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COVERPOINTWESTONCREEKCRICKETCLUBMAGAZINENational Library of Australia No ISSN 0156-1421Bibliography of Cricket No 3436-2. Postal Address Weston Creek Cricket ClubPO Box 3047WESTON CREEK ACT 2611. Editorial Address 11 McCullock PlaceKAMBAH ACT 2902Tel. (06) 231 9520. Printing Lowes - PrinterGarran Shopping CentreGARRAN ACT 2605. Editorial Ewan MacKenzie (Chairman)Committee Chris HunterJohn RlngwoodPercy Samara-Wickrama. Editor Percy Samara-Wickrama. Typing Beverley AlleyCONTENTSEditorial 1From The Boundary . . . . . . 2Letter to the Editor . . . . . 2Twenty Seasons On ... . . . 4Hozzack - A Profile . . . . 11Match Reports . . 12Final Fling 24COVERPHOTOg§gPUBLICATIONThe President, John Bowdler welcomesBrian Booth at the launch of"Twenty Seasons On".Photo by Paul ShakespearEDITORIALThis last 'Cover Point' of 1992-93 callsfor some reflections on the season - theclub's 20th and one of its most successful.By any account, we must be satisfied withour performance on the playing field.As I write, with the finals to come, wecan point to the Club Championship, MinorPremierships in five grades and finalistsin the Women's and four grades.The Veterans won their second final insuccession and their third in four years.Junior cricket has seen healthy numbersplaying Kanga Cricket and a solid performanceby older teams. A particularlypleasing development has been the progressionof many junior cricketers intothe senior grades.The women's team has performed wellin a difficult season and has providedstrong representation in the ACT team.Off the field, we had a very successful- if rain dampened - 20th anniversarycelebration. The wonderful book "20Seasons On" is a strong testament to thestrength of the club and why it retainssuch loyalty from past and currentmembers.It has been a difficult year financially.However the club is out of debt, hasre-developed the square at Stirling, andwill finish the year "in the black". Wehave gained a better appreciation of theseason's budgetary requirements and cashflow and this will hold us in good steadin planning for future years.However it would be totally inappropriateto sit back and become complacent overthese achievements. There have been anumber of areas of concern over thecourse of the season, both within theACTCA competition and the club itself.On ACTCA matters, Weston Creek willbe well represented at the ACTCA Seminaron 17 April which will review the seasonfrom the grade clubs' perspectives. Followingthat, the Management Committee willbe having a special meeting in early Mayto assess the club's experience. Theseprocesses will result in proposals comingforward to the Annual General Meetingin early June.WESTON CREEK C.C. Founded 1972COVER POINT Founded 1977
2There are a number of major areas forthe club to review:* the first year of operation of the newmanagement structure agreed at thelast AGM;selection policies;junior development and coaching;practice sessions;the structure and timing of paymentfor fees; and* sponsorship and fund-raising.As a result of these deliberations, a comprehensivebudget will again be preparedfor the consideration of members at theAGM.Over the next few months, members ofthe Executive would be pleased to hearthe views of club members on the aboveissues and any other matters on whichthey feel comment is called for.I would also ask that as many playingmembers as possible attend the AGMscheduled for Sunday 6 June. It is atthis meeting that most of the directionsfor the club for the following season aredecided and these decisions will obviouslybe better informed if we can have thebenefit of the views of a wide crosssectionof club members.CollinsBooksellersWESTON CREEK CRICKET CLUBBelconnen Mall 251 4813Canberra Arcade 247 9930Canberra Centre 247 5430Woden Plaza 281 3968JOHN BOWDLER• Professional, Friendly AdvicePersonal Consultations• Domestic & International Travel• Corporate Travel Planning• Adventure TravelHARVEY WORLD TRAVEL(CANBERRA SOUTHSIDE)•WE PUT YOU FIRST 'Uppet levelCooteman Court W«ton2884400I C l ivirvgjlone L tc AGEN1HARVEY WORLD TRAVEL
FROM THEBOUNDARYWeston Creek completed one of its bestever regular seasons with five teamsclaiming minor premierships (2nds, 4ths,5ths, 6ths and 7ths) and the Club Championshipnarrowly won from Souths. Congratulationsto all who did their bit.Who is responsible for the chaos that wasground allocation for the semi-finals?Sixth Grade on turf, after a season spenton artifical turf, because no-one bookedthe grounds for the Sunday. ANU decidingitself where to play its finals. WestonCreek and Queanbeyan asked to play aSecond Grade semi on Chisholm 2 of allplaces. Minor premiers asked to play ontheir opponent's home (result?) pitches.A clear policy should be stated from theoutset of each season so there can beno complaints.Whilst such farces continue to occur ACTcricket cannot seriously consider itselfready for first class cricket.Congratulations to Phil Shakespear (or wasit Roger Lonie?) and Jenny Best who gotengaged recently.Congratulations to Dean Lovett too whois the proud father of newborn, Ellen.Mother and child are both well.LETTER TO THE EDITORDear Ewan,John & Elaine Steel125 Ennisdale DriveWirral1 March 19931 hasten to respond to the superb gesturefrom Weston Creek CC. Someone, 1 knownot whom, nor do I care, took the troubleto send Elaine a card full of love. Namesand people we love - Greg Rouse, Dean,Roger . . . . - people we love, peoplewho have been so good and welcomingto us. When Elaine opened the card shejust said, "Oh" and then went very, veryquiet.It was a lovely few moments. A chancemeeting with Percy has led to so muchexcitement and happiness and friendshipfor us.Who says God is not good. We feel soblessed.Please give our love to them all - Wacka,Chris B. (both) . . . and so many.Wonderful.Thanks mate.John.ftTHE ACT GOVERNMENT (SPORTS & RECREATION) SUPPORTS WESTON CREEK CC
4TWENTYCELEBRATING TWENTY YEARS OF CRICKETIN WESTON CREEKEven the torrential rain that drowned thethree games of celebration scheduled forSunday 21st February wasn't heavy enoughto dampen the enthusiasm of the 115members and guests who sat down to adinner that night to celebrate twentyyears of cricket in Weston Creek.Many festivities were planned for the day.A 30 overs-a-side game for two youthteams in the morning. A 25 overs-a-sidegame for current players drawn from allseven grades from 11am to 2pm, and ThePresident's XI v. The Patron's XI - allveterans - to be played between 2pm and6pm. Stalls, marquees, beer tents andother side activities were planned. Butrain - in buckets - saw an end to it all.Justice John Gallop introduced the guestof honour - former Australian TestCaptain, Brian Booth, whose illustriouscareer with St George, NSW and Australiawas star studded with exceptional performances- as an outstanding Australian.Brian, in his speech, recalled his manyconnections with the club and in particularhis three cricket coaching weeks hedirected at Weston Creek.After an interesting and at timeshumorous speech, Brian launched the book"Twenty Seasons On".The main speeches are reproduced in thisissue.7ian.Acsu.pLb o/ Ape£.che.A by }u.4t±ce. J-ohnQa&iop arid. B/itan Booth.INTRODUCTION BYJUSTICE JOHN GALLOP"Senator Margaret Reid, President ACTCA,Minister Wayne Berry, Ladies and Gentlemen.Weston Creek Cricket Club, whata great achievement, twenty years as aclub in Weston Creek. Congratulationson putting together a very enjoyableevening and inviting a very distinguishedcricketer Brian Booth to address you thisevening. Brian Charles Booth MBE - andlet me note, for services to cricket hasbeen an outstanding Australian and an outstandingcricketer.As an Australian Test player he playedagainst New Zealand in 1960 and 1967,against England in 1967 and 1966, againstthe West Indies in 1965, against SouthAfrica 1963-64, and against Pakistan in1964-65. Is there any one else he couldhave played against? He really has beena remarkable Australian player.Do you know, Weston Creek is a cricketclub and I suppose the Weston Creekplayers would like to know what sort ofa club man was he? It is alright to playfor Australia. But what sort of a clubman was Brian Booth?He played for St George from 1952-53season to 1976. Now that is only 25years, longer than your club has been inexistence. He's got the highest runaggregate in first grade from his club -10,674 runs. A remarkable player. Hishighest score in grade cricket is 208 notout. His average was 45.6 and listen tothis. He played 286 innings. I rememberplaying against him when I played forWaverley and Petersham. When the battingorder was something like Watson andSaunders to open the batting, first wicketdown O'Neill, second wicket down Booth,sometimes Booth didn't get a bat. Ofcourse they were 2 for 380.He has featured in some of the greatestpartnership records for St George CricketClub.Now we are talking about a great cricketclub. They had Bill O'Rielly, DonBradman, Ray Lindwall and . . . we aretalking about a great cricket club.Saunders featured in two partnershiprecords - 205 and 207 and a lesser knowncricketer Johnson 211. He scored - andthis is important for a little cricket clublike Weston Creek, Brian Booth scored23 first grade centuries. That's aphenomenal thing to do. Phenomenal whenyou consider that sometimes he didn't geta bat. Not only that, of course, oldfellows like me can remember that StGeorge could bat but they couldn't bowl.They didn't really have much in the wayof bowling in the years when I wasbowling. So it is OK when you are 2 for380 but they couldn't bowl you out. But
