ROUND 11 | RESULTS 2020/21

ROUND RECAP: Strong positions for our senior sides, a maiden A Grade 50, big C Grade CENTURY, an E Grade win on forfeit and 3 Junior wins! Not to mention a record breaking partnership!

A GRADE: Day 1 v Plympton. The A Grade won the toss and elected to bat on day 1. Setting the goal to bat the 75 overs out the lads showed incredible application and achieved that goal, ending the 75th on 7/225.
Although slightly slow going for the first half of the innings the top order set an awesome base for the back end. Ben Kanck and Tyson Clark were thrown up the order and made the most of their oppurtunities.
With wickets in hand we were able to add quick runs at the end with some clean hitting from Nick Work and Jarryd Simister.
Best with the bat:
B. Kanck – 68 (131)
N. Work – 36* (33)
T. Clarke – 27 (72)
Congratulations to Ben Kanck for his first A Grade 50 and shout out again to him and Tyson Clark for an awesome partnership.

B GRADE: We chose to bowl, and Charlie started well with 3/6 from 4 overs before hurting his shoulder. The Porties captain had previously played a much higher level of cricket and when we dismissed him on 70, Porties were on 95! We went on to bowl them all out for 127 with Jon F 9.3 overs 3/28 and Col Farrell 9 overs 3/23 bowling particularly well. We had 19 overs left to bat. We batted well with positive intent finishing the day at 2/118 needing a further 10 runs to win. JC with 36* (42 balls), Matt Treloar 35 (35 balls) were particularly impressive in the run chase.

C GRADE: Coromandel Ramblers 4 for 258 after 60 overs. Round 11 saw us playing equal fourth placed Nth Haven at Nth Haven. Winning the toss we elected to bat first. We were off to a another solid start with Smith and Stallard taking us to drinks at 1 for 87 after 20 overs. Kingsley batted well before being dismissed for 36. This brought together Stallard and Wender and they partnered for an entertaining 129 run partnership.
Ben Stallard batted beautifully hitting 3 sixes and 11 fours. A chanceless innings for an extremely well-made 104 . This was Ben’s fourth century for the Ramblers. Congratulations Ben, what an outstanding achievement. After Stallard’s dismissal Ben Wender continued to apply himself and finished off our innings unbeaten for an impressive 62 NO and we finished on a competitive 4 for 258.
Best with the bat.
Stallard 104
Wender 62 NO
Smith 36
Next week we will need to bowl and field well to defend our 258 against a strong Nth Haven batting line up. Let’s get out to training this week to prepare for next week’s challenge.

D GRADE: This week the D grade were playing Coromandel at Weymouth. We won the toss and elected to bat. We were quickly in trouble losing our first wicket in the second over. Wickets continued to fall and at one stage we were 4/25 and then 9/97 by the 43rd over. Brian Bates and Merrit Boyd batted the remaining 17overs for a 89run partnership finishing the day at 9/186. This is a D grade record breaking partnership beating a 53run partnership made in 1985. Very pleasing end to the day now that we have a competitive score, and with good bowling we should secure another win.

Brian Bates and Merrit Boyd break a 1985 record for an 89 run 10th wicket partnership!

E GRADE: Unfortunately Keswick forfeited the match and we take the points.

