BDCA best club bowling performances of the 2000s

DAMAGING: Golden Square's Scott Trollope. Trollope's 7-18 last week were Golden Square's best bowling figures of the 2000s.
DAMAGING: Golden Square's Scott Trollope. Trollope's 7-18 last week were Golden Square's best bowling figures of the 2000s.

WHEN Golden  Square’s Scott Trollope led his side off the field last Saturday at White Hills, he did so with his club’s best bowling figures during the 2000s.

Trollope ran through the Demons with figures of 7-18 off 14 overs, surpassing Bruce Hando’s 7-38 – also against White Hills – in round four of the 2001-02 BDCA season as Square’s standout figures during the 2000s.

In doing so Trollope joined Nathan Fitzpatrick (Bendigo), Nick Crawford (Bendigo United), Andrew Smith (Eaglehawk), Quinton Bentley (Huntly-North Epsom), Chris Barber (Kangaroo Flat), Craig Howard (Sandhurst), Cameron Taylor (Strathdale), Ben Devanny (Strathfieldsaye) and Glenn Roulston (White Hills) as BDCA players with their club’s top bowling performances of the 2000s. 

Trollope’s seven-for was the catalyst for the Demons being bundled out for just 64 – but White Hills wasn’t on its own on what was another day where ball had the better of the bat.

Apart from Strathdale-Maristians’ 242 against Kangaroo Flat, the other four teams that batted first on Saturday were all dismissed for 141 or less, while only five players made scores of at least 30 among the 72 wickets that fell.

Saturday’s struggles with the bat followed the previous two rounds in the BDCA where there were teams bundled out for scores of 130 or less nine times.

In what has become a bowler-dominated period of the season, Trollope’s 7-18 on Saturday was among 11 bags of at least five wickets taken in rounds 11, 12 and day one of 13.

Only Sandhurst’s Nayana Palamandadidge (104) and White Hills’ Gavin Bowles (108) have scored tons through that time, although, Sam Johnston went agonisingly close on Saturday to posting triple figures when he was bowled by the Roos’ Brent Hamblin for 99.

In total there have been 28 hauls of five wickets or more this season, with the Suns’ Johnston (6-38 & 5-34), Sandhurst’s Taylor Beard (6-24 & 5-81) and Bendigo’s Alex Pearson (6-55 & 5-54) leading the way with two bags each.

While Trollope’s 7-18 on Saturday ranks No.1 for Golden Square during the 2000s, they are the No.2 figures in the BDCA this season behind Cameron Taylor’s 8-55 for Strathdale against Strathfieldsaye.

• Club by club top five bowling performances of the 2000s:

Nathan Fitzpatrick.

Nathan Fitzpatrick.

BENDIGO

• Nathan Fitzpatrick

8-29 v Eaglehawk

Round 5, 2016-17

• Sam Brewin

6-41 v Huntly-North

Round 11, 2005-06

• David Rosaia

6-42 v Golden Square

Round 3, 2000-01

• Mark Ryan

6-53 v Kangaroo Flat

Round 5, 2003-04

• Kyle Humphrys

6-55 v Strathdale

Round 4, 2017-18

……………………………..

Nick Crawford.

Nick Crawford.

BENDIGO UNITED

• Nick Crawford

8-48 v Huntly-North

Round 13, 2008-09

• Leigh McDermott

7-24 v Huntly-North

Round 7, 2012-12

• Miggy Podosky

7-25 v Bendigo

Round 4, 2012-13

• Nic Balic

7-28 v Sandhurst

Round 4, 2001-02

• Ricky Mannix

7-30 v Sandhurst

Round 4, 2000-01

……………………………..

Andrew Smith.

Andrew Smith.

EAGLEHAWK

• Andrew Smith

8-27 v Bendigo

Round 5, 2016-17

• Richard Tibbett

8-32 v Strathdale

Round 3, 2012-13

• Shaun Knott

7-30 v Strathfieldsaye

Round 11, 2014-15

• Richard Webb

7-40 v Kangaroo Flat

Round 4, 2001-02

• Andrew Smith

7-64 v White Hills

Round 6, 2013-14

……………………………..

