Hog Bay victorious in Round 3 of Kangaroo Island cricket 2019/2020 season

Hog Bay vs Western Districts

It was a breezy day at Penneshaw Oval as Hog Bay took on Western Districts. Hog Bay proudly came out with their new uniform, won the toss and elected to bat first.

Hog Bay had a few players unavailable so called up club legend; H. Gurney to open the batting. It was a perfect start to Western Districts with T. Larcombe bowling C. Morehead before troubling the scorers.

At 1/9, Hog Bay were off to another shaky start. A. Buick strolled to the crease at #3 and put on a solid partnership with Gurney before being bowled for 26 by H. Hammat to have Hog Bay at 2/68.

After drinks, Gurney retired on 27 after playing some good shots and winding back the clock.

Larcombe changed ends and bowled with the wind which made a difference. He picked up the wickets of M. Neville and S. Clark for not many to have them 4/99.

B. Davis then bowled a good spell into the wind removing J. Gurney, J. Whellum, and K. Wheaton being ran out.

R. Boers hung around for a bit playing some unorthodox shots including a reverse sweep for his 25 before Davis removed him as well to have Hog Bay at 8/142 and into their tail.

T. Martain came out at #10 and blasted his way to 44. He had the crowd on their feet with some very clean hitting. The tail well and truly wagged as Hog Bay ended up posting a score of 192. Larcombe the pick of the ballers taking 3/23.

B. Davis and S. Hammat opened the batting for Western Districts. It wasn't long before Hog Bay struck, S. Clark with a nice ball to the dangerman Davis to have him caught behind for a Duck.

Western Districts 1/0. L. Boyle came out next and put his head down with Hammat seeing out the next 12 overs before falling to a great catch by K. Wheaton off of J. Gurney.

Western Districts were 2/28 and the next two partnerships Hog Bay struggled to break. K. Hammat came out next and put on a 70 run partnership with S. Hammat before being ran out by Wheaton.

Young R. Boyle was in next and by then S. Hammat had his eye in and threatened to win the game with some very nice hitting.

Western Districts were 3/133 off of 36 when Clark was brought back on and he made an impact straight away getting one through Hammat. Hammat made a very well 63.

Hog Bay had their tails up and were building the pressure on the field when T. Martain pounced and ran out D. Howard at the non striker end with a direct hit.

Out came L. Turner, one of Hog Bays own and it didn't take Gurney long to send his stumps flying. Hog Bay then cleaned up the tail pretty quickly to have them out for 155. Clark the pick of the ballers taking 3/35.

The Razorbacks enjoyed their first win of the season and would like to thank their Platinum and Gold sponsors for getting them back up and running; Penneshaw IGA, Penneshaw Hotel, The Oyster Farm Shop, Budget Rent-A-Car, Lifetime Private Retreats, Kangaroo Island Seafront, Penneshaw Fuel & Hardware and Gurney Plumbing. - Old Mate

Kingscote vs MacGillivray

A warm afternoon greeted Kingscote and MacGillivray for their first meeting of the year, with both sides sporting a young line-up, it was a match which showcased the future of KI cricket, and it looked bright.

MacGillivray won the toss and elected to bat, with J. Bald and J. Turner turning it on from the start, attacking both the good and loose deliveries alike.

Bald found the boundary with ease, most often going over it as Turner found runs around the ground, as well as the boundary himself several times.

Bald (75 off 35 balls) eventually holing out trying to hit a 9th six, giving Smith and Kingscote their first wicket.

Willson fell shortly afterwards to another Smith delivery with J. Hodge taking a good catch. When Bullard fell in the next Smith over, the visitors were 3 for 148 and looking shaky again.

With C. Bolto at the crease steadying the ship, J. Turner showed maturity beyond his years to regain control over the bowlers, keeping the scoreboard ticking over at a constant rate and shortly after drinks Turner bought up his maiden half century in the seniors.

A breakthrough for Kingscote finally came when V. Virgo in slips took a classic one handed catch above his head to dismiss J. Turner for 56.

C. Bolto powered on and with the help of C. Bolwell put on another 60 runs before the experienced bowling of R. Wadsworth had Bolwell trapped LBW for 26.

Wadsworths' next dismissal is one you rarely see on the international cricket scene, let alone in country cricket.

C. Bolto fired a Wadsworth delivery straight back at him, who managed to get a finger to it (and draw blood in the process) with the ball ricocheting back on to the non-strikers stumps.

Young J. Lockett looked bemused as he looked back at the stumps, a good metre out of his crease, dismissed for 1.

Wadsworth went on to take two more wickets, C. Bolto for 55 to another sharp catch from Hodge and trapping W. Berden LBW.

Late hitting from young R. Florance (24*) and experienced K. Bolto (19*) saw the MacGillivray total tick over the 300 mark, giving the young Kingscote side a very difficult run chase. Smith (3/33 off 7) and R. Wadsworth (3/31 off 7) the pick of the Kingscote bowlers.

It was always going to be a difficult run chase for the Kingscote side, and when Anderson fell to K. Bolto early, the task became even more difficult.

Clean and accurate bowling from Bullard and Bolto heaped pressure on the young Kingscote batters, with S. Rourke eventually falling to Bullard chasing the much needed boundaries.

The next ball Bullard took V. Virgo's middle stump, and the Kingscote batters never recovered, although the batsmen did not give their wickets up readily.

J. Lockett and R. Florance were bought on for their first spell of bowling in the seniors, and given their accuracy and ideal length, it certainly won't be their last.

Florance held down one end, rarely giving the young Kingscote batsmen an opportunity for runs, while J. Lockett from the other end took wickets at regular intervals.

Good sportsmanship was shown when Hurre walked after edging Lockett to the keeper, and again when a solid looking Shurven (26) edged Bolwell.

R Wadsworth held down an end, but Kingscote were all out for 62 in the 34th over when Lockett took his 5th wicket of the innings, older brother D. Lockett taking the catch of M. Green in slips.

Well done to all youngsters from both sides, who all played in the right spirit and gave a promising glimpse into the future of KI Cricket. - Sub Fielder

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