Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Australia Day 6 a side Results

6 a side Cricket - Sunday 23rd January 2010

Berridale’s Aussie Patriots triumph in 2011 MDCA 6 a side Cricket

In a terrific day of cricket action on the Monaro last Sunday, the Aussie Patriots team from Berridale walked away with the 2011 MDCA 6 a side trophy. The Aussie Patriots team captained by Simon Freebody, went through the day undefeated toppling the Merimbula Knights in a tightly contested final. In front of the 12 teams and a healthy crowd of family and friends the Patriots secured victory keeping the trophy firmly in the Monaro Region for another year.

Highlights of the day included some strong junior performances from the Merimbula Knights under 18’s, the Berridale Post Young Guns and Cooma’s own Backyard Boys with great bowling from D.Swain and Z.Saddler in particular. The day even saw the reintroduction of the MDCA Australia Day sprint which was a lot of fun with kids and spectators joining in. In the seniors sides competition the highly fancied Toyota Cup All Stars struggled against the likes of the Patriots and Wolfies Wobblers whilst in the other division the Merimbula Knights first grade and the Sorry About That team had two wins apiece and had to be split on run rate differential.

Some big hitting, tight bowling and good sportsmanship were the order of the day as each team played their round robin games before fiercly contesting the finals. The awards for the days Best Batsman went to Jeremy Fernando of Merimbula, whilst Best Bowling also went to Merimbula’s Jacob Ramsay. Robert Hearn was awarded the player of the tournament collecting over 200 runs and a number of wickets with an outstanding display of cricketing talent.

The cricket action returns next weekend after rain interrupted matches last Saturday with normal fixtures across the Monaro as well as the over 35’s six a side cricket competition hosted by the Cooma Hotel on Sunday and of course the final of the KFC “Clash of the Codes” 20/20 cricket final Friday week 4th February from 6pm under lights at Rotary Oval. The MDCA would like to thank all the teams for taking part and acknowledge its supporting partners, KFC, Cooma Ex-Services Club, Australian Hotel, Dodds Hotel as well as Umpire Chris Philbrick.

Monday, December 13, 2010

KFC Cooma "Clash of the Codes" 20/20

Tigers Win in Super Over
With the black eyed peas- "I gotta Feeling" blaring out across Rotary as the Cooma Tigers took to the field little did we know how good tonight really was going to be. The Cooma cats won the toss and elected to bat under wonderful conditions. The Cats got off to a shaky start loosing 2 crucial wickets in the 3rd over to quick bowler Steve Murphy (2/24). At 2/14 after 3 overs D Azanovski (29) and W Gowland (24) set about getting the Cats into a handy position and with a couple of big overs the Cats were in a position to post a handy score, Wickets fell at regular intervals but so did the boundaries, The middle order and tail all fired posting many sixesto all parts of the field. All bowlers came in for a bit of stick best of the Tigers bowlers was I Elliot with 3/19. After 20 overs The Cats posted a very good score of 150.

The Tigers set the tone for the chase with the first ball from C Harmer being smashed to the boundry of the bat of G Van der Plaat (9). Harmer stuck to his line and was rewarded in the last ball of the 1st over removing the middle stump of the dangerous Van der Plaat. The early loss of Van Der Plaat didn’t slow down the Tigers and the runs continued to flow at a great rate, Murphy (24) and C Jenkins (55) showed you didn’t need to slog to score quickly with some incredible running between the wickets. With the help of some sloppy fielding from the Cats, the Tigers were increasing there run rate every over. The loss of Murphy didn’t slow down the Tigers. Elliot (26) and C Jenkins continued to dominate the Cats bowlers as the boundaries started to flow at regular intervals. At 2/76 off 9 overs the Tigers were starting to take the game away from the Cats. Gowland (1/21) was bought back on to bowl and got the vital break through dismising I Elliot. Chris Jenkins was joined by older brother Andrew (17) and the pairs running between the wickets was something to behold turning 1'sinto 2's and taking the fielders arm on more then one occasion. At 3/135 with 4 overs to go the Tigers looked home and hosed. D Azanovski (1/22) in his final over got the break through dismising A Jenkins. With the Tigers tail looking a little
inexperienced, C Jenkins tried to lift the tempo but went for one big hit too many with Stu Wood (1/25) removing his off stump. C Jenkins received a standing ovation from the 75+ strong crowd. With 9 runs required from 12 balls some tight bowling was required and Corey Harmer and Stu Wood delivered restricting the Tigers batsman it all came down to the Tigers needing 2 off the last ball. Schoon missed the ball but they managed to scramble a bye as the keeper was standing back making it a TIE!!! sending the game to a Super Over.

