C Grade Results and Fixtures
ROUND 9 v Ex-Students @ Wes pump memorial oval
Ex-Students 7/322 defeated CATS 9/96
Luke Wilson 34
Colby Schmidt 32 & 3/69 (8)
Jesse Stevenson 1/23 (4)
CATS hosted a strong Ex-Students side at 'The Pump' for their final game for 2017. Ex-Students won the toss and elected to bat first at the picturesque ground, with their openers getting off to a fast start. 5 of Student's top 6 batsmen all made it past 20, with 3 passing 50 on their way to posting a monster 7/322 off their allotted 40 overs. Colby Schmidt was the main wicket taker for CATS, taking 3/69 off his 8 overs. Jesse Stevenson also picked up his first senior wicket, the youngster ending with figures of 1/23 off his 4 overs.
CATS run chase started off well, with Luke Wilson continuing his form from the previous week by belting the ball to all corners until he was caught for 34. His opening partner Colby Schmidt was seeing the ball just as well before being caught for 32. After this the floodgates opened and CATS collapsed to be all out for 96, 226 runs short of their target. Nick Graham (11) was the only other batsman to make double figures. While a harsh loss, the standout performances with bat and ball by the younger members of the team show plenty of promise as we go into 2018.
MAN OF THE MATCH: colby schmidt 32 & 3/69
CATS next C Grade fixture will be against Churchill @ John Black Oval on Saturday 27th January.
The full draw for the C Grade 2017/18 Season can be found here.
After Round 9, CATS sit 7th on the TDCA C Grade Ladder.
The full ladder for the B Grade 2017/18 Season can be found here.