One Day Competition - 3B Goats vs Marist Harewood, St James Park, 3B, 3rd October 2015
Opening day of the season saw the Goats playing Marist Harewood at St James Park. We won the toss and put one of last years top teams in on what appeared a bowler friendly pitch. This proved to be a good decision as after 20 overs they were 6-34.
There was no let up after drinks and Marist were dismissed for 58. All our bowlers bowled good channels and reaped the benefits of a slightly two paced pitch. All 6 bowlers picked up at least 1 wicket and Shane finished off the innings by throwing the stumps down from out towards the boundary. 4 dropped catches was the only issue in the field.
Chasing a small total we made a slow start. Jake decided to tease the bowlers by playing and missing at 14 balls out of 15 as the ball swung around, then finally missed a straight one for a 16 ball duck. Chris was looking extremely solid at the other end though and he and Amos proceeded steadily until they brought their 3 spinners on and Amos got a ripper that turned and bounced and was caught. Josh smashed the first ball he faced back over the bowlers head but was caught soon afterwards and it was left to Chris and Shane to knock the runs off. Chris finished with a flourish hitting a 6 to pass their target.
An early finish and a good display by the Goats.
Man of the Match: Chris Ingram
Check out the scorecard from the game.