Round two of the third grade cricket season was played over the weekend.
In the first fixture, Mittagong Roar took a five wicket victory over Hill Top Northern Villages at Boronia Park.
Hill Top batted first and scored 107 runs off 29 overs. Mittagong chased the total down in 14 overs and finished with 5-112.
Mittagong skipper Rob Collins said he was pleased with how his team played.
“Everyone had a great match. We did well to catch them in 14 overs. I noticed that our batting had improved a lot from the first game too,” he said.
Jeremy Hore top scored for Mittagong with 30 runs, followed by John Semmens who scored 21 runs.
Collins commended Semmens and Michael Tiyce for their work after they took three wickets each. Collins was also strong in the field and took two catches.
Collin’s also commended Hill top on the match, despite the loss.
“They played a good game, they have a bit of a way to go but it was a good match against them,” he said.
Aaron Cupitt top scored with 16 runs followed by Kyle Jesshope who scored 11 runs for Hill Top.
Mitchell Lake also played a strong game for Hill Top and took two catches.
Collins said that his team had a big few weeks ahead of them.
“I’m happy with how we started the season and we’ve just got to keep up the momentum against some of the stronger teams like Bundanoon,” he said.
I’m happy with how we started the season and we’ve just got to keep up the momentum against some of the stronger teams like Bundanoon.
In another third grade fixture, Bundanoon defeated the Wingello Tigers by 49 runs at Bill O’Reilly Oval.
Bundanoon was first to bat and scored 183 runs off 35 overs. Wingello was next to bat but was unable to chase Bundanoon down and finished with 134 runs.
Neil Xavier top scored for Bundanoon with 36 runs, followed by Andrew Hore with 32 runs.
Xavier, Brenden Hore and Steve Beveridge each took a catch in the field for the side.
Bundanoon Captain Andrew Hore said Brendan Hore was a standout in the field.
”He took a sensational catch that really changed the pace of the game,” he said.
Hore also commended James Hughes and Jack Whittington on their strong bowling display.
Wingello Tigers captain Georgia Finlayson said her team fell down after the drinks break.
“Our batting wasn’t the best after the break. They have quite a few good batters so it was tough, I think we did well even though we didn’t get the win,” she said.
Cody Mander, Nathaniel Tonks and Greg Martin each took a catch in the field for Wingello. Greg Martin also top scored for Wingello, while Shania Martin and Peter Smith followed both scoring 23 runs. Finlayson said her team needed to work harder at their bowling to produce stronger games as the season progresses.