Monash University CC News

Season 2013/14 Round 4.1

By Morgan Cole

A big thanks to those who attended the pub night, it was a good turnout and was appreciated by the Arcadia Hotel. Our next function will be a bowling night, so stay tuned for more details over the next week or two.

A great week for the Gryphons, with 5 wins, one loss and the 1st XI match evenly placed heading into the second week.

With Shik captaining this week thanks to the absence of Ox for a couple of matches with exams, we finally won the toss for the first time this season and decided to have a bowl.
It was an even spread from all the bowlers, with captain Shik being the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets, and the rest falling evenly to Angus & Sam (2) and Morgan & Bruce (1). A pretty good day in the field apart from a 10 over period were they got on top before Shik grabbed the momentum again.

The Maccabi guys batted very sensibly throughout and were bowled out on the last over of the game for 221. A very gettable target on a great batting deck and a lightning outfield.
The 2nd XI has registered their second win in a row to move into the top 4 with a game in hand, in a tight finish it was the Roaring Lion Uda who was the chief destroyer with 4 wickets. Alok and Ashish made valuable contributions with the bat.
The 3rd XI has won their 5th match in a row against Sacred Heart, Joe Parel was again the start with 67. Young all rounder Matt Roberts had a great match with 5 wickets and an even 50 runs.

The final match between the 4ths & 5ths has ended in a solid win by the 5th XI. Josh Antmann was the standout with 74 runs, almost carrying has bat throughout the innings. Both sides will be looking to secure themselves in the top 4 over the next few weeks.
The 6th XI are back on the winners list with a 3 wicket win over Clayton District in a low scoring match.

The 7th XI have had a comfortable win thanks to Nanda and the ever consistent Branavan who has now scored 149 runs at 30 this season.

1st XI
MCA A Grade Round 4:
Monash Uni Gryphons vs Maccabi Ajax 10/221
S.Gupta 3 wickets

2nd XI
MCA B Grade Sunday Round 5
Monash Uni Gryphons 10/99 def. South Yarra 96
A Surana 25
U Pathiranrage 4/12

3rd XI
MCA D Grade Round 5
Monash Uni Gryphons Mens 4/176 (cc) def. Sacred Heart 10/127
J Parel 65
M Roberts 50* & 5/28

4th XI & 5th XI
MCA D Sun Grade Round 5
Monash Uni Gryphons 10/169 def. Monash Uni Mannix 10/127
J Antman 74
L Hammond 53
W Stainstreet 38
A Swan 32*
M Woodhouse 3/29

6th XI
SDCCL 5th Grade: Round 4
Clayton District 10/67 def by. Monash Uni Gryphons Mens 7/74
A Degula 37
V Jayaram 3/14

7th XI
SDCCL Brown Shield Round 5
Monash Uni Gryphons 4/98 def Mount Waverley Catholics 10/93
N Nalluri 43*
B Muruganandam 34
S Ravirajan 4/28
J Reynolds 3/21