MANLY U13 MOLLIE DIVE SHIELD | Round 3 Match Report
Date of Event
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:32PM
Manly 6/190 off 30 Overs (C Osborne 61, K Salmon 48, L Ryals 33) defeated Canterbury and Western Suburbs 7/105 off 30 overs (E Henry 2/14, J James 1/6, L Ryals 1/8)
Our first away game for the season and we found ourselves arriving to an impressive venue with a fast outfield and some short boundaries, we knew there was going to be plenty of runs today. After winning the toss and electing to bat the Manly girls put on a display that kept the record books ticking over.
Today’s batting was exceptional. After an unfortunate mix up that saw the departure of Emily in the third over we then got to witness two record breaking partnerships - Kate Salmon (48) & Lulu Ryals (33) for a highest 2nd wicket Manly Mollie Dive partnership with 79 runs and then Kate & Chloe Osborne (61) for an equalling highest 3rd wicket Manly Mollie Dive partnership of 74.
Lulu, Kate and Chloe all displayed their previous experience as part of a Mollie Dive team. With a combined tally of 49 games they all played to their individual strengths, consistently hitting the ball into gaps, running well between the wickets and in summary executed good attacking cricket shots. The innings itself was well structured, a huge part of our success was that we avoided losing wickets in clusters. For the first 10 overs we took advantage of the hard ball and the field being up, scoring 1/63. Our second 10 we consolidated on our solid start, 1/55 and then the final 10 with wickets in hand we accelerated the scoring accumulating 72 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. All up after 30 overs Manly 6/190. Coaches Ross and Scott acknowledging the importance of partnerships and a record breaking high team score for a Manly Mollie Dive team.
Special mentioned goes to our team first mentality, Kate throwing her wicket away in pursuit of quick runs with 4 overs to go, just 2 short of her 50, and Chloe who unselfishly ran herself out on the last ball of the innings trying to secure one last run for the team. Chloe’s innings was the standout as she collected her second 50 of the season with 61 of only 46 balls, another wonderful innings.
The second half also proved to be a day of many memorable milestones. With many collecting their first representative wickets.
The wickets were shared around, Chloe secured the first wicket highlighted by Jazzy James sharp catch at point, Lulu collected one and then ‘the young guns’ - Eliza Henry (2/14), Jazzy James (1/6) and Emily Horstead (1/11) all managed to secure their first of what will be many rep dismals. All three girls displaying pace and accuracy beyond their years.
In the field, Ashleigh Karcher took her first wicket keeping dismal with a sharp caught behind and Jaime Loh, our shadow player (with the injury/illness to Laura Judson & Ellie James) featured with a quick pick up and return effecting a late run out.
Plenty of highlights to discuss post our bowling, however the talking point from the coaches was the impressive spell from Caitlin Du Preez, after a nervous first over Caitlin settled in to bowl stump to stump stringing together three maidens overs in a row early in Canterbury & Western Suburbs run chase placing the Manly girls well ahead and on path to another victory.
A great win for the team and some wonderful memories for our girls. We look forward to next week’s game, away again against Hornsby. Hopefully another Manly victory.
Kate Salmon (48) & Chloe Osborne (61) with partnership of 74 runs
Chloe Osborne, second 50 for the season
Lulu Ryals 33 runs
Jazzy James, takes a sharp catch at point in only our 2nd over
Ashleigh Karcher celebrating her maiden wicket keeping catch along with Ruby Gruber
Tuesday October 30, 2018 12:33PM