Unfortunately the Ray Sutton lads were bundled out of the Ray Sutton Shield with results not going our way against Glenelg and Adelaide in the final 2 rounds. It was a ripping tournament with many highlights and it’s safe to say the future of our club is looking very positive.

In Round 3 all junior grades were shaping up against Woodville.

Under 14 Whites won this round quite convincingly. The lads from Woodville batted first and put 145 in the book before being bowled out. Kurt Zytnik was best with the ball claiming 3 for 20 off 8 overs. Our reply with the bat was swift and powerful, piling on 209 runs to win with absolute ease. Ned Spurr was the highlight of the batting with 38 runs for this little master of the gloves and the willow.

Under 14 Reds also won this game which was always poised as a close one. We won the toss and batted. Continuing his impressive work with the bat Reggie Els dominated the bowlers with 77 important runs, contributing towards our inning total of 188. We turned to our bowlers and things were looking really tight towards the back end, but we prevailed by a mere 9 runs by bowling them out for 179 runs.  Nick Neumann was simply outstanding with the leather snagging 3 for 34 after 12 overs.

Under 16 Whites looked to the heavens for support and the cricket gods leant a hand. After being bowled out for only 86 on the first week with Woodville already on the chase at 0/21 we were certainly on the back foot. Alas 3 days of rain assisted the umpire’s decision to abandon play on week 2 and we dodged a bullet by claiming a drawn game and sharing the points.

Under 16 Reds toiled hard on an experienced Woodville batting outfit and bowled them out for an impressive 207 runs – which seems a lot but is actually on par for the pitch and ground they played on. Even though 3 days of rain had fallen on the deck the umpire deemed it playable so we went out to bat. At 1 for 58 things were looking ok….sadly that’s where the positives ended. All out for only 103 we were over 100 runs behind the chase. Harry ‘Morbinator’ Morbey dug in with a solid 28 at the top of the order and was our best bat. Woodville decided to have another bat and without a heartbeat we had them 3 down before the stumps were pulled. 13 wickets in a day may suggest the pitch maybe did play a part.

29/11/2017 Max Parker Club News, Juniors