Many CPCC Seniors will be desperately wanting to start 2016 again after our teams won just 4 of 9 games in the first 2 rounds of the year, including 0/4 for 1st and 2nd Grade.
Round 11 Wrap
Firsts had a tough task coming up against the highly fancied Manly Breakers at Plateau Park. Sent in to bat, the Plateau were in huge trouble early at 6/29. Al Richardson and Paps then combined for a 75 run partnership to provide 1sts a total to bowl at. Al scored 57, including four 6’s, and Paps 21. The last wicket fell with the score at 122, still with 5 and a half overs left in the innings.
The Plateau bowling effort suffered a huge set back early on when star bowler and captain Jeff Porter-Denning was sidelined with serious back spasms after bowling just 2 overs. In a serious blow to 1sts, Jeff looks unlikely to bowl pace in the near future. Despite this, Plateau were able to take regular wickets through the Breakers innings. Unfortunately it wasn’t quite enough as they achieved the total 7 down. Nirav Patel took 3/22.
Seconds fell to their 4th loss in 5 games and will be breathing a sigh of relief knowing that the ridiculously long stretch of one dayers is over.
After winning the toss at Balgowlah oval, they elected to bat first against St Peters. A fast opening partnership of 54 from Toby Horstead and Hugh Brassil was let down by some slow batting in the middle overs and the eventual loss of too many wickets to allow for a finishing blast. Hugh’s good season continued, he fell to a dubious outfield catch on 43, Toby hit 20, Tom Carden 29 and Nick Bonner hit three 6’s in his 27. They were bowled out for 151 in the last over.
In the field they were unable to build consistent pressure on the St Peters batsmen. At drinks the score was balanced at 3/81 off 20 (71 required off 15 overs) but some expensive overs at the resumption of play cost the Plateau. St Peters reached the total still only 3 down, with 5 and a half overs to spare. Matt Richards took 2/17 off 5 and Kavin Moorthi 1/21 off 5.3.
4ths fell 19 runs short of Dee Why’s 131 at Nolans 4. James Bourcier and Sam Filmer-Ramsey took 3/27 and 3/38 respectively to help bowl Dee Why out after 33 overs. However, on the notoriously slow Nolans 4 outfield, the Plateau batsmen ran out of time in their chase, despite a 50 to Brad Baber.
The Development Team were our only winners for round 11. Up against Wakehurst B at Passmore 2, the Plateau set 130, boosted by 43 to Tim Schultz and 22 to Ethan Elliott. In a good team bowling effort, Wakehurst were bowled out for 76, securing a bonus point for the Plateau. Andrew Davis took 2/5, Eli Cox 2/14, Justin Soo 2/16 and Noah Gammage 2/18.