Welcome to Denhams Road for the opening day’s play between Kooweerup and Pakenham – a rematch of last season’s decider.
The Demons have won the toss and elected to bat with Mark Cooper and Chris O’Hara opening against Chris Savage and Thom Jones.
1:10pm – Mark Cooper run out at the batsman’s end after a drive by Chris O’Hara to the rocket arm of Zac Chaplin. 1/1. Ben Spicer the new batsman.
1:20 – Kooweerup still 1/1 in the face of some straight, full bowling by Savage and Jones.
1:30 – Tom Tyrrell the new bowler at the Denhams Rd end, replacing Jones. O’Hara and Spicer are still at the crease, on 7 and 2 respectively. 1/9
1:40 – Spicer out LBW, hitting across the line against Savage. Kooweerup is now 2/13 off 11 overs with Mitch Cammarano (3) the new batsman.
1:50 – Savage has left the field after tweaking his calf, heading straight into the rooms – replaced on the field by 12th man Dillon Allen. Kooweerup is still 3/13 off 14 overs after Cammarano was spectacularly caught behind by Rob Elston off Tyrrell. Jess Mathers is the new batsman.
2:00 – Mathers is given caught slashing off Dom Paynter’s bowling. There was some conjecture as to whether it was a bump ball or not. Kooweerup is in deep trouble at 4/20 off 16 overs with Chris Bright (6) joining O’Hara.
2:10 – End of the 20th over – Kooweerup 4/24. O’Hara (8) and Chris Bright (10) still in at drinks.
2:30 – End of the 24th over – Kooweerup 4/30. Bright 13*, O’Hara 11*. Williams (Denhams Road) and Chaplin (Scoreboard end) are the new bowlers
2:40 – End of the 28th over – Kooweerup 4/33.
2:50 – Bright out cutting, caught at backward point off Williams. 5/33 after 30 overs. Matt Bright the new batsman.
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1:00 – Pakenham resumes at 4/12 with Savage and Paynter a team the wicket.
1:10 – 4/18 – Savage with an early pull shot for four off John Bright
1:20 – Paynter with an upper cut for four, 4/28. Koowee’s bowlers making Pakenham play but yet to secure the early wicket. Savage is still struggling with his calf.
1:30 – Savage adjudged leg before to Mathers for 12! Pakenham 5/31. Jason Williams is the new batsman.