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SHCC Scoop - 2 tons and wins, wins wins! Round 12 Wrap

Updated: Feb 14



A very Happy New Year to all – and ain’t it great to be back playing cricket!


Our Div 3 batters had a day out, with the formidable Mads and Deano putting on a batting clinic – and in the process going past 4,000 and 3,000 career runs for Summer Hill – well done to both of you – a great achievement.


5 fors seems to be harder to come by than Centuries this season - but a fired up Rohan Fernando delivering a blistering opening 7 over spell of 5/17 to really set up the match for Summer Hill 8th Blue.  It was a great celebration at the time, and post match. Well done Rohan.

Pictured: Rohan Fernando - 8 Blue - celebrates his 5 for


All teams change gears this week, as we head into consecutive 2 day matches.  With only 3 rounds of the season left, we need to make the most of the next few matches – more 5 for’s and tons please!


New Website & Instagram


Our website - - has had an upgrade over the Christmas period – and all SHCC Scoops are available on the Blog.  Thanks to our hard working committee for everything they do.  All future newsletters will be posted there too.  It’s very easy to add pictures in – so please send through team and action pics when you can.


And be sure to follow SummerHillCricketClub on Instagram.


Presentation Night


Please let me know if you would like to be involved in planning our Club Presentation Night this year – to be held mid April.  Date TBC.  They have been a lot of fun over the last 2 years – but we are always looking for ways to improve.  Please give me a call, or send me an email if you would like to be involved, or have any ideas.



Batting and Bowling highlights




129 "Mads" Bandara Div 3

115  Dean Cassar Div 3

86  Luca Agius Div 8 Blue

50* Chetan Kondur Div 7




5/17 Rohan Fernando Div 8 Blue




4,000 Madushan Bandara Div 3

3,000 Dean Cassar Div 3



100 Samarth Shrivastava Div 6

50 Sarfaraz Nangyal Div 8 Gold





When:   Every Thursday

Where:  Lees Park - Harmony St, Ashbury (Park in Crieff St & walk down the alley)

When:   From 5:30pm until dusk – and there may be a few there earlier too



Enjoy your Cricket!




Phil – President

m 0417 234 761



2nd Division

Round 12: Summer Hill def Marrickville CC by FORFEIT



3rd Division

Match Report: Tarek Rahman

Round 12: Summer Hill 3/288 def Marrickville 9/197


It was the perfect day for cricket, glorious sunshine accompanied by a freshly mown Waterworth outfield. With fill-in skipper Rafael winning his 20th toss in a row, prompting many in the team suggesting he should buy a lottery ticket, Marrickville were kicking the turf conceding, having to bowl first, after conceding over 280 last time bowling first. They also had huge psychological ghosts to tackle, having never beaten SHB out of 6 outings.


Openers Tarek & Dean were confident after having amassed a 147 run opening stand last time against them, and it seemed like something similar was on the cards as Tarek got off to a rapid start, hitting 3 boundaries in his first 12 balls, as Dean on the other end took his time to ease the nerves and adjust to the conditions. Tarek was feeling confident of another big day out, however fell on 17 (13), with the score on 25, receiving a peach Glenn McGrath like delivery. 


This then led to one of the greatest and most memorable partnerships of Summer Hill CC's history, as the two best batsmen by far of the competition put on a masterclass of strike rotation and clinical boundary hitting. It now seems like whenever Dean takes his time initially, it signals danger to the opposition, similar to a tsunami which initially develops through unsuspecting waves which gradually swell larger and larger. In his 228, he was 5 off 14 initially, and it was similar this time around, as he unfurled pulls and late cuts whenever he got strike - which was not much at times as Madushan took majority of the strike initially and unleashed beautiful cover drives and pulls and flicks of his own. The two amassed a gigantic 240 run partnership (surely a club record?) which knocked the spirits out of Marrickville (again). Dean holed out at the end scoring 115 off just 75 balls, with Arup coming out, who some say is either the luckiest or unluckiest number 4 around - usually having to wait a while to get a turn to bat, this time having his pads on for about 28 overs. He made sure to make most of his chance, hitting some commanding boundaries reminiscent of Hetmyer. The last ball of the innings proved dramatic however, where he hit the ball straight back, the bowler got a touch, running out Madushan on 129 (99)!! Perhaps Arup really didn't want Mads to take out the highest average award at the end of the year the team were joking! SHB amassed 288 in just 32 overs, scoring at a ridiculous 9 rpo throughout the innings.  


