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    MCC v MCC - Melbourne and Marylebone do battle at Lord's

    Jul 22, 2009

    Two of the most famous cricket clubs in the world went head-to-head at Lord’s when the two MCCs – Melbourne and Marylebone Cricket Clubs – took to the field on Tuesday July 21.

    Marylebone batted first and made an impressvie 7/249 off 50 overs.

    After commencing their innings, unfortunately rain ended play for Melbourne with the score at 1/55 after just 12 overs. Based on the Duckworth-Lewis system, Melbourne feel short of victory by only five runs.

    Notable performances for Melbourne were John Fitzgibbon (3/66) who was the major wicket taker while Matthew Brown (25 no) and Robert Cooper (20 no) made a solid start with the bat.

    Marylebone's win continues the trend of previous encounters mirroring the result of the Ashes battle when Marylebone won convincingly in 2005 but came unstuck in the return match the following year at the MCG.

    The score line since the commencement of these matches in 1993 is now five-three Marylebone’s way.

    The full scorecard from the match is below:

    Tuesday July 21, 2009  
    Lord's 
    Marylebone CC v Melbourne CC
    Marylebone won the toss and decided to bat 
    Marylebone won by six runs (Duckworth-Lewis system)
     
    MARYLEBONE CRICKET CLUB   
    DJ Bicknell                                                                                        b JJ Graham                          43
    SL Hawk                                          c BS Forsyth                           b AL Fekete                             9
    JD Bowden                                     lbw                                            b RJ Cooper                           56
    WJ House                                       c SH Cook                               b JA Fitzgibbon                       2
    MW Alleyne                                     c MJ Brown                              b JA Fitzgibbon                      12
    KP Dutch                                         not out                                                                                        74
    K Bradshaw                                                                                      b AL Fekete                             30
    MJ Freidlander                                                                                 b JA Fitzgibbon                       11
    J Smits+                                          not out      0
    JP Stephenson*   
    MM Patel   
    Extras                                               b1 lb6 w5 nb0                                                                          12
    Total                                                                                                   50.0 overs                               249
       
    1-35 2-62 3-74 4-101 5-149 6-197 7-234   
       
    Bowler                                          O     M    R    W    Wd    Nb
    PJ Halbish                                    7     0    34    0       0      0
    AL Fekete                                    10     0    56    2      1       0
    SH Cook                                       6      1    27    0      0       0
    JJ Graham                                  10     1    31    1      1       0
    JA Fitzgibbon                              10     0    56    3      1       0
    DJ Morgan                                    4      0   23     0      1       0
    RJ Cooper                                    4     1    15     1      0       0
       
    MELBOURNE CRICKET CLUB   
    RJ Cooper                                    not out                                                                                         20
    BS Forsyth+                                  lbw                                             b MM Patel                              0
    MJ Brown                                      not out                                                                                         25
    JD Carlson   
    SH Cook   
    AL Fekete   
    JA Fitzgibbon   
    JA Graham   
    PJ Halbish*   
    PD King   
    DJ Morgan   
    Extras                                           b0 lb2 w8 nb0                                                                            10
    Total                                                                                                  12.0 Overs                             55
        
    Bowler                                      O     M     R      W    Wd   Nb
    MJ Friedlander                         4      0     22      0      4       0      
    MM Patel                                    6     1     18      1      1        0  
    KP Dutch                                   2      0     13      0      0       0