Date 04/07/1993
Season 1993
Competition Friendly
Match format Timed game
Opposition Grenfell
Venue Old Brockleians Eltham
Toss Won
Decision Crusaders bat first
Result Drawn

Crusaders innings

No Batsman   Runs
1 Mark Paine b Jones 30
2 John Braithwaite b Jones 8
3 Gordon Schultz b Barlow 24
4 Neil Clark c Connell b Stevens. M 12
5 Glen Timms c b Stevens. S 22
6 Graham Roberts b Stevens. M 0
7 Neil Morrison b Stevens. M 0
8 Bill Webb b O Donoghue 0
9 Jim Clements c b Barlow 44
10 Chris Wilsdon run out 0
11 Steve Martin not out 0
  Extras b 7, lb 5, w 0, nb 0 12
  Total 10 wickets, 35.2 overs 152

Did not bat:




No Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls
1 O Donoghue 11.0 2 49 1 0 0
2 Jones 8.0 1 24 2 0 0
3 Barlow 6.2 0 31 2 0 0
4 Stevens. S 5.0 0 26 1 0 0
5 Stevens. M 5.0 1 10 3 0 0





Grenfell innings

No Batsman   Runs
1 De Marzo c Graham Roberts b Gordon Schultz 26
2 Doyle c Bill Webb b Steve Martin 6
3 Connell b Gordon Schultz 41
4 Barlow c Bill Webb b Jim Clements 10
5 Jones c Jim Clements b Jim Clements 13
6 Wilson c Jim Clements b Steve Martin 12
7 Brown b Jim Clements 12
8 Stevens. S b Steve Martin 6
9 Stevens. M not out 1
10 O Donoghue not out 0
  Extras b 9, lb 0, w 0, nb 0 9
  Total 8 wickets, 44.0 overs 136

Did not bat:




No Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls
1 Steve Martin 16.0 5 40 3 0 0
2 Glen Timms 6.0 3 7 0 0 0
3 Chris Wilsdon 6.0 4 10 0 0 0
4 Gordon Schultz 7.0 0 36 2 0 0
5 Jim Clements 9.0 2 34 3 0 0

Match Report

Sunday 4 July -v- Grenfell at Old Brockleians
Spud made way for GT to 'knob' for the day for the tricky return fixture at Eltham and on winning the toss, on a hot and humid day, he had little hesitation in electing to bat. After a positive start involving stands between Darkie and the Revenue Boys, we began to lose our way. Both Tubby and Slack stayed long enough to get established, but fell to disappointing shots and the remains of the mid-order performed itís usual disappearing act. Total disaster was avoided, by a contrasting stand between LSC and Billyboy, which dug us out of a fairly deep pit. The contrast was, that Jim scored all the runs in a stand of forty and Bill just kept him company. When asked to accelerate, Bill found he had nothing to accelerate from and promptly departed, bemoaning the skipperís interference. Jimís innovative knock was finally curtailed six short of fifty and our effort totalled 152.
Spud arrived in time to witness the opening exchanges in the Grenfell reply and saw spells of accuracy and economy, sufficient to place us in a position of authority. A lengthy spell from Silver Fox earned him three wickets at little cost and Jim completed a splendid all round performance by adding another three victims to his seasonís tally. Grenfell showed solid technique, throughout its order, with no batsman relinquishing his wicket lightly. With no team wishing to lose, the game petered into a draw, with Grenfell 15 shy of the target with two wicket standing when stumps were drawn.