The fourth-placed Williamstown CYMS Under 15C team were on target in their final game of the season against sixth-placed Hoppers Crossing. The young CYs, playing on their home ground, needed to score four runs an over to overhaul Hoppers score of exactly 200.
A wicket falls – bowled – and the mood shifts with the shade. The Bayview St ground, at the back of Bayside Secondary College, does not have a view of the bay. Rather, the ground looks across to the 20 year old Rifle Range housing estate, a large tract of land that hosted the shooting events of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.
The team manager’s report concluded: “The boys may have lost the battle, but they went down fighting, showing their best batting display of the season. Well done boys.”