C.C.N.S.W. MATCH REPORT No 2: LMS AND VICTORIA BARRACKS XI AND BARKER OLD BOYS AND NSW HURRICANES AND SRI LANKA LIONS: WEDNESDAY 28 OCTOBER – SUNDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2020

LMS T20 (8-a-SIDE) EASTERN SYDNEY MIDWEEK DIVISION 3  ROUND 1 v ‘WHO’S THIS TEAM’ AT MP6 ROBERTSON ROAD, MOORE PARK ON WEDNESDAY 28 OCTOBER 2020: 

Two late drop outs meant we played with only 7 men which in a T20 eight-a-side is normally a sign of all but inevitable defeat. At first our fears seemed realised as they got away to a fast start. Our change bowlers however restricted their run rate to a gettable 7 per over. A brisk 53* off 21 balls, often directed at his legs by ‘Man of the Match’,  Jamie Murtha, well assisted by Scott Williams with  39, also off only 21 balls,  set us up for what was ultimately an easy win off only 12.3 overs

The Team was: – Jamie Murtha 53* ret, Scott Williams 39, Tim Treleaven 21*, Jonathan Seifman 26, Josh Johnston 7*, Jim Hadley dnb, Nick Tatarchuk dnb

The Result was:- 

Who’s This Team: – 3-145 (20 overs)

Defeated by

C.C.N.S.W.: – 2-147 (J. Murtha 53*ret; S. Williams 39) (12.3 overs)

By 6 wickets

The Bowling was: – S. Williams 4-0-30-0; J. Murtha 4-0-33-0; J. Seifman 3-0-23-0; J. Hadley 3-0-23-1; J. Johnston 3-0-11-1; N. Tatarchuk 3-0-21-1

Fielding: 2 catch to T. Treleaven

MoM: – Jamie Murtha

SOCIAL GAME v VICTORIA BARRACKS XI FOR THE BARRACKERS’ CUP AT KENSINGTON OVAL, KENSINGTON  ON THURSDAY 29 OCTOBER 2020

Cancelled because of rain 

(There is a possibility this game may be rearranged)

(Editor’s note) It was the Victoria Barracks player who in the 1850s, originally developed what became the SCG; they also claim that their soldier spectators who came from the Barracks and supported them are the originators of the term “to barrack” as used in Australia.  (This is disputed by etymologists who ascribe the term either to Melbourne or Ireland) 

C.C.N.S.W. was invited by Cricket NSW to represent the civilian population of NSW v the Army at the SCG to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the SCG. Arising from that game C.C.N.S.W. and the Army jointly bought “The Barrackers’ Cup” which is kept in the Army Museum at Victoria Barracks and occasionally at the request of the C.C.N.S.W. Match Manager brought out on the day

The ball with which C.C.N.S.W. bowled in the150th anniversary game can be seen in the SCG Museum.

To quote from the Army web site

“Victoria Barracks is one of the best-known examples of military architecture in Australia. The Regency-style Victoria Barracks were designed by Lieutenant-Colonel George Barney, who also built Fort Denison and reconstructed Circular Quay. Most of barracks was constructed using locally quarried sandstone between 1841 and 1849. The barracks were occupied by British troops up until 1870 and then taken over by the New South Wales colonial forces. After the Federation in 1901, Victoria Barracks housed the various headquarters responsible for administering and co-ordinating the military. Between 1931 and 1936 the barracks was home to the Royal Military College of Australia and from July 1938 to July 1940 it also housed the Command and Staff School. Today, Victoria Barracks is home to the Headquarters of Forces Command. The Barracks are widely considered to be one of the best examples of a military barracks in the world”

CITY & SUBURBAN  v BARKER OLD BOYS AT  BARKER COLLEGE HORNSBY ON SUNDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2020:  

Cancelled because of rain

MASTERS OVER 40s ROUND 1  v  NSW HURRICANES AT KANEBRIDGE OVAL, KELLYVILLE, ROUSE HILL ON SUNDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2020: REPORT BY 

Cancelled because of rain

VINTAGE OVER 60s ROUND 2  v SRI LANKA LIONS   AT CAMPERDOWN OVAL, CAMPERDOWN ON SUNDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2020: REPORT BY 

Cancelled because of rain