I thought I might keep a little diary about my cricket season this Aust. summer
We are in 5th grade (last grade that plays on turf, before the dreaded concrete), and our team is called Weston Creek Cricket Club.
11th October (Thursday)
First training, well my first training the rest of the boys have been hard at it for a month. I can’t believe the huge turnover of players and how many new faces are around.
Oh well only one training session before the start of the season, I am given my team (I know about three names), and I am than told they have changed the game from Saturday to Sunday. Does not sound like a big deal, but!
12 October (Friday very late)
Every one has plans on Sunday, I am down to eight players after ringing 25 people, even the offer of a free game to some of the boys from last season has not worked, nor the pleas and tears of a grown man. The conversation goes something like this:
Me; ‘would you like a game?”
Other person; ‘Yes no worries, what time does it start?”
Me; ‘1230 but it is on Sunday’
Other person; ‘Sunday? I can’t play Sunday, sorry Seano
14 October (Sunday)
I manage to organize the team 30 mins before the start, lets meet a couple of the players.
Graeme Trickett: Graeme came out of retirement last season to play with his son Robbie. Graeme is 50+ and use to play first grade, he was judged best player in the comp. last season. He has an unusual habit of taking his hat and sun glasses from the umpire when ever he claims a wicket, and than hands it back to the ump when the batsman faces up. He has a short temper and often argues points of law with the opposition.
Sam Spencer: 22 a big boy, our wicket keeper, opening bowler, joint captain, and the biggest hitter in the comp. I win some money from the new boys at the club every year. Sam is the fastest sculler I have ever met. I usually give the ‘challenger’ half a schooner (a little smaller than a pint), and Sam still finishes his full glass of beer before they have had a mouthful; easy money, but Sam as been done DUI, so maybe my ‘easy money’ is over.
These match reports are also on the WCCC web site, so may be a little hard to follow until you learn more about the players.