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

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  R  M  B  4  6
Peter Hollman   c Bastin b DeKeller   45  147  123  3  0  
Adrian Duthie   b Cowling   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  
Lucius Faisal   not out    92  100  56  6  9  
Mark Herring   not out    5  10  10  1  0  
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  
 Martin Cowling   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  R  M  B  4  6
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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