Match Reports - Past Seasons

Match reports from a nominated member/parent/supporter of each team will be provided on a weekly basis. The reports will be a balanced view of the match, including special performances and where possible photos of the players. This section contains all of the reports submitted prior to the 2011/12 season.


Gordon U/10 Gold - Round 10

Gordon U/10 Gold - Round 10


GORDON Under 10 GOLD NEWSLETTER   Volume 10, 10/12/08 

Round 10: Gordon Gold 1/68 v Lane Cove Clarke 8/65

Being back at 'Headquarters' (Naremburn Lower) seemed to bring out the best in the Golds' as they were really at the top of their game on Saturday. Following an excellent training session they were primed for a tough battle with the inform Lane Cove Clarke. Captain Mitch struck the first blow when he called correctly and sent Clarke into bat.

Our bowling was first class as over after over was defended grimly by the batsmen and the figures show it. Charlie 0/6, Callum 0/9 Jae 0/2 Henry 0/5 James 0/4, Cam 0/2 and Mitch 0/9 were relentless in the pressure they placed on the batsmen. Eventually a break had to come and it was Alex bowling an excellent line and length who achieved a double break and finished with 2/3. Hamish showing no ill effects of his week away grabbed 1/8, with a good mix of pace and swing and the always reliable Jack 1 for 4 and Jonas 1/0 were rewarded for their hard toil.

A real highlight though was the ground fielding which was almost flawless. Cameron started things when he fired in a missile for a direct hit run out which brought the crowd alive. Alex responded with two beautiful pick up and throws which both hit the stumps and found the batsmen short of their ground. Three run outs in an innings what a bonus, what a reward!!!! This great all round effort limited Clarke to 8/65 off their 24 overs a very gettable target.

Clarke struck early when captain Mitch was knocked over. This brought Jonas (27 retired) and Jack (25 retired) together and after both survived an early chance they combined in a devastating display of batting and running which swung the game in our favour ' well done to both boys. This left the rapidly improving Hamish (3 not out) and Cameron (2 not out) to get us home. In 12 overs. With time available James (7) including a lovely cover driven boundary, Alex (17not out) Henry (14 not out) Jae (5 not out) and Charlie (1 not out) and Callum all got some time in the middle.

This was a good display against a strong team, well done.


Player of the Day ' for a tremendous exhibition of fielding including a direct hit run out and multiple saves, Cam is the player of the day.

Next Match ' Round 11 v Lane Cove Bradman ' Naremburn Lower ( aka Headquarters) be there by 8.15am



December 13 ' Alex is away


Gordon U/10 Gold - Round 9

Gordon U/10 Gold - Round 9


GORDON Under 10 GOLD NEWSLETTER   Volume 9, 1/12/08 

Round 9: Gordon Gold 8/203 v Lindfield Hussey 7/109

With its long straight boundaries and shorter square ones Thomson Reserve resembles the Adelaide Oval (without the cathedral of course). With a large crowd gathering everything was set for a great match. Hussey won the toss and sent us in and were immediately rewarded with the wicket of Henry. Jae (27 retired) then unfurled a wonderful array of straight drives in a majestic display of batting to reach his highest score for the season. Alex to was quickly into stride and was particularly vicious on anything over pitched driving beautifully through the offside to reach 25. Jack (1) and Callum (6) were both undone by some excellent line and length bowling as Hussey fought back into the match.

Enter tyro Charlie who attacked immediately and raced to 25. Unfortunately a mix up with James T just as he was settling in saw James run out. Mitch (10) found form including two awesome pulls for four as did Jonas (9) who looked in great touch before falling to a good ball. Cameron (5) was struck a nasty blow on the foot and when Gen was bowled by their 'quick' we were 8 out but with 5 overs remaining. This meant Alex and Charlie could return and in a wonderful partnership they quickly swung the game our way with Alex finishing on 47 not out and Charlie on 29 not out and a team total of 8/203 from 24 overs.

