Juniors on the turf

LEONGATHA and District Cricket Association Under 12’s and 13’s played on Sunday at Scorpion Park Leongatha against Sale/Maffra.
The game was played on turf using a white ball which was a first for a lot of the boys.
In the Under 13s’game Sale/Maffra won the toss and sent Leongatha in.
Aaron Bardwell and Rohan Slade opened the batting and unfortunately we lost Rohan early, bowled without scoring.
Blake Christopher added 25 with Aaron before he was bowled.
Joel Brann joined Aaron and they added 20 before he was also bowled Jy Hull for 14 before he became the fourth of six bowled.
Aaron retired on 42 after a very good innings.
Rory Pattinson was bowled and Sam Henry, Jarryd Pearson and Kade Fullarton all retired with Josh Williams not out on nine.
Levi Coscksedge was bowled with out scoring
Emmet Dempsey eight not out saw out the 40 overs with the team making 6/126 in a very good effort.
Most of the boys had never batted on turf before, hence the only wickets we lost were bowled.
After lunch Sale/Maffra batted and the openers Wrigglesworth and Adams added 36 before they retired.
Jy Hull took a wicket with his first ball replacing the opening bowlers Rory Pattinson and Blake Christopher and first change bowlers Joel Brann and Darcy Hume.
Josh Williams bowling leg spin had O’Reilly stumped by Aaron Bardwell and Rohan Slade then picked up three wickets with a good catch to Levi Cocksedge.
He then bowled Shingles without scoring and Lay(two) Sale/Maffra was 6 /77 after some solid batting before wickets to Darcy Hume and Emmet Dempsey saw Sale/Maffra finish with 9/147 off their 40 overs.
Twenty seven came from the last three overs with Sale/Maffra winning by 21 runs.
Best bowling figures in a good bowling effort were Rohan Slade 3/2, Jy Hull 2/10, Darcy Hume 1/16, Emmet Dempsey 1/ 8 and Josh Williams 1/10.
Overall, a very good effort by the Under 13 side batting, bowling and fielding.
The Under 12’s under joint captains Ethan Lamers and Levi Hickey won the toss and sent Sale/Maffra in.
Evan Allaway and Tommi Brosnan opened the bowling and bowled very well as did the first change bowlers Fraser West and Joel Cuman.
Some good fielding led to a run out breaking the opening partnership and then a quick wicket to Joel Cuman bowling the next batsman.
Solid batting from Sale/Maffra pushed the score along and it wasn’t until Evan Allaway came back into the attack that Leongatha and District picked up its next wicket.
Then came wickets to Xavier Robertson and Levi Hickey but at the end of 35 overs Sale/Maffra had made 159.
Wicket takers were Joel Cuman 1/0, Evan Allaway 1/16, Xavier Robertson 1/14 and Levi Hickey 1/9 with only five byes.
Keepers Mitch McGrath and Evan Lamers did a good job behind the stumps and a couple of missed chances helped Sale/Maffra’s score overall.
After lunch Leongatha and District batted with openers Tommi Brosnan and Mitch McGrath.
Unfortunately Mitch McGrath was run out without scoring.
Tommi Brosnan made 24, Evan Lamers 16 retired, Levi Hickey seven retired, Evan Allaway one, Bailey Harvey seven, Heath Dobbie five, Xavier Robinson 14 retired, Kadison Duff 10, Brodie Prain five, Beau Fennell one and Joel Cuman 4four not out saw the total reach 8/125 off their 35 overs in a solid effort with the boys facing some good bowling and fielding from Sale/Maffra.
The coach Craig Harvey was happy with the boys’ efforts considering they had restricted training due to a wash out the week previous.
We look forward to the next game on February 15 versus Warragul at Wonthaggi.
The boy’s are going to work on a few skills in the meantime hoping to turn the tables on Warragul.
Thank you to Leongatha Town Cricket club for providing the facilities and preparing the turf for the Under 13s, helping with the lunch preparation.
The club’s effort was very much appreciated as was OMK for providing training facilities and to all the coaches and parents who assisted during the game and with umpiring and scoring.
Such efforts helped to make it a very good day and we look forward to the return game next year in Sale.
It was a very good day for the boys who are the future of LDCA.
They showed that we have some very promising cricketers on the horizon.
The games were played in great spirit by both sides and they were exemplary in their behaviour on and off the field.

Close call: Mitchell McGrath comes close to stumping a Sale/Maffra batsman.

Close call: Mitchell McGrath comes close to stumping a Sale/Maffra batsman.

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