Thursday, July 19, 2007

Ashes Report – Mad Dogs and other Englishmen v New York Aussies, July 14, 2007 by Neil Harrison

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This year the annual Ashes to Ashes game moved from September to Bastille Day, and the Midsummer Classic lived up to its billing with perhaps the best game ever between the two traditional adversaries. A magnificent game of cricket was enjoyed by both sides

and their supporters, ending in the last over, with all four results being possible as the over began. A high quality match featured classy batting, powerful hitting, accurate bowling and some great catches and run outs.

A beautiful summer’s day welcomed both teams to Mad Dog Park in Greenwich where the news that John Cronin would not be playing elicited expressions of profound regret from the English bowlers. Nevertheless, the Aussies had assembled a powerful side blending experienced cricketers with young athletic players. The English, as usual, featured a blend of the overweight and the under-exercised, and Jonas Wilson.

Drew de Carvalho won the toss by calling “Don” with his Bradman coin and the little man from Bowral elected to bat. Ollie Kinsey and Simon Hill opened with some classy shots off Haseeb Sherriff before Kinsey (5) inexplicably scooped a half-drive off Richard Coates to his erstwhile team-mate Neil Harrison at mid-off, where the skipper accepted the chance in his usual low-key manner. The shy and retiring Darren Nicol then joined Hill at the crease and the pair added runs confidently until an aggressive call resulted in Hill being run out for 19 by a laser throw from James Thornton to Jonas Wilson.

Anthony Hendrie came to the wicket at 36-2 and the biggest partnership of the day ensued between Nicol and Hendrie, with steady accumulation being punctuated by a few classy big shots by Darren off John Moore and Jonas Wilson. These two batted until the 21st over when, with the Aussies in command at 110-2, Hendrie was run out for 36 by a smart throw from Thaker. Jerome Whalen came in but was quickly undone by flight and guile as he holed out to Knight at mid-on off the bowling of Harrison, and then shortly afterwards Nicol top edged one to Goodier off Ash Thaker to leave the Aussies at 119-5 after 26 overs.

The remainder of the Aussie innings owed much to Tim Irwin who came in at number 7 to anchor the effort and produced some terrific shots, including a cheeky step-away and hit to square leg off Harrison that evoked memories of Sir Vivian at his best. The English bowlers meanwhile whittled away his partners, Thaker continuing a fine spell by having Wolf caught smartly by Jonas at square leg for 4, and Harrison trapping Saywel lbw for one. Coundrey was then run out and De Carvalho top edged a skier off Wilson that was caught by Harrison coming in from the deep, ushering in a cameo from Frank the Yank Farricker, who remained 2 not out at the end, with Irwin completing a vastly entertaining 40 not out from 24 balls.

Wilson and Haseeb closed the innings with three excellent overs, conceding only ten runs to leave the Aussies at a respectable but by no means unassailable 173-9 off 35 overs. The English bowling and fielding was tidy and accurate throughout, with a special mention going to Ash Thaker for a superbly accurate spell from the “top end” from which he conceded just one boundary. Only five wides were bowled, two byes conceded by Jonas and Robyn Hounsell, and only one catch and one run out were missed in the innings.

Hasseb Sherriff 5-1-21-0;
Richard Coates 4-1-19-1;
John Moore 7-0-35-0;
Jonas Wilson 6-0-32-1;
Ash Thaker 7-0-24-2;
Neil Harrison 6-0-37-2.

Coates and Neil Kimberley opened for the English and began brightly against steady bowling of Darren Nicoland Simon Hill, who drew first blood at 21 when Kimberley popped one up to Drew who took the dolly catch with enthusiasm to dismiss Neil for 6. Coates and Knight then came together at the wicket for what promised to be a crucial stand for England, but the Aussies struck again as Coates was adjudged out lbw for 21 on the front foot as Darren made a polite enquiry to the official. At 36-2 England were in a little bit of trouble and the Aussies were smelling blood, but Thornton joined Knight and runs accumulated steadily as James hit some “handy” fours until Thornton (14) shoveled one from Ron Wolf round the corner but directly at De Carvalho, who took a sharp catch to the amazement of his delighted team mates. Aussie jubilation was unconfined when the next ball from Ron to Robyn Hounsell was hammered back at the bowler who took a splendid reaction catch to dismiss the crestfallen Robyn, who returned to his adoring fan club on the boundary.

