Live updates from the Twenty20 Cup semi final between the Collaroy Plateau Cricket Club Towers and the Cromer Squids to be posted here. Match due to commence at 3pm. Stay tuned!
12.27 pmTom Carden -
Hi all, the Live Stream player is up and our commentary will be starting shortly!
6.21 pmTom Carden -
That’s all she wrote. About 30 runs short. Cromer too good today, they bowled particularly well. The difference were the starts. Cromer raced away at more than 10 an over. While the Plateau stuttered at 22 off the first 6. There just wasn’t enough boundary hitting from there to recover. So no 4th Cup for the Plateau this year, but another good campaign. Good luck to Cromer in the GF.
6.02 pmTom Carden -
48 off 3. Singh back into the attack.
5.56 pmTom Carden -
62 off 4 needed..
5.52 pmTom Carden -
Minnett bowled by the spinner. Out for 17.
5.51 pmTom Carden -
66 off 5 needed
5.47 pmTom Carden -
Only 4 off that over. Back in trouble. 71 required off 6 overs.
5.45 pmTom Carden -
11 off that over! Good one for Plateau. Not out of it yet.
5.39 pmTom Carden -
Only 3 off that over. Not enough. 86 to win off 8.
5.37 pmTom Carden -
Bang! Brodes goes big! Straight down the ground for 6. Lovely shot. He hit the previous ball for a dropped catch 4 through mid wicket.
13 off that one. Just what the Dr ordered.
5.33 pmTom Carden -
100 off 10 overs required for Plateau. Brodie and Minnett out there at the moment.
5.28 pmTom Carden -
Finally a boundary! Brodie smashes this one down the ground for 4.
5.20 pmTom Carden -
Jakes been bowled by Singh. Real trouble now for Plateau.
5.09 pmTom Carden -
Jake in now. Huge job to do.
5.08 pmTom Carden -
Bonner on the front foot and tries to slog this down the ground but it’s skied very high up in the air. Mid off takes a good catch and he’s gone.
5.05 pmTom Carden -
Just 1/15 off 4.
5.04 pmTom Carden -
Bonner smacks one into a gap in the off side for a couple.
5.02 pmTom Carden -
Not sure if Brodie forgot it was a free hit… He plays and misses with a defensive shot.
5.01 pmTom Carden -
No ball and free hit. Very high that one. Brodie to face the free hit.
5.01 pmTom Carden -
1/9 off 3. This isn’t looking good for Plateau at the moment. They now need 142 to win off 102 balls.
4.59 pmTom Carden -
Dunn miss times a drive straight to mid off and is caught for 4. 1/9 off 2.3
4.55 pmTom Carden -
5 off that one. 0/6 off 2. Plateau need to accelerate, immediately.
4.53 pmTom Carden -
Dunn with a lovely flick through mid wicket for a couple, Brinsdon is the bowler.
4.51 pmTom Carden -
Just 1 off the first over.. Bit of a mix up too, missed the single off an almost catch.
4.47 pmTom Carden -
Cromer finished on 9/144. A very competitive score on this slow Nolans ground. Plateau missed a trick with that bad start and could have had Cromer under a lot more pressure through that innings. Big job ahead of the Plateau batsmen but we have a long batting lineup.
4.45 pmTom Carden -
Bonner and Dunny to open up.
4.34 pmTom Carden -
Full and there’s an edge past the keeper for one.
4.33 pmTom Carden -
This one is on a good length and its a complete miss hit! Straight to Jeffrey at mid wicket. 2 to go.
4.32 pmTom Carden -
This one’s hit harder over square leg but still just the single.
4.32 pmTom Carden -
Full again but on the legs this time and played out to deep mid wicket for a single.
4.31 pmTom Carden -
Another full ball outside off stump and there’s a swing and a miss. Good stuff!
4.31 pmTom Carden -
Good full ball. Squeezed to square leg for a single
4.30 pmTom Carden -
139. Last over. We’re going to go ball for ball. Dunny to bowl it.
4.28 pmTom Carden -
Finally some more runs for Cromer. Big 6 over cow corner.
4.26 pmTom Carden -
Another one down! Counsell tries to go over cover but its straight to Harry running in from the deep. Great catch! 9 balls to go.
4.24 pmTom Carden -
Another good over. Not many runs off that one from Ryan. 2 to go 6/125
4.17 pmTom Carden -
Superb from Bonner! Hits the top of the stumps to take Plateau’s 7th!
4.15 pmTom Carden -
4 overs left, sorry.
4.14 pmTom Carden -
5/118, 5 overs left
4.12 pmTom Carden -
And now Sam takes the wicket! Full and Goodwin skies it high in the air. Minnett takes a very good catch at mid on.
4.11 pmTom Carden -
Two consecutive sixes to start Sam’s spell. Cromer have finally doubled their score from the 5th over.
4.08 pmTom Carden -
Jake finishes his spell. He took 2/18 and the score is 97 after 14.
4.02 pmTom Carden -
Jeff finishes a magnificent spell. He’s helped get Plateau back in this. He bowled 4 overs and took 2/12
3.57 pmTom Carden -
Bonner takes a fantastic catch running in from third man! Jake gets his 2nd. Singh is gone, 4/88 off 12.
3.43 pmTom Carden -
BOWLED AGAIN! Plateau coming right back into this. Holliday gone for 27
3.41 pmTom Carden -
Jeff gets rid of the new batsman Wiley! Bowled again. 2/73 off 8.1
3.37 pmTom Carden -
Jake cleans up Kenna! Skittles the stumps after a really tight over from JPD. Plateau fighting back!
3.32 pmTom Carden -
Jeff into the attack now. Needs to steady the ship for CPCC. Another expensive over the last one.
3.23 pmTom Carden -
5 overs gone 0/55. Will Hurst on now.
3.22 pmTom Carden -
Plateau getting their lengths all wrong at the moment. Far to many short balls, Kenna dispatches this one over backward point for 4.
3.20 pmTom Carden -
Kenna is dropped again at mid off. This could really sting the Plateau. He follows it up with a 4 through backward square.
3.16 pmTom Carden -
Harry Dunn bowls over 3 and there’s another 6 to Kenna. Great start for Cromer.
3.10 pmTom Carden -
Pricey bowls the 2nd and there’s 13 off this one. Another 6 this time to Plateau tourist Brett Holliday.
3.06 pmTom Carden -
8 off the first over including a big 6 to Kenna. Dropped catch off the last ball. Ryan Dunn bowled the first bowling his offies.
3.00 pmTom Carden -
Cromer have won the toss and elected to bat. The boys are warming up.
1.28 pmTom Carden -
The Plateau side is as named earlier in the week:
1.16 pmTom Carden -
In case you missed it, here’s a preview of today’s match.
The Cromer team list is up. No Roy De Beer today, but still a very strong side:
12.57 pmTom Carden -
Welcome to our Live Blog of what is sure to be a high quality match today. It’s been a rather soggy morning, but the rain has ceased and it looks like play will begin as scheduled this afternoon.
David Le has been down to the ground to inspect the conditions. He says the outfield is fine, pitch is a bit wet but should be good to go by 3pm.