Sunday, May 28, 2006

Premier (Senior) Competition Format

The HCA has asked all clubs for their opinions on the format of the 2006/2007 Senior (Premier) Competition.

The question is whether there is a combination of Limited Overs, One-Day and Two Day matches that would create a better Senior Competition.

Factors to consider would be things like:
  • The weather that currently turns the limited over competition into a lottery.
  • The length of the season.
  • The lack of variety in Senior cricket. (Only 6 teams etc.)
  • So - There are 25 days of premier cricket in a season. How could they be used to provide the best possible competition.

Tell us what you think.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Club Continues to Churn them Out

The CB is aware that the blog is becoming something of a baby-watch, however it appears to be the season for it so let's go.

Congratulation to Craig Nicholson and Partner Jo who had a baby! Holly Patricia Nicholson
Born 5am 10th May.

One spooky co-incidence. Little baby Holly weighs the same amount as Craigs bat. Seven and a half pounds.....

Something in that for everyone.

Stay tuned, we'll have some more cricket-based stuff for you all to chew on this week.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Courtesy Of Cricinfo - Did You Know this?

Seems our man Dan is in some fairly illustrious company!

Daniel Vettori recently became the 12th man to take 200 wickets and score 2000 runs in Tests. Richard Hadlee and Chris Cairns also did it for New Zealand - but who are the other nine players? asked Bob Abraham from New Zealand

The first person to achieve this feat was Richie Benaud, who finished his 63-Test career in 1963-64 with 2201 runs and 248 wickets. The others to have done this double, apart from the three New Zealanders you mention, are Ian Botham (5200 runs, 383 wickets), Imran Khan (3807, 362), Kapil Dev (5248, 434), Shaun Pollock (3406, 391), Garry Sobers (8032, 235), Chaminda Vaas (2251, 301), Shane Warne (2958, 685) and Wasim Akram (2898, 414). Two other men are close to completing it: Jacques Kallis needed just three wickets before the second Test against New Zealand at Cape Town, and Anil Kumble needs another 108 runs.

Monday, May 01, 2006

New Arrival in the Vette Household.

It appears that the club is entering a period of increased virility.

Congratulations to Campbell Vette. His wife Stacey gave birth to Jamie Franklin Vette at 4:55am 30 April at Waterford, Hamilton. 7lb 10oz. (Ed: Jamie Franklin??? Cam would obviously a fan of all-rounders. But how did he get that past Stacey?)

Cam reports that both are healthy and son Daniel (Vettori?) Vette is very proud of his new brother.

All the best Cooch.