Ex Students thump rookie Rovers while Rams beat Gormandale

Round 10 was devoid of form upsets with the TDCA now heading into the Christmas break.

Ex Students, Toongabbie and Imperials all cemented their positions in the top three with wins over the weekend.

Toongabbie 9/225 def Gormandale 211

The Rams won the toss and batted and were off to a great start and never looked in any danger with Rob Wheildon (63) and Michael Dunn (26) recording a 90-run stand for the first wicket.

From there it was just a procession of batsmen feasting on the fast Stoddart Oval pitch and outfield.

Kevin Stoddart (33), Anthony Scott (23) and Zac Russell (35) all contributed runs as Toongabbie rocketed to a very convincing 225.

Jamie King bowled well enough for 3/40 while Adam Brady and Guy Dawson each took two wickets. The Tiger batters had a mammoth job ahead against the vaunted Toon attack.

Paul Roberts again showed great resistance making 30, but at 4/71 the Tigers were in trouble until Tate Marsh and Shaun Barbour (26) put on a very good partnership of 72 to lift Gormandale back into the game.

Tate Marsh batted brilliantly for his 63, but the equation became too much and in a very good chase the Tigers lost by 14 runs, all out for 211.

Tom Shippen’s 4/36 was super for the Rams, while Keenan Hughes bowled with venom taking 3/26.

Ex Students 1/68 def Rovers 66

The Sharks were a class above the young Rovers team who batted first only be be all out for 66 runs.

Ex Students were lethal with the ball with James Pryde, Kade Duncan, Lachlan Spiteri and Lee Stockdale all claiming two wickets.

Stockdale was the most impressive of the bunch with his two wickets coming in 10 overs for just five runs in a spell which produced seven maidens.

In reply, Ex Students were able to have an early Christmas party, chasing the total down in 58 balls losing just the one wicket with Matt Dyke finishing 28 not out.

Imperials 5/123 def Glengarry 122

Batting first, Glengarry couldn’t get going with six players scoring double figures but failing to pass 15.

Brad Sizeland was superb with ball, bowling 3/14 from 10, Nick Scammell pucked up 3/41 and Nat Campbell took 2/29.

In reply, Imperials wobbled a bit early slumping to 4/18 before Nat Campbell top-scored with 66 and Brett Chapman scored 33 not out which steadied the ship to recored an easy win inside 28 overs reaching 5/123.

Iraan Indika was the best bowler for Glengarry with 3/21.