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Batsmen dominate Macca Jackas

Posted: 18-Oct-2016 by Cricket Senior

Batsman dominate Macca Jackas

It was a tough day of cricket for Maccabi AJAX with over 900 runs piled on against the Jackas across all three grades on Sunday.

Newly-appointed First XI skipper Benji Jones sent visitors Youlden Parkville into bat and that decision looked valid at 3/57.

Adam Klein bowled with great pace and control, helping himself to two vital early wickets.

However as the afternoon progressed the conditions neared perfect for batting and the Jackas were forced to endure a long and tiring time in the field.

The visitors’ English import Richie Woodburn took little time acclimatising to Australian batting conditions on his way to a chanceless 102.

His knock and handy middle and lower order contributions lifted Youlden’s total to 9/279 at the conclusion of the allotted 75 overs.

Jones’ effort as captain couldn’t be faulted. He used nine bowlers and constantly tried different ploys in search of wickets.

Veteran off-spinner Simon Fisher proved hard to get away, taking 2/23 off ten overs.

Klein (2/50) and Josh Jones toiled hard (2/57), while 16-year old debutant Charlie Gross (grandson of club legend Joey Silver) claimed his maiden First XI wicket.

Scorecard

The Firsts’ chase begins next Sunday at Gary Smorgon Oval at 11.30am.

Meanwhile, an understrength Seconds side were no match for powerhouse club Carnegie, losing by 313 runs in a day to forget at Koornang Park.

The home-side were merciless in their 45-over innings, compiling a staggering 2/398.

In pursuit, the Jackas failed to reach the triple figure mark, bowled out for just 86 in the 24th over.

Opener Jordan Klotnick applied some resistance hitting 31 while debutant Joel Lewis finished unbeaten on 24.

Scorecard

The Third XI also struggled in their opening match of the season, conceding 7/232 against Melbourne Strikers at Armstrong Oval, Albert Park.

Returning Co-captain Ian Jones was the pick of the bowlers taking 4/23 off nine overs while Ian Ludski claimed 3/53.

Scorecard

In reply, the Jackas reached 6/71 before the rain arrived.

The Saturday XI will make their long-awaited comeback against Burnley this weekend at Gary Smorgon Oval at 12.30pm.

The Second XI play away to the Hawks at Walker St Oval East at 11.30am on Sunday, while the Third XI host Melbourne Falcons at Armstrong Oval at 11.30am.

Aaron Fetter

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