Here’s the U12s wrap day 1…
We won the toss and elected to bat, on what looked like a good batting track. The boys got off to a slow start, losing two early wickets before Archie Griffiths and Max Dodunski came to the crease and steadied the ship. Both boys played with good intent against a strong MSW bowling line up. Unfortunately we lost Max in the last over before the change over leaving us at 4/76 off 25.
Lawson Pohle and Krystian Hughey got us off to a tidy start with the ball and got the early breakthrough we needed. They had one bat who took to our spinners and looked like getting away, however the boys got in the grind and started to apply some good pressure with Max Dodunski getting the key wicket. MSW ended their first 25 over at 3/101.
The second 25 was tough for the boys. MSW bowled extremely well and started to turn the screws. The boys managed to scrap to 148 all out off 47 overs thanks to a gritty 22 by Josh Brooke and 20 off 67 from Archie Griffiths.
Here’s the U12s wrap day 2…
The boys lost the toss and got sent in to bat. After a slow start and losing a few early wickets the boys started to fight back led by a gritty 42 from Rory Lang. They finished 6/86 off 25.
The boys struggled to find a rhythm with the ball and unfortunately the BEARS got away from us finishing 2/145 off 25.
The boys then went back into bat with belief they could still turn the game around. To which they almost did. A hard fought 50 for Krystian Hughey and 26 for Lawson Pohle took us to 188 off our 50 overs.
Unfortunately the lead wasn’t enough and the boys went down in the end. Josh Allen bowled well without reward all day. Hopefully the ride will turn and the boys can get up for Wide Bay tomorrow.
Here’s the U12s wrap day 3…
The boys lost the toss and got sent in to bat on what was a slow deck. Rory copped a nasty short ball from their opening quick in the first over, which caused him to retire hurt. This brought Josh Brooke to the crease. Both Josh and Ryder batted extremely well before Ryder got a good ball and was dismissed. This didn’t stop Josh though as he kept going to make an elegant 52 not out. They finished on 2/109 from the first 25.
The bowling innings started well with Cooper Maloney and Krystian Hughey keeping it tight up front. The pressure built from these two proved to much for Wide Bay when Josh Allen came on with his leggies. Josh bowled beautifully taking 3 wickets in the first 25. Wide Bay finishing with 6/76 of 25.
Having set up a platform with the bat at the start the boys were ready to go out and put on a display! Unfortunately a steady fall of wickets prevented this, however some late hitting from Cooper and Lawson got our score to 211 from 50 overs.
From there, the boys went to work on the wide bay middle to lower order. Rory Lang bowled superb areas to keep applying the pressure and eventually get the much needed break through. After this wickets feel quite Quickly and Josh Brooke cleaned up the tail claiming 4 for the match.
An all round good effort from the boys today. Hopefully they can keep this momentum and take it into tomorrow.
Here’s the U12s wrap day 4…
The boys won the toss and elected to bowl. Cooper and Krystian opened up and bowled well. Although the Brisbane North batters were up to the challenge and got off to a good start. They were cruising along before Josh Allen came on and picked up the much needed wicket of their opening bat. From there the boys managed to steady the run rate and keep Brisbane North to 1/109 off 25 overs.
It was no up to the batters to do their job and that they did. After losing an early wicket Ryder and Josh Brooke steadied the ship putting on 30 for the second wicket. Max was next in and was determined to make it count. He and Josh batted beautifully to get us through to 2/86 off our 25 overs. The boys were right in this.
The next 25 overs didn’t go to plan and Brisbane North started to get away. However some late wickets from Josh Brooke and Kristian Hughey turned the momentum back to us. Brisbane North finished on 7/237. Either way this was going to be an exciting run chase.
The boys got off to a horrible start with Max been run out in the first over back through some good fielding from their mid wicket fielder. Although this brought Rory Lang to the crease, who proceeded to punish their bowlers to all parts of the ground, hitting an exciting 39 off 38, before he was unfortunately run out. This causes a mini collapse and the boys ended up falling 20 runs short of the total. However, the boys showed great fight to get within reaching distance of the score needed to win.
Here’s the U12s wrap day 5…
We won the toss and elected to bowl first on what looked to be a slow, low wicket. Josh Allen and Cooper Maloney opened the bowling and bowled superbly before cooper got the opening wicket of the game. From their wide bay grinded hard and put a high price on their wicket, getting to 1/66 off their first 20 overs.
The boys went into bat and got off to the worst possible start losing Rory Neil first ball of the innings. This only brought the ever reliable Josh Brooke to the crease. Josh along with Ryder steadied the ship and got us to 1/50 off about 15 overs before Ryder retired. Unfortunately we lost 2 quick wickets before the lunch break and only ended up on 3/67 off 20.
The boys knew they had to fight hard in the field to keep wide bay from getting away. They had built a platform to launch from in the first 20. But fight they did. They bowled and fielded phenomenally to keep wide bay to 5/149 off 40 overs. The highlights been Cooper Maloney 1/13 off 5 and Krystain Hughey with 1 wicket and a direct hit runout from mid wicket.
It was now over to the boys with the bat to get the job done. After a good start from Rory Lang and Krystain Hughey the boys lost a few quick ones once again. The run rate requires went from 4 an over to 6 very quickly. Although the boys managed to keep their nerve and not panic. Archie Griffiths came to the crease when we needed 20 off about 16 balls with 2 wickets left. He then proceeded to hit 19 off 7 balls to win us the game in the last over!
It was a great finish to the week for the boys who fought so hard in very game. A special mention has to go to Josh Brooke who made the QJC merit team for his performances throughout the week.