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Re: Australian Team Zone

Post by MOD-wmchamps » Sun May 12, 2024 9:05 am

We won the hosting rights and the tour will go from 20-24 May, while matches will be played at 00:00 FTP time.

Touring Squad

Batters

Tyrone Beaumont (NAT Debut)
Andrew Embley (8 caps)
Jaeger Fuchs (ODI Debut)
Shaggy McCosker (7 caps)
Swerve Strickland (3 caps)
Gregory Watson (10 caps)
Robin Greening (6 caps)

Keepers

Michael Braun (NAT Debut)
Robbo Dickie (8 caps)

All-Rounders/Bowlers

Orren Barsby (5 caps) RFS
Ashley Sampi (ODI Debut) LFS
Daniel Kerr (6 caps) LWS
Peter Fleiter (11 caps) LWS
Luke Shuey (5 caps) LM
Douggy Trinnick (NAT Debut) RFM
Shawnie Sheahan (5 caps) RFM
Maddox Wigley (ODI Debut) RF
Todd Voss (10 caps) LF

Pitches

20 May vs Ireland: Hard
21 May vs New Zealand: Hard
22 May vs Kenya: Hard
23 May vs Bermuda: Uneven
24 May vs West Indies: Dry
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Re: Australian Team Zone

Post by MOD-wmchamps » Mon May 20, 2024 5:35 am

First game of the tour vs Ireland in Hard/Cloudy conditions as we won the toss and went in to bat first.

A solid opening partnership was followed by a slight wobble in the middle order as we went from 65/0 to 99/4. Shaggy McCosker then joined Gregory Watson and they stitched together a 92 run partnership for the 5th wicket. Luke Shuey then joined Shaggy McCosker and together they formed a game turning partnership of 134 runs and managed to guide us to a good total of 334/6.
Shaggy McCosker top scored with 117 not out, Gregory Watson scored 78, and Luke Shuey scored 61.

Ireland also started well with a good opening partnership and also suffered a slight wobble in the middle order just like us, but unlike our batting they could not form big partnerships as our bowlers did really well to pick up regular wickets and restrict the runs to get them all out for 266, earning us a 70 run win.
Shawnie Sheahan was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 9.2-0-53-5 and Todd Voss provided good support with 3 wickets.

Player of the Day is shared between Shaggy McCosker and Shawnie Sheahan.

Match Ratings
Australia Ireland
Batting - Top Order 16,236 15,263
Batting - Middle Order 14,668 14,038
Batting - Tail 8,883 5,528
Bowling - Seam 15,625 (40) 14,927 (40)
Bowling - Spin 15,373 (10) 15,369 (10)
Fielding/Keeping 18,554 18,298
Overall 283,802 263,763
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Re: Australian Team Zone

Post by MOD-wmchamps » Sun May 26, 2024 9:55 am

I apologize for not being able to post reviews of our other 4 matches, but I will do a summarized version of the overall tour.

After Game 1 we had 2 more Games on Hard pitches, followed by Game 4 on Uneven and Game 5 on Dry.

Game 2 vs New Zealand we won the toss again and opted to bat first.
We scored 367/6 led by centuries from debutants Tyrone Beaumont and Michael Braun.
Had a rough start with the ball but some great death bowling from us brought the game back in our favor and we managed to close things out for a close 11 run win, Maddox Wigley and Shawnie Sheahan picking up 3 wickets each.
Shawnie Sheahan was Player of the Day as his 3 wickets at the death were crucial in swinging the game our way.

Game 3 vs Kenya they won the toss and batted first.
We had a good start with the ball but their middle order rallied well to get them to 311/9. Peter Fleiter was the star with the ball as the wristie got figures of 10-2-28-2 in Hard/Sunny conditions.
Openers gave us a fast start and all batters chipped in with useful runs so we managed to win by 4 wickets. Robbo Dickie top scored with 77 and Player of the Day goes to Peter Fleiter for his outstanding bowling.

Game 4 vs Bermuda we won the toss and opted to bat first.
Lost 3 early wickets but rallied really well to post 287/6, led by 86 not out from Gregory Watson and 65 from Michael Braun.
They had a 93 run opening partnership but after that our bowlers made a good comeback and managed to get them all out for 237, giving us a 50 run win and confirming promotion.
Maddox Wigley was the star with the ball as he picked up 4 wickets, but Player of the Day goes to Orren Barsby for his 3 wickets and 38 runs with the bat.

