James Mueller Archive
After missing the first two weeks of the One-Dayers, it looked like we would finally get stuck into our first One-Dayer of the season. Due to early morning rain, the covers were out in the middle. However, the rain had cleared and the toss was done on time, the Tigers winning and sending ANU into bat.
Continuing the dreadful start to the season, as the boys went to remove the covers from the field, so play could begin, it began to drizzle, which soon turned into a steady fall of rain.
Due to rain getting underneath the covers play was to begin at 1:40, with the game reduced to 35 overs a side. The 1st grade game started close to on time and had only lost a few overs. The 3rd grade boys were able to watch as the 1st graders as they took 3 early wickets to have ANU in trouble.
When the match finally began Rohan Carle had one of the ANU openers wishing the rain would come back. Tidy bowling from both Rohan and Adam created a lot of pressure for the ANU batsmen. This pressure soon resulted in wickets as Patty Jackson replaced Rohan and quickly snared a couple of wickets to have ANU in trouble.
The steady flow of wickets continued as ANU crawled their way to a below par score. However, the rain forced the covers back on, and this brief pause in play was enough for ANU to take to momentum away from the Tigers and put some late runs on the board. The innings ended in the final over as Carl Wenke was rewarded for tight bowling with a few late wickets.
Chasing 139 from their 35 overs the Tigers were soon in trouble as Carl edged one that shot off the pitch, while Lachie recieved one that didn’t bounce. After two overs two wickets had fallen. Ferris came out and looked in good touch as he cut one away for four, but also fell victim to the pitch, as one jagged back into his pads, and was harshly given out LBW.
As Woj and JP began to form a partnership the scoreboard began to tick over. But on a pitch that nobody was ever safe on, both Woj and JP fell after strong resistence. As the overs were quickly passing, and Grover was dismissed the Tigers had only socred half the required runs.
Liam joined Bubba in the middle, and the two started ticking over the socreboard with singles to get their respective innings going. With a simple plan of hitting over the in-field early in the over and then pushing singles for the rest of the innings the two were scoring easily faster than a run-a-ball.
Needing 10 off the final three overs, Bubba was finally dismissed for a potentially match-saving 42. However, the game was not yet won. JC joined Liam at the crease. Liam however, was not concerned about the dismissal of Bubba and continued his innings of wonderful timing and placement. Hitting a boundary off the first ball of the second last over to win the game for the Tigers.
Delighted with maintaining their unbeaten start to the season the 3rd Grade boys, moved across to support the 1st graders, who also claimed a thrilling victory.
On a perfect batting day, on a pitch that looked like it might offer something for the bowlers, but should favour the batsman, the Tigers lost the toss and were sent into the hot field.
Adam O’Connor took the new ball with Patty Jackson, with both bowlers taking advantage of the new ball by picking up early wickets. The opening bowling was backed up with equally impressive spells from Jak Wilcox and Lucas Kiel.
As the bowlers executed their plans perfectly, the Weston Creek batsman played irresponsibly and were all out before the tea break for 65.
Woj and Carl set about hunting down the total before the break. With easy runs being picked up through quick singles. They had moved the total to 20 before Woj was on the wrong end of a rip-snorter and ws sent packing for 13.
After the break Ferris and Carl chased down the runs with ease, through patience and elegant stroke play, two things which were missing from the Weston Creek innings.
The Tigers passed the toal with only one wicket down. They then tunred their attention to setting up a substanial lead. Carl and Ferris both reached the thirties before being removed. Lucas Kiel and Dave Wilcox then went out there and swung the willow, the ball disappearing numerous times from both of their bats.
As Lucas was fired for 18, Lachlan McLennan joined Dave. The combination of big hits and quick running built the total to 5/174 at the end of the day.
The Tigers declared over the week and were keen to get stuck into Weston Creek. The Tigers were confident and this confidence quickly increased as the Weston Creek Captain again was sent packing early with another ill-advised stroke.
However, the Tigers were unable to get back to the quality of the 1st innings, as the Weston Creek batters dug in. Weston Creek eventually passed the Tigers 1st innings total, and with no interest in posting a toal for the Tigers to chase, the match came to a close.
The Tigers claiming another win, remaining undefeated for the season, and move to the top of the 3rd Grade ladder.
On an overcast afternoon and a field covered in pollen at Deakin oval Ginninderra lost the toss and were sent in to bat. Openers Michael Wojtaszak and Carle Wenke looked to be off to a solid start before Carle was out bowled. James Mueller and Woj looked to be building a partnership before a change of bowling brought the downfall of Mueller was given out LBW and was closely followed by Lachlan McLennan who was also adjudged LBW in the same over.
Woj brought up his 50 and again looked to be building a partnership with skipper Dave ‘Bubba’ Wilcox before Woj was bowled for 62. From there wickets fell regularly and the Tigers were all out for around 125 just after tea. Poor catching from Eastlake gave Ginninderra at least 50 more runs on the board.
Although only scoring a small total of 125 the Tigers went out to field with a positive frame of mind. With a good bowling attack at our disposal and the return of Punter for week 2 early wickets and keeping the runs to a minimum were the key if the Tiges were to get back into this game.
John Prior and Ben Newman opened the bowling and JP was first to strike trapping the opener in front and Eastlake were 1/0. Ben Newman then took 2 wickets removing number 3 with a skied hook shot caught behind and the other opener caught at second slip.
Eastlake looked to be shutting up shop but Ginninderra weren’t done with yet. Newman took another wicket again caught at 2nd slip and Adam O’Connor came on to bowl and struck in his first over with a leading edge to mid wicket.
Some strong bowling and backed up by desperate fielding had Eastlake at 5/48 before rain stopped play at 5.15pm.
With Eastlake on the ropes the Tigers will be looking to bring the same bowling and fielding display on Saturday to finish the job and take first innings points.
The 2010/11 season kicked off with Norths winning the toss and electing to bat first. Initially this decision may have seemed unwise with great opening spells from Pat Jackson and Adam O’Connor. Both Pat and Adam bowled tight consistent lines and were rewarded with early wickets.
The momentum was with the Tigers but that began to swing and unfortunately the screws were loosened due to some sloppy change bowling and some equally disappointing fielding through the middle of the day.
At tea Norths had moved to 5/140 odd and the game was in the balance.
After tea the tigers clawed back into the game thanks to another great bowling display from Adam who finished with 5 well deserved scalps to his name.
A swashbuckling innings from a Norths tail ender took the opposition up to 257 before they were dismissed leaving the Tigers with 40 minutes left to bat the day out.
Nick McClintock and Michael Wojtaszak were faced with the challenge.
Nick was shortly dismissed LBW to a worm burner that pitched short of a length and Woj followed soon after to a ball that popped, hit high on the shoulder of the bat and was caught.
Ginninderra will resume day 2 at 2/32 with James Mueller and Lachlan McLennan at the crease.
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