Upcoming social cricket matches in Victoria

January 9, 2014 by  

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Would you like to play cricket for the Primary Club of Australia Social Cricket team?

You are invited to nominate your availability to play in any or all of the following regular social cricket matches in and around Melbourne.

Please advise Geoff Craig at geoffroc71@bigpond.com or 0437 255 916 if you are available for any of these matches or interested in playing future matches.

Sunday 26th January – Cricket Willow, Shepherd’s Flat, vs Australian Cricket Society, $65pp   (This game i now fully subscribed).
Sunday 23rd February – Vic Blind XI, Kooyong, $25pp
Sunday 9th March – T20 with Lords Taverners, ACS, East Malvern CC, at Chadstone, $40pp

Combined PCA/Taverners V Australian Cricket Society (ACS) – Sunday Jan 26th 2014 @ Cricket Willow Shepard’ Flat near Daylesford

Cost is $65 per player (includes lunch) $25 for non players


PCA V Victorian Blind Cricket  Association 

Date Sunday 23rd Feb @ Blind Cricket Kooyong

30 Over a side game with lunch
10:30am for an 11am start
$25 per player donation to PCA
This is a game of Blind Cricket vs Victorian Blind Cricket. If you have never played Blind Cricket – you must. Experience cricket on a new level, using a blind cricket ball and modified batting and bowling rules. A must for all cricketers at least once in your life.


The T20 Day

Sunday March 9th 2014
Location: Treyvaud Reserve Chadstone
Teams: PCA, Lord’s Taverners, Australian Cricket Society & East Malvern Taroonga CC
$440 per team for the day ($40 per player).

Score sheets from the Barossa Tour (Adelaide)

January 2, 2014 by  

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You can download scoresheets from the event – ScoreSheets_Barossa_Nov2013 (PDF)



Doc and Neil from the tour

Primary Club of Australia v Troopers CC at Shore ‘A’, Northbridge – 24 November 2013

January 2, 2014 by  

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This match was hastily arranged to replace the original scheduled match with the NSW Parliamentarians, who had to cancel the fixture. The Troopers is a team that plays in the Moore Park competition and has played in a few Marathon Cricket Events. The Troopers were happy to take up the vacant slot for an opportunity to play the Primary Club of Australia on the exceptional Shore ‘A’ Oval, which surely boasts one of the best cricket grounds and facilities in Sydney.

There were again a few debutants for the Primary Club – Bill ‘Slasher’ McKay, Michael Fahey, Ajit Kumar and S. Hui.

The Troopers won the toss and sent the PCA in. The expansive outfield was in magnificent condition, but the grass was quite plush and it was clear that it was going to take some big hitting (mostly aerial) to reach the boundaries. The wicket was also a little difficult for batsmen – a little on the slow side, but with some variable bounce.

Scarcella and McKay opened the innings and managed a reasonable start, putting on 21 for the first wicket partnership before ‘Slasher’ was run out for 9. Scarcella soon followed, caught behind for 12. Thereafter, there was a steady procession of wickets, with all batsmen making a start but not going on to make any substantial score. The top scorer was Peter ‘Mullos’ Mullane, with 21. Jason ‘Warnie’ Bates hit a handy 17 in his pinch hitter role in the middle order to help get us to a reasonable, but not great, score of 124.

The Troopers came out to bat, and showed good intent early in the run chase. Richard Clarke and Aleksandr Yap took the new ball for the PCA and bowled quite steady, each taking a wicket in their 10 over opening spell. At that point, the Troopers were 2 for 30. A double change saw the skipper Joe Scarcella and Mick McCormick take the ball, with immediate success. Each took a wicket in his opening over. The accurate and penetrating bowling from the pair continued, with run scoring proving more difficult, and a steady procession of wickets followed. During their 12 over ‘partnership’, Joe and Mick tore the heart out of the Troopers middle order, taking the total to 8 for 56 after 22 overs, a position from which the Troopers never recovered. Joe finished with 4-22 from his 8 overs and Mick took 2-14 from his 7overs. Ajit Kumar also chipped in with 1- 12 from his 5 overs of handy medium pace, and Mullos also landed his leggies well for couple of overs and was rewarded with a wicket (1-8).

