Looks to be a strong team with players picked in positions they played throughout the season.
In total 3459 runs, 130 wickets, 62 catches, 16 run outs and 3 stumpings.
Average age in this team is 23.3 with 7 players playing in the 2nd XI premiership!
Here is the team:
Stuckey: Was given the opportunity to open the batting this season in the 2ís and
made it count plundering 418 runs at an average of 32.15, including four 50ís
which secured him a 1st XI debut in the last game of the season. Contributed
26 in the Semi Final and was a tad unlucky to be dismissed in the Grand FinalÖ..
Another impressive year by the pencil moustache and hopefully he is able to
convert those 50ís into big match winning 100ís in 18/19.
Potts: The 3ís skipper had a ripper year with 431 @33.15 that which included two
50ís and a high score of 76. Also included the Division 4 batting award which
he loves! He also won the most dot balls faced award! (We can only assume) Letís
see if the Pott can get that one day player of the year award which he so
Jongen: Announced as the 3ís Vice-Captain at the start of the season but never
ended up playing there as he was selected in the 2ís from round 1 where his pre-Christmas
form was very crisp hitting two 50ís. After the break Gez struggled for his
best form due to running himself out twice but finished the year of brilliantly
with a season high 70 not out in the GF to get the 2ís over the line.
Butcher (c): In what was his last season as 1ís captain, Butch almost carried
the team batting line up with some skippers knocks throughout the season. The
standout being 143* chasing 299 against Johnson Park. His 463 runs @52 also
including two 50ís which will surely see his odds of taking home club champion shorten.
Wylde (wk): Struggled early on in the season, still trying to recover from a
broken leg his sustained in the footy season. Finally Ďfound his feetí with a
70 in the 3ís and then backing that up with 132* the following week in one of
the best performances for the season. In his promotion to the 2ís he
contributed each week with a few 30ís and a 50 to help get the 6 points each
week. His return of firstname.lastname@example.org is a decent effort with only one leg! Kept
brilliantly also, improving every game which saw him mitt 8 catches in the
Morrison: A standout season from the 17 year old son of a club gun! Hit his
first ever ton smashing an incredible 183 not out in the 3ís before getting the
promotion to the 2ís. Hit a massive 570 runs which included another ton this
time in the 2ís. Whacked 2 more 50ís and a very mature 49 not out in the Semi
Final. One of the most improved players at the club which is no surprise with
all the effort he puts in during the season.
Wylde: The man who never rocked up on time unless his juniors were at the same
ground, and even then, he wasnít ready for the warm up! Nevertheless 401 runs
@40.10 suggests Dyl had a rather decent season with a highest score of 107* and
then an almost match winning 87 the following week. Although the thing he is
most happy with is getting a catch in the 2ís Grand Final which was his only
statistic in the finals as he wasnít required with the bat both games. Played
a very important role coming in which usually not many overs to go but always
got on with it. Handy in the field also saving thousands of runs!
Gregory: Another 2ís player in the TOTY. The Mexican had a brilliant all-round
year scoring 244 runs with a high score of 78 and 24 wickets which included a
6fa and a Michelle 5fa in the Grand Final. Very consistent all season with the
ball continually bowling marathon spells in the searing heat. A member of the
team of the week on numerous occasions and is a Rhys Marget Medal favourite, or
so he keeps telling us.
Metherell: Back from a stint on turf Crystal was ultra-consistent in the 1ís from
round one taking 3 wickets in each of his first three games. A tad unlucky not
to make the league team of the year being amongst the top 5 wicket takers for
the season but will be super excited to be placed in this elite list. Took 24
wickets @18 and six times took 3 wickets or more in a game. Enjoyed running
himself out with the stick when not taking poles.
Adcock: A cricket lover of the highest order Nixon can never get enough. Took
20 wickets @20 in the 3ís despite the fact he forgot how to spin the ball halfway
through the season. A career best 5/34 in round 5 against Monbulk his best
performance. Led the way for the 3ís with the pill and will be looking to push
up the grades next season with a monster pre season!
Withers: Ahh Drew. The standout bowler at the club this season compiling 33
wickets @bugger all. The new ball king swung the ball like a wizard all season
taking early wickets in all games (except the Grand Final) to get the team off
to a flyer. Not a bad effort from a man who only has one spell in him! Two bags
of 5 for the season and ten times taking multiple wickets in an innings.
Rightly number eleven in the order after 6 runs for the season.
Took on the role as skipper of the 4ís this season and led from the front with
the ball taking 24 wickets to be the leading wicket taking in Division 6. No
really big hauls as we have become accustomed to from the Crookie Monster but a
very consistent season narrowly missing out on selection in the starting 11
(along with around 10 others!)