St. Patrick's Cricket Club Inc. Albury
Results 2002/2003

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Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5
Round 6
Round 7
Round 8
Round 9
Round 10
Round 11
Round 12
Round 13
Round 14
Semis
Grand Finals
         

Round One 12/10/02

First Grade

Vs Wodonga Raiders. Raiders won the toss and batted. Some good bowling restricted them to 115 from their 45 overs. The wickets were: -Heath Naughton 1/13, Cameron Furze 3/33, Aaron West 1/17, Casey Arendarcikas 2/19, and older brother Kane Arendarcikas 2/25.
Casey backed up in the run chase with a well compiled 87 in the 5/207 total. Others in the runs were Mick Carroll with 45 and debutante Luke Schilg with 22. Furzey ended up on 16*.

Second Grade

Vs Wodonga Raiders. Captain Ken Mansell won the toss and elected to bat. Jason Croker and Paddy Plummer were tooling along nicely until Paddy took ill and "Parked the Tiger" on the deck. He retired hurt, and the wickets tumbled fairly steadily after that. He came back later to end up with 37, while Crokes got 31. The total was a disappointing 143. The match ended up being tight, but with not enough runs, not even Sam McDonald's 3/43 could prevent a 4 wicket loss.

Third Grade White

Vs. Wodonga 1 Team captain Tony (Undulator) Hill dominated this game, making 23 and taking 3/8. In the total of 9/149, he was ably backed up by the other dominator Troy Dean with 42, and Steve (Kiwi) Johannis with 22*. Troy bowled well too, getting 3/27, as the Whites held the opposition to 112.
A magnificent highlight was the performance of Rofey, who managed to stave off the bowlers assiduously for 18 overs, whilst compiling a masterful 5 runs in the process. Ripping performance what?

Third Grade Green

Vs. Wodonga Raiders . Chris Simpson quilted 33, Chris Glenane 29, and Captain Mark Awburn 22, as the Greens compiled 159.
The Raiders were rolled for 119, with Ryan Harris bowling magnificently and snaring 5/13.

Greeny writes: - Other worthwhile points from our game were: - Simmo given out stumped from a very dubious umpiring decision. Ask Simmo I'm sure he will fill you in on it. - Howie's swashbuckling knock towards the end to chip in with about 20 odd. - M Green 2/20-odd. And dare I say it, myself requiring someone to drive my car to the game after birthday celebrations on Friday night (thanks Beetle for getting me smashed) and then proceeding to lock my keys in the car. After arranging a spare key to be brought over it was discovered that the passenger side window was down (dunno who was sitting in that seat!). Whisper has it that any future occurrence of keys being locked in cars is going to result in a fine. (Amount of fine yet to be determined).

Actually, I think owning up to the above might constitute a fine :-)) $2 should about cover it!

Round Two 19/10/02

First Grade

Vs North Albury The boys had a red hot go, but were probably a bit outclassed in the end. They were unable to contain the Hopper batting line up, and a few of the bowlers were lightly touched up. Cameron Furze collected 3/49 and Kane Arendarcikas 2/32 in the North total of 6/225. The batting was led by Aaron West with 58, and Furxey with 23. Others got starts (Casey 11, Luke Schilg 16, Grovesy 15, Nathan Matsinos 14) but for various reasons were unable to go on with things. Naughto resisted at the end and finished with 16* in the total of 189.

Second Grade

Vs North Albury. Not enough runs was the story again. 123 was never a target to daunt North, who finished at 9/156. Ken Mansell led from the front with 47*, but had no support. The pick of the bowlers was young Stuie Rixon, with 2/15 off his dangerous tweakers.

Third Grade White

Vs Tallangatta Garry Drummond smote a well crafted 63 in the White's total of 6/239. He was ably backed up by Mad Dog Scannell who absolutely quilted the bowlers around Norieul Park for his 61*, Dave Ryan with 45, and Vince Jones 24. The Whites restricted Tallangatta to 5/163, Dave Ryan backing up with the ball to collect 3/27.
The Trout writes: -This match was Troy Dean's maiden match as Captain. Being the sort of bloke he is, he opted not to open the bowling, instead going with the Maj. There was not a lot of success with the ball, so Troy elected to roll the arm over and see if he could liven things up some what. It worked! During his first over he dropped a ball in a tad bit short and it finished up on the Causeway. Ordinarily that would be bad enough (the ball being scuffed up as it hits the tar), but no - the ball had to be run over. Not by a car but by an 18-wheeler semi trailer. The ball, not being satisfied with just one truck decided to loiter on the highway and was promptly run over again - by another 18-wheeler semi trailer. By this stage the ball had become somewhat flat. Lucky for us a 4WD (complete with trailer) came along to help us out. The ball was hit by the 4WD (probably putting it back into a shape that resembled round), bounced up > into the trailer, jumped 'round a bit, bounced out of the trailer and finished up down near Domino's Pizza. Pretty eventful delivery when you think about it. Trout

Third Grade Green

Vs SS&A 1 A lamentable effort with the ball saw SS&A amass 209. Chuck got 2/18. With the bat, Wazza Britt got the gun number (69), Greeny 43, and Brad Howard 29, in the total of 188. None of the skills were on display at this game, with at least 10 chances being grassed in our innings.

