The 2 Phantoms – Round 2
SENIOR TEAMS DO IT AGAIN:
Round 2 saw our senior teams repeat their great start to the new season with some terrific and dominant performances.
BEN GETS A HUNDRED:
The highlight of the round was a dashing first ever century scored by Ben Latham 110, who shared a match winning partnership with James Stone 62 in their B1 game against Caringbah at Woronora Heights Oval. Ben’s hundred was the best batting score in the Shire for the round. Onya Ben.
Other top batting efforts were from evergreen Steve Vella 59 in the A1’s, Matt Russell 58 in the B5’s, and that man again Andrew Roberts 55 in the B4’s after his 7 wickets the previous round. Come on Andy, give us a break.
DUNCAN BROTHERS DO IT RIGHT :
You know, every now and then, if you look closely at the statistics of a game, you see something really special. Like the wicket-keeping performance of Jaryd Duncan from the B5’s match against Miranda down at Scylla Bay Oval in round 2.
Talk about taking control of a match…he takes 4 catches in Miranda’s first innings and concedes no byes…..then rolls up in Miranda’s second dig and takes 2 more catches, plus 2 stumpings and allows only 1 bye.
To add more glory to the Duncan household, 4 of his 6 catches were off his brother Jordan’s bowling, who finished the day with 5 for 18.
And, oh yes, they defeated Miranda outright.
Two more stand-out bowling performers were :-
Michael Daly (B4) 5 for 37 against Miranda over at The Ridge and,
Aaron Gibson’s (B1) 4 for 49 against Sports at Woronora Heights.
MORE GOOD EFFORTS BY OUR JUNIORS :
Last season’s Junior Club Champion Dane Fisher from the 16A’s got off to a good start this season scoring 66 runs and taking 2 wickets in his team’s win over Caringbah Sports up at Heathcote Oval.
Good to see two youngsters from the under 12A team Andrew Ritchie and Cameron Westlake each taking 2 wickets for 4 runs to help secure victory over DLS at Woolooware High School Oval. The following Sunday young Andrew took 5 wickets for only 1 run in his under 11 Rep team’s win over Illawarra.
Other top bowlers in round 2 were :-
Jack Schuetrim – (14C) 3 for 6 against Illawong at Boys Town,
Luke Tripi – (12D) 3 for 7 against Caringbah at Canberra Road,
Jacob Gunn – (8B) 3 for 11 against Miranda at Sylvania Heights,
Sam Gibson – (14E) 3 for 11 against Caringbah at Kirrawee Oval,
Michael Betts – (10A) 3 for 19 against Bangor at Preston Park and
Alex Roberts – (16A) 3 for 21 against Caringbah at Heathcote Oval.
NEW UNDER 8 CLUB RECORD :
Round 2 saw a club record created by young Ty Parkes, one of our under 8 boys, who captured 5 wickets for only 9 runs in his match down at Sylvania Heights Oval.
It was the third best bowling performance of any team in the Sutherland Shire for the round. He then backed that up by top scoring the following Saturday with 28 runs in his team’s win over Gymea.
You know, we have to remind ourselves that the little under 8’s are just that….they are little. So that when one of them hands in a performance like this, it sure makes you sit up and take notice.
TAKE A STEP BACK IN TIME :
We wonder how many readers can recognise players or friends of today from this 10B’s photo taken during the 1966-67 season ? The old Box Brownie was pulled out of mothballs to take this classic picture. We’ve identified most of them. See how many of these youngsters you know today.
1966-67 UNDER 10B RUNNERS UP