Friday, November 30, 2012

Our little 4th Grades sure do bowl them down fast. Last Saturday City bowlers broke two separate bails in the afternoon in the process of bowling batsmen out. Lucky our President came to the rescue with some chewy gun that he was chewing at the time. "Here" he said “use this” the broken bails went back together nicely.

GOOOOOOOO don’t worry about wood glue the gum did the job CITY

Christmas Party on the banks of the Peel.

 Christmas cake with Ice cream yummy yummy
On Saturday 22nd December the “big boys” will been playing a Day/Nighter at No1 Oval. City’s Christmas Party will be incorporated into that night. Not only will we be able to see our 1st Graders playing under lights but we will have a Christmas thyme to the evening.  BBQ, drinks and Christmas cake with ice cream (yummy) will be available throughout the evening. Families are most warmly welcome to attend.  So put this date into your diary and hope will see you there.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Teams to play West Leagues

City United teams to play West Leagues this Saturday 1st December in a One-Day match. There will be a BBQ after the days play at the City Bowling Club. All players are requested to be at their prospective grounds by 12.30. If any player is unavailable please contact your captain.

1st Grade Riverside 1: Dan Whale (C) 0423918389, Scott de Weymarn, Richard O'Halloran, Ben Chew, Julian Hulbert, Aaron Dennis, Scott Hulbert, Ben Semmler, Jack McVey, Nathan Whale, Jake Philp, Chris Langston.
2nd Grade Riverside 2: Paul Fisher (C) 0429654808, Neil Cooke, Shel Ravi, Sean Hancock, Tait Jordan, Michael Bellamy, Daniel Rogers, Pat Dwyer, Paul Charmers, J Vanderkyl, Simon Bellamy., Adam Ryan.
3rd Grade Riverside 5: Peter Mead (C) 0427603558, Cory Callcott, Rob Mills, Brett Walsh, Matt Ballentine, Lachlan Cooke, Nick Stacey, Glen Ryan,  Ben Ballentine, Terry Kampe, John Miskle, Andy Jarrett
4th Grade Riverside 8: Timothy Skewes (C) 0467560000, Paul Lawrence,Ron Benjamin, Eddie Beattie, Scotty Hurn, Cooper Thompson, Trent Balderston, Terry Skewes, Gary Whale, Graeme Schwenke, Doug Truman,  Mark Chew.

City prides itself on being a true club, not 4 individual teams. We play for the club not for a specific team or grade, throughout the season there will be movement of players within the grades both up and down but always playing for City, that’s what being a part of a club is all about. Best of luck to everyone for the weekend matches.

GOOOOOOO Forecast for Saturday is to be bloody hot be prepared  CITY

It's warming up, baby!

The weather forecast is for a  HOT  40 degrees on Saturday. All players are reminded of using sun screen, drinking plenty of water prior to the match & during the match and wearing a broad brim hat. City’s captains will request from the umpires that extra drink breaks are taken.
The late and great Noel Coward had it right with his song, that goes something like-
Only mad dogs and cricketers,
Go out in the midday,
Go out in the midday,
Go out in the midday sun.               
GOOOOOOOOO Dan look after our pom we don't want him going Troppo on us CITY

Results from Rd 5 games against Norths

1st Grade
Norths were dismissed for a total of 170 in their first innings.  City resumed batting on day 2 at 0/14 and were dismissed for a total of 131 runs in the 49th over. Best batting:  Scott Hulbert 61 runs; Richie O’Halloran 21 runs; Julian Hulbert 18 runs.
Norths began a second innings and finished the day at 5/102 off 32.3 overs. Best bowling:  Aaron Dennis 2/20 off 5 overs; Jack McVey 1/17 off 8 overs; Jade Thompson 1/18 off 5 overs; Richie O’Halloran 1/3 off 3 balls.
2nd Grade
City batted first and were dismissed for a total of 162 runs in the 50th over. Norths resumed batting on day 2 at 3/109 and were dismissed for a total of 323 runs in the 65th over. Best bowling:  Paul Chalmers 2/85 off 17 overs; Neil Cooke 2/26 off 5.4 overs; Chris Langston 2/45 off 13 overs; Shel Ravi 2/44 off 9 overs; Michael Bellamy 2/9 off 3 overs.
City began batting in their second innings and finished the day at 8/139 off 36 overs. Best batting:  Paul Fisher 28 runs; Neil Cooke 23 runs; Michael Bellamy 20 runs.
3rd Grade
City declared their innings closed at 5/312 of 47 overs. In reply Norths were dismissed for a total of 44 runs in 25 overs at the end of day 1.
Norths began day 2 batting in their second innings and were dismissed for a total of 130 runs off 50 overs. Best bowling:  Lachie Cooke 7/22 off 10 overs; Glenn Ryan 1/7 off 7 overs; Graeme Schwenke 1/7 off 4 overs; Brett Walsh 1/10 off 5 overs.
City won outright.
4th Grade
City were dismissed for a total of 305 runs off 79 overs at the end of day 1. Norths began batting on day 2 and were dismissed for a total of 114 runs in the 40th over. Best bowling:  Eddie Beattie 4/10 off 4.4 overs; Terry Skewes 4/32 off 13 overs; Trent Balderston 1/20 off 6 overs; Tim Skewes 1/7 off 5 overs.
Norths began batting in their second innings and finished the day at 8/157 off 36 overs. Best bowling:  Nick Stacey 3/23 off 7 overs; Terry Skewes 2/18 off 9 overs; Eddie Beattie 2/41 off 6 overs; Trent Balderston 1/16 off 3 overs.
City fell just 2 wickets short of an outright victory but still took points for a win in the first innings.
GOOOOOOO Lachie Cooke 7 for 22 the best bowling figures for City this season. CITY

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

It's a bit too damp.

Due to the damp conditions there will be no fielding training session today at No 1 oval. Our normal Wednesday training will commence from 5pm at Riverside 2.
GOOOOOOOO I'll will be there tomorrow for sure CITY

Just ran out of time.

City’s 4th Grade side  “The Little Boys” and the brave Australian team have one thing in common, both teams just ran out of time. Ultimately, the Aussies fell two wickets short of victory. While City's 4th Grade side after piling on over 300 runs the week before needed twenty wickets on Saturday to obtain an outright result.
City fell two wickets short of that total. City's 4th Grade captain said "As a team we put in all day. In the last hour we had to obtain the last couple of wickets needed for the out-right win, I felt like we tried everything in our power -- round the wicket, over the wicket, short balls, pitched-up, spin, fielders all around the bat, even had a leg slip in place -- I thought we had a red-hot crack," Timothy said.
Our 4th Grade side in unbeaten this season and will need to change it's approach to it's game plan a little as all grades now start a run of One-Day cricket.
GOOOOOOOO cricket, you got to love it CITY

Monday, November 26, 2012

The two City's being as one.

John Nolan on behalf the Tamworth City Bowling Club is seen here presenting our President a sponsorship cheque. City United is fortunate to have such a generous sponsor as the City Bowling Club, it is a relationship that is growing stronger each season. Thank you again to the board and members of the best little club in town the City Bowling Club.
GOOOOOOOOO they love playing their under arm deliveries  CITY