Round Three 26/10/02

First Grade

Vs Lavington The boys managed to self destruct in more ways than one, and it was a pretty ordinary day for the Carroll brothers, who had head problems. First, Mick, who's adventures are given a certain piquancy by correspondent Kane: -
Bad day for the Carroll boys Saturday, but how's Xmas for being light on in the pocket. The new fine of $2 for every media mention hit him hard, with the Border Mail mentioning his injury, even though he didn't bowl and batted number 11. Not to mention the spilled chance ($2), and the blob at no. 11 ($2). Six bucks rounds off a pretty costly day at the cricket. (Yes, well it's actually $12 when you take into account the ball fees). I wonder what the physio charges to fix neck injuries........................
Deano just managed an edge to a ball he tried to pull. Unfortunately it then cannoned into his head. Ce la vie.
The boys bowled first, and absolutely striped the Panthers, routing them on a (it must be said) helpful deck for 135. Kane, Heath and Furzey all picked up one wicket, but Westy dominated, with 5/24.
Unfortunately, Heath top scored with the bat, showing the more (allegedly) competent players up by compiling 27*. Plenty of other blokes got into double figures, but couldn't go on with it, and the total ended up at the "Nelson", 111.

Second Grade

Vs Lavington Good to see that the batsmen could provide a decent target for the bowlers to defend. Mark Kreutzberger compiled a stylish 62, and was ably supported by Kenny Mansell with yet another score in the 40's (44), in the total of 8/185. Ken also shone with the ball, collecting 4/18 as the Panthers were all out for 160.
And we all learnt that wide calls are differentiated according to the official summation of the batsman's ability - apparently the less ability a batsman has, the closer to the off stump must the bowler pitch the ball to avoid a wide call.
(looks in Laws of Cricket - finds no reference to batsman's talent as an indicator for wideacality - closes Laws, puzzled).

Third Grade White

Vs North Albury Green. The Greens were done by a run, 136 to 135. Aspersions were cast on team mates umpiring capabilities, but generally honesty is the best policy (who writes this crap???).
Dave Ryan made 36, Chris Willman 29, and Dallas Kotzur 22. The best of the bowlers was Major Willman, with 2/19.

Third Grade Green

Vs Tallangatta The long trip to Tallangatta must have fazed the lads, taking the vital edge from their finely honed preparation. Kyle Wooten snavelled 4/10 in the opposition total of 9/143, but it wasn't enough to prevent a loss, as the chaps could muster only 128 in reply. T. Duck (I must check that out) scored 69 and he was backed by Skipper Mark Awburn with 23.

Round Four November 2 - 9

First Grade

Vs East Albury Furzey and Grovesy are unavailable for a week each this game, and so both are having a sojourn in the twos on alternate weeks. In their absence, the boys rolled East for 144 on the thatchy Albury High deck. Heath Naughton returned to form with 4/31, new opening partner Peter Ryan got 1/23, Westy 2/25, and Kano 1/46.

With the bat, Deano managed to end up 27* as we got to 4/74. Luke Schilg is with him on 10*, as Casey Arendarcikas and James Kreutzberger got starts with 15 and 14 respectively before succumbing.

The East score was passed fairly easily in the end. 90 runs came in the first hour of play, but unfortunately, so did 6 wickets. The Phantom (Chris Haynes) smote 52, and Luke Schilg finished on 36. The boys had another bowl, and had East 6/174 at stumps, with Ryano, Westy, and Kano all collecting 2 wickets each.

Second Grade

Vs East Albury The East boys would have loved to roll up and have seen C. Furze's name on the team sheet. He didn't disappoint either, ripping the heart from the opposition's line up with 7/52. They must have thought they had his measure early, as he had 0/34 at one stage.

In reply, first innings points have been taken, with Mark Kreutzberger on 37* as the total reached 5/115.

Kreutzy ended up on 84, with Grovesy on 34*, and Allan Chappell 22 in the total of 220. East managed to stave off an outright defeat with the aid of some excellent time management skills, much to our chap's frustration. Requests to officialdom to hurry things up fell on deaf ears. The wickets were taken by Kenny (4/28) and Kreutzy (3/24) as the East score finished at 8/161.

