C.C.N.S.W. MATCH  REPORTS LMS WINTER 2022

3 JULY -21 AUGUST: – 7 FIXTURES

(1) PREMATURE WICKET TAKERS AND (2) TWELFTH MAN AND  (3) MARVELLOUS MARKHORS AND (4) TWELTH MAN AND (5) PREMATURE WICKET TAKERS AND  (6) RANDWICK GOLD VIII’ AND (7) SEMI FINAL v PREMATURE WICKET TAKERS

LMS T20 (8-a-SIDE) EASTERN SYDNEY SUNDAY DIVISION 4  ROUND 2 v ‘PREMATURE WICKET TAKERS’ AT MP8 ROBERTSON ROAD, MOORE PARK ON SUNDAY 3 JULY 2022 

Cancelled by rain

LMS T20 (8-a-SIDE) EASTERN SYDNEY SUNDAY DIVISION 4  ROUND 8 v ‘TWELFTH MAN’ AT MP7 ROBERTSON ROAD, MOORE PARK ON SUNDAY 10 JULY 2022:

Cancelled by rain

LMS T20 (8-a-SIDE) EASTERN SYDNEY SUNDAY DIVISION 4  ROUND 9 v ‘MARVELLOUS MARKHORS’ AT MP8 ROBERTSON ROAD, MOORE PARK ON SUNDAY 17 JULY 2022: REPORT BY JIM HADLEY

A late injury left us with 7 men for the fixture and the general view was to bowl first then design a run chase. Toby Forbes 4-0-31 and David Craig 4-0-38 did a great job with the new ball, supported by Joel Uddstrom 3-1-25, Jonathan Seifman 3-1-30 and James Bonkowski hitting a good line with  2-0-13. Williams took the keeping gloves off to provide cheap late overs 2-0-16 and the Marvellous Markhors finished with 2-179 after their 20 overs.

Bonkowski 50* and Forbes 32 got us off to a perfect start against their best bowlers maintaining the required run rate and on their departure we had good reason to be confident that we had their total under control. Scott Williams 52* hit some searing 6s over midwicket with Uddstrom providing an exciting 40* off 19 balls. Seifman sealed the win with 2 boundaries off 3 balls and we got home with an over to spare.   .   

The Team was (playing 7): – James Bonkowski 50*, Toby Forbes 32, Scott Williams (w) 52*, Joel Uddstrom 40*, Jonathan Seifman 6*, David Craig dnb, Jim Hadley (c) dnb

The Result was:-

Marvellous Markhors: – 2-179 (20 overs)

Lost to

CCNSW: – 1-180 (19 overs) (S. Williams 52*; J. Bonkowski 50*; J. Uddstrom 40*)

By 7 wickets.

The Bowling was: – D. Craig 4-0-38-0; T. Forbes 4-0-31-0; J. Uddstrom 3-0-25-1; J. Seifman 3-0-30-1; J. Bonkowski 2-0-13-0; J. Hadley 2-0-21-0; S. Williams 2-0-16-0.

The Fielding was:-

Stumpings: – Nil

Catches: – One to T. Forbes

Run outs: – Nil

Player points (awarded by captain): – 3 points to J. Uddstrom; 2 points to S Williams. ; One point to J. Bonkowski

LMS T20 (8-a-SIDE) EASTERN SYDNEY SUNDAY DIVISION 4  ROUND 3 v ‘TWELTH MAN’ AT UPPER KIPAX SASH RANGASWAMY, MOORE PARK ON SUNDAY 24 JULY 2022: REPORT BY DAVID CRAIG

For reasons known only to the mystical organisers of LMS, we rocked up to Moore Park at 8.30am on a Sunday to play some cricket. Unfortunately, half of our opposition seemed to have missed the memo, with only four of their players showing up. Ever the gentleman and keen to make a game of it, our skipper Jim Hadley offered the following concessions: a) allowed them to bat first, b) allowed their players to bat twice each if needed, c) reversed our batting and bowling orders, d) loaned them two substitute fielders, and e) allowed them to bowl more than 4 overs each. Never let it be said that Sunday Div 4 LMS is not some serious cricket!

By agreement, the ‘Twelth Man’ team took to the crease first, and faced some serious heat (yeah, nah) from Peter Rolls and James “Bonkers” Bonkowski. They were in early trouble on run-rate before both openers coughed up skyers against Rollsy, catches safely taken by Bonkers and Rollsy himself. While they never really got going, a few big hits late in the innings lifted them to a respectable but not particularly challenging 3-128 at the break.

