Burwood Briars Cricket Report

2nd & 3rd December

Solid games against Lane Cove for the top 4 grades.

1st Grade were sent in at Rothwell Park and at 5-68 things looked precarious against a strong Lane Cove attack but a near century 6th wicket partnership between Max Squire and Andrew Jalalaty 39 rescued the innings and the guys have finished the day in great shape at 9-252. Skipper Max Squire(below) played a masterful captains knock making a fine 102 to put his team in a strong position going into next week.

2nd Grade were also in early trouble after being sent in but a hard hitting 105 off 144 balls from Karl Vendrasco(below) has the guys well placed making 291 right on stumps. Alex Peters batted very well making 48, Matty Roper 35 and Damian Price 25no.

3rd Grade were also sent in at Ron Routley Oval and made 212, Sam Cullen made 53, Joshua Lee 40 and Kale Barton 31. Johnny Papa picked up a wicket on the final ball of the day to have Lane Cove 1-11 at stumps.

4th Grade have had a very valuable first innings win on day one against the Covies. Batting first we were knocked over for 101 with Zoya Thakur making a crucial 32, the guys then rolled Lane Cove for just 55 with Amar Warpe taking 5-17 and Will Wright 2-24.

5th Grade dismissed Lane Cove for 78 with Iqbal taking 3-9 and Newton 2-5 but the guys batted very poorly and were dismissed for 56, a disappointing loss!
There are no lower grade games tomorrow so enjoy a free Sunday. See you all at training on Wednesday.

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25th & 26th November

U24’s had an excellent weekend having a comprehensive crucial bonus point win over Georges River on Back to Briars Day at Rothwell Park.
Lots of current and past Briars were present as the boys were sent in and made a very competitive 192 off their 50 overs. Xavier Tregeagle made a fine 48, Aiden Gardner 33, Harry Lee 23 and Johnny Papathanisiou and Ned Arnold put on a vital 34 for the final wicket and importantly, ensuring the guys batted the full 50 overs. The boys were always on top in the field and dismissed River for 100 with Johnny Papathanisiou continuing his great form taking 4-20 and Ned Arnold 2-3. Great win boys!

In Chappelow Cup our English import Chris Gordon put on a show belting 140 off just 66 balls against Auburn which enabled the guys to amass 259, Gordon’s innings included an incredible 10x6s and 12x4s(108 runs in boundaries)! In reply the guys rolled Auburn for 126 with Mehar taking 3-19 and Gordon 2-8..well done guys!

Briars Brothers and Gold were both washed out.

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18 November – Briars v Lindfield

A mixed day across the grades with 3rds, 4ths and 5ths doing exceptionally well whilst 1sts and 2nds have plenty to do next week.

1st Grade: batted first and made 174 on a two paced Lindfield Oval pitch with skipper Max Squire making 41, Brenton Wright 29, Andrew Jalalaty 21 and Tim Rose 20. We had 20 overs at Lindfield at the end of the day and have them 1-39 at stumps.

2nd Grade: bowled first but just couldn’t get a roll on and Lindfield were able to make 187. Harry Lee took 3-28, Jack Kovacic made a return to the bowling crease and took 3-63 off 20 overs, Jimmy Threlkeld took 2-29 and Damian Price 2-30. In reply we find ourselves with a big task ahead next week as we finished the day on 5-52.

3rd Grade: were in a hurry today, after being sent in the guys rushed to 4(dec)248 off just 48 overs, Alex Peters belted a superb 100no(below) and skipper Alex Favotto an aggressive 89. In reply we have Lindfield 6-70 at stumps with Johnny Papathanasiou taking 4-24 and Jack Benchoam 2-17.

4th Grade: have already grabbed a first innings win. Bowling first we rolled Lindfield for 68 with Anthony Clarke taking 2-9, Sanjiv Khalkho 2-10 and Keegan Powell 2-27. At stumps we are 3-97 with Chris Smith making a fine 55no.

