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NEWSMAGAZINEWeston CreekCricket ClubEdited by Percy Samara-WickramaAssisted by Tilly Bonner.EditorialThe future of cricket is indeed in thehands of today's youngsters, Any effort put intofostering the game among the younger generationcan only reap a rich harvest.Constant coaching and practice is anessential part of this fostering. Whilst thereare countless numbers of enthusiastic coaches Gplayers putting in a substantial amount oftheir time to coaching and managing juniorcricketers, in these inflationary times clubsneed money to pay for equipment and specialistcoaching.Of recent times many sponsors have comeforward in support of cr icket } t'he " fairdinkum " version.This club is fortunate, that a leadingCanberra Building Society has come forward tosponsor a week long "Cicket Coaching School"for the juniors of Weston Creek.The Building Society concerned is theCapital Permanent Building Society.Brian Booth, the former Australian testcricketer and Tom Purcell, an experiencedcoach from the Mick Pawley Cr icket School willjointly run the school. It is hoped that asmany junior cricketers in the area, whether theplay for Weston Creek or other clubs, will jointhe school and benefit by it.

2Junior Cricket Coaching WeekEach year our junior teams have a breakin their competition extending over the schoolhoiidays t which means that they have no organisedcricket for some eight weeks. This has promptedthe Club to arrange what is hoped will be anannual event, a week of cricket coaching fromMonday 22nd. to Friday 26th. January 1979(the last week of the holidays) at StirlingOval .The coaching week is designed to provide:-*five days of cricket involvement immediatelybefore their commencement resumes.* instruction and practice in the techniquesof batting, bowling and fielding.* the development of skills that can be usedafter the course.As the result of intensive coaching % participantswill have a far better understanding of thegame .Brian Booth, who has represented with di stictionthe St. George Club in Sydney, N.S.W. andAustralia and has had the honour of Captainingall three, will be the Director of Coaching.Nomination forms can be obtianed from teamcoaches, school sportsmasters, or Mr. L.Evans8,Tiwi Place, Waramanga, telephone: 884620.*Any senior players who are available to assistduring the coaching week should contactLaurie Evans for details.OALPresident, Weston Creek CC

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Fund Raising & SociaS ActivitiesSILVER CIRCLE.The final draw for the Club's first SilverCircle was held at the Teachers Club onSaturday 11th. November 1978, when some 300ticket holders and their friends were invitedto a special function.The first prize of $2,500.00 was won byMr. A. Wyatt of Fisher ( No. 9 sold by AndrewMutton). The second prize of $500.00 was wonby Mr. S. Nagle (No. 277) and the third prizeof $250.00 by Mr. S. Tichner (No. 210). Thewinner of the first prize who was pre sentat the function could hardly believe his luck.The evening itself proved to be verysuccessful with everyone having a good time. Theevening was the climax of some four monthswork which raised some $3,000.00 for the Club.Our secretary had already spent about hof that on new practice facilities for theClub. As you could imagine, there would havebeen a long list of thank-yous but space in themagazine would not permit the naming of everyonewho has helped the socials fundra i singcommittee in its effort. Our best helpers werethe 500 hundred supporters of the Club whobought the tickets and our thanks go to them.Without them and the ticket sellers this venturewould not have been the success it was.If I could single out any people forspecial mention it would be John and EricaDerrick who managed the books and brought theprofessional touch to the venture.I would also like to thank the wives of theother committee members. Vera Bloxham,ChrisMutton, Chris Brook, and Marilyn Harris asthey have put up with quite a lot and helpedwith this venture.Since our first has proven to be sosuccessful, it is certain that we will beattempting to repeat the effort in 1979. Sostart selling now and get in early, as I feelsure our second Silver Circle will be veryP°P" lar -CHAIRMAN.Social and Fundraising Committee.

