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Can bat, can bowl: Davie’s two days of domination

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A district cricketer in Melbourne has dominated a suburban match, by top-scoring with the bat and claiming all 10 wickets.

Davie Johnson, 26, who plays for Warranwood in the Ringwood and District Cricket Association, said he had never been so stressed in his life.

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On the first day of the two-day match a week ago, he scored 66 runs against Templeton and claimed 7 wickets.

Then the pressure was on to claim the final three wickets.

“There was a fair bit of hype around it,” he said.

“I was getting a bit nervous just in case I took none for 30 and one of the other guys took the last three.”

Then on Saturday, he bowled out the rest of the team.

Johnson said the pressure was building as the final wickets were set to fall.

“I was trying my hardest to just bowl it at them and they were blocking it away,” he said.

“Eventually I got it. But it was really stressful, I’ve never been so stressed in my life.”

Johnson was named best on ground in his team’s cricket premiership victory last year but said bagging 10 wickets was pretty good too.

“It was the best feeling I’ve ever had on a cricket field apart from winning a premiership,” he said.


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