St. Patricks Cricket Club Inc. Albury
Results 2001/2002

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SEMI FINALS
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Round One 20/10/01

First Grade

Vs North Albury. St. Patricks 133 (K. Rayner 42, P. Kersey 15, K. Mansell 15) won by 2 runs, North making 131 in their allotted 40 overs.
The bowling figures:- Cameron Furze 4/27, James Kreutzberger with 2/17, Aaron West 2/24, Heath Naughton 2/26, and 1/25.
A great win and a very exciting finish, with Furzey collecting the last wicket in the final over. Severasl people got home very early after the game, with the sun well and truly up!

Second Grade

Vs North Albury . Debut Captain Kirk Savage won the toss and batted. Mick "Christmas" Carroll led the way with 41 in the total of 111.
Horse Azzi bowled magnificently to get 6/24, backed up well by Sammy MacDonald with 1fer and Peter "Sorbent" Ryan with 3/4. We managed to rout the opposition fairly comprehensively in around 20 overs for 46, with some great catches by Messrs. Savage, Cactus Kreutzberger, Nathan Matsinos and Scooter O'Brien.

Third Grade White

Vs. Tallangatta , a comprehensive win flogging 4/207, with Paul Scannell thwacking 73, Paddy Plummer 50 ret., Jacob Hart32* in their reply to the opposition's 48. The bowling featured Tony "Undulator" Hill's 5/14. Young Paddy controversially was retired at 50, and he is sure to learn from that experience, in the future contracting selective deafness and a large bout of insubordination.

Third Grade Green

Vs. SS&A . Another glorious victory, compiling 5/159, "Strawbs" Awburn smiting 45, and Marcus Green 23. Ash Marsh controlled his devious leg spin well collecting 5/24, and Scotty Goodwin backed him up with 3/15, restricting SS to 134.

Round Two 3/11/01

First Grade

Vs Lavington The rain in recent weeks necessitated another one-dayer. Casey Arendarcikas slashed a cavalier 88 in the pretty good total of 6/252 off the 50 overs. Others to get amongst the runs were Aaron West with 48*, Rowdy Carroll with 42, Kransky Kreutzberger with 33, and Kenny Rayner and Dave Martin 17 and 18 respectively.

Westy backed up when the Panthers batted, collecting 4/35, ably supported by Ken Mansell 2/36 and Heath Naughton with 1/28. This good work, combined with an excellent over from Paul Kersey, restricted the Panthers to 8/190, a win by 62 runs. This is probably the best start to a season by the "ones" for quite a few years.

Second Grade

Vs Lavington Once again, the "2s" struggled with the bat, after Captain Kirk Savage again called correctly and decided to have a quilt. "Christmas" Carroll was again the mainstay, cracking 47. He was assisted by a cameo 20 from "Bigg-Un" Matsinos, enabling a total of 9/124. Superb bowling kept the opposition to 82, with "Sorbent" Savage collecting 3/0, and "Scooter" O'Brien 3/10. Others to bowl well included Adam "Cactus" Kreutzberger and "Horse" Azzi. The only disappointing aspect was the 4 catches that were grassed. Dave Ryan contributed plenty to the fines tin, and we'll drink his health.

Third Grade White

Vs N.Albury Green Bad karma as the lads were kept to 7/171, going down by 7 runs. Jacob Hart made 46, and Mick Cambey 23, which included the biggest sixer ever hit in the whole history of the world as far as the game of Cricket is concerned. It was in danger of giving satellites and other celestial bodies a touch up. "Bradders" Bradbury and Garry Drummond chimed in with 22* and 21 respectively. With the ball Tony "Undulator" Hill collected the Richie Benaud - 2/22.

Third Grade Green

Vs Tallangatta A fruitful trip out to the lovely village of Tallangatta saw the Greens smack 5/209, with "Strawbs" Awburn striking 63*, Rossy Condon 59, and "SOM" O'Donnell 42. The opposition could only manage 6/119. The main destroyer was Pearce B. with 4/24.

Round Three 10/11/01

First Grade

Vs East Albury "After the Lord Mayor cometh the Shit Cart". The ones were bought down to earth with a thud, sucking yucky tasting loser's beer on Saturday night after they were humbled by the opposition to the tune of 62 runs. Casey Arendarcikas top scored in a dismal batting total of 104, making 18. Rowdy Carroll (16), Dan Squires (12), and Furzelburger (13) all got starts but were unable to capitalise.

After compiling 12 batting at number 11, Heath Naughton swung his ample frame into the bowling crease, and collected 4/32, but the total was too small to apply much pressure. Furzey got 1/28, and Kreutzy 1/12. A soul searching week ahead, with some tough games looming.

Second Grade

Vs East Albury In an at times acrimonious atmosphere, the twos continued their somewhat risky ploy of seeing how few runs they can get without actually losing. Only making 122 (Kirk Savage 31, AK47 {Adam Kreutzberger} 27), some tight bowling and fielding restricted East to 8/95. Sam McDonald retained his composure to collect 2/14, assisted by Kruetzy (2fer not many). Horse Azzi bowled well, and was probably unfortunate not to get more than the single wicket he did.

Third Grade White

Vs Lavington They won, but I haven't all the details yet. Mick Cambey snavelled 5/for, but that's all I have until I see the book.

