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Espresso Carwash awards for Round 6

Sydenham continued its great season’s form with a fine outright victory over perennial high fliers, Old Boys Collegians. Central to this win was the all-round performance of veteran Black Cap, Chris Harris. Harry brought all his experience to bear with a crucial 44no to stabilise Sydenham’s first innings to a respectable 238. It was at the bowling crease that he made significant impact with 3 for 32 and 2 for 23; performances worthy of the Espresso Carwash Player of the Day.

Venture across town to Burnside Park and there were some fine all-round performances there. Micah Campbell continued his solid form at both the batting and bowling crease while veteran St Albans player, Michael Davidson showed stamina and skill in claiming 10 match wickets. However, in a tight decision, James O’Gorman claimed this match’s Espresso Carwash award with a sublime 129no. 102 balls, 143 minutes for the innings, 14 fours, 2 sixers with 106 minutes for the century; these stats tell only half the story. When in full flight, there are few, if any, better to watch in the Premier competition. Light of foot, James scored all around the wicket in an innings punctuated by deft glances to leg and flowing, Goweresque drives through the cover region. Opposition and onlookers alike admired an exhibition of genuine quality which would have graced any first class match in New Zealand. His humble car deserves the Espresso Carwash award for this match.

It was disappointing that rain leaking under the covers meant no second-day play at Upper Riccarton Domain but Tim Hampton-Matehe’s 72 on the first day sees him take the Espresso award in a match that might have been.

The fourth match saw Marist Harewood host Lancaster Park Woolston in a match which produced a number of solid performances. The bat, by a sliver, won out over the ball and it was the innings of Michael Davidson, the younger, that caught the eye. This classy left hand opener looked secure and in command as he approached what was the inevitable century but all were surprised to see him dismissed for 77. This man deserves the Espresso award from Redwood Park.

Espresso Carwash awards for Round 7

What a second morning at Elmwood! Club cricket at its finest!

With frontrunners, St Albans on the ropes for much of Day one in their match at Elmwood against Old Boys Collegians, the second morning, with in-form left handers, Greg Dawson and James O’Gorman at the crease, would be all-important. With the deficit wiped out, the task for these two would be to set about establishing themselves and then creating a position of possible dominance. What a response! We witnessed quality bowling from Paul Knight and Theo van Woerkom against quality batting. After 75 minutes, Dawson was in the 90s and eyeing his third century in as many matches while the dashing O’Gorman had raced into the 80s.After Dawson reached his third ton, he was dismissed on 103 with his side only 100 runs to the good. There was immense pressure now on O’Gorman as he strode for that personal milestone mindful throughout that he could not afford to be dismissed at any time soon. He didn’t disappoint. Having grown up in St Andrew’s Square, James surely had inside knowledge of the ground and this showed as he pumped 5 sixers into his back yard vicinity! This quality innings of 157 runs lasted 188 minutes and 164 balls with 15 fours. This was a masterly innings that secured his team’s match dominance and, for James, a consecutive Espresso Carwash award.

From one quality left hander to another in the Sydenham team against Lancaster Park Woolston. While it could have been Sydenham’s Arnie Yugaraja who enjoyed the Garrick Park surrounds as he completed a fine batting double of 92 and 62 it was Braden Gardner who set up the match for his Sydenham team in the first innings with a sustained spell of fine left arm swing bowling to claim 7 for 23 off 13.1 overs. An Espresso Carwash award is Braden’s.

 At Redwood Park Marist Harewood struggled for much of the match to come to grips with East Christchurch Shirley whose batting exploits saw them reach 276/9 with Tim Papps falling one run short of another Premier century. However, this week’s Espresso Carwash award goes to Jeff Case as his determined rear guard innings of 67no which arguably saved his team from defeat. An Espresso Carwash award is heading Jeff’s way.

At Burnside Park, an excited Riccarton team claimed their first outright in what has been a disappointing season for them to this point. Needing 170 to win, Burnside West succumbed, for the second time in recent days in the last over, for 115. At the van of Riccarton’s bowling was the vastly-improved Conrad Klintworth who continued his eye-catching form with 5 for 26 off 14 overs. His right arm, medium pace inswingers have been rewarded, once again, with an Espresso Carwash award.