LMS T20 (8-a-SIDE) EASTERN SYDNEY MIDWEEK DIVISION 3 ROUND 9 v ‘THE BATS’ AT CP5, CENTENNIAL PARK ON WEDNESDAY 20 JANUARY 2021: REPORT BY JIM HADLEY
No report has yet been received
The Team was: – Ben Gorham 55*, James Murtha 7, Scott Williams 9, Brett James 5, Jonathan Seifman 51*, Matt Edge 13, Jim Hadley (c) and (w) 6, Nick Tatarchuk 3*
The Result was:-
‘The Bats’: – 8-185 (19.3 overs)
C.C.N.S.W.: – 5-162 (B. Gorham 55*, J. Seifman 51*) (20 overs)
By 23 runs
The Bowling was: – B. James 3.3-0-17-1; B. Gorham 3-0-13-1; M. Edge 3-0-30-2; J. Seifman 3-0-36-1; S. Williams 3-0-25-0, J. Murtha 2-0-22-1; N. Tatarchuk 2-0-39-0
Stumpings: – Nil
Catches: – Two to S. Williams; one to each of J Hadley (w), M. Edge, B. Gorham, and J. Seifman
Run outs: – Nil
Player Points (awarded by captain): 3 points to B. Gorham ; 2 points to J. Seifman ; One point to M. edge
POSTPONEMENT OF HOBART TOUR 22-27 JANUARY 2021
A party of 20 players, most with partners, was due to play 3, maybe 4 games in Hobart over the Australia Day weekend. The requirement by the Tasmania Government for 2 weeks quarantine on arrival for anyone from Greater Sydney led to the tour being postponed to next season.
The most likely options are either the October Long weekend or Australia day 2022. If the numbers stay at about 20, Hobart has suggested we consider lengthening the tour and adding a fourth game
SOCIAL GAME v A BRADMAN FOUNDATION XI AT BRADMAN OVAL, BOWRAL ON SUNDAY 24 JANUARY 2021: REPORT BY TOM ROBERTSON
CCNSW TEAM AT BRADMAN OVAL, BOWRAL
Back: Luke Holman, Tim Croft, Mike Weaver, Tom Robertson, Mick McCormick, Soren Hughes, Andrew Dadswell
Front: Dan Turner, Scott Wells (w), Mike Tarrant, Ian Allmey (c), Paul Nash
THE DAY BEFORE THE GAME
What better way to play cricket on Sunday than to meet up on Saturday and turn it into a cricket weekend! The first order of business was golf at Mount Broughton. A cracking course that sadly has a rundown and infrequently visited club house. Scot Wells, Dan Turner, Mike Tarrant and Luke Holman played 18 holes while Ian Allmey, Paul Nash and Tom Robertson decided on the less vigorous option of the driving range and putting green. With six-pack in hand, this driving range got competitive fast
The ‘Riverview boys’ soon realized that the only way to win was to work together against the likeable left hander. They used all the tricks in the book, shadows, coughing, throat clearing and loud conversations at time of backswing. The result of the game will probably never be known.
Paul Nash, Ian Allmey and Tom Robertson on the golf course at Mt Broughton
All the tourists (apart from Tim Croft) descended to the Imperial Hotel at Bowral. Under the watchful eye of the RSA we discussed game tactics. Wells and Tom Robertson decided to having a 500g aged steak battle. Surely that little man can’t beat that 105kg machine?! Wells declared he had finished but all his sides were almost untouched! A few ‘nipple cripples’ later and Tom declared Wells the winner.
In the spirit of the night Wells bought Tom a Laphroaig whiskey. It was declared delicious and we had some more. RSA got more interested. A cracking night was declared and we all went back to our hotels for the night. It was rumoured that the Hughes family only got a single room for the 6 of them. Those kids can sleep on granite.
A new day and another solid meal for breakfast. Wells got blessed with bird poo on his phone. Luckily breakfast was finished.
Ian Allmey won the toss and somehow concluded that there would be some juice in the wicket early. Probably a match losing error. Putting that aside, we geared up and Tarrant and Croft opened the bowling. Their openers came out swinging. The outfield was quick. Croft broke through first and Mick Tarrant got the other dangerous opener with a straight one. Wickets were falling but the run rate was high. Soren Hughes was getting some wobble and Wells took 2 catches behind the stumps .
Drinks was taken and we needed it. It was mid 30 degrees and it seemed the preparation of big steaks and booze the night before might not have been ideal. ‘WG Grace’ then took a fancy to Andrew Dadswell, Dan Turner and Tarrant. The run rate was now over 6 per over. Luke Holman bowled well to restrict the run rate and Croft effected a sensational direct hit from behind square to the bowler’s end.