Third Grade White

Vs Lavington The Whites had a quiet day with the bat - except for Chris Willman, who spanked a sartorial 151. Vinnie Jones chimed in with 25, in the imposing total of 318.

The opposition replied with respectable 209. You'd think that the game would just peter out for the rest of the day, but when Vinny realised that the follow-on could be enforced, he persuaded Hilly to put them back in. They were then rolled for 82!!! The main wickets taker in the first innings was Hilly with 4/31. In the second, he snared 4/47, and MOtM Chris Willman got 4/30. Vinnie, behind the stumps, figured in 4 of the dismissals.

Third Grade Green

Vs North Albury Gold Despite having only 9 players, the Greens were able to quilt up a respectable 8/222. Warren Britt again had a good day, with 86 and he was well supported by the returning Ben Cameron with 40, and a typical swashbuckling 29 from the redoubtable Chris Simpson. In reply, North are 5/32, with Dylan Muggavin and Chuck having two wickets each.

Dylan ended up with 5/25, and Chuck with 3/22, as North were rolled for 73. They were asked to bat again, and this time made a better fist of it with 124. Chuck collected 3/8, and Kai Wooten got 3/41, as the Greens stormed to an outright victory.

Round Five November 16 -23

First Grade

Vs Tallangatta A pretty good start. Heath routed the Tallangatta top order in his 4/26, ably assisted by Kane with 3/57 and Westy with 2/19. The Bushies were out for 142.
Our blokes are at present 2/72 in reply, with James Kreutzberger not out on 37.

An excellent batting performance, especially from Aaron West, who stroked an impressive 140*. Kreutzy finished on 49, Phantom 25, and the multi-skilled Heath Naughton chimed in with 38 at Number 10. The total was an serviceable 369 on an allegedly dodgy deck. I don't know quite what caused the improvement in the pitch, but it was interesting to note that Heath made such a good score.

Second Grade

Vs Tallangatta "Nasser" Croker persuaded Captain Kenneth to set the lads a challenge. Crokes duly won the toss, and sent Tallangatta in. We were looking OK at 2/20, but bloody poor at 9/357. Big Tony Ferris was the pick of the bowlers with 5/50 from 19 overs, and young Mark Kreutzberger showed some pluck in collecting 3/58. One of his overs went for 19, but he struck back.

The highlight of the day was Grant Groves' 100m chase from a slash by the traitorous Anthony Duck (now playing for Tallangatta, and who snicked and miscued his way to 142) that resulted in no runs at all. The batsmen had decided the ball would race across the boundary, and proceeded to garden, chat, philosophise etc. while Grovesy hared after the ball. He heard our mirth and catcalls, and thought he had done something stupid. No, it wasn't him this time!

As suspected, we were done. The batting was pretty steady, but no one really took the bowling by the scruff other than Jake Hart, who made an excellent 62. Others to bat well were Crokes with 33, Mark Kreutzberger with 25, his brother Adam (41), and Paddy Plummer with 48. The total ended up at 284.

Third Grade White

Vs SS&A 2 The Whites went on a run feast. Dave Ryan swatted 117, Phil Star 76, Vinnie Jones 56, the 'Ol Champ (Peter Duck) 50, and Gavin Fletcher 30*. The total was a massive 400! In reply, SS&A made 237, with Troy Dean collecting 3/34, and Vince Jones 3/56. The Whites had another bat, and Dallas Kotzur cracked 61*, and Joe Duck 23 in the total of 2/108.

Third Grade Green

Vs Wodonga 1 A hard day at the office for the Greens, as Wodonga quilted 335. The best of the bowlers was Ryan Harris, with 5/59, and Dylan Muggavin with 3/85. That was in reply to our 177, with Brad Howard, Mark Awburn, and Chris Glenane getting runs, at 61, 31, and 21 respectively. Warren Britt top scored in the second dig of 4/91, with 25, and Tom Hanrahan got 22.

Round Six November 30 - December 7

First Grade

Vs Wodonga Raiders Rowdy won the toss and batted. Things weren't too bad at 4/117, but a collapse saw the score to a miserly 154. Top scorer was Casey Arendarcikas with 60. Others to get in the teens included Rowdy, Westy, Nathan Matsinos, and some bloke S. Undries. In reply, some good bowling from Heath saw the score to be 3/17 at one stage, but some consolidation got the Raiders to 3/52 at stumps. Heath has 3/37 so far.
Heath ended up with 5/57 from his 18 overs, but that wasn't enough to stem the tide, as the Raiders ended up with 205. Others amongst the wickets were Furzey, Westy, Kano and Phantom, who all got one each.

