Sunbury Roar finals campaign 2019/20
Sunbury Roar U17’s
Sunbury Roar U17’s delivered the club its maiden GDCA U17 premiership yesterday. This group had also been GDCA U15 premiers in the past two years.
Playing at Clarke Oval, visitors Bacchus Marsh lost the toss and were asked to bat first. The Bulls were restricted to being all out for 114 runs in the 44th over ending the days play. Future stars Ryan Doyle (3/10) and Blake Watson (3/18) shared the bowling honours for the Roar.
Returning on Sunday, Sunbury Roar accounted for the total in the 41st over largely due to a match winning performance by Daniel Caruana carrying his bat for the innings scoring 51 runs not out, earning him man of the match award.
Congratulations on a Roartastic season and Grand Final win to all the players, coaches, family and friends. There are exciting times ahead for the Roar as this group progress on to bigger and better things next season.
Sunbury Roar 1st XI
Sunbury Roar 1st XI travelled to Moonee Valley to play off in the Russel Pollock Shield Div 5 Grand Final.
Sunbury Captain Craig Ballinger lost the toss and was asked to bat by an opposition who was expecting to get on top early in the four day contest. This wasn’t to be the case as the Roar managed 1/108 at tea due to strong showing from Justin Nelson (42) and the Sunbury skipper (62). At the end of the days play the Roar was 8/208 after losing a few cheap wickets in the middle order at the hands of their off spinning import.
On day two young gun Jorden Tentonello continued his good form and batted with the tail finishing on 68 not out and Sunbury with an innings total of 232 in the 90th over.
A stunning opening display saw Jason McGann tear through the heart of the Moonee Valley batting order capturing an unprecedented 5 wickets in his first 3 overs, including a sensational hat-trick.
At five wickets for one run (just in case you think you are seeing things thats 5/1) MV batters to their credit dug in until the prize wicket of Cafari was captured; cleaned up by a beautiful delivery from Jay King ending the 55 over partnership with the score at 72. Jay went on to take another two wickets in quick succession in a telling few overs. Moonee Valley’s recovery was short lived, at the end of play score at 8/78.
Pundits may say the Roar have got the upper hand in this epic battle but knowing our opponents they will not go down without a fight and there is a long way to go in this match. We look forward to next Saturday with excitement and anticipation.
Click on Star Weekly logo for match report, courtesy Tara Murray:
Sunbury Roar 2nd XI Captain Sam Fisher won the toss and threw the opposition in on the Graveyard wicket at Progress Reserve. It proved to be tough batting for the highly rated top order of Footscray ANA and scoring was made difficult by good tight bowling. At the end of play on the first day the score was left at 7/95.
It only took a few overs on the 2nd day to take the remaining wickets and our opponents only managed an additional 2 runs, all out 97. Brad Hunter drew from his wealth of experience finished the innings with the fantastic figures of 8/37 off a marathon 33 overs.
In reply the Roar batsmen managed to pass their total by 25 runs at the end of the days play with the total at 9/122. Paul Webber led the charge at the top of the order scoring 55 runs and youngster Mitch McClean finished the day unbeaten on 21 not out.
With two days to play there is a long way to go in this match but certainly things are looking good having achieved a first innings lead.
Sunbury Roar GDCA semi finals
Sunbury Roar 3rd XI lost to Eynesbury in the semi final at Mt. Carberry Reserve in the Jensen Shield. Stand out performance was Nathan Mora taking 7/70.
Sunbury Roar 4th’s were unsuccessful in their bid to play off in the Grand Final this season losing to Rupertswood at Salesian College. In a low scoring affair Dilpreet Singh managed 5/24 in a fine effort for his team.
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