Friday, February 27, 2015

Women needed.

TDCA is again running another woman’s T20 competition on Thursday nights.  Games commence at 5.15pm and run through until about 7.30pm on Riverside fields 4, 5 and 6.  City United currently has a team playing in the competition and is short of players.  If you have a partner, wife, girlfriend or friend who may be interested in playing a game of cricket over the next 4 weeks, could you please contact Anthony Fitzgerald on 0401177209 as soon as possible
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cricket it's a game for everyone CITY

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A early call.

City’s United 3rd Grade side in sitting in fourth place on the ladder and still has an 8 point lead over there nearest rivals. After two disappointing batting performances against South and the first innings against Wests the young 3rd Grade team will take some confidence from the second batting innings last week.  The team finished 2 down for 142 in a run chase for an outright win. Anthony Fitzgerald scored 63 runs, Liam Dunn 34 runs and the captain Tim Paynter being 24 not out.

I am calling this one early but I believe our Mighty 4th Grade side has the Minor Premiership tied up being 16.5 points ahead of Norths. Robby Greg’s team had an outright victory against West last weekend and are looking forward to what could be a rehearsal for the Major Semi-final to be played in a few weeks. This team has been so consistent in their performances throughout the season. The sons are coming of age as cricketers and the fathers are trying to hold their bodies together (well only just) for the remaining few matches.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

KEEP STANDING UP all you City players, members and supporters KEEP STANDING UP!!!!!!!!

"Mark has had this winning speak in back pocket for three years"
City’s Second Grade side also had an Out-Right win on Saturday. City battered first the first week and scored 144 runs Pat Dwyer score a nice half century finishing with 52 runs with Tom Fitzgerald scoring 31 runs.
The second day of the match was all about two wonderful bowlers for the club in Jake Philp and Glen Ryan. Jake pace and accuracy was scary at times and up the other end Glen was always on the money. In Wests first Innings of 44runs saw Glen pick up a five wicket haul.
The second innings of Wests (55 Runs) mirrored the first with both Jake and Glen again ripping through the Wests batting line up.
This win follows a strong win again Souths the match before and put Second Grade in striking distance of a semi-final berth if good enough next match.
It was so great to see the three old timers in Terry Skewes and David Smith both talking a catch as well as Rodney Pryor getting a run-out for the team.
While manning the boom gate at the Country Music Festival Mark and his team dreamt of the possibility of making the semi-finals.
GOOOOOOOOOOO it's a wonderful reward for Captain Mark Fisher who never stopped believing in his team CITY

Monday, February 23, 2015

STAND UP all you City players, members and supporters STAND UP!!!!!!!!.

Throughout every season there is always highs and lows, this my friends is a something our 1st Grade squad can be so proud of.  After Saturdays out-right win against Wests our courageous 1st Grade side is sitting in 4th spot on the ladder with one match to be played before the semi-finals.

It was only two weeks ago at Dick Edwards Oval, our 1st Graders totally out played Souths in a One-Dayer to earn a spectacular win.

 On Saturday on the final day of a two day match City were looking for big points against Wests. Following a 71 from wicketkeeper Dan Whale, City became the only side to post more than 200 runs on the notorious Dick Edwards Oval wicket last week scoring 203 runs to set up their first outright of the season.
Ben Semmler tore through Wests top order twice to pick up 10 wickets for the match that included a hat-trick.
The day unfolded with Wests resumed at 2-24 but Semmler made short work of them with the help of a slightly damp pitch that was “popping”. The opening bowler took the first five wickets in the first innings before snaring a hat-trick to take the final three as Wests crumbled to be all out for 65.
Adam Cruickshank was the final wicket in Ben Semmler’s hat-trick with Mackenzie Morrison taking a screamer at short cover.

 Wests batsman Cruickshank then had the unenviable duty of facing the next ball as well, as Wests were sent back in and then had the unenviable long walk back to the pavilion as he copped another duck – this time run out after slipping over on the damp surface.
Tait Jordan took 3-19 from his nine overs, but the day belonged to Semmler who bowled City back into finals contention. Wests fell for 117, 21 runs short of sending City back to the crease.

The boys still have some work to do, not quite one point ahead of Souths. City’s captain Simon Toyer praised the efforts of Semmler as well as Whale for setting the win up.
“The last few years we have played dead rubbers at this time of year,” Toyer said.
“It is just great to be playing for something in the final game.”


(Unofficial): Old Boys 91.04, Norths 83.31, Bective 69.84, City United 50.88,
Souths 48.97, Wests 19.13

GOOOOOOOOOOO STAND UP all you City players, members and supporters STAND UP!!!!!!!!.CITY.