Harley’s ton helps Nymagee to dominate Golf Club

Phil Harley, with a knock of 117, helped his Nymagee cricket team to a
comprehensive win over Golf Club in the 40 Overs competition at Nymagee on

Nymagee dominated their 40 Overs cricket match with Golf Club on the home pitch on Saturday to finish with a 172 run win.

Both teams were missing key players, but Golf Club had the tougher assignment after turning up to Nymagee with only eight players for the match.

It only got tougher for Golf Club after Nymagee won the toss and elected to bat first.

Nymagee’s innings however started disastrously when they lost Roger Mitchell for a duck and then Jade Buckman went for just eight runs.

At 2/12, Nymagee was in trouble and under pressure.

Tony Polack joined Phil Harley at the crease and the pair took the game away from Golf Club as they shared in a 206-run partnership for the third wicket.

Harley scored a century finishing with 117 runs and Polack scored 73 runs.

Bryan Manns (20 not out) and Matt Bolam (16 not out) finished off Nymagee’s innings as the team went on to post a big score of 7/299 runs from their 40 overs.

Adam Buckman returned the best bowling figures for Golf Club taking 2/56.

Golf Club also executed two run outs.

Like Nymagee, Golf Club got off to a terrible start losing opener Scott Toomey on the very first ball of their innings.

Golf Club then lost wickets at regular intervals and, with the dismals of key batsmen Ahmed Pulock (24) and Robert Childs (23), their run chase was flouted and Golf Club was bowled out for 127 runs.

Bryan Manns returned the best bowling figures for Nymagee taking 2/55.

In last week’s 40 Overs game Empire demolished Nymagee by seven wickets.

Nymagee had won the toss and made a solid start, putting 65 runs on the board before their first wicket fell.

The dismissal of new recruit Clay Neale (24) then started a batting collapse as Nymagee lost their wickets in clumps.

With the score on 79 Jade Buckman fell for 36, Stephen Nicholson went for none and Pat Dillon was also out without scoring.

Phil Harley was doing his best to hold the innings together but with the score at 105, Travis Buckman was bowled for six and he was followed by Tony Polack for one.

Harley was caught for 38 and then Nymagee lost their last three wickets with the score on 129.

Jay Egan was the best of the Empire bowlers taking 3/23.

In reply Empire’s openers Egan (75) and Tom McKenna (41) dominated the bowling attack putting on 113 runs from the first 12 overs before McKenna was caught out in the deep off the bowling of Matt Bolam.

Empire then lost the wickets of Egan and Tarun Bheemireddy (1) but still managed to cruise to the required total by the 16th over.contributed