Round 5 v Rockingham/Mandurah
10/189 defeated by Rockingham-Mandurah 10/267
Gosnells won the toss and elected to bowl at Sutherlands
Park with Hawks grabbing early wickets thanks to Duffield, Leipold and
Prescott. Gosnells looked well in control Leipold taking crucial wickets of
Ugle for 19 and D.Burrage for a duck to have 3fa and Rockingham-Mandurah to be
5/71. When Duffield took his second to remove A. Burrage, it would become 6/96,
with the Hawks having a firm grip on the game, Rockingham batsmen Bracey and
Simmons quickly turned the tides to combine for a 107 7th wicket
partnership. Simmons hit a quick 59 and Bracey was the rock to Rockingham’s
innings scoring an impressive 89 before Leipold would finish the innings with a
couple late wickets to grab his first 5 wicket haul of the season.
Chasing 267, Gosnells really struggled to get going in their
innings, losing both openers Hale (11) and Payne (0) early. The middle order
was unable to solidify losing continuous wickets where the top scorer for the
top 5 was only 14. The Hawks were in a sticky situation at 5/59, with Foster playing
his first game for the Hawks this season was a shining light for Gosnells,
impressing with an unbeaten 68 and top
scoring for the innings. A few late contributions from J Panetta (15) and
Prescott (20) would get Gosnells to 189, but was still 78 runs short of their
Matt Leipold 5/77 (25)
Brodee Foster 68 (169)*
10/164 & 1/84 defeated by
Rockingham Mandurah 10/222
Gosnells won the toss and elected to bat at Lark Hill on the
mission to grab 3 consecutive wins. Jacobs and Ridley were off to a positive
start putting on 37 for the first partnership before McNamee and Jacobs would
combine for a further 40. The loss of McNamee would bring lunch with Gosnells
in good control of 2/77, including Jacobs passing 50, after lunch however, the
wickets would begin to tumble, Boyne and Sweet would fall early. Not long
later, Jacobs impressive 90 would come to an end and Menezes would quickly
follow for the Hawks to become 6/132 in the blink of an eye. A late
contribution at the tail of McGann and Robson would lift to Hawks to 164.
Acomb grabbed an early wicket before the end of days play to
have Rockingham 1/19 overnight. Lyons and Austen built a solid partnership
early on the second day, before the introduction of McGann would look to turn
the game into the Hawks favour. McGann in a spell of bowling at one stage would
have 6/7 and a wicket from Robson would have the Hawks in firm control at
8/89. A vital partnership from
Rockingham put them in a chance for victory; Boyne took a wicket with
Rockingham needing only 4 runs to set the game up for a thrilling finish. But
Rockingham were too good and would come out victorious, North would continue to
bat on, making 94 before he was eventually removed by Menezes to finish up all
out for 222.
Gosnells would go back into bat for 20 overs, losing Ridley
in the first over for a duck, but was quickly consolidated by McNamee (29 not
out) and Jacobs (53 not out) to finish the match 1/84.
Brandon Jacobs 90 and 53 not out
Blake McGann 6/54(20)
10/118 & 3/109 defeated by Rockingham-Mandurah
Gosnells were sent into bat at Sutherlands and got off to a
fairly shaky start. Losing Panetta for 13 and Cavallaro for 3 wasn’t the
beginning the hawks asked for. But young guns Smedley and Back dug in and began
to build a partnership before the wickets would tumble in the middle order. The
hawks struggled to get going, as Dawson was the only batsmen to look like he
could get going, but when he fell for the top score of 28, Gosnells would also
fall, and were eventually bowled out for 118.
The Hawks would grab 3 quick wickets before Day 1 would
close, thanks to Waldron, Lutter and Montgomery. Gosnells would start Day 2
slowly but would eventually get themselves into the game. Wickets from Waldron
and Giles would have the Hawks back into the contest with Rockingham 6/101, and
when Waldron and Lutter picked up consecutive wickets, Rockingham would still
need 8 more runs with only 2 wickets in hand. Unfortunately for the third
grade, it was not to be and Rockingham would win on first innings, Dan Waldron
would later on grab his first 5 wicket haul for the club and Rockingham would
be all out for 133.
Gosnells would go in for a second innings with positive
results, Smedley making 34, Cavallaro 45 not out and Back making 20, saw them finish
3/109 at the end of Day 2.
Dan Waldron 6/63 (19.4)
Bryan Lutter 2/13 (11)
88 & 5/199 defeated by
Rockingham batted first on day 1 and the Hawks started
positively, grabbing 3 early wickets through Roberts and twice through Adams.
At 3/14 Rockingham would consolidate into a large partnership and would not
lose another wicket until after lunch at 4/104. Gosnells continued to slowly
chip away at the middle order of Rockingham but a solo effort from Rockingham’s
Teague of 101 would guide them to 220, with spinners Sharma and Singh taking 3
wickets each, whilst Roberts and Adams would take 2 each as well.
Gosnells started shaky, losing Bates and Hale before the end
of Day 1, Adams would serve as the night watchman. Gosnells were unable to
fight back though, losing wickets thick and fast throughout the day, the
skipper Dean Bussanich top scored with a good looking 43 but it was short of
partners. Gosnells eventually all out for 88.
Gosnells would then be sent back into bat with better intent
for runs. Although it didn’t start well losing Bates, Hale and Bussanich for a
combined 13, until Jett Shaw and Oswin D’Sylva would settle in scoring a
positive 90 run partnership. Shaw would eventually go for 34, only for Kelly to
help take over. Kelly finished 30 not out, and D’Sylva finished with an
unbeaten century, for the hawks to finish 5/199 by the end of Day 2.