This was going to be a tough assignment for Hussey however their openers got away well. Our brilliant fielding (Henry, James, Callum and Mitch) meant they were under pressure. The first three wickets were run outs as first Henry with a direct hit brought the crowd alive and then James and Jonas and Jonas and Gen combined to secure two more run outs and swing the game back into our favour. With Jack and Callum both bowling maidens the task was becoming more difficult for the men of Lindfield! Enter Henry who with a 'Brett Lee' like spell grabbed two wickets, one courtesy of a great catch by Jack which rocked Lindfield. Jonas then chimed in with a wicket and Gen who had bowled well without luck in other games took the final wicket leaving Lindfield at 7/109 from 24 overs.         

A very good game where every player contributed. Let's remember though that we only say positive things to our team mates when on the field.

Player of the Day ' for a tremendous exhibition of fielding including a direct hit run out and multiple saves, plus two wickets HENRY is the player of the day. Well deserved. 

Spirit of Cricket ' sometimes we have mix ups and batsmen get run out. On Saturday this happened and when he came in from batting Charlie immediately said sorry to James who had been run out earlier. For this great gesture Charlie gets the award.

Next Match ' Round 10 v Lane Cove Clarke ' Naremburn Lower ( aka Headquarters) be there by 8.15am


December 6 ' Gen is away if anyone else is going to be away please advise Judy asap.

December 13 ' Alex is away

Training ' Wednesday 5.45pm


Gordon U/10 Gold - Round 8

Gordon U/10 Gold - Round 8


GORDON Under 10 GOLD NEWSLETTER   Volume 8, 22/11/08

Round 8 Gordon Gold 10/85 v Lindfield Watson 6/98

After the week off due to rain we headed to Primula Oval ready for action against the strong Lindfield Watson. Once again we lost the toss and found ourselves in the field.

The 'Watson'batting was strong and they began with a flurry of boundaries and some good running between the wickets. The score mounted and the chances for catches just would not 'stick'! Everyone worked very hard with the ball and we were rewarded with five bowlers, Charlie, Alex, Jonas, Cam and Jae all getting one wicket each ' all bowled!!!!! Our ground fielding was solid but not as consistent as in previous weeks as a couple of balls were missed which cost us dearly in the run department. Still we achieved one neat run out, which was a good reward.  Our three keepers, Gen, Jonas and Jae did a great job and after 24 overs Watson had been limited to 6/98, a very gettable target.

Unfortunately Cam was out early after being hit by their quick, and when Charlie sliced one to gully only to see the hot chance held, we were on shaky ground. Gen (5) played a lovely glide for four but was dismissed soon after and we were in big trouble. Mitch who continues to improve each week, played a lovely cover drive only to see it intercepted centimetres from the turf and we were reeling at 4 for 16! Alex took on the fiery pace man from Lindfield and was felled by a beamer but bravely resumed. With Jonas they settled things down but then disaster ' a dropped catch saw an attempt for a run, and a lovely direct hit throw by the fielder saw Alex (7) run out! Jack joined Jonas (25 retired) and they took charge, but just as we were looking to get on top Jack (7) was bowled.

The game was there for the taking but could we hold our nerve? James (2) was in fine touch but another good catch put Lindfield in charge. The loss of Hamish who is growing in skill, and Jae to another superb catch meant we were in trouble at 9/85 with three overs remaining. Jonas who had retired rejoined Callum (3 not out) and the crowd held its breath ' would we sneak the runs or would Lindfield hold out? Well it proved to be the latter, and Watson took the prize. Well done Lindfield Watson.

A very good game of cricket were the fielding and catching of Watson proved to be the difference.



  • 5 bowlers took wickets, all bowled!
  • One run out achieved ' good stuff!
  • Fewest number (23) wides bowled so far in a game this season ' well done

Things to Work On ' (the Australian team work on these as well)

  • Catching
  • Keeping our position in the field especially when on the boundary
  • Calling for our runs ' 'wait' is an important call


Player of the Day ' for a good all round display and continued improvement Gen is our player of the day 


Next Match ' Round 9  AFTERNOON GAME  2.00PM START  v Lindfield Hussey at Thompson Reserve Artarmon ' behind Artarmon Public School ' be at the ground by 1.45pm.


Availability ' Hamish is away this week. If anyone else is going to be away please advise Judy asap.


Training ' Wednesday 5.45pm ' weather permitting we will be in the nets this week.



'Between the Wickets' goes international! - the team newsletter is now posted on the Gordon Cricket Club website ' go to and we will be there! Would be great to have some photographs of the kids in action to post as well ' any volunteers?

