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COVER POINT - Weston Creek Cricket Club

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cricket as we give to our outstandingyoungsters who are on the way up. Ourfuture equally depends on them so by allmeans bring on the youngsters but let'skeep on the oldies.Don BrookerCOMMENT:This is the last edition for the season andthe Editorial Committee takes the opportunityto thank the contributors and theadvertisers for without them there wouldbe no "COVER POINT".SappHmmc*FILM LABORATORIES Pty. Ltd.DEVELOPING & PRINTING37 TOWNSVILLE STREET, FYSHWICKSPONSORSCLIVE JONESJOHN CARR DOES IT AGAINFew of the oldtimers at Stirling Oval couldremember an innings to compare with JohnCarr's 173 not out against ANU.Even President Don Brooker couldn't suppressa smile in acknowledging the strengthand power of John's innings. "Not bad fora bloke who doesn't hold the bat properly",Don said.Many have joked at John's unorthodoxstance at the wicket, but the oppositionbowlers had little to laugh about as hepowered his way to a hundred in about 140minutes and added the rest in little morethan an hour. Few doubt that he wouldhave made it 200 had the game gone onto the finish because there were still adozen overs left of the 20 required to bebowled in the last hour.Has there ever been an innings like it atStirling, or anywhere else in Canberracricket? Powerful it was, and compiledunder pressure, as Weston Creek was introuble at lunch with Col Kelaart, PaulEvans and skipper Greg Irvine back underthe showers with barely 30 runs of therequired 286 needed for victory. And theANU bowlers had the smell of success intheir nostrils and could be excused forthinking that the match would be over byteatime.But the Oxford, Middlesex and WestonCreek wonder had other ideas. Comingin at the fall of Irvine's wicket at 12.55,Carr took it easy during the last two oversbefore lunch. No one could have foreseenthe entertainment that was to come duringthe afternoon. With the help of CliveJones, who was in sparkling touch, Johnpushed the score along, adding about 70in the first hour after lunch. The partnershipdeveloped with fine strokes and snappyrunning between wickets and soon it becameapparent that the match could be saved;perhaps won. When Jones holed out at deepfine leg the pair had added 111 in betterthan even time. Chris Burgess figures ina near 50 partnership and then, 15 minutesafter tea, Carr reached his century.There was now plenty of time to get theruns. All it needed was for someone tostay with Carr. Hugh Abrahams steppedinto the supporting role, and played hispart admirably.The ANU bowlers stuck to their task butthere was little they could do to stop theflow of runs.When the umpires pulled up stumps theCarr-Abrahams partnership had put on 99.Abrahams had a six and a handful of foursin his valuable 39 while Carr's 173 included17 fours and two sixes, one of whichcleared the sightscreen at the northern endby a long way.It was as if Carr's battered Newberry bathad been made without edges; it seemedall middle. Mid-off, mid-on, mid-wicketand the bowlers had their work cut outas his power-laden drives tested them.No surprise if the groundsman found scorchmarks on the turf in the arc between mid--wicket and extra-cover. Towards the endof his innings John unleashed his ownspecial, a front foot pull shot thatdeposited the ball to a spot just inside theboundary. And his placement was suchthat fieldsmen had a lot of chasing to do.For those beyond the boundary it was asheer delight.This was the -second first grade hundredfor the Club on Stirling Oval this season.It was a pleasure to see John score thefirst one, and it was even more of apleasure to see him make the second. Itwas something we will all remember forlong time.JohnRingwood


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Chris Harris scored his career best of '87- a typical captain's knock when his sidewas struggling against 5th Grade competitionleader Woden Valley on a dull, rainyand miserable day and won the match.Harris is not new to these heady matchwinning high scores. Against ANU he madeanother big score. It is a pity that therea re no spectators at these games. Thebatting side usually provides 2 umpires and2 scorers with 2 batsmen in the middleleaves 5 other players. On this day, a dogtaking his elderly owners for a leisurelywalk were the only other spectators. Onreaching 50 it is said that Chris was seenwalking around the wicket, bat and armsheld high up in "Boycott" style for a goodcouple of minutes. Well played Chris.Your sponsor will be proud of you.* * * * *Harris was in the news again. Alter winningthe 5th Grade game on a wet andmiserable day against Woden Valley andyet again playing a captain's knock Harriswent home (after the usual few at the Club)feeling on top of the world. Woden Valleyapparently had second thoughts overnightand lodged an appeal with the CricketCommittee on the grounds that the matchwas played under 'incorrect' rules and thatthe WV captain was made to make decisionsunder duress. At the hearing attended bythree "big wigs" from Woden Valley Harriswas the only one from WCCC. He is understoodto have conducted his case so wellthat he is considering a name change. Thefinal verdict was pleasing - "Rumpole"Harris had won the case, and the match.• * * * * *Junior Presentation this year was held ontwo days. 140 "Kanga" cricketers (Under10) had their presentation on the 7th withthe 10 to 17 year olds receiving theirtrophies on the 8th. Alison Reid, CentreManager, Cooleman Court, was the principalguest at the presentation.* * * * *For the first time in the history of theClub Don Brooker, the President, is unableto attend the end of year PresentationDinner. Don and Wendy left Sydney byQantas for a five week holiday in the USA.* * * * *At the end of the current season two ofour players Chris Burgess and EwanMackenzie will be leaving for England toplay League cricket. We wish them well.* * * * *Our President, Don Brooker, who retiredfrom the Department of Education asDeputy Principal of Lyneham Primary Schoolhas accepted the position of ExecutiveOfficer of the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme.* * * * *Mick Kovacs has entered the Faculty ofEngineering at the University of NSW andleft the Club in the middle of February.Our congratulations and good wishes go tohim.* * * * *A special dinner was held at a restaurantin Yarralumla to honour Greg Irvine on hisrecent success and selection as captain ofthe Australian National Country XI. A presentationof a framed cricket print wasmade to Greg.* * * * *According to The Canberra Times (1stMarch 1987) some Clubs have failed tomeet their contractual obligations to theirinvited overseas professional cricketers.This is a pity. As word about such poortreatment gets around and before you knowCanberra could get a bad name.* * * * *ELYSSE MAY has arrived to parents Timand Sherylee Overland. Congratulations.* * * * * * * * * *


