CLASSICS ROUND 1 v BURWOOD AT ROTHWELL PARK, CONCORD ON SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER, 2019: REPORT BY STUART RIDGE
C.C.N.S.W. won the toss and elected to bat. Apart from a couple of well struck boundaries from Peter Rolls, scoring proved difficult on a slow low wicket against a steady Burwood attack and early wickets left us on 3-42 after 14 overs. Greg Brooks and Mick McCormick consolidated with a partnership of 35 before Brooksie was caught trying to push things along and Mick retired shortly afterwards. A collapse of 4-15 left us in a trouble at 8-110 in the 34th over until Garry James’ (28*) late hitting got us to a more respectable 143. We were bowled out in the penultimate over with Mick not being able to add to his 32.
We needed to start well and Stuart Ridge struck early, bowling the opener second ball of the innings. Mick Knox followed with a second breakthrough to have Burwood at 2-9 after 5 overs but the strong Burwood batting line up were able to keep the score ticking over. After removing the dangerous no. 4, Shamatov, at 3-28 in the ninth over, there was an opportunity to apply some pressure. However, a couple of let offs for the next man in proved costly, allowing Burwood to reach 97 before further loss. A tidy spell from David Craig and three wickets to Garry James kept us in contention but Burwood had too much in hand and were able to accelerate when required, comfortably closing out the win in the thirty seventh over.
On a positive note only 2 sundries were conceded – a credit to the bowlers with the new leg side wide rule in force and a tidy performance behind the stumps from Glenn Mortell.
Burwood were a strong side with depth in batting and bowling. C.C.N.S.W. batting never really got going and we fell at least 25 short of a competitive total. Burwood had to work for the win, but we weren’t able to build up enough pressure, missing some key chances and conceding a few too many soft runs.
The Team was in batting order (playing 12): – Mike Pinter 1, Peter Rolls 16, Mike Weaver 4, Mick McCormick 32, Greg Brooks 20 , Andrew Spedding12 , Mike Downey 4, Glenn Mortell (w) 6, Garry James 28, Stuart Ridge (c) 0, David Craig 4 and Michael Knox dnb
The Result was: –
C.C.N.S.W.:10-143 (38.4overs) (M. McCormick 32)
Burwood C.C.: 6-144 (37 overs) (G. James 3-30)
By 4 Wickets
FoW: – 1-9 (M. Pinter); 2-20 (P. Rolls); 3-42 (M. Weaver); 4- 77(G. Brooks); 5- 95 (A. Spedding); 6-102 (M. Downey); 7-109 (G. Mortell); 8-110 (S. Ridge) 9-141 (D. Craig); 10-143 (M. McCormick)
The Bowling was: – S. Ridge 8-1-34-2; M. Knox 7-0-27-1; A. Spedding 3-2-18-0; G. Brooks 2-0-7-0; G. James 9-0-30-3; D. Craig 6-0-17-0; M. McCormick 2-0-9-0
The Fielding was: –
Stumpings: – Nil
Catches: – 2 to S. Ridge; one to A. Spedding
Run outs: – Nil
Player Points (awarded by Umpires): 3 – G. James; 2 – M. McCormick; 1 – S. Ridge