Under 16’s: Round 8 this week and we played host to Sheidow Park on Hawthorndene oval in our final one day match for the season. Ryan won the toss and elected to bowl. Ben opened the bowling with blistering pace finishing his 2 overs with figures of 0/1. He was well supported by Ashley at the other end who bowled tightly, as did first change bowlers, Sam Tilly and Paddy McGinn, restricting the visitors to 0/18 from the first 8 overs. The final 7 overs of this session swung in favor of Sheidow Park and they went to drinks on 0/63, helped along by 5 fairly difficult dropped chances and a couple of poor fielding efforts resulting in boundaries from balls that should have been cut off. We talked through this at drinks and came out with a renewed focus in the field. First over back and a skied catch taken off Josh’s bowling by Luis with the gloves and another sharp catch by Ashley off Brad’s bowling had us back in it at 2/72. A good contest followed with a catch to Lachy off Joel, A clean bowled by Jack, Jack combining with Luis for a runout and another clean bowled by Joel and the visitors had advanced to 6/107 in the 23rd over. Josh would go on to claim an lbw and Ashley clean bowl a damaging batsmen, however Sheidow finished their 30 overs 8/145. Wicket takers, Josh 2/16 from 4 overs, Joel 2/14, Ashley 1/5, Brad 1/7, Jack 1/17. Everyone else was economical. We have struggled to get mush past 100 in our batting this year, however we thought 145 was not out of reach. Rotate the strike and punish the loose ball should return 5 runs an over and get us home. Unfortunately, it didn’t start well with the top 3 soon back in the shed for 4 runs off 3 overs. Enter Ben Kean 12 no and Josh Payne 33 from 26 deliveries who steadied the ship, both batters well supported by Sam Murphy who held up an end for 6 overs while the others scored. Joel Austin would make 10no, Brad 9 and Jack, Michael and Paddy put up brave efforts at the end however we were bowled out for 102 in 27.5 overs. The Hungry Jacks Achievement award went to Josh Payne today. Thank you to Amanda and Pamela for scoring once again. Cheers and see you at the cricket. Daz

Under 14’s: U14 (Sun) Ramblers 4/304 def. Flagstaff Hill 10/136
Defending 304, Flaggies started quickly with 65 runs after 13 overs. We applied the screws after that restricting them to only a further 70 runs off the next 20 overs before bowling them all out in the 33rd over. It was great to see Callum and James S bowl well, along with Liam who took 3/13. Special mention to Ben who captained the side well with good input throughout the game.

Under 14’s T20: Ramblers 9/158 def Happy Valley 2/65
Our last T20 game before the finals was against Happy Valley. Their team comprises of primarily U12’s who are gaining experience for the future. After winning the toss, the Ramblers elected to bat first with Jacob and Rohan opening the innings. Jacob scored quickly scoring 15 runs before being caught. Charlie (32 n.o.), Jacssen (23 n.o.), James M (20 n.o.) and Liam (19) all contributed well, although there were 3 run outs. The boys finished 9/158 after their 20 overs. The boys bowled tightly with only 3 no balls for the entire innings. Taking 2 wickets, the boys restricted Happy Valley’s scoring opportunities leaving them 2/65 at the end of their 20 overs.
A great team effort and good win heading into the semi-finals after finishing 2nd on the ladder.

Under 12’s: We played ICC Sharks at Weymouth Oval this week, with this weeks captain James losing the toss and the Sharks sending us into bat.
We lost a couple of early wickets, then the team really settled in and all batted really well. The batting has been outstanding the last two games. Best with the bat this week was Henry, Aarnav, Euan and Josh R. We were able to post our highest score for the year so far.
We could not have bowled or fielded any better. We took a team hat-trick this week. And Euan still on a hat-trick next ball he bowls. We had 2 direct hit run outs from Elliot and Josh R . Best with the ball Euan, Aarnav 2 wickets, Elliot and James 1 wicket each. We bowled ICC sharks out for 31 in the 13th oven. Well done, another fantastic team effort.

Under 10’s: Coromandel Valley Ramblers U10s 4/121 def Happy Valley U10s 4/118.
A good day for the Under 10s winning their second game of the season at Happy Valley. At training we have been working on bowling straighter, playing straighter with the bat and backing up in the field and it all worked well today. Captain Lucas won the toss and elected to bowl. All the boys bowled really well, reducing the no balls by almost half from the last match. Max, Leon and Ben grabbed a wicket and Ethan C had a direct hit run out. We also did well with the bat only losing 4 wickets. Everyone batted well with Ethan C 20, Ben 16, and Leon 12. Well done boys back it up again next week.

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