ANU took to the crease first and ended their 50 over campaign totalling 6/200. The batting order was highlighted by captain Dan Leerdam making 61 runs, supported by Deshan Marasinghe with 27 runs. Ginninderra’s bowling attack ensured the run count remained low, with Angus Le Lievre topping the score sheet taking 2/27 off 10 overs, supported by Rhys Healy taking 2/25 off 8 overs.
In reply, Ginninderra’s Amit Sharma made an impressive 61 runs off 56 balls faced, with veteran Michael Delaney supporting with an efficient 45 runs off 35 balls. ANU’s bowling attack attempted to slow the run rate, but were unsuccessful, with Angus Tarpey taking 1/26 off 7 overs. Ginninderra reached their target in 35 overs totalling 4/201 and securing a single bonus point.
Ginninderra won by 6 wickets.
Tuggeranong batted first, with Michael Barrington-Smith topping the scorecard making 58 runs and Tim Floros making 55 runs. Weston Creek’s Djali Bloomfield ensuring the bowling attack remained strong taking 3/32 after 9.1 overs, supported by Harry Medhurst taking 3/38 off 10 overs. Tuggeranong Valley were bowled out totalling 219 runs after 49.1 overs.
In reply, Weston Creek Molonglo’s batting was strong with Jono Dean making a whirlwind 65 runs off 57 balls, with the assistance of captain John Rogers making 45 runs. Tuggeranong’s bowling attack tried valiantly to reduce the run rate with Adam Onus 2/20 off 5 overs and captain Shane Devoy taking 1/20 off 10 overs. Weston Creek Molonglo reached their target in 47.1 overs totalling 7/220.
Weston Creek Molonglo won by 7 wickets.
North Canberra-Gungahlin faced the ball first of the game, however struggled to create an effective rhythm totalling 9/187 at the end of their 50 overs. Chamod Herath led the attack with 38 runs, supported by Sam Taylor making 33 runs off 29 balls. Queanbeyan’s bowling ensured the run count was kept low, with Michael Solway taking 3/24 off 10 overs, and Tyler Van Luin taking 3/40 off 10 overs.
Queanbeyan replied strongly with Leigh Walker making an impressive 85 not out, supported by Bradley Falkenberg making 40 not out. North Canberra-Gungahlin attempted to maintain a low run rate with Finlay McGurk taking 2/21 off 10 overs, supported by Chamod Herath taking 2/52 off 10 overs. Queanbeyan reached their total, making 6/191 after 41.3 overs.
Queanbeyan won by 4 wickets.
Umpire Terry Keel was welcomed onto the pitch with a guard of honour umpiring his 400th match in ACT Premier/Grade Cricket. Western District-UC batted first, with a strong batting performance resulting in a total of 275 runs after 49.2 overs. Ethan Bartlett topped the score sheet making 72 runs, supported by captain Callum Taylor making 50 runs. Eastlake’s 16-year-old pace bowler Aidan Perera led the attack for the bowling taking a mighty 4/34 after 7 overs, supported by Praveen Mathai taking 2/43 after 10 overs.
In reply, Eastlake attacked the crease valiantly with Ahmed Inham making 59 runs, supported by Adam Tett making 45 runs. West’s bowling attack was highlighted by Joshua Corbett taking 4/40 off 10 overs, supported by Ethan Bartlett taking 3/17 off 7 overs. Eastlake were bowled out for 201 runs after 45.2 overs, resulting in Western District-UC taking the win and a single bonus point.
Western District-UC won by 74 runs.
After 7 rounds of the John Gallop Cup, Tuggeranong Valley topped the ladder with 26 points, narrowly ahead of Weston Creek Molonglo (25 points) and Western District-UC (24 points).
John Gallop Cup Ladder:
1st Tuggeranong Valley – 26 pts
2nd Weston Creek Molonglo – 25 pts
3rd Western District-UC – 24 pts
4th Queanbeyan – 21 pts
5th Eastlake – 18 pts
6th Ginninderra – 13 pts
7th ANU – 6 pts
8th North Canberra-Gungahlin – 0 pts
Semi Finals will be played Sunday 27th January 2019, 11am
Tuggeranong v Queanbeyan @ Chisholm No 1 Oval
Weston Creek Molonglo v Western District-UC @ Stirling Oval
Next round sees the start of the two day Douglas Cup competition.