Third Grade Green

Vs North Albury Green Awbo continued his good form, making 61. Chris Simpson contributed 36*, Ross Condon 27, and Nicho 20 in the total of 5/161. Lukey Fliegeltaub bowled well for 2/21, the opposition out for 127. I'll flesh out the details here when I've caught up with some of the chaps. Know more? Email me!

Round Four 17/11/01

First Grade

Vs Tallangatta A badly depleted side, missing Naughton, Furze, Kreutzberger (senior), Rayner, Martin, edged out Tallangatta making 8/123 against 118. "Legend" Mansell struck hard and often to get 4/27, and Casey Arendarcikas collected 3/18. Replacement bowlers "Kirkegaard" Savage, "Private" Ryan and Junior Kreutzberger did their jobs well with 1 each. Kirk backed up with the bat as well, scoring 20*. Other runmakers were Azza West (27), and Danny Squires with 18. It's good to know that the club has such depth, and a character builder not to lose 2 in a row when easy excuses can be made.

Second Grade

Vs Tallangatta A real heartstopper! We made 6/194 on the back of a fine 41 from President Jones, a classic innings containing some magnificent cover drives. He was assisted by Froggy Croker with a patient 34, Paddy Plummer an interesting 25, Jacob Hart 22 and a very smart 34* from Ash Marsh, who had a great partnership with Scooter O'Brien at the end. It was a lot of runs in 40 overs, but Tallangatta were very nearly up to the task, failing by 2 runs as the overs ran out at 5/192. At the 30 over mark, the scores were identical - 124 all, so you can see the quality of the last ten overs. Ashley Marsh bowled, well let's put it this way, a couple of great catches contributed to his 2/25. Wally Cribbes was great with 1/19 off 9, with every one else going for 5 an over. Yours truly had to bowl the last over with 10 runs needed, not a fun job with my heart condition, and not one I'd like to repeat again! The game was played in great spirit, and we look forward to hosting the Bushies in town next round.

One of the funniest things I've seen in a long time was the ball streaking through the covers from Darren Bonser's bat for a certain 4 until it struck a galah, saving 2. Well, we thought it amusing anyway. "Bons" used to play with us, and was the opposition captain, which no doubt contributed to the great spirit in which the game was conducted. Bad luck Tiger!

Third Grade White

Vs Raiders Red Garry Drummond quilted 31, Benny Cameron 25, and "The Undulator" Hill 23 in their score of 147. They kept Raiders to 95 with the evergreen wily fox Mick Cambey routing the opposition with 6/14.

Third Grade Green

Vs Wodonga 1 Not such a good story for the Greens, as they went down with 7/150 to Wodonga's 7/169. Runs were scored by Benny O'Donnell with 37, "Nipper" Furze 28, and "Goochy" Nicholls 21. The main wicket taker was Chris Glennane with 2/18.

Round Five 24/11/01

First Grade

Vs Raiders Rowdy won the toss and decided to have a bat, the total rising to 174. Casey Arendarcikas continued his recent form with 57, Ken Mansell 29, Cameron Furze 32 and Kirk Savage 25. Some good bowling and fielding restricted the opposition to 95, with Kirk cleaning up the tail (3/2), James Kreutzberger starting the rot (2/32) and Westy, Furzey and The Junior Coaching Director (C. Arendarcikas) getting one each.

Second Grade

Vs Raiders A fairly strong side had few worries in disposing of the opposition, especially when Horse Azzi achieved a hat-trick. Sensational! He finished with 4/21, with other wicket takers including Kalashnikov Kreutzberger, Scooter O'Brien, Private Ryan (Ocerous), and Sam McDonald. Dave Martin whacked up 52 as did Paul Kersey, and Jason Croker chimed in with an entertaining exhibition of running 3s in his 23, the team total ending up at 9/182.

Third Grade White

Vs East Albury A superb batting display by Wally Cribbes with 29* was the backbone of the White's innings of 7/124. Garry Drummond top scored with 38. They then restricted East to 82, with Hilly getting 4/13, Chris Willman 3/20, and Mick ("The Gibberer") Cambey 3/29.

Third Grade Green

Vs N. Albury Green A highly entertaining match in the tradition of the thirstys, with the lads restricting North to 9/155, and then quilting 5/165 in their allotted 40 overs. The main wicket taker was Marcus Green with 3 fer. With the bat, Goochy Nicholls flayed 79, Simmo 25, and R. Surridge 22.

Round Six 1/12/01

First Grade

Vs Wodonga A mixed bag, with Wodonga at one stage being 5/51, but recovering to finish on 167. Heath Naughton bowled well for 3/23, Azza West 2/45, Fursey 1/12, and Rowdy Carroll tweaked up 2/31 as the deck broke up into a goat-track. Turf exploding from the pitch from the first ball of the day was a bad omen. Our lads went into bat, and collapsed to 5/32, four wickets falling to spin. Dave Martin remains 18*.

And then..................Dave finished on 81, but unfortunately it was 81 out. He was backed up by Rowdy Carroll with 45, but as no one else was able to contribute, the deficit was 1 run - a heartbreaking result. Wodonga had another bat, and ended up 5/31, with Heath getting 2/3, and Furzey and Ryano one each.