Didn't think there was all that much toappealing. It used to be Just a simplequery of the Umpire - "Owzat?" "Zaat?""How's that?" according to ones linguisticstyles. It wasn't a physical thing. Then,Dennis Lillee made appealing into an acrobaticand at times vulgar act with outstretchedarms and fingers pointingskywards.With grey clouds gathering around StirlingOval, Ken Stone sent WCCC in. It mustbe all those bags of sweets and boiledlollies that Kelaart has been selling andeating, that he'd been complaining ofstomach upsets. He had made one of thosebiological bowel noises as he played andmissed a ball outside his stumps. At thisinstant Ken Stone went up with a hugeappeal - when he landed he had pulled acalf muscle.Talking about boiled lollies - by the timethis issue is out, it is hoped that the Clubhas made a handsome profit by Col's effortin the "Mixed Sweets Drive", (a bit differentto his cover drive or the "boiled lolly"drive). An easy and excellent way ofmaking a coupld of thousand dollars quickly.Bill Northam left Canberra with his wifeand three children at the endof February to take up a teaching appointmentin Victoria. Bill first played for theClub in 1979 and made a big .contributionto Sub-district and City & Suburban Cricket.During his 8 seasons with the Club he hadbeen involved in fundraising on severaloccasions. He was Chairman of Selectorsin 1982-83 and had captained City &Suburban teams for several seasons. Hemade nearly 2,500 runs and took 45 wickets.Bill is the only Club member to have madea century and take a hat-trick. A presentationwas made to Bill at the end ofhis last game for the Club. We wish Billand his family well.An ACT Representative player who wasconsidered unfit to play in the First Gradefor his Club played for the Fifth Gradeagainst WCCC in the last round of the 2-day competition. In doing so he was certainlynot breaking any local rules, But!!!LETTERS TOTHE EDITORDear Sir,I wish to complain about the scurrilouscomment made in a recent edition by yourcontributor 'Quick Single'. In his almanacfor 1987, he suggested that a former firstgrade fast bowler would be signing asponsorship deal with a well known weightloss centre. This is not true.In fact, that ex-first grader has suffereda drastic weight reduction since fatherhoodwas thrust upon him. Anxious momentsand sleepless nights have caused him tobecome almost anorexic.Further it is quite difficult to give credenceto 'Quick Single' nom de plume having seenhim bat in the lower grades this year.Cries of 'steady' in the field are indicativeof his fear of having to chase overthrows,thus revealing why he hides himself in thefield.Finally, is it also true that 'QS' is intendingto retire at season's end because continualjock strap rash is getting to this wife?Is it true that he cannot afford a new toecapfor next year? If these rumours aretrue then a certain military bearing willbe lost forever. What a Major loss thiswould be.Yoursfaithfully,Ex-First Grade QuickieWho Is But A Shadow OfHis Former Self.COOLEMANCOURT


As is the custom these days of fast airtravel, English tours abroad induce winterboundEnglish cricket followers to seek thesun and the chance to wave the Union Jackfrom the "Hill", "Bay 13" or whatever.This year's English team was no exception.In the Pavilion and Members' areas ofthe Test venues, MCC and other EnglishClub ties were in abundance.Weston Creek had their fair share ofEnglish visitors during the December-January period. By some coincidence allthe visitors came from within the fourwalls of Lord's Cricket Ground. All cameon a sort of a Busman's holiday.The most distinguished visitors to cometo the 'Creek were Donald and Stella Carr.Donald retired as the Chief Executive ofthe English Test and County Cricket Boardat the end of December, and were visitingAustralia as the guest of the ACB. Duringtheir short stay in Canberra Donaldaddressed the Australian Cricket Society(Canberra Branch) at a dinner at theCanberra Southern Cross Club. They alsomanaged to watch WCCC v. Ginninderraat Kaleen. * * * * *Michael Lucy who works at Lord's withthe Museum and Library, who very kindlvconducted the 1985 WCCC tourists on aninteresting tour of the Museum, Long Roomand historic buildings, was in Australia inDecember. Between the Sydney andMelbourne Tests Michael visited Canberraand spent some time with the membersof WCCC.John Moody who, for many years managedthe Lord's Shop, was in Australia with hiswife Bella. They were following theEnglish team and visiting friends. Theyfollowed the England team to Canberrato see the PM's XI game and were theguests of the Club. ©* * * * *Donald and Stella Carr on holidayin Canberra.Michael Lucy and John Moodyat the PM's XI game in December.I'EMHKOKK FINANCIAL PLANNERS LIMITED'INCOHPOKAIEDINNSW; .WESTON CREEKFOOTBALL CLUBAND SPORTS CENTREAll players are welcome back at the clubafter matches.35 MURRAY CRESCENT. rEttPHONI 1062) 95 8755MANUKA A C I :>«>')> i


