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Third T20 International - England v Australia

14th June 2012

by Steve Field

In the second match Andy Powers ably deputised for the rested ‘keeper Field as Australia were restricted to 147-3 in their 20 overs. Swanepoel returned with tidy figures of 4-0-22-1 and Comber continued to impress as his opening partner with 4-0-20-1. Lindsay Heaven batted valliantly throughout for an unbeated 69 and he and David Gauci recovered well from another disastrous start of 17-2 after Nick Haydar had been trapped by Comber for 3. After Cory Heberley had been needlessly run out the Australians did well to reach a gettable 147. Finally the plague of wides bowled by the partials had been addressed as they only bowled 5 extras in 12 overs between them. Another debutant Ryan Leighton gave a definite lift to the fielding side.

England had plenty of time to knock off the runs as again they only lost one wicket when Matt Dean was run out by Haydar for a solid 43 and predictably Andy Powers concluded proceedings with a classy unbeaten 82 as he was accompanied by Mo Khatri who played another bright knock.

After Khatri hit the winning runs, Powers ran to embrace his father Paul on the boundary and so ended an emotional day for everyone but particularly the vast majority of the crowd who were privileged to have known the beloved Julie who passed away in October.

Australia lost a T20 tournament to Pakistan recently. The Australians reckoned that anything above 220 in this format is a potentially winning score.

England must fancy their chances in the forthcoming T20 World Cup in Bangalore in December although this only partly alleviated the pain of losing the Ashes so conclusively.

Third T20 International for The Julie Powers Memorial Trophy
MATCH:       England v Australia DATE Monday 4th June 2012
VENUE:       Leamington CC TOSS WON BY: England
CAPTAINS: Matt Dean England Cameron Roles Australia
WICKETKEEPERS: Andy Powers England Peter Loh Australia
UMPIRES: Michael Cornwell & Lorraine Elgar RESULT: England won by 9 wickets
Scorer: Steve Field, Greg Heaven & Paul Topliss
BATTING TEAM:             Australia  
Batsman How Out Bowler Runs Mins Balls 4's 6's FOW
Nick Haydar lbw Comber 3 5 5     11
Lindsay Heaven not out   69 78 54 1    
Michael Zannis c M.Dean Swanepoel 2 6 6     17
Cory Heberley run out(Comber)   15 15 15 1   44
David Gauci not out   39 53 39      
Chris Baillee did not bat              
Peter Robinson did not bat              
Mark Haskett did not bat              
Hamish McKenzie did not bat              
Peter Loh did not bat              
Cameron Roles did not bat              
Extras: b: 0 lb: 4 nb: 0 w: 15 19                              
                                    TOTAL:       147 WKT:       3 Overs:         40    
BATTING TEAM:             England  
Batsman How Out Bowler Runs Mins Balls 4's 6's FOW
Matt Dean run out(Haydar)   43 52 37 1   104
Andy Powers not out   82 75 59 2    
Mohamed Khatri not out   14 22 10      
Luke Sugg did not bat              
Heindrich Swanepoel did not bat              
Steve Humphreys did not bat              
Dave Powers did not bat              
Rob Comber did not bat              
Hassan Khan did not bat              
Ryan Leighton did not bat              
Pete Blueitt did not bat              
Extras: b: 0 lb: 2 nb: 3 w: 5 10                              
                                    TOTAL:       149   WKT:     1     Overs:     17.2    
BOWLING TEAM:             England               BOWLING TEAM:             Australia            
Bowler O M R Wk NB Wd   Bowler O M R Wk NB Wd
Heindrich Swanepoel 4 0 22 1 0 1   Peter Robinson 4 0 26 0 0 0
Rob Comber 4 0 20 1 0 3   Lindsay Heaven 4 0 29 0 0 1
Luke Sugg 4 0 28 0 0 1   David Gauci 4 0 37 0 0 0
Steve Humphreys 4 0 33 0 0 3   Cameron Roles 3 0 29 0 0 3
Pete Blueitt 4 0 40 0 0 7   Chris Baillee 2.2 0 26 0 1 1