Page 19 - West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook Cricket Club Yearbook 2014-15
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the end. We eventually dismissed the opposition for 105, with Tim Starr finishing with 4-36 from eight quality overs, and Tim Scoular finished with 5-52 from 10 overs to give him match figures of 10-109, an incredible individual effort that further proved why he was the best bowler in the competition. With some incredible catches to Josh Mathias in slips, an outrageous catch in the deep to Jimmy McBrien and great individual efforts in the field by Tim Starr, Rowan Keating, Nick Bennett (who had an incredible finals series behind the stumps), and Alex Connell (who was applauded by the opposition crowd after putting his body on the line in deep that epitomized the determination of this squad), we were brilliant in the field. With Tim Scoular fittingly taking the final wicket, the boys finished the season as 2014/2015 A2 Premiers after winning by an innings and 26 runs, an epic performance.
There are always pivotal moments in finals that determine the outcome – over two days our A2 boys produced many that are too numerous to write here, but special mention must go to Tim Scoular and Phil Wurth who put in heroic performances (and uniquely shared the number 109 in this game), ones that will be forever remembered by their teammates. All the boys were superb, and to win both finals outright and to win a Premiership from fourth spot is an incredible achievement. A sensational performance by all the XI on the field during the Final, and special mention to Simon Smyth, Allan Raffel and Cameron McBrien who were integral members of the squad and also share in this success.
This is our sixth A2 Premiership and our first since 2009/10. Congratulations to Julian Raffel and the boys on this great win and a terrific season.
Left to right: Back row; Alex Connell, Cameron Cleary,
Tim Scoular, Phil Wurth, Nick Bennett, Tim Starr, Luke Herzog Front row: Josh Mathias, James McBrien, Julian Raffel (C)
and Rowan Keating.
B2 Grade
WPHC 141 & 0/16 defeated outright Sydney Lions 92 & 64 @ Kenthurst Park 28th @ 29th March 2015
Day 1
Playing at Kenthurst Park, we won the toss and sent the Lions in on a good deck. As our bowlers have done game after game we bowled great lines and strangled the batting resulting in consistent wickets. Justin Paterson took 4/18 in 11 overs to bring his season tally to 47. Sean Gerber’s 3/20 was equally impressive. Ankit Grover took an important wicket and 2 critical catches.
In our batting, the boys showed good discipline taking care of the chase. Kieran Barratt opened very well and Anuj Dhorajiwala has batted very well and is not out at the close of the day with Ankit Grover. Our plan is simple – get the remaining 16 runs and bat for as long as we can to close out the win.
Day 2
Resuming at 3/77 overnight we made sure of the win and then scored 141 on a slow outfield made this score worth a lot more. Anuj Dhorajiwala scored 40 and Anurag Pattekar scored 33 to give us a safe haven for the fast run scoring the Lions needed to go for to give them a chance of winning. The lions went for their shots but our bowling and fielding was of the highest order. Shaun Gerber finished with 6 wickets giving him 9 for the match.

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