A BACKWARD GLANCE— David illingworthIf all-rounders, or for that matter, anyfirst-call cricketers are to be judged simplyon their averages it would mean that allthose who do not hit the top but who makea contribution to the game by the way theyplay and the effect they have on the nonplayingpublic and on their fellow players,would fade into obscurity and be forgotten.Fortunately plenty has been written abouta number of these, and one of the foremostamong them is George Hirst.George was born in Kirkheaton, a villagenear Huddersfield, also, incidentally thebirthplace of Wilfred Rhodes and wherecricket was and is the life-blood of thepeople. The date was September 7th, 1871,six years before Wilfred, and he lived untilMay 19th, 1954, age 82.He played for Yorkshire before his 19thbirthday and his last game for the Countywas in 1929 though he was cricket professionaland coach at Eton College from1921 for 18 years, that is until he was 58.This professional career of 40 years isitself a huge notch in his favour. Add tothis Lord Hawke's few-word summary ofthe man as "the greatest county cricketerof all time", and then look at the man'sattitude to the game as well as consideringhis performances over the years. Therecan then be little doubt as to the meritof the little giant.George Hirst was outspoken (few Yorkshiremenare otherwise), extremely buoyant andhad a tenacity such that no match in whichhe played was won or lost until the lastball. He was a hero throughout his countyand popular throughout England.A right hand bat and left arm bowler ashade faster than medium, Hirst is describedas the father of all modern swing and seambowling; before his time bowlers rubbedthe new ball in the dirt to remove thepolish!Short and thick set George Hirst tookobvious pleasure in every game, an assetwelcomed by all the captains he playedunder. He had also a ready wit whichplayed its part in lifting the team's moraleat appropriate times.Success in county cricket came slowly andit was only after five seasons that heestablished himself in 1896, scoring 1,122runs and taking 104 wickets in that season.Altogether Hirst performed the double14 times, scoring more than 1,000 runs 19times and took over 100 wickets 15 times.He alone accomplished 2,000 runs and 200wickets in a season, the actual figures being2,385 and 208. His first class total was36.203 at 34.05 and 2,727 wickets at 18.77.He scored 60 first class centuries and hishighest score with the bat was 341, stilla county record, v. Leicestershire in 1905.Hirst made 3 hat-tricks v. Leicestershireand once in a match in 1907 he took 15wickets.The combination of Hirst and Rhodes wasas feared as Gregory and McDonald, -»rmuch later, Laker and Locke. In 1902Hirst and Rhodes for England, bowled outAustralia for 36, and in the next matchfor Yorkshire against the Australians thecounty put out the tourists for 23; Hirst5 for 9 and Jackson 5 for 12.Another noteworthy triumph, in 1908 wasthe dismissal of Northants for 27 and 15.Hirst taking 12 for 19 and Haigh 6 for19. In 1906 Hirst scored 2 centuries andtook 11 wickets against Somerset at Bath.George was a child of the times and hewas fond of recalling that when he startedas a professional his equipment was worthno more than ten shillings; a shilling cap,a sixpenny belt and brown boots. Hisbenefit in 1904 was £3,703, a considerablesum in those days.George Hirst only played in 24 Testsmaking two tours to Australia in 1897-98under A.E. Stoddart's leadership and in1903-04 under P.F. Warner.In addition to his other all-round skillsHirst was regarded as the finest mid-offin the country, taking 550 catches mostlyoff scorching drives when strong drivingwas in vogue.Long after he retired, George Hirst wasa judge and coach of up-and-coming youngcricketers keen to be playing cricket forYorkshire and right up to the time of hisdeath he could be seen at Test Matchesacting as Wilfred Rhodes' eyes after blindnessovercame his old team-mate.So it is not as a Test player that GeorgeHirst should be judged, but as a supremecounty all-rounder, the fore-runner of manythroughout the years who played the gamefor the game's sake with cheerfulness andsportsmanship. There are still many ofthem around; they are the very heart ofthe sport at that level. ©


STIRLING VIEWSA regular series of statisticalBATSMAN OF THE DECADEby PhilDistrictrevelations.I thought that it may be useful to revealthe leading contenders for the title of"Batsman of the Decade". I have separatedthe statistics into two categories; MostFirst Class Runs and Most Test Runs. Theformer is complete to the end of the 1986English season, whilst the latter showsfigures for all Tests prior to Brisbane withthe exception of Border, Gower, and Bothamwhose statistics are current as of theMelbourne Test.In order to allow you to make your choiceI offer the following comments. Gavaskarwas clearly the winner of the Test titlein the 1970's. He is a batsman who hasachieved almost everything e.g. most runsin all Tests, 100 f.c. centuries and so on.Age has done little to slow him down,but it would not be surprising to see himfinish before the end of the decade.A quick glance at the First Class list showthat all of the contenders have playedCounty cricket for some time. However,I can say that Boycott, Rice and Amisscan be scratched from the betting, and thatit won't be long before Wright suffers thesame fate. I was quite surprised to seeGatting and Javed so highly placed.Gatting has come back well after his muchpublicised attempt to head butt a fastishone from Malcolm Marshall. His battingin the current series has revealed anaggressive nature with a sound technique.Gatting could well be a good each waybet. Had Javed not missed the last Englishseason he could well be nipping at the heelsof Gooch. With his unpredictable brillancehe could yet be a serious challenger.Richards may have done his dash. Muchwill depend on how well (if at all) he doesin the next English summer. There aresigns that his light may be dimming; hisnatural genuis may not be enough for himto reach the top. Is Greenidge nearingthe end of his career? Having seen himbat in Perth in late December he stillpossesses all of the shots that have becomehallmarks of his career. Rod Marsh claimsthat Greenidge has the most powerful cutshot that Marsh has ever seen. Despitebeing 35 years old (sorry Laurie and Wal)and his wearing of glasses to assist hissight, he was able to pass 2,000 runs ina season (for the first time) in 1986.Then there is Gooch. His efforts for Essexand England should have assured him aplace in the annals of history. Certainlyhis participation in the Rebel tour andpolitical problems in the West Indies haveensured that this will be the case. If hecan put all of that behind him he will havethe First Class title all sewn up.In the race for the Test title, Border andGower seem certain to be the finalists.Much will depend on how Border handlesthe responsibilities of captaincy, and onhow quickly the rest of the Australian Testteam matures and removes the very greatweights placed upon Border's shoulders.Indeed Gower has had a new lease of lifeafter removing the shackles of captaincy.The rest of the field are at very longodds, so prohibitive are the prices forBorder and Gower.My predictions are as follows:First1. Gooch2. GattingClass3. GreenidgeTest1. Border2. Gower3. Botham (but only if he's a good boy).MOST FIRST-CLASS RUNS 1980-86Inns NO Runs 100 AveC.A. Gooch 350 25 16008 47 49.25C.G. Greenidge 325 58 14357 30 53.77I.V.A. Richards 281 19 13818 52 52.74M.W. Gatting 288 47 13365 38 55.46Javed Miandad 269 44 13321 39 59.2A.J. Lamb 327 51 13242 35 47.98A.I. Kaliicharran 31 3 38 13100 41 47.64D.I. Gower 321 27 12792 29 43.51J.G. Wright 305 20 12414 31 43.56G. Boycott 268 48 12261 34 55.73C.E.B. Rice 334 30 12230 31 43.99D.L. Amiss 310 30 12085 20 43.16MOST TEST RUNS 1985-86Inns NO Runs 100 AveA.R. Border 120 21 5407 16 54.61D.I. Gower 128 10 5257 1 1 44.93S.M. Gavaskar 93 9 3730 10 44.4I.T. Botham 1 10 3 3741 10 34.96I.V.A. Richards 73 6 3484 1 1 52D.L. Haynes 90 9 3437 8 42.43Javed Miandad 72 6 3354 8 50.82C.G. Greenidge 77 10 3301 7 49.27


