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Nov
8
2008

Cricket Day 2: Hampton Central vs. Bentleigh Uniting

I knew going into the day that I would be batting first drop so I had a bit of nervous energy in the morning while I was waiting around to go to the game. Chasing 281 I had just a few overs to collect my thoughts before Joe got out for 4 and I had to head to the crease. My plan was simple, just to try and stay out there as long as I […]

Nov
5
2008

Indoor Cricket: Kicking Off The Summer Season

After the excitement and drama of last week’s grand final it was time to settle into a new season of Indoor Cricket. We had two changes to the grand final side, with Brad returning from overseas and Cooper making his Agent Orange debut. We lost the toss and were sent into bat. Cody and I are making a habit of getting the team off to very solid starts with another 30+ total. Next to bat […]

Nov
2
2008

Cricket Day 1: Hampton Central vs. Bentleigh Uniting

We won the toss and elected to bowl on a pretty warm overcast day, there was a nice breeze though so it wasn’t too oppressive. With the long weekend we were missing a few players and had a pretty young line-up. They got off to a pretty good start, the ball wasn’t doing all that much swing wise and they slowly built a total. Once we broke through for one wicket though, we quickly took […]

Oct
31
2008

Indoor Cricket Grand Final

We ahd our first ever Indoor Cricket Grand Final on Wednesday night. We won the toss and I elected to bowl first, we won our semi-final that way an in the qualifying final against the same opponent we had lost badly batting first. We managed to keep them to 86, we chased down 83 in the semi-final so I wasn’t too unhappy with that result. Our abtting started really well, after three overs Cody and […]

Oct
28
2008

Indoor Cricket Semi-Final Thriller

After 83 games of indoor cricket my team is finally through to a grand final! The semi-final is probably the best game I have been involved in. Every single team member had a hand in the thrilling three run victory and I couldn’t be prouder of the them. The thrill of victory wasn’t without some heart stopping moments though, we bowled first and were set 80 for victory, in the last couple of overs we […]

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