Friday, November 6, 2009

Bad Weather Wrecked Cricket on 7th November

Following 45mm of rain in the 24 hours before 9:00am Saturday, the chance of cricket in the any grades went beyond dim to non-existent. The forecast, scattered showers or rain areas, easing later, isolated thunderstorms, light to moderate east to northeast winds and 26c didn't make it any better. Announcements were made on the radio well before 11:00am and a text message was sent to all members at 10:45am. Bummer.

The club BBQ which was to be held tonight at the South Tamworth Bowling Club has also been cancelled for but we'll catch up next week.

Cricket Training Cancelled Friday 6th Dec

Owing to a heavy downpour affecting the training grounds at McCarthy HS after lunch today, training that was scheduled for this afternoon has been cancelled.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Another Big Saturday in City Colours

Every Saturday is a chance for glory when you're a City man! No exceptions this week.

A few guys out of the firsts opens up some opportunities for blokes who have been doing well in the first few weeks of the 2nd grade season.
Ben Semmler joins the team following a Pfeiffer last weekend and few runs in chase of victory. Anthony Cashman takes a batting spot after a first day of the season unbeaten hundred and the reliable Tim Skewes - no stranger to top grade - will come in on the second week.

In 2nds, Pierre Steyn and Ryan Sippel join the team from thirds. Sip is a brilliant fieldsman and will give the side some zest and Pierre is a lower order batsman in form who will be taking over the captaincy when Paul Fisher leaves after this game for a shoulder re-con. Hamish Batley gets half a game as reward for his good season start in 3rds.

As you would imagine, the shuffling continues to 3rds but its not all one way traffic, with Doug Cederblad back from the 2nds to add to an already strong bowling line up. Simon Bellamy (full game) and Matt Ballantyne, Kyle Eather and John Kennedy (half games) all get a chance coming up from the 4ths.

4ths grade continues to bracket players in order to expose them all for a few games before chosing the squad of fifteen. See
Team Selections for more details.

Don't forget to read your Newsletter ... it will be the one featuring Michael Bellamy in the player profile and come back to the South Tamworth Bowling Club after the game for a quiet, cool drink and a BBQ (cost a few $). See you there and around the grounds. Smile!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Website Success

From the "blow your own trumpet" department, the City United website passed the 1500 hits mark tonight and all in just 26 days! That's nearly 60 hits a day! Thanks you fellow Net Nerds.

Congratulations to Hamish Batley

Following a trial match on Melbourne Cup Day, Hamish has been selected for the NSW Combined Independent School U/15 years cricket team, which is effectively an under 16 state team, drawn from all of those schools which are not public high schools. He had a very good trial and performed particularly well with the bat.

Hamish was one of only three "bushies" who made the team. The others were from the central coast and Newcastle and the rest were from Sydney.

This is a big feather for a fairly new cap and City United salutes the achievment. Well played McBatley.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New Competition

A new competition has been started by President Tony Higgins. All club members, past and present, should read his latest President's Report for the chance to be in the running for some big prizes.

Club members are also reminded that a
dinner for two is on offer at the Quality Hotel Powerhouse. All you have to do is pay your full fees by 19th December to be in the draw for the prize of a two course dinner for two people in the Workshop Restaurant.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Cricket Weather for Saturday 7th November

29c - Scattered showers in the north, tending isolated in the south. Isolated thunderstorms. Light to moderate east to northeast winds. 90% chance of 1-5mm of rain. The forecast is like a Doug Walters innings - full of excitement and a chance of anything happening!

For more info go to "Team Selections" and click on the Weatherzone button or follow this link