SHB's bowling unit then followed suit, as openers Salman and Wassi were hooping the ball in, creating big issues for the batsmen. Salman's opening few overs gave serious competition to Shaheen Shah, with prodigious in-swing and immaculate line and length, prompting a dropped catch and an edge. Vanos was looking super dangerous creaming some glorious boundaries, however he fell victim to another Sallu magic ball, getting castled again by him. Wassi on the other end also created major issues and also castled the opening batsman with an amazing in-swinging delivery. He was on absolute fire at training, and converted the form in the match, being the pick of the bowlers with 3-43. He also took 3 great catches, to ensure he was the MVP of the second innings and highlighting what an absolute menace and beast he is when he is in the mood. The opening pair took 5 wickets between them decimating the Marrickville line-up. Skipper Raf changed the bowlers very well, also picking up an important wicket. Maruf was given the ball and he surprised everyone with his bounce and pace, picking up 2 wickets; one of the opener who was looking very compact and dangerous with Dilir, the stand-in keeper, taking a stunning catch down the leg-side. A comprehensive victory was then wrapped up soon with SHB looking a very formidable side with finals just around the corner.


Best Batting

129 Madushan Bandara

115 Dean Cassar

Best Bowling

3/43 Wassi Hossain

2/22 AFM Maruf

2/44 Salman Kalam



6th Division

Part way through 2 day match

Round 11: Summer Hill 0/67 vs Dobroyd Point CC 80



7th Division

Match Report: Dharmin Thakkar

Round 12: Summer Hill 2/112 def Revesby Worker Club White 7/108


Back on the cricket deck for the first match of the year 2024, anticipation hung thick in the air. Due to the delayed arrival of one of our key batsmen, we were going to bowl first.  We lost the toss, but fortunately Revesby decided to bat first.  Unbeknownst to them, this played into our hands.


Missing 2 players for the first 18 overs, our field setup resembled a winter game scenario. Despite this initial challenge, our bowling unit delivered a stellar performance, thanks to the brilliance of Gourav, leading the wicket charts, and the dynamic contributions from Shaik and Dharmin. We efficiently bowled out the opposition for a modest 109 runs.


In response, our innings kicked off with a bang, as Hamza scored three consecutive boundaries. However, a contentious LBW decision, seemingly missing the leg stump, saw him depart sooner than expected. The entry of new batsman Chetan turned the tide, forging a pivotal 46-run partnership with Dharmin. Anthony's quick runs at the end sealed the deal for us, clinching a hard-fought victory in the midst of scorching heat.


Man of the Match

Chetan emerged as the star of the day, showcasing a clinical batting performance that reflected his temperament and impeccable shot selections.


Best Batting

50* Chetan Kondur

Best Bowling

3/25 Gourav Tripathi

2/9 Shaik Abdullah

2/17 Dharmin Thakkar



8th Division Gold

Match Report: PJ Rosenberger

Round 12: Summer Hill Gold 5/112 def Summer Hill Seniors 111


Taking the new ball, Bandas and summer-season debutant Shishir opened at a miserly rate of one run per over. Shishir’s welcome Nepalese pace boost to our attack reaped the first breakthrough in the 6th, with Bandas striking in the 9th. Rotating the bowlers, PJ replaced Shishir for two overs until Senior’s captain (L Wheeler) started to tee off. As Wheeler went on to top score for Seniors (41), the Goldies took a couple of more wickets, with Shishir bowling the dangerous Holmes for nought in the 14th. Our spin twins (Gordon and Ward) did not have any luck but were causing moments of uncertainty for the batters with well-flighted deliveries.


