All eyes were on the juniors in the cricket this week, with harvest prompting forfeits in all A and B grade matches.
Lock 6/93 def by Cleve 4/140
Cleve won the toss and put Lock into bat which worked well when in the fourth over Zane Crettenden bowled Sam Pearce (4) and Lock were 1/9.
Dusty Wheare and Fletcher Kammermann were starting to build a steady partnership before Crettenden struck again bowling Kammermann (2) in the eighth over, which brought Jye Gray to the crease.
Gray batted well with some solid hitting and combined with Wheare they started to get the scoreboard ticking over.
Wheare retired on 26 then Nick Pearce came in and continued on with Gray to keep the runs coming.
Gray was caught behind by wicket keeper Reagan Taheny off the bowling of Lewis Schubert for a well made 17.
After 14 overs Lock were 3/61, however this was the start of some very good tight bowling from Cleve who were not going to give anything away.
Within the next five overs Lock scored 10 runs but Jackson Allen had also picked up two wickets; getting Jaidyn Beard (3) caught by Zane Crettenden and bowling Tom Proctor with the next ball.
Nick Pearce was holding down his end until he got a good ball from Riley Schubert which took his bails off and he was bowled for nine.
That was Lock’s last wicket; from then on Josh Kammermann (5) and Jackson Kay (3) retired leaving the last two batsmen Tait Hetzel (4) and Hudson Mellor (0) to finish the innings both not out, Lock Finishing their 28 overs 6/93.
Cleve started their batting as the windy warm conditions were really starting to kick in, but this did not affect Angus Turner and Curtis Newlyn as right from the start they were scoring freely with some great shots.
Both Turner (25) and Newlyn (26) retired, Reagan Taheny and Zane Crettenden kept the momentum going building the runs on the scoreboard.
The Lock bowlers were toiling hard when the reward came for Nick Pearce bowling Crettenden (6) in the 12th over of the innings.
Cleve passed Lock’s score in the 14th over, from then on Taheny batted well to retire on 25.
Tom Proctor bowled well to capture the wicket of Jackson Allen (4), which brought together Hamish Turner (13) and Lewis Schubert (11) who had a very solid partnership.
The boys retired to give the remaining batters a stint at the crease.
This saw Lock’s Jackson Kay pick up the wickets of Riley Schubert (0) caught by Dusty Wheare, then Bowling Bailee Gray(0) with the not out batsmen Cooper Allen (0) finishing Cleve’s innings at 4/140.