Thursday, March 16, 2006

Northerners win the mid-week comp Final


Patrick Brady won the toss and had no hesitation in batting first, with Gary Davies and Duncan Snell heading out to face the CCX opening bowlers, a flying start was had with 35 coming off the first 5 overs, with Gary belting a few fours and CCX being a little wayward. Gary was first go for 15 (1/37), Richo got off the mark with a boundry but was out next ball for 4 (2/42).

Duncan Snell and Danny Law put on a fine stand of 70, until Duncan was tragically runout for 24 at the bowlers end following a straight drive from Danny (3/112).

Player of the year Deano Marnell had CCX bowler Serge Moussi in his sights but was bowled for 4 (4/127), Dan Bailey came in at 6 and went at better than a run a ball to boost the score but holed out for 20 (5/158).

Grant Joyner got out for 2 when looking to push the score along (6/163) and then Danny Law was bowled on a grubber for a fine 74 (7/172), we were down to the rabbits now, Tom Carroll was next out for 9 (8/177), then Stu Browning for 1 (9/178), skipper Patrick (batting at 11) was 1 not out with C.Nott also not out on 7 to leave the final score at 9/185 off Northerners 40 overs.

CCX were never really in the hunt, losing wickets constantly throughout their innings, 1/4, 2/10, 3/31, 4/40, 5/70, 6/98, 7/100, 8/103, 9/107 and fianlly all out for 136 to leave the Northerners successful by 49 runs.

Richo 8 overs 2/14
Duncan Snell 5 overs 2/17
Marnell 7 overs 1/42
Bails 8 overs 1/25
Stu Browning 6 overs 3/24

After serving a 4 year apprenticeship in the midweek comp, the Northerners finally broke through for a flag after a heavy recruiting drive picked up some fine players from the UK in Duncan Snell (Yorkshire develpoment squad) and Danny Law (10 years of county cricket and two England A tours) plus former Australian baseballer Dean Marnell to go with a bunch of average hackers like the rest of us.

Well done Patrick.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

I'm a Google-holic

I'm currently reading the Google Story. Fascinating.
I have come to the conclusion that I am a Google-holic.
I use it at least 3 times a day. I Google everything. All I need now is a Google mug for my desk...