Wolves bow out
|16/10/2018||Posted by admin under 南京夜网||
TOP EFFORT: Leeton’s Mark Burns scored 70 runs against Griffith on Sunday, making him the day’s highest-scoring batsman. A MIDDLE-ORDER resurrection by Mark Burns was not enough to get Leeton over the line in their Creet Cup clash against Griffith at Mark Taylor Oval on Sunday.
Despite the swashbuckling Burns innings that produced 70 individual runs and added 99 to the team total, the visitors took the win by 58 runs.
Griffith had earlier been saved by a similar knock by Dan Bosic, whose 50 came at a rapid rate and launched his side to 8-198.
Until that point, the Leeton bowlers had maintained some control over the innings and with Griffith at 5-128 had hoped to rip through the lower order.
Michael McWhirter (17), Fletcher Josling (40), Haydn Pascoe (24) and Jimmy Binks (24) provided the runs at the top, but it was Bozic who drove the side to the 45th over.
The wickets were shared around the Leeton bowlers, with captain Brent Lawrence pleased with their efforts.
“They toiled hard,” Lawrence said. “Josh (Carn) stood out, but it was an all-round effort.”
The Wolves started off its run chase with Corey Graham and David Tiffin, both falling cheaply.
Lawrence (11) and Nathan Carn (17) added to the score before Burns came to the crease to get things moving along.
In an odd turn of events, the last of the recognised batsmen, Jaryd Day (3) was inexplicably run out after easing up when a lofted drive by Burns had crossed the boundary.
However, the ball was thrown in to the bowler and he was dismissed.
That signalled the beginning of the end for Leeton, with no other batsmen reaching double figures.
While Lawrence was disappointed with the result, he was impressed at the fight shown by the Wolves.
“Unfortunately it does mean we won’t make the final this year,” he said.
“I thought we fought hard all day on Sunday, but there were just patches were we weren’t good enough.
“They had a good team of young blokes and a lot of experienced A graders.
“It was good to see Burnsy get some runs on the board again, so hopefully he can continue that form into our last game.”
The Wolves will play their final Creet Cup match against Ardlethan-Barellan on February 22.
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