Clubbers fall short of target

Youth Club's Ethan Marrow in action during a previous GCA game. Picture: Peter Pickering
Youth Club's Ethan Marrow in action during a previous GCA game. Picture: Peter Pickering

The second day of the Tatyoon v Youth Club matched proved to again be a low scoring encounter with neither team able to make any substantial scores at Tatyoon on Saturday.

The home team had already claimed first innings points after the first week and went to the crease hoping to score quickly to push for second innings points.

As was the trend in the first innings, it was tricky for batsmen to get a start with only two Tatyoon players reaching double figures in the second innings.

Tim McDougall reached 18 before being bowled by Clinton Slorach while Michael Harricks showed his worth, amassing 66 runs while wickets fell at the other end regularly.

Damon Folkes got four wickets to be the best bowler for the Clubbers as Tatyoon was all out for 126 from 47.3 overs.

The Clubbers took to the crease with opening pair Ethan Marrow and Angus Barham set the challenge of batting through the day to avoid losing the second innings.

The pair didn’t last long, as McDougall and Harricks ripped through the top order, leaving the Clubbers in a tough spot at 5-26 following Sean Mantell’s dismissal for three runs.

Bailey Taylor steadied the ship a little, as he worked his way to 18 before being dismissed, bring Matt Healy to the crease.

Healy teamed up with Cam Kimber to put on a 70-run stand, giving their team a chance but Ash Maconachie got the two scalps which proved to end the resistance as Youth Club was bowled out for 131 to fall just short of the target.