Its now about 2pm, I have finally surfaced. the boys WON the final Yesterday and being 16 years old and with Parental permission granted they had a few sherbets yesterday . well last night as well really. but we had them at a parents house under supervision. Nobody smashed themselves and they had a wicked time as a team. Now we have dropped them all down at the local pool ( as a team again) and they are just soaking up the whole win and team thing which i must say I am really please with.
The top side yesterday we played, had never batted first, so we put them in to bat. We bowled them out for 180 off just short of their 45 over allocation. we did however drop 4 catched, and they were at one stage 4 for 50 odd. But the boys kept at them.
Our lads batted, and did they bat well, we made the 180 off of only 35 over and for the loss of just 4 wickets, got some great shots and taking them to the ground and home as a team in the bus was a BLAST.
Couple of bones however. The ground that was selected by the association was FUCKED. Thats putting it mildly too. No creases marked out, no stumps and bails supplied, no toilets for the ladies unless they waled about 800,meters, no change rooms for the players they ground was crap in terms of surface, dangerous in some ares on the boundary line, undulating all over the place and BOTH teams coaches were going to tear the throat out of any VMC* arsehole who happened to appear.
Guess what, the President who specifically selected the ground did not front to present the trophy or winners medallions to the kids.
Whats one of my tasks this afternoon. Well it will be to compile a suitable acid and invective laden sheet of prose and forward such to the VMC*. Basically in havock speak, tear these fuckers a new arsehole. they deserve it, and the kids deserved a better ground for a Representative level cricket grand final.
The losers, well lets say, they were not happy, I think they arrived with a walkover in mind and their STAR batter was Caught and Bowled for 0, thats a DUCK, he walked off the field crying. Its cricket, Under 16’s and rep level. you need a little more toughness than that. But they were a fair side, SNOBBY, but that makes the win just that much sweeter I reckon.