Women's Cricket5At the end of round 5, Weston Creek are leadingthe Women's competition.In the one day match against Forsevin XI B,after losing the toss and being invited to bat,we were all out for 159, thanks to a recordfirst wicket stand of 101 by Julie Higgs(retired 46 = 8-4s) and Cathy Smith ( 57 = 10-4s)In reply Forsevin B made 122. LorraineWeathall took 7 for 42 off 12 overs, whilstHeather Ratford took 1-21 off 9 overs and inKay Bretts 2 overs she took 1-18.Much interest centred on our 2 day game againstHaWker as both teams were equal in second place.W.C.C.C. won the toss and decided to bat. Wicketsfell at 4,14, and 29; things looked grim,however, a fourth wicket partnership of 47 byJenny Thompson (6) and Julie added some respectablityto the score, and a further partnershipby Julie wi,th Lorraine Weather all (14 = 1-6) tookus to 5 for 105. Heather Macdonald joined Juliewho was out 3 runs later for a well played73 (12 4s) Kay Brett was next in and was unluckilyrun out for 17 at 135. Donna O'Brien (notout 1) held up her end well, as we advanced toour total of 7 declared for 153, Heather remainingnot out 20.At the conclusion of the first days play, Hawkerwere 2 for 38. Play was delayed for lh hourson the second day because of the weather but wemanaged to get Hawker all out for 129 to gainfirst innings points. Lorraine took 4 for 43off 21 overs, and in her 15 overs HeatherRatford took 4 for 34.We were lucky to win, as we did not have sufficientplayers present at 1.30 pm, to continueplay. Had the Hawker Captain excersised heroption we would have had to forfeit. So please

6 tgirls, whatever the weather, you must be at theground on time.Congratulations to Lorraine Weathall and JulieHiggs who have been included in the A.C.T,representative team. Julie has been namedCaptain.Congratulations also to Heather Macdonald whois the first member of the Women's team to passher umpire's test.A/Secretary Women's CricketCOM P ETITIONforCLUB CRESTThe response to the competition for acrest for the club was rather poor. Only 7entries were received the 7th. being theexisting crest. The idea of the open competitionwas to replace the present one.Although the other 6 entries were of agood standard, the committee decided to adoptthe existing crest as the most suitable.The club executive extends their thanksto the following who took an interest in thecompetition:-I.Carter; Paul Evans; Diana Bonner;Fred Bonner; V.Varma; and Ray Harding.rj ri

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8A SUNDAY MATCHby J.J.WARR.I was lumbered. Perhaps it had been thethought of my name on all those posters or maybeit was the large gins. At all events I hadagreed to take a cricket team to my local clubto raise money for charity. The date, thefollowing June, had appealed to me even thoughit was now September and there were 10 monthsto go. A Test match would be on at Lord's andnaturally London would be heaving with cricketpersonalities of all shapes and sizes. ThePress box would be full of men only too willingto do a stint on the greenward for a good causeThe tactics were simple. Remebering thatmost cricketers do not write letters, I manufactureda plain stamped addressed postcard.Itjust required the receiver to state whether hewas available to play cricket on the followingJune 15th. It necessitated a simple tickagainst either the word 'available' or the word'not available'. Playing for safety, I flashedoff 20 letters to a hand picked selection ofstout hearted fellows, enclosing the postcard.I glanced down at the list I had compiled. Itpositively bristled with Test captains,internationals, and cricketers whose names werehousehold words. It would be no exaggeration tosay that the team I had assembled on papercould have taken on Mars at the drop of a bat.I sat back waiting for the avalanche ofreplies. A week passed and all I received wasa bill from the bookmaker. Two weeks went byand the leaves had fallen off the trees. Amonth elapsed and the tally of my corresponenceadded up to the London Electricity Board, thePostmaster General, a circular from theEncyclopaedia Britannica and 17 soap coupons,each allowing me 3d off.

