Vs North Albury North
Albury had first use of the Bunton Pk. deck and started not too badly before
Kirk Savage broke the opening partnership at 29. New English recruit Alan Olbison
then started a rout, despite a slightly wayward opening over. He ended up with
5/19 off 6.5, an excellent debut. North
made 134, with Kirk getting 3/15, James Kreutzberger 1/13, and Casey Arendarcikas
In our winning total of 178, Nathan Matsinos opened and compiled a useful 39, and Casey made an excellent 62. Others to reach double figures were Kreutzy wth 11, and Jacob Hart with 10.
A good start to the season, despite some dropped catches, which cost Heath Naughton and Aaron West wickets.
Vs Lavington Rowdy
lost the toss, and the boys were sent in on a good wicket. Incidentally, this
week was the first time the Senior grade had played on the brand new Xavier
James Kreutzberger and Nathan Matsinos got off to a good start, with a 47 run opening stand. The top six all contributed well, with Rowdy getting 43, Luke Schilg 21, Casey Arendarcikas 44, and Westy 22. Kirk Savage and Heath Naughton were not out at the end of the allotted 45 overs, the total reaching 6/203.
Lavington lost their first pole at 33, and wickets fell regularly, and they were all out for 110. Wickets went to Heath (1/25), "Roy" Olbison (2/12), Westy (1/12), Kirk (1/24). Kreutzy had the best figures of 3/31 from 8.
Vs Lavington Our
chaps had first use of a flat deck, with some variable bounce early on. This
may have resulted in Adam Kreutzberger and James Watling's dismissals, or they
might just have stuffed up! When I left we were 2/5, and I was pleeasantly surprised
to hear later that the score was 6/234. This was achieved on the back of a magnificent
139* from Chris "Phantom" Haynes.
Paddy Plummer was the only other scorer of note, making 19.
The wickets were shared around, with Dylan Muggivan getting 2/9, Kreutzy 2/18, and Warren Britt 2/19 in the Lavington total of 93.
Vs SS&A Some
good bowling and fielding restricted SS to 94. Tactical nouse was to the fore
as Mark Awburn proved a handful bowling slow balls with less on them that Darren
Lehmann's nudies. He ended up with 3/17. Mick Ratcliffe debuted with 2/16, and
Wally Cribbes got 2/25.
Awbo proved himself the all-rounder of the team, cracking 53, with support from Dallas Kotzur (35) and Brad Howard (22), in the reply of 4/173.
Vs East Albury Rowdy won the toss and batted. The boys racked up 175, with James Kreutzberger smiting 40, Casey Arendarcikas 65, and Phantom Haynes 34. Some good bowling and fielding restricted East to 149. Wicket takers were Heath Naughton (1/26), Al Olbison (2/20), Kirk Savage (1/30), Jame Kreutzberger (2/30), brother Mark (1/25), and Jacob Hart (1/14).
Vs East Albury. I haven't seen the scores, but the boys had a comfortable win. Big Tony Ferris disgraced himself by smashing a stump bowling a bloke. More later.
Vs East Albury The
Thirsties had a narrow loss, 119 to 8/127. Run makers were Mark Awburn with
46, ad Brad Howard with 17. Awbo backed up with the ball, snaring 4/33, and
Karl Jacka got 1/18.
Tallangatta won the toss and put our blokes in. After a slowish
start, things speeded up after tea, and we were all out for 222. James Kreutzberger
continued his good form with 50, as did
Phantom Haynes with 56, with Mick Carroll
chimng in with a useful 41. Mark Kreutzberger got 18, Deano 10, and Kirk Savage
was 11*. Tallangatta are 0/15 in reply.
Things went pear shaped, as the weather got hot and the bowlers were not. In the Tallangatta total of 260, the wicket takers were Heath (3 /37), Al Olbison (1/38), Kirk Savage (1/39), James Kreutzberger (3/53), Luke Schilg (1/34), and Mick Carroll (1/0). Mick's figures were impressive - 0.1/0/0/1. Nothing else would have been very funny.
On the batsman friendly Tallangatta deck, Ken's charges struggled to a paltry
4/359 dec. Dave Martin's first bat for the year saw him fluke his way to 207*!!!