Second Grade

Vs Wodonga A poor batting effort realised only 96, with Paddy Plummer unbeaten on 20, and yours truly crafting 17. We very nearly knocked off the Doggies before they passed us, and there is still a chance for a result our way, as they finished on 9/111. Kirk Savage returned the figures of 3/9, and Horse Azzi also bowled well for a couple.

Well what actually happened was that they ended up with 161, and then we only managed 133 in our second dig (Plummer 20*, Kreutzberger 34, Croker 30). That left Wodonga 69 runs to get in 10 overs. They did it easy, therefore we were outrighted in ignominious fashion. Bugger.

Third Grade White

Vs St Patricks Green The long awaited local derby grudge match clash of the traditional rivals fixture. The honours are with the Whites so far as The Man of Ten Thousand Nicknames, Phil Star cracked 120 in a fine display of guile combined with wanton slogging. He was ably assisted by Special Guest Batsman Karl Jacka with 47 and Mick Cambey with an aggressive 34, as the Whites totalled 9/281. Ash Marsh was the most successful of the Green's bowlers, with 2/46. The stage is set for fireworks next week!

Despite some obscure bluster over rules, Karl Jacka was not able to bowl, but it didn't matter with the Whites getting the Greens out for 125. Awbo batted well for 39, Marshy made 26, and Hilly collected 3/24. The Greens were put back in and ended up with 2/126. In this dig, the Man Who If He's Not Batting Umpires made 64* and Chrissie Glennane 40. Some platitude about trusting one's team mates comes to mind, but this isn't the place.

Third Grade Green

Vs St. Patricks White See above stupid!!

Round Seven 15 and 16/12/01

First Grade

Vs SS&A The sensational idea of some Einstein to play a two-day game over one weekend led to a comprehensive victory for the ones. Rowdy called correctly and batted. The score ended up at 4 dec/311. Rowdy (Dean Carroll) made 100* and was backed up by Dave Martin (60), Paul Kersey (62 - batting under the influence of mind altering substances), and Casey Arendarcikas (42). He was let down pathetically by Aaron West (11) and Danny Squires (17). These blokes may have to pull out the full length mirror and have a good hard look at themselves.

With the ball, H.M.A.S. Naughton (Dreadnaughton) ripped through the opposition top order collecting 3/25, and Azza West sent down some innocuous pies to collect 3/24. SS&A were restricted to 106, and so were politely requested by Rowdy to have another go. This time they fared marginally better, ending up at 5/134. Kenny Mansell grabbed 2/23, and near-MOM Paul Kersey was unlucky to not collect a wicket in his single over. He may have been slightly overbowled. You can tell it's nearly Christmas when this sort of thing happens.

Second Grade

Vs SS&A A real mixed bag for the "Magoos". We lost the toss and fielded, and in customary fashion proceeded to strangle the life out of them until an easy catch was spilled that cost us about 70 runs (see Jacob, I told you I wouldn't dob you in). The total ended up at 196, with Ocerous Ryan bowling jolly well for 5/36 and the Big Horse Azzi 3/49. When we batted, we did it pathetically, amassing just 115, 43* to Luke "Psycho" Drummond, in a welcome return to form. At one stage we were 5/40 odd, and things didn't get much better. When we bowled again we held them to 119, on the back of some quick and hostile work from Sammy McDonald, who got 3/12. We ended up happy but frustrated, which leads me to a story about Snow White and the Seven Dwarves ..............................................................................

Third Grade White

Vs Wodonga 2 The Whites were bought undone to the tune of 31 runs, making 225 to 256. Special Guest Karl Jacka quilted 67, Lt. Col. Willmann 49, Garry Drummond a masterful 32, and Troy Dean 20. The bowling honours were taken by Rofey with 3/31.

Third Grade Green

Vs Lavington Lavington declared at 9/170, Luke Flegeltaub getting 3/32, and Big Ship Burge 3/38. Unfortunately that was enough, as the Greens got to 153. Goochy Nicholls made 45, Chris Simpson 34, and Marcus Green 24. Batting again at 2/65, Ash Marsh made 23.

Mark Awburn fleshes out the game for us..........

"An ignominious defeat at the hands of a (censored) from Lav. Goochy called correctly,and decided to bat. A flying start by Simmo saw us 0/50 odd after 8 overs. It all went to (censored) from there! Some poor shot selection, dubious interpretation of the stumping rule, and a liberal dose of "cocked up" saw us tumble to a poor total of 155. This is the first game for the year that we had an "official" umpire. We thought something was suss when the opening bowler for Lav kept appealing "How's that Dad"?
I think one (libel case avoided) had two siblings playing for the opposition! Along the way, I rolled an ankle, Goochy did his back and Burgy's trouser elastic looked under real pressure. Sunday arvo dawned with most of us taking to the field on wheel chairs. Goochy's back was still ordinary and required some perculiar stretching in between balls. The sight of Pete on all fours, baying at the sun brought a plethora of sordid comments. Most cannot be repeated outside of an all male Turkish sauna in Darlinghurst Rd Kings Cross.
Thanks to some good bowling by Lukey Flegeltaub(German for flying toupe) we were still in it at tea with Lavvie 9 down with still a couple of runs to get. Half - way thru the tea break, the Lav scorer (another libel avoided) I believe informed us that they had in fact passed our total by 10 runs. We batted again with the order reversed. They bowled us out for bugger all in about 1.5 hours. (RUDE WORD IN CAPITALS)!!! Crap way to start the X-mas break, and has put us is doubt for the finals for the first time this century."

