In a remarkable turn of events, following a mid-week NSCA hearing surrounding player eligibility, Cammeray progressed through to the Grand Final. So packed bags were retrieved, whites that were at the bottom of the to-be-washed this weekend pile were dug out, and thoughts of winter were put on hold for one more weekend. Standing in their way of an unlikely premiership, was West Pymble. The premiership favourite who had dropped only one game all season, that to Cammeray. Continue reading “Stop the Presses – B Grade into GF (before losing it)”
The Semi final against Northbridge was always going to be a closely fought encounter. Having the previous game end abruptly, with lightning, light and rain preventing Northbridge from capturing the last 2 wickets required for victory, to play this semi final against the same opposition, a week later to determine who would ultimately go through to the Grand Final, was a great match up. Continue reading “B Grade Semi Final Report”
The B’s resumed after the xmas break with a good win – after being at one stage 2-9, a 164 partnership between Wade and NJ steered Cammeray towards a respectable target of 323. West Pymble will have to bat well to chase those runs down. A few of their batters got starts, but none were able to build a significant partnership with Bundy and Raj taking 3 wickets each, to see WP all out for 155.
Have a great Christmas and enjoy the break. Also, just a reminder that it is 3 weeks off this year so no training on Wednesdays until the 8th Jan with the first game back on 11th.
At the halfway point of the season things are looking pretty rosy with all 4 teams in the top 4 of their competitions AND The Ashes Urn back where it belongs. Some of the highlights so far: Continue reading “Midseason Break and Highlights”
It was another sucussful weekend/round for the Club with all 4 teams posting victory!
First innings points were put in the bag last week the boys rolling KCCC for 77 and then posting 111 themselves, and then getting KCCC 4/64 at stumps. Some notable performances with bat and ball. Rain robbed the A grade boys of a potential outright!
With the support of a few of the A grade lads watching over them, the B grade boys managed to get all 10 wickets of North Leagues before the rain came on to strong. A combination of good performances by all allowed the B grade boys grab the 6. Do it all Steve Si again with some great bowling capturing a few wickets! B grade nicely positioned in the 4 now.
Another solid performance by the B1 boys saw them notch up another win and sit high on the table 6 games in. solid peromances with the bat allowed the bowlers to attack and clean up the opposition in what was a crushing win. Some very solid perfomances and has Tim Page sitting at the top of the B1 aggregete for runs scored!
Sitting comfortab;y at the top of the table are these gents, with another win to their name. A wonderful unbroken opening partnership was all it took to chase down the 133 required. These boys are looking real good. Keep it uP!!
Great performances all round gents. keep up the good work!
Steve Si – Record Breaker!
During this round, Steve Si became the Clubs leading run scorer of all time, surpassing the long standing record held by Mick Notley. A fantastic effort Steve and really well deserved. May many more runs keep comign you way!
The Club will be having it Trivia Night Sat 7th December after the days cricket at the Bridgeview Hotel. We encourage all to attend and enjoy a fun filled night!
In recent Cammeray news, Steve Si broke Mick Notley’s long standing club record on Saturday for the most runs ever for Cammeray. Steve now has 5579 runs overtaking Mick’s 5572.
After Steve’s barnstorming 159 against the Pymble Pigs the week before, Steve’s 62 popped him over to the top of the rankings in the All-time Cammeray Batting Fray, and also the Shortest Surname in Cammeray History.
Si’s B’s will be trying to pull something special out of their A’s on Sat as they have set the Bears 288. Wade Ridley and Andrew Pelgrave also brought up half-tons.
A Grade is in the middle of an amazing match against Kirribilli where Phil Cook took 4-50 off 9 and Kane Stavens took 6-25 off 9.1 overs to smash the opposition.
Kane has now destroyed the stats on the beautiful artwork^ given to him last season. The Stats, they say, are fully farrrked!
Mike Smith (44) and Andy Herbert-Read (26) assured the A’s of the first 6 points in a low scoring match, but the 10 points are still up for grabs week 2 at Koola Park, after 24 wickets fell on Day 1.
B1 day bounced back from a damaging collapse the previous week to record their 3rd win of the season against everyone’s favourite good-bloke one team club The Dreggs.
Pagey’s brother Tim Page, Alleged Queenslander Mal Dorward and Ball-shine specialist Alec Draffin chipped in with half-centuries (Big Mal’s 3rd on the trot) as the B1 blokes dominated.
Alec Draffin showed his desperate need for bowling practice on a Wednesday by taking his 16th wicket for the season – amazing stuff! New man-about-club Lachlan Payne took 5/35 of his 7. Top effort that!
D grade had the week off and worked on its tan, did some chores around the house and generally kept the wife happy via the excellent bye.
The D’s will be looking to keep their unbeaten run going this week at Tunks 4- ‘the People’s Tunks’.
Well, round 1 of the competition kicked off this weekend. On a hot Saturday, the B1 boys barely raised a sweat, yet managed to pick up maximum points courtesy of a forfeit by NSLCC due to a wedding. No doubt the boys would have enjoyed getting out on the field rather than a forfeit, but they should be well rested for their game next weekend vs Killara Bingles at Primula Oval.
A good win by all accounts by the D1 boys, knocking over NS quickly, resulting in an early post match wrap at the Bridgey on Saturday. 2 out of 2 wins for Cammers in the short form game.
Unfortunately the two day brigade didn’t have it their way. The A grade side playing against new oppositions in Rydalmere, on a completely foreign pitch struggled and were bundled out for 120 off 44 overs. Rydalmere then past that total in the remaining overs off the game, albeit for the loss of 7 wickets to put their score at 151. Should be a good 2nd day should the last 3 wickets fall quickly next week.
The B’s had a tough day up against the West Pymble Chaps, who enjoyed batting back on astro turf after a couple season on turf. On a hot and fast running Lofberg Oval, the Chaps started off steadily with a century opening partnership, and just kept on going, with the skipper Brady pounding the ball as he reached 100, then 150 mark. In the end, after 72 overs, WP scored well over 400 runs, as the Cammeray attack ran out of puff. A massive effort required by the B grade to reign this back. Good luck with that.
So a mixed result in the first week, but everything to play for in the second week, with the D1’s keen to make it back to back, B1 to look at getting on the pitch and coming back victors, A’s looking to take victory in the 2nd innings, and B’s to bat the innings of their lives to haul this back. Plans are a afoot to hold a BBQ after the match on Saturday for players, partners and kids so please do make the time to drop in after the game, find out the results of the other game, and enjoy a snag or two, to go with the refreshments.
The 2013-14 season is creeping ever closer. The first round has been set down for Saturday October 12.
In preparation Cammeray C.C. pre-season training will be held on Saturdays, throughout September and the October long weekend, between 1pm-3pm at North Sydney Boys High nets.
There is plenty of parking available in the car park off Falcon Street.
N.B. the high school is a voting station, so on Sept 7 why not kill three birds with one stone and grab a sausage, vote and then roll the arm over?
Everyone is welcome. New players please click the ’join now’ button to the right or feel free to simply roll up and introduce yourselves.
*** First Preseason Training Sat 7th Sept. 1-3pm North Sydney Boy’s High Nets on Falcon St.***