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Eastbourne, East Sussex, United Kingdom
I have been an M.E. sufferer for a long time now, but sports replay gaming is an easy hobby for me to enjoy. Originally from Canvey Island, Essex, I was introduced to replay gaming a few years ago, leading to my first purchase: Cricket World. Most sports I share will be common, but there are some more obscure replays thrown in. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy your stay. Feel free to say hello! - Chris

Sunday, 27 September 2009

CW 1895/96 (S4) Game 6:New South Wales vs South Australia

New South Wales 13/13 vs South Australia 9/12

Sydney Cricket Ground

28th-2nd Feb-March 1896

Lineups:
New South Wales - H Donnan, ACK Mackenzie, FA Iredale, SE Gregory, FH Walters, A Coningham, JJ Kelly, CTB Turner, TW Garrett, ST Callaway, TR McKibbin

South Australia - JJ Lyons, EH Leak, G Giffen, J Darling, C Hill, JC Reedman, A Jarvis, CA Martin, J Mckenzie, E Jones, JPF Travers

First Innings

The pressure was off NSW as the title had already been won, and they ended the seasons in style as they passed the 400 mark.

NSW 403

ACK Mackenzie 67; FA Iredale 67; TW Garrett 58*
A JArvis 4-79

The South Australian offense was destroyed again here as New South Wales oozed confidence from all areas, forcing their opponents to follow-on.

NSW 403
SA 165

EH Leak 39
TW Garrett 4-25; A Coningham 3-35

Second Innings

SA put together a far better effort second time around to force New South Wales to bat again.

NSW 403
SA 165 + 304

JC Reedman 101; A Jarvis 46
CTB Turner 4-78; TR Mckibbin 3-72

The opening pairing of Donnan and Mackenzie made short work of the result to finish the season unbeaten.

NSW 403 + 64
SA 165 + 304

ACK Mackenzie 38*; H Donnan 26*

New South Wales win by ten wickets

CW 1895/96 (S4) Game 5: Victoria vs South Australia

Victoria 10/14 vs South Australia 9/12

Melbourne Cricket Ground

21st-24th February 1896

Lineups:
Victoria -CE McLeod, W Bruce, GHS Trott, H Graham, J Worrall, AE Trott, FJ Laver, H Trumble, RW McLeod, J Carlton, AE Johns

South Australia - JJ Ferris, EH Leak, G Giffen, J Darling, C Hill, JC Reedman, A Jarvis, CA Martin, E Jones, J Mckenzie, JPF Travers

First Innings

South Australia went from 95 for no loss to 95-6 as AE Trott obliterated the away side.

SA 187

JJ Ferris 49; EH Leak 45
AE Trott 7-48

Victoria would have hoped for more of an advantage heading into the second innings, but they too struggled to cope with the pitch.

SA 187
VIC 286

J Worrall 126
G Giffen 3-77

Second Innings

Everyone scored this time for South Australia, but it looked like it would be a formality for Victoria to take the win, needing only 160 runs to win.

SA 187 + 258
VIC 286

A final wicket stand of 52 was not enough though as Bruce's efforts go to waste.

SA 187 + 258
VIC 286 + 134

W Bruce 62*
E Jones 4-47; G Giffen 3-46

South Australia win by 25 runs

CW 1895/96 (S4) Game 4: New South Wales vs Victoria

New South Wales 13/13 vs Victoria 10/14

Sydney Cricket Ground

25th-29th January 1896

Lineups:
New South Wales - H Donnan, ACK Mackenzie, FA Iredale, TW Garrett, SE Gregory, FH Walters, WA Richardson, JJ Kelly, CTB Turner, WP Howell, TR McKibbin

Victoria - W Bruce, CE McLeod, GHS Trott, H Graham, AE Trott, SJ Donahoo, FJ Laver, J Harry, H Trumble, RW McLeod, AE Johns

First Innings

Victoria drew first blood with two dominating performances and a lot of poor showings.

VIC 379

GHS Trott 145; CE McLeod 144
WA Richardson 4-74; WP Howell 4-78

New South Wales had more consistency through the lineup, but no-one to follow Iredale's lead and get them closer to the visitor's score.

VIC 379
NSW 311

FA Iredale 126
RW McLeod 5-64

Second Innings

With a sixty-eight run lead Victoria wanted to put NSW to the sword, but some good bowling saw them fall almost one-hundred runs short of their first innings' total.

VIC 379 + 282
NSW 311

GHS Trott 85; FJ Laver 59
TR McKibbin 5-76; CTB Turner 3-65

New South Wales still had a lot to do, needing 351 runs to win, and it was Iredale again with an almighty score to put them over and take their third win of the year.

VIC 379 + 282
NSW 311 + 351

FA Iredale 182*; FH Walters 69
H Trumble 3-82

Victoria win by four wickets

Monday, 21 September 2009

CW 1895/96 (S4) Game 3: South Australia vs New South Wales

South Australia 9/12 vs New South Wales 13/13

Adelaide Oval

3rd-7th January 1896

Lineups:
South Australia - CA Martin, AE Evans, JJ Lyoons, G Giffen, J Darling, C Hill, JC Reedman, A Jarvis, AH Jarvis, BV Scrymgour, E Jones

New South Wales - H Donnan, ACK Mackenzie, FA Iredale, WA Richardson, FH Walters, GJ Youill, JJ Kelly, AL Newell, TW Garrett, TR McKibbin, WP Howell

First Innings

A brilliant start for South Australia saw them bash 388 runs onto the board, but it was in large part thanks to CA Martin's century, as only one other batsmen would get his fifty.

