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MATCH REPORT: McDonalds Keilor Park Round 6 | Keilor Park Cricket Club

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FIRST XI MATCH REPORT

Round 6 – Laverton

After having the first week of this match postponed by Stormageddon, we headed to our away fixture versus Laverton with a shortened format of the game.

Having loss the toss and being sent in to bat, I wasn’t too disappointed. Knowing that we have played well in the past setting and defending totals, I felt that we could set the tone of the match.

Unfortunately, the inability of our top order to build any meaningful partnerships, due to the constant loss of wickets, put us in a fairly ominous position at the drinks break. 5 down. 45 on the board. The job ahead of us.

A small fightback was mounted by Ethan McShanag and Liam Hutchison, who battled through and put on a nice little stand of 28 for the 6th wicket, but once Ethan went for 21, “Hutchy” fell in the same over.

A bit of luck and some clever batting by Jak Donnison, and we managed to push the total out to 98. Well under par. But ours in the bank.

Needing early wickets, the breakthrough didnt come until the home side had glided to 27, when Jesse Ravanello picked up the first wicket of the innings.

From a bowling side of things, the boys all bowled tight lines and restricted any free flowing shots, however, wickets was the order and we failed to pick up the second one until the match well in Laverton’s favour.

Passing the total 5 wickets down and with 12 overs still to bowl, the boys dug deep and stuck to their task. Picking up a couple more crucial wickets and not letting the game blow out, as it may have in previous years.

The bowling stand outs of the day were Jesse Ravanello, once again, who picked up figures of 4/42, and Jak Donnison, with his biggest First XI haul of 3/23.

With Airport West coming off their first win of the season, the boys will need a much stronger performance if we are to head into the Christmas break at evens.

Don’t forget the KPCC Christmas Party is on following the match, with good food, cold drinks, good company and plenty for the kids too. A jumping castle and maybe even a visit from the Big Guy in Red himself. If you feel like watching the future of this club take shape, come along a little earlier and see the guys in action.

 

Regards,

 

Joe Carland

 

SECOND XI MATCH REPORT

Round 6 – Laverton

We had laverton at home which is always a tough game.
With new recruit Cade Thomson on board, surely to stregthen the top 6.

We lost the toss and Laverton decided to first.
Game plan keep them to 120-130, with a bit of rain during the week the outfield looked lush but we knew it would play well.
Pete and Dylan opened the bowling as per usual. Both bowled tight and the batters got on top of Pete early. The ball offering no swing for Pete to work with.
Dylan from the other end started off nice and tight and definitely settled in. Pete bowled 5 overs and went for 20. Ab was bought on the 11th over and managed to tie it up a little with some very crafty bowling. Ab taking 1 / 56 off 12.
Dylan at the other end was still strolling in hitting the pitch hard and causing some uncertainty on a track that played better than it looked.
Laverton consolidated and managed to look to start pushing the run rate, enter Dylan. Dylan bowled 20 overs on the trot taking wickets when needed. He ended up with figures of 4/50 off 20 straight, with support from Morgs who took 1/31 off 3 and AB doing what he does.
Laverton finished on 7/161 probably 30 more than what we wanted to keep them too.

Seeing first hand that creating a stable start and then having some wickets left in the shed to launch we went out with the game plan.
Rhys and Stan went in to open. Rhys looked to move the score along rotating the strike, unfortunately Stan was out for 1, Cade came in at 3 with looking to push the score along, hitting a very quick fire 11 sending his second ball to the boundary then getting bowled.
GB came in and Rhys fell very quickly before we knew it we were 3/25.
GB added 7 before skying one, seeing the score 4/26.
AB and teamed up trying to get something moving and get to drinks. We managed to get through to drinks. AB fell playing a sweep shot and Dylan came in. Dylan made a quick fire 12 and Kye coming in and going out we were on the back foot with the score 7/77 I teamed up with Pete. Me and Pete tried everything we could to try and attack the score Pete hitting a big six too!!!
We managed to get the score 107 before pete went out falling for 16.
I went a few overs after making 40.
Nath and Morgs were the last 2 in.
Nathan made 4 before going out seeing us all bowled out for 116.

Unfortunately we fell short.
Next week we travel to play airport west before the xmas break.

Hoping to finish of the year with a win!!

