Feats of the Week: It's Back! (with a twist)
Hello Flow FM Featers your favourite article is back after a short spell. We do have some changes to announce which I'm sure will please some and upset many.
Truth be told, we've been in negotiations with Cricket Australia for the last fortnight regarding the contract for this segment. After a long and exhaustive process, we have accepted the short term contract extension until the end of the season. But, on a few conditions.
Firstly, let's talk about what OUT:
Honourable mentions: They serve no other purpose than to appease those who weren't good enough to make the list proper.
The TOP 10: We are going with a detailed rundown of Gold, Silver, and Bronze for our Feats of the Week in honour of an event currently being held in China that shouldn't be.
B Grade: If you made 200* and took 9fer in the twos then you should be playing A grade. No list for you. ***EXCEPTION*** Murray Towns and Barossa and Light's A2 competitions. They are in simply because I like Perponda and Flowman likes Edunda-Robertstown.
Now, let's have a look at What's IN:
Batting and bowling lists: The nature of cricket means that some days bowlers dominate, whereas the batters have their day in the sun when.......well.......the sun shines. The top 10 scores by the batters will get a run as will the best 10 bowling figures from across our FLOW FM network area.
All-rounders: If you bat well and take wickets in the same game you deserve a pat on the back. Runs are worth 2 points and wickets worth 10 points. I don't care about catches because I was rubbish in the field. The top 5 highest point-getters have their own list. But......you MUST pass 50 with the bat and take a wicket with the ball in the same game to qualify.
Wicket keepers: Yeah, naa, sorry not interested. Learn to either make some runs or bowl a few overs.
Confused? Meh, you'll work it out.
Righto, let's get into the lists.
Todd McPharlin 123 (109). Stanley Cricket A1 Grade: Lower North
Troy Goldsworthy 119 (130). Lower YP Cricket Seniors: Eastern District
Aaron Zrim 113 (118). Murray Towns A1 Grade: Mypolonga
Dylan McIver 108 (173). Barossa & Light A2 Grade: Willaston
Cooper Llewelyn 107* (115). Eastern Eyre Cricket A grade: Port Neill
Luke Larwood 107 (95). Northern Areas Cricket A grade: Burra
Ben Firman 102 (89) Colac & Districts Cricket: Apollo Bay
Joshua Phelan 100 (127) Wimmera Mallee Cricket: Watchem Panthers
Stuart Pike 98* (--) Stanley Cricket A1 Grade: Sevenhill
Cullan Spence 97 (137) Colac & Districts Cricket: Colac
Daniel Pryse 7-21. Red Cliffs Cricket: Ouyen Rams
Ricky Willis 6-17. Rocky River Cricket A grade: Laura
Zac Robertson 5-7. Red Cliffs Cricket: Tempy Tigers
Ben Turley 5-13. Yorke Peninsula Cricket A Grade: Kadina
Tom Vater 5-22. Barossa & Light A1 Grade: Gilbert Valley
Riley Kerber 5-23. Pinnaroo & Border A Grade: Parilla
Trent Goers 5-25. Barossa & Light A1 Grade: Tanunda
Matt Hanish 5-26. Northern Areas Cricket A grade: Booleroo/Willowie
Cameron Bond 5-54. Stanley Cricket A1 Grade: Auburn Mintaro
Josh Pepper 5-37. Tatiara Cricket Seniors: Bordertown
Aaron Zrim 113 & 3-20 (86.5 pts) Murray Towns A1 Grade: Mypolonga
Stuart Pike 98*&3-20. (79 pts) Stanley Cricket A1 Grade: Sevenhill
Daniel Pryse 15 & 7-21 (77.5 pts) Red Cliffs Cricket: Ouyen Rams
Cooper Llewelyn 107* & 2-46. (73.5 pts). Eastern Eyre Cricket A grade: Pt. Neill
Carl Jaeschke 68 & 4-5. (74 pts). Eastern Eyre Cricket A grade: Cowell
OK, let's check out this week's medalists.
Feats of the Week: Bronze
Todd McPharlin: Lower North (Stanley Cricket Association)
Lower North is flying in Stanley crickets A grade competition. Top of the ladder and ready for an assault on this year's Premiership. On Saturday they headed to Clare, with the Cougars needing a win to keep their faint finals hopes alive.
After winning the toss and electing to bat it was open Todd McPharlin who anchored the innings to set up a massive total. After losing two early wickets, Todd was joined at the crease by brother Jason. They would put on a partnership of 191 for the third wicket to set up victory.
Todd was eventually dismissed for a brilliant 123 from just 109 balls faced. He cracked 5 fours and 10 massive sixes to help set up a matching winning total of 8 for 250 from their 45 overs.
Feats of the Week: Silver
Aaron Zrim, Mypolonga (Murray Towns Cricket)
Like a fine wine, Aaron Zrim keeps getting better with ag...........experience. After winning the toss batting first against lowly Jervios Zrim set about building a big score. He came to the wicket with the score at 2 for 32. When he left Mypolonga had wracked up 272 and there were only a few balls remaining in the innings.
Set 280 to win Jervois would need a minor miracle to win the game which was further pushed beyond their reach when Zrim grabbed the ball. Coming on second change Zrim rolled his arm over for 6 economical and successful overs, taking 3 for 10. A combined total of 86.5 points saw him well clear on top of the all rounder of the week list.
Aaron Zrim is a marvel.
Feats of the Week: Gold
Daniel Pryse: Ouyen Rams (Red Cliffs Cricket)
With the Rams locked in a battle for a top-two spot in Red Cliffs cricket, they couldn't afford any slip-ups against the lowly Cardross on Saturday. Batting first, the Rams finished their 40 overs at 8 for 173 which was always going to be tough for the bottom side to chase.
The run chase started OK for Cardross, they were 0 for 22 and had seen off the Ouyen new ball attack. Skipper Parsons toss the ball to first change bowler Daniel Pryse who proceeded to wipe out the Cardross top order in quick time.
Pryse collected the first four wickets of the innings with Cardross only moving the score to 30 in that time. Pryse picked up 3 more wickets to finish with the incredible figures of 7 for 21 from his 7 overs. Cardross was bowled out for just 55 which all but secured the Rams a top 2 finish. Pryse took 7 of the first 8 wickets to fall in Cardross innings to effectively end the contest. A match-winning spell if ever there was one.
Congratulation to our first ever Feats of the Week "Gold Medallist" Daniel Pryse from the Ouyem Rams. Did we get it right? Discuss in the comments and let me know.