Game 5 vs West Indies they won the toss and batted first.
Their top order gave them a great start but our death bowling was fantastic yet again as we managed to restrict them from 247/2 to 284/7.
Orren Barsby and Ashley Sampi picked up 3 wickets each.
Opener and captain Robin Greening anchored the chase with a fantastic century, scoring 117 off 119 balls and middle order chipped in as well with useful runs to guide us home to a narrow 2 wicket win.
Player of the Day is shared between Robin Greening and Orren Barsby.

We managed to win 5 out of 5 this tour and earn promotion back to Division 1, thank you all for your support.

T20 tour time next.
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Re: Australian Team Zone

Post by MOD-wmchamps » Mon Jun 03, 2024 8:27 am

NAT T20 Tour Squad

Batters

Tyrone Beaumont (T20I Debut)
Andrew Embley (8 caps)
Jaeger Fuchs (4 caps)
Shaggy McCosker (7 caps)
Richie Polec (T20I Debut)
Will Schofield (T20I Debut)
Gregory Watson (9 caps)

Keepers

Wallace Shepherd (7 caps)
Michael Braun (T20I Debut)

All-Rounders and Bowlers

Orren Barsby (6 caps) RFS
Ashley Sampi (3 caps) LFS
Daniel Kerr (7 caps) LWS
Brad Hogg (NAT Debut) LWS
Douggy Trinnick (T20I Debut) RFM
Sccoter Naylor (NAT Debut) RFM
Shawnie Sheahan (7 caps) RFM
Maddox Wigley (5 caps) RF
Mitchell Johnson (NAT Debut) LF

Pitches

10 Jun vs South Africa: Crumbling
11 Jun vs India: Sticky
12 Jun vs UAE: Crumbling
13 Jun vs Canada: Sticky
14 Jun vs Netherlands: Crumbling
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Re: Australian Team Zone

Post by MOD-wmchamps » Sat Jun 15, 2024 4:26 am

Our T20 tour performance was way below-par as we could only manage 6 points which saw us relegated to Division 2.

We did get unlucky against India as we could only tie that game, a win would have seen us survive relegation, but the main reason was that our batting did not show up as middle order kept collapsing in the matches which undid all the hard work that the top order did in giving us good starts.

Focus shifts to the ODI tour where we find ourselves in Division 1 so the aim is to win the title.
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Re: Australian Team Zone

Post by MOD-wmchamps » Sun Jun 16, 2024 1:05 am

Australia >> Touring Party
Tour Details
Tour Dates 01 Jul 2024 - 05 Jul 2024
Hosting Rights Won By India
Hosting Country India
First Preferred Pitch Dry
Second Preferred Pitch Slow
Third Preferred Pitch Crumbling

Discussions will take place as usual on the association forum, let us know if anyone needs an invite to that.
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Re: Australian Team Zone

Post by MOD-wmchamps » Sun Jun 23, 2024 12:25 am

NAT ODI Tour Division 1 is going to be hosted by India so matches will start at 04:30 FTP time.

NAT ODI Tour Squad

Batter

Tyrone Beaumont (3 caps)
Andrew Embley (12 caps)
Robin Greening (10 caps)
Shaggy McCosker (10 caps)
Richie Polec (3 caps)
Will Schofield (4 caps)
Gregory Watson (13 caps)

Keepers

Michael Braun (2 caps)
Wallace Shepherd (2 caps)

All-Rounders/Bowlers

Orren Barsby (8 caps) RFS
Ashley Sampi (2 caps) LFS
Daniel Kerr (8 caps) LWS
Brad Hogg (ODI Debut) LWS
Trent Clyde (NAT Debut) LWS
Luke Shuey (3 caps) LM
Douggy Trinnick (3 caps) RFM
Shawnie Sheahan (8 caps) RFM
Maddox Wigley (4 caps) RF

Pitches

1 July vs Kenya: Slow
2 July vs India: Crumbling
3 July vs South Africa: Slow
4 July vs USA: Dry
5 July vs Sri Lanka: Crumbling
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Re: Australian Team Zone

Post by MOD-wmchamps » Mon Jul 01, 2024 8:53 am

Game 1 of the ODI tour saw us face off against Kenya on Slow/Overcast conditions and we won the toss and batted first.

