Join Tom Carden and Brodie Elliott as they cover MWCA Grand Finals from Nolans over the weekend, as well as updates from the Sydney 3rd Grade semi final between Manly-Warringah and Sydney Uni from North Sydney 2.
11.45 amBrodie Elliott -
As I try to stomach the fatty smells of Hungry Jacks prior to my shift with what I would describe as a moderate hang over, only two words keep replaying through my mind ‘De Beer.’ He’s the key for Breakers today and the X Factor they need to snatch the win from Harbord Bowling Club. With a cloudy day foretasted and a maximum of 23 Degrees Celsius, I feel that everything appears in Harbord’s favor. However, I just have this feeling that Breakers might find a way to win this one. Only one way to find out, join TC live from 1pm for all the action at Nolans 4.
6.48 pmBrodie Elliott -
Cam where the hell are you? I’m currenty sitting on the Nolans 4 pitch, Cricket ball in hand and waiting for a fycking cricket bat that you promised me more than an hour ago.
In other new Cassy defeats Nirav in a street race from TCs house to KFC after a swift manouver on the inside of a right hand turn.
5.39 pmBrodie Elliott -
Well what an enthralling day of cricket after the late wicket of the firing Dockrill, which I may add is one of the most fucked decisions I’ve ever witnessed. Breakers finish 3-41 in reply to Harbord’s 157. I feel the Diggers will be contempt on a solid days cricket and certainly feel on top after a last ball wicket before stumps. For the Breakers there is a lot of work to do but hopefully they can rally tomorrow and make a game of it and you always feel they have a chance when De Beer is in the shed.
Catch Tom Carden and I from 1pm tomorrow for the remainder of this match and continuing an expert analysis of the World Cup Final Aus vs NZ. Up the Big Show.
5.33 pmTC -
No way. LBW given. Dockrill tries to flick to leg and huge shout goes up. It was going down for sure AND he got an edge on it. Shocker to finish the day and that hurts Breakers. Umpire hang your head in shame.
5.32 pmBrodie Elliott -
Dunstan to Dockrill, SIX Soggy Biscuits! Pulled over mid wicket and into the drain for a maximum.
5.31 pmTC -
Full from Dunstan and flicked for one by some dude
5.30 pmBrodie Elliott -
Dunstan to Dockrill, 1 run, worked off the hip to fine leg. Bowled in by Rathore
5.30 pmTC -
And we have yet another over here due to the speediness of that over.
Dockrill on strike, shit ball down leg and Dockrill can’t cash in.
5.29 pmBrodie Elliott -
Rathore to random guy, no ball, no run, defended to mid off
5.29 pmTC -
And yes they’ve lost interest now. He can’t bowl it on the stumps. I mean chuck it on the stumps
5.28 pmBrodie Elliott -
Rathore to random guy, no ball, no run, left outside off stump
5.28 pmTC -
Yet another chuck, shorter this time another regulation leave outside off. More ooos. Watson would be proud.
5.28 pmBrodie Elliott -
Rathore to random guy, no ball, no run, clipped to short fine leg fielder
5.27 pmTC -
Right last over here
And it’s a chuck, left outside off stump. Oooos from Harbord but it was regulation
5.27 pmBrodie Elliott -
Last over about to commence, being brought to ball by ball by TC and TGB
5.26 pmTC -
Another LBW shout but the pistol stays in the holster this time. Was down leg for sure
5.24 pmTC -
Sorry guys Niravs an idiot there’s still 7 minutes left so at least two overs for sure.
5.23 pmTC -
Last over here folks. Dunstan is on.
5.17 pmTC -
Rathore hasn’t bowled a legitimate delivery yet. What a farce of an afternoon. Breakers should have an extra 20 runs here.
5.17 pmBrodie Elliott -
After a team piss break I return to this equation:
4 over remaining in the day, 2-20 after Harbord made 157 earlier in the day. Its vital another wicket is not lost by the breakers before stumps if they are any chance of resurrecting this innings.
