VINTAGE OVER 60s ROUND 6 v BURWOOD/KU-RING-GAI AT TURRAMURRA MEMORIAL OVAL, TURRUMURRA, ON SUNDAY 23 JANUARY 2022 : REPORT BY PETER ROLLS
La Nina once again threatened the game but quick thinking by Burwood/Ku-ring-gai captain Douglas Latto organised a switch to a synthetic pitch after Turramurra Oval was ruled too wet to play due to rain the night before that got under the covers.
Overcast and with rain threatening, Douglas won the toss and decided to bat on a pitch that amazingly was dry. The outfield was thick kikuyu grass so shots along the ground pulled up. Ambient temperature 25°C combined with 90% humidity made us sweat more than Raga after a Sri Lankan curry.
Ross Dalgleish, the ultimate team man, was called in at 10am for Joe Scarcella whose elderly mum was taken to hospital after falling ill. Luckily she came good a couple of days later.With Joe out and Stuart Ridge also out (swanning in Greece to see his daughter play rep water polo), Greg Brooks and Paul Georgiadis opened the bowling.
B/K were off to a solid start at 0-21 off 6 overs until Greg struck, clean bowling Hutton. Sittampalam Ragavan (‘Raga’) then came on and in his third over took a sharp caught and bowled to remove Nation who was close to retiring. Raga 2 overs latter snared Latto LBW to put us back in control.
Garry James came on bowling good length with bounce on the artificial surface and was rewarded in his 6th over with a good catch by Garry Winney in the outfield. 4-61 off 22 overs. Jim Robson 9aka ‘Jungle’) came on to have his first bowl of the season with Mick McCormick out giving Vicky a ‘beveridge filled’ 50th birthday bash in Bathhurst. (Mick later said it was the worst hangover he had had in many years…and Vicky not much better). Jim eventually found the spot and was unlucky not to get a wicket with his “variation” with the ball flying in the air in all directions.
Garry Winney again struck early with a wicket in his second over with an unusual dismissal when the batter, already standing deep in his crease, went for a late cut shot and smashed all three stumps. Luckily keeper David Wright was wearing a helmet to fend off the fragments. 5-75 off 28 overs.
John Finucane made a cameo with the ball to help us out as we were short on bowlers and almost got a wicket in his first over except for a dropped catch. Greg Brooks and Paul Georgiadis finished the innings coming back on and both getting a wicket in their final over. A bit of lusty hitting by B/K tail enders saw them at 40 overs reach 151 for 7 wickets down which was a reasonable total on a slow outfield.
Peter Rolls and Raga opened our innings and Raga was soon out to a top edged pull shot to mid-on in the second over. 1-3 off 2 overs. Greg Brooks out lbw the next over and we were on the back foot. Enter Jungle and quick running like Goulburn rabbits saw us get back on the front foot. Peter after seven consecutive front foot fours retired at 32*. John Finucane came in and continued the momentum until Jungle was trapped lbw by Nation. 3-59 off 15 overs. Ross Dagleish came in with Nation and Matchett bowling very tight lines with 3 maidens in a row. To Ross’ credit he then pushed for singles to give John the strike, sprinting hard and for this game his pants held firm. Ross the team man tried to force the run rate (as we were behind) and holed out to mid-on to bowler Matchett. 4-70 off 21 overs.
Enter Garry James who took little time to settle in with a boundary off Matchett on his second ball faced. A swash buckling 60 run partnership with John got us back in contention and both retired almost at the same time on the score at 4-134 off 33 overs, James hitting a 6 to get to his 35*. 18 runs off 7 overs required.
Frank Baliotis and Garry Winney kept the score board ticking until Frank holed out. 5 for 143 off 36 overs. 9 runs needed off 4 overs. With three in the shed, Paul Georgiadis and David Wright had to swing the bat and this they did unselfishly to bring back Peter rolls who finished off the run chase with a 6.
Great to get a game of cricket in and a competitive one at that. B/K fine hosts after the game.
The Team was: – Peter Rolls (c) 43*, Sittampalam Ragavan 0, Greg Brooks 0, Jim Robson 23, John Finucane 30*, Ross Dalgleish 5, Garry James 35*, Frank Baliotis 5, Garry Winney 7*, Paul Georgiadis 1, David Wright (w) 0
The Result was: –
Burwood/Ku-ring-gai C.C.: – 7-151 (40 overs)
C.C.N.S.W.: – 7-156 (38.4 overs) (P. Rolls 43*; G. James 35*; J. Finucane 30*)
By 3 wickets
FoW: – 1- 3 (S. Ragavan); 2- 4 (G. Brooks); 3-59 (J. Robson); 4-70 (R. Dalgleish); 5-137 (F. Baliotis); 6-143 (P. Georgiadis); 7-143 (D. Wright).
The Bowling was: –: G. Brooks 7-2-20-2; P. Georgiadis 7-1-27-1; S. Ragavan 7-1-22-2; G. James 7-1-15-1; J. Robson 4-0-20-0; G. Winney 6-0-29-1; J. Finucane 2-0-17-0
The Fielding was: –
Stumpings: – Nil
Catches: – One to each of J. Finucane, S. Ragavan and G. Winney
Run outs: – Nil
Player points (awarded by umpire): – 3 points to G. James; 2 points to P. Rolls; one point to J. Finucane
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