St Michael's Cricket Club

 

Opponent : Monks Park II
Date : 8 June 2002
Venue : Weston Favell Upper School
Result : Draw

Innings of: St Michael's

1 D Harrison run out 13 Bowling O M R W
2 V Cross ct & b Ejaz 13 R Atley 12 3 45 0
3 M Collier LBW P Atley 10 P Atley 12 4 26 2
4 A Marnewick ct White P Atley 18 Abid 10 2 36 0
5 B Ahearn st Ejaz 48 Ejaz 11 0 45 4
6 D Tebbutt ct Ejaz 26
7 A Wilson st Ejaz 7
8 I Geddes not out 7
9 T Marlow not out 1
10 E Sturley
11 M Baker
Overs 45

Extras

11
Wickets 7

Total

154

Innings of: Monks Park II

1 S McKay b Marnewick 6 Bowling O M R W
2 S Mistry b Geddes 16 M Baker 12 2 33 2
3 Abid st Ahearn Geddes 16 A Marnewick 11 3 17 3
4 S Jani not out 71 A Wilson 8 1 34 0
5 D White LBW Geddes 4 I Geddes 12 2 38 3
6 H Jani T Marlow 2 0 12 0
7 J Jani b Marnewick 3
8 H Mistry ct Baker 7
9 Ajaz b Marnewick 1
10 P Atley ct Marlow Baker 15
11 R Atley not out 1
Overs 45

Extras

18
Wickets 8

Total

152

Match report to follow

St Michael’s held on for a draw in an exciting game against Monks Park II that went down to the last ball of the match.

Mick’s skipper Ian Geddes won the toss, and for a change decided to bat first. The St Michael's innings was steady early on, the Monks Park bowlers keeping a tight line, restricting the run. It wasn’t until the last third of the innings when big Brian Ahearn and the diminutive Dave Tebbutt lashed out that the innings gained some impetus. The final total of 154 was challenging, but with the wicket slow and aiding the batsmen, one that was certainly not out of reach.

Monk’s Park batted in fits and starts in difficult bowling conditions, with Jani holding the innings together. Come the last over, the visitors needed 9 to win. St Michael's opening bowler duly sent down a gift with the first ball of the last over with Jani duly despatched for 6 over mid wicket, putting the Monkey’s within touching distance of victory. But Baker fought back, delivering 5 dot balls in a row to secure a draw and 12 points.

 

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