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SHCC Scoop - Merry Christmas! Round 11 Wrap

Updated: Jan 25


Great to be back playing last weekend, after 2 rain and heat interrupted matches – I hope you had a great weekend out, even if the results didn’t go your way.


I hope your team has been using the Club provided scoreboards in the last couple of matches – and that knowing the score during your batting and bowling Innings is helping – I’ve appreciated it, and I’m sure it will give each of our teams an edge knowing the state of the game at all times.

Picture: Div 8 Blue with their new scoreboard


We now have a few weeks off, with Cricket back on January 13th.


I’d like to wish all of our players a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  I hope you are able get a break, and spend some quality time with your friends and family over the next few weeks.



Batting and Bowling highlights




86 Lucas O’Dea Div 2

75  Saikat Bin Rashid Div 8 Gold

53  Michael Davies Div 8 Blue



5/23 Muhammad Umer Altaf Div 7





100 Hamid Shujat Div 2



500 Mitchell Selwood Div 2

500 Sarfaraz Ali 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

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2nd Division

Round 11

Summer Hill 9/161 def Deccan CC 8/71

Best Batting

86 Lucas O’Dea

Best Bowling

3/4 Joel Dennis

2/18 Hamid Shujat

2/19 Nick Everitt



3rd Division 

Match Report: Tanzim Alam

Round 11: Summer Hill 0/60 def Magpies Senior 56


Summer Hill faced Magpie Seniors on a scorching day at Croydon Park. Young debutant Ryan found himself struggling in the heat, sweating profusely and questioning his decision to play.


Magpies won the toss and, with only 7 players, chose to bat first. Despite carrying an oblique injury, Rafael, infused the attack with energy alongside Deano. Rafael claimed the first wicket with a precise short ball. Despite a few boundaries, the momentum shifted when Deano returned with an impressive spell, taking the next wicket.


Umer’s accurate bowling style akin to Mohammad Abbas, created all sorts of pressure for the opposition. Eventually it led to the batsman to top edge it straight into the air, and keeper Tanzim ran full pelt to claim a wicket for Summer Hill.


With momentum shifting back into Summer Hill’s favour, spirits were lifted, however incoming batsman Land drilled a boundary through mid-on to announce his arrival at the crease.


All hopes quickly dissipated thanks to a KFC classic catch that will forever be etched into Summer Hill history. Land thumped a slightly short ball off Jay and Fahim, who some say is the best fielder in the history of Bangladesh, sprinted from mid wicket and dived backwards at full stretch to claim Land’s wicket. Land began to spit the dummy and could not believe what he had witnessed. Catches can truly win matches.


The subsequent collapse led to Magpies being all out for a mere 56 runs, thanks to contributions from all the Summer Hill bowlers. In response, Jay, the cricket tactician, with thousands of hours of experience on Cricket Captain 2023, decided to shuffle the batting order, introducing debutant and BD Cup trump card Maruf as the opener. A truly masterstroke of a decision indeed!


Maruf's explosive batting, channelling his inner Sabbir Rahman, rattled the Magpie bowlers, drawing frustration and insults from Land. Maruf truly dispatched Magpies bowling left right centre, treating them like Kichuri from Danshiri Lakemba.


Maruf's aggressive play with his quick fired 40* (20), combined with Tarek's composed approach, secured a convincing victory for Summer Hill without losing a wicket.


Despite the heat taking a toll on the players, the early finish brought relief. This emphatic win boosts Summer Hill's confidence as they approach the latter part of the season.


Best Batting

40* AFM Maruf



6th Division

Round 9

Summer Hill 71 def by Panania East Hills RSL 3/74



7th Division

Match Report: Dharmin Thakkar

Round 11: Summer Hill 8/116 def Belmore Rovers 115


In a much-anticipated clash between SHCC and Belmore Cricket Club, the stakes were high as both teams sought to secure a crucial victory before the Christmas holidays. The match lived up to its billing, delivering a roller-coaster of emotions and showcasing the resilience and skill of the players.


