Despite the echoes of non-participation out here on our Tri-City CC board, I nonetheless feel compelled to announce that Tri-City has emerged VICTORIOUS in our first ever Mayor's Cup match with West Hill CC of Albany.
Now, those who are unfamiliar with the two clubs (which would be everyone besides me, since no other members of either club have yet to peruse this forum....) must know that Tri-City CC is based in Schenectady NY, an aging, run down, industrial city in upstate NY, about 3.5 hours north of New York City. Albany, by contrast, is a big city wannabee, home of our state's capital and the New York State legislature and governor's office, lots of state workers, and much of the urban blight that plagues communities that are not big enough to be real cities, but are too large to be managed by small local government.
Also, the members of West Hill, at least the founding, core members, are FORMER members of Tri-City, so they are very much our close friends and brethren, but like any siblings, there's quite a bit of good spirited rivalry. Thus was born the Mayor's Cup.....
Of course, all of this will be in my write-up, which I hope to have done in the next couple of days.....but suffice it to say, Tri-City won in convincing fashion, on a wicket that played like soggy cheese, defending a paltry 143 run innings by bowling out West Hill for a mere 75 runs.... Pretty it wasn't, but for this year at least, the trophy is ours. Check out our website later this week for all the gory details