It was a weekend of mixed fortunes in Round 5, with the C's falling short of Mt Lofty at Lords while the D grade smashed Bridgey in a heated game at Aldgate School Oval.
The C's made things difficult in the clash against the Redcaps, proving that catches do indeed win matches. With the ball both Geers brothers picked up some wickets, but it was the elder statesman Bahrsy who showed the young lads how to do it, bowling 3 maidens and claiming 2/19 from his 8 overs. Unfortunately for the lads some fielding blunders let them down as Mt Lofty notched up 250 runs. It was going to take a big effort from them to come back. Berwick found some timely form notching up 70, while Dougy and Browno also chipped in but it wasn’t enough. The boys do however remain in 5th spot on the 11 team ladder, 1 win away from top of the table Mylor and after some fielding training Wednesday will be ready to bounce back in their Round 6 clash with Meadows at Lords.
While the C Grade played in a friendly at Lords, the D's were in fierce competition. There is no love lost between Bridgey and Baskets in the A4 comp and Round 5 was as heated as ever. Bridgey got off to a slow start with the bat with the Real Range bowlers keeping things very tight- Bridgey 1/62 at drinks. After some tea and scones the home team went after the ball before Westy looked to have Brien trapped LBW. The appeal was confidently turned down on the premise that 'you don’t give LBW in D grade'. Bridgey batted on to finish 6/157 at the close of their 40 overs, The skipper was choice of the bowlers, Russ claiming 2/16 while former Bridgey player Westy snagged 2/18. Schiller's mate and new gun recruit Patty Thomas bowled very well claiming 1/25. Responsible dog owner Colin also battled hard with the ball getting some good shape all day.
On the small ground 157 was going to be hard to defend, especially when Westy and Schiller both fired up to make 79 & 69 respectively. The game was all but over when the first wicket fell but The Range kept going, Patty scored 19 on debut and Brett added 24. The best knock of all however came from Col; the responsible dog owner slapped up a quick fire 25 consisting of four 6s and a hard run single. The tail also wagged with Keithy scoring his first run ever from very well placed edge. Baskets finished up with 6/236 and cracked some teds knowing they had done enough to go a game clear in second spot. The lads take on Mylor in Round 6.