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2nd Grade 1978-79

 

(Back Row) Trevor Crosby, Phil Jirman, Graeme Bleus, John Wickham, Warrick Folkard, Bob Vagg, Andrew Hercus

(Front Row) Andrew Corish, Mark Wormell, Ian Graham, Michael Leslie

 

FINAL

 

 Played at Mona Park, Auburn, 24th and 31st March, 1979.

 Toss: Macquarie University. Captain: Graeme Bleus.

 Macquarie University won by 10 wickets.

 

  Macquarie University   209   Andrew Hercus 43, Trevor Crosby 36, Andrew Corish 29 and
     0-3 
   Auburn- Lidcombe   121   Michael Leslie 4/16, Bob Vagg 4/49 and
      90   Michael Leslie 5/43, Bob Vagg 3/20

 

SEMI-FINAL

 

 Played at Lance Hutchinson Oval, Canterbury, 10th and 17th of March, 1979.

 Toss: Macquarie University. Captain: Graeme Bleus.

 Macquarie University won by 188 runs.

 

  Macquarie University   321   Andrew Corish 84, Mark Wormell 61, Phil Jirman 51.
  Canterbury   135   Andrew Hercus 5/25, Bob Vagg 4/39

 


FINAL REPORT :

 

      Early  trouble at 6-94 was converted to a reasonable score of 209. Trevor Crosby (36) batted with elegance and determination. Valuable contributions were made by the ever reliable Corish (29), Wormell (24) and a hard-hitting (43) by Hercus. All bowlers responded to the challenge when Auburn batted and it was only due to luck and bowling that was “too quick” from Hercus, that Auburn managed to be 4-91 overnight. The remaining six wickets succumbed for an additional 38 runs. Leslie (4/16), Vagg (4/49) and an unlucky Hercus (2/47) deserve all the credit.

   The second innings reinforced the advantage with Auburn scoring only 90. Again Leslie with (5/43) proved too much for them and Vagg (3/20) contributed well. Match-winners Wormell and Corish did not bowl one ball during the Final, but opened the Macquarie second innings, wiping out the two run deficit with one shot.

      The Pennant was ours by 2.00 p.m.which left valuable time for celebrations and a chance to support the C Grade Grand Final effort.