July 11, 2008

Argentina

Australian Old Collegians Tour

Will Luke

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.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Will Luke
Assistant editor Will opted against a lifetime of head-bangingly dull administration in the NHS, where he had served for two years. In 2005 came a break at Cricinfo where he slotted right in as a ferociously enthusiastic tea drinker and maker, with a penchant for using "frankly" and "marvellous". He also runs The Corridor, a cricket blog where he can be found ranting and raving about all things - some even involving the sport. He is a great-great nephew of Sir Jack Newman, the former Wellingtonian bowler who took two wickets at 127 apiece for New Zealand.

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