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The Rock-itt : April 2010
MEN'S CRICKET ON THE NORTHERN BEACHES March is traditionally FINALS time and this season is no different except both manly and Warringah Cricket Clubs find themselves in great positions in several grades. At the time of writing there si only one side guaranteed of finals cricket at Manly and that is 3rd Grade under Craig "Genie" Little. It is a side with a lot of talent and a few older head to help the younger ones through. We hope that in next months Rock Itt we can bring some even better news from the Northern Beaches. On 26th February in balmy conditions Manly Oval played host to a Celebrity Twenty20 match sponsored by Manly Council to celebrate the installation of a new picket fence and significantly stronger lights. It was well attended and thoroughly enjoyed by all expect a poor young girl who was hit by a ball which went for six. We hope she is okay. CRICKETING VISITORS TO THE NORTHERN BEACHES In a change of mood the District was fortunate to host a Touring side from Kerala in India's South Western corner. As Twenty20 Cricket has captured the cricketing faithful in India, so has it inspired a number of games in Australia and these veterans of cricket from the beautiful southern province of the subcontinent are no different. So on Sunday 28th February in warm conditions Manly Warringah District Cricket Club welcomed the KERALA VETERANS CRICKET ASSOCIATION (KVCA) for a match for a Trophy, kindly donated by the Board of Control for Veterans Cricket in India (BVCI) represented by Mr L Malik. The Manly Side captained by Club Coach David Gainsford posted a competitive score of 169 off 20 overs and KVCA could only manage 62 for 6 off 13 overs before heavy rain and a thunderstorm forced play to cease. Manly were honoured to receive this fine trophy (shown here with (L to R) David Gainsford, Chandrasenan Nair, JK Mahendra and L. Malik). Despite the poor weather and their defeat our visitors were delighted with the venue and the hospitality shown by the Manly Cricket Club and presentations and speeches encouraging the spirit of cricket and friendship amongst cricketers went on well into the night. Perhaps in the future, a Manly side will tour Kerala Province, reputed to be one of the world's top 10 destinations. Some of us certainly want to find out at first hand and even play some cricket there. Manly hosted a side from Dubai's United Arab Emirates (UAE) Cricket Academy at Mike Pawley Oval on Monday 1st March following an overnight storm which flooded LM Grahams Reserve which was where the game was scheduled to be played. Manly and Kerala teams line up before the match commences Captain David Gainsford received the BVCI Trophy from JK Mahendra, L Malik, and Chandrasenan Nair at Manly's Pavilion