5th Grade: had a comprehensive win over Epping. Bowling first we restricted the Bulls to 9-117 off their 20 overs with Zac Martin taking 3-26, Mick Towells 2-14 and Pat Roach 2-15. We cruised to victory in the 34th over three down with Pat Roach capping off a good game making 46no and Grant Croft 24.
Good luck to Briars Maroon, Gold and Brothers who all play tomorrow.

19 November – (Chappelow Cup)

The three lower grade games today in Chappelow Cup resulted in 2 wins and a loss.

Briars Brothers: continued their unbeaten run this season making it 8 wins from 8 today against Georges River. Batting first the guys made 192 off their 40 overs with Shreyas Patel making an excellent 82 and Sekhar Prathap a handy 27. We then knocked Georges River over for 160 off 38 tight overs with Jhangir taking 3-20 and Asita 2-13.

Briars Gold: batted first and made 3 for 195 off their 40 overs with Malik making a fine 71no, Kitching 41 and O’Brien 37. The guys dominated with the ball and rolled Pennant Hills for just 61 with Guthrie taking 3 for 16 off 5 overs and Harrold an incredible 4 for 0 off 2 overs. Great bonus point win for Gold!

Briars Maroon: bowled first and Pennant Hills made 9-210 off their 40 overs with Luca Paolella taking 4-29 and Luke Antoniadis 3-30. In reply Briars Maroon were all out for 69 with Manfred Besier top scoring with 28.

Our Masters: (over 40s) side also had a good win today. Batting first we made 4-203 off our 40 overs and we then rolled Balmain/Souths for 119.
Some photos below from yesterday’s 2nd grade game at Rothwell Park against Lindfield. See you all at training from 430pm on Wednesday.

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11 November – Briars v Balmain/Souths

A good day today with 4 wins and a draw across the top 5 grades.

1st Grade were defending 8(dec)137 from day one after declaring just before the rain hit last week. It was a flatter and less unpredictable Jubilee Oval deck this week so the guys needed to be at their best. Cameron Holmes led from the front opening the bowling getting the early breakthroughs and in combination with Benny Van and Alex Vendrasco the guys bowled exceptionally to dismiss a strong Balmain/Souths outfit for 108 off 51 tight overs. Holmesy took 4-12 off 12 overs, AV 3-7 off nearly 10 overs and Benny Van 2-36 off 13 overs. Huge win by 1s!!!

The 2nd Grade game never got out of second gear and resulted in a draw. Balmain/Souths resumed at 4-129 and they were never going to declare on a flat Rothwell Park deck and unfortunately we couldn’t get the required early breakthroughs. Despite taking the last 6 wickets for 25 thanks to a fine 5-59 from Harry Lee the 231 set from less than 50 overs proved unachievable and we finished 4-126 with Harry Peters making 37no and Peter McKell 31.

3rd Grade had a very valuable outright win today. Resuming at 5-91 chasing Balmain/Souths 120 the guys passed the Tigers total 6 down thanks to a fine 76 from Sam Cullen but then lost a cluster of wickets to be dismissed for 139. We then rolled through Balmain/Souths second innings batting dismissing them for just 49 with Jack Benchoam taking 6-26 and John Papathanisiou 4-19 in an excellent bowling performance(photo below). We then needed just 31 for 10 points and got there 2 down. Great win guys!

4th Grade had to fight hard for their win today. Balmain/Souths resumed at 5-121 and were eventually dismissed for 176 with Sunny Khalkho 5-19 the star whilst Will Wright was great support with 3-28 and Anthony Clarke took 2-48. We timed our chase perfectly getting home in the second last over 6 down with Will Sims making a fine 69 and Jack Harris 22. Well done boys!
Our 5th grade had a nail biting final ball win over Pennant Hills today. Bowling first we restricted the Pumas to 128 off their 40 overs with Pat Roach superb taking 5-25. The guys lost wickets at key times but snuck home off the final ball 7 down with Mick Hannelly making a valuable 59.

Our Under 24s went down in a tight one against Strathfield.
The boys toiled hard to dismiss Strathfield for 208 with debutant John Papathanisiou doing a super job taking 5-35, Vrish Pendyala took 2-25 and Ned Arnold 2-30.
The boys applied themselves well with the bat thanks to a fantastic 91 from a cramping Aidan Gardner(below), a quick fire 34 from James Threlkeld and a patient 20 by Harry McCarthy nearly got the guys home but we fell 11 runs short.

