One Day Competition - 3B Goats vs Heathcote, Hillsborough Domain, 3B, 16th December 2017
A first half seasons results off near misses and almosts came to a head at Hillsborough Domain,and the team to take our frustrations out on happened to be the Heathcote side that had been performing well this season.
Fill in skipper for the day Olly in place of Jon, managed to win the toss and put the Heatcote boys in on a pitch that offered the Goats bowlers plenty of bounce, and exploit it they did. With Chris and Danny (a guest player from 2C) knocking the top off thanks to a couple of slick catches in the slips to TonyD and out field catches sometimes dropped and Chris knocking the pins back a few times at 5/40 the damage had been done, Heatcote cleaned up for 117 and the 2nd time we have bowled a side out this season, a really top effort.
Chris ending up with 4/14, Danny 3/18 and Johno 2/14 with none of the Heatcote Boys mastering our bowling attack.
So our turn to bat on a pitch we knew was offering the bowlers plenty, opener Rob or known as smouchy (have to ask his girlfriend what that's about) played a top innings and placing shots all around the ground to end up 78 not out with good support from Jake Harrington 27 not out so we reached the total one down.
It was a great way to finish the year,much needed win and give the team confidence heading in to the new year. Terrific to see all players contribute in some way in this game and to a happy team unit that enjoy their cricket in a very competitive grade.
May I wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year.
Man of the Match: Rob Graves
Check out the scorecard from the game.