Another glorious spring day was upon us. Jimmy Muller and his third grade team had ventured out to Phillip to play Weston Creek. After one of the most intense warm ups in Ginninderra Cricket Clubs history, it was clear to our fearless leader that the team had turned up to play. Jimmy full of confidence, went out for the coin toss and with one swift flick the mighty tigers had been sent into bat.
The Tigers got off to a flying start with Darryl “Grover” Rosco and Kieran “Fernmister” Ferns putting on an opening partnership of over 100. Grover was the first to go trying to play a lofting cut over point. The Veteran made a respectable score of 46. Kieran was the next to go trying to pull a yorker. The talented young man hit his first half-century for the club with 51. With a bating line up that never ended the tiggers were in good stead to post a massive score. Contributions came from every batter to come with the skip hitting over 30, Hansel smashing 28 and Dom “widesy” Bunyan taking his time to hit a well earned 20. For the first time this season the Third side had batted out the 50 over’s finishing up with 263 a dominating score.
After a fantastic lunch supplied by Grover the Tigers were ready to have a chuck. Jimmy handed the new rock to the always faithful Rob McPherson. It was clear early that Rob had brought the heat shaking up the opening pair with a flurry of vicious deliveries. Dom “widesy” Bunyan opened at the other end. It was not long before the Widsy took the first wicket with a rip snorter of a delivery taking off stump. The mighty tigers had them three down before drinks. After some very enjoyable refreshments we where ready to go again. Enter Rowan Carle, the big man was intimidating from ball one with a short delivery putting the batsman in all sorts. It was not long before the big man had taken a wicket and as they say one brought two and two brought three. Rowan finished up with an impressive 3/40 off 10. On came the best leggie in the club Dan Eade. After a less then brilliant first over Eade started hitting his lines and finished up with 3/40 off 10. The Tigers ended up bowing the Western Creek alumni out for 188 a 75 run victory. All and all it was great victory to the club and a fantastic first win to our sensational rookie captain Jimmy.
GCC 263/6, WC 189
Kieren Ferns 51, Darryl Roscoe 46, Rohan Carle 3/40 off 10, Daniel Eade 3/40 off 10
GCC won by 75 runs