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Marylebone takes the honours at MCG

Dec 31, 2010

Melbourne CC captain Simon Dart (left) tosses the coin with Marylebone CC cpunterpart Keith Bradshaw at the MCG on December 31, 2010.In hot, oppressive conditions more suited to the home team, Marylebone Cricket Club has defeated Melbourne Cricket Club by 39 runs in a competitive traditional post-Ashes Test clash at the MCG today. 

After losing the toss and being asked to bat, our UK visitors took advantage of excellent batting conditions to post 8/234 c.c. from 45 overs. 

Due to 40-degree heat, the match was reduced from 50 overs per side after agreement between the two teams.

Ian Cockbain top scored for Marylebone with a sprightly 65, while good support was offered by David Cranfield-Thompson (46) and Cricket Victoria chief executive Tony Dodemaide (43). 

Left-arm off spinner Will Ryan and paceman Callum O'Neill each picked up two wickets for MCC.

In reply, the home side started slowly and once captain Simon Dart departed for a well-made 49, it was always going to be a struggle, eventually finishing at 9/194 at the end of its 45 overs.

Dodemaide capped off a fine match by taking 4/36.

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Marylebone Cricket Club logoSCORECARD

Marylebone CC innings
M. Jeh          caught Farr bowled Dart                         6 (23)
I. Cockbain         caught Middlin bowled Edwards     65 (74)
N. Hicks         lbw bowled O'Neill                                         2 (6)
T. Dodemaide         stumped Middlin bowled Ryan 43 (51)
K. Bradshaw         caught Farr bowled Graf             9 (16)
D. Cranfield-Thompson         bowled O'Neill             46 (50)
C. Morgan         run out                                             24 (42)
I. Flangan         caught Dart bowled Ryan                 2 (3)
D. Raggett         Not Out                                             3 (3)
N. Oldridge         Not Out                                            4 (2)
Extras             (25 wides, 4 leg byes, 1 bye)               30  
Total (45 overs)                                                 8/234 c.c. 

Fall of wickets: 1/40 (Jeh), 2/51 (Hicks), 3/110 (Cockbain), 4/130 (Bradshaw), 5/146 (Dodemaide), 6/203 (Morgan), 7/219 (Flangan), 8/226 (Cranfield-Thompson)

Bowling: P. Smith 7-0-32-0 C. O'Neill 7-0-56-2 Dart 7-0-22-1 Edwards 8-1-44-1 Graf 9-0-42-1 Ryan 7-0-33-2

Melbourne Cricket Club logo-------------------------------------------

Melbourne CC innings
G. Wild         caught Cranfield-Thompson bowled Jeh              1 (9)
P. Halpin         caught (sub) bowled Emburey                 17 (28)
S. Dart        caught Cockbain bowled Raggett                        49 (83)
J. Gillard       st Cranfield-Thompson bowled Raggett     13 (26)
A. Middlin      st Cranfield-Thompson bowled Dodemaide    26 (43)
B. Glenn         caught Cockbain bowled Flangan             5 (6)
P. Smith      bowled Dodemaide                                       28 (27)
A. Farr      caught Cockbain bowled Dodemaide            3 (10)
S. Graf           Not Out                                                          20 (20)
W. Ryan        lbw bowled Dodemaide                            1 (5)
T. Edwards       Not Out                                                 7 (11)
Extras             (15 wides, 6 leg byes)                                   21  
Total (45 overs)                                                         9/195 c.c. 

Fall of wickets: 1/1 (Wild), 2/45 (Halpin), 3/81 (Gillard), 4/106 (Dart), 5/113 (Glenn), 6/153 (Middlin), 7/158 (Farr), 8/165 (Smith), 9/177 (Ryan).

Bowling: M. Hughes 6-2-14-0 M. Jeh 4-1-8-1 J. Emburey 9-1-31-1 Dodemaide 9-1-36-4 Raggett 9-0-43-2 Flangan 8-0-53-0

The Melbourne and Marylebone teams before play at the MCG on December 31, 2010. 


Melbourne: Simon Dart (captain), Ashley Middlin, Tim Edwards, Ashley Farr, Brad Glenn, Shaun Graf, Patrick Halpin, Gerard Wild, James Gillard, Callum O’Neill, Will Ryan and Pat Smith. Team Manager: Geoff Fidler.

Marylebone: Keith Bradshaw (captain), Oliver Broom, Ian Cockbain, David Cranfield-Thompson, Tony Dodemaide, John Emburey, Ian Flangan, Neil Hicks, Merv Hughes, Michael Jeh, Chris Morgan, Nick Oldridge, David Raggett, Team Manager: John Mackinnon.

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Posted by: Dave Raggett on 14/01/2011 03:30:31 PM

Does anyone know if a copy of the scorebook , and pictures of the day be obtained fron anyone? What about a copy of the highlights as the game was on the big screens ?

Posted by: Melbourne Cricket Club on 14/01/2011 03:34:31 PM

Hi Dave. There are photos on Facebook at - you can also email and ask for the scorebook.

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