MLQCC v Standard Hotel
23rd January, 2011
12.30 (be there at 12.00)
Fairfield Park, Heidelberg Road (between NMIT and the Fairfield boathouse)
The Big Picture
Having got through the baby end of the pool that is the Pub League, the Quokkas are now in amongst the deep stuff and have some tough challenges ahead. Its unlikely that the Standard will be the beer drinking machine that the Curtin was, meaning that there could be more than 3 cricketers in their midst and sober fieldsman.
The biggest news is that The Quokkas have decided to alter the way pub cricket is played. From now on we will be fielding 12 men, with 1 floating substitute who will also bowl 2 overs, enabling more people to get a game (wont be able to bat though). Ideally suited to Dazzler, this position will be named “The Enigma”.
Watch out for
After belly-aching for much of Sunday about being moved to bat at 11, Big Dog now gets to prove his cricketing nous as the skipper of the side. He has big shoes to fill, or at least Horse shoes, which are also awkwardly shaped.
The Rev goes out for the Quokkas with an injury for the second time in his cricketing career. The first was a 6 month lay-off after he had to have his finger reconstructed after misfielding a ball in Paris. Jarring a shoulder in Clifton Hill may be a little less glamorous, but its still put him out for this game.
Mike and Jason – aka. Mason – also go out of the team as part of the new rotation policy, but will be brought in again shortly.
Cath comes into the team for The Rev, who will surely provide a greater pivot at the top of the order with Ed, as well as a test of Big Dogs bipartisanship.
The Enigma for this game will be Dave “Bad Boy” Armstrong – not sighted since the big win over the hated D’OC
Rob Seddon also comes back into the side after some time off celebrating some sort of cricket thing that we don’t talk about. With Jazzron proving himself behind the stumps, Rob can resume his rightful place as most effective bowler of the season (3 balls, 2 wickets).
- J Bomb
- Big Dog (c)
- Jazzron (wk)
- 12. Bad Boy – The Enigma
“Why am I number eleven? This team is ridiculous!!” – Big Dog