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U/21’s remain unbeaten and march into VMCU semi finals

North Metro CA VS Box Hill Reporter District CA


The boys travelled to the lovely suburb of Sunshine looking for 3 wins out of 3 games and a semi final berth. Skipper Jarryd Taun-Henderson won the toss and we batted first on what ended up being a slow and lifeless deck. Will Hastings and Scott Edwards did the job opening the innings, taking the shine off the new ball and the grunt out of their opening bowlers. Hastings was dismissed for a fluent 8 and at 1/10 Michael Kitson strode to the crease. Coming off a cracking 183 in MS2 Kitson looked as though he had picked up exactly where he had left off at Ted Ajani Reserve the previous Saturday. The wide open expanses of Dempster Park weren’t big enough for the Englishman and he batted with a mixture of aggression, finesse and beauty on his way to a brilliant 103. In terms of run scoring Kitson played almost a lone hand but was aided by all of his partners to keep the scoreboard ticking over. At the end of our 40 overs we posted a  very competitive 168 on a very slow outfield.


Early wickets would be the key, and it was Kitson again that stood up to cap off a remarkable all round performance. His brilliant new ball spell of 3/21 left the opposition reeling at 4/21. They were never fully able to recover from a top order collapse. Some smart batting down the bottom saw the scoreboard look a little closer but 2/29 from Josh King and 2/24 from Josh Cunningham saw the NMCA all out for 146, 23 runs shy of the target needed.


Our boys finished on top of the ladder after 3 rounds of qualifying games. We travel to Malvern on the 12th of January to take on the Eastern Cricket Association in the first semi final.


Good luck lads!

The Reporter Wrap-Up: Rd 5 2013/14

McIntosh Shield Grade


Box Hill North Super Kings hosted the defending Premiers Heatherdale and the Dales batted first posting a respectable 9-254cc with Brenton Toole 54, Jarrod Thorpe 44*, the main contributors. But the match belonged to former Sri Lanka star Russell Arnold taking 5-73 and making 48 opening the batting to see the Super Kings take the points and get back in the top 4, they look threatening approaching the mid season break.


Blackburn South  were desperate to stay out of relegation contention and saw a chance against the winless Mitcham. Day 1 the Tigers could only manage 119 with Jason Thompson proving his class with the ball taking  5-34. Blackburn South faced a short session before stumps and were left at 3/25 at stumps and game on. Day 2 and the Cobras Seaton Mundy would turn the game once again hitting 50 with 5 towering 6’s to guide the Cobras to their second win of the season.


Vermont have gone to the top of McIntosh Shield ladder defeating arch rival East Box Hill scoring a massive 9-332cc on Day 1  with young gun Ben Gibson 86, Geoff Mann 47 and Brad Taylor 43 leading the way.  Chris Borg took 5-85 to be the best of the EBH bowlers. Chasing a big total was always going to be tough, and Mitch Rickarby crashed through EBH taking 8-56 to see them all out for just 85, following on East Box Hill finished at 2-109  to avoid an outright defeat.


St Davids hosting Templestowe would see two days of dramatic action with Templestowe only managing 86, Christian Slattery 4-41 for St Davids. The home side staggered to 118 with only Michael Enticott 62* standing firm and Templestowe skipper Andrew Hone outstanding with 8-44 for the visitors. Templestowe 2nd innings got to 9/140 (dec) with St Davids finishing at 4/56.


East Burwood won the toss and batting first posted 166, led by  Sean Bramstedt with 71, best for the Burners was Sujeewa Liyanage  returning 4-50. Blackburn got to 4/60 at stumps. Simon Cocks broke Blackburn with a stunning 7-52 to see them fold for 117 in a match winning performance. East Burwood’s 2nd time at the crease saw them limp to  8-62 and again Liyanage did the damage with 6-23. East Burwood’s win moves them to 6th place.


Bulleen Templestowe travelling to Forest Hill dismissed the ladder leaders for a disappointing 127. Lee Woolcock led the way for the Bullants with 4/23. After losing a couple of early wickets, Luke Mason, 55*, steadied the ship guiding the visitors to safety and 6-183. The Bullants now sit 2nd equal on wins with Vermont and Forest Hill.


Wilson Shield Grade


Laburnum hosted Doncaster and posted 326 with Matt Henderson 111, Ross Henderson 57, Ross Theunissen 43 the best, Sam Noble toiled manfully taking 6-59 for the visitors. Doncaster’s innings never got going and they were all out for 150, Ross Henderson had a handy double taking 6-25. Doncaster batting a second time finished at 6-146 with Mark Albiston with 75 showed the type of fight placking first time around. Ross Henderson snared 4-32 to give him 10 wickets for the match in an outstanding effort and surely the 3 votes.


Koonung Heights continued its great start to the season with a win over Mulgrave Wheelers Hill after restricting the home side to 9-156cc with Cameron ‘Hotel’ Hall taking 4-31. The Nungers got them 6 down with Sahan Pathirnana 37 and the consistent Clint Proctor 36 doing the job.


