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    First Class Round 1 Match Reports

    Well the First Class season is underway...

    Post your match reports here...

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    Eagles off to flying start

    From the very first over, when Roger Telamachus had Mark Wagh caugh behind the Eagles were firmly on top in this game. Wagh was caught by Jacobs, who was a surprise choice behind the stumps as it was widely speculated that Morne Van Wyk would take the gloves, in fact its rumoured that Van Wyk was actually named on the team sheet as wicket keeper, nevertheless Jacobs put in a good performance with the gloves.

    Telamachus was the star with the ball in both innings, taking 6-68 in the first as Warwickshire were skittled for 186. Kallis and Du Preez shared the remaining wickets, whilst Tim Ambrose top scored with 53.

    When Kallis, surprisingly opening the batting, and Rudolph fell early it looked like a low scoring affair was on the cards. Hector and Jacobs managed to steady the ship but when they both fell in quick succesion the score was 89-4 and honours were even. However, Thyssen and Boje combined to destroy Warks hopes both striking big hundreds, ably supprted by Van Wyk and Mclaren, the English side rapidly fell apart at the seams. By the time Telamachus was caught and bowled by Kabir Ali (4-159) Eagles had amassed 555 and set the brummies 369 to avoid an innings defeat.

    Knight fell early but Wagh, Ambrose and Hick all put up a good fight, Warwickshire at one point reaching 233-4. But by then Hick was playing a lone hand and with wickets faling all around him, was last man out for 121, Telamachus took another fifer, to finish with 11 for the match.

    A comfortable innings victory for Eagles
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    Expectation at the SCG was high as NSW entered the new WCC Season with high hopes...

    The pre-season had gone to plan and with a good win in the opening One Day round, there was a sense of excitement around..

    A capacity crowd has turned up to see the Blues take on Sri Lankas Colts...

    The day didnt start well for NSW with Colts winning the toss and electing to bat on a very good wicket...

    Enter Glenn McGrath. The superstar quick stepped up from ball 1, dismissing Jamie Cox with a brute of a ball, Cox edged it straight to slip and Jaques took the catch.
    McGrath didnt stop there, he then preceeded to remove the whole Colts top order, taking the first 5 wickets to have Colts reeling at 5 for 32.

    Matthew Nicholson then chimed in dismissing danger man Samaraweera for a duck and when McGrath picked up his 6th Colts were facing a record low with the score at 7 for 39.

    They survived till lunch on Day 1 with the score at 7 for 44 and after lunch began a counter attack. Thakkar and Kulasekara came out in agressive frame of mind and batted till just over 20 minutes before tea, when Thakkar was dismissed for a fighting 56, LBW to Nicholson, 8 for 131.

    After Tea the blues only took 22 minutes to wrap up the innings with Kulasekara caught in the deep by Bracken off Nicholson for a well compiled 49 and then Sudesh beaten all ends up by a Nicholson yorker for 3. Colts All out for 166, a solid fightback after a poor start.

    McGrath finishing with figures of 6 for 33 from 21 overs and Nicholson 4 for 50 from 14.4

    New South Wales started steadily taking the score to 24 before South African recruit Neil van Woerkom edged Liyanage to Cox at slip on 8.
    Blues skipper Simon Katich joined Jaques and the pair looked comfortable until Katich was bowled by Kulasekara for 25 and when Jaques edged Bandaratilleke to Cox for 32 the Blues had fallen to 3 for 91. In a surprise move Stuart MacGill was sent in as a nigh****chman and lasted just 3 balls before being caught off Bandaratilleke. Suddenly the Blues looked in a little trouble, two new batsman in late on day 1.
    Ed Cowan and Michael Clarke survived the last 6 overs and at the end of Day 1 NSW were 4 for 111.

    Day 2 began with Cowan and Clarke applying the pressure to the Colts bowlers batting all the way through the 1st session, Cowan bringing up his half century in the 120 run stand.
    After lunch however Clarke fell to Bandaratilleke for 43, NSW 5 for 216.
    Cowan and Thornley continued the progression with a 50 run partnership, in the progress Cowan brought up his 100, before falling to Liyanage for 102.