In desparation I repeated the dose,enclosing a note to the effect that my previousletter must have gone astray and offering generalcastigatory remarks about the G.P.O. TheChristmas cards came and went. Like a hauntedanimal I resorted to the telephone. Feverishcalls were instituted to all parts of theBritish Isles. When I was luckey enough to bypass wives and other near relatives the answerswere always non-committal - 'Try me again nearerthe time,' or 'Something may crop up that weekend- I can't be quite certain'. I began towonder if, like the well known T,V. advertisementa bath in lifebuoy soap might have helped mycause.I widened my horizons and lowered mysights. Anyone who was not actively sufferingfrom arthritus and who owned their own flannelswent on the list. I informed my local club thatall was going well and they could expect a starstudded team which I would announce later.J.J.Warr's XI was looking extremely thin, ifnot positively emaciated. However, I consultedsome of my friends who consoled me with storiesof some of their own experiences in similarenterprises. It was obviously a case ofwait andsee.The spring arrived and I made a new onsloughton my problem. A firm 'Yes' from a televisionannouncer and a provisional acceptancefrom a cricketing colleague in the city was thetotaloutcome.I had two and a half players and alreadythe printers were pressing for a full list ofnames for the posters. Somehow,'J.J.Warr's 2h'didn't have the same majestic ring as'J.J.Warr's XI'. I toyed with the idea of usingblackmail. What juicy pieces of informationdid I have in my posses ion that I could threatento reveal?Then I remembered all those autobio-

10graphies that had exposed practically all therewas to expose. I phone up my brother. He agreedto play. It was the beginning of May and we nowhad reached the dizzy heights of a T.V.announcer prone to slipped discs, a city tycoonprone to hangovers and my nearest survivingbloodrelative.I thought of emigrating - leaving no traceof my whereabouts, so that abusive letterscould not pursue me. Then, I had one of thoseblinding flashes of inspiration that usuallystrike drowning men as they clutch at straws.Perhaps I could let it be known by insidiousmethods that my match was likely to be thegreatest orgy of food and wine in the historyof cricket. Of course it was impossible to getin the team but players could be put on the waiting list. I set to work to spread the good news.Two weekends later my phone was red-hot andplayers were begging to go on the waiting list.Mu brothers place on the team was in jeopardy.I phone up the club to give them a listof names which read like cricketer's roll ofhonour. All that was missing was the prospectiveorgy. That was a hurdle to be faced later.Three anxious weeks followed. Apart from thetelevision announcer who sprained his ankletrying to stop himself slipping a disc, myside stayed in tact.All that remained was to pray for someweather to do justice to the array of cricketingtalent that was to assemble . My fingers werelocked in the crossed position for a fortnight.The weather forcast on the big day was noncommittali There were the usual gale warnings forthe Irish Sea area, a depression was centredoff Iceland and hale was threatened for Lundy,My local club was not mentioned by name butclearly we could expect the worst. In view ofall the sweat and blood expended in raisingrc

11the team, I felt it my duty to get down to theground as early as possible to avert last minutehitches.All seemed serene from the outside. Therewas a handsome seletion of temporary seatinground the boundry edge and a small cluster ofmen were working on the wicket. In the pavillionI felt I should look into the catering arrangements. Pushing open the door of the kitchenI saw two women mounting an offensive with agigantic meat axe in the general directionof a small, deep frozen, bullet hard chicken.I would have to promote the orgy more on thedrinksside.Next I decided to cast an 'expert' eyeon the wicket. On my way to the square, Inoticed how hard and firm the outfield wasunderfoot. Ten yards from the middle my feetbegan to squelch. The whole wicket had beensaturated with water, presumably to renderimpotent the army of fast bowlers on my sidewho had consented not to appear. 'Been a lotof rain?' I.said to the groundsman.'Haven't had a drop for weeks' , came the :••reply. I slithered my way back to the pavillion.Outside in a deckchair sat a white coatedfigure. At least it was my duty to brief himon his umpiring duties for the day.'Please don't interpret the laws tooliterally', I said. 'Remember the old adage ofW.G.Grace that the crowd haven't turned up tosee you umpire but to see my side play'.'Thank you Guv', the white coated figurereplied, 'but I have come down here to sellthe Sunday Times'.Rebuff was following rebuff. Soon the firstof my team appeared. I didn't know whether togive him a purple heart or a large brandy.I settled for a bitter.pavillionwas thronging with members and players. Thepace was fairly gentle with no signs yet ofan orgy.Soonthe