GOLDEN SQUARE

• Scott Trollope

7-18 v White Hills

Round 13, 2017-18

• Bruce Hando

7-38 v White Hills

Round 4, 2001-02

• Liam Smith

7-117 v Strathdale

Round 2, 2017-18

• Darren Clutton

6-13 v Huntly-North

Round 5, 2006-07

• Shannon Waters

6-15 v Kangaroo Flat

Round 11, 2008-09

……………………………..

Quinton Bentley.

Quinton Bentley.

HUNTLY-NORTH

• Quinton Bentley

7-27 v Sandhurst

Round 13, 2013-14

• Dylan Gibson

7-58 v Golden Square

Round 4, 2014-15

• Sam Johnston

6-44 v Strathfieldsaye

Round 7, 2013-14

• Sam Johnston

6-60 v Bendigo United

Round 12, 2011-12

• Tim Robertson

5-20 v Eaglehawk

Round 4, 2002-03

……………………………..

Chris Barber.

Chris Barber.

KANGAROO FLAT

• Chris Barber

8-27 v White Hills

Round 13, 2015-16

• Adam Burns

8-38 v Sandhurst

Round 6, 2005-06

• Michael Durbridge

8-57 v Strathfieldsaye

Round 12, 2000-01

• Chris Barber

8-88 v Eaglehawk

Round 6, 2015-16

• Adam Burns

7-15 v Bendigo

Round 8, 2007-08

……………………………..

Craig Howard.

Craig Howard.

SANDHURST

• Craig Howard

9-60 v Strathdale

Round 3, 2016-17

• Craig Howard

7-26 v Strathfieldsaye

Round 5, 2017-18

• Sam Sperling

7-40 v Kangaroo Flat

Round 5, 2016-17

• Tim Williams

7-42 v Huntly-North

Round 10, 2006-07

• Simon Turnbull

7-67 v White Hills

Round 4, 2002-03

……………………………..

Cameron Taylor.

Cameron Taylor.

STRATHDALE-MARISTIANS

• Cameron Taylor

9-66 v Strathfieldsaye

Round 10, 2016-17

• Ben Smith

8-35 v Bendigo

Semi-final, 2000-01

• Cameron Taylor

8-55 v Strathfieldsaye

Round 3, 2017-18

• Craig Howard

7-26 v Huntly-North

Round 12, 2006-07

• Cameron Taylor

7-27 v Sandhurst

Round 3, 2011-12

……………………………..

Ben Devanny.

Ben Devanny.

STRATHFIELDSAYE

• Ben Devanny

8-55 v Huntly-North

Round 9, 2014-15

• Mark Nilon

7-68 v Bendigo

Round 1, 2004-05

• Andrew Stove

6-15 v Huntly-North

Round 2, 2015-16

• Ben Devanny

6-23 v Eaglehawk

Round 12, 2012-13

• Cory Devanny

6-28 v Huntly-North

Round 11, 2017-18

……………………………..

Glenn Roulston.

Glenn Roulston.

WHITE HILLS

• Glenn Roulston

8-63 v Golden Square

Round 10, 1999-2000

• Kevin Foreman

7-44 v Strathfieldsaye

Round 11, 1999-2000

• Rhys Irwin

7-56 v Strathfieldsaye

Round 3, 2013-14

• Jake Foley

7-84 v Eaglehawk

Round 6, 2013-14

• Mitch Winter-Irving

6-38 v Golden Square

Round 13, 2017-18

……………………………..

Round 13 BDCA state of play:

Strathfieldsaye 89 v Bendigo United 7-66

Bendigo 141 v Huntly-North Epsom 3-33

Sandhurst 115 v Eaglehawk 5-72

Strathdale-Maristians 242 v Kangaroo Flat

White Hills 64 v Golden Square 7-88