C.C.N.S.W. MATCH REPORT No 8: LMS v ‘ONE MORE BEER’ AND SYDNEY UNIVERSITY LIONS AND BURWOOD AND GEORGES RIVER: WEDNESDAY 9 – SUNDAY 13 DECEMBER 2020

LMS T20 (8-a-SIDE) EASTERN SYDNEY MIDWEEK DIVISION 3  ROUND 7 v ‘ONE MORE BEER’ AT MP8, ROBERTSON ROAD, MOORE PARK ON WEDNESDAY 9 DECEMBER 2020: REPORT BY JIM HADLEY 

We won the toss and elected to field. The pick of our bowlers were our opening pair of Scott Williams 2/24 and Ben Gorham 2/22 who had the opposition in trouble “4 down” after only 6 overs. Jamie Murtha spun away any chances of the opposition making a descent total by taking 2/24 off 4 overs with Scott Williams taking 2 catches including a blinder on the long-on boundary. ‘One More Beer’ all out 132. We lost the early wicket of Bonkowski but Gorham (50 * ret) and Williams (41) put the game away with overs to spare. So at the break we are 4 wins from 7 games. 

The Team was: – James Bonkowski 6, Josh  Johnston 1, Ben Gorham 50*, Oscar Jacques-Bell (w) 14, James Murtha 26*, Scott Williams 41*, George Arnold dnb,  Jim Hadley (c) dnb

The Result was:-

‘One More Beer’: – 7-132 (20 overs)

Lost to

C.C.N.S.W.: – 3-138 (B. Gorham 50*; S. Williams 43*) (17.1 overs)

By 5 wickets

The Bowling was: – J. Murtha 4-0-24-2; G. Arnold 4-0-22-2; J. Bonkowski 3-0-8-0; J. Johnston 3-0-32-1: S. Williams 3-0-24-2, B. Gorham 3-0-22-2

Fielding

     Stumpings: – One to O. Jacques-Bell

     Catches: –Two to S. Williams; one to B Gorham and one to O. Jacques-Bell (w)

     Run outs: – Nil

Player Points (awarded by captain): 3 points to S. Williams; 2 points to B. Gorham 2 One point to J Murtha

CITY & SUBURBAN  ROUND 4 v SYDNEY UNIVERSITY LIONS  AT GODDARD OVAL, CONCORD ON SUNDAY 13 DECEMBER 2020: REPORT BY SOREN HUGHES

Many new faces in the team this week with Tom Robertson scrambling to find four extras through the week. Another fairly slow start on a fast wicket in overcast but comfortable conditions. The outfield was also a bit slow so 150 odd was going to be a good score. Tom (0) caught a leading edge early. Jamie Murtha (6) following not long after. Len Volkov and Gerry O’Shea commenced a partnership reminiscent of Test cricket. Lenny moved quickly to 1 from seventeen balls and Gerry held the fort at the other end, scoring 18 from about 50 balls. After Lenny departed, Jonathan Paquier-Green on debut (47) batted well, offering more aggression and lifting our total significantly. Soren Hughes and Ben Hayes (11), also on debut, offered a 40 partnership towards the close of our innings and Jim Hadley was given less than an over to score runs. Thus we rallied to 6-148 off 35 overs, which seemed to be a good result.

New comers Jonathan Dupaquier-Green and Morley Goodchild (also on debut) took the new ball and bowled magnificently. Jonathan removing an opener with some inswing and Morley was unlucky to see a catch drift through the slips. Ben Hayes  and Soren Hughes replaced the opening bowlers, also bowling economically.  Soren taking 4 wickets in fairly quick succession and passed up on a hat trick opportunity. Ben took 2 wickets too. By drinks, Sydney University Lions was 5 or 6 down and less than halfway there. Some craft bowling by Jim Hadley broke the father and son Croft partnership and it looked like smooth sailing from there. Morley absolutely nailed it at the end, bowling full and straight and taking out the final wicket to take the game with a few overs to spare.

