Warriors Cricket Report
Friday, 21st January, 2011
by Silky Smooth Warrior
The Warriors commenced after the Christmas break against old rivals Central at the Norm Fox. All Warriors returned in tip top shape after completing their individually tailored fitness routines during the time off.
We welcomed back Phil Neal for his first game of the season. Into the originally named 11 came Neal and McInerney for Kemp and the stranded Edgecumbe.
Captain Bergman called correctly and elected to bat in ideal conditions and bat Bergman did. He was dismissed for 99 at almost a run a ball in the 36th over, a great innings that ensured the Warriors posted a competitive total. He was well support by Caldwell who punished anything loose to scored 55 at better thana run a ball. The two combined for a third wicket partnership of 120.
The lush Norm Fox outfield slowed scoring and the Warriors were dismissed in the 37th over for 227. Jake Lloyd finished with the very respectable figures of 4/15 for Central and went through the Warriors tail quicker than a hot Indian curry.
Neal and Pearce took the new ball for the Warriors and bowled well in combination until Pearce injured his shoulder trying to pull off a caught and bowled.
That brought an end to the day for Pearce.
Outstanding fielding by McInerney before he left for work brought about the first dismissal through a run out. The Warriors were left with nine in the field including an injured skipper who went down and looked out for the count before getting back to his feet, dusting himself off and responding with the ball.
The Warriors eventually dismissed Central for 110 in the 32nd over. Neal showed he still has the goods returning 3/13 off 8 overs. Bergman battled through pain to capture 3 wickets and the consistent Cowie finished with 2. Dougherty was the best for Central with the bat compiling a well made 45.
This week the Warriors take on North at the Norm Fox on Saturday. The first members draw will also take place on Saturday evening at the Rising Sun.