At 64-4, England were again on the ropes, but this England team bats long and deep, and 20 overs remained to score 110 for victory. Plus, we have Jonas - so, no problem! Richard Knight and Wilson then pushed the score along to 99, with Knight stylishly contributing a powerful 4 and 6 off Wolf, before Anthony Hendrie’s slow left arm provided a breakthrough with one that kept low and pinned Knight lbw on the back foot for 30, to leave England now 99 for 5 in the 21st over, and Australia seemingly in the driver’s seat.

Moore joined Wilson and this pair steadied the ship, with Jonas hitting a fine straight 6 off Hendrie, before John went for a heave off Irwin and was caught by Hendrie for 9, with England at 127 for 6 off 27 and the Aussies in control as the run rate edged up to 6 an over. Richard Goodier came to the wicket for his first innings in 5 years, and the run rate slowed, prompting Jonas to drive uppishly at Hendrie only to be dismissed by a sensational diving catch from Irwin at cover for a valuable and composed knock of 35. 133 for 7 from 30 overs, leaving a target of 44 from 5, and Goodier was joined by Harrison, not a bad batsman at #9 in a tight situation, but things were nevertheless looking a bit dire for the English.

The next ball from Hendrie was a full bunger, hit for a massive six over square leg by Goodier, before Harrison smashed his second ball through mid wicket for four. 11 off the over and things looked brighter; 31 off 4 overs now. Simon Hill was recalled to the attack and pinged one in short to Goodier who smashed another huge maximum over square leg, but the next ball was a full length ball that removed his leg stump, to Aussie delight. Thaker, another good batsman, duly arrived and he and Harrison traded singles to leave the score at 153-8; 21 off 3 required.

Darren Nicol came back as the other Aussie “death bowler”, and conceded a wide and a single before being hit over his head for a straight 6 by Harrison. But the Aussies struck again the next ball as an acrobatic diving stop and perfect throw by Kinsey produced a stunning run out of Harrison at the bowler’s end.

163-9 as Haseeb Sherriff came in at number 11. Of course Haseeb is a very very experienced cricketer who has opened the innings on many occasions, and he confidently struck his first ball for two. Hill steamed in, and Ash and Haseeb squeezed out some singles under a lot of Aussie pressure as the crowd looked on with mounting excitement. 169-9 off 34 overs, 5 to win off the last over. Darren’s first ball produced a huge shout from all the Aussies, but the umpire’s finger stayed down, and Ash survived to poke a single from the next ball. 4 runs needed from 4 balls… the next ball was missed by Haseeb as Darren roared in from the “Pavilion” end with the game on the line. 4 from 3.. and the next one was dug in a little bit short of a length, and Haseeb swung almost instinctively to leg and the ball took off into the trees at square leg to give England the narrowest and most exciting of victories…

The difference between the two sides on the day was minuscule, the Aussies bowled 12 wides to England’s five, for example, as England executed a difficult run chase with tremendous composure from top to bottom of the order, in the face of some accurate and hostile bowling and fantastic fielding from Australia. A few decisions could have gone either way, but these things all tend to even out over time. It was a great game, played in a generous and sportsmanlike manner by both sides.

Darren Nicol 6.4-0-37-1;
Simon Hill 7-0-32-2;
Tom Saywell 4-0-16-0;
Ron Wolf 4-0-31-2;
Anthony Hendrie 7-0-32-2;
Tim Irwin 6-1-20-1.

Man of the match for England (Tea and Sympathy award) was Jonas Wilson, and Man of the Match (National Australia Bank and Milo Moment) for Australia was Tim Irwin. Richard Goodier (“haven’t played much recently but I’m all right”) was excellent value for the Ploughman’s Pickle award for the most quintessentiallyself-deprecating English performance.

