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8As v Cranbrook Cricket Report

8As v Cranbrook

8As v Cranbrook

On Saturday, the mighty 8As looked to avenge their previous loss to Cranbrook, at the hallowed turf of Queens Park. The boys had to step up with two players away on State Nippers and Oztag duties. After winning the toss and electing to bat, the energy was high.

After losing an early wicket, Sebastian Loyd-Paul (23) and Henry Reid (30) steadied the ship to put on a 41-run partnership. Henry and William Roberts (33) then played extremely well, putting on 69 runs together that put us in a position to have a defendable total. After the 32 overs, Waverley ended up on 5/132.

In return, William Shelley (2/21) started his spell with tight bowling to remove both openers and get us off to a flyer. The spin twins then restricted any scoring opportunities, with Lachlan Chalmers taking 2/6 off his six overs.

Some fantastic fielding from the team, taking six great catches, and therefore restricting Cranbrook to be all out for 86 in reply. Henry Reid also bowled extremely well with figures of 4/13 off 5 overs.

The boys have played extremely well this season with four wins, and looking to finish strong with another two!

I hope you enjoy the photo above, taken at the fall of another Cranbrook wicket, highlighting the fantastic camaraderie between the boys.