The Border Watch : January 6th 2015
38 TWENTY/20 CRICCKET VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au Kalangadoo looks to continue good form Round 2 of T20 JACKSON REVOR A CKET VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au Kalangadoo looks to continue good form Round 2 of T20 JACKSON REVOR A email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org ROUND 2 of the XXXX Gold series returned this week with last night’s games being North Sportsmen’s v Penola and Kongorong v East Gambier in Division 1 plus Millicent v Allendale in Division 2. Full game reports to come. Tonight the Division 1 competition sees Kalangadoo take on South Gambier and West Gambier face Mil Lel while Yahl takes on Chappell-Whitty Academy in Division 2. Kalangadoo v South at McDonald Park KALANGADOO sits top of the Pool B ladder, ahead of South, and the pair face off in what should be an interesting contest. While Kalangadoo was victori- ous over Penola in Round 1 after reaching an impressive 142 run total, its defence with the ball fell somewhat short. Penola almost overran the total in the final over, leaving questions to be asked in this Round 2 hitout. South however was not overly impressive with the bat in its run chase against North – apart from a quality 67 from Robert Drenthen. TOP PERFORMANCE NEEDED: South will be looking to its experienced campaigners such as Adam Somerfield to secure a win over Kalangadoo tonight. If the South top order can break free it could be a long night for Kalangadoo, but the likes of Adam Somerfield, Nick Cruise and even Dave Somerfield will need to lift to support Drenthen’s efforts. Likewise the Kalangadoo bat- ting line-up can expect a tough night at the crease if the South bowling attack hits its true form. But after its win over Penola, Kalangadoo would be approaching the game with plenty of confidence, having held off a spirited attack by Penola and will need to carry that momentum into this match. West v Mil Lel at Malseed Park BOTH West and Mil Lel have tasted victory this season, but there is still room for improvement in both batting line-ups. For West, its win over Kongorong came after a meagre total of 117 was posted, with its bowling attack able to get the job done in the end, limiting Kongorong to 110 runs off its 20 overs. The top order did little with BATTING THE KEY: Ryan Hosking top scored for West in its win over Kongorong and if the remainder of the top order can fire, it will be a long night for Mil Lel in Round 2 of the series tonight. 38 - The Border Watch, Tuesday, January 6, 2015 the bat, but it is capable of much more and if players such as Niall Easterbrook and Nick Martin can get on the board, plus if Bray Stephenson and Trent Badman can create a strong innings, a big total is more than likely. For Mil Lel, its 127 against East was complemented by tight bowling to limit the opposition to just 107 runs. It is however hard to imagine EXPERIENCE INVALUABLE: Mil Lel’s Brett Lawson will need to pull out all the tricks he has gained over the years if his side is to bother West tonight. the same result against West, but T20 is a different format and the pressure to make quick runs changes the whole outlook of a team. But then who can forget West’s massive 267 run total last season. A lot may have changed, but likewise, a lot is still the same. While it may seem the team with the ball in hand will be setting the standard for the night, if the West top order hit form, Mil Lel will find it a lot tougher opponent than East. Yahl v Chappell-Whitty at Frew Park YAHL would have to enter this contest as hot favourites. Chappell-Whitty failed to impress last round while Yahl was an easy victor over Gambier Central. In Round 1 with the bat Chappell-Whitty could only managed 87 runs against Millicent, heading back to the sidelines in the 19th over. With the ball the side also struggled, with Millicent able to pass the total in the 13th over. In contrast, after smashing 156 runs, Yahl knocked Central over for 101 in the 17th over. An impressive 64 from Matt Allen set the scene for the match and a bag of three wickets from Will Stafford helped to finish the night on a high. The side never looked threatened and should walk away with another easy win. EXPERIENCE: The experience of the Yahl batting line-up such as Josh Reader should be enough to take the points over ChappellWhitty Academy tonight at Frew Park.
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