ROUND 5: C.C.N.S.W. v ‘ARGIE BARGIES’ at ROBERTSON ROAD, MOORE PARK MP8 ON SUNDAY 23 AUGUST 2020: REPORT BY RICHARD CLARK
Another “kite flying” day greeted the C.C.N.S.W. LMS team on Sunday and bowling first in these conditions was not easy. Despite Scott Williams taking a great catch off Peter Buruma in the early overs to dismiss their grade-level opening bat and a ‘floating’ bowled by Buruma the following over, the Argie Bargies had some decent batsmen who ran well between the wickets. They were also let off by a half dozen dropped catches under high balls swirling around terribly. Richard Clark took a good catch at ‘Cow Corner’ just inside the boundary, and Martin Speiser and Hayden Rolls (w) combined to execute a great run out, Luke Holman bowled a good tight spell of spin, and then Williams, H. Rolls and Buruma finished the last 6 overs with some very tidy quick bowling. But their total of 4-172 was above par.
The C.C.N.S.W. batting failed to get any real momentum with the loss of early wickets and the opposition taking their catches (granted they were falling from a lower altitude!). Peter Rolls (22) again was a rock at the top of the innings and Buruma (35) had a great cameo before being given out to a bowler who had too much lip and just as much girth. H. Rolls and Martin Speiser added some solid runs to give the chasing total some respectability.
The Team was: – Peter Rolls 22, Richard Clark (c) and (w) 5, Tom Speiser 9, Scott Williams 1, Martin Speiser 24, Peter Buruma 35, Hayden Rolls (w) 14* and Luke Holman 2* .
The Result was: –
‘Argies Bargies’: – 4 -172 (20 0vers)
C.C.N.S.W.: – 6-119 (20 overs) (P. Buruma 35)
By 53 runs
The Bowling was: – S. Williams 4-0-18-0; P. Buruma 4-0-49-2; T. Speiser 3-0-23-0; L. Holman 4-0-31-1, M. Speiser 2-0-17-0; H. Rolls 3-0-27-0
The Fielding was: –
Run outs: – One to M. Speiser
Catches: – One to R. Clark and one to S. Williams
Stumpings: – Nil.