Apparently he offered his first chance in the
150's. At the after match festivities back at Xavier, Dave had 2 beers and fell
asleep into his tucker, as he was a bit puffed. Luke Drummond backed him up
with a classy 56.
Our newest English visitor, Will Yates, struck with his first ball on Australian soil. He was incredibly lucky though, as it needed to be caught, and the catcher was Vince Jones.
Will went on to get another wicket, but the honours went to Dylan Muggavin, who got 4/43 as Tallangatta were restricted to 149. Kane Arendarcikas showed some form with 2/24.
The match might be slightly in favour of our blokes,
who removed Tallangatta for 121, the multi faceted Brad Howard taking 3/2. We
are 2/64 in reply.
The lads were unlucky to miss out on the outright, as the match winning catch was grassed with a few balls left. Smacking up 4/299, with Joe Duck quilting 86, Stuie Rixon 79, and Paul Scannell 42*, the boys had the opposition 8/66 at the end. I haven't found out the wicket takers yet, I'll add them later.
Vs Wodonga Raiders
On a hot and steamy day, with the wicket apparently
a tad 2-paced, our chaps made 190-odd. There were 20's and 30's, and some ducks.
The people that made the ducks are anonymous, and their initials are D &
M Carroll. Allan Olbison had a good day with the ball getting 5-for.
I don't have all the
exact details yet, so I'll fill in the gaps later. Our blokes won, restricting
Raiders to around 170-ish.
Raiders: 166 (A. Olbison 5/37, Kane Arendarcikas 3/26 )
St Pats: 7/167 (A. West 39*, C. Haynes 36, J. Kreutzberger 34
Vs Wodonga Raiders. The "Twos" enjoyed a good win at Xavier, making 217, largely from the efforts of Luke Drummond (46) and Ken Mansell (34). Raiders were destroyed by Warren Britt (5/33) and the beautiful graceful action of Will Yates (2/24), making only 124.
Vs Wodonga Raiders Raiders were rolled for 64, with skipper Tony Hill (4/16) and Wally Cribbes (3/8) doing the damage. Joe Duck must be close to a berth in the seconds, whacking another good score, 84.Vincent Jones gave him some experienced support at #5 with 25, and the total was 5/170.
Wodonga won the toss and batted, making it to 143 from 78
overs. Kane Arendarcikas got 2/13 from18, Allan Olbison 3/41 from 19, and Westy
3/47 from 26. We are 0/19 in reply, with Kreutzy on 10 and Dave Martin 7.
Kreutzy ended up top scoring with 77, although the reports were that he threw away a certain ton. He was well supported by Dean Carroll with 42, and Dave Martin with 34. The lads totalled 7/203, including another Alan Olbison blob.
Vs Wodonga Wodonga also batted in this game, and made 8/213. Hilly snared 3/43, and Mick Ratcliffe 4/29. Ratty was instrumental in the victory, as things were very tight at about 9/190-odd, when he and Karl Jacka combined to steer the chaps home. The eventual total was 9/236, Karl making 42*, Joe Duck a quick fire 45, and Mark Awburn 29.
Rain washed out Round Seven
Vs East Albury. After
winning the toss and batting, Rowdy top scored with 79
in the total of 255. Others to bat well were Casey (51*),
Dave Martin (27), Westy (23), and James Kreutzberger (38). As these blokes were
the top five, it was a pleasing batting effort.
With the ball, Kane bowled well for 4/42, Westy got 3/41, Will Yates 1/20, and big Heath Naughton 2/23 from his ten. East were restricted to 193.
Vs East Albury. Ken
won the toss and sent East in. This worked pretty well, as they were able to
roll them for 94. Major wicket takers were Tony Ferris with 3/23, Kirk Savage
with 2/13, and Sam McDonald with 2/15.
Paul Kersey top scored with Ken, both of them making 46. VJ and Karl were not out on 16 and 17 respectively, when the overs ran out with the score totalling 188.
Vs East Albury. Hilly's chaps were downed to the tune of 22 runs. East made 5/178, with Trout getting 2/28, and our blokes were out for 156, with Sam Duck getting 36 and Paddy Plummer 34.
