Wathaurong Cricket Team Newsletter Issue #1 December 2010
Nyoorra woorreeyn (hello, how are you) my wanoogs (brothers),
Where do I start, firstly, well done to all the players that participated on Sunday 12th December 2010 against Ballarat mob at Meredith Cricket Club, even though the result didn’t go our way, we lost by 8 runs, but we came very close to winning the first round of the South West Indigenous Cricket Association (SWICA) season of 2010/2011.
Geelong won the toss and decided to have a bowl first, as the weather was the main concern; it was drizzling rain all morning. BJ O’Toole opened the bowling with the new ball and knocked over one of the openers in his first over, great stuff from our youngest team member, 14 years of age, well done BJ. Justin Taylor opened at the other end and was swinging the ball like a boomerang, he cleaned bowled the other opener and their first drop, he was our best bowler for the day and ended up with the tidy figures of 3 wickets for 10 runs after 3 over’s, well done Justin Taylor.
Chris Parker-Wilson was our most valuable all-rounder (MVA) on the day, his bowling figures were 3 over’s, 2 wickets for only 6 runs, and he scored 16 runs with the bat as well, deadly stuff my brother. Watson Taylor was the best batsman for the day he scored 18 runs not out, and hit two massive sixes; he will now be promoted up the order, well done brother.
It was a great day had by all. Huge thanks to Uncle Norm “Shorty” Eccles who could actually play a bit, just quietly has played for Australia, but he was happy to be a part of the team as the team scorer and umpire if required, great to have you on board Uncle Shorty.
Huge thanks to Sue Lovett, for helping out with pick-up’s with the bus, she had a great day and a great laugh, as you could hear her loud and clear from the sidelines.
Lastly thanks to all the community members that came to watch us mob, we all had fun, please come along for our next game to support the Geelong team. We will be planning a few training days in upcoming weeks as the next side Warrnambool/Framlingham are very competitive and we need to be on our toes. Next game scheduled for Sunday the 6th February 2011 @ Colac.
Wayne ‘Wanga ‘McEwen
Wathaurong Health Service