Hello Muppet lovers, hope you are all well. You should be all nicely relaxed after your Sunday rest day from the Saturday shenanigans agains Furwood. I won’t go into it too much, but suffice to say that the Sky Muppets were the only senior side who didn’t capitulate and lose our match on the weekend. The fact we only got in 8 overs before the weather ruined the pitch is inconsequential. Completely irrelevant. However, we were around long enough to hear the Great Punjabi regale his ‘Long Indian Kransky’ story and show us how, at 12:25pm, he was receiving text messages from a supposed female wishing he was in bed with her naked. Utterly disgusting chain of events that had even the worst of our assembled degenerates praying for rain.....
Be that as it may, I notice that Xavier Tras comfortably top scored in first grade, 2nd top scored in second grade, 2nd top scored in third grade and 2nd top scored in 4th grade!!! Good day out for Xavier. Can we select him in 5th grade? So not a good day for Lance, not at all. Our old sparring partners in Furwood will be chortling in their cup-a-soups. Not even Care-Flight could save us this weekend.........BTW – anyone notice Blommy signalling a six to the scorers after the aircraft landed, Pirenu dismissed via Care Flight #4 and Club Dub strolling out to discipline the pilot for landing his flying stallion on Trent’s finest blade of grass? During this whole debacle it must be said that Porky not once stood down from his self appointed duties of manning the Dagwood Burner and consuming his umpteenth Carlton.
Quality end to an average weekend of cricket.
Damian ‘Battler’ Naughton
Wishing I was at 24’s on Sunday
U24s: Lane Cove 8/143 def by Mac Uni 6/144
A sunny day greeted us when we arrived at Tantallon early Sunday morning, many feeling a little worse for wear. After losing the toss, we were sent in to bat and ended up with a defendable 8/143 off 42. Rixon 17 was looking better than previous innings until he lost his head with a Phil Hughes-esque drive to point. Standing (17) also chipped in a good partnership with Dindayal (21), but it was Scarcella who provided the sidelines with some banterous entertainment with his quality dingers and ended up with 36. His innings was all the more impressive due to the 4 play interruptions throughout the innings due to rain and once due to a rescue response helicopter casually landing on the field. 5 of the boys basically skipping over to the helicopter in order to get photos and videos to post them on their facebook pages. Watch Scrivenhands change his profile picture to him in front of the helicopter. This schoolgirl like behaviour lead to all sorts of banter and heckling from the peanut gallery.
Once a few snags and tuna sandwiches were had, we went out and commenced bowling. The first batsman proved to be in a similar league to Chris Martin. This peasant batting display lead to the most amazing array of [coffee and biscuits] ever seen, amusing the umpires to some degree. Whilst some of us came up with some classic one liners, such as “They obviously don’t teach communication at Mac Uni”, Joe Scarcella decides to follow through his bowling to the end of the pitch and just say, “You’re so [not particularly good]!”, leading to a huge, “GOT HIM YES!” from ol mate Ricco Jnr at cover.
We got off to a great start having them 4-45 thanks to a great open bowling partnership of Scarcella and Standing with some steaaaaaming deliveries. However, with 3 younguns in the cordon, all they seemed to be able to talk about was Friday night’s Eminem concert and how they saw Todd Carney. Cool beans man, now lets hear a bit of banter hey.
Unfortunately after drinks, we got a little bit quieter and let two new batsmen Hesa Hasbeen and Heene Everwas, who were playing and missing all over the show, get their eye in and put on 80 for the 5th wicket and the damage was done. Cudos go out to Scarcella and Standing for great opening spells and Slick Rick for his smart arse ‘mankad’ warning to the non-striker.. oh and his ridiculous RTB’s, rip turn bounce at right angles. Coxy also proved dangerous both with ball and in the field making his big red presence known with 2 catches and chasing balls down all over the show.
3 – Scarcella
2 – Standing
1 – Rixon
Sorry, had to edit that one a bit. Family ratings.
Fantasy League - Wes Harpham, Damian Naughton, Gerald Cornelius and Tom Holt still lead all comers, which makes one wonder if the boys in 1s haven't got a pool going on F League. Not many omitted R.Gallichan from their side, and all those who selected D.Naughton in their side weren't expecting him to be so unashamedly useless for the first half of the season. I hope you choke on all that money, ladies.
I might update the rest of the Neddy later. Much later.