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Edited by: Percy Samara-Wickrama.
Published by: W.C.C.C., 14,Hyndes Cres., Holder,
Once again a combined issue for December - January
brings you the compliments of the season.
The Christmas-New Year period and the week . immediately
following, has been a very busy and successful one for the
The Dragons- a team of English schoolboys touring Australia
visited Weston Creek for five days from 27th.Dec.and
played two exciting games. Considering that all fourteen
tourists had either played in their County Colts teams or
County seconds, WCCC boys did extremely well.What is more
important is that both teams enjoyed their cricket and the
fellowship afterwards. ******
The first round of games for 1980 was an historic occasion
for the club as six of the seven teams registered
wins. The only reason that the seventh team could not win
was that the two one day sides were playing each other in
the "local Derby". A lot of credit for the occasion should
go to Ray Harding who was responsible for 'getting
the teams on the field. Ray did a marvellous job in literally
'digging up' seven teams over the holiday period
when almost half the regular players were absent. Well
Also during this period several players from the lower
grades were called on to make up the numbers in the higher
grades. A lot of the chaps like Dave Bateman, David
Twiss, & Bev Wilson to name a few, probably felt 'they
did not get much of a game playing higher up. Mostly they
had to bat at the tail end or did not get a bowl,but were
expected to field their guts out. Their efforts were greatly
appreciated and did not go unnoticed, particularly
by the captains. It speaks well for the club when these
players take the 'rough end of the stick' without complaint
K E N S E Y
A MAIDEN OVER
CONGRATULATIONS TO DEBBIE AND BRIAN
A WORD FROM THE
CHAIRMAN OF SELECTORS
There are a few points that will be influencing selections
from now on. I draw your attention to Rule 10(b) of
the ACTCA rules for grade competitions and Rule s 9(b) &
11 for City and Suburban CA competitions.
Selectors will be attempting to stabilise the teams
now that the Christmas and New Year confusion is over.
Movement of players from team to team will be kept to a
minimum. This particularly applies to teams vying for a
place in the semi-finals. At the time of writing our 1st,
3rd, 4th,5th and 6th teams are all in a position to make
In conclusion I would like to congratulate all the players
who took part in the matches on the 5th of Jan. '80
Winning six out of seven was the best we could have possibly
done, as the sixth and the seventh sides played each
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DRAGONS TOUR REPORT
Dragons, a team of English schoolboy cricketers sponsored
by the Dragons Organisation and arranged by Colin
Galloway,managed by Chris Potter and Richard Barker, arrived
in Canberra on 27th December for a 5 day stay.
Having put in to bat on damp pitch the Dragons struggled
early on and made only 128 in their allotted 50 overs.
Ian Pont f
their captain for the match, an EssexCCC 2nd
XI player made a solid 46 and brought some respectability
to the innings which took a long time to get going. Nigel
Gadsby, Clive Carpenter and Michael Edwards scored freely
towards the end of the innings. Simon Overland, ' Graham
Hine_, and Alan Short bowled well .for WCCC.
When Brian Kensey and Roger Lonie put on an opening
partnership of 67 a WCCC victory seemed imminent. With 9
wickets standing and 20 odd overs to go WCCC were in the
Box seat. The all-rounder from Shrewsbury School, Francis
Boys-Stones and Nigel Gadsby from Felsted School soon got
among the middle order batsmen to bring WCCC to 9 for 126<
With 2 balls remaining WCCC needed 3 runs to win. Going
for the big winning hit Leon Buchanan was bowled all over.
Dragons 128 for 8- Ian Pont 46. Nigel Gadsby 10. ' Clive
Carpenter 16. Michael Edwards 21.(S.Overland 2/21. G.Hine
2/17. A.Short 2/21)
WCCC 126, B.Kensey 41. R.Lonie 22, G.Hine 13* ( N.Gadsby
4/33, Francis Boys-Stones 3/39)
Dragons were led by their tour captain,Stephen Simpson
and WCCC by Chris Body. Batting first Peter Edwards and
Michael Edwards put on 40 for the first wicket. Clive
Catpenter an Simpson scored freely before they fell to
the spinners. The Dragons declared their innings closedat
8 for 164.
From the time they started their innings WCCC appeared
to be in difficulty. The openers put on 28 before Deacon
became Cunningham's first victim.Darryl Stephenson made a
polished 41. Flynn made 17 and the 13 year old Jason Dunn
made a solid 13. Edward Cunningham was the most success -
ful bowler with 7 for 55 in 19 overs.
