team was playing a Twenty20 match.
The Carpheads lost the toss and were sent into field first. Three early wickets to captain Brent Lawrence (3 for 6 off 4 overs) ensured a solid start.
Unfortunately Yanco batsmen Grant Forrest and Jordan Camm swung the momentum back into Yanco’s favour to see them finish their 20 overs at 6 for 141 off his 20 overs.
Brodie Perram, Rohan Rehwinkel and Haydn Emerson all took one wicket each for the Carpheads.
In reply with the bat, the Carpheads started off quite well with captain Brent Lawrence (30 runs) and Mick Foster (19 runs) putting on a 50-run partnership.
However, after both batsmen were dismissed the wickets fell at regular intervals. The Carpheads finished their 20 overs at 8 for 96.
The Carpheads will next take on LSC Colts in a 40-over match this Saturday at Mark Taylor Oval.
The B Grade side also suffered a loss against the Yanco Stags.
“It was obviously a disappointing result for us on Saturday,” said B Grade captain Dave Kroek.
“Our first loss of the season, and the way it happened wasn’t really good.”
The Stags won the toss and the Carps found themselves batting first.
“We started well, with Connor Vearing (8) and Ash Cabban (14) putting on 18 for the first wicket, but from there we lost 5-23 and were in a fair bit of trouble,” Kroek said.
Despite the initial set-back, father and son duo Greg and Cooper Irons played a beautiful 41 run partnership.
“Greg eventually fell for 11 with a few overs left, Cooper added a further 19 to the score with Brody Whiteman and Wyatt Gilbert hanging around to help out,” Kroek said.
Cooper Irons finished 38 not out, while Extras (22) was the only other score to hit double figures besides Greg Irons and Cabban.
“We finished on 101, which I thought was very defendable,” Kroek said.
“They had a long batting line-up, so we would have to bowl well and take our chances. After a strong start with a few near misses, Brodie Perram got the breakthrough, dismissing Jason Burke.”
At 1-14 the Carps were solidly in the game. Unfortunately, a few dropped catches and some wayward bowling saw Stags batsman Jordan Camm take advantage.
“Camm made 69 not out from just 36 balls as Yanco passed our total in 13 overs,” Kroek said.
Kroek said that Cooper Irons was the best bowler of the game, with 1-11 off four overs.
“Only two of those runs came from controlled shots off the bat. We had some good things to take away from the game but ultimately we were outplayed by a better side.”
“They had a few regular A graders in their side which helped them out a bit, but if we had taken a few catches early on it could have been a much different story.”
“We’ll look to bounce back against the Colts this week in a 35 over game,” Kroek said.