Jets make it six in a row

Gerringong Cricket Club is disputing a call to abandon first grade’s match against Shellharbour due to the state of the pitch.

Jets players were unable to push for victory on the second day of their match and resulted in a draw.

Second grade were valiant in defeat again in their first match after the Christmas break, going down to Shellharbour. Batting first, the Jets put on their best score (196) of the season with the top six all getting starts, but unfortunately no-one was able to get beyond 40 (Jack Bateman 34, Stuart Quine 33, Ryan Micallef 26, Paul Berry 26). Shellharbour then looked in control for the first half of their innings, however a strong fightback by the Jets made a real game of it. Shellharbour eventually got the runs with a couple of overs to spare, scoring 6/197 (Ryan Micallef 2-32, Stuart Quine 2-31, Paul Berry 1-42).

Jets’ fourth grade have made it six wins in a row with a powerful performance against competition leaders and undefeated The Rail. The Jets remain firmly in third position and within striking range of a top two spot. Gerringong sent The Rail into bat first and while scoring at a good rate the Jets used regular wickets to restrict The Rail, bowling them out for 173 (Joe Blackburn 3-12, Ed Costigan 1-4, Adam Smith 1-15, Dan Buchanan 1-15). The Jets batsmen then chased the total stylishly reaching 3/179 off 30.4 overs (Craig Mowbray 86no, Dan Buchanan 54no, Srikanth Reddy 25).

The Gerringong U16A’s (combined side with Albion Park and Lake Illawarra) team had another strong win in their one day match against Wollongong. Batting first the combined side scored a total of 7/140 from their 25 overs (The Jets Tas Berry 24 combining with Callum Barton in a 63 run partnership). The combined side then restricted the Wollongong side to 7/100 from their 25 overs (Tas Berry 1-8 from four overs).

The Gerringong U14A’s lost their one day match against Dapto. The Jets batted first and scored 6/67 from their 25 overs. Not a bad effort given Gerringong had a number of U12s players filling in and the outfield was long and slow. Dapto were able to reach the total of 2/68 in 17 overs. Special mentions to Hayden Buchanan, who took a wicket and Abbey Speering who both bowled really well in their call-up to the higher age group.