Yet another game to remember out on the PC block…
As usual, a sunny day out on the coast and Captain Reece Gilden won the toss for the 5th consecutive fixture and put the opposition in to bat. On a soft green wicket, the PC boys backed their abilities to perform with the ball and that is what they did. An early wicket thanks to Kallum O’Hagen put us in a promising position and our middle order bowlers pounced on the good start with many wickets. Mathew Waterhouse’s consistent line and length earned him 3 more wickets and Hamish Cowie’s revving off spinners were too much for ST Patricks to handle as he too picked up 3 wickets. Notable mentions to James Birrell (10 for 1 off 5 overs), Hamish Cowie (11 for 3 off 4 overs) and Charlie Oldroyd (18 for 1 off 5). Good effort with the ball lads.
Chasing only 107 runs the PC batsmen went in to bat confidently and as usual strike batsmen Brayden Whitton got us off to a flyer scoring 36 runs in quick succession. A few quick wickets later the PC boys started getting worried and the St Patricks boys started getting hopeful. After being 87-3, the PC boys suddenly found themselves in a predicament as they were now 98-9! 10 runs to win and only one wicket left… who would be responsible for bringing home the game? The answer to that question is the Oldroyd’s. Brothers Jack and Charlie stood strong and powered us to victory in style with brother Jack (Or Grant Elliott you could say) sending consecutive boundaries down the ground and amounting 22* for himself. Rumour has it the ball is yet to be found and I fear it still has not hit the ground after the mammoth 6 Jack sent it for!
All in all, another win under their belts and on to next week.
Up the Gulls!