10Haywood .. Ct. Armstrong B. Lonie 5Lonie 1-0-5-1CRICKET EQUIPMENT USED BYGREG IRVINESUPPLIED BYNOEL SHORT SPORTSAND SPORTSMAN'S WAR! NOUS!Yes! Mrs Armstrong has severely chastisedher young sprog for showing 'a lack ofexperience and team sportsmanship' foractually getting in the way of one ofRoger's juicy long hops which was smashedat him by a mere novice (in the battingsense). The poor batsmen should have beencalled back. 0 out of 10 for that effortHuntley. What has Roger Lonie and D.K.Lillee got in common? Nothing!HUNTLEY ARMSTRONGsponsored by8 2 3 2 4 4Southside^ — V Real Estate Pty Ltd7-11 Botany Street Phillip ACTVs. WODEN VALLEY (Phillip's footballpark)WIN. Winning the toss we decided (wellGI felt like it) to have first belt at theball on the ACTAFL's pride and joy!!*%£$*?!This time we were given a great launchingpad by the openers. Roger (yes! well done!puberty at last Congrats!) squintillioned hisaggregate for the season while Col wenton to record his maiden ACTCA century- a great knock! Mrs Armstrong's son wasnot overshadowed in their stand of 145 incontributing his maiden 1st Grade half centuryto the total.After 48 overs we were 4-281 with all theother bats wishing we could have battedfor another 48!!Again our opponents were shut out of thegame by some good bowling and were 8-155when stumps were finally drawn.Rookie Johnny Kidd took the bowlinghonours with all the other bowlers takinga wicket and Slime producing one of thoseordinary 'one handed on bumpy outfieldsingle stump to aim at' type run outs tocelebrate the newest Irvine - W.G.! Stillcelebrating his run out and son in his mindseye GI thoughtlessly tossed the ball to thegreat white wodzer ...ScoresWCCCKelaartArmstrongLonieVs.4-281 48ov.)GINNINDERRA10789*37WVCCKidd8-15510-2-33-2(Stirling)Win. The game got off to the familiartheme of the Creek winning the toss andbatting. Except for the openers all thebats contributed strongly with the bestbeing Huntley and GI's partnership of 98.After 49 overs we were in an unbeatable"position of 9-244.Ginninderra were rolled for 180. "Grunter"Kidd bowled only 3 bad balls in his spell.These balls took wickets! Conny Jarr andBones both got a brace of wickets each.A tidy effort.ScoresWCCC 9-244 GCC 180 all outCarr 68 Kidd 10-1-25-3GI 59 Carr 10-2-33-2Huntley 47 Bone 7-1-30-2Burgess 20Evans 19*Vs. WESTERN DISTRICTSWash out.(Manuka)Again winning the toss and again battingfirst we made 8-206. This was easily awinning score on a difficult track and slowoutfield.Col and Indy were the backbone of theinnings contributing 107 valuable runs whenthings were looking a bit iffy.Wests were 2-52 from 14 voers (15 oversneeded for it be declared a match!) when


the skies opened up and assisted Wests toearn a non-deserved draw. Morro bowledwith pace and had started to look ominousbut alas the weather put an end to all that.ScoresWCCCKelaartJonesGI, CBVs.ANU8-206 (50ov.)784923WDCC 2-52Morris 6-0-16-1(ANU South)LOSS. As is our want we batted first.This time we got off to a sluggish startwith only newly promoted opener PaulEvans showing any aggression. Dodge completedhis first 1st Grade half ton out ofthe first 70 runs scored! Good to seeDodge.Conny Jarr reproduced his usual form whilecompiling an intelligent unbeaten 60.'Jennifer' and Chris Burgess (BSc) added 72runs in 44 minutes in the only real partnershipof the innings. Our score of 5-208should have been more but a slow grasscovered outfield (the grass dried out andshrivelled when they batted!) certainlyhampered the number of boundaries we hit.ANU passed our total with 8 balls to spare,hitting twice the number of boundaries asthe 'Creek!!A couple of vital catches were grassedwhich, in the end, probably would havechanged the course of the match. Hughie,*Indy" Morro and Bones bowled very wellin a tidy bowling display.Onward to the semis ...ScoresWCCC 5-208 (50ov.) ANUCC 6-209 (48.4)CarrEvansBurgessIrvineSEMI - Vs. QUEANBEYAN60* Morris 8-0-34-256 Jones 6-1-11-122* Abrahams 9-0-39-221 Bone 8-3-21-0(Manuka)LOSS. After being sent in by the Eskimocaptain the 'Creek compiled a respectabletally of 8-204 from only 46 overs. Bowling4 overs short of the required 50 was anobvious tactic by the Icelanders to hinderour run assault in the last dozen or soovers.A fluent partnership of 73 by Carsy andGI was the feature of the 'Creek's innings.Greg topscored with a hardhitting 71 in79 minutes. Ken Bone came in at the11death to smash 16 big ones from the finalover to advance our score past the doubleton.Wickets fell regularly throughout thestruggletown innings until an 86 runpartnership for the 7th wicket saw the Icebergershome.Hugh "Jorgen" and that Londoner were thebest bowlers for the 'Creek.We have to be more positive and aggressivein the 'home stretches' if we are to winany competition...ScoresWCCC 8-204 (46ov.) QCC 7-209 (45.1ov.)IrvineCarrBone,BurgessAbrahams71242D*20*20(who likes turtlesONE DAY COMPETITIONSECOND GRADERound 1AbrahamsCarr7-0-28-17-0-25-0Chris Burgessoops tortoises)Tommy TortoiseRemovals (Anst.) Pty. Ltd.96 Newcastle Stlyshwlck. A.C.T. 2609Phone (068)80 6009Sponsor*CHRIS BURGESSVs. TUGGERANONGWe went into this game with a fair measureof confidence. We were sitting on top ofthe 2-day ladder, we had just beaten Citywho were second and most players werein good form. However none of this wasin evidence as our batting disintegratedsetting Tuggeranong a target not worthmentioning. Our good form was thenirrelevant when Tuggeranong batted. Thisgame was a real shocker!ScoresWCCCCrapp52 TUGGERANONG 2-5322 Drew 2-11 (3)