A solid opening partnership was followed by a middle order wobble which saw go from 78/0 to 118/5. Our lower order provided a good rally for us and got us to a good total of 268/7 and special mention goes to the unbeaten 77 run partnership between Luke Shuey and Maddox Wigley. Luke Shuey also top scored with 62 not out and Will Schofield scored 59.

It was an even game in the chase as their top order all got starts so they kept them in the chase and it was not until the death overs where our bowlers then managed to get us ahead and finally close out the innings to get us the win. Orren Barsby was the star with 5 wickets and Shawnie Sheahan also did well to pick up 4 wickets.

Player of the Day goes to Orren Barsby for his 5 wicket haul and 14 runs with the bat.

Match Ratings
Kenya Australia
Batting - Top Order 15,523 16,727
Batting - Middle Order 13,040 15,555
Batting - Tail 5,691 11,251
Bowling - Seam 15,132 (30) 16,130 (30)
Bowling - Spin 16,473 (20) 15,478 (20)
Fielding/Keeping 18,695 19,064
Overall 265,759 299,423
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Re: Australian Team Zone

Post by MOD-wmchamps » Wed Jul 03, 2024 8:46 am

Game 2 vs India, Overcast/Crumbling, won the toss and batted first.

We had another solid opening partnership, but the overall summary of our batting was that most of the players got starts but no one was able to kick on or even anchor the innings, as a result of which we were dismissed for just 215. Wallace Shepherd top scored with 42.

Bowing saw us make a decent start but we could not build on it as the India batters were able to consolidate with a nice 5th wicket partnership which definitively swung the game their way, and despite a couple of late wickets we ended up losing by 4 wickets.
Debutant Trent Clyde picked up 2 wickets but none of the bowlers really stood out.

Player of the Day is Ashley Sampi for his 31 with the bat and bowling figures of 10-1-39-1.

Match Ratings
India Australia
Batting - Top Order 15,254 15,640
Batting - Middle Order 14,593 15,085
Batting - Tail 8,179 8,193
Bowling - Seam 15,699 (20) 16,017 (20)
Bowling - Spin 15,340 (30) 14,839 (30)
Fielding/Keeping 18,412 18,707
Overall 276,584 280,152

Game 3 vs South Africa, Slow/Overcast, won the toss and batted first.

Lost an early wicket but a 90 run 2nd wicket partnership got things rolling for us after which we had a slight wobble, but middle and lower order were able to get us to a good total of 288/8. Michael Braun top scored with 65.

Their batting followed the same pattern as ours with an early wicket and then a big 2nd wicket partnership. The difference however was that we were able to build on their middle order wobble and swing the game our way. They did however make things a bit interesting with an unbeaten 71 run partnership for the 9th wicket but had too many runs to chase so we were able to win by 32 runs.

All bowlers picked up at least a wicket each with the standout being Luke Shuey for figures of 10-1-38-2 and is also our Player of the Day.

Australia v South Africa >> Match Ratings
Match Ratings
Australia South Africa
Batting - Top Order 15,800 15,316
Batting - Middle Order 15,365 13,553
Batting - Tail 13,245 6,049
Bowling - Seam 15,575 (30) 15,034 (20)
Bowling - Spin 15,176 (20) 14,776 (30)
Fielding/Keeping 18,360 17,940
Overall 296,559 261,841
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Re: Australian Team Zone

Post by MOD-wmchamps » Sat Jul 06, 2024 2:28 am

Beat the USA by 60 runs but then suffered a narrow 3 wicket loss to Sri Lanka to finish the tour with 3 wins and 2 losses, which meant that we finish the tour on 2nd place.

Time for the ODI World Cup now, and I also want to announce that I will not be standing for re-election since this was always a one term thing for me, so I would like to thank all the managers that have trained Australia players as well as all the Aussie supporters for supporting us throughout these 2 seasons.
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Re: Australian Team Zone

Post by MOD-wmchamps » Sun Jul 14, 2024 3:41 am

ODI World Cup will be from 29 July to 4 August.
Matches will start at 11:30 FTP time.

Pitches

29 July vs USA: Sticky
30 July vs Kenya: Uneven
31 July vs England: Hard
1 August vs New Zealand: Slow
2 August vs Sri Lanka: Slow

Squad selection discussion will be on the association so if anyone needs access please let us know.
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Re: Australian Team Zone

Post by MuslimDave » Mon Jul 15, 2024 7:17 pm

Good luck on your final tour with Australia, wishing you all the best!
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