Camberwell Magpies skipper Andrew Fekete led from the front with a spectacular 5-wicket haul as Richmond Cricket Club succumbed to a 5-run loss in the 49th over chasing 178 at the Central Reserve North on Saturday.
Put in to bat, Camberwell started off on a cautious note with Adit Pawha and Simon Hill looking to build a solid foundation. But Marcus Berryman, as always, got the breakthrough by getting rid of the relatively aggressive Pawha for 21. Dom Matarazzo then got one to kick off inducing a leading edge off Akshay Kodoth.
Matarazzo and Sam Mills kept up the pressure from both ends as Camberwell struggled to get going in the middle overs which led to Hill’s dismissal. Magpies kept losing wickets at regular intervals after that with James Wiseman (28) and Hamish Burrill (25) guiding the away team to a competitive total of 177.
The Tigers, Zac Sleeman specifically, put on a terrific fielding display too getting a direct hit and holding onto three catches. Tim Goodman, meanwhile, bagged his maiden 1s wicket as Burrill holed out to Viccars.
The Tigers were off to a decent start to the 178-run chase with Scott Edwards and Zac Sleeman. However, Fekete drew first blood with Sleeman’s wicket when the score read 0/28.
Kyle Viccars (21) then joined Edwards at the centre as the duo put on a 36-run stand to steady the ship. However, a change of bowling worked in Magpies’favour as Oliver Jenkins went through Viccars’defence.
Goodman (38) and Edwards kept Richmond in the chase with a 59-run stand. However, Fekete rose to the occasion once more by sending the dangerman Edwards back to the hut for 53. Fekete was in no mood to stop though as he bagged two more wickets – Berryman and Goodman.
With the team under the pump, Adam Amin and Jonathan D’Rozarioa mixed caution with aggression to put the team back in control. But Kodoth held onto a legside catch as Amin was caught off Townsend. D’Rozario was run out for 18 shortly later.
Camberwell didn’t let it slip from there as Richmond were bowled out for 172 with William Walker picking up two wickets after a frugal spell of bowling.
Pednekar’s slams century as Richmond beat Camberwell by five wickets
Yash Pednekar played the ideal anchor role and smashed a hundred as Richmond Cricket Club beat Camberwell Magpies comfortably at the Camberwell Sports Ground.
Apart from Rishab Guddadamane (59) and Daniel Rawson (74), all the other Camberwell batsmen struggled to put in a substantial contribution as the hosts posted 6/207 in 50 overs.
Benjamin Jowett put in a fight with his four wickets but Pednekar stayed firm as Richmond chased down the target with relative ease.
Camberwell hold their nerves in a tight chase to edge Richmond
Camberwell Magpies kept their composure in a thrilling chase as they defeated Richmond Cricket Club by 13 runs at Central Reserve South on Saturday.
After choosing to bat, Spencer Wood (32) and Samuel Windisch gave the away team a solid start with a 41-run stand before Pritish Pancholi – making his 3s debut – bowled the latter for 17. A couple of run outs from there on further put Camberwell under pressure as they went from 0/41 to 3/65.
However, Adrian Vidajic (34), Jacob Kooran (36) and Chandeep Kamra (18) revived the Camberwell innings despite Mihirpenna’s 3-for as they went from 5/95 to 9/195 in the last 15 overs.
Richmond lost Jacob Hinds early in the 196-run chase. But Nic Cowling (36) and Jordan Hesline (32) put the hosts back on track with a 62-run stand.
Camberwell though struck back thanks to a double whammy from Dhruv Redhu who got rid of both the set batsmen as the away side kept taking wickets at regular intervals. James Dekel played a counter attacking innings to shift the momentum but eventually was dismissed for 29 by Samuel Nash.
Having lost eight wickets at 144 and needing 52 more for the win, Tom Cashman and Pancholi got together to keep Richmond in the game. Both rotated the strike extremely well as the hosts inched closer to a remarkable chase.
But Pancholi was run out for 17 and with 14 needed off the final over, Cashman’s attempt to go for the jugular resulted in a wicket for Vidajic as Camberwell bowled out Richmond for 182.
McDonald, Walsh star as Richmond inflict massive defeat on Camberwell
The Richmond Cricket Club put on an all-round performance at Watson Park as Tyler Walsh’s men humbled Camberwell Magpies by 177 runs on Saturday.
The coin fell in Richmond’s favour and openers Aryan Arora (32) and Jack Iverson (21) provided a 50-run stand. But Raymond-Angus Steele took out both the openers.
That didn’t deter Richmond as Harry Gell and Ben McDonald’s, who played the aggressor’s role, 104-run stand kept Richmond ahead of the game. Despite losing Gell and Romesh Martinus quickly, Richmond posted 5/274 as Walsh (43) and Jacob Carruthers (23) upped the ante in the slog overs ending up with a strike rate of 138 and 153 respectively.
But the batting performance came on the back of McDonald’s maiden hundred who remained not out at the end.
The Camberwell top order was then blown away in the 275-run chase as Walsh bagged four wickets in his first spell. From then, it was always a tough ask for Camberwell who eventually were bowled out for 97.
Apart from Walsh, Xavier McGrath and Ethan Stones took two and three wickets respectively.