Round Eight 5/1/02

First Grade

Vs North Albury. A pumped. Rowdy won the toss and elected to field. Things were going really well at 4/24, and then absolute crap at 5/199. North ended up with 7/258. Buzz Lightyear bowled well for 3/18, and Furzy got 3/33. The batting was a dismal affair, with James Kreutzberger making a welcome return after his car accident, amassing 45. He received limited backup from the others, with Westy making 32 and Furzey 25 as the insipid total of 165 was achieved.
There were apparently various contretemps about slow over rates, the introduction of the Euro, and the price of fish, all of which distracted from the overall spectacle that was the game.

Second Grade

Vs North Albury Somehow, the lads managed to wrest defeat from the jaws of victory. A very strong side (on paper, anyway) could only make 117 chasing a paltry 127. The Return of the Native - The Phantom - was punctuated with him collecting 2/2 and making 29, while the Horse bowled his usual good line for 2/18. Psycho Drummond also made 21.
("The Phantom" refers to Chris Haynes, who had an minor aberration playing for another side but returning home).

Third Grade White

Vs SS&A The Whites had a big win, slogging up 5/303 to the opposition's 7/134. Dave Ryan quilted 82, Scanners 58, Marvellous Michael Cambey 48, and The Man With Ten Thousand Nick Names 28. The last apparently is in hospital in IC after a life-threatening hamstring pulling incident."It only hurts when everybody laughs" Starry was heard to opine.
Hilly snared 4/30 on the bowling side of the ledger.

Third Grade Green

Vs Raiders Red. Won on forfeit. Tough day, but there you have it.

Round Nine 11/1/02

First Grade

Vs Lavington The Firsts returned to the winning circle in comprehensive fashion against the Panthers. Rowdy lost the toss and was inserted. Then he told the chaps they would be having a bat. The total was an excellent 204, with even contributions from Westy (31), Dave Martin (23), Kreutzy (39), and debutante Grant Groves (31).
The bowlers routed (note spelling) Lavington for 118, the innocuous but deadly ripping biting fizzing spitting cobra nude spinners of Cap'n Rowdy damaging them to the tune of 4/19. Furzey got 2/18, Dreadnaughton 1/27, and Westy 1/28.
You can tell that Christmas is an ancient memory, because the underrated P. Kersey failed to be invited to the bowling crease.

Second Grade

Vs Lavington A good win to the Twos also, making 8/184 and keeping Lavington to 7/178. The game was most notable for the return to the field of Kane Arendarcikas for his first game this season after having his embarassing medical problems cured. Make sure he takes his own drink bottle boys, and keep an eye on where his hands have been scratching!!
Anyway, he collected 3/40. On the batting side, Froggy Croker cracked 30, Supercoach Garoni 27, Mini-Me Matsinos 24, and little Adam Kreutzberger 20*

Third Grade White

Vs North Albury Gold Dave Ryan smacked 48, the venerable Bede Hart 38, Scanners 37, and newcomer Beetle Bailey 27 in the total of 9/210. In reply, North made 148, being destroyed by the Hart duopoly - the father and son team collecting 3/22 and 4/24 with their excellent spinning prowess.

Third Grade Green

Vs East Albury The Greens compiled the very respectable total of 5/207, mainly throught the agency of the erudite and articulate Paddy Plummer, who made an excellent 93*. Marcus Green chimed in with 58. The bowling honours were taken by B. Pearce with 4/15, and Thunderbird 3 Brosolo with 3/20. East only managed 8/111 against this soul destroying onslaught.

Round Ten 18/1/02

First Grade

Vs Wodonga Continuing on in their winning rampage, the Firsts easily accounted for the Doggies. A great innings by Chafey West of 94* was the backbone of their total of 205 for 7. Rowdy Carroll chimed in with 22, Dave Martin 17, and Junior Coach of the New Millenium Casey Arendarcikas 14. No doubt he will be able to analyse his game to remove any weaknesses in style that may be reducing his consistency. No doubt.
Heath Naughton destroyed Wodonga's top order, taking the first 3 poles to leave them at 3/6 early on. He finished with 4/34, Kirk Savage 2/20, Furzey 1/16, Casey 1/8, and Cap'n Rowdy 1/19. They never recovered, making only 152.
By some travesty of natural justice, P. Kersey was yet again not deemed worthy of a bowl, even though he provided a fine example of desperation (exasperation?) in his ground fielding.
This game was the last outing for Kenneth G. Rayner, who left for browner sandier shores (Saudi Arabia) for 12 months.Suck eggs.

Second Grade

Vs Wodonga The Twos made 9/135 on a track capable of doubling for the Tora Bora caves, and kept Wodonga to 122. Chief among the run scorers was once again Froggy Croker, who tamed the bowling and the track, making 36.
The disciplined bowling attack was lead by Kenny Mansell with 3/22, and skipper Horse Azzi with 3/32.

Third Grade White

Vs Wodonga Raiders The Whites attained the impressive total of 7/349, lead by the evergreen Paul Scannell with 97. Big Vince Jones caressed 56, Beetle Bailey 43, Dave Ryan 40, Jacob Hart 36, and Mick Cambey 22 in the huge score.
Troy Dean and The Undulator (A. Hill) wrecked the Raiders, collecting 3/5 and 3/42 respectively, and the Raiders could only manage 112.

