Date of Event I Zingari Australia Cricket Club: Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:27PM
IZA vs MCC - Camden Park - January 2021

On an unusually cool early January day, IZA hosted our  storied opposition from the MCC who were on day one of their  double-header cricket weekend tour out of Sydney. Camden Park is  spectacularly green and lush at the moment, a far cry from this time in  the last two years when this match has either been reduced due to  extreme heat or cancelled due to bush fire risk. After being on the  debit side of the win-loss ledger in the last three of these matches,  MCC prevailed quite comfortably in the end after being asked to bat and  compiling 180-8 off 40 overs. Arch Gravell for MCC batted for most of  the innings for 88, and IZA’s bowling honours were shared by the leggies  M Hodge and C Manzie with 4-38 and 2-40 respectively. In reply, IZA  fell 40 odd runs short, with the main contributors being Imran Masood  27, and new member Emile van Schalkwyk 31. 


Post-match drinks canvassed  the possibility of IZA and MCC (Australian Residents) playing twice per  season, and also the planned IZA England tour in 2023 and the prospect  of a match against MCC on that tour. The teams expressed thanks as  always to our umpires on the day, father-son combo Davern and Gareth  Lewis, and departed content to have been able to start the 2021 leg of  this season with a match played in excellent spirit and in such great  surrounds.

Last updated: Tuesday February 16, 2021 5:30PM
Author: Andrew Burgess


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