Last Saturday, November 3, the Year 9 team played Colts at Roche Park.
Collie lost the toss and were sent in to bat. Openers Josh Elliott and Robbie Chitty got the team off to a good start again, adding 24 before Chitty was out for 11.
Adam Worlley come in next and played some really nice shots in a partnership of 44 with Elliott, before Worlley was out for 23 and the score 2/68.
Max Ireland then continued the great start, hitting his first ball through the covers for 4.
After Batting 15 overs, Elliott was retired on a well made 24.
Zak Reuben then joined Ireland and with Reuben looking steady at one end, Ireland was playing some nice shots and the pair kept the scoreboard ticking over.
At the 25 over mark and with 10 to go, the pair were also retired with Ireland on 35 and Reuben on 12.
Blayden Coverley and newcomer Jack Williams were next in, with Williams playing his first ever game of cricket and batted for 5 overs making 3 runs before also being retired. Great first up effort from Williams.
The third wicket finally fell with the score on 146 when Judd Rinder was out for 0.
Liam Wilson made 1 and it was 4/158. Blayden Coverley played a great role through the last 10 overs and finished with 22 not out and the other not out batsman was Blake Rees on 2.
Collie finished 4/168 after 35 overs.
Judd Rinder (3 overs 0/16) and Adam Worlley opened the bowling with Worlley taking the first wicket bowled with the score on 10.
Max Ireland and Zak Reuben were next on and after a bit of a sluggish start for Collie, Ireland started to take control and took 2 quick wickets, both bowled, and the score was 3/31.
Reuben (4 overs 1/11) chipped in with another bowled and then Ireland once again hit the stumps and Colts had lost 4/0 to be 5/31.
Ireland then picked up his 4th with a great catch by keeper Josh Elliott, and next over got his 5th with a great catch at mid on from Zak Reuben.
Great spell of bowling from Max had him finish with 4 overs 5/12 and the score 7/40.
Robbie Chitty bowled 3 overs 0/16, Blake Rees 3 overs 0/10 and Blayden Coverley 4 overs 0/13.
Liam Wilson finally picked up the 8th wicket bowled with the score on 70 and bowled 2 overs 1/3.
The 9th fell to a direct hit run out from newcomer Jack Williams and it was great to see all the boys get excited for him.
Adam Worlley (4.1 overs 2/10) was brought back on to get the innings finished with time running out and picked up the last bowled to have Colts all out for 92.
Special mention must go to young Heidi Ireland who filled in all innings in the field as we were 1 short. Super effort Heidi running between positions and also fielding very well.
Collie won by 76 runs.
Saturday morning saw our Year 7 team take on Colts at Wallsend ground.
Colts won the toss and opted to bowl first.
Captain Lucas Worlley and Dylan Rees took to the crease first.
It wasn’t long before Rees was dismissed for a duck and to the centre came Cruz McCagh.
Unfortunately, McCagh took to the same fate as Rees and was sent away for the team’s second duck.
Tyson Washer helped the team out with a handy five before losing his wicket as well.
Oliver McLean was hoping to better last week's score of 69 and came out with confidence.
Unfortunately, Colts had other plans and soon bowled McLean for 2.
Collie were in trouble.
To the centre came Clarrie Boyle who managed to keep a cool head and continued to assist with putting Lucas Worlley on strike to build up the team’s score.
In the 13th over Boyle was sent packing with a run score of five.
Just before innings break Worlley retired on 35 balls faced which saw the Dallywater duo take to the stage.
Between the two they managed to knock up another nine runs before end of innings to take Collie to 5/55.
Colts came in swinging and it wasn’t until the 11th over that with the steady hands of McCagh we took our first wicket.
Next over with some specky teamwork, McLean ran out Colts second victim off a great ball from Rees.
Colts continued striking well to the end of their innings which seen them on 2/82.
Collie knew they were and trouble and needed to pull off something pretty special, if they were to make up the 27 runs they were behind and put on enough runs to hold Colts off from taking the win.
The Dallywaters took to the crease again and batted well until Isabella was bowled in the 17th over.
Montana managed to knock up 12 runs before he lost his wicket to a very skilled “caught and bowled.”
With only one wicket in hand Scott and Worlley tried to put as many runs on the board as possible until Scott was dismissed in the 25th over on 4.
Worlley was “not out” on 23.
The final innings saw Colts chasing down a run total of 96.
First wicket to drop after break was a beautifully clean-bowled by McLean.
Boyle continued the trend and bowled Colts fifth wicket.
In the 25th over Montana took a skilled catch off a great bowl from McCagh.
McCagh then took matters into his own hands and dismissed Colts final two wickets with precise bowling.
Colts finished 8/117.