Monday, March 1, 2010

For All You Sports Fans

It's the bottom of the ninth, two out, and scores are tied...whoops wrong sport.

We won our penultimate minor round game on the weekend and gathered enough points to move into second place. A win in the final game should guarantee us a home ground semi-final which was the real goal of second half of the season.

It would be nice to snaffle top spot and the possibility of a home grand final, but it seems the price of our mid-season aberration will be to play the GF away (if we get that far).

Congrats to Brett (Santa) for moving into top spot in the wicket takers list for our grade with another outstanding bowling performance where he picked up 5 wickets in the second innings. A big well done to Neil (Budge) for his seven wickets in the game and his contribution with the bat - man of the match stuff! Well done to Blue and Ernie for their runs and bowling performances respectively. Excellent fielding by everyone - a real team performance, especially the second innings.

Moving on...

This week we have our return match against the team who dealt us our major aberration mid-season. Time for payback. I expect every team member selected this week to bring their A game as we prepare for our run into finals, and, in the process, grind this weeks opponents into a barely recognisable puddle of, sorry. I got a little carried away there....

Welcome to March, the end of summer in the Southern Hemisphere (yeah right), the commencement of the finals in cricket, the commencement of the Aussie Rules Football Season (real football - not soccer or that silly game where they all wear way too much padding!), the commencement of the F1 season, and, hopefully, the last days of my writing malaise. Can someone tell me where the first quarter of the year went?


  1. If I knew more about cricket, my congratulations might mean more. Congrats, anyway, 'cause it sounds like you've done well. (and you Aussies definately know how to play a game, re: football)

  2. Yeah, I know most of my friends on that side of the world don't have a clue what I'm talking about, but I've got very little (nothing) to report on the writing front. Sigh...

  3. We American's are pretty myopic about our sports knowledge. We know baseball, basketball, American football, bowling and golf. That is pretty much it. We don't understand soccer, cricket, jah jah, rugby, curling, or any number of other sports that they don't show on the networks. Still, congratulations on a wonderful season so far.