Cricket - 1st XI

v Gallagher Melville CC, Gallagher Melville Premier
Spark NZ Premier Competition 2019

Date: Saturday, 9 November 2019 at 10.30am
Venue: Clyde Park - 1
Result: Drawn

SPC Lodge Real Estate 1st XI vs Melville Premier match report - After winning the toss, captain Kuwyn elected to bowl and Melville were in trouble early being 26 for 5 after 10 overs. Doing the damage was Shiv Achary (8 overs 3/45) and Curtly Harper (7 overs 2/42). Melville fought back with St Paul's old boy Josh Lenssen scoring a spectacular 135 which led Melville to score 242 all out. Debutant Jae Broomfield bowled well cleaning up the tail with excellent figures of (6 overs 4/38). Melville 242/10 (JB Broomfield 4/38, S Achary 3/45, CH Harper 2/42) In reply, St Paul's gave a worthy chase of the daunting run rate. Openers Neelay Mistry and Ollie O’Meeghan started us off well setting us a platform to build from. The top-order produced a series of solid partnerships with Ollie O’Meeghan (38), Kuwyn Price (46), Jack Sturm (59), and Sam Lints (27). With wickets falling and the run rate increasing Cooper Robinson, Shiv Achary and Will Potter all chipped in with double-figure scores made in quick time. In the final over with our last batters in, we needed 5 to win off the last 3 balls. It was then for Jae Broomfield to score his first runs for the 1st XI with a crucial four to tie the game. With the last wicket falling the game finished as a tie, a fair result for a fine contest. This was a great team performance against Melville who were unbeaten and top of the table. Match Tied SPC Lodge Real Estate 242/10 (JS Sturm 59, K Price 46)