    Thornley and Haddin survived till Tea on Day 2 taking the score to 6 for 298. After Tea the pair continued, Thornley bringing up his half century as the pair posted a 100 run stand.
    With the score on 389 Haddin fell, caught by Di Venuto off Bandaratilleke for 38. Next over Bandaratilleke had Nicholson caught for a duck and the pressure was on Thornley, stranded on 98 with 2 wickets in hand..
    However Bracken hung around long enough to get the Dominator across the line. Bracken was then run out for 2. Bandaratillekethen ended it when he got McGrath for 0, NSW All Out for 403, Thornley 109 not out..
    Bandaratilleke taking 6 for 101 from 34.1 overs

    New South Wales had a lead of 237 runs on first innings and Colts needed a much improved performance..
    Cox and Shetty had to face 1 over before stumps on the 2nd day and did so with no trouble.

    On Day 3 they began strongly, posting a 96 run opening stand before Cox fell to McGrath for 45, Fernando offered little resistance as he also fell to McGrath for 10 and at lunch on Day 3 Colts were 2/111.

    After Lunch Shetty brought up his half century but Kaluwitharana couldnt hang around, McGraths 3rd for the innings and 8th for the match, out for 2. MacGill then removed the danger man Shetty for 51 and suddenly Colts were in trouble at 4 for 114.

    Di Venuto and Samaraweera fought hard to get the score to 146 before Di Venuto fell to Bracken. Bracken then dismissed the 1st Innings star Thakkar and Liyanage in successive balls to have Colts 7 for 152 and staring an innings defeat in the face...

    Kulasekara couldnt repeat his 1st innings heroics either with another Colts Duck, and when Bandaratilleke was bowled by Bracken for 9 with the score at 168 it was just a matter of time..

    Bracken then removed Sudesh for a duck to finish with 6 for the innings and New South Wales a comfortable 1st up win...

    A very pleasing performance and one that stamps NSW as a force in the First Class competition..

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    my stupid batsmen should be shot, what a **** poor effort...

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    S.A continued their great start to the season with a comfortable 7 wicket win over Victoria. Tait and Gillespie both took 5 wickets in an innings and Deitz ton was the focal point of the batting.
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    Malinga and Pushpakumara script unlikely win

    The first class season got underway for the Nondescripts with a tense win against Delhi yesterday. Nondescripts captain Hashan Tillakaratne won the toss and had no hesitiation in batting first in good conditions.

    Muzumdar and Tharanga successfully saw off the opening bowlers Nehra and Gill, starting very cautiously as the ball moved around in the air. West Indian import Dwayne Bravo then came on to bowl, he soon snapped up Upul Tharanga, who edged an outswinger to first slip. Skipper and keeper Tillakaratne was soon to follow, as was Muzumdar, with Bravo again doing the damage. By lunch time, Nondescripts were three down, thanks to a pumped up Bravo. After the break, it was Arnold who found himself out to Bravo, which brought Nawaz to the crease with Sangakkara. The two both brought up fifties as they put on a 93 run partnership before Sangakkara was trapped in front by Gill for a well played 59. Nanda then dismissed Bahutule and Pushpakumara in consecutive balls, only for Mudalige to come in and be dropped. Bhandari soon finished him off, before Bravo came on and had Nawaz lbw for a fighting 77. Komasaru became Bravo's six wickets as the Nondescripts tumbled to 237.

    Lasith Malinga got the Nondescripts off to a stellar start as he dismissed opener Tehlan in the first over for a duck. He soon followed it up by having Chopra caught behind. Pushpakumara then got in the act, taking Jadeja and Manhas in their teens, leaving Delhi on 4/64. Gambhir fought well for Delhi, hitting 47 as partners fell at the other end, thanks to Pushpakumara and Malinga. After Gambhir was out to Pushpakumara, Malinga came back on and quickly finished off the tail, taking 5 and leaving Delhi all out for 161 for a lead of 76.

