ROUND 10 | RESULTS 20/21
ROUND RECAP: A hot day didn’t stop us from securing 4 senior & an Under 16 T20 win. A special performance with the bat from our C Grade captain and a new generation of a familiar name makes their senior debut.
A GRADE: The A Grade took on Happy Valley at home in Rd10. Winning the toss and electing to bowl first, our bowling unit continued their good form rolling Happy Valley for 88. Zac Venning was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 2/5 from 8 overs and including 5 maidens. Jacob Handke also impressive with 3/19 from 8. Chasing a relatively low total the lads got the job done for the loss of 3 wickets.
Best with the bat: Rosman – 26 (35) Smith – 21* (43) Kanck – 13* (33) Another win takes us to 9-0 for the season, an amazing effort and we look to build on that next week v Plympton. #uptheRamblers
B GRADE: Batting first we started steadily and at drinks were 3/58. Needing to lift the scoring, we climbed to be 8/154 after our 40 overs.
Best with the bat was Archie with 35 from 30 balls, and supported by JC (30 from 75 balls), Matt Treloar (19 from 29) and Jarred Blenkinsop with 18* from 15 balls. We were a little short of a good total on what was a small-ish fast ground, but with runs on the board we thought we were still in the game. However, Sheidow’s batsmen had other ideas and whilst they gave a couple of chances that didn’t go our way, they put on a very dominant batting display punishing almost every bad ball bowled, as well as some good ones and passed us in the 17th over, no wickets down. To their credit Sheidow Park played the game in the right spirit and were humble in victory.
C GRADE: Coromandel Ramblers 2 for 237 Def Pt Noarlunga II 9 for 129. Winning the toss we elected to bat first and were off to a solid start with Kingsley and Handke putting on 54 for the first wicket and were 1 for 72 at drinks. Strunk and Handke then partnered for 103 runs before Strunky was out for a well-made 36. Ricko and Handke finished the innings with an unbroken partnership of 80. We paced our innings perfectly with 93 runs coming from the last 10 overs. Best with the bat. G Handke 148 NO A Strunk 36 R Vale 25 NO We applied pressure from the outset with sharp fielding and early breakthroughs to Donnelly & Manning. Pt Noarlunga in trouble early at 3 for 4! From there they dropped behind the required run rate and finished the day at 9 for 129. Our bowling was outstanding with standout performances from Donnelly, Hansen & O’Keefe. Hansen, O’Keefe, Donnelly & Strauss all brilliant in the field. A highlight of the day was Adam Hansen’s run out from long off with a direct hit at the batsmen’s end. Best with the ball: Donnelly 3 for 21 (7 Overs) Hansen 2 for 11 (4 Overs) O’Keefe 1 for 19 (8 Overs) A special thank you to Pablo who set up the oval and umpired for our innings and Andrew O’Keefe for live scoring. Important to get out to training this week for our crucial away game against Nth Haven. Go Ramblers!
D GRADE: On a hot summers day our D grade played Morphett Vale at their home ground. Winning the toss we elected to bat first. New to the Ramblers Jaxon Pearson (37runs) opened with Ashley Bates (15runs) and got us off to a good start with a first wicket score of 54 runs. Jayden Rea (56runs) came in and once again batted well scoring another half century. Final score after our forty overs was 7/166 which is excellent on a large slowish oval. We bowled well keeping the ball full and making our opponents work hard to score. Through some good bowling and fielding we had them all out for 110runs in the 29th over. Pick of the bowlers were Andrew Goudie 1/12, Brian Bates and Gringo picking up two wickets each. A well deserved win after lots of hard work on a scorching hot day.
E GRADE: In extremely unpleasant conditions that tested all players courage The Ramblers played a complete team game to pull off the win with just three balls left in the day. Winning the toss we bowled first with Payne and Jones controlling the tempo, shutting down the scoring and taking wickets. Payne is an outstanding prospect with bat and ball Young Brad O’Keefe after an indifferent first over bowled beautifully to take two wickets and was great in the field. McNicholas answered his critics in the best possible way taking 3/19 from eight outstanding overs. Sullivan chimed in with a wicket and Richie was miserly in his spell. Happy Valley made 142. Our batting was difficult as the wind dropped and the temperature soared. The skipper made 51 holing out 3 balls before the last break with 39 still needed. He was supported by Payne who scored 24. Under 14 Liam Benson on debut and after sharing wicket keeping duties with Cram fought for his 7 runs over ten overs to give us a chance whilst Rochow worked towards the win. Losing a wicket in the last over Rochow was removed leaving young O’Keefe to assist Cram in winning the game. OKeefe intelligently dropped the ball and ran and the game was ours. Cram finished with a last ball 6 to finish with a valuable 14 runs not out. Fantastic team effort and it the stuff our great club is known for. The side event from this game was that both Wayne and Davenport having both played with Tony Benson and Jarrad Benson played with Liam, the third generation. Something that doesn’t happen very often. In a complete team effort the supporters teamed up to bring water, ice and wet towels to help the team. Go Ramblers
Under 16’s T20: This Friday we travelled to Sheidow Park Primary School to take on the home side in our round 5 T20 match. After tasting success in the last round and sitting in third position, Captain Luis decided to replicate the last game, win the toss, trust in our attack, bowl first and then chase down the runs. The toss was won and we went in to bowl. It is worth noting that you are only required to bowl six bowlers in this format, however our bowling runs deep and the Skipper elected to give all players a bowl. This was challenging to manage with a full squad of 13 available, meaning only 1 or 2 overs were available to any player. The lads did it well, bowling tightly and fielding well to restrict Sheidow to 2/114 from their 20 overs despite their openers making 45 and 44no. Wicket takers, Michael Stacey with the breakthrough wicket in the 16th over, 1/7 and in the next over Ben Kean 1/4 . Ryan Drecshler and Ashley Bates opened the batting and the message was to look for the scoring opportunities, but bat sensibly and be there at the end (thanks Tony Benson for those words of wisdom) and hopefully the end would be inside of 20 overs with a win. The lads batted beautifully, ran well, punished the loose balls and in a fabulous partnership chased down the total in the 15th over which was played out. Final score 0/124 with Ryan 68no from 53 balls featuring 4 sixes and 7 fours including a ramp towards the end of his innings, and Ashley 36no from 49 balls including 6 fours. Hard not to give it to Ryan for his second consecutive 50, but for a very disciplined innings the Hungry Jacks Achiever award this week went to Ashley. Well done to both lads and to the team overall for a very satisfying win. Cheers and see you at the cricket. Daz