Thanks again to all of our support team aka parents who make sure the team runs very smoothly.




Gordon U/10 Gold - Round 1

Gordon U/10 Gold - Round 1


GORDON Under 10 GOLD NEWSLETTER   Volume 1, 21/9/08

ROUND ONE : Gordon 2/157 v St Ives Lee 10/50

Round 1 saw the 'Gold's' get off to a flying start. Our openers Cameron (retired 7) and Callum (retired 0) put together an opening partnership of 26 in 7 overs. This was a great start, in particular the calling by both batsmen, which ensured that a number of byes were taken- great work boys! Henry (5 retired) was in good form and hit the ball cleanly in particular a lovely cover driven boundary. Genevieve (0) and Mitch (0) while both looking comfortable at the crease were dismissed by very good deliveries. This brought Alex (22 ret 5 boundaries) and Charlie (19 ret 4 boundaries) together in a partnership where both displayed a fine array of shots and some excellent running between the wickets. With a great platform set Jack (17 ret 4 boundaries) and Jo (28 ret 6 boundaries) set the ground alright with a dynamic display of stroke making. They were well supported by Hamish (0 not out) and with our overs completed we posted the excellent total of 2 for 157.

This was always going to be a tough chase for the men of St Ives however they fought hard. Jack (1/6) broke through early and he was well supported by Jo (2/3) and Mitch (2/5) who applied great pressure. Two fantastic catches by Charlie (one a screamer in the gully) and a direct hit run out by Jack meant that Lee were in trouble. Alex who bowled 2 maidens and Henry who finished with 1 for 0 off two gave St Ives no respite! Callum 0/5, Gen 0/11 were both dangerous and made the batsmen hurry their shots. Charlie (1/4) just couldn't be kept out of the game and neither could Cam (1/3) who also kept wickets well. Hamish (1/13) was rewarded with a wicket and looks like having a good season. In the end despite fighting hard Lee were all out for 50. 


  • Bowl well? ' yes batsmen 7 bowled and 7 bowlers taking wickets!
  • Catch well? ' yes (2 chances taken)
  • Field well ?- yes, in particular Genevieve and Jack
  • Bat as team? ' yes, excellent calling by all batsmen allowed us to get many safe singles
  • Support each other ? ' yes by cheering good shots and good bowling
  • Display good sportsmanship? - YES

Player of the Day
Tough call after such a good all round performance but this week it goes to Jack Ireland ' well played Jack.

Training- Wednesday Willoughby Park 5.30pm ' until dark! (easier when daylight saving starts)

NEXT GAME Saturday Sept 27: Bales Park 8.30am (be there by 8.10am) v Roseville

Gordon U/10 Gold - Round 4

Gordon U/10 Gold - Round 4


GORDON Under 10 GOLD NEWSLETTER   Volume 4, 27/10/08

ROUND FOUR : Gordon 1/84 v North Sydney Green 3/82

Round 4 saw a return to our happy hunting ground Naremburn Lower Oval. Our opponents North Sydney Green have had a good season so Saturday promised much. A large crowd had gathered by the time skipper Jack tossed the coin. The confident Norths captain called correctly and decided to bat, game on!

Their openers were slow but determined and despite some wonderful bowling a break through didn't come. Hamish, Mitch and James T all worked through their full repertoire for no return. Gen, Alex and Callum maintained the pressure, but still no joy. Who would crack first, was the question on everyone's lips! Our ground fielding was first rate as time and again runs were cut off. Although we couldn't achieve a break through we were slowly grinding them down. This was high class cricket!

More tight bowling this time by Cameron, Jack and Jonas meant we were slowly gaining the ascendancy. Then it happened. Charlie (2/7) steaming in from the northern end sent the stumps flying and followed it up with a second wicket soon after. Henry (1/3) joined in and all of a sudden Norths had lost their way. Tight fielding and good bowling meant they finished with the good score of 3/82 

Were we up to the challenge? This was the highest score made against us so far this season, so it would take a disciplined batting effort. The injured Jae bravely opened the innings, and despite his heroic attempt fell to a very good catch. This brought Jonas (25 retired two boundaries ) and Jack (17 retired 2 boundaries) together, and they proceeded to put together an excellent partnership the highlight of which was the running between the wickets. Try as they might Norths could not contain this pair and we reached the target in 14 overs!

