2012/13 McIntyre Cup Grand Final – update days 3 & 4


2012/13 McIntyre Cup Grand Final – update days 3 & 4

 

GDCA rules of play for a McIntyre Grand Final state that if more than 45 minutes of play is lost due to rain then the match reverts to the ordinary rules of cricket. The team batting first can continue it’s innings until all out, meaning there would be no compulsory closure of a first innings on tea of the second day. A fourth day is available in order to achieve at least a first innings result. A drawn game would result in United being awarded the cup as they finished higher on the ladder than Sunbury. For Sunbury to win it must force a result.

Day 3

At the start of the days play United’s 7/292 off 99 overs presented our team in the royal blue with the task ahead of them requiring quick wickets. Unfortunately that wasn’t to be the case, Hughes (57) resumed after retiring hurt last week, adding 37 to his score supported by Smith-Hayes (20) and Skovdam (41).  United’s tail wagged in a costly session, amassing a huge total all out for 406 of 134.5 overs. Leading the attack and with the lions share of the work, Jason McGann finished the innings with an impressive 45 o,16 m, 5/89, Paul Newton competed hard 37 o, 9 m, 2/110, Heath Boffey providing support 18 o, 2 m, 2/66 and Steve Treweek bowled tidy spells  for 13.5 o, 4 m, 1/48.

The start of Sunbury’s innings didn’t go to plan with fill in opener DamienLake being run out with the score on 2. Anthony Riggio and Paul Webber provided not only entertainment but took on the United attack and set the scene in a positive manner. With the score on 78,  Riggsy (42) after a scare when skying a ball off Skvodam failed to capitalise and soon after was caught behind off Morrison. Webbs continued his innings with cover drives straight out of the training manual but just as it seemed he was well on top of the attack a slower ball from Morrison took the bails and ended his innings on 47  (fow 95). Dave Burrowes departed for 8  skying a hook shot straight down the throat of fine leg. Matt Burrowes (19) and Heath Boffey(3) are used to digging in and providing rear guard action through out the season provided some resistance,  but today just wasn’t meant to be. Jason McGann (20) and Steve Treweek (3) not out overnight, total at 6/147.

Day 4

A mammoth task was ahead of our team and almost immediately as play began hearts sank in the royal blue camp as Jason McGann edged a ball to slip in the second over of the day. Steve Treweek batted with resilience for a well made 19 and Paul Newton (18) played an entertaining cameo however the task proved to be too great and the side was all out for 196 off 61.1 overs. United’s Morrison 18 o, 6 m, 4/50 and Powell 5 o, 1 m, 2/16 tore the heart out of the Sunbury batting line up and should be congratulated on their effort for their team.

As it turned out things didn’t turn out our way in the end as the task proved to be too vast  but there was a lot to be proud of and certainly the commitment to the contest and the effort could not be questioned. We have completed the 2012-13 season with the feeling of unfinished business and a hunger for success to bring into next season. Well done guys you made us all proud.

The club in the royal blue, our club, the Sunbury Cricket Club is back, a force to be reckoned with in the GDCA!

Congratulations must go out to our adversaries Sunbury United for an excellent season. They justifiably started as firm favourites in the Grand Final and proved far too good in the end. United have been the benchmark of the GDCA in recent times winning their third premiership in four years. This kind of success does not happen by accident.

The recipe for success is as true today as it was when I played at SCC as a youngster in the late 70’s. Heading the list is  junior development and player retention. From then it is leadership, hard work on the track and commitment. Sunbury Cricket Club is currently reaping the reward of some hard work behind the scenes from it’s Junior program and having made the McIntyre Cup level have pulled together a formidable senior team. Lets get behind Jason McGann and the coaching team and prepare ourselves in the preseason to take the next step. The journey along the road of ultimate success is a lot of  hard work but believe me the reward makes it all the more worthwhile. Jump on board….

See you on the cricket arenas of the world

Marty Kelders

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2012/13 McIntyre Cup Grand Final – update days 1 & 2


 

2012/13 McIntyre Cup Grand Final – update days 1 & 2

 

We travelled across town to face rivals Sunbury United in the McIntyre Cup Grand Final in our first season back in the senior grade of the GDCA.

 

United won the toss and elected to bat.