12 November – (Chappelow Cup)

Briars Brothers have maintained their undefeated start to the season with a solid win again today. Batting first Briars Brothers made 153 with Shrey making 52 and we then knocked over Mounties Gold for 101 with Rajesh taking 4-13, VP 2-16 and Ashish 2-28.

Briars Maroon made 124 with Luke Antoniadis making 49 and Mounties snuck home 8 down with Besier taking 3-32 and Eccleston 3-25.

Briars Gold also went down, Gold made 8 for 142 off their 40 overs with H.O’Brien 31, N.Vasa 32, T.Shah 31, H.Walsh 29 leading the way and in reply Strathfield passed them 5 down with T Shah taking 3-33.

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04 November – Briars v Balmain/Souths

A frustrating day across the grades with rain interrupting play regularly.

1st Grade were sent in on a very tricky Jubilee Oval deck and declared at 8-137 with Hugh Sims making 33 on debut. Unfortunately rain then hit and ended play.

2nd Grade have Balmain/Souths 4-129 at stumps on day one with wickets being shared.

3rs Grade dismissed Balmain/Souths for 120 with Zoya Thakur and Johnny Papathanisiou taking 3 wickets each and we are 5-91 after rain ended play with Sam Cullen unbeaten on 46.

4th Grade have Balmain/Souths 5-121 after play finished early with Sanjiv Khalkho taking 5-17 off 17 overs.

5th Grade lost on run rate , they were 7-116 chasing Balmain/Souths 7-182 when rain ended the game.

Good luck to our Under 24s on Sunday when they take on Balmain/Souths at Jubilee Oval. Please get down and support the boys. Also good luck to Briars Maroon, Gold and Brothers who play on Sunday.

05 November – (Chappelow Cup)

An important and very valuable first round win by our Under 24s against Balmain/Souths.
U24’s The boys sent the Tigers in on a dicey Jubilee Oval deck and early wickets from James Threlkeld set the match up. Jimmy took 4-11 and in combination with skipper Harry Lee who took 4-8 we dismissed the tigers for 75.
It was always going to be a tough chase and the boys snuck home in the final over 7 down thanks to a fine 20no from 82 balls by Adrian Dawson(hitting the winning runs below) and the guys have kick started their season with a good win.

Briars Brothers continued their great start to the season with a good win over second placed North West Sydney today. Dodging the rain and bowling first the guys restricted North West Sydney to 8-185 off a rain reduced 37 overs with Ashish taking 4-20 and Harris 2-18. In reply the guys passed the Hurricanes in the 35th over with Younus making 57, Ashish capping off a huge game making 50no, Shrey made 26 and Bilal 23no. Well done guys!

Briars Maroon and Gold games were washed out.

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30 October – Briars v Strathfield

Three wins and two losses against Strathfield across the top 5 grades.

1st Grade were defending 231 but just couldn’t get an early breakthrough on a placid Rothwell Park deck and they were passed 4 down. Benny Van bowled superbly taking 3-66 off 21 overs.

2nd Grade resumed at 1-20 chasing 176 at Airey Park and despite a few nervous moments the guys got home 8 down to grab a valuable 6 points. Simon Nardo was the star finishing on 59 not out and Harry Lee made 25.

3rd Grade had a great win against Strathfield after declaring on their overnight score of 7-229. The guys fielded well and bowled tightly to dismiss the Gorillas for 172 with Phil Maxwell taking 3-48, Neeraj Arora 3-31 and Lloyd Andrew’s 2-15.

4th Grade also had a hard fought win after declaring on their overnight score of 6-287. The Briars dismissed Strathfield for 190 just a few minutes from stumps with Anthony Clarke taking 3-31 ,Zac Martin 3-51, Sunny Khalkho 2-25 and Johnny Papathanisiou 2-41 capping off an excellent win.
Our 5th grade batted first and were knocked over for 77 with Michael Taberner making 26 and Strathfield got the runs two down.

