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A-Grade 2017/2018

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Semi-Final

Round 1

Date

1.00pm
7th October 2017
14th October 2017

Versus

Pooraka

Venue

Lindblom Park #1

Results

PAOC 166 (English 32, H. Hockney 25, Dent 22, Tyler 21) lost to Pooraka 286 (Rajagopal 5 for 56, Dent 2 for 41)

Team

1. Michael Richardson

2. Keagan English

3. Jack Latchford

4. Samuel Tyler

5. Jack Dent

6. Harry Hockney

7. Nicholas Gregurke

8. Siddarth Rajagopal

9. Amyas-Keith Ross

10. Max Burford

11. Benjamin Lobban

Report

Welcome to season 2017/18. If we wanted a soft start to the season, we certainly didn't get it, drawing the reigning premiers, Pooraka, out on their deck, Yippee!! The reds had a number of debutants/inexperienced players, with 8 of the 11 playing none or just 1 game in the A-grade last season. Pooraka won the toss and sent us in.

Dent and English got us off to a reasonable start, bringing up the 50 for the opening stand. A number of the younger lads certainly played their roll, with Hockney and Gregurke both facing 50 balls. Unfortunately none of the experienced bats could go on with a score, English's 32 the highest. Interestingly 9 of the 10 wickets to fall were caught. Perhaps we should consider hitting the ball along the carpet early in the season. Nevertheless, 166 on the board, first game of the season, bats not in form yet, it's defendable.

Big Rocco and Rogers had other ideas and put on 98 for the second wicket, all but ending or hopes there. Rajagopal picked up 5/56 in his first game for the club, but other than that, there wasn't much to write home about. Pooraka passed our total 3 down and ended up posting 286. Not a great start to the season, but quite a few sides will lose to Pooraka this year, no damage done.

Round 2

Date

1.00pm
21st October 2017
28th October 2017

Versus

SPOC

Venue

Park 9

Results

PAOC 189 (English 51, Richardson 36, J. Latchford 31, Tyler 25) lost to SPOC 8 for 270 (Thiele 3 for 28, Tyler 2 for 34, Ramakrishna 2 for 59)

Team

1. Harry Hockney

2. Keagan English

3. Samuel Hurburgh

4. Jack Latchford

5. Michael Richardson

6. Samuel Tyler

7. Amyas-Keith Ross

8. Nicholas Gregurke

9. Shishir Ramakrishna

10. Joel Thiele

11. Max Burford

Report

After a tough Round 1 loss to Pooraka, the A Grade were back on our home deck in Round 2 against old rivals SPOC. We welcomed back Hurburgh to the side but lost our spearhead Denty.

We won the toss and decided to have a bat on a flat looking Park 9 deck. It was a day where most of the top 6 got starts but no one went on with it. When English departed for a well made 51 the score was 4 for 107. Richo and Tyler looked to put together an important partnership to guide us through after tea but after doing the hard work and facing a lot of dots, both were out in the 30s in consecutive overs, exposing the lower order and leading to a below par total. We lost our last 6 wickets for just 25 runs, posting a score of 189 to defend.

We made a good start with the ball having Saints 2 for 6 before the Saints middle order took the game away from us with some aggressive batting. Saints passed our score just 5 down and then pilled on the runs to finish with 8/270.

A second disappointing loss for the season.

Round 3

Date

1.00pm
4th November 2017
11th November 2017

Versus

Para Hills

Venue

Finance Prospects Oval

Results

PAOC 124 (Tyler 52, Hurburgh 35) lost to Para Hills 133 (Ramakrishna 3 for 13, Dent 3 for 31, Thiele 3 for 34) and 223 (Dent 3 for 35, J. Latchford 3 for 38, Van Dissel 2 for 7)

Team

1. Keagan English

2. Jack Dent

3. Samuel Hurburgh

4. Jack Latchford

5. Nicholas Gregurke

6. Samuel Tyler

7. Drew Clayfield

8. Joel Thiele

9. William Van Dissel

10. Shishir Ramakrishna

11. Max Burford

Report

A bout of gastro on the morning of the game saw skipper Michael Richardson miss and hand the reigns over to Latchy to captain his first game for the Club.

The Reds arrived at Silverstream beach to take on Para Hills. After losing the toss we were told to have a field.

At the half way mark of the game, things were looking very good. Dent, Theile and Ramakrishna all took 3 wickets as the Reds bowled out Para Hills for 133. But on a sandy outfield this score was a bit better than it looked.

Batting late on Day 1, the reds made an excellent start to the chase and were well positioned at 4 for 100 overnight with Tyler and Dent at the crease.

However, catastrophe struck early on Day 2 with the Reds losing 6 for 9 to be bundled out just 9 runs short of the Para Hills total. Tyler's score of 52 and Hurburgh with 32 were the only major contributors.

A devastating third loss of the season which has really hurt our finals chances.

Round 4

Date

12.00pm
25th November 2017

Versus

Goodwood

Venue

Park 9

Results

PAOC 6 for 180 (English 47, Dent 34, Clayfield 34, Hurburgh 27, Carmody 23*) defeated Goodwood 114 (Carmody 4 for 9, Burford 3 for 44, Dent 2 for 33)

Team

1. Keagan English

2. Jack Dent

3. Samuel Hurburgh

4. Jack Latchford

5. Michael Richardson

6. Samuel Tyler

7. Drew Clayfield

8. Gregory Carmody

9. William Van Dissel

10. Shishir Ramakrishna

11. Max Burford

Report

First three rounds of the season have been a struggle for the A Grade... but now we're back! One dayer at Park 9 after the rain (shout out to Jack Dent for his A+ work with the covers during the week) against Goodwood. Lost the toss and the Roos elected to bat. Safe decision by them given our recent form with the ball but fortunately for the Reds we remembered how to take wickets this week. Denty got one early as per usual, and Max pitched three balls up for the first time in his life and jagged three wickets. From there the spinners did the damage with Shish bowling a very expensive 1/10 off his 10 overs and Greg "Grunter" Carmody taking advantage of a frustrated batting line up to pick up an equally expensive 4/9 at the other end. All out 114.

Dent (34) and Keg (47) batted us into a pretty safe position, but hey we've been there before... Thankfully Hurb chipped in with 27 of his own and we passed their total only two wickets down. At that point at least one fast bowler was dismayed to learn that the game actually continues until our innings is over (still flat about it tbh). Even more dismaying; the message of hit some runs to get more points didn't seem to make it to the Will van Dissels of the world who blocked out the remaining overs in pursuit of red ink and we finished on 6/180. Ah well, take the points. Cheers.

Round 5

Date

12:00pm
9th December 2017

Versus

Port Districts

Venue

Largs Reserve

Results

PAOC 9 for 244 (Hurburgh 70, English 50, Clayfield 30, Dent 27, J. Latchford 20) defeated Port Districts 172 (Burford 4 for 47, Carmody 2 for 31)

Team

1. Keagan English

2. Jack Latchford

3. Samuel Hurburgh

4. Samuel Tyler

5. Michael Richardson

6. Jack Dent

7. Drew Clayfield

8. Gregory Carmody

9. William Van Dissel

10. Shishir Ramakrishna

11. Max Burford

Report

Port Districts at Port Districts; a special treat for this bowler after a Christmas party the night before...

Won the toss and batted with a lightning fast outfield. Latch laced a couple of beautiful cover drives before departing for 20. Hurbie joined Keg and the pair batted very well. Picked the bad balls and got great value for their shots. Keg was out for a well-made 50 and Hurb knocked a near run-a-ball (Hurb! Run-a-ball!! Madness!!!) 70. Add in a few lower order cameos and the Reds finished up 9/244 off 50 overs. Good score.

Bowlers started well with Max taking a wicket in his second over with an absolute peach (note: "peach" in this context means he slipped over while bowling, pitched the ball about a metre down the pitch which the batsmen failed to realise so he played a pull shot way too early and the ball came off the back of his bat and spooned to Denty at first slip. Peach.). Will Vin Diesel was too fast and furious for Port's number 3 and the wickets fell at a steady rate. Highlights included Clayfield's diving stop and run out to end the innings, Styles' two cracking Fraser Gehrig lead-up catches at mid-off, coach Ben Hook parking the fire truck at the northern end and putting the sirens to good use at the fall of a wicket, Keg snaring some sharp catches up at the stumps and the 10 or so good balls that Max bowled to finish with 4/47.

ALL PLAYED WELL. Onto the next one.

Round 6

Date

1:00pm
16th December 2017
23rd December 2017

Versus

Rostrevor Old Collegians

Venue

Park 9

Results

PAOC 4 for 229 declared (Latchford 68, Tyler 55*, Hurburgh 44, Dent 34*, Richardson 27) and 8 for 71 (Latchford 37*) defeated Rostrevor OC 155 (Dent 5 for 26)

Team

1. Keagan English

2. Jack Dent

3. Samuel Hurburgh

4. Jack Latchford

5. Michael Richardson

6. Samuel Tyler

7. Drew Clayfield

8. Gregory Carmody

9. William Van Dissel

10. Shishir Ramakrishna

11. Max Burford

Report

We've backed ourselves into a bit of a corner here by not rocking up to the first three games of the year so we're after some big points against a struggling Rossie team. Won the toss, batted, Keg departed for a globe but other than that we batted quite well. Latch knocked a well-made 68. Herbie forfeited his "run-a- ball Hurburgh" nickname, regressing back to his old ways with a trademark 44 of 121. Styles then faced less than half the balls but made more runs (55* off 54) than his driving buddy and he was helped out by Richo and Denty. The declaration came late in the day with the hope to snare a couple of quick wickets.

Denty got one early (death, taxes, Dent getting an opener in his first spell) but we couldn't get any others before stumps on day one. Plenty of bouncer entertainment for the fans from Max at the other end though. Never seen a batsman leave the ground so fast at the close of play.

Day two was frustrating. They batted slowly and although wickets fell (mostly thanks to Denty. 5/26. Standard stuff really), they didn't come quick enough for us to chase an outright. Rolled them for 155 and then went out for a quick hit and giggle which was devoid of highlights apart from Latch cracking 37* before retiring and Max bombing a straight 6 onto Melbourne St. We'll take the win.

Round 7

Date

1:00pm
6th January 2018
13th January 2018

Versus

Payneham

Venue

Park 9

Results

PAOC 8 for 200 declared (English 96, Richardson 24, Latchford 21) defeated Payneham 110 (Burford 4 for 27, Dent 2 for 17) and 167 (Dent 3 for 32, Van Dissel 2 for 15)

Team

1. Jack Latchford

2. Keagan English

3. Samuel Hurburgh

4. Samuel Tyler

5. Michael Richardson

6. Gregory Carmody

7. Jack Dent

8. William Van Dissel

9. Thomas Phillips

10. Shishir Ramakrishna

11. Max Burford

Report

Again chasing an outright against a lower-ranked opposition but again foiled by plucky opposition batsmen. Rude. Bowling first we rolled through Payneham in 45 overs. Dent got an opener (shock me) before the Burford bouncer barrage started. Bodyline 2018 proved a bit much for the batsmen with Keg jagging a sharp leg side catch, a few balls popping up off the top edge and a few trademark dropped catches. A special shout out to Sam Tyler for actually pulling off the old field the ball off your own bowling and peg it at the batsman hoping he jumps out of his crease... which he did. Run out. Cheers.

We batted with purpose. Keg whacked 16 4's on his way to 96 off 95. Very well batted by a man enjoying his school holidays. Styles was in a mood and hit three fours over long off in a row, completely ignoring the fielder that they moved there after the first two. Most chimed in with a run a ball score and we declared at 8/200 off 35. A lead of 90.

Gave ourselves most of day two to bowl them out (after some inspired groundsman work involving a blowervac on a spot on the pitch before the start of play) and we started well with both openers on their way cheaply (Denty, cheers). Unfortunately, their one good batsman got set and faced a lot of balls. He finished on 96, unable to handle the lethal short stuff from Vin Dissel, who was taken out of the attack a few overs later for bowling two full tosses. Good boy. But the damage had been done with time too low to have a crack at their small lead over us. Ah well. Take the win.

Round 8

Date

1:00pm
20th January 2018
27th January 2018

Versus

Walkerville

Venue

Walkerville Oval

Results

PAOCCC 266 (Tyler 91, Latchford 41, Griffiths 39, Clayfield 36, Hook 23) defeated Walkerville 121 (Dent 7 for 41, Carmody 2 for 35)

Team

1. Keagan English

2. Jack Dent

3. Jack Latchford

4. Samuel Tyler

5. Michael Richardson

6. Drew Clayfield

7. Benjamin Hook

8. Lachie Griffiths

9. Gregory Carmody

10. William Van Dissel

11. Shishir Ramakrishna

Report

After winning 4 on the trot, we faced a tough test against top of the ladder Walkerville at Walkerville Oval in a must win game.

