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MDCC Round 17 & 18 Wrap 20/2/16 – 27/2/16


D6’s 20/2/16


Round 20 for D6’s saw them up against Newcastle City AFC. The guys started the day with the bat in the 1st session and made a competitive total of 3 for 170 from their 35 overs.


Best with Bat: Luke Stoodley (88), Cadel Leeson (29) & Nicholas Stanbridge (25)


With a solid total the D6’s bowled out City for a total of 79 in 22 overs to give themselves a huge win and final chances still alive.


Best with Ball: Nathan Stoodley (3-4) & Gregor Dryburgh (2-5)



D6’s 27/2/16


In what has been a really tight group this season our D6’s had another must win game to keep there spot in the top 4. Coming up against a tough side to finish our D6’s played Warners Bay.

After the toss it was up to our young guns to use the ball first and keep The Bay to a chaseable target.

We did not manage to bowl out Warners Bay however the players did restrict them to a total of 6 for 129.


Best with Ball: Nathan Stoodley (2-15) & Gregor Dryburgh (2-21)


Our D6 side got off to a shaky start being 6 for 19 before a little comeback was made but in the end we fell short finishing all out for 83 runs.


Best with Bat: David Stanbridge (20)



Other results in the round saw our father/son team slip to 5th and make this their last game for the season. 



D4’s 20/2/16


D4’s played Adamstown Bowling Club CC this week and had to bowl first as the opposition skipper won the toss.

It was a 50/50 battle as Adamstown finished their 35 overs 9 for 188.


Best with Ball: (stats to come)


Our run chase did not keep up with the required run rate this week which saw us finish all out for 126 from 27.3 overs.


Best with Ball: (stats to come)



D4’s 27/2/16


This week saw our D4’s matched up with Medowie Cricket Club, unfortunatly our team had to forfeit the match giving Medowie the win and ending the boys season.


The guys ended the season 6th 



A Grade (Managers Report) 20/2/16


This week saw our A Grade Lions taking on Maryland BDCC after losing the toss we had the job of bowling first and managed to bowl out Maryland for 132 runs.


Best With Ball: Lyle McGuigan(4-28), Adam Britt (2-31) & Rohan Davis (2-41)


In reply the guys chased down Maryland Taverns total in 33 overs finishing 4 for 133.


Best with Bat: Brad Davies (40*), Mark McLachlan (35*) & Darren Cousins (28)


This win saw the boys wrapping up the Minor premiership with 1 round remaining.



A Grade (Managers Report) 27/2/16


Last round of the regular season saw our A grade team taking on Adamstown Rosebuds CC and after losing the toss our lads were asked to bat first.

An 184 run opening partnership between Craig Plain & Mark McLachlan might had made the Adamstown skipper rethink his decision at the toss but with that platform our boys continued to motor and finished their 40 overs 7 for 259.


Best with Bat: Mark McLachlan (111) & Craig Plain (74)


The Bowlers followed up the great batting performance and ripped through the Adamstown side bowling them out for 65 in 14.5 overs.


Best with Ball: Adam Britt (6-32) & Luke Miller (2-8).



4th Grade

Day 1: 20/2/16


Merewether vs Cardiff this round saw our 4th grade travel out to Cardiff No. 2 oval. And after looking at the pitch and talking with the side our skipper elected to bowl after winning the toss.

Early signs showed it was worth the risk as our 4th grade had Cardiff in trouble at 4 for 16 before a fight back occurred. After looking like it could be a quick time in the field Cardiff managed to keep us out there for 51.4 overs and finish all out for 126.


Best with Ball: Grant Smith (5-38) & Nick Leahy (3-20)


Having 18 overs to bat it was a hard position to be in have a go for first inning or try and save wickets for week 2. Our 4s lost 2 early wickets with only 1 run on the board which then saw the 2 batters at the crease try to shut up shop and last the remaining overs. A late wicket fell in the 2nd last over of the day and the side finished 3 for 34


Best with Bat: Rhys Davies (15) & Mitch Piller (11*) & Veral Vishnoi (4*)


Day 2: 27/2/16


Start of Day 2 saw 5 changes to the side with unavailabilities and still needing 96 to win with 7 wickets in hand we went to work and although shaky we got across the line with a cameo performance from Darren Linsley hitting a 4 and a 6 to end it after 37.5 over had been played on day 2. 


Best with Bat: Luke Stoodly (23*), Nick Hart (23) & Mitch Piller (22)



3rd Grade

Day 1: 20/2/16


3rd Grade played at Empire Park this round and also in this team the skipper chose to bowl first after winning the toss.

A great move as our 3rd grade bowled out Cardiff-Boolaroo for 28 in 18.5 overs.


Best with Ball: Steve Baker (5-17) & Patrick Fitzgerald (3-8)


The guys passed the total without the loss of a wicket and after 20 overs a sporting declaration was made with Merewether on 4 for 117.


Best With Bat: Jake Miller (35*), Daryl Daniels (23) & Patrick O’Neill (23)


With 31 overs still to play Cardiff-Boolaroo ended 3 for 62 still trailing by 27 runs.


Best with Ball: (unknown)


Day 2: 27/2/16


Day 2 saw Cardiff-Boolaroo bat for another 24.2 before our bowlers took the last wicket. Cardiff finished 10 for 124. With a lead of 35 runs.


Best with Ball: Ryan Mitchison (3-18), Rhys Fallavollita (2-11), Grant Smith (2-20)


The guys had no problems finishing the game off ending it in 9.4 overs, 1 for 39


Best with Bat: Zachary McGuigan (17*), Callum Linsley (12*)  



2nd Grade

Day 1: 20/2/16


Playing at Cardiff No.1 Oval our 2nd Grade side had the job of bowling first this time the opposition skipper elected to bat.