Second Grade

Vs Wodonga Raiders Ken won the toss and bowled again. After the last game, that's a Victoria Cross type bravery act. His decision bore fruit though, as the boys restricted the opposition to 145, with Adam Kreutzberger getting 4/38. In reply, the lads are 0/79, with Crokes 42*, and Allan Chappell 30-odd.
Chappy ended up with 33, and Crokes didn't turn up, as he had a wedding. Mark Kreutzberger continued his fair form with 27, as the lads racked up 9/229. When the Raiders had another go, the wily Tony Ferris snavelled 3/35 in the total of 131. The "twos" were able to rap the game up outright with a second innings of 3/54, with Beetle Bailey providing some entertaining hitting in the second dig.

Third Grade White

Vs East Albury Collings Park was the scene for some bowler carnage as the Whites compiled 229. Dallas Kotzur chanced his arm to thrash 70, assisted by Dave Ryan (34), Chris Willman (30), Tony Hill 26, and Joe Duck (21). East are 1/32 in reply, as the game is evenly poised.
East ended up at 208, with Trout Salmon getting 3/6, and Gavin Fletcher 3/38. Our boys had another bat, getting 4/45 in what I presume was a flogging flurry.

Third Grade Green

Vs North Albury Green Nicho called incorrectly, but it didn't matter, as we would have batted anyway. Luke Drummond batted superbly in his come back match for 74, Nicho grafted a cunning 47, and Warren Britt entertained everyone except the bowlers as he smacked 32 in the total of 245. North are 2/117 in reply, with Ryan Harrison collecting both wickets.
We weren't able to knock them over under our score, as they got to 8/304 in pretty quick time. Warren Britt collected 3/63, and Chuck 3/103.
We had to bat again, as the opposition sensed an outright. A good fightback took place, as we were 2 players short, but managed to stave off outright defeat with a second innings of 219. Chuck made 67, Awbo 55, Chris Glenane 33, and Wazza Britt 28.

Round Seven December 14

First Grade

Vs Wodonga The ones crushed the Doggies by 78 runs. Deano again called correctly, deciding to bat. Mick Carroll made a good return to form, with 55, James Kreutzberger made 49, Casey Arendarcikas 30, and Kano 24 in the total of 9/208. Kane was upsetting a certain fast bowler by carving him for successive boundaries and then had the better of the banter. After having aspersions cast on his parentage and weight by this mental giant, Kano asked him if he was the bloke that had bowled to Matthew Hayden (as reported in the local rag). On receiving an answer in the affirmative, Kane retorted "You'd be used to this sort of treatment then !"

Wodonga could only muster 8/130 in the face of some quick bowling from big Heath (he got the "Richie Benaud" - 2/22) and the wily Westy (4/29). Kane rounded off a good day with 2/11, including the wicket of the attempted taunter LBW.

Second Grade

Vs Wodonga Ken's charges were somewhat unlucky in failing by only two runs chasing 143. Ken made 49 and Tony Ferris 28. Tony also bowled well getting 3/32, and Sammy McDonald got back into form with 4/31. Losing 4/4 was a bit of a handicap, but better performances are expected as pressure mounts on some players to keep their spots

Third Grade White Vs Third Grade Green

The Battle of the Titans was played in good spirit at the Norieul Park Cauldron. Goochy won the toss and batted, but the Greens could only get 112 as Tony Hill, Troy Dean and Brendan Rofe (3/11) all bowled well. Chris Glenane made 30, and young Ben O'Donnell 21. The Whites were barely troubled in their reply of 176, with Garry Drummond making 53, Dave Ryan 44, and Gavin Fletcher 26. Stuie Rixon spun his way to 4/31, and Chuck got 3/22.

Round Eight December 21

First Grade

Vs SS&A. There were a few anxious moments late in the day as the opposition managed to snare wickets, ensuring a close finish. Without being too derogatory to SS, it would be fairly well accepted that they shouldn't get as close to us, unless there is complacency or a lack of due respect for their abilities. Nevertheless, it's good to go into the Christmas break on a winning note.
Rowdy lost the toss, and SS had first use of the Albury High deck. They managed 165, with Westy (3/23), Casey Arendarcikas (3/18), James Kreutzberger (1/23), Kano (1/22) and Heath (1/34) taking the wickets.
In reply, our total reached 8/177. Westy top scored with 48 before being stumped, Rowdy quilted 40, Mark Kreutzberger 23, Casey 21*, and Phantom 13.

Second Grade

Vs SS&A When I heard that Kenny's blokes were chasing SS's 6/202, I was decidedly pessimistic about them getting that many. I was pleasantly surprised when we got to the Golf Club to find that they had eclipsed SS by 22 runs. Big Tony Ferris continued his good run with the ball, collecting 3/48. Run makers included Luke Drummond (80), Jason Croker's swashbuckling 33, Ken Mansell (29), Adam Kreutzberger (25), and Dave Martin (21).

