|Several 1st XI players have allegedly been involved in an upskiting incident at the clubrooms on Saturday night.
The players involved have been reprimanded for their terrible choice of outfits, and for not shaving their legs beforehand. It was all part of the player revue, which was postponed at the last minute, but the 1's players decided that they wanted to wear their frocks anyway. Well done girls, in the photo is Sampath, Youngy, Rhys, Boof, Wilba, Grass & Nav.
The 1sts had a good win over Knox on the weekend. Batting first the boys posted an unconvincing total of 130 after being bowled out int he 43rd over. Nav stepped up to the plate this week and posted 38 in the middle order to give something for the bowlers to bowl at. Wilba ended his month long love affair with the bat scoring a
, perhaps too worried about the sweating making his mascara run. The bowlers then went about doing the job, Wilba taking 2/13, Youngy 2/21 but the standout bowler was Butch, who took 5* for 26 from his 9 overs, Nav took 4 catches from 1st slip too. The boys dismissed Knox for 90 and remain top of the pops at Chrissy.
The 2nds won the toss and batted at Knox Gardens reserve and were off to a slow start against Belgrave, but at drinks with no wickets down the openers were able to put the foot down and began to score at will, Simon Taylor 52 and Jeremy Mackinnon 78 put on 91 for the 1st wicket and the onslaught continued when Mark Dalton stode to the crease for his first game back in the 2's. Chopsy scored 56 before buying a house during the tea break. The twos had a bit of a collapse in the last over, but posted 6/226. Cystal Meth fought hard for his wickets 2/23, Jongers took 3/28 and Porno finished the tail with 3/10 from 2.3 overs, bowling out Belgrave for 168.
The Ash Thompson show resumed in the 3's, top scoring with 54 in their total of 6/203. Daine Vernon surprised with the bat knocking up 37, Warren Comerford showed some form with 19 not out, Luke Perryman has showed good consistency at the top of the batting order with 23 again this week. Ryan Lepore has had a great couple of games with runs & wickets, this time 4/26 against a hapless Rowville. Rhys Thomas also took 2/27 and dismissing Rowville for 131. The 3's are rebuilding their season with a quality side and should play finals once again.
The 4ths kept their finals hope alive aswell with a good win over Lysterfield. Peter Webb batted really well for 78, it's his 3rd 50 in a row (Thanks for the stats Webby) and MUST be pushing for selection in the 3's!! Gav Harding hit 32 and Rob Howes hit 28 (There you go Rob). The boys hit 7/216 from their 45 overs. Gav Harding also cleaned up in the bowling department, 4/20 from his 9 overs, a brilliant 3/37 from Jack Milne and 2/14 from Drew Withers saw the team bowl out Lysterfield for just 126.
The 5ths played against top side SE Wanderers. Mark Hancock won the toss and elected to bat on a dry deck at Llewellyn. Barry Wild 37* has taken his seasons total to 149 runs, more than 50 runs ahead of Wilba but still needs that illusive 50. Ash Black has also found some form with 25, the young fella had a rough patch with 3 consecutive ducks, but now has hit 24, 15 and 25 in his last 3 digs and is clawing his way up the dream team ladder. The guys posted 8/122 from the 40. The Wanderers didn't have it all their way with the bat, Anthony Howes took 3/20 and Scott David 2/28 and we claimed 6 of their wickets before they passed the total, so well done for being so competitive, but you did cost us a free keg at the club Saturday night.
In the dream team competition Rhys Thomas picked the best combination this week, he picked up 612 points, whilst Rhys Marget's team is doing enough to maintain a comfortable lead over Wilba. Simon Taylor was happy with himself on Saturday night, his 52 + 1 catch scored him 72 points, but Ash Thompson managed to stretch his lead with 74 points.
Rhys Thomas's Team:
Thompson, Ashley (C)
If you didn't pick up an issue of "The Spectator" at the club over the weekend, a free version will be available on the website at some stage later today. It's not that difficult to read, so give it a go.
During the school holidays there will be plenty of Junior carnival action going on down at the club, so if you can drop in and show your support to both the FTGDCA players and especially our young fellas. I'll post the dates in the new year, or have a look on the FTGDCA website. Also make sure you plan ahead for the HUGE Hawthorn day at the club on 9th Jan beginning at 8:30am, if your going to drive down, then get there early or else you might be parking in Scoresby.
That's it from me until after xmas, all the very best to everyone and take care during the break.