The season was a disappointment for the 2nd XI after a strong start to the season. Our captain Mark Dwyer had an unfortunate injury over the summer break, and the loss of leadership was felt as we won only one game after the break.
Our batting was a bit disappointing, having been our strength the previous year. Adit Pawha and Shane Mays were the standouts, an encouraging sign with both having spent the majority of last year in the 3rd XI. Lewis English and Hamish Burrill were both presented with the opportunities that they can hopefully grasp with both hands next year.
Our bowling could be characterised as “even” this season, with no player taking a five wicket haul throughout the year. Chris Bridle was the leader of the attack before incurring injury, gaining a 1st XI debut while Dylan Hodge was fantastic in the second half of the year as he returned from injury.
We ended up finishing seventh, having been in the top 4 for the majority of the season, and were beaten comfortably in the qualifying final by Frankston Peninsula.
- Players Used: 24
- Results: 9 wins, 1 draw, 7 losses
- Two Day: 3 wins (1 outright), 4 losses (1 outright)
- One Day: 3 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss
- T20: 3 wins, 1 loss
- Best Batting Performances
- Adit Pawha anchored a chase of 5/246 against Kingston Hawthorn in Round 4, finishing 128* off only 115 balls.
- Adit made the only other century in the 2nd XI for the year, with 100* against St Kilda, sharing a 161 run stand with Jacob Murphy.
- Shane Mays made 99* from only 55 balls as he led the chase of Melbourne’s 3/169 in the Round 11 T20.
- Best Bowling Performances
- Jack McNamara snared 4/10 from 14 overs as we bowled out Ringwood for 87.
- Mark Dwyer (4/55) and Chris Bridle (4/51) both recorded their best figures for the season in our outright victory against Geelong in Round 12.
3. Patrick McKenna – 236 runs @ 23.6
2. Adit Pawha – 529 runs @ 29.39
1. Shane Mays – 355 runs @ 39.44
3. Adi Narayana – 18 wickets @ 26.67
2. Chris Bridle – 25 wickets @ 24.24
1. Jack McNamara – 24 wickets @ 19.04
4th XI Player of the Year (Points)
3. Shane Mays – 132.95
2. Jack McNamara – 148.50
1. Adit Pawha – 203.55