Intermediate Boys Cricket Team impressive at Kingston Division comp

The Intermediate Boys Cricket team travelled to Caulfield Park to play in the annual Kingston Division cricket competition.

Game 1 vs Bentleigh
Bentleigh batted first and smashed up a very competitive 72 off their 8 overs with Krishna Sridhar and Ewan Daly, our only wicket takers.
In reply, we managed to get the runs quite easily in the end with Thivi Salwathura and Lewis Sellenger guiding us home with 45 and 29 retired respectively.

Game 2 vs Mordialloc
We came up against a very strong Mordialloc outfit in our second pool game. After batting first, we managed to post a competitive total of 58. Lewis Sellenger again led the way with 27 and nice little contribution at the end from the hard hitting Sam Enever. In reply, Mordialloc were able to get the runs with a couple of balls to spare.

Game 3 vs Westall
The final pool game against Westall was a comfortable 66 to 28 victory. Josh Smith, Kane Vaughan and Krishna Sridhar were all in the runs and wickets were shared evenly again.

Semi Final vs Parkdale
The semi final against Parkdale eventuated in a very tight finish. McKinnon made 54 after batting first. A timely 18 not out from Sam Enever saved the innings after a rocky start and little contributions from Senin Seymour and Josh Smith helped us to 54. Parkdale replied steadily, however they needed 13 for victory off the last over. Two boundaries made the situation comfortable for them, however needing two to win off two balls, Thivi Salwathura grabbed two wickets to snatch the game for McKinnon. 

Final vs Mordialloc
We faced the undefeated Mordialloc in the final and once again batted first. Lewis Sellenger lead the way again with a stylish 39 in our total of 54. Having the field and bowl at our best to claim the pennant for the day, the McKinnon boys were at their best against the very strong Mordialloc outfit. Thivi and Ewan managed to claim a couple of wickets for us and we were on track to defend our score. However with 5 needed off the final ball, gun Mordialloc batsman Harry Di Mattia was able to hit a six and win the match for Mordialloc.

Thanks to all of the boys for their efforts and commitment on the day.

Greg Hoskin (Coach)

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