Nerrena Cricket Club
The Big Picture:
With the YPCA season done, the only stand-alone match left for the Quokkas is against our old friends in Nerrena.
This will be the 5th instalment of these games and a brilliant way to finish off what has been a suspiciously successful season for the Quokkas.
The Nerrena game is always great fun, played in good spirit in beautiful surrounds. Incidentally, anyone who is interested in supporting the communities in this region that were impacted by the recent bushfires can do so here.
As mentioned above, the Quokkas are going into this game with unknown success, having only lost one game for the summer (yet still hitting over 200 runs in 25 overs in the process), and stealing a victory from the jaws of defeat in the last outing.
The game against Nerrena is always great fun, though played under proper cricket rules (read: LBW, can go out first ball), so that may provide a challenge.
In the Spotlight:
Despite starting a blood feud with Local due to something that we will not talk about, Pup is having a break-out season, with three scores of 30+ in 4 games, as well as some very tight and swingy bowling (post Curran emulation). He should be on alert though, as his catching is so good that Coronavirus must only be around the corner.
Well done Pup.
With a big season over, the Quokkas snuck enough players together for a game to celebrate our 10th year in the Pub League last week and are scraping an XI together this week. The squad (at the time of writing) is:
- Big Dog
- Flanders (Hi-diddly-ho!)
- Alex ©
- Napalm (on debut)
- Cat (batting only)
Pitch and Conditions:
Nerrena is always a gorgeous ground, surrounded by some soft and green undulating hills. We are expecting a top of 25 degrees so it should be a great day out.