Go KP

Tardz

 

Filled Under: KPCC Posted on: December 13, 2017

MATCH REPORT: I.T.S. Round 5 | Keilor Park Cricket Club

FIRST XI MATCH REPORT

Round 5 – St. Albans

On the back of a gutsy win against Craigieburn, we took on the undefeated St. Albans side who were looking to stamp their name as the competition front runners in the early part of the season.  With 3 separate centurions in their first 3 matches, we knew they would have strong batting depth and we would have to play 160 overs of good cricket if we were to give ourselves a chance.

Walking out to the toss, it was going to be a “doomed if you do, doomed if you don’t” kind of scenario.  Having the coin landing the right side up for us, I decided that runs on the board would be the order of the day, and backed our batting line up to set them a task.

With Ethan McShanag suffering from a migrane, it presented Anthony Tedesco with the opportunity to partner Andy Davies at the top of the order.  “AT” took it upon himself to get the wheels in motion, and while being ably supported by Andy, made a nice little knock of 27 contributing to an opening partnership of 48.  Hywel Jones followed, and continued on his big hitting from the previous Tuesday Night’s T20 match and raced to 28 before finding himself back in the sheds.  Andy all the while, anchoring the innings, making a solid 20 in difficult conditions, and giving the side a nice little platform.

A few flat spots through the middle of the innings, and when Ethan McShanag, batting at 6, got to the crease the score was little over 100.  However, he set about taking  to the St. Albans bowlers, and with some deadly striking and well executed strokes, he managed to notch up his second 80+ score in as many games (82*).  He was well assisted by the tail, with Matt Carland and him sharing a vital 35 run partnership for the 9th wicket. (Of which “Forbesy” contributed 4)

With 201 on the board, we once again failed to take the innings as deep as we would have liked, and with an imminent storm, we took to the field and ended the day with St. Albans at 1/23 off 4 overs.

Early breakthroughs.  That was the simple message we resumed play with the following week.  And it was Hywel Jones who delivered.  Picking up the crucial wicket of their imported opener, Lambert.  Through some solid batting, and some missed opportunities in the field, the game hung in the balance with the visitors requiring 52 runs to win at Tea, and KPCC still requiring 5 wickets.

After the break, it was Jesse Ravanello who picked up the wicket, and his 3rd, to steer the momentum ship back our way, ever so slightly.  Still with a recognised batsman in, and closing in on the target, the ball was thrown to Ethan McShanag to produce some of his magic.  And he did.  With a delivery that has been described by onlookers as “horrible” “putrid” and “yucky”, the man himself described it as a “stroke of genius”.  Either way, the situation was simple.  Clean up the tail, and take the chocolates.

With no recognised batsman left, and no threat of being hit out of the park, I did what any self respecting captain would do.  I brought myself back into the attack.  Luckily for the side, my reputation and my ego, the results followed. picking up 2 wickets in the over, and having them 9 down with 25 still to get, Jesse Rav took the pill in the next over and finished off a memorable victory.

This weekend, we have a double header (weather permitting), as we head to Laverton to being the 2 day match against them on Saturday, and host West Coburg on Sunday in the catch up match for our Round 1 fixture.

Hoping to see you all there, supporting this exciting crop of talent.

Cheers

Joe Dirt.

FIRST XI MATCH REPORT

Round 5 – St. Albans

 

The seconds made there way down to St. Albans.

I won the toss and put them put St. Albans in to bat.

It proved to be a good decision with the fall of the first wicket on the board with the score at 18. Some steady line length bowling from AB and tight bowling from the other end from Morgs proved to be the difference, taking regular wickets. 4 bowlers were used with AB and Dylan doing the damage. AB finished the day bowling 11 straight overs taking 3 /10 while Dylan provided that extra fire power bowling 9.3 overs taking 4/12.

Both boys were backed up nicely by Pete who bowled 11 overs 1/22 and Morgs doing what he does taking 2/42  off 13.

The fielding was really stepped up to support the tight bowling, we ended up bowling St. Albans out for a very gettable 88.

We had 32 overs to play for day and unfortunately that’s were the rain and hit. The loss of both openers and Andy who got elevated up the order for some hitting didn’t pay off and we closed the day 3/10.

Enter the second week, the numbers for once were on our side simple maths 7 batsman left 78 runs to get 80 overs to do it.

We knew we had to keep working and try to get some partnerships happening.

Unfortunately that didn’t happen, we were all out falling 4 runs short of victory.

Special mention to Pete who finished the day with 14 not out and Nath Johnson who battled it out to get within 4 runs of victory.