Cameron (7 retired including one boundary) and Henry (8 retired 1 boundary) carried on the good work. Callum spent some valuable time in the middle and continues to improve as did Genevieve (3 retired) who grows in confidence each week. Alex was run out without facing a ball (Diamond Duck) and will learn from the misfortune. James (3 retired) and Mitch (2 not out) along with Hamish (0 not out) finished things off in style.

A fabulous game with everyone making a contribution. Well done Golds!!!!

Something to Work On ' Getting a Run Out - throwing the ball in when there is the chance of a run out requires everyone to be thinking '

The Fielder with the ball
'        How hard do I throw it?
'        Which end do I throw it?
'        The Bowler ' I must get back to the stumps at my end
'        The Wicketkeeper ' I must get to the stumps in case it come to me
'        Fielders ' I must back up in case the throw misses!

Everyone is involved in a run out - so we will practice this and see if we can get some run outs in the next few weeks

Player of the Day

For a vital innings played at a crucial stage Jonas is our player of the day.

Training - Wednesday 5.45pm ' special fielding and running between the wickets session this week

NEXT GAME Saturday Nov 1 v North Sydney Black - Venue ' yet to be advised.  Be at the ground by 8.10am

Please note for Round 9 on November 29 we have an afternoon game beginning at 2.00pm ' if this is a problem for anyone please let Manager Judy know asap.

Unavailability ' if you know you will be unavailable for a game please let Judy know as it does help with the planning. James T is out this weekend so we have 11


Gordon U/10 Gold - Round 5

Gordon U/10 Gold - Round 5


GORDON Under 10 GOLD NEWSLETTER   Volume 5, 03/11/08

ROUND FIVE : Gordon 4/79 v North Sydney Black 8/78

Once again the 'Golds' found themselves in the field first after skipper Henry won the toss and chose to bowl. While our bowling was tight this game showed how important the whole team is when fielding. There were five separate wicket takers with Jack, Cameron, Henry, Hamish and 'Mr Wickets' Charlie all getting a 'scalp'. On top of this we had two excellent catches taken. Alex holding onto a high one at mid on , while 'Buckets' Jack never looked like missing his. Then to top it off we added 3 run outs, with Jonas, Cameron, Hamish and Alex all keeping their cools, to effect the dismissals. When you add the excellent wicket keeping of Jae, showing no ill effects of his arm injury, Henry and Hamish and the great spells from Callum (who had to bowl 3 overs in the hot conditions) Mitch and Gen it was clear Norths were under the hammer all innings and were restricted to 78 off their 24 overs.

Our openers looked composed and it was huge surprise when Mitch (1) was bowled looking to push the score along. Genevieve (4) was driving strongly through the offside and was, after a lovely off drive and a good early call unlucky to be beaten by a strong throw from the deep. Charlie (19) punished anything short and kept the scoreboard ticking along. He found a good partner in Hamish (1 retired) who steadied things when Norths were looking to fight back. Captain Henry (5) took us within sight of victory before holing out at cover. This left Alex (9 not out) including some delightful flicks off his pads and Cameron (0 not out) to see us home. With a few overs left Jack and then Jae and Callum spent some valuable time in the middle and all looked comfortable against some steady bowling.

A great game with everyone making a contribution. Well done Golds!!!!

A special mention to Alex, for 'The Spirit of Cricket' award. After diving forward and looking like he had taken a catch, Alex quickly indicated to the umpire that he in fact had dropped it. An excellent piece of sportsmanship. Well done Alex.


Player of the Day
For his first rate wicket keeping, solid batting and steady bowling which included a wicket Hamish is our player of the day this week

Training - Wednesday 5.45pm ' special fielding and running between the wickets session this week

NEXT GAME Saturday Nov 8 v Mosman Gold - Venue ' Naremburn Lower. Be at the ground by 8.10am. Mr Wallace and Mr Ireland will be in charge this week as I will be away.


Unavailability ' at this stage I believe all 12 players are available this week. If not please let Judy know.

Get Well Soon ' Paula Schofield, hopefully we will see you back on deck very soon.

Go the Golds!!!!!!!

Gordon Under 12 Blues

Gordon Under 12 Blues

Gordon Under 12 Blues

The 2005/2006 season has unfolded in an enjoyable and rewarding way for the Gordon Under 12 Blues.