Third Grade Green

Vs Wodonga Two Batting first for 8/190, the Greens kept the opposition to 9/180 odd. The results in the local rag may be inaccurate, as there was some contretemps with the score sheet completion. Marcus Green swatted 34, Humper Simpson 33, and Gerard O'Brien 30.
The bowling honours went to Benny Cameron, who collected 3/56, including a magnificent c&b at a crucial stage of the match.

Round Eleven 25/1/02

First Grade

Vs SS&A An easy win that didn't overly extend the chaps, although some cavalier batting saw a small collapse in the middle order just after the opposition score was passed. Kane Arendarcikas took 4/18 in the paltry total of 54, and he was assisted by younger brother Casey (1/1), (Aaron West (2/9), Kirk Savage (1/3), and Furzey (2/12). Naughto got carved, bowling 10 overs for 9 runs. He will take years to recover from the mental scarring.
It was good to see Kane return after his knee reconstruction, especially with such good results.
With the bat, Phantom Haynes top scored with a typically breezy 37. Casey backed up with the bat for 32, Kirk made 20, Dean Carroll 29, Paul Kersey 18, and Heath a swashbuckling 14* at the end, including the caressing of a couple of zacs.
Apparently, P. Kersey was not considered at any stage of the day as an alternative to Naughto. I just can't see why. At least the batsmen will play at him. Rather!!

Second Grade

Vs SS&A The Magoos had an exciting day, which was probably quite unnecessary. Captain Horse won the toss, and after a couple of quick wickets, things looked rosy. A rally saw SS to 2/100 odd, but Legend Mansell had other ideas. He routed the opposition, returning the figures of 7/19 with his medium pacers, and they only ended up with 114.
Even though the run chase was small, we nearly managed to bugger it up. Just as blokes looked to be collaring the bowling, they found ways to get themselves out. We were 9/105 at the start of the last over, but Peter Ryan and Sammy McDonald saw us over the line as we totalled 9/120. Top scorer was Marty Garoni with 20.

Third Grade White

Vs Wodonga One Garry Drummond quilted a magnificent 61 to be the mainstay of the White's total of 7/207. Others to make runs included Mick Cambey (36), Jack Robinson (24), Scanners (22), and Bede Hart (20*).
Some mesmerising tweaking from Mick Cambey and Jacob Hart caused Wodonga to gibber and only reach 115. Their figures were 3/6 and 3/27 respectively.

And from a special correspondent who shall remain anonymous, but whose name rhymes with Jincent Vones :-

"Bede won the toss and we batted, though it would have been better to field in the cooler part of the day, but the captain knows best, and it did become cooler while we were fielding later on. MC & Robbo got us off to a good start, Robbo became tired and was run out. Dave Ryan started to hit the ball well, too well in fact, straight to the fielders. GD played the anchor roll and made a fine 61, and VJ was run out in cold blood (his own).
Scanners made the call of the day, when he straight drove the ball to long on and called GD for a run. As they took off he made the call of "Yeah one in it, it's safe", and the fielder made thirty meters and caught it.
The steal of the day goes to Troy Dean. When batting at the end of the innings, he hit one to a fielder and called for a single. They then got an overthrow, and while the opposition were going off at one another they took another run.
We finished with a fine 207 from the 40 overs.
With Hilly away we used our trump card, Bede, from the start. This was a shock to all and sundry as he came in with the new ball to find the keeper up to the stumps, and it had the correct effect on all.
Wickets started to fall at the other end, a couple of classic catches during the match. By the way, it's a long time since any third grade team went through the day without dropping a catch.
GD at gully has had the ball hit off the middle of the bat straight at him, plucked the catch, and proceeded to slip the ball in to his pocket a-la the TV add for the "classic catches".
Bede tried to buy the last couple of wickets and bought on Ryano with his "leg spin". Bull Macklan decided he would play a reverse sweep, played it very well right off the middle of the bat, but the only problem was we that had Cribby fielding at gully/short fine leg. Straight into his hands. HA!! "The Claw" (Robbo) (Surely he means "The Craw!! - ed.) finished the game with three catches as well.
The move of the day goes to Captain Bede. As we all know the day was very warm and everybody was looking to field in the shade out in the deep, Bede decided to shift himself out there. Robbo's father was on the boundary looking after drinks for us.
Bede was having one when Ryano was bowling, and consequently a ball was played out to where Bede was supposed to be fielding, but alas who had shifted to the shade and was found having a drink while the ball was going his way?
All in all, an excellent win for the White as we rolled them for 115, thus taking us to the top of the ladder at the moment."

Third Grade Green

Vs Wodonga Raiders Another good win, the Greens rolling Raiders for 106, and then whacking 6/257. The wickets were snared by Pearcey with 6/26, and Trout Salmon with 2/17.
Mark Awburn slashed 79, Marcus Green 48, Paddy Plummer 14, and the returned from Northern America Scooter O'Brien 32.
Scooter enjoyed the heat after the chill of Canada, although he looked a bit pale when I saw him! And he didn't know it was Wayne Gretschtsky's (sp?) birthday on Saturday. Some ice hockey fan!

