Friday, November 28, 2014

A sad day in Australian cricket!

City United Cricket Club received an message from James Sutherland late last night and it reads.

27 November 2014
PHILLIP HUGHES | A message from james sutherland

Dear City United Cricket Club ,
It is my sad duty to inform you that a matter of hours ago Southern Redbacks batsman, Phillip Hughes passed away as a result of the injury he sustained at the Sydney Cricket Ground earlier this week.
The word tragedy gets used far too often in sport but this freak accident is now a real-life tragedy. Just shy of his 26th birthday, Phillip has been taken from us far too young.
As a cricketer, Phillip was an incredibly talented and dearly loved member of the Australian, South Australian and Adelaide Strikers squads and a former NSW representative. He also played county cricket in England and IPL in India. Without doubt he was a rising star whose best cricket was still ahead of him.
As a cricket community we mourn his loss and extend our deepest sympathies to Phillip’s family, friends and team mates at this incredibly sad time, and of course to the Australian cricket family and the State Associations. We are thinking of you right now.
I’d like to thank you and the broader cricket community around the country for your thoughts given to Phillip and his family. From social media to phone calls to our front desk, the support has been tremendous and I want to thank you on behalf of Australian cricket.
 Phillip Joel Hughes played 26 Test matches for his country. He will be sadly missed and forever remembered.

Yours sincerely,
Chief Executive Officer
Cricket Australia

We have also been contacted by NSW Cricket requesting that all games of cricket in NSW this weekend be asked to observe a minutes silence and wear black arm bands in respect of Phil Hughes and his family.
 Could team Captains please ensure that each grade has black tape to be put on shirts prior to commencement of the game, and that each game does have 1 minutes silence to be organised by the umpire


Thursday, November 27, 2014

City women doing us proud.

Tamworth City United Women’s team are
forging their own history in the midweek competition being played against four clubs.                                                                                    Game 1With excitement and some nerves the Tamworth City United Women’s team took to Riverside no.4 for the first T20 game in Tamworth.
With Souths and Norths unable to field a side they combined with Old Boys to take on City.
Under the skilful guidance of coach Dr Shel Ravi, City won the toss and elected to bowl.
Mishelle Fealy had the honour of sending down the first delivery in the new competition, and showed good line and length.
Some great fielding from Jennifer Ingall, Rowena Griffith and Sam Howard saw the opposition well contained.
When it came turn to bat, City put on an impressive display and enjoyed their first hit out.
City 5 – 109 defeated Old Boys 7 -99 from 20 years.

 Game 2
Batting first Michelle Fealy and Sam Howard set a good pace for Tamworth City United.
In the spirit of supporting more opportunities a number of City players retired to ensure the entire order had a chance to bat.
 Runs were limited due to difficulties picking the opposition’ s novel bowing actions.
Taking to the field, City showed its class, and while it seemed a little bit of challenge to put the football skills aside there was some fast and accurate catches and returns to the stumps.
South 5-97 defeated City 6-91

Game 3
Sent in to bat, Janice Jackson and Rowena (Bradman) Griffiths set the foundation for the game.
Jackson looked like she was just settling in, when a less than orthodox bowl saw her knock a catch to a waiting fielder.
Again a number of City batters took the option of retiring to ensure the entire order had chance to bat.
Bianca Cousins and Jennifer Ingall looked outstanding both hitting boundaries, while Cat Kruse continues to show massive improvements.
Unfortunately again runs were limited by novel bowling actions.
Taking to the field a new star emerged, in her first game Bec Kenny showed incredible pace, line and length; terrorising the batting side.
Cousins and Howard also showed incredible improvements with the ball both taking a couple of wickets.

The final match of this competition will be played this afternoon from about 5pm at Riverside 5. Everyone is welcome to come and support our ladies in their final match.

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO don't be fooled by their smiles and laughter, they know how to play good standard of cricket CITY.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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Monday, November 24, 2014

It was then time for the "Tait and Benny Show"

We travelled far and wide to ensure we had a team.
On Saturday the club had more player unavailable from it player roster than were available.  Credit must go to our four hard working captains, who up until game time were hitting the phones ensuring their team had enough players to take the field.

In the main match City's 1st Grade took a under strength but enthusiastic team onto the field against Souths.
City United were dismissed for 115, Captain Simon Toyer (52) and Ben Semmler (8) dug in and steadied things for City with a 49-run stand.
It was then time for the "Tait and Benny Show"
“Tait, that spell is the best I’ve seen him bowl,” Toyer said.“And Benny backed him up.”
They bowled the first 16 between them for only 30 runs with Jordan nabbing 2-7 and Semmler 1-17 (he finished 1-37).
After slumping to 4-38 Osborne and Hammond looked like they could take Souths through to stumps but then with about five overs to go Hammond was adjudged lbw trying to sweep Peter Mead.
Parkinson was then out lbw to Mead (2-9) in the second last over.
“In saying that I thought City bowled well.” the South's Captain, Leyden said.
“They’ll have Jack (McVey) back next week as well.” Leyden said.
Game on !!!!!!!!