With Jim Hadley and Matt Leong generously covering some of the gaps in the field for them, our openers Peter Rolls and Beris Zanetich steadily built a partnership that took us halfway there before their “gun” player bowled Rollsy for 31. Dave Craig joined Beris and moved the score along in typical fashion before coming to grief in an over horribilis against their keeper (literally) chucking down gentle offies – five wild swipes, zero bat on ball, stumping and LBW chances, ending with the castle disturbed and a rare wicket maiden in LMS. Ignominy indeed. The good news was this brought Bonkoski to the crease who, with some trademark blows and busy running, brought up the victory with a huge six with 3 balls to spare. A great effort considering he had a broken hand from a nasty bouncer early in his innings.

Mission accomplished – made a game of it and took the points. Well done, skipper.

The Team was (playing 7): – Peter Rolls 31, Beris Zanetich 48*, David Craig 14, James Bonkowski 28*, Matthew Leong dnb, Joel Uddstrom dnb and Jim Hadley (c) dnb

The Result was:-

Twelfth Man: – 3-128 (20 overs)

Lost to

CCNSW: – 2-129 (19.2overs) (B. Zanetich 48*; P. Rolls 31)

By 6 wickets.

The Bowling was: – P. Rolls 4-0-18-2; J. Bonkowski 4-0-23-0; D. Craig 4-0-20-0; M. Leong 4-0-22-0; J. Uddstrom 3-0-20-1; B. Zanetich 1-0-17-0

The Fielding was:-

Stumpings: – Nil

Catches: – One to each of J. Bonkowski, D. Craig and P. Rolls

Run outs: – Nil

Player points (awarded by captain): – 3 points to; 2 points to; One point to

LMS T20 (8-a-SIDE) EASTERN SYDNEY SUNDAY DIVISION 4  ROUND 7  v ‘PREMATURE WICKET TAKERS’ AT MP8, ROBERTSON ROAD , MOORE PARK ON SUNDAY 31 JULY 2022: REPORT BY DAVID CRAIG

For the second week in a row organisers saw fit to schedule us at 8.30am and we batted first on an oval soaked in dew. Jamie Murtha and Matt Leong opened up, and after a promising boundary early on, Jamie coughed up a catch and Joel Uddstrom came in. Joel was in rare form, adding the lofted cover drive to his favourite cow-corner power, and soon retired with 55* off 27 balls, 5 x 6s and 3 x 4s. Matty Leong at the other end played a steady hand, getting some useful centre wicket practice as he accumulated 45 off 40. Joel’s retirement did not end the fireworks, with his place taken by Scott Williams in a typically aggressive mood. He added another 4 x 6s and a boundary before losing his castle for 34 off just 13 deliveries. Matty Leong was unfortunately caught just before reaching retirement, and Matt Edge and Dave Craig finished off the innings at 3-167with a busy partnership.

The Premature Wicket Takers were busy themselves at the top of the order, until Scott Williams removed their big hitting opener, miscuing one to David Craig at midwicket. His replacement at the crease continued the onslaught while the other opener pushed the singles, and they began to creep up on the target. Wickets to Matt Leong and David Craig, and the retirement of their no. 3 (51* off 27) slowed them down a little, and with 2 overs remaining they needed 23. Time for some crafty leg spin, and yours truly kept the ball outside off to keep them to 6 runs off the 19th over, and leaving 17 to get off the final 5 ball over,, Scott Williams returned to ice the cake. The ‘Premmies’ had other ideas, smacking 4-4-2 off the first 3 balls: 7 to win off 2! Sick of relying on others, Scotty induced a return catch, completed the double play run out, and bowled a dot-ball to finish things off. Cricketers’ Club took the points and remain undefeated for the season after an enjoyable and close game.

The Team was: – James Murtha 6, Matt Leong 45, Joel Uddstrom 55*, Scott Williams 34, Mathew Edge 6, David Craig 18*, Jim Hadley (c) dnb, Beris Zanetich (w) dnb

The Result was:-

CCNSW: – 3-167 (20 overs) (J. Uddstrom 55*; M. Leong 45)

Defeated

Premature Wicket Takers: – 5-161 (20 overs)

By 6 runs.

