SOCIAL GAME: CCNSW vs ‘RAGA’ INVITATION XI AT CAMPERDOWN OVAL. CAMPERDOWN , ON WEDNESDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2023: REPORT BY PETER ROLLS
An English style 21 deg C and a firm, dry wicket.
Dr Ragavan Sittampalam (“Raga’) won the toss and elected to bat.
Rules for batters was retire at 30 balls (with no runs limit which was a big mistake!) and max 5 overs per bowler and one ball allowed down leg side per over (with second ruled a wide). 40 overs per side.
Raga’s XI Innings:
Raga had more ring-ins than Ringling Brothers. He was determined to break the deadlock of 2 games a piece on the shield to his favour.
Kim Taylor, all the way from Bathurst and in his first appearance for Raga’s team, opened and received the first two balls unusually loose from Greg Brooks as a welcome gift for 2 boundaries, then Greg’s next 4 overs only went for 11 including the wicket of Neville for 0, the other opener, caught well by David Craig at mid off.
Taylor reached 32 runs for his 30 balls (and recycled later to get 37). Upul Dangalle. was caught at mid wicket by Peter for 20 off David Craig who had them tied up better than an S&M worker which included the prize wicket of Gary Whittaker for 6 hitting on to his stumps.
Kesara de Costa (0) got a tickle off David Craig caught behind by keeper Malcolm Freame which was a pleasure for him after so much stretching/diving to leg side deliveries by Joe Scarcella. Uncharacteristic for Joe’s normal impeccable line and length and he claimed it must have been something he ate the night before…perhaps a lentil soup to be that lax???
Matt Brennan came in with gay abandon for a quick fire 51 from 30 balls. To David Glen’s credit he kept them pitched up but Matt kept pitching them to and over the short boundary fence. Brennan recycled and continued his onslaught for a huge 73 but then was caught unawares bowled by a good ball by Michael Carman (alias Opera) after some variety of lengths. Including one ball that bounced twice before hitting Raga’s stumps. Unlucky for Raga that the second bounce was between the crease and stumps so judged a fair delivery and Raga therefore out.
Michael McCarron and Cuthbert Berenger batted sensibly against the swift and accurate bowling of Stuart Ridge and the other end nagging length bowling of John Jackson (alias ‘Jacko)’. Both retiring for 7 and 26 respectively after 30 balls. (McCarron recycled to end with 17 not out).
After a hiatus Garry Winney came into the match saying he had not played for a while but showed his many years of experience and bowled Wasantha Hettiarrchchi (‘Wasa’) for 7 with good flight. Gowri Palan at number 11 showed his class, assisting Taylor, Brennan and McCarron when they recycled to be not out 13.
An imposing target was set of 8-266.
An event to enjoy our senior years especially with our Sri Lankans friends who don’t get to experience turf too often and for all to participate. We mixed it up to our normal games at Vintage on Sundays with Stuart Ridge opening the innings with Frank Baliotis. They survived the first two overs from Raga and McCarron but in Raga’s second over he slipped through Ridge’s defences bowling him for 3. Baliotis retired on 13 after his 30 balls (and when recycled later didn’t add to his score).
Peter Rolls and Joe Scarcella kept the score board ticking along until Scarcella (facing) had a seniors moment and called for a single after his nice straight drive hit the bowlers end stumps and deflected straight to mid off while Rolls went back into his crease to avoid a run out if Brennan the bowler had touched the ball on the way through. Rolls not seeing where the ball had deflected too, blindly responded and with keeper Taylor whipping off the bails, was run out by a metre for 19.
Brooks started promising with a boundary but was departed soon after stumped by Taylor off Brennan. Scarcella went aerial, caught for 18 off Gowri Palan. David Craig followed Joes lead for same outcome for 7. David Glen showed some fight retiring for 13 off his 30 balls. Carman didn’t last the first act out LBW to de Costa for 1. John Jackson ran some quick single for a 70 year old and showed the “young’uns” how to be selective retiring after his 30 balls for 15. Malcolm Freame was bowled for 4 by another 70 year old in Cuthbert Berenger who bowled an impeccable line and length.
Garry Winney was looking good with a couple of boundaries until caught off Upul Dangalle for 11. David Glen and Jackson recycled to keep pushing and enjoyed taking 5 runs off wicket keeper turned bowler Kim Taylor for his only over until Glen holed out to Neville Emerson with an easy catch at point off Dangalle in the second last over for 21. Jackson unbeaten on 17*. A good job that Kim Taylor didn’t get the last wicket otherwise the news would have been echoed from Sydney to Bathurst from the Blue Mountains.
After the game, the beer, wine and soft drinks still went down well with plenty of what ifs!!!
Thanks to Raga for supplying the tasty bbq chicken and bread rolls and fruit delights with more bananas than Taronga Zoo.
The Result was: –
Raga Invitation XI: – 8-266 (40 0vers) (NB Inc 53 extras)
C.C.N.S.W.: – 10-127 (38 Overs)
By 139 runs
Raga’s XI Fielding was: –
Stumpings: – One to K. Taylor (w)
Catches: – One to N. Emerson, three to anonymous
Run outs: – One to K. Taylor.
