Undeserving Glen notches up lucky win
THE Glen's two-run win over Capricorn Coast has been labelled lucky by stand-in captain Mick Heymer. In fact, the all-rounder said at no point did his side deserve to win the match.
Even after taking the last four wickets of the match for only 14 runs, Heymer was unimpressed with most of what The Glen did on the field.
"We just didn't deserve to win that one," he said bluntly.
"We were always behind the eight ball; we didn't get in front until the end."
The match ended in spectacular circumstances, a run-out finishing the match when one good shot would have given Capricorn Coast victory.
The visitors to Sun Valley Oval hurt themselves in the end though, letting The Glen compile 181 despite inconsistent batting.
"We were lucky to get that. We got about eight dropped catches from them," Heymer said.
Scoring 45 of his side's runs, the captain scored a vital breakthrough with the ball as well.
It was his only wicket, but Heymer picked up Shaun Gilvear for 55 when the visiting captain looked as if he would secure a win.
"Sean is a good batsman. We knew he would be tough to get," Heymer said.
Heymer then took a ridiculous single-handed catch diving a long way to his right in the following overs, a part of the Capricorn Coast late collapse.
Somehow scooping his hand under the ball at full stretch, the seemingly impossible wicket was in the same realm as the win for The Glen.
Until they were actually in the books, the catch or win never seemed as though they would come off.
"You don't think about it, you jump and hope for the best. I got lucky and it stuck," Heymer said.
"We were in a losing position for 90 per cent of that innings and we somehow stuck it out and won.
The Glen 181 all out- 39.5 overs
- Mick Heymer- 45
- Eric Fourie- 27
- Dave Heymer- 24
- Josh Hall- 24
Capricorn Coast 179 all out- 32.3 overs
- Jason Miners- 3/34
- Dave Heymer- 2/33
- Eric Fourie- 1/6
- Michael Matz- 1/14
- Michael Heymer- 1/17
- Chad Gilmour- 1/38