Last Friday 24 May, GCCC were represented by a compilation of cricketers from Years 9, 10, 11 and 12 to take on Caloundra City Private School at Beegees.
Whilst our team was somewhat inexperienced in contrast to the CCPS team which boasted three Sunshine Coast representative players, our boys did put up a valiant display to bat through the innings and take many wickets.
After winning the toss Captain Alex Telford elected to bat first. GCCC batsmen fell quickly early in the innings until Adrian White and Alex Telford steadied the ship. These two combined for a successful partnership of 26 runs with Adrian hitting several boundaries and Alex a huge 6 and 4.
Several more wickets fell cheaply before Tom Dwan stood strong at the crease for a 13 run effort over the course of six overs. Drew Mcintyre was a rock at our non-strikers end. His unorthodox batting style ultimately proved to be quite effective as he managed to push several singles to keep Tom Dwan on strike.
Alex Telford showed plenty of eye-catching talent with the ball. His pace bowling proved too difficult for the CCPS batsmen as he clean bowled two batsmen in his second over to be on a hat trick. Adrian White followed up his excellent batting to take a wicket with the ball and Tom Dwan and Jesse Snelling managed to keep the run rate low with their accurate bowling.
Ultimately however, the three rep batsmen from CCPS proved to be the difference between the two teams and CCPS managed to win the game with just three overs to spare.
Well done to the following GCCC team members who participated in this inaugural cricket clash. Alex Telford (Captain), Jeanre Fourie, Jesse Snelling, Mitch Beutel, Mitch Ferris, Adrian White, Korby Davis, Drew McIntyre, Izaak West, Tom Dwan and Tom Boroughs.
With some training and further practice before our match next year we should look forward to an even closer result.