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The Rock-itt : December 2011
crucial run outs, the Manly boys failed to pass 130 and were all out, well short of the target. However many lessons were learned from this excursion, both within the team and outside it which were to prove beneficial later in the tournament. A Hot Day at Penrith’s Cook Park A large oval in the lee of the Blue Mountains was the next venue for the Watson Shield side. On a wicket that appeared damp Manly inserted the hosts who started well but after drinks fell away to a fine spell of bowling by Matt Cole (4-22) and never recovered and were all out for 123. Hamish Ferguson once again led from the front losing partner Griffiths early and then Sam Hole to a bizarre run out but managed to find a partnership with Captain Boyer. Then the run rate suddenly dropped dramatically during a spell of 10 overs where only 12 runs were scored and a degree of panic set in. Fortunately the tenacity missing from the Newcastle gam e was there in spades with Jack Garay and Ben Falconer finishing off the match with balls to spare. Weblin Shield Round 4 Vs Fairfield-Liverpool Thanks to another good all round bowling performance, with Zach Trewartha (3-26) making initial in- roads, ably supported by all the other bowlers, Fairfield was restricted to 7- 141 off their 60 overs. In reply Sam Gainsford opening the batting with a fine 76 not out was well supported by Jake Ellis 39 not out, as Manly passed the visitors total 1 wicket down with nearly 20 overs to spare. Weblin Shield Round 5 V Canterbury-Wests Sent into bat for the first time on Manly’s lush oval, Manly were 3-24 before James McClintock (58) combined in two 50 partnerships, firstly with Jake Ellis (28) and then Matt Levene (29). Further solid lower order contributions from Damon Steel (19 not out) and Ben Schim ek (14), saw Manly reach 9- 194 off 60 overs. Canterbury were coasting at 0-46 off 15 overs before 2 wickets in the same over from Captain Sam Gainsford (2-11), combined with tight bowling from Luke Parkinson (2-27) and Damon Steel (1-12) saw the visitors lose their momentum. Jack Shepherd (3-23) ripped their middle order apart and soon it was all over, as they crumbled for 102 all out. The team is playing with great character, teamwork and ability, and 4 wins plus a bye, puts Manly’ Under 15’s top of their group and 2nd overall, going into the finals. Watson Shield Team Destroys Northern Districts at Manly Oval Batting first was a luxury after the two tight run chases in the previous rounds and even though ND’s came to our home ground with a poor record they managed to cause shock waves when both our openers and Sam Hole were back in the sheds with the score on 3-11. Enter James Boyer, always there when a crisis threatens and he and Jimmy Crombie (54) put on 140 for the 4 th wicket with Boyer going on to score his maiden century at his “home of cricket”. He was joined by Matt Cole who was in a rush and hit a 20 ball half century before going on to post his first three figure score at this Oval. Manly’s final score of 334 was always going to be too great for the visitors and it was not surprise when they capitulated for just under 150. After the early morning crisis, a win by that margin was quite amazing. The W atson Shield boys rounded off the last week by playing a 35 over friendly at Joey’s and scored 199 off the allotted overs with Joey’s only making 102 off the sam e number of overs. The W eblin Shield boys play South Eastern at Manly Oval on the last Sunday in November while the Watson Shield boys travel to Newcastle to seek revenge for their 1st Round upset. James Boyer and Sam Hole Hamish and Ian Ferguson