Toombul Throwback T20's Season 2013/14
Date of Event : Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:34PM

The Glen Batticciotto and Keiren Murphy shows rolled on, top scoring in both T20s, as the Bulls made it three wins on the bounce for First Grade while Second Grade split the results today.

First Grade made the trek to Ipswich-Logan for the morning T20 to face Wests featuring Anthony Atkinson who left the Bulls in the offseason. Having been sent in, Toombul’s opening partnership of Batticciotto and Matt Renshaw raced to 45 inside the first five overs before Batti fell for 32 off 21 having dispatched seen boundaries. A steady flow of wickets followed as the Bulls reached 7/149 at the close thanks to some late order hitting from Charlie Hemphrey (23 off 21) and new recruit Nick Death (30 off 20).
Wests set about the chase and reached 35 before Batti made the first breakthrough. From there the Bulls were never in trouble with spinners Chris Sabburg and Hemphrey collecting two wickets apiece along with the three run outs as Wests crumbled to 109 all out.
The second T20 saw the Bulls take the field first against Ipswich Logan. Opening the bowling Charlie produced a miserly spell of 1/9 off 4 overs ably supported by Sabburg who collected 2/14 off 4. Another clinical performance in the field saw two more run outs to take the weekend tally to eight for the Bulls before Josh Shuard closed out the innings with 2/4 off 2 overs as Ipswich were restricted to 8/101.
The openers again set a solid platform before Renshaw barbequed himself to be run-out for 18. The quick loss of Luke Pomersbach and Sabburg saw the Bulls stumble to 3/46 but Batticciotto (58* off 43) and Hemphrey (27*) got Toombul home with almost five overs to spare.
In Second Grade the morning fixture saw the return of Jono Knight, Chris Knight and Sam Steele to Oxenham Park as Valleys named the three ex-Bulls. Winning the toss, captain Keiren elected to bat first and wasted no time racing to 67 off 38 balls to have the Bulls going at over ten an over at the halfway mark. Brian Sanders and Dylan Shooks added some handy middle order runs before Sam Rowley finished with 25* off 12 as his lusty blows to the Bulls to an impressive 8/179.
Mark Thompson again struck with the second ball of the innings and Valleys never recovered with Jono Knight the only Valleys batsman to reach double figures, top scoring with 10. Thompson (2/17), Phil Adams (2/12) and Keaghan Cronin (4/13) combined to humble Valleys for a paltry 49 much to the delight of the vocal crowd of Faithful on hand.
The second game promised to be a tighter encounter against University. Murphy again top scored for the innings as he surged past 200 runs for the weekend with 32 off just 17. Tight bowling for the remainder of the innings saw Toombul inch to 124 off 20 overs with Jason Tibbits (25) and Sanders (27*) the main contributors.
A tight start from the Bulls with the ball kept the game in the balance with Thompson collecting his fifth wicket of the weekend. University proved too strong as an unbeaten 75 from their opener finished the game with 13 balls remaining with Keiren getting Toombul’s only other wicket.
In other action, Toombul’s U/17 Lord Taverners started their season with a tricky fixture away at University. Batting first Toombul collapsed to 4/22 and needed fighting knocks from Rob Lutton (26) and Joey Davissen (22) to push the total to 114. Two wickets a piece to Dave Memmott and Ryan Wilson has University 4/77 at the end of day one with the Bulls needing quick wickets next week to push for the points.

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