Day 1

Dark clouds loom in the background as play gets underway with immediate success, SCC Captain Jason McGann leading the way breaking through in his first over. The Sunbury attack were well on top in the first hour as Jason captures another two wickets ably supported at the other end by Paul ‘Smoke’ Newton. Rain interrupts play after only 1 hour and 10 minutes of play, United at 3/50, 18 overs. With all the momentum Sunbury’s way, United’s Billinghurst, Watts and Morrison in the shed without troubling the scorers much, Powell somehow managing to survive a confident appeal on his first ball and Morse playing across the line, the rain storm couldn’t have come at a worse time.  Play resumed after an early tea only for a short time, this storm front was torrential, play abandoned for the day at 3/53, 19.2 overs.

Day 2

Day 2 proved to be extremely difficult for the Sunbury players and supporters alike. Heavy rain overnight and early morning showery conditions left the ground damp and the Antarctic like wind howling from the South West made for an uncomfortable day for all. And just as in 1990/91 Semi-final between these two clubs controversy dominates discussion at the end of the first full days play.

Bowling was tough going especially from the Northern end, the run ups and out field slippery. Without losing an early wicket United steadily built their total taking advantage of their small ground. Steve Treweek (11o,4m, 0/39) proving to be a player of the future bowled an honest spell with out luck. Paul Newton (26o,5m,1/76) having to resort to a shortened run up breaks through bowling Morse (64) but as the blustery conditions worsen so does the look of the scoreboard. Heath Boffey (13o, 1m, 1/43) and Brad Hunter (9o, 1m, 0/35) find the going almost impossible bowling into the gale. The partnership between Powell (102) and Dowsett (71) set United up for a substantial total.

After tea the pitch and field dried out considerably and with the new ball Sunbury found its way back on track again, Jason McGann leading the charge. As United skipper Hughes was taking the bowling on and scoring quickly, Jason in attempt to stem the run rate bowls a brute of a delivery striking Hughes to the jaw. In controversial circumstances the wicket is broken and Hughes stumbles to the ground. After heated debate involving both captains, the call from the umpires is not out, sending club officials reaching for the rule books and supporters from both sides in disagreement.

Hughes (20) left the field retired hurt, soon after Jason picks up his 5th wicket, ending the days play for United at 7/292 off 99 overs. Jason McGann finished the day with an impressive (32.5o, 11m, 5/59) in an inspiring display. Hughes was reported in the press to have suffered only a minor injury requiring four stitches and is set to resume next week.

Sunbury are looking to strike early when play resumes and begin the run chase to victory.

 

12-13 Mc pic

 Come down and support the team next Saturday at Langama Park, 1.00pm start.

Wear your blue shirt (or ski jacket!), join the “Blue Army”

Sunbury into McIntyre Cup Grand Final


Sunbury win a tight contest against Wallan to make this seasons McIntyre Cup Grand Final to be played verses cross town rivals and this seasons competition leaders Sunbury United at Langama Park.

A huge task awaits Sunbury 1st XI having been promoted back to the McIntyre Cup level just this season and making the Grand Final against minor premiers and odds on favourites, Sunbury United. Even though United have had the better of the two contests earlier this season, Sunbury with a more settled line up have found good form in the latter part of the season. Wallan also had Sunbury well accounted for on two occasions this season only to go down in the semi, Riddell had us on the ropes only a few weeks ago before collapsing and being eliminated from the finals race and leaving their supporters dumb founded. Yes, United, you may be the front runners in this contest but be reassured Jason has his team playing as a tight unit at the right time of year and don’t forget – you will always have the “blue army” to contend with!

Semi Final Match Report
Having secured a home semi-final due to last weeks outright victory proved a distinct advantage. The Clarke Oval is well suited to Sunbury’s game plan of tight hard cricket. The grand stand full of supporters wearing their blue colours were not disappointed.

Having won the toss and batting Sunbury got off to a flyer with A. Riggio finding touch with an attacking 24. Wickets fell early in the second half hour bringing Matt Burrowes and Heath Boffey together at the crease. Heath used his experience and applied himself reaching 24 before skying one, Matt showed grit in the heat of a finals battle making a solid 61 in the middle order and Captain Jason McGann again showed his true all round ability carving an excellent 62 n.o. while batting with the tail. All out for 221 off 73 overs.

Day two and the contest begins in hot conditions. Wallan were under pressure from the start with Jason McGann opening up from the pavilion end and Paul Newton attacking from the other. Paul breaks through immediately capturing an opener lbw and set the tone for the days play with aggressive tight bowling. Heath Boffey was introduced into the attack picking up two quick wickets and with great support in the field the visitors were starved of runs from both ends. Robbie Fowler provided the anchor of Wallans’ innings and together with A. Nichols a solid partnership was building and at tea the contest was even at 4/74.

