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Tuesday
Apr162019

OSCA Presentation Night 2019

SAVE THE DATE - FRIDAY MAY 10th
OSCA Presentation Night for this season is Friday May 10th and will be held in the High Street Bar at the Edinburgh Hotel & Cellars from 6.30pm onwards. It will be $20 per person for food and beverages will be pay as you go. 

It is always a great night to reflect on the season that was, celebrate the B grades premiership and to award the trophy winners for season 2018/19. 

If you could please advise of your attendance to Nick Blight ASAP on 0412886832 or nick_blight@hotmail.com to help determine final numbers. 

Wednesday
Apr032019

B Grade Wins Grand Final

B Grade

Losing the toss and being asked to field for the fifth straight game, the OSCA openers Phillips and Broadhurst couldn't find a break through early as Marion weathered the new ball storm. Marion reached a comfortable 0/60 until they took off for a risky single. Twopeny swooped, fumbled, but still had time to throw it to Cester who completed the run-out. Run-outs in finals are golden and this one helped swing the momentum back into OSCA's favour.  Wickets then fell in a heap as they reached 5/102 with OSCA seemingly in the box seat. However Marion was able to put together a partnership until a lucky wicket which dismissed the set batsmen to have them 6/151. The Marion batsmen then seemed more intent on preserving their wicket than scoring runs as the OSCA bowlers were able to restrict Marion to 9/207 after their 80 overs. Blight (4/42) and Phillips (4/52) were the pick of the bowlers at the end of day one. 

OSCA went in to day two full of belief that 208 was gettable. Twopeny got OSCA off to a flying start as he raced to 60 off 82 balls. Chasing a small total, these runs were incredibly important at the top of the order and no doubt continued to instill belief in the team. Cester and Clifford then began chipping away at the total and with the score at 3/144, the total of 208 was in OSCA's grasp. A flurry of wickets almost sent OSCA into a tailspin, leaving OSCA 7/164. Wellington and Rogers then steadied the ship and once again looked as though they'd get OSCA home until a sharp catch at short cover removed Wellington, OSCA 8/186. OSCA then lost its ninth wicket at 9/192, still 16 runs short of the total. This didn't seem to phase youngster Phillips who edged one through the slips for four followed by a towering six over long on. After some quick singles, OSCA drew level with Rogers on strike. Unable to pierce the field, it was the end of the over to once again have Phillips on strike. Phillips then confidently decided to go aerial to secure the vital single which then secured OSCA the B2 premiership! 

An incredible effort by the B grade in what will be one of the clubs most unlikely premierships. Having used 34 players across the season, the B grade were sitting ninth in an 11 team competition with three rounds to play. It makes up for all the other times the B grade have made grand finals as remarkably they have played in seven grand finals in the past nine seasons for only two wins. 

Congratulations also must go to Hugo Twopeny who has secured his second B grade batting trophy in as many years, with 409 runs for the season. Congratulations also must go to Jamie Broadhurst who has won the B grade bowling with 20 wickets in his first full season for the club which is a tremendous effort. 

ATCA Awards
It has been brought to the clubs attention that ex OSCA President Sean MacGregor has joined a very select group, the Adelaide Turf Cricket Association's Playing Life Member. This is only awarded to players who have played in the ATCA for 25 years and is something to be commended. Congratulations, Sean. 

 

Final Season Statistics

A1 Ladder
PAOC - 185.260 points
Pooraka - 160.740
Ingle Farm District - 151.940
Para Hills - 145.545
Walkerville - 143.260
Old Scotch - 128.725
Goodwood -105.750
Grange - 105.430
Port Districts - 103.710
SPOC - 101.465
Hope Valley - 95.930
Payneham - 72.205

 

A Grade Batting
Fox - 401 runs
Weaver - 307 runs
De Cesare - 253 runs

 

A Grade Bowling
Bourne - 29 wickets
Fox - 27 wickets
Marslen - 20 wickets

B2 Ladder
ROCS - 146.085
Marion - 132.660 points
Port Districts - 131.985
Old Scotch - 125.910
Adelaide University - 121.290
Old Ignatians - 117.590
Payneham - 113.705
Hope Valley - 110.080
Flinders Park - 89.895
SHOC - 82.285
Pembroke OS - 57.135
 

 

B Grade Batting
Twopeny - 409 runs
Cester - 372 runs
J.Clifford - 179 runs

 

B Grade Bowling
Broadhurst - 20 wickets
B.Phillips - 16 wickets
Akkerman - 11 wickets

LO3 Ladder
Old Ignatians - 165 points
Blue Brigade - 135
Old Scotch - 110
Adelaide Lions - 110
MSCC - 110
Goodwood - 100
Panorama - 90
Fulham - 80
Unley - 75
Flinders University - 60
ROCS - 25
Woodville Rechabites - 20

 

C Grade Batting
Wight - 401 runs
MacGregor - 401 runs
Farkas - 265 runs

 

C Grade Bowling
Farkas - 19 wickets
N.Roberts - 17 wickets
Parsons - 16 wickets

Friday
Mar292019

B Grade in the Grand Final

OSCA Teams

B Grade

Losing the toss and being asked to field for the fourth straight game, OSCA had a task ahead of them as Rostrevor had been the form of the competition for the bulk of the season, only losing one game. A brilliant start as Toby Rogers dismissed the opener early and put Rostrevor on the back foot. Broadhurst then removed the other opener soon after. The OSCA bowlers continually asked strong questions of the Rostrevor batsmen and with wickets continuously falling, it gave OSCA the upper-hand and they eventually bowled out Rostevor for 163. All bowlers played their role to perfection and to keep ROCS to 163 was an incredible achievement. 

With a tricky period of 24 overs until the close of play, OSCA did an excellent job to finish at 1/50. Smith, Cester and Blight weathered the storm with the only downpoint a serious hamstring injury to Smith, which has turned out to be season ending. The following day, Cester (42) went about chasing down the target as OSCA reached 1/81. With a few quick wickets, it got to 4/109 and some nervous moments on the sidelines. Clifford and Wellington then calmly got OSCA close at 7/155, even if Wellington also felt some tightness in his hamstring. With nerves jangling, the B grade were then able to chase down the target without losing another wicket thanks to a couple of big swings from Rogers to secure a sensational semi final victory. 

Grand Final @ Marion
With a stirring semi final win on the road, the B grade turn their attention to the grand final against Marion. OSCA won the encounter earier in the season against Marion, however both teams will look completely different this time around. The B grade will continue to ride this momentum and should be confident in their abilities to securing a win this weekend. Game starts at 1230pm so if players could please be there between 1130am & 1145am for warm up. Ground is Marion Oval No.1, Sturt Road, Marion. Team is as follows:

  1. Twopeny
  2. Blight
  3. Spencer
  4. Cester
  5. Clifford
  6. Francis
  7. L.Heard
  8. Wellington
  9. Rogers
  10. Broadhurst
  11. Phillips

Special mention to Andrew Smith and Shaun Akkerman who missed out on grand final selection. Their contributions throughout the season have not gone unnoticed and the club is extremely grateful for their efforts this season. 

