Friday, December 7, 2012

Tezza one of City's best.

There are so many true gentlemen, just nice guys amongst this year’s playing group. One of them is Terry Kampe. Tezza is one of those players that you want on your team and to just be around. He was introduced to City by Paul Hagley where he started playing for City in fourth grade. Tezza was one of the major reasons why fourths made it's way through to the Grand Final. He is currently playing 3rd Grade with Peter Mead but he recently filled in as a late replacement for First Grade.
He has taken so many bowling attacks apart with his wide variety of strokes. He can also bowl that killer inswinger that has claimed so many wickets.

GOOOOOOOOO City’s gentleman of the week Tezza Kampe  CITY

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Don't worry boys she is back.

(The little boys) in Fourth Grade was unbeaten till last Saturdays match. After the match the team held a discussion on where we went wrong. There was someone missing, a member of the team that was there through all our victories, but was missing on the day, this team member doesn’t bat or take wickets but she is very much part of the team. Marissa our dedicated scorer was our missing link. So watch out Souths Marissa is back for this weekend's match, the team is back to being full strength.

GOOOOOOO to all our City scorers, a big Thank You as you are very much part of the team CITY

Teams to play Souths

City United teams to play Souths this Saturday 8th December in a One-Day match.  All players are requested to be at their prospective grounds by 12.30. If any player is unavailable please contact your captain.
This weekend’s match will have it's own story to tell and every player playing in it, will write his own chapter within that story.  How will your chapter read this weekend? May your chapter be full of enjoyment and success and personal achievement. 
The pen is in your hands. 
1st Grade Riverside 1: Dan Whale (C) 0423918389, Scott de Weymarn, Richard O'Halloran, Ben Chew, Aaron Dennis, Ben Semmler, Jack McVey, Nathan Whale,  Chris Langston, Simon Toyer, Daniel Lawrence, Jay Thompson.
2nd Grade Riverside 2: Paul Fisher (C) 0429654808, Shel Ravi, Sean Hancock, Tait Jordan, Michael Bellamy, Daniel Rogers,  Paul Charmers,  Simon Bellamy., Adam Ryan, Jake Philp, Sam Brown, Mark Fisher.
3rd Grade Riverside 5: Peter Mead (C) 0427603558, Cory Callcott, Rob Mills, Brett Walsh, Matt Ballentine, Lachlan Cooke, Glen Ryan, Ben Ballentine, Cooper Thompson, Terry Kampe, John Miskle, Andy Jarrett
4th Grade Riverside 8: Gary Whale (C) 0407467012, , Eddie Beattie, Scotty Hurn,  Trent Balderston,, Anthony Fitzgerald, Nick Stacey, Tom Fitzgerald, Graeme Schwenke, Paul Hagley, Tim Painter, Luke Hagley, Mark Chew. The old war horses are having a weeks rest. Paul Lawrence, Ron Benjamin and Terry Skewes
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 may the cry of CITY CITY CITY be heard through out the town come Saturday night   CITY

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

We love ya work Sugar

The last few Saturdays have been a bit windy. I was watching one of lower grades matches, Sugar was batting when this fast bowler whizzed down a screamer which just missed the off stump, but the bail gently toppled off.
'I’m not out,' protested Sugar, 'pasting wind.'
'I don’t care if you did past wind,' said the umpire, 'you're out!'
GOOOOOOOOOO should have tried to hold it in a little longer Johnny CITY

They are a credit to our club.

On my way home I passed No 1 oval and thought I saw some City shirts. I pulled up and saw eight players hard at it with some fielding drills. It was the 1st Grade captain Dan Whale with other players from the 1st Grade squad. They have been doing extra training each Tuesday afternoons for some time now.
1st Grade is always well represented at our main training night on Wednesdays, if any grade deserves success on the paddock it is our 1st Grade side.
GOOOOOOOO  they made me tired just watching them CITY

Monday, December 3, 2012

It's a wonderful time of year

City United Cricket Club will be celebrating Christmas with a BBQ at No. 1 Oval on Saturday 22ND December. This will coincide with our 1st Grade side playing a day/night match against Old Boys. 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) all free of charge. Drinks will be available for $1 a can.  All players and their families & supporters are invited to come along and celebrate the festive season  So put this date into your diary and hope will see you there.
Don't forget that we will drawing three names of players who have paid their fees in full to receive half their money back. That's right three players will receive half their fees returned to them as a early Christmas Present. GOOOOOOOOO have you paid up in full yet CITY

A day of weaken teams but also of personal achievements.

All grades were affected by some very late pull-outs resulting in all teams being unsettled but the Mighty Thirds showed the way.
Third grade had an afternoon to remember, scoring 302 off their 40 overs, with Peter (I just keep getting better) Mead scoring 144 before retiring. Cory, Johnny and Andy chipped in with some nice runs as well. To finish the day Lachie Cooke took another three wickets to add to seven wickets taken the week before.
In 1st Grade Chris Langston showed some good form with the bat to score a half century. In 2nd Grade (which was the Grade most affected by late pull-outs) Garry Whale showed that he puts a very high value on his wicket with a nice complied 22 runs. In 4th Grade, their captain Timothy Skewes scored his second half century on the trot. Timothy opened the Innes but was left stranded by his fellow batsmen.
GOOOOOOOO to all the players that had late changes to their matches Thank you. CITY

Results from One-Day Matches games played against Wests

1st Grade:  City lost the toss and were sent in to bat first. City were dismissed for a total of 156 runs in the 40th over. Best batting:  Chris Langston 55 runs; Daniel Lawrence 22 runs; Scott de Weymarn 20 runs.
In reply Wests made 6/158 in the 31st over. Best bowling:  Jack McVey 2/26 off 8 overs; Julian Hulbert 1/32 off 7 overs; Aaron Dennis 1/35 off 5 overs; Terry Kampe 1/5 off 1.2 overs.
2nd Grade: City won the toss and elected to bat first. City were dismissed for a total of 137 runs in the 35th over. Best batting:  Gary Whale 22 runs; Michael Bellamy 22 runs; Tait Jordan 12 runs.
In reply Wests made 2/142 in the 24th over. Best bowling:  Jake Philp 1/29 off 8 overs; Simon Bellamy 1/48 off 7 overs.
3rd Grade:  City won the toss and elected to bat first. City were dismissed for a total of 302 runs in the 40th over. Best batting:  Peter Mead 144 runs retired; Cory Callcott 44 runs; John Miskle 37 runs; Andy Jarrett 24 runs.
n reply Wests were dismissed for a total of 127 runs in the 29th over. Best bowling:  Lachie Cooke 3/29 off 6 overs; Andy Jarrett 2/15 off 7 overs; Glenn Ryan 2/37 off 5 overs; Brett Walsh 1/29 off 8 overs.
City won on first innings and also picked up a bonus point.
4th Grade: City won the toss and elected to bat first. City were dismissed for a total of 79 runs in the 26th over. Best batting:  Tim Skewes 53 runs N/O.
On reply Wests made 3/80 off 12 overs. Best bowling:  Scott Hurn 1/13 off 4 overs; Terry Skewes 1/9 off 2 overs; Tim Skewes 1/16 off 2 overs.
GOOOOOOOO Congratulations to Peter for 144 runs CITY