In the end it was a fantastic match, one that neither team really deserved to lose. In fact, it was the game of cricket and this year’s charity recipients that were the real winners. The trophy was presented to Neil Harrison as England skipper, but in view of the closeness of the contest, the big jug will spend half of the 2007-2008 off-season at 8 Mile Creek on Mulberry Street. But first there is a little engraving to be done…

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Mad Dogs vs UBS (5/26/07) - by JPM

Haydon won the toss and elected to field, probably in the knowledge that the Dogs were severely under-strength and might be rolled over if we batted first against what are usually pretty strong opposition. The skipper and Smith opened the bowling, the youngster taking a wicket in his first when Dhanu, after one powerful hit for 4 showed the bowler way too little respect and was beaten by an in-swinger that cannoned off the pads into the stumps. Achal then hit a few meaty drives off both bowlers before Haydon delivered that traditional wicket-taking ball, the full toss, to see Achal drive it hard to mid-off where Sood held an excellent drive in front of his thighs, saving himself from considerable damage by the appropriate use of the hands. Baby and Dhwanil then batted really well in a stand of 62, seeing off both opening bowlers and treating Harrison very roughly in his first bowl of the season at MDP. This was more a case of good batting than bad bowling, as both players had a very good eye for anything that wasn't pitched just right.

At the other end, Thomson had a bad case of the yips, failing to find the mat with any regularity in an over containing 10 wides, several double-bouncers, 15 runs and a wicketŠŠ. The latter came about when Moore, sensing the left-handed Baby's frustration at not getting anything to hit, worked out what might happen if Thomson delivered a ball that bounced on the mat and only once, so wandered back into the baseball diamond. The very next legitimate ball was pulled right down the fielder's throat, much to Baby's chagrin and Thomson's glee (funny game, cricketŠ..). Dhwanil then departed in Moore's first over, a low full toss being sliced out to deep cover where Bhuiyan held a very good low catch running in - a somewhat unlucky end to an excellent knock by the UBS skipper. At the other end, Taiwo had the same problems as Thomson, delivering 17 wides and a no-ball in what was nominally a 3-over spell but which turned out be 6 oversŠ.. But he too took a wicket, again to the batsman's disgust, as Bharyan drove a full toss out to Som who took a well-judged catch out at deep mid-on.

At the other end, Moore was providing some stability amidst the mayhem, settling into a well-controlled spell in which flighted balls and quicker yorkers were inter-changed to keep the batsmen off-balance. Rubal eventually lost patience and charged down the track, had a massive heave at a high-flighted ball, struck nothing but air and turned to watch Lawrence flick off just the one bail (earning more style points than for Jonas's "smash all the stumps flat" technique). Two balls later, Diryesh was utterly stuffed by a quicker ball that seemed to be spearing down the leg-side but which swung out late to flatten the off stump. Another quick yorker accounted for Amit, struck on the back foot right in front of middle to give Moore his fourth wicket. Som, in his first game for six years, replaced Taiwo at the top end and showed that he was capable of bowling at this level, generally getting the ball to bounce only once and between the wicketsŠŠ He too took a wicket, Niryander pulling one high to mid-wicket where Moore took a running diving catch (not words written very often). With the score on 168 for 9 from 23 overs, the Dogs were actually in the game at this point, but a bit of UBS-ology then took place as old adversary Nikhil came into bat at 10, clad in shorts and a T-shirt after turning up to watch (and then departing between innings). Nikhil, of course, is a class act and he struck a rapid 28 not out, hitting 12 off Moore's last (rather ragged) over and 18 off Som's as the UBS score sailed past 200.

Haydon came back and kept it quiet, then Harrison ended the innings by bowling Hanif through a wild slog to give himself a deserved wicket. The final UBS score of 205 all out in 27.2 overs owed a great deal to 55 wides and 3 no balls, a pretty disgraceful performance by a Dogs' side. True, UBS are notoriously "stringent" on what constitutes a wide (as, then, are we reciprocally), but if the bowlers can't even hit the cut strip, there's a problem. On the plus side, the fielding was very good, with some excellent catches and stumpings taken.

Haydon 4-0-18-1
Smith 5-0-35-1
Harrison 4.2-0-35-1
Thomson 1-0-15-1
Moore 7-1-37-4
Taiwo 3-0-34-1
Som 3-0-28-1

A challenging total to chase, however, given what looked to be a pretty thin batting line-up. We needed a good start, but didn't get it, as Dhwanil bowled really well, mixing up flight and seam in a challenging spell. Bhuiyan (1, 4 balls) and Lawrence (6, 11 balls) both fell LBW to balls that seemed to genuinely beat them. Haydon was a bit unlucky, timing a cut very well but hitting it head-high to Dhwanil at backward point (, 21 balls, 1 x 4).

