At Camperdown Oval, Camperdown On Saturday 21 January, 2017: Report By Euan Robertson
A stonking win for the C&S side against Beavers, with some excellent performances from Cricketers Club icons Allmey, Nash and Byrnes #.
Ian Allmey won the toss and opened the batting with Tom Robertson. Tom was out of the traps quickly, slashing fours and racing to 33. Allmey, by his own lofty standards, was looking scratchier than a woollen jock strap. When Tommy smashed a half tracker to be caught at deep mid wicket, he had more than twice Allmey’s score at the time. Inevitably, Ian began to time the ball, smashing 3 sixes and hitting fours regularly. Paul Nash got off the mark with a six and cruised through the gears.
At drinks the hundred partnership was completed, with Allmey on 68. He didn’t hang around, bringing up his 100 in the 22nd over and generously retiring, not out, to allow others to join the carnage.
Nash brought up his second fifty in a row before being bowled for 55. Byrnes missed a straight one and was bowled for a single. Euan Robertson and Damien Langley swung at everything and put on 61 in 8 overs. Both fell slogging – Euan for 25 and Damien for 36. At the end of 35 overs we were 6 for 285 and effectively out of sight.
Joe Scarcella and Peter Crooks took the new ball and each took a wicket. One opener was caught by Nash under a high one at point. Crooks took a wicket thanks to Langley’s safe hands.
Allmey shuffled his pack to bring on Langley and Byrnes. Damien was very unlucky, beating the bat regularly and when he found the edge, our slip cordon was less than accommodating. He deserved better than his final figures of 1 for 16. Byrnes was a star, finding a teasing length and taking 5 for 10. There were catches, and lbws, but the highlight was lightening quick glove work from Matt Gale for a good stumping. Allmey had the luxury of bringing on Euan Robertson (1 for 16) and Tom Robertson (1 for 4) to clean up the tail.
We won by 184 runs, setting us up positively for three games in New Zealand, a game in Sydney against I Zingari (Australia) and the big Jack Pace quarter final in two weeks v Nondescripts.
# I can’t decide if that is a country music trio or the worst law firm in Sydney
The Team was:- Ian Allmey 103* retired not out (c), Tom Robertson 33, Paul Nash 55, David Byrnes 1, Euan Robertson 25, Damien Langley 36, Greg Brooks 5*, Alton Van Straalen 0*, Matt Gale (w) dnb, Joe Scarcella dnb and Peter Crooks dnb
The Result was: –
C.C.N.S.W: 5 – 285 (I. Allmey 103* retired not out; P. Nash 55) (35 overs)
Beavers: – 10 – 101 (D. Byrnes 5-19) (26.2 overs)
By 184 runs
FoW: – 1-59 (T. Robertson), 2-194 (I. Allmey), 3-212 (P. Nash), 4-220 (D. Byrnes), 5-281 (Euan Robertson), 6-281 (D. Langley)
The Bowling was: – J. Scarcella 6-1-25-1; P. Crooks 5-1-22-1; D. Langley 6-0-16-1; D. Byrnes 5-1-10-5; E. Robertson 2-1-16-1; T. Robertson 1.2-0-4-1; P. Nash 1-0-3-0
The Fielding was: – One stumping M. Gale
One catch to each of P. Nash, P. Crooks, D. Langley, T. Robertson.