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    Sunday, March 6th

    Kicking off at Fairfield Oval at 9:30 A.M!

    Days gone by

    The Big Picture:

    You need a big picture for a big day and the biggest day in the YPCA calendar is the Big Day Not Out (BDNO).

    Out of it’s Covid hibernation and relocated from the leagues spiritual home of Edinburgh Gardens to the dry and isolated grounds of Fairfield and Fairlea, the festival of short-form pub cricket is back.

    The new surrounds won’t invite the community engagement that the day used to enjoy in times gone by, but it will certainly enable the participating pub teams to ingratiate with one another easily, while also reducing the chance of balls being lost in front yards or going through car windows or children.

    As per the last few BDNOs, the day has been moved from the pointy end of the season itself to something closer to the pointy end, more of the iceberg and less of the tip if you will.  This has taken some of the “finals” type pressure off the day and allowed it to be more enjoyable.

    The Empress Quokkas go into this seasons iteration of the day in as good as form as they have been for years, and despite drawing the early start against our old friends in the Curtin Hotel, hopes are still up for a good showing in our 10th appearance at the event.

    In the spotlight:

    After missing a few games due to having better things to do, Jay comes back into the side to co-captain the day with the in-form Radar.

    The TFB is hitting the ball at an impressive strike rate of 1.7 while also going for just over 6 runs per over.  Elite BDNO areas.

    This is Jays 5th BDNO, so here’s hoping for a big one.

    Team News:

    The squad for Sunday, at the time of writing, is:

    1. Ed
    2. The President of King Island
    3. F1
    4. Jay (co captain)
    5. Radar (co captain)
    6. Alex
    7. Local
    8. Dutchy
    9. J Rod
    10. Big Dave
    11. Tim B Chapman
    12. Blake

    Pitch and Conditions

    Given that it looks like we are at the end of the world, its only appropriate that the first BDNO in 2 years is interrupted by tropical rain during Autumn in Melbourne.

    Should we get on, its very likely to be very, very soppy.

    Stats and Trivia

    • About 90% of all people live in the Northern Hemisphere
    • The risk of heart attack for men is 20% higher on Mondays
    • The hashtag symbol is technically called an ‘octothorpe’
    • Abraham Lincoln is a member of the Wrestling Hall of Fame (defeated once in 300 matches)
    • This will be Eds 10th BDNO, not a bad effort

    Posted by Rev @ 6:53 am

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