Round Twelve 2/2/02-9/2/02

First Grade

Vs Tallangatta A magnificent 140 from Casey Arendarcikas was the mainstay of an imposing total of 301 on the as-usual batsman friendly Bushies deck. Casey was dropped several times, but made the fielding side pay for some relatively easy misses. According to all reports, Casey has "stepped up".
Others to get amongst the runs were Paul Kersey (34), Kane Arendarcikas (31), Dean Carroll (30), and Aaron West (27).
The Bushies' run chase started disastrously in the evening as Furzey removed one of the openers for a duck, leaving the opposition 1/3 at the end of the first day.
When play resumed the wickets tumbled steadily, and the bowlers restricted Tallangatta to a mediocre 144. Wicket takers were Heath with 1/19, Furzey 3/34, Kirk Savage 2/14, Westy 2/38, and Kane with 2/30.
Regular readers of this page will notice that P. Kersey was not asked to bowl by Rowdy, yet again. Is this some sort of sad prejudice????
The lads had another bat intent on smacking up some quick runs, and ended a fruitful game at 5/109, with David Martin on 26, Casey on 29, Kreutzy 17, and non-bowler Paul Kersey 13*.

Second Grade

Vs Tallangatta The game was noteable for some extremely slow batting by both sides, which was a function of some good bowling and a deck slightly on the slow side. Tallangatta made 135 in the first innings (off 66 overs), with Cactus Kreutzberger getting a Michelle (5/18). in a polished display of the leg spin art. We ended the day at 1/20, off about 17 overs.
After we raced to 5/150 dec. off about 80 overs, Tallangatta had another bat. Our run scorers included a fine knock from Jai Harrington (45), and a patient Scooter O'Brien (25). The second Tallangatta innings saw them reach a total of 3/68, big Horse Azzi getting 2/12.
An unfortunate incident occurred towards the end of the day when Horse suffered a terrible lapse of judjement and gave Luke Drummond a bowl. Unfortunately this resulted in him claiming a wicket, as he bowled the opposition captain. I see repercussions from this act, none of them pleasant.

Third Grade White

Vs Tallangatta The Whites gave their opponents a bend over pants down no complaints ruthless uncaring thrashing. And that was only the cricket!
They rolled Tallangatta for 84, in which the mercurial Mick Cambey tweaked up 4/23.
They then rattled up 4/132 at the end of the first day,with Rofey and VJ being undefeated on 50*.
The total climbed to 5/234 dec. with Rofey getting to 69, and Scanners 27*.
VJ ended up at 109*. With two balls to go he was 97, and knowing that the innings was to close, he quilted 2 zacs one after the other consecutively in a row..
The big job on the day however, was done on the hapless batsmen by Wally Cribbes, who wreaked havoc to finish with 8/10, as Tallangatta were rolled for only 26.

Third Grade Green

Vs SS&A An interesting tussle to say the least, and controversy reigns.
At the end of the first day, SS&A were out for 244, Eddie Brosolo toiling away to collect 3/60.
The fortunes of the Greens ebbed and flowed throughout the second day. Allegedly there had been some (one in particular) dubious umpiring decisions. It takes a brave man to gve a team mate out, but these things are generally blown out of proportion!!They collapsed to be 5/90
But then partnerships were formed, and the blowtorch was applied to the bellies of the opposition bowlers and fieldsman.
Depending on which team's scorebook, and which part of the scorebook you read, both sides won, their was a tie, a draw, or a precis of a new national immigration policy.
It has been mutually agreed by the two Captains to refer the matter to a higher authority for clarification. I was unaware that there is a higher authority than Goochy, but there you go.
The result will appear here after arbitration. (LATER) We ended up losing by one run, after every ball in the book was accounted for.

Round Thirteen 16/2/02-23/2/02

First Grade

Vs East Albury The first day was slightly rain affected after a storm on Friday evening, and there were a couple of soft spots on the Murrayfield deck, necessitating a late start. A fired up Heath Naughton was able to get a couple of poles early. The wickets were spread around all the bowlers. I say that now mainly because I can't remember who got what, and I can't find my records! Anyway, East were held to only 129, but at stumps, we were 2/17ish, with Rowdy and Marto at the crease.

Rowdy went on to top score with 41, in our reply of 135, so it was a near run thing. Kirk Savage played a valuable role late in the innings with Aristos Matsinos to see us over the line. He made 13, Kerse 16, Marto 13, Kreutzy 12, and Kane 11. So many starts, so little result.

When East batted again, they ended up at 3/47, with Rowdy having an epiphany, and finally bowling "The Destroyer" Paul Kersey. His excellent figures were 1/0/1/7. Naughto and Casey got the other two, but they were lucky ones, and displayed none of the consummate skill involved in Kerse's over.

Second Grade

Vs East Albury This game was also affected by the rain, and as no play started prior to 4pm, under the rules was played as a 1-dayer. Someone had written a very rude word in a soft part of the wicket as well, which caused Heath to be very focussed in his match. How anyone could think that not playing on that day would have benefitted our blokes should look up paranoia in the dictionary.

Horse won the toss and bowled (duh!). The Crows could only manage 79, the chief wicket taker being Ken Mansell with 5/19. There was some excellent catching by the big Horse, and also by Jai Harris.

Phantom Haynes top scored as the total rattled along to 135. Jason Croker made a patient 26, Christmas Carroll 29, and Beetle Bailey touched up the bowlers to the tune of 26 - quickly.