The pitch however was hard work for the batters and our bowlers worked well to bowl Cardiff out for a total of 142 in 45.5 overs.


Best with Ball: Dan Andrews (2-10) & Mitch Morgan (2-34)


34 overs left in the day showed just how difficult the pitch was we our batters fell to 6 for 78 before play ended with Mitch Morgan & Pat Huolohan the not out batters.


Best with Bat: Hamish Bartlett (30)


Day 2: 27/2/16


Day 2 saw us bat for another 17.2 overs before we lost our last batsman with the total on 107. 35 runs behind


Best with Bat: Mitch Morgan (12*)


Cardiff-Boolaroo then went back out to bat as there was still 62 more overs left in the day and if we were able to bowl them out cheaply an outright victory was still possible for our 2s.

Cardiff however lasted out 53.3 overs before being bowled out and it was decided not futher result was possible. Ending the day with Cardiff winning on first innings.


Best with Ball: Carl Bolte (3-30) & Tommo Croft (2-24)



1st Grade

Day 1: 20/2/16


First Grade played at Townson Oval this round against Cardiff Boolaroo and after losing the toss our teams job was to bat first.

It was not easy going as we limped to a total of 3 for 24 before an 86 run 4th wicket partnership between Simon Moore and Troy Goodwin steadied the ship. Regular wickets keeped falling to see us at 9 for 166 before some late order fireworks from Courtney Moulton saw an 11th wicket paternship with Sam Palmer off 44 helping us get to a total of 10 for 210.


Best with Bat: Simon Moore (60), Troy Goodwin (43), Courtney Moulton (29*) & Ben Egan (26)


With 13 overs left in the day our bowlers went to work to inflict some damage and were able to have Cardiff 3 for 22 at close of play


Best with Ball: Mark Cameron (2-10) & Sam Palmer (1-10)


Day 2: 27/2/16


Day 2 saw our players continue to work towards defending their total and after 48 overs being bowled in the day their job was finish as they managed to bowl out Cardiff-Boolaroo for 120 with a 90 run lead. Both captains agreed to finish the game as is and we got first innings points.


Best with Ball: Courtney Moulton (3-20) & Josh Geary (2-16).




T/20 Vs Cardiff - 21/2/16


Under 15’s


Our under 15s started the day out at Cardiff No.1 for todays round of T/20 matches and after winning the toss our skipper sent Cardiff-Boolaroo in to bat.

Cardiff side managed to last their 20 overs but our bowlers did a great job restricting there total as they ended 8 for 103


Best with Ball: Joseph Barnett (2-11), Cormac McHenry (2-30) & Rory Kalnins (1-6)


In what turned out to be another last ball thriller from our 15s they scraped home with Cormac McHenry hitting the winning runs ad the boys finished 7 for 105 off their 20 overs.


Best with Bat: Rory Kalnins (16), Ryan Stoodley (15), Joseph Barnett (14) & Cadel Leeson (13)



Denis Broad OAM Cup


Our Skipper continued the winning of the toss however this time our side was to bat first. Leading from the front our skipper Scott Montgomery was the anchor our team batted around together with Jake Miller the openers put on 83 runs for our first wicket partnership we finished 4 wickets down for 130 runs in our 20 overs


Best with Bat: Scott Montgomery (57) & Jake Miller (27).


Our bowlers did a great job capitalizing turning early chances into wickets and kept it going throughout Cardiff-Boolaroo’s innings the game ended as the 20 overs were bowled with Cardiff on 9 for 87.


Best with Ball: Jake Miller (3-6), Rhys Fallavollita (3-21), Dan Andrews (2-20) & Carl Bolte (1-3).


This result going our way saw us top the table in our pool giving us the chance to go back to back in the Dennis Broad OAM T/20 Grand Final. Congratulations Team.



1st Grade


Cardiff-Boolaroo skipper won the toss and elected to set the target for this T/20 match our bowlers did not give much away and with fielding helping them out our bowlers kept Cardiff to 10 for 79 off 18.5 overs.


Best with Ball: Isasc Hillery (3-16), Courtney Moulton (2-4), Sam Palmer (2-8), Pat Darwen (2-15)


It took our batters 11.2 overs to chase down the target on this day with the boy ending 4 for 80


Best with Bat: Simon Moore (34) & David Celep (25*)



Denis Broad OAM Cup Grand Final - 28/2/16


Grand Final day saw our Denis Broad side taking on Toronto Workers at the home of Newcastle cricket No.1 Sports Ground.

The game started after our Captain/Coach Brad Bannister won the toss and chose to bat first.

Our innings started much like our last T/20 with Scott Montgomery being our anchor and helping guide our team to a total as conditions and Toronto’s bowling attack made runs very hard to come by.

We managed to bat our 20 overs finishing 4 for 119.


Best with Bat: Scott Montgomery (56*), Mitch Morgan (26) & Brad Bannister (17*)


Toronto’s run chase was going along very smoothly before a miraculous peace of fielding from young Zachary McGuigan and some help from the cricket gods helped run out Toronto’s skipper on 49 when the ball jagged back from off course and could be one of the defining moments of the match.

After this our bowlers really turned up the heat on the Toronto side and wicket began to tumble as score board pressure did its job. The last wicket fell in the 19th over with Toronto Workers on 107 and this returning the Denis Broad OAM Cup back to Merewether.



Best with Ball: Thomas McKendry (3-14), Brad Bannister (2-15), Mitch Morgan (1-9), Dan Andrews (1-24) & Jake Miller (1-26).


Congratulations on a great T/20 tournament.