Marist Cricket Club – A Grade Premiers 2009-2010

Well what a weekend for the Marist Cricket Club. Firstly we had both the “A” and “B” grades in the grand finals, both playing Colts Cricket Club. Unfortunately the “B” grade lost, which I was a part of, but the “A” Grade won theirs.

In a final that runs over two days, (2 x 50 over games, combined scores), Marist set about their work on Saturday with a competitive 6/239, with Glen Dehring the main run scorer with 67. Paul Tomasi (30), Ben Beauglehole )30) and Steve McGee (23 n.o) all supported well. Chris Waddingham smashed a quick 37 n.o to finish the innings off. Best bowler for Colts was Stuart Boyle with 2 for 31 off 7 overs.

Colts got off to a steady start, losing their first wicket at 39. From their they never really got going. A number of batsmen got starts but failed to go on, with Paul Reynolds with 39 the main contributor. Colts all out 154. Best bowlers for Marist were Joe Barningham 3 for 33 off 10 overs and Steve McGee, 3 for 24 off 10.

Day 2 saw Marist bat first, only to find themselves in some early trouble at 5 for 53 in the 18th over after some undisciplined batting. Ben Beauglehole and Shane Cristaldi then combined for a settling 55 run partnership. Beauglehole tried to hit over the top one too many times, and was subsequently caught for 23. Cristaldi then started batting more freely and opened up to play some great shots. Cristaldi then holed out at deep wide mid on for a well compiled 63, a somewhat match saving performance. Marist then lost quick wickets to be all out for 166 in the 49th over.

Colts needed to get off to a good start in their innings, but a poor shot found Mat Foreman caught behind by Adam Spinelli of Chris Waddingham for 2. This brought captain Murray Goodwin (former Western Warrior and Zimbabwe test star) to the crease. He joined Englishman and BDCA cricketer of the year Michael Norris at the crease, and with Norris playing well this would be the partnership that Marist would need to break. Goodwin looked settled, until a short wide ball from Matt Anderson held up on him and he spooned a catch to gully fieldsman Shane Cristaldi.From then on Norris played a lone hand as some good tight bowling and undisciplined batting brought the Colts batsmen undone. Colts lost wickets at regular intervals and never really looked in the game. The final blow came when youngster Joe Barningham got one through to bowl Norris for a well compiled 52. Colts were ultimately bowled out for 125 in the 35th over.

Ben Beauglehole won the man of the match award after some consistent batting and a very good game in the field.

Congratulations to Marist on winning back to back premierships. They have also won 6 out of the last 8 premierships.

Images are from the 2nd days play.

Premiers Marist.

Shane Cristaldi hitting out.

Ben Beauglehole.

Adam Spinelli (keeper), Ross Wintle and Glen Dehring celebrate the early wicket of Mat Foreman.

Colts captain and former Western Warrior and Zimbabwe Test Cricket Star Murray Goodwin.

I believe this was the defining moment in the match, Goodwin caught at gully by Cristaldi off Anderson.

Matt Anderson and Wayne Murphy celebrate Goodwin’s dismissal.

Englishman and Cricketer of the Year Michael Norris played a lone hand.

The dismissal of Stuart Boyle and the celebration by Adam Spinelli and Matt Anderson. Boyle made an unbeaten century the week before  in the preliminary final against Collie.

Matt Anderson claimed the vital wickets of Murray Goodwin and Stuart Boyle with his medium pacers.

The dismissal of Michael Norris, bowled by Joe Barningham.

Ben Beauglehole fielded well all weekend.

Marist celebrate after the fall of another Colts wicket.

Wayne Murphy and Adam Spinelli appealing for an LBW on Justin Riley.

The final shot of the grand final. Riley, ct Cristaldi, b Barningham.

A winning team is a happy team!!

Marist captain Adam Spinelli (with gloves and helmet) lead from the front all season.

Once again congratulations to the Marist Cricket Club on another successful season.

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~ by Jamie Nicolaou on March 29, 2010.

8 Responses to “Marist Cricket Club – A Grade Premiers 2009-2010”

  1. Some great photographs there Jamie, capturing the moments. Going through these photographs you can feel like you are on the ground

    Glen sending Matt Foreman off the ground. haha. Man it sucks missing out on the grand final

  2. Cheers Haydn, just doing what I enjoy. Probably be a different story if we lost!! You wouldn’t have seen any photos!!

  3. I got asked to take photos for our final cause the paper photographer couldn’t make it to our final. We lost so i could be bother. How come you playing b’s

  4. I just couldn’t commit to “A’s” this year, as I wasn’t sure if I was heading back up north or not. I’m at Worsley now so here for the next 2 – 3 years. Also fitness was a problem, and a torn hamstring!! I’ll be pushing hard next year!!

  5. Hey some really great action images, ie the ball in the keeper’s gloves, wickets falling some really great images cheers Adrian

    • Cheers Adrian, always enjoy shooting sport, trying to capture those defining moments in a game. Looks like you’ve been busy processing images from Walpole?

  6. Hey Jed, you better be getting your arse into shape for this season. We had a deal remember!!

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