Thursday, September 26, 2013

A evening with Peter Pollock

Former South Africa fast bowler Peter Pollock will visit Tamworth on Saturday 5th October. Pollock is the brother of Graeme and father of Shaun and he will speak at a dinner to be held at the Calrossy Hall from 6:30pm.
John Gleeson will be speaking first, to be followed by Pollock. Clearly, from the title –“God’s Fast Bowler” – there is a Christian element to the event. Pollock is a Christian bloke and will relate his experiences as a cricketer within that message.  Cost is $30 for a two course meal.
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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cricket the world game CITY

An important message for all.

     You can’t play until you have paid and completed a Registration Form. City’s helpful ladies Nikki, Kathy and Marissa are always on hand to assist you or just see your President. Less than three weeks and only two more training sessions before the season commences.
     A minimum amount of $65 must be paid before you can take to the field, due to the new insurance policy from NSW Cricket.
    Kathy Lawrence as our treasurer has done a terrific job in ensuring there has been NO increase in  fees this season.
Our playing fees this season are as follow- Senior$260,                        Student$190,                                                          
4th Grade Senior $190,    4th Grade Student $165.
 Kathy would prefer all payments are by direct deposit in to City bank account ANZ ,BSB 012830 account 208227482. But if you are like me, and you pay by cash it will be received with a smile.

Footy boots have been packed away and cricket spikes have been laced up.
Trial matches for the new season have begun.
Tamworth's City United is one side getting match practice in, as they welcomed Dubbo's RSL Colts
 City United’s trial match against Dubbo RSL Colts was well reported both in the Leader as well as a nice story on Prime News (Tuesday Night) with a number of City players being shown in action. Harrison Kelly spoke very well, a natural media personality.   
GOOOOOOO I have paid up, with my Rego form in and are ready to go with CITY.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

City v’s City

The annual preseason match against Armidale City (our sister club) will be played this Saturday in Armidale.
All players are requested to meet at the Tamworth Visitor Information Centre next to Hungry Jacks at 8.15am for an 8.30am sharp departure time on Paulie's bus.
City’s  Squad.
Harrison Kelly, Dan Whale, Nicholas Blake, Tait Jordan, Mark Fisher, Cory Callcott, John Miskle, Jack McVey,    
 Paul Fisher, Andy Jarrett, Steve Ballantine, Dan Rogers, Richie O’Halloran. Scorer Phil Hood.
Players can contact Terry on 0407467012 is unavailable or wish to travel by private car. Match will commence at 10.30am at the Wicklow Fields. There is a $10 fuel cost to be paid when entering the bus.
     Training is as usual on Sunday from 10am at Riverside 2 practice nets. City United is looking at entering two teams in the "Bash of Cash" to be played in Tamworth over the Long Weekend. We will need names on Sunday, selection will be open to all members.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

More on the City and RSL Colts game.

A Group photo of the 1st Grade City United and Dubbo RSL Colts squads from Saturday’s match.

While over at the other match at Riverside 4.

Our President was Umpiring when he needed a toilet break, he call upon Paul Lawrence out to cover for him. Our President didn’t have a counter but was using a handful of pebbles to count the balls in the over. Paul just looks at the them and said “this isn’t an episode of The Flintstones is it?”


The star of the match was newcomer to City United, Dani who bowled beautifully in fact with one of his wickets he broke the bail. So in true 4th Grade style out came the Chewy Gum to hold the bail together.
All was forgotten about the bail that was held together with chewy gum. Until a delivery crashed into the stumps. We all went up with delight only to see the stump bent back but had the bail hanging onto the side of stump by the chewy gum. NOT OUT was the call, as either bail had not been dislodged.

Quote of the day was from Captain of the day Garry Whale, after a few overs from the opening bowlers Garry looked around and threw the ball to Trent and said “You better bowl, not much left” Trent and I both burst out laughing.
Man of the match went to Graeme Schwenke who made up the numbers for Dubbo and then cooked the BBQ for Lunch.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I true Club man, thanks Graeme. CITY

Monday, September 23, 2013

A big thanks to Dubbo RSL Colts

Great weather, great cricket, friendships made, what more can you ask for.
In a article By Geoff Newling in today's Northern Daily Leader under the heading             City United blows cobwebs away with new-look side
Jack McVey lets fly against Dubbo RSL Colts
CITY United began its new season with a new skipper and some new faces when it went close to running down Dubbo RSL Colts at Chauvel Oval in Tamworth on Saturday.
The visiting Dubbo side made 5-204 in its 40 overs and then bowled out City United for 200 in a tense season opener for both clubs.
City United began its run chase well, with former skipper Dan Whale (33) and Ryan Hansen (38) putting on an opening stand of 71. Simon Toyer (28), Nick Blake (28) and new skipper Harrison Kelly (26) also got starts but Will Wolter was the destroyer, claiming 4-34 from his nine overs.
Harrison thought it was a good start for him and his new club.
City United has lost a half dozen of last year’s side and will campaign with a new-look, young side under the leadership of the former State Under 17 and 19 player.
Harrison, 18, thought his side bowled steadily. “Everyone did their own bit – played pretty well,” he said.
He thought Tait Jordan bowled well as did fellow medium-pacer Nick Blake. “Tait played 2nd grade last year but might play a bit of first grade,” he said. Nick didn’t play at all last season. They’re two good young players. Lochlan Cooke bowled some good leggies as well.”
Jack McVey also bowled tightly, his first five overs producing just nine runs. He eventually finished with 1-24 off his nine.
Our batting was also pretty good,’ Harrison added.
“The top five all got starts.” Harrison is looking forward to the challenge of skippering the side.
 "We’ve got another trial in Armidale next weekend and then the Bash For Cash here on the October long weekend".
            In the other match played on Riverside 4 other wise known as the postage stamp due to it being so small Dubbo scored 276 runs from their 45 overs and in reply City scored 227 runs from their 45 overs. Everyone enjoyed themselves with lots of sixes and fours being scored and not much running needed which everyone was grateful for.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cricket was the winner on the day CITY