5.13 pmTC -
Group piss break here
5.09 pmTC -
And holy shit Dockrill has a shot that isn’t a pull! He gets on the front foot and smashes it over mid off for 4.
5.06 pmBrodie Elliott -
And Walker, like his name is walking off. Campbell fires in a full pitched delivery accompanied with an unnecessarily loud grunt which strikes him low on the pads. The umpire takes no time in firing him.
5.04 pmBrodie Elliott -
Big Blow! Thomas is out, clearly he felt his 3 wickets were more than enough of a contribution to this game as he knicks over to first off Rathore.
The score is 1-12 as Walker comes to the crease coming off a solid 50 against Collaroy.
4.53 pmBrodie Elliott -
Oh dear, change of innings entertainment has gone terrible wrong as a wayward David Lee pie is left by Sam and goes flying into TC’s head.
Meanwhile, pitcher Rathore is chucking down his first over and Dockrill is off to a great start smacking Rathore over midwicket for four of the finest.
4.44 pmTC -
Drinks break now. And during the break I was just telling Brodie how rubbish his World Cup Xi is. Here’s mine.
AB de Villiers
G Maxwell aka THE BIG SHOW
Shakib al Hasan
4.41 pmBrodie Elliott -
And Campbell, the sheepshagger falls victim to a rare second good ball in an innings from Taylor.
Harbord all out for 156
And CPCC boys feel as if they have enough. The Breakers have huddled and our now heading back to their kits to begin preparation for the chase.
4.32 pmBrodie Elliott -
And the next one goes, Taylor has bowled his one good delivery for the innings and traps the batsman infront for LBW.
4.14 pmBrodie Elliott -
Trouble trouble oh dear trouble. Both Kaye and his partner end up at the same end of the wicket after some handy feeling at gully. Kaye for some reason sacrifices himself instead of the flog at the other end and is run out by the bowler who gather from the fielder.
4.09 pmTC -
Just took a walk over to Nolans 1 and the score in 1st Grade is 4/115, Harbord batting first. Some work to do for Cromer.
3.56 pmBrodie Elliott -
Kaye is doing his best to put the total out of Breaker grasp. Hes hit a four and two big sixes in the last few overs.
45 overs 7-128
3.44 pmBrodie Elliott -
GET AROUND IT BOYS THE BEERS ARE OUT!!!!
3.42 pmBrodie Elliott -
The Cannon has been fired! Karl hits it straight to point off Fisher. Shit is sure getting wickets today. Thomas with 3 and Fisher with 2.
3.40 pmBrodie Elliott -
Well fuck me, I can’t believe it! Thomas has a third for christ sake. The batsman comes down the wicket looking to hit it over mid on which he doesn’t. In fact he hits it straight to him. This bowling reminds me of of Ryan Dunne at his off spin peak.
3.35 pmBrodie Elliott -
As both teams make there way back out to the middle and Davos sausage roll cools in the afternoon breeze, I can’t help but feel this game is completely 50/50 as it stands. It should be a great afternoon of cricket as we start demolishing some beers. Kaye is at the crease and Fisher to continue after tea.
3.19 pmBrodie Elliott -
LBW!!! Thomas has one more before tea and the breakers are right back in this contest. The Harbord batsman gets well forward to defend a full straight delivery from the slow bowler and misses it. The umpire gives some thought, as he was a long way down the pitch but eventually decides to give him out.
5-118 at tea
3.17 pmBrodie Elliott -
There’s the fourth for the breakers, Harbord’s chirpy wicket keeper hits a ball ball straight to point off Fisher and holds his ground claiming a bump ball. The umpires both tell him hes dreaming and off he goes.
3.06 pmBrodie Elliott -
Oh deary me, there’s the third. Breaker’s openning batsman Thomas has come on to roll a few cheeky right arm othardox over and picked up a weak wicket from the batsman. He rocks back and lolly pops a ball outside off straight to backward point.