Moving forward it was a gut wrenching loss and something that hurt all 11 blokes especially myself but on the positive , we look to next week, the growth and improvement keeps going, we will keep working keep fighting, keep working towards our goal of playing 80 overs of cricket,and doing the job with both bat and ball, not just excelling in one of them.

This week is a new week where we find ourselves up against the old enemy Laverton!!

Stay tuned.

Tards

 

THIRD XI MATCH REPORT

No Game

 

Filled Under: KPCC Posted on: November 29, 2017

MATCH REPORT: Telstra Business Centre Round 4 | Keilor Park Cricket Club

FIRST XI MATCH REPORT

ROUND 4 – Craigieburn

Round 4 saw us packing our lunch and making the long road trip out to Craigieburn.  With both teams being winless in the opening 2 matches, the stakes were high as we were desperate to get the ball rolling on our season.

After eventually arriving at the ground, we noticed that the ground was in immaculate condition, and there would be genuine value for shots.  The pitch had a hint of green on the surface, but nothing that was strong enough to deter us from batting first, should we win the toss.

Which we did.

So batting first, we decided to make a few structural changes to our batting order, with newly promoted Ethan McShanag joining Andy Davies at the top of the order.  This change seemed to pay dividends immediately.  After Davies departed early (12), and Hywel Jones shortly after, young Ethan and Rohan Parag set upon building an innings and a total that the bowlers would be able to defend.  After Parag was dismissed, the pair had managed to put on a solid partnership of 70+ and we were on track to burst over the 200 mark.

Ethan was joined by Dean Gila who had slotted into the number 5 spot and the pair continued to pile on the runs.  

Unfortunately, Ethan’s innings eventually came to a close on 89, but he handed Gila the reigns to steer the innings home.

Gila finishing with a solid 51* and was well supported by Jak Donnison with a nice late innings cameo of 23.

With still 18 overs left in the day, and 224 on the board, the boys went to work to try and collect as many wickets as possible overnight.  Jak Donnison struck first, picking up his maiden First XI wicket, and I managed to sneak a late one to have them at 2/57 overnight.

We knew early wickets were key on day 2, and unfortunately due to bad luck, fortunate batting and a neglected appointment to SpecSavers, we were unable to strike early.  Craigieburn had wrestled the momentum of the game and had the upper hand after 10 overs, when the score sat at 2/100.

During the prematch, the team had spoken about taking our opportunities, and making our moments, because cricket is a funny game and can change in the blink of an eye.  And that was exactly what happened.  A quick succession of wickets had them go from 2/119 to 5/121, with Gila, Jesse Ravanello and myself each bagging crucial wickets, and importantly, removing the 2 major danger men.

If anybody thought it would be smooth sailing from that point, they were sorely mistaken.  Some more staunch batting from the Craigieburn middle order, and another 50+ run partnership, we were thankful when Gila managed to pick up his second scalp of the innings with a well timed bowled, just before Tea.

Heading into Tea, Craigieburn required 38 more runs, and we required 4 wickets.  It was time to dig deep.  They still had the upper hand, as they had a set batsman still in, who was in his 30s, and the finish line in sight.

An early wicket after Tea was vital, and we were wrapt to see the ball smack into middle and off peg shortly after the resumption of play.  3 more to get.

Enter Hywel Jones.

Early in the next over, Jones removed the set batsman.  Control was ours again.  Then another.  And shortly after, he picked up his 3rd wicket of the spell to close out match and secure the points.  Finishing with 3/34.

One of the best wins I have been involved in at this club for quite some time.  And the type of win that will turn a season around and hopefully propel us on to bigger and better things.

Joe Carland

Captain/Coach

Injury Prone Opening Bowler

SECOND XI MATCH REPORT

ROUND 4 – Craigieburn

Round 4 was KP vs new comers Craigeburn down at home.

Day started off with a late out with Kye unable to play the 2nd week of the game. This saw Jesse Gila getting a call up from the 3rds along with Rhys Centin and Matt Devouno in for there first seconds game for the year.

Craigeburn won the toss and put us in to bat first.

With Rhys in the side we decided to change the order up dropping Dylan Tainton down the order for some power hitting in the latter stages.

Rhys and Stan both looked comfortable and solid, with Craigeburn bowling good areas the boys survived but got bogged down. Stan making 8 and Rhys out for 16.

Unfortunately for KP it didn’t get much better the boys battled hard but came up short only posting a score of 105 all out with young AB doing a great job yet again with the bat scoring 23 not out.

