The Australian cricket team had a day of mixed fortunes on Thursday (9 June) when they met an Irish eleven in Dublin.
The Australian cricket team had a day of mixed fortunes on Thursday (9 June) when they met an Irish eleven in Dublin. The visitors managed a respectable first innings score of 291. But ??? their fast bowler, Jeff Thomson, had a discouraging five-over spell during which he was no-balled seven times.
SYNOPSIS: Ireland is not well known internationally for its cricket but in fact most of the country's major towns and cities have clubs. The national team occasionally play first class touring sides who are visiting England.
Australia's Craig Serjeant was in an aggressive mood, and he took his total to 63.
Rick McCosker was also on form with a series of drives through the covers.
Serjeant's score included nine fours and three sixes -- one of which crashed through the window of the club house. He eventually went l-b-w to Carlett.
McCosker was then faced with drawing Australia's score out. Ian Davis -- McCosker's opening partner -- was run out with only 14 runs on the scoreboard. Serjeant's 63 had made things look more respectable but far from bright. McCosker managed 40 runs before he was stumped by Colhoun off a ball from Monteith, Ireland's left arm spain bowler.
David Hookes helped boost the Australian score by putting on 58. But it was a last-wicket score of 64 by Pascoe and Dymock that eventually gave Australia a respectable total. Monteith claimed six of the wickets for 97. Ireland went in to bat and had a firm start, at 70 for one. But then they deteriorated to 80 for three. Their closing score -- 102 for three.