Sunday, February 28
Alphington Park, Parkview Road, Alphington
The Big Picture:
And so another YPCA season rolls to its end for the Quokkas, though this isn’t the last game of the season, it’s the last one not pitched against other Quokkas of one form or another. It hasn’t been the most successful of seasons for the Quokkas, but that’s hardly the point and besides we beat the Rainbow in the last match to ensure we had TWO wins for the season.
This is only the second encounter between the Quokkas and the Terminus, the last contest was the Terminus’ opening foray into Pub Cricket and resulted in a win to the Quokkas, with Radar and Ed scoring 37s.
The match was also famous for The Revs bowling being responsible for the death of Possums in the trees surrounding the Alfred Crescent oval.
Here’s hoping the Quokkas can pull off another win to finish the YPCA season well, or at least enjoy the day and head back to the “Termi” anyway for some brilliant tap beers.
2016 has started positively for the Quokkas, it’s a shame they seem to be hitting form right before the season ends. Or is it?
So there you have it, the Mozz is officially ON.
In the Spotlight:
Jay (Lo) makes his Captaincy debut for this game, so is sure to be given a hard time by all and sundry. The big opening bowler is in fair form in his debut season, averaging 44 with the bat and having taken 5 wickets at 18 with the ball.
Once again ladies and gentlemen, MOZZ.
The last league game of the season was always going to draw a few out of the woodwork, not least because it’s against a pub we will probably lose against that has a decent beer selection. Also, their Pub may be showing the NAB mugs competition, and who would miss that?
The available list (at the time of writing) is:
- Big Dog
- J Rod
- Nickname AW
- Jay (c)
Pitch and Conditions:
The game is to be played at Alphington Park, which (I believe) The Quokkas have only graced once, in their infamous 1-run loss to The Rose. The ground is next to the old paper mill, which is currently being torn down to make way for FIVE THOUSAND new folk to move into the new apartments being built. Here’s hoping the construction dust settles on the pitch, giving it lots of turn.
All we’d need then is a spinner.
It’s looking like a very pleasant 24 degrees on the day, so it should be fun.
Stats and Trivia:
- The Bad Boy curse has continued this season, with last seasons B&F winner (Snipper) only playing 2 YPCA matches. Here’s hoping the golden boy doesn’t have paint to watch dry or grass to watch grow so he can play his 10th YPCA innings for the club & add to his 220 career runs (@ 55) and 6 wickets (@25)
- This may be Curtos last pub league game for a while as he is expecting Twins over the Winter. Curto has the record number of dismissals for the Quokkas; 29 (23 catches and 6 run outs / stumpings). We wish them all well.
- Radars barn-storming 18 last week took him past 300 career runs (302 to be precise), only the 7th to do so
- The Revs 26* in the last game took him past 150 career runs, the absolute slowest ever to do so.