As we head into the last round of the junior competition our 16C side looks to be our only definite Premiership contender, although if the results go the right way in Round No.10 our 10E team could also slip into the Final as well.
Round No.9 was reduced to a one day format for the second Saturday when week one was abandoned due to extreme heat conditions. In a number of close fought matches Dragons were able to gain the points in 16C (bye), 12D, 10A, 10E and U8 Blue with a number of our other seven sides going down by the smallest of margins. In a round of low scoring matches ball dominated bat on most occasions with Ethan Nance (14B) 2 for 6 taking out the ‘Intermediate Player of the Round’ with Koby Wallace (10A) 34 reversing the trend to be ‘Junior Player of the Round’ with a match winning innings. Other good performances came from Andrew Ritchie (16A) 42, Patrick Hughes (12D) 4 for 4, Kyle Marr (12D) 2 for 0, Tyler Cussen (14A) 2 for 10 and Zac McLoughlin (16A) 2 for 15.
Congratulations to our following five Dragon’s teams that have qualified for the Semi-Finals games on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th Feb – B1/2 (2nd/quotient, 70 points), B2/2 (3rd, 61 points), B3 (2nd, 75 points), B4 (2nd, 72 points) & C1 (2nd, 70 points). If you have spare time over the weekend please go along and support our teams. Grounds and opponents below, all matches commence at 1.30pm.
B1 – Engadine Dragons B1/2 verse St Patrick’s B1/1 at Heathcote N0.1
B2 – Engadine Dragons B2/2 verse St Patricks B2/2 at Jannali
B3 – Engadine Dragons verse Illawong Menai at Oyster Bay
B4 – Engadine Dragons verse Miranda Magpies at Woronora Heights
C1 – Engadine Dragons verse Bangor Tavern at Sutherland No.2
Like the juniors our seniors also played one day matches with only two sides going down. Best performances came from Round No.15 ‘Senior Player of the Round’ Harrison Furlong (B4) 40 with other strong efforts coming in Round No.14 from Max Batty (C1) 70 not out, Drew Lake (B1/2) 44 not out & 3 for 12, Jacob Mifsud (C1) 43, Josh Berry (C1) 4 for 3, Kevin Isaac (B2/1) 3 for 11, Stewart Lumsden (B1/2) 3 for 12, Ben Williams (B1/1) 3 for 27 and Ian Mitchell (B1/1) 3 for 32.
Please note that the C1 team was the only side to play Round No.15 with John Westlake receiving the Round No.14 ‘Player of the Round in the previous Newsletter with 5 for 12 & 32 runs. The Club policy is that a player can only be awarded ‘Player of the Round’ once per season.
The 2016/17 ’Club Night’ incorporating the Senior Presentation will again be held at Engadine Bowling Club on Sat May 27 at 7pm, at a cost of $60 per head for food, drink and entertainment. Mark it in your diary!!
We are in the final stages of confirming our special guest, this will be announced in the next few weeks. Invitations will be sent out shortly which will outline the details of the evening and payment options, in the meantime please communicate to your team mates and collect $60 as we need the money ASAP in order for the night to go ahead. As always wives, partners, friends, family and parents of junior players are all welcome. Last year was a fantastic evening enjoyed by all so I’m sure this year will match.