Rowdy called incorrectly and the boys were sent in to bat on a deck with a bit
of early life due to a heavy shower the previous afternoon. This didn't seem
to worry them unduly, especially as Dave Martin with 85,
Mick Carroll with 23, James Kreutzberger with 27, Casey Arendarcikas with
36, and Rowdy with 34 all made light of the conditions. The total was 255.
Tallangatta could only manage 134 in their innings and they were bowled out in the 44th over. Kano got 3/22, Westy 2/20, Kreutzy 2/5, Casey 1/4, and Allan Olbison 1/36. They now look assured of a spot in the one day final on February 29.
Vs Tallangatta Ken's side had another big win, lead by Dave Ryan who made 95 before being bowled with his century in sight - nevertheless a fine effort. He was well supported by Kirk Savage, who made 41, and their allotted overs saw them score 6/251. Karl Jacka and Tony Ferris ensured that this total was well out of reach collecting 3/20 and 2/39 respectively, helping restrict Tallangatta to 7/172.
Vs Tallangatta The closeness of the scores was an indication of the poor standard, rather than any scintillating cricket in this game. Drummo, standing in for Hilly, who is in hospital with a collapsed lung (caused by his debauched lifestyle) lost the toss and our blokes fielded first, restricting Tallangatta to 9/73, which was not too bad considering they had only 10 players. Chuck got 4/5, and all-rounder Wally Cribbes 2/14. At one stage, St. Patrick's were 0/6 off 6 overs, and hadn't actually scored from the bat. They were 7 down when they passed the score, and totalled 7/84 at the end of the overs. Drummo got 19, and Wally 17.
Although Rowdy won the toss, the day didn't continue too brightly, with the
ball dominating the bat. Topscorers were Mick Carroll and Luke Drummond, with
36 and 33 respectively. The ball was allegedly hooping around early, and a couple
kept low (so it is said). The chaps were all out for 131, after being 4/16.
Allan Olbison got two late wickets, and SS&A are 2/30 in reply, with 80 overs to make the requisite runs.
A great effort with the ball, largely (no pun intended) by Heath Naughton (3/33) and Al Olbison (4/26) saw victory snatched from the jaws of defeat, routing SS&A for 122.The boys then had another bat, and in somewhat cavalier fashion compiled 9/160, with Heath ("Darryl Cullinan") making an entertaining 23*, Deano 26, and Westy 35.
Ken's side racked up 218, with Paul Kersey compiling 35, Karl Jacka 34, and
Mark Kreutzberger 31. SS are 0/5 in reply.
Jacob Hart bowled magnificently to get 5/18 as SS could only get to 128. St. Pat's then had another bat and were 3/82 at stumps. Tony Ferris was carving them until he top edged one into his gob, and bled on the deck. He came to the Golfie for a sherbert before heading off for treatment though.
Vs Wodonga The
Threes batted pretty well to get 208. Paddy Plummer did a good job to get 52,
with Mark Awburn just missing out on a half-century with 46. Wodonga are yet
And when they did, it all went pear-shaped. The Finger (D. Salmon), was unplayable. And they couldn't hit his bowling either, as he got 5/34, helping to keep the opposition to 173. Mick Ratcliffe was also amongst the wickets, with 3/51. Our blokes had anther bat, making 3/53.
Vs Wodonga Raiders
Raiders may have made a slight tactical error after winning the toss and asking
our blokes to bat. On the back of a swashbuckling 73
from Kane Arendarcikas, the final score from the allotted 50 overs
was 6/300. To add insult to injury, Raiders were then penalised 5 runs for a
slow over rate. Probably lost too much time foxing the ball!!
Kane was well backed up by his opening partner James Kreutzberger with 37, Deano with 45, Mick Carroll with 37, and Westy, who was undefeated on 64.
It was always going to be a big ask, and was made doubly difficult by some tight bowling from Heath Naughton (1/24), Westy (3/34) Kirk Savage (1/38), and Kreutzy (2/49). Raiders finished up at 9/213. The ones are undefeated in the shorter version of the game thus far this season.