The Troopers only managed to reach 105 before being bowled out in the 33rd over. An excellent win for the PCA was followed by a very enjoyable post match drink in the superb pavilion, where we were also able to see the last 2 wickets fall to give Australia victory in the First Ashes Test at the ‘Gabba. What better way to end a fabulous day of cricket!

The PCA team was:

Joe Scarcella (c), Bill McKay, A Kumar, Michael McCormick, S Hui, John LeCouteur, Jason Bates, Peter Mullane, Michael Fahey, Richard Clarke, Aleksandr Yap

The result:

PCA 9-124 (34 overs) def Troopers 105 (33 overs)


P. Mullane 21 n.o.; J. Bates 17; J LeCouteur 15; J Scarcella 12; R Clark 12


J. Scarcella 4-22 (8 overs); M. McCormick 2-14 (7 overs); A. Kumar 1-12 (5 overs); R. Clark 1-15 (5 overs); A. Yap 1-16 (5 overs); P. Mullane 1-8 (2 overs)

Come and view some of the 12,000 “MARATHON CRICKET V” Photos

January 1, 2014 by  

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We had a very successful Marathon Cricket event. Of the course of the two days, our two photographers took over 12,000 photos.

These photos are now available for viewing via the Marathon Cricket website.  www.marathoncricket.com 

We have uploaded smaller versions of the photos to FLICKR. Larger (printable) versions are available for purchase – individually or as a set.


Game 1 – Darryl’s XII – http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640558878995/

Game 1 – Dick’s XII – http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640560984083/

Game 2 – Hornsby DCC – http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640559312595/

Game 2 – I Zingari CC  – http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640561341223/

Game 3 – Bradman Crest – Blue Batting – http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640561706073/

Game 3 – Aust Transplant CC – Red Batting – http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640561713643/

Game 4 – Pillars Dads vs Mates – http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640559771185/

Game 5 – Harlequin Bush Band GB Sook’s XII –  http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640562314374/ 

Game 6 – Cricketers’ Arms v Bradman Friends – http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640900976683/

Game 7 – Last Man Stands A v Last Man Stands B – http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640949398695/

Game 8 –  NSW Indigenous – 3.50 pm vs NSW Multicultural 5.10pm – http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640998354943/

Game 9 – NSW Blind Cricket 18.00 vs Primary Club – http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640995107425/

Game 10 – LMS Sixers (C) – 7.20pm – LMS Thunder (D) – 8.20pm – http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640559237345/

Game 11 (Day One) – Sydney Scorchers – 8.00pm – vs Sparkle Superstars- http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640559875665/
Note – these pictures were taken by the Sparkle Superstars and are available for download from https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tb7c1lc25yht9cr/_h2tJwXkEv


Game 11: 7.00am and 8.20am – Primary Club A vs Reg Bartley
Primary Club A: http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640280378923/
Reg Bartley CC: http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640284548125/

Game 12: 7.40 am and 9.00am – Mulgoa CC vs Sydney Uni C&S
MULGOA CC: http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640274189626/
SYDNEY UNI: http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640280604525/

Game 13 – McGrath Nicol Mustangs Primary Club B
Game 13 – Set One – http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640274444903/
Game 13 – Set Two –  http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640265215626/ 

Game 14 – Logicalis v Wymap
Game 14 – Set One – http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640301188255/
Game 14 – Set Two – http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640277179446/

Game 15 – Reckitt Benckiser v Linfox – http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157641099209264/

Game 16 – Cisco Asia v Wicked Dragons – http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640380777326/

Game 17 – Mandoe Media vs Parliamentarians – http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157641146318765/

Game 18 – Cisco v Telstra – http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157641164126293/

Game 19 – Battle of the Codes – http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157641408028665/

Game 20 – Apaches CC v Hard Factorians – http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157641187953295/