Lawrence push Wanderers to the limit in heartbreaking defeat

SPEED DEMON: Wanderers' bowler Dylan Causley tore through the Lawrence batting line-up clinching four wickets opposite bowling partner Brandon Honeybrook.
SPEED DEMON: Wanderers' bowler Dylan Causley tore through the Lawrence batting line-up clinching four wickets opposite bowling partner Brandon Honeybrook. Debrah Novak

WANDERERS v LAWRENCE: Trailing defending premiers Wanderers by only two runs on the scoreboard, former Lawrence captain and last man out Adrian Giffin could not believe his eyes when the ball jumped off his bat into the hands of Anthony Everett.

"It was just a bit of a lazy shot," Giffin said. "I hung the bat out at it and it spooned up beautifully to the covers. I knew what we were chasing and how close we were but it just happened that way."

It was a low-scoring affair in the Lower Clarence Cricket Association First Grade clash with Wanderers scraping their way to 79 all out off 28 overs as young Lawrence pace bowler Ryan Watterson (3 for 11 off 8) and left-arm tweaker Hayden Ensbey (3 for 13 off 5.4) collectively ran through the premiers batting line-up.

Scoring was hard to come by at a rejuvenated Barry Watts Oval, which Lawrence soon found out when they were stifled by the pace of Brandon Honeybrook (3 for 20 off 8) and Dylan Causley (4 for 38 off 8).

"It was a close game, it would have been a good game to win but it wasn't to be," Lawrence captain Luke Moloney said. "Bear (Honeybrook) and Dylan just kept taking consistent wickets and we couldn't seem to get a partnership established.


"We definitely needed to score more runs. The idea was to try and hang around and take all day but it just didn't work out."

Wanderers strike bowler Honeybrook said the side was missing a few players for the first round of cricket but was well supported by the players coming up from the lower grades and 15-year-old Tom Collins who snagged a couple of wickets in his first senior clash.

"He kept his head really well," Honeybrook said. "He might have only hit two runs with the bat but he was at the crease for ages and really impressed."

The fiery quick said it was a classic contest between the two sides that was marred by a few controversial calls.

"The umpires did not help that game," he said. "They were inconsistent."

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