Round 13 Day 2
Tuggeranong began the day 235 runs ahead on the 1st innings and elected to ask Norths to follow on still facing a deficit of 235 runs. It was a familiar tale early for Norths who slumped to 3/28 to the pace of Benji Floros (2/18) and Ollie Anable. Youngster Adam Onus (2/24) and Craig Devoy (3/19) then combined to skittle the middle order with resistance from only Josh Low-McMahon (22) and Jamie Clough (21). To end a sorry match from Norths the last 2 wickets fell to run outs as they were dismissed for 109. Tuggeranong skipper Shane Devoy had the luxury of resting himself ahead of the National Premier T20 Championships.
Tuggeranong won by an innings and 126 runs.
Wests declared overnight on 6/311 with a commanding lead of 203 runs and soon had ANU in trouble in its 2nd innings. The Owls collapsed to a disastrous 6/57, losing out of form skipper Dan Leerdam for 0 along the way. Felix Ford continues to develop but fell for 24 to Nick Ada who finished with the spoils, taking 4/47. Nick Groenewegen was the bright light in the match for ANU, making a sparkling 50 off 51 balls to add to his 26* in the 1st innings. Sid Sharma made a fighting 47 coming in at number 9 and Angus Tarpey chipped in with 23 at number 10. ANU managed a more respectable 191 but still fell to an outright defeat.
Wests won by an innings and 12 runs.
The Creek resumed on 2/13 requiring another 277 runs for victory. However, it soon became a fight for survival as they plummeted to 5/29 which included captain John Rogers sent packing by Tyler van Luin for 4. Gallop Cup Final Player of the Match Sam Taylor (66 off 79 balls) and Harry Medhurst (27) mounted a comeback but when their partnership was broken, Dean Solway (3/41) and van Luin (4/73) combined to dismiss the Creek for 177. Dan McLean completed a superb match by making 27 to add to his 6 wickets. The win was an excellent response by the Blue Bags following their loss in the Gallop Cup Final.
Queanbeyan won by 112 runs on the first innings.
The Demons resumed their innings on 1/6 in pursuit of 333 for victory. However, what followed was the Jak Willcox show. In a superb exhibition of left arm swing bowling, Willcox was unplayable at times as he grabbed 6/28 off 18 overs. Mitch Taylor-Briscoe (78) was the only bat who looked comfortable against Willcox, while Hayden Page also batted sensibly near the end for 37. The Demons were eventually dismissed for 174. In form quick Michael Ninneman also picked up 2 wickets.
The Tigers decided to press for outright victory and belted 94 runs from just 10 overs thanks to a big hitting 58 from 36 balls by Mick Delaney. This left the Tigers with approximately 26 overs to take 10 wickets but Willcox was confident it could be done. And he was very nearly right. Leading the attack again, he took 5/44 to break the all-time record for the best match figures in Ginninderra 1st Grade (11/72). Ninneman captured 3/59 as Eastlake’s aggressive batting almost proved their undoing. When Page was dismissed with the score on 140, Praveen Mathai and Nick Wood had a nervous couple of overs which they managed to survive. Best contributor was Adam Tett (39).
Ginninderra won by 156 runs on the first innings.
With 1 round to play, the Douglas Cup ladder is:
Western District-UC, 32
Weston Creek Molonglo, 28
North Canberra-Gungahlin 0