Round 2 Vs. WODENHaving lost so badly to Tuggeranong theprevious week we were determined to atonewith a good performance against Woden.We fielded first and started well, withboth bowling and fielding looking sharp.However our fielding effort fell away andWoden passed 200 thanks largely to acentury by their No. 3. Our bowlers toiledwell on a hot blustery day without thesupport they deserved in the field.We needed to bat a lot better than wefielded if we were to win the game. Wecould not have asked for a better start,the opening stand realising 139 runs, arecord for 2nd Grade. We ended up winningwith 5.5 overs to spare despite a minormiddle order collapse. This game was morelike what we had expected to do in theone day games.ScoresWCCC 5- 221 WODEN 8-220Crapp 66 Lovett 3-31 (9)Mackenzie 60 Drew 2-37 (10)J.Abrahams 30+ O'Ryan 1-29 (10)Drew 20Round 3 Vs. GINNINDERRAWe turned up at sunny Kaleen to find thepitch damp and the opposition missing.They soon turned up (Ginninderra that is!)but the pitch stayed damp (sprinklers youknow!). Ginninderra were made to bat firstand despite the pitch and a rough start,managed to reach 129. Our bowlers putin and were backed up by steady, if notbrilliant, fielding. It was now up to thebatsmen to see if they could continue thegood form of the previous week.It was not to be as we lost the openerscheaply and a couple of middle order batsmensoon followed. That was the stateof the game when I left to rush (well sortof) Clive Jones to hospital. (He kissedthe ball.) It did not look very good,(Clive's mouth and the game) however uponreturning it was revealed that we had hada late resurgence which brought us withina whisker of winning the game. Alas itwas not to be. So our consistent formin the one-dayers continued. Huh!ScoresWCCCBertramA.Simmons119 GINNINDERRA 1294324DrewChapmanLovett4-14 (9)3-22 (10)2-23 (8.4)12Round 4 Vs. WESTSRain. Hit pub. Wait, watch Ists. Rain.Now? Yes! Hit pub. Who said that"''"Not I" said he.Round 5Vs. ANUBatted first. Lost, some early wickets toquite good bowling. The attack appearedinnocuous enough, their normal keeperbowled 10 overs (Don't tell Mick 'No Facts')However we struggled and it was only asolid knock by the "Shrubber" (Lonie) andsome late strokeplay by the lower orderbatsmen (well done Johnno, No. 8) thatmade our total respectable. They failedto complete their overs so we did not haveto bowl the full 50 to them.We started well knocking over a coupleof cheap early wickets. It started to lookas though we'might win easily. Our fieldingsuffered accordingly, whilst the rest oftheir batsmen kept their heads and battedsensibly. We should have been in controlbut we obviously were not from my positionpatrolling the boundary. ANU won midwaythrough the last over.ScoresWCCC 8-149Lonie 44O'Ryan 26J.Abrahams 21*ANULovett8-1512-33 (9.5)P.S. So the 2nd Grade side who led thetwo-day table (and still does) were bundledout of the one-day series with just one win.All in all we had played some very indifferentcricket, and did not deserve to reachthe finals anyway. We have the best 2ndGrade side in the competition in my opinionbut only when we all pull together and gutsit out through the hard patches.I suggest it might be a good idea for everyonein the Club (players specifically) toget hold of Volume 8, Nos. 3 and 4 (Dec1985 and Jan/Febu 1986) and read theeditorials therein. Think about it fellas!THIRD GRADEONE DAY SEMI-FINALEwanMackenzieWe drew Queanbeyan at Margaret DonoghueOval for our semi-final. The pitch lookedunder prepared and advice from SecondGraders who had played there on the


previous Saturday was that the pitch waskeeping low. The first goal was thereforeto win the toss to ensure we batted first.It was a bit puzzling then to lose the tossand be sent in but we did not argue.Bob (The Destroyer) Coughlin and Seberrygot away to a slow but safe start. Peterwent on to make 40 and was well supportedby Mick Garrity with 34 and Spider with15. All out for 144 but confident we hadthe bowlers to defend this total.Rooney launched us to a great start taking3-4 off 7 overs. He then engineered a runout and retired to the mid wicket boundarywhere he took a catch. Pino came on and8 overs later Queanbeyan were back in thedressing room for 58 and he had 6-14.I have not seen a better team effort onthe field. Kelvin took one very difficultcatch (backhand) and Lorry Lynch held three.On this performance this team will be verydifficult to beat in the final.TWO DAY COMPETITIONFIRST GRADEVs. GINNINDERRAMai SkelleyWIN. Batting first again (*!?%£$) we weresoon in trouble at 2-4 until Gi and Dodgebrought the game around with an 80 runpartnership. Three wickets fells quicklyallowing Indy and Bones to strut their stuffin a 109 run 7th wicket partnership.Later Clive managed to survive long enoughfor Kiddy to record his highest First Gradescore - 4. Oh yeah ... Clive made 110not out - his maiden 1st Grade century.TOP STUFF!We declared at 9-300.Ginninderra were skittled for 194 due toTim Morris bowling a VERY hostile spellpicking up half the 'derra bats and crackinga few heads on the way. GI picked up4 but his figures suffered when he was dispatchedfor 25 runs in 2 overs.In the 2nd dig the 'derra boys were 4-103.Pino picked up a brace of wickets. Welldone Indy and Morro, TFC Burge.ScoresWCCCJonesIrvineEvansBone9-300 GCC110*564633MorrisIrvineD'Addio194 & 4-10321-6-44-513-1-53-44-1-10-2Vs. QUEANBEYAN(Stirling)DRAW. (Honourable for US!)....Batting on anabsolute pearler of a wicket the iceworkersdeclared at their overnight score of 9-253from 101 overs. Morro, again bowling withpace, and Bones contained the strong icepolebatting line up very effectively.DRAMA. At the start of the 2nd weekthree polar bears had a party on a goodlength at both ends of the wicket - ICECUBES. A few struggletown players hadhypothermia in their fingers that day ...The 'Creek, always the good guys, turnedthe other cheek and, although skating onthin ice at times, gave the fairy penguinsicy stares which froze them into theirthermal underwear .... oh shut up igloobreath.With the psychological advantage in thearctic dwellers court the 'Creek struggledall day to finish with an honourable draw.This was due to fighting digs by Dodge,Jorgen and 'The Don' Bones. Bones andHughie added 80 odd for the 7th wicketafter we'd lost 6-26 in the middle of ourinnings. GREAT EFFORT.It's unfortunate that a potentially greatmatch was ruined by the thoughtless actionsof a few (we know who they are but, asArthur well knows, we've got no proof)morons who were too afraid of losing.Gutless ... 0 out of 10 fellas.ScoresWCCCAbrahamsEvansBone9-184 QCC56 Morris37 Bone31*9-25323-3-59-431-10-72-3


