Stickmen upset rivals

A Blyth/Kybunga batsmen walks to the crease at Auburn Oval on Saturday.
A Blyth/Kybunga batsmen walks to the crease at Auburn Oval on Saturday.

Played at Brinkworth Oval, the visiting Sevenhill side won the toss and decided to bad first in their high profile Stanley cricket clash with the Stickmen.

Rebels players chase down in their match against Blyth/Kybunga.

Rebels players chase down in their match against Blyth/Kybunga.

 After losing openers Morne Scheepers and big left-hander Hayden Davey with the score at 15, a 52-run third wicket partnership between Lachlan Hollitt and captain Michael Dopson gave the Seahorse a solid base, but tight bowling and wickets at consistent intervals saw Sevenhill only make 9/144 from the 45-over allotment.

Rebels player launches himself to make a catch at Auburn Oval during their round 4 clash with Blyth/Kybunga.

Rebels player launches himself to make a catch at Auburn Oval during their round 4 clash with Blyth/Kybunga.

Hollitt top scored for the visitors, producing 33 from 97 deliveries faced, including three boundaries in his long occupation of the batting crease.

Dopson (16), Sam Kuerschner (15) Andrew Stewart (17), Patrick Redden (16 not out) and Roger Cole (11) all got to double figures but could not go on with it.

Kane Steele was unbelievably frugal opening the bowling, sending down nine overs and finishing with two wickets at the cost of just seven with his effort including five maidens.

His opening  bowling partner Isaac Moller went wicketless as his nine overs only cost 14 runs, with skipper Zach Fielding having 3/43 from 8.1 overs, with a Man of the Match performance which also included a half-century.

Veteran Paul Myer collected 4/36 from his seven overs.

The Brinkworth Koolunga bowling was that tight Sevenhill only made 15 runs from the opening 10 overs and were 2/24 after 20 overs - and it took to the 28th over to get 50 on the board.

In contrast Brinkworth-Koolunga made the required runs and 29.1 overs.

Fielding smashed a brilliant half century being dismissed on 53 from 43 balls faced, including seven boundaries and a pair of sixes.

His opening partner, Isaac Moller, made 33 including six boundaries and the opening pair set up the triumph, putting on 90 for the first wicket.

After the Stickmen loss of three quick wickets at the cost of 15 runs, Paul Meyer ensured victory with a better than a-run-a-ball 35.

He faced just 29 deliveries and hit six fours and a maximum. Kane Steele remained not out on 13. Hollitt added to his batting effort with 2/19 from 7.1 overs with ball in hand. 

Angus Edmondson was at the top of the Sevenhill bowling innings collecting 1/25 from nine overs including three maidens.

Rebels v Blyth-Kybunga

Chasing down 175, Rebels collected their second win for the season against Blyth-Kybunga at Auburn Oval in round three.

The visiting Bulldogs won the toss and batted first, being in early trouble losing Brad Harris run out by Toby Milburn for a duck.

Michael Hartwig was the senior partner in an association of 91 for the second wicket.  He was also run out by Shannon Parker after having made a classy 58. 

He started with four successive boundaries to open his scoring and finished with 10 fours in his haul.

Blyth-Kybunga went from 1/95 to being in all sorts of trouble at 6/114 before the late order helped them scrambled to a respectable score of 175 from 35 overs.

Will Harris remained unconquered on 55 in the middle order and Dan Richards produced a handy 35, including six boundaries.

The star with the ball was Simon Helbig who bowled fourth change and picked up a five-wicket bag from a full allotment of nine overs.

 He took the impressive figures of 5/37 and his personal performance included a maiden.

Andrew Mitchell chimed in with 2/37 from nine overs while Jason Dohnt collected 1/46 from seven costly overs.

 The Rebels run chase was a complete team effort.

 Tim Allen made a patient 39 from 83 deliveries faces including four boundaries.

Tyson Webb top scored with 45 and 54 deliveries including eight fours.

He hit seven boundaries in a row to take his score from three to 31.

Shannon Parker smashed an aggressive 38 from just 24 balls and Toby Milburn remained undefeated on 21.

  He faced 19 balls and dispatched two boundaries and a six. 

Skipper Jonathon Edwards hit a trio of fours in his 14 not out.

The most successful Blyth-Kybunga bowler was Dan Richards with 2/30 from fours overs.

Asty Michael collected 1/26, Michael Agnew finished with 1/29 and Justin  Zweck collected 1/22.

Long Plains v Lower North

At Long Plains Oval the hosts batted first and were in trouble from the outset against  neighbours, Lower North.

They fell from 3/18 to 5/34 and then were 7/43 before Sam McArdle and George Brice-Marwood produced 40 runs for the eighth wicket to give the score some respectability.

 Thie pair were back in the pavilion shortly after as Long Plains were dismissed for a modest 94 from 28 overs faced.

Captain McArdle made a well compiled 26 while Brice-Marwood remainder undefeated on 30.

Opener Robert Bushell (14) and middle order batsman Ben Gibson (11) were the only other Long Plains Tigers batsman to get to double figures.

Lower North opening bowlers Aaron Cross and Caleb McPharlin took six wickets between them before left arm orthodox spinner Jordan Taylor ripped through the tail.

Cross finished with the sensational figures of 4/11 from nine overs including four maidens.

 Caleb McPharlin was a good foil, bowling six overs and finished with 2/25, which included a maiden. 

Jordan Taylor finished with four lower order wickets at a cost of 27 runs, from his eight overs, which included three maidens.

Lower North made short work of their run chase.

Captain Todd McPharlin smashed an aggressive and calculated 57, while his partner Chad Ruiz made a handy 20 in a 60-run opening stand.

Tom Chapman remained undefeated on 17 as Lower North recorded a resounding nine-wicket victory, as they finished on 107 in the 21st over.

Ryan Litzow was the only successful bowler for the Tigers finishing with 1/38 from his six overs spell.​