Vs Wodonga Raiders In a comparatively low scoring game, dominated by Tony Ferris, Ken's boys came away winners by 50 runs. Raiders could manage only 116, with Tony taking 3/10, and Jake Hart continuing his good form with 3/31. In the reply of 166, Tony then smote 42, and Dave Ryan 32.
Vs Wodonga Raiders Garry Drummond turned the clock back with an everggreen 70, and Wazza Britt made 24* in the total of 6/159. The Raiders were held to 6/136, with Mick Ratcliffe getting 3/17.
Rowdy called correctly and
decided to bat. Some solid contributions by pretty much everybody resulted in
a good score - 8/250. Westy made 57, Mick
Carroll 47, Kreutzy and Deano both 21, Matso 31, Drummo 18, and Kane 16.
The wickets were shared between Heath (1/8), Al Olbison (2/34), Kirk Savage (2/19), Westy 2/31, Drummo (2/10), and Kteutzy 1/11. Wodonga were rolled for 147.
The ones are on top, 4 points ahead of North, whom they play this coming week.
Ken's blokes dropped one,
to the side second on the ladder, 12 points behind them. Batting first and only
making 126 was not a good start. Tony Ferris top scored with 22.
Wodonga did it easy, at 4/139, with Adam Kreutzberger getting 2/21.
Much the same sort of story
for the thirds, only making 96, with Awbo collecting 31. Wodonga rattled up
8/152 to win easily. The main wicket taker was Chris Glenane with 2/5.
The Thirdsare presently 3rd on the ladder, 10 points behind second place, and 4 points ahead of 4th.
Vs North Albury
The top of the table clash
started off badly for the good guys, with a couple of wickets falling early
doors (as Dean Jones is wont to utter). However, a good knock by Westy (98)
and James Kreutzberger (50) saw the total
get to a respectable 225. The only other batsman to get runs was Nathan Matsinos
Good work by Heath (2/7), and Olby (1/7) sees North at 3/34 in reply, and the match is evenly poised.
Good bowling by Heath (2/23 from 18), Olby (1/13 from 13), Kano (3/39), Kirk (1/35), Westy (2/51) meant that North were rolled for 180. In our second dig, Marto quilted 40*, and Deano ended up with 32* in a total of 1/93. The win cemented top spot.
Vs North Albury
St. Patrick's fielded first,
North compiling 200 neat. Adam Kreutzberger bowled very well for 3/23, and Tony
Ferris got 2/28. There were apparently numerous faux pas committed in the catching
area that caused some frustration.
Our reply so far is at 2/39.
The boys are having a bad trot, and could only manage 140. Adam Kreutzberger had a dip with 58 but no one else was able to support him. In their second innings, North were 7/157, but I don't have the wicket takers at this juncture.
Vs North Albury
A similar situation confronts
the Thirds, with North compiling 219, with our chaps yet to take the crease.
Hilly got 3/42, and the birthday boy, Mark Awburn (40 y.o.*) collected 4/38
with his nude darts.
The score didn't daunt the chaps, with Mark Awburn going beresque for a chanceless and majestic 129* (he may have won Man of the Match!!), helped by 35 from Brad Howard, and 30 from James Watling. The total ended up at 7/273.
Vs Lavington On
an absolute belter of a track (poor old bowlers suffer again!!) our blokes were
sent in and made 260, a total all thought as a good score. Kane made 32, James
Kreutzberger 50, Westy 33, Casey Arendarcikas
46, and Phantom Haynes 42.
Lavington were relatively untroubled to get the runs, losing only 4 wickets in the process. Heath got 1/57, Westy 2/38, Kirk 0/41, Kreutzy 0/35, Kano 0/43, and Alan Olbison 1/43.
Instead of blokes making 30's and 40's, we may need a couple to go on to big scores to win these finals type games. Talking to some of the Lavvy blokes, they were surprised we didn't attack more when we needed wickets, with field placements and bowling changes. They thought we were a tad defensive, but I suppose it's easier after the event.
The two teams are getting
to know each other pretty well now :-))Dean lost the toss, and the boys fielded.