The Team was: – Tom Robertson 0, Gerry O’Shea 18, James Murtha 6, Len Volkov 1, Jonathan Dupaquier-Green 47, Ben  Hayes 11, Soren Hughes 26, Declan Thomas (w) dnb , Jim Hadley dnb, Morley Goodchild dnb, Mark Henwood dnb

The Result was:-

C.C.N.S.W.: – 6-148 (J. Dupaquier-Green 47) (35 overs)

Defeated

Sydney University Lions: – 10 – 121 (S. Hughes 4-20) (33.5 overs)

By 27 runs

FoW: – 1- 1 (T. Robertson); 2-7 (J. Murtha); 3-11 (L. Volkov); 4-74 (G. O’Shea); 5-88 (J. Dupaquier-Green); 6-128 (S. Hughes).

The Bowling was: – M. Goodchild 7-0-13-1; J. Dupaquier-Green 4-1-16-1; B. Hayes 4-1-8-2; S. Hughes 5-1-20-4 ; M. Henwood 3-0-21-0; J. Murtha 3-0-18-1; J. Hadley 5-0-13-1; G. O’Shea 2-0-9-0

 The Fielding was: –

Stumpings: Nil

Catches:  One to D. Hughes (w) and one to T. Robertson

Run outs:  Nil

Player Points (awarded by captain): – Three points to J. Dupaquier-Green; 2 points to Soren Hughes 2; one point to   M. Goodchild

MASTERS  ROUND 4 v   BURWOOD AT CAMPERDOWN OVAL, CAMPERDOWN  ON SUNDAY 13 DECEMBER 2020 :REPORT BY LEE WITHERDEN

The day started with unveiling a sweaty pitch when the covers were pulled off. That didn’t deter the captain Ian Allmey who elected to bat to try to set a decent total for Burwood to chase. I remembered the game’s umpire from a couple of seasons ago where he gave seven lbw decisions in a game so I mentioned this to Ian who addressed the team in the change rooms before the game to give them a heads up .

Ian allmey opened the batting with Mike Weaver and they got off to a steady start with Ian hitting a number of cracking boundaries before he played across the line and was bowled for 28. Scott Wells joined the crease next and took over where Ian left off with some graceful boundaries . Not long after Mike Weaver lost his wicket with a slow 5 runs. In came Dan Turner who looked solid right from the word go and played some glorious strokes all around the ground .Dan and Scott were pushing the run rate along nicely at an average of 5 an over before Scott lost his wicket for 29.  In next was Micheal Dahl who played some strong defensive shots before being dismissed for 10 runs. I came to the crease and call it karma, tempting fate or simply putting the “Moz” on myself but 3 balls later a loud shout and I was given lbw  for 1 run. Jose Poothokaren came in and was given exactly the same treatment, lbw 0.

By this stage the umpire was starting to live up to his reputation which made the rest of our line-up nervous as well as the captain and sparked a mini collapse. 

Michael Tarrant made 3 runs before he was stumped. Ben Stanic fell for 2 runs and Dan Turner retired with 40*. Andrew Dadswell tried to steady the ship and played some good shots before he picked out the fielder at square leg for 12 runs. Luke Holman came in and got the tail wagging and partnered up with Dan who came back in from retirement with a gutsy last wicket stand of 36. Dan deserved applause as he reach 50. He was finally caught for 60 with five balls remaining in the innings. Luke batted well and finished with a respectable 20* and got the side to a defendable score of 10 – 186. 

After the break and a team talk by the captain with a reminder to appeal loud for lbws, we took to the field confident we could defend the total.

Burwood got off to a good start before Ben Stanic bowled some good line and length and got rewarded with a wayward shot by P Cramsie out for 7. B Turner came in and was sent straight back to the pavilion with a great ball by Mick Tarrant who shouted loudly for the lbw and the umpire put his finger up quickly. The captain Ian looked excited in the team huddle and encouraged us all to keep at the stumps to get some more wickets but it was to no avail as the ball wasn’t doing much and with some good batting by the opposition, anything short or wide was put away with ease. 