When lunch was about to be served 1 noticedthat the interior of the club house had gonevery dark. I moved outside and there above theground was the biggest black cloud in thehi story of nimbus formations. Torrential rainsoon fo1 lowed and the match was abandonedwithout a ball being bowled in anger. Bags wererepacked and players quietly dispersed to theirloved ones. Thankfully I never had to organisethe orgy. As for the financial aspect, I couldnot ask for postal and telephone expenses;there wasn't enough in the kitty to coverthem .(

13Senior Cricket:3rd GradeRound 3 vs.A.N.U.C.C.A.N.U.C.C. - 127 ( S.Day 5/57, Ray Williams3/27)W.C.C.C.-1/40 (Harris 19* Derrick 16*)Rain washed out 2nd. day, match drawn.Round 4 vs. Northern Suburbs C.C.W.C.C.C. 109 ( Chris Body 22* Derrick 21)N.C.C. 120 (S.Day 5/33, R.Williams 2/13, R.Drew2/25)W.C.C.C. lost on 1st, innings by 11 runs.4th GradeNorths battled all day to make 158 "Bozo"Bolyd took 3 : for 21, "Pierre" Overland 3 for 40and "Wacka" Waldron was seen to do a war dancewhen he took his first wicket of the season."Jessa" Giles and "C1ive"Forter shared thefielding honours,W.C.C.C. replied with 124, with the "MightyMaher returning to his best form for the seasonwith 37 and Phil (place your bets) Mclntyremaking 31, inflicted hopefully the last defeaton the fighting fourths for the season.Round 3 vs.A.N.U.C.C.T .L.A.N.U.C.C. - 117 ( P.Boyd 3/41, T.Porter 2/22)W.C.C.C. - 0/27 (Waldron 19*Rain washed out 2nd day, match drawn.Round 4 vs. Northern Suburbs C.C.N.C.C. - 158 (P.Boyd 3/21, T.Overland 3/40)W.C.C.C. - 124 (C.Mahar 37, P.Mcintyre 30)W.C.C.C. lost on 1st. innings by 34 runs

(CCSCAA' GradeRound 4 vs. Ginninderra.W.C.C.C.- 7/165 ( Phillips 53, Coughlan 51,Mclaughlin 26, )Rain wahsed out play - match drawn.Round 5 vs. Daramalin Red.W.C.C.C. - 6/196 Dec. (P.O'Brien 76*, Phillips21, P.Rowe 31)Daramalin Red- 56 (T.McGregor 5/26, P.O'Brien3/7) and 91 (D.Bateman 4/17)W.C.C.C. won by innings and 55 runs.2 dayRound 3 vs. Northern Suburbs C.C.Norths 95-(R.Smith 5/22, B.Brook 2/21)W.C.C.C.- 1/13Rain wahsed out play - match drawn.Round 4 vs. Daramalin.W.C.C.C.- 178 (N.Evans 33, A.Giles 29*, R.Smith26,P.Flynn 20) and 0/13.Daramalin- 64 (Twiss 4/13, R.Ayers 2/13) and 125(A.Giles 4/13, R.Smith 3.37)17. C. C.C. won on 1st, innings .(

15ONE DAY COMPETITIONSW.C.C.C.(Green)Round 5 vs. Ainslie C.C.W.C.C.C. 21 and 22 (B.Devlin 15) B.Hannan 8/6 &7/3)Ainslie 17 0 (Feeley 4/60,A.Wilson 2/44,)W.C.C.C. lost by innings.Round 6.Rain - no play.Round 7 vs. Woden C.C.C.W.C.C.C. - 88 fA.Wilson 43)Woden 108 (K.Richardson 4/38, A.Wilson 3/31)W.C.C.C. los't by 20 runs.Round 8 vs. College C.C.W.C.C.C. - 135 ( A.McLeod 64, D.Body 20, B.Devlin18)College-76 (P.Shean 4/30)W.C.C.C. Won by 59 runs.W.C.C.C.RedRound 5 vs. Ginninderra C.C.W.C.C.C. - 9/54Ginninderra 7/98W.C.C.C. lost on 1st. innings.

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