They rolled the Panthers for 184, not too bad, although they had them 5/57 at
one stage. The wicket takers were Heath (1/34), Allan Olbison (3/24), Casey
(2/65) - alleges heaps of dropped catches - Westy (2/21) and Kreutzy with 1/0
(You bloody beauty!!).
We are 1/54 in reply, with Dave Martin on 26* and Deano on 4*. Kreutzy was out for 18.
It all went pear shaped, as the boys batted like millionaires, in the end paying the exorbitant interest rate that sort of behaviour earns. Marto ended up with 35, Westy with 38, Kirk Savage 18*, and Al Olbison 19. The last two featured in the 40 run 10th wicket partnership that lent respectability to the score, which ended up on 162.
Lavington had anoher bat, and made 91/5, Heath getting 3/10, Kane 1/30, and Kreuzy 1/5.
An improved effort will be needed in next weekend's Semi Final against Raiders to make the Grand Final.
Vs Lavington Ken's
boys batted first, and Paul Kersey continued his recent good form with a 44.
Hopeully he'll be able to make a big one before season's end. In replay, Lavington
They were rolled for 150, Ken geting 3/20, and Tony Ferris 3/33. The lads had another bat, and Mark Kreutzberger whacked up 85*, in the total of 4/194. There was some spectacular 'keeping by Dave Ryan filling in for Vince Jones, who had stopped one wih an unpadded part of his leg, and needed to leave the ground. Dave managed to use those glove thingys to good effect.
Vs Lavington The
"Thirstys" whacked up a sizeable total in 9/280, largely on the back
of 73 from Dallas Kotzur. He was well supported
by master batsman and extreme pace bowler Wally Cribbes, who made 45.
Mick Cambey twirled his way to 3/36, and Wally Cribbes got 2/16, as Lavington crumbled for 121 in their first innings. They were put in again, and got to 5/100 in their second dig.
Vs Wodonga Raiders
Deano won the toss and decided
to have a bat. It was slow going early, as the deck, while not playing any tricks,
was not coming on, and had limited bounce. This, matched with some pretty tight
bowling, saw us at one stage being 3/37. A great partnership between Westy and
Casey Arendarcikas took the score along to 4/151. Mick Carroll contributed a
sparkling 24, and the total at the end of the 80 overs reached 6/215. James
Kreutzberger made 19, Westy 88*, and Casey
Heath and Allan Olbison destroyed the top order in quick time, Heath getting 2/23 from 10, Al 2/22 from 10. Westy carried on and struggled to the figures of 4/9 from18. Others to get wickets were Kreutzy with 1/8 from 13, and Kane with 1/12 from 11.
Vs East Albury Ken's boys were overjoyed to be going out to Tallangatta but the trip was fruitful.(From Special Correspondent G. Drummond) Kenny's boys amassed 318 on day 1 of their match against East Albury. The very consistent Kerse got 47 at the top, Phantom 64, Adam Kreutzburger 34, then it was "happy hour" for their No 8 Big Tony Ferris who got 78 *, and No 9 Karl Jacka getting 42 * (in about 10 minutes) which emphasises the batting depth of the side. Big Tony then set about routing East Albury taking 5/23, Adam Kreutzberger chipping in with 3/21 to have them all out for 133.
Vs East Albury (also
from Garry) Hilly's boys had a real battle on their hands in a match that
see-sawed over both days. The usual dropped catches saw them struggling with
East Albury cruising on 4 /191 late on Day 1 and probably looking at 250-280.
Then Trout stepped in and claimed five quick wickets which saw East Albury collapse
and be all out for 203. Scanners and Hilly had earlier "bought" a couple of
The batting was off to a good start with Joe Duck and Dallas getting 29 and 33 respectively before a mini-collapse had them struggling at 5/96. They say that "cometh the hour - cometh the man". In this case the man arrived in the shape of the legendary and wiry Scanners who hobbled to the crease with his trusty duct-tape covered "weapon of mass destruction".and produced what was undoubtably the match winning knock of the final. Scanners contained his usual urge for all-out assault and instead ground out a very measured and controlled 81*, which was inspired by the insulting taunts of "father time" and "Grand-pa" as he strode out to bat.
Some of those young blokes just never learn!!
