Cricket: England slump

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NSW XI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193-9

England A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165

NSW XI won by 28 runs

ENGLAND A took a leaf from the senior side's book, turning in an inept batting performance in a 28-run defeat in their opening tour match against a New South Wales XI at Bowral yesterday.

Only Paul Prichard, who made a handsome half-century after recovering from a stomach illness, and Mike Roseberry batted anywhere near the required standard.

The depressing tone of the day was set in David Capel's first over when Richard Chee Quee hit him for three fours and a six. Capel's 10 overs cost 59 runs.

Peter Such put the brake on, taking two for 11 in 10 overs of impeccable off-spin, but with Andy Caddick, David Millns and Mark Ilott still searching for rhythm, NSW were given 30 runs more than they deserved.

England's reply in scorching heat before 1,500 spectators was disappointing. Roseberry and Prichard's 66-run stand in 17 overs put victory in sight but the tail folded tamely.

NEW SOUTH WALES XI

R Chee Quee c Russell b Millns. . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 G Milliken c Such b Capel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 M Haywood c Prichard b Such. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 M Patterson c and b Such. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 J Arnberger c Russell b Ilott. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 P Ryan lbw b Capel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 W Adlam c Russell b Millns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 S Thompson c Prichard b Ilott. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 A Kershler run out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 D Freedman not out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 R Stobo not out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Extras (lb8 w8 nb5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Total (for 9, 50 overs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193

Fall: 1-56 2-90 3-90 4-95 5-128 6-131 7-153 8-183 9-183.

Bowling: Caddick 10-0-40-0 (4nb); Millns 10-0-34-2 (4w); Ilott 10-1-41-2 (3w); Capel 10-2-59-2 (1w, 1nb), Such 10-4-11-2.

ENGLAND A

T C Middleton lbw b Stobo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 M A Roseberry b Kershler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 *M D Moxon c Kershler b Adlam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 P J Prichard lbw b Freedman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 G P Thorpe b Adlam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 D J Capel b Stobo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 R C Russell b Thompson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 A R Caddick run out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 D J Millns not out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 M C Ilott b Thompson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 P M Such run out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Extras (lb7 w4 nb2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Total (48.4 overs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165

Fall: 1-13 2-14 3-80 4-109 5-111 6-129 7-136 8-144 9-146.

Bowling: Adlam 10-0-20-2 (w1); Stobo 9.4-2-23-2 (w1 nb1); Kershler 10-0-30-1 (w1); Thompson 9-1- 45-2; Freedman 10-1-40-1 (w1).

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