Reaching for the record books

Marc Occhipinti attempts to play a leg side shot while Greg Scarpa waits for a chance behind the stumps. 200743 Picture: Mark Heenan Media

Wallington dismissed Newcomb for just 25 in one of the most amazing bowling performances in the club’s history.

What took place in defence of the Wallabies’ first innings score of 9/181 (Daniel Harrison 55, Cal O’Brien 45, Jack Cusden 27) rewrote a number of BPCA records.

The Bulls making a paltry 25 all out led by Mick Gill with 5/8 and Jackson Kent 3/8.

It was the lowest score ever conceded in an A grade game by Wallington, while it was also the Bulls’ lowest score in the top flight. The win allowed the Wallabies jump into the top four.

In round 6 Wallington took on Little River in A2 Grade and batting first, wickets fell at regular intervals to be all out for 79.

Little River took the points with a 56-run opening stand and taking four late wickets was a very small consolation in a disappointing effort.

Damien Priddle took two wickets to have a reasonable overall game.

C grade took on Little River in round 4 and at 1/63 off 20 overs, the Redbacks were well placed.

The Wallaby bowlers found renewed vigour after the drinks break to restrict Little River to 7/117 off 40 overs. Shane McFeeters took 3/24 while Marc Occhipinti chipped in with 2/12.

The top order made slow and steady progress in the run chase and at 2/80, looked well placed to register a win.

An epic collapse saw the Wallabies fall to 6/81 and then all out for 104.

Wallington took on Ocean Grove the following round and the Grubbers made 6/143 with Dale Palmer picking up two wickets.

A bright start quickly turned into 3/41 and Wallington was on the back foot.

However with Occhipinti (31) and Tony Jones (30) ticking over the scoring, the Wallabies were well placed at 3/95 after 22 overs but another batting collapse saw the Wallabies fall seven runs short.

Despite being winless, Wallington has lost four games in which it was in a winning position late in matches.

 

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