Kukerin Bowling Club
Beverley Davidson was also playing in the Mosman Park masters singles at the weekend and played well enough to win a couple of games against top opposition.
Next Saturday Kukerin travel to Kondinin for the cutthroat semi-final with the winners to advance to the pennant final the following week and mothballs to the losers. This will be a big challenge for Kukerin against the ladder leaders. We have been very close in both encounters during the season and with a big effort we may be able to turn the tables. Players are reminded that final games commence one hour earlier than game played during the season.
There will be pennant practise for all who can attend on Friday afternoon from 4.30 pm onwards. Hope to see you all there.
Article by P.Adams
Kukerin Dumbleyung Cricket Club
The game started off in an arm wrestle. The opening bowlers, Scott Gray and David head, gained the early ascendancy but with grabbing a wicket Harrismith began to wrestle it back. The bowlers then got back on top, a pattern that continued in the first half of the innings. Conan Holder, Lee Smith, Kalan Joyce and Damo Pelham were all given an opportunity and all bowled well. They were backed up by some good fielding but the chances continued to fall just out of reach. With wickets in hand, Harrismith continued to push the run rate, and despite never exploding they still finished on 2-242, a total that would be difficult, but not impossible on the small ground.
Dame Leo and Matt Gilfellon went out to open knowing that they would have to score quickly from the start. Unfortunately Dame, the quick scorer of the duo, fell early which brought Kalan Joyce to the crease. Kalan and Matt saw off the opening bowlers and started to steadily build a partnership, reaching 62 before the next wicket fell. Scott Jefferis joined Kalan and they continued to build the score. When Kalan fell, the score was 135 but the run rate required was getting to be a problem. Chasing runs, the batsmen then started to come and go, but apart from a brief cameo from Pete Joyce, it became the Scott Jefferis show. Of the next 93 runs that were scored, Scott scored about two-thirds of them, often having to hit over the seven fieldsman on the boundary. Scott brought up a magnificent century but the team still fell short, finishing all out for 222 in the last over.
With the loss, the team fell down to third position on the ladder. This Saturday they will host a must win game against Cuballing to continue in the final series. There was a great supporter turn out on the weekend and hopefully we will see you all again in Dumbleyung this Saturday starting at midday.
Article by Jiminy Cricket