Tight tussles in the GDCA

Nathan Shoesmith celebrates a wicket (Jacob Pattison)363949_14

It was a big round of cricket in the Gisborne and District Cricket Association McIntyre Cup.

Romsey kicked off Saturday with a tight win against Rupertswood at the Romsey Recreation Reserve.

The home side were set to the field with Rupertswood’s Shane van Rooy and Max Howell coming to the crease to open the batting.

Both players got away to nice starts, putting up a 66 run opening stand.

Skipper Nathan Showsmith was Rupertswood’s best with the bat scoring 51 before he was bowled by Louis Moor.

It was all downhill from there with Rupertswood collapsing, losing eight wickets for just 82 runs, setting Romsey 163 to win.

With the ball, there were even contributions across the board with Talor Stevenson taking 3-27, Jamie Taylor 3-6 and Nathan Hoy 2-7. Both Moor and Marienfeld took one wicket each.

It wasn’t easy going for Romsey, finding themselves three down with just 51 runs on the board.

However, Taylor Steveson was able to come to the crease and steady the ship with a handy half century.

Skipper Benjamin Way was also able to contribute with the bat scoring 26 off 33 balls to put his side in a winning position.

Joel Muir was Rupertswood’s best with ball in hand taking 2-21 off his nine overs.

Macedon faced the Sunbury Kangaroos at Tony Clarke Recreation Reserve.

The Kangaroos elected to bowl at the toss of the coin and looked like a good decision early taking a wicket in the first over of the match and had Macedon 3-27.

Yet, Daniel Trotta was able to get the innings back under control for the Cats making 92 runs from 85 balls, including 11 fours and two sixes.

Cameron Howlett was also able to put on some handy runs scoring 32, setting the Kangaroos a target of 200 to win.

Cameron Wooley was the Kangaroos best with the ball, taking 3-24.

The Kangaroos got off to a good start with all six of their opening batsmen getting out of single figures. However, Mace Green and Woolley’s innings were the highlights scoring 39 and 37 respectively.

Their innings began to collapse as Green and Woolley departed, losing five for just 28 runs, falling 13 runs shy of the target.

Following this round Romsey remain undefeated, Macedon and the Kangaroos are sitting at one win and two losses, while Rupertswood are still winless.