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SHCC Scoop - 6 from 6 & Training back next week - Round 3 Wrap

Updated: Jan 25

28.9.23


Another amazing round for Summer Hill Cricket Club, with 6 matches completed, and 6 wins.  This has been a dream start to the season.  Well done to all teams, and all players.

 

And well done to Anthony in Div 6, not only helping his side to an excellent win over Earlwood with a very solid 60, but also bringing up 1,500 career runs for Summer Hill.

 

With the October Long weekend, there is no cricket this weekend, with all matches returning on October 7th.   Start times are pushed back to 1:30pm for all Games.

 

 

Batting and Bowling highlights

 

Batting

104  Phil Tarbox               Div 8 Blue

85    Andy Manchester   Div 6

72    Dan Jeffrey               Div 6

60*  Zameer Bhinde       Div 6

60   Anthony Ishinjerro  Div 7

55   Luca Agius                 Div 8 Blue

 

 

Milestones:

 

Games

50 Ripple Parekh Div 6

 

Runs

2,000 Andy Manchester Div 6

1,500 Anthony Ishinjerro   Div 7

500 Michael Lee                Div 8 Gold

 

 

Training

 

With daylight savings starting this weekend, Training is back on Thursdays.  Head on done to Lees Parks nets, Harmony St, Ashfield from 5:30pm (or earlier if you can).

 

 

Enjoy your Cricket!

 

Phil

              

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2nd Division

Match Report : Chris Gayle (Universe Boss)

Round 3: Summer Hill 2/133 def SGLCC Senior Men 9/130

 

Yo Yo cricket fanatics! We're about to dive headfirst into the action down at Waterworth Park, and it's gonna be a 'Universe Boss' style match report. The weather might have been a bit strange, but it couldn't dampen the spirits of our Div 2 team, who were on a roll, chasing that undefeated dream.

 

So, check this out - St George Leagues posted 130 runs for 9 wickets off their 29 overs. They were swinging for the fences, but our bowlers were on fire, man! Z. Randall, let me tell ya, he was dropping bombs on the batsmen, taking 4 for 25 off his 6 overs while Tom Corben returned from a 1 year hiatus, bowling absolute thunder bolts for no reward . That's 'Universe Boss' level stuff right there for the opening spell of the game. D. Greenhalgh, my man, he chipped in with 3 wickets for just 15 runs off 4 overs now leading the comp for most wickets, and N. Everitt added 2 more to the mix, his first 2 for the season. Bowlin' like champions, no doubt!

 

Now, on to the batsmen. S. Gracias-Flor was rockin' it out there, smashing 48 not out once again, like he's in a T20 showdown. R. Nawaz brought some serious heat with his 37 not out, scoring 1 too many runs leaving S. Gracias Flor just short of his 50 to the disappointment of the fans on the sideline. But let’s not forget A. Tzoumas who sprinkled a little T20 magic with his 24 to set up the inning in his first knock of the year.

 

Yo, yo, cricket enthusiasts! We're here to update those awards, and let me tell you, the vibes are still electric!

 

1. Best Bowler brought to you by our T20 specialist sponsor, MRF Tyres: Z. Randall, my man, you were the talk of the town with your fiery bowling performance. You bagged a sensational 4 for 25 off 6 overs. Those deliveries were like short thunderbolts taking 2 helmets along your way, and you rocked the opposition's world with some generous full tosses which ended in dismissals!

 

2. Best Batsman brought to you by Fan Craze: S. Gracias-Flor, once again proving why you were one of our off season recruits. You're still the kingpin of the batting lineup, mate! Your blazing 48 not out was like a firecracker in the night sky. You shone like a star, a true batting maestro at work and as the universe boss can confirm you didn’t blush baby!

 

3. Donkey of the Week brought to you by none other than the home of the Camel Burgers, Grill Masterz. Hold on, we've got a curveball for ya - the 'Donkey of the Week' award goes to none other than the CWSCA. This 30-over format is just not cutting it and we reckon it's time to roll with the T20 vibes!

 

So, there you have it, cricket fans! Waterworth Park witnessed some serious action, and our Div 2 team is keeping it cool, staying undefeated. Cricket's all about the buzz, the thrill, and sometimes, a little controversy. 'Til next time, keep it groovy, and remember, we're all part of the cricketing universe, man! Cheers!

