Father-son duo notch half centuries for Wandin

Jai raises his bat after his half-century for Wandin's 3rd XI. Picture: SUPPLIED

By Bryce Edwards

North Ringwood vs Wandin 1st XI – written by David Thorne,

Round 12 Day 2

Wandin would take on North Ringwood on Day 2 chasing 256 posted by North Ringwood last week.

David Thorne and Jamie Elliott would open the batting, with the two getting off to a slow start but made sure not to lose any early wickets.

With the score 0/34, Jamie Elliott would be the first wicket to fall in the 19th over.

From then, Wandin would lose a few quick wickets until Tim Thorne came to the crease. Tim would eventually get himself going and was sending plenty of balls over the fence.

With North Ringwood not knowing how to get Tim out, they turned to personal pathetic and unnecessary sledging towards the Wandin batters.

Eventually, Tim would go on to make 95 before falling to a great catch on the boundary but unfortunately, it wasn’t Wandin with the bat, falling 30 runs short of the North Ringwood target.

Even though North Ringwood had won, they still felt to need to mock, taunt and belittle Wandin. Wandin’s Captain David Thorne was proud of the way the team held their heads high and fought all day.

Wandin 2nd XI v Kilsyth 3rd XI – written by Rick Painter

Week two would see Kilsyth attempting to chase down Wandin’s 288.

Kilsyth would start steadily and edge the score to 40 before losing both openers which would bring M Untanarer (116*) and A Woolhouse (57) who would take the game away from Wandin with smart cricket, taking not many risks along the way before another partnership between Untanarer and J Smith would close the game out in the 72nd over for the loss of just five wickets. Jackson Kneebone was the only multiple wicket taker with 2/55.

Wandin 3rd XI vs Lusatia Park – written by ‘The Don’

Wandin’s 3rd XI played away at Lusatia Park, with the home side winning the toss and deciding to bowl, though Wandin wasn’t upset at all with the beautiful big ground looking nice and quick.

Wandin lost Archie early, but Ben Warren and Rod settled and made quick runs, both batting beautifully before Ben went out on 28 with the score now 2/50 though he look like a great talent. Jai joined his Dad Rod at the crease and Wandin players sat back and watched a lovely display of batting with both retiring on 50 having set the side up to make a big score. The next wicket of Paddy fell, gone for 8 and Wandin were 3/169. Next was M Owens who was run out for 37 to leave Wandin 4/189 before J Polido teed off, smashing 34 to bring the total to 4/222.

Lusatia Park started very well, deflating Wandin’s spirits early and they had no answers as both openers retired. Bringing the two spinners on, Greg and Jules, helped to slow the pace down and worked perfectly, taking the first wicket with a blinder of a catch by Brad Aldwell which swung some momentum back at 1/131 after 23 overs. Wandin had belief, with Rod, Greg and Jules awesome in pinning Lusatia Park back. B Aldwell chipped in and Kai Lowrie was superb in an unreal fight back which kept Lusatia Park to 6/200.

The Wandin Women’s match was called off due to extreme heat.