Friday, January 11, 2013

This one will count. "There are no shortcuts to any place worth going."

Some matches throughout the season are more important than others. This weekend will give our 1st Grade an opportunity to break through into the top four of the competition. With Wests only 4 points ahead of us in fourth place, a victory this weekend would see us, up there with the leaders.
I know the boys will lift and meet the challenge head on. They held an extra fielding session through the week, to prepare for it. Let's do it.
GOOOOOOOO You've got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive moment, confidence is the difference. CITY

Thursday, January 10, 2013

"It Ain't Half Hot Mum"

Weather forecast for Saturday is for a warm 41 Degrees. At Training on Wednesday afternoon it was just so hot and dry that I heard the trees whistling for the dogs and when I arrived home I collected the eggs from my chooks from the backyard to find that they are laying their eggs sunny side up.
Do the right things gentlemen, drink plenty of water through Saturday morning and throughout the day. Each grade will have an additional fieldsman at each match. With additional drink breaks given.
GOOOOOOO  Only Mad Dogs & Englishmen
Go out in the midday, Go out in the midday,.Go out in the midday, Sun City

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Teams to play Wests

City United teams to play Wests this Saturday 12th January 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 2: Dan Whale (C) 0423918389, Scott de Weymarn, Ben Chew, Aaron Dennis, Jack McVey, Michael Bellamy, Simon Bellamy, Scott Hulbert, Nathan Whale, Scott de Weymarn, Ryan Hansen, Daniel Lawrence. Reserve fieldsmen (Our newest Life Member) Rodney Pryor and Garry "Don't you dare run on my arm" Whale pictured here.


2nd Grade Scully Park: Paul Fisher (C) 0429654808, Mark Fisher, Pat Dwyer, Neil Cooke, Sean Hancock, Daniel Rogers, Chris Langston,  Adam Ryan, Terry Kampe, Paul Hagley, Trent Balderston, Shel Ravi. Scorer: Marissa "I just love using my diffrent coloured  pens" .
3rd Grade Riverside 8 (Minor League Grounds): Peter Mead (C) 0427603558, Cory Callcott, Matt Ballentine, Ben Ballentine, Andy Jarrett, Lochlan Cooke, Graham Schwenke, John Miskle, Scotty Hurn, Glen Ryan, Cooper Thompson, Paul Lawrence, Reserves: Garry Whale, Tim Painter. Scorer: Phillip "I have the sharpest pencels"

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 This match is a biggy for 1st Grade. we can do it. CITY

""STOP"" the press

I went to buy a Northern Daily Leader at my local newsagents this morning, "Sorry mate they are all sold out, they have been running out the door since 6 am" I was told.
"What is the big story of the day " I asked.
"Back page mate, Lachie Cooke took 5 for 11 for his Tamworth side in the Walter Taylor Shield played in Armidale"
You could not wipe that smile from my face as I left my newsagents empty handed.

Lachie Cooke is having a stellar year. He is the leading wicket taker for City in Third Grade with 16 wickets to his name ( I would of had more if the boys could catch, he quickly told me), which is a fabulous achievement when you take into account the strong bowling attack they have down there.
There is someone who can take alot of credit for Lachie's development this season. His captain Peter Mead, who keeps throwing him the ball, saying "you can do this."
GOOOOO  Lachie told me he wouldn't be happy until I get my picture on the cover of the Rolling Stone:
                    I Wanna buy five copies for my mother Rolling Stone
                    I Wanna see my smilin' face on the cover of the Rolling Stone  CITY

Clancy's gone to Manilla driving, and we don't know where he are

I spent the last few days “on the wallaby track.” out Manilla way. On the 19th January our 1st and 2nd Grade sides will be playing Souths out at Manilla  on their Turf wickets as with Country Music visitors and grounds being unavailable it was the only option. Our 3rd Grade side will still play their match in Tamworth as normal. More details on these matches will be posted when they come to hand.  
GOOOOOOO In my wild erratic fancy visions come to me of Clancy;
Gone a-droving "down the Cooper" where the western drovers go;
As the stock are slowly stringing, Clancy rides behind them singing,
For the drover's life has pleasures that the townsfolk never know. CITY

Sunday, January 6, 2013

A tough weekend but we got through it.

What it means by "I play for City" was in evidence in this weekend matches. Against Bective we had wins in Seconds and Thirds. Half the 3 rd Grade side was made up of regular 4th Graders, 2nd Grade had it ranks made up of regular 3rd Graders. The players who were required to play up a Grade played their role in these victories.
 First Grade just fell short in their run chase, the match was there to be won. The middle/lower batting order just fell away. First Grade have the players to go all the way this season but need to show a little more resolve and grit to do the hard work required to get the team home.

With the Christmas Break behind us, the season like the weather is warming up. It's time to hit the training nets harder then ever. The matches will become more intense, more important, it's time to lift even higher City.