Thursday, December 12, 2013

TDCA has a $100 penalty in place for rubbish left behind. Ground swap for 1st and 2nd Grade.

"Underground, overground, wombling free. The Wombles of Wimbledon Common are we. Making good use of the things that we find. Things that the everyday folks leave behind"  
Unlike in Wimbledon there are no Wombles around Tamworth that can make use of the things we leave behind. At the last TDCA meeting all clubs were warned that there is now a $100 penalty for any team that leave rubbish at their ground after the match. So please don't be a tosser, ensure that your ground is left tidy. If there are no rubbish bin please take it with you.

In other news: 1st Grade match is now being played at Chaffey Park, with 2nd Grade now playing at Scully Park.
GOOOOOOOOO  no matter where we play them I know we will have a dig CITY

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

City's Fourth Grade side is in good hands..

I was down watching the mighty City's 4th Grade side on Saturday in their successful run chase and their first win of the season. City's 4th Grade side had a mountain of a run chase of 239. At the Minor league fields scoring is never easy with the ball not running over the long grass. Anthony Fitzgerald was scoring and he is now Captaining the side, 
It reminded of the 4th Grade Major Semi-Final match against Old Boys last season. Anthony was facing his third delivery when he advanced down the wicket and took a long stride forward in defence. He was so far down the wicket that he could almost shake the umpire’s hand. There was a half hearten appeal from the bowler, with no other fieldsman joining in to the appeal. To everyone's  amazement the umpire put his finger up and gave Anthony “├ľUT” LBW.
But I was not surprised by Anthony’s reaction, he left the field without showing any frustration and annoyance towards the umpire or opposing players.
Anthony has always played within the spirit of the game, City juniors playing in 4th Grade this season are lucky to have Anthony as their captain. Anthony also knows the game of cricket, his batting technique is up there with the best batsmen we have in the club.
And talking about poor umpiring……………..well that’s cricket and as in life you get some rough decisions go against you. It’s how you react to them, makes you who you are. On a Saturday afternoon you are forever seeing a player throwing a overthrow, dropping a catch, misfield a ball, bowling a wide or no-ball, or playing a bad shot: we all make mistakes even umpires.
GOOOOOOOOO in the end I believe they all level out CITY

Monday, December 9, 2013

The sign of the times.

The club would like to remind all it's players and supporters to be mindful of what is posted on social media. The Tamworth District Cricket Association has from the start of the season made it an inclusion of the "code of conduct" so any harassment, inappropriate and derogatory comments made towards another player, umpire or official relating to the Tamworth Competition will not be tolerated and could result in action being taken by the TDCA.

  As my dear mum always says if you haven’t got anything nice to write, don’t write it.
GOOOOOO  where we play for the love of it CITY


                                                                                

Sunday, December 8, 2013

City's own kfc bucket head


Our Timmy Paynter had a wonderful afternoon. In  City's 3rd Grade side he batted at three and was stroking the ball like Micheal Clarke. He then while wicket keeping took a nice catch and then completed what all wicket  keepers dream of a stumping while standing up the a medium pace bowler. During the afternoon he collected as many of his teammates that could fit into his car (yes his on his P's) and took them off to KFC. And returned proudly wearing a KFC bucket hat.      



                                                                                                                                                                 It was a pleasing weekend for City. All Grades preformed well with the "Big Boys" in 1st Grade dominating their match over Wests at No 1 Oval. Seconds played well but come up short in their run chase, while Third Grade's victory continues their unbeaten run in the One-Day competition. City's mighty Fourth Grade side secured their first win of the season chasing down a thousand runs at Riverside 7. 
The Christmas Party was a great hit, with most taking the opportunity to show off the under arm deliveries. A very, very big thank you must go to Nikki and the other ladies that helped out on the night. Our Kathy is on the mend and should be back among us in no time. 
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO well player peter and our 1st grade team CITY