Day 2 with our backs against the wall the boys gathered around, order of the day was to give 110% play hard play with heart.

Unfortunately with a lower score it was going to be tough to defend on a perfect looking day.

Sadly Craigeburn overtook us just before tea.

There was a couple of standouts with the ball Peter McMahon bowling well taking 2/62 off 22 overs, AB continuing his form taking 3/53 off 18 and young Nathan Johnson getting himself on a hat-trick bowling 13 overs taking 2/33.

Unfortunately it was a long tough hot day in the office and the performance reflected, suffering a second loss on the trot.

Moving forward we sit down and speak about the positives that we as as a team can take and there have been a lot of positives that have been taken out of the 4 rounds so far, now just to make them click all together and string along consecutive wins.

When this clicks..watch this space!!!

Tardz

THIRD XI MATCH REPORT

ROUND 3 – v Aberfeldie Park

After a smashing in our first home game of the season last week, we needed to find some fire and form to get back on the winners list.

After inspecting the pitch early and knowing it would dry up and keep low towards the end of the day we won the toss and chose to bowl. Spring racing normally does affect the selection of our teams, but this week we were lucky to have 10 great cricketers available.

The plan was to bowl in 4 overs spells to give everyone a go and also take a break with the warmer weather starting to show its face. We opened up with Paul who had a dream start with a wicket first ball from a simple catch from Chad behind the stumps!!! GB took the 2nd over and zipped it around the pitch to pick up the wicket of Abers captain in the 2nd over.

We had Abers 4/20 odd and had complete control of the game. Morgs bowled his beautiful off spinners for 8 overs finishing with 2/11. We shared the wickets around for the arvo and knocked them over for 58.

Lucky for us Johnny Van had our afternoon tea ready nice and early so we could have a quick bite and rest before our turn to bat.

Although chasing a small target can be very dangerous I thought we would have a crack and flip the order around to get some batting time to the bottom order. I opened up with Andrew Tardio back for his first game along with Josh. The boys both looked good early, rotating the strike and finding a few gaps in the field for a couple of boundaries. We lost Andy after about 6 overs, and not too long after Josh. This bought Frank in his first game for KP to the crease along with myself, Frank has a fantastic eye and quickly got the 39 and decided to retire himself and help out the 2nds who needed an extra fielder. I fell over not too long after that to a dubious LBW decision from Andy Tardio 😉 which bought GB and EVO to the crease. Both the lads looked good early with some great cricket shots and plenty of singles to share strike early. The boys put the pedal to the floor and both bought up their 50’s fairly quickly and we decided to declare 139 in front so we could all enjoy a couple of cold beverages under the aircon.

The win gets us back up the ladder and into 6th spot. Round 7 will see us take on St Albans on their home soil and hope that most of the lads remain available so we can take a strong team over. It will be a challenging game next week against a team who has been consistent early this season.

Prez

Filled Under: KPCC Posted on: November 13, 2017

TEAM SELECTION: Telstra Business Centre Essendon Round 4

Keilor Park will face newly promoted Craigieburn in the Telstra Business Centre Essendon Round 4 on Saturday 4th November.

Filled Under: KPCC Posted on: November 3, 2017

MATCH REPORT: Jetpets Round 3 | Keilor Park Cricket Club

Jet Pets

FIRST XI MATCH REPORT

ROUND 3 – Vs Altona North (H)

Round 3 came around and we hosted Altona North for our first home fixture for the 17/18 Season.  With a bit of drizzle around and some touchy conditions on the days leading in, losing the toss but still getting to bowl first wasn’t the worst thing we could have hoped for.

The innings started well, with Hywel Jones quickly making a name for himself as the “Early Breakthrough-er”, picking up a wicket with his second ball.

Unfortunately, when a certain opening bowler pulled up lame towards the end of his first spell, the bowling stocks were diminished.  But as we know, every problem presents an opportunity, and Jak Donnison took over and bowled superbly, with his first 5 overs being maidens.  How he managed to go wicketless is still beyond me!

But deservedly taking most of the bowling accolades was our own Spinning Maestro, Jesse Ravanello.  Picking up 5/30 and helping to bowl Altona North out for 139, in just 53 overs.

So we had 27 overs to see out, and unfortunately we limped to 4/41 during that crucial period on Week 1, leaving us with 99 runs to chase, and 6 wickets up our sleeve.

