• Last Sunday 13th November saw the LiV Quokkas take on the mighty Union Club Hotel.  It was always going to be a tough day on the park for a Quokka squad featuring several new recruits, pitted against last season’s runner up.

    Quokkas brought the barbecue (minus fittings) and therefore chose to bat first.

    Batting

    The Union struck early.  Big Dog was caught fishing wide of his off stump, and Snoop was out soon after to a good ball that pitched at the stumps – a rare and unlucky occurrence at Pub level.

    That brought Ed and Curto to the crease, and both performed very well against quality bowling.  Ed’s unbeaten 34 was a highlight.  Curto quickly reached 30 runs also, but in true cop-action-movie style, was cut down on the eve of his retirement.

    Jazzron struggled early before a brief rain delay, then came back out to keep struggling on the way to 23.  Radar showed some good middle-order aggression, belting three boundaries and helping himself to 22 runs in quick time.

    Morts and Tiger were unlucky to miss out, but will have plenty of opportunity as the season unfolds.  Pup (with some nice shots off his hip) and Paz batted out the remainder of the overs.

    DNB: Mo, Rev.

    TOTAL 7/135

    Bowling

    The Quokkas were fairly satisfied with our total of 135, but it simply wasn’t enough against a very strong batting side like the Union.

    Rev took the new ball, bowling a fuller length than we’re used to seeing from him.  Unfortunately the Union’s top order treated it with little of the respect it deserved, leaving him with figures of 1/19 from his two overs.  This theme continued for the remainder of the innings.

    The innings wasn’t without its highlights, though.  Paz and Morts showed a lot and could easily have picked up more than one wicket each.  Tiger snared a couple to keep us in the match, and Mo was typically tight, taking 1/11 at the end of the innings.

    Curto did his best to fire up the troops with some excellent glove work and lively chatter, and overall our efforts in the field was above average.  Special mentions go to Snoop with two catches, Paz with three catches, and Big Dog who seemed to field every second ball.

  • Match Facts:
    LiV Quokkas v The Union
    13.11.11
    13:00
    Alfred Cres, Edinburgh Gardens

    The Big Picture:

    After The Newry forfeited the last game, denying The Quokkas their first chance to shine on the main oval at Edinburgh Gardens, this weeks game promises the in-form and upbeat Quokkas a chance to hit the park against one of the leagues powerhouse teams.  The Union were in the final of the last Big Day Not Out, whereas The Quokkas were bundled out in the first round as part of an amalgamated team.

    This is the chance for The Quokkas to really see where they are up to against some of the premier opposition in the league, or at least enjoy the cosy surrounds that Alfred Crescent has to offer.

    Form Guide:
    Quokkas: W-

    Watch out for:

    • Radar – one of three new Quokkas making their debut in this game, he has shown plenty in the nets so far, swinging the ball prodigiously. He also has the best excuse for missing a game in the history of the Quokkas, his band (“Oh Mercy”) is up for an ARIA award;
    • Snoop – also debuting for the Quokkas, actually filled in against us in one game last season when the opposition were short and nearly won the game for them, lets hope he puts in more of a Quokka performance while donning the Grey and Maroon;
    • Morts – the last debut, spliced several Quokkas in twine at The Revs bucks party, firstly with his leg spin (taking 7 for MINUS 17) and then with his cocktails.


    Team News:

    • A good mix of old and new Quokkas in this game, lets try and make sure we win to get back to the Labour and see if we can get Roman to crack a smile;
    • We have 12 available for this game, which will mean 11 will bat and one will bowl only (“the enigma” returns!) – unless we have drop outs;
    • Jazzron is captain for this game;

    Quokkas (possible):

    1. Big Dog
    2. Tiger
    3. Snoop
    4. Mo
    5. Curto
    6. Radar
    7. Morts
    8. Pup
    9. Paris
    10. Ed
    11. Jazzron
    12. Rev (Enigma)

    Quotes:
    “Bring it on…13 Nov…” – Sean P Jeffrey, Captain of The Union

   

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