Lawrence effort labelled ?disgraceful
By TONY WHITE
LAWRENCE spokesman Mark Horton didn't pull punches when he describing the team's batting performance at its home ground as 'disgraceful'.
Taking on leaders Maclean United in the Lower Clarence first grade competition, Lawrence capitulated for just 39 runs after winning the toss and electing to bat.
In reply, United cruised to victory losing just 1-42.
Only one Lawrence batsman, five-wickets-in-five-balls bowling hero Scott Davis, reached double figures, falling to Tom Freebody for 11.
Davis opened the Lawrence innings with Simon Lewis, who went for a duck to Aaron Jones without a run on the scoreboard.
"We got annihilated," Horton admitted.
"Hopefully it's just a mid-season slump.
"We've got a bye next week and batting will be the order of the day."
Lawrence batsmen fell quicker than a rampant 10-pin bowler looking for a quick strike.
Freebody (4-18) and Luke Many (4-6) did the bulk of the damage.
"The conditions were unbelievable, it was stinking hot, no wind," Horton said. "We were all a muck lather of sweat."
Trouble was most of the Lawrence batsmen hardly got a chance to work up a sweat in the middle, returning to the pavilion in rapid succession.
United captain Nick Clark opened the United innings with Michael Essex, two of the mates known as the 'Three Amigos'.
Clark scored a polished 30no to steer United home.
No scores were available for the Wanderers-Harwood match, but it is understood Wanderers scored a one-wicket win at Barry Watts Oval.