One Day Competition - President Cardinals vs OBC, Sydenham Park #2, Presidents, 14th January 2017
I wasn’t there but ended up with the scorebook and it looks like it went like this – Old Boys Collegians won the toss and batted first, possibly to thwart Laughts. In any event, it didn’t go well.
Lodge was the first to go, caught and bowled by Ski for a duck with the score at 6. Ski bowled Hall shortly after for seven with the score at 15. A revival of sorts started with Hamish Anderson batting three, and the next wicket, Iggo, fell at 56. By the time Hamish Anderson went, caught off Flem for a well-made 64, the score was only 80. As is tradition, Flem claimed his bunny.
After Anderson, the next highest score was Penny, run out for 13 courtesy of Phil Walker and Ken Julian, and OBC finished up 113 all out, having not batted out the overs. Laughts and Matty Loose took catches, while Mario took two.
Of the bowlers, Ralphie bowled six unrewarded for 19 with two maidens, Ski bowled five, claiming two for 29, also with two maidens. Brownie bowled five, claiming two for 14, and Flem bowled 8, claiming 3 for 38, with one maiden, having been taken to by Anderson. Ken Julian made a welcome return to the side for the first time this season, claiming one for 13 off 4.3 overs, bowling one maiden.
Into bat, and it was over fairly quickly, with just the four batsmen needed. Wildy went for a rapid 18, and Phil Walker and Matt Loose compiled the majority of the total required, Matt going caught off O’Connor for 44 when hitting out in search of well-deserved 50. At the other end, Phil Walker was also reeling off some glorious shots, finishing not out on 39. Ski finished not out on nought, and it was all over in the 16th.
Man of the Match: Matt Loose
Check out the scorecard from the game.