14ScoresWCCCCarrJonesAbrahams6-303 dec. ANUCC 9-285 dec.173* Morris 28.5-5-73-445 Bone 40-10-89-239* Abrahams 22-4-50-3" SCHOOLSINTRODUCTORYCRICKETPROGRAMMEInSouth side of CanberraVs. ANU(Stirling)WIN. By this stage thoughts of last round'sdebacle were melting into the backgroundthe 'Creek took the refreshing attitude ofgetting on with the season in the best waypossible - a BIG win.On another rock hard wicket ANU crawledto 285 runs in 410 minutes and 113 overs.Morro, Bones and Jorgen stood out in avery tight bowling effort.Our turn to bat:Scene:Score - WCCC 4-46 from 25 oversSituation - StrugglingOutlook - DimEnter Stage Left - J. Carr (EnglishTime Warp - 230 minutes laterScore - WCCC 6-303 from 80 oversSituation - AwesomeOutlook - Big NightExit Stage Right - J. CarrPerson)173 not out.Simply Magnificent.While Bonkers was at the crease he helped(not the right word!) to add 275 runs. Notone shot was left in the cupboard as hebonked his way to a new ACTCA recordwhich will take a long time (and heaps ofbonking) topping - he could quite easilyhave scored a double century! Well doneDominator. Jorgen and Indy also battedvery well.Vs. WODEN VALLEY(Stirling)DRAW. A match reduced to a 50 overquasi one day affair.Batting first we amassed 6-223 from 46overs (Woden have learnt from Queanbeyanin the go slow department.)Dodge, Col, Hunters and Jorgen allthe scorers.troubled"Dodge's Lesson for the Day": Don't walk!When the rain came tumbling down Wodenwere looking down the barrel being 4-75.Mick Bevan bowled very well in his initialFirsts game. He even has the nouse toget wickets with bad balls!ScoresWCCCEvansArmstrongKelaartAbrahamsVs.EASTS6-223 (46ov.) WVCC55 Bevan48 Kidd38 Morris29*4-75 (25ov)7-1-28-23-1-8-19-1-26-1(Kingston)LOSS.... Batting first we capitulated for172... a couple of rash shots and a coupleof poor decisions told the story.Only Hunters, Collector's and Rookie Bevanshowed any real fight.Easts made 268 in 95 overs. A tight bowlingeffort on a very placid pitch. MickBevan again bowled well - 4 bad balls for4 wickets!! Bones, as usual, bowled tightly.In the 2nd dig the 'Creek were 3-88 whenstumps were drawn. Collectors again scoredruns.This lost cost us the minor premiership -we dropped from 1st to 4th ...ScoresWCCC 172 & 3- ESCCArmstrongBevan58 & 32* Bevan35* BoneKidd26815.5-2-48-418-7-31-216-3-42-2Chris Burgess


Ewan Mackenzie is sponsored byYour local licencedReal Estate AgentRaine &HomeWeston88 1177Woden81 0177Owned and operated by Leonard Smith (Weston - Woden P/L)SECOND GRADEVs.GINNINDERRAOn previous form we should haveapproached this game low on confidencehowever nothing could have been furtherfrom the truth. Two factors probably contributedto this sense of well-being:(1) our record in the 2-dayers;(2) a sense of relief at having finishedthe 1-dayers.Ginninderra batted first and struggled allday against hostile bowling (Yeah! Knockhis head off! Yeah!) and at times brilliantfielding. (Drew and Abrahams takingamazing catches in the slips.) Having dismissedthe visitors for 94 we were set todominate the game.Wickets tumbled in our innings after aslow, but steady, start. However we consolidatedand at stumps were. 3-95, promisingentertainment on the Sunday as wechased outright points.Our innings progressed nicely throughoutSunday afternoon, with the feature aninnings of 90 by Ian 'Spider' McKaskill.The Ginninderra bowlers obviously had aplan as they continued to attack Ian onand outside the leg stump even after hehad dispatched numerous deliveries to theboundary. (Extraordinary!) A late featurewas a quick innings by the skip, MickO'Ryan continuing a return to form withthe bat. Mick declared at 7-228 aboutthree quarters of an hour before tea. (Badluck Dean!)It was going to take a good fielding displayto achieve an outright with the Ginninderrabatsmen intent on survival. As timedragged on and we still had not achievedthe initial breakthrough it was starting tolook as if we were not going to make it.However the first wicket acted as acatalyst and wickets began to fall regularly,until we again got bogged down withhalf their number back in the pavilion.15They probably felt fairly safe at this stagebut had not accounted for our renewedeffort in the last twenty overs. We finallydismissed the last batsman with about 7overs to spare. Outright victory wasachieved. A small note for a neat andtidy by Doug Wesney behind the stumps.Well done.ScoresWCCC 7-228 dec. GINNINDERRA 94 & 115McKaskill 90 Lovett 7-36 (11.1)O'Ryan 42 O'Ryan 2-12 (9)J.Abrahams 31 Drew 1-20 (15)A. Simmons 25O'Ryan 4-13 (7)Drew 2-12 (10.3)Mackenzie 2-44 (11)THIRD GRADEVs.GINNINDERRAEwanMackenzieWe lost the toss and were invited to field.This should not have caused us any worriesexcept a 'strike' bowler who can't benamed but is a left arrived with only oneboot. Kelvin, who normally travels withhis entire wardrobe in the boot, came tothe rescue. The new keeper who neverleaves South Canberra had difficulty withthe far North Canberra map and arrivedas the first ball was delivered.With such an auspicious beginning yourcorrespondent's confidence grew - whatelse could go wrong? Bammy bowled verywell but his 4-33 was overshadowed by aplayer whose reputation as a slow bowlerhas often been maligned by his contemporaries.After much urging from 'Worm' that'Bob's the One' your correspondent, notwithout some trepidation, called Coughlinto the crease. having first given assurancesthat he was fit and not carrying anyinjuries he was handed the ball. Wellreader, what followed is another chapterin the Coughlin legend at the Creek. 19.2overs later Ginninderra was back in thepavilion for 145 and Coughlin had 5 (yes- 5!) wickets for 33 - and was not injuredin any way.Not even his dismissal in the five oversbefore stumps could wipe the grin fromhis face. Nightwatchman Bammy desperateto erase the irnominy of being overshadowedby Coughlin went on to make51 as the Creek went on to record its firstwin in the two day competition. The windid have one nasty moment when with one