It was clear from all accounts that the Dr&qcms' visit
to Canberra was a great success. It's success was due to
a lot of effort and work by many people. The Club's thanks
go to the players who represented the club. Pat & Greg
Flynn and Chris Body for preparing the pitch. The umpires
Cyril Sutton, Andy Rowe, Pat Garnett and Glynnis Crawford
who gave up a day.
Jim and Marj Nuttall kept up their high standard in
catering, while Simon, Julie and Katharina did all 'the
My job was made easy by the kindness and willingness
of all the friends of the club who hosted the visitors.
TEAM GRADE 1 GRADE 2 GRADE 3 GRADE 4
W.C.C.C 25 13 27 39
42 25 2^ 23
42 33 34 32
30 37 14 2 7
28 39 37 30
26 23 23 23
24 22 28 12
25 35 39 29
17 i a 12 31
19 27 37 34
This table is correct up to Round 8.
CITY AND SUBURBAN CRICKET
Kingston-N RSL 17
ONE DAY COMPETITION
W.C.C.C (GJ 36
South Woden (G).... 30
South Woden (Y) 26
W.C.C.C. (R) 14
WESTON CREEK CRICKET CLUB
Cricket Coaching Week
FORMER AUSTRALIAN TEST CRICKETER
The second WCCC-Capital Permanent junior Cricket Coaching
week gets under way on Monday the 21st January.Nearly
100 boys of 10 to 16 years of age will be taking part
in the week-long Cricket School.
This year the club have been fortunate enough to be
able to increase the size of the coaching panel from two
Brian Booth who needs no introduction to the club members
will be directing the school again. He will be assisted
by Tom Purcell and Steve Bernard.
The coaching sessions will run from 9 am. to 4.00 pm.
with a lunch break at 12.00 noon.
On Monday the 21st. at 12.30 pm., the school will be
officially opened by the Managing Director and the General
Manager of Capital Permanent Building Society, Messrs
David Bastians and Ray Stewart.
VISITORS FROM COONAMBLE
Twelve junior cricketers from the N.S.W. country town
of Coonamble will be visiting Weston Creek by invitation
of the Weston Creek Cricket Club to attend" -the Weston
Creek Cricket Club-Capital Permanent cricket coaching
School. The boys, varying in age from 14 to 17 years will,
at the end of the coaching week, be playing a limited
over match against a WCCC Invitation XI, on Friday, 25th
starting at 2.30 pm.
The visitors will be managed by two leading cricket
administrators from Coonamble, Mr.Laurie Harris and Mr.
It is hoped that the visitors will have a profitable
and an enjoyable stay in Canberra.
FOLLOWING ARE THE VISITORS
Peter O'Connor (17) Bri an Horan (17)
Dean Cleary (16) Bren don 0'Connor (15)
Rodney Byrnes (15) Bernard French (16)
Brian Fulmer (15) Geoff Mulholland (15)
Geoff Dudly (16) Peter Blackman (14)
Norm Sheather (15) Daniel Munro (14)
The executive of the club wishes to thank the following
members of the club who helped to man the gates at
Manuka Oval on Monday the 14th. for the West Indies against
tha ACT and Districts . The club receives $150.00 for
Ray Harding,Chris Harris, Norm Wilson, David Body, Simon
Nuttall, Richard Drew, Mark Burgess, Greg Ratford, Geoff
Deacon, Dave Flatt, Alan Giles, Tim Morris, . Dick Cotton,
Tom Porter, Steve Perks, Peter Mosley, Grame Hine.
I hope I have not forgotten any of the helpers.
T W I L I G H T
REPORT ON THE FIRST ROUND
This was not for the purists. However, even the purisys
were forsaking their seats and 'tinnies' during the
last few overs of this game.
Like most one day limited over games this one could
have gone either way right up to the last ball. It does
not matter what the state of the pitch was. The done
thing in this sort of game is to put the opposition in
if you win the toss, and Brian Kensey having called correctly
did just that.
Queanbeyan openers gave their side a fair start but
the WCCC bowlers kept the early run rate down. All the
bowlers, particularly the Overland brothers, stuck to
their task and bowled accurately. The middle order batsmen
improved the run rate with some lusty hitting and
cheeky running. Chris Body put an end to that by running
out their highest scorer. Chris picked up the ball from
near the boundary thundered in to Paul Duffus who whipped
the bails with the batsman a yard out of his crease. When
their twenty overs were up, Queanbeyan had made only 113
runs- a rate of 5.65 runs per over.
