Juniors Win Again!
Seniors XI v Juniors XI at Wray Crescent  Mon 12-Apr-2004 at 2.08pm
 Juniors won by 5 wkts
 

The Junior XI triumphed in the traditional season opener - with the winning boundary struck in the gathering gloom with just one over to go.

The Seniors innings had been rescued by a blistering innings of 92 not out from Lucius Faisal - with sixes sailing into neighbouring gardens at regular intervals - 9 in total! His efforts - along with a much more sedate 45 from wizzened old pro Pete Hollman - revived the flagging innings - after impressinve early spells from Aussie Martin Cowling and leftie Olli Haill causing chaos at the top of the Seniors order.

Reduced to 55-4 - thanks also to good support spells from Seb Jennings, Kurt Rademaker and Braden Grigg - the veterans were grateful for West Indian Faisal's calypso innings. Some of the sixes were huge - and a few of the later bowlers suffered as a result. A 56 ball 92 contrasted with old pro Hollman's 123 ball 45 - although the old timer's efforts early on were invaluable. He did confirm that he was trying to slog as the innings progressed - the mind was willing but the flesh was weak it would seem.

In response - a slimmed down Joe Phelan showed his continued liking for Pacific bowlers - particularly a wayward Faisal - hitting a classy 87. This despite a fine spell from veteran seamer Darryl Roberts - who enjoyed no luck with the ball until picking up a late wicket in his second spell.

Rob Allum's 2-27 meant a late flurry of wickets might derail the Juniors seemingly straight forward chase. In gathering gloom - Kurt Rademaker added to his good spell with the ball by clattering a quickfire 25 - while Ted Szuman batted sensibly at the other end.

The Seniors final chance came when Aussie Martin Cowling skied a chance straight to skipper Steve Lay at mid-on. However in the poor light - the old timer's eyesight obviously let him down - as the ball was allowed to land untouched between his feet. The next ball was smashed for 4 and the game was up!

"There were some good debuts from Braden, Mark and Keiran - and some other fairly new faces also did well - which is encouraging for the team. It was great to see Lucius, Joe and Pete in such great form with the bat - and most of the bowlers did well." said seniors skipper Steve Lay later.


Seniors XI v Juniors XI
 
Seniors XI innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Peter Hollman c Bastin b DeKeller  45  147  123  3  0  
  Adrian Duthie b  1  14  12  0  0  
  Matt Holliday + run out  4  3  3  1  0  
  Steve Lay* b Rademaker  6  20  9  0  0  
  Paul Attwood c Phelan b Grigg  9  37  36  0  0  
  Mark Herring not out  5  10  10  1  0  
  Lucius Faisal not out  92  100  56  6  9  
  Mark Walker did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Phil Spearpoint did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Rob Allum did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Darryl Roberts did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 12, lb 2, w 14, nb 1) 29    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 191-5    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-9 [Adrian Duthie] , 2-17 [Matt Holliday] , 3-27 [Steve Lay*] , 4-55 [Paul Attwood] , 5-167 [Peter Hollman]
 
Bowling O M R W  
  7 1 18 1  
 Oliver Haill 7 1 38 0  
 Seb Jennings 5 1 11 0  
 Kurt Rademaker 8 0 17 1  
 Braden Grigg 5 1 23 1  
 Kieran Mullens 2 0 21 0  
 Dougal DeKeller 5 0 32 1  
 Rob Bastin 1 0 17 0  
 
 
Juniors XI innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Joe Phelan c & b Herring  87  105  83  12  0  
  Guy Wiehahn + run out Lay  25  75  48  4  0  
  Dougal DeKeller b Allum  13  43  24  1  0  
  Braden Grigg b Allum  2  6  4  0  0  
  Ted Szuman not out  15  44  23  2  0  
  Kurt Rademaker c Lay b Roberts  25  27  17  4  0  
  Martin Cowling not out  5  8  10  1  0  
  Oliver Haill did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Rob Bastin * did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Seb Jennings did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Kieran Mullins did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 2, lb 2, w 9, nb 1) 14    
 TOTAL (38.5 Overs) 192-5    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-87 [Guy Wiehahn +] , 2-136 [Joe Phelan] , 3-140 [Braden Grigg] , 4-145 [Dougal DeKeller] , 5-184 [Kurt Rademaker]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Lucius Faisal 8 0 53 0  
 Darryl Roberts 8 2 28 1  
 Peter Hollman 4 0 20 0  
 Rob Allum 8 1 27 2  
  2.5 0 19 0  
 Mark Herring 8 0 41 1  
 
 

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