Lachlan Griffiths making his debut for PAC was in the action early after English snicked off in the first over. Griffo (39) and Latchy (41) made sure the Reds had a good platform to build an innings.

Tyler and Richo got the Reds to tea just 3 down and from there the Sam Tyler show kicked into gear. Styles batted beautifully, a patient innings of 91 which finished with a flurry of scoring. He was very well supported by Hook (23) and Clayfield (36) with the Reds posting a competitive total of 266.

While it was the Sam Tyler show on week 1, there was no doubt who week 2 was to belong to. Walkerville have a very well credentialed batting line-up but it proved no match for a fired up Dent.

A near perfect seam bowling performance, Denty had the ball darting and swinging around all day recording career best A grade figures of 7 for 41 off 17.4 overs. Pleasingly, all the other bowlers chipped in with Carmody taking 2 for 35 off 14, Will Van Manbun taking 1 for 18 off 8 and Sam Tyler taking 0 for 6 off 8.

Great feeling to knock off Walkerville on their home deck in what was clearly our best performance of the year to date.

Round 9

Date

1:00pm
3rd February 2018
10th February 2018

Versus

Grange

Venue

Park 9

Results

PAOC 209 (Carmody 45, Tyler 38, Griffiths 28, Clayfield 26) defeated Grange 143 (H. Latchford 4 for 31, Tyler 2 for 22, Dent 2 for 43) and 8 for 108 (Carmody 3 for 22, Dent 2 for 19, Tyler 2 for 21)

Team

1. Keagan English

2. Jack Latchford

3. Samuel Hurburgh

4. Samuel Tyler

5. Michael Richardson

6. Lachie Griffiths

7. Drew Clayfield

8. Jack Dent

9. Gregory Carmody

10. Hamish Latchford

11. Max Burford

Report

Five in a row? Heck, why not make it 6.

Grange came to Park 9 somewhere not too far behind the Reds on the ladder. They won the toss and bowled. Short crap outside off got Max a wicket with his first ball before he was carted all over by someone who actually knows how to play short crap. No matter, Hamish Latchford took over in his first A grade game of the year and bowled a good mix of line and length and well-aimed bouncers. He grabbed 4 poles (should've been five @Keegan), Denty got a couple and Tyler got two in a tight spell of bowling that really took the wind out of their sails. All out for 143.

We like to make things difficult for ourselves so the top four all hit some boundaries and looked good before getting out cheaply. At 4/66, our good friends from Grange were in the hunt. Tyler and Carmody put a stop to that, adding 70-odd to get us pretty much over the line, by this point in front of a nice little crowd for Past Players' Day. We made 209. Highlights of the innings for the spectators included Carmo having 40ish dot balls in a row, H Latch bombing 16 all in boundaries and some wanker in a Redbacks helmet (Max) leaving three balls in an innings for the first time in his life. Had a few hours left. Had another bowl. Got them to 8/108. Highlights were Griffo appealing for phantom knicks only to be shut down, the entire cordon appealing for actual knicks only to be shut down, Tyler removing their two best batsmen in consecutive deliveries (thanks in large part to the lip from slip and mid-on), fan favourite Carmo taking 3 poles late in the day and the grumpy Grange skipper walking onto the field trying to force a double declaration to end the game early. Bad luck fella, seeya next year. Cheers.

Round 10

Date

1:00pm
17th February 2018
24th February 2018

Versus

Reynella

Venue

Reynella Oval

Results

PAOC 414 (English 153, J. Latchford 86, Clayfield 37, Carmody 33, Richardson 25, Hurburgh 24, Dent 24, H. Latchford 22) defeated Reynella 8 for 302 (Dent 2 for 47, Tyler 2 for 49, Van Dissel 2 for 54)

Team

1. Keagan English

2. Jack Latchford

3. Samuel Hurburgh

4. Samuel Tyler

5. Michael Richardson

6. Drew Clayfield

7. Jack Dent

8. Gregory Carmody

9. Hamish Latchford

10. William Van Dissel

11. Max Burford

Report

Won the toss (thank god after a night at Royal Croquet celebrating the T20 final win) and opted to bat. Pretty flat deck, pretty fast outfield and pretty small boundaries at Reynella. Fair to say Latch and Keagan quite enjoyed that combination. A casual 86 off 92 for Latch led the way in a 137 run opening stand. From there it was an English lesson (good joke, I know) as Keg clobbered 153 off 130. Probably could've been more if he wasn't cooked from making approx 1000 runs in a 24-hour stretch. Most others chipped in with a score between 20-40 but thanks to Keg, Latch and a no ball late in the day, we surpassed the PAOCCC A Grade record score before finishing up on 414.

No one on either team really thought the Wine Flies were chasing that down and it probably showed on day two. Not a lot of interest was shown by either team as Reynella ambled to 8/302 off 80 overs. Dent, Tyler and WvD all grabbed a couple of wickets, but Carmo probably takes home spell of the day for pretty much bowling on a 20 cent piece for an hour or so and grabbing one wicket. Not a lot to report from a fairly uneventful day. 7 wins a row. Finals spot locked up. Thanks for coming.

Round 11

Date

1:00pm
3rd March 2018
10th March 2018

Versus

Hope Valley

Venue

Park 9

Results

PAOC 8 for 297 (J. Latchford 94, English 72, Brinsley 66) defeated Hope Valley 9 for 281 (Tyler 2 for 39, H. Latchford 2 for 56, Van Dissel 2 for 69)

Team

1. Keagan English

2. Jack Latchford

3. Samuel Hurburgh

4. Samuel Tyler

5. Simon Bean

6. Drew Clayfield

7. Michael Richardson

8. Jack Dent

9. Thomas Brinsley

10. Hamish Latchford

11. William Van Dissel

Report

The final minor round game of the year saw us take on mid table Hope Valley at Park 9. A win would see us finish 3rd while a loss would see us finish no lower than 4th.

We lost the toss and were asked to field.

A good first session of bowling saw the Reds take two quick wickets however dogged batting from the Hope Valley 3 and 4 saw them approach tea without the loss of any other wickets. We bowled 7 maidens in 8 overs in the middle session and were applying plenty of pressure but it wasn't until leg spinner Beany was thrown the ball that we were able to break the partnership.

From there we never took consistent wickets and with a tiring attack, the Hope Valley batsmen were able to control the game, posting a very competitive score of 281.

A great challenge for our bats, just a week from finals and the boys really stepped up. For the second game in a row, Keg and Latchy posted over 100 for the first wicket. Keg was dismissed for a well made 72 while Latchy continued to patiently whack around the Hope Valley bowlers. A season best score of 94 sees Latch head into finals in a rich vein of form. From there the only other major contribution was Brinsley who's timely entrance into the game helped get the reds over the line. He made a classy 66 before being cooked by Hamo.

But it didn't matter, we ended 8 for 297 in what was a very solid performance leading into the finals.

Looking forward to the challenge of Pooraka at Pooraka.

Semi-Final

Date

12:30pm
17th March 2018
18th March 2018

Versus

Pooraka

Venue

Pooraka Oval

Results

PAOC drew with Pooraka

Team

1. Keagan English

2. Jack Latchford

3. Samuel Hurburgh

4. Samuel Tyler

5. Gregory Carmody

6. Jack Dent

7. Drew Clayfield

8. Michael Richardson

9. Hamish Latchford

10. William Van Dissel

11. Max Burford

Report

Match abandoned due to rain (Pooraka advance to Grand Final due to being higher ranked team)

B-Grade 2017/2018

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Round 1

Date

1.00pm
7th October 2017
14th October 2017

Versus

SPOC

Venue

Park 15

Results

PAOC 126 (Clayfield 61*, Marantos 30) and 6 for 192 declared (R. Hockney 60, Drew 48*, Marantos 35) defeated SPOC 105 (Marantos 7 for 28, Brabham 2 for 28) and 4 for 118

Team

1. Alexander Marantos

2. Christopher Drew

3. Richard Hockney

4. Matthew Kildea

5. Raja Gopal

6. Jesse Vass

7. Joshua Bean

8. Jack Emmett

9. Rory Husler

10. Drew Clayfield

11. Shishir Ramakrishna

12. Antony Brabham

Report

Round 1 saw the B Grade hosting SPOC at Park 15.

We won the toss and elected to bat on very low and slow deck. We lost 2 wickets early leaving us 2/23.

Drew Clayfield and Alex Marantos put on 34, before Alex was dismissed for 30. Drew and Jesse Vass also put 32, before Jesse was out for 6. Raja Gopal was also dismissed for 6, leaving us 6/112. We then lost 3/3 and eventually bowled out for 126. Drew was left stranded on 61 not out.

We got off to a brilliant start restricting SPOC to 5/11. Jack Emmett pick up his first wicket for the club, reducing Saints to 6/40 odd. Saints started building a solid partnership, before Alex Marantos came back on and saints were bowled out for 105. Alex picking up a career best 7/28 off 15 overs. 18 of the 20 wickets were either bowled or LBW.

Day 2 saw us bat again on much better wicket. We lost Matthew Kildea early before Alex and Richard Hockney put on 60. Alex was out for 35. Richard was eventually out for 60, combining well with Shishir Ramakrishna (19) and Chris Drew (48*). Drewy and Vassy added 45 before we declared at 6/192, 213 ahead.

Unfortunately we couldn't repeat our first innings bowling performance. Wickets to Antony Brabham, Alex Marantos, Shishir Ramakrishna and Richard Hockney saw saints reach 4/118.

Congratulations to Shishir and Jack Emmett on picking up their first wickets for the club. Poor Rory Husler has two catches dropped off his bowling in his debut game.

Round 2

Date

1.00pm
21st October 2017
28th October 2017

Versus

Goodwood

Venue

Lockleys Oval

Results

PAOC 207 (Hook 116, Gopal 31) and 2 for 102 (Dent 56, Marantos 32*) defeated Goodwood 153 (Marantos 4 for 19, Van Dissel 3 for 33)

Team

1. Matthew Kildea

2. William Van Dissel

3. Patrick Sadlier

4. Alexander Glover

5. Rory Husler

6. Jack Emmett

7. Raja Gopal

8. Nicholas Wilton

9. Christopher Theakstone

10. Jack Dent

11. Benjamin Hook

12. Alexander Marantos

Report

After a number of key players were unavailable this round, it was an interesting looking side that took to the park for the B-grade. We lost the toss and were asked to bat, not a bad result given we had Ben Hook's services week 1. Hook made Goodwood pay for this decision, batting for over 4 hours and amassing 116 runs in the process. Raj Gopal the main partner with Hook, putting on 87 for the 5th wicket. The other lads also batted well around Hooky, with 6 of the top 7 partnerships going past 15 runs. In the end we posted a competitive 207.

Week 2 rolled round and we welcomed Lexi and Denty into the attack, however it was VD who did the early damage. Goodwood chose to bowl last week as their week 2 sub was a gun bat. VD ripped his off peg out of the ground for a golden globe! Skipper, Emmett and Husler all picked up wickets, however we couldn't quite finish Goodwood off who remained in the game all afternoon. At 5/147 with a couple of set bats at the crease we needed a breakthrough, so Lexi came back on for a second spell and he turned the game in a matter of minutes. Goodwood all of a sudden were bowed out for 153. A great win without the strongest side we'll put on the park this season. We had 18 overs to bat in the second dig and Denty clipped a brisk 56 and Lexi made 32* as we made 2/102.

Round 3

Date

1.00pm
4th November 2017
11th November 2017

Versus

Unley

Venue

Park 9

Results

PAOC 121 (Lobban 38, Marantos 27) lost to Unley 226 (Richardson 5 for 42, Brabham 2 for 45) and 3 for 115 (R. Hockney 2 for 10)

Team

1. Richard Hockney

2. Harry Hockney

3. Alexander Marantos

4. Michael Richardson

5. Benjamin Lobban

6. Simon Bean

7. Alexander Glover

8. Raja Gopal

9. Christopher Theakstone

10. Jack Emmett

11. Antony Brabham

Report

Round 3 saw the B grade hosting Unley at Park 9

The day started poorly with Lexi losing the toss and Unley deciding to bat first. Unfortunately we couldn't make a breakthrough early. Their openers batted extremely well for 48 and 52 before we struck. Once again their batsman put their heads down and batted with patience, batting 78 overs for 226. Michael Richardson claimed 5, Brabs with 2, Beany, Raj and Harry Hockney with 1 each.

