C&S vs SYDNEY UNIVERSITY LIONS, AT CAMPERDOWN PARK, 12 JANUARY 2020
Match was abandoned due to intermittent rain and hazardous levels of bushfire smoke, so the team adjourned to the Camperdown Hotel for a JPS strategy meeting.
CLASSICS vs GEORGES RIVER, AT BLAND OVAL, 12 JANUARY 2020: REPORT BY STUART RIDGE
“A bad toss to win”
Cricketers Club won the toss and risked batting first on a cool hazy afternoon after a brief shower before start of play.
At 2 down in the second over the skipper was quickly regretting that decision but Mike Pinter and Mick McCormick looked to be steering us out of trouble taking the score to 37 in the 10th over without further loss. Sadly, that was as good as things got, with the loss of 4 wickets for 5 runs ripping out the middle order to leave us reeling at 6-42. Glenn Mortell and Andrew Spedding briefly stopped the rot but, with runs hard to come by, the hoped for lower order cameo didn’t materialise as we succumbed for 59 all out after only 22 overs. Up against a strong attack in difficult conditions, a couple of harsh lbw decisions confirmed it was not our day.
Stuart took wickets with his first ball to each of the openers and Greg Brooks, into the attack early, also picked up a quick wicket to give us some hope we could at least make them work for the win. However, a counter attacking knock from the Georges River number 5, taking advantage of the short straight boundaries, quickly snuffed out any thoughts of a miraculous comeback and they passed our total at 3 down in the 15th.
A sobering loss to bring our winning streak to a halt with two more tough games against top teams to come in February.
The Team was: Weaver (0), Pinter (17), Benson (1), McCormick (12), Rolls (0), Mortell (wk) (7), Brooks (0), Spedding (3), James (2), Ridge (c) (5), Craig (0*), Knox (dnb)
The Result was:
C.C.N.S.W.: 10 – 59 in 22.1 overs
Georges River: 3 – 60 in 15.3 overs
By 7 wickets.
The Bowling was: S. Ridge 5-1-9-2; M. Knox 3-0-12-0; G.J. Brooks 4.3-0-20-1; G. James 3-1-17-0
The Fielding was:
Catches: Pinter 1, Ridge 1
Player Points: Ridge 3, Pinter 2, McCormick 1
LMS T20 (8-a-SIDE) EASTERN SYDNEY MIDWEEK DIVISION 2 ROUND 7 v THE DUM BUSHIES AT BRAZILIAN FIELDS CP4, MOORE PARK ON WEDNESDAY 15 JANUARY 2020:
The Team was (7 players): – Vinay Kumar 12, Luke Eustace 11, Nick Woon 27,Craig Fordham19, Patrick Scott 4, Jarrod Mckie 4, Nicholas Tartarchuk 1
The Result was: –
The Dum Bushies 2-198 (20 overs)
C.C.N.S.W.: – 7-80 (11.4 overs)
By 118 runs
The Bowling was: – V. Kumar 4-0-30-1, L. Eustace 2-0-28-0, N. Woon 2-0-26-0,C. Fordham 2-0-24-0, P. Scott 2-0-24-0, J. Mckie 4-0-34-0, N. Tartarchuk 4-0-32-1