Kimberley joined the ranks of Dhwanil's LBW victims (1, 2 balls). Sood and Smith batted steadily in a useful stand of 21 before Sood fell to Dhwanil, hitting a lovely straight six then hitting only air as the bowler teased him to do it againŠ.. (15, 23 balls, 1 x 6, 1 x 4). Moore came and went, never really getting into synch with the situation before driving a catch out to deep mid-off (4, 13 balls). Smith and Harrison put on 35 for the 7th wicket, Harrison batting particularly well, hitting three lovely looking shots for 4 before being bowled on the drive by Baby's left-arm, well-flighted spin (19, 18 balls).

Smith's top-scoring knock of 20 (28 balls), 1 x 4) ended when he drove a return catch to Rubal, but this was a really good knock, illuminated by a glorious off-drive for 4 that was almost a six. Taiwo fell for 0 (4 balls) hitting one straight up in the air but not very far. Som and Thompson then batted on for a more overs, getting some useful time in the middle, before the latter was bowled for 2 (12 balls) leaving Som with 1 not out (13 balls) as the innings closed on 135 all out from 25 overs, a defeat by 70 runs, more than it perhaps should have been, but given the weakness of the Dogs' side, perhaps not unexpected.

UBS bowled 48 wides and 3 no-balls, so no fewer than 103 wides and 6 no balls were delivered (that's 16.3 oversŠ). As noted, UBS are traditionally tight on wides, inviting retaliation, but honestly, there comes a point when we all collectively have to something about this situation and change the prevailing standards.

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Frank Officially Announces Bid for Greenwich Top Spot

Farricker vies for top spot - Article from May 30, Greenwich Times:,0,118703.story?coll=green-news-local-headlines

Cathy and Frank Farricker, with their twin children Alexandra and Christian, 6, stand in front of the Cos Cob School. (Helen Neafsey/Staff photo)May 30, 2007

Here is the Article byBy Neil VigdorStaff Writer

Democrat Frank Farricker entered the first selectman's race yesterday, saying he will make education and smart development cornerstones of his campaign.The town native chose Cos Cob School, which he attended and where his twin children are kindergartners, as the backdrop for his announcement.

"As a parent of two children in this school, you can be assured that I will make education in Greenwich my highest priority," Farricker told about 50 supporters. "Our kids need the best education that we can give them, with the best facilities, the best support and the best teachers. I will work with the schools and the parents, encouraging more communication and involvement, because nobody knows what is best for kids more than their parents."Farricker, 42, who works in real estate management in New York City and is in his fourth year as a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission, became the second person to declare in the race for the town's top office.Board of Estimate and Taxation Chairman Peter Tesei announced his candidacy on May 19 and is seeking the Republican nomination.The Democratic Town Committee will endorse a candidate on July 19. Yesterday, party leaders embraced his candidacy.

"Frank has never shrunk from a challenge," Democratic Town Committee Chairman Jim Himes told the group. "I have no doubt that he is going to run a spectacular race for first selectman."Ned Lamont, who won the Democratic primary for senator last year, also came out to support Farricker."I think Greenwich is lucky to have a candidate like Frank," Lamont said, explaining that the town needs a leader who can anticipate development trends. "You need a first selectman thinking about that. How do you keep Greenwich Greenwich?"Farricker lost a challenge to Republican William Nickerson for the state's 36th Senate District race last year.

Edward Krumeich Jr., who ran with Farricker on the same ticket, introduced the candidate to supporters and took a swipe at his Board of Estimate and Taxation colleague across the aisle."Peter Tesei represents the status quo," Krumeich said. "Unlike being chairman of the BET, where achieving consensus is paramount, the first selectman must lead and provide a clear direction."Responding to Krumeich's comments in a telephone interview, Tesei said he was proud of his achievements as BET chairman and delivered balanced budgets with bipartisan support and modest tax increases for several years in a row."That's how things get done in Greenwich," Tesei said. "That's a form of leadership."Tesei and Farricker are competing for an open seat currently filled by Republican Jim Lash, who will not run for a third term.Farricker described himself yesterday as a successful businessman with deep roots in the community and an extensive background in planning."Understanding the past and protecting our character while we continue to change as all communities do requires real leadership and a keen understanding of what is in the best interests of the town," said Farricker, an executive with The Penson Companies.