Our chase got off to shaky start at 2/8 and didn't recover. Lexi and Lobban the only two batters to score over 20 (27 and 38 respectively) and we were knocked over for 121.

Unley had another hit and finished 3/115, Richard Hockney with 2 and Beany a run out.

Round 4

Date

1.00pm
25th November 2017

Versus

Brighton

Venue

Brighton #1

Results

PAOC 6 for 190 (Simpson 61, Drew 53) defeated Brighton 8 for 157 (Phillips 7 for 28)

Team

1. Nicholas Gregurke

2. Alexander Glover

3. Benjamin Lobban

4. Thomas Phillips

5. Simon Bean

6. Thomas Simpson

7. Christopher Drew

8. Raja Gopal

9. Siddarth Rajagopal

10. Christopher Theakstone

11. Antony Brabham

Report

The B grade came up against a strong Brighton team this week in a one-day affair following last week's washout. As per our normal form, lost the toss and were sent in to bowl. Opening up was Tom Phillips with some of the better spin bowling seen at that level and by the close of the innings had claimed 7/28 off 9 overs, the clear standout of the innings. He was well supported by Siddarth who bowled very economically and Brabham and Simpson who applied pressure throughout. This left us with 158 to win off 40 overs.

We started well with Chris Drew making a very important 50 and getting us to a strong platform of 4/103 after 27 overs. We started to slow down in our pursuit for runs, but luckily Tom Simpson stepped up to the plate and made a vital 61, which included several big sixes to reach the total quickly. We finished the day on 6/190 and earned ourselves a crucial win in the race to stay relevant for
finals.

Round 5

Date

1:00pm
9th December 2017

Versus

Adelaide Lutheran

Venue

Park 9

Results

PAOC 9 for 174 (Cleggett 66, Marantos 32, Rajagopal 31) defeated Adelaide Lutheran 139 (Marantos 4 for 28, Cleggett 3 for 22, Rajagopal 3 for 44)

Team

1. Thomas Phillips

2. Benjamin Lobban

3. Alexander Marantos

4. James Cleggett

5. Zachary Richards

6. Harry Hockney

7. Aaron Richards

8. Siddarth Rajagopal

9. Michael Clarke

10. Simon Bean

11. Christopher Theakstone

Report

The B Grade hosted top of the table Adelaide Lutheran at Park 9. We won the toss and elected to bat in a very good park 9 wicket. We lost Tom Phillips early, but Ben Lobban and Alex Marantos steadied the innings, before Marantos was out for 32 leaving us 1 for 50. We then lost Lobban for a well and composed 19. We kept losing regular wickets to be struggling at 6 for 84. Siddarth Rajagopal joined James Cleggett at the crease and together they put on a match winning partnership of 70. Sid was run out for 31 and James eventually got out chasing quick runs for an extremely well made 66 off 66. We batted our 40 overs to finish at 9 for 174.

We took to the field, James Cleggett and Tom Phillips had Lutheran in all sorts at 2 for 7 (6 wides) after six overs ... James picking up both wickets, and Philly only conceding 1 run off his 3 overs. From there Lutheran batted very well, with their captain and number 3 putting on 77 before Marantos struck. Removing their number 3 for 40. Sid then picked their Skipper for 31, then struck again to have Lutheran 5 for 93. There big hitting number 6 threatened to take the game away from us with some clean hitting . Before Marantos had him caught for 29 off not many.

From there we rolled through them to dismiss Lutheran for 134 James finished with 3 for 22 off 8. Philly bowled brilliantly without luck 0 for 16 off 9 Sid 3 for 44 off 9 Lexi 4 for 28 off 6 A very good days cricket for the B grade and hopefully we can continue this week against Fulham who sit just behind us in 3rd.

Round 6

Date

1:00pm
16th December 2017
23rd December 2017

Versus

Fulham

Venue

Collins Reserve #2

Results

PAOC 144 (Marantos 46) lost to Fulham 9 for 354 (Hudson 3 for 84, Marantos 2 for 83) and 7 for 186 (Bean 2 for 47)

Team

1. Benjamin Lobban

2. Richard Hockney

3. Alexander Marantos

4. Harry Hockney

5. Thomas Simpson

6. William Hudson

7. Simon Bean

8. Christopher Theakstone

9. Alex McKenzie

10. Jack Emmett

11. Hamish Latchford

12. Benjamin Hook

Report

Round 6 saw the B Grade travel to Fulham.

Once again Lexi called incorrectly and Fulham elected to bat on a road. After an early break through Fulham batted aggressively and piled on the runs. It took a ripping caught and bowled from Will Hudson to break the partnership. From there Fulham kept building small partnerships, with some aggressive batting Fulham finished the day at 9/354
Will Hudson with 3, Lexi with 2 and Hamish Latchford, Simon Bean and Tom Simpson with 1 each. Alex McKenzie with a run out as well.

Our run chase started brightly with Ben Hook and Richard Hockney punishing the bad ball. We lost Richard and Hooky in quick time leaving us at 2/29. From there we struggled, limping to 5/57 before a 50 run partnership between Beany and Lexi steadied us a little, but two quick wickets left us reeling again before being bowled out for 144.

Lexi 46, Theako 18* and McKenzie 18 our top scorers.

Round 7

Date

1:00pm
6th January 2018
13th January 2018

Versus

Payneham

Venue

Devitt Oval

Results

PAOC 7 for 266 (Hook 103, Clayfield 45*, Marantos 28, Gregurke 28, Lobban 22) and 0 for 19 defeated Payneham 146 (Brabham 4 for 31, Bean 2 for 26) and 134 (Marantos 6 for 35, Simpson 2 for 20) outright

Team

1. Thomas Simpson

2. Benjamin Lobban

3. Alexander Marantos

4. Harry Hockney

5. Matthew Kildea

6. Simon Bean

7. Gavin Jones

8. Ashwin Subramaniam

9. Benjamin Hook

10. Antony Brabham

11. Drew Clayfield

12. Nicholas Gregurke

Report

Round 7 had the B Grade up against the struggling Payneham in 41 degree heat.

Losing the toss again, we hit the field and had Payneham in trouble at 8 for 88. Our fielding and bowling was outstanding up until that point. We let Payneham get away from us a little bit, Lexi copping some lusty blows from their lower order. We eventually dismissed Payneham for 146. Brabs the pick of the bowlers taking 4, Beany 2 and another run out, Clev, Lexi and Hook chipping in with 1 each.

From there it was the Ben Hook show, supported well by Drew Clayfield. Hooky smashed the bowlers around ending the day at 103 not out ( 13x4, 4x6). Drew was 45 not out and we ended the day at 0 for 163. Getting the win on day 1!

We set ourselves up for a chance at an outright, but the day started poorly with Simmo getting bowled first delivery. From there everyone contributed and we declared 7 for 266 with a lead of 119. Lexi and Gregurke 28, Lobban 22, Bean 16 (off 6)

We started perfectly, Lexi reducing Payneham to 3 for 4. Clev chipped in with a wicket leaving Payneham 4 for 21 at tea. After tea their sub took a liking to Lexi, smashing him for 21 off 1.1 overs, before Lexi got the ultimate revenge. From there Simmo chipped in with a couple. We had Payneham reeling at 8 for 79. Again we relaxed and their 9 and 10 put on 51. Lex picked up his 6th wicket and Brabs finished them off with his first. Leaving us 15 to chase. Simmo made quick work of that with 3 sixes.

Great way to start the new year!

Round 8

Date

1:00pm
20th January 2018
27th January 2018

Versus

Kilburn

Venue

Park 9

Results

PAOC 9 for 196 (R. Hockney 108, Kildea 27*) lost to Kilburn 214 (H. Latchford 3 for 60, Bean 2 for 39)

Team

1. William Swale

2. Richard Hockney

3. Thomas Simpson

4. Alexander Marantos

5. Benjamin Lobban

6. Matthew Kildea

7. Gavin Jones

8. Harry Hockney

9. Simon Bean

10. Chris Spencer

11. William Hudson

12. Hamish Latchford

Report

The B Grade hosted Kilburn for Round 8.

Winning the toss and electing to bat on a very flat Park 9 wicket we were in serious trouble at 8 for 91 at tea. Richard Hockney not out on 46 the only positive to that point.

Matthew Kildea joined Richard after tea and together they batted sensationally well. They both showed composure, putting a very high price on their wickets. They combined for a 97 run partnership, which saw Richard bring up his 100. He fell in the 79th over for 108. Clev finished the day in 27 not out. We batted our 80 overs, 9 for 196. A great recovery.

We rocked up on the second day confident of securing a win. Their openers batted extremely well and our bowlers couldn't make any early inroads. They were 0 for 110 before Beany struck with 2 quick wickets. Hamish Latchford then struck 3 times, Lexi once and Kilburn were 6 for 128 at tea.

Unfortunately we couldn't make another breakthrough and Kilburn made the runs 6 down. We eventually bowled Kilburn out for 214. A disappointing result, leaving us with 3 must win games to make the finals.

Round 9

Date

1:00pm
3rd February 2018
10th February 2018

Versus

Grange

Venue

Grange Oval #1

Results

PAOC 207 (Bartlett 32, Swale 32, Hook 30, Lobban 29, Brinsley 28, Theakstone 21) and 2 for 64 (Swale 46) lost to Grange 215 (Marantos 3 for 43, Rajagopal 2 for 24, Brabham 2 for 37, Van Dissel 2 for 54)

Team

1. Benjamin Hook

2. Thomas Brinsley

3. William Swale

4. Lachlan Bartlett

5. Benjamin Lobban

6. Alexander Marantos

7. Christopher Theakstone

8. Harry Hockney

9. William Van Dissel

10. Siddarth Rajagopal

11. Antony Brabham

Report

The B grade travelled to Grange. A win putting us firmly in the 4. Winning the toss, we elected to bat. Tom Brinsley (28) and Ben Hook (30) got us off to a solid start. 1 for 74 quickly became 5 for 114 as we lost Van Dissel (1), Ben Lobban (32) and Marantos (15). Will Swale (32) and Lachlan Bartlett (32) batted very well, putting on 53 before another collapse saw us all out for 207. Chris Theakstone the last man out for 21.

We failed to start the game switched on and gave up 53 runs from the first 5 overs, Ben Hook (1) picked out first and VD (2) our second with a ripping delivery. Brabham (1) and Lexi (3) picked up quick wickets to restrict Grange to 6 for 164.
Unfortunately for us Grange continued to build small partnerships and chased down the runs 8 down. Siddarth picking up 2 as well.

Round 10

Date

1:00pm
17th February 2018
24th February 2018

Versus

Modbury

Venue

Park 9

Results

PAOC 3 for 123 declared (Brinsley 43, Simpson 37*) and 3 for 147 (Brinsley 87*, Simpson 40) defeated Modbury 117 (Ramakrishna 4 for 56, Dalwood 3 for 18) and 152 (Brabham 2 for 23, Brinsley 2 for 25, Ramakrishna 2 for 46) outright

Team

1. Thomas Brinsley

2. Richard Hockney

3. Benjamin Lobban

4. Christopher Drew

5. Thomas Simpson

6. Alexander Marantos

7. Harry Hockney

8. Shishir Ramakrishna

9. Siddarth Rajagopal

10. Antony Brabham

11. William Dalwood

12. Simon Bean

Report

The B-Grade hosted a second placed Modbury at Park 9 in a crucial must win game.

Modbury won the toss and elected to bat. Will Dalwood and Tom Brinsley opened the bowling. 1 for 0 and with 2 quick wickets after tea, became 7 for 85 as all the bowlers bowled very well. We wrapped up their innings quickly for 117.

Dags 3/18 off 13.4 with 6 maidens
Bomber 1/11 off 6
Shish 4/56 off 19
Sid 1/9 off 8

We made our intentions clear with Dags (19 off 13) and Bomber (43 off 47) opening and getting us off to a great start putting on 37 off 5 overs. Tom Simpson (37 not out) and Brinsley put on 52 in quick time, before Bomber was out with the score on 89. Alex Marantos (18 off 27) joined Simmo, but he fell with us needing 4 runs for the win. Ben Lobban (1 not out) and Simmo saw us home and we were 3/123 overnight.