    The second innings from the Nondescipts was later described by the coach as one of the worst he has seen. Three players made double figures, one of whom was the number 11. Tharanga and Tillakaratne were the first to go, and Muzumdar, who's 25 was the top score for the visitors, was run out to leave the Nondescripts on 3/36. This became 7/57, with Sangakkara, Arnold, Nawaz and Pushpakumara all dismissed for under 10. Bahutule came in with a defensive mindset, but lost Mudalige and Komasaru, leaving the score on 9/77. Bahutule managed 18 off 53, but a Bravo inswinger proved too much for him as his middle stump was uprooted, leaving Malinga on 12 not out. Nanda was the main wicket taker for Delhi, his five wickets setting up what should have been a win for the home team.

    Delhi started their innings needing 173 for victory, and Tehlan and Chopra got off to a very watchful start, with the ball swinging both ways. With the score on 28, it was Malinga who got the first breakthrough, with Chopra caught, and then clipping the bails of first drop Bhandari for a duck, leaving Delhi two down at stumps on day two. Malinga began the next day as he left off, with Tehlan out to a questionable lbw decision. As he had done in Delhi's first innings, Pushpakumara ran through the middle order, taking Nehra, Manhas and Jadeja to leave the score on 6/100. With 73 runs to get and four wickets in hand, it was anyone's game. A fourty-seven run partnership between Gambhir and Dhawan, both of whom made 30s, seemed to have the game sealed, but Nondescripts import Bahutule had Gambhir caught off an outside edge, before a Komasaru slower ball had Bravo plumb lbw, leaving Delhi dangling on 8/156, needing 17 more runs. With Dhawan still in, it seemed a done deal for Delhi, especially with Nanda standing tall at his end. But it was Bahutule who again made the crucial breakthrough, with Sangakkara taking a mangificent diving catch to dismiss Dhawan, leaving Delhi 9 down and 9 runs behind. Captain Tillakaratne then threw the ball to Mudalige, and with his second ball of the innings, a tentative prod from Nanda caught the edge and carried to Sangakkara, who happily took the catch to win the game for Nondescripts by only 9 runs.

    Nondescripts 237
    Nawaz 77 (142), Sangakkara 59 (86), Muzumdar 36 (80)
    Bravo 6/40, Nanda 2/53

    Delhi 161
    Gambhir 47 (78), Bravo 23 (42), Jadeja 16 (15)
    Malinga 5/64, Pushpakumara 4/54

    Nondescripts 97
    Muzumdar 25 (72), Bahutule 18 (53), Malinga 12* (33)
    Nanda 5/22, Gill 2/21

    Delhi 164
    Dhawan 39 (106), Gambhir 32 (78), Jadeja 19 (47)
    Pushpakumara 3/41, Malinga 3/45
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    Auckland smash T&T

    After a last minute change to the line up, Fulton and Horne got the score to 329 for the first wicket as Auckland elected to bat first. Fulton scored a double century and Horne made triple figures.
    After they were out the next few batsmen were dismissed fairly cheaply and Vincent declared on 414.

    After the first wicket fell, T&T batsman couldn't seem to hold together a decent partnership as O'Brien picked up 5 wickets, Lara being the standout with 61.

    Following on, T&T looked good with the first three batsman getting past fifty. However, they couldn't go on for the big scores and the innings trailed off, all out 295, but made Auckland bat again.

    Fulton slashed his way to the total with little help from Horne to give Auckland a 10 wicket win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by superkingdave
    From the very first over, when Roger Telamachus had Mark Wagh caugh behind the Eagles were firmly on top in this game. Wagh was caught by Jacobs, who was a surprise choice behind the stumps as it was widely speculated that Morne Van Wyk would take the gloves, in fact its rumoured that Van Wyk was actually named on the team sheet as wicket keeper, nevertheless Jacobs put in a good performance with the gloves.

    Telamachus was the star with the ball in both innings, taking 6-68 in the first as Warwickshire were skittled for 186. Kallis and Du Preez shared the remaining wickets, whilst Tim Ambrose top scored with 53.

    When Kallis, surprisingly opening the batting, and Rudolph fell early it looked like a low scoring affair was on the cards. Hector and Jacobs managed to steady the ship but when they both fell in quick succesion the score was 89-4 and honours were even. However, Thyssen and Boje combined to destroy Warks hopes both striking big hundreds, ably supprted by Van Wyk and Mclaren, the English side rapidly fell apart at the seams. By the time Telamachus was caught and bowled by Kabir Ali (4-159) Eagles had amassed 555 and set the brummies 369 to avoid an innings defeat.

