Monash University CC News
Season 2013/14 Round 7.1
By Morgan Cole
The final training is on tonight at 5.30 onwards, with big matches remaining for the 1st & 2nd XI it would be good to see as many of these guys there as possible. While there is no cricket for the 3rds, 4ths, 5ths & 7ths, training is still on and everyone is welcome to come down and have an extra session to kick off 2014 with a bang.
A mixed results for the club this week, with the top 3 sides all having very good days, however, the bottom sides all went down or are in a 50/50 position heading into the second week.
The 1st XI has continued their good form with a strong day 1 performance against Gunbower United. A top bowling performance by all three bowlers was backed up by some excellent fielding, Murray with a very sharp direct hit run out to send the evergreen Sandri back on 3 runs.
Cole with 4 wickets, Sargood with 3 wickets and Angus with 2 all bowled very tight lines and it was only the dangerous Shaw who was able to get away, blasting a solid 67 runs.
The end result was a very achievable 115 runs required for victory, Pete and Shik got off to a solid start before Pete skied a pull shot with the score on 26. Parel and Shik built another decent partnership before Parel was dismissed on 12 runs. With 9 balls remaining Shik played his first false shot of the day and was caught in the covers for an important 28 runs, leaving the 1st XI at 3/73 heading into the second day. With plenty of batting to come, the boys will be giving themselves every chance for an outright and heading into Xmas break back on track for finals.
The second XI have had a crushing 96 run win over the Melbourne Strikers, Chirag was again the star with the bat with 46, with good support from Peacock, Nanda & stand in captain Roo.
However, the day belonged to the bowlers with Udesh and Rusty ripping through the opposition. Udesh taking a career best 6/13 and Rusty continuing his top form with 3/13.
The third XI went into Christmas with another tight win, in an even team performance, Roberts and The Moose added valuable runs with Snoop and Davey the leading wicket takers.
The 4th & 5th XI D Sunday sides both had matches to forget, and will be both looking to rebound after the break with stronger sides and some improved performances.
The 6th XI are in a tight match with St Paul's Glen Waverley, after making a competitive 130, lead chiefly by Talwar's 46 runs.
The 7th XI was at the receiving end of a heavy defeat by the always strong Toorak-Prahran, Suresh's 43 was a shining light.
MCA A Grade Round 7:
Gunbower Utd 10/15 vs. Monash Uni Gryphons 3/73
S Sargood 3/30 & 2 catches
MCA B Grade Sunday Round 11
Monash Uni Gryphons 10/130 def. Melbourne Strikers 10/34
C Desai 47
U Pathiranage 6/13
C Russel 3/13
MCA D Grade Round 11
Youlden Parkville 10/118 def.by Monash Uni Gryphons Mens 6/125
M Roberts 41*
T Moose 31*
C Davey 4/32
MCA D Sun Grade Round 11
Canterbury 5/111 def. Monash Uni Gryphons Mens 10/88
A Jacobs 2/3
MCA D Sun Grade Round 11
Maccabbi Ajax 5/61 def. Monash Uni Gryphons 10/59
C Samarjeewa 4/16
SDCCL 5th Grade: Round 7
Monash Uni Gryphons Mens 10/130 vs. St Paul's Glen Waverley
H Talwar 46
SDCCL Brown Shield Round 11
Monash Uni Gryphons 65 def.by Toorak Prahran 6/248 (cc)
S Chandrasivam 43