The CCNSW Fielding was: –
Stumpings: – Nil
Catches: – One to M. Freame (w) and one to each of D. Craig and P. Rolls
Run outs: – Nil
Raga’s XI Batting: Kim Taylor 37 (wk/1), Neville Emerson 0, Upul Dangalle 20, Gary Whittaker 6 (wk/2), Kesara De Costa 0, Matt Brennan 73, Michael McCarron 17*, Cuthbert Berenger 26*, Sittampalam Ragavan (c) 18, Wasantha Hettiarachchi 7, Gowri Palan 13*.
FoWs: – 1-23 (N. Emerson), 2-70 (G. Whittaker), 2-70 (K. De Costa), 4-188 (U. Dangalle), 5-200 (S. Ragavan), 6-210 (W. Hettiarrchchi), 7-216 (K. Taylor), 8-251 (M. Brennan).
CCNSW Bowling was: G. Brooks 5-1-19-1; J. Scarcella 5-0-40-0; D. Craig 5-0-20-3; D. Glen 5-0-52-0; J. Jackson 5-2-14-0, S. Ridge 5-0-23-0, G. Winney 5-0-41-1, M. Carman 5-0-32-3
CCNSW XI Batting: Stuart Ridge 3, Frank Baliotis 13, Peter Rolls (c) 19, Joe Scarcella 18, Greg Brooks 6, David Craig 7, David Glen 21, Michael Carman 1 , John Jackson 17*, Malcolm Freame (w) 4, Garry Winney 11.
FoWs: – 1-6 (S. Ridge), 2-52 (P. Rolls), 3-62 (G. Brooks), 4-64 (J. Scarcella), 5-69 (D. Craig), 6-78 (M. Carman), 7-105 (M. Freame), 8-106 (F. Baliotis), 9-118 (G. Winney), 10-127 (D. Glen)
Raga’s XI Bowling was: –: S. Ragavan 4-0-13-1, M. Mc Carron 5-1-11-0, M. Brennan 3-0-20-1, G. Palan 5-1-18-2, K. De Costa 5-1-14-1, W. Hettiarrchchi 2-0-5-0, N. Emerson 5-1-9-0, C. Berenger 5-1-11-1, U. Dangalle 4-0-6-3.
LAST MAN STANDS T20 8-A-SIDE EAST SYDNEY DIVISION TWO ROUND 1 v O’SULLIVAN ROADMEN AT MP 6, ROBERTSON ROAD, MOORE PARK ON WEDNESDAY 1 NOVEMBER: REPORT BY WILL JACOBS
Our first game of the season started at Moore Park 6, as C.C.N.S.W. faced O’Sullivan Roadmen. Winning the toss, C.C.N.S.W. chose to field first. The weather conditions were pretty good, but it threatened to get gloomy.
Our opposition put up a strong batting performance, scoring a total of 206 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in their 20 overs. We faced a challenging run chase and the clouds started to take over, it became very dark before long!
In response we managed to score 119 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs. Our opposition used the conditions and bowled well making it tough for the batters to find their rhythm and timing, Craig Fordham and Nicholas Kochanowicz had a solid partnership at the end but O’Sullivan Roadmen’s bowlers proved effective, ensuring their team’s 87-run victory.
Our guys dusted off the cobwebs and displayed good enthusiasm, setting the stage for an exciting season ahead in division 2.
The Team was: Rod Shone 24, Geoff Whitehead 9, Scott Williams 1, Asfand Uppal 30, Craig Fordham, 27* Nicholas Kochanowicz 21*, Joshua Heldarskard dnb , William Jacobs, dnb (c ) and (w)
The Result was: –
O’Sullivan Roadmen: – 3-206 (20 Overs)
C.C.N.S.W.: 4-119 (20 Overs)
By 87 runs
The Bowling was: N. Kochanowicz 4-0-45-0; C. Fordham 4-0-32-1; J. Heldarskard 4-0-36-0 ; S. Williams 4-0-44-2; A. Uppal 2-0-26-0; R. Shone 2-0-22-0
The Fielding was: –
Stumpings: – Nil
Catches: – one to W. Jacobs (w)
Run outs: – Nil
Player points (awarded by captain): 3 points to C. Fordham; 2 points to R. Shone; one point to N. Kochanowicz
SOCIAL GAME v VICTORIA BARRACKS XI FOR THE BARRACKERS’ CUP AT KENSINGTON OVAL, KENSINGTON ON THURSDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2020
This game had been rearranged because of rain the previous week but despite the weather now being perfect, neither side could raise a full team at a week’s notice. so it was cancelled.
The date for the second fixture this season for the ‘Barrackers’ Cup’ is Thursday February 29.
JACK PACE ROUND 2: CCNSW vs OLD CRANBROOKIANS AT DANGAR FIELD, ROSE BAY ON SUNDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2023
Cancelled by rain
CLASSICS ROUND 3: CCNSW vs ROSEVILLE AT ROSEVILLE CHASE OVAL. EAST LINDFIELD , ON SUNDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2023:
Cancelled by rain
VINTAGE ROUND 3: CCNSW vs LINDFIELD AT CAMPERDOWN OVAL. CAMPERDOWN , ON SUNDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2023
Cancelled by rain