St. Patrick's Cricket Club Inc. Albury
Junior Match Reports 2003/2004

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Round One 18/10/03

U/16 Division 1

Vs North Albury North won the toss and inserted the boys who scored 8-105 in their alloted 25 overs after being 1-0 after 2 balls. Stu Rixon (13) and Michael Blomeley (13) steadied the ship and got the scoreboard ticking over and were playing well until a mistimed cut found Stuart making his way back to the sidelines.
Sam Duck then proceeded to compile a very neat 38 to help post a competitive score.
Will Ellwood put on a quickfire 14 in the last couple of overs.
With the ball, North were restricted to 73 for 6. Rory Muggivan and Eddie Moore (1-5) both bowled smoke, with Andrew Dess (2-14) and Stu Rixon (2-10) capitalising on their good work. The boys fielded very well putting plenty of pressure on their opposition, with one very memorable one-handed catch being snared by Todd Nelson. A good first up win by the boys.

Round Two 25/10/03

U/16 Division 1

Vs Lavington St Patrick's won the toss and decided to bat on what was a very ordinary day with light rain falling.
Tim Pierpoint made a stunning debut with an unbeaten 73 on a day when boundaries were hard to come by. He was well supported by fellow opening partner Michael Blomeley (13) for a partnership of 49.
John Seaton (15) was next in and kept the strike turning over with some great running between wickets before being bowled. Stuart Rixon (22 not out) then came to the crease and together with Tim put on a quick fire 52 partnership in less than 10 overs before rain finally stopped play for the day.
Score : 2 - 140 of 36 overs. A great start in very difficult conditions.
Due to time lost last week, St Pat's continued to bat with a plan to score some quick runs then send Lavington in to bat. Tim Pierpoint (73) did not add to last weeks score before being bowled.
Stuart Rixon (38) and Sam Duck (13) then went on the attack with some great shots to add 33 runs in 6 overs before both getting out in successive overs going for the boundaries. The innings then stalled with only 15 runs coming from the next 9 overs before St Pat's declared.
Lavington were in trouble early at 2 - 15, but then steadied and played for the Draw.
Some good bowling from Simon McKenna (1-9) and Lucas Cannon (1-6).
Match ended in a Draw : Scores St Pat's 8-198 Lavington 3-96 A tough game next week against leaders Wodonga so some hard training wiil be needed.

Round Three 8/11/03

Vs Wodonga Knights Wodonga batted first and were in early trouble with Rory Muggivan (2-12) & Eddie Moore (1-29) bowling a good first spell, having them at 2-20 after 10 overs. Todd Nelson (3-23) & Stuart Rixon (3-15) kept the pressure on as wickets continued to fall at a steady rate. Jake Hodges came up from the Under 14's to fill in and bowled an impressive spell of 5 overs taking 1 for 9.
Some great fielding by John Seaton who took 4 catches for the match, but St Pats let themselves down with some ordinary fielding at times. (They might look at this area at training and put in some hard work to improve).
Wodonga were bowled out for 98 thanks to a good innings by C Mills (48). Wodonga then had 5 overs at our boys and are right back in the match taking 2 wickets thanks to a fiery spell from B. Hales (2-5) off three overs. The game is there to win but some sensible batting is required. Scores : Wodonga 10 - 98 St Pat's 2 - 8
With 91 runs required to win a good start was needed. John Seaton (29) and Stuart Rixon (29) did just that putting on a 63 run partnership, seeing out the opening bowlers who last week had St Pat's on the back foot.
Sam Duck (66*) & Stuart then passed Wodonga's total and looked to be building a big partnership before Stuart was run out. St Pats then lost 4 quick wickets for only 20 odd runs.
But Sam Duck continued to bat well with some great placement & power hitting. Along with Simon McKenna (11*) they batted out the remaining overs.
A good win to put St Pats on top of the ladder.
SCORE : Wodonga 10/98 St Pats 9/188.

Due to 5 players being unavailable due to other commitments and Lavington not being able to play at any other time we will have to forfeit this week.

I would just like to take this time to congratulate Rory Muggivan & Stuart Rixon who have been selected to represent North East Knights in the Under 15 State Championship to be held over a week in Melbourne in December. Stuart was also named Captain on the side. Well done.


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Last deceived by an subtle inswinging leg-cutter with alarming lift before being fined five runs for wearing a loud shirt in a built up area on 21/11/2003.