We had the finals of both the Junior and Senior cricket associations on over the weekend.
It proved very hard work. for some unfathomable reason council suddenly got anal about having cricket played on the grounds one week before football starts,
We did say it did not matter if grounds were marked out for football or even posts inserted into the ground however it seemed Councils seemed to simply want no play at all of cricket in the last week of March despite this occurring for both Junior and Senior Cricket last season and nothing whatso ever occurring.
Also given the wet weather I was phoning up Umpires on Saturday night informing them of one-day matches for finals in some age bracket as well as change of venues!
for the first time in its history we had fully qualified umpires for all our semi-final matches .These matches were unfortunately washed out.
The NDCA and the NCU ( A turf competition where 6 teams from the NDCA and 6 teams from the NSCA battle out in two competitions) went through tough circumstances but came out better for it. Just have to wait until mid-September now!
I should have added the best batsman for the club I was associated with was told by Gladesville Spirit the football club he plays with that his cricket team was playing in the final. He was told if he played he would be benched for the whole season, Lovely club!