Carlton Round 6 Recap
Date of Event : Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:59PM

1stXI: The Blues unveiled some fresh faces in the first XI with Aaron Smillie and Matt Wilson making their debuts, with Smillie lining up against his former club. Greenvale won the toss and elected to bat, continuing the trend of run chases for the first XI at Princes Park. Greenvale were off to a solid start before Matt Wilson crashed into the stumps for his first wicket, breaking a 92-run partnership. The Blues attack kept the run rate down for the majority of the innings as Greenvale finished 6/218, with single wicket takers only for Carlton. Evan Gulbis opened the batting with Brayden Stepien for the first time this season, with both players known to score runs aggressively. Gulbis did so, smashing 34 of just 15 balls before skying one to midwicket. Stepien was on the attack from the get go as he so often does before knocking back to the keeper for 15. Once again, the Smyth bros. took to the crease like they were born there, with Harry knuckling down to make a gritty 75*. Tom continued his solid form with 42 before being trapped LBW. Nick Ross (45*) along with Harry Smyth chased down the total with ease, taking the game with 11 overs and six wickets to spare.
2ndXI: Greenvale won the toss and decided to bat first against a 2nd XI bolstered but the addition of opening bat Donovan Pell. Lucien Bienvenu made the most of his promotion from the thirds taking two wickets early. Greenvale seemed to take control with an 81 run partnership before Matty Culvenor struck with a caught and bowled. The blues attack continued to apply the pressure, keeping Greenvale to 7/192 at the end of their innings, with Bienvenu finishing with 3/44. Sam Connop and Pell opened the batting and seemed comfortable at the crease before Pell was knocked over for 14. Connop soon followed for 24.  However, Anderson Matthews and Taylor Tatterson kept the runs flowing, with Matthews reaching his half-century before being dismissed the following ball. Tatterson (44*) partnered with club veteran Les Petsinis(36*) to chase down the target set and secure victory by six wickets.

 3rdXI: The Blues battered first and applied the pressure from the get-go. James Cummane was fantastic with the blade, smashing boundaries with ease and keeping the Greenvale bowlers under the pump. Cummane hit 15 fours and 2 sixes, scoring his first century for the season. Darren Colaco also contributed with 53, along with Tim Line who honoured his promotion to the thirds with 49*. Carlton continued to pile on the runs as they finished 3/303 after just 45 overs, Cummane top scoring with 135. Carlton's bowling performance seemed to top the batters performance, dismissing Greenvales openers for globes. The Kangaroos wickets continue to fall in an almighty batting collapse, with only two of their batsman notching scores above 10. Greenvale found themselves all out for just 62. James Pettit finished with 3 wickets, while Tom O'Brien and Tom Chalkley took two apiece. Carlton with their 3rd victory of the day with a massive 241 run victory.

 4thXI: The fourths were sent in to bat with Matthew Vine and After Merchant starting in the middle. Merchant was dismissed early for 5, however Vine (36) and Jonno Dean (37) steadied the ship for the Blues. The Carlton batsman were unable to make big individual scores and found their partnerships being broken just as they were getting started. Liam Connop contributed with 39, however Greenvale bowled their visitors all out for 192. The bowlers were strong in attack again, with Jacob Carruthers starring with the ball with four wickets. Captain Luke Money was also a valuable asset with three wickets as Carlton remarkably bowled out the Kangaroos for 92, 101 runs shy of the win.

Last updated: Friday November 17, 2017 4:06PM
Author: Brodie Hoyne