LCDA A Grade
The Narrandera Carpheads A Grade Team recorded a hard fought 27 run victory over L&D Ferrets at Mark Taylor Oval in Leeton last Saturday afternoon to kick off the 40-over One Day Competition in style.
The Carpheads lost the toss and were sent into bat by the Ferrets. Courtesy of some very wayward bowling in the first 20 overs where the Ferrets bowled 30 wides, the Carpheads were able to reach drinks at 3 for 86.
Anthony Craig top scored for the Carpheads with 42 valuable runs and he was well supported by special guest player Craig Dodson and captain Brent Lawrence who both fought hard to contribute strong partner-ships with Anthony Craig.
The Carpheads middle and lower order were humbled by Leeton cricket veteran Adrian Axtill who was in great bowling form on Saturday taking 6 for 12.
The Carpheads were bowled out for 116 after 32 overs meaning they would need to bowl really well if they stood any chance of securing a victory.
In reply, the Carpheads got off to the perfect start with the ball with the Ferrets falling to 2 for 1 in the first five overs of their bating innings.
Tyler O’Connell, Bryce Rogers and Adrian Axtill all fought hard for their teams but when Rogers and Axtill fell this left the Ferrets at 4 for 47 after 21 overs with plenty of work to do if they were to be any chance of getting the runs required for victory.
Unfortunately the wicket of Axtill which fell three balls after drinks was the catalyst for a major batting collapse with captain Brent Lawrence (4 for 15 off seven overs) and his off spinning twin Craig Dodson (2 for 19 off seven overs) changed the course of the match to see the Ferrets bowled out for 89 in 38 overs.
Reece Keech also took two wickets continuing his great bowling form this season and both Mark Tilyard and Michael Keech bowled well without any luck.
The A Grade and B Grade Carpheads both have the bye this Saturday, January 18 followed by the Australia Day long weekend general bye meaning their next games will be on Saturday, February 1.
LCDA B Grade
A mixed outfit of young and old carps took on Yanco in the B grade cricket at the Narrandera High School oval.
Narrandera had a mixed day in the field with some great economical bowling but also some costly chances going down, with Yanco making over 200 largely due to some dropped catches.
Thomas McLellan provided some solid leg spin in the closing overs and was well supported by both Sergeants, Ky Bloomfield and the rest of the attack.
With Jack Sergeant falling early, it was left to Shane Bloomfield and Jake Grant to steady the ship before Grant fell for a well made 14.
Jack Rilen’s good form with the bat continued while his captain and other batsmen fell around him, but he was well supported by Sam Williamson who provided good defensive support.
Dave Sergeant and Matt McLellan gave the Carps a glimmer of hope before Sergeant was dismissed and the run rate became too much. They finished with 9 for 135.
Ardlethan/Barellan District Cricket Comp
In a performance he will never forget, Anthony McDonald took seven wickets for 9 runs when Barellan made short work of Kamarah at the Barellan sports ground.
Batting first, Kamarah were in immediate trouble and were unable to handle the bowling onslaught from Barellan’s opening bowlers, Anthony McDonald and veteran Steve Winter.
Winter struck first but then McDonald tore into the top order and tail enders, finishing with seven wickets for 9 runs off nine overs. Winter finished with three wickets for 18 runs from his eight overs.
Kamarah finished on a dismal 27 runs from 17 overs with A Gorman top scoring with just six runs.
Barellan took only nine overs to polish off the runs with the loss of only one wicket on the second ball bowled. T Conlan was not out for 16 and Brad Mogg not out 13 completing the task.
This week Barellan heads to Coolamon for a tough game against last year’s premiers, the Coolamon Crickets.
In other games, the Rovers won by 100 runs against the Crickets, who were all out for 101.
The ladder after six rounds is Rovers and Crickets sharing top spot on 16 points, Ganmain 14, Kamarah 12, Ardlethan/Beckom 10 and Barellan 4.
Players have been named for the Hedditch Cup Squad – Ben Walsh (captain), Josh Walsh, Matt Angel, Jake Anderson, Dan Foley, Jason Malone, Albert Gibson, Oliver Delves, Anthony McDonald, Steve Winter, Max Hillier, Matt Hard, Matt Carroll, Steven Bundy, Paddy Bray, Josh Moncrieff, Sam Robinson and Jeremy Robinson.