Poms give us some stick


IT MIGHT not have been a battle for the Ashes yesterday but members of the touring Selsdon Cricket Club didn't need much encouragement to remind Australians who currently holds them.

The South London club is on its second tour in Australia and yesterday played against a composite Coffs Harbour team at Brelsford Park.

While neither side could be described as a crack outfit, that's exactly how the Selsdon captain wanted it.

"The teams today are evenly matched," captain Iain Cardew said.

"We're not the two greatest teams in the world but at least we're evenly matched.

"When we set the tour up, we originally positioned ourselves as a masters team.

"We've now got four players in the team aged between 17 and 24 but that suits us having some younger players in the team that can do the running around, it also helps our bowling stocks."

Yesterday's match was the Croydon based club's first match of the tour and they were in a strong position at lunch after dismissing the Coffs Harbour team for 139 despite a rapid fire 41 from Coffs Hotel Tiger's Hugh Campbell.

The English team's next match is played in Forster then they move on to Dural and Nowra before closing with the highlight of the tour, a match on Bradman Oval in Bowral.

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