First outing for cricketers
In the first round of the Armidale District cricket competition, Guyra teams have shown they will be competitive during the coming season. Despite losing two of the first round games the results saw plenty of good performances from the Guyra players.
In the first grade game played at Ted Mulligan Oval, Hillgrove won the toss and chose to bat first. They gave Guyra a solid total of 249 to chase down. Best of the bowlers was Matt Finlay who took 5 for 33 with the rest of the wickets shared among the Guyra attack.
In reply Guyra fell just short, finishing the day on 232. Demielle Landsborough top scored with 73 and was well supported by BJ Cameron on 45 and Matt Finlay on 48.
Second grade was up against Easts at Newling Oval and came away with a win. Batting first Guyra finished the day with 5 for 185 after 45 overs. Playing his first game for Guyra Joey Ryan top scored with 51. In reply, Easts were all out for 144 after 37 overs. Heath Dowsett showed early season form taking 5 for 25 and Corey Torrens took 2 for 12.
Third grade was at home at the Guyra Sporting Complex and came up against a strong TAS team who went home with the win. Guyra won the toss opting to bat first and finished their innings at 8 for 195. Allan Boney top scored with 48 runs.
In reply, TAS opened strongly with opener J van Roy in fine form to notch the first century of the competition. Despite keeping the rest of the team in check Guyra couldn’t close out the innings and TAS went home victors finishing the day at 7 for 196. DJ Patterson and Simon Brown took two wickets each.
This weekend first grade will travel to Armidale where they will take on City/UNE at TAS. Second grade will host TAS at the Sporting Complex and third grade will take on Ex-Services at Newling Oval.
Junior games will also kick off this weekend, with the draw yet to be finalised. A
reminder to all juniors that training is on Thursday afternoon from 4pm at the Recreation Ground cricket nets and Guyra Central.