Lock 4/165 def Cowell 10/69
LOCK won the toss at the start of the 2017 B grade cricket grand final and the 69-run partnership between Kerrin Siebert and Dylan Kay laid the foundation for Lock’s good score.
This effort was backed up by some accurate bowling by Lachlan ‘Chuck’ Heath with four wickets and Andrew Hetzel with three.
Openers Hetzel and Wes Wiseman faced Michael Franklin and Lachlan Crabb.
After eight overs had been bowled both bowlers had a wicket.
Franklin picked up Hetzel for two and Crabb dismissed Wiseman for 16, both caught behind by Craig Klingberg.
M. Oliver with his first ball had Guy Morton caught by Martin Deer for 0 and Lock were three for 34.
Siebert and Kay batted solidly to get the innings back on track, finding the boundary until there were 103 runs on the board.
Oscar White snatched a catch off his own bowling to send Siebert on his way for a useful 45 runs.
This was to be Cowell’s last success with the ball.
Heath joined Kay and they kept up the run rate, hitting out to take the total to 165 from their 40 overs.
These were both valuable innings; Kay was unbeaten on 46 and Heath was not out out on 23.
Cowell had single wicket takers, Michael Franklin, Crabb, Oliver and White.
J. Siviour and Michael Franklin were facing Siebert and Wiseman as Cowell started their run chase but were soon in trouble when Heath took a high catch to dismiss Siviour for two.
Fifteen runs later Martin Deer was trapped in front by Daniel Bowey for 10.
Franklin and M. Norris took the score along to 39, when Wiseman had Franklin dismissed LBW for 15.
From then it was a Heath and Hetzel show when six wickets fell for the addition of six runs to destroy the Cowell lower order.
Hetzel bowled Crabb for 10.
Heath claimed Norris’ wicket for nine caught by Matt Mellor and T. McFarlane bowled by Hetzel for a duck.
Wickets continued to fall with C. Klingberg caught by Siebert for one, off Heath.
Heath’s next ball bowled Marty Franklin for zero.
White departed for zero falling to Hetzel caught by Wiseman.
Heath then picked up the last wicket, Dale Franklin caught by Harri Wright for four, with M. Oliver not out on 10, leaving Cowell short of its target and all out for 69.
Heath bowled 6.3 overs to snare four for 13.
Hetzel captured three for 11 from seven overs with one wicket each for Siebert, Wiseman and Bowey.