STEVE Ryan, Nick Cooper and Scott Larson have done an outstanding job over the last two weeks running the Western NSW cricket carnivals around the city.
We tip our hats to the hard-working trio.
But both Ryan’s and Cooper’s involvement on the field last weekend caught the eye of Cricki Leaks.
On Orange’s hottest January day since records were taken, Ryan pulled up a chair in the 37 degree heat to watch Cavaliers’ first grade outfit, a side consisting of in-form son James, field against CYMS at Country Club Oval.
He did that for all of three overs.
Cavs young bowler Charlie Foran left the field with a back problem and Ryan went on as the side’s sub for the remaining 79 overs.
Cricki Leaks wasn’t surprised to hear the ball followed Ryan everywhere.
So much so, after taking the catch for the final wicket of the innings, Ryan senior laid motionless in the Country Club outfield for some time while grateful team-members rushed to his aid.
Cricki Leaks is tipping Ryan copped plenty after the big day fielding.
Probably not quite as much as Cooper copped though.
Cooper, batting at number 11 while playing for Orange City, retired hurt in a Centenary Cup match after receiving a nasty delivery from a 12-year-old at Anzac Park last Saturday.
We’re reliably informed the bruise to Cooper’s Chaminda Vaas recovered in time for him to continue in his role as carnival conveyor.
Well done boys, enjoy the break.
THE picture of CYMS president Pete Snowden online during the week caused a string of comments on the club’s Facebook page.
Some questioned the inflamed appearance of Snowy’s melon after bowling 10 overs while the man himself wrote: “I look like a sioux warrior with an inflamed haemorrhoid.”
We here at Cricki Leaks think Snowden resembled Willy Wonka’s Violet Beauregarde.
You be the judge.
THIS weekend sees sides continue with the second day of scheduled two-day clashes.
Some rain is predicted for tomorrow, however, with a number of matches on synthetic wickets not a lot of play is set to be affected by the first rain of 2013.
Centrals hit 53 in the first three overs against Tahs last weekend and will continue in an aggressive frame of mind, batting at 6-155 tomorrow.
Get down to Waratahs Sportsground to see if they can continue the big hitting tomorrow.