Seniors put on a 37-run 5th-wicket partnership until Sarfaraz found the top of the stumps to send Wheeler on his way in the 25th at 5/75. Seniors meandered to 6/104 in the 31st with PJ getting one of those rare-as-hen’s teeth LBWs, before the wheels fell off Seniors’ wagon to be all out for 111 with 32.4 overs gone.


Like Tarantino building to a climax at the end of Pulp Fiction, the Goldies let loose like a volcanic eruption in Iceland. Rema had an eventful 3-wicket over that featured a stumping by Metry, a screamer of a catch by Captain Rob and being on a hat-trick!! PJ bowled the 10th the next over.


All around, a good effort with the ball and in the field with no easy catches put down and great effort by Kaustav and Sarfaraz to try and land some difficult half chances. Catches to Rob and Leo. Wickets: Rema 3-6, Shishir 2-8, Bandas 2-17, PJ 2-22, Sarfaraz 1-15.


With the bat, Ken an Saikat opened, getting the Goldies off to a flyer. Saikat made the most of being dropped at the start to race to 27 before falling to Seniors’ new quick (Petersen). Ken (4) fell in the 9th (2/35), after which Ward (27) and Kaustav (28) put on a great 57-run partnership to get us to 4/96 in the 25th with the finish line in sight. Rema added as many runs with the bat (3) as his wickets, with Leo (13*) and Bandas (2*) steering us home in 31.2 overs. A well-fought win for the Goldies!


Pictured: Summer Hill 8 Gold get the chocolates

Best Batting

28 Kaustav Gupta

27 Hossain “Saikat” Bin Rashid

27 Dave Ward

Best Bowling

3/6 Pulok Rema

2/8 Shishir Shrestha

2/17 Jim Bandas

2/22 PJ Rosenberger



8th Division Blue

Match Report: Jud Agius

Round 12: Summer Hill Blue 7/218 def St Christophers Gold 61


After letting a couple of winnable games slip before Christmas, followed by lots of discussion and soul searching, Blue was looking to make a strong start to 2024 with a win. St.C’s had a couple of kids filling in and thankfully lost the toss so we batted in the hot and humid conditions.


The bowling was tight and the openers started carefully until Gibbo (5) dragged a wide one on to be 1-12. Some steady batting was needed from Luca and Phil, and at 1-26 off 10 overs it was tight. Phil decided it was time to put the newish scoreboard into action and hit the first short ball of the day for 6 over mid wicket. Luca followed suit cracking some astonishing leg side flicks and drives over the deep long on boundary. The scoreboard went into over drive and when Phil (44) fell LBW to the Lees pitch flat spot the pair had put on a rapid 80, 2-92 in 16th over.


Luca didn’t slow down cracking 9 fours and 4 sixes on his way to 86. Dad at the other end was enjoying watching Luca but when both Agius’ fell in a couple of balls a slow down might’ve been expected. Enter Mike Davies cracking 26 at a strike rate of about 200, ably supported by Sidhant (16 no.) to finish the innings at an imperious 7-218.


Luca’s batting was enough entertainment for a whole game, but was matched by a bowling master class from Rohan with his first ever 5 for (5-17 off 7 overs). With StC’s clearly deflated by the huge score, Rohan ripped through their top order hitting the stumps 4 times. If that wasn’t spectacular enough, his 4th wicket was an edge between 1st and 2nd slip, for yet another “Test quality” one handed catch by you know who (apparently Pakistan have a put a call through to the club President). The batsman walked off saying he would report Phil for unsportsmanlike catching in Division 8!  To top off his performance Rohan ran out their 3rd wicket with a direct hit from short fine leg and St.Cs we’re heading for an early shower. It’s the first time we’ve seen such a dominant performance from a Div 8 Blue player with the ball. Lachie (1-6) chipped in to bowl the dangerous Stocks with a corker of an inswinger and Owen (2-8) smartly wrapped up the tail.


It was an outstanding performance by Blue and a memorable win after St.Cs got over us in the 2 dayer. As good a win as it was St.Cs were down a couple of key players and will be much tougher if we meet them in the finals.


Best Batting

86 Luca Agius

44 Phil Tarbox

26 Michael Davies

Best Bowling

5/17 Rohan Fernando

2/8 Owen Gibson


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