• LiV Quokkas v Standard Hotel

    LiV Quokkas v Standard Hotel

    From the mind of Emu…

    Much like Edward Smith (don’t google it, he drove the titanic) I like to
    think my Captaincy be judged by the highlights rather than the end result.


    Put into the field by Needling Nick, the captain of the Sub-Standard
    (because at 1:00 they had 9 blokes) it became clear that he was a little
    bit precious in slagging off Luke Curtain for bringing an esky that
    contained…water.

    I could say that he was an anal retentive, medial job working control freak
    with poor social skills whence combined with low sporting aptitude means he
    treats Sunday cricket with a degree of pettiness usually reserved for
    sociopaths who commit postal murders, but that would not be nice.


    So, off to field in 36 degree odd heat we did start a little shaky. Their
    top order was strong; which had Captain Emu scratching his head.
    Fortunately, much like Celine Dion, you know they have to retire
    eventually, but it doesn’t help you in the meantime. Most bowlers got some
    treatment. Much like Robbo who went for 22 off one over. His revenge would
    come.

    Daniel “Ming” Grigg created some great tension, the boy from Torquay a
    frugal threat (1 for 10 from 3 overs) Luke Curtain passing the gloves to
    his brother and bowling two overs (1 for 9) was handy before drinks. Rowdy
    also showed his volleyball skills; a perfect set saw him push a catch
    neatly over the boundary. Classic.

    Three gents contributed 113 so once they were not in operation, wickets
    would fall. This was a chance for the swing of new guy JJ to come into
    play. Pleased himself bowled well, upset he missed a diving effort. A few
    then wickets tumbled as Emu finally found the line that saw Curto snaffle a
    caught behind. Emu snagged a few more catches before new recruit Jarrod
    seized on a ball and lobbed it in to the stumps to effect a timely run out.
    His fielding, combined with Dutchy and JJ who were tireless on a hot day.
    Gladys also bowled some peaches, showing his tricks to suppress the score
    and take a wicket or two.


    Chasing 200, the opening pair fared a little Indian, but when Matt “Gladys”
    Curtain strolled it, it changed. He ended on 53, a great effort from Mister
    Cricket, freed from pressure of work and kids. He watched Mo denied a
    certain four via an outstretched boot then dismissed for 11, Emu depart
    cheaply (still scored a six), but support arrived in Robbo (29 off 25)
    including 3 consecutive 4s. Dutchy who rode some short pitched balls to
    secure 22 and a very sullen Dan ‘I don’t run singles’ Grigg (24 runs)


    By the time Luke Curtain arrived, new guy Jarrod ran himself out and new
    guy JJ had taken a ball on the wrist, breaking his ulnar bone in his
    forearm. How he batted on to hit two fours is another story. As was Big
    Dog, who was unable to replicate his huge score of last bat and somehow
    Dutchy forgot to pass him on the ceremonial Duck.  With some 35 runs
    required in two and a half overs Gladys returned to smash the Labour in
    Vain close, not before an incident between the before mentioned Sub
    Standard captain. A dangerous ball bowled by Needling Nick and an angry
    Curto saw umpire Emu mediate the situation like a Year 9 Girls Health and
    Human development class.


    Matt Curtain could do no more, holing out to Long On leaving Curto alone in
    his teens (again) the team some 13 runs shy of the desired 200.

    Epilogue:
    *Dutchy  may have hurt his knee. Doubtful.
    *JJ has had a plate inserted. His 8-month pregnant wife blames Luke.
    Doubtful.
    *Robbo is captain next week. Nice guy!
    *Matt Curtain is class.
    *Even with salad you can lose friends, as Needling Nick found

    Posted by Rev @ 4:24 am

1 Comment to Standard Hotel 200 def LiV Quokkas 188 (Gladys 53 & toofer)

  • egg says:

    when I got hit for 22 off one over against St Anne’s (after binman dropped him over the boundary for a six no less) I thought it’d take a while for that to be matched as the worst over bowled by a quokka

    you boys beat that every week!

    top work

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