 

Best Batting

48* Savio Gracias Flor

37* Rehaan Nawaz

Best Bowling

4/26 Zac Randall

3/15 David Greenhalgh

2/17 Nic Everitt

 

 

3rd Division

Match Report : Jay Karim

Round 3: Summer Hill 9/140 def Kingsgrove CC 112

 

Summer Hill won the toss and elected to bat on a ground with shortish boundaries and a relatively fast outfield. The batters were looking to post a big total, and were particularly keen after realising that the opposition were 4 short from the outset. Dean started off his innings with a 6 from his very first ball, but unfortunately came undone as he tried to go for 2 in a row. Tarik and Madushan built a decent partnership, before Tarik was dismissed with a good delivery and Madushan held out to fine leg in bizarre circumstances, sweeping a ball one-handed that was a foot outside leg stump. Arup was the next man in and kept up his good form, top scoring with 33, a crucial innings given the circumstances and was aptly aided by captain Jay.


Summer Hill then lost a few quick wickets in succession and needed a lower order stand to revive their innings. Umer (21*) and Salman (12*) played crucial knocks batting and 10 and 11 respectively, with both taking calculated risks and targeting the weaker bowlers to lift Summer Hill’s score to a respectable 140.

 

Summer Hill faired their chances given the bowling line up they had. Raf opened the bowling with Salman who was playing his first match of the season. Salman (3-18) bowled superbly right from the outset and made the Kingsgrove opening batsman look foolish as he bowled 5 dots and clean bowled the opening batsman from his opening over. It was a masterclass in swing bowling. Raf (2-11) also bowled brilliantly with his extra pace unsettling the Kingsgrove batters. He knocked over the Kingsgrove No. 3 batsman who gave a look of resignation as trudged off the pitch knowing that he was outclassed on this occasion.

 

Summer Hill were looking good. However, they knew that their opposition’s strongest batter and captain was about enter the crease and needed to get him out quickly to win the match. The Kingsgrove skipper gifted a few chances which Summer Hill were unable to capitalise on. He played smartly and hit boundaries at opportune moments to bring up his 50. However, skipper Jay, accompanied by Umer, steadied the ship, and bowled very tidily to restrict Kingsgrove’s scoring. The match was in the balance. Dean, after getting hit for a couple of boundaries from the Kingsgrove captain, came back strong and was able to dismiss him with a rapid delivery outside off stump which he nicked to keeper Fahim. It was a sharp chance and a crucial wicket.

 

Summer Hill were now in the box seat. Despite some late resistance from the Kingsgrove tail enders, Summer Hill finished the job thanks to some intelligent bowling by Salman, a very good catch taken by Raf and mid-off and a neat run out by Madushan. Kingsgrove fell 28 runs short in the end. 

 

 

Best Batting

33 Arup Saha

24 Madushan Bandara


Best Bowling

3/18 Salman Kalam

2/11 Raf Bruzzese

 

 

6th Division

Match Report : Tushar Gupta

Round 2: Summer Hill 6/321 vs Panania East Hills RSL 8/141

 

Day 1

We won the toss and elected to bat against Panania East Hills Div6 on a hot day of 31 degrees. 

 

We had a scratchy start. We lost our first wicket at 6 runs in a mix up run out call. Dan & Nihil stabilized the innings taking us to 50 runs when we lost Nihil who got caught at gully trying to drive a 5th stump ball (and to mention it was the only ball he chased outside off :)). 

 

Innings continued with Nash adding some quick runs before getting LBW. It was then the Dan & Andy show putting a 100+ run partnership when we lost Dan for 72. Andy continued to play for his 85 before getting bowled on an inswinger, passing the battalion to Zameer who started his innings by making the opponents fielders chase the ball in every direction. We ended up posting a respectable score of 321/6 in 53 overs at the end of day (Zammer 68* & Ashhad 10*) and will continue with our bowling now to day 2 to defend the total.

