• And so another season of un-entertaining cricket for the Victorian (Labour in Vain) Quokkas was crowned with an entertaining evening of celebration in the manner only known as THE GOWNLOWS.

    Taking up residence in the Grace Darling Hotel, the second-oldest pub in Melbourne, in the very room in which the Collingwood Football Club was formed, the Quokkas celebrated their own recent season with a count of the votes given, match reports read and awards presented for outstanding efforts.

    Highlights of the season were also observed, including the $5,000 raised for charity (Kickstart for Kids and the McGrath Foundation), the match against the Victorian Blind Cricket Association and of course the match against The Pinnacle Hotel (our win!).

    Joe “Lonely” Miller-Norman ended up taking out the Best & Fairest Award on a count back, after initially polling the same number of votes as Pup, though receiving more 3 votes for the games he played in.

    Bad luck to Pup, though he has years to exact revenge.

    Bad luck also to Ed, who now has to listen to Lonely bang on about this win, as well as the “Mighty Teal“.

    Other winners for the evening included:

    • Most Runs AND Most Wickets: Ed
    • Best Player at the Big Day Not Out: Robbo
    • Worst Player at the Big Day Not Out: Phantom (also picked up the award for the most runs against in an over; 28)
    • The Sledgehammer Award for Sensitivity: J Rod
    • The Zoe Goss Award for being dismissed by a female: Emu
    • The J Rod Death Bowling Award: Curto (for being hit for 14 runs off 3 balls to lose the game with an over left)
    • The Bruce Reid Award for Batting: The Rev

    Thanks everyone for a great season, here’s looking to season 2014/15.

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    Au Revoir

    Mr Saucisson’s last game for The Quokkas ended in defeat despite a superb individual bowling performance.

    After batting first, none of the Quokkas made much headway with willow in hand. Only Fruity (29) and Faggy (24) troubling the Wantage bowlers in a solid mid order partnership that ended when Faggy implemented “Plan F” and ran-out Fruity when he was well set.

    None of the lower order contributed much – props must go to Kev however for a solid crease occupying 1 – as Tweaky from Wantage recorded innings figures of 3/8.

    Defending 116 was never going to be easy, but Mr Saucisson gave it his best shot knowing it was his last in the tight maroon. Bowling 7 overs for 6 runs and taking 3 wickets rightly earned him the B&F points for the game and a fitting send off. Faggy claiming the other scalp to leave Wantage 35/4 and us in with a sniff.

    Sadly the other Quokka bowlers couldn’t replicate this success and despite Skip rotating the bowlers in the search for wickets, the total was just too little and Wantage ran out easy victors.

    So farewell to Mr Saucisson who will be much missed for his accurate fast/medium bowling and charcuterie selection

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