Third Grade White

Vs North Albury Green At a slow Glen Park, the Whites showed a fair bit of character to roll their opponents by 8 runs. The score in the first innings was 9/157, but it was probably worth 40 or so more in the conditions. In the event, they were able to roll the Greens for 149, with Wally Cribbes taking 3/30 and Hilly 3/39.

When they batted again, Whites totalled 5/96, Dave Ryan clouting 26.

Third Grade Green

Vs Tallangatta The Greens needed a big win to have ahope of participating in the finals. They won, but are looking for miracles of biblical proportions if they are to get into any March action.

Tallangatta won the toss and batted, making 79, with Scooter O'Brien getting 4/17, and Chuck 2/4 off 10. The score was passed by the end of the first day, being 5/170-odd overnight. Unfortunately, brains were left in kit bags and the total ended up at 203, when it should have been a fair few more.

Tallangatta batted very well when they went back in, ending up at 6/207.

Round Fourteen 2/3/02-9/3/02

First Grade

Vs Wodonga Raiders A fine effort (except his last over, which was carved for 8 runs) by Heath Naughton (4/11), in conjunction with Kane (2/0) and Casey Arendarcikas (2/17) saw the Raiders rolled for just 61. Others to takewickets were Cameron Furze (1/15) and Kirk Savage (1/11).
Westy opened in aggressive fashion, and clouted 2 zacs in his 40. David Martin grafted 33, and Dean Carroll (43*)and James Kreutzberger (8*) remain at the crease at the rnd of the first day's play.
Westy put one of his sixes about 30 metres onto the number 2 oval, and the other entered the canteen window, bouncing up into the flouro and smashing it, showering glass all over the occupants.
He didn't care.

The lads ended up making 318, getting some valuable time in the middle before the finals next week. Deano ended up on 45, Kreutzy 69, and Phantom made 70.
Two wickets to Naughto in the first over heralded a collapse, but the Raiders held on to be 3/75 at stumps, Phantom getting the other pole.

Second Grade

Vs Wodonga Raiders The "Magoos" are also in the box seat. Horse won the toss and surprisingly invited the opposition to bat. His philosophy is that he considers the conditions, the makeup of the opposition team, the makeup of his team, thinks long and hard, and then bowls regardless.
As usual, his decision bore fruit, and they dismissed the Raiders for 101. Sam McDonald used the conditions well snaring 4/23, and surprise bowler Jai Harrington collected a sensational 3/2. Paul Kersey is rated by the Horse as a bowler, and was duly given a tweak, but failed to impress in this role at this level. He will adapt.
With the bat, Jason Croker remains 66*, and Kerse is 30*. The total so far is 2/172. Marty Garoni quilted up 27, and Kenny Mansell 23.

Froggy went on to make a fine 122, with Jai ending up on 54, Psycho Drummond 53, and Kerse 31. This helped make up the imposing total of 7/400.
The chaps had another trundle, savaging Raiders who ended up at 6/57, with Sammy McDonald getting another 4 wickets, this time for only 11.

Third Grade White

Vs Lavington The Whites have also won on first innings, rolling Lavington for only 52. Chris Willmann had a day out, his figures reading 5/27. Wally Cribbes backed him up with 3/21.
With the bat, Dave Ryan has slapped 41, and Geoff Robinson 25 in their reply of 7/131.

The chaps declared at the above total, and then got Lavvy out for 125, by using the secret weapon "Aristos Jones, Surprise Bowler". He toyed with the opposition batsmen, and snared 3/16. Bede Hart backed him up with 3/40. The Whites were required to chase 20-odd runs for an outright victory, and scored these runs for the loss of three wickets.

Third Grade Green

Vs North Albury Gold The Greens are struggling to make the finals, and in the search for points need to rely on some luck. They made their own luck on Saturday though, hitting up 7/328 so far in reply to only 84. Marcus Green batted magnificently for 141, with Goochy 72, and a there was a very entertaining 37 from Chris Simpson late in the day. At one stage he went from 1 to 23 in 4 balls - 4,6,6,6!
With the ball, Chuck collected 6/25 (inc. hat-trick), and Scooter O'Brien got 2/bugger all.

The Greens declared at their overnight total, and then wrapped up the Hoppers for 77 by two-fitty p.m. which allowed for an extended watching of the Ones on the adjoining Number One ground over a cooling ale or 7.
Chuck - 7/32 - and Scooter O'Brien and Stalk Goodwin with "1 fer" were the other wicket takers.
Scooter went into the record books, being the last senior cricketer to take a wicket on Aquinas (Xavier) Number 2

Semi Finals 16/3/02-17/3/02

First Grade

Vs Lavington. Where do I start? An ignominious end to a promising season. Despite accounting for the Panthers twice during the season, when it really counted not enough players were prepared to put their hand up and be accountable. At one stage, we were 5/15!
Rowdy (37), and Cameron Furze (40) had a dip, the only other players in double figures being Kirk (20) and Kane (14). The total was only 137 from 60 overs. It was never going to be enough runs to really allow the bowlers to pressure the opposition batsmen.
With the ball, Furzey collected 2/22, Heath 1/44, Westy 1/21, and Casey 1/19.
The Panthers passed our score 5 wickets down.
Loser's piss.

