Jets’ fourth grade claim win over Rats

FAMILY AFFAIR: The Gerringong Jets fourth grade team is made up of four dads and five siblings. Photo: Romy Speering.
FAMILY AFFAIR: The Gerringong Jets fourth grade team is made up of four dads and five siblings. Photo: Romy Speering.

Gerringong first grade had a tough day at the office in the first of the T20 matches against the Kookas.

Batting first, The Kookas piled on 1/188 from their 20 overs (Lachlan Hall 0-20 (4), Sachin Hall 0-12 (2), Jake Taylor 1-38 (2). Gerringong’s innings never really got going which is often the case chasing such a big total, losing wickets regularly and they were eventually bowled out for 116 (Scott Groves 22, Aiden Wearne 18, Jake Taylor 17).

Batting first against Jamberoo, Gerringong second grade got off to a solid start with a good opening partnership of 42 (Nathan Harvey (28) and Tasman Berry (23), however from that point on regular wickets saw Gerringong bowled out for 109 with the only other significant contribution from Jack Bateman (24).

Jamberoo’s innings got off to a shaky start being 3-32 at one stage, however a middle order partnership between Kyle Stokes (38) and Adrian Stokes (27no) took the game away from the Jets with Jamberoo reaching the total of 4/111 comfortably in the end off 23.1 overs (Hayden Presland 2-14, Doug Davison 1-24, Jimmy St Quintin 1-31).

Gerringong fourth grade continued their climb up the competition ladder with a very important win over fourth placed Oak Flats.

It was a real family affair for Gerringong with five siblings playing with their dads. Batting first, the Jets got off to a positive start with inform opener Brad Speering (51) and Brendan Moore (41) setting up the innings with a 76 run opening partnership.

The top order continued to fire with Paul Peterson (49) and Dan Buchanan (66no) pushing the Jets total to 6/282 off their 42 overs.

Oak Flats innings started well but the pressure of chasing a large total and a very good team bowling performance eventually had the Rats bowled out for 137 (Brad Speering 3-20, Emma Speering 2-5, Dan Buchanan 2—14, Nick Ryan 2-19).

The Gerringong U16A’s (Combined side with Albion Park and Lake Illawarra) team had a very strong win against Kiama; batting first the combined side amassed a total of 9/127 off their 25 overs with Jets players Tasman Berry (40) and Fletcher Allerby (10) making significant contributions to the total.

The Kiama run chase never got going due to some excellent tight bowling and they were eventually bowled out for 66 (Fletcher Allerby 2-7).

The Gerringong U14A’s had a disappointing loss against Wests Illawarra, dropping them out of the top four.

Batting first, the Jets innings struggled to get going due to some very good bowling and they were bowled out for 59 off 22.3 overs, with Tommy Knox (12) the only batsman to reach double figures.

Wests made the chase look relatively easy, reaching the total in the 15th over 1-61 (Tommy Nolan 1-17, Lachlan Weir 0-4, Emma Speering 0-4).

The Gerringong U11 Green team remains undefeated securing a comfortable win against Kiama White. Kiama batted first and scored 63 runs from their 20 overs. Gerringong scored 4-141 from their 20 overs with many batsman contributing to the total.

The Gerringong U11 Gold team had their second win of the season against Kiama Gold.

Kiama batted first and scored 71 from their 20 overs (Oscar Peterson 2-6, Marc Booker 1-2, Tom Peterson 1-3). The Jets youngest team went about their business in fine style scoring 3-102 from their 20 overs (Ebony Winston 9no, Tom Peterson 6no, Ari Smith 6).

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