Toss: Belmore Cricket Club won the toss and elected to bat first, setting the stage for an intense battle at Graf Park


First Innings:  SHCC, determined to make amends for their previous encounter, unleashed the dynamic bowling duo of Prabhu and Muniraj.  Aman, a valuable addition to the bowling attack, joined forces with the opening pair to keep Belmore in check. The strategic approach paid off as Belmore reached 56 for 1 wicket at the drinks break after 17 overs. However, a pivotal turning point came in the second half of their innings when Umer emerged as the star bowler, claiming 5 wickets in his spell of 5 overs. Dharmin complemented Umer's brilliance with 3 wickets for 19 runs, restricting Belmore to a modest 115 runs in 33 overs. The highlight of the innings was an extraordinary catch by Shaik at silly mid-on - a moment of sheer brilliance that sent shockwaves through the opposition.


Second Innings: The decision to shuffle the top batting order saw Hamza and Chetan leading the charge for SHCC. Despite early setbacks with the loss of Chetan and Rafi, Hamza showcased remarkable character, applying consistent pressure on the Belmore bowlers with his quality shots. However, a brief collapse left SHCC at 5 for 57 in 20 overs, raising the stakes for the middle order.


Shaik and Prabhu stepped up to the challenge, displaying exceptional temperament and clinical batting. Their 30-run partnership took SHCC to 87 before the crucial wicket of Shaik fell. The pressure intensified, but Prabhu continued to anchor the innings until his departure. With the match hanging in the balance, Umer and Aman, the hero from the previous encounter against Belmore, took charge, steering SHCC to victory with a nail-biting 2-wicket win.


Key Moments:

Aman and Umer's composed partnership in the final moments ensured SHCC emerged triumphant in a tense situation.


Man of the Match:

Umer, for his exceptional bowling performance that dismantled the Belmore batting lineup and set the stage for SHCC's thrilling run chase.


Best Batting

26 Shaik Abdullah

24 Hamza Malik

Best Bowling

5/23 Muhammad Umer Altaf

2/19 Dharmin Thakkar



8th Division Gold

Round 11: Summer Hill Gold 147 def by Ashfield CC 5/155


Best Batting

75 Hossain “Saikat” Bin Rashid

Best Bowling

2/24 Jim Bandas




8th Division Blue

Match Report : James & Michael Davies

Round 11: Summer Hill Blue 9/210 def Summer Hill Seniors 87


After a strong start to the season followed by a few disappointing losses and an unfortunate Abandoned Match against Summer Hill 8 Gold, Summer Hill 8 Blue were looking to get back into its strong form.


Summer Hill won the toss and chose to bat. It was a good call to win as the weather was hot and the opposition was short a player. Luca’s (31) aggressive batting and Gibbo’s (13) cool head got Summer Hill off to a strong start.  Phil (29) good form with the bat continued but it was solid middle order contributions from brothers Mike Davies (53) and Simon Davies (34*) made the difference.  Mike played an innings that has been coming for some time – thanks to big whips through mid wicket  (eight 4’s, one 6), capably matched with a newly acquired defensive shot.  Summer Hill posted a very competitive total of 9/210 from its 35 overs.


With a pleasant breeze rolling off the Cooks River across Lees Park, and a huge total on the board the game looked safe for Summer Hill.  Rohan thrilled the crowd of 2 with a wicket off the first ball of the innings, James following up with a clean bowled not long after.  Jasper joined the party with a wicket, and it looked it was going to be a very easy victory.


However, some aggressive batting from Summer Hill Senior’s middle order put us under a bit of pressure.  A surprise change in tactics from Rohan (switching from pace bowling to offspin after having some success with the tactic against his Dad on Friday night) delivered an important breakthrough, clean bowling their big hitter.  Three wickets from Owen Gibson (one of them to a stellar catch on the boundary by Phil) broke the back of the SH Senior’s batting lineup.  It was mostly one over which did the job, with Owen on a hat-trick, taking the prize wicket of their Captain for a golden duck.  Jud convinced the skipper to give him one over, and much to his horror, it produced a wicket.  We won’t stop hearing about it all the way until Christmas – and maybe longer.


 In the end, Seniors were all out for 91 and SH Blue had recorded a comfortable victory – another great team effort with an even contribution with the bat and ball.


Best Batting

53 Michael Davies

34* Simon Davies

31 Luca Agius

29 Phil Tarbox

Best Bowling

3/19 Owen Gibson

2/20 Rohan Fernando


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