Their opener and their next 3 batsmen all retired with 40* and the game was basically over with the score at 2-180 before a flurry of quick wickets  gave the opposition a little scare. Mick Tarrant bowled two batsmen cheaply; one was run out , and Jose Poothokaren bowled a couple of tight overs and snared the last lower order  batsman before the retired opener came back in and hit the winning runs with eight overs to spare to finish at 6-187 . 

Hopefully the team doesn’t indulge too much over the Xmas – New Year period and we can have a undefeated 2021 with a promising looking fixture list


The Team was: –  Ian Allmey (c) 28, Mike Weaver 5, Scott Wells (w) 29, Dan Turner 60, Michael Dahl 10, Lee Witherden 1, Jose Poothokaren 0, Mike Tarrant 3. Ben Stanic 2, Andrew Dadswell 12, Luke Holman 20*

The Result was:-

C.C.N.S.W.: – 10-186 (D. Turner 60) (39.1 overs)

Lost to

Burwood CC: – 6-187 (M. Tarrant 3-48) (32 overs)

By 4 wickets

FoW: – 1- 33 (I. Allmey); 2-49 (M. Weaver); 3-86 (S. Wells); 4-107 (M. Dahl); 5-109 (L. Witherden);

 6-121 (J. Poothokaren); 7-128 (M. Tarrant); 8-131 (B. Stanic); 9-150 (A. Dadswell); 10-186 (D. Turner).

The Bowling was: – M. Tarrant 9-0-48-3; B. Stanic 6-0-34-1; D. Turner 2-0-16-0; A. Dadswell 4-0-30-0; L. Witherden 5-0-36-0; L. Holman 3-0-18-1; J. Poothokaren 2-1-1-1

 The Fielding was: –

Stumpings: Nil

Catches:  One to A. Dadswell

Run outs: Nil

Player Points (awarded by umpire): – D. Turner 3;  M. Tarrant 2; S. Wells 1

CCNSW MASTERS  TEAM v   BURWOOD AT CAMPERDOWN OVAL, CAMPERDOWN  ON SUNDAY 13 DECEMBER 2020

Back Row: Lee Witherden, Ian Allmey (c), Michael Weaver, Micheal Dahl, Luke Holman, Michael Tarrant

Front Row: Andrew Dadswell, Jose Poothokaren, Daniel Turner, Benjamin Stanic, Scott Wells (w)

VINTAGE  ROUND 4 v   GEORGES RIVER AT BLAND OVAL, RIVERWOOD  ON SUNDAY 13 DECEMBER 2020:REPORT BY PETER ROLLS

Wow! What an exciting first game of the season! A solid team effort against last seasons Vintage inaugural Champions.

Great to finally get on the park for round four. This was our first game after the first two washed out and third cancelled due to 41°C heat.

Well done Garry Winney for getting the team on the park with thanks to new recruit Frank Baliotis for last minute inclusion to make 11 and then a nice surprise with Paul Georgiadis showing up at the ground after we thought he was unavailable. He was much needed too with Jim Robson unable to bowl, injuring his fingers during fielding. 

A 22°C overcast day and more humid than a Madras jockstrap! Georges River won the toss and elected to bat on a perfect looking pitch. It played fairly true with the occasional lifter and skidder.

Georges River innings:

Joe Scarcella  started us off with an impeccable spell with more maidens than at his first Bachelors and Spinsters ball! Of his seven overs, first was 2 runs then five straight maidens then 1 run and a wicket for only 3 runs in total. Amazing performance! Not to mention Greg Brooks almost taking a sharp low down catch to his right at 1st slip off the third ball. He saved a certain 4 runs. We didn’t think he could bend down that far. (In the off season he must have been painting Bron’s toe nails!).

Paul Georgiadis took the other end and his first ball was hit hard for 4 but then on his 4th ball Stuart Ridge in his first game in Vintage did a fine pickup and throw from short mid wicket to clean hands David Wright (keeping) for our first wicket – run out. Paul took some early stick but in his 4th over took a sharp caught and bowled to dismiss the other opener. He then bowled their number 4 after being hit for 6 the ball before. A wonderful exhibition of varying pace.

