Whilst Round 2 was to all sense and purposes a washout on Day 2, there were still several great performances with both bat and ball which again made the selection of the Maddocks Sports Player of the Round very difficult indeed.
East Burwood Mitch Gale showed that his Rd 1 effort in winning the Player of the Round was no flash in the pan as he was again prominent against Doncaster posting 45 with the bat then grabbing 2 / 4 before the game was called off.
Lincoln Wong scored a top 66 for Heathmont and Ben Gibson shared in an unbeaten opening stand of 187 with a fine 54* for Vermont against Heatherdale.
But two other performances stood out in the Rd. First was Rudi Hunt who blasted and unbeaten 100 for Park Orchards against Vermont Sth to record our first ton for the season. Equally impressive was Vermont’s Sam Weideman who was Ben’s partyner in their big opening stand. Sam scored a fantastic 91* and them backed up with the ball in hand to snare 3 / 4 before rain interrupted what was shaping to be a phenomenal double.
In fairness I just cannot break the deadlock between Sam and Rudi for the Maddocks $50.00 voucher so I will award both of them for their efforts in Rd 2.
The support of Maddocks Sports in their sponsorship of this competition is very much appreciated and I am sure that competition for the Player of the Round will be very hot indeed. Remember if you want a new bat grip or batting gloves or any cricket gear at all, go down to Maddocks Sports and they will look after you, they are our local “one stop cricket shop”