 

Day 2

Samarth started well with the ball not conceding many runs with a couple of close calls & drop catches in the first few overs. Nash got us a break though in his third over. Tushar managed to send the aggressive opener back in the pavilion with a ripper of a catch by Samarth at long off. Dan pushed Panania on the backfoot with a great inswinging spell and grabbed 3 wickets in his first spell and Panania East Hills never looked in the hunt. The captain then stabilised the inning by frustrating our bowlers until he was bowled by another superb swinging delivery by Dan. New recruit Sachin also bowled well for his 4 over just conceding 2 runs and taking one wicket. The 8/9 wickets played out until the close of the play with Summer Hill winning the game by a huge margin of 180 runs. 

 

 

Best Batting

85 Andy Manchester

72 Dan Jeffrey

68* Zameer Bhinde

31 Nihil Rawal


Best Bowling

4/19 Dan Jeffrey

 

 

7th Division

Match Report: Dharmin Thakkar

Round 3: Summer Hill 5/157 def Earlwood CC 8/153

 

Under the radiant sun and a clear blue sky, the 7th division stalwarts, Summer Hill Cricket Club, secured yet another resounding victory, vanquishing Earlwood Cricket Club by five wickets. Summer Hill's exceptional performance continues, with a flawless record of three wins in a row.

 

On a splendid Saturday afternoon, Prabhu, the acting captain in Dharmin's absence, working with acting Vice Captain Anthony Ishinjerro, won the crucial toss and elected to field. It was an ideal start for SHCC, with an impressive depth in their bowling arsenal. Prabhu, leading from the front, snatched two wickets in the very first over, immediately putting the opposition on the back foot. Muniraj on the other end maintained impeccable line and length, providing valuable support alongside Prabhu and took key wicket of their opening batsman.

 

In the second half, bowlers accelerated in taking wickets, courtesy of Umer and Sreesha, each claiming two scalps, while Prabhu added one more to his wicket tally. Aman on his debut, bowled exceptionally well, although luck eluded him as he remained wicketless.

 

Chasing a target of 153, Anthony and Rahul opened the batting in style, quickly accumulating runs. In a pivotal moment during the second over, a vociferous appeal for a caught-behind against Anthony was denied by the umpire, sparking controversy from the opposition. Unfazed by the sledging and all types of abuse, Anthony continued to punish the bowlers, crafting a brilliant innings of 60 runs that set the tone for a triumphant finish. Rafi and Muniraj combined forces, contributing nearly 50 runs, with Muniraj dispatching several boundaries and sixes. After Rafi's departure for a well-made 15, Prabhu and Muniraj sealed the victory for SHCC.

 

Key highlights of the match included Prabhu's stellar performance with the ball, securing three wickets, while Umer and Sreesha claimed two wickets each, and Muniraj chipped in with one wicket at crucial junctures. In the batting department, Ish stole the show with his explosive 60-run knock, complemented by Muniraj's valuable 37 runs.

 

A special mention goes to Rahul Prabhu for his exceptional fielding and catching prowess

 

 

Best Batting

60 Anthony Ishinjerro

37 Muniraj Mahajan


Best Bowling

3/31 Prabhu Rajendran

2/20 Muhammad Umer Altaf

2/23 Sreesha Sounderam

 

  

8th Division Gold

Match Report : Pat Cullen

Round 3: Summer Hill Gold 8/124 def Panania East Hill RSL 4/123

 

Panania won the toss and elected to bat on a perfect cricketing day at Lees. High 20's temps, little bit of crossbreeze and a full eleven fielders with a stacked batting lineup had the Goldies feeling confident taking the field. The Panania openers though were stuck on their jobs like a tick on a testicle and took about as much effort to dislodge!  The openers getting them to 0-70 after 18 overs before PJ Rosenberger struck twice in two balls to get himself on a hattrick. Their scoring picked up a touch towards the end, but by and large the Goldies kept it pretty tight even if we weren’t taking bags of wickets.

 

At the end of their 30 overs, Panania got to 4-123 with Rema bowling beautifully to also pick up two wickets. After run chases of 170 and 180 odd in our last two games, a small boundary and a firm outfield at Lees, we were feeling pretty confident going into the run chase.

