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Postby Richo_37 » Wed Mar 27, 2024 10:36 am

Whatsfordinner wrote:When will Salisbury West be stopped?
Surely there’s a club out there that can put a team together to get it done!

Maybe one day cricket will be the equaliser in the next couple of seasons
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Postby Lightning McQueen » Wed Mar 27, 2024 9:49 pm

Observer55 wrote:
Whatsfordinner wrote:When will Salisbury West be stopped?
Surely there’s a club out there that can put a team together to get it done!

Their run will come to an end eventually, the McIntyres will age. Their 16's had some success this year so maybe a few more reasonable cricketers coming through the ranks, although junior success doesn't always translate to senior success. Doesn't help when blokes keep flocking there from other clubs chasing success, Cant beat them - Join them!

Westies are so strong continually because they have always blooded youth into their A's from a young age, the only ring in from their premiership team was Tulloch, it's not as though players go flocking there for a flag, they've built success.

Virginia blew the perfect opportunity to knock them off, they were beaten by a smarter Angle Vale performance. Angle Vale bowled 46 overs by tea, it sneaks up on the batting side who usually play cautious til the tea break then push the rate along with wickets in the shed, going out for two 12 over stints opposed to two 17 over ones changes the mindset. This caused Virginia to bat too slow, generally Shaun Lay can get away with striking around 40 off 100 as he then accelerates, they usually have batters around him srtike at 70 to 80, they collectively managed 76 off 254 balls between 3 batters, it made it hard to reach 200 from there.

Having said that, 174 was still very defendable, Ash Fry batted brilliantly and Virginia should've clogged up his main scoring avenues, James Kelly played his role perfectly despite almost sending me to sleep, AV played smarter cricket and it got them to the big dance.

As long as there is two day cricket Salisbury West will always be right up there, they use the season to audition players for the finals and then step up a level once they get there. When you have up to 7 players with match-winning capabilities you're always going to be strong, all of their premiership XI will still be playing in 10 years time, the only change might be if Justin finally gives turf a crack, he's big [art of the cricket culture out there so I think that ship has sailed.

Opposing clubs may hate them but you have to admire them, they simply peak at the right time of year and win flags.
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Postby whufc » Thu Mar 28, 2024 9:42 am

Bang on LM

And full credit to the players who are willing to take on ‘lesser roles’ for the betterment of the team, which you wouldn’t see everywhere

In particular blokes like Trav and Jamie Mc willing to bat at 8 or 9, they could walk into any other club and bat top 6. Instead their happy to play their role which is handy enough in it owns right but also allows young blokes like Cooper McInnes to bat too 6 and develop.

No disrespect to say Virginia but they still have the old boys batting 1,2,3 whilst a younger one with talent bats down at 7.
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Postby BenchedEagle » Thu Mar 28, 2024 9:54 pm

Agree with both comments above. They are a professional Cricket setup, take their junior development seriously and their As just know how to get it done when it counts.

Love em or hate em you have to respect them.
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Postby Observer55 » Wed May 29, 2024 1:41 pm

Vale Mick Lewis, PDCA committee member and all round great human.

Pulled from the Dublin Cricket Club Facebook page;

(…)Mick was everyone's friend, always talked to everyone that came through the club, funny bloke that made people laugh. He would always try to be involved in conversations on various topics, did not matter what it was he was interested, Adults, kids or animals every and anyone didn't matter he would listen.
He was part of our club, committee, an advocate for our Women's Team and overall supporter of our club. He attended almost all the women's games and was present at our club on a regular basis.
He would make the effort to go out of his way to do things for the teams and club, he organised t-shirts, putting money on the bar for the boys to have few drinks, Made curries when we had footy nights. If you asked him to open club for tradies/events he would just do it.
Was known to many not just at Cricket club , Thompson beach and progress association, Mallala RSL and he also joined the PDCA committee last year. That in itself showed you he was there to help our community progress further.

Our thoughts and condolences are with Mick's Family and Friends.
RIP Mick, you will be missed.
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