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FROM THE VAULT ROUND 1
Date of Event : Fri Oct 5, 2018 1:55PM
Welcome to the first edition of “From the Vault” highlighting the special performances from yesteryear across the club on a round-by-round basis.
On this round in 2008/09 a 16 year old Meg Lanning made her maiden century for the Premier 1st X1 against Monash University. Meg smashed 145 not out from 91 balls in a crushing victory. A 14 year old Anna Lanning took 3 for 18 from 9 overs. The game also featured Meg’s Australian teammate Rachel Haynes who made 54 opening the batting and new Development Team coach and life member Rebecca Brown (welcome back to the club Bec).
On this round in 2012-13 with the First XI washed out, our two English visitors for the season Steph Butler & Alex Hartley took the opportunity to have a game in our Second XI v Napoleons-Sebastopol. Their debut games in Australia were inconspicuous however much bigger things were ahead with Steph going on to become an England A player & Alex an England International who became a member of the winning 2017 World Cup team.
On this round in 2013-14 our Third XI began their season with a comprehensive thrashing of Yarra Valley in a T20 game. Current Second XI skipper Pennie Harrison made a blazing 104no with 17 boundaries & a six. Also playing in this game were youngsters Zoe Griffiths and Amy Jennings, both of whom have gone on to become multiple First XI premiership players.
On this round in 1987/88 two club legends put in a dominant display against Broadmeadows in their VSDCA 1st XI fixture. Renowned fitness freak Steve Laussen bowled an amazing 32 overs for the figures of 8 for 74 versus Broadmeadows. Depending upon who you talk to most wickets were generated by the 10 maidens from 22 overs bowled by Michael Fletcher at the other end. Not to be out-done Greg Smyth made a blistering 109 from 119 balls to record a very comfortable victory. Without going through the records it is safe to assume that this team included the most amount of Life Members with 8 of the 11 – Alan Carter, Rick Pearson, Gary Miles, Greg Smyth, Andrew Minter, Steve Laussen, Michael Fletcher and Jason McNulty.
Good luck to all teams playing this weekend. The Men’s 2nds / 3rds and 4ths have another week on the training track before starting the season next weekend with 1-day games. The juniors also commence their season next weekend.
Last updated: Friday October 5, 2018 3:41PM
Author: Box Hill Cricket Club
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