The Tigers batted 1st in the Super over with Jenkins and Murphy putting on 11 off the W Gowland over. The Super over for the cats lasted 3 balls with A Jenkins picking up Gowland with a great catch on the boundry and Azanovski being bowled.The Tigers eventual winners in what will be remembered as one of the best games
of cricket ever seen on the Monaro.

The Final of the KFC Clash of the codes will played between the Stallions and Tigers at Rotary on Friday 4th Feb 2011.

Stallions Reign Supreme
Cooma Monaro Express
THE Stallions Rugby League Club clinched victory over the Red Devils Rugby Union Club on the cricket pitch when the traditional rivals went head to head in the Monaro’s first 20/20 clash of the codes match played on Friday night.

The Stallions dominated from the beginning, winning the toss and electing to bat. Opening batsmen Steve Dunn set the pace of the match hitting 18 off the first over which included two sixes over mid on. Dunn went on to make an impressive score of 71. In the fifth over, with the score at two for 31, Dunn was joined at the crease by middle order batsmen Tim Williams. The pair dominated the Red Devils bowlers hitting a number of boundaries to all parts of the field in the true style of the 20/20 format of cricket. They went on to score 114 off 60 balls in what was considered an awe-inspiring partnership. The partnership put the Stallions in a dominant position, posting a final score of 192.

The Red Devils got off to a solid start with Jimmy Nichols and Damo Roach posting an opening partnership of 50. With a strong Stallions bowling attack and the wicket wearing the batting order crumbled. The Devils were all out for 105 in just the 16th over.

Tim Williams was awarded the Aussie Hotel and KFC sponsored man of the match award with his high score of 79 and bowling figures of 1/19.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

KFC Cooma "Clash of the Codes"

Twenty 20 cricket returns
Cooma Monaro Express

09 Dec, 2010 10:29 AM

THE Cooma Red Devils rugby union team will take on the Cooma Stallions rugby league side on Friday night in the Monaro’s very first 20/20 clash of the codes cricket match.

The match, which was scheduled for last Friday, was postponed due to wet weather. With forecasts predicting more wet weather today and tomorrow, event organisers have their fingers crossed the rain will hold off.

The exhibition match will be the first of its kind on the Monaro and places the regions four major sporting codes against one another. Football players from four different codes- AFL, soccer, league and union- will trade their balls and jerseys for cricket bats in what is anticipated to be a fun and exciting game. Players from each team will be looking to entertain the crowd with some big sixes and quick running between wickets in the tradition of the 20/20 format of cricket.

While most of the players on each team play in the regular cricket competition on the weekend, the one week delay would be welcome for those who were looking to get in some extra bowling and batting practice before the big game.
When the Express spoke to players from each team in the lead up to the game last week, Red Devils player Ned Jeffries said it had been two years since he had played cricket competitively and he was hoping to get in the nets for some much needed practice.
He predicted the Cooma Stallions would have a slight advantage over the Devils. The Cooma Cats Australian Football Club and the Cooma Tigers Soccer Club will go head to head on December 17 and the final will be decided in the new year on February 4.

The action will get underway at Rotary Oval from 6pm with Milo In2 Cricket activities for six to 12-year-olds from 5pm weather permitting.