Confidence a factor for The Glen on weekend
THE Glen's under-15 cricket side will go into tonight's clash with Yaralla full of confidence after a strong showing against BITS under-16s last Friday night.
On a weekend in which junior fixtures went largely unplayed because of rain, The Glen almost gained a massive points boost by pushing BITS to the brink of an outright loss, before having to settle for first innings points.
Batting first the previous Friday, BITS were bundled out for 72 despite a patient unbeaten 40 off 109 balls by Dan Harvey. Elise Hackett was the most successful of The Glen's bowlers with 3-15 off five overs while Luke Woof 2-0 off two overs and Robby Woof 1-7 off five.
The Glen reached 3-72 at stumps and then pushed that total along to 6-184 before declaring last Friday night.
Jayden Taylor top-scored for The Glen with 40 not out while Woof (35) and Cameron Nicholls (31) also made good contributions. BITS' Lachlan Medcalf did his best to stem the run flow, snaring 3-7 off 11 tight overs while Harvey claimed 2-46 off nine.
Batting a second time, BITS were soon in trouble at 6-29 before Medcalf (16no) and Aaron Chilcott (12no) saw their side safely through to the end of play, finishing the night on 6-59.
Taylor led The Glen's bowling performance, snaring 3-9 off five overs while Damien Lavett bagged 2-9 off five.
In tonight's other under-16 encounter, The Glen's under-16 side takes on BITS at Clinton Oval No.1.