Farricker said his experience as a zoning commissioner would give him a leg up in updating the 1998 Town Plan of Conservation and Development, the authoritative guide to growth in Greenwich."I will seek and listen to the input and ideas of everyone in town, and not just the regular interests, so we can manage growth smartly and save what's left," Farricker said.A 1982 Greenwich High School graduate who interned for Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., two years later, Farricker has varied work experience, owning and running a restaurant in Washington, D.C., for four years before getting into real estate. He has a bachelor's degree in East Asian studies from George Washington University and a master's degree in real estate from Columbia University. He lives on Mead Avenue with his wife, Cathy, and their twins, Christian and Alexandra.

Farricker touted himself as a knowledgeable candidate who can manage the day-to-day operations of the town, including complex infrastructure projects."It is so critical that a place like Greenwich have a first selectman who knows how a public safety center is built, how a Hamilton Avenue School is built, and what to do when the best laid plans don't turn out the way they ought have," Farricker said."It's important that we have a first selectman who has been out there in the world, who knows how hedge funds work because he has worked with them, how buildings are built because he's built them, how to manage large organizations because he's managed them, and how to make executive decisions because he's made them."

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Wikipedia Takes Dig at World Series League

"Despite all the challenges, the standard of cricket can be very good with ex-test and regional representatives playing in some leagues (eg the Commonwealth League). Like any other weekend sport there are also places for the less-skilled enthusiast to play (eg. the Tri State World Series League)."

Those are the exact words used in a Wikipedia article on Sports in New York. They've obviously not seen the video of last year's final.

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Monday, May 21, 2007

Cricket Camp Stamford, CT 7/9 - 7/20

Cricket Camp 2007

Coming this summer - Cricket Camp!

The City Of Stamford and the US Sports Institute will be working together this summer to bring a Cricket Camp to town for youth. Campers will be guided through all technical area of the game with fun drills, activities, batting, bowling, fielding, ball handling, positioning and the rules of the game will be covered. Camp will be open for kids 7-14 inclusive as of the start date of camp (with some exceptions, if deemed appropriate).

Activity # 144097; Where: TBA

When: Week 1– July 9th - 13th / Week 2 –July 16th - 20thTime: 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Fee: $110.00 per wk residents; $120.00 per wk non-residents., see page 22 which includes sign-up sheet.

For organizers who may want to bring a group the city contact is Rick Bauer 203-977-4645

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Sunday, May 20, 2007

Mad Dogs vs Hoboken (WSL Game 1) 5/19 - Junior

After numerous early morning calls the May 19th league game was cancelled due to the rain and cold weather. With the sun really never coming out all day and the ground staying saturated the correct decision was made. Let's hope for good weather for the long weekend as we have two games on the calendar.

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Monday, May 14, 2007

Maddogs Vs BigCricket Kangaroos 5/12 by JPM

The skipper, Tom Haydon, reverted to normality by losing the toss and the Dogs were asked to bat by the visitors, a motley collection of Australians. Greeted by much sledging, backchat, banter and mild abuse, Thornton and Kimberley opened the Dog's innings. A steady start against decent bowling saw the score reach 26 after 6 overs before Thornton hoisted a high catch to leave with 15 (22 balls, 1 x 6, 1 x 4).

Kimberley fell soon afterwards, bounced out and popping up a catch to the inner ring (8, from 23 balls). Trappler than hung in with Haydon while 29 runs were added in 7 overs; Haydon gradually playing himself into form and batting sensibly against continued decent bowling. Trappler fell LBW for 8 (18 balls, 1 x 4), sweeping and missing as a full toss landed on his leg. Anil, making his debut, joined Haydon and got off to a very cautious start, playing second fiddle in a stand of 38 in 9 overs as Haydon, batting woith increasing confidence and timing, opened up and get the scoreboard ticking over satisfactorily. Unfortunately, with a well-deserved 50 in sight, Haydon played across the line to Wolf and missed, bowled for 46 (63 balls, 6 x 4). Parag immediately ran himself out (0, 2 balls), leaving the Dogs in a spot of bother on 101 for 5 in the 25th over. Anil was still playing himself in, reaching 2 not out from 27 balls, but joined by Wilson, he blossomed, starting to play shots all round the wicket in nice style.

