Sunday, March 1
Alfred Cres Oval, Edinburgh Gardens
The Big Picture:
There are several regular statements heard in and around the Quokkas during and outside of games, the most common being:
- “Heads!” (on release of a head-high full toss);
- “There it is!” (on release of a ball that an opposition batter hits into the next suburb); and
- “I think we are a real chance at the Big Day Not Out this year”
The last one is probably the most traumatic, often being seen as a harbinger of doom. That’s right, doom. I’m not being melodramatic.
I believe Jay was the last person to drop the prophetic line, leading Big Dog to look around for something to commit seppuku with. Thankfully all he could find was his Lyrebird bat, which (again), wasn’t up to it. This is the last game for this Summer before the trip to Japan, Coronavirus permitting, so here’s hoping we have some fun. And maybe put some old curses to bed.
Despite the fairly straight-forward loss last weekend to Nerrena, the Quokkas have done well in the YPCA this season; only losing 1 match while being able to defend big totals with the ball. This, our fielding and bowling performances, could be the key to this years BDNO; holding the opposition to less than a run a ball while hitting out at higher rates.
Interestingly enough, our only loss this season was against the Royston who we are playing first up, though it was close enough to indicate our first match could be a cracker.
As is pretty normal for these events, a huge number of the squad have put their hands up for the match. The squad, at the time of writing, is:
- Radar ©
- The Animal
- Big Dog (foot permitting)
In the Spotlight:
A lazy person might write that everyone is in the spotlight. So yeah, there you go, everyone is in the spotlight.
Stats and Trivia
- This is the Quokkas 10th BDNO, the only two to have played all 9 are Ed and Pup
- I haven’t got a record of other BDNO stats, but will happily make some up for a cold beer