Some of the guests of honour celebrating twenty years of cricket in Weston Creek,including the Deputy Chief Minister Wayne Berry, Senator Margaret Reid, andJustice John Gallop.Booth, could bowl a few. He could bowla few offies. Blow me down he got ahat-trick against North Sydney in 1961.Wonder if you remember that Brian.So it's great to have a good cricketerlike Brian Booth playing for your club yearafter year.It is even greater to have an administrator- somebody who puts a bit back into theclub as you obviously- have here in WestonCreek.Brian Booth was President of St GeorgeCricket Club for ten years from 1972 to1982 and what's more he is still coachingthe AW Green Shield team for St George
6The other thing I was interested in as I realthrough your book was the fact that morethan a thousand players have representedWeston Creek. Now that is rather a largenumber. Now I guess there must be anumber of reasons for that - I guess theremust be a floating population when peoplemove in and out of Canberra but it isa large number of players and I think itis tremendous that a club such as yourshas been able to provide cricket for thatnumber of players and I wouldn't like tothink what our society would be like ifall the voluntary clubs and service organisationssuddenly withdrew their supportfrom society. What a poor society wewould be, or a poorer society we wouldbe. So, I congratulate you on the contributionthat you are making to your societyhere in Canberra and to the lives andopportunities you have provided to thosethousand players and I hope thousandsmore in years ahead.As I mentioned I was involved in thejunior coaching schools in the 1979-80 -80 and 81, and I mentioned in the forwardthat I was impressed with a club so youngand the dedication and keenness of youradministration back in those days. I thinkI came down with Tommy Purcell and withSteve Barnard on another occasion. AndI have very fond memories of those coachingschools - they do a lot easier thesedays. They go indoors, they have bowlingmachines, videos and so we tend to findthe coaches tend not to stand in the hotsun, morning and afternoon as it was donein those earlier days.Your club has also taken a number ofinitiatives which I think is instrumentalin your club being so successful such asthe junior cricket schools in those earlydays, because they are always yournursery. If you want players to representyour club then you have to look afterthose young players. In the St George/-George River area - two very strongjunior cricket associations - we can nowonly field six under sixteen teams toselect the AW Green Shield side. I guessthe time may come when Weston Creekfinds there is not as many young peoplearound. What was it, "Nappy Valley" Ithink was a reference to the booklet whichis rather interesting. So you've takenthat initiative, continue to look after theyounger players and you will , have a strongclub.Your initiative in Kanga Cricket - I thinkfor your under tens, and being an old"Phys-edder" I am very impressed withthe way you have provided cricket - notonly for the best people but also for thoseyoung people who want to play at amodified level.I didn't start playing cricket until I wasthirteen but I have played many manyTest matches in our backyard which wasakin to Kanga Cricket - because we madeour own rules. We only had two playersa side, coming from a small place justoutside Bathurst - you know we made ourown rules. If you hit one to the end ofthe chook house, that was a four. Oneto the hedge was two and if you hit onethrough Mum's window, well you were out.So we had our own rules and that iswhat basically Kanga Cricket is about -modified to suit the age group. I thinkthat is a tremendous initiative on yourpart.The bringing of overseas players to yourclub, I am sure, has paid great dividendsand experience that those men were ableto share with you and the enthusiasm andthe interest and I guess they were alldifferent. All brought something new anddifferent to your club. And it is goodto be able to rub shoulders with playersof greater experience.Your three overseas tours must have beena tremendous incentive to the players andto the administrators and I was very happyto be able to write introductions to thetour booklets.Your club's own cricket magazine whichPercy sends me from time to time, I havefound fascinating and preserves yourhistory as does this book "Twenty YearsOn".I guess the establishment of your Ovalsas your home ground and the co-operationyou have had with other sporting bodiesin this area have been significant landmarksin your progress.I think the other thing that is importantis your judicious use of application oflocal sponsorship. We live in the age ofsponsorship and sometimes I think - sometimesit is not used for best advantagebut as I look at your club and the wayyou use it - you use it in a very appropriateway.
Brian Booth launching "Twenty Seasons On".THANK YOU TO NATIONAL CAPITAL MOTOR INNFOR PROVIDING ACCOMMODATION TO THE BOOTHSON THEIR VISIT TO CANBERRA.When Justice John Gallop was introducingme he didn't tell you the other side ofthe cricket coin - sometimes you onlydwell on the good side. He didn't tellyou of the time when St George wereall out for 47 against Mosman. One ofour batsmen got 35 and sundries gotsecond top score and the rest of us didn'tscore too many. And on another occasion,John, with a pretty good batting sideagainst Balmain we were out for 37. 1didn't play that day so I ... (Awghtea)I want to congratulate you on the bookletIt "Twenty Years On" and particularly toPercy Samara who's edited the book -and all those personal contributions givethe personal touch to the book. And Iam sure that you will find that it isfascinating reading if you haven't had achance to do that, as yet. It speaks tome not only of a personal touch itreflects team effort in putting that booktogether. Which I guess reflects the teamefforts of your club over the past twentyyears. The contents also reflect the upsand downs of performances and administrationand struggles, the cricket competition,the close games that were wonand tnose that were lost, and the hardwork and dedication and above all I think,the loyalty. It is important in a club tohave the loyalty - to have that on-goingparticipation of players and administrators.I believe you" have that with not onlythe administrators and players but alsothe supporters.Cricket is a game to be enjoyed first andforemost and that is number one in cricket.It is a game that has been described asa game in which you will exhaust yourselfbut never the game itself. I forget thename of the writer but there is one ofthe father and son batting with the fathercalling for the quick single early on inthe innings but is knocking it back lateron. You will find that rather a fascinatingstory.I sense in the content of your book thatit is important to be able to keep somesense of humour and balance about whatyou have done in the past twenty years.Cricket is also described as a gameplayed by eleven players who look likethey are in need of some rest and beingwatched by a group of spectators whoneed some exercise.
