It was down to Camberwell Magpies’ opener Rishab Guddadamane and Jacob Murphy to see off a day that belonged to Monash Tigers as Adam Amin and Yash Pednekar clubbed a 192-run opening stand at Central Reserve North on Saturday 26 October.
The Magpies started on a good note and kept asking questions with the new ball. Mark Dwyer bowled four maidens in his first seven-over spell while Jess Petherick induced an edge off Adam Amin in the fourth over. But it was put down at gully when the opener was on 3. Amin cashed in on the reprieve and took the attack to the opposition, completing his 50 off just 57 balls. While Amin played the role of the aggressor, 18-year old Yash Pednekar anchored the other end with clever rotation of strike and impeccable defence. When rain forced an early lunch, the Tigers were 0/82.
Amin resumed his innings in similar fashion in the second session. There were no nerves as he closed in on the three-figure mark. He entered the 90s with a lovely straight drive over the bowler’s head and reached the milestone with a boundary through covers. Shortly later, Pednekar brought up his 50 as well.
Leg spinner Daniel Scholz broke the 192-run opening stand for the Magpies when Amin was caught by Jacob Murphy at point for 137. Pednekar, too, was dismissed at 66 by Scholz.
With a solid foundation, Andrew Humphries and Kyle Viccars stitched together a 54-run stand. It was Humphries who came out all guns blazing, scoring 11 boundaries and a six in his 50-ball 64-run knock. The Tigers put themselves in an enviable position at tea, with the score reading 2/270.
After the break, Shubham Bhargave stood up for Camberwell Magpies as he castled Viccars for 20. Camberwell built on the small opening as Bhargave sent Humphries and Will Parker back to the hut in quick succession. The off spinner picked up a five-wicket haul after the Tigers lost two more wickets (Aaron Cross and Jonathan D’Rozario) in one over. James Rosewarne chipped in with the wicket of Bailey Moon, as the Magpies reduced the home team from 3/280 to 8/295.
Greg Connor and Josh Carroll, however, halted the slide with staunch defence. The pair eventually played out 97 balls for their 54-run ninth wicket stand before Connor declared the innings at 8/349, leaving an awkward 10 over spell for the Magpies’ openers. Josh Carroll drew first blood for Tigers, trapping Daniel Rawson LBW for 10 as Magpies finished the day at 1/32.
Monash Tigers bowl out Camberwell Magpies for 254
In the 1sts, Monash Tigers put together a collective bowling effort to bowl out Camberwell Magpies for 254 at Camberwell Sports Ground on Saturday.
Marcus Berryman, Dom Matarazzo and Riley Mark took four, three and two wickets respectively. But the Tigers found resistance in Alec Smith, who scored made a valiant contribution of 93, batting at number 7. Matthew Whittaker, too, played a handy innings of 34.
Even-stevens after a rain-interrupted day
Opener Samuel Windisch remained unbeaten on 87 as Camberwell Magpies ended the day at 4/189 against Monash Tigers at Munro Avenue.
Ashley Becker picked up two wickets for the Tigers while Griffin McComb (53) and John Mackinnon (35) played around Windisch as the rain interrupted day finished evenly poised.
Windsich will resume of the innings with Hamish Burrill, who is yet to score.
Monash Tigers reduce Camberwell Magpies to 9/198
At Central Reserve South, Monash Tigers skipper Tyler Walsh and Xavier McGrath set the tone for the home team picking up three wickets each as Camberwell Magpies finished the day at 9/198.
The Tigers kept picking up wickets at regular intervals as Magpies struggled to put together partnerships. Dhruv Redhu top-scored for the away team with 58, while Adrian Vidajic made 41.
Max Burn (1) and Anton Ponnamperuma (2) are the unbeaten batsmen for the Magpies.
Rain plays spoilsport in Monash Tigers-Melbourne Ramblers clash
Jack Iverson scored 51 off 70 and the rest of the players batted around him as Monash Tigers’ academy team scored 6/168 in 45 overs against Melbourne Ramblers at Central Reserve South on Sunday.
The game, however, was cut short due to rain. Both the teams shared equal points with Ramblers’ score reading 1/23 in 6.4 overs.
– by Devdutt Kshirsagar.