    Knight fell early but Wagh, Ambrose and Hick all put up a good fight, Warwickshire at one point reaching 233-4. But by then Hick was playing a lone hand and with wickets faling all around him, was last man out for 121, Telamachus took another fifer, to finish with 11 for the match.

    A comfortable innings victory for Eagles
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    Quote Originally Posted by broncoman
    my stupid batsmen should be shot, what a **** poor effort...
    The above message has been forwarded on to the WACA officials.

    Disappointing to say the least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broncoman
    my stupid batsmen should be shot, what a **** poor effort...
    To be fair, they at least got into triple figuers each time. Us, on the other hand...

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    Gibbs Stands Tall

    Tasmania answered all critics with a fantastic day four partnership between Robbie Key and Herschelle Gibbs getting the South Africans over the line.

    Perfect conditions met the two sides on the first day with a lightening quick outfield, and a pitch that allowed the batsman to play their shots, whilst rewarding the bowlers for bending their backs. Guyana won the toss and made a cautious start with the bat. Chattergoon looked in fine form as he dealt a few very classy blows to the Tasmanian opening bowlers. Ramdass however had a couple of early lives when he was dropped early and given not out to an LBW which hawkeye showed as being clearly out. Ramdass's fortune ended however when Wright had him trapped in front for 8. Percival and Chanderpaul followed shortly after for 8 and 1 respectively with Wright and DeBruyn teaming up to bowl a very tidy spell. Chattergoon however continued to steady the ship with some powerful hitting to take Guyana to lunch at 3/68. Sarwan then made a bold start however Chatergoon was picked up shortly after the break with a pearla from Amarasinghe. Guyana then hit a hump however as the middle order and tail slumped to be all out for 188. The charge was lead mainly from Amarasinghe who found some real venom in the pitch.

    Bad light and heavily overcast conditions met the Tassy batsman as they were going to have to negotiated a tough final hour on day 1. Fortunately however Robbie Key was the only casualty as Fidel Edwards cut one back into trap him in front. The day finished with Tasmania at 1/62 and well on top. Gibbs and Myburgh looked to dominate early on day two however the momentum shifted when Gibbs looked to really get the score ticking and got caught playing a hook shot for 36, and Jefferson was run out without scoring. Guyana then picked up Myburgh and were right back in it. Bailey and Jones however steadied the ship taking the score to 4/149 at lunch. Wickets however continued to fall at regular intervals as both not out batsman were dismissed. Dan Marsh however held the tail together well as Tasmania pushed the score up to 264.

    After an early wicket Guyana looked to dominate with Percival and Ramdass as the pair put on 50, before Percival and night watchman King were dismissed within the space of a couple of overs. Not out night watchman Fidel Edwards was snapped up second ball of the day and the momentum was well and truley with Tassy. Chanderpaul and Ramdass then looked dangerous before Jones snapped up a sharp chance behind to get rid of Chanderpaul. DeBruyn then reall started finiding his rhythm and the dangerous South African quick sent Ramdass and Dowlin packing in quick succession just before lunch. Deonarine and Sarwan were able to negotiate a tough passage of play as rain kept players off the field for a lot of the second session. The weather continued to deterioate as the cloud became really thick however Sarwan and Deonarine continued batting with class as they put on over 100 together. The second new ball however did the trick as Wright picked up Deonarine in it's second over, and Amarasinghe removed Sarwan a couple of overs later. Rain then continued to disrupt the afternoon however the innings was wrapped up as Guyana got 306, leaving Tasmania 231 runs to win the match. Despite the poor conditions at the end of the day Gibbs set the tone for Tassy's chase as he belted 27 off 21 to finish the day.

    Gibbs continued in the same fashion on day 4 as he bought up his 50 off 36 balls. Robbie Key was well rewarded as well for his support role as he too passed 50 as the lead started to become smaller and smaller. Gibbs bought up his 100 which included 18 4's and the pair had bought up the 150 and the game was all but over. Unfortunately Gibbs was caught in the deep as he went for another boundary for 109 however the damage was done. Robbie Key was then supported by Myburgh as Tasmania cruised past the total with 9 wickets still in the pavillion.
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