We sent Modbury back in straight away hoping to replicate the 1st innings. Tom Brinsley (2/25 off 10) and Alex Marantos (0/17 off 14) bowled tight lines and Brins picked up the 1st two wickets with some quality fast bowling. 2/28 became 6/102 as Brabham (2/23 off 12), Shish (2/46 off 13) and Sid (1/28 off 9) bowled well. The game started to drag as Modbury we're keen to bat the day away. Enter Simon Bean ... 3/5 off his 4 overs swung the game our way and we bowled them out for 152, needing 147 off 18 overs for the win. Tom Brinsley (87* off 47) and Tom Simpson (40 off 25) punishes the Modbury bowlers, putting on 93 in 9 overs. We chased the runs comfortably in 15.1 overs, getting the outright and moving from 6th to 3rd on the ladder.

Round 11

Date

1:00pm
3rd March 2018
10th March 2018

Versus

Para Hills

Venue

Adelaide HS #2

Results

PAOC 173 (Marantos 33, Lobban 27, Carmody 27, Gregurke 26, Hook 20) lost to Para Hills 9 for 262 (Carmody 5 for 42, Brabham 3 for 55) and 6 for 125 (Burford 3 for 41, Carmody 2 for 39)

Team

1. Benjamin Hook

2. Gregory Carmody

3. Alexander Marantos

4. Thomas Simpson

5. Benjamin Lobban

6. Nicholas Gregurke

7. Harry Hockney

8. Alexander Glover

9. Shishir Ramakrishna

10. Max Burford

11. Antony Brabham

Report

Needing a win to make the finals, the B grade rolled out to the picturesque Para Hills with a strong team. Perhaps placing too much faith in a broken opening bowler, Lexi won the toss and opted to bowl. Things started well enough. They were 5/82 and the Reds were fielding well, including Glover taking the best catch he'll ever take at mid-off.

Unfortunately, that effort seemed to use up all of our allotted fielding skill credits for the week and we were very average after that. Dropped too many easy catches (at least and made too many lazy mistakes in the field (thanks for sub-fielding Richard Hockney...sort of). They finished 9/262, but on a small oval it wasn't unachievable. Carmo was pick of the bowlers with a trademark tight line earning him 5/42 off 20 overs.

Turns out the oval grew in size over the next 7 days with the boundaries suspiciously further out for our innings. Not that it really mattered. We were never out of the chase, but never on top. Hook and Lobban both made 20s before departing. Simmo would want his time in the middle back again. Carmo batted well before bottom edging onto the keeper's shoe which rebounded to their 1st slip. Lexi batted well but ran out of partners (mostly because he kept running out his partners). Harry Hockney batting at 9 is a nice luxury and he was very patient, finishing up 17 not out which is apparently more than double his season total in the B grade. Max hit a bloke into the next postcode then got caught (shock me) and when Brabs was caught we were all out for 173.

Had 23 overs at them to finish up and chase some bonus points and took 6/125 thanks to junk time Burford and the two offies. Disappointing end to a promising season.

C-Grade 2017/2018

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Round 1

Date

1.00pm
14th October 2017

Versus

Rostrevor Old Collegians

Venue

McNally Oval

Results

PAOC 3 for 61 defeated Rostrevor OC 59 (M. Clarke 2 for 6, Hackman 2 for 14, Phillips 2 for 20)

Team

1. Samuel Hurburgh

2. Joshua Clarke

3. Bradley Weidenhofer

4. Michael Clarke

5. Edward Pontifex

6. Tyson Smith

7. Michael Siciliano

8. William Hudson

9. Thomas Phillips

10. Michael Hackman

11. Nicholas Wilton

Report

A new look C-Grade ventured to Rostrevor to start season 2017/18. We won the toss and sent Rostrevor in, hoping to take advantage of a slightly soft pitch. Phillips took the new ball and with the Ashes looming, decided to start the season in Steve Harmison style with two wides. Skipper Wilton took the other end, likening his work to the great Wasim Akram. But in a move that would please coach Hook, it was a direct hit runout that would open our season, from none other than Pup. All that pre-season practice paying handsome dividends! That would be the first of three run-outs with some woeful running between wickets, with Pup teaming up with Phillips and then Phillips with Hurburgh (our stand in wicket-keeper). Together with some "interesting" umpire going in our favour, Rostrevor never really showed much and after an opening partnership of 18, they were soon bundled out for just 59, with the last three wickets lost with no addition to the score. It was a case of "all bowled well", with Phillips picking up 2/20, Hackman 2/14, Pup 2/6 and Skipper 1/18.

The run-chase started in a flurry with Hurburgh and J Clarke taking full toll and we quickly moved to 34 without loss. However, in a short space of time we lost both openers and Hudson with the addition of only 1 run, with the nerves of the situation clearly affecting Smith who had to find a nearby toilet. But the nerves didn't worry veterans Pontifex (15*) and Siciliano (9*), with the remaining runs being achieved with minimal fuss, with the game over by 3pm. A great way to open our season!

Round 2

Date

1.00pm
21st October 2017

Versus

Goodwood

Venue

Park 15

Results

PAOC 5 for 102 (Pontifex 44, Bartlett 27, Swale 24) defeated Goodwood 9 for 101 (M. Clarke 3 for 20, W. Dalwood 2 for 12, Hackman 2 for 30)

Team

1. Tyson Smith

2. William Swale

3. Edward Pontifex

4. Michael Clarke

5. Lachlan Bartlett

6. Thomas Phillips

7. James Dalwood

8. Joshua Bean

9. Benjamin Allen

10. William Dalwood

11. Michael Hackman

Report

Second round into the season and Weed already handed over the captaincy reins to Smith. Not having the usual coin toss luck, we lost the toss and were sent into bowl on a good looking Park 15 deck. It was a case of all bowled well, and supported by some excellent efforts in the field. Our four paceman just didn't give a reason to take them off, and all bowled their 9 overs very tightly, with the pick of the bowlers being a rampaging Dalwood with 2/12 which included 5 maidens. Highlights in the field included another superb runout from Clarke, Phillips taking a blinder at gully and the captains field adjustment paying dividends with a catch to that fielder next ball. We only managed to have them 9 down after the 40 overs, but due to an excellent team performance, we had restricted them to 101.

Swale got the run chase off to a good start for a well composed 24, then Pontifex and Bartlett formed a very solid partnership to get us within 6 runs of victory. Both batters displayed excellent technique, and showed a wide variety of shots to utilise the fast outfield at Park 15. Unfortunately Bartlett fell for a well made 27, the stand in skipper was then fired LBW first ball after being surprised a bowler could trundle down a wrong un in this grade. Pontifex was then out to a terrific stumping for an excellent 44, but still a few runs short of victory. It wasn't ideal losing the three wickets so close to the finish, but we still got the target easily with 13 overs to spare.

An outstanding team effort, and Weed best get a few wins under the belt when he returns to prevent a mutiny.

Round 3

Date

1.00pm
28th October 2017

Versus

Grange

Venue

Park 15

Results

PAOC 9 for 176 (W. Dalwood 42, Bean 34, Carmody 27, Olsson 26) lost to Grange 8 for 178 (Brabham 3 for 17, Carmody 3 for 32)

Team

1. Andrew Olsson

2. Joshua Clarke

3. Gregory Carmody

4. Benjamin Lobban

5. William Dalwood

6. Ashwin Subramaniam

7. Jack Zacker

8. Joshua Bean

9. Rajasekar Kesavan

10. Haider Malik

11. Antony Brabham

Report

With the skipper Brad Weidenhofer taking a week off and leaving the C grade to their own devices.

We won the toss and decided to bat first at Park 15 with the slo-mo pair of Carmody and Olsson contributing a 60 run partnership off 156 balls for the 2nd wicket, W Dags 42 off 18 and Josh Bean slapping his first 6 making 34 off 24 at the end ensured a competitive total.

Bowling was kept it tight early with openers Dalwood 1/25 and Brabham 3/17 off their complement of 9 overs each with Carmody in his comeback game for the club trying to buy the last couple of wickets 3/32 off 4.2 we nearly got there. Unfortunately Grange were blooding their DL import (who has since been playing A1) who set them up for the win. With the skipper back for the next game expect the C grade to bounce back.

Round 4

Date

1.00pm
4th November 2017

Versus

Flinders University

Venue

Flinders University #1

Results

PAOC 5 for 141 (W. Dalwood 45, Weidenhofer 33, Swale 32) defeated Flinders University 9 for 139 (Kildea 3 for 21, W. Dalwood 2 for 6, Husler 2 for 36, Heitmann 2 for 39)

Team

1. William Swale

2. Bradley Weidenhofer

3. Patrick Sadlier

4. Matthew Kildea

5. William Dalwood

6. Thomas Simpson

7. Chris Spencer

8. Joshua Bean

9. Andrew Heitmann

10. Nicholas Wilton

11. Rory Husler

Report

A sunny but cool day down at Flinders Uni saw the Reds lose the toss and enter the field. Big Dags opened up and was simply unplayable, bowling his 9 overs to finish with the amazing figures of 2/6. At the other end, Heitmann wobbled one through the gate in his first spell and then again late in the innings. Flinders Uni were given a couple of lives early, and at 3/100 were looking at posting a solid score, however as soon as we started to hold our catches, we picked up regular wickets. Clev showed you don't always get the wickets with your best deliveries, and finished with 3/21 from 6. Husler claimed two in his first C-grade game and Josh Bean had a good innings behind the stumps collecting 4 catches. Uni finished with 139.

With the bat, Will Swale got us off to a brisk start, punishing anything short, while Weed played the steady hand, ensuring we remained in control. Dags had to leave early so jumped up the order and really took the game on. 45 runs off 19 balls took the game away from Flinders Uni and at 1/100 off just 18 overs, the game was basically over. Chris Spencer and Tom Simpson both played their first games of the season, knocking up scores in the mid-teens and blowing out the cobwebs in the process. In the end, we won by 5 wickets with nearly 14 overs to spare.

Round 5

Date

1.00pm
11th November 2017

Versus

Fulham

Venue

Park 15

Results

PAOC 5 for 174 (Carmody 49, Simpson 46, Weidenhofer 44, W. Dalwood 31*) defeated Fulham 173 (M. Clarke 4 for 20, Phillips 2 for 24)

Team

1. Bradley Weidenhofer

2. Gregory Carmody

3. Lachlan Bartlett

4. William Dalwood

5. Tyson Smith

6. Thomas Simpson

7. Michael Siciliano

8. Michael Clarke

9. Thomas Phillips

10. Joshua Bean

11. James Dalwood

Report

After sending Fulham in, Pup Clarke got us off to the perfect start with Fulham in early trouble at 2 for 13. However Fulham batted well to reach 4 for 89 at half way. After the break we took fairly regular wickets to have Fulham 7 for 149 before finally bowling them out for 173. Pup Clarke was the pick of the bowlers (4 for 20) with good support coming from Tom Phillips (2 for 24 off 9) and single wickets to Dalwood, Smith and Carmody.

In reply, Carmody and Weed put on 66 for the first wicket before both Weed and Bartlett were out just prior to drinks. At half way, we were 2 for 74, needing 100 off 20 overs to record victory. After the break Carmody continued his patient innings while Tom Simpson became the aggressor with a brisk 46 off just 37 balls (7 x 4's, 2 x 6's) and Will Dalwood mopped up the final runs with a typically brutal innings, 31 off just 12 balls (3 x 4's and 2 x 6's). While all this happened, Carmody quietly compiled a well made 49 and in the end, it was a comfortable 5 wicket win with 9 overs to spare!

Round 6

Date

1.00pm
18th November 2017

Versus

ICCSA

Venue

Morgan Oval

Results

PAOC drew with ICCSA

Team

1. Bradley Weidenhofer

2. William Swale

3. Michael Siciliano

4. Tyson Smith

5. Joshua Clarke

6. William Dalwood

7. Gavin Jones

8. Matthew Kildea

9. William Hudson

10. Michael Hackman

11. Rory Husler

Report

Match abandoned due to rain

Round 7

Date

1.00pm
25th November 2017

Versus

Fulham

Venue

Collins Reserve #2

Results

PAOC 5 for 213 (Siciliano 77, Richards 47, Kildea 35, Zacker 32*) defeated Fulham 9 for 209 (Hackman 5 for 34)

Team

1. Bradley Weidenhofer

2. William Swale

3. Michael Siciliano

4. Aaron Richards

5. Matthew Kildea

6. Gavin Jones

7. Jack Zacker

8. Michael Clarke

9. Michael Hackman

10. Benjamin Allen

11. Andrew Heitmann

Report

We ventured down to Fulham hoping to continue our winning form. We won the toss and elected to Brabham. Things didn't look good after two catches went down in the first over and Fulham had 80 on the board after 10 without loss. After going for 10 off his first over, Michael Hackman took the first 5 wickets to fall, having Fulham 5 for 109 off 20 overs at drinks. After that, Fulham batted well, coupled with some dropped catches and poor fielding, they made it to 9 for 209 off 40 overs. Pick of the bowlers was Michelle Hackman who took his first 5 fa for PAOCCC, a very tidy 5 for 34 off 9 overs, which included 5 for 10 off 6 overs in the middle of his spell. Matthew Kildea also helped apply the handbrake with 1/28 off 7 bowling at the end.

