by Jake Carden, with Interviews from Tom Carden
The Plateau boys turned up to a slow Millers 2, being undefeated in the competition so far it was still a must win match to ensure our place in the finals. Harbord won the toss and sent us into bat.
With the majority of the opposition looking like they’d made their way straight to the ground from a night out, Ryan Dunn and Brodie Elliott got us off to a flyer. With Some clean hitting Ryan made his way to a very entertaining 60 before he was dismissed reverse sweeping. Jake Carden came in at 3 and took no time at all to get going, smacking his first ball straight back over the bowler for 6. Brodie fell a short time later for 32 (the number of The Big Show), after playing a much needed hand in the innings. With wickets falling pretty consistently after that, Towers scraped up a total of 7/164 off their 20 overs.
R Dunn 60
B Elliott 32
J Carden 30
We had to bowl well to defend this total with some handy batsmen in the Harbord lineup! The first over was given to the off spin of Ryan Dunn. After the first ball went for 4 he fought back well to dismiss the big hitting Nic White 1st rock. With a bit of a partnership building for the 2nd wicket it was up to the new kid on the block Will Hurst to make the breakthrough and ultimately set up a comfortable win for the Plateau. North Sydney Recruit Alex Perry picked up the big wicket of Ed Burgess with his rather disturbing off spinners. And from there the towers were always on top and cruised to victory with Jeff Porter-Denning bowling very well to clean up the tail! Harbord were eventually all out for 97 in the 17th Over. This means we will be playing our semi-final on the 21st of February at Nolans, BE THERE!!!
E Elliott 1/2