SA 388

CA Martin 123; A Jarvis 51
AL Newell 3-79; WA Richardson 3-88

NSW managed to still take the lead going into the second innings after a slow start saw them 56-4.

SA 388
NSW 408

TW Garrett 87; JJ Kelly 73; AL Newell 61
A Jarvis 3-69; JC Reedman 3-69; G Giffen 3-91

Second Innings

South Australia could reach the same heights as before, but were not in terrible shape with NSW needing 262 to win.

SA 388 + 281
NSW 408

G Giffen 67; CA Martin 50
TR McKibbin 4-80; AL Newell 3-58

After a very quick wicket (ACK Mackenzie for a duck), New South Wales took command with Iredale once more to earn their second win of the year.

SA 388 + 281
NSW 408 + 262

FA Iredale 117*; H Donnan 77
A Jarvis 2-46

New South Wales in by 4 wickets

CW 1895/96 (S4) Game 2: Victoria vs New South Wales

Victoria 10/14 vs New South Wales 13/13

Melbourne Cricket Ground

26nd-30th December 1895

Lineups:
Victoria - W Bruce, J Harry, GHS Trott, AE Trott, H Graham, FJ Laver, H Trumble, CE McLeod, RW McLeod, PM Lewis, W Roche

New South Wales - H Donnan, ACK Mackenzie, FA Iredale, WA Richardson, FH Walters, GJ Youill, JW Gould, TW Garrett, TR McKibbin, JJ Kelly, WP Howell

First Innings

After winning the toss Victoria looked to New South Wales to the sword early as they amassed 345 runs with Trott reaching his century this time.

VIC 345

GHS Trott 107; H Trumble 81*; FJ Laver 62
H Donnan 3-50; WA Richardson 3-55

NSW stumbled in their first innings, but kept themselves within touching distance hoping for a poorer outing from the home side to pounce on.

VIC 345
NSW 287

TR McKibbin 80; H Donnan 64
GHS Trott 4-46; AE Trott 3-77

Second Innings

58 runs ahead and Victoria felt they might have just done enough to win as Trott continued to led by example. New South Wales would need to score 303 runs to win this one.

VIC 345 + 244
NSW 287

H Graham 80; GHS Trott 79
TW Garrett 3-21; WA Richardson 3-46; TR McKibbin 3-67

The pitch was very much in Victoria's favour, but no-one had told NSW to lie down as Victoria could only take three wickets for the 303 runs scored.

VIC 345 + 244
NSW 287 + 303

FA Iredale 113*; WA Richardson 76; H Donnan 58
H Trumble 2-60

New South Wales win by 7 wickets

CW 1895/96 (S4) Game 1: South Australia vs Victoria

South Australia 9/12 vs Victoria 10/14

Adelaide Oval -

9th November - 12th November 1895

Lineups:
South Australia - JJ Lyons, JC Reedman, G Giffen, J Darling, C Hill, AH Jarvis, H Blinman, RH Dyer, A Jarvis, WDH Claxton, E Jones

Victoria - J Harry, H Graham, GHS Trott, AE Trott, FJ Laver, CH Peryman, PM Lewis, RW McLeod, J Carlton, W Roche, J Phillips

First Innings

South Australia won the toss for the opening match and, if not for JC Reedman's majestic 152, the team would not have come close to racking up 305 runs. The rest of the lineup struggled really outside Reedman and a few others.

SA 305

JC Reedman 152; J Darling 49
J Harry 6-78

In reply, Victoria worked hard for their 324 runs with three players going over their half-century mark. Trott unlucky as he fell two runs shy of his century,

SA 305
VIC 324

GHS Trott 98; FJ Laver 63; CH Peryman 57
E Jones 4-74; JC Reedman 3-61

Second Innings

Reedman and Darling would be the men leading the way again for SA, but he had much less support this time around to leave Victoria a target of 186 runs to win.

SA 305 + 204
VIC 324

JC Reedman 68; J Darling 46
J Harry 4-51; W Roche 4-54

Victoria looked like they might be slowing down at 110-3, but Trott roared them through the fourth day to take victory over SA.

SA 305 + 204
VIC 324 + 186

GHS Trott 83*; J Harry 49
JC Reedman 2-35

Victoria wins by 7 wickets. J Harry had a 10-wicket match.

A Look Ahead to the 1895/96 (S4) Season

It's back! M.E. and other games have conspired to keep me away from the Sheffield Shield, but now I have two more seasons to report on, and the 95/96 season ready to roll.

New South Wales 13/13 (last year 9/14)

NSW have suddenly found themselves catapulted up as favourites of the Sheffield Shield, and it will take some doing to stop them!

South Australia 9/12 (10/13 last season)

SA have gone backwards a little and will have to work hard to avoid that last place.

Victoria 10/14 (9/14 last year)

Victoria improve their ratings for another year by adding an additional batting card, but is that enough to keep pace with New South Wales?