Third Grade White

Vs Wodonga 2 Hilly's blokes were only able to make 163 against some good bowling. He top scored with 37*, and Dallas Kotzur made 32. Wodonga were able to whack up 5/199, with Paul Scannell collecting 2/32 with his hand grenades.

Third Grade Green

Vs Lavington. Goochy won the toss, and made good on his decision by whacking a near chanceless 108*. (We clapped him on 49, and he was duly dropped on the next ball). Ben O'Donnell batted very well in support with 45 in the total of 4/239. Lavington struggled to 120, with Warren Britt collecting 4/44, and Stork Goodwin, Stuie Rixon, and Chuck 2 each.

Round Nine January 4

First Grade

Vs East Albury

Second Grade

Vs East Albury Lukey Drummond went off, making the gun number, 69, to follow up last week's great effort. He was backed up by Dave Martin, with 24, and Kirk Savage 28* on the way to 176. Sammy McDonald wreaked havoc amongst the East batsmen, with 4/12. Kirk got 2/18, and Adam Kreutzberger 2/40, East only managing 103.

Third Grade White

Vs SS&A 1 A close run thing. SS won the toss and compiled 207. Dave Ryan tweaked out 4/19, and Vince Jones stole 4/32. Despite contributions from Dallas Kotzur (41), Dave Ryan (48), Mick Cambey (41), and Scanners (35), the lads fell short by 3 runs, at 204. Obviously a rudderless ship without Hilly.

Third Grade Green

Vs SS&A 2 Goochy won the toss and batted. Not a bad decision, as 3/291 was the total after the 40 overs. Chris Glenane made 66, Ben O'Donnell 72*, Awbo 65, and Simmo 32*. SS were then rolled for 102, with Warren Britt taking 3/25, Stuie Rixon 2/20, and Ryan Harris 2/25.

Round Ten January 11

First Grade

Vs Tallangatta

Second Grade

Vs Tallangatta Tallangatta won the toss and decided to have a bat. They were duly decimated by Kirk Savage (4/33), and Sam McDonald (3/10). In reply, carvings from Crokes (20), Marto (47), an unfortunate Kenny Mansell (99*), and Paddy Plummer (33) saw an easy win as 6/245 was reached.

Third Grade White

Vs North Albury Gold The boys were inserted, and proceeded to help themselves to 5/254. Joe Duck made 28, Dave Ryan 80, Peter Duck 26, Vince Jones 28, and Scanners 70*. North weren't disgraced, replying with 230. Wicket takers were Troy Dean with 4/31, Hilly with 2/54, and Scanners with 2/13.

Third Grade Green

Vs East Albury The Greens made 172, with Goochy collecting 34, Chris Glenane 25, Allan Chappell 32, and Awbo 21. East were then held to 159, with the cagey Goochy MOM with 3/14, Benny Cameron chiming in with 2/17, and Wazza Britt 2/42.

Round Eleven January 18 - 25

First Grade

Vs Wodonga Wodonga batted first, and some good bowling early on from Heath and Furzey collared them a bit after an opening flurry. Unfortunately Furzey strained his side half way through his 8th over and could only field from then on. In the end, the Doggies amassed 203, with Heath getting 1/36, Lukey Drummond 1/21, Furzey 2/23, Westy 3/43 and Mark Kreutzberger 2/9.

In reply, the boys have started well, with 50 attained for the loss of only Mick Carroll.

Second Grade

Vs Wodonga Ken's chaps are chasing 201, with the Big Horse (Paul Azzi) snaring 6/28, according to my sources. Everyone else must have been smacked!! They are 1/11 in reply.

Third Grade White

Vs Wodonga Raiders The Whites have already won on first innings, having rolled the Raiders for 123. Mick Cambey tweaked up 4/29, and Gavin Fletcher got 3/41. In reply, they are 4/244, and I will update the run scorers later this week.

Third Grade Green

Vs Wodonga 2 Daniel "Trout" Salmon wreaked havoc amongst the hapless opposition batsmen, collecting 5/24 as he and Stuie Rixon (3/2) routed the Doggies for 72. In reply, the Greens are 2/62, with Goochy having made 21.

Round Twelve February 1 - 8

First Grade

Vs North Albury A bloody shemozzle really. After North were at one stage 0/78, some good bowling from Westy (4/74) and Kane (4/22) saw the total restricted to 222. Casey got the other 2 for 28.
A lack of brain engagement saw our total at stumps end up being 4/20, Deano and Mark Kreutzberger having the task of resurrecting the innings next week.
But Then........some guts and determination from the remaining batsmen enabled a magnificent win!! Rowdy led from the front, scoring a patient 85. He was well backed up by Kane (70), Mark Kreutzberger (25), Casey (30), Westy (20), and Heath at the end with a hard hitting 18.
The total ended up at 307, and some extra points were gained when North batted for 4 overs, losing 3/14. Wickets went to Heath, Sammy MacDonald and "Christmas " Carroll.