But there is a lovely story that I likeabout cricket and the cricket is a greatleveller. It's a teasing sort of game.It will allow you to build up to acrescendo and then will be knocked downagain.We look I think to the Fourth Test inAdelaide where Australia went down bythose bare two runs. It's that sort ofgame isn't it? You get down and outand some fellow gets on to a partnershipand says - hang on we might win thisgame - and then you finally lose it. Itis a teasing sort of game - a fantasticgame because you never know what isgoing to happen.There is a lovely story I like aboutcricket, that John was kind enough torefer to some of the good days I had inmy playing days. I would like to sayJohn, that every day was like that butthere were some days when I didn't dowell at all. But one of the guys I playedagainst was a fellow called Fred Trueman8who played for England. Fred was a goodfast bowler back in his day with Stathamand Tyson. The story goes that he wasplaying against the Army at Lord's andthe two Army privates came to open thebatting and I am not sure if that isnormal Army tactics or not . . .(taughij&i)but out they came.Fortunately for these two fellows they knewFred Trueman and they were quite goodfriends with him. They said to Fred 'lookwe are not good batsmen but would youlet us get some runs'. Fred said 'Ayelads you let me know when you've 'adenough and I'll bowl you out'. Not onlycan Fred Trueman say that he could doit. Now one fellow got to fifteen andhe said 'That's enough Fred, that's myhighest score for the season.' So Fredbowls an outswinger and knocks out theoff stump. As he went past Fred he said,'Thanks Fred it's very good that you letme get that many runs.' The other guy,after a couple of overs got twenty or soruns and said, 'Fred I've had enough'.So Fred bowled an inswinger which tookhis leg stump. As he went past FredTrueman, after thanking him he said 'Lookthe Army Major is coming in a minute- he is really making it tough for us -will you whistle a few through hismoustache to let him know what this gameis all about.' Right said Fred and herecame the Major looking as no cricketerhad ever looked. Looking so immaculate- like all the Weston Creek cricketers- and he looked immaculate with sleevesrolled up, razor sharp creases, whiteboots, sprigs underneath, probably polishedby the privates who come after, whitestof pads, brand new Stuart Surridge cricketbat. And Fred Trueman in the meantimewent through a few calisthenics, threwhis marker a few yards. Army Major tookguard, looked around the field - I usedto do that but it didn't do much difference- and he shaped up according to theMCC text books, a magnificent stance.So Fred came charging in, bowling fasterthan he bowled all day, the arm went overwith a red blur, the Army Major playedforward - you must always play forward;the first lesson in batsmanship - doesn'tmatter if you get hit on the head or not,the best chance of getting LBW. TheArmy Major played a defensive stroke butleft a little gap between bat and pad -and playing at Lord's where there is abit of a ridge - Fred Trueman whippedthe ball through the gap and hit themiddle stump. First ball, he got a goldenduck and as he went back past FredTrueman, he was pretty disappointed hesaid, 'Mister Trueman well bowled it wasjust too good for me.' Fred wasn't theneatest cricketer you would see, red stainsall over his trousers, shirt sleeves hangingdown, hair hanging down over his eyes- put his hands on hips and shook his headand looking the Major up and down said'Aye Sir it was hardly worth gettingdressed up for - was it?'I imagine, Weston Creek cricketers areno different from any other cricketers.I am sure if I said put up your hand ifyou thought it was hardly worth gettingdressed up for I am sure most playerswould put up their hands. It mostcertainly happened to me on quite anumber of occasions I can assure you.But cricket is also a game in which younever give up because of the score orbecause of the situation and many gameshave been won and lost when the oppositewas expected. If I had more time I couldtell you a bit more about it, but I willleave one story with you from a veryearly lesson I learnt as a kid before Istarted to play cricket at all.Just an eleven year old watching my Dadplay cricket. His team were all out for29 - not a big score, not even for countrycricket. The opposition was giving a greatdeal of cheek - as they do when you don't
U«9do very well. My dad said, 'Son, never,ever, give up because of the score' -that's all he said. About three quartersof an hour later the opposition were allout for 19. I learnt a very importantlesson as far as cricket is concerned -no score is too small from which youcouldn't win. Some years later I playedin a match against Queensland andQueensland scored 613 - pretty sizabletotal - in a day and three quarters. BobSimpson, the current Australian coach,said 'We'll get these runs' and I said toSimmo, 'Like fun we will, we will get300 if we bat well' - as we had a prettygood batting side. We got 676, he got359 and 141 in singles. That taught metwo lessons, that no score was too bigfrom which couldn't lose. The otherimportant lesson was little things count.And 1 am sure as you look back over yourtwenty years of history that there'd besome major things that have happened.There would be a lot of little things thatpeople have done. They all add up andmake your club what it is today. I hopeyou will give attention to those smallthings. Maybe that's just the differencebetween winning that first grade premiershipand not quite making it.I always believe that dress is important- like the Army Major - even if you arenot a cricketer - you could at least looklike one. That's important. I alwaysthink when you see a fellow coming onto the field and they look as if they arenot dressed appropriately then usually youcan bet your life that they lose a bit ofconcentration, and they don't play as wellas probably they can. I remember gettingout in a Test match for a duck. 1 wasin pretty good form and I jumped downthe wicket to play an off-spinner and 1thought I had the ball on the middle ofthe bat - ended up at leg slip when I wasa couple of yards out of my crease, sortof transfixed, couldn't move. The blokepicked up the ball and threw the stumpsdown. The reason that happened was thatmy grip on the handle was a bit loosebut I thought she'll be right for thismatch, but if I had taken the time tojust glue the grip on to my bat I maynot have been run out for a duck.have been bowled for a duck.I maySo all those little things make a tremendousdifference. If you go on to practisethe old saying that practice makes perfect,it doesn't. Practice makes itpermanent. If you are practising theCreekers young and old.
10wrong thing then you are learning to dothe wrong thing. You must practise witha purpose. That is the important thing.Cricket is a game of skill. It is a gamewhere you respect your opponents in thesame way you respect the fellows thatyou play with. Must respect those whoadminister the game and umpire the game.I heard a lovely story the other day inLismore. The story about a top umpirewho is regarded highly. The NSWSheffield Shield team was playing upthere. One of the fast bowlers thoughthe would check this umpire out just tosee how good he was, so after he hadbowled three balls he asked the umpire'how many ump?' and the umpire said'three'. 'What do you mean - have Ibowled three or thj;ee to go?' The umpirejust smiled, the bowler walked back thinkingthat a smart comment. He bowledthe next one and said 'How many nowump?' The umpire said 'three'. 'Hangon. I just bowled one you said three -surely that's two!' The umpire said 'Nothree, the next one is going to be a noball'.The important thing about umpires is thatthey are always right. I remember thestory of a fellow standing a bit off centreof the bowler's wicket. The batsman said'you can't give an LBW from there' andthe umpire said 'don't get hit on the padotherwise you will get found out'.The umpire is always right, you may thinkhe is wrong, when you may not havetouched the ball or you may have hada bad decision but he is always right.If he puts his finger up or not he is deadright. The paper will tell you next day,next year or when you look at yourrecords in twenty years time.A couple of things I will leave with youbefore I close, that are important tocricket. There is going to be somechanges in years ahead, particularly atthe higher level. There will be some rulechanges, video replay and so on that willnot filter down to grassroot levels. Mycomments about all those sort of thingsand sometimes you see some negativethings happen at higher levels of cricket- that's how certain groups of playersplay; but we don't have to play the sameway. I don't know how strong sledgingis down here - it is very strong in Sydneygrade cricket. 1 suggest you don't talk,you don't make comment - I always sayit takes two to make an argument. Ifa fellow sledges away and if you ignoreit he will get sick and tired of it. Ifthere is any nonsense try and eliminateit. Keep things positive. I don't believethat the bowler needs to talk after everyball. I encourage you to be positive andgive your support and loyalty to the clubin the years, ahead.So I congratulate you on your twentyyears of history. You have a wonderfuldocument of your history, very readablewell put together. I am delighted to beable to share with you in the celebrationand with those words, I have muchpleasure in launching your book 'TwentySeasons On' edited by Percy Samara andI am sure you would like to congratulatehim and all those people who made suchworthwhile contributions to it.Good luck for the rest of the season andall the best for the future."SOLICITORWeston Creek'sLocal Solicitor287 2009Tony CibirasSolicitor ACT & NSWUpper Level - Cooleman CourtftTony, a solicitor since1983, can help with awhole range of legalproblems, but canparticularly help thosebuying or selling a home orbusiness, who need a will,or are looking after adeceased estate."Each client's problem isjust as important to me asit is to my client."
