C.C.N.S.W. MATCH REPORT No 3: LMS v DE’KOKS AND OLD CRANBROOKIANS AND GEORGES RIVER: WEDNESDAY 4 -SUNDAY 8 NOVEMBER 2020

LMS T20 (8-a-SIDE) EASTERN SYDNEY MIDWEEK DIVISION 3  ROUND 2 v ‘DE’KOKS’ AT MP7 ROBERTSON ROAD, MOORE PARK ON WEDNESDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2020: REPORT BY JIM HADLEY  

 (Editor’s note: With 9 players at the ground Jim Hadley took on the role of non playing Manager and reports).

CCNSW won the toss and batted. Ben Gorham opening with 50 (31 balls) Jonno Seifman 47 (24 balls) Josh Johnson (37 off 27 balls) gave us a competitive 176 to defend. We then held De’Koks to 162. Best of the bowling was Josh Johnston with 2 wickets Nick Tatarchuk with 1 wicket and Ben Gorham (2 wickets) bowling his usual tidy length for few runs. Now 2 for 2 at the top of the competition looking forward to all comers.               

The Team was: – Ben Gorham 51 ret *, James Bonkowski 21, Trent Nixon 4, Joff Johnston 37, Jonathan Seifman 47*, Will Joseph (w) 12*; Mike Tarrant dnb, Nick Tatarchuk dnb

The Result was:- 

C.C.N.S.W.: – 3-176 (20 overs) (J. Bonkowski 51 ret*; J. Seifman 47*; J. Johnston 37))

Defeated 

De Koks: – 6-162 (20 overs)

By 14 runs

The Bowling was: – M. Tarrant 4-0-28-0;  N. Tatarchuk 4-0-37-1; J. Johnston 4-0-23-2; B. Gorham 4-0-24-2; J. Seifman 3-0-36-0; J. Bonkowski 1-0-13-0

Fielding

     Stumpings: – Nil

     Catches: – One to J. Bonkowski

     Run outs: – One to J. Bonkowski

Player Points (awarded by captain): – Three points to ; Two points to ; One point to  

CITY & SUBURBAN JACK PACE ROUND 2 v OLD CRANBROOKIANS AT  DANGAR  OVAL, ROSE BAY ON SUNDAY 8 NOVEMBER 2020: REPORT BY SOREN HUGHES

After a month of rain and no cricket, there were a few of us feeling a but rusty (and at least three fairly dusty) for the first sun-filled weekend for some time. The pitch was a little worse for wear and after consulting in the middle we decided it was a win the toss and bat pitch as the crumbly surface didn’t look so good for a 2nd innings. We lost the toss.

The bowling went pretty well, with Nick Leong in his debut game and Soren Hughes hitting a good length and the pitch doing the rest. Brett James was almost unplayable and at drinks we were looking in command at 3-57 after 18. Unfortunately the remainder was not pretty and despite a good start the middle and lower order got away from us and a flurry of agricultural hitting got them to 219, (162 runs off the last 17 overs) all out. Jose Poothokaren, Paul Nash and Soren picking up a couple of wickets each.

Setting the tone for what was to come, Ian Allmey gifted a lollipop to mid on first ball, luckily dropped and edged the next to the keeper next ball. Tom Robertson hit a couple of balls but walked away with only 8. Paul Nash (26) and Brett James (42) steadied the ship with a partnership that looked to put us in the box seat for a good run home but with little resistance offered by all other than Jim Hadley (26), we came up well short and all out for 158.

There were glimpses of brilliance here and there so with a bit more consistency across the board and our match fitness in order, we may well have been able to control the game and hit our usual JPS standards. Let’s hope we all learned something in readiness for the next round.

The Team was: – Ian Allmey 0, Tom Robertson 8, Paul Nash 25, Brett James 42, Soren Hughes 4 , George Arnold 12, Jim Hadley (c) 26, Declan Thomas (w) 4, Jose Poothokaren 7*, Nick  Leong 1 , Luke Fletcher 3 

The Result was:- 

Old Cranbrookians: – 10-218   (35 overs)

Defeated

C.C.N.S.W.: – 10-158 (B. James 42) (32.4 overs)

By 60 runs

FoW: – 1- (); 2- (); 3- (); 4- (); 5-163 (); 6- (); 7- 145 (D. Thomas); 8- 147 (J. Hadley); 9- 148 (N. Leong); 10-158 (L. Fletcher).