C grade
In the C grade semi final, they were able to bat first however lost the openers early. Feeney was looking good, however also went down with a hamstring. MacGregor (46) and Niederer (40*) then set about putting the innings back on track, however they didn't receive much help with no other batsmen reaching double figures and another hamstring to David Kidman, it wasn't to be as OSCA reached 9/163 from their allotted overs. OSCA is now officially on hamstring awareness - can someone ask Kym Ryder about the Crows' hamstring awareness program? 

The miserly opening pair of N.Roberts and Harvey wasn't enough to stop the flow of runs as the Blue Brigade chipped away at the total and eventually chased it down in the 37th over. An excellent first season of the return of the C grade to the one day competition and I'm sure they're all looking forward to going around again next season for some redemption. Congratulations to Julian Farkas who has picked up the C grade bowling trophy with 19 wickets. Congratulations must also go to Sean MacGregor & Justin Wight who have tied for the C grade batting trophy, both on 401 runs.

*Unique stat - Nathan Fox also won the A grade batting trophy with 401. In the B grade, Twopeny is currently sitting on 349 and Cester on 331. So the 401 in the B grade is also very much in play. 

ATCA Awards
ATCA's night of nights was held on Wednesday 27th March at the famous Arkaba Hotel. With four in attendance, the OSCA boys sat through 4 hours of ATCA highlights and Wayne Phillips' bad dad jokes. The night turned out to be an extremely successful one, with OSCA's very own A grade captain Nathan Fox securing the A1 medal. This is the first time this has occurred in the clubs history, so this is something 'Foxy' should be extremely honoured to win. 

 

 

Season Statistics

A1 Ladder
PAOC - 185.260 points
Pooraka - 160.740
Ingle Farm District - 151.940
Para Hills - 145.545
Walkerville - 143.260
Old Scotch - 128.725
Goodwood -105.750
Grange - 105.430
Port Districts - 103.710
SPOC - 101.465
Hope Valley - 95.930
Payneham - 72.205

 

A Grade Batting
Fox - 401 runs
Weaver - 307 runs
De Cesare - 253 runs

 

A Grade Bowling
Bourne - 29 wickets
Fox - 27 wickets
Marslen - 20 wickets

B2 Ladder
ROCS - 146.085
Marion - 132.660 points
Port Districts - 131.985
Old Scotch - 125.910
Adelaide University - 121.290
Old Ignatians - 117.590
Payneham - 113.705
Hope Valley - 110.080
Flinders Park - 89.895
SHOC - 82.285
Pembroke OS - 57.135
 

 

B Grade Batting
Twopeny - 349 runs
Cester - 331 runs
L.Heard - 160 runs

 

B Grade Bowling
Broadhurst - 20 wickets
B.Phillips - 12 wickets
Akkerman - 11 wickets

LO3 Ladder
Old Ignatians - 165 points
Blue Brigade - 135
Old Scotch - 110
Adelaide Lions - 110
MSCC - 110
Goodwood - 100
Panorama - 90
Fulham - 80
Unley - 75
Flinders University - 60
ROCS - 25
Woodville Rechabites - 20

 

C Grade Batting
Wight - 401 runs
MacGregor - 401 runs
Farkas - 265 runs

 

C Grade Bowling
Farkas - 19 wickets
N.Roberts - 17 wickets
Parsons - 16 wickets

Thursday
Mar282019

Nathan Fox wins A1 Player of the Year

At the ATCA Awards night on Wednesday night A grade Captain Nathan Fox took home the A1 player of the year award in a three way tie on 15 Votes. Naturally he also made the ATCA team of the year. He becomes the first OSCA player to win the A1 player of the year award. Well done Foxy.

Ed Weaver also finished third in the wicket keeper of the year award.

 

 

Friday
Mar222019

Final Round Newsletter & Finals Teams

OSCA Teams

A grade
The final match saw the A grade come up against Grange in a must win to keep their final hopes alive. However needing two results to then go their way, it was always going to be tough. Bowling first, OSCA started positively and took some early wickets to have them 5/87. However some late order hitting helped get their total up to something defendable at 9/172, Fox with four and Bourne with three. It was then a tough time with the bat as OSCA crumbled, thanks to Grange's ring in, Brad Young. Some iffy LBW decisions didn't help as OSCA were bowled out for 72, Silvy the only score of note. 

Congratulations to the A grade on what could only be called a successful season. Six wins in its first A1 campaign in 12 years was a great result and it is an excellent building block for future seasons with a majority of the side 27 or younger. Congratulations to Nathan Fox who has taken out his first A grade batting trophy with 401 runs and Tom Bourne who has taken out another bowling trophy with 29 wickets. 

B Grade
Losing the toss and being asked to field for the third straight game, OSCA started brilliantly as Phillips removed the opener with his first delivery. OSCA then continued to take wickets at key intervals without allowing Adelaide Uni to form any substantial partnerships. Adelaide Uni eventually bowled out for 151, Phillips the chief destroyer with three wickets and Broadhurst and Paddick two apiece. OSCA then made fairly light work of the total, passing it five down without much fuss. Twopeny at his best scoring a well made 80 as he anchored the lineup. Some late hitting from Francis and Broadhurst got the total up to 7/226 as OSCA put themselves in the best position to make an unlikely finals appearance. 

Semi Final @ Rostrevor
With that victory and the other result going their way, the B grade have made the finals and will face Rostrevor who have been the form side of the competition, dropping only the one match for the entire season. OSCA took it right up to Rostrevor when they last met and nearly chased down the runs, but fell agonisingly short in the end. They should go into this match full of confidence on the back of three victories in their last three outings. Game starts at 1230pm so if players could please be there between 1130am & 1145am for warm up. Ground is the Rostrevor College Main Oval, Heather Avenue, Woodforde Team is as follows:

  1. Twopeny
  2. Smith
  3. Spencer
  4. Cester
  5. Clifford
  6. Francis
  7. Wellington
  8. Blight
  9. Rogers
  10. Broadhurst
  11. Phillips

C grade
In a do or die clash, OSCA needed to win to guarantee finals or lose and have results go their way. Batting first, there were starts everywhere with no one going on to make a big score as OSCA posted 6/189, Feeney & Ben Nelson the only two to make the Woman's Day. Defending the total was never going to be easy, but it started in great fashion as as wickets fell thanks to the guile of Harvey. However, one of their batsmen was making OSCA work for it and it came down to the last over where MSCC required 11 to win, OSCA only needed one more wicket to win. With Parsons as the bowler for the last, it started well with a dot. Next ball then went sailing over the ropes, five from four to win. A two the next ball which brought it to three from three. Two singles off the next two balls brought it to needing one off the last ball to win. Parsons put it out wide and a wild swing saw the batsmen miss the ball completely and needing the one run to win, the batsmen took off. However, T.Kidman as keeper ambled up to the stumps and removed the bails to leave the game as a tie. A tie was enough for OSCA to get through and celebrations ensued! 

