Wet weather a great equaliser

The Narrandera A grade Carpheads playing the Phantoms before rain washed the game out and resulted in a draw.

The Narrandera Carp-heads A Grade side had to abandon their One Day Match against the Phantoms Cricket Club due to heavy rain late in the day on Saturday afternoon at the Narrandera Park.

Set 128 for victory, the Carpheads were cruising at 2 for 99 after just 12.4 overs thanks to a whirlwind 91 run partnership between inform opening batsmen Jono Doyle (62 not out off 38 balls) and vice- captain James Sullivan (26).

Unfortunately teams have to bat for 25 overs in order for a result to be awarded to either side.

With the ball in hand after some early big hitting from the Phantoms’ opening batsmen Chris Hopkins (62 runs) the Carpheads’ bowlers got back on top with senior players Jacob Anderson (4/37 off 8 overs) and Rohan Rehwinkel (3/32 off 7.4 overs) leading the fightback after an early onslaught from Hopkins who played a lone hand for his team.

On debut, young quick Jack Williamson was at his accurate best finishing with the very tidy figures of 2 for 15 off 5 overs.

This weekend Narrandera will take on Yanco Cricket Club at Yanco Sportsground in a One Day Match.

The Narrandera Carpheads B grade side recorded a big win over the Phantoms on Saturday at the Narrandera High School Oval.

In a grand final rematch that had only six of the 22 players that played in last year’s decider it was one way traffic as Narrandera bowled the Phantoms out for 97 before a Jono Schofield masterclass saw the Carpheads coast to a nine wicket win.

Wicket takers for Narrandera were Adam Hayes 3/22, Brodie Perram 2/4, Cooper Irons 2/18, Oliver Park 1/3, Wyatt Gilbert 1/8 and Tom Butterfield 1/18.

Top run scorers were Jono Schofield 75 not out and Golshan ‘Gee’ Khan 12 not out.

Schofield and Irons took two catches each, while Khan, Park, Vearing and Dylan Whiteman all took catches.

The players’ player mug was won by Schofield for the second week in a row for his dominating innings plus a couple of catches.

Special mention to Khan, who was making his Carpheads’ debut scoring a solid 12 not out in an unbeaten 82 run partnership with Schofield.

Also a shout-out to ‘former’ B grade opening bowler Jack Williamson who took 2/15 off five overs in A grade. From all reports are he bowled very well and he might not return to B grade for a while at least.

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