11For someone who had never played juniorcricket and who had never had the benefitof coaching, Darren Hossack has doneremarkably well.By his own admission he says he is notliked by everyone in the club. As AssistantRegistrar and Registrar over the yearshe had to perform unpleasant duties suchas collecting fees and reminding thosemembers who expect to be 'carried' bythe few who pay their fees promptly, topay up.If teams were picked on the basis of firstpaid, first played, Darren would haveopened the innings in First Grade. Almostevery season Darren was the first memberto pay his membership fee.In his 12 seasons for the club he has madenearly 1,200 runs and taken 169 wicketsand it was a proud day when in 1988 hereached the double of 1,000 runs and 100wickets. Although he had reached 50 oneight occasions he regrets never reachingthe ton, although once he was well onthe way when he lost concentration andwas out for 83.He has played as high as 4th Grade underPaul Duffus and Steve McDonald and whenplaying in the same team as his brother,on the first occasion the score line readc. D Hossack b. J Hossackand c. J Hossack b. D HossackAs a captain of the 6th Grade Darrenhas earned the respect of many of hisregular players.He may have gained unpopularity throughhis official capacity as the Club Registrar,but when it comes to the affairs of theclub, Darren's heart is in the right place.Married to Merriel, he is waiting to takeup coaching when his 14 month old sonJamie turns 6.10% DISCOUNTFOR ALL PLAYERS WHEN PURCHASINGSPORTS MEDICINE, STRAPPING, RUBS,VITAMINS AND AMINO ACIDS.OPEN 8.30 AM - 7.00 PM MON8.30 AM - l.OOPM SATKaren MintyB.Pharm. MPSHOLDERPHARMACYHOLDER, A.C.T. PH 2884888
MATCH REPORTSFIRST GRADERound 12 v. QUEANBEYAN13 & 14 February at StirlingThis game saw a great team effort, notonly the eleven players, but also ChrisBody and Paul Brown. It was the firstgame on the new pitch against the mostconsistent team in the competition.After winning the toss Frosty elected tobat and after a record opening partnershipthe week before, we were brought backto reality quickly. Dodge batted verypatiently and as the pitch improved sodid his batting. Small but useful partnershipswere forged around Dodge's consistency.When he was seventh out for 113at 193 the remaining batsmen went afterquick runs to consolidate. Unfortunatelywe allowed Queanbeyan five overs to playout. This they did and finished at 0-16.Sunday morning provided a new complexionto the game. The track had a bit of lifeand Que.anbeyan believed that it was aminefield. At lunch Queanbeyan had lost6-50 off 30 overs and the game wasvirtually over. Queanbeyan were all outmid afternoon for 102. Frosty had greatdelight in asking Solway to bat again.Queanbeyan were again in trouble and theirbatting line up faultered once again tobe 5-80 at the close of play.ScoreWCCC 229 Queanbeyan 102Evans 113 Hunter 4-44Maxwell 27 Hume 3-16Hunter 18no Lovett 2-31& 2nd inn. 5-80Lovett 1-8Peterson 3-27Mackenzie 1-13Round 13 v. SOUTHS20 & 27 February at KingstonFrosty won the toss again and electedto bat. On a slow track and very lushoutfield (and then a lost ball and rain)we scored 3-199 off 88 overs. The lasthour produced 10 overs.Frosty exploded with a quick fire 62 (4fours, 3 sixes) out of an opening partnershipof 85 with a subdued Dodge. DaveHazell (2 fours, 2 sixes) played a grittyinnings at number 3 taking several blowsto the body and head from Killen. Theangrier Killen became the more determinedNut was. Maxie (4 fours) played a classicalinnings to ensure a competitive score.Day two called for quick runs to boostour total. We declared at 8-247 leavingSouths 82 overs. Souths started like theywere really going to make a game of it.At tea they were 2-125 with 32 oversto be bowled. Jimmy then broke theirmiddle order with 3-5 in 4 overs. At thisstage Souths closed up shop to finish at5-183. Once again tight consistent bowlingkept the competition leaders in check.ScoreWCCC 8-247 Souths 5-183Frost 62 Peterson 3-24Hazell 43 Maxwell 1-19Maxwell 63 Hume 1-24Stokes 14Round 14 v. TUGGERANONG6 & 13 March at StirlingWhat a disaster. This should have beena comfortable victory for us - and itstarted off as it should have. Everythingfell apart at 3.00pm on the first day.Everything was going according to thescript, lunch 3-28, then it rained withTuggeranong at 4-105. After the rain
13Col exploded and took 4-19 in four oversto have Tuggeranong at 8-132. I thoughtwe would wrap up the innings and knockoff the runs by stumps. Unfortunatelythe remaining two wickets put on 80.We were left with 19 overs to negotiateto stumps and finished at 2-52. Fairlyconfident of batting out to win on daytwo. Silly and over confident. We struggledto avoid the follow-on before lunchand just made it courtesy of a no-balldeli vered by their captain (he took awicket next ball).Tuggeranong batted a second time andscored 122 for 3. This left us 223 towin outright and possibly be minor premiers.Unfortunately we did not count on someinept batting and straight bowling. Wewere destroyed for 91. The only goodthing to come out of the game was KevFlaherty's 100th game and his announcementof his retirement at the end of thematch.ScoreWCCC 113 Tuggeranong 212Frost 25 Hunter 6-65Hunter 21 Lovett 2-43Sundries 33 Hume 2-49& 2nd inn 91 & 2nd inn. 3-122Peterson 19 Frost 2-46Stokes 36no Hume 3 catchesSECOND GRADETom PorterRound 9 WESTS9 & 10 January at KaleenWests had reached 0-71 at lunch but thesigns were already there that a collapsecould be in the offing - the pitch wasstarting to break up like the arctic ice-capin summer. The first wicket fell at 112and was followed by a veritable delugeas Bones, "Egg and Bacon", and "Fat"Rainey prospered.The Creek found the going tough tostumps and after resuming at 6-34 reached91 on the second day. Numbers eightthrough to ten, Mick Sweeney (16), JohnMcGrady (14 not out) and Rob Chapman(15), scored half the runs.24 HOUR EMERGENCY GLASS SERVICEAfter Hours Mobile Telephone 018 62 7006• COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIALGLAZINGALL GLASS REPLACEMENTS• FURNITURE TOPS• MIRRORS*• SHOWER SCREENS SUPPUED& FITTED• GLASS CUT TO SIZE• SAND BLASTING• MIRROR WARDROBE DOORS*• HEAT RESISTANT GLASS• GLASS ROOFS &ENCLOSURESWODEN VALLEY GLASSSERVICES PTY. LTD.281 6717 or 281 6716Office and Showroom63 Colbee Court, PhillipFax 281 6445The medium pace of Bones and Chaporeduced Wests to 8-92 when they optedto declare.Scott Evans and Ben Taylor got the Creekaway to a flyer with 67 runs for the firstwicket which was followed up by MickSweeney, Bruce Malbon (16), and AndrewMcGregor (16). The Creek were cruisingto victory when they suddenly lost 3-6and it was left to Rob Chapman (7 notout), in the unaccustomed role of battinghero, to save the day. A well struckboundary gave the Creek a most improbablevictory.ScoreWCCC 91& 2nd inn 9-172EvansTaylorSweeney542630Wests 170Bone 5-36 (24)McGuffin 2-53 (19)Rainey 3-2 (3.3)& 2nd inn. 8-92 dec.Bone 5-31 (17.4)Chapman 2-19 (6)
14Don McGuffin showing Dean Herbert how he hit that six in the Second Grade semi-final.The Firsts leave the field after the disappointing outright loss to Tuggeranong.
