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AUSTRALIA 050S UK TOUR 2017

GAME 8 AUSTRALIA 050S VS ENGLISH COUNTIES XI 050S

AT BARNT GREEN CC WARWICKSHIRE

WEDNESDAY 26 th JULY 2017

 

Well the day where Australia 050s plays the representative group 4 English Counties XI finally arrived. After all of the planning both here and in OZ the game was on …….Whoops subject to weather of course as this is England! For the first time rain was building and today the forecast was heavy rain from 8am-12 noon then clearing. How good was the Pommy weather man going to be?

It was quite a unique experience being together in the open air pool at Kenilworth at 7 am. Everyone was excited as today was the big test and the real question was ….. if we got on, are we good enough to win? The requisite phone calls were made and yes the full square covers were on this premier Birmingham league ground with reputedly the hardest wicket in the county prepared by Damon the former Edgbaston groundsman. All was ready for this inaugural “Silver Ashes” battle.



The team announced for this historic English Silver Ashes encounter was Paul Stenhouse Capt; Bob McGee; Wayne Miles; Warwick Hayes; Ross Belstead; Gordon McGurk; Noel Raymond; Fabian Heath wkt; Peter Judd; Steve Moore; Tim Sargent and Tim Pellen.




The debutants duly received their baggy green caps from their Captain in a moving ceremony. They were very proud Australian players.



The national anthems were sung and photos taken of the little urn. After the rain finally disappeared at 3pm it was agreed on a 35 over game with unlimited batting but a limit of 7 overs a bowler. The Australians made a special presentation to Damon the grounds man for his hard working efforts.