Friday, December 14, 2012

Truth From the mouths of Babes.

Just before my daughter went to bed I told her how the Cricket Test Match was starting tomorrow from Hobart. I told her "for the next five days I am going to sit in front of the television and watch every ball bowled"
A hour later, while passing her room  I overheard her say. "Oh God if cricket is played in heaven please let there also be rain".
GOOOOOOOO don't you love them CITY

GOOOOOOO This one just made me Laugh CITY

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Hat-trick hero dismantles heart of South batting order

Jack McVey seen here jumps into this delivery for City United. They say good things come in threes and for Jack McVey that rang true on Saturday. McVey had a memorable outing against South picking up his first hat-trick and the three best and fairest points. He was then rewarded with his hat trick bowling display with selection in the Tamworth War Veterans Cup team for Sunday’s fourth round game against Gunnedah at No 1 Oval. This weeks stand in 1st Grade Captain Ben Semmler will be there on Sunday with Jack as both City players have been selected to represent Tamworth this Sunday.
GOOOOOO full story of Jack performance is in today Leader CITY

Teams to play Norths

City United teams to play Norths this Saturday 15th 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 Chaffey Park: Ben Semmler (C) 0423918389, Scott de Weymarn, Richard O'Halloran, Ben Chew, Aaron Dennis, , Jack McVey,  Chris Langston, Jay Thompson,  Scott Hulbery, Sean Hancock,Daniel Rogers,
2nd GradeTREC: Paul Fisher (C) 0429654808,   Michael Bellamy,   Paul Charmers,  Jake Philp, Simon Bellamy., Adam Ryan, Mark Fisher, Pat Dwyer, Joshua  Bennie, Steve Ballentine, Neil Cooke.Tait Jordan,
3rd Grade Chauvel Park: Peter Mead (C) 0427603558, Cory Callcott, Rob Mills, Brett Walsh, Matt Ballentine, Lachlan Cooke, Glen Ryan, Ben Ballentine, Cooper Thompson, Terry Kampe, Andy Jarrett,  Eddie Beattie,
4th Grade Riverside 8: Timothy Skewes (C) 0467560000, , Scotty Hurn,  Trent Balderston,, Anthony Fitzgerald, Nick Stacey, Tom Fitzgerald, Graeme Schwenke, Paul Hagley, Luke Hagley, Mark Chew. Paul Lawrence, Ron Benjamin.   This weeks old war horses that are having a week rest. Tim Painter, Doug Truman 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 throughout the town come Saturday night   CITY

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

City players will be making their mark on the Representative stage on Sunday.

City’s Ben Semmler and Jack McVey have been selected to represent Tamworth in this Sunday’s War Veterans Cup clash against Gunnedah on Sunday.

City players are making their mark in the local competition as well. Looking up Mycricket I was pleased to find that City United is running second in the Club Championship 20 points behind Norths. City has Jack McVey and Julian Hulbert in the list of the top ten bowlers who have taken most wickets in 1st Grade. In 2nd Grade we have Simon Bellamy in the top ten. In 3rd Grade we have Lachlan Cooke, Brett Walsh and Andy Jarrett. In 4th Grade we have Terry Skewes and Tom Fitzgerald.
Batting we have Sean Hancock sitting just outside the top ten batsman for the most runs scored for 2nd Grade, in 3rd Grade we have Mr Peter Mead, Terry Kampe & Cory Callott and in 4th Grade we have Anthony Fitzgerald.
The season is a long one and this weekend will test us through all Grades but it’s so nice to have such a positive start to the season. Keep focus on our club “GOAL” for the season, all four Grades to play in the Semi-Finals.
GOOOOOOOO congratulation on your personal achievements which could not be possible without your fellow team mates CITY

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Paid Coaching positions

City receive an e-mail for Paid choaching posotions see below for details:

Just making contact with you as I believe some of the City United CC players maybe interested in some paid work in January doing Cricket Coaching?  We would love to have them involved. Please contact me (see below) if you are interested.