 

Things started slowly. 3 maidens in a row slowly to be precise before a wicket maiden had us 1-0 after four overs. Again - inauspicious stuff. However, Kustav was out to prove himself after a disappointing game the previous week. His 42 including six 4's anchored the Goldies innings and featured some lovely shots, especially some creamy cover drives that had the momentum all going SHCC's way. What he needed was partners though, the other end proving to be a revolving door, Rema (14), Bandas (19) Zeeshan (4) Leo (6) Metry (2) all came and went before Sarfaraz and Jitendra got together after Kaustav’s departure to see us home.

 

The final equation being 14 off twelve. Sarfaraz hitting one of the most important 4's down the ground of his life in the second last over to get us close, before singles to each batter drew us level before an innocuous bye off the second last ball of the game got us home with a ball to spare!

 

Phew! Too close for comfort but 3 wins from 3 to open the season! What is happening to our perpetual cellar dwellers the Goldies?!

 

 

Best Batting:

42 Kaustav Gupta


Best Bowling

2/20 Pulok Rema

2/51 PJ Rosenberger

 

 

8th Division Blue

Match Report : Phil Tarbox

Round 3: Summer Hill Blue 4/203 def Ashfield CC 8/135

 

Summer Hill 8 Blue are in unchartered waters, having won 2 games in a row, and sitting atop the Div 8 Ladder – and more surprisingly, Captain Phil actually winning tosses!

 

As luck would have it, Phil won another toss – our first away game of the season – and we’d have another go at batting.  We’d heard to outfield at Henley Park 2 was quick – and it there may be runs on offer.

 

As it turned out, there were runs, but they were very hard fought.  The small amount of rain during the week was a reminder that wet sand ain’t great for hitting boundaries.  Ashfield’s Father & Son team – similar to 8 Blue, just a couple of years younger – had 2 quality opening bowlers, taking 1 of our openers in the 2nd over.  Would the younger boys show up their older rivals? 

 

Democracy is alive and well at Ashfield CC, with 10 bowlers used – thank goodness their openers started with a 3 over spell only, and batting became decidedly easier.  Luca Agius (55) continued his blistering start to the season, hitting his 3rd 50 of the season with some glorious drives, and sharp singles – only falling to a ball he may not have been completely ready for.  A valuable lesson learnt for sterner competition.

 

Luca and Phil Tarbox (104) put on another big partnership of 98, taking the score along to 2/99.  Leo Tarbox (10) joined his Dad for a 95 run Partnership, well and truly keeping their foot on the throat of Ashfield, punishing bad bowling, and taking 1’s and 2’s at will – Leo falling to an incredible outfield catch on what was a very, very long square boundary.

 

The shortcomings of Democracy became apparent, with Summer Hill taking 30 from one over, albeit riddled with no balls and wides – our umpire Mark Gibson offering an olive branch after what must have been 12 balls.

 

As Phil approached his century, their opening bowler came back on, although the damage had well and truly been done.  The scene was set – Phil on 99, Ashfield’s young gun with the ball in hand – and he delivered a quality ball.  It would have taken the top of off – and Phil blocks – but seeing mid on back, he hesitates, and then calls Mike Davies through for a quick single.  After being so close last week, a well deserved century to Phil.  Summer Hill, 4 / 203.

 

With runs in the bank, Summer Hills bowlers got off to a shaky start, but brought things around in short order.  Rohan Fernando luckless in his 6 overs (0/11).  His partner Sidhant Nidimoru (1/14) getting the breakthrough in the 10th over – Ashfield 1/32 after 12.  They had a big mountain to climb.

 

Summer Hill would rue some missed opportunities, putting down some easy catches, allowing some quality Ashfield batters to get a start – but thankfully, none could go on with it.  Lachie Schreuder (3/18) took some more wickets again, Asher Tarbox (1/35) and James Davies (1/29) brought some quality first change pace – and Rayhan Islam – on his birthday no less – took 2 quality wickets with some controlled spin bowling.  Ashfield restricted to 135 from their 30 overs.

 

Another great win for 8 Blue – 3 wins to start the season – with 2 testing matches to come against Panania and Summer Hill Gold.

 

Best Batting

104 Phil Tarbox

55 Luca Agius


Best Bowling

3/18 Lachie Schreuder

2/20 Rayhan Islam

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