The Big Day Not Out
Quokkas begin @ 12:15
Edinburgh Gardens, North Fitzroy
The Big Picture
And so another season of the YPCA comes to a close with only the showcase fixture, the Big Day Not Out (BDNO), yet to be played. For those unfamiliar with the day, it involves 12 teams from the league who battle through a round-robin format to find a final winner. As there is no league table, this is a bit like our version of the FA Cup.
Being a new team to the league last year, the Quokkas had to field a combined side (with the Royal Derby) but will be a stand-alone side this time around. The excitement among the ranks has been palpable, with an unprecedented number putting their hands up to play AND turning up to train.
This excitement may need to be put in context, as the Quokkas have drawn Sentido Funf and the Tramways Hotel in the first round. Sentido Funf won the tournament last year, though the Quokkas were able to overcome them for a 2-wicket win earlier this year. The Tramways hotel overcame the Quokkas easily in a tense match earlier this year that will be remembered more for the ‘junkie’ incident than it will for the cricket played.
The Quokkas are yet to get past the first round in this tournament, and being allocated the management of the Alfred Crescent Bar for the day, will be busy regardless.
Watch out for:
Emu – After dominating the scoring for the Quokkas this season, we are all looking forward to seeing what ‘the mew’ can do in front of the crowds in the shortened format;
Rowdy – Has been handed the captains arm band for the day, seeing as though we probably need someone who knows *something* about cricket. More interesting will be seeing if he says something/anything.
With almost every player who has turned out for the Quokkas this season putting their hand up for a game, team management have the advantage of fielding specialist batting and bowling fielding sides.
Batting: Gladys, Emu, J Bomb, Rowdy, Dutchy, Snoop, Curto, Rob Seddon, Jazzron, Robbo, Ed
Bowling: Robbo, Bad Boy, Rev, Ed, Big Dog, Pup, Mo, Rob Seddon, Rowdy, Snoop
Fielders: Dutchy, Ed, Big Dog, Pup, Mo, Rob Seddon, Gladys, Rowdy, Snoop