un required the aforementioned Rooney(now with his own boots) came in atnumber 11 to face 5 balls from the openingbowler. He survived (allowing your correspondentto go to 60) and in doing soinsured he would be picked in Third Gradeagain this year.Vs.QUEANBEYANQueanbeyan batted first and with not alittle assistance from its umpires made 107before losing a wicket. Having separatedthe openers we called on the Bill O'Reilly(you new readers will need to consult thisgreat player's contemporaries - Harris,Father Hall and O'Mara - learn of hisexploits) of the Creek. Bob (The Destroyer)Coughlin quickly shot out the rest of theteam for 178 and finished with 5-34 anda bad headache.It was a little disappointing that we failedby !5 to pass the target. Seberry made47 and several others made a good startbut failed to go on against a prettyOrdinary bowling attack.Mai Skelley16FOURTHGRADEVs. QUEANBEYANthis was a game dominated by us right fromthe start. Being one man short, Queanbeyanwon the toss and elected to bat ona strip of rolled mud. In conditions thatshould have suited the batting side, as welater proved, Queanbeyan were at one stage7-31 but some lusty tailend hitting saw thetotal advance to 89. Tim Overland wasthe pick of the bowles with 6-50, hittingthe stumps on four occasions. Good fieldingsupported a first class effort by all of thebowlers.Blue and Devious began the run chase withgreat gusto before Paul was out of air.The oxygen was rushed out to him butit proved useless as he tamely succumbedshortly thereafter. Further contributionsfrom Warren and Tim, with lesser inningsfrom Shelb and Peter saw us able todeclare at 8-227 early on the second day.Queanbeyan made a better fist of battingsecond time round but once again somesuperb fielding supported some goodaccurate bowling. Laurie took two catches,one an absolute blinder. Don't ask Shelbyabout the one he dropped. They were allout for 178 leaving us with 41 to makeoff 14 overs.g y m r o r m T WW


Peter and Tim did most of the bowlingbut the surprise packet was Paul Wylks whobowled with good control to take thebowling honours.They hit out on the second day adding 57runs in even time. We took the new ballbut that did little to abte the flow of runs.Just before 2pm they declared at 8-230.There was little chance of us forcing aresult from that position so we attemptedto use it as batting practice. Bob playeda typically Coughlin like innings that tookover 3 hours to compile. Sadly it may bethe last game that he plays for the Creek.Steve played very well and included sometantalising edges over second slip for runson each occasion. We collapsed from 3-107to 7-118 before Steve Hall showed us allhow not to play left arm orthodox on turf.ScoresWCCCNicholsCoughlin7-1324529EASTSWylksOverlandBullenWeston Creek drew with EastsVs.ANU8-230 dec.3-372-512-56Once again Devious lost the toss and ANUbatted first on a pitch that was not veryresponsive. this was demonstrated by thefirst two wickets to fall being brough aboutby run outs. However some excellentbowling by Tim, Paul and Peter saw ANUrestricted to 153.Paul Palisi finally received the reward dueto him for some hard work during theseason. At last the luck ran his way.It was a fine return for a fine effort.We batted and made it look relatively easyalthough too many of the younger playerslack the concentration needed to go onand compile a big score. Just as theyappear set they play a rash shot and getout.Laurie showed how much he has maturedthis year, and Warren, Dave S and Timgave sane support.ScoresWCCCO'MaraGardnerSimmonsOverland163 ANU32242921PalisiOverlandWeston Creek won on firstinning1535-393-5417Vs. WODEN VALLEYIn a match reduced to 50 overs each dueto the wash out a week earlier, Paul finallywon the toss and sent them in on a pitchthat appeared would offer some assistanceto the bowlers.They were always in trouble with Peterand Tim, later aided by Scotty, bowlingtightly. Only one batsman made doublefigures - he was luck to do that.We responded quickly as the rains camebut only Guna, Shelb, and Sheva made runs.ScoresWCCCRaineyGunasakeraNichols120 WODEN VALLEY272319BullenOverlandEvansMick Kovacs is sponsored byFIFTH GRADEVs.Cooleman CourtWeston88 1015For Friendly ServiceQuality Cuts of MeatQUEANBEYAN853-224-482-7'Father', standing in as skipper for ChrisHarris won the toss and elected to batagainst a depleted (no-one's saying howdepleted), Queanbeyan. A good openingstand of 57 between Michael Keane 25 andBill Northam 64 saw us off to a great start.With Wal Hall making a good solid 20 andSteve Hall 34 the 'Creek' was lookingstrong. Then came the better than eventime, 62 from Greg Ratford and a quick43 from Graham Eggins. This enabled usto declare at 8-300 off only 55 overs.-—Anexcellent effort. Paul Wylkes again missingout on a bat.With 23 overs to bowl at them we knewwe were in a commanding position. Atthe end of the day's play they were 4-48.With some great bowling again by PaulWylkes, 6-36, and a bit of support byMatthew Barber 3-68, Queanbeyan wereall out for 121.