Coming into week 2, we knew that it was imperative that we got a positive start, but losing a wicket in the first over handed early momentum to our counterparts.

Ethan McShanag did everything he could to try and drag us over the line, making a strong 44.  However, despite Ethan’s best efforts, we fell 24 runs short.

Next week we saddle up again, and head out to Craigieburn to try and get the first win for the season.  With a few minor adjustments to attitude and application, we are still very confident as a team unit that once we “click”, the runs, wickets, and more importantly, the results will follow.

Joe Dirt

Full Scorecard

SECOND XI MATCH REPORT

ROUND 3 – Vs Altona North (A)

Round 3 saw kp vs the old enemy Altona North. After last year we wanted to put up a bit more of a fight.

Playing at Altona North i lost the toss and we got sent in.

Stany and dill battled through with dill the aggressor sending anything over pitched to the boundary, while Stany at the other end rotating the strike and looking solid.

The boys put on a nice little partner ship before Dill skyed one and was out for 19. Stany teamed up with Kye at number 3 and both looked solid until Stan fell for 15. GB came in at 4 and batted really well with Kye rotating the strike and looking solid. Kye fell for 3 and Dave came in at 5 for a very brief 8 balls getting trapped lbw.

The came the resistant second year twos player AB. GB and AB batted real well and were making things look easy until GB was out for 19.

AB combined well with Andy Carroll the pair trying to increase the run rate. Andy fell for 8 and Nath Jonson made 1. AB continued and played some amazing strokes, unfortunately fell 3 short of 50 making 47. Keiran also batted real well and showed some fight making 8.

Old heads Pete and Morgs got together and really worked well together trying to move the score along with some lusty hitting and good rotation of the strike.

Pete was the last wicket getting trapped in front in the 78th over the day making a very well played 16, leaving Morgs at the other end not out 8.

The boys managed to get 150 on the board giving the bowlers something to work with.

Day 2 saw warmer conditions. Pete and dill opened bowling some nice line and length with little assistance from the pitch. Both boys picking up a wicket each bowling 16 and 17 overs for day. Dill finished with 1/41 off 16 and Pete 1/27  off 17.

GB, Morgs and AB bowled very tidy and scoring became harder with the boys bowling very tight and the rest of the team throwing themselves around in the field.

Seeing that nothing was happening we tried to force the issue making changes trying to unsettle the batsman and getting through the overs as quick as we can.

Unfortunately in the 60th over Altona North overtook our score.

The boys gave everything for 60 0vers. Just not enough on the board.

GB finished  with 0/15 off 9, Morgs 1/24 off 12, AB 0/26 off 8 and Nath Johnson bowling very well finished off with 0/23 off his 7.

All in all a decent performance with a lot of positives coming from it!!!

A lot can be taken out of this game with areas of improvement needed.

Dave Tardio

Full Scorecard

THIRD XI MATCH REPORT

ROUND 3 – Vs Sunshine (A)

The 3rds travelled out to Sunshine for our 2nd game of the year. As always  this time of year with the races on its hard to fill a team, and we only could travel with 10.

Sunshine finished in the top 4 last year and had a big hitting team. We lost the toss and bowled first on what looked like a very green bowling deck. It kept low early which made my brain tick to how low it would get as the day went on.

We opened with with Stuey & Hitesh who both bowled extremely well picking up 2 wickets in the fist 8 overs. We dropped their number 3 twice early in his innings which proved to be very costly as he went on to make 54. Along with his innings we bowled far too many wides which between the 2 added an extra 74 runs to chase.

We opened up the batting with Rhys and Josh who looked solid and confident early, but with a pitch keep very low and some good bowling we lost some early wickets. Chad again came to the crease at 3 after a long day of excellent keeping and was unbeaten on 31. The rest of the team could not get a start and we go trundled for 50!!!!!! Besides Chads top innings, the only other positive is we got back to the sheds from some cold brews and got to see Winx win her 3rd Cox Plate…

Next week we are back on our home deck and look to move on from yesterdays performance and get back on the winners list against Whyndam Vale.

Hope to see some supporters get out to encourage the lads for a big game.

