Saturday, November 20, 2010

Results v Souths, 20/11/10

I wish I could report a mixed bag but it was four straight losses today.

1st Grade v Souths at Scully Park
City United 45 lost to Souths 1-46
Jack McVey a wicket on his first grade debut and unfortunately player shortages were made worse when Chris Langston broke and dislocated his right thumb when fielding.
2nd Grade v Souths at Chaffey
City United 6-129 (Robbie Gregg 52x, Ryan Hansen 20, Michael Bellamy 18x, Paul Fisher 12) lost to Souths United 5-131 (Steve Ballantine 3-22, Robbie Gregg 2-26)
The early batsmen were pinned down by accurate bowling which killed the scoring rate. Robbie Gregg played one of his usual robust innings, greatly supported by Ryan Hansen in a 65 run stand. Michael Bellamy quick fire 13 ball effort gave the side hope. The opening bowlers, Gregg and Ballantine, had half the Souths side out before 50 was reached but although Dan Mitchell bowled a tight 8 over spell (0-18) there were no more breakthroughs defending a totals that was at least 40 runs light on.
3rd Grade v Souths at Belmore
Souths 8-220 (Cory Callcott 4-34, Terry Skewes 2-24) defeated City United 135 (T Ballerstone 24, Pat Dwyer 18, Garry Whale17, Phil Cook 13, Terry Skewes 13, B Ballintine 12)
The bowlers were taken to until a Skipper and a President showed they others the way. The batting had more jump starts than a P76 but no one could go on with it to make real runs.
4th Grade v Souths at Minor League 2
Souths 7-146 (Paul Lawrence 3-22, Tait Jordan 2-31) defeated City United 136 (Pierre Steyn 57, Tait Jordan 20, Neil Cooke 20)
After bowling and field exceptionally well, 4ths were in the box seat with only 5 wickets down and seven overs to get 23 runs but the tail wagged like a Jack Russell and they lost by ten. A nice hand by Pierre Steyn set the side up for the win before the wheels fell off and rolled away.

Major whinge - make sure you get catchers names recorded in the scorebook. This is the captains job, either by alerting the scorers when the wicket falls or checking the book at the close of innings but players who take catches could help by checking the book. Catches add points to players chances in best and fairest end of season trophies with the club and the TDCA.
Minor whinge - please make sure you get a newsletter at the start of every match. They are usually in the scorebook and will often have information that isn't on the website.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Next Meeting

The next meeting of City United will take place next Tuesday, 23rd November, from 6:30pm at the Tamworth City Bowling Club.
Apologies to Deb Batley 0488 024 567

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Help Required Urgently

Tamworth is hosting the NSW Country Championships on Friday November 26 - Sunday November 28. Help is required to cover the pitches every night of the carnival (Thursday 25th, Friday 26th, Saturday 27th), and remove the covers the next morning.

City United has been assigned Riverside 1. Phil Hood 0408662012 is organising a roster, so please contact him as soon as possible to assist. Its not a task that takes a long time and anyone who plays for City can help out so get on the blower NOW. It's just part of those responsibilities that everyone has to support if you play the game.