SEASON 2022-23 ROUND 14
FEBRUARY 26, 2023
OLD SCOTCH CC 5/244 (40)
def. OLD HAILEYBURIANS 8/194 (40)
C Hemp 111, M Sparks 3/24
The First XI had another solid win on Sunday, to close off the home and away season, defeating Haileybury by 50 runs and finishing a game and a half clear on top of the table. It was a solid performance, with the clear highlight Cam Hemp securing back to back tons with 111. Spoils were shared with the ball, with Mike Sparks the pick of the bowlers with three wickets.
It ends a strong regular season from the boys and leaves a big week or two of cricket to come, starting with a rematch with Haileybury in this weekend’s semi-final on the Main Oval. Haileybury will no doubt be up for the challenge and it promises to be a tough and tight encounter. As always, we’d love to have your support on Sunday as we look to book our ticket to another Grand Final.
— Sam Shearer (1XI Captain)
OLD SCOTCH CC 1/87 (16.4)
def. OLD XAVERIANS 85 (28.2)
M Griffiths 43, N Buckley 4/9
The second XI looked to close out the home and away season with a return fixture against Old Xavier. Losing the toss and sent into the field, the boys wasted little time gaining the ascendency, with Nick Buckley (4/9 off 5.2) and Will Easton (1/24 off 5) both taking wickets in their first overs. Bucks was sending them down with extreme heat, including 3 maidens to have Xavs rattled early. Through the middle overs Gary Bennett (1/6 off 4) and James Halse (2/7 off 5) were prolific, ensuring that at no point would Xavier be able to relax. After 28.2 overs, Xavier were all out for 85.
Mark Griffiths (43) and Charlie Schilling (29*) strode to the crease and made little doubt about the result, carving away boundary after boundary to race towards the total. With the score on 67 Griffo fell to a wry shot, but it mattered for little as Oliver McLeish (5*) was there with Schillo to the end securing the victory and a bonus point.
It was an emphatic performance from the team as we embark on another finals campaign. The win made even sweeter finding out we would finish second and host a home semi final next weekend. The team is pumped and ready to try and make it to the big dance.
— John Stavris (2XI Captain)