Second Grade

Vs East Albury. The Big Horse again won the toss, his 576th in a row. Surprisingly, he elected to bat.
A fair few of the chaps contributed to build the not unformidable total of 7/197. Froggy Croker made 15, Mick Carroll 26, Jai Harrington 28, Cactus Kreutzberger 34*, and Psycho Drummond a fine 70. The partnership between the last two named was particularly entertaining and commanding.
Horse Azzi led from the front with the ball, snaring a magnificent 7/40. Kenny Mansell got 2/29, and Marty Garoni 1/12. East could only manage 126.
The GF will be against North Albury at Murrayfield.

Third Grade White

Vs SS&A SS won the toss and batted, and at one stage were 4/121, and a big target looked in the offing. They lost the next 6 wickets for 58 to end up with 179. This was through the agency of Wally Cribbes (5/17), and Chris Willmann (5/44).
Things looked a little tight with the bat at 5/123, but the wily and experienced pair of Paul Scannell (51*) and the venerable Bede Hart (25), saw the score past the opposition total. Others to figure with the bat were Vince Jones 35, Garry Drummond 26, and Dave Ryan 24.
The GF is against Wodonga Maroon at Norieul Park.

Grand Final 23/3/02-24/3/02

It was great weekend for the St Patricks Cricket Club, but I'll let the scores tell the story: -

Second Grade

In the Second Grade, Paul Azzi lost the toss, and North Albury decided to bat.
S. Hansford ct. M. Garoni b. S. McDonald
2
R. Williams ct. J. Harrington b. P. Azzi
2
C. Watt ct. P. Azzi b. P. Ryan
52
B. Simmons lbw b. P. Azzi
0
L. Styles bowled P. Ryan
11
R. Borella ct. M. Carroll b. P. Ryan
5
B. Holland ct. L. Drummond b. S. McDonald
10
M. Kirkwood bowled S. McDonald
12
D. Wall bowled S. McDonald
4
M. Hardham not out
2
D. Murphy bowled P. Azzi
2
SUNDRIES 8lb, 4w, 7nb  
19
Total
125
FOW: 1/9, 2/9, 3/9, 4/54, 5/80, 6/93, 7/104, 8/108, 9/113, 10/125
BOWLING:P.Azzi 11.4/3/18/3, S. McDonald 14/8/14/4,
A. Kreutzberger 4/0/12/0, K. Mansell 9/1/31/0, P. Ryan 15/5/42/3

St. Patricks Innings
M. Carroll not out
104
J. Croker ct. L. Styles b. D. Murphy
1
J. Harrington bowled. B. Holland
4
P. Kersey ct. Hansford b. M. Kirkwood
18
M. Garoni run out
3
L. Drummond ct. R. Borella b. C. Gorman
22
A. Kreutzberger bowled R. Williams
38
S. Bailey run out
6
K. Mansell st. Hansford b. R. Williams
61
P. Azzi lbw b. M. Kirkwood
8
P. Ryan not out
2
SUNDRIES 3b, 5lb, 4w, 11nb  
23
    Total
277
FOW: 1/8, 2/13, 3/42, 4/46, 5/83, 6/143, 7/239, 8/239, 9/277
BOWLING:Holland 18/7/34/1, Murphy 19/5/42/1,
Gorman 14/1/65/1, Williams 10/1/45/2, Styles 6/1/21/0, Hardham 4/0/21/0, Watt 1/0/1/0

Third Grade


In the Third Grade, the lads batted first: -
M. Cambey ct. King b. Odewhan
0
J. Robinson ct. King b. Odewhan
4
D. Ryan ct Odewhan b. Kennedy
51
G. Drummond ct. Kennedy b. Seiter
39
V. Jones ct. Odewhan b. Macklan
11
P. Scannell ct. Becker b. Colombera
39
J. Hart st. Redman b. Gosbell
52
B. Hart lbw Colombera
0
C. Willmann ct. Gosbell b. Seiter
1
T. Hill c&b Seiter
73
W. Cribbes not out
6
SUNDRIES 5b, 6lb, 4w, 12nb  
27
    Total
303
FOW:1/1, 2/18, 3/70, 4/92, 5/126, 6/117, 7/167, 8/187, 9/284,10/303
BOWLING:Henderson 20/0/70/4, Odewhan 23/7/71/2, Kennedy
10/3/44/1, Macklan 9/0/32/1, Seiter 10/2/38/3, Colombera 10/0/37/2, Heinrich 1/1/0/0, Gosbell 0.2/0/0/1

Wodonga innings
Redman ct. M. Cambey b. B. Hart
21
Gosbell ct. V. Jones b. T. Hill
4
Odewhan bowled W. Cribbes
3
Heinrich lbw b. W. Cribbes
27
Hutchinson run out
24
Kennedy run out
9
Macklan ct. V. Jones b. B. Hart
27
Seiter bowled T. Dean
4
King ct. B. Rofe b. T. Dean
0
Henderson ct. W. Cribbes b. B. Hart
2
Becker not out
0
SUNDRIES 2b, 3lb, 1w, 1nb  
7
    Total
128
FOW:1/4, 2/11, 3/60, 4/60, 5/88, 6/117, 7/124, 8/125, 9/128,10/128
BOWLING:W. Cribbes 14/6/23/2, T. Hill 7/0/38/1,
B. Hart15.1/5/22/3, C. Willmann 7/2/34/0, T. Dean 2/0/6/2,

Not bad really, two out of two!!!!!!!!

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