ACA Masters Tour Diary: Moira Shire

Chris Rogers was the star attraction as the ACA Masters hit Moira Shire on the Murray in November.

The Masters XI, which featured the likes of Andy Bichel, Terry Alderman and Greg Matthews, narrowly defeated the local Moira All-Stars by 13 runs. Check out ACA Masters score sheet here.

Rogers, who hadn't picked up a bat since being dismissed in the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval, was still in good touch, posting 62 to lead the touring side to 4/166.

Lee Carseldine was at his aggressive best alongside Rogers with a quick-fire 45, while Ben Johnson chipped in with a handy late 25.

Masters Artcile _edited -1In response, Matt Casey (25) and Pat Martin (24) led a spirited run chase, which was met with the ferocious pace of Greg Rowell (1/7) and Andy Bichel (1/22).

Peter Sleep struck late (2/20) to dismiss the local side with the final ball of the innings.

Check out the Moira Shire All-Star's score sheet here.

The Masters treated the locals to tales from their playing days at the Sportman's Night, while fielding questions on the current state of cricket in Australia.

Junior clinics ran throughout the tour, with the former legends providing the Moira youth a wealth of knowledge on the game.

Fairfax Media's Peter Hanlon made the trip up to Yarrawonga to get a first-hand account of a Masters tour and documented his experience in an article that featured in the Saturday Age and on the Sydney Morning Herald website. Check out the article here.

The tour was proudly supported by the Moira Shire and Sun Country on the Murray.