9 February 2013
14 C’s – Newington 9/132 (28) (A. He 3/13 , S. Senthilrajan 2/32 , B. Ngyuen 2/38 ) defeated HIGH 5/120 (28) (T. Khan 20, M. Ikeda 18, A. He 15)
1 December 2012
14 C’s – Kings 14 E’s 9/73 (23) (H. Sun 3/15 , S. Senthilrajan 2/11 ) defeated by HIGH 1/74 (14) (M. Ikeda 37, S. Senthilrajan 18)
24 November 2012
14 C’s- HIGH 80 (28) (B. Ngyuen 29) defeated by Shore 2/88 (14) (S. Senthilrajan 1/21 )
17 November 2012
14 C’s – HIGH 9/90 (20) (A.He 53) defeated by Scots 5/91 (18) (H. Soni 2/12 , H. Mulla 2/21 )
27 October 2012
14 C’s – HIGH 9/101 (B. Ngyuen 23) defeated by Kings 4/104 (A. He, P. Li, A. Wong – 1 wkt)
Brendan Ngyuen opened the batting and held the innings together with a fighting 23, before returning to the crease (due to the player shortage) for another 15 run cameo. High was pleased to have reached a defendable total, and got off to a good start in the field, pegging Kings back to 1-14 after 6 overs. Unfortunately after that Kings got away from us and reached a comfortable victory. Adam He, Peiyuan “Tiger” Li, and Arthur Wong took a wicket each, whilst Sandeep Senthilrajan bowled a tight opening spell of 3 overs for just two runs.
20 October 2012
14 C’s – HIGH 41 (10.4) defeated by Newington 3/50 (7.5) (B. Ngyuen 3/18 [H-T])
This was a tough first encounter for the 14Cs. We faced a Newington team, that despite the early absence of their coach, was disciplined and quite experienced, already in their third game of the season. We won the toss and elected to bat on a flat and dry MacKay 2 pitch. The innings started badly with two wickets falling off the first two balls. This left us reeling at 2/0 off the first over. Sandeep and Raiyan were however able to temporarily stem the flow of wickets building a solid partnership by capitalising on Newington’s increasingly erratic bowling. However with the dismissal of Sandeep at 3/13, there was another flurry of wickets, with the team falling to 7/25. From here, it was always going to be difficult to recover, but Newington helped us out to a large degree by contributing a number of extras to the cause. Our innings finished all out for 41.
Going in to bowl, the boys kept their heads up and continued to fight hard in the desperate hope of an unlikely victory. Newington came out to bat meaning business and took 20 runs off the first 3 overs with no loss of wickets. Enter Brendan Nguyen. Brendan systematically destroyed the Newington top order with a display of guile and deception in his somewhat mysterious wrist spin action. The Newington lost 2 wickets off the last two balls of Brendan’s second over. Unfortunately we had to wait another over for Brendan to have the opportunity to take a hat trick over two overs, reminiscent of Merv Hughes efforts at the WACA all those years ago. Brendan did not disappoint, promptly dismissing the Newington batsman, much to the jubilation of his team mates. Unfortunately, this was the end of High’s ascendency in the second innings, with Newington’s second drop reeking havoc upon passing horses at Centennial Park. The boys felt disappointed, but happy they had brushed away the wintery cobwebs, and can now look ahead to the season.
Best on Ground: Brendan Nguyen