Argentina July 11, 2008

Australian Old Collegians Tour

The AOC touring team commenced their world tour with a short stop over in Buenos Aires where they played two matches against local composite teams

The AOC touring team commenced their world tour with a short stop over in Buenos Aires where they played two matches against local composite teams. Their first match was played against the ACA Presidents XI.

AOC won the toss and elected to bat first, making a respectable 200 for 7 in their allotted 40 overs. The ACA Presidents made a strong start but fell one run short of their target.

In the second match, played on a wet and cold day, the Buenos Aires XI won the toss and elected to field first. The AOC got off to a good start and ended with 198/8. The BA XI got off to a disastrous start, losing their first 2 wickets with the score on 5 runs. G. Savage (30) and T. Francis (16) restored some order, but they were all out for 160 giving the visitors a victory by 38 runs.

The AOC departed for Canada where they will continue their world tour before heading off to New York, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, Nepal and India.

Will Luke is assistant editor of ESPNcricinfo

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