31 October –  (Chappelow Cup) 

Two wins and a loss in the Chappelow Cup games.

Briars Maroon batted first and made 9-140 off their 40 overs with Eccleston making a fine 64 and Besier 21. In reply the guys did a great job to restrict Bankstown to 7-116 off their 40 overs to record a valuable win with Besier taking 2-30 and Dutta 1-12 off 8 overs.

Briars Brothers rolled Auburn Eagles for 118 with Shrey taking 4-32 and Rajesh 3-11 and the guys cruised home 3 down in the 21st over to pick up a bonus point with Asita making 41no and Sibi 36.

Briars Gold bowled first and North West Sydney made 7-174 with Ronan taking 2-17. In reply Gold made 8-141 with Harrold making a very good 65 and Malik 31.

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21 October – Briars v Strathfield

As expected, tough battles across all 4 grades against Strathfield.

1st Grade won the toss and batted at Rothwell Park in a rematch of last years grand final and were dismissed right on stumps, posting a very competitive 231. Xavier Tregeagle made 46, skipper Max Squire 44, Aidan Gardner a very handy 39, Benny Van an equally vital 25no at the end and Tom Moffitt 23.

2nd Grade sent Strathfield in at Airey Park and dismissed the Gorillas for 176 with Harry Lee taking 5-34 and we are 1-20 at stumps.

3rd Grade won the toss and batted at Ron Routley Oval and made 7-229 with Zoya Thakur(below)making a fine 57no and skipper Alex Favotto 46.

4th Grade also won the toss and batted at Bark Huts and after being in early trouble at 3-45 they amassed 6-287 with Pete Burkhart continuing his great form making 91, Ali Smith 71no, John Papathanasiou 42 and skipper Mark Smyck 29. Lots of key partnerships across the innings today.
Good luck to 5s and Briars Maroon, Gold and Brothers tomorrow.

22 October –  (Chappelow Cup) 

Two wins and a loss in today’s lower grade games.

5th Grade will be very disappointed with their loss against Lindfield. We restricted Lindfield to 7-126 off their 40 overs with Adam Macic taking 2-6 and Chris Gordon 2-24. In reply we were dismissed for 115, losing our last 5 wickets for 12, with Adam Macic 44 and Chris Smith 24 top scoring.

Briars Maroon knocked over Briars Gold in todays local derby. Batting first Maroon made 6-144 off their 40 overs with Yahiya Mehar making 64 and skipper Luke Antoniadis 50no. In reply Gold were dismissed for 104, Haris Malik made 24 and Joshua Hardiman 20 and for Maroon Trivedi 2-16, Mehar 2-9 and Ciancio 2-14 were the leading bowlers.

Briars Brothers continued their great start to the season knocking over Pennant Hills. Batting first Pennant Hills made 9-165 off their 40 overs with Ashish 3-27, Rajesh 2-17 leading the way. In reply Brothers reached the target in the 35th over 6 down with Vivek 47no, Shrey 26, Harris 23 top scoring.

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14 October – Briars v Mounties / Southern District

A very good weekend with 4 hard fought wins from 5 across the top 5 grades against Mounties/Southern Districts.

1st Grade were defending 187 at Greenway Oval and Mounties/SD resumed at 3-66 and pushed their way to 4-106 before Brenton Wright and then Alex Vendrasco struck and ripped through the Mounties/SD middle and lower order to dismiss them for 131. AV bowled brilliantly taking 4 straight wickets to finish with 5-24 and BJ was superb as usual taking 3-21 to back up his 90 with the bat last week. Two from two to start the season for 1sts.

2nd Grade had a comprehensive win on the back of an incredible double from Xavier Tregeagle. Defending 7(dec)297 at Rothwell Park after Tregeagle had scored 108 last week the guys rolled through the Mounties/SD batting line up today knocking them over for 159 with Tregeagle again starring taking 5-43 off 25 overs and Sanket Karkare took 2-28. Two from two for defending Premiers 2nd grade this year as well.

