Manly Oval Nov 1 2009: CPCC’s Masters Team (Over 40s) have continued their inaugural campaign in the Sydney Masters Competition with a comfortable win over Manly Grade Club. In the much anticipated local derby held at the picturesque Manly Oval, CPCC’s total of 204 off 40 ovals proved too much for the home side who managed 148 in reply. The Towers powered away early with Minnett and Moss proving to the Grade club that some of the best batsmen the Peninsula has produced can be found in ‘Park’ cricket. Both retired with 40’s. Handy knocks from the in-form Andrew Davis and rookie Rob McCabe ensured a big total for Manly to chase. Manly set about their task effectively until Luke Ireland claimed the first wicket. Tight bowling kept the run rate manageable with only CPCC junior Jake Fraser (playing for Manly Masters with his dad Andrew under the Father/Son rule) pushing on to get to forty. Any hopes of a Manly victory were dashed with Dave Quarford responded to having his first ball on Manly Oval disappear onto Sydney Rd by taking 4 wickets. A huge thanks to Manly for hosting us at Manly Oval, and for what was a great Sunday afternoon of cricket.