15Round 10 v. CND16 & 23 January at StirlingDonovan "Egg and Bacon" McGuffin hadclaimed 2-41 off 11 overs - CND 2-115- when the heavens opened to wash outproceedings. The second week witnessedeven more precipitation.Round 11 v. GWB30 Jan. & 6 February at Kippax 2Kippax was in immaculate condition forthis match, with an outfield that's mainaim in life was to swallow up cricket ballsfoolish enough to try and penetrate itsverdant undergrowth (thankfully the uppercanopy had been removed!); and a pitchthat resembled nothing else on earth.Peter Seberry fought hard all day, withlittle support from the top order. It wasnot until Ken Bone joined him that a substantialpartnership was posted - 40 runsfor the seventh wicket. John McGrady(10) then added 55 for the eight wicketwith his captain. Seebs was ninth manout when the score was 190 - a tired shotacross the line robbing him of the threefigures he so richly deserved.GWB made a pathetic attempt to mowthe outfield with a phalanx of Victas onthe second day - the umps soon put astop to that - and the Creek crashedthrough the top order - 3-4. Donovanand Ken made short work of the rest togive the Creek a comfortable first inningswin in a generally dull match.ScoreWCCC 204 GWBSeberry 99 BoneBone 23 McGuffin1195-25 (23.2)4-40 (17)Round 12 v. QUEANBEYAN13 & 14 February at FreebodyBen Taylor helped shore up the Creek inningsearly on a lifeless pitch. Col Roweplayed a superb, classical innings in adding53 for the fourth wicket with "Fat" and41 for the fifth with Mick Sweeney, whoplayed his classiest innings of the season.Bones pushed the score pass 200 withthe help of the tail, including an important33 run pairing for the tenth wicketwith Sean Mowbray (3 not out).Queanbeyan resumed at 1-39 and foundthe balanced attack of Weston Creekirrepressible. The highlight in the fieldwas the best catch ever taken! Queanbeyan'sRod Winchester crunched aMcGuffin half-tracker for what appearedto be a 'certain', flat six over midwicket. But Mick Sweeney at deep squareleg had other ideas and after a shortsprint flung himself along the boundaryonly to snare the ball one-handed whilstflying vertically above the ground.ScoreWCCCTaylorRoweRaineySweeneyBone2403361203037Queanbeyan 202Bone 5-42 (25.5)Mowbray 2-78 (20)McGuffin 2-44 (17)Round 13 v. SOUTHS20 & 27 February at StirlingSouths crumbled to 6-75 at lunch and 105all out, in the face of the Bone-Mowbray-McGuffin whirlwind. Simon Piatt lurkedin close to snap up three catches.Some super batting by Herbert, with goodsupport from debutant Piatt, saved theday. They were unbeaten at stumps withthe Creek 6-110 and went on to post 71for the seventh wicket.Souths fared little better in their secondinnings and Bones 'failed' by missing outon five by one wicket. After a shakystart Rowey and Splatt steadied proceedingswith 45 runs for the fourth wicket.Bones joined Rowey for some lusty hittingand their unbroken sixth wicket standadded 48 and wrapped up outright victory.ScoreWCCCPiattHerbertRowePiattBone1332840& 2nd inn. 5-131Souths 105Bone 5-28 (16)Mowbray 3-47 (18)McGuffin 2-20 (12)& 2nd inn. 15650no Bone 4-45 (31)21 Mowbray 3-37 (9)26noRound 14 v. TUGGERANONG6 & 13 March at Chisholm 1"Fat" batted superbly for over six hoursto record the highest ACTCA grade scorefor the club. In a largely solo effort hetook Tuggeranong apart with some judicioushitting mixed with a sound defence. Seebsjoined him in adding 112 in the opening
16WESTON CREEK FOOTBALL CLUB ANI7SPORTS CENTRE - PHONE 288 5047Fremantie Drive, Stirling, A.C.T. 2611CLUB FACILITIES8 icy cold beers on tap. plus full bar facilitiesFunction area catering for up to 250 guests45 of the most innovative poker machines and "draw poker" machinesavailable.2 lawn bowling greensFAMILY BISTO — Open Thursday-Sunday for lunch and dinnerLOOKING FOR A VENUE FOR YOUR FUNCTIONPHONE 288 5047 FOR DETAILS AND QUOTESThe best meals and cheapest prices in townCLUB ACTIVITIESLUCKY BADGE DRAWS — Thursday and Friday nightHAPPY HOUR — 5.30-6.30 p.m. Monday and WednesdayMONSTER MEAT MART 7.00 p.m. FridayPOKIE PROMOTIONSHOUSIE EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY 7.30 p.m.JOIN "THE FRIENDLY FAMILYCLUB"Information for Members and Invited Guestspartnership and Rowey 54 in the thirdwicket pairing but at the end of the dayall other innings paled by comparison -Rainey 181 not out and the Creek 7-300.Once Shelby had reached his double centurythe Creek declared and proved itwas not wasted time as Tuggeranong werebundled out twice with ease. "Egg andBacon's" leg-spin proved to be an unfathomablemystery to the local batsmen andhe found Mobbers and Bones willing andable assistants. Dean Herbert held twosuperb catches behind square on the legside, one in each innings. Outright win.ScoreWCCCRaineySeberryRowe7-320 dec. Tuggeranong 82203no Mowbray 2-18 (7)45 Bone 2-22 (10.2)19 McGuffin 5-7 (7)& 2nd inn. 88Bone 4-8 (10.5)McGuffin 5-46 (16)THIRD GRADERound 9 v. WESTS9 & 10 January at StirlingThe side was skittled for 79. The brightlight being an innings of maturity for 38runs from Simon Piatt. This was alwaysgoing to be a tall order. As skipper Ihad never seen any of the bowling attackbowl in a match. Day, Lanza, Asher andDawson showed promise however. Westsall out 162.In the second innings the Creek reached0-84 it's a funny game.ScoreWCCCS Piatt& 2nd innP MartinC Burgess79380-8444no38noWestsM LanzaR AsherS Redfern16218-5-2-2716-4-2-3810-2-3-23Round 10 v. CND16 & 23 January at MajuraThe Creek batted first and managed 157on a fast bouncy pitch. With probablythe best bowling line up of the year inDelina, Asher, Chapman and Power wewere supremely confident. Rain washedit away.ScoreWCCCMatch Drawn.157S Piatt 29S Redfern 26B Malbon 26Round 11 v. GINNINDERRA30 Jan. & 6 February at Phillip DistrictOn a perfect batting strip the oppositionfell from being 0-59 to 10-156. Chappo17-5-3-19, Herbert 3-20. A1 Taylor's twostumpings led a good effort in the field.On an even more perfect batting stripnothing happened the second week. Thegame was washed out in the middle ofa heat wave due to a water leak aroundthe square.One Short
17More action from the Second's semi. Sean Mowbray (top) hitting out in the firstinnings. Dean Herbert (bottom) strikes another ball cleanly during what shouldhave been a match-winning score of 71 not out.
