Hoods score maiden vic­tory

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - Local Classies -

Holobowski’s Hoods stormed to their maiden vic­tory in the Deni Rams Sport­ing Globe Chal­lenge on Thurs­day night, win­ning the sec­ond and fi­nal in­door cricket leg.

The Hoods’ heav­ily inked skip­per Tim Holobowski led from the front in the fi­nal, com­bin­ing with Ricky Git­tens to smash 31 in their open­ing stand and later tak­ing a su­per low­down one-handed catch.

Hoods bat­ted first and knocked up a very com­pet­i­tive 45 in the 8-a-side fi­nal, which was a re­mark­able ef­fort con­sid­er­ing two of the team’s pair­ings - Ryan MacDon­ald/Beau Close and Har­vey McKin­non/Nick Glowrey – all com­bined for a duck egg part­ner­ship in the mid­dle or­der.

In re­ply, Pitts’ Posse needed 22 off the fi­nal two overs, but a tight spell from McKin­non and Liam Pitts saw the chal­lengers fall seven runs short.

Holobowski ($30 IGA) and Git­tens ($30 Globe) were recog­nised by um­pire John Arthur as the night’s top play­ers.

In the pre­lim­i­nary matches, Tyn-Men, with skip­per Jack Tyn­dall back in ac­tion, knocked up a fine 50. But the Hoods proved it was their night, fin­ish­ing with 58.

In the sec­ond match, the Posse smashed the high­est score of the night with 69 off the back of swash­buck­ling mid­dle knock of 30 from Ben Nis­bet and Jake ‘Chino’ Caval­laro.

Nis­bet proved cru­cial to the vic­tory in his first match this sea­son, with a tight open­ing spell and a su­per-sharp one-handed catch.

The Posse kept lad­der leader Mac At­tack to 53 runs with a fine dis­play of keep­ing from Sam ‘Beaver’ Cal­lanan prov­ing the dif­fer­ence.

This was the first time Mac At­tack had tasted de­feat this sea­son.

This Thurs­day starts the two-week dodge­ball leg, with the play­ers ex­pected to break out their Span­dex ap­parel and head­bands for the highly an­tic­i­pated in­door clash.

The Rams are hold­ing the Globe Sport­ing Chal­lenge in re­place­ment of their reg­u­lar footy sea­son be­ing can­celled.

Matches are played at the Sports Sta­dium each Thurs­day.

The over­all win­ning team will be treated to a Globe Ho­tel pack­age.

Lad­der: Mac At­tack 14,

Hoods 10, Tyn-Men 7.


Pitts’ Posse


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