Semi Final @ Blue Brigade
With that thrilling finish, it was enough to keep the C grade in the top four and in finals for their first season back in the competition, an excellent result. Having only played the Blue Brigade once during the regular season, it was hard to get a gauge as to how well they match up. With a full strength side for both teams, it will sure turn out to be a cracker. Game starts at 1230pm so if players could please be there by 1145am for warm up.  Ground is located at West Beach Playing Fields (Oval 3), Tapleys Hill Roaf, West Beach. Team is as follows:

  1. MacGregor
  2. D.Kidman
  3. Farkas
  4. Feeney
  5. Morris
  6. Harvey
  7. Niederer
  8. Roberts
  9. T.Kidman
  10. Wight
  11. B.Nelson
 

 

Season Statistics

A1 Ladder
PAOC - 185.260 points
Pooraka - 160.740
Ingle Farm District - 151.940
Para Hills - 145.545
Walkerville - 143.260
Old Scotch - 128.725
Goodwood -105.750
Grange - 105.430
Port Districts - 103.710
SPOC - 101.465
Hope Valley - 95.930
Payneham - 72.205

 

A Grade Batting
Fox - 401 runs
Weaver - 307 runs
De Cesare - 253 runs

 

A Grade Bowling
Bourne - 29 wickets
Fox - 27 wickets
Marslen - 20 wickets

B2 Ladder
ROCS - 146.085
Marion - 132.660 points
Port Districts - 131.985
Old Scotch - 125.910
Adelaide University - 121.290
Old Ignatians - 117.590
Payneham - 113.705
Hope Valley - 110.080
Flinders Park - 89.895
SHOC - 82.285
Pembroke OS - 57.135
 

 

B Grade Batting
Twopeny - 343 runs
Cester - 289 runs
L.Heard - 160 runs

 

B Grade Bowling
Broadhurst - 18 wickets
Akkerman - 11 wickets
B.Phillips - 11 wickets

LO3 Ladder
Old Ignatians - 165 points
Blue Brigade - 135
Old Scotch - 110
Adelaide Lions - 110
MSCC - 110
Goodwood - 100
Panorama - 90
Fulham - 80
Unley - 75
Flinders University - 60
ROCS - 25
Woodville Rechabites - 20

 

C Grade Batting
Wight - 394 runs
MacGregor - 355 runs
Farkas - 265 runs

 

C Grade Bowling
Farkas - 19 wickets
N.Roberts - 17 wickets
Parsons - 16 wickets

Monday
Mar182019

OSCA Playing Finals

Congratulations must go to our B and C Grades for qualifying for their respective Finals campaigns. The B grade will play against 1st placed Rostrevor at Rostrevor, whilst the C grade will play Blue Brigade Sports Club at West Beach Playing Fields (Oval 3). Good luck to both teams this weekend.

Monday
Mar182019

OSCA Newsletter

OSCA Teams

A grade
With the temperature only reaching 41, the A grade got away on Saturday in stifling conditions. Losing the toss and being asked to field, it could have gone from bad to worse for OSCA as the Scotch No.2 pitch looked a treat to bat on. However the OSCA bowlers dug deep and proved themselves in the sweltering heat, restricting Port Districts to 171. Max Marslen again the destroyer with another four wickets as Bourne and Mansfield helped themselves to two apiece. With seven overs to face late in the day, De Cesare and Silvy did well to both remain not out at the end of the days play with the score at 0/19 going in to day two. 
With the temperature at a more palatable 28, it made for perfect batting conditions. Max Marslen took full opportunity with this on his way to an exceptional 80 with good support from the rest of the top order as they passed the total with little fuss. Tom Fuss then started despatching the bowlers to all parts on his way to 52 off of 42 deliveries as the score reached 9/260. 

Round 11 @ Grange
The A grade are in a good position to make finals in A1 for the first time in the clubs history. They need to win and have some results go their way, but it has still been a fantastic effort by everyone involved to get to this point in the season. This week they travel to Grange to continue their winning ways, Grange Oval No.1, Military Rd, Grange. If players could be there before 12.00pm and ready for warm up by 12.15pm. Team is as follows:

 

  1. De Cesare
  2. Silvy
  3. Marslen
  4. Mackenzie
  5. Hart
  6. Fox
  7. Fuss
  8. Mansfield
  9. O. Heard
  10. White
  11. Bourne

B Grade
Losing the toss and being asked to field, Flinders Park went in with one intent, to score quickly. A timely wicket from Broadhurst stemmed the flow of runs, followed by two wickets in two balls for Phillips put OSCA back in the box seat. Flinders Park then put on a partnership to wrest back momentum and looking good at 3/134. Toby Rogers (four wickets) and Ed Weaver (three wickets) then went to work to finish the job and have Flinders Park all out for 151! 
Twopeny and Weaver then got OSCA off to a flying start with both batsmen taking toll on the Flinders Park bowlers. Looking a little shaky at 4/117, Scragg and Cester were able to get OSCA past the total and with some late innings hitting from Rogers and Broadhurst helped push the total to 9/245. 

Round 11 v Adelaide Uni
As is the same with the A grade, the B grade need to win this final match to give themselves every chance of playing finals. One other match does need to fall in its favour, but the B grade can only focus on winning this match. They are at home against current top four side, Adelaide Uni. If players could please be there by 12.15pm with afternoon tea and to help with set up. Team is as follows:

 

  1. Twopeny
  2. Smith
  3. Cester
  4. Clifford
  5. L. Heard
  6. Blight
  7. Francis
  8. Broadhurst
  9. Paddick
  10. Phillips
  11. TBC

C grade
It isn't very often a team has a player make 151, the team make 321 and still lose! However, Montrose is a different beast and throws up all kinds of anomalies. Batting first, Justin Wight made it look easy as he powered his way to 151. His fellow opener overshadowed, but Avis chimed in with a well made half century. Some late power hitting from MacGregor, Farkas and D.Kidman, who plundered 10 sixes between them, ballooned the total out to 4/321. 
However Old Ignatians are not top of the table for no reason as they went about chasing down the mammoth total. The OSCA bowlers tried in vain to stem the flow of runs, and the occasional wicket helped, but Old Ignatians just kept swinging the bat and eventually passed the total 9 down with only two balls to spare. It would have been a classic to witness, but unfortunately OSCA went down on this occasion. Morris and MacGregor picked up three wickets apiece. 