The Bowling was: – S. Hughes 6-1-26-2; N. Leong 5-1-31-0; P. Nash 7-0-44-2; J. Hadley 3-0-28-1; B. James 5-2-9-0; J. Poothokaren  4-1-13-2; L. Fletcher 5-0-65-1

 The Fielding was: – 

Stumpings: Nil

Catches:  Three to D. Thomas (w); one to each of B. James, S. Hughes, P. Nash and T. Robertson

Run outs:  One to G. Arnold and one to J Hadley

Player Points (awarded by captain): – Three points to P. Nash; Two points to B. James; One point to M. Leong 

CLASSICS ROUND 1 v GEORGES RIVER AT CAMPERDOWN OVAL, CAMPERDOWN ON SUNDAY 8 NOVEMBER 2020: REPORT BY STUART RIDGE 

A tough game first up against a team keen to win the competition who had bowled us out for under 60 in the corresponding fixture last season. However CCNSW Classics were defending a two year unbeaten streak at ‘Fortress Camperdown’, strengthened by the addition of Masters regulars Scott Wells and Mick Tarrant to the roster. 

Georges River won the toss and elected to bat first,  Stuart Ridge taking the new ball with new opening partner  Mick Tarrant. After a quiet couple of opening overs with everyone dusting off the cobwebs from the extended off season, Tarrant trapped opener Hodgson in front for the early breakthrough and a counterpunch by Georges River was short lived when the other opener chased a wide one from Stuart to nick an easy catch to keeper Scott Wells. The early procession continued with a couple of trademark inswingers from Stuart and Mick also rattling the stumps to leave the opposition 5-33 after the opening exchanges.

The middle overs were an arm wrestle with steady spells from Greg Brooks and Garry James against a resolute Georges River pair, initially watchful but picking off anything loose to rebuild the innings. With both players retired, it was Mick McCormick who finally made the next breakthrough at 115-6 in the 32nd over. Mick Tarrant returned for a tidy death spell picking up two more wickets, but a last over assault on the skipper by the Georges River No. 9 took the score to a competitive 8-174 at the close.

With two bowlers from Australia’s World Cup winning Over 50s side we knew Georges Rivers would not give much away and opening pair Mike Weaver and Mike Pinter ground out 27 without loss off the first 10. Needing to build from there, we lost both openers and No.3 Andrew Spedding leaving us 3-40 after 16. Scott Wells and Mick McCormick survived through to drinks with no further loss at 3-63. A couple in the bank would have left us well placed, but in sight of retirement Scott sliced an inviting full toss to point to fall for 26. Mick made his 30*, but a procession of wickets a the other end had us slipping behind the required rate. Mick Tarrant and Garry James chipped in with 18 a piece at close to a run a ball but couldn’t find the explosive finish required against steady death bowling.

Definitely one that got away. A good middle order recovery and some late hitting and ragged fielding left us chasing at least 20 more than hoped and we couldn’t get the needed momentum against a strong attack that that gave little away. There were plenty of positives though, pushing one of the competitions top teams all the way in a hard fought contest.

The Team was (playing 12/batting 11): – Mike Weaver 14, Mike Pinter 13, Andrew Spedding 4, Scott Wells 26, Mick McCormick 33*ret, Martin Speiser 9, David Benson 0, Greg Brooks 4, Mike Tarrant 18, Garry James 18, David Craig 2*, Stuart Ridge (c) dnb

The Result was:- 

Georges River: – 8-174 (M. Tarrant 4-31; S. Ridge 3-28)   (40 overs)

Defeated

C.C.N.S.W.:  -8-155 (M. McCormick 33* ret) (40 overs)

By 19 runs

FoW: – 1- 27 (M. Weaver); 2-39 (A. Spedding); 3-40 (M. Pinter); 4-79 (S. Wells); 5-105 (M. Speiser);

6-107 (D. Benson); 7-122 (G. Brooks); 8-146 (M. Tarrant)

The Bowling was: – M. Tarrant 8-2-31-4; S. Ridge 9-2-28-3; G. Brooks 9-0-37-0; G. James 7-0-31-0; M. McCormick 4-0-19-1; D. Craig 3-0-22-0

 The Fielding was: – 

Stumpings: Nil

Catches:  One to S. Wells

Run outs:  Nil

Player Points: – Three points to M. Tarrant; Two points to S. Ridge; One point to M. McCormick.

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