Saturday, January 26, 2013

Thank you to all.

Thanks to all the City United members and supporters who have assisted with Country Music obligations both at the Carter St. camp site as well as the Breakfast Cooking at the Tamworth City Bowling Club. The assistance given over the last ten days has been amazing. A very big thank you must go to our Kathy for her organizing and her endless work over this period.
GOOOOOO egg & bacon roll anyone CITY

Friday, January 25, 2013

Can we make it? YES WE CAN!!!!

 Our 1st Grade is 12.5 points outside the top four.
My mind goes back to a warm Saturday evening on the 22nd December., when as a club we were united and as a team we came together. It was a night of a dream and through determination, mateship and skill we made the dream come true.

Still three matches to be played, still many, many points to be earned.
GOOOOOOOOOO it's time to have the final dig, for another big effort, to see it to the end CITY

Security staff will be there to control the crowd.

The first match back for our 4th grade side is an important match. They play Old Boys in a One-Dayer, if they are successful they will be playing the following day on Sunday in the One-Day Final. I am sure there will be a big crowed on hand, with security being very tight at the match.
GOOOOOOOO good luck to the mighty 4th Grade side CITY

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Where we are sitting.

There will no matches of Cricket this weekend due to everyone wearing these big hats.
Training will recommence Wednesday, 30th at 5pm at Riverside 2. There is only three matches of the regular season remaining. First up on the 2nd February are the last of the One-Dayers with 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grades all playing Norths. Fourth Grade also return this weekend after their mid season break but they take on Old Boys also in a One-dayer. City is currently running third in the Club Championship, 1st Grade is sitting 12.5 points outside fourth place. 2nd Grade are in the top four. 3rd and 4th Grade are leading the competition in their Grades.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO one more big effort needed in the last of the One-Dayers CITY 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

My two favorite Cricketers who are yours?

The Don and Lillee
Don Bradman's last ever Test innings ends with a duck, bowled second ball by Eric Hollies at the Oval.
Bradman famously needed only four runs in his last innings to finish his career with a Test average in excess of 100 runs. While he failed in that respect, during his career he still amassed 5,028 runs against England in Ashes Tests, including 19 centuries and finished with a Test batting average of 99.94.
Indeed, Bradman’s aura as a sporting icon became so great that respected cricket writer R.C Robertson-Glasgow wrote: “There are no funny stories about the Don. No one ever laughed about Bradman. He was no laughing matter’‘.
One of the strongest Test sides ever seen, Australia's 'Invincibles' regained the Ashes with a thumping 4-0 win. Despite their dominance, the series is best remembered for Don Bradman's final Test innings, a second-ball duck at the Oval.

Dennis Lillee was the most accomplished and consistently hostile fast bowler of his time. At his peak no one was faster.
By his career's conclusion Dennis had claimed a world record 355 Test wickets and had become an Australian sporting legend. There is strong support among senior cricket officials, players and the media for the contention that he was the greatest Australian pace bowler of any era.
Caught Marsh bowled Lillee
Throughout his Australian career Lillee was also famous for his partnership with wicketkeeper Rod Marsh, and the scorecard entry 'c Marsh b Lillee' appeared 95 times in Tests, a partnership record between wicketkeeper and bowler that is yet to be broken. Coincidentally, both players ended their careers with 355 Test dismissals; Marsh took 343 catches and had 12 stumpings

GOOOOOOOOOOO Our Don Bradman - Now I ask you is he any good? CITY

Bullriding is scary stuff.

I was out watching the rodeo last night, when I overheard these two want to be bullriders talking."That new bull nearly did me in, tonight."
"Oh yeah, what happened?" asked the other want to be bullrider.
"I entred the holding yard, then the bull came charging at me like a locomotive from hell. He damn near got me!" he replied.
"So, how'd you get away?" asked the other want to be bullrider.
"The bull kept slipping. He slipped three times, and that gave me a chance to make it to the fence and jump over," he said.
"Mate, that's scary! If it'd been me, I would probably have crapped all over the place," remarked the second want to be bullrider.
He then replied, "I DID! What do you think that bull was slipping in?"
GOOOOOOOOO ride them cowboy CITY

Monday, January 21, 2013

Results from 20/20 matches against Souths

City's 1st Grade had Souths in early trouble due to very tight bowling. Souths posted a score of 93 for the lost of 9 wickets after their 20 overs, Ben Semmler finished with the best figures 4 for 16 of his 4 overs.. City replied with 7 for 82 runs.  Scott De Weyman top scored with a nice compiled 25 runs.
In 2nd Grade Souths scored 6 for 112, with City replying being all out for 56 runs.
Our 3rd Grade scored a massive total of 7 for 153 and were able to restrict Souths to 9 for 107. Man of the match as well as the "Club's best on the day" award goes to Andy Jarrett for his 44 runs and 2 for 14 runs off his 4 overs.
GOOOOOOO well played Andy CITY

Sunday, January 20, 2013

No training this Wednesday.

There is no training set down for this Wednesday, as there is no cricket played over the long weekend. So let's put the cricket hats away for a week and put on a cowboy hat and enjoy the Festival. A big thank you to all the players and supports who have volunteer their time so far with cooking and manning the showers at Cricket House and at the City Bowling Club. City still have a few shifts that need to be covered so please contact Kathy if can help out.
GOOOOOOOOOOOO I  just might have a go at that Line-Dancing CITY