Well, what a day today! Overcast weather, rain and sunshine all wrapped in one. Congrats to Dayne and his boys on winning 3rd grade premiership today. Sale won the toss and elected to bat. After being 5/20, it was looking like a bad decision. And at 6/41, things weren’t much better. Then a 96 run 7th wicket partnership between Luke Bates and Anthony Jago starting bringing the game back to us. Then with a nice 9th wicket unbroken partnership of 32 between Batesy and Noah Cantwell, saw us finish, 8/176 off our allotted 40 overs. Batesy was 65 not out and Noah was 16 not out. Anthony made a very entertaining 51 off 41 balls. So with runs on the board, score board pressure would be very important. With the 2 Jago boys opening the bowling, Longford soon found themselves in trouble, just like the Sale innings, being 4/12. They weren’t able to get any real partnerships together and 1 by 1 the wickets kept falling. During the season our fielding and catching was maybe our weaker side to the game. But today was the day to bring out the best. The catch of the day going to Anthony Jago who ran 50 metres (maybe it was 49, I exaggerate some times) to take a match winning catch. Simon had the bowling figures of 3/8 off 7.1 overs, bowling with speed and accuracy. The spinning twins bowled 14 overs between them taking 5/50. Longford were bowled out for 96 off 31.1 overs. Once again a great effort with Brody Dobson taking 3/23 off 6 and the old fox, Ray Cox taking 2/27 off 8. And the other wicket taker, Anthony Jago taking 1/13 off 6 overs. We must thank all the supporters who came along. Even at 5/20, they stuck in there. When we bowled, they were right behind each wicket to fall and I am sure helped them get the job finished. Again, well done on your Premiership.
Sale Cricket Club President