18Round 12 v. QUEANBEYAN13 & 14 February at Phillip DistrictA good win against the form team of thecompetition. Queanbeyan won the tossand batted on what looked a good strip.John Dilena (4-57) and Mick Power (3-90)led an initial onslaught to rout them for132.The Creek faced 59 overs of left armorthodox spin in their innings. John Delinaand Andrew Dawson saw the score go from8-112 to 9-140. Great stuff at one runper over. Piatt and Norton performedcredibly.ScoreWCCCJ DelinaS PiattP Norton157 Queanbeyan34no2122132M Power 18-9-3-40J Delina 20-2-4-57R Lonie 7-3-2-7Round 13 SOUTHS20 & 27 February at ForestryFrom being 0-91 Souths were bowled outfor 214. At stumps on the first day 6-190s,The extra 24 runs on the second day took23 overs leaving too little space for aserious run chase.The Creek were cruising at 2-89.The feature of this game was the finebowling performance of Andrew Dawsonwho mesmerised the batsmen for longperiods with his control of flight. Chappohad a typically miserly spell.ScoreWCCCC BurgessB Malbon2-89 Souths 21435 A Dawson 37-10-6-6423no R Chapman41-18-4-45Shane RedfernRound 14 v. TUGGERANONG6 & 13 March at Phillip DistrictTuggeranong scrambled to 8-147 on thefirst day after 80 minutes (20 overs) waslost to rain. Mick Gahan had 5-48 in astarring performance and found an ableassistant in Rob Chapman.The second day saw Gahan take theremaining two wickets quickly and thenthe batsmen knock of the total with relativeease. "Gnome" Heathwood set theball rolling and Bruce Malbon acceleratedit to terminal velocity. "Wombat" Nortonhelped it on its way and Mick Gahanshepherded it home safely.ScoreWCCC 5-163 Tuggeranong 158Heathwood 28 Gahan 7-51 (24.1)Malbon 51 Chapman 2-33 (16)Norton 23Gahan19noFOURTH GRADEOne ShortRound 12 v. QUEANBEYAN13 & 14 February at Queanbeyan ParkOn a wet track "Bucket" was in.excellentform and he added 46 for the sixth wicketwith Steve Jessup also in great touch.Neil Angel played a typically powerfulinnings but the highlight for the Creekwas the 51 run pairing for the ninthwicket between Rob Asher and tyro, PaulVan Oosten (13 not out). This pair puton a great display of running between thewickets amongst other things.Despite having the best of the conditionsQueanbeyan wilted when their turn towield their willow wands arrived. TheCreek bowlers stuck to their task welland received good support in the field.ScoreWCCC 8-212 dec. Queanbeyan 107Martin 36 Asher 2-18 (11.3)Jessup 30 Angel 3-57 (21)Angel 24 Anstey 4-13 (7)Asher38no& 2nd inn. 3-95Rouse 2-22 (12)Round 13 v. SOUTHS20 & 27 February at Phillip DistrictSouths reached 7-62 at stumps afterrefusing to resume the game on a drypitch after a brief rain interruption. Inall 153 minutes was lost, when othergames lost an hour at the most, in a "disgracefuleffort". Roger Lonie chippedin with three miserly wickets to wrap upthe Souths innings after Rob Asher andNeil Angel had failed, despite their best
19efforts, to add to their three wicketsapiece from the first day. Souths hadcrawled to 96 all out. Graham Hatch(0-18 off 15 overs) bowled extremely' wellon debut and was unlucky with a coupleof chances turfed.Mike Roberts and "Gnome" then showedSouths how to play as they posted a 119run unbroken partnership for the thirdwicket. Their running between the wicketswas a feature and Souths dropped theirbundle.ScoreWCCCHeathwoodRoberts2-124 Souths54no62noLonieAngelAsher963-6 (8.5)3-40 (27)3-25 (21)Round 14 v. TUGGERANONG6 & 13 March at Chisholm 2On a very grassy (read ordinary) trackthe Creek adopted a 'get runs while youcan' policy to great effect. Rog and'Spider' relived past glories with a fiftyeach and Tommy P. plundered 20 in oneover. The skipper remained unmoved atthe end.Neil Angel was in superb form as he ranthrough the Tuggeranong batting. SteveOetelaar made a solid return from injury.ScoreWCCC 9-257 dec. TuggeranongLonieMcKaskillPurcellSeberryFIFTH GRADERgwi41QvCNP59564019no120Angel 7-57 (21)Oetelaar 2-33 (13.2)& 2nd inn. 3-88Rouse 2-42 (7)One ShortA wonderfully warm day greeted 5 th grade asthe toss was won and Robbo decided to have abat on a good flat deck at Dickson. Little didthey know what that day was to hold in store,After the loss of an early wicket Dean Herbertstrode to the crease. A helluvah long timelater he was to finish the day 161 not out. Hetended to hit the ball very hard, very far andvery in the middle of the bat. He was wellsupported by Brian Ward (35), BrendanHalloran (31), and Chris Fogarty (19 out of an88 run partnership). Well done Dean a greatintroduction to the creek and well doneGareth Evans the first man to be sent off incricket while umpiring. Rain and a woodenstake in the middle of the pitch disrupted ourchance of dismissing CND before ourmammoth 7 for 269 target.Round 11 v GinninderraThe 5 th grade machine rolled on to dismissthe strange Ginninderra batting line up for197. Brendan Halloran was the pick of thebowlers finishing with 5 for 64 of 18 oversand was well supported by Andrew "BertNewton" Dawson who bowled an incredulous28 overs 2 for 50. The Ginninderra captaincaused unprecedented excitement when hechallenged Ron Sheen's arm by calling yesand standing in his crease. Ron ran in pickedthe ball up and threw down the stumps."Howzat" he screamed only to be abused bythe batsman, who was then given out by theumpire because he was never actuallystanding in his crease.Things went from bad to worse for theGinninderra captain as he dropped more ballsthan Eddie Charlton. Phil Shakespear scoreda brilliant 71 and Mick Roberts a dazzling 66in a wonderful opening partnership of 137which set up an easy win.Round 12 v QueanbeyanSent in to bat on a good Mawson pitch theCreek declared at 6 for 192 with BrendanHalloran top scoring with a fine 56 and
