Parkview Public School has progressed to the Riverina Quarter Finals of the Brian Taber Shield after being crowned LNPSSA champions for 2015 after a thrilling day of cricket at the Narrandera High School Ovals last Monday.
Drawn to play Small Schools in the first round, Parkview captain Corey Axtill won the toss and invited Small Schools to bat. A bright opening partnership of 12 between Trevor Dolan and Callum Dunn ended in a run out after a mix-up before Riley Bradshaw (3-1) and Corey Axtill (1-6) ripped through the Small Schools batting line-up to dismiss them for 38.
In reply, Parkview lost Tyler O'Connell (0) early before Ben Schmidt (8) and Corey Axtill (20) took Parkview to the brink of victory with a skilful 27 run partnership, Axtill and Bradshaw taking Parkview past the target of 38 for the loss of just two wickets.
The victory qualified Parkview for the LNPSSA Final against Leeton PS who had recorded a comfortable 9 wicket victory against Narrandera PS.
Winning the toss again, Parkview sent Leeton PS into bat and soon had their opponents in trouble, Corey Axtill and Tyler O'Connell removing the top order to have Leeton PS in trouble at 3/4. Taj Doyle (10) and Cody Emerson (10) then steadied their team's innings before a brilliant catch from Brandon Crowe at mid-wicket off the bowling of leg spinner Cooper Craker removed Doyle and changed the momentum of the Leeton innings.
Further tight bowling from Riley Bradshaw (1-6) and Christian MacGregor (1-2) helped restrict Leeton PS to 8/65 off their allocated 20 overs.
In reply, Parkview were on the backfoot from the opening over with Nathan Baulch (2-11) removing two wickets before a run had been scored. A wickets to Flynn Anthony and Bryce McCann and a run out had Parkview on the brink at 5/15 in the 7thover before Jai Patten (19 not out) and Cody Browne (12 not out) united in partnership and slowly set about re-building the Parkview innings.
Both boys displayed tremendous composure under pressure and defied some spirited Leeton PS bowling, accumulating runs to keep the required run rate manageable before completing an amazing comeback victory in the 19thover, Patten hitting the winning run with 9 balls to spare. In total, Patten and Browne compiled an unbeaten 6thwicket partnership of 51, steering Parkview PS to their first victory over Leeton PS in Cricket for 20 years.
Selected to attend the Riverina pre-selection trial in Griffith on February 18 following the LNPSSA Cricket Knockout were Tyler O'Connell (Parkview PS), Corey Axtill (Parkview PS) and Nathan Baulch (Leeton PS).
Parkview will play their Riverina Quarter Final match later in February.
LNPSSA T20 Knockout Results
(Part of the NSWPSSA Statewide Brian Taber Shield Knockout)
Round 1: Parkview vs Small Schools
Toss won by Parkview PS
Small Schools Innings
C. Dunn C T. Heins B R. Bradshaw 5
T. Dolan Run Out 0
F. Herrmann Run Out (O'Connell) 1
K. Hammond B R. Bradshaw 1
J. Eyles B R. Bradshaw 0
J. Fitzgerald B C. Axtill 3
S. Ekin Not Out 2
J. Cross Run Out 0
J. Annetts Run Out (Axtill) 0
J. Davidson B T. Heins 1
B. Spicer Run Out (O'Connell) 0
Extras (9b, 15w, 1nb) 25
Total: (13.2 overs) 38 all out
Fall: 12 (Dolan), 14 (Dunn), 15 (Herrmann), 15 (Eyles), 20 (Hammond), 26 (Fitzgerald), 29 (Cross), 31 (Annetts), 34 (Davidson), 38 (Spicer)
Parkview PS Bowling
T. O'Connell 2-1-0-7, C. Axtill 3-1-1-6, R. Bradshaw 2-1-3-1, B. Crowe 2-0-0-8, C. Browne 1-0-0-2,
B. Schmidt 1-0-0-3, T. Heins 1-1-1-0, L. Holden 1-0-0-4, C. MacGregor 0.2-0-0-0
T. O'Connell C T. Dolan B F. Herrmann 1
B. Schmidt C R. Cross B C. Dunn 8
C. Axtill B K. Hammond 20
R. Bradshaw B C. Dunn 0
T. Heins RETIRED 5
B. Lashbrook RETIRED 3
C. MacGregor RETIRED 2
J. Patten Run Out 2
C. Browne RETIRED 3
L. Holden Not Out 2
C. Craker Not Out 1
Extras (4b, 33w) 37
Total (17 overs) 5/86
Fall: 8 (O'Connell), 35 (Schmidt), 43 (Bradshaw), 47 (Axtill), 70 (Patten)
Small Schools Bowling
J. Cross 2.5-0-0-17, F. Herrmann 2-0-1-14, S. Ekin 3-0-0-11, C. Dunn 2-0-2-6, J. Eyles 2-0-0-5,
K. Hammond 1-0-1-5, J. Fitzgerald 1-0-0-5, J. Annetts 1-0-0-5, T. Dolan 1-0-0-4, B. Spicer 1-0-0-6,
J. Davidson 1-0-0-5
Parkview PS won by 8 wickets (passing the Small Schools total 2/40).
Round 2: Parkview vs Leeton PS
Toss won by Parkview PS
Leeton PS Innings
N. Baulch Run Out 0
B. McDonald B C. Axtill 1
B. Schmetzer B T. O'Connell 1
T. Doyle C B. Crowe B C. Craker 10
E. Cody Run Out 10
N. Sands B C. MacGregor 0
J. Coelli C. T. O'Connell B R. Bradshaw 5
J. Deaton C J. Patten B C. Axtill 7
B. McCann Not Out 0
F. Anthony Not Out 0
Extras (2b, 31w) 33
Total: (20 overs) 8/65 (cc)
Fall: 0 (Baulch), 3 (McDonald), 4 (Schmetzer), 32 (Doyle), 39 (Sands), 55 (Coelli), 60 (Cody), 65 (Deaton)
Parkview PS Bowling
T. O'Connell 4-1-1-7, C. Axtill 4-2-2-5, R. Bradshaw 4-1-1-6, C. Browne 2-0-0-14, C. Craker 1-0-1-9,
B. Lashbrook 1-0-0-2, B. Crowe 1-0-0-4, C. MacGregor 1-0-1-2, T. Heins 1-0-0-8, L. Holden 1-0-0-7
T. O'Connell B N. Baulch 0
B. Schmidt C B. McDonald B F. Anthony 2
C. Axtill B N. Baulch 0
R. Bradshaw Run Out 1
J. Patten Not Out 19
B. Lashbrook C&B B. McCann 0
C. Browne Not Out 12
Extras (1lb, 30w, 1nb) 32
Total (18.3 overs) 5/66
Fall: 0 (O'Connell), 0 (Axtill), 3 (Schmidt), 13 (Bradshaw), 15 (Lashbrook)
Leeton PS Bowling
N. Baulch 3.3-1-2-9, M. Ryan 2-0-0-5, E. Cody 3-0-0-10, F. Anthony 1-0-1-2, T. Clancy 2-0-0-8,
J. Coelli 2-0-0-8, B. McCann 2-0-1-8, B. McDonald 2-0-0-4, B. Schmetzer 1-0-0-9
Parkview PS won by 5 wickets