We were confident that if we batted well, 210 was achievable but that we would have to bat well. Our chase got off to a disastrous start with Swale caught down the leg side for a duck. From there, Aaron Richards and Michael Siciliano batted well and found the boundary regularly, with Aaron out for a brisk 47 off 51 balls. Unfortunately Weed holed out to a full toss on the last ball before drinks but with wickets in hand and Siciliano well set, the target remained well within our sights. Sic and Clev then put on 54 after drinks before both were out in reasonably quick succession. Trenches for an excellent 77 and Clev for 35. Enter Jack Zacker! With the run-rate climbing to greater than a run a ball, Zacker cleaned up the target with hit some lofty blows and finished not out 32 off 22 balls, with Catapult Jones providing good support up the other end with 10*. A win with 4 balls to spare which really sets up our season!

Round 8

Date

1:00pm
9th December 2017

Versus

Goodwood

Venue

Park 15

Results

PAOC 7 for 193 (Weidenhofer 55, Spencer 45, Pontifex 34, Vass 20) defeated Goodwood 131 (Smith 3 for 15, Kildea 2 for 10)

Team

1. Bradley Weidenhofer

2. Chris Spencer

3. Edward Pontifex

4. William Dalwood

5. Tyson Smith

6. Jack Zacker

7. Jesse Vass

8. Matthew Kildea

9. Hamish Porter

10. Michael Hackman

11. Antony Brabham

Report

The C-Grade broke its tradition of bowling first and elected to bat on a good-looking Park 15 wicket. Weidenhofer and Spencer got us off to a perfect start and despite Weidenhofer holing out just prior to drinks for 55, we were well placed at 1 for 100 half-way. With wickets in hand and plenty of firepower in the sheds, we had hoped to post a score in excess of 200. Unfortunately, things didn't quite go to plan with Spencer (45), Pontifex (34), Dalwood (9) and Zacker (0) all losing their wickets in relatively short succession. However, Vass (20), Smith (11) and Kildea (10*) all provided handy lower order contributions to get us to 7 for 193 after 40.

With the ball, Dalwood and Brabham got us off to the perfect start claiming both openers for a duck. However, Goodwood had a good partnership through the middle and at 2 for 100 were starting to show signs that they might challenge our total. However, Smith and Kildea were brought on to apply the handbrake and did it to perfection. Smith bowling his 9 overs, 3 for 15 and Kildea 5 overs 2 for 10. It would be remiss not to also Ned Pontifex who bowled the final over of the day (his first in "about 15 to 20 years"), taking the final Goodwood wicket, which saw us home by 62 runs. A special mention to Hamish Porter who bowled 8 overs of impressive leg-spin, picking up a wicket in the process and to Jesse Vass who kept extremely well on a low Park 15 wicket (including a neat leg-side stumping).

Round 9

Date

1:00pm
16th December 2017

Versus

Grange

Venue

Park 15

Results

PAOC 5 for 228 (Weidenhofer 129*, Vass 39, Kildea 24) defeated Grange 59 (W. Dalwood 6 for 22, Brabham 2 for 22)

Team

1. Bradley Weidenhofer

2. Aaron Richards

3. Jesse Vass

4. William Dalwood

5. Gavin Jones

6. Tyson Smith

7. Jack Zacker

8. Matthew Kildea

9. Michael Clarke

10. Michael Hackman

11. Antony Brabham

Report

The skipper again won the toss and we elected to bat on a picturesque day for cricket at Park 15. Richards and Weidenhofer opened the batting, with both openers sensing a good opportunity for some runs. Sensing it may be difficult to share such an opportunity, there was an early 'accidental' mid pitch collision between the batters, and Richards was promptly back in the pavilion. Vass and Weidenhofer than put together a very well compiled century partnership, turning the strike over frequently and making the most of a quick Park 15 outfield when the opportunity arose. When Vass was caught on the boundary for a well-made 39, the crowd gathered for a Dalwood expression session which unfortunately lasted for only one ball. Kildea then played a valuable supporting role with an almost run a ball 24, but it was all about the captain and his quest for that elusive maiden century after over 160 matches for the club.

A club favourite Weidenhofer, it has been an ongoing drama throughout his career of how close he's coming to that century without any luck. The closest he had previously come to joining an exclusive club that even Siciliano has entered twice, was a 98no. Everything was lining up on Saturday, the run rate was not an issue, he was placing his shots terrifically and it only appeared the curse of Weidenhofer could prevent the unbelievable (or his unwillingness to more than jog between the wickets). As he reached his previous highest score of 98, the nerves were building and after an edge through the vacant slips region, he suddenly rediscovered his sprinting ability for a brisk 3, ready to celebrate that long awaited century. The sideline assuming it must be byes, as he surely hadn't edged it for his century sat there silently for the umpires signal. When it never came, there was a standing ovation and Weidenhofer finally had that milestone. He then proceeded to carry his bat the remainder of the innings to finish 129 not out which included one of the cleanest and longest hit 6's down the ground at the home of cricket. Being a modest man, he waited a day before posting a photo on social media congratulating oneself, and then asked if somebody else could complete the match report this round to ensure the century received maximum coverage.

Defending 228 with a quality bowling lineup, we went out to field quietly confident. Dalwood had their opener caught on the first ball, which was overturned due to a clerical error in proceedings. This only fired him up further, with his pace and bounce too much for some of the opposition batters. He finished with 6 wickets, and we had them all out in the 11th over for a well-deserved win for the team and some early celebratory VB's for the centurion.

Round 10

Date

1:00pm
23rd December 2017

Versus

Golden Grove

Venue

Park 15

Results

PAOC 2 for 144 (Weidenhofer 70*, Spencer 33) defeated Golden Grove 143 (Phillips 4 for 19, Richardson 2 for 18, Mitchell 2 for 50)

Team

1. Bradley Weidenhofer

2. Chris Spencer

3. Jesse Vass

4. Tyson Smith

5. Samuel Richardson

6. Gavin Jones

7. David Gerner

8. Matthew Kildea

9. Thomas Phillips

10. Justin Mitchell

11. Antony Brabham

Report

Two days before Christmas and the C's were looking to get the holiday season off to a great start by recording their 8th win for the year. A big game with their opponent Golden Grove sitting second on the table. We had some handy inclusions including Justin Mitchell, Dave Gerner and the Chief, Sam Richardson, out of retirement for one last time (John Farnham?)

Golden Grove won the toss and despite an early wicket to Tom Phillips with the new ball, they batted well reaching 1/77 off 17 overs. However Justin Mitchell claimed the key wicket of their A-Grader just prior to drinks, however at 2/85 off 20 overs, they would've been confident of posting a score of around 170-180. However after drinks, we managed to apply the hand brake and picked up regular wickets, including the last 6 for just 11 runs, to have Golden Grove all out for 143 in the 37th over. Tom Phillips was the pick of the bowlers with 4 for 19 off 9 overs, which included 2 caught and bowled's. He was well supported by the Chief who showed he had lost nothing in retirement (2 for 18 off 7 overs) including going very close to securing a hat-trick and Justin Mitchell who took 2 for 50 off 9.

A good start was the key to the run chase, with Weed and Spencer doing just that. After Spence was dismissed for 33 in the 12th over (1/60), Jesse Vass picked up where Spence left off providing good support to Weed. At the half way mark we were 1 for 92 with the target well under control. After drinks, we got the runs with the loss of just Vass for 18, with 12 overs to spare. Weed finished on 70 not out, making it a very successful three weeks at Park 15 for him, with scores of 55, 129* and 70*. Another good win, securing top spot heading into the Christmas break.

Round 11

Date

1:00pm
13th January 2018

Versus

Rostrevor Old Collegians

Venue

Morgan Oval

Results

PAOC 0 for 56 (Brinsley 34*, Richards 20*) defeated Rostrevor OC 52 (Smith 4 for 0, Mitchell 4 for 13)

Team

1. Bradley Weidenhofer

2. Thomas Brinsley

3. Chris Spencer

4. Aaron Richards

5. Edward Pontifex

6. Michael Siciliano

7. Trent Smith

8. Hamish Latchford

9. Jesse Vass

10. Tyson Smith

11. Justin Mitchell

Report

Round 11 and the C's played host to ROCS at Morgan Oval (Pulteney). We got the New Year off to a great start by winning the toss and sending ROCS in, keen to take advantage of the mid week and early morning rain. To be honest, the wicket was pretty good to bat on and ROCS failed to take advantage. With some handy inclusions, Brinsley and Latchford claimed an early wicket each but it was Mitchell and Smith who tore the heart out of the ROCS middle and lower order. Mitchell finishing with 4/13 off 6.1 overs and Smith 4/0 off 4 overs. ROCS were all out for just 52 shortly after drinks. A smart fielding performance with the only blemish coming from Smith who failed to pick up 5/0 by failing to lay a hand on a caught and bowled opportunity.

After a short tea break and brief halt to play following some resident trespassers loitering on the oval, Brinsley and Richards made light work of the ROCS total requiring just 5.5 overs to secure victory, Brinsley finishing on 34* and Richards 20*. A great start to 2018, with a minor premiership now firmly in our sights!

Round 12

Date

1:00pm
20th January 2018

Versus

Flinders University

Venue

Flinders University #1

Results

PAOC 5 for 193 (Weidenhofer 101, Siciliano 38, Leak 22) defeated Flinders University 166 (TR Smith 5 for 31, Mitchell 3 for 25)

Team

1. Bradley Weidenhofer

2. Jacob Leak

3. Aaron Richards

4. Michael Siciliano

5. Tyson Smith

6. Trent Smith

7. Jack Zacker

8. Thomas Phillips

9. Raja Gopal

10. Justin Mitchell

11. Nicholas Wilton

Report

A few changes for our Round 12 clash with Flinders University away. We won the toss and elected to bat with new look opening combination Weidenhofer and Leak getting us off to a steady start, reaching 0/68 at half way. Leak lost his wicket after drinks trying to up the ante, out for a well made 22 off 61 balls (1/81). Aaron joined Weed and Aaron looked ready to launch before mishitting a cutshot (2/107). Siciliano joined Weed and together they scored quickly and in no time had put on 80, with Weed reaching his second hundred in 3 innings and Siciliano contributing a very handy 38 off 41 balls. As the innings drew to a close, Weed, Zacker and Siciliano all holed out, but we finished with a very competitive 5/193.

Our bowling started well with Skip Wilton snaring a wicket in his first over, with Aaron holding onto a sharp one hander in front of Siciliano's at first slip. Mitchell then snared the other opener and Flinders were in early trouble at 2/4. A good partnership followed and Flinders turned half way at 2/77, needing just under a run a ball for victory. The partnership continued after drinks but Tyson Smith dismissed their best batsman for 60 with the score on 103. Flinders then used their wickets in hand to score quickly but with Smith continuing to take regular wickets, the equation came down to 33 off 24 with 2 wickets in hand. Mitchell came back into the attack and was miserly, picking up the last 2 wickets and the Reds were home by 27 runs. Mitchell finishing with 3/25 off 9 overs and Tys Smith picking up his first 5 fa for the club (5/31 off 8 overs). A good result!