Round 18 @ MSCC
The C grade are the only of the three teams to currently sit in the top four and only have to win to secure a finals spot without having to rely on other results. If they lose, then they have to rely on other results, so their destiny lies entirely in their hands. This week they come up against MSCC who are also looking to push for finals. The ground is Adelaide High #4, enter off West Terrace and it is the furthest oval towards the train line. Please be at the ground by 12.20pm for a 1pm start. Team is as follows:

 

  1. MacGregor
  2. D.Kidman
  3. Parsons
  4. Feeney
  5. Wellington
  6. Harvey
  7. Niederer
  8. Roberts
  9. T.Kidman
  10. Wight
  11. B.Nelson

OSCA Subscriptions
As you all would have seen, subs are overdue for season 2018/19. For full time employed players it is $250 and for students it is $120. As we also organised new gear this season, some of you may also owe additional funds on top of the subs. Please see below for gear prices and bank details. If you are unsure how much you owe, please speak to either Harry White or Nick Blight. For C graders, please speak to Sean MacGregor to determine how much you owe for the season. 
Playing Shirt: $40
Playing Cap: $20
T20/Training Shirt: $30
Jumper: $100

Payment Details
Old Scotch Cricket Association
BSB: 735-044
Account Number: 070606

OSCA End of Season 'Fines night' - March 16th THIS SATURDAY!!
As per every year, we encourage all players who have featured throughout the season to join OSCA on Saturday 16th March (THIS SATURDAY) for the end of season break up, or 'fines night' as it is colloquially known. We will all be gathering at the Edinburgh Hotel & Cellars from approx 6.30pm onwards for a few drinks, a nice meal and some story sharing after a great season. For those that are that way inclined, we'll continue the festivities at a city establishment yet to be determined. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season Statistics

 

 

A1 Ladder
PAOC - 170.835 points
Pooraka - 145.115
Ingle Farm District - 136.795
Para Hills - 129.095
Walkerville - 128.205
Old Scotch - 124.945
Goodwood -102.420
Port Districts - 93.165
SPOC - 92.360
Hope Valley - 85.830
Grange - 72.365
Payneham - 63.765

 

 

A Grade Batting
Fox - 400 runs
Weaver - 307 runs
De Cesare - 243 runs

 

 

A Grade Bowling
Bourne - 26 wickets
Fox - 23 wickets
Marslen - 20 wickets

 

 

B2 Ladder
Marion - 132.660 points
ROCS - 130.340
Adelaide University - 116.925
Port Districts - 115.880
Payneham - 110.120
Old Scotch 109.520
Old Ignatians - 101.470
Hope Valley - 95.205
Flinders Park 87.585
SHOC - 78.220
Pembroke OS - 53.400
 

 

 

B Grade Batting
Cester - 266 runs
Twopeny - 263 runs
L.Heard - 141 runs

 

 

B Grade Bowling
Broadhurst - 16 wickets
Akkerman - 11 wickets
O.Heard - 10 wickets

 

 

LO3 Ladder
Old Ignatians - 155 points
Blue Brigade - 125
Old Scotch - 105
MSCC - 105
Goodwood - 100
Adelaide Lions - 100
Panorama - 80
Unley - 75
Fulham - 70
Flinders University - 60
ROCS - 25
Woodville Rechabites - 20

 

 

C Grade Batting
Wight - 369 runs
MacGregor - 332 runs
Farkas - 265 runs

 

 

C Grade Bowling
Farkas - 19 wickets
N.Roberts - 17 wickets
Parsons - 16 wickets

 

 

Friday
Mar082019

OSCA Newsletter

OSCA Teams

A grade
Round 10 v Port Districts
With the temperature only reaching 41, the A grade got away on Saturday in stifling conditions. Losing the toss and being asked to field, it could have gone from bad to worse for OSCA as the Scotch No.2 pitch looked a treat to bat on. However the OSCA bowlers dug deep and proved themselves in the sweltering heat, restricting Port Districts to 171. Max Marslen again the destroyer with another four wickets as Bourne and Mansfield helped themselves to two apiece. With seven overs to face late in the day, De Cesare and Silvy did well to both remain not out at the end of the days play with the score at 0/19 going in to day two. 
 

B Grade
Round 10 @ Flinders Park
With the temperature above 40 last week, the B grade had the week off and now face off in a one day fixture against Flinders Park with a simple equation, continue winning and give themselves every chance of making finals. If players could please be at the ground by 12.20pm for warm up, ground is Flinders Park Oval, Hartley Road, Flinders Park. Team is as follows:

  1. Twopeny
  2. Weaver
  3. Lagonik
  4. Cester
  5. Clifford
  6. Scragg
  7. Blight
  8. Rogers
  9. Broadhurst
  10. Phillips
  11. Young

C grade
Round 17 v Old Ignatians

As was the same as the B grade, the C grade were called off at 40 and will take another draw, their third of the season. The C grade face a tough test this week against top of the table Old Ignatians at Montrose. If OSCA can secure at least one more win from the last two matches, that should see them make finals.  Please be at the ground by 12.30pm with afternoon tea. Team is as follows:

  1. MacGregor
  2. D.Kidman
  3. Parsons
  4. Feeney
  5. Shepherd
  6. Farkas
  7. Niederer
  8. Morris
  9. T.Kidman
  10. Wight
  11. Avis

OSCA Subscriptions
As you all would have seen, subs are overdue for season 2018/19. For full time employed players it is $250 and for students it is $120. As we also organised new gear this season, some of you may also owe additional funds on top of the subs. Please see below for gear prices and bank details. If you are unsure how much you owe, please speak to either Harry White or Nick Blight. For C graders, please speak to Sean MacGregor to determine how much you owe for the season. 
Playing Shirt: $40
Playing Cap: $20
T20/Training Shirt: $30
Jumper: $100

Payment Details
Old Scotch Cricket Association
BSB: 735-044
Account Number: 070606

OSCA End of Season 'Fines night' - March 16th
As per every year, we encourage all players who have featured throughout the season to join OSCA on Saturday 16th March (last minor round game) for the end of season break up, or 'fines night' as it is colloquially known. We will all be gathering at the Edinburgh Hotel & Cellars from approx 6.30pm onwards for a few drinks, a nice meal and some story sharing after a great season. For those that are that way inclined, we'll continue the festivities at a city establishment yet to be determined. 

