On Sunday, we saw three T20 matches played at Manuka Oval. The ACT ACE’s played Southside Crew in the Plan B Regional Bash while the Comets faced Campbelltown-Camden and Blacktown in the Plan B Regional Bash.
ACES Captain Matt Condon was pleased with his teams batting and bowling performances. “Ethan Bartlett took four wickets in the end, Ben Mitchell took a maiden first up and ended up on 3(wickets)… After rolling them for 76 we really focused on the net run rate for coming into the finals” Condon said.
The ACEs shattered the Southside Crew’s total within seven overs only losing Ethan Bartlett for 17 runs.
“To put the squad together and grab a couple Comet boys really boost’s our chances and is great for the younger guys.”
The next match is to be held on the 19th of November at Riawena Park, Orange.
Meanwhile, the ACT Comets played two games Sunday, losing their first match against Campbelltown-Camden and recovering in a win against Blacktown.
The first game against Campbelltown-Camden saw ACT win the toss and elect to bat posting 7-157. It was a rough start for the ACT Comets although a good middle order batting saw them sneak close.
“After tough bowling and being down to 3-4, to get that close shows good fight but it isn’t ideal to lose our first game” Comets Captain Shane Devoy said.
Mickael Spaseski (39), Sam Taylor (32) and Shane Devoy (51) were the only batsman to hold their wicket while falling short on 10-148.
ACT Comets v Blacktown District C.C
In their next match against Blacktown, ACT went in to bat first, with the Comet’s posting a respectable score of 10-126. With a few errors at the top order, Dean Solway got the team over the line.
Captain Shane Devoy was very impressed with Taylor. “Sam Taylor was definitely the player of the day batting and bowling well.” Devoy said.
Blacktown crumbled early and failed to get a batting partnership together, succumbing to Sam Taylor as he finished off the tail order. The ACT Comets won their second round of the of the Kingsgrove Cup sparking excitement for the season ahead.
The next game for the ACT Comets in the Kingsgrove Cup is on November 19th at Mark Taylor Oval, Waitara.
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