Anecdotes – 7 January 2018

Representative star

Congratulations to Cameron Tunks (U14 Blues & C1) has had a great couple of seasons. Since to U10s in 2015/16s, Cameron has scored 1,651 runs @ the career average of 165.1 so in 44 innings he has only been out 10 times! He is also playing 2 years above his right Age Group in the U14s.

Last week Cameron was playing in the PSSA Junior Cricket Competition and was selected in the NSW Primary Schools Team to play in Interstate competition over the New Year.

Well done Cameron.

Father and son combinations

Our previous Anecdotes covered the Brothers who have played for us in A1 together. The following list is even shorter – fathers and sons who have played A1 for West Penno. The list is:

  • Robinson’s (Keith and David) – 1960s to 1985
  • Anderson’s (Ross, Daniel and John) – 1980s to 2015
  • McDonald’s (Barry and Peter) – 1980s to 1996

For Barry and Peter, both also Captained A1 Grade to be the only Father and Son combination to achieve this milestone.

For the record, brothers who have played A1 at the same time are:

  • Allum’s (R & F) – 1960s
  • Donaldson’s (Ken and John) who were twins – 1960’s & 70s
  • Fiedler’s (Greg and Andrew) – 1980s
  • Will’s (Scott & Todd) – 1990s
  • Ford’s (Tony & Greg) – 1990s
  • Rae’s (Matt & Tim) – 1998/99
  • Makin’s (James & Richard) – 2000s.

Day / Nighter

On 2nd January our U15 boys became the first Team in our History to play a Day / Night game under lights. They played Ballina District Junior Cricket Association at regional Bank Australia Sportsground. We lost the game but the boys had a perhaps once in a lifetime opportunity to play under lights with a white ball.


How about the effort of Alex Robertson (A1) on Saturday. Alex had tickets for Day 3 of the Ashes Test but with Boys needing a win he played and on a Day that was stinking hot. Alex ended up top scoring with 68 runs which was one of our best innings of the season. What a legend Robbo.

One of those Season’s

We have been fortunate to have played in 5 A1 Grand Finals in the last 6 years – winning 4 in a row and just missing out in the Grand Final last season by 2 runs in the last over. This season, the boys have won just the one game so but have come so close and could easily be in the top 4. How about this for agonising finishes – 3 losses by 1 wicket in the last over plus a washout, the only one this season, when we were charging to victory. Add to this injuries to key players it has nothing to do with commitment but is just one of those things that happens – until next week when the luck turns our way. Keep it going boys.

Quote of the week

Our B2 Skipper, Wortho, overheard a comment from one of our Junior’s who was filling in this weekend:

“We can’t get out-righted in a one-dayer can we.”