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WESTON CREEK CRICKET CLUB Magazine

Editorial

WESTON

CRICKET

'Jfjot^diy

Published by:

Weston Creek Cricket Club

14 Hyndes Crescent

Holder, A.C.T. 2611

Printed by:

Lowes—Printer

Garran, A.C.T. 2605

CREEK

CLUB

PA. CREDIT UNION

7 CO-OPERATIVE LTD

Editorial Committee:

Percy Samara-Wickrama—Editor

Bruce Coe—Statistical and Match Reports

Contents

Editorial Page 1

First Impressions-J.Abrahams... 4

A Respectful Biography/Harris.. 5

Is The Game Changing?

by Frank Lonie 6

The Greatest Mismatch by Coe.,.. 8

Wombat's Thin Long Crossward... 9

Unusual Teams by Bruce Coe 11

Twilight K.O. Draw. ; 11

WC's Contributions to Science

by Tim Overland 12

Match, Reports 14

Coming Events 16

Crick et does not appear to be too far

from contraversy these days, whether it

be at international, State or Club levels

The days when "flannelled fools" could

take their time to play the game, be

watched by those who love it, with no

thoughts other than the enjoyment and

appreciation of the game, has unfortunately

long disappeared.

Cricket, apart from providing fun has

provided words and phrases to the English

language.

"It is n't cricket" "Cricket crosses all

barriers. It knows no language, colour

creed or class. It brings • all peoples

together" "Cricket bonds nations and

friendships" comes to ones mind.

The more one thinks of that last phrase

the more disillusioned one gets. It appears

that in today's game there is no

time for enjoyment whether as player or

as spectator. The days when one went to

see a Bradman or a Hutton, a Lindwall or

a Trueman, just to enjoy the sheer beauty

of their art is gone.No one bothered

if Arthur Mailey of Bill O'Rielly bowled

all day pegging the batsmen to their creases,

for it was a part of the game to

see a bowler getting on top of the batsman.

To see the bonding of friendships between

nations one only has to • sit on the

Hill at the Sydney Cricket Ground,particularly

when Brierly, Hadlee, Turner or

Miandad is walking in to bat to see

what this geat game does for our relationship

with the Kiwis, the Poms or the

Pakistanis.

The famous under arm incident is written

into the history of New Zealand

not to mention the .Miandad incident with

the Pakistanis.

"Win at all costs" seem to have replaced

those grand old statements. "Money","TV"

"Politics" and "Administrators" have been

blamed for these ilmanners. Perhaps

they have contributed to it in some way.

Publicity conscious players have exchanged

ethics for cash and weak hearted

administraters have turned their backs

on bad behaviour on -field.

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