Spry performance gets win

A marvellous bowling display by Tom Spry helped his Yenda Jets get the goods over Exies in the Griffith District Cricket Association first grade competition.

STARTING TO MOVE: Mick Turnell got Yenda off to a good start over the weekend in what turned out to be their second victory for the year. Picture: Anthony Stipo.

Spry came away with the figures of 6-32 off 10.4 overs.

Mark Tucker

This performance comes off the back of a very consistent start to the year in which Spry has claimed a wicket every time he’s been thrown the ball.

It was Yenda who wanted to set the standard early on anddecided to bat first after having won the toss.

Things got off to a bit of a shaky start with both of Yenda’s openers falling for single digits.

Mick Turnell took the slow and steady approach while Spry came out hitting.

Spry got himself to 21 off 17 balls before he was trapped in front by Justin Winkler.

When Mick Turnell was dismissed for 17 the match was in the balance at 4-59.

Mark O’Connor made sure to push things back in Yenda’s favour.

He along withMatthew Bruce (13) andShaun Stubbs (20) gradually pushed the score past the 100 mark and beyond.

O’Connor was bowled byRoger Andreatta for 45 which left Yenda 6-120 after 40 overs.

Some late runs by captainBrett Hazleman (16) and good hitting byNeil Burke (10 not out off 9) left them at 8-162 when Hazleman declared right after the fall of his wicket.

Winkler was the best of the bowlers, finishing with figures of 3-29 off 11.1.

Exies got their innings off to a flyer.

Winkler knocked them all around the park for a quick-fire 18 off 18 whileDylan Gillette also kept things ticking along with his 26 off 39.

When the pair where dismissed Exies sat at 2-57 after just twelve-and-a-half overs.

This is when Spry was thrown the ball and almost immediately caused trouble.

He took care ofPhil Burge (19) and then got Mark Shepherd next ball for a golden duck.

Not long after Spry gotMark Tucker to knock one back at him for a caught and bowled. This left Exies 5-89.

The tail didn’t last much longer as Spry continued to dominate. Exies finished all out for 127.

Andrew Potter and Brett Hazleman also chimed in with a pair of wickets on the day to help Yenda get just their second win of the season.

The victory puts them in fourth position on the ladder as they leapfrog Exies.

Yenda will look to make it back-to-back wins next week when they take on the resurgentHanwood.

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