Friday, January 18, 2013

It's all happening at Tamworth City Bowling Club

Over the next ten days of the Country Music Festival, City United will be cooking a BBQ breakfast for the country music fans up at the Tamworth City Bowling Club from 7am till 10am. So if you are in the area call in and say "G'day". The Tamworth City Bowling Club has been a very good supporter of City United and we believe it's the best little club in town. Friday night raffles and trivia on Friday nights from 6pm are very popular so call in sometime through the week, as you will be warmly welcome.
GOOOOOOOOOO see you there after the match CITY

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Have a week off old timers

This weekends Matches are all twenty/20. A game for the young, a game for the fast, a game for the fit. So when our President asked if he had been selected for any of the teams this weekend, this is what was said :

Yes he's lookin' kind of jaded
And his sight is not the best
And the hair around his muzzle's turnin' grey
He has played a hundred matches
And I think it's only fair
We leave him in the longyard here today

 He was broken in the sixties
Maybe sixty two or three
Never faltered always seemed to be on hand
Never have I seen him beaten
By a batsmen on the field
And at a short cover he was pick of all the land.

 So leave him out there in the longyard
Do not pick him
Leave him out there with his mates and his chair
Leave him there till after this weekend
And then we will pick him.
So he will be left in the longyard here today.

GOOOOOOOOOO  have fun boys, will be watching CITY

Teams to play Souths, in a full day of Cricket starting at 8.30 in the morning.

City United teams to play Souths this Saturday 19th January in twenty/20 matches. All players are requested to be at their prospective grounds 30 minutes before the start of play. If any player is unavailable please contact your captain.
It is a weekend of purer excitement and fun, twenty/20 is all about hitting the ball cleanly and often. Bowling and fielding like there is no tomorrow.
All Players please note of the different start times, for each Grade. ALL matches are Twenty/20 Games.
1st Grade Chaffey Park, 2.30pm start: Dan Whale (C) 0423918389, Ben Semmler, Scott de Weymarn, Aaron Dennis, Jack McVey, Scott Hulbert, Nathan Whale, Daniel Lawrence, Chris Langston,  Trent Balderston, Simon Toyer, Jade Thompson. 
2nd Grade TREC 8.30am: Paul Fisher (C) 0429654808, Mark Fisher, Pat Dwyer, Neil Cooke, Sean Hancock, Daniel Rogers,  Michael Bellamy, Simon Bellamy, Bret Walsh, Shel Ravi, Cory Callcott, Glen Ryan,   
3rd Grade Riverside 8 (Minor League Grounds): Peter Mead (C) 0427603558,  Matt Ballentine, Josh Bennie, Rob Mills, Ben Ballentine, Andy Jarrett, Lochlan Cooke, Graham Schwenke, John Miskle, Scotty Hurn,  Adam Ryan.
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. See you at the different matches throughout the day and back at the City Bowling Club afterwards.
 GOOOOOOO hit them hard, hit them often, hit them cleanly, bash them CITY

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

This Sunday will see our seniors on the Repersentative stage.

The past few weeks have seen our juniors performing in their Representative cricket .
Come Sunday our seniors will be representing both Tamworth and themselves.
Jack Mcvey has been selected for the Tamworth team to play Narrabri at Collins Park Narrabri in the War Veterans Cup match.
While in the Connolly Cup, City has Richard O’Halloran, Ben Semmier and Simon Toyer representing their town and themselves against Dumaresq Colts in Armidale.
GOOOOOOOOO best of luck to our City boys CITY

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Nobody's a natural. You train hard to get good and then you train to get better.

Training will still be held tomorrow at Riverside 2 amongest the caravans and tents. The bowling machine will be warmed up and ready to go, so see you there.
GOOOOOOOOOO  "coo-ee" it is that time of the year again CITY

We will not be joining Clancy on Saturday

This Saturday's matches have been changed due to the poor state of the turf wickets at Manilla. We will not be joining Clancy droving "down the Cooper" where the western drovers go; on Saturday. 
BUT: All Grades including 3rd Grade will be playing Twenty/ 20 matches. One Day points are up for grabs in these matches. Could all players please note of the different start times and inform their Captains  or Selectors if you unable to play at certain times at training on Wednesday .
1st Grade: Start time 2.30pm at Chaffey Park. 2nd Grade: start time 8.30am at TREC. 3rd Grade: Start time 1pm at Riverside 7.
GOOOOOOOOOO let's make a weekend of pure enjoyment and care free cricket CITY

Monday, January 14, 2013

Congratulation to Tom Fitzgerald and Simon Hood

The Tamworth U14s victorious team after taking out their annual carnival last week. Our Tom Fitzgerald played a major role throughout the week of cricket with his all-round ability on show. Simon Hood (coach) must have a great deal of personal pride in the achievement of his side. Simon has a very long association with City and still holds a soft spot for City.

GOOOOOOOO can you spot Tommy CITY

We need you

The Executive of City United Cricket Club is seeking assistance from its players to help with duties over the 2013 Country Music Festival.

Firstly, City United will be cooking breakfasts at the Poets Recitals to be held at the Tamworth City Bowling Club on the corner of Napier & Brisbane Streets from Friday 18 January to Sunday 27 January. Volunteers are required between the hours of 6.30 and 10.30am to assist with cooking & selling egg & bacon rolls for breakfast. Even if you can only spare an hour or two, your help would be greatly appreciated.
In addition, we require volunteers to help out with shower & canteen duties on Monday 14 and Friday 25 January. The morning shift is from 6.00 – 9.30am and in the afternoon from 4.00 – 8.00pm.
This is the TDCA’s major fundraiser for the season and each of the Grade Clubs receive a monetary benefit from this event. So jump in and volunteer to help benefit your Club. Any offer of assistance would be greatly appreciated.
We would ask that you contact Kathy Lawrence on 0419 490534 or email if you can help.
GOOOOOOOOO many hands make light work CITY

Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Victory's that evaded us

The big boys tried hard but the middle overs of their bowling allowed Wests to compile a few too many runs. In the end that was the difference. Again like so many matches Dan lead from the front and we were in the match right up to the death. Still allot of cricket yet to be played and matches to be decided.                                                                                                    
 Our 2nd Grade match mirrored 1st Grade, again  just chasing a few too many runs.                                                             
Our 3rd Grade had a victory and collected the maximum two bonus points from the match. A moment out from that match was when Peter Mead took this screamer of a catch at short mid wicket. With his right hand still stinging and the imprint of the ball in bedded into his right hand, his fellow players came running in to congratulate him. Peter still in pain lightly shock his fellow player's hands with a very light return shake. UNTIL Sugar arrived to the gathering, Peter's hand was now starting to swell with pain, Peter presented his hand to Sugar who come down with all his force and gave Peter a congratulating hand slap. Peter yell of pain was heard around the fields.
GOOOOOOOOO expect to find yourself in 4th Grade next week Sugar CITY

Whale watching at 1st Grade on Saturday, could only happen at CITY

There was something very special happening on Saturday at 1st Grade. Whale watching of a difference, there was a pod of whales in 1st Grade. Yes there was Gary, Daniel and Nathan Whale all in the 1st grade side. All three taking to the field possibly for the final time in a Grade match. Dan had some fun with his old man by sending him from fine leg to fine leg in the first few overs before he thought his old man might have a heart attack. The crowd went off when Gary and Dan put on 31 runs for the eighth wicket. Family moments like these are treasured and I was pleased that I was there to witness it. GOOOOOO Garry last word on 1st Grade, "I hit a four, did you see it" CITY