Prez

Full Scorecard

Filled Under: KPCC Posted on: October 29, 2017

MATCH REPORT: Twenty20

Twenty20

Calder Round Robin 1 v Airport West St Christopher’s

For the opening T20 of the Summer we travelled all the way to Airport West, started well by winning the toss and batting first on a what would be called a worn pitch. Shags and Dingo got us off to a good start with extras playing a big part in that, after we lost Shags (6) the two poms combined well and got us into a good position to launch. We lost Hywel (19) and myself (2) in quick succession and Andy (22) soon after but AT (39*) played a very well thought out innings hitting the bad ones to and over the boundary and putting pressure on the field with quick singles, he and Hutchy (12*) got us to 5/127 which on that pitch was very defendable in our eyes.

The bowling couldn’t of started better with first ball wicket to Dingo with the excellent hands of Trent to kick of proceedings we had them reeling with 3 quick breakthroughs from tight bowling and pressure in the field, Trent being involved in all 3 dismissals (2 catches, 1 Runout) and bowled fantastically, they got a couple of partnerships going but again pressure and attack in the field (Shags and Hutchy) brought about 2 more run outs. Jesse Rav bowled superbly finishing with 2/13 off his 2.3, I finished with 2, Hywel 2, GB 1 and the 3 runouts was really proud of the efforts by all the boys and hopefully we take this momentum and confidence into the next two games.

Dean Gila

Full Scorecard

Filled Under: KPCC Posted on: October 25, 2017

TEAM SELECTION: T20 Round Robin

Keilor Park Cricket Club have their first Twenty20 match tonight against the postcode rivals Airport West. The devils will be playing away at Airport West from 5.00pm for those wanting to watch some pink ball action.

This match is sponsored by Keilor Parks 40th Anniversary Dinner at Windy Hill, 17th February, 2018. Tickets available online Click here

 

 

Filled Under: KPCC Posted on: October 23, 2017

Match Report: Jetpets Round 3 | Keilor Park Cricket Club

Jet Pets

See updates from the First and Second XI Teams after day 1 and the Results and Full Match Report from the Third XI.

FIRST XI UPDATE

ROUND 3 – Vs Altona North (H)

Altona North: 10/139

Keilor Park: 4/41

Full Scorecard

SECOND XI UPDATE

ROUND 3 – Vs Altona North (A)

Keilor Park: 10/150

Altona North: 0/0

Full Scorecard

THIRD XI MATCH REPORT

ROUND 3 – Vs

The 3rd’s headed over to Yarraville Club for our first game of the season. We inspected the pitch and based on the inspection and weather we decided to bowl first (Evo’s advise).

We opened up with Ritesh and myself and kept the first 8 overs pretty tight before Ritesh struck up the first wicket, bowling the opener when he tried to leave it!!

Chad come on first change and picked up a wicket with his first ball!! He bowled very well leading in to drinks. Yarraville’s 3rd & 4th batsmen batted well scoring a 55 run partnership. I decided to bring Jesse Gila into the game with his right arm darts and he bowled on point and took 4/25!!

We threw to bowl around and kept the run rate at a level I was happy with. Steve Watts in his first game back after 7 years bowled well picking up a wicket with a great catch from Chad.

Josh came on late and bowled brilliantly, 3 overs – 4 runs. Lukey Carland also bowled well at the close and took 2/13.

We kept Yarraville Club to 149 which we thought was very achievable. This came from some tight bowling and great fielding with no dropped catches along with strong leadership from a few players and some great talk in the field.

After a fantastic array of afternoon tea served by Yarraville as always, we got stuck into it and opened up with Rhys and “Maxy”. Rhys looked solid as always, but unfortunately we lost “Maxy” early. Chad came to through crease after a breakout season last summer and took the bowlers on to make a fantastic 50. We lost Rhys after another solid innings and partnership with Chad, that bought to the crease the old war horse Evo… Evo started off slow, treating his wicket like a pot of Carlton Draught.

Our run rate slowed, but with Evo’s experience he waited for the bad balls and got us over the line with the winnings runs and also his 50 with 2 overs to spare.

It was great to start the season off with a win against a very good opposition. It takes us into our next game against Sunshine on their turf with some confidence and strut.

Back to the nets this week for some more training and we will be ready to go with the massive inclusion of Stuart Gault.

Prez

#KPCC

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Filled Under: KPCC Posted on: October 22, 2017

Match Report: Round 2 | Keilor Park Cricket Club

FIRST XI MATCH REPORT

ROUND 2 – Vs Druids

A new season about to get underway, we were tasked with the tough assignment of Druids away to kick off our campaign (after the postponement of our Round 1 fixture).