With outright in sight the 'Creek were veryconfident.. Good bowling with Scott Evanstaking 3-26, Michael Keane 2-24 andMatthew Barber 2-12, coupled with somegood fielding including 4 catches toMatthew Barber in slips, saw Queanbeyanall out for 122 and Wal Hall with an outrightunder his belt.Vs.ANUA win of the toss by Chris Harris andWeston Creek went into bat. Off to areasonable start once more we were hopingfor a big score on the 'half-a-ground'Rivett. With conributions from BillNortham 21 and 24 from Brian Ward, thingswere not looking too bad. Then with acaptain's knock of 55 from Chris, a quick24 by Greg Ratford and an excellentinnings of 68 from Steve Nicholls the'Creek were well poised. With the tailall making a few and Scott Evans not outon 38 Weston Creek were all out for 308.Mention must be made of Paul Wylkeswho, in not having a bat since November,made 10.There was not much joy in our bowlingthe following Saturday. With ANU's captainand opening batsman Julien Oakley making137, the wind was taken out of our sails.The holes in our field seemed to getbigger and bigger. Only Paul Wylkes 2-50and Graham Eggins 3-56 showed fightingqualities. ANU were 8-370 at the end ofa very long day.8Vs.WODEN VALLEYThe Fifth Grade battle for the minorpremiership was to be decided in a oneday match. Winning the toss, Chris Harriselected to field. Our bowlers had a difficulttask in trying to contain the score,especially on the small ground at Rivett.Chris Browning was the pick of the bowlerswith 4-42. After an unfortunate accidentwhere a Woden batsman retired hurt, theydeclared at the big score of 8-270 in 43overs.So with a required run rate at close to5.5 and the rain imminent, it was runchasing time. The first wicket fell at 28and the second at 38 after only 10 overs.The third wicket fell in the 15th over withthe score on 49, Brian Ward making 30 ofthese. At this stage things were lookingbad with a required run rate of over 6.Our middle order all got started with WalHall 20, Steve Hall 22, and Greg Ratford19, but it wasn't until Neil Angel camein and made 53 in the rain, in half as manyballs, that we looked as though we had achance. The 53 run partnership betweenNeil and Chris Harris was remarkable whenconsdiering it was made in a steady downpour.Chris Harris with John Izzard 19,scored 51 for the ninth wicket. Chris andthe so called tailenders saw the 'Creek toa great fighting win, in the 47th over.Chris Harris batting through the rain andto the ever increasing annoyance of theWoden captain made 84 invaluable runs.It was a great fighting win and a tremendousboost with finals just around thecorner.


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Round 14 Vs. TEACHERS YarralumlaWhat can you say. Teachers hit a huge4-247 off 48 overs. That is a hell of alot of runs. Wicket takers were LeonBuchanan 1-20 off 10 and Paul Shaky 2-56.To our credit, in reply we scored 189 off38.2 overs, easily our highest score butstill 58 runs short. In the runs again wasNeil Angel with a brilliant 72, (11 foursand a 6). Support came from James Florentwith 24, Richard K 23, Gerard Oakes 13and Trevor Thomas 12no.I am finding it increasingly difficult toremember what it is like to be on a winningside.Round 15 Vs. WODEN Mill CreekAnother disaster. 6 batsmen into doublefigures with a highest score of 21 no fora total of 118. Only Chris Browning (21no)and Steve Morris (19) with a last wicketpartnership of 30 gave us something tobowl at.An opening partnership by Woden of 88 (bywhich stage we had lost 9) put the issuebeyond real doubt until the introductionof Paul Shakespear into the bowling attack.Shaky terrorized the batsmen with his wellpitched slow medium hard grenades to pickup 3-25. The way that Shaky controlledthe ball must be something akin to Manchesterin 1956. The bemused look on thebatsman's face as a near wide careeredpast his face over middle stump is somethingthat needs to be seen to be believed.Woden however weathered a 5 for 19collapse to win by 5 wickets.Round 16 VS. GINNINDERRAWin byforfeit.Round 17 Vs. CCAEDraw due to rain.Round 18 Vs. TUGGERANONG YarralumlaAgain a lack of finishing power in ourbowling let our opposition off the hook.After being 7-95 they finished up at 9-91after 43 overs. Wicket takers were JasonHossack 2-44, Paul Shaky 2-26, Steve Morris1-24, Dave Crane 1-20 and Darren Hossack1-30.In reply, we were set for a big score toovertake Tuggeranong but at 4-119 after28 overs the rain came. Top scorer wasCraig Dyke with a hard hit 47. Other contributorswere Richard K with 11 and GaryMoore 13 (3 x 4 through slips). DarrenHossack remained on 36 not out.Round 19 Vs. ANU YarralumlaSame old story. Not enough runs. Thetoss was won by ANU and we were compelledto bat. That we made 126 wasmainly due to our up-the-grades-importDavid Hazell. He made an immaculate60 out of 98 runs scored while he was atthe crease with 5 others. The main supportcame from Jason Hossack with an intelligentknock of 15no, and a solid 13 fromRichard K, who has made double figuresin 8 out of 11 completed knocks this year.ANU passed our total with 6 wickets downin the 40th over. Another 30 or 40 runswould have provided an excellent game.The best of the bowlers were DarrenHossack 2-25 off 10 and Leon Buchanan2-32 off 9. Other wicket takers were PaulShaky 1-6 and Steve Morris 1-27.DarrenHossacknewk'S tennisw © r l d1*-COMPETITIVE PRICESDISCOUNTSSHOP 3 LEVEL 2COSMOPOLITAN BUILDINGWODEN ACT.10% REDUCTION ON PRODUCTION OFTHIS ADVERTCOME TO THE EXPERTSCOME TO newk s


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