Eley Park hosting top of the ladder Blackburn North and after being sent into bat the Parkers would struggle to 7/100 at tea against a very strong bowling line up eventually being dismissed for 137. Youngster John Rozakis made 53 to be the only shining light for the Parkers scoring his first half century. Dean Burton’s 5-13 did the damage for the Bulldogs. They were never really troubled resuming at 1/44 with a Ben Davis unbeaten century led from the front to keep the Bulldogs undefeated.


In other games Kerrimuir United 4-183 easily passed Glen Waverley Hawks 182 to record back to back wins, while Vermont South 7-348cc led by Sudesh Umayanga Guruge 144 steamrolled Heatherdale who replied with 141 Vermont South now sit now in fourth spot on the ladder.


Special Mentions 


206 from Trent Bachelor for Nunawading in B grade as Nunawading continue its resurgence.


This round also saw two hat-tricks: 


Kesavan Jeyarajah Box Hill North Super Kings  One Day A Grade  against Park Orchards

Jamie Cornwell Forest Hill  Under 16 B Grade against St Davids




Best Batting Performances


206  Trent Batchelor Nunawading  B Grade 5  1 Box Hill North Super Kings

183  Michael Kitson Forest Hill  McIntosh Shield Grade 2nds 5  1 Bulleen Templestowe

158  Huon Bertino Deakin  A Grade 5  1 Blackburn North

157*  Robert J Willis Blackburn  B Grade 5  1 East Box Hill

155*  Alexander Beard Blackburn  McIntosh Shield Grade 2nds 5  1 East Burwood

144  Sudesh Umayanga Guruge Vermont South  Wilson Shield Grade 5  1 Heatherdale

131*  David Patterson Vermont  One Day A Grade 10  1 Waverley

119  Connor McCafferty Heatherdale  B Grade 5  1 Syndal

111  Matt Henderson Laburnum Cricket Club (previously NCoCCC)  Wilson Shield Grade 5  1 Doncaster

106*  Craig S Matthews Bulleen Templestowe  McIntosh Shield Grade 2nds 5  1 Forest Hill


Best Bowling Performances


8/44  Andrew Hone Templestowe  McIntosh Shield Grade 5  1 St Davids

8/56  Mitchell Rickarby Vermont  McIntosh Shield Grade 5  1 East Box Hill

7/24  Jackson Manning Forest Hill  B Grade 5  1 Mitcham

6/23  Sujeewa W Liyanage Blackburn  McIntosh Shield Grade 5  2 East Burwood

6/25  Ross Henderson Laburnum Cricket Club (previously NCoCCC)  Wilson Shield Grade 5  1 Doncaster

6/25  Ashraf Tokhi Templestowe  McIntosh Shield Grade 2nds 5  1 St Davids

6/52  Simon Cocks East Burwood  McIntosh Shield Grade 5  1 Blackburn

6/69  Sam J Noble Doncaster  Wilson Shield Grade 5  1 Laburnum Cricket Club (previously NCoCCC)

5/4  Kesavan Jeyarajah Box Hill North Super Kings  One Day A Grade 10  1 Park Orchards

5/8  Andrew Thompson East Doncaster  Under 14 B Grade 5  1 Blackburn

5/8  Matthew Coad Notting Hill-Brandon Park  A Division – Veterans 5  1 Heathmont

5/12  Sam Varghese Doncaster  E Grade 7  1 Nunawading

5/13  Dean Burton Blackburn North  Wilson Shield Grade 5  1 Eley Park

5/17  Conlan Carusi Box Hill North Super Kings  Under 16 B Grade 5  1 Monash

5/23  Craig Gislingham Vermont  McIntosh Shield Grade 2nds 5  1 East Box Hill

5/24  Stephen Creighton Heatherdale  F Grade 7  1 Mitcham

5/31  Jason Thompson Blackburn South  McIntosh Shield Grade 5  1 Mitcham

5/33  Sam Kimber Eley Park  Under 16 B Grade 5  1 Doncaster

5/34  Mitchell Fitton Blackburn South  D Grade 5  2 Glen Waverley Hawks

5/34  Peter Ioannidis Doncaster  C Grade 5  1 Laburnum Cricket Club (previously NCoCCC)

5/38  Glenn Evans Heatherdale  D Grade 5  1 Bulleen Templestowe

5/42  John Clark Syndal  A Grade 5  1 Burwood District

5/56  James Broadbent Box Hill North Super Kings  C Grade 5  1 Nunawading

5/73  Russel S Arnold Box Hill North Super Kings  McIntosh Shield Grade 5  1 Heatherdale

5/85  Christopher T Borg East Box Hill  McIntosh Shield Grade 5  1 Vermont

5/88  Peter Kovess Blackburn North  A Grade 5  1 Deakin




3 Kesavan Jeyarajah Box Hill North Super Kings  One Day A Grade 10  1 Park Orchards

3 Jamie Cornwell Forest Hill  Under 16 B Grade 5  2 St Davids


Thanks to Matt Lee for the Rd 5 Reporter Wrap

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