Stuart Ridge replaced Joe Scarcella and off the first ball of his second over, took a spectacular caught and bowled diving to his right. He had another catch dropped at mid-on but kept the pressure on Georges River. Greg Brooks also bowled tightly and was rewarded with a wicket in his sixth and seventh (last) overs. Greg bowled their danger man Remfrey, top of off stump. This really put them on the back foot.

Sittampalam Ragavan (“Raga”) continued our tight line and length and clean bowled their number nine and had a catch dropped at deep mid-on. He finished strongly with a maiden (like in the Viking movies).

Garry Winney used flight to keep them guessing and got a sharp caught and bowled and also a chance dropped at short midwicket. Our only catches all caught and bowled. He resorted to faster darts which kept the latter overs score lean. John Mesar chimed in with two economical overs at the end, testing his tender back.

CCNSW innings:

120 to get but we knew we had to bat well with their good attack and a wicket that doesn’t really come off the bat.

Peter rolls and Raga opened and got off to a good start with a few boundaries early however both fell in consecutive overs (as happens frequently in cricket) in the fifth and sixth overs.

Garry  Winney and Jim Robson (“Jungle”) steadied the ship with quick singles until Garry tried to pull a long hop that didn’t bounce and was bowled. ‘Jungles’ soon retired after an immaculate innings.Greg Brooks continued the charge with a 6 into the car park to make those that parked there more nervous than a mouse in a biology class.

Our pace slowed with the stumping of Greg. However, John Mesar and Frank Baliotis advanced us with a couple of boundaries before departing. Stuart ridge and Ross Dalgleish had our hearts racing with quick running between the wickets, scrounging for every run with Ross panting more than a dog on heat! Stuart (59yo youngster) showing his proper English upbringing, was very respectful of age by asking Ross (65yo) while passing in mid-wicket if he was ok for the second run?

Stuart was brilliantly caught and bowled with 3 runs to get. Coincidently, Georges River only catches were also caught and bowled after dropping a couple in the outfield.Joe Scarcella  the man of the hour (and man of the match) got us home next ball with a beautifully clipped leg glance for four.

Winners beers tasted terrific put on by Georges River with good banter from a top bunch of blokes. Like Joe Biden said…”We may be opponents but we are not enemies” and we had an enjoyable afternoon together after the game.

The Team was (playing 12): – Sittampalam Ragavan 6, Peter Rolls (c) 14, Garry Winney 11, Jim Robson 30*, Greg Brooks 21, John Mesar 7, Frank Baliotis 4, Stuart Ridge 10, Ross Dalgleish 4*, Joe Scarcella 4*, David Wright (w) (dnb)

The Result was:-

Georges River: – 9-119 (40 overs)

Lost to

C.C.N.S.W.: – 7-121 () (34.5 overs)

By 3 wickets

FoW: – 1-19 (S. Ragavan); 2-22 (P. Rolls); 3-60 (G. Winney); 4-92 (G. Brooks); 5-102 (F. Baliotis); 6-106 (J. Mesar); 7-117 (S. Ridge)

The Bowling was: – J. Scarcella 7-5-3-1; P. Georgiadis 7-2-36-2; S. Ragavan 7-2-11-1; G. Brooks 7-1-27-2; S. Ridge 4-0-11-1; G. Winney 6-1-18-1; J. Mesar 2-0-7-0

 The Fielding was: –

Stumpings: Nil

Catches:  One to P. Georgiadis, S. Ridge and G. Winney

Run outs:  one to S. Ridge

Player Points (awarded by umpire): – J. Scarcella 3;  J. Robson 2;  G. Brooks 1.

CCNSW VINTAGE  TEAM v   GEORGES RIVER AT BLAND OVAL, RIVERWOOD  ON SUNDAY 13 DECEMBER 2020:

Back row:  David Wright (w), Garry Winney, Joe Scarcella, Greg Brooks, Stuart Ridge, Paul Georgiadis

Front row: Peter Rolls (c), Frank Baliotis, Sittampalam Ragavan, John Mesar, Jim Robson,   Ross Dalgleish

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