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2012 Bruno Catella Shield

Friday, March 2nd, 2012 | Academic

 1st XI vs OG’s 1st XI

With the average age of the OG’s line up changing radically from approximately 40 years to below 30 years of age and some ex-big names called up to defend their title of this annual event, our 1st XI were up against some formidable competition.

After a slow start losing two quick wickets, Torr and Myers formed a partnership until Torr played the wrong shot and departed. Boshi joined Myers and stuck around for a bit extending the total to the nineties. A few wickets fell soon afterwards including Myers for a well played 41.           Then Wallbridge and Higgins put on a match saving partnership that really made the OG’s sweat for every ball they chased and took the total from 140-6 to over 200.

With the rain that we had all week and on Friday as well, this would have converted to over 250 runs. We ended up on 219-8 with R Wallbridge unbeaten on 52 after 50 overs.

The best OG bowlers were C Price (3-41) and M Bentley (last year’s 1st XI captain) 3-31.

OG’s began their innings with B Boshi and K Higgins firing down some good quick deliveries and keeping them on the back foot. Boshi got rid of the top three batsmen and when B Curran came on and got rid of Bentley the writing was on the wall for this OG side. No batsman really got going and our bowlers kept a tight line and contained this side and wrapped up a fine win which we have not done for some time. J Ives looked good taking three wickets.

To Mr G Macdonald and his youthful side we thank you for the opportunity to play OG’s in this annual match and thank all those who made the day possible including Mr V Lewis (Grounds); Mrs H White (Functions) and Mr and Mrs G Robinson (OG’s). 

 Summary:

St George’s

219-8. (R Wallbridge 53*; J Myers 41;

K Higgins 30)

OG’s

123 all out. (B Boshi 3-22; B Curran 2-12; J Ives 3-13)

Result – won by 96 runs

Congratulations to R Wallbridge who was presented with the bat donated by an OG in London,  Mr T Quinton, for the ‘Man of the Match’ with his unbeaten half century. We thank Mr Quinton very much for his annual donation!

By A H Macdonald