Wilson batted really well, making the effort to settle in before opening up as a very important stand of 73 was assembled in only 8 overs, a stand ended when Wilson fell LBW to Wolf for a very fine 38 (31 balls, 5 x 4). With the innings in its last few overs, Moore fell first ball, lofting a catch off Wolf, and Sood lasted little longer, bowled slogging at Wolf a few balls later (3, 4 balls). But an increasingly confident Anil was still in, scoring 37 more runs off the last 22 balls he faced, ending with 39 not out from 49 balls (2 x 6, 2 x 4), a very good effort indeed. Bannerjee hit hard to score 4 not out from 3 balls, and Smith did not bat as the Dogs' innings closed on a highly creditable 194 for 8 from 35 overs. Wolf, playing against the Dogs, had figures of 6-0-39-4, picking up wickets and being hit in turn, in the last few overs' slog-a-thon.

Wilson struck immediately for the Dogs, the somewhat fluffy-looking Stym gloving to 'keeper Parag for 1, and Haydon also struck in his first over, plucking out Brown's off stump for 3. Blomfield also fell to Haydon for 7, a slash to Kimberley at slip being juggled at least 3 times as the fielder fell backwards and used assorted body bits to keep the ball in the air while supine, culminating in throwing the ball away allegedly in control of its final motion (yeah, a fair catch, it just looked a bit hard to distinguish between the juggle and the discard phaseŠ..). At this stage, the Kangaroos were in trouble at 14 for 3, particularly as Haydon and Wilson were bowling very well in opening spells that put their team right on top. A curious, and potentially important incident then occurred: Thornton had departed injured, having bruised his hand dropping a slip catch off Wilson, to be replaced by Herman Smith who was, not unreasonably, wearing black shorts (and showing very shapely legs underneath them). Whelan played the ball towards him at square cover and hared off down the pitch, to be sent back, very reasonably, by his partner and run out easily. The gruntled batsman claimed, however, that he had thought Herman was the square leg umpire (at square cover???), and after some "discussions", Haydon did a very honorable thing by allowing him to continue batting. This act of courtesy looked to be costly, as Whelan, accompanied by Nicol, put on 62 in good style, both players showing they good bat. Smith (junior) and Moore were in the attack at this stage, the youngster starting very well but perhaps tiring a little as his skipper abusing all sorts of international regulations designed to protect youth by bowling him straight through for 7 overs. A few too many wides ensued, and some boundaries slogged off his last over gave Smith worse figures than he deserved; he did his job well in a numerically thin bowling line-up. At the other end, Moore delivered a highly economical spell, landing both his slower and quicker balls consistently on the right line and length and giving nothing away, to keep the scoring rate in the Dogs' favor. Wilson had traded the keeper's job with Parag, and took a stumping when Whelan (21) charged Moore, was beaten in flight and missed, to have all three stumps smashed flat by the enthusiastic, but scarcely stylish, new keeper.

Bell was soon pinned LBW by Moore's quicker ball, which kept a bit low, to leave for 4. Nicol reached his 50 but then mowed a rank full toss from Parag out to the running Haydon who took an excellent catch at midwicket. Hart smashed another Parag full bung hard at Anil at square leg, the fielder sticking a hand out and finding the ball lodged in it, to his seeming surprise. Just to prove he could get a wicket with one that bounced, Parag then bowled Thompson with what may have been a googly; he bowled some sharply turning deliveries and looked menacing when he got the ball to land in the right places.

By this stage, the Kangaroos' batting involved Wolf and rabbits, and with the scoring rate mounting, Haydon thought it safe to bring Kimberley onto bowl. Wolf hit well, giving raise to some momentary alarms for a couple of overs, but there was too much to do and Wolf perished for 24 when he mowed Kimberley to backward square leg, where Trappler held onto a hard hit, over his head, toppling backwards quite spectacularly.

Kimberley then put on a highly passable Harrison impression, by having a spat with an umpire over what constituted a wide. The Harrison-impersonation continued when Kimberley noticed the umpire instructing last man Celardi what end of the bat to hold and where to place the rest of it; scenting blood, Kimberley eschewed his characteristically high-flighted filth for the simple expedient of the straight one - very ruthless, utterly a la HarrisonŠŠ The Kangaroos' final score of 160 all out from 31.4 overs left the Dogs deserved winners by 34 runs. Haydon once again handled the side well, balancing the need to get most people into the game with the desire to win. The Kangaroos were decent, enthusiastic, and rather noisy opponents who ended up being out-sledged by the wit of the Dogs.

Wilson 4-1-10-1
Haydon 5-0-17-2
Smith 7-0-52-0
Moore 7-1-18-2
Parag 5-0-33-3
Kimberley 3.4-0-25-2

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