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Match report: Scorchers v Hurricanes

20 December 2021

Three changes to the starting XI wasn’t enough for the Hurricanes to secure victory over the Scorchers in their Monday night clash.

The crowds slowly rolled into Blundstone Arena, with the match being an added bonus for all Hurricanes fans and members as the WA borders kept the Scorchers away from home. 

The Hurricanes welcomed three changes to the squad with Riley Meredith, Tom Rogers and Wil Parker joining their teammates in the starting XI, looking to make a big impact with a fresh line up. 

The ‘Canes came out firing with a newly returned Meredith wreaking havoc in the first over leaving the Scorchers 1-1 (1.0) and unstable at the crease. The high didn’t last too long for the boys in purple, with Kurtis Patterson kicking into gear for the Scorchers and finding boundaries with ease. 

The Scorchers continued their run spree until the eighth over with Rogers bowling Mitch Marsh and slowing the pace to keep the run rate down to a reasonable level.  

The X-Factor sub was activated for the Hurricanes with Jordan Thompson coming in to replace Meredith. Coach Adam Griffith shared that it was the plan all along to take Meredith out in the 10th to ease his way back into playing after his injury set back. 

It looked to be a tough start for Thompson after he blocked a direct run out, but soon redeemed himself to produce the run out of Munro in the 12th over. The Scorchers continued their surge forward with Kurtis Patterson bringing plenty of runs to the table. 

Rogers found his second wicket after dismissing Turner who was unsuccessful in completing a ramp shot that lead the ball straight into the stumps. It still wasn’t the wicket they were looking with Patterson storming his way forward with runs flowing seamlessly.  

Thompson became the super-sub after bringing down Patterson (78) in expert style, leaving it looking a little bit more promising for the ‘Canes. He continued his domination taking two more consecutive wickets in the 19th over to leave the Scorcher 7-167 by the end of the innings and gifting himself a spell of 3-33. 

The second innings started off slowly with Wade and Short at the crease finding their feet at a wavering pace. Wade was the first to depart on 13. The unlucky 13s continued for the ‘Canes in quick succession with Jewell and Short dismissed on the cursed number as well. 

As the innings progressed the Hurricanes couldn’t find a total higher than 10 runs for any individual player until Ellis made his way to the crease to fill the boys in purple with a last-minute spark of joy hitting 20 off 15. Parker also came out determined to make his mark on the match in the final overs with a strike rate of 147.06 producing 25* off 17 balls. 

It wasn’t meant to be for the Hurricanes in the end totalling 125, falling 42 runs short of victory at Blundstone Arena against the Scorchers. 

Player of the match was awarded to Kurtis Patterson who made 78 off 48.


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Hobart Hurricanes Men

Perth Scorchers Men