 

 

Season Statistics

A1 Ladder
PAOC - 154.190 points
Ingle Farm District - 131.650
Pooraka - 129.325
Walkerville - 122.835
Para Hills - 112.165
Old Scotch - 108.045
Port Districts - 93.165
SPOC - 92.360
Hope Valley - 85.830
Goodwood - 79.765
Grange - 72.365
Payneham - 63.765

 

A Grade Batting
Fox - 378 runs
Weaver - 307 runs
De Cesare - 216 runs

 

A Grade Bowling
Bourne - 24 wickets
Fox - 22 wickets
Marslen - 16 wickets

B2 Ladder
Marion - 117.650 points
ROCS - 116.365
Adelaide University - 112.725
Payneham - 105.830
Old Ignatians - 101.470
Port Districts - 99.683
Old Scotch 92.845
Hope Valley - 90.810
Flinders Park 82.620
SHOC - 56.645
Pembroke OS - 49.470
 

 

B Grade Batting
Cester - 252 runs
Twopeny - 236 runs
L.Heard - 141 runs

 

B Grade Bowling
Broadhurst - 15 wickets
Akkerman - 11 wickets
O.Heard - 10 wickets

LO3 Ladder
Old Ignatians - 145 points
Blue Brigade - 115
Old Scotch - 105
Goodwood - 100
Adelaide Lions - 100
MSCC - 95
Panorama - 70
Fulham - 70
Unley - 65
Flinders University - 60
ROCS - 20
Woodville Rechabites - 15

 

C Grade Batting
MacGregor - 293 runs
Farkas - 223 runs
Wight - 218 runs

 

C Grade Bowling
N.Roberts - 17 wickets
Farkas - 17 wickets
Parsons - 15 wickets

Friday
Feb222019

OSCA Teams and Newsletter

OSCA Teams

A grade v Goodwood
The A grade had a strong day one against Goodwood, finishing 8/278 thanks to a very well made debut A grade hundred from skipper Nathan Fox. A great opening partnership started the A grade off well, thanks to another half century from Weaver (66). However a few quick wickets evened the ledger as OSCA reached 4/104. This brought Fox to the crease. He shared in some settling partnerships with Mackenzie, Hart & Mansfield as OSCA built a good first innings total. At nearly a run a ball, Fox completed his hundred late in the day to finish 101* off of only 117 balls. 
 

B Grade v SHOC
The B grade lost the toss and were asked to field and started in great fashion with two early wickets. Sacred Heart then dug in for a partnership until drinks to leave the game even balanced. However some good bowling from recent school leavers Lachie Paddick and Jack Francis swung the momentum back in OSCA's favour. OSCA was then able to take care of the tail and bowl SHOC out for 170, Akkerman (four wickets) and Morris (three wickets) were the pick of the bowlers, however had excellent support from all bowlers. With 21 overs to bat, it can always be an awkward time. However Hugo Twopeny (23*) and another recent school leaver Louis Heard (31*) ensured OSCA were in prime position heading into day two at 2/83. 
 

C grade
The C grade played in a classic at Montrose against Flinders Uni and escaped as victorious. Batting first, OSCA looked in control as majority of the top order got runs. Wellington (55), MacGregor (38), D.Kidman (68) & Farkas (47*) got OSCA to a good score of 5/248. However, it is Montrose and runs can come quickly! The game was always in the balance as OSCA continually took wickets at crucial moments, but the FUCCS continued to mount a challenge. OSCA eventually bowled Flinders Uni out for 240, Nick Roberts the chief destroyer with four wickets. There should also be a mention of the three crucial run outs, it must be all the fielding training the C grade have been undertaking on Thursday evenings... 

Round 15 v Adelaide Lions
This week the C grade take on Adelaide Lions in another home fixture at Montrose. The C grade are currently in second but it is tight at the top with six teams in the race for finals, so the C grade need to continue their winning ways as Adelaide Lions are currently in 5th spot. As there are team photos, if players could please be there BEFORE 12.30pm with afternoon tea and to assist with set up. BYO chair as well. Team is as follows:
MacGregor
D. Kidman
Parsons
Feeney
Shepherd
Wellington
Farkas
N. Roberts
Harvey
T.Kidman
Wight


OSCA Team Photos - February 23rd
There are team photos taking place this Saturday for all three teams, A & B grade are at Scotch No.2 whilst C grade are at Montrose. Please see below for times. If all players from the B grade could please be at Scotch No.2 by 11.40am ready for photos, the B grade can then ensure they have plenty of time to get to Sacred Heart for warm up. 
B grade - 11.45am (Scotch No.2)
A grade - 12.00pm (Scotch No.2)
C grade - 12.30pm (Montrose)

OSCA End of Season 'Fines night' - March 16th
As per every year, we encourage all players who have featured throughout the season to join OSCA on Saturday 16th March (last minor round game) for the end of season break up, or 'fines night' as it is colloquially known. We will all be gathering at the Edinburgh Hotel & Cellars from approx 6.30pm onwards for a few drinks, a nice meal and some story sharing after a great season. For those that are that way inclined, we'll continue the festivities at a city establishment yet to be determined. 
 

Friday
Feb152019

OSCA Teams and News

A grade
The A grade suffered another heartbreaking loss, this time at the hands of Ingle Farm. Having bowled out Ingle Farm for 141, with some excellent bowling from Bourne, Fox & Short, OSCA were in a great position overnight at 1/48 chasing 141. It then became a struggle the second week as a lot of batsmen had to grind just to survive. With Weaver (51) and Mackenzie (31) leading the runs, it was Harry White and Tom Bourne that nearly got the job done until a dodgy LBW ended the chase at 136. 

Round 9 v Goodwood
Old Scotch will try and get back on the winners list this week when they host Goodwood at Scotch No.2. A win here will keep them in touch with finals. If players could please be there by 11.45am with afternoon tea and to assist with set up and then ready for warm up by 12.15pm. 
Weaver
Decesare
Silvy
Marslen
Hart
MacKeznie
Fox
Mansfield
White
O. Heard
Bourne
 

B Grade 
The B grade suffered a shock loss to the previously winless Pembroke last game. Batting on the 38 degrees day, Andrew Smith was the hero, scoring a very well made 72 and anchored the innings as the team made 189. At one stage, OSCA then had Pembroke 5/41 in what looked to be a memorable win. However, as they say in the classics, catches win matches and unfortunately OSCA dropped some key chances which helped Pembroke pass the total. 

Round 9 V SHOC
They now take on Sacred Heart in another winnable fixture. Congrats to Old Scholar Jack Francis who comes in for his first game for OSCA . The ground is located at the Sacred Heart Middle School, Percy Avenue, Mitchell Park. If players could please be there by 12.20pm for warm up. Team is as follows:
Twopeny
Collett/Clifford
Francis
Cester
Blight
Akkerman
L. Heard
Broadhurst
Paddick
Morris
T. Rogers

C grade
The C grade had a false start the last game, having been washed out at Montrose against Panorama. 

Round 14 v Flinders Uni
This week the C grade take on Flinders Uni in another home fixture at Montrose. If players could please be there by 12.30pm with afternoon tea and to assist with set up. Team is as follows:
MacGregor
D. Kidman
Parsons
Feeney
Phillips
Wellington
Farkas
N. Roberts
Harvey
B.Nelson
Wight


OSCA End of Season 'Fines night' - March 16th
As per every year, we encourage all players who have featured throughout the season to join OSCA on Saturday 16th March (last minor round game) for the end of season break up, or 'fines night' as it is colloquially known. We will all be gathering at the Edinburgh Hotel & Cellars from approx 6.30pm onwards for a few drinks, a nice meal and some story sharing after a great season. For those that are that way inclined, we'll continue the festivities at a city establishment yet to be determined. 

