22 February 2014
Grammar 140 (R. Cheng 3/30 , S. Vimalanathan 2/12 ) vs. High 0/13 (M. Yu 3*, P. Lam 3*)
8 February 2014
High 9/16 (J. Zhang 4, A. Wong 1) and 4/40 (H. Gu 6*, A. Wong 2*, S. Sethi 13) vs. Shore 3/119 (dec) (M. Betbeder-Matibet 1/7 , J. Zhang 1/19 )
1 February 2014
Riverview 1/43 (S. Vimalanathan 1/12 , H. Gu 0/5 ) defeated High 42 (H. Gu 10, S. Vimalanathan 9)
30 November 2013
Scots 7/132 (18.3) (H. Gu 2/28 , W. Zhang 2/15 ) defeated High 9/85 (18.3) (S. Vimalanathan 25, S. Sethi 14)
After losing the toss, High bowled on a damp field in intermittent drizzle. Sai and Ray kept the run rate down and Sai’s early breakthrough and two quick wickets from Howard put High in a good position. Despite regular wickets falling, Scots were able to ramp up the scoring, leaving High to chase 133 for victory. Sai and Sunchit began High’s innings rapidly, keeping High on track. Unfortunately, the innings was unravelled with some good swing bowling taking out Sunchit and Howard in quick succession. From then on, wickets fell at regular intervals and so did the run scoring with High falling for 85. After rain washing out the previous two matches, it was good to be able to play the final match of the year.
2 November 2013
St Joesphs 4/309 (P. Lam 2/45, A. Hu 1/48) defeated High 10/64 (P. Lam 17, D. Feng 13)
This week we were simply off our game. A early dropped catch at slip proved to be costly as Joeys were able to gather momentum and accelerate. Philip gave us hope late in the innings picking up two crucial wickets but it was simply too late for it to have much of an effect. Considering the large run chase High decided to opt for an experimental batting order. This, however, did not go to plan as we lost several early wickets. David and Sunchit were able to provide some stability later in the innings with Philip scoring quick runs. Despite having an off week High should be confident about going into next week’s match.
26 October 2013
High 9/112 (P. Lam 50*, A. Narula 25) defeated by Newington 1/113 (S. Vimalanathan 1/26 , A. Hu 0/14 )
High rebounded strongly from last week’s defeat despite losing quick wickets after being sent in to bat. Philip and Aashray combined to steady the innings, batting patiently but keeping the scoreboard ticking over. Unfortunately, a mix-up resulted in Aashray being run out. The rest of the order were able to hold onto their wickets, supporting Philip as he approached fifty. The final overs were busy, as the lower order did their best to maximise the score. Fortunately, Allan was able to stay in, allowing Philip to reach 50 in the final over and carry his bat. With runs on the board, High took to the field with confidence and much more conversation than before, with Sai and Allan opening with some tight bowling. Sai took an early wicket with a good catch from Sunchit, High were hungry for more wickets, but unfortunately it was not to be. Newington’s batsmen were able to score quickly despite the best efforts of our bowlers and plenty of talk in the field. Shortly after drinks, Newington passed our total. This game showed that the 3rd XI has plenty of batting and bowling potential and can be a very good fielding unit with some more practice.
19 October 2013
High 8/19 (P. Lam 3, S. Gallagher 3) defeated by Grammar 0/20 (S. Vimalanathan 0/12 , R. Cheng 0/8 [2.3])
High’s game against Grammar exposed key flaws in our game while also bringing our strengths to the forefront. After losing quick and early wickets High was not able to stem the flow of wickets and we were quickly dismissed. Despite having a small total to defend, High started well with some good bowling and aggressive fielding. Despite this we simply did not have enough runs on the board. With some more experience in the nets, High should be a competitive side this season.
12 October 2013
Scots 6/132 (S. Vimalanathan 1/22, A. Hu 2/28) defeated High 4/131 (D. Feng 61, S. Sethi 41*)
High was sent in to bat after losing the toss. After losing wickets early High was off to a slow start. However David and Sunchit were able to hold their wickets to combine for a 96 run partnership which included a quick 61 runs by David, to revive High’s innings. Despite bowling well, a few loose balls as well as only having only 9 players allowed Scots to chase down our total with aggressive batting and exploiting gaps in the field. Though it was only the first game of the year the 3rd XI is already showing a lot of potential.