Cricketers Win T20 Knockout Finals
Congratulations to the Year 8/9 Cricket team who have won the State T20 Knockout Final
We took a strong all-boys 8/9 T20 knockout side to play a semi-final and subsequent grand final at Park 25 on Thursday, November 24.
Led by emerging talent, Erik Carrington, as skipper, our team brought in Sam Richardson to an already strong side. In the semi-final vs. Mount Gambier, Erik won the toss and selected to bat, with Manush Patel and Suraj Rajesh opening and underlining their ability and marked improvement through some understanding and experience in high performance settings.
Manush got to the compulsory retiring score of 50 in 30 balls, with Suraj carving a quickfire 30 from 20 balls. Tyson Miller (Year 8) also reached 50 from 33 balls, with the team setting an imposing 6/185 from our 20 overs.
Adelaide High bowled and fielded poorly in the Mount Gambier innings, but ended up winning by 75 runs (Mount Gambier 2/110 from 20 overs).
This took us to the final vs. Henley High who have an impressive line up of 8/9 cricketers who have had strong starts to their individual seasons. After a conversation between games, Adelaide produced a far more polished fielding and bowling performance and, despite letting them have 20 runs too many, restricted them to 8/112 from their 20 overs. Darcy Hunkin, Tyson Miller, Lachy Hodder-Trenwith and Jacob Mason all showed their ability with the ball by taking key wickets, while Liam Toovey got the run out of their strongest batter.
What happened next was an exhibition of high quality stroke making and T20 cricket from two of our Year 9’s who will travel to Five High’s next week with our First XI in their debut seasons. Suraj Rajesh and Manush Patel took apart a quality bowling lineup, going at 10 an over to see us reach the score in 11 overs with the loss of 2 wickets. Suraj 50 retired (30 balls) and Manush 50 not out (29 balls) are beginning to make getting runs a habit which is a great sign for our group going forward.
Team: Erik Carrington (c), Suraj Rajesh, Manush Patel, Sam Scrimgeour, Liam Kent, Darcy Hunkin, Samyak Jain, Jacob Mason, Sam Richardson, Tyson Miller, Lachy Hodder-Trenwith, Jaxon Pearson, Liam Toovey
The scorecards for each of these games are available below.