Second Grade

Vs North Albury On a by all reports dodgy deck, the boys ended up with 270. David Martin top scored with 72, before he was out suffering withdrawal symptoms after being away from the gaspers for too long. Others to get runs were Captain Kenny with 51, and Jacob "Joof" Hart with 51*.
An excellent bowling and fielding performance saw North restricted to 222. The main wicket taker was all-rounder Jacob Hart, with 3/50. When the lads batted again, the score raced to 1/95, with Luke Schilg getting 46*, and Tony Ferris 31*.

Third Grade White

Vs Wodonga 1 The White boys did pretty well keeping the top Doggies side to 163, Captain Tony Hill collecting 4/19. In reply they are 2/79.
The total ended up on 186, with Scanners crafting 43, Dallas Kotzur 36, the 'Ol Champ Peter Duck 36, and Dave Ryan 25. When Wodonga batted again, they reached 9/146, with Troy Dean collecting 2/12.

Third Grade Green

Vs Wodonga Raiders In the first ever match on the new Xavier 2 ground, the Raiders could only manage 42, with Chuck getting 6/15 and Dylan Muggavin with 2/fer, and a couple of excellent throws from Allan Chappell that led to run outs.
In reply, the Greens are 2/95, with Peter Nicholls making 42, and Stuie Rixon on 28*. The score reached 2/170 before the declaration, with Stuie totalling 50*, and Warren Britt 59*.
Raiders were then rolled for 64, with Trout snaring 4/9, and Chuck 4/32. Thus the first ever match on the new Xavier 2 was an outright victory for St. Patrick's.

Round Thirteen February 15 - 22

First Grade

Vs Lavington Consistency would be good. At one stage we were 7/96, and ended up with 174. The backbone of the innings was a fighting 73 from James Kreutzberger. The only other batsmen to get into double figures were Deano (16), Kane (12), and Nathan Matsinos (20).
In reply, the Panthers are 2/22, with Westy and Heath getting the wickets. It could go either way.
It did go either way, Lavvy making 207, but passing our score 8 down. Aaron West showed amazing stamina, collecting 4/34 from 28 overs. This was particularly noteworthy as he became engaged on Friday night. Heath got 3/48 from 19, Lukey 1, Mark Kreutzberger 1 and older brother James one as well.
The boys batted again for 2/24 at stumps.

Second Grade

Vs Lavington Kenny's chaps have won on first innings already, after rolling the Panthers for 109. Chief wicket taker was Tony Ferris, with 6/37, including the breaking of one of John Lawrence's 40 Winks stumps with one thunderbolt (the stump must have had a flaw).
Luke Schilg is 60*, Adam Kreutzberger 29* in the total of 3/129. Mick Carroll made 21.
Water got under the covers, and the game was not continued. An amazing accident.

Third Grade White

Vs Tallangatta The Whites are under very little pressure, having rolled their opponents for 114, Wally Cribbes snaffling 3/19. Dave Ryan has so far quilted 125*, and Paul Scannell 38* in the total of 2/200.
Ryano struggled to 203* - a magnificent effort, inflicting mental scars that will take decades to heal. He was supported by Scanners with 58 as the score ended up on 5/319 declared. The boys struggled a bit with the ball though, allowing Tallangatta to make 30 in their second innings. Obviously the poor buggers really wanted to be there after had Dave flayed them all over the park. Wally Cribbes got 5/21, and Hilly 3/9. And there must have been one sundry (probably a bye let through by Vince).

Third Grade Green

Vs SS&A 1 The total at the new Cauldron was 123. Awbo cracked 39, Goochy 20, and Shane Buzza 24*. In reply SS are 1/19, Dylan Muggavin getting the wicket.
Dylan ended up toiling away for 26 accurate overs, but was unlucky not to get more than the 2 he ended up with. The opposition passed the Greens 8 down, and went on to 170, so it was pretty close for most of the game. Stork Goodwin bowled well for 3/24, and Chuck got 3/39.

