Friday, October 31, 2014

So many hard working people.

There are so many hard working people within our club but I have two early candidates for “Clubman of the Year award”.

She is our roving reporter, always getting the run down from every match for her weekly match reports. She is our Club Secretary, our 1st Grade Scorer/Manager. She is Nikki Handsen.

This young man had a serious and painful knee injury through the off season and was not going to play cricket at all this season. Then a good mate tried to talk him into playing 3rd Grade at another club. When an S.O.S. was sent out by City for him to continue to play, in 2nd Grade, as wicketkeeper he unselfishly answered the call. Since his return he has kept superbly behind the stumps in 2nd Grade although still in some pain.
On Saturday with Dan Whale unavailable, he stepped up to the top grade and took the gloves. He worked his butt off behind the stumps until his knee could not take anymore. He is Dan Rogers.

 A Friday story.
I have had a busy week firstly I went to the Gym.
I said to the gym instructor “Can you teach me to do the splits?”
He said. “How flexible are you?”
I replied “I can’t make Tuesday’s”

Then I went to the doctor.
Doc I can’t stop singing the “Green, Green, Grass of Home”.
He said: “That sounds like Tom Jones syndrome”.
“Is it common” I asked.
He sang back to me “It’s not unusual”.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO all the best for the weekend CITY

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Interim Results from Rd 3 matches played against Bective on Saturday 25th October.

1st Grade
City won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Bective were dismissed for a total of 309 runs on the last ball of the innings.
Best bowling:    Tait Jordan 4/45 off 10 overs; Jack McVey 2/44 off 19 overs; Daniel Lawrence 2/54 off 10 overs
The 11 guys in the team spent the whole day in the field in the heat.  It was a mighty effort by the bowlers & fielders under the circumstances.  Thanks to young Brody Gregg who assisted in the field when the bowlers finally got a break after tea.  Next week we will have Simon, Ryan and Dan back in the team to get some runs on the board and hopefully chase down the big target.
2nd Grade
City lost the toss and bowled first.
Bective were dismissed for a total of 263 runs in the 67th over.
Best bowling:  Simon Bellamy 3/62 off 18 overs; Jinto Joseph 2/42 off 11 overs.
At stumps, City were 1/17 off 10 overs.  Josh Bennie is 6 runs N/O and Pat Dwyer is 8 N/O.
City will be hoping to continue on with a big score next week with some good batsman still to come in.
3rd Grade
City won the toss and elected to bat first.
City were dismissed for a total of 157 runs in the 48th over.
Best batting:  Eddie Beattie 36 runs; Liam Dunn 34 runs; Tim Paynter 27 runs.
At stumps, Bective are 8/106 off 29 overs.
Best bowling:  Eddie Beattie 3/16 off 7 overs; Brock Dunn 3/22 off 6 overs; Liam Dunn 2/25 off 8 overs.
City only need to take 2 more wickets on day 2 of their match to take first innings points.  Another man of the match performance from Eddie has put the team in a good position.
4th Grade
City lost the toss and bowled first.
Bective hit 2/148 off their allotted 40 overs.
Best bowling:  Paul Lawrence 1/21 off 7 overs; James Wallace 1/26 off 5 overs.
At stump, City are 0/122 off their 40 overs.
Best batting:   Russell Pitt 53 runs N/O; Noah Pitt 48 runs N/O.
The game is right in the balance at the moment with City trailing by just 20 runs at the half way point in the game.  The Pitt father & son combination have set up a great match with an unbeaten opening partnership of 122 runs.  City will be looking to take some early wickets next week and then continue with their good batting display.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOO it is about each batman batting for long periods, then victory is ours CITY

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sponsor of the week

I wouldn’t like to think where we would be without our beloved Sponsors.
Our sponsors gives our club financial security and assists our club to make your registration fees as affordable as possible. 
One the our valved sponsors this season is the Greater Building Society , 364 Peel St, Tamworth.
"Being customer owned means we don’t have any shareholders. Our profits are not only used to provide you with better value products and services, but they’re also used to foster the growth and development of the communities we call home."
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO feel free to call in and have a chat CITY

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Jack McVey continues to show why he is said to be best bowler in Tamworth Cricket.

On Saturday Jack McVey had bowled his heart out for his club, City Rebels in Saturday’s heat at Chaffey Park, finishing with two wickets for 44 runs off 19 overs for his City United side against Bective.
He bowled seven maidens on Saturday and toiled hard all day, through the extreme heat and on a wicket that was described as “a road”.

Jack then backed up on Sunday to represent Tamworth in the  SCG Country Cup at No. 1 Oval where the Tamworth team fell at the first hurdle when humbled by Toronto in a two wicket loss yesterday.
The captain of the Tamworth Team Tom Groth had nothing but praise for City’s young bowler  “The boys dug deep. Jack (McVey) did bowl very well.”
The young paceman McVey was outstanding taking two wickets for 13 runs from his 10 overs.

Jack McVey in full and committed flight for Tamworth in yesterday's Country Cup loss. He took 2-13 from his 10 overs.Photo: Gareth Gardner  261014GGC05
Jack McVey in full and committed flight for Tamworth in yesterday's Country Cup loss. He took 2-13 from his 10 overs.Photo: Gareth Gardner 261014GGC05
“I forced him to bowl his 10 overs out, bowled five straight maiden overs to stall the Toronto chase.” Groth said. “He was gone but he kept bowling and he almost bowled our side to an astounding victory.”
GOOOOOOOOOOOO quotes were taken from The Northern Daily Leader CITY

Monday, October 27, 2014

It's - The odd couple

It is sad news that our 3rd Grade Captain Trent Balderston will not be playing for the rest of the season as he has a serious knee injury sustained while playing Basketball.
The new co-captains for 3rd Grade will be Paul Lawrence and Terry Skewes (the odd couple). Both men are looking forward to captaining Trent’s young side.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOO for the love of it CITY