‘Tons of Runs’ by Paul Daley

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Pictures of ‘Tons of Runs’ Book Launch by Paul Daley including launch of the Indigenous Heritage River Walk and Pigeon Ponds vs Edenhope Cricket Match at Johnny Mullagh Oval, Harrow, October 29, 2011.

‘Tons of Runs’ is a remarkable research and publishing achievement that documents centuries from Australians in all forms of competitive cricket from the 1850’s until 2007/8.  It includes photos, essays, articles and cricketers’ narrations with a heavy emphasis upon grass roots participation.

Link to Marcus Curnow’s Facebook Gallery is here.  His maiden 100 from 2003/4 appears on pg. 346!

Credo Parkies vs. Outer East Trailblazers 2011

The Credo Parkies commenced their Reclink Australia Twenty20 season for the Clem Briggs Jnr Memorial Trophy at Lilydale yesterday. Outer East Trailblazers made 168 off their 20 overs with Gavin the best of the bowlers with 2/23.  Alan made a quickfire 17 with the bat creating a solid foundation before Credo Parkies crashed to be bowled out for 50.

 


Credo Parkies play Laneway Cricket

Excited to see Urban Seed’s Credo Cricket lads joining forces with the Aboriginal Fitzroy Parkies to form CREDO PARKIES for the upcoming Reclink Australia cricket season.

A full Facebook Gallery from the warm up in Melbourne’s Laneways!

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OB Ellemor at Twenty20=40 Big Birthday Bash

Slideshow highlights of OB Ellemor at Marcus Curnow’s Twenty20=40 Big Birthday Bash. Cricket Willow, Shepherds Flat, Victoria, September 11, 2011.

Photos: Ben Liney, Rohit Khanna

Name: OB Ellemor

Nickname: O, The Big O, Obiwan

Song: Underdog by Sly and the Family Stone

Sunday Game 1:

Batting: 19 (3×4’s)

Bowling: 3 overs 0/10

Sunday Game 2:

Batting: Run Out 19 (1×4)

Bowling: …beautifully shaped out swingers with the damp ball!

GR Hewson at Twenty20=40 Big Bash

Slideshow highlights of GR Hewson at Marcus Curnow’s Twenty20=40 Big Birthday Bash. Cricket Willow, Shepherds Flat, Victoria, September 10-11, 2011.

Photos: Ben Liney, Rohit Khanna

Name: GR Hewson

Nickname: Chun

Song: Its Been A Long, Long Time by Louis Armstrong

Saturday Game 1:

Batting: 13

Bowling: 1 over 0/16

Saturday Game 2:

Batting: Run Out 32

Bowling: 3 overs 1/16     M.Curnow c. D.Sprigg b. GR Hewson 46 (The Matchwinner!)

…and cooked a golden breakfast on Sunday morning in the rain!

Cricket Therapy with the Compton Cricket Club

Great feature on Dateline SBS last night by Yaarra Bou Melhem of the Compton Cricket Club’s Australian Cricket Tour.  Some good pics of the Mullagh’s, Urban Seed’s Laneway Cricket and Australian Cricket Society in the photos section.

http://www.sbs.com.au/dateline/story/watch/id/601337/n/Cricket-Therapy

PR Brown at Twenty20=40 Big Bash

Slideshow highlights of PR Brown at Marcus Curnow’s Twenty20=40 Big Birthday Bash.

Cricket Willow, Shepherds Flat, Victoria, September 10-11, 2011.

Photos: Ben Liney, Rohit Khanna

The Stats:

Player: PR Brown

Nickname:  Piney (based on his bowling which was likened to that of Greg Matthews on a tour of India at which a commentator suggested he should be brought home in a pine box)

Song: Even Better Than The Real Thing by U2

Saturday Game 1:

Batting: Made one long drive… from the Barossa Valley… DNB.

Bowling:  2 overs 1 for 2 CP.Lacey c.& b. PR Brown… third ball out of the car throwing himself on the pitch rugby style with a diving catch/try!

Saturday Game 2: 

Batting: PR Brown Run Out (GR Hewson) 24 (2 x 4’s, 2 x 6’s)

Bowling: 4 overs 1/17 M. Hodgkiss c. A.Maeder b. PR Brown 0

Sunday Game 1: 

Batting: 28 (3 x 4’s, 2 x 6’s)

Bowling:  1 overs 0/2

CL Jones at Twenty20=40 Big Bash

Slideshow highlights of CL Jones at Marcus Curnow’s Twenty20=40 Big Birthday Bash.

Cricket Willow, Shepherds Flat, Victoria, September 10-11, 2011.

Photos: Ben Liney, Rohit Khanna

The Stats:

Player: CL Jones

Nickname:  Banksy

Song: Why Can’t We Be Friends (based on its use by Homer Simpson as a ring entry anthem at a boxing contest)

Saturday Game 1:

Batting: 9

Bowling:  1 overs, ?/4

Saturday Game 2: 

Batting: 1

Bowling: 4 overs, 1/34 D.Nguyen c. ME Curnow b. CL Jones for 6

Sunday Game 1: 

Batting: 3 no.

Bowling:  2 overs ?/11

Sunday Game 2:

Batting: 1 no.

Bowling:  unrecorded


JP Fagg at Twenty20=40 Big Bash

Slideshow highlights of JP Fagg at Marcus Curnow’s Twenty20=40 Big Birthday Bash.

Cricket Willow, Shepherds Flat, Victoria, September 11, 2011.

Photos: Ben Liney, Rohit Khanna

The Stats:

Player: JP Fagg

Nickname:  JF

Song: Brandy by Looking Glass

Game 1: 

Batting: 12 no

Bowling: 4 overs, 4 for 8

Game 2: 

Batting: JP Fagg c. AA Narula b. ME Curnow 11

Bowling:  Fast!…Made the birthday boy ME Curnow look pretty silly with some cranked up chin music!

The Stories:

Custard to Yewbeaut:  “As captain you should really think about who we let Jono bowl too!”

Yewbeaut: “He’s coming on NOW, bowling at YOU!”

Grizzly:  “Do you want a helmet?”

Custard: “F%*# off! It’s my birthday, it’s not a charity”

JF: (post first delivery bouncer)  “Happy Birthday Marcus!”

Custard ” Errr… can somebody grab me a thigh pad!”