Thursday, January 14, 2010

From Lango (somewhere on the Murray River) ...

"Players and their parents are reminded of the club motto 'The Spirit, The Club, The Team, The Player'. It's a heirachy written in descending order of importance which you need to note.

You play for City United aware that you play for the club, not a team. We are not four separate teams playing each week under the same banner, we are a family and just like any family, we are only strong when we put the needs of the family above any group within it or ourselves. If you don't understand that, you are playing your cricket with the wrong people. There are lots of times when I, as Club secretary, wish I was somewhere else rather than attending to one of the less savoury duties of the role but I don't duck because someone once taught me the above motto and I won't let my mates down.

Good luck this weekend to all players, where ever they are playing and regardless of grade.

It's on these hard to staff weekends we have the chance to stand up, so this weekend, stand up tall beside your club mates, taller than you thought you could and be a City Man.

Good luck lads.""

Monday, January 11, 2010

Letter From Nikki Hanson

Lango is on holidays somewhere along the Murray River, but could help but publish this letter from a proud mum.
Hi Lango

Just thought I would let you know how proud we are of Ryan following his great performance for the Tamworth Under 13 representative team in the Ballina Under 13s carnival this week.

Ryan opened the batting with James Psarakis and only bowled 5 overs during the course of the 5 games played - 0 for 6 off 1 over; and 0 for 14 off 4 overs.

Game 1 against Hornsby (who went on to win the carnival) - Ryan only made 1 run. Game 2 against South East Queensland Ryan made 26 not out. Game 3 against Newcastle Ryan made 49 not out. Game 4 against Ballina Ryan made 26. Game 5 against Mid North Coast Ryan retired on 40 not out. An average of 71 runs. Not bad. He actually outscored James which was a pretty good effort.

The Tamworth team finished the carnival in 9th place (from 16 teams). Coach, Terry Psarakis was more than happy with the team's results given that we are the only town team playing against regional teams.

Nikki Hanson