Friday, September 14, 2012

Sometimes they don't see the point of the game but you have to love them.

With the cricket season only a few weeks away now, I remember taking my then girlfriend to her first match of cricket. She sat through the first innings although plainly bored, she was so relieved when we lost our last wicket.

She was then shocked to see after a short break the other team going out to bat. When an opposition batsman gave a tremendous swipe and knocked the ball out of the ground, she was very quick to her feet 'Thank goodness they got rid of it,' she yelled. 'Now we can all go home”.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

City’s own Gold & Maroon Baggy

City's emblem will placed on the front panel of the Baggy as part of the price.

I didn't realize Paint-Ball could be so dangerous.

Timothy Skewes, City United’s new 4th Grade captain was pictured here at the Tamworth Base Hospital after dislocating his shoulder on Saturday, while playing Paint-ball.  It was sad news and when the word was passed around at training on Sunday of Timothy’s mishap his many vice captains, he has six in all (I know that’s a lot but our 4th grade side is such a interesting side), wished him a speedy recovery.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Rodney Pryor

Rodney Pryor is our newest life member and has been appointed as a selector for the coming season. Let’s ask him 16 questions in 90 seconds.

Who was your favourite cricket player to watch when growing up? Allan Border & Steve Waugh
Favourite cartoon as a child? It is not a cartoon but The Goodies.
Are you studying or working, If so doing what? Working-Revenue Clerk
When you were growing up, what did you want to be? Farmer or Fireman
What do you normally eat for breakfast?  Whatever I can find in the house.
Who is the team mate that brings a smile to your face and makes you laugh? Glen Balderston
Your every last meal would be? Shepard Pie
What highest level you have played cricket? 1st Grade with City
What primary school did you attend? Kootingal
What is your most embarrassing moment on the cricket field to date?  After being dismissed at Riverside 2 I picked up another bat from my kit bag that had a broken handle. To release my frustration on getting out my idea was to swing the bat hard as hell and hit the trunk of a large tree completely breaking the bat in two.
 I set myself and took an almighty swing “BANG” as my cricket bat collided into the tree only to rebound back from the tree and whacking me in the face, nearing breaking my nose.
Stranded on an Island, What are your 3 essential items? Food, my son, and whatever he wanted.
What footy code do you support either Union, NRL or AFL? Love my footy, mad West Tiger fan & Carlton fan.
What would you buy with your last $20? Whatever my son needed.
 How did you become a City player? Following my father and older brother to City.
Who is the smartest teammate? Damien Robinson
What is your middle name? Neal
  GOOOOOOOOO Keep that broken bat away from him CITY


Scott has joined our club from England and was meeting some of our wildlife at training.

             Hey Luke, you go, I'm not running in to bowl look at the size of that bloody big meat ant.

Monday, September 10, 2012

It does not get any better than this.

     Sunday was a spectacular morning the sun was out, not a cloud in the sky. The additional training equipment that City purchased through the week came in handy as City had 35 players at the morning training session. Once again our 1st grade captain had us going through some fielding drills but this week the stump didn’t stand a chance, as it was being belted from all directions. Even I got close!
      Kathy had players filling out their Rego forms and collecting their fees or at least their minimum $65 which must be paid before you can take the field.
     Dan Whale is organizing a 1st Grade side, trail match against Armidale City Cricket Club for next Sunday more details on this to follow. We wish them the best but there is still training for the rest of us up and comers next Sunday morning from 10am. There are only three training sessions to go before the season kicks off with a bang against Old Boys with a one-dayer, let’s continue to train hard and have some good performances first up. 
GOOOOOOO I’m getting closer CITY