With the A team having a bye on the weekend, this report is for the previous weekend of cricket. On Saturday 9th January Canowindra played their first of 2 twenty/20’s for the day, taking on the Young Blues. Blues won the toss and elected to bat first, with Ben Schaefer taking the new ball and capitalizing on this straight away getting 2 big wickets in his first 2 overs.
Jacob Devlin also with the new ball from the other end took 3 wickets for very little runs after his 4 overs. At 5/18 after the fifth over and with spin getting the wickets, Shaun Craven came into the attack also getting 3 wickets in his 4 overs. The Blues put up little resistance scratching together a 91 run total for Canowindra to chase. Ben Schaefer and Jacob Devlin were sent out to open the batting for Canowindra, losing Jacob in the second over for only 2. This
certainly didn’t stop Ben (slapper) Schaefer doing what he does best and really taking to the bowling of the Blues, scoring 36 runs very quickly before getting dismissed.
Schaefer’s wicket brought on a couple of quick wickets for the Blues with Pete
Guthrie, Kane Schofield and Shaun Craven falling. At 5/40 after 10 overs this saw the Blues back in it with Canowindra needing 51 more runs to win. Skipper, Brendan Traves was brought to the crease alongside young Angus Fisher, who was quick to fall.
Following this some tight bowling from the Blues saw 2 more quickly fall behind him. Jimmy Carpenter took to the crease alongside the skipper and this saw Canowindra now 8/70. A steady head from the skipper and some determination from Jimmy saw the pair bring Canowindra home with a first
round win in the Doug Right Shield.