The Bowling was: – D. Craig 4-0-24-1; J. Uddstrom 4-0-32-0; M. Leong 4-0-41-1; J. Murtha 4-0-22-0; M. Edge 2-0-23-0; S. Williams  2-0-17-2

The Fielding was:-

Stumpings: – Nil

Catches: – One each to D. Craig, J. Hadley and S. Williams

Run outs: – One to S. Williams

Player points (awarded by captain): – 3 points to; 2 points to; One point to

LMS T20 (8-a-SIDE) EASTERN SYDNEY SUNDAY DIVISION 4  ROUND 6   v ‘RANDWICK GOLD VIII’ AT MP, ROBERTSON ROAD , MOORE PARK ON SUNDAY 14 AUGUST 2022

The Result was:-

Randwick Gold VIII

Defeated

CCNSW

By forfeit.

Having won every league round to date and coming first in the League regardless of the result in this game, CCNSW forfeited having apparently encountered difficulties in raising a side partly perhaps because of the City to Surf ‘fun run’, difficulties not apparently suffered by our opposition.

So at the end of the League season prior to the Finals the League Table is as below and CCNSW proceed to play the Premature Wicket Takers in the semi-final next Sunday

LMS SYDNEY DIVI$ION 4 LEAGUE TABLE

TeamPWLDPtsNRRTSBPSBP20%BP
CCNSW10712630.6753    5      6
The Marvellous Markhors1044254-0.0288    8      6
Toey Gamblers10352520.258  8  10
The Premature Wicket Takers    10    4    3    3    48    0.407    0      0      12
Randwick Gold VIII1044248-0.8066  6    4
12th Man1016335-0.51736  8

LMS T20 (8-a-SIDE) EASTERN SYDNEY SUNDAY DIVISION 4  SEMI FINAL   v ‘PREMATURE WICKET TAKERS’ AT MP6 ROBERTSON ROAD , MOORE PARK ON SUNDAY 21 AUGUST 2022: REPORT BY JIM HADLEY

CCNSW lost the toss and was sent in. Matt Leong (6) and Toby Forbes (25) opened and showed they were not going to let any opportunities go, scoring 30 off the first 3 overs. Both departed soon after bringing Charlie Sharpe and Joel Uddstrom to the crease. Uddstrom having not lost his wicket yet this competition , managed to get yorked for 5 bringing Jonathan Seifman and Sharpe together for the best partnership of the season. The umpires LMS scoring app had played up and he was unable to know when our players had reached their 50 retirement score. Seifman (72*) hit some enormous 6s to all parts backed up by the controlled aggression of Sharpe (66*) and CCNSW finished with 3-175 after 20 overs.

Matt Leong and Jim Hadley opened the bowling and after 5 overs the opposition were near the run rate required but importantly for us  had lost their two ‘ring in’ batters who appeared for the first time this winter season in the  competition. Forbes, Seifman and Sharpe bowled tidy spells backed up by our energetic keeper Beris Zanetich to keep the game in check and the Premature Wicket Takers fell 23 short 3-152 off 20 overs.                       

CCNSW into the final next Sunday v the Marvellous Markhors when Jamie Murtha will captain, helped “if needed” by David Craig. 

(Editor’s note:  Unfortunately this was  Jim Hadley LMS swan song.. He has  selected and led the team to the final with masterly captaincy  but won’t be playing in the final as he and his partner Karin need to use the accommodation credits  purchased for the cancelled CCNSW Tasmania tour of last year. Thus he will be leaving “old blighty Sydney” for the sundrenched UK for 2 months

He is also retiring from LMS summer cricket. Any takers  to run our summer LMS side on Wednesday nights?)

The Team was (playing 7): – Toby Forbes 25, Matt Leong 6, Charles Sharpe 66*, Joel Uddstrom 5, Jonathan Seifman 72*, Jim Hadley (c) dnb and Beris Zanetich (w) dnb

The Result was:-

CCNSW: – 3-175 (20 overs) (J. Seifman 72*; C. Sharpe 66*)

Defeated

Premature Wicket Takers: – 3-152 (18.2 overs) (J. Hadley 2-16)

By 23 runs.

The Bowling was: – T. Forbes 4-0-30-0; M. Leong 3.2-0-32-0; J. Hadley 3-0-16-2; J. Seifman 3-0-17-1; C. Sharpe 3-0-23-0, J. Uddstrom 2-0-32-0

The Fielding was:-

Stumpings: – Nil

Catches: – Nil

Run outs: – Nil

Player points (awarded by captain): – 3 points to C. Sharpe; 2 points to J. Seifman; One point to T. Forbes

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