2.46 pmBrodie Elliott -
GOT HiM, Breakers have played the last 10 over pretty well as the the runs have dried up and this has lead to the downfall of Dunstan. De Beer fires in a full leg stump yorker and Dunstan looks to flick the ball over midwicket. The ball beats the outside edge and cannons into leg stump.
2.37 pmBrodie Elliott -
As the game enters a bit of a lul some quality conversation amongst the Collaroy Boys. My 2015 World Cup XI:
5. De Villiers
6. THE BIG SHOW (c)
12th: mullbulla guy from bangladesh
2.25 pmTC -
Great news from Nolans there, great to see the big South African pick up Breakers first. Why he doesn’t open is beyond me.
The news isn’t so good here at North Sydney 2, Jake has hit a catch to short cover and is already gone. Manly struggling at 6/140. Thus ends our commentary from this grade match. I’ll be joining Brodie at Nolans 4 shortly.
2.20 pmBrodie Elliott -
Got him!!! And De Beer has his man, Dunstan is still in but the other openner is out. A brute of a bouncer from De Beer that sees him fending the ball away to the keeping for a catch. 1-77
2.14 pmTC -
Ed Burgess has been dismissed and Jake Carden is now at the crease here at North Sydney. 5/134.
2.07 pmBrodie Elliott -
And thats Dunstan’s 50 with the score moving to 0-76. De Beer has looked lifeless without his headband and looks rather agitated at first slip right now.
1.47 pmBrodie Elliott -
And the chant echoes around the ground but no headband is present on De Beer’s head as he strolls in for his first delivery of the afternoon.
1.44 pmBrodie Elliott -
6 BISCUITS!!! Dunstan slaps Hall long and high through midwicket for a maximum. De Beer has already seen enough as he begins to stretch his arms.
1.41 pmTC -
Another wicket has fallen here at North Sydney 2. LBW again. Ed Burgess at the crease now, we might see some action. Manly are 4/113.
1.40 pmBrodie Elliott -
Dangerous signs for Breakers early here as Harbord move to 0-30. The field set by MB are allowing for easy legside singles which are being picked off by the two Harbord openners along with the occasional expansive shot.
1.29 pmBrodie Elliott -
I’ve just arrived at the ground and Harbord have won the toss and elected to bat. The score is at 0/17. A strong start for the diggers at the long grass of nolans 4.
12.59 pmTC -
Manly have lost another wicket 4th ball after lunch. Big shout for Lbw and given. 3/79.
12.54 pmBrodie Elliott -
As play nears to an open at Nolans, let us briefly discuss the form of both teams over the season. Firstly Harbord have been the front-runners for the majority of the season, with a rather ‘win at all costs’ attitude and only having suffered a singular loss for the season. Breakers on the other hand have been the quiet achievers in comparison with the most consistent top four batsman in the comp throughout the year. Their issue however will be overcoming Harbord formidable bowling attack spearheaded by the notorious left arm pitcher Rathore. Regardless today’s game is sure to be a cracker.
12.40 pmTC -
Thanks for that brilliant preview there Brodie. I’m sitting here at the beautiful North Sydney 2 where Manly are 2/79 at lunch. I arrived just in time to see Tom Kaye get bowled for a golden duck. Plateau superstar Jake Carden is due in at number 7. Finishing higher on the table, Manly will be looking to simply bat for as long as they can.
12.03 pmBrodie Elliott -
This afternoon marks one of a small degree of significance, a semi-anticipated match up between the 2nd grade finalists Manly Breakers and Harbord Diggers. Both sides have earned their place in the grand final, with Harbord making easy work of the Long Reed Trainwrecks and the Breakers pulling off a miracle win against Collaroy Plateau. Breakers were lucky to have played Collaroy in the semi after a third of the CPCC team were backing up a 3 day bender in Radelaide including their captain TC and International Import Niravacardo.
Conditions for today are clear with a maximum temperature of a shrill 22 Degrees Celsius. Play is to commence at Nolans 4 at 1pm (AEDT). I will be back with TC for the commencement of play, beer in hand and Hungry Jacks by my side.