The figures made for stark reading at the end of the day.
So much so that for the Greater Northern Raiders’ attack, it was over in a flash.
To be precise 36 minutes.
Defending 7-105 in their Twenty20 clash at Kangaroo Bay Oval, the Raiders were simply helpless on Saturday at the hands of an aggressive Clarence batting lineup.
The Roos got the score in just 43 balls.
There was barely a delivery that didn’t have an impact.
Just under half of which reached the boundary for 17 fours and three sixes.
Five of them were wickets – and they all came in their first 33 balls.
That’s almost as many dismissals as the eight dot balls.
The third over from spearhead James Beattie went for an incredible 30, including three sixes and two fours.
Clarence had around six overs to run down the target and qualify for the Cricket Tasmania T20 final.
But manic run chase came to no avail, finishing a few balls behind the mark after final calculations were made at Bellerive headquarters.
Lindisfarne will instead take on North Hobart for the title on January 24.
Raiders coach Andrew Gower accepted his bowlers – only three were used – were on a hiding to nothing considering the circumstances.
“We knew they needed to get the runs quickly,” he said.
“They went out and teed off from ball one, really.
“In a powerplay when you can only have two fielders out and the batsmen can just manipulate the field with a short boundary and quick outfield, it doesn’t make for good executions.”
Roos captain Harrison Allanby smashed seven fours and two sixes on his way to a quickfire 42 from 18 balls.
Offspinner Alex Kerrison copped some stick, but came away with 3-46 in 3.1 overs.
Beattie went for 39 in two overs and Tom Gray 18 off the same for a scalp each.
“We just went out there and knew they were going to play with that sort of intent, and if we got a couple of miss-hits or got the fielders in the right spots, we might have taken a wicket here or there hopefully,” Gower said.
“We at least ended up with five wickets, so we certainly didn’t drop our bundle.
“It just didn’t matter where you bowled – if you hit it over the top, it’s four here. They executed nicely, but I don’t think we bowled badly.”
Earlier, Alistair Taylor hit 28 off 31 balls, Miles Barnard 17 off 28, Ollie Wood 12 off 26 and Jake Williams 11 off 18.
But Gower took aim at his batsmen for failing to pass a run-a ball in four of their five T20 outings this summer.
“We probably had too many dot balls,” he said.
“T20s are over now, but it’s something that we have to focus on and rotate the strike a bit more with ones.
“We can’t be striking at 60 [per 100 balls]; we have to be looking at striking 80 to 120.”
We knew they needed to get the runs quickly. They went out and teed off from ball one, reallyRaiders coach Andrew Gower