Sunday, October 30, 2005

Log Jam for Places This Week.

While Melbourne Cup week is usually a shocker for Tuesday night training, this week it might pay to make an effort to get on deck and make sure the selectors know you are around.

The Premier and Div I Blue sides were very strong on the weekend and yet there are 8 players returning from business, travel and injury this week.

Throw into the mix that the Division 1 Blue side is a good chance to make the Division 1 Limited Overs final on Sunday and it looks like a difficult week for the selectors.

Contrasting Wins for Prems/Blues

Well done to the Prems who ground out a win over Melville on Saturday.

The Prems were bundled out for 152 on a slow deck at Jansen Park, Raj Korde top scored with 44 not out.

In the field the boys restricted Melville to 148 all out in the 50th over. Melville needed 8 to win in the final over bowled by Bobby Tagore. 1, 1, NO BALL, 1, OUT. (Geez Bobby.)

Understand that Billy is running fielding trainings all week....

One pleasing aspect of the win was the performance of the bowling performances of youngsters Joel Thompson (10 overs 3/21) and Mike Wiltshire (10 overs 3/22).

The Division 1 Blues pummelled the hell out of Eastern Suburbs at Clyde Park. Having won the toss (Three in a row for the skipper) Star put Burbs into bat and rolled them for 81. There were 3 wickets each for Malcolm Seecup, Dan Hennebry and Mike Pratt with 5 dismissals (catches) for Darryl Gibbs.

In reply, the blues were untroubled in reaching 82 in 12 overs. Rob Brown carried his bat for 30 and Darryl Gibbs continued his great form with a rapid 27 not out.

Division I Red Result when we hear it.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Blues Squeak Home Against the Reds

The Star Varsity Division 1 Blue Team squeaked home over their Red counterparts in Saturdays Grudge Match.

In a delayed-start 40 over match, the Blues won the toss (Two in a row for the skipper) and chose to bat in difficult fielding conditions,  piling on a massive 281/9 in 40 overs. Darryl Gibb starred with an imaginative century, and his chief partner in crime was all-rounder (officially) Daniel Hennebry, who scored 57. For the Reds, a significant milestone was the return to the bowling crease of champion fast bowler Greg O'Carroll. Greg may have trimmed his run-up, but showed he can still get it through when he wants to.

In reply the Reds made a promising start, with Charles Johnston (43) and Sid Mahabal (22) making batting look easy for a time.  After that partnership was broken, the Reds lost wickets regularly and often, to be all out for 105, just short of the total.  Best of the bowlers were Campbell Vette, with 3/11 off 7 and the much travelled Nick Shoston, 4/31 off 8. Impressively, the Blues did not concede a wide for 15 overs. (When the captain came on.)

In lower grade action, the Premier match at Innes Common was called off due to generally swamp-like conditions.

This weekend, the Prems play someone, the Blues match up with Suburbs at Clyde Park and the Reds take on Melville Red at Steele 2.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Trash Talking Starts Early.

The trash talk has started early ahead of this weekends Division 1, Star versus Star Clash.

Hamilton Star Blue plays Hamilton Star Red in the Division 1 Limited overs competition.

The Blue side, who won well last weekend need a big win , with places in the final likely to be decided by net run rate.

Players from the Red team suggest that the Blues focus on surviving the match, with veteran speedster Greg O'Carroll particularly bloodthirsty. (For a man his age.)

Blues captain, Mark Donnelly expressed his intention to lead from the back in the face of such aggression.....

Neither team will be holding back! Should be a ripper of a day out.

Go Star, thrash those cheating c**ts!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Desperate for Cricket?

Week three and the forecast looks better for this weekend.

The Prems face Te Rapa at the famous Clyde Park. Located 100m from the Hillcrest Tavern, Clyde Park is famous for it's foot deep cycle path and sex with strangers.

Neither is expected to factor on the weekend. The trench has been filled in and the "filling in" has been suspended for the time being.....

The Division II Sides are both playing at Raymond Park. The Blues are on Raymond 2 vs Melville Green and the Reds play Fraser Tech on Raymond 1. Should be fun!

If you don't know when or if you're playing better contact your captain of choice.

Get Forward!!

This is where Raymond Park is guys!

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Second Verse, Same as the First

Although it's hard to believe it was possible, the weather for week two was worse than week one, with Thunder, Lightening and Hail.


Friday, October 07, 2005

Bridge Street to Innes Common

Location of Flagstaff Park.

The Entrance is off Commodore Ave.