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Under 14 DCA Round 5
Date of Event : Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:54AM

Manly 10/125 lost to North Shore 3/127

Tom Wood 65
Ky Broome 20
Jack Colbran 1/8
Raja Ganeshraj 1/28
Toby Cousemacker 1/35

Manly and North Shore arrived at Hassall Park prepared to compete for the prize of Winner of Pool C
and a place in the top 4 for the Quarter finals.
Matches between these two teams are always hard fought and this would be no different
Manly batted first and a scintillating spell from the North Shore opening bowler resulted in the loss
of couple of quick wickets. Lachlan Johnson (11) and Ethan Langridge (8) showed signs of steadying
the ship but we continued to lose wickets at crucial times and found it hard to build momentum.
Tom Wood (65) played a dominant role in the innings and led the way in style. Coming in at number
4 and with wickets tumbling around him, Tom played his natural game and took the game to the
opposition. The cut shot was a feature of his innings and continues Tom’s fine form this DCA season.
Tom was ably supported by Ky Broome (20) and their 54 run partnership was telling. Both players
batted with style and comfort before an unfortunate run out brought the partnership to an end.
125 runs, while not an imposing target, was at least something we had a chance to defend. Alas, the
team entered the field without the energy and enthusiasm needed to roll an opposition cheaply. The
North Shore openers batted positively and positioned them well to reach their target.
Manly’s bowlers toiled away until drinks and then returned with renewed focus. A strong spell of
bowling at each end from Raja Ganeshraj (1/28) and Jack Colbran (1/8) stemmed the run flow and
brought a few wickets in close succession. A quick wicket to Toby Cousemacker (1/35) in his second
spell gave us a sense of hope but unfortunately it was a false dawn as North Shore cruised to victory
in the 33 rd over.
Manly enters the QF against Parramatta next Sunday feeling ready to atone for an out of character
performance.

Last updated: Wednesday November 22, 2017 7:56AM