Monday
Feb042019

OSCA Teams

A grade
Round 8 v Ingle Farm
The A grade head out to Ingle Farm this round in what should be a good challenge for the boys. Ingle Farm came up to A1 with Old Scotch, so there's some good history between the two teams. Old Scotch can try and gain a bit of breathing space within the top 4 with a win. Be there 12pm for a 1pm start. Rowe Park, corner of Belalie Road and Glenora Drive, Ingle Farm.
Weaver
Decesare
Silvy
Marslen
Short
MacKeznie
Fox
Mansfield
White
Heard
Bourne
 

B Grade 
Round 8 V Pembroke OS
The B grade finally get back to playing cricket for the first time since December 22! They take on old rivals Pembroke OS at Scotch No. 2. A good opportunity to kick start the last part of the B grade's season as they make a push for the finals. Be there at 12:15pm for a 1pm start.
Clifford
Cester
Broadhurst
Akkerman
Delbridge
Spencer/Twopeny
Smith
Gould
Hart
Martin
TBC

With the B grade still looking for a few more (some blokes can only play one week) please contact Nick Blight or Harry White if you or anyone else are keen.


C grade
Round 11 v Old Ignatians
This week the C grade take on Old Ignatians at St Ignatians College (Boulderstone Oval), 2 Manresa Court, Athelstone. Old Iggies are top of the ladder, so it will be a great challenge for the C grade as they head closer towards finals. If players could please be there by 12.30pm for a 1pm start. Team is as follows:
MacGregor
D. Kidman
T. Kidman
Wight
Morris
Wellington
Farkas
N. Roberts
Avis
Feeney
Parsons

OSCA 50 Year Celebration - January 19th
A big thank you to everyone that come up to celebrate the 50 year celebration of OSCA. It was a great day with some great stories told. It was great to see some familiar faces back up at Scotch.

David Scholz
Thank you to David Scholz, who informed the playing group before the last round that the PAOC game would be his last. David has made a huge impact in his time as a player and coach at OSCA, and we would like to thank him for everything that he brought to the playing group. Thank you very much David!
David's record in his 2.5 seasons at OSCA were:

2017/18 A Grade Premiership Coach/Player
2017/18 Club Champion
2016/17 A Grade Batting Trophy Winner (526)
2016/17 ATCA A2 Batting Trophy Winner
2017/18 A Grade Batting Trophy Winner (810 - Club Record)
2017/18 ATCA A2 Batting Trophy Winner

A1/A2 Record:
28 Matches
35 Innings
1498 Runs @ 48.32
3 x 100's
9 x 50's
Highest Score 157 v Pembroke OS

Friday
Jan182019

C Grade Team and Rnd 7 Week 1 Update

 

A grade
Round 7 v PAOC
The A grade lost the toss and were asked to field last Saturday against PAOC and it was looking likely that they were going to be chasing a huge total as PAOC raced to 1/68 from 6 overs. The wicket of their opening batsmen put a halt on things as they didn't look to try and score after this, however credit must be given to the OSCA bowlers for their tight line and length bowling which didn't allow free scoring. PAOC were eventually bowled out for 204 with an even bowling performance as Marslen picked up three wickets whilst Silvy, Bourne and White grabbed two wickets each. OSCA then had a tricky period of around 15 or so overs to manage, however got themselves into a great position at 1/44 and nearly a quarter of the runs knocked off. De Cesare (22*) and Silvy (12*) are the two not out batsmen. 


B Grade 
Round 7 BYE
The B grade have a well earned bye due to Trinity Old Scholars being promoted after the finalised draw - all B grade players not playing on the 19th January, please make sure you come up and support the A grade and join in the festivities for OSCA's 50 Year Celebration. 


C grade
Round 11 v ROCS
This week the C grade take on Rostrevor at McNally Oval, corner of Kintyre & Glen Stuart Road. If players could please be there by 12.30pm for a 1pm start. Team is as follows:

  1. MacGregor
  2. Morris
  3. D.Kidman
  4. Niederer
  5. N.Roberts
  6. Farkas
  7. Mackenzie
  8. Spencer
  9. Cester
  10. Broadhurst
  11. Short

Toyota Good for Cricket Raffle
OSCA are once again participating in the Toyota Good for Cricket raffle which is a great fundraiser for the club. Tom Bourne has once again put his hand up to manage this and he will soon be handing the books out, if you haven't already received them. The prizes are once again fantastic and let's see if one of the clubs players or supporters can win another prize. Gotta be in it to win it! 

OSCA 50 Year Celebration - January 19th
A quick reminder that OSCA are hosting their 50 Year Celebration this Saturday January 19th and the weather gods have smiled on us as it is going to be a lovely 30 degrees for the day, which is a great result considering the temperature of late.  The OSCA A grade are taking on PAOC and are in a great position (see above), so please make your way up to Scotch No.2 from about 3.30pm onwards, there will be beverages available for purchase and a gourmet BBQ following play. For those that want to kick on, we will be heading down to our regular watering hole, the Edinburgh Hotel & Cellars from about 9pm. This is a monumental celebration as OSCA raises the bat for the half century and it will be great to see a good crowd in to watch the last session of a crucial two day clash for the A grade. 

Monday
Jan142019

Round 7 Teams & Round 6 Results

 

A grade
Before the Christmas break, the A grade took on SPOC at Caterer Oval in what turned out to be a tough encounter. Fielding first, OSCA started well and were able to restrict the runs and take some early wickets. SPOC were then able to bounce back and put together a 100+ run partnership and combined with some late order hitting got their total to 6/189, with Bourne and Heard picking up two wickets each. A slowish start to the OSCA batting innings meant that they were always a bit behind the eight ball, but Fuss (51*) and Silvy (43*) got them within touching distance, however ultimately falling 16 runs short. Scholz also amongst the runs with 35. 

Round 7 v PAOC
For the first game of 2019, the A grade take on PAOC at Scotch No.2 which will be another good test as PAOC currently sit top and have only lost the one game. OSCA are currently in the four and would like to keep it that way for the remainder of the season. If players could please be at the ground at 11.45am with afternoon tea for set up and ready for a warm up by 12.15pm. Congratulations to Brad Phillips who will play his first A grade game for OSCA. Team is as follows: 

  1. DeCesare
  2. Weaver
  3. Marslen
  4. Silvy
  5. Scholz
  6. Fox
  7. T.Fuss
  8. Mansfield
  9. White
  10. Bourne
  11. Phillips


B Grade 
In the last game before Christmas, the B grade took on Marion in a must win clash to go into the break with an even ledger. Bowling first, things couldn't have gotten off to a better start as Phillips and Akkerman tore the Marion top order apart, having Marion 4/5. Some good rear guard action from some lower order batsmen were able to get the total beyond 100 as Marion were bowling out for 128. Phillips, Akkerman and Simon Martin were the key destroyers with three wickets apiece. OSCA then went about chasing the total down and made it extremely difficult for themselves, at 5/55. Enter Sam Wellington. 'Wello' had a calm head and was able to steer the chase down until the 37th over until he was dismissed for 40. This left OSCA at 8/116, needing another 13 runs for victory with two lower order batsmen. Simon Martin was able to hit the winning runs in a chase which was probably made harder than it should have been! 