Going into the game, we knew Druids would be a strong side, having been on the receiving end of a hefty loss against them last season.  Knowing the key to their game was consistent bowling and strong batting depth, we headed down to Shorten Reserve ready for the fight.

With the inclusions of Hywel Jones, Andy Davies and Rohan Parag into our top 5, I wasn’t too disappointed when Druids won the toss and elected to Bowl.  Giving us first crack at getting runs on the board, and building scoreboard pressure.

Unfortunately, even the best-laid plans can unravel once they are being put into practice, and after a solid enough start (1-25) we slipped to 5-47, and definitely on the back foot.

But a small counter attack, and a solid contribution from Anthony Tedesco (33), gave us a little bit of hope, and with Liam Hutchison (16) and Jak Donnison (19*) working the end of the innings, we managed to post a sub-par, yet defendable 119.

And then came the carnage.

With full guns blazing, their opening batsman threw caution to wind, trying to make a significant dint in the total in as short a time as possible.  Lucky to escape a strong LBW shout when still in single figures, he managed to put us well and truly to the sword, going on to pass our total himself.

Hywel Jones managed to open his wickets account for KPCC  It too only until his 3rd over, when had the other opening batsman nicking one that angled across him nicely, and some sharp glove work by Parag behind the stumps doing the rest.

Once the game was dead and buried, Jesse Ravanello also managed picked up a couple of quick wickets.

Next week we head back into the Red Ball format, with a game against Altona North at home.  Hoping to get the season up and running and get a W on the board.

Go Devils.

Joe Dirt

SECOND XI MATCH REPORT

ROUND 2 – Vs Druids

With round one of the season being washed out round 2 was here. Beautiful day good looking pitch full team with a late inclusion of a old war horse the second eleven were ready too take it to Sunshine Druids.

We won toss and decided to have a bowl. For the first time with the the white rock ‘Pistol’ Pete McMahon found himself with a new opening partner to share the new rock with big Dyl Tainiton.

Both bowled fantasic good line and length with some great swing.

Pistol made the opening break with a in-swinger that took middle. Tight bowling from the other end from taints bought pistol to claim the next 4 with the saying “nothing but middle” coming from pistol each time he knocked over the stumps. The 2 openers finished off there spells with pistol claiming  4/7 off 8 and taints with a tidy 0/16 off 6.

Morgs spun circles around the middle order with the help of tight bowling from the other end from AB (beyonce). Morgs claiming 1/19 off 8 and AB getting 2/24 off his 7.

Tards and GB finishing it off at the end with Tards getting 2/8 off 6 and GB bowling in the death finishing of with 0/10 from his 2 overs.

Druids getting bowled out in the 37th over for 87. Special mention to new recruit Andy Carroll keeping for the first time in 10 years doing a very good job behind the stumps.

Chasing 87, KP openers Stan and Taints went out to tackle and start the run chase. Both boys battled through facing the swing of the white ball. Stany falling in the 5th over bought the warhorse Evo to the crease. Battling through getting his eye in taints fell early into the partner ship making 6 bring first-gamer kyzzzaa to the crease. Kye looked very solid and unfazed at the crease, while Evo went about his work nudging around 1s and hitting the bad balls to the boundary. Kyzza eventually fell for 4. Tards came in at 5 and created a partnership with the warhorse. The pair getting within 1 run for victory until Evo fell for 38. With some late hitting down order from GB making 16 and Tardz making 44 KP posted 8/132 and getting the W!! For a great way to start the season.

Well done to all the boys for there efforts in the field with the bat and ball.great way to start the season hoping to stay on this roll and give Altona North a run for there money next week!!!!!

Go Parkers.!!!!!

 

THIRD XI MATCH REPORT

ROUND 2 – Vs Royal Park / Brunswick

Third XI games was called off as a Draw due to Royal Park / Brunswick not having a pitch available.

 

Filled Under: KPCC Posted on: October 15, 2017

Keilor Parks New Devils

Keilor Park Cricket Club are excited to announce the signing of Andy Davies and Hywel Jones. The pair have both signed and are excited for the year ahead. Hywel is a Left handed top order batsman that bowls left arm medium pace and Andy is Right Hand opening batsman that bowls Leg spin. Both players looking to make an impact for the Devils in the 2017/18 season!

The Keilor Park family are excited for their arrival, and we asked a few questions so you can get to know more about our new additions:

Andy DaviesHywel Jones

Filled Under: KPCC Posted on: August 6, 2017

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