Kensey and Duff us started well but soon . Weston Creek
were in trouble when Duffus was run out.Greg Irvine joined
Kensey and put on 50 odd for the second wicket. Just
when things were looking good Irvine was run out for 29.
Richard Drew came to the wicket when thinas were not going
well. With the score at 72 he lost his captain who
was on 37. The only excitement at this time was coming
from a small "unruly crowd on the Hill".
With the score in the ninties Drew had three partners
all went to the wicket with a mighty lot of advice from
the 'Hill'. All returned within minutes- all run out.With
20 runs needed Chris Body joined Drew, and the game picked
up new life. One by one they crept up, but then Drew
was clean bowled going for a drive. 8 balls left and 9 to
get with 3 wickets standing. A four off the first ball
relieved the pressure a bit. 3 wickets and seven balls to
get 5 runs. Chris got a single. Home 'hiintes" tnoughz
they could hear Neil's heart beat as he scrambled home to
get a single off the next ball. Body got the required 3
runs off the next ball and WCCC won through to the Semifinals.
Brian Kensey Won the 'Man of the Match" award.
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The December-Christmas-New Year period saw several new
players performing well in first grade.
vs Norths-WCCC 6 dec.219 (Greg Irvine 65, Phil Mclntyre20
Paddy O'Brien 67, Evans 41) d.Norths 104 (Cobbold 4 for38
Imms 2 for 18, Cotton 2 for 23)
Norths sent us in to bat on a grassy wicket and then
proceeded to bowl short and/or wide of the wicket while
our batsmen showed admirable restraint. Sensible batting
saw us to our highest score of the season with Greg
Irvine Paddy O'Brien and Neil Evans also recording their
best for the season, and Phil Mclntyre 20. Bowlers and
fielders all performed well, keeping pressure on the batsmen.
Trevor Cobbold was the outstanding bowler while the
top catch was Paul Duffus'leg-side catch off Bruce Willet.
vs. South Woden.- S.Woden. 4-62 and 4-104 (Cotton 2-6 and
3 for 25) d. WCCC 53 and 112 (Derrick 30, Walsh 33 O'Brien
This time losing the toss was fatal and we never got
into the game. Peter Stanek boweled well on a difficult
pitch and was assisted to reasonable figures by some indifferent
batting. In our second innings we fared a bit
better until the fifth wickets were lost in trying for
quick runs. Good performances were the fielding of Greg
Irvine and Neil Evans and the batting of John Walsh.
vs ANU - ANU 112 (Quin 36* Cobbold 7-33, Drew 2-20) d.
WCCC 102 (Irvine 24, Body 36)
Penetrative bowling by Trevor Cobbold included a Hattrick
and saw us with a lot of time and overs to make the
runs. After a good start however, we demonstrated that we
hadn't learned from ANU's example of batting without purpose
to fail by 10 runs to win a match which we should
have won comfertably. Chris Body's was the best batting
performance while Greg Irvine batted well for his 24.This
match was notable for its lbw decisions.
vs Norths- WCCC 9-135(Kensey 16, Body 20, Irvine 34, Drew
39) d. Norths 123 (Drew 4-27, Cobbold 2-35, Cotton 3-31)
Our captain shrewdly lost the toss and we were again
sent in by Norths on a wicket of doubtful quality; wet
after rain. The opening stand between Messers Kensey and
Body lasted more than an hour and set the scene for a
respectable score with good innings from Chris Body,Brian
Kensey Greg Irvine and "Bob" Drew. "Bob" also bowled well
and good fielding and bowling saw us win a tight match.
The team and the barrackers performed well under presure.
Again a disappointing batting display after an opening
partnership of 27 between John Derrick and John Waldron
we collapsed to 8 for 66. But a partnership of 50 between
young Alan Giles and Ray Williams saw us to a modest 118.
Our bowling was again tight and so was the fielding but
Ginninderra managed to pass our score with 9 down.
Bowling honours to Richard Drew who in 19 overs took 5
for 41. Ray Williams bowled 14 overs te take 2 for 12 and
Simon Overland 15 overs, 2 for 23.
