Source: The Mercury, 30 December, 1991

Century by de
Winter saves TCA,
then panic ruins
Vics' run chase

David Stockdale

A slashing century by 
Allister de Winter yester-
day denied the Victorian 
Sub-District Cricket Assoc-
iation victory over the TCA 
in a thriller at New Town.

Set a target of 193 in 46 
overs, the VSDCA nearly 
lost the game with four run
-outs to finish two runs 
shy at 9-190.

De Winter blasted 133 off 
only 192 balls with 14 fours 
and three sixes out of a 
total of 192. What made his 
innings all the more remark-
able was that he was the only 
TCA batsman to reach double 
figures and he achieved it on 
a green-top wicket which 
favoured the pacemen through-
out the three days.

After de Winter, the next high-
est scorers were Michael 
DiVenuto with nine and Greg Camp-
bell with eight. The powerfully-
built former state all-rounder 
dominated a last-wicket stand 
with captain Peter McPhee which 
produced an invaluable 65 runs 
in 68 minutes.

Former Victorian paceman Len 
Balcam was the destroyer with 
6-71 from 22.2 overs. Balcam 
was well supported by his new-
ball partner Darryl Mohr, who 
took 3-51 from 22 overs.

Graham Matthews (32) and Don 
Rixon (22) gave the VSDCA a 
fine start in quest of its 
winning target by putting on 
an opening stand of 62.

Geoff Van Vugt (48) and Bryan 
Harper (36) built on that with 
a fourth-wicket partnership of 

But after seemingly having the 
game in the bag at 4-181, the 
Victorians hit the panic button 
to lose their next five wickets 
for just eight runs.

Requiring six off the last over 
from Ian Connell, they lost three 

Skipper Geoff Richardson (20) 
was caught in the covers off 
the first ball, and Balcam and 
David Knight were both run out 
for ducks off the second and 
fourth balls respectively.

Connell (2-52) and McPhee 
(2-55) were the most success-
ful TCA bowlers.

McPhee finished with match 
figures of 8-106 to enhance 
his chances of a recall to 
the state side.

Tasmania - First innings 115
Second innings
Green 				b Mohr		  7
Smith		c Knight	b Mohr		  2
Dykes 		c Knight 	b Mohr		  0
Di Venuto	c and 		b Balcam	  9
de Winter	c Knight 	b Balcam	133
Allanby 			b Balcam	  0
Colegrave 			lbw Balcam	  0
Holyman 	c Mohr 	 	b Balcam	  6
Campbell 	c Knight 	b Balcam	  8
Connell 	run out				  1
McPhee 		not out				  7
Extra 						 19
Total					 192


11, 11, 20, 58, 60, 84, 92, 112, 127, 192.
: Mohr 22-7-51-3, Balcam 22.2-4-71-6, Smith 5-0-21-0,
Van Vugt 10-1-24-0, Kaluperuma 3-0-13-0.

First innings 7-116 dec
Second innings

Matthews 		c Allanby 	b McPhee	 32
Rixon			c Smith 	b Connell	 22
Paulpillai 		c Smith 	b McPhee	  6
Harper 			run out				 36
Van Vugt 				lbw Dykes	 48
Richardson		c Colgrave 	b Connell	 20
Kaluperuma 		run out				  4
Mohr 			not out				  4
Balcam 			run out				  0
Knight 			run out				  0
Smith 			not out				  0
Extras							 18
Total						190

62, 69, 80, 130, 181, 185, 186, 186, 189.
Connell 17-1-52-2, McPhee 16-5-55-2, Colegrave 9-1-41-0,
Dykes 4-0-24-1.

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