Anecdotes – Round 8

Jobbo and Hendo

A1 stars, Matt Jobson (289 wickets, left with James Makin) and Scott Henderson (251 wickets, bottom image) rank with the best bowlers in our history. Hendo is the most fearsome fast bowler in A1 and Jobbo is soon to be the youngest player in our history to take 300 wickets. This year their batting has matched their bowling achievements.

A1 is equal Competition Leader at the half-way mark and the batting of Hendo and Jobbo is the story behind the headline. Jobbo has scored 111 runs @ 37.0 (2nd behind Alex Connell) and Hendo 91 runs @ 45.5. In the Round 7 game against Hornsby they came together with the A1 boys at 6/42. Chasing 119 they put on 76 unbeaten for the 7th wicket to get us across the line.

Add to this Justin Paterson (number 9) who is averaging 19.0 and Riley Miedler (number 11) with an average of 22.5 just imagine the result when the top order fires.

A Legend returns

Kishore Rampersad (C1) made an unexpected return from retirement last match, bowling with the ageless Eric Junkkari. Kishore made it look easy – taking the last 2 wickets for 20 from 7 overs. Kish wove a web of deception and has an amazing 346 wickets and is just 74 runs off his 5,000 runs.

A smashing day

The B1 game at Caterson was more like the dressing room after a State of Origin game on the weekend. First Kyle Faber (centre) was standing up to the stumps for Chris Williamson, up from B2. Willy got a wicket and hit the top of the stumps only for the ball to canon into Kyle’s head. He went down and needed to go to Hospital for stitches – one tough boy.

Not to be outdone, Tis Mistry tried to catch a ball at mid-wicket and it went straight through is hands and got him – right between the eyes with the seam marks clearly visible. With a player down there was Tis nursing a duck-egg between the eyes and an ice pack between deliveries.

You know you have been around when….

Andrew Fiedler (C1) was still in a state of shock at the Club after their game against Berowra. The boys were playing the Grand child of someone Andrew played against many years ago. The thought of playing against a 3rd generation was too much to bear as he settled into his next cold one.

I know we should have finished the game

In the B2 game, Skipper Rick Turner (left) after scoring the winning runs with a boundary was advised to play the over out whilst the scorers were checking the score book. Off the last ball of the 28th over he managed to get a leading edge and was dismissed.

Team App views

TeamApp is fast becoming one of the preferred ways of instant communication across our Club. We have 178 members using the App now and in November we had 2,227 screen views that ranked us at 154th Australia wide and we have only just started. Once the new website starts up the momentum will continue to build so it is recommended that you get the App and start accessing all the information – it is that easy. If you would like to get the App click here.