|May 1||Camels II||PW6||A||L. 6-10|
|May 8||Marauders||7||H||W. 24-4|
|May 15||Speeders||1||H||W. 21-20|
|June 19||Camels II||1||H||?|
First game (only) at Parrs Wood
We hung onto the Speeders coat tails in the first half of this game before an eight run burst in the bottom of the 5th put us in a position to press on for the win. A couple of (small) defensive wobbles added to some powerful batting gave them the edge in the first half of the game, but we kept in the fight and patience at the plate eventually paid off in our big 5th inning.
Dan was our OBP leader, going 5 for 6 and also hitting both our home runs. TK, Jonny and Brad were close behind in the on base stakes, all going 4 for 5.
In the field Steve pitched a good game, Dan made a couple of really spectacular catches on pop-ups, Jackie was solid on 1st and Craig made some nice outfield plays.
It was close game throughout but after our big 5th innings it was our game to lose and despite a wobble or two we did eventually bring home the win.
We had a comfortable win over a gallant Marauders team who had to play 1 short. After a reasonably even first innings we burst into life in the 2nd batting round the order and chalking up eleven runs. That killed the game as a contest and we wrapped things up by the end of the 4th.
After a couple of errors in the 1st everyone played well in the field, with a truly excellent throw to 1st by Sally and some impressive catching the outfield the main highlights. With the bats there were a number of strong performances. 3 Home Runs from Dan grabbed the headlines, with Sally also recording a 4-bagger on her season debut. OBP leaders were Craig, Dan, Steve and Hard-Hittin Holly who all batted 1000.
Overall this was a good solid win after last week's set back and got our league season back on track.
Our first Division 2 game left us defeated but far from disgraced in a tight, well played game where the Camels extra experience at this level eventually gave them the win.
We didn't do a lot wrong in the field with lots of people contributing to a strong team performance. Particular highlights included Craig making an impressive running catch at full stretch in left field and Caroline leaping out from behind the plate to make a fine play and throw on a dribbler to get the out at first.
At the plate Dan and Jonny were the OBP leaders, each going 3 for 3. On the base paths the most memorable moment was Caroline doing a spectacular face plant after tripping over first base (but was she out? No! Did she play on? Yes!).