Last round for Espresso Carwash
The last round has been completed and the bats and pads have been stored away in the garage for another winter, along with numerous Espresso Carwashed cars; now only five cars await their Espresso carwash.
In an unusual move, two people have won the award from the St Albans-Riccarton match such was this performance. Veteran left armer Michael Davidson and rookie right arm quick Kyle Jamieson combined to produce the bowling performance of the Metro club season for St Albans. In tandem, they cut a swathe through the hapless batting line-up to have their former Hagley neighbours packing their kit for a paltry 17 runs!
Make no mistake; this was a performance about outstanding pace bowling and not frivolous batting. Not one batsman threw away his wicket; pace, accuracy and swing combined to unravel the batsmen. From the Riccarton opener shouldering arms to a desperate parry to gully by the number 11, the St Albans duo was unrelenting. Davidson completed a fine Two-day competition by taking 6 for 10 while his youthful lieutenant snared 4 for 7. This was truly a worthy performance for sharing the Espresso Carwash award.
In the Marist Harewood-Old Boys Collegians match, there were a number of decent performances including Dan Thomas continuing his rich vein of bowling form to Theo van Woerkom’s spinning magic but this Espresso Carwash award goes to the resurgent form shown by Marist’s Harewood’s leading batsman in Jeff Case. His first turn at the batting crease saw his 91 allow his team to declare within range of their opposition and his brave 61 as Marist Harewood chased the runs in the second innings almost saw his team secure the outright; a fine batting double worthy of the Espresso Carwash award.
The promising Blake Coburn caught the eye at Sydenham Park as his “bowling in a blender” style allowed Burnside West to stall the advance of a bemused Sydenham as he finished with the excellent figures of 5 for 28. Blake made a further bowling contribution in the second innings with 2 for 41 as Sydenham fell short in its chase for outright victory. Well done on your Espresso Carwash award!
The final award for the season goes to Brent Findlay who powered his way to 88 not out which allowed Lancaster Park Woolston to set East Shirley an imposing fourth innings chase. In a commanding batting performance, Brent butchered the spin bowling at Burwood as he threatened the nearby neighbours when he took 24 off his final over. Having scored 32 in the first innings, Brent claimed 4 for 43 and 1 for 20 at the bowling crease in a fine all-round performance demanding of the Espresso Carwash award.
Espresso Carwash has been an excellent sponsor of Christchurch Metropolitan Cricket and Canterbury Cricket and we are proud to be a partner of them.