Cricket: Matthews confines England

Bradman XI 238-6 England XI 187 Bradman XI win by 51 runs
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GREG MATTHEWS was the bane of England yesterday as they suffered a convincing 51-run defeat against the Bradman XI in their one-day match in Bowral. Chasing 238 for 6 off 50 overs after the hosts won the toss and elected to bat, England were 187 all out in 42.1 overs on the ground where the Australian batting legend Sir Donald Bradman first came to notice.

Matthews, the former Australian Test all-rounder, did the damage with four wickets for 43 runs, while the up and coming fast bowler Brett Lee captured 3 for 42.

Adam Hollioake, the England captain, was the only batsman to make a stand, hitting 67. The only other player to make a show was the opener Vince Wells, who scored 31. There was a worrying lack of resilience in the lower order, with Ian Salisbury the only tailender to reach double figures with 15.

The Bradman XI boosted their total after some lusty hitting by their middle-order. Corey Richards, who top-scored with 62, Scott Thompson, who made 38, and Phil Emery, who carried his bat for 37, were among the runs after a slow start.

The veteran, Angus Fraser, who was dropped from the squad for the fifth Test, was the pick of the England bowlers, taking three for 25 from 10 overs. Gavin Hamilton provided the chief support with 2 for 23 off his six overs, while Vince Wells also picked up a wicket.

Bradman XI won toss


R J Davison c Cork b Fraser 16

M E Hussey c Knight b Fraser 33

C J Richards c Cork b Hamilton 62

M J Phelps c A J Hollioake b Fraser 0

G R J Matthews c Alleyne b Wells 20

S M Thompson lbw b Hamilton 38

P A Emery not out 37

G T Cunningham not out 18

Extras (lb10 w1 nb3) 14

Total (for 6, 50 overs) 238

Fall: 1-51 2-54 3-54 4-134 5-142 6-197.

Did not bat: S D Bradstreet, W J Holdsworth, B Lee.

Bowling: Fraser 10-2-25-3; Cork 5-0-29-0; Ealham 5-0-28-0; Sailsbury 10-1-38-0; B C Hollioake 9-0-42-0; Hamilton 6-0-23-2; Wells 3-0-25-1; A J Hollioake 2-0-18-0.


N V Knight lbw b Lee 9

V J Wells lbw b Bradstreet 31

B C Hollioake c Whitney b Lee 8

N H Fairbrother b Bradstreet 11

M E A Ealham c Hussey b Matthews 10

*A J Hollioake b Holdsworth 67

M W Alleyne c Hussey b Matthews 3

D G Cork b Matthews 4

I D K Sailsbury c Emery b Lee 15

G M Hamilton st Emery b Matthews 5

A R C Fraser not out 0

Extras (b1 lb8 w7 nb8) 24

Total (42.1 overs) 187

Fall: 1-25 2-38 3-66 4-82 5-99 6-113 7-126 8-168 9-186.

Bowling: Holdsworth 9-0-51-1; Lee 10-1-42-3; Bradstreet 8-0-27-2; Whitney 4-0-15-0; Matthews 8.1-0-33-4; Thompson 3-0-10-0.