Kukerin Dumbleyung Cricket Club
The team took to the field knowing that it would be a difficult game to win however rather than becoming despondent, the team’s attitude was instead relaxed. The start was innocuous, a maiden first over followed by five runs off the second. What happened next was rather unbelievable. Channelling Vernon Philander’s earlier efforts, David Head bowled five dot balls before clean bowling the opening batsmen. Scott Gray followed this up with a maiden before David Head continued the great display of bowling by claiming the other opener on the fifth ball of his third over. The score was now 2/2 and the spirits were raised. The tight bowling was backed up by some tight fielding, putting the pressure on the Williams batsmen. David Head was bowling an almost unplayable spell; maiden, wicket maiden, wicket maiden, maiden, wicket maiden, wicket maiden, maiden. At the end of his seven overs he had the incredible figures of 2/0. The opening bowlers had left Williams in a lot of trouble at 4/12 off the first 14 overs. A double change of bowlers had the potential to reduce the pressure but some good fielding by Ryan Taylor resulted in a run out to put Williams in even more trouble. Lee Smith backed up the openers with a good spell that resulted in another two wickets. With Williams on 7-72 Dumbleyung-Kukerin went for the kill and brought the openers back on. After having two runs taken off his eight over, David Head struck again in his ninth, another wicket maiden, to pick up his fifth wicket. Scott Gray then finished up with two well deserved wickets in the next over. Williams were all out for 73 off 25.5 overs, David Head having the stunning figures of 5/2 in his nine overs including eight maidens.
Cricket is a funny game though and often a small total can make for a difficult chase. The Williams innings didn’t leave enough time for the pies to warm up so it was decided to continue playing for an hour before the afternoon tea break. Dame Leo and Matt Gilfellon went out to face a strong Williams bowling attack. Although the score they were chasing wasn’t huge, the bowling attack was strong so the form of attack was defence. Dame’s defence looks very similar to his attack and this helped him get off to a quick start before falling in the second over. Kalan Joyce, batting as his normal number three position, came in and started strongly with determined look in his eyes. Sensing danger, Williams’ not-so-secret weapon was brought into the attack. This brought about two quick wickets which left the score on 3-38. Matt (A Frame) Hitchcock came out to bat and with Matt Gilfellon sought to stay in the middle until afternoon tea which they duly did. With Matt Gilfellon's attack looking a lot like his defence, the post-afternoon tea requirement of thirty runs off thirty overs meant the game could go down to the wire however extras stepped up the run rate and the score was reached off 20.1 overs with the team only three wickets down.
The next game is to be played this weekend against Harrismith at Harrismith, always a great chance to visit the ‘O’ under the guise of supporting local cricket. The following game will be on the 3rd of December at home against Cuballing.
David Head 5/2(9)
Matt Gilfellon 34*
Scott Gray 2/12 (7.5)
Kalan Joyce 15
Lee Smith 2/29 (5)
Having tried almost everything to improve his bowling Matt Gilfellon has decided to try the Mitchell Johnson tactic of growing his mo’. While it probably won’t help his bowling it may have a chance of helping out Men's Health. You can donate at http://mobro.co/mattgilfellon Any donation will be very much appreciated.
Article by Jiminey Cricket
Dumbleyung Ladies Pennant Bowls
Article by T. Bartram
Pictured below: Large group photos of Kojonup and Dumbleyung playing bowls
Next Saturday Kukerin travel to Karlgarin for pennants. Karlgarin have had a resurgence of fortunes this season and are in second place on the ladder and a big effort is needed if we are to stay in contention for finals later in the season. Pennant practise is from 5 pm on Friday afternoon for all who are available.
Article by P. Adams
Dumbleyung Tennis Club
The final scores Dumbleyung 25 sets 174 games to Lake Grace 9 sets 117 games. The new look team with Carly Smith and Rachel Springbett playing their 1st games winning 4 & 5 sets. Another man, not as young as Ethan, in Tom Pearce winning 5 sets (Tom is such an obedient player, obeying Carmen's very sedate instructions!!!)with Ethan 4 sets and the ladies Carmen and Tamara 5sets. The trip home was entertaining with killer tales of the old days, interesting scuffles on footy fields, tennis excursion to the Oasis
Lake Grace were ecstatic with their sets as they tripled their score from the week before and as the saying goes there is always room for improvement win lose or draw as long as one can love the game of tennis.
A big thank you to our stressed out Hairy Legged Tennis Queen Coordinator who once again triumphed with his herd.
There will be Friday social tennis up to Christmas. The Lawn Classic to be held in February so please keep free. Please pay your subs to our Treasurer Jane Smith. Players are looking at making a trip to Cowaramup around the 20/21 January 2017 for tennis so keep in mind.
Article by T.Bartram
J.Dare and C.McDougall from Dumbleyung play doubles
M.Henry and G.Ball and Lake Grace opponents
Pictured bottom row (L-R):
G.Bairstow and R.Filmer represent Dumbleyung with Lake Grace opponents
H.Ward from Dumbelyung
Group photo of Dumbleyung and Lake Grace players