Friday, February 8, 2013

What makes City United who we are? The players and our supporters.

I have a joke for you two young fellows.

Why does blonde dogs have lumps on their head?
From chasing parked cars!

   Cooky said to Tom I heard a joke yesterday
A Little girl said: "Why does your son say, 'Cluck, cluck, cluck?'"
the mother said: "Because he thinks he's a chicken."
Little girl: "Why don't you tell him he's not a chicken?"
Mother: "Because we need the eggs."

Tom didn't get it.

Mark Fisher told the boys this joke.
There was a little boy and a little girl in a bathtub having a bath. Suddenly the little girl looked down at the boy.
"Can I touch it?"
"No way -- you already broke yours off!"

If you look closely both ladies are trying so hard not to laugh.

GOOOOOOOOOOO Scotty's joke was to rude to print, so I will tell you later CITY

Watch out Newcastle they are on their way.

A number of City players are either now living in Newcastle or are headed down that way shortly to further their education.  Jack McVey, Ben Chew,
Michael Bellamy, Timothy Skewes to name a few. They will be travelling back when they can to play for City throughout the rest of the season.
It takes me back, to when I visited Newcastle
Driving down Hunter Street
In my hot FJ Holden
With chrome-plated grease nipples
and double reverse twin cam door handles
 Sitting eight abreast in the front seat
And we would lean out the window
And say real cool things to the sheilas on the footpath
Like uhhh.... 'G'day'
GOOOOOOOOOO Don't you ever let a chance go by O Lord. Don't you ever let a chance go by CITY

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Ground swap for 1st and 2nd Grades.

The TDCA has notified City that there has been a ground swap for Saturdays matches. 1st Grade will now play at Scully Park with 2nd Grade now playing at Riverside No 2.
GOOOOOOOO we will play them any where CITY

City Teams to play Bective

City United teams to play Bective in a Two-Day match this Saturday 9th & 16th February . All players are requested to be at their prospective grounds by 12.30. If any player is unavailable please contact your captain.
 It's the business end to the Season. All City teams are fighting to make the semi-finals. Best of luck to all players and teams.
A BBQ will be available back at City Bowling Club after the match.
1st Grade Riverside 2: Dan Whale (C) 0423918389, Aaron Dennis, Jack McVey, Scott Hulbert, Nathan Whale, Daniel Lawrence, Ben Simmler, Jade Thompson, Richard O'Hallorane, Scott DeWeyman/Sean Hancock,  Simon Toyer, Ben Chew,
2nd Grade Scully Park: Paul Fisher (C) 0429654808, Sean Hancock/Michael Bellamy, Simon Bellamy, Pat Dwyer, Neil Cooke/Tait Jordan, Daniel Rogers/Andy Jarrett, Adam Ryan, Terry Kampe, Shel Ravi, Sam Brown, Mark Fisher, Chris Langston,
3rd Grade Cheuvel Park:, Peter Mead (C) 04  Cory Callcott, Matt Ballentine, Ben Ballentine,  Lochlan Cooke, John Miskle, Glen Ryan, Brett Walsh, Josh Bennie, Tait Jordan/ Tim Paynter, Rob Mills, Andy Jarrett/ Trent Balderston.
4th Grade Riverside 9 (Minor League Grounds): Terry Skewes 0407467012, Trent Balderston/Nick Stacey,  Paul Hagley, Scotty Hurn, Graham Schwenke, Tom Fitzgerald, Anthony Fitzgerald, Paul Lawrence/Gary Whale, Eddie Beattie, Tim Paynter/Cooper Thompson,  Doug Truman/Ron Benjamin, Mark Chew.
GOOOOOOOO strong teams, so much to play for, I can not wait CITY

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Thank you to our partners and family from the cricketers.

Thank you to all our families for your support throughout the season.

Some quotes I overheard on Saturday at Cricket.

Cory Callcott “Keep the bird dirty” referring to not shining the kookaburra side of the cricket ball.


 From Tezza Kampe “When I signed up, I signed up to play for City United not a particular Grade”. Referring to Tezza playing three different Grades in as many weeks. 
From David Smith when asked how he batted when playing 3rd Grade on Saturday “I just kept swinging hard”.

I am sure all our School teachers we have within our club would be able to relate to this little story.

The teacher had asked the class to write an essay on a cricket match. With only a few minutes left, one boy had written nothing. Suddenly, he looked up at the clock, grabbed his pen and scribbled something on the paper. The teacher read out his essay: 'No play today. Due to rain".
'GOOOOOOOO keep the bird dirty CITY

Monday, February 4, 2013

There is only one "Sugar" and we just love him being around.

On Saturday our regular captain Peter Mead was away so Johnny "Sugar" was appointed captain for the day for 3rd Grade, the team at that stage had been unbeaten in all nine of their One-day matches. Johnny was very excited to win the toss on the second attempt (but that's another story). He elected to bat first and quickly ran off and started to pad up to open the batting until the boys told him to settle down and suggested that he could bat at four.
At the 35th over mark City had only 145 runs on the board and still with 5 overs available to bat, (SEE PICTURE) you see Sugar here discussing with Tezza Kampe whether he should declare the innings. Tezza was quick to point out to Sugar that it was not one of his best ideas.
GOOOOOOOOOOO we lost the match but Sugar was quick to point out it was not his fault CITY

Two towns two City Captains on show.

Also on Sunday at Riverside No 1 saw a number of City players playing in the MA Connolly Cup semi-final, against Glen Innes. It must be noted that Richie O'Halloran was the captain for the Tamworth side with opposing Captain for the Glen Innes side being Adrian Sippel a City United boy who also captained City First Grade side for a number of seasons before moving to Glen Innes.
Simon Toyer and Jack McVey were the other City players representing Tamworth in the match. Tamworth won the match after Jack struck with two late wickets in as many balls to secure the win for Tamworth.
GOOOOOOOO well done skipper Richie CITY

Sunday, February 3, 2013

In the words of our President "They did us proud".

Peter Mead and his boys are the 2012/13 One -Day Premiers after victory in today's Final.
This makes it back to back One-Day Premierships for "The Mighty 3rd Graders".
The day started well with Peter winning the toss and sending Bective into bat. Bective lost two early wickets to run-outs, with one dismissal being a direct hit by Scotty Hurn.City bowlers used the conditions to the fullest. Fantastic fielding and catching resulted in regular wickets falling.Peter only needed to use three bowlers in  Andy Jarrett, Glen Ryan and Terry Kampe, all three bowlers bowled beautiful line and length. Bective were dismiss for a small total of 30 runs.
Our two Ballentine's in Ben and Matt got us off to a confident start in the run chase. After the dismissal of Ben, Brett Walsh came to the crease and quickly ran down the very small total.
This victory was well deserved as this City side had only lost one of their ten one-day matches through the season.
The 2012/13 One -Day Premiership team is.
Peter Mead (C),  Cory Callcott, Matt Ballentine, Josh Bennie, Ben Ballentine, Andy Jarrett, Graham Schwenke, Scotty Hurn, Glen Ryan, Brett Walsh, Terry Kampe, Tom Fitzgerald. Special recognition must be made of Rob Mills, Lochlan Cooke and John Miskle. Three squad members who were not able to play in today's Final but are very much part of the team.
GOOOOOOOO what more can I say but CITY CITY CITY CITY