Anecdotes – Round 9
Long time between drinks
Andrew ‘Voice’ Driscoll (3rd right in photo) got his 300th wicket last match – a fantastic achievement to be just the 11th player in our history to reach this milestone. The jump from 299 to 300 though didn’t happen overnight. After being stuck in the 290’s for 2 years and taking his 299th wicket on 28 February 2016 Andrew got his 300th last weekend (Round 8) after coming back from a temporary retirement.
Greg Fiedler though holds the record wait. Greg brought up his 5,000 runs for the Club (23/11/2002) in memorable style. Greg needed 1 run to bring up the milestone. When taking off to score the run he tore a hamstring that put him out for the season. Next season he brought up the milestone with a “booming cover drive that squirted through mid wicket” to quote Greg.
Ground Hog Day
Stu Fiedler (C2 Red) is Vice Captain and one of our future Leaders. Apart from being a wicket taking bowler his batting, or rather the way he gets out is becoming a claim to fame. Since 2014/15 Stu has batted in 24 innings. The last time he was caught was way back in a John Hayne Cup game in March 2015. Since then he has only been bowled or not out. When Stu was run out in Round 6 this broke a sequence of 13 innings with only 2 results – bowled or not out.
A performance to remember
Louis Madison-Hanlon (U15 White) had a game to remember. Playing for the Association in the IDCA President’s Cup Representative U14 side in the Round 3 game against Newcastle at Dural Park on 11 December, Louis took the amazing figures of 9/14 (9 overs) – the best Junior bowling performance, either in Reps or at Club level in our long History. Five wickets were clean bowled. Prior to that he had taken 1/40 in the Reps. Well done Louis.
Take your hand off it
Andrew Fiedler (C1) has taken lots of great photos that are on the website. His recent track record though is starting to make an impact – on his son, Mikey. Two matches ago Andrew went out to square leg umpire Mikey batting on 98 and the only shot he took saw him getting bowled – for 98. Fast forward to the following week and out comes the camera again for the same result – Mikey being bowled this time for 29. Both photos are in the Gallery.
Something about the 7’s
On his day, Joel Herzog (C2 Red) is as good as any batter in our Club. On Saturday he turned it on in the 1-dayer against Berowra with a high quality 147 single-handedly scoring more than the opposition. But….there is something happening in the 7’s. Joel’s highest score is 197 back in December 2012. Fast forward to this weekend and Joel gets 147. Now while this is a problem that most players can only envy an extra 3 runs in each innings would have given Joel a double ton and a 150 and a place in our history as being only the 2nd player in our Club’s History to get 2 scores of a double and also 150+.