Forthcoming matches – Cricket 2010-11

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For information about playing for the Primary Club of Australia or if you are a current player, please contact Joe Scarcella at or

The Primary Club is a social cricket club, who welcomes players of all levels to join their ranks on a social basis. Perfect for that former player looking for an occasional game.


Sunday 21 November
St Joseph’s College 
St Joseph’s No. 1

Sunday 28 November  
NSW Blind Cricketers 
Barker No. 1


Sunday 5 December
Northern Suburbs 
Barker No. 1

Sunday 12 December
Cindy Mackenzie BC Foundation 
Kings Old Boys

Sunday 12 December
Shore Invitation XI
Shore No. 1

JANUARY 2011  

Sunday 16 January
Old Sydneyians 
Shore No. 1

Sunday 23 January 
St George Vets 
Barker No 1


Sunday 6 February 
Lords Taverners
Kings Old Boys

Sunday 20 February 
Barker Invitation XI 
Barker No. 1

Sunday 27 February
Sydney Uni Vets 
King’s No. 1

MARCH 2011  

Sunday 6 March  
Mystery team – to be advised
King’s No. 1

Sunday 27 March 
I Zingari 

APRIL 2011  

Saturday 16 April
Sunday 17 April 

PCA v Cricketers Club of NSW at Camperdown Oval – Sunday 17 October 2010

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The CCNSW captain won the toss and elected to bat. The opening bowlers Rob Lavery & Joe Scarcella bowled very well in tandem, each taking 2 wickets from his allotted 8 over spell. Rob bowled with good pace and extracted some good lift from the rather docile track, and he always troubled the batsmen, while at the other end Joe was bowling good line & length & getting some swing. After both bowlers had completed their 8 over spells, CCNSW were in a precarious position at 4 – 53.

Unfortunately however, the PCA team was short of a couple of bowlers and we were unable to capitalise on the good start. Bob Stephens and young Michael Bates bowled reasonable tightly for 10 overs or so, but without success. We then had to rely on some overs from a few part-time bowlers and,  as a result, the runs were coming freely for the CCNSW batsmen. Bob’s young son Will, who filled in for us at late notice, bowled very well for his tender years and was rewarded with a wicket, clean bowling a batsman to claim his first wicket for the PCA. Will was quick to remind his Dad that he had one more wicket than his Dad, and Bob was heard to comment to his team mates that the drive home was going to be a long one!!

The CCNSW made 6 – 231 off its 45 overs. Considering the slow outfield and long boundaries, chasing that total was always going to be difficult.

Dylan Calder, making his debut for the PCA, opened the innings with Jason Bates. Jason fell quickly, and Mark Clarebrough came to the crease to join Dylan. The pair were travelling well; Dylan was playing with great confidence, displaying some lovely drives & attacking strokes, and Mark was also accumulating the runs. Dylan reached 41 n.o. and had to retire, and Rob Lavery joined Mark at the crease. By the time Mark departed, the team had added 95 before the second wicket fell, and we were on track to chase down the runs. Mick Cahill, making his debut for the PCA, and Rob continued to build the total, each batting with good purpose and aggression, and each contributing 30-odd runs. However, the wheels fell off after that, with the next 6 wickets falling in rapid succession. It was a disappointing batting display, given the promising start made by the top & middle order.

Result:   CCNSW 6-213 (45 overs) def PCA 148 (36 overs)

The team was:

Joe Scarcella (c), Rob Lavery (vc), Dylan Calder, Mark Clarebrough, Mick Cahill, Steve Cahill, Jason Bates, Michael Bates, Richard Cooney, Bob Stephens, Will Stephens.

Batting: – Dylan Calder 41 n.o., Mick Cahill 32, Rob Lavery 30, Mark Clarebrough 22

Bowling:- Rob Lavery 2-20 (8 overs),  Joe Scarcella 2-33 (8 overs), Will Stephens 1-18 (4 overs)

PCA v Bradman Foundation XI at Bradman Oval – Sunday 31 October 2010

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The PCA captain won the toss and sent the opposition in to bat, hoping that there would be some early life in the wicket. The opening attack of Joe Scarcella and Jock Baird bowled tidily. Jock made an early breakthrough, trapping one of the openers in front. The second wicket partnership proceeded well for the next 10 overs or so, both batsmen accumulating runs and keeping some tight bowling out, before Joe Scarcella bowled the other opener.

With the fall of the second wicket – at a relatively modest 2-49 after 12 overs – PCA member James Braddock, came to the crease. After a cautious start and a couple of lucky breaks including a close run out and a dropped catch by Geoff Glover off his own bowling, James then proceeded to bat beautifully. He attacked the bowling, playing some very forceful drives on the off side and down the ground, as well as several savage pull shots for six to the shortish square boundary. Ably assisted by his batting partners, and aided also by some loose bowling at times, James finished up with a fantastic century (105 n.o.). His innings ultimately proved to be the difference between the 2 sides.

The BF XI finished their innings of 45 overs at 4-236. On the smallish Bradman Oval, it was an imposing total, but not beyond the reach of the PCA if we batted well.

After we lost one of the openers (Andrew Pedley) early, things were going reasonably well with Geoff Glover and Damian Cullen at the crease. Geoff was bowled for 17, and despite looking comfortable and playing some lovely shots and looking set for a big innings, Damian (34) followed soon after. Trying to hold the innings together for the PCA was Marcus Braid, who was well settled and batting beautifully. However, another couple of wickets fell very quickly, both batsmen trapped LBW on a wicket that was keeping very low at times. At the other end, Marcus continued to bat with confidence and while he was still there we still had a chance to win. Joe Scarcella joined Marcus at 6 – 100 and together they tried to steady the ship. After solid partnership of 52 came to an end when Joe (16) was caught & bowled. The run chase was beyond us in the end, but the highlight was Marcus’s excellent innings of 85.

Despite the recent wet weather and threat of more of the same, the day turned out to be a lovely day for playing cricket. It’s always a pleasure to play on the Bradman Oval.

The team was:

Joe Scarcella (c), Rick Glover (vc), Geoff Glover, Andrew Pedley, Damian Cullen, Marcus Braid, Jason Bates, Peter Mullane, Damien Bray, Bob Stephens, Jock Baird.

Batting: – Marcus Braid 85, Damian Cullen 34, Geoff Glover 17, Joe Scarcella 16

Bowling:- Jock Baird 1-23 (6 overs), Joe Scarcella 1-28 (9 overs),