Reigning Duck Bat Winners... Earl Van Schalkwuk and Jagan Peddada
Achieving a globe is part and parcel of any cricketers career, be they mighty Ponting or mere Lloyd. Here at the Coves, a ring in the book is a badge of honour to set one on a pedestal above one's peers. The Duck Bat has long been a treasured possession of some of the finer willow-wielders at the club, while the excellent traditions of circuiting in cricket whites or even in full kit are also long-standing ceremonial delights for those enjoying tragically short stints at the crease. For those unfamiliar with the terminology or past history:
The Duck Bat
Awarded to the cricketer who achieves the greatest number of ducks during the season, currently shared between Earl and Jagan
Any incompetent who manages to score three globes on the trot must venture out on the circuit in his cricket gear. If said unfortunate happens to have three golden (or worse) globes or manages four or more in a row, he must then traverse town with pads, box, gloves, lid and bat in tow.
For future reference, trial game ducks count, but trial game runs don't, so you're on a hiding to nothing. If that isn't to your liking, don't get three ducks in a row, Luke Higgins.
And so, the following (senior member) Covies will be a tad more nervous than usual when walking out to the middle of the park:
The Duck Bat
J.Camarsh, L.Higgins, B.Richardson
C.Bezer, A.Dodds, S.Dunn, JD.Harpham, P.Spruce.
S.Campbell, M.Dean, J.Dempsey, C.Fogarty, C.Frankish, JN.Harpham, R.Higgins, S.Myers, N.Papastamatis, L.Putnam-Gray, P.Thakur, J.Sharp, T.Willoughby.
P.Backhouse, P.Brett, S.Carnaffan, S.Cox, I.Davidson, C.Granger, L.Handford, A.Harley, A.Knapp, P.Mallyon, C.McKay, M.Potts, S.Rowe, J.Scarcella,
I.Skinner, A.Southcott, M.Stone, G. Sundstrom, O.Tatham, P.Tompsett, J. Twomey, J.Warn, D.Wiffin, M.Willmott, S.Willoughby.
C.Camarsh, I.Davidson, T.Willoughby.
M.Barry, P.Brett, C.Granger, JD.Harpham, JN.Harpham, R.Higgins, T.Holt, S.Karim, A.Maxwell, S.Rowe, B.Scott, B.Tompsett, J.Verco, J.Warn.
G.Boyle, M.Dean, S.Dunn, C.Frankish, L.Higgins, M.Holmes, S.Hunter, R.Huxley, M.Mackenzie, I.Minhas, T.Naughton, T.O'Malley-Jones, S.Myers,
C.Preston, B.Richardson, S.Rickard, N.Sharples, M.Stone, P.Tompsett.
J.Bates, C.Bezer, S.Campbell, S.Cox, A.Dodds, S Flynn, L.Gray, T.Holt, J.Lloyd, A.Malik, D.Naughton, N.Papastamatis, J.Paske, S.Reddy,
C.Robertson, G.Scott, M.Smith, G.Squadrito, O.Tatham, M.Wamsteeker, L.White.
P.Backhouse, S.Dunn, JN.Harpham, J.Hinton, S.Karim, B.Scott, B.Tompsett.
K.Clarke, S.Flynn, P.Gardner, S.Hunter, A.Krishnaswamy, P.Langtry, L.Miletic, D.Nagy-Horty, B.Richardson, R.Skinner, D.Taylor, T.Willoughby.
J.Bates, G.Boyle, P.Brett, C.Camarsh, I.Davidson, A.Dodds, B.Fillingham, O.Fisher, S.Forbes, C.Granger, JD.Harpham, A.Harris, L.Higgins, M.Holmes, D.Kendrick,
J.Lloyd, A.Maxwell, A.Megarrity, S.Myers, C.Robertson, M.Stone, G.Sundstrom, C.Whitney, S.Willoughby.