Family affair for Wauchope cricketers

Father and son, Tony and Ben Brown.

Father and son, Tony and Ben Brown.

On Saturday it was a family affair with every team each having either a father/son, father/daughter, or a set of brothers playing together.

Amongst those were Riley and Scott Mallyon, Tony and Ben Brown, Nigel and Kade Mckenna, Maddison and John Hamilton, Corey and Luke Holt, Phil and Quinn Pares, Warren and Riley Martin, Sam and Stuart Warren and Paul and Will Arrighi.

At Andrews Park we saw the First Grade side go up against the ever skillful Port City Leagues Magpies. Port got off to a great start being 2/70 at drinks, they eventually compiled 9/153 to end their innings.

Wauchope captain Brad Baxter thought that was a par score considering the wicket and outfield. Young star Corey Holt was the pick of the bowlers taking 3/27 off 7 overs alongside his brother Luke who took 2/26.

Jason Blythe, Riley Mallyon and Brad Baxter all helped out with 1 wicket each. The evergreen Jason Blythe lead the chase scoring a brilliant 66 not out, he had great support from Al Morris (21), club president Tony Brown (19), Corey Holt (15) and Ben Brown with an unbeaten 9 runs. Wauchope chased down the total in just 27 overs to claim victory.

In 2nd grade Wauchope faced a tough task when the Comboyne/Kendall side managed to set a huge total of 5/355 in just 34 overs.

Will Clarke, Ken Ogilvie, Warren Martin, Chris Hancock and Will Jackson all taking 1 wicket each.

Unfortunately Wauchope couldn't chase down the mammoth total despite a strong effort from life member Ken Ogilvie scoring 43 runs. Wauchope lost by 207 runs.

In 3rd grade John Hamilton's team versed Port City Leagues Magpies in a top of the table clash. Port batted first and compiled a competitive score of 5/152 off 37 overs. Rohan Kew starred with the bat managing 52 not out.

Josh Postle, Tom Merkus, Harry Coates, Sam Warren and Paul Arrighi all chipped in with the ball claiming 1 wicket each. Not through lack of effort Wauchope managed 70 runs in reply. Stuart Warren top scoring with 28.

Wauchope cricket club would like to thank all of their sponsors with special mentions to Bruce Doherty for his ongoing help with the club roller and the Hastings Co-op for their generous Community Chest grant.

We'd also like to thank all the past players some of whom came to watch First Grade win on the weekend.

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