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The RV Solutions Weekend Wrap - Week 6

1st Grade

1st grade have started strongly in their clash against Scarborough, finishing their batting innings with 262 runs on the board.


Captain Aaron Hardie won the toss and batted, with the return of Cameron Bancroft adding strength to the batting lineup.


Iszak Milentis and Blair Walsh opened the batting, with Walsh playing some stylish drives through the off side before being caught behind for 18.


Bancroft joined Milentis, with the pair contending with a Scarborough attack giving very little away.


Milentis became more expansive after a circumspect start, but played one shot too many, falling for 21 on the stroke of lunch.


Hardie's state teammate Andrew Tye came up with something special to break his phenomenal run of form, producing a brutal bumper the skipper could only glove to second slip for 3.


Shayne Wornes followed immediately after without troubling the scorers, unluckily feathering an edge down the leg side to leave the Dragons at 4 for 76.


Kallen Bond joined Bancroft and the two experienced heads went about resurrecting the innings, putting on a 58 run partnership for the fifth wicket.


Bond expertly negotiated a spell of hostile bowling from Tye, but the introduction of spin saw him bowled for 22.


John Sanders and Waheguru Dhillon came and went soon after to leave the game delicately poised at 7 for 146, with Bancroft holding firm on 73.


He found an ally in Oliver Arkinstall, with the pair combining for a 49 run eighth wicket stand.


Bancroft brought up his third consecutive hundred for the Dragons, before being trapped LBW by a searing Tye yorker for 101.


Arkinstall then combined with Luke Holt, with the two young guns putting on a fighting 55 run stand for the ninth wicket.


The allrounder brought up a half century with a trademark slap through midwicket, before he and Holt both fell in pursuit of quick runs as the day drew to a close, with Zach Ferris finishing 0 not out in his first bat as a Dragon.


2nd Grade

2nd grade are in a tight contest against the Seagulls, finishing the day at 1 for 89 in pursuit of a total of 264.


Scarborough won the toss and batted, but three early wickets to captain Ellis Cassidy reduced them to 3 for 35.


Scarborough rebuilt their innings with a partnership of 103 for the 4th wicket, before that too was broken by Cassidy.


Keegan de Koker chipped in with a wicket soon after, before Cassidy struck again to give him 5 wickets on the day.


After de Koker claimed another and Lincoln Joy broke through, a stand of 57 for the last wicket boosted the target, before it was eventually ended by de Koker.


Cassidy was the outstanding bowler, taking 6 for 59 from his 20 overs, while de Koker took 3 for 69 from his 13.3 overs, with wicketkeeper Ben Witschge claiming 5 catches.


Cassidy and Joy started strongly with the bat in reply, putting on an opening stand of 77.


Cassidy fell for 38 as the day drew to a close, but Liam Hindle survived through to stumps on 11 not out, alongside Joy on 38 not out.


The Dragons require a further 176 runs for victory with 9 wickets in hand.


3rd Grade

3rd grade had an excellent day with the bat, making a massive score of 7/319 from their 80 overs.


Captain Stewart Hepburn won the toss and batted, with Zac Mowat and Stuart Smith continuing their profitable opening partnership, putting on 43 before Mowat fell for 21.


Cameron Becker was elevated up the order but failed to fire, falling for 1.


Michael Gleeson joined Smith and the pair were outstanding, putting on a partnership of 151 for the third wicket.


Smith brought up a fine hundred in the 45th over, eventually falling for for 109.


Gleeson followed soon after for 68, but the runs flowed late in the day with a 90 run 5th wicket partnership between Hepburn (42 from 49 balls) and Bevan Hargrave (67* from 79 balls).


An outstanding day's work came to a close with Hepburn, Apurv Sharma, and Chris Lagana all dismissed in the selfless search for more runs.


4th Grade

A phenomenal Harry Grigson hundred has helped 4th grade put a huge score on the board, finishing with 7/322 from their 80 overs.


Captain Aaron McCall won the toss and elected to bat, with openers Raghav Raj and Kris Elliot putting on a partnership of 81 before Raj fell for 18.


Elliot soon followed for 61 as young batters Brayden Lee and Blake Third, as well as McCall, came and went.


The dominant partnership of the innings came when the returning Grigson was joined by Muhammad Salman, with the pair putting on 140 for the sixth wicket at a rate of nearly a run a ball.


Grigson finished with a swashbuckling 132 from 128 balls, including 18 boundaries and 3 sixes, while Salman contributed an even 50 from 75 deliveries.


Both were dismissed as stumps neared, with James Scott producing 21 not out from 19 deliveries to further boost the total.


U17s

Under 17’s have put a good total on the board in their clash with Scarborough, finishing 189 all out from 43.3 overs.


Bradie Paliethorpe was the outstanding batter of the innings, making 60 from 74 balls.


Other contributors included Blake Third (37), Ethan Smith (30), and Brayden Lee (25).


The Dragons managed to squeeze an over in before the close of play, with the Seagulls needing a further 175 runs to win.


U15s

Under 15’s will require 190 runs to overcome Scarborough when their fixture resumes at Abbett Park next week.


The Seagulls scored 6/195 from their 50 overs, with captain Blake Stephen utilising 8 bowlers.


Pavasan Govender continued some strong bowling form, taking 2 for 30 from 8 overs, while Stephen (1/27 from 8 overs) and Veedhi Pelpola (1/25 from 9 overs) also took a wicket each.


U14s

Under 14’s defeated Fremantle by 3 runs in a Sunday thriller at Burrendah.


The Dragons batted first and made 128, with contributions from Mitch Kukura (32), Isaak Whitkuhn (26), and Mitchell Hole (23) underpinning the innings.


In reply, an excellent bowling effort reduced the visitors to 8/85, but some lower order partnerships built the pressure.


The Dragons held their nerve to secure the victory, with Ayush Sarin the star with the ball, taking 5 for 16 from his 10 overs.


Callum White (2/25 from 9.3 overs), Tom Dobson (1/5 from 5 overs), and Ayneschkanna Mayurathan (1/16 from 7 overs), and Hole (1/21 from 7 overs) all chipped in with wickets.


U13s

Under 13’s have registered their first win as members of the club, beating Fremantle by 13 runs.


The Dragons batted first and made a competitive 6/136 from their 40 overs, with captain Caleb Florrisson (45) and opener Michael White (33) making scores of note.