Date of Event
St George Cricket Club:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:47PM
1st Grade got off the mark by completing a 4 wicket win over rivals Bankstown. Trent Copeland showed his class by taking 5/21 helping roll the Dogs for 98. With the bat a few contributions guided the Saints over the line in what eventuated in a tense chase.
2nd Grade had a wild couple of weeks of cricket. After losing on first innings, they were sent back in trailing by just 3 and made the most of the generous declaration by scoring 141 on a very tough wicket. From there on in it was Jono Craig Dobson time as he ripped through the Bankstown middle order in taking 6/24 from 13 overs. The saints had a period of play where they took 6/6! They bowled the Dogs out for 66 and it gives 2s another 6 points and top spot in 2nd Grade.
3s suffered a heartbreaking loss despite one of Ben Panas finest innings. Bankstown had made 264 the previous week and the chase appeared to stall after Matthew Grealy was dismissed for 50, however Pans turned up with a brilliant 86 to bring the Saints within 10 runs of victory. However his dismissal sparked a major collapse and an incredible fight back from Bankstown meant they came away with the 6 points.
4s continue to keep the good times rolling with a stunning 2 wicket win. Tom Kennedy took his 2nd 5fa for the club following a marathon 26 overs 5/48, and later turned hero with the bat scoring 44 off 41 rocks. Contributions from the lower order meant the Saints catapulted over the line to make it 2 from 2. Winning culture.
Lastly it was a tough outing in 5s. After a solid bowling performance from the boys, particularly Huon Whittingham who took 4/9, the boy struggled with the bat, new boy Nabil Khan the only one showing real resistance in scoring 26*. On the Sunday at Glenn McGrath oval, PGs got off to a good start by restricting Sutherland to 132 thanks to some tidy bowling, and English import Ed Taylor impressed with 50 off 26 in his debut innings. Blake Nikitaras hit 52* to see the boys home for a comprehensive win. And finally in the 1st Grade T20, a rematch of last years Conference Final, the Saints wee outplayed by a good Sutherland side, despite a 3/21 from Tom Engelbrecht which threatened to put the Sharks in danger. All in all, a successful week for the Saints.