by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
The Rock-itt : January 2012
spirited effort from Josh Wigney at the end. The following day at Manly Oval only two balls were bowled by Josh Wigney (one of which was legal) before the heavens opened and frantic work on the square with covers and supersoppas was needed to get the ground fit for play; by 130pm the umpires consulted with the curator and agreed that no play could be possible by 239pm, the cut off time for a 30 over a side match, and the m atch was abandoned as a draw and Bankstown and their army of supporters were obliged to head back WEST. Let us hope for more fortune in 2012 with this young squad. Warringah’s own version of a youthful side, the Under 24’s known as the Frank Gray Shield after the man who dreamed up the idea of starting Warringah Shires Cricket Club, is still under the leadership of Timmy Bourke and is still unbeaten this summer in a remarkably resilient way. The way players come to perform under Bourkey is amazing and the spirit which is clearly within this team is testament to the way he plays his cricket. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for them as a new year opens; everyone wants to see “Frankie” brought back home to Frank Gray Oval again. The Shires Club continues to do well under new leadership this year and with the Pathway programme working well although not without its hurdles. One of the biggest hurdles is the availability of players throughout the district on a week by week, m onth by month basis. This is probably a cultural thing but players and parents need to recognise that a commitment to a cricket club in summer is just that; a commitment to play every game throughout the summer if fit. Summer holidays are a challenge for families when it is the only time they can go away and enjoy a family break, but the headaches these decisions bring to the organisers can only be seen to be believed. This applies to both the Grade and Shires Clubs Despite that our expectation is that all Grades will be challenging for finals come March, even the Tim Creer Cup sides who suffer the most from irregulars availability which often means the introduction of old codgers to fill the vacancies. Father and son cricket ensues! Happy Christmas and a wonderful, successful New Year. Hope Santa brings new bats and pads for those who need them!