Three straight victories for Collie Year 8s cricket team

LAST Saturday the Year 8's played Leschenault at Wallsend Ground while the Year 7 team had a bye.

For the third week in a row Collie lost the toss and were sent in to bat. Judd Rinder and Max Ireland opened up and Rinder was out caught in the first over for 0 with the score on 1.

Josh Elliott came in and scored three before being bowled, then Ireland followed soon after for 1 leaving Collie 3/6.

Taj Jackson and Robbie Chitty tried to steady the ship but Chitty also went early, bowled for 1. When Liam Wilson was out caught for 0 collie were in a fair bit of trouble at 5/20.

Jackson was holding firm and doing well to keep his wicket, while Blayden Coverley come in and got a couple of boundaries away to help lift the scoring rate a bit. Coverley was then bowled for 10 and the score was 6/37.

Blake Rees was next in and batted well to help add 18 runs for the seventh wicket before Jackson was out bowled on the second last ball before the 15 over change. Jackson scored three and did well to hang around while wickets were falling and Leschenault were giving Collie bonus runs by bowling alot of sundries.

After 15 overs Collie were 7/55 .

Adam Worlley (3 overs 1/2) opened the bowling with Zac Reuben (3 overs 1/5), and the pair continued their accurate bowling this season. Reuben picked up the first wicket by hitting the stumps with the score on two, then Worlley got one caught by Taj Jackson and the score was 2/2.

Baxter Miller made it 3/10 when he found the stumps, then Robbie Chitty (3 overs 1/12) took the fourth wicket also bowled with the score on 24. Miller took his second wicket soon after caught by Jackson to finish with three overs 2/10 and the score 5/28.

Liam Wilson (2 overs 2/3) then hit the wickets with his first ball, followed by another one caught by Josh Elliott . After 15 overs leschenalt were 7/35.

With a lead of 20 and both teams seven wickets down, Blake Rees and Zak Reuben resumed Collie's innings. Both batsman were out not long after the resumption leaving the score a very shaky 9/65.

Reuben was bowled for one and Rees batted well in his first Year 8 game making six before being caught and bowled.

Baxter Miller and Adam Worlley, batting at 10 and 11, showed a good level of experience and showed that they didn't want to give their wickets away easily. The pair added a much needed 36 for the last wicket before Worlley was caught and bowled for 11. Miller was the not out batsman on a very well made 12 and Collie were all out for 101. 

Leschenault needed 67 to win with three wickets in hand. Max Ireland (3 overs 0/2), Judd Rinder (3 overs 0/5) and Blayden Coverley (3 overs 0/5) all bowled very well without luck and after 24 overs Leschenault were going at a snails pace with the score 7/47.

Taj Jackson (2 overs 1/4) finally broke through with a wicket caught by Ireland and the score 8/49. Blake Rees finished off a good day for him coming into the team with a wicket caught by Reuben. Rees bowled three overs 1/4 and the last bowler used, Josh Elliott bowled 2 overs 0/1. Leschenault finished 9/56 after 30 overs. 

Collie won by 45 runs to make it three wins from three games.