Game 1 – Empress Quokkas v Pride All Stars
Game 2 – Empress v Quokkas
Match Details (both on Sunday the 20th of Jan):
Game 1 – Hayes Park, Flinders St, Thornbury – 10am
Game 2 – Fairlea East, Yarra Bend – 1pm
The Big Picture:
After a fairly busy start to 2022, we go into the eighth weekend of the year to play our 4th and 5th games of it.
We are very proud to be invited to play in the first game, a T10 against a social side from Holy Trinity Cricket club, as part of the Pride Weekend. This game is all about celebrating and encouraging inclusiveness in Cricket, one of our core goals. Thanks muchly everyone for inviting us.
The second game should also be a social affair, an ‘inter-pub’ affair made up of the cricketers versus the drinkers. 100 years ago this probably would have got first class status, but we will settle for a chance to better integrate with The Empress and introduce some new friends to Pub Cricket.
The Quokkas have certainly been in good social form of late, putting up a good showing on King Island off the field. Here’s hoping it carries on this weekend.
In the Spotlight:
Cat hadn’t played for us for a while, but came back into the King Island team without a beat. While she was unlucky to get a good one (that was caught!), she looked great at the crease and fielded like a pro. Whats more, she then wanted to get a net session in! We look forward to her turning out again this weekend.
With the new rotation policy in place at QCC, we have two squads available for the weekend, being:
Pride (Proud?) Squad:
- F1s mate
- Big Dog
- Ami (co captain)
- Big Dave (co captain)
- J Rod
- The Animal
- J Rod
- Pete Sherwood
- Tim B Chapman
Stats and Trivia:
- The Animal is having quite the Summer, averaging 27 with the bat (30% of his runs from boundaries, thank you), and 33 with the ball (going for a miserly 7.4 runs per over). He has also taken 2 catches, including a blinder at Square Leg on King Island;
- Fridge seems to keep his best bowling for The Revs captaincy, taking 2 for 32 off 5 overs in the last two outings. Now, if only the rest were as clever as the Big Kiwi
- This will be Ami’s first game as Captain for the Quokkas, he was reticent to take on the job as his field placements in Sri Lanka were less about traditional positions and more about how close you’re supposed to stand to the Mango tree. This should be ace.