3rd Grade went down in a rematch of last years Grand Final. Last weeks late order collapse where the guys lost 4-0 in 4 balls would come back to haunt them today. Defending 157 the guys fought hard but needed another 25-30 runs as Mounties/SD passed our total 7 down in a tight one with Jack Benchoam and Neeraj Arora taking 3 wickets each.

4th Grade had to fight hard for their win after declaring on their overnight score of 4-240. Mounties/SD were well placed at 4-163 just after tea but persistent tight bowling and good pressure in the field saw the Briars take 6-33 and knock Mounties/SD over for 196 with Lloyd Andrews taking 3-24 and Keegan Powell 3-26. Great win guys!

5th Grade the guys had a fantastic narrow win over Mounties/SD after batting first and making 112 with Thakur making 23 and Iqbal a very valuable 20no at the end. In reply the guys worked hard in the field and dismissed Mounties/SD for 98 to earn a crucial win, Chris Gordon took 3-22 and Pengilly 2-14. Super win to Tabs and the boys!

Good luck to Briars Gold and Briars Brothers who both play on Sunday whilst Briars Maroon have the bye.

15 October –  (Chappelow Cup) – Briars v Strathfield Black

A nail biting win and a loss in today’s two Chappelow Cup games.

Briars Brothers batted first at Greenway Oval and made 158 on the back of a fine 78 by Sibi and a valuable 31 from Asita. In reply Mounties/Southern Districts Black looked well placed at 4-112 but the guys hung in and grabbed crucial wickets and a run out on the final ball gave the guys a remarkable one run victory. Asita took 3-26 and Jhangir 2-27.

Briars Gold restricted Strathfield Black to 9 for 189 off their 40 overs with Harry Walsh taking 2-24, Harris Malik 2-26 and Hamish O’Brien 2-34. In reply the guys finished 7-124 off their 40 overs with Josh Harrold making 29 and Harris Malik 28no.

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07 October – Briars v Mounties / Southern District

Some tough battles across the grades on day one against Mounties/Southern Districts.

1st Grade lost wickets regularly to be 7-111 at tea at Greenway Oval before a hard hitting Brenton Wright resurrected the innings with an aggressive 90 enabling Briars to reach a competitive 187. In reply we have Mounties 3-66 at stumps.

2nd Grade dominated day one with the bat after losing the toss and being sent in at Rothwell Park. The guys amassed 7(Dec)297 with Xavier Tregeagle making his first ton for the Briars making 108, Hugh Sims made 58, Sanket Karkare 36,Doug Cullen 30 and Damian Price 25no. In reply Mounties batted 17 overs and are 1-27 at stumps.

3rd Grade were 4-40, 5-93 at tea and then 6-157 before losing their final four wickets in four balls, Jack Kovacic made an excellent 72. In reply Mounties are 2-63 at stumps.

4th Grade batted superbly all day to finish 4-240 with legend Peter Burkhart(below) scoring his first ton for the Briars finishing unbeaten on 105no, Jake Narayan made 45, Will Sims 39 and Michael Hannelly 28.

5th Grade Briars made 134 with Mandeep Oberoi making 28, Grant Croft 28 and John Papathanisiou 24 and in reply Georges River won in the final over 9 down, Papa took 2-20 , Adam Macic 2-27 and Chris Gordon 2-4.

The guys wore black arm bands and 4ths observed a minutes silence today in honour of champion Briar and former umpire Trevor Parker who passed away earlier this week. Trevor’s wake will be held next Saturday the 14th October at the Cronulla RSL from 12noon-3pm.
Good luck to Briars Maroon, Gold and Brothers who all play tomorrow.

07 October –  (Chappelow Cup) – Briars v Auburn

We recorded two wins from three games in Chappelow Cup, making it a good start to the season for our three teams with 5 wins from 6 games across the first two rounds.

Briars Gold comprehensively defeated Auburn today. Gold loss the toss, fielded first and knocked Auburn over for 104 with Harry Walsh taking 3 for 29 off 8 overs, Hamish O’Brien 2 for 0 off 2 and Raff Kitching 2 for 9 off 5 overs. In reply Briars Gold cruised home in the 34th over just 4 down with Jack Harris 41, Hamish O’Brien 37 and Josh Harrold 20no leading the way.