Round 13

Date

1:00pm
3rd February 2018

Versus

ICCSA

Venue

Norwood Morialta HS

Results

PAOC 7 for 228 (Spencer 64, Weidenhofer 54, Pontifex 42, Dalwood 30) defeated ICCSA 21 (Dalwood 5 for 7, Mitchell 5 for 13)

Team

1. Bradley Weidenhofer

2. Chris Spencer

3. Edward Pontifex

4. Nicholas Gregurke

5. William Dalwood

6. Matthew Kildea

7. Tyson Smith

8. Thomas Phillips

9. Michael Clarke

10. Shishir Ramakrishna

11. Justin Mitchell

Report

Norwood Morialta High School was the venue for our Round 13 clash against top 4 contender, ICCSA. Weed won the toss and elected to bat and he and Spencer got us off to another perfect start, 0/96 at drinks. With wickets in hand, we had the perfect platform to make a score in excess of 200. Weed was out shortly after the break for 54 (opening partnership of 116), Spence for 64 and Noodles for a brisk 42 off 28 balls (4/179). The scene was set for Dalwood who did not disappoint, making 30 off 10 balls including three consecutive monster sixes. Unfortunately his innings was cut short by Kildea who ran him out, with not even Dalwood's long strides being enough to make his ground. We lost a few wickets in the end but finished on a very competitive 7 for 228, with Kildea not out on 11.

We expected ICSSA to put up a decent challenge in reply. What followed was nothing short of amazing! Dalwood got us under way once again with a skied pull shot being caught and bowled, with the batter claiming it came off the middle of his forehead and quickly calling for a helmet. Thankfully we had an independent umpire who gave it out, with our players well and truly split down the middle as to whether or not there was a top edge! From there, Dags and Mitch continued on their merry way, both unplayable at times and in a short time, both had claimed Michelle's and ICCSA were all out for just 21. Dalwood 5/7 off 7 and Mitchell 5/13 off 6.3. Special mentions to Gregurke who took an excellent diving catch at mid-on and to fill-in keeper, Spencer who was faultless with the gloves, including a smart catch off Dalwood. Another great win!

Round 14

Date

1:00pm
10th February 2018

Versus

Old Ignatians

Venue

Baulderstone Oval

Results

PAOC 1 for 86 (Spencer 54*) defeated Old Ignatians 82 (Mitchell 4 for 13, Siciliano 2 for 6, Kildea 2 for 18)

Team

1. Bradley Weidenhofer

2. Chris Spencer

3. Aaron Richards

4. Thomas Simpson

5. Michael Siciliano

6. David Gerner

7. Ashwin Subramaniam

8. Matthew Kildea

9. Michael Clarke

10. Justin Mitchell

11. Nicholas Wilton

Report

Another week, another top 4 contender. This time it was Old Ignatians at Baulderstone Oval. Weed lost the toss and we were disappointed to find ourselves in the field on a good wicket with a small outfield. Mitch had other ideas, dismissing their captain and leading run scorer in the first over with an absolute peach! He also picked up another 2 and Ignatians had been reduced to 3 for 22 off 10 overs. Clev provided good support at the other end and Skipper and Pup really applied the handbrake through the middle overs, with Ignatians 3/35 at half way. It never really got better for them as they limped their way to 82 all out in 38 overs. Skip was accurate as always, managing to amaze himself by holding onto a regulation caught and bowled (1/23 off 9) and Pup also picked up a wicket (1/18 off 9) with Clev showing how not to back peddle at mid on, but managing to hold onto the catch. Clev also picked up a couple late (2/18 off 9) with some smart work from Aaron and Ashwin as did Siciliano in a rare appearance at the bowling crease. Asked to bowl the last four overs at the death from one end, Weed thought Sic would bowl medium pacers. However, obviously he had been watching Rainman too much and settled on bowling "spin", and did not disappoint with 2/6 off 3 overs. During the week he claimed that he had been to the bakery and found that the recipe still worked! His only blemish was dropping a regulation caught and bowled, with the captain demanding fielding practice during the week. Mitch grabbed the last wicket and finished with 4/13, which brings him level with Dalwood on 18 wickets in just 5 games!

In reply, Weed holed out to a full toss for just 10 but Spence continued on his outstanding form, making it look easy. He made 56* off just 47 balls (6 x 4's and 2 x 6's) and with Aaron (19*) providing good support, the total was passed in just 13 overs at 4.06pm. Another great result, with the minor premiership being secured with a month of cricket still to play, however with the lid being firmly kept on!!

Round 15

Date

1:00pm
17th February 2018

Versus

MSCC

Venue

Park 15

Results

PAOC 8 for 176 (Weidenhofer 71, Pontifex 30, Swale 21) defeated MSCC 138 (Phillips 4 for 39, Smith 2 for 17, Kildea 2 for 26)

Team

1. Bradley Weidenhofer

2. Chris Spencer

3. Aaron Richards

4. Edward Pontifex

5. Michael Siciliano

6. William Swale

7. Lachlan Bartlett

8. Matthew Kildea

9. Tyson Smith

10. Thomas Phillips

11. Michael Clarke

Report

A disorganised start to Round 15 with the D-Grade taking managing to leave just 5 stumps and 2 bails at Park 15, meaning a mad dash for Tom Phillips to the Adelaide Cricket Warehouse. In addition, a mix up with the balls (thanks D-Grade), resulted in Chris Spencer being late and unable to open the batting! Anyway, A Richo started well before holing out and Spence lasted just two balls but Weed and Noodles got us to 2/89 half way. We pretty much managed to double that score at the end of our innings, with Weed being the mainstay with 71, whilst good cameos came from Pontifex (30), Swale (21) and Smith (10*).

Tom Phillips started the innings by hanging onto a sharp chance in gully off Clev, who bowled his full allotment in a row (2/26 off 9, 7 wides). MSCC had a reasonable crack at the chase, with some lusty blows. However, Tom Phillips was able to pick up regular wickets (4/39 off 9) and Tyson Smith applied the handbrake with effect (2/18 off 9). With just 40 needed off 4 overs and all of our regular bowlers bowled out, we turned to Lachie Bartlett who delivered with his second ball (1/0 off 0.2). We grassed five chances but there was also some good fielding with both Pup and Philly holding onto good catches on the boundary. A good win against a side that we will likely see again in finals.

Round 16

Date


24th February 2018

Versus

Bye

Venue

Round 17

Date

1:00pm
3rd March 2018

Versus

Adelaide Rockets

Venue

University Playing Fields #1

Results

PAOC 1 for 43 (Weidenhofer 21*) defeated Adelaide Rockets 42 (Mitchell 5 for 13, Dalwood 3 for 24)

Team

1. Bradley Weidenhofer

2. Chris Spencer

3. Matthew Kildea

4. Lachlan Bartlett

5. Thomas Phillips

6. Tyson Smith

7. William Dalwood

8. Aaron Richards

9. Michael Clarke

10. Siddarth Rajagopal

11. Justin Mitchell

Report

University Playing Fields was the venue for our Round 17 clash against Adelaide Rockets. We lost the toss and were disappointed to be in the field as the pitch and outfield was one of the best we have seen this year.

Dags and Mitch opened up and just continued to do as they please. Dags snagged a couple early and then Mitch took over, with Rockets all out for 42 after 19 overs. Mitch was simply outstanding - 9 overs 5/13 and a direct hit run out off his own bowling, whilst Dags wasn't far behind with 3/24 off his 9. Pup Clarke (1/5) finished off the innings with his only over. Highlight in the field was Rainman cleaning up a dropped catch from A Richo at second slip while the lowlight was Weed dropping a regulation catch at third slip off Dags.

There was no break for afternoon tea as we polished off the required runs in just 8 overs for the loss of only Spence. Clev made a swashbuckling 18 off just 10 balls (4 x 4's), whilst Weed was more circumspect with 21*. A 2.40pm finish followed by beers at the Hilton Hotel. We head into finals, starting with a Semi-Final against Old Ignatians at Park 9.

Finally, congratulations must go to Brad Weidenhofer (593 runs) and Justin Mitchell (23 wickets) who took out the respective LO3 Association batting and bowling trophies!

Round 18

Date


10th March 2018

Versus

Bye

Venue

Semi-Final

Date

12:30pm
17th March 2018

Versus

Old Ignatians

Venue

Park 9

Results

PAOC 2 for 82 (Weidenhofer 47*, Spencer 23) defeated Old Ignatians 9 for 81 (Smith 3 for 16, Mitchell 2 for 14, Bartlett 2 for 19)

Team

1. Bradley Weidenhofer

2. Chris Spencer

3. Aaron Richards

4. Edward Pontifex

5. Lachlan Bartlett

6. Jesse Vass

7. Michael Siciliano

8. William Dalwood

9. Tyson Smith

10. Thomas Phillips

11. Justin Mitchell

Report

A bit of mid-week rain meant that Roaming Brad was called into action, with many phone calls and Park 9 inspections required. Thanks to some excellent work from groundsman Nik, we got away on time. We won the toss and elected to bowl first, keen to take advantage of any early movement. Dags and Mitch got us underway but the pitch didn't really seem to be offering a lot.

The fifth over was an eventful one, with an unsuccessful LBW appeal, Tom Phillips grassing a chance at gully and then Ned Pontifex hanging onto a full-blooded cut shot at point. Ned's celebration was something to behold and he may well still be running somewhere towards North Adelaide! Mitch also picked up a second and after 10 overs, Iggies were 2/19. Tom Phillips was brought into the attack first change and he would be asked to bowl a lot less overs (9) than the number of standard drinks he had the night before. Barts also soon introduced and between the two of them, they gave Iggies nothing, with the pressure becoming too much for Frangos who ran himself following some tidy work from Dalwood and Vass. At half way, Iggies were 3/29.

The pressure from Phillips and Bartlett continued after the break with Barts picking up 2 of Iggies key batters (Carr and Tsekenis). Phillips completing his 9 overs for just 13 runs while Bartlett took 2/19 off 9 (he did have 2/6 off 8). Iggies were 5/58 off 30 overs and with Dalwood and Mitchell brought back into the attack, they were never able to gain any momentum. Dags finishing 8 overs 1/15 and Mitch 9 overs 2/14. Tyson Smith filled the gaps in between all of this and collected three wickets himself (3/16 off 5), with Iggies finished 9/81 off 40. Vass was impressive behind the stumps with a catch, stumping and assisted run-out.

Knowing that cricket is a funny game and that chasing runs in finals is difficult, we wanted to leave nothing to chance. Chris Spencer started in a confident manner once again and added 23 before he was trapped LBW (1/40 off 10). But not even the loss of Aaron Richards shortly thereafter, a short rain delay or a bruised hand for Noodles could stop the Reds who were able to pass the Iggies score 2 down in 22 overs. Weed remaining not out on 47 and Ned on 10.

We now look forward to the Grand Final against Golden Grove at Park 9 this week!

Grand Final

Date

12:30pm
24th March 2018

Versus

Golden Grove

Venue

Park 9

Results

PAOCCC 164 (Dalwood 34, Swale 27, Phillips 20) defeated Golden Grove 112 (Bartlett 5 for 30 inc hat-trick, Mitchell 3 for 22)

Team

1. Bradley Weidenhofer

2. William Swale

3. Jesse Vass

4. Michael Siciliano

5. Lachlan Bartlett

6. Matthew Kildea

7. William Dalwood

8. Tyson Smith

9. Thomas Phillips

10. Michael Clarke

11. Justin Mitchell

Report

Conditions for the Grand Final were perfect. 33 degrees and a flat Park 9 pitch. The BBQ was in full force, the get up from the A-Grade golf day had to be seen to be believed and a small but vocal crowd were enjoying Venkat's curries. Golden Grove won the toss and surprisingly elected to bowl on a flat Park 9 wicket. Even more surprisingly, Golden Grove set aggressive fields with up to four slips and a gully and very few fielders in front of the wicket. Any hint of grand final nerves were quickly gone as Swale and Weed took full toll on some average bowling and raced to 41 off 8 overs. However, with Weed (15) and Swale (27) dismissed in the following two overs, Golden Grove started to get their tails up and with some tight bowling managed to have us in trouble at 5/83 at drinks. The bottom six haven't had much batting this year but would need to step up today if we were going to post a competitive score. Will Dalwood batted the only way he knows how and struck some lusty blows but when he was out for 34 off just 23 balls, we still had work to do at 7/113 with 13 overs to go. But with 3 of our last 4 batters having highest scores of 99 or better and some experienced heads, we managed to last all but 2 balls of our innings. Tyson Smith 8 (27), Tom Phillips 20 (37), Michael Clarke 8* (16) and Justin Mitchell 12 (13) all providing valuable contributions as we posted an extremely competitive 164.

