South Road Cricket Club

South Road Cricket Club

Round 8 President’s Report

The sun has come up again, and we have 2 wins for this round. The A’s and C’s were big winners, the B’s lost outright and the D’s went down. Scores to follow, A grade defeated Morphetville Park 1’st innings 165 and 8/190 we declared at 2/172, best with ball Darren (Barny) Williams 5/45, best with bat Leigh Von Duve 84 no, Shaun Krutli 59 no, well done to Leigh his highest score for the club. B grade 42 and 95 lost to Mitchell Park 191. C Grade defeated North Haven, we made 9/188 North Haven 166 best with bat Luke Woolman 33 best with ball Greg Anderson 3/27, Dawood Choudhry 3/28. D grade lost to North Haven.

At the moment the C grade have moved back into the four and are on 34 points 4 points clear of the 5th side, over the next 3 rounds the C’s play sides below them on the premiership table one of those teams is the side in 5th place so they need to win all remaining games to keep their place in the top four and play finals. If you are playing in the C’s make sure you get to training every practice night to give yourself the best chance of being selected and continuing to win games. As a club get around Luke and the C grade to support and encourage them for their remaining matches leading up to the finals.

The current form of the A grade side is encouraging after a narrow loss last game and a good win this round, it would be great to see the A grade B’s and D’s win or play competitively for the remaining three matches, to do this you need to attend practice at least once a week to continue to work on and improve your skills as a batter, bowler or fielding. It is no surprise that guys who regularly attend training usually do the best in games, one who comes to mind is “Barn” rarely misses training how many 5 wicket hauls has he had this season? At least 3. No matter what your talent level is you can always improve and upgrade your skills by regular training, attending practice. I have always been a big believer in the way you play is the way you train.

I am amazed by the number of players at our club who are aged 40+ it is a testament to your love of the game and the esteem you hold our club that you continue to front up each week for practice and games. You pass on your knowledge and experience willingly to younger players and are a invaluable asset to our Captains (some are Captains) seeking advice on Saturdays re field placements and bowling changes. It would be unfair to name you all in case I missed some one, the club and myself recognise and thank you for your continuing efforts.

Another plug about match fees if you have outstanding money owing to the club please get it paid see your Captain or Treasurer Barn, if any our sides make the finals you will be ineligible for selection unless any outstanding fees are paid, so don’t miss the finals pay your fees.

As the season draws to a close, we need to look towards the future our AGM will be held soon after the season ends. This is where the clubs office bearers are elected for the next season. If you are interested in the future of our club please think about joining the administrative team all positions will become vacant. Well administered club are always successful clubs I encourage all members to give it some thought and if you are interested please talk to any of our present committee or myself.

That’s enough from me, go Roadhouse for the remaining 3 games.

Regards, Steve Mitchell