1864s claim second consecutive win in tight game against Newton

24th May 2022

1864's 197-7 (40o) Oliver Young 44, Jan Ozmen 53, Will Phelps 58*, Albie McPate 16*: David Archbold 2-26, Brian Taylor 2-27, Charlie Laverick 2-29, Dan Taylor 1-42.

Newton 187ao(39.1o) James Brown 62, David Lee 29, A Jones 29, Chris Telfer 32: Patrick Hatcher 2-20, Mo Shahbaz 1-31, David Cragg 2-27, Albie McPate 1-45, Will Phelps 3-34, George McConnell 0-21.

SNCC won by 10 runs - 20 points, Newton 8.

The 1864's claimed a second successive victory by 10 runs over Newton in a high scoring game on Sat 21 st May at Greenside. Winning the toss & batting, the 1864's lost Belinda (3) & George (6) with the score at 10. Steady progress was made by debutant Oliver Young & Jan, 26 off 13o, 38 from 16, 67 off 20, but the platform was built. Jan departed for a well-made & important 53 at 90. 

Thereafter the 1864's ability to rotate the strike, taking many singles & 2's were major contributors as Will & Oliver combined. Oliver (44), playing well off his legs, was bowled at 151. A slight loss of momentum as Kush (3), Patrick (0) & Ahmer (1), left the score at 168-7 & it was left to Albie McPate, U14 & also on debut, to strike his first ball for 4 & keep the fluent Will company as the total rose to conclude on 197-7 after 40. Will a commanding 58*, hitting boundaries & reversing the spinner, Albie 16* running quickly.

Newton faced Hatcher & Shahbaz & it was Mo who got the first wicket at 30, caught by debutant w/k Belinda Wewalage. A partnership of 60 followed until at 90, Patrick bowled Sanderson. At the same score, Jan took a good catch at backward point to dismiss the fluent Brown (62) off David Cragg. This became 98-4 as Ahmer achieved a direct hit run out of Taylor & at the same score, Will expertly hung onto a very firm drive at short extra cover off David, 98-5.

Lee & Jones put together 43 for the 6th wicket until, at 141, Mo caught Lee off Will's off spin. At 165, visiting captain Jones lofted Albie's medium pace towards long on where a running & diving Oliver held a very good catch. W/k Chris Telfer was obdurate & aiming to win the game but lost partners at 179 & 187 both bowled, beguiled by Will's off breaks. The last over saw 10 to win, Patrick bowled Telfer (32) with the first ball!

A win by 10 runs in a close game, 3 important partnerships, good running of 1's & 2's, sound fielding & good catching making the difference. A debut to remember for Albie.

The next match is away at, usually strong, Mitford on Sat 28th May. Onward !



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