Runs on the board in a final always count for plenty. Especially once Golden Grove were left reeling at 3/14 as Mitchell cleaned bowled two batters and Philly held onto a sharp chance off Dags in the gully. However, a strong 4th wicket partnership got Golden Grove to 3/65 in the 16th over, needing just 100 runs for victory off 24 overs with 7 wickets in hand. Lachlan Bartlett had other ideas. Off the 1st ball of his 3rd over, Fleming holed out to Clev at mid-wicket. Off the 2nd ball, Durrant was cleaned bowled. And as the slow hand clap from the crowd started, Bartlett wrapped Papadimas on the pads and the umpire couldn't resist, firing him LBW. A hat-trick in a grand final! The double hat-trick ball was also one to remember - five wides down the leg-side! But on the 5th ball of the same over, Bartlett had another as Van Rooyen was bowled. All of a sudden, Golden Grove had slumped from 3/65 to 7/70. And when Bartlett held onto a sharp caught and bowled in his next over, Golden Grove had lost 5/8 to be 8/73 (Bartlett 5/16). At drinks, Golden Grove were 8/75 with plenty of work to do. However as seems to happen in finals, there was a stubborn 38 run partnership for the 9th wicket and Golden Grove were working their way back into the game, needing 53 off the last 10. Enter Justin Mitchell! Mitch single handedly accounted for the last 2 wickets - the first, a sharp caught and bowled and amazingly, the premiership was secured by a deflection off Mitch's hand catching the non-striker short of his ground. PAOCCC win by 52 runs!

D-Grade 2017/2018

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Round 1

Date

1.00pm
14th October 2017

Versus

Walkerville

Venue

Park 9

Results

PAOC defeated Walkerville

Team

1. Edward Thomas

2. Andrew Olsson

3. Andrew Heitmann

4. Patrick Sadlier

5. Don Kieu

6. John Gould

7. Alexander Glover

8. Jacob Leak

9. John Coop

10. Ashwin Subramaniam

11. Rajasekar Kesavan

Report

Walkerville forfeited

Round 2

Date

1.00pm
21st October 2017

Versus

Para Hills

Venue

Modbury HS

Results

PAOC 135 (Culshaw 41, Kesavan 21) lost to Para Hills 4 for 136 (Kesavan 3 for 19)

Team

1. John Coop

2. Edward Thomas

3. Andrew Heitmann

4. Andrew Culshaw

5. Albert Robbins

6. Rajasekar Kesavan

7. Don Kieu

8. Venkateshwar Lingampally

9. Clement Ting

10. Brent Hillier

11. William Farminer

Report

A brisk journey up to Modbury H.S. with obvious Kate arrivals meant we batted first, a great toss to win. With a couple of openers missing Heitmann strode out to face to first ball with Culshaw. 19 balls and 1 run later, with a big grin on his face, he strode back. Culshaw batting sensibly botched a steady 41, helped along by Farminer and finally Kieu to take us to 104/4. Kesavan and Coop made valuable contributions of 21 and 18 but no mor was forthcoming on a cut strip of dubious providence. All out for 135 on the penultimate ball of the innings was at least 20 short on a drying deck.

Heitmann and E. Thomas opened the bowling with Heito downhill with the wind going for a few off his allotted 9 overs. Hillier replaced Ed, only after he had bowled the opener for 1, and, hair flowing like a Viking warrior ran in with vengeance. Kesavan came on and wickets became an actuality. In a spell of 3/19 off 5, we would have been closer if not for the lack of runs. Well done to Albert Robbins who got to the game before the end of our innings. A pleasant afternoon was enjoyed by all and an early finish meant the Hackney could be accessed. Onwards and upwards next week. #Reds.

Round 3

Date

1.00pm
28th October 2017

Versus

Marion

Venue

Marion Oval #2

Results

PAOC 9 for 153 (Aust 78, Farminer 25, Ou 24) lost to Marion 9 for 300 (Aust 3 for 86, Thomas 2 for 48)

Team

1. John Coop

2. Edward Thomas

3. Charles Aust

4. Andrew Heitmann

5. William Farminer

6. Matthew Dickson

7. Don Kieu

8. Venkateshwar Lingampally

9. Clement Ting

10. Ethan Ou

11. Gregory Keech

Report

For those who remember the great C grade game at Brighton, thanks Johnny Churchill, this was a limited overs version without the rained off second week. Marion #2 is a small ground, Marion are a strong batting side. So... Ting and Lingampally took the new ball. Confidence is the key and young, keen bowlers both struggled with length. At 80/0, Heitmann took a smart caught and bowled and Kieu bamboozled the opener to have them 81/2. We were in with a sniff. Being short on bowlers meant that Heito bowled his 9 and three spinners and Clem 'Hill' Ting were the rest. However, Charles Aust, cameoing after a very late call up was called upon. 'Mate I'll have a go', and so he did. Taking 3/86 off 8 was one his career highlights. At 148/4, again we thought there was a shift in the game, not seismic enough though to prevent the 300 mark being reached. Well batted Marion.

Austy and Greg Keech opened this week, for something different, and got stuck in. Well Austy did anyway, as wickets fell around him, he played the only way he knows how and had a dip. A 'double Mail' (3+ wickets, 30+ runs) achievement beckoned and was well made with a brisk 78 off 51, with six 4's and five 6's. Disappointingly we fell short but did enjoy an hilarious run out off the last ball of the skipper for 0. Aiming as he said to emulate all great English captains when facing imminent defeat; block a few then get out for 0. We took our sandwiches up to the club rooms and enjoyed the fabled Marion C.C. hospitality, even taking some money out of their TAB. We need a win. What will next week bring?

Round 4

Date

1.00pm
4th November 2017

Versus

Para Hills

Venue

Park 15

Results

PAOC 9 for 125 (Farminer 45) defeated Para Hills 123 (Kesavan 4 for 19, Thomas 3 for 23)

Team

1. John Coop

2. Ashwin Subramaniam

3. Jacob Leak

4. Edward Thomas

5. Andrew Culshaw

6. Matthew Dickson

7. Rajasekar Kesavan

8. William Farminer

9. Venkateshwar Lingampally

10. Benjamin Allen

11. Clement Ting

Report

Park 15 is no Modbury High. Our beloved 'Home of Cricket' was a jewel, emerald in the spring sunshine. With a few in's this week, the bowling sticks looked solid. Ben 'BA' Allen was like a greyhound straining at the slips, nostrils flared, as he raced in from the school end. Rajasekar Kesavan from the Racecourse end having them 19/3 in short time on the back of BA's persistent tight line and length. The Reds were up and about. E. Thomas snaring the opener on 58 was the crucial wicket. It hen became procession as 6 leg befores were given. Aaah Park 15! It doesn't bounce and we don't care. If you are in the back foot hitting across the line to slow/medium you're on bother. All out for 123 in 36.3 was a just reward for the bowlers, Kesavan with 4 and Ed with 3, got mentions in the 'Good Read guaranteed'.

We always aim to make games fun. Chasing 123 at home was no exception. 3 - 6 - 4!!! Not the first three shots, the first three back in the sheds. At 59/3 anything could happen. BA a quickfire 10, Kesavan 18 from 18 balls, all with a steadying hand of Will Farminer (45 off 50) to get us to 113/5. With batting to come, surely we would taste victory? 115/6? 119/7? Erm... 119/8!!! A huge appeal against the skipper with 4 to win!! "Mate it's hit me on the top of the flap, outside leg, don't be ridiculous man." Coop and Lingampally famously partnered to win the day in seasons past, and so today. The skipper ensuring the win with a cheeky play-and-miss down leg side for 4 byes. Another thriller, but a win to savour. Hectorville next week at the Pulteney Cricket Complex. #redredred

Round 5

Date

1.00pm
11th November 2017

Versus

Hectorville

Venue

Vaughtan Oval

Results

PAOC 9 for 150 (Kildea 39, Subramanian 20) lost to Hectorville 8 for 154 (Kildea 3 for 14, Malik 2 for 21, Wilton 2 for 62)

Team

1. Venkateshwar Lingampally

2. Patrick Sadlier

3. Ashwin Subramaniam

4. William Farminer

5. Haider Malik

6. Rajasekar Kesavan

7. Rory Husler

8. John Coop

9. Matthew Kildea

10. Nicholas Wilton

11. Jacob Leak

Report

A host of big names into the side for this week's 5th round match at the picturesque Vaughtan oval. Always reminds me of Wotan from Wagner's Ring for some reason, anyway, I digress. Kildea, Sadlier, Farminer, Leak and our overseas recruit Malik looked the likely run-getters at the outset. It was going swimmingly until Sads smashed one at point, who, obviously, took an absolute screamer. His 18 off 16 was setting the stage for a big total. At 80/2 again we looked good, Ash Subramaniam hitting 20 of not many more. Kildea the sheet anchor providing the stability. His wicket could have been the start of a rout, going for a Mail mention 39, but Kesavan and Leak pushed and nurdled it around to get us close to the target of 150. After Kildea brought out stats to suggest that 150 gets you there more often than not, we were of the opinion that a few more were required on this oval. With the skip in at 119/6 being able to coax the side along to 142/7, Leak being the kingpin of this partnership, only to hole out on the boundary with an over to go. A pretty rancid pie chucker ended up on a hatrick after Chooks and Husler both succumbed in successive balls with moving the score on. Wilton and Lingampally getting the 150 up on the last ball.

Genuine pace from the attack too this week, with a decent total to defend. Without the redoubtable Heitmann, the Reds started solidly getting them 46/3. Wilton's left arm swing complementing Malik's express pace. Again they got away but were pegged back by inspired captaincy. Husler and Kildea got us from 93/3 to 97/6 with a combination of swing (Husler) and flight (Kildea) and at 114 for 7 we were in it up to our proverbials, Kildea earning a Double-Mail. Malik had another go and was successful with his deceptive slower ball but at 150/8 it was not to be. The lads yet again worked hard and played the game in the true spirit. Great to see Hooky at the ground too, just in time to watch Malik drop a dolly at long off, that he managed to kick over for 4, in front of the coach. 'On, on!' as they say. #Reds

Round 6

Date

1.00pm
18th November 2017

Versus

Woodville South

Venue

Nazareth College

Results

PAOC drew with Woodville South

Team

1. John Coop

2. Patrick Sadlier

3. Andrew Culshaw

4. Matthew Dickson

5. Don Kieu

6. Haider Malik

7. Jacob Leak

8. Rajasekar Kesavan

9. Edward Thomas

10. Nicholas Wilton

11. Andrew Heitmann

Report

Match abandoned due to rain

Round 7

Date

1:00pm
25th November 2017

Versus

Athlestone

Venue

Park 15

Results

PAOC drew with Athelstone

Team

1. John Coop

2. William Hudson

3. Ethan Ou

4. Patrick Sadlier

5. Brent Hillier

6. Edward Thomas

7. Don Kieu

8. Haider Malik

9. Jacob Leak

10. Rajasekar Kesavan

11. Nicholas Wilton

Report

Match abandoned due to rain

Round 8

Date

1:00pm
9th December 2017

Versus

Trinity College Old Scholars

Venue

Trinity College (Gawler River Campus)

Results

PAOC 9 for 143 (Gopal 31, Leak 21) defeated Trinity College Old Scholars 121 (Thomas 4 for 13, Malik 2 for 25)

Team

1. Jacob Leak

2. Gavin Jones

3. Haider Malik

4. Raja Gopal

5. Joshua Bean

6. Edward Thomas

7. Rajasekar Kesavan

8. Rory Husler

9. Don Kieu

10. Nicholas Wilton

11. Andrew Heitmann

Report

It was a case of 'no Coop, no worries' on Saturday as the D grade travelled to Angle Vale for a must win contest against TCOS. Despite the pitch resembling Dustin Martin's haircut, the acting skipper won the toss and decided to have a bat. Faith was put into promoted opener Jacob Leak, and he delivered with a classy 21, before a minor collapse saw us 5/61 at drinks. Raj Gopal and Raja Kesavan steadied the ship with a handy 33 run partnership, however we still looked in trouble at 8/100. Handy contributions from Don Kieu (18) and Andrew Heitmann (16) saw the D grade finish strong with a very defendable 9/143 after our 40 overs.

Tight bowling from Heitmann, Wilton and Husler put the pressure back on the home side early. Whilst a very important wicket from Haider Malik (removing last year's LO6 player of the year), put the Reds back on top. Hope was lost for the home side when the acting skipper put himself on, taking a very humble 4/13. The Reds finishing strong, bowling TCOS out for 121, putting us well and truly back into finals contention.