Again Sunbury come out bowling well as a team knowing this was the key partnership that stood in their way of victory. An early chance goes begging off Steve Treweek as Wallan fight through the first half hour without losing a wicket but falling behind in the run rate due to the excellent bowing and fielding. With pressure building and forced to begin hitting out A. Nichols attempts a big shot over midwicket off B. Hunter only to be reigned in by an excellent running catch in the outfield by Matt Burrowes. These are the moments that can swing a game in your favour, especially in big, tight finals matches, the crowd knows it and the grand stand erupts in a sea of blue.

Getting further behind in the run rate required and losing the wicket of Gilchrist the task was all but lost as Robbie Fowler was finally dismissed in a gallant innings of 63 for his team. Wallan all out for 177, Brad Hunter reveling the pressure situation with 5/35 and Sunbury into the 2012/13 McIntyre Grand Final!

Sunbury in McIntyre Semi-final this weekend at Clarke Oval


Sunbury in McIntyre Semi-final this weekend at Clarke Oval

All supporters, family and friends, past and present players are urged to come down to the Clarke Oval this weekend, lets see the grand stand full of blue shirts cheering our team to victory!

Sunbury face Wallan at home at the Clarke Oval in a sudden death Semi-final to be played on Saturday and Sunday, commencing: 1.00pm. The winner of this match to play off against the winner of the first Semi-final between competition leaders Sunbury United and Woodend.

Sunbury charges into second spot!


An outright win over a hapless Rupertswood not only ensures a place in this seasons McIntyre finals but also provides the team with the home ground advantage by finishing second on the ladder.

SCC Capt/Coach Jason McGann quotes to the Sunbury Leader:
“It’s hard to get 20 wickets in a day that’s for sure. We certainly weren’t thinking about an outright win going into the game. It’s always good leading into a finals series to be full of confidence. It was a really good team effort by us. Anything can happen in a game of cricket. I’ve been playing cricket for a long time, Iv’e seen fourth placed sides beat top teams and so on.”

This weekend Sunbury face Wallan at home at the Clarke Oval in a sudden death Semi-final to be played on Saturday and Sunday. The winner of this match to play off against the winner of the first Semi-final between competition leaders Sunbury United and Woodend.

All supporters, family and freinds, past and present players are urged to come down to the Clarke Oval this weekend, lets see the grand stand full of blue shirts cheering our team to victory!

Season 2012/13 Best and Fairest Vote Count


Congratulations to all 2012/13 seasons Best and Fairest Vote Count winners:

* Swisse 1st XI                                                      – Jason McGann
* Sunbury Coaches 2nd XI                               – Cameron Pearson
* Andrews Airport Parking 3rd XI                  – Dom Douglas
* Sacco Coffee 4th XI                                         – Lachlan Bramble

Vote count  – season 2012/13

1st XI  McIntyre

 

2nd XI

Name

Total votes

  Name

Total votes

J. McGann

29

  C. Pearson

13

H. Boffey

15

  T. Botten

9

P. Webber

8

  S. Robertson

8

M. Burrowes

7

  D. Johnson

8

B. Hunter

7

  C. Gardiner

8

P. Newton

4

  D. Burrowes

5

S. Robertson

3

  S. Cooke

5

D. Burrowes

2

  S. Treweek

4

A.Riggio

2

  M. Treweek

4

K. McInness

2

  P. Tyler

3

S. Fisher

2

  K. McInness

3

D. Lake

2

  M. Jamieson

3

P. Tyler

1

  P. Bogdanovic

2

 

 

  S. Lewis

2

 

 

  S. Fisher

2

 

 

  J. Landt

2

 

 

  J. Botten

1

 

 

  M. Atkins

1

 

 

  I. Johnson

1

 

 

     
 

 

     

3rd XI

 

4th XI

 
Name

Total votes

  Name

Total votes

Do. Douglas

20

  L. Bramble

12

M. Jamieson

15

  J.Bramble

9

J. Inglis

8

  J. Pearson

9

L. Sacco

8

  M. Seyman

7

B McDougall

6

  D. Marshall

4

J. Stirling

4

  M. Bonacci

4

J. Scott

3

  I. Johnson

3

S. Lewis

3

  S. Osborne

2

S. Yardley

3

  A. Bonacci

2

D. Marshall

3

  Gupreet

2

N. Marshall

3

  J. Landt

2

A. Bonacci

2

  M. Prewer

1

Dy. Douglas

2

  D. Landt

1

S. Cooke

2

  T. Landt

1

J. Botten

2

  B. Finlay

1

M. Bonacci

1

  M. Ward

1

Gupreet

1

     
M. Kelders

1

     
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