Returning skipper Joshua Harvey guides JPC to third straight T20 win

RIVALRY: Creeks CC was unable to hold off SDCA T20 powerhouse JPC on Saturday.
RIVALRY: Creeks CC was unable to hold off SDCA T20 powerhouse JPC on Saturday.

Returning JPC first grade captain Joshua Harvey may have only troubled the scorers once on Saturday.

However he did so with class by landing a match winning boundary and, ultimately, securing his side’s third straight T20 clash over Creeks.

“I was stoked when I saw the first couple of results and then today we had three run outs so it was that great fielding which led to a great team performance,” Harvey said on Saturday night.

WINNERS: JPC has now won their opening three T20 games this season.

WINNERS: JPC has now won their opening three T20 games this season.

The regular SDCA representative was absent from his side’s opening victories against PCH and Glendon due to work commitments.

His timely return was capped off with some friendly post-match banter.

“Miles (Cook) didn’t do much today which was also handy because he usually plays well.”

JPC opener Greg Thrift led the run chase with 33 which included back to back sixes towards the Cook Park clubrooms to bring the T20 powerhouse to 0-36 earlier in the piece.

THE VETERAN: JPC opener Greg Thrift pictured at Cook Park on Saturday.

THE VETERAN: JPC opener Greg Thrift pictured at Cook Park on Saturday.

“He hasn’t been scoring too many runs but he turned it on today so he’s definitely doing well he’s going well,” Harvey added.

“Days like today can get a bit hard with the temperature but you just have to push through it.”

The remaining fixture resulted in a draw between PCH and Valley (wet wicket) while Glendon will return from the bye this week to challenge Creeks.

REPORT for January 12:

First grade (T20)

JPC 5/115 (Greg Thrift 33, Andrew Hunter 28, Shane Givney 24, Andy Thomas 2/17, Josh Rinkin 2/23) defeated Creeks 9/112 (Graham Unicomb 23, Ben Thomas 16, Jacob Hill 14, Hamid Arain 3/26, Blake Cook 1/15)

Valley drew with PCH (wet wicket)

Second grade

Denman 4/97 (Jackson Ball 43, John Apps 27, Peter Mills 3/24, Anthony Worth 2/18) defeated PCH 9/94 (Owen de Jong 20, Travis Batch 12, Brendan Budden 2/9, Jack Shade 1/16)

Creeks 6/116 (Clint Harman 41, Cale Rainey 26, Dan Tracey 2/24, Rob Hill 1/13) defeated JPC 7/110 (Robie Hedges 25, Andrew Knox 15, Alex Stafa 2/6, R Ambati 1/12)                                                                  

Third grade

Glendon 3/126 (Craig Dillon 70no, Peter Burley 24, Cooper Bailey 3/18, Austin Maher 2/17) defeated Creeks 9/120 (Jake Palmer 67, Jason Ling 13no, John Hipwell 1/12, Hayden Bourke 1/23)

Valley 6/183 (Brennan Whittington 62no, Matt Maher 33, Rick Janssen 3/7,  Rick Jarvis 2/5) defeated PCH 45 (Jesse Rutter 14, Blake Trees 8no, Oliver Moody 3/54, Logan Rutter 1/16)

JPC won on forfeit from Denman