20everybody else putting in good scores aroundthe twenties to totally frustrate theQueanbeyan attack.Queanbeyan was then dismissed for a paltry63 with Brendan Halloran bowling 17 overs 6wickets for 21 to take the man of the matchfigures. It was a great all round team effortfeaturing some wonderful fielding andconversation between both teams.Rijundv SouthsWeston won the toss and decided to bat on a50/50 pitch (ie. half the pitch covered in grassthe other half in dirt). Gareth Evans (56) andJake Anstey (43) got us off to a great startwith a 80 run 2nd wicket partnershipfeaturing some fine shots on a very slowoutfield. Anstey's dismissal brought BrendanHalloran to the crease who played somewonderful shots to be 65n.o. overweek. Amonster crowd watched in awe as he managedto get out a mere 12 runs short of his maiden5th class century.Souths then went all out in a mighty effort toforce a draw. Mike "Quasi Modo" Asherspun a web of intrigue which should see himpush for higher honours next season 3 for 45off 20 overs. Paul Van OOOOOOOstenadded some youthful enthusiasm to the teamand picked up a wicket for his efforts. Southsrather draw than win attitude put the matchbeyond the dull category and into "I'd ratherbe watching Keynotes" category. ChrisFogarty's House dancing far exceeded hiswicket keeping in this match.Brendan HaltoranRound 14 v. TUGGERANONGScoreWCCC 9-103 Tuggeranong 191Ward 33 Halloran 2-49 (25)Roberts 20 Evans 3-37 (13.3)Dawson 2-51 (22)SIXTH GRADERound 13 v. SOUTHS20 & 27 February at RivettThis was an important game for us aswe were equal with Souths on points, andvictory would give us outright second spot,and a passage through the semis in adrawn game. Therefore, it was with greatpleasure that the toss was won by us andwe decided to bat.After an early setback losing the skipperearly (some may say that is not a realsetback), a series of good partnershipsset us up for a big total.A partnership between Michael Harvey(60) and Jamie Paterson (88) of 93 wasfollowed with one of 77 between Jamieand Jack Smith (39).This left us at 3-200 with 14 overs togo after drinks, and I asked the guys toturn up the heat a bit as I wasn't goingto declare tonight, knowing the importanceof winning this game.An hour later, we were 7-270, havingadded 70 runs in those 14 overs. Includedin this was another good innings fromSteve Roberts (39no and the top of thequalified averages) and an amazing inningsof 24 from Chris Akers in his own inimitablestyle(?), most of it flat on his backwith the ball on its way somewhere!!.All in all, it was a great effort from allthe bats (save one, luckily the captainis always in form!!) and a score of 270reflected a good day's work.The second day saw Souths struggling toget runs off the square, with only 11 runsoff 12 overs before a second wicketpartnership of 51. However, this was theonly significant resistance and Souths werebundled out for 110, a massive 160 runsbehind in an important game.Darren Hossack and Vijay Singh took fivewickets between them in a tight spell totake Souths from 1-62 to 6-83, andMichael Harvey then completed a goodmatch with three cheap wickets in hisfirst bowl this year in grade. JamieTaylor and John Bowdler also tookwickets.With only 25 overs in hand, we took theoption for batting practice in the lead-into the finals, and a reversed batting orderwas 4-57 at the close.
21A great result for us, with clear secondspot.ScoreWCCC 6-270 dec. Souths 110Paterson 88 Harvey 3-13Harvey 60 Hossack 3-27Roberts 39no Singh 2-22Smith 39 Bowdler 1-8Akers 24 Taylor 1-23& 2nd inn. 4-57Round 14 v. TUGGERANONG6 & 13 March at GowrieAs with everyone, we came into the lastround looking for a strong performanceas a lead-in to the finals, and we weren'tdisappointed.I managed to win the toss again, and muchto the disgust of the bowlers (who aresick of batting first) decided to bat. Dueto a combination of tight bowling, a slowground, rain, and batsmen not quite intouch, the innings got off to a slow start,with 28 runs off the first 22 overs. Howeverthings started to happen after drinks,and the opening partnership was brokenat 67 in the 31st over, Jamie Patersongetting out for 38.Enter Michael Harvey. Michael proceededto methodically take the Tuggers attackapart with a great innings, intelligentlyplayed, with no hint of surrendering hiswicket. It really was marvellous towatch.While all this was happening, young DanMowbray had been holding up his end withgreat determination, and had brought upan excellent maiden fifty in grade cricket.This had been a most determined inningsand the young fella deserves great creditfor sticking it through.Meanwhile, Mick Harvey had posted hisfifty and was on the march to threefigures, which he achieved in the extremelygood time of 30.5 overs.Under pressure from the bowlers, thedecision was made to declare at theamazing scoreline of 1-196, Harvey lOOno,Mowbray 54no, and an unbeaten partnershipof 129.Tuggers finished the day at 2-33, withboth wickets falling to a revved up JasonHossack.Day Two opened up very sunny, and Iwondered whether I had declared afraction early. Oh ye of little faith!!Jason Hossack and Mark Slater had theirown ideas on how the game should progress,and proceeded to take Tuggers tothe cleaners, to the tune of 57 all out!Jason in particular bowled superbly andthoroughly deserved his figures of 6-25off 14.1 overs. Mark was not far behindand took 4-21 off his 14 overs. No-oneelse got a look-in. This left us with 59overs to have another go.Jason and Mark again took up the cudgeland refused to hand over the ball untiltea-time, by which time they had reducedTuggers to 6 for forty-odd. Jason hadanother 4 to give him a fantastic returnof 10-49 for the game, while two moreto Mark saw his match figures at 6-53.Jamie Taylor and Vijay Singh then finallygot a bowl and made the most of it topick up a wicket each, and when theTuggers captain ran himself out, we hadour first outright win of the season (andmy first as a captain), winning by an inningsand 80 runs, after declaring at 196!!!This was a great result leading into thefinals, and just what the doctor ordered.ScoreWCCC 1-196 dec. TuggeranongHarveyMowbrayPatersonlOOno54no38SEVENTH GRADEJ HossackSlater& 2nd inn.J HossackSlaterTaylorSingh576-254-31594-242-221-41-5Darren HossackRound 14 v. CND13 February at RivettToss Won. After electing to bat theCreek's openers got us off to a greatstart reaching 68 before Paul Rowe wentfor 41. This brought Mark Thompson tothe crease, who continued the good workposting 54 for the 2nd wicket before CraigDyke was dismissed with the score on 122.
