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Third ODI International - England v Australia

14th June 2012

by Steve Field

Third One Day International Blind Cricket Match between England and Australia at Warwick School Saturday 2nd June 2012.

Australia achieved a 3-0 win in the series after winning the toss and asking England to bat on another cold, damp day.

England scored 297-7 in their 40 overs. Australia replied with 298-8 scoring the winning run off the final ball.

Both teams made changes as expected with Justin Hollingsworth and Rob Comber making their England debuts.

England got off to the worst possible start with Matt McCarthy bowling double centurion Andy Powers first ball. Matt Dean and Mohamed Khatri then shared a stand of 84 with Khatri scoring 32 of the 112 B1 runs in the innings before being run out by Matt Horsey in the 13th over. Dean scored 59 off 60 balls before being run out by a direct throw from the boundary by Brett Wilson. With Luke Sugg caught by Matt Horsey for 1, the next two batsmen Heindrich Swanepoel and Hassan Khan were both entitled to a runner. With Dan Field and Luke Sugg as the runners the pair put on 119, their 100 partnership coming off 100 balls. Swanepoel scored 57 and Khan 42 as the fleet-footed runners took chances which usually came off but which also resulted in three run outs in the innings.
Only one boundary was scored in the entire innings as the ball usually halted before the rope in the damp outfield.

Steve Humphreys contributed 38 unbeaten B1 runs at a rapid rate to bring the England total close to 300 which was defendable in the conditions.
Both McCarthy and Heaven bowled tightly with figures of 6-0-29-1 and 6-0-25-0 respectively. However both limped off during the innings.

The new Australian opening pair of David Gauci and Brett Wilson were separated when Wilson was run out for 4 but Gauci scored 51 off 62 balls with most of his shots going back past the bowler as he grew in confidence. Mark Haskett showed sensible aggression to put Australia well ahead of the required rate. He scored 3 boundaries with one beautifully struck through cover. He was caught by Matt Dean for 53 at 159-4 in the 20th over. England had been 121-4 at the same stage. Rob Comber was then introduced into the attack. With figures of 6-0-41-2 his spell brought the scores level at the 31st over. He bowled at an impressive pace and dismissed Haskett with his third ball and had McCarthy caught by Field leaping from behind the stumps to glove a top edge.

Matt Horsey and David Saxberg guided Australia towards their target with man-of-the match Horsey holding his nerve with the lower order. The winning single came off the last ball of an over in which 8 runs were required. Unfortunately 1 run off a no-ball made the difference in an exciting finish.

The game was played at the historic Warwick School & was followed by the presentation of the Ashes by former England captain MJK Smith and Vikram Solanki at Leamington CC. Both venues offered excellent hospitality to players and officials.

Both teams have players carrying injuries into the Twenty20 series. The first match at Feckenham CC has been called off due to the weather. The series continues with two matches at Leamington CC on Monday followed by one at Feckenham on Tuesday.

BLIND CRICKET INTERNATIONAL
Third One Day International for The Ashes
MATCH:       England v Australia DATE Saturday 2nd June 2012
VENUE:       Warwick School TOSS WON BY: Australia
CAPTAINS: Matt Dean England Matt Horsey Australia
WICKETKEEPERS: Dan Field England Mark Haskett Australia
UMPIRES: Michael Clemens & Chris Dawe RESULT: Australia won by 2 wickets
Scorer: Gemma Carpenter, Steve Field & Greg Heaven
 
BATTING TEAM:             England  
Batsman How Out Bowler Runs Mins Balls 4's 6's FOW
Andy Powers bowled McCarthy 0 1 1     0
Matt Dean run out (Wilson)   59 84 60 1   117
Mohamed Khatri run out (Horsey)   32 49 35     84
Luke Sugg c Horsey Robinson 1 7 5     87
Heindrich Swanepoel bowled Robinson 57 68 62     279
Hassan Khan bowled Baillee 42 79 53     236
Justin Hollingsworth run out(sub -Heberley)   2 2 2     241
Steve Humphreys not out   38 22 21      
Rob Comber not out   3 7 8      
Dan Field did not bat              
Peter Blueitt did not bat              
Extras: b: 3 lb: 3 nb: 11 w: 46 63                              
                                    TOTAL:       297 WKT:       7 Overs:         40    
 
BATTING TEAM:             Australia  
Batsman How Out Bowler Runs Mins Balls 4's 6's FOW
David Gauci run out (Sugg)   51 90 62     144
Brett Wilson run out (A.Powers)   4 8 5     11
Hamish Mackenzie bowled Khatri 4 15 11     34
Mark Haskett c M.Dean Comber 53 76 46 3   159
Matt Horsey not out   68 99 64      
Chris Baillee run out(Sugg)   0 5 5     161
Peter Robinson c Hollingsworth M.Dean 5 11 6     178
Matt McCarthy c Field Comber 4 13 6     196
David Saxberg run out (Field)   40 47 48     280
Lindsay Heaven not out   7          
Cameron Roles did not bast              
Extras: b: 1 lb: 2 nb: 11 w: 48 62                              
                                    TOTAL:       298   WKT:     8     Overs:     40    
 
BOWLING TEAM:             Australia               BOWLING TEAM:             England            
Bowler O M R Wk NB Wd   Bowler O M R Wk NB Wd
Matt McCarthy 6 0 29 1 0 2   Heindrich Swanepoel 7 0 54 0 2 2
David Gauci 5 0 33 0 0 6   Andy Powers 2 0 16 0 1 6
Lindsay Heaven 6 0 25 0 0 3   Mohamed Khatri 8 0 68 1 0 20
Peter Robinson 7 0 44 2 0 5   Matt Dean 8 0 49 1 3 5
Chris Baillee 7 0 75 1 3 11   Steve Humphreys 8 0 57 0 1 6
David Saxberg 2 0 10 0 3 5   Rob Comber 6 0 41 2 4 6
Hamish McKenzie 2 0 28 0 2 6   Luke Sugg 1 0 10 0 0 1
Cameron Roles 5 0 17 0 1 8