After 40 overs we are looking at 255. That would take some chasing. A fantastic chicken schnitzel roll and watermelon yogurt (with a hint of mint) was served at lunch. The mood was good and some people said at lunch “that it would have been good if we had a competitive total to chase”. That kind of complacency is what this club is made of.
Ian Allmey opened our batting with himself and Tom Robertson. Another tactical blunder with Tom going second ball. Then it was the ‘Nash and Allmey’ show, both playing well on both sides of the wicket. They both retired at 40*, two in the bank. Mick McCormick came and went. Wells came and went even more quickly. Dan Turner played well for his 39. Only one more Dan!! We were neck and neck at this stage. Then we stalled a bit. Soren Hughes couldn’t get going. The wicket was a touch quicker and bouncier than Camperdown.
Everyone then proceeded to get a bat (better than last game when we won 2 down). Mike Weaver came in at No. Twelve with us needing 8 or so an over. Not suited to his game. It ended with the retirees trying to get ten or more an over. It was a bridge too far. Ian almost faced a maiden in the last over. I think he had money on the Bradman Foundation XI from the start.
Great to see Paul Brandon coming over to watch. The whole Clubs’ thoughts are with Jane.
Also thanks to the Prez and Bronnie for travelling up for the game. Wish we came through for you Prez!
Another fantastic club weekend away. I hope we get more on the calendar.
The Team was (playing 12): – Tom Robertson 0, Ian Allmey (c) 60*. Paul Nash 40*, Dan Turner 39, Mick McCormick 6, Scott Wells 0, Soren Hughes 22, Tim Croft 2, Mike Tarrant 11, Luke Holman 6, Andrew Dadswell 14 and Mike Weaver 2
The Result was:-
Bradman Foundation XI – 8- 255 (40 overs)
C.C.N.S.W.: 10- 216 (I. Allmey 60*; P. Nash 40*) (40 overs)
By 39 runs
FoW: – 1-0 (T. Robertson); 2-103 (M. McCormick); 3-113 (S. Wells); 4-143 (D. Turner); 5-152 (T. Croft); 6-167 (M. Tarrant); 7-176 (S. Hughes); 8-186 (L. Holman); 9- 193 (A. Dadswell); 10-196 (M. Weaver).
The Bowling was: – M. Tarrant 5-0-28-1; T. Croft 7-0-44-1; S. Hughes 7-1-29-2; P. Nash 2-0-17-1; A. Dadswell 6-1-41-0; D. Turner 4-0-37-0; L. Holman 7-0-33-2; M. McCormick 2-0-33-0
The Fielding was: –
Catches: Three to S. Wells (w); One to A. Dadswell and L. Holman
Run outs: One to T. Croft
EXCHANGE OF CORRESPONDENCE POST MATCH
C.C.N.S.W. – Bradman Foundation X1 vs CCNSW 24/1/21
I just wanted to reiterate on behalf of the CCNSW our sincere appreciation for the opportunity to play against the Bradman Foundation X1 at the magnificent Bradman Oval.
Our club never takes these opportunities for granted, and we fully understand and appreciate that it is a privilege to play at many grounds that we have around the world, and playing at Bradman Oval is no different, and indeed a bucket list ground for many (including myself).
I personally throughout my professional playing days enjoyed playing at some magnificent grounds, and I can say that Bradman Oval was one that was missing from that list. It was a proud moment in my career to not only play at Bradman Oval, but also to Captain a side that was very competitive on the day.
The game was played in great spirits and Chris (as the Captain of the Bradman X1) made us as a playing group and Club feel welcome, and I can’t thank Chris enough for that. My team mates have been emailing me during the week thanking me for giving them the chance to play at Bradman Oval, and it has really created a buzz amongst the club.
To you Jock most of all, I want to thank you for your hospitality, and also enabling us the opportunity to play at Bradman Oval over the years as without your support this would not be a reality.
We hope as a club there will be other opportunities in the future and look forward to hopefully catching up again soon.
Weather has had a complete turnaround this week, for sure. Thank you for the wonderful letter. It was an absolute pleasure to host the Cricketers’ Club.
Really don’t think we could have asked for much more in the day, 500 runs, 80 overs played competitively, in the right spirit and everybody got a go. I do believe the reason behind such a successful day of cricket, is because of the leadership from both captains on the day.
Thanks again for the wonderful letter and I will certainly pass it onto Chris.
Jock McIllhatton | Cricket Officer