St. Patrick's won the toss and fielded :-)))
St Patrick's Innings
|T. Ball||ct. N. Matsinos||b. A. Olbison||
|C. Webb||ct. K. Arendarcikas||b. A. Olbison||
|J. Tonkin||ct. N. Matsinos||b. H. Naughton||
|K. Knight||ct. N. Matsinos||b. A. West||
|S. Wright||ct. D. Carroll||b. H. Naughton||
|A. Bradley||ct. K. Arendarcikas||b. A. West||
|J. Lyons||bowled||b. A. West||
|R. Wright||ct. N. Matsinos||b. H. Naughton||
|C. Street||ct. D. Carroll||b. A. West||
|D. Baker||ct. H. Naughton||b. J. Kreutzberger||
|SUNDRIES||0b,4lb, 0w, 3nb||
|FOW: 1/3, 2/18, 3/48, 4/48, 5/50, 6/96, 7/99, 8/99, 9/121|
|BOWLING:H. Naughton 15/6/30/3, A. Olbison 12/1/51/2, A. West 16/5/41/4|
|K. Arendarcikas 1/0/6/0, J.Kreutzberger 0.1/0/0/1|
|D. Martin||ct. Knight||b. Baker||
|D. Carroll||st. Thomas||b. Knight||
|A. West||ct. Baker||b. Street||
|C. Arendarcikas||ct. R. Wright||b. Street||
|M. Carroll||ct.& B||b. S. Wright||
|N. Matsinos||ct. Thomas||b. S. Wright||
|K Arendarcikas||bowled||b. D. Baker||
|H. Naughton||bowled||b. S. Wright||
|SUNDRIES||3b, 5lb, 6nb||
|FOW: 1/0, 2/6, 3/15, 4/21, 5/66, 6/76, 7/104, 8/138, 9/220|
|BOWLING: Baker 30/7/80/2, Street 13/3/34/2, S. Wright 29/12/55/3, Knight 14/5/34/1,|
|R. Wright 3/3/0/0, Webb 5/3/3/0, Bradley 3/2/4/0|
A great effort in breaking
the 32 year premiership drought.
Great individual efforts by Heath in his batting and bowling, Phantom for his courage (leaving in the ambulance after having his nose broken and his face lacerated) to return before stumps on Saturday night, and then to go on and make his 50.
Westy's bowling was exemplary (unlike his batting!) and there was some great catching, especially Kane's to dimiss Cade Webb - an absolute pearler.
Mick Carroll and Kano made valuable contributions with the bat at critical stages of the game.
Matso showed maturity beyond his years in his batting at a critical time in the game, not to mention his 4 catches behind the pegs.
Deano led from the front with a resourceful innings under immense pressure and a couple of crunch catches.
James Kreutzberger is on a hat-trick, his last two bowling spells consisting of .1/0/0/1 !!!
Not sure who "won the shirt" at the post-match celebrations, but Westy was home by about 8 o'clock!!!!!
Wodonga batted first and flogged our blokes around Bilson Park to the tune of
353 runs. Tony Ferris got 1/29 from 14, Yatesy 1/21 from 9, Sam McDonald 2/51
from 18, Karl Jacka 2/61 from 15, and Kenny 1/33 from 10. As usual when things
go along like that you have no luck, catches get grassed, and umpiring decisions
don't go your way.
The frustrations continued with the bat. After a good start from Paul Kersey (45) and Dave Ryan (34), the innings fell away. Ken made 50 at #6, but no one else got a start. The total ended up at 189.
Vs Wodonga) Hilly's
boys also had an attack of the fumbles in respect of the catching skills, and
Wodonga was able to take advantage by amassing 4/292. They were, however, 1/1
so the recovery wasn't too bad. Wicket takers were Wal Cribbes, Trout Salmon,
Mark Awburn & Dylan Muggavin.
An even contribution across the board by the batsmen wasn't enough to overhaul the total, and the chaps only managed 184 as a result of nobody going on the make a real big one. Dallas Kotsur made 19, Joe Duck 33, Garry Drummond 26, Tony Hill 17 and James atling top scored with 37. Scant comfort, but a good effort to get to the final, and the team was a credit to themselves the way they played out the last few rounds.
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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 30/3/2004.