Saturday, October 17, 2009

What a Start to the Season

Wins in all three grades and sensational performances form City cricketers, with a special flavour on youth bubbling out where ever City played this weekend. These boys weren't just good, they were sensational. It's been three years since City United started with three emphatic wins in the season opener.

Aaron Flaherty talking about his 139.
3rd Grade
A long hard day in the office for the Thirds after securing 1st innings points on the first week and working all day to try and gain the outright. In the end, a little unlucky with an obvious caught behind refused by the ump and one or two chances missed. Still a strong win.
Souths 57 (Ryan Sippel 3-0, Hamish Batley 3-4, Kaine Philpott 2-7) and 9-233 (Michael Bellamy 2-16, Glenn Ryan 2-30, Ryan Sippel 2-46) lost to City United 274 (Hamish Batley 77, Pierre Steyn 34, Rod Pryor 32) on 1st innings
3 Hamish Batley, 2 Ryan Sippel, 1 Glenn Ryan. POD - Ryan Sippel's Punter like run out.

Glenn Ryan talks about that Ryan Sippel runout.
2nd Grade
A game that was up and down for all of the second day. Despite looking in trouble several times, the youthful Seconds never ran out of fight and in the end, finished well on top. Paul Fisher had half the second innings runs and Tim Skewes let loose the thunderbolts in Souths 2nd innings.
City United 9-236 dec. (Anthony Cashman 108x, Ben Cederblad 34) and 87 (Paul Fisher 43) defeated Souths 198 (Ben Semmler 4-42, Matt Reynolds 2-25, Anthony Cashman 2-28) and 5-80 (Tim Skewes 3-26, Ben Semmler 2-24) on 1st innings.
3 Anthony Cashman, 2 Ben Semmler, 1 Mat Reynolds. POD - Cashy's maiden grade ton.

Paul Fisher talks about the lessons learnt for young players and club spirit.
1st Grade
A great first up win underpinned by good bowling and fielding in the 1st innings and an inspired 158 run partnership between Buddy Harriott and Aaron Flaherty - both playing their first innings for the club. In a signature move which all City players will remember, Flaherty pointed emphatically to the badge on his City cap when he raised three figures. His play on the legside was outstanding.
Souths 209 (Ross Steyn 3-56, Tom Wilson 3-58, Nathan Whale 2-24) and 3-122 lost to City United 8-248 dec. (Aaron Flaherty 139, Buddy Harriott 66) on 1st innings.
3 Aaron Flaherty, 2 Buddy Harriott, 1 Tom Wilson POD - Flaherty's celebration when he reached his 100.

Dan Mitchell describes a magic moment.
Higgins Air Con Player of the Day - Aaron Flaherty and Anthony Cashman

Tony Higgins talks about the season start.


  1. Anonymous19/10/09

    Congratulations to all players and supporters of CUCC on a memorable opening match. Well done Lango on getting this very useful and interesting web/blogsite up and running. I look forward to reading and hearing more and will be a regular visitor.

  2. Anonymous21/10/09

    where do we click to listen to the captains talking??

  3. On the "play" button at the left of cray sound bar. If it doesn't work, check your browser setting as it may be blocking it.


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