Round Fourteen March 1 - 8

First Grade

Vs SS&A The chaps tuned up for the Ball by losing the toss. However, that meant that Heath could be on a hat-trick in the first over! From being 2/1, SS recovered to post a total of 46. Heath ended up with 3/9 from his 6 overs, but that paled into mediocrity compared to Aaron West's 6/6 from 8 overs. That takes him to 43 wickets for the season, a remarkable effort. Kirk Savage collected 1/7 from 11 overs.
With the bat, James Kreutzberger made 43, younger brother Mark 51, Westy 25, and Nathan Matsinos is 36*, the total so far being 5/179.
The score ended up on 248, with Matso totalling 40, and Dean Carroll 55. When SS batted again, they resisted for the last few wickets, but were rolled for 198, 4 runs short of making us bat again. Wicket takers were Westy (4/32), Heath (3/25), J. Kreutzy (1/21), and Luke Schilg (1/3). We ended up finishing third on the ladder, and the boys enter the semi final against Tallangatta with some confidence. Obviously Westy is going along nicely, with 10 wickets from this game.

Second Grade

Vs SS&A Ken's boys did pretty well on a dampish deck to make 158. Jacob Hart top scored with 44, Phantom Haynes made 29, and Ken 21. In reply, SS are 5/31, with Tony Ferris taking the majority of the wickets.
The Big Ferry ended up with 5/29, and after some "discussion" between the captains, it was decided that SS should have another bat. They fared marginally better the next time, making 95, Adam Kreutzberger tweaking up 3/36.

Third Grade White

Vs North Albury Green Hilly's chaps did very well in restricting the North lads to 163, with Wally Cribbes getting 6/40. In reply, The 'Ol Champ (Peter Duck) quilted 83* in the total of 0/93. He is yet to decide whether he will stay and bat on, or go fishing as he had intended.
Pete went fishing, and therefore retired on the above score. Vince Jones batted well for his 25, and the Whitres ended up with 185 in total. North had another bat, racking up 7/175, with Hilly getting 3/54.

Third Grade Green

Vs Tallangatta Goochy won the toss and sent the opposition in. They were duly rolled for 38, with Chuck getting 6/16, and Dylan Muggavin 3/15. Stuie Rixon grafted 42, and Mark Awburn is 52* in the reply so far of 5/128.
We ended up making 9/186. Awbo failed to add to his overnight score, missing a full toss early on, but Ben Cameron (36) and Chuck (21) carried on for an hour or so. When Tallangatta batted again, Dylan (shoulder) and Chuck (calf) were incapacitated, but the depth of the bowling came to the fore as Awbo careered throught the batting for the figures of 3/2 (at one stage he had 3/0!) and Stork Goodwin got 3/34 despite bowling 11 wides. Tallangatta were rolled for 87.

Semi Finals March 15 -16

First Grade

Vs Tallangatta The ones looked to be in the poop at 6/87 until some lower order consolidation enabled a total of 200. Dean won the toss and batted on a good track, but the finals nerves paid a part in the top order capitulation. Dean was also sconed by a bouncer, which caused him to retire hurt. He courageously returned later and finished his knock (this time wearing a helmet!). He had to attend outpatients on Saturday night, and was given a clean bill of health, although the lump on the side of his head made him look like Elephant Man.

The scores were - James Kreutzberger 7, Dave Martin 4, Casey Arendarcikas 0, Dean Carroll 34, Aaron West 9, Mark Kreutzberger 12, Luke Schilg 32, Nathan Matsinos 13, Kane Arendarcikas 46*, Cameron Furze 11, and Heath Naughton 7. Kaneo was the bloke that did the damage at the end, aided by Dean, Furzey, Heath and Matso.

Tallangatta raced to 3/50-odd at stumps on Saturday (all claimed by Westy), and the job looked to be ahead of the boys. Furzey stepped up with 3 quick wickets early on Sunday, and the game was all but over. the bowling figures were Naughto 11/1/43/1, Furzey 13.1/5/30/4, Westy 21/3/27/4, Kaneo 8/1/27/1, and Mark Kreutzy 1/0/5/0 in Tallangatta's total of 138.

Second Grade

Vs Wodonga Ken lost the toss,and Wodonga decided to bat. The ball was decking about a bit, and they were soon in a spot of bother, being rolled for 131. Tony Ferris and Kirk Savage were the destroyers, collecting 4/21 and 4/46 respectively. A minor wobble early doors was overcome by some patient batting by Phantom Haynes (31), and Jacob Hart 41* to see the total to 6/141. Apparently, the shot that caused Phantom's demise just before the end was execrable, and elicited much comment from all and sundry.
Ahhh, the impetuosity of youth!

Third Grade

Vs.SS&A Bad Karma was the upshot of the White's two days of torture. After winning the toss and batting, Hilly's Heroes struggled early on against some good bowling and poor shot selection, to end up with a barely competitive total of 195. Garry Drummond top scored with 55*, Paul Scannell smashed 43, and Vince Jones 28. A one stage they were 5/60 odd, so the recovery was a good effort.
Unfortunately Wally Cribbes blew a hamstring in his second over, reducing the potency of the bowling attack markedly. Troy Dean toiled well for 2/32, and Tony Hill got 2/51 as SS&A eased their way to 5/197.

