By Jake Santa Maria
THE Yanchep Redhawks are staring down the barrel and will require something spectacular to avoid another outright loss on Saturday, November 23.
Last weekend the Redhawks, who were a man down and only had 10 players, were outplayed in all departments during the North Suburban Community Cricket Association C grade match at played at Splendid Park.
Yanchep won the toss and batted on a beautiful day at Splendid Park and although they lost Matthew Hatch early they made a decent start.
Murray Hunter joined Sam Christie who played a typically attacking innings peppering the straight boundaries and pouncing on anything short.
The outfield was slow but the pair were going at a decent clip until Christie went for one too many against Chris Bilchurus skying one to midwicket and was caught for 35.
Captain Michael Knight was next in and drove powerfully before edging a cut through to slip for 15 leaving the Hawks at 3-70.
No other batter who came in after made it to double figures as Yanchep went down in a heap with eight of the nine wickets being caught.
Murray Hunter was the only one to battle through flicking and driving his way to a hard fought 41 before being the last man out.
Yanchep were all out for 106 having lost 7-36 and leaving around 90 minutes for Quinns Rocks to bat.
Chris Mackinnon did the most damage with the ball ripping through the middle order with 3-10 off his seven overs while Bilchurus and Burne chipped in with two wickets apiece.
Being a man down it would be a tough ask and when the first ball of Quinns Rocks innings was dispatched for 4 it was a sign of things to come.
Quinns Rocks were 60 for no loss after 10 overs with Adrian Reberia all over the Redhawks bowling bludgeoning his way to 50 and able to hit gaps at will.
He was eventually removed for 57 caught off Sam Christie but between his innings some sharp running and support from fellow opener Paul Acutt (44) Quinns Rocks passed Yanchep’s total inside 19 overs.
Auden Savic removed Acutt late in the day some reward after having a couple chances dropped off his bowling but Quinns Rocks finished at 2-130 off 24 overs with a day’s play still to go on Saturday.