First off, apologies for there being no round-up the last two weeks, real life got in the way I’m afraid. However, I’m back for the last round of games, before the Christmas break.

Ross Allen had a busy week. On Sunday (15th) morning he took 1-17 in his 4 overs as Centrals stormed to a 9-wicket win in their T20 against Jeeralang-Boolarra. Later that day, he took 2-17 in his 4 overs as they secured a win over Moe by a similar margin, so he didn’t get to face a ball all day. This Saturday, he took a miserly 2-7 in his 4 overs as they dismissed Traralgon for 68 in 19.1 overs, however this time he got a bat, hitting 13*(18) to steer them to a 5-wicket victory.

Stephen Doheny’s second consecutive century last weekend (reported here by Barry) helped Randwick Petersham to a 178 run win over Eastern Suburbs, as their opponents were all out for 171 this Saturday.

His Rush team mate Neil Rock has been lining out for the Mount Lawley Colts (u21) side in their T20 tournament, and continues to play as an opening batsman for the younger side. On Sunday (15th) he hit 30 off 20 balls, with his side ending on 118/9. In reply, Subiaco Floreat won by 8 wickets, although with only 2 balls to spare. Then on Saturday, chasing Gosnell’s 98/9, he smashed 44(29) as they charged to a 6-wicket win in 16.5.

Will Smale’s 2-day game for Sydney’s 3rd grade side against Cambelltown-Camden concluded this Saturday. In the first innings the young wicketkeeper took two catches as their opponents were all out for 103. Smale made 14(23) as his side declared on 223/6, and then took 2 catches in the third innings, where they dismissed their opponents for 85 runs, to see Sydney get an outright win. In between the two Saturdays the game was staged over, he played an u21 Poidevin-Gray Shield game on the Sunday, scoring 23 of their 208 runs, as they went on to lose by 5 wickets to UNSW.

On Sunday, there was a clash of two Irish women, as Gaby Lewis’s Prahan won by 1 wicket over Una Raymond-Hoey’s Ringwood. Raymond-Hoey was the star for her side, top scoring with 70(91) of her side’s 179 runs. It wasn’t quite enough though, and Lewis with 13(34) was among those that gave them a thrilling win, finishing on 181/9 after 45.2 overs.

Last Sunday, Celeste Raack’s Lindisfarne ran out 10-run winners in their game against New Town. Raack scored 24*(40) as her side finished on 116/2 and then took 2-18 in her 5 overs.
On the same day, Rachel Delany’s South Perth beat Melville by 6 wickets in “A” grade, with her 10*(13) contributing to their 95/4. In “B” grade, Lara Maritz took 3-6 in her 4 overs and top-scored with 25(30) in an impressive all-round performance against Subiaco Floreat.

So that’s all I have this weekend. I hope you all enjoy the festive break.