Blending players with considerable experience with some newcomers to the game, the Blues have emerged as a highly competitive unit who have proven their capability of mixing it with any of the teams in the competition.

The overall team and individual players have experienced some tremendous highlights, including:

  • A recent successful run chase of 210 (a record for the team) to defeat one of the top teams.
  • Mathilda Carmichael continuing here barnstorming ways including obtaining a top score of 67 not out (a record for the team) and accumulating in excess of 450 runs for the season.
  • A 94 run partnership between Nick Wynne and Jackson Martin in the first game of the season (a record for the team).
  • Hauls of 4/4 for both Tate Benham and Shobhit Khanna (a team record) in separate games.
  • The continued emergence of Corbin Edgar as the teams 'Mr Cricket' ' a talented all rounder with ice cool temperament.
  • Mark Williams developing into a patient and skilled top order batsman who almost inevitably provides a strong foundation for the team score.
  • A match winning partnership of 55 between Ben Lyon and Rohan Rathod who skills with bat and ball have developed significantly over the season.
  • The continued growth of Daniel McMahon as a hard hitting all rounder who is capable of winning a match with either his batting or bowling.
  • Daniel Hughes emergence as one of the team's top wicketkeepers, but who is equally capable of keeping the batsmen guessing with his subtle leg spinners.
  • Regular match winning performances by Charlie Long with both bat and ball, and his development as a potential strong captain.
  • The excellent, consistent performances of James Sloan who has shown himself capable of developing into difficult to handle fast bowler

The season has one of great enthusiasm and enjoyment and all the players and overall the team has carried the Stags hat proudly. It will be great to watch the continued development of all the players over the forthcoming years.

John Wynne

Gordon Under 13 Report

Gordon Under 13 Report

Gordon Blue Under 13 Premiers 2005

Championship Final Vs Lindfield Healy

Gordon Victory Revives Memories of Benaud's '61 Ashes Team

The day dawned cloudy with a hint of moisture in the air, not dissimilar to the one which greeted Richie Benaud and his Australian team at Old Trafford on the final day of the Manchester test in '61. Like the Australians of that time, the men of Gordon knew that a season's work was on the line, and they were determined not to be denied.

The Toss and First Use of the Wicket!

Paddy dealt a huge psychological blow when he called correctly and invited Healy to bat. Getting away to a good start was critical and Dan and Nick didn't disappoint bowling 4 overs of sustained pace at a cost of only 6 runs.

(Keeper Patrick Francis chases a wide one)

This meant that Healy were immediately under pressure, and the introduction of Tom "Mr Reliable" Stobo brought results when he bowled their opener with his third ball 1- 8.

Sam was introduced in a double change and his probing leg spinners maintained the pressure with his two overs costing only 2 runs. "Mr Reliable's" accuracy was suffocating the batsmen and they tried a suicidal single. Working the ball backward of square leg the batsmen set off only to see Henry swoop in and make a direct hit - 2/10 off 8 overs! This was pressure of the highest order.

Another double change and the pace barrage returned when Henry and Dominic attacked trying to force another breakthrough. Although over stepping on a few occasions Henry's pace certainly unsettled the batsmen. At the other end Dominic was the perfect foil bowling 2 overs for 3. Healy were struggling to score as the total was only 23 after 12 overs.

Hugh Cutcher almost turned the game in two deliveries, as both batsmen swung at his well flighted leggies. As luck would have it the two very hard chances (probably only our team would have got hands to them) went to ground, and Hugh was again the unlucky bowler! Roman came on from the northern end and again the pressure was fantastic. Two excellent overs at a cost of only 5, showed was a good bowler Roman is.

(Hugh Cutcher bowling his leggies)

At the drinks break (half way) Healy were 2/43 and were pleased that they had survived thinking that they were well positioned to attack in the latter half of the innings. This however was the moment that Gordon turned up the pressure.

A double change brought Joel on and he immediately broke through with a clever caught and bowled. At the other end George "Buckets" Wilcox turned the game when with a subtle change of pace he induced a false shot from their danger batsmen. The ball floated high to mid on where Roman positioned himself beautifully and held a good catch. Healy had slumped to 4/53!