22Some good middle order performances fromIan Webster, Doug Wesney, and ChrisRogers took the score on to 6-246 at theclose of the innings.Weston's opening bowlers proved to bemore than a handful for CND's top order,having them 5-36 after 12 overs, a positionCND never recovered from, losing theirnext five wickets for 51. All out 87.Another great performance in the fieldand a good team effort.PS Thanks to the people who stole ourmatch ball during the drinks break in the2nd innings.ScoreWCCC 6-246 CND 87Thompson 51 Wesney 5-31Rowe 41 Browning 2-17Dyke 40 Singh 2-18Webster 32 James 1-17Rogers 30noWesney 21Round 15 v. TUGGERANONG RED20 February at GowrieToss Lost. For The Third Time This SeasonTuggeranong Red couldn't muster up afull side, having only nine players. (Atotal of 20 players for the three matches- 13 players short.)Tuggeranong got off to a slow start losingtwo early wickets before some defiantmiddle order batting saw them reach 7-126at the close ofA superb innings of 76 not out by CraigDyke was the highlight of Weston's replyas we cruised to a six wicket victory with17 overs to spare.Many thanks to Spider for filling in atsuch short notice.ScoreWCCCDykeMcKaskillThompsonPurcell4-135 Tuggeranong 7-12676no201410BrowningWesneySullivanJames2-142-192-221-14Chris BrowningRound 16 v. GINNINDERRA BLACK27 February at SpenceOn a pitch that was thinner than ElleMcPherson's (Who? - Ed.) legs, Westonwon the toss and elected to bowl.A fiery opening spell by Paul Rowe (1-22)had Ginninderra in early trouble but otherthan Mark Thomson taking a wicket onthe last ball before drinks, Ginninderraseemed to be cruising as they reached 2-58.Two wickets in two overs by Chris Rogersput Weston back on top at 4-81. Westoncould sense a collapse and took a stranglehold on the innings claiming the last sixwickets for just 24 runs. John Sullivanmanaging to claim four of them. Ginninderraall out for 105.Weston started off shakily losing PaulRowe and Mark Thomson with only 17fifty run part-
nership between Maurice Wilson (21) andCraig Dyke (38no) put Weston back ontrack as we cruised to a seven wicketvictory. Ian Webster chimed in with avaluable 20 not out.Congratulations to Chris Browning whotook his 50th catch for the club. On YaCaptain Stats!!!ScoreWCCC 3-118 GinninderraDyke 38no SullivanWilson 21 ThomsonWebster 20no RogersRound 17 v. ANU GOLD6 March at O'Connor EnclosedOn the wide open spaces of O'Connor(where you could believe you were inBelconnen Remand Centre) we won thetoss again and elected to bat.A fantastic start was made by ChrisBrowning and newcomer Gordon Armstrong.But on the last ball before drinks, Chriswas out LBW for 46. At drinks,Weston were 1-90.Gordon fell shortly after drinks and itseemed that ANU were fighting back buta great innings by Mark Thomson (37)paved the way for a great score. Another108 runs were added after drinks withChris Rogers making a quick fire 18(including three fours). With a littleassistance from the tail Weston were allout for 198.Another great opening spell by Paul Rowe(2-27) put ANU in all sorts of bother at2-48, and when Paul Zovak chipped in witha quick wicket ANU were in real troubleat 3-55 at drinks.A quick 40 runs by ANU put them rightback in the game at 4-94. But when the23fifth wicket fell at 119, Weston dug intheir heels to pick up the last five forjust 25 runs. Weston won by 54 runs.ScoreWCCC 198 ANU 144Browning 46 Rowe 2-27Armstrong 39 Thomson 2-28Thomson 37 Webster 1-3Rogers 18Round 18 v. ANU OLD BOYS13 March at Southwell ParkWeston had wrapped up the Minor Premiershipwhile ANU were playing for a finalsberth. ANU were the more determinedside and completely outplayed us.Weston started OK when Paul Rowe wasrun out with the score on 25, but withMark Thomson, Craig Dyke and DougWesney all going cheaply, Weston werelanguishing at 4-59 at drinks.Chris Browning was the only shining lightfor the Creek, making a gritty 44, butwhen he left on 89, ANU wrapped up thetail for 27 runs. Weston all out for 116.ANU started slowly (0-14 after 10) thenthe onslaught began. 60 runs in 12 overssignalled the end for Weston as ANU wentto drinks at 1-74.ANU continued in the same vein and hadno trouble getting the required runs. ANUwon by 8 wickets.ScoreWCCC 116 ANU 2-120Browning 44 Rogers 1-7Rowe 18 Purcell 1-14John SullivanFINAL FLINGSix teams made the semi-finals out ofa possible seven. A magnificent achievementby any reckoning.The Sevenths were the first team intothe grand final after having GWB Black5 for ^8 when rain washed out their semi.Jamie Taylor (2-9 off 6), Doug Wesney(2-13 off 4) and Paul Rowe (1-19 off 4.3)shared the wickets.Sixth Grade were 1 for 99 when rainhalted play on day one before overnightrain washed out the second day. JackSmith (55 not out) and Jamie Paterson(35) had punished the ANU attack in anopening stand of 79 and the Creek lookedwell on the way to the final even withoutthe rain's assistance.After a rain shortened first day the Fifths
24resumed on 3 for 64 with Bruce Robertsonand Gareth Evans both in the twenties.On a very lively pitch the Creek batsput on a gutsy display (Bruce Robertsonlucky to avoid a broken jaw from asickening blow) as they reached 128 allout at Forestry. Gareth (37), Bruce (27not out) and Chris Fogarty (17) led thescoring. Souths reached 9-118 in 29 oversas the Creek held on for a draw (and aplace in the final) with Luke Anstey (3-24off 8), Ron Shean (3-14 off 4) and Gareth(2-17 off 3) to the fore.Fourths made the final in similar circumstancesto the Sixths after struggling to5 for 65 before rain halted play on theSaturday, with Greg Rouse (23) and GregSeberry (15 not out) leading the way.Overnight rain gained them automaticentry to the final.At the end of the first day in secondgrade Queanbeyan were 7 for 147 afterSean Mowbray (3-47 off 23) had takenthree wickets and Mick Sweeney (4-43off 30.4) had two. On the second dayQueanbeyan were wrapped up for 173 andthe Creek claimed a first innings win witha reply of 224. The score would havelooked very sorry however without ShelbyRainey (89) and Dean Herbert (71 not out)who added 78 for the seventh wicket.The Creek failed to shut Queanbeyan outby not batting through till stumps andin an almost carbon copy of Firsts' twoseasons back, Queanbeyan rattled on 2for 101 off 14 overs by stumps andfinished with 222 all out on the third day.Sean Mowbray (2-58 off 10) and Ken Bone(5-73 off 17.4) led the wicket-takers.The Creek then crumbled to 51 all outin less than a session to lose outright.At Kingston the Firsts were shell-shockedat stumps on day one with a total of7-67. Sean Maxwell (18), George Gregan(9), Dave Hazell (9), Col Hunter (10) andScott Stokes (21) all fought hard to keepthe Creek in the game. Two fantasticpartnerships between Scott and Chris Hume(26) and the latter with Dean Lovett (20not out) boosted the Creek to 128 all out.By stumps Queanbeyan were 8 for 93 withCol (4-35 off 23) and Dean (3-27 off 15)bowling with great fire. Chris Hume (0-19off 14) and Sean Maxwell (3 catches asstand-in keeper) epitomised the tremendoussupport for the quickies. A dropped catchand a disallowed LBW dashed the team'shopes on the third morning as the overnightbats clawed their way to victory.We had four grades in the final pluswomen's team.theBecause of the new turf pitches at StirlingFourths were able to get a start around2.30pm on the Saturday and the Creekwere 2 for 80 off 53 overs at stumps.On a lively pitch Peter Martin (21) andAndrew Heathwood (14) gave the side agreat start and Tommy Purcell (36) lookedin good touch as one of the not out batsmen.Greg Seberry (18), Steve Jessup(26) and Rob Asher (12 not out) boostedthe score to 169 all out on the secondday. Neil Angel hit some good shotsbefore going unluckily, caught at mid-offoff a deflection off short cover's head.Neil took this very much to heart howeverand in a straight spell of 23 oversclaimed 5 for 74 as CND crashed to 129all out. Rob Asher (2-19 off 12) andSteve Oetelaar (2-26 off 10) bowled wellalso.Almost three inches of rain during theweek put paid to any play at Chisholmand Fifths were awarded the premiershipas they finished on top of the table.At O'Connor the Sixths finally got a starton the second day and a magnificentpartnership for the second wicket, of 99,between John Bowdler (38 not out) andMick Harvey (67) helped the Creek reach6 for 148, when play was abandoned. Asminor premiers the Creek claimed thetitle.ANU Old Boys were worthy winners ofthe Seventh Grade title after rolling theCreek for 99 in reply to their total of115 in 35 overs. Jamie Taylor (3-14 off7), Paul Rowe (2-19 off 8), Doug Wesney(2-21 off 8), John Sullivan (2-38 off 8)and Chris Browning (1-10 off 3) sharedthe bowling toil and honours. The Creekwere in early trouble with only MarkThompson (20) making any real impression.Some huge hitting by Doug Wesney (47with 5 sixes and 1 four), in a 56-runpartnership with lan Webster (6), carriedthe score to 6 for 95 but then Doug wentto the catch of the season and theCreek's hopes died.Finally, the Women's team did well toreach the final (between the top two ina five team competition) after lookingout of contention around Christmas. Theyprobably wished they had missed out asthey were comprehensively beaten.One Short
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