ROUND 1 RESULTS | 2020/21

ROUND RECAP: A strong start to our season with wins in our top grades and stand out performances throughout.

A GRADE: The A Grade hosted Keswick at home to start off the 20/21 season. Sent into the field, the Ramblers kept it tight and didn’t allow the runs to flow freely. The scoreboard pressure saw wickets fall consistently throughout the innings until Keswick were dismissed in the 32nd over for 92 runs.
Best with the ball were:
B. Kanck – 3/4 from 5.1 overs.
C. Farrell – 3/19 from 8 overs.
N. Work – 2/20 from 5 overs
The bowlers were backed up in the field all day, with no catches going down and also snagging an early run out through Kanck.
Chasing a low total, the boys paced the innings well, passing Keswick’s score in the 39th over. Some classy batting at the top of the order by J. Rosman anchored us through, with some cameos along the way.
Rosman 55
Saunders 17
Work 7*
A great all round effort to start the year. Congratulations again to Col Farrell on his successful A grade debut. Go Ramblers.

B GRADE: Moving up to section 2 we know each game is going to be against an A grade side. We were asked to bowl and had them 3/56 at drinks. We managed to contain them after drinks keeping them to 9/127. The fielding was quite good, and our bowlers for the most part were very good. JC 8 overs 2/14, Tom D 7 overs 2/22, Merritt 8 overs 2/38, Jarred Blenkinsop 8 overs 2/33 and Emil 8 overs 0/18. The chase started well with us 1/56 at drinks. We climbed to 1/78 (Pablo 21 (74 balls), Emil 21 (34 balls), Will Baird 31 (36 balls) before a major collapse saw us on our knees at 8/84 (!). Morphy Park thought they had it in the bag but JC 21* and Merritt 22* stepped up for a 44 run 9th wicket partnership to win the game off the last ball of the game. A very memorable game and a great example of self belief and never giving up.

C GRADE: Winning the toss and batting, we were in trouble and at drinks were 5/43. Strauss and Morey put on 38. Morey, making scoring look easy, 24 from 26. Spano/Strauss partnered for 36, Strauss out for 33 from 72. Spano, supported by O’Keefe, finished 32 no from 38.
Ramblers total 7 for 127.
With a strong Ramblers bowling attack we felt 127 was competitive. Morey/Rochow bowled tightly. South Road 0/13 after 8. Rochow, miserly, bowling 8 consecutive overs for 5! Drechsler, continued to apply pressure. O’Keefe and Wender lead us to drinks, South Rd 2/42. Wender & O’Keefe were excellent, 0/13 and 0/16 from 4. Drechsler, unleashed with the wind, bowled with pace, 2 -28 from 8. Spano, set the task of bowling 8 consecutive overs, partnered Morey to bowl out the innings. Morey gave everything, leaving his lunch at the top of his bowling mark! Morey 3/32 from 8. Spano, bowling the last over, South Rd requiring 11, then 3 from 1, the Ramblers win by 1! Spano 4/31, with a superb display of swing bowling. Our fielding excellent, holding our catches and a direct hit by Drechsler. Behind the stumps, Croft outstanding, not conceding a single bye. A great team effort!

D GRADE: Playing Mitchell Park III at home, Gringo our standing in captain lost the toss and we were put in to bat. Jordan Rowley and Gringo opened and made a solid start with Jordan out in the eleventh over. New player Andrew Goudie was unlucky and out early, followed by Fish after putting a couple over the fence was also out. Andrew Kerr batted well in his first innings with the Ramblers with Michael Sadler, Declan Cram and Corey Pearson batting concientiously. Milo McNicholas, Zac Howell and Alex Manning held the Parks out and we were finally bowled out for 111runs in the 37th over.
Alex Manning was the pick of the bowlers with 1/13 off his 8overs. Mitchell Park passed our total in the 29th over with eight wickets to spare.

E GRADE: Perfect conditions presented for game one of our season. Losing the toss and with a new team of players the development squad started well with Hamish Rees and Ashley Bates bowling well. Scoring was tough and after 20 overs the opposition were 38 runs only.
Blake Nash showed great improvement from early practice sessions to take his first wicket. Joel Bates was impressive with his leggies and Father Brian chimed in with three wickets. The fielding effort was great and although we dropped a few catches we looked ok. Chasing 120 our batting effort was ordinary to say the least. Resistance by Brian Bates, Vansh Sekon and Joel Bates helped the score to just 71 all out.
A disappointing loss after a great start but plenty to work with and on.

UNDER 14’s: Our first game of the season was against Coromandel Green and the boys approached it with great enthusiasm after the winter break. Our captain for the game was Josh and he won the toss and elected to bat first. Ben and Thomas worked hard to maintain their wicket with some tidy bowling from the Coromandel boys. Runs were hard to make but Gabe and Liam managed to work beautifully together scoring 29 and 24 respectively. The team was all out for a respectable 92 runs in the 33rd Over. Not a bad result for the first game and with quite a few new players to U14s in the team. We learnt that running between the wickets and calling is important with 4 unfortunate run-outs.
We began our fielding innings with a steady start and at this stage Coromandel is 0/13 after 5 overs.

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