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The Rock-itt : March Rock-itt 2014
WARRINGAH SHIRES CRICKET The last month has seen the Under 24’s W arringah side edge closer to a repeat of last years’s Title - The Frank Gray Shield. Last Sunday the weather won the day with Warringah hosting North West Sydney at Weldon Oval in the Semi Final. Warringah went through and played in the final (which took place at Weldon Oval) against Georges River, the first time W arringah has hosted a Frank Gray Shield final in the club’s history. With supporters m arquee’s set up, a huge crowd present and Anthony Caruso as the ground announcer f or the day, the stage was set for a great day of cricket. Warringah’s Captain Matt Butcher lost the toss and was asked to field first, with the skipper slightly apprehensive at having to field first when the wicket looked so good to bat on. The Young Green Men came out to field fired up, with opening bowlers Josh Wigney and Jimmy Crom bie bowling superb areas from the start to put the Georges River batsmen under pressure. After constant pressure, the boys were rewarded with Wigney picking up both openers cheaply and then Crom bie joining in with a third wicket as the Greens were right on top early with the score 3/22. A small partnership form ed, howev er the Greens remained confident, applying constant pressure and tight bowling. Matt Butcher and Dan Crombie then combined to stem the runs from the v isitor’s middle order, with the boys picking up 2 wickets each; suddenly Georges Riv er were in dire straights at 7/65. Georges Riv er launched a counter attack, realising that they were running out of overs and their tail wagged and they finished all out for 156 in the last ov er with Craig Rupert claiming 2 victims and Wigney a third wicket to make his figures 3/47 from 10 overs. At the half time break the boys were confident that if they stuck to their plans that they had ex ecuted all year, they would bring the Frank Gray Shield back home for the 4 th straight year. The chase got off to the worst possible start with the Greens losing 2 wickets in two balls, first Nick Cohen then Craig Rupert, both LBW and the score at 2 for 6. The two old heads of the team Matt Rose and Ethan Collett then steadied the ship, blunting some of the Georges River attack, taking the score to 27 before Collett was out bowled for 8. Skipper Matt Butcher then strode to the crease and launched a superb counter attack against the Georges River bowlers. He smashed 2 fours off the first 2 balls he faced to set the tone for his innings. Rose and Butcher took the score to 54 before Rose was out stumped, to a quick piece of glove work to make it 4/54 and the gam e ev enly poised. Jimmy Crombie arriv ed at the crease and proceeded to play one of the m ost m ature knocks ev er witnessed at Weldon Ov al. With abuse coming from the sidelines, Crombie took no notice, taking his time to slowly graft away at the total while Butcher kept plundering boundaries at the other end. Butcher brought up his 50 and then accelerated, hitting 2 sixes and 9 fours on his way to 74 off just 64 balls before he was out caught to make it 5/124 with the Greens only needing 33 runs f or victory. This perked up the Georges Riv er players and fans and Ollie Mitchell entered. He silenced the crowd hitting a huge six down the ground and another boundary to take the score to 142 before being out caught behind. Manly's Zac Trewartha on fire for 5th Grade DEPRESSION IN MEN THERE IS HELP JUST REACH OUT Depression can take many forms major depression, psychotic depression, psychosis, dysthymia, bipolar disorder, and anxiety. We are here to help you, just call (03) 9810 6100 email@example.com