Briars Brothers belted 7-182 off their 40 overs with Jhangir making 42, Sibi 33 and Daniel 24no and the guys won in a tight one dismissing Roseville for 173 with VP taking 3-25, Rajesh 3-27 and Asita 2-25.

Briars Maroon did well to dismiss Strathfield for 145 with Kalachian taking 4-29 off 8 overs, Trivedi 2-20 off 5 and Morozoff 2-25 off 5 overs. The guys were unfortunately knocked over for 49 in reply.

Big day two against Mounties/Southern Districts next Saturday for the top 4 grades which makes this weeks training session even more important, so we will see you all from 4.30pm on Wednesday at the Briars Nets.

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Good luck to all Briars Senior Cricket teams as they kick off the 2023/24 season and they strive to win their 12th Club Championship in a row.

Congratulations to the cricketers who have been selected as captains for the 23/24 season; Max Squire (1st Grade), Declan Kennedy (2nd Grade), Alex Favotto (3rd Grade), Mark Smyck (4th Grade), Michael Taberner  (5th Grade), Luke Antoniadis (Maroon), Simon Thorne(gold), Asita Galappatti (Brothers), & Harry Lee (U24’s).

30 September – Briars v Auburn

It was a pretty solid day against Auburn on Saturday with wins in 1sts, 2nds and 3rds whilst 4ths and 5ths went down.

1st Grade were sent in on a tough Mona Park deck and did well to make 8-184 with Tim Rose making 50, Aidan Gardner 27, Andrew Jalalaty made 25no and Brenton Wright 25. In reply Auburn were 1-102 at one stage before some excellent bowling and fielding saw the guys dismiss the Eagles for 135. Ash Squire was superb taking 4-17(off 10), Brenton Wright terrific with 3-10 and Cameron Holmes unlucky taking 1-24 to pull off a huge win!

2nd Grade had a comprehensive win after knocking Auburn over for 142 with Peter McKell taking 4-27 and Jimmy Threlkeld 2-21. In reply the guys batted well to win 4 down and pick up a bonus point with Hugh Sims making 57, Xavier Tregeagle 52 and skipper DK 17 no…well done guys!

3rd Grade also had a remarkable come from behind win. Batting first we made 9-226 with Vrish Pendyala making 67 and Sanket Karkare 46. At one stage Auburn were 3-170 but persistence and a never say die Briars attitude saw the boys dismiss the Eagles for 224 to win by two runs with the final two wickets being run outs. Ned Arnold took 3-32 and Neeraj Arora 3-34….well done to Fav and the boys!

4th Grade had a disappointing loss. We had Auburn 7-97 before they made their way to 8-207 and we were in early trouble and never recovered and were dismissed for 136 with Lloyd Andrews making 55.

5th Grade went down to Auburn, we dismissed the Eagles for 178 with Pat Roach taking 4-45 and we were knocked over for 75.
Good luck to Briars Maroon, Gold and Brothers who all play tomorrow.

01 October (Chappelow Cup) – Briars v Strathfield

Burwood Briars had three wins from three on Sunday in the Chappelow Cup, capping off a very good first weekend of the 2023/24 season.

Briars Gold made 5-144 off their 40 overs with Jack Harris making 55, Hamish O’Brien 34 and Harris Malik 20no. Mounties were in control before the boys took 3-4 when they were 7-132 to dismiss Mounties for 136 with Hamish O’Brien taking 2-5 and Harry Walsh 2-9.

Briars Maroon restricted Strathfield to 7-160 off 40 overs with Arshad taking 2-19 and then timed their run perfectly to win 5 down with skipper Luke Antoniadis finishing 44no, Croft made 41 and Arshad 29.

Briars Brothers smashed 7-198 off their 40 overs with Sibi making 66 and Asita 65 and we rolled the Strathfield Gorillas for just 85 with VP taking 3-18, Ashish 2-11 and Jhangir 2-14.
Three great wins and well done guys!