Round 7 BYE
The B grade have a well earned bye due to Trinity Old Scholars being promoted after the finalised draw - all B grade players not playing on the 19th January, please make sure you come up and support the A grade and join in the festivities for OSCA's 50 Year Celebration. 

C grade
The C grade took on MSCC at Montrose Oval for their last game before the Christmas break. Bowling first and without much of a bowling attack (opening with Slippery Morris!), they did very well to keep the MSCC total down to 114. Julian 'Functions' Farkas was the pick with four wickets with Slippery also picking up 3. OSCA then chased down the total with relative ease as the two openers in Feeney and Avis made 46 and 40 respectively with the first wicket falling at 1/83. 

The C grade don't have a game this week and will take on ROCS next week at Montrose. 

OSCA T20
On Saturday January 5th, the OSCA A grade took on Para Hills in the round of 16 for the ATCA T20 competition. Bowling first, Para Hills were able to apply some good pressure scoring runs and not lose too many wickets as they made 5/182 after their allotted 20 overs. OSCA then tried to reel in the total but were just never ahead of the run rate and ended up scoring 7/163 after their 20 overs. As this was the knockout stages of the tournament, OSCA are now out at the same stage as the two previous seasons. A great effort to make it this far but they will still be looking to progress further next season. 

OSCA 50 Year Celebration - January 19th
A quick reminder thatr OSCA are hosting their 50 Year Celebration Saturday January 19th.  The OSCA A grade are taking on PAOC that day, so please make your way up to Scotch No.2 from about 3.30pm onwards, there will be beverages available for purchase and a gourmet BBQ following play. For those that want to kick on, we will be heading down to our regular watering hole, the Edinburgh Hotel & Cellars from about 9pm. This is a monumental celebration as OSCA raises the bat for the half century and it will be great to see a good crowd in to watch the last session of a crucial two day clash for the A grade. 

Tuesday
Jan082019

OSCA 50 Year Celebration - January 19th

You should have all received an invitation to come and celebrate OSCA's 50 year anniversary on Saturday January 19th. The OSCA A grade are taking on PAOC that day, so please make your way up to Scotch No.2 from about 3.30pm onwards, there will be beverages available for purchase and a gourmet BBQ following play. For those that want to kick on, we will be heading down to our regular watering hole, the Edinburgh Hotel & Cellars from about 9pm. This is a monumental celebration as OSCA raises the bat for the half century and it will be great to see a good crowd in to watch the last session of a crucial two day clash for the A grade. 

Tuesday
Dec112018

T20 Competition - Team

After a disappointing loss in round two, OSCA needs to bounce back well to give themselves every chance of making the next round of the T20 competition. Batting first, it was a run fest with Scott (53) Short (46) & Scholz (57*) all getting amongst the runs as OSCA posted 2/172. On a pitch made for batting, Old Scotch were unable to defend the total as Reynella reached the total only 6 down. This week, OSCA comes up against Sacred Heart and if players could be there at 4.45pm for match start time of 5.10pm. Team is as follows: 

  1. Fox
  2. Scott
  3. Silvy
  4. Short
  5. O'Connell
  6. Marslen
  7. Scholz
  8. De Cesare
  9. Mansfield
  10. White
  11. Bourne

Good luck boys. 

Monday
Dec032018

Twenty20 Team Round 2

With a week one washout against Marion, OSCA now come up against Reynella in an important clash at home tomorrow night on Scotch No.2. Game starts at 5.10pm and if players could be there by 4.45pm for warm up. Team is as follows:

1. Tony Scott

2. Kaylem Short

3. David Scholz

4. Max Marslen

5. Michael Silvy

6. Nathan Fox

7. Joc O'Connell

8. Harry Mansfield (wk)

9. Tom Fuss

10. Harry White

11. Tom Bourne  

Welcome to Joc O'Connell who is playing his first game for the club after last weeks false start. Good luck to the boys and it would be great to see a crowd in for what is still the first hit out of the T20 comp. 

Monday
Dec032018

OSCA Teams Round 5

A grade - round 5
Travelling out to Para Hills has never been a happy hunting ground for OSCA, however that all changed when the A grade went out there this past game. Bowling first, OSCA bowled tight lines and refused to give the Para Hills batsmen anything they could hit. With the screws tightening, the OSCA bowlers were able to take some crucial wickets of their top order batsmen and have them reeling at 8/132. However one of the Para Hills lower order batsmen swung the willow a bit, with the score getting to a competitive 218, Nathan Fox was the main destroyer on his way to 4/55 from his 11 overs. Opening batsmen Ed Weaver then got to work, piling on a run a ball half century to have OSCA in an excellent position overnight at 1/68. The rains came and, in true form, Para Hills appeared to not touch the pitch at all during the week, saying they had 'lost the keys' to the roller. This didn't matter much for OSCA as the batsmen dug in and moved the score along without losing too many wickets. A late fight back from Para Hills would have put a few shakes in the OSCA sheds as they fell to 7/205, still 13 short of the total. They passed the total with no problem and ended up piling on an extra 60 runs. Half centuries to Weaver (63) and De Cesare (61 retired hurt) were the pick of the batsmen with contributions from Scholz, Marslen, Fox, White and Bourne. 

This week they host A1 powerhouse Pooraka who have won the last three A1 flags. OSCA are in red hot form and are the only undefeated team in the competition. If players could be there at about 11.15am with afternoon tea and to help with set up. Congratulations also to Tom Fuss who plays his first A grade game for the club. Team is as follows: 

  1. Fox
  2. Silvy
  3. Weaver
  4. Short
  5. Marslen
  6. Mansfield
  7. Mackenzie
  8. Fuss
  9. O.Heard
  10. White
  11. Bourne


B grade - round 5
The B grade hosted Rostrevor who had been in sparkling form before this match, scoring a cumulative 700+ across their past two innings. Losing the toss and bowling on Scotch No.2 was never going to be easy and with two set batsmen, they managed to make it tough work for the bowlers as they reacher 2/153 before Lloyd Mackenzie was able to weave some magic on his way to five wickets. It was an excellent fight back from OSCA as they eventually bowled out ROCS for 288, which is a great result considering what it is like to bat after tea at No.2. Scotch then went about the task of chasing it down and always looked a good chance with a few batsmen getting away, but unfortunately not going on with it. Hart & Cester both scored half centuries with Mackenzie falling just short. A 47 run 10th wicket partnership would have put the ROCS players on edge, however OSCA fell just short in the end, bowled out for 251. 

This week the B grade head out to St Ignatius in what looms to be a crucial match before heading into the test match bye. A win here will guarantee the all important an even ledger at Christmas with a great chance to attack the season after the break. If players could be there by 12.20pm for warm up. Welcome to Lochie Delbridge who joins OSCA for the first time. Lochie works at the Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy. 

