FROM THE VAULT – ON THIS WEEKEND
On this weekend in season 2012/13 Meg Lanning made her record highest score for Box Hill of 241 no versus Melbourne. Meg carried her bat for the 50 overs and was ably supported by Kate Dempsey (72) in a 2nd wicket partnership of 241 (remains a record for the 2nd wicket and 1 run shy of the overall club record of 242 set by Rachael Haynes and Claire Lavery in 2006/07). Unfortunately there are no details on MyCricket about balls faced and the number of boundaries hit – but it is safe to assume Meg went at better than a run a ball and hit a lot of boundaries. Whilst we could probably find a performance for Meg on every weekend across her career to-date not all are records so this one requires special mention. The Club wishes Meg, former Box Hill player Rachael Haynes and the Australian team the best of luck in the T20 World Cup currently in progress in the Caribbean.
On this weekend in season 2003/04 Neville “Nifty” Roulston took the match figures of 11/33 from 19 overs in the 4th XI’s outright win over Oakleigh at Springfield Park. Oakleigh were rolled for 81 in the first innings with wickets shared between David Blake (2/20), Sam Blake (3/4) and Neville (4/24). Box Hill were bowled out for 125 in reply with contributions from Justin Newbound, Bruce Lang (playing with his son James Lang) and Neville. The 2nd innings was were Neville took control – bowling Oakleigh out for 55 from 36 overs with figures of 7/9 from 10 overs (7 of which were maidens). Interestingly a very young Jacques Augustin was the keeper for the Oakleigh 4ths in that game. I believe that Neville was also the curator at the time leading to the nickname “Sprinkles”. The 4th XI went on to win the Premiership that season with a combination of experience and youth – some names still playing at the club including Tom Barelli, Sam Blake and Steven Flinn.