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Re: Australian Team Zone

Post by MOD-wmchamps » Sun May 12, 2024 9:05 am

We won the hosting rights and the tour will go from 20-24 May, while matches will be played at 00:00 FTP time.

Touring Squad

Batters

Tyrone Beaumont (NAT Debut)
Andrew Embley (8 caps)
Jaeger Fuchs (ODI Debut)
Shaggy McCosker (7 caps)
Swerve Strickland (3 caps)
Gregory Watson (10 caps)
Robin Greening (6 caps)

Keepers

Michael Braun (NAT Debut)
Robbo Dickie (8 caps)

All-Rounders/Bowlers

Orren Barsby (5 caps) RFS
Ashley Sampi (ODI Debut) LFS
Daniel Kerr (6 caps) LWS
Peter Fleiter (11 caps) LWS
Luke Shuey (5 caps) LM
Douggy Trinnick (NAT Debut) RFM
Shawnie Sheahan (5 caps) RFM
Maddox Wigley (ODI Debut) RF
Todd Voss (10 caps) LF

Pitches

20 May vs Ireland: Hard
21 May vs New Zealand: Hard
22 May vs Kenya: Hard
23 May vs Bermuda: Uneven
24 May vs West Indies: Dry
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Re: Australian Team Zone

Post by MOD-wmchamps » Mon May 20, 2024 5:35 am

First game of the tour vs Ireland in Hard/Cloudy conditions as we won the toss and went in to bat first.

A solid opening partnership was followed by a slight wobble in the middle order as we went from 65/0 to 99/4. Shaggy McCosker then joined Gregory Watson and they stitched together a 92 run partnership for the 5th wicket. Luke Shuey then joined Shaggy McCosker and together they formed a game turning partnership of 134 runs and managed to guide us to a good total of 334/6.
Shaggy McCosker top scored with 117 not out, Gregory Watson scored 78, and Luke Shuey scored 61.

Ireland also started well with a good opening partnership and also suffered a slight wobble in the middle order just like us, but unlike our batting they could not form big partnerships as our bowlers did really well to pick up regular wickets and restrict the runs to get them all out for 266, earning us a 70 run win.
Shawnie Sheahan was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 9.2-0-53-5 and Todd Voss provided good support with 3 wickets.

Player of the Day is shared between Shaggy McCosker and Shawnie Sheahan.

Match Ratings
Australia Ireland
Batting - Top Order 16,236 15,263
Batting - Middle Order 14,668 14,038
Batting - Tail 8,883 5,528
Bowling - Seam 15,625 (40) 14,927 (40)
Bowling - Spin 15,373 (10) 15,369 (10)
Fielding/Keeping 18,554 18,298
Overall 283,802 263,763
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Re: Australian Team Zone

Post by MOD-wmchamps » Sun May 26, 2024 9:55 am

I apologize for not being able to post reviews of our other 4 matches, but I will do a summarized version of the overall tour.

After Game 1 we had 2 more Games on Hard pitches, followed by Game 4 on Uneven and Game 5 on Dry.

Game 2 vs New Zealand we won the toss again and opted to bat first.
We scored 367/6 led by centuries from debutants Tyrone Beaumont and Michael Braun.
Had a rough start with the ball but some great death bowling from us brought the game back in our favor and we managed to close things out for a close 11 run win, Maddox Wigley and Shawnie Sheahan picking up 3 wickets each.
Shawnie Sheahan was Player of the Day as his 3 wickets at the death were crucial in swinging the game our way.

Game 3 vs Kenya they won the toss and batted first.
We had a good start with the ball but their middle order rallied well to get them to 311/9. Peter Fleiter was the star with the ball as the wristie got figures of 10-2-28-2 in Hard/Sunny conditions.
Openers gave us a fast start and all batters chipped in with useful runs so we managed to win by 4 wickets. Robbo Dickie top scored with 77 and Player of the Day goes to Peter Fleiter for his outstanding bowling.

Game 4 vs Bermuda we won the toss and opted to bat first.
Lost 3 early wickets but rallied really well to post 287/6, led by 86 not out from Gregory Watson and 65 from Michael Braun.
They had a 93 run opening partnership but after that our bowlers made a good comeback and managed to get them all out for 237, giving us a 50 run win and confirming promotion.
Maddox Wigley was the star with the ball as he picked up 4 wickets, but Player of the Day goes to Orren Barsby for his 3 wickets and 38 runs with the bat.

Game 5 vs West Indies they won the toss and batted first.
Their top order gave them a great start but our death bowling was fantastic yet again as we managed to restrict them from 247/2 to 284/7.
Orren Barsby and Ashley Sampi picked up 3 wickets each.
Opener and captain Robin Greening anchored the chase with a fantastic century, scoring 117 off 119 balls and middle order chipped in as well with useful runs to guide us home to a narrow 2 wicket win.
Player of the Day is shared between Robin Greening and Orren Barsby.

We managed to win 5 out of 5 this tour and earn promotion back to Division 1, thank you all for your support.

T20 tour time next.
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