  1. Blight
  2. Cester
  3. Wight
  4. Spencer
  5. Broadhurst 
  6. Akkerman
  7. Phillips
  8. L.Heard
  9. Wellington
  10. Chambers
  11. Delbridge


C grade - round 8
I don't think I'll write this again as a match report, but the less said about this match, the better. Scotch batted first as Justin Wight helped himself to another century (earning him promotion to B grade), a half century to Ben Nelson and then contributions from Feeney, Avis & Cam Nelson as OSCA finished up 6/275 after their 40 overs. Nick Roberts then put on a clinic, taking 6/22 from nine overs as Woodville Rechabites were bowled out for 49. Steve Parsons also chimed in with two wickets

This week they host Goodwood at Montrose which should be a better challenge for the group. If players could be there by 12.30pm to help with set up and with afternoon tea. OSCA welcomes back fabulous Phil Lavis for one game only as well as Adam Ludlow and Sam Pentelow who kindly offered to help out this week. 

  1. MacGregor
  2. Feeney
  3. D.Kidman
  4. Niederer
  5. Harvey
  6. Morris
  7. Lavis
  8. Shepherd
  9. Adam Ludlow
  10. Sam Pentelow
  11. Parsons

Good luck to all three teams. 

Tuesday T20 Competition
After a wash out for round one, OSCA will now play another T20 this coming Tuesday against Reynella at Scotch No.2. Game kicks off at 5.10pm and a team list will be sent on Tuesday morning. A good crowd in is always good for T20's so let's get as many as we can to the game to help support the lads. 

Tuesday
Nov272018

T20 Competition Starts Tonight

OSCA are once again participating in the Tuesday night T20 competition and are looking to better their position from the last couple of seasons. The T20 season kicks off TONIGHT at Scotch No.2 against Marion. Players, please be there by 4.45pm with the game due to kick off at 5.10pm. Team is as follows: 

  1. Fox
  2. Scott
  3. Weaver
  4. Short
  5. O'Connell
  6. Marslen
  7. Scholz
  8. Shanaka
  9. Mansfield
  10. White
  11. Bourne

Welcome to Joc O'Connell who is playing his first game for the club. Good luck to the boys and it would be great to see a crowd in for the first hit out of the T20 comp. 

Monday
Nov262018

Test Cricketer Helps OSCA defeat Para Hills

Dasun Shanaka, the 27 Year Old Sri Lankan International Cricketer played for the OSCA A grade for the Round 4 fixture against Para Hills at Para Hills. OSCA managed a hard fought victory on a wet wicket with 50s to Ed Weaver (63) and Alex Decesare (61) as OSCA posted 8-280 in reply to Para Hills score of 218 where Nathan Fox took 4 wickets and 2 wickets each to Tom Bourne, Harry White and Dasun Shanaka.

It was a fantastic experience to play with Dasun Shanaka who has played 3 tests, 18 ODIs and 26 T20Is for Sri Lanka so far with many more to come.

Unfortunately "Das" was unable to trouble the scorers with the bat with the condition of the pitch and a lack of pace being big factors in his dismissal, with the ball he showed us what an international bowler can produce and was very impressive.

A great win in trying conditions for the A grade with Skipper Nathan Fox hitting the winning Boundary off the Para Hills skipper and groundsman Wordsworth.  

OSCA 8-280 (Weaver 63, Decesare 61, Marslen 32, Fox 31, Scholz 27, Bourne 27*)

Para Hills 218 (Fox 4-55, Shanaka 2-36, Bourne 2-39, White 2-48)

 

Dasun Shanaka with his OSCA Team mates.

 

Tuesday
Nov202018

OSCA Team Selection and Previous Round wrap

OSCA Teams

A grade - round 4
In their second home game for the season, the A grade came up against Hope Valley in another tough assignment. Winning the toss and having a bat, starts were easy to come by as almost all of the top order got starts but were unable to convert. Nathan Fox once again came to the rescue, scoring a well made 71 to lead the team to a total of 260. Then having Hope Valley 3/7, things couldn't have started better. However some rearguard action from Hope Valley put the game in the balance, however OSCA were able to plug away and continually take wickets at crucial moments. at 6/194 and two set batsmen, it was going to be close, but the bowlers were able to get on top and eventually bowl them out for 232 and are now the only unbeaten team in A1 at 3-0. 

This week they travel out to picturesque Para Hills who are always a strong outfit. The A grade this week also welcome Dasun Shanaka for his first game for the club. Dasun has played Test, ODI & T20 cricket for Sri Lanka. Please be at Para Hills Oval No.1, Corner of Nelson and Murrell Road, Para Hills before 1200pm and ready for warm up by 1215pm. 

  1. Fox
  2. Silvy
  3. Weaver
  4. Short
  5. De Cesare
  6. Marslen
  7. Scholz
  8. Shanka
  9. Mansfield
  10. White
  11. Bourne


B grade - round 4
The B grade had a double header last round as they also came up against Hope Valley. Also winning the toss but electing to field, it turned out to be a good decision as the pitch looked as though it was not fully prepared. With the ball zipping around the place, wickets were hard to come by but so were runs as Hope Valley were 0/19 at the first drinks break. Enter Ollie Heard. Ollie went on to bowl with a hand grenade on his way to 8/46 from 22 overs. Hope Valley were bowled out for 91, leaving OSCA with 14 overs to face until stumps. After starting ok, it quickly turned and OSCA finished the day at 4/21! However thanks to some aggressive batting by Twopeny (30) and Clifford (94), the total was comfortably passed as Old Scotch went on to score 220. Ollie Heard was not too far from spotlight yet again, scoring 46 and probably earning MOTM honours. 

This week the B grade host Rostrevor who are looking to be in fine form as they've posted over 700 runs in their past two matches. If players could be there by 1215pm with afternoon tea to help with set up. 

  1. Clifford
  2. Cester
  3. Fuss
  4. Spencer
  5. Broadhurst (wk 1)/Blight (wk 2)
  6. Akkerman
  7. Phillips
  8. Heard
  9. Mackenzie
  10. Hart
  11. TBC


C grade - round 6
In the last game, C grade came up against Goodwood at Cabra after an emphatic victory against Fulham the week before. Bowling first, OSCA did a good job restricting the total on a batsmen friendly Cabra Oval as Goodwood reached 8/188 after their 40 overs. However Mackenzie and Wellington made light work of the total, scoring 86 and 66* respectively as OSCA passed the total in the 35th over. 

This week they host Fulham at Montrose in a match I'm sure Fulham will want revenge after their previous encounter. If players could be there before 1230 to help with set up and afternoon tea. 

  1. MacGregor
  2. Feeney
  3. D.Kidman
  4. T.Kidman
  5. Wight
  6. Chris Avis
  7. Ryder
  8. N.Roberts
  9. Parsons
  10. Shepherd
  11. Morris

Good luck to all three teams.