Jeff Simmons
Shaun Brown's Cricket Coaching
59 Mercedes Drive
Thomastown VICTORIA       3074
Phone: 03 9464 6664
FAX: 03 9464 5552

Batting helmets, they are not safe.

I have notice over the last few years how the juniors coming through are all wearing helmets while they are batting. They were never around when I was young fella, always trying to keep up with the times I thought I would give it a try and bat with one. I place it on and pulled the strap up nice and tight. I felt so confident that at any short pitched ball would not get through my protective armour I yelled out “rip it in short”.


I will out of action for a few days or until the swelling goes down.
GOOOOOOOOO  bloody helmet CITY

Monday, December 10, 2012

Read and enjoy boys and ladies read and enjoy.

Results from matches played against Souths on Saturday.
1st Grade: City won the toss and elected to bat first. City were dismissed for a total of 158 runs in the 38th over. Best batting:  Jade Thompson 57 runs; Scott de Weymarn 23 runs.
In reply Souths were dismissed for a total of 115 runs in the 30th over.
Best bowling:  Jack McVey 3/14 off 5 overs; Ben Semmler 2/33 off 7 overs; Simon Toyer 2/11 off 2 overs; Richie O’Halloran 2/12 off 3.3 overs.
Congratulations to Jack on bagging his first ever hat trick.  A great milestone.
City won on first innings.

2nd Grade: City won the toss and elected to bowl. Souths were dismissed for a total of 104 runs in the 27th over. Best bowling:  Simon Bellamy 4/30 off 7.3 overs; Sam Brown 3/30 off 5 overs; Jake Philp 2/16 off 5 overs.
In reply City made 3/106 in the 27th over.
Best batting:  Michael Bellamy 35 runs N/O; Jake Philp 25 runs; Sean Hancock 23 runs.
City won on first innings and also gained a bonus point.  

3rd Grade: City lost the toss and were sent out to bowl.Souths hit 6/158 off their 40 overs. Best bowling:  Terry Kampe 3/23 off 8 overs; Andy Jarrett 1/5 off 6 overs; Peter Mead 1/25 off 7 overs; Brett Walsh 1/39 off 8 overs.
In reply City hit 7/160 in the 32nd over. Best batting:  Cory Callcott 30 runs; John Miskle 26 runs; Terry Kampe 23 runs; Peter Mead 22 runs N/O.
City won on first innings.

4th Grade: City lost the toss and were sent out to bat first. City made 3/202 runs off their 40 overs.
Best batting:  Tom Fitzgerald 78 runs N/O; Scott Hurn 37 runs N/O; Mark Chew 36 runs.
In reply Souths were dismissed for a total of 146 runs in the 39th over. Best bowling:  Graeme Schwenke 3/5 off 4 overs; Tom Fitzgerald 3/20 off 5 overs; Paul Hagley 2/34 off 8 overs.
City won on first innings and also gained a bonus point.

GOOOOOOOOOO how good does it feel CITY

There is one thing you can rely on.

Things are not always as they seem but one thing you can be assured of on Saturday 22nd at our Christmas party at No1 oval, three players names will drawn from a hat and will have half their fees refunded back to them. It is Kathy's way of rewarding all our players that have paid up in full. What a great incentive.
Our Christmas party will coincide with our 1st Grade side playing a day/night match. 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.
GOOOOOOOO ice cream mmmmmmmmmmm CITY

Sunday, December 9, 2012

What a afternoon to remember

The City of Tamworth echoed of the chant of CITY CITY CITY as we were successful in all all four grades against Souths on Saturday. The full match reports will follow.
All players wrote their own chapter of the story told from their match and after reading the results from each Grade all stories are best sellers filled with passion, skill, enjoyment and satisfaction.
On Wednesday afternoon at training we will need prepare and regroup for the next big test against Norths but until then