After dismissing Norths for 128 on the first day we
thought we would be in with a chance of winning. Again
the bowling and fielding was tight. S.Overland 2 for 48 ,
T.Overland 2 for 11, Ray Williams 2 for 18 and R. Drew 2
But again our poor batting saw us dismissed for a megre
106. Only Alan Giles 19 and Richard Drew 21 giving us
any chance of winning. It is very disappointing in the2nd
grade that so much batting talent is not able to get the
vs. South Woden
Put into bat on a damp pitch we struggled all dat to
reach 8 for 127 off 56 overs. Thanks to Chris Harris who
in 2% hours made 49 runs.The only other double figures:
Rouse 14 Flemming 14 Williamsl2*.
With the wicket playing easier, the bowlers for the
first time this year struggled and S.Woden passed our score
with six wickets down in the 54th over.
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This ivas our first defeat of the season. Rain affected
our innings on the second day after rolling Ginninderra
for 187. We were all out for 115. Pat Flynn 34, Mark Burgess
23 and Tony Welsh a patient 16.
We struggled in the field all day to hold Norths to 9
for 229 off 92 overs.When we eventually batted salt was
rubbed into their wounds when we finished up with 5 for
233. Bob Couglin 79* Geoff Deacon 29 Lirn Taylor 34 Brian
McLoughlin 39 and Bill Miller a great double 17* and 5/
47 off 25 overs, and Steve Barnsley 2/39.
vs. South Woden
We continued our dominance over South Woden with another
easy victory in the first innings.. Souths 9 for 172
at the end of their allotted time. Richard Pashley 4 for
39 off 19 overs and Bill Miller 2 for 55. Mark burgess 66
He was well supported by Bill Miller with 25, Tromph 18
ANU batting first made 9 for 222. WCCC replied with 8-
for 224. J.Deacon 28,J.Taylor 34, G.Singh 34, R.Pashley35
A good opening stand by Deacon and Poulos of 55 enabled
us to reach a score of 189(Deacon 36, Zimmer 33, Poulos
25, Branbon 21 Barnsley 20) d. Ginninderra 155(Harding
5 for 40, Ratford 2 for 29)
WCCC 4 dec.110 (Ratford 39* G.Carroll 30*) ANU.44 and
72 (Ratford 3/17 Laverty 2/15 Harding 3/21)
Opening partnership of 102 between Harding and Poulos
enabled us to reach 6 for 246(Harding 80, Dixon 53* Poulos
40) d. Daramalin 59 (J.O'Brien 4/24, Harding 5/31,G.
vs South Curtin
By far our lowest score, all out for 99.(P.Poulos 37
G.Singh 24) South Curtin easily passed us by making 1 /
101 Our first defeat.
vs. Kingston N.R.S.L.
WCCC 6 for 112 (J.O'Brien 35, Harding 20 Wilson 18* )
d. Kingston-N R.S.L. 8 for 109(Huey 3/13 Meare 2/12)
GREENS TRIUMPH IN ONE-DAY DERBY GAMES
The last game of round one of the competition Greens
outclass the hopeless Reds for a decisive outright win.
Unfortunately Greens just failed to make the top half of
the competition and so will join the Reds in Division 2
for the remainder of the season.
Reds lost the toss yet again and quickly succumbed to
the pace attack of Greens, reaching ameagre 26. Mark Feeley
took 7 for 8 in 8 overs to demoralise the Reds batsmen
Greens easily outscored the Reds total, with a" fine
unbeaten 39 by Andrew Newman being the highlight. Rapid
scores of 18(Paul McLean) and 17(Bruce Russell) helped
boost the total to 8/110 dec. In their second innings
ehe Greens fared little better, reaching only 64, with
David Twiss top scoring with 19. Mark Feeley again was
chief destroyer, taking 4 for 19, well supported by Bob
Burton 3 for 6 and Bruce Russell 2 for 13.
A unique but a dubious batting performance was achieved
by Reds' captain Barney Devlin, who scored a "diamond"
pair - out first ball of each innings playing the
bowlers' favourite shot, a mistimed hook.
In the first game of the second round. Reds and the
Greens clashed again, with Greens wishing to remain the
clear leaders of Division 2.
Reds batted first and reached 72, with Bob Camaron,15
Craig Camaron 13, and Dave Flatt 12, leading the scoring.
Bob Burton with 5 for 14 was chief wicket taker. Greens
found little difficulty scoring the necessary runs for
the loss of only 5 wickets. _ _ , .
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