Round 9

Date

1:00pm
16th December 2017

Versus

Ingle Farm District

Venue

Ingle Farm PS

Results

PAOCCC 128 (Leak 24, Sadlier 22) lost to Ingle Farm 7 for 129 (Heitmann 2 for 9, Malik 2 for 28, Husler 2 for 40)

Team

1. Edward Thomas

2. Patrick Sadlier

3. Charles Aust

4. Ethan Ou

5. Jacob Leak

6. Rory Husler

7. Nicholas Wilton

8. Andrew Heitmann

9. Don Kieu

10. Haider Malik

11. Ashwin Subramaniam

Report

With our glorious leader sidelined to a One-eyed Cricketing fanaticism issue, Ed Thomas took the reins, out at Ingle Farm. We won the toss and chose to bat on what can only be described as a luscious jungle on an outfield, where anything that wasn't aerial, would make it through the infield. The team plugged away with two scores in the twenties (Leak 24, Sadlier 22) and some helpful lower order hitting from Husler and courageous "Skip" Wilton to post a modest total of 128.

Whilst we knew we would need to bowl tight lines, with an outfield like it was we gave ourselves a real chance to win. Fantastic bowling from A. Heitmann 9 overs 2/9 kept us in the game with only two of their players reaching double figures, however missed chances meant their opener went on to make a gallant 66 and they chased down the target 7 down with 9 balls to spare. A valiant effort by the lads, but skills errors robbed the boys of a possible win.

Round 10

Date

1:00pm
23rd December 2017

Versus

Mawson Lakes

Venue

LJ Lewis Oval

Results

PAOC 3 for 97 (Bean 54*, Culshaw 31) defeated Mawson Lakes 94 (Wilton 3 for 13, Kieu 2 for 15, Coop 2 for 17)

Team

1. John Coop

2. Patrick Sadlier

3. Joshua Bean

4. Matthew Dickson

5. Ethan Ou

6. Nicholas Wilton

7. Don Kieu

8. Andrew Heitmann

9. Andrew Brook

10. Andrew Culshaw

11. Clement Ting

Report

A journey to Yatala doesn't normally inspire confidence but after a brisk stop at a variety of fast food outlets the lads were steely eyed in a reportedly 39 degree day. Losing the toss was crucial to the plan and Heitmann and Wilton, taking the opening with a nick and sharp catch by Bean, threw down the fire blanket to quell the Mawson Lakes' early fire. A swift change up with 'The Don' Kieu brought instant results as his variation of slow turn and deceptive flight snared the opener and first drop batsmen. 26/3 soon became 27/4 with Dickson taking a low catch off Ting. The Reds smelled blood. Coop and Sadler taking care of either end with tight, incisive bowling. Sadler showing his experience with a line just on off stump and back of a length, nagging and hard to hit, whilst Coop offering seam variations and collecting two wickets in a spell that saw Mawson Lakes all at sea at 63/7. The return of Wilton and Heitmann polished off a great team performance in the field, a direct hit from Sadler at mid-on the pick, with the former collecting a 'Good Read Guaranteed' mention with 3/17 and Heito hooping it in the hot, humid air finishing with 1/8 with 3 maidens off 5. In all 7 catches and a run out were effected with another mention to 'The Cobra' Brook, taking two crackers under pressure.

Chasing 94 could have been a tricky little chase after losing two early wickets, Ou getting a beauty from the Lakes' quick, but Culshaw and Bean steadied the ship to take the score from a perilous 4/2 to 83/3. Hard to lose from that spot and we didn't disappoint with Bean going to the his well-earned half-ton with a physics defying six over Cow. The final runs were knocked off in smart time (17.4 overs) and an early finish was welcomed. The heat had hurt a few as we found out later it had got up to 40, Bean suffering with flu, made his man of the match even more impressive. A quick team trip the Grand North had the full 11 in whites in the finest established in Northfield, on Grand Jct Rd.

Round 11

Date

1:00pm
13th January 2018

Versus

Goodwood

Venue

Cabra East

Results

PAOC drew with Goodwood

Team

1. William Swale

2. Jacob Leak

3. David Gerner

4. Patrick Sadlier

5. William Farminer

6. Raja Gopal

7. Edward Thomas

8. Rory Husler

9. Nicholas Wilton

10. Andrew Heitmann

11. Brent Hillier

Report

Match abandoned due to rain

Round 12

Date

1:00pm
20th January 2018

Versus

Modbury

Venue

Park 15

Results

PAOC 109 (Husler 50) lost to Modbury 3 for 271 (Thomas 2 for 49)

Team

1. Patrick Sadlier

2. Matthew Dickson

3. Andrew Culshaw

4. Joshua Bean

5. Clement Ting

6. Andrew Brook

7. Edward Thomas

8. Benjamin Allen

9. Andrew Heitmann

10. Rory Husler

11. Brent Hillier

Report

D's hosted Modbury at Park 15 on Saturday in what was a must win to keep our finals hopes alive. After losing the toss, we were forced to field in reasonably tough conditions given the heat.

Struggling to find a breakthrough early, Modbury cruised to 82 before Ed Thomas got what felt like the breakthrough. Unfortunately, the worst was yet to come as their first drop made an effortless 110 not out. Modbury finished 3/271 with Thomas claiming 2 and Ben Allen with a nice caught and bowled.

Unfortunately, our bad luck continued with Josh Bean being victim to a black duck. Rory Husler was the pick of the batsmen with a superb 50 from 40 balls. However, that was the only highlight as we were bowled out for 109.

Round 13

Date

1:00pm
3rd February 2018

Versus

Woodville South

Venue

Park 15

Results

PAOC 8 for 135 (Subramaniam 37) lost to Hectorville 178 (Wilton 5 for 38, Culshaw 2 for 0, Gopal 2 for 18)

Team

1. Andrew Culshaw

2. Patrick Sadlier

3. Ashwin Subramaniam

4. William Farminer

5. Raja Gopal

6. Rajasekar Kesavan

7. Edward Thomas

8. Benjamin Allen

9. Nicholas Wilton

10. Andrew Heitmann

11. Rupert Johnston

Report

Round 13 saw the D Grade host Woodville South at Park 15. Woodville South were quick to elect to bat after winning the toss. As has been the case the last few weeks, we produced some tight bowling early, however struggled to take wickets - as there top three made starts. Tight bowling late from Ben Allen, as well as a 5fa from Nick Wilton saw Woodville bowled out for 178. Solid starts from Ash Subramaniam and Will Farminer gave us hope early, however that soon faded as our run rate slowed. In the end we fell short with 8/135.

Round 14

Date

1:00pm
10th February 2018

Versus

Hectorville

Venue

Park 15

Results

PAOC 9 for 154 (Farminer 66, Hackman 27) lost to Hectorville 4 for 156 (Heitmann 2 for 11, Kieu 2 for 13)

Team

1. Patrick Sadlier

2. Rupert Johnston

3. William Farminer

4. Matthew Dickson

5. Clement Ting

6. Don Kieu

7. Rory Husler

8. Edward Thomas

9. Michael Hackman

10. Andrew Heitmann

11. Brent Hillier

Report

An early drizzle caused Hectorville to send us in for the start of round 14. Solid starts from our top 4 batsmen saw us on the front foot early. Will Farminer was the pick of the lot, making a solid 66. However, the run rate faded toward the middle of the innings as we lost wickets in quick succession. Michael Hackman got us back in the contest late in the innings with a quick 27 from 20 balls, as we finished with a reasonable score of 9/154. However, it was our inability to take wickets, and expensive bowling that saw us struggle. Hectorville chasing down our total with ease - only 4 wickets down and 8 overs to spare.

Round 15

Date

1:00pm
17th February 2018

Versus

Modbury

Venue

Blair Athol Reserve

Results

PAOC 5 for 157 (Gopal 43*, Thomas 26, Culshaw 24) lost to Modbury 9 for 158 (Gopal 5 for 29, Wilton 2 for 19, Thomas 2 for 52)

Team

1. Andrew Culshaw

2. Ashwin Subramaniam

3. William Farminer

4. Raja Gopal

5. Joshua Bean

6. Rupert Johnston

7. Edward Thomas

8. Rory Husler

9. Nicholas Wilton

10. Michael Hackman

11. Venkateshwar Lingampally

Report

Round 15 got off to a shaky start when the D grade rolled up to a vacant Wynn Vale Oval. After a quick phone call to the Modbury secretary, the D grade were on the road again to Blair Athol Reserve, before winning the toss and electing to bat. Culshaw (24) and Thomas (26) got off to a solid start, with a partnership of 60. Solid contributions from Subramaniam (17) and Gopal (43), saw the D's put on a respectable 157.

Gopal's form continued with the ball as he took an outstanding 5/29 off 9 overs, however the Reds couldn't quite take their chances with multiple drop catches. It all came down to the final over. Modbury needed 1 to win with 2 balls remaining and 1 wicket in hand, when the ball got hit in the skipper's direction. Unfortunately, the catch wasn't taken and Modbury took home the chocolates.

Round 16

Date

1:00pm
24th February 2018

Versus

Glenunga

Venue

Webb Oval

Results

PAOC 8 for 129 (Farminer 30, Gregurke 30, Ou 22*, Thomas 22) lost to Glenunga 3 for 170 (Hillier 2 for 18)

Team

1. Patrick Sadlier

2. Edward Thomas

3. Joshua Bean

4. William Farminer

5. Nicholas Gregurke

6. Clement Ting

7. Matthew Dickson

8. Ethan Ou

9. Don Kieu

10. Brent Hillier

11. Andrew Heitmann

Report

The Reds rolled up to a very wet Webb Oval to take on Glenunga for round 16. We have had a few wash outs throughout the year, however this was the worst pitch of the lot of them! Yet, with both sides out of finals contention, and an eagerness to play cricket, the game went ahead. Drop catches on the first and third ball of the day cost us (and a total of 5 drop catches for the innings). It was disappointing as Nick Gregurke, Andrew Heitmann, Don Kieu and Brent Hillier all bowled very well without too much reward. Glenunga finishing a solid 3/170.

We never really looked in it with the bat. Small contributions from Thomas (22) and Farminer (30) were impressive, however the highlight of the day was Ethan Ou (22) hitting 2 mammoth 6's. Reds fell well short with 9/129.

Round 17

Date

1:00pm
3rd March 2018

Versus

Athelstone

Venue

Morgan Oval

Results

PAOC 8 for 229 (Sadlier 122, Hackman 24) defeated Athelstone 4 for 148 (Wilton 2 for 16)

Team

1. William Farminer

2. Patrick Sadlier

3. Rupert Johnston

4. Raja Gopal

5. Edward Thomas

6. Joshua Bean

7. Michael Hackman

8. Nicholas Wilton

9. Rory Husler

10. Andrew Heitmann

11. Benjamin Allen

Report

The D grade were quick to elect to bat after winning the toss on an absolute road at Morgan Oval, and it paid dividends for Patrick Sadlier. Sads brought up his maiden hundred for the club in superb style, being the rock for the team throughout the innings with 122. Congrats Sads! Michael Hackman also chimed in with an important 24 runs as we finished 8/229 off our allotted 40 overs. Athelstone never really looked in the game as they slowly made 4/148 off 40. Skipper Wilton took the lead in the race for the bowling trophy with 2/16 off 6.

Round 18

Date

1:00pm
10th March 2018

Versus

Mawson Lakes

Venue

Morgan Oval

Results

PAOC 7 for 198 (Ou 46*, Farminer 38, Subramanian 35, Wilton 20) defeated Mawson Lakes 83 (Wilton 3 for 18, Lingampally 2 for 7, Heitmann 2 for 14, Hillier 2 for 34)

Team

1. William Farminer

2. Ashwin Subramaniam

3. Clement Ting

4. Raja Gopal

5. Joshua Bean

6. Edward Thomas

7. Ethan Ou

8. Siddarth Rajagopal

9. Venkateshwar Lingampally

10. Andrew Heitmann

11. Brent Hillier

Report

With nothing to play for, the D grade went into the final game of the season looking to finish strongly. After winning the toss and electing to bat, Subramaniam (35) and Farminer (38) were impressive early, although after a minor collapse, we were concerned at 5/127. However, Ethan Ou put our minds at ease with a superb 46*, to guide us to a comfortable 7/198 at the change of innings. Tight bowling from Heitmann (2/14), Wilton (3/18) and Hillier (2/34) helped secure our dominant position. However the highlight of the innings was from club legend Venkat Lingampally winding back the clock taking two wickets off consecutive balls, to finish 2/7 off 3 overs. Venkat announced post game that he had played his final game for the club. It's been a privilege to play alongside Venkat for the past 3 seasons. He's been a massive influence to many in the team, and I am yet to see him without a smile on his face. He'll be missed out on the field, however, if his retirement encourages him to cook some for curries for the club to enjoy, it will be welcomed with open arms.