C&S v OLD OXLEYANS AT CAMPERDOWN PARK ON SUNDAY, 24 NOVEMBER 2019
Match was forfeited by Old Oxleyans.
CLASSICS v ROSEVILLE LORDS AT ROSEVILLE PARK ON SUNDAY, 24 NOVEMBER 2019: REPORT BY STUART RIDGE
Roseville won the toss and elected to bat on an overcast day at Roseville Park.
There was plenty of encouragement for the new ball bowlers but it looked like a frustrating day was on the cards, with the ball evading the field and runs ticking over until Stuart removed both openers in the 9th over. President Brooks picked up another wicket in his first over but he along with Mick Knox and Garry James had no further luck despite beating the bat and drawing frequent false shots, with nothing going to hand. Despite losing another wicket to a smart run out, Roseville must have been eyeing 200 plus at 4-132 in the 29th. However, a great death spell from Andrew Spedding with 3 wickets, supported by tight bowling from Garry and the returning skipper restricted Roseville to 8-172 at tea.
Mike Weaver started with positive intent but unfortunately lofted his first ball straight to mid-off for an early setback. Classics debutant Peter Nielsen and Mike Pinter steadied things as we slowly consolidated and it was good to reach drinks with two in the bank and no further loss. We were confident with 9 wickets in hand requiring 5 an over off the last 20 but after chipping away another 20 we lost a couple of quick wickets. Any jitters were quickly dispatched by some sweet hitting to the short boundaries from the President with an explosive 30 off just 12 balls. This took the pressure off, leaving Martin Speiser (23), a quick cameo from the skipper (15) and a returning Punter to finish things off in the 36th over.
Another good all round effort takes us to three wins on the trot and fourth on the ladder with a tough game against unbeaten Warringah next.
The Team was: Weaver (0), Pinter w/k (38*), Nielsen (33*), McCormick (2), Spedding (11), Speiser (23), Brooks (30*), Downey (1), James (1), Ridge (c) (15), Knox (4*)
The Result was:-
Roseville: 8-172 in 40 overs
C.C.N.S.W.: 7- 173 in 36.2 overs
By 3 wickets.
The Bowling was: – S.Ridge 8-1-19-3; M.Knox 8-0-34-0; GJ Brooks 8-1-34-1; G.James 9-1-34-0; M. Speiser 1-0-7-0; A Spedding 6-1-17-3
The Fielding was: –
Catches: – Ridge 1, Weaver 1, Downey 1
Run outs: Ridge/Pinter 1
Points: Ridge 3, Spedding 2, Brooks 1