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Dominant Dragons Go Four From Four

ROUND 2 VS GOSNELLS

1ST GRADE

1st grade backed up last week’s dominant win with an even better performance, winning over Gosnells by 205 runs at Burrendah Park.


Aaron Hardie, Cameron Bancroft, and D’Arcy Short returned from state duties to strengthen the Dragons side, with captain Hardie winning the toss and electing to bat.


Short drove into the cordon for 1 to give the visitors the best possible start, before Bancroft and Hardie followed up some initial caution with a dominant 147 run second wicket partnership.


The slog sweep was profitable for Hardie, but the stroke he used to great success found the fielder in the 24th over, with the captain having to go for a brutal 82 from 68 deliveries featuring four sixes.


Shayne Wornes joined Bancroft and maintained the rage, with the left hander picking up 53 from 58 deliveries highlighted by regular switch hitting, before picking out the long off fielder.


Bancroft carried on to post his 16th hundred for the club and got more inventive after the milestone, eventually holing out for 145 from 143 deliveries, with Iszak Milentis (26* from 25 balls) helping the Dragons through to a massive score of 6 for 315 from their 50 overs.


In reply, the Hawks started well with the bat, posting a 40 run opening partnership before Short found the breakthrough.


The visitors then collapsed in a heap as the required run rate climbed, folding for 110 in the 31st over.


Spin claimed all the wickets, with the dominant Short (6/36 from 10 overs) well supported by Waheguru Dhillon (2/21 from 7.1 overs) and Luke Holt (1/14 from 4 overs).


2ND GRADE

2nd grade made light work of Gosnells, winning by 9 wickets at Sutherlands Park.


The Hawks won the toss and chose to bat, with James Andrews and Zach Ferris bowling strong opening spells to reduce them to 3 for 21, before captain Nic Geisler got in on the act with two more wickets as the score slipped to 5 for 49.


It didn’t get much better from there as the Dragons bowled out their hosts for 70, with Ferris (3/15 from 8 overs), Geisler (2/8 from 4 overs), Stewart Hepburn (2/10 from 4.5 overs) and Andrews (2/22 from 6 overs) all bowling beautifully.


The Dragons came out to bat with intent and picked off their target after 12.2 overs, thanks to Amrit Singh (28* from 38 deliveries), Ethan Smith (26 from 31 deliveries), and Blair Walsh (10 from 6 deliveries), with Walsh sealing the win with a six.


3RD GRADE

3rd grade beat Gosnells by 102 runs at Burrendah Park.


The Dragons started well through Ellis Cassidy (65 from 61 balls) and Liam Hindle (36 from 54 balls), but collapsed from a cruisy 1 for 105 to 7 for 122.


Chris Lagana (36 from 57 deliveries) went about the rebuild, striking some maximums and seeing the innings through to a defendable total of 200 from 43 overs.


The hosts gave nothing away in their bowling innings, rolling the Hawks for 98, with Jordan Hodgetts (3/7 from 3.4 overs), Cameron Becker (3/15 from 5 overs), Cassidy (3/20 from 9 overs), and Lagana (1/12 from 4 overs) all in the wickets.


4TH GRADE

4th grade ensured a 4-from-4 seniors performance, winning over Gosnells by 56 runs at Sutherlands Park.


The Dragons batted first and posted a strong score of 6 for 214 from their 45 overs, underpinned by Brayden Lee (72 from 111 balls) and Harry Hopwood (49 from 66 balls).


The Hawks stayed in touch with the target but were bowled out for 158 from 38.4 overs, with the returning Josh Kuser (2/17 from 5 overs) combining well with Lee (2/29 from 8 overs), as Aaron McCall (1/13 from 6 overs), Davinder Singh (1/24 from 6 overs), Dulina Gamage (1/0 from 0.4 overs), and Jarod Bridge (1/43 from 8 overs) all claimed a victim.


UNDER 17’S

Under 17’s made a strong start to their two day fixture with Gosnells at Burrendah Park, bowling the visitors out for 120.


Jagan Singh (3/12 from 8.4 overs) and Dulina Gamage (3/25 from 7 overs) were the standout bowlers, with good support coming from Blake Stephen (2/13 from 10 overs) and Kai D’Souza (1/25 from 8 overs).


The Dragons had a look with the bat before stumps, unfortunately losing Rajat Deshmukh for 1.


UNDER 15’S

A solid bowling performance from the under 15’s held Gosnells to 8 for 134 from their 50 overs after day one at Sutherlands Park.


Tom Dobson (2/22 from 7 overs), Ayush Sarin (2/24 from 10 overs), and Mitch Hole (2/30 from 10 overs) all picked up multiple victims, with Jude Strachan (1/10 from 4 overs) and Luca Boden (1/16 from 10 overs) also pitching in.


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