Grand Finals March 22 -23

First Grade

Vs Lavington
Lavington won the toss and fielded
St Patrick's Innings

D. Martin ct. T. Ball b. S. Wright
28
J. Kreutzberger c&b b. S. Baker
0
M. Kreutzberger ct. D. Baker b. S. Wright
16
D. Carroll ct. S. Wright b. D. Baker
16
C. Arendarcikas ct. T. Ball b. D. Baker
8
A. West ct. K. Knight b. D. Baker
5
N. Matsinos ct. A. Bradley b. D. Baker
27
L. Schilg bowled S. Wright
2
K. Arendarcikas ct. T. Ball S. Baker
5
C. Furze ct. Tonkin S. Wright
3
H. Naughton not out
0
SUNDRIES 7b,8lb, 2w, 3nb  
20
Total
10/130
FOW: 1/4, 2/36, 3/73, 4/73, 5/81, 6/84, 7/116, 8/123, 9/130
BOWLING:S.Baker 9/1/21/2, A. Lee 5/0/10/0,
S. Wright 25.4/10/50/4, D. Baker 22/11/34/4


Lavington Innings

D. Thomas ct. Matsinos b. H. Naughton
3
C. Webb ct. D. Carroll b. A. West
32
J. Tonkin c&b b. C. Furze
52
K. Knight ct. K. Arendarcikas b. C. Furze
5
S. Wright Ct. L. Schilg b. H. Naughton
22
A. Bradley ct. M. Kreutzberger b. C. Furze
14
R. Wright not out
44
T. Ball ct. A. West M. Kreutzberger
37
S. Baker not out
16
SUNDRIES 3b, 5lb, 6nb  
14
Total
7/233
FOW: 1/6, 2/57, 3/72, 4/116, 5/135, 6/139, 7/195,
BOWLING: Naughton 16/5/45/2, C. Furze14/2/43/3, A. West 24/10/56/1, K. Arendarcikas 13/4/20/0, J. Kreutzberger 3/1/12/0,
C. Arendarcikas 4/0/17/0, M. Kreutzberger 7/3/17/1, D. Carroll 2/0/15/0

So, as you can see, we stuffed up. No runs = not enough pressure. Dave Martin batted well in the opening slot, and with a broken finger, not diagnosed until Sunday morning. He had apparently had it for 6 weeks. Matso did a good job towards the end, but the boys just couldn't get partnerships going.
The bowling was probably OK, but the fielding was abysmal. Catches were dropped, probably about 6 or 7 - really soul destroying. There may have been too many driveable length balls, and the blow out at the end was due to some friendly efforts to entice some stroke play in the faint hope of buying some wickets to enable us to have another bat. Rowdy pulled the pin about an hour after lunch on Sunday.

Second Grade

Vs North Albury Ken's boys made it back to back in an absolute thriller. North won the toss and had a bat on a deck with a spot of sideways movement. Sammy McDonald (2/26) exploited the advantage to claim the first two wickets before the scorer had been troubled. The next wicket, snavelled by Kirk Savage (3/73), came at 68, 50 of which had been made by the dismissed batsman. Kirk grabbed another soon after, as did Ken Mansell (1/10), and North were reeling at 5/70. A mini-revival then occurred, with Kirk not taking the next pole until 130. Enter Adam Kreutzberger (Sorbent). He cleaned up the remaining four batsman, ending up with 4/14. North's score totalled 145.
The Magoos passed the score at 9 wickets down, and only by 3 runs. Jason Croker let one too many go and was bowled for 0, Mick Carroll made 16, Kreutzy 21, Lukey Drummond 32, Kirk 7, Kenny 11, Jacob Hart a match winning 31*, Chris Haynes 4, Paddy Plummer3, Shayne Bailey 0, and Tony Ferris 3.
So, North had a red hot go with the bat to try and make enough runs, bowl Ken's blokes out, and grab an unlikely win. In the event, they whacked up a very quick 150-odd, spiced with many boundaries. Our boys needed to either make the runs, or bat the time out (3 hours).
Mick Carroll looked as safe as houses, and therefore went out for 2. Froggy Croker contributed 27, in an excellent partnership with Tony Ferris, who ended up with 49*, a performance that broke the opposition's resistance. They conceded just after 5 pm. We had just clapped Big Tony's "50" - a time honored club tradition which I'm glad to say still continues :-) - the renowned "St. Patrick's 50".
One of the other highlights was the blue heeler that grabbed the ball before it ran over the line from some byes and bolted with it out of the ground. The umpire only gave us 2 runs, which I though was a bit harsh. After all, it wasn't our dog..


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