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Combined Government Schools, Representative XI VS Associated and Catholic Colleges, Representative XI

Monday 19th March 2018 - Murdoch University Cricket Ground

Result: Combined Government Schools, Representative XI (10/204) defeated Associated and Catholic Colleges, Representative XI (10/180)

Player of the match Michael Dawson - ACC - Lumen Christi College

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2018 ACC cricket captain Damien Burrage had the team in the field, looking to make some early strikes with the new ball. The ACC bowling unit provided a solid team effort and made regular strikes to keep the State Schools innings in check. Ross Nesbitt took two wickets that put the ACC into a strong position by the mid point of the innings. Bowlers Hudson Toomey and Damien Burrage also assisting to put the brakes on the middle and lower order picking up wickets at crucial stages. The ACC also managaing to execute three run outs in the State Schools innings which closed when they were all out for a total of 204.   

Best bowlers for ACC:

Ross Nesbitt - 2/20 (7 overs)

Hudson Toomey - 2/42 (10 overs)

Damien Burrage - 1/32 (9 overs)

In reply, The ACC got off to a slightly nervous start with the bat losing some early wickets in the first 15 overs. Young opener Douwtjie Hoogenboezem showed his future potential with a solid defensive technique accompanied with some neat strokes. The ACC batting had many small partnerships that looked likely to turn into match winning momentum but similar to the State Schools innings continued to lose wickets at semi regular intervals. Michael Dawson and Timon Peters coming to the crease at 5 for 74 put together the largest partnership of the ACC innings with a 56 run counter punch stand that had the ACC eyeing off the victory chase. Unfortunately, ACC wickets fell on the final stretch despite some solid late hitting from Andrew Nicholson. A tricky run chase with a fired up State Schools bowling line up eventually bringing the ACC innings to a close at 10/180.

Best batters for ACC:

Michael Dawson 43 runs (37 balls, 4x4s, 2x6s)

Timon Peters - 40 runs (58 balls, 5x4s, 1x6)

Andrew Nicholson - 15 runs (18 balls, 3x4s)

It was a fantastic game of cricket and the boys should be extremely proud in the way they represented their school and the ACC. 

A huge thankyou to the efforts of coach Ben Lillis from Chisholm College and to the Manager Ben Lomas from John Septimus Roe. Also thankyou to the 2018 selectors Roh Weddikkara (Peter Carnley ACS), Darryn Longbottom (Swan Valley ACS), David Colin-Thome (Kingsway Christian), and Hilton Hardman (St George's AGS).

Thankyou also to the WACA for a wonderful experience for our top ACC cricketers.