Primary Club of Australia v Wests Masters – 1 March 2009

March 6, 2009 by  

The Primary Club is now developing a core nucleus of good players and this was evident last Sunday when we took on the Wests Masters team at the beautiful Kings No 1 Ground.

We won the toss and decided to bat on a dampish wicket and wet outfield due to overnight rain. Our opening pair of Trevor Crosby and Damien Cullen put on a fast paced opening stand of 52 with Damien taking complete control of the bowlers, and Trevor providing great support at the other end. Damien retired on 41 no and James Braddock came in at No 3 and finally got amongst the runs.  James played powerfully and  it was good to see him hit the ball so well. He also retired on 40 no which included 7 boundaries.

New recruit Billy Corbett showed his talent with a well put together 41 not out and will be a handy player for us in the future. Our youngest player Andrew Pedley then joined Bob Stephens and both were keeping the scoreboard ticking over before Bob was bowled for 27 and Andrew contributed a handy 30 before he was caught in the outfield. Bob’s 2 mighty 6s were the highlight of the afternoon.

At this stage we were 3 for 211 off only 30 odd overs with plenty of batting to come. Joe Scarcella was joined by Bruce Parnell before Joe was bowled for 9 and Bruce went on to score a quick fire and dynamic 41 not out, a couple of 6s landing on the pavilion roof.

The captain joined Bruce and was quickly run out after being called for a single that Lindford Christie would have struggled with! Such actions in the Primary Club attract a fine of $100 particularly when it’s the captain! [who has a long memory]

 A great batting effort all round and we finished on 5 for 254 off our 40 overs

The opposition were never really in the hunt trying to chase down such a score and we regularly picked up wickets throughout their innings of 125 all out

Good bowling performances from Joe Scarcella [4 for 29 off 8 overs] Billy Corbett [1 for 14 off 5 overs] and Bruce Parnell [2 for 12 off 6 overs]

 We’ve had some really good wins of late and look like developing a good regular team of players that are now playing more like a team with a desire to win

Ken Grose