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If your side is involved in finals, this is absolutely the best time of year. I’ve had many seasons where it was done and dusted at the end of the minor round, so it’s great to be part of the business end for the third year in a row. Good luck to all and don’t choke.
Here’s a big-hitting star of the future.
In the PDCA Under 10s, Para Hills took on Eastern Park and were taking the slow road at 4/51 with three overs left in the innings. Enter Bradley Langfield, who not only smashed five sixes and two fours, but scored all 41 runs of the partnership in which he was involved. He then took 1/4 from three overs, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Parks getting home. Well smashed Bradley! Continue reading
In their 3rd T20 Grand Final in as many years, South Road held Keswick to 103 off their 20 overs with an exceptionally tight bowling and calm catching display. The boys chased the runs down in their 19th over on the big, slow Edwardstown Oval.
A well-rounded team effort – Anthony May, Jason Muir, Adam Willson, Matt Potts and Dan Vertue all bowled well through their 4 overs. Wade Ryan and Andy Hyland the batting stars, maturely guiding South Road home.
The win capped off a very successful day for the club and the Leukaemia Foundation. Thank you to everyone who contributed, supported and participated.
I know we are probably 10 minutes into the last quarter rather than at 3/4 time, but we can still regroup and take stock in where we are and what lie ahead in our already ground-breaking year.
By the end of our heated Round 9 – 4 of our 5 teams stare down a finals birth, and the E’s great recent form has them still capable of making the 4 with some opposition help.
Since Round 5 as a club, we’ve either won or drawn 86% of our games. An incredible achievement! Proving what we can achieve when we stand together, commit to being team / club orientated and have a strong will to compete and succeed. Well done to everyone involved throughout this period.
It is possible some of us may never play cricket again.
For the third week in a row, the majority of clubs didn’t get on the park. This time wet pitches and ovals. Naturally turf sides copped it worse.
Now when you have a few thousand fellas sitting around doing nothing with finals looming, things can get testy. This was certainly the case in an email exchange I had with one particular club official.
Two weeks in a row of no cricket. This is nuts!
Once again the heat policies of most associations were activated – in some cases handing out draws for an entire two-day round.
It also very quickly tightens up the races for finals when a round suddenly disappears toward the business end!
It’s mid-February and most Turf sides have played only six premiership games.
One enthusiastic local club organised an internal trial which admittedly started earlier in the day, but finished mid-afternoon in “warm but comfortable conditions with a nice breeze.”
Can’t say I’m a great fan of the heat policy that saw most cricket cancelled last weekend.
It’s a summer sport.
I’m not aiming a brickbat at the assocations – who sadly have their hand forced by the litigious world in which we now live.
I know I’ll get some flak for this, but surely compromise is the solution, rather than just scrapping everything.