Worse was to follow when Dan returned bowling down wind, and in his first over induced a cover drive from the new man. Although well hit the batsmen watched in dismay as Joel held onto a head high catch at cover - 5/57 the game was swinging to Gordon. All the while Paddy was giving a superb exhibition behind the stumps which added to the pressure.

Over 22, Joel's third may well be remembered as the critical one. It started somewhat inauspiciously with 5 wides, then a beautifully pitched yorker went through the batsmen and at 6/62 Healy were in big trouble. The new batsmen flashed hard at the next ball and it flew to backward point looking all the while headed for the boundary.

(Daniel Lake is after a run out)

However Henry had other ideas and diving up and full length to his right held onto a screamer!! The crowd erupted as the joyous Gordon team gathered around the catcher, keen to force home their advantage -7/62 with Joel having 3/7

Lindfield would not lie down and some probing offspin by Mike Porter was defended grimly. A determined partnership of 25 was broken with return of Nick to the bowling crease giving Henry another good catch at square leg. Eight down quickly became nine when Roman fielding at extra cover made a very difficult catch look easy of Nick's bowling. It is worth noting that this catch typified the season, making something that was hard look easy! Roman was in the action again next over when he calmly hit the stumps with a smart underarm return from mid on to secure the last wicket, quite appropriately with a run out. Lindfield had crashed to be all out for 94 in the 31st over - their lowest score all season.

The Chase - Are We Good Enough?

Winning finals is all about holding your nerve, and the nerve of the boys would be sorely tested in the next 90 minutes! Paddy, who after a faultless exhibition behind the stumps bravely volunteered to open and fell to a very good delivery.

(George Wilcox troubled the batsmen)

This brought Dan and Jono together and in the next 8 overs through good running they built the score to 25, before Dan on 12, nicked one behind and was well caught. 2/25 quickly became 3/26 when Jono on 4 attempted to work a ball to fine leg and received what could only be described as an unlucky LBW decision. To Jono's credit although disappointed he accepted the decision and left the field, where the Lindfield boys were still asking "how was he out?" Curiously Henry who was the non striker and had attempted the run with Jono, faced the next delivery not the incoming batsmen - unusual that!

At this point the game was evenly poised with Henry yet to score and Joel coming to the wicket. The Gordon crowd although confident were somewhat subdued as the pressure began to build. The atmosphere was added to when Joel on 3 looked to pull a short ball. To the dismay of the Gordon fans he was caught at square leg and we were 4/33 and looking down the barrel!

Enter Nick "Big Both" Burnell, who immediately took the attack up to the bowlers. At drinks we were 4/51 with Henry and Nick looking solid. Over 18 may well have been the turning point as "Big Both" Burnell hit consecutive boundaries followed by a huge six onto the roof of the pavilion! 14 in three balls and we had raced to 67. Henry was batting beautifully of the backfoot picking off the singles and hitting the loose ball for 4.

The running between the wickets was a feature as both boys kept their cool. Lindfield tried multiple bowling changes to try and get back into the game, however it was all to no avail. The unbroken fifth wicket partnership of 63 was enough. The men of Gordon could not be denied, and when "Big Both" Burnell smashed one to the boundary the title was theirs with Henry and Nick both 30 not out.

(Michael Porter attempts to take a high catch in the outfield. Unfortunately it was a six)

With 5 overs remaining and six wickets in hand it looked on paper an easy victory, however the scenes of jubilation as the players raced onto the field to congratulate the batsmen and the Lindfield boys showed that this was indeed a great final.

Congratulations boys on an excellent season capped off with a victory in the final. Winning a premiership is always hard and you should feel very pleased with your achievement. It was a team effort.

Thank You to

Coach -Richard Stobo, whose work with the boys has not only improved their cricket but built a wonderful team spirit among the boys

Manager/Scorer/Umpire - David Trevor for all his work through out the year

Scorer - Michael Dagg, so good having you there - with help from Richard Burnell

Parents - a great group who make operating the team a pleasure

Boys - Champions!!!!!!!!!

Presentation Day Sunday April 3 at Artarmon Reserve at 11.30am District Presentation - As the boys have won a final they will receive an award at the District Presentation afternoon which is also Sunday April 3 at 4.30pm Gordon Club Chatswood. Hopefully everyone can make it.