EVER wonder how Jason Gillespie felt after scoring an unbeaten double hundred in a Test match only to be dropped for the next game?
Give Gerard Hannelly a ring.
The veteran all-rounder dug CYMS out of a second grade hole last weekend when he scored 75 not out in a ninth-wicket stand of 152 alongside young gun Nick Moran to chase down City Warriors’ total of 253 and earn the green and golds valuable first innings points.
When Hannelly strode out to the crease, CYMS were 7-116 chasing the target.
But, despite the match-winning dig alongside Moran which maintained CYMS’ place in the ODCA second grade top three, Hannelly has been dropped for this weekend’s match against Metro Force.
The club is trying to spruik the change as its own rotation policy, citing the success of similar model adopted by the national cricket side, but Cricki Leaks won’t have a bar of that.
Hannelly resorted to Facebook to vent his frustration - a move Cricki Leaks doesn’t endorse given another story in today’s publication - throwing up the line: “I knew it, get runs then get the flick. Now I know how Jason Gillespie feels.”
All in jest, of course, but we feel Hannelly can’t quite feel as hard done by as his mate Dizzy Gillespie, given Jason hit 201 not out and got the flick.
Just when he thought it couldn’t get any better than Diz, right Gerard?
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As one of cricket’s greatest hackers, Cricki Leaks was outraged at Ed Morrish’s comments about second grade being full of batsmen with terrible techniques who swing at everything and show little to no guise for which end of the bat is which.
Now, now, if you want a crack at first grade with Orange City it’s us hackers you have to get out.
Love us, don’t loath us Ned.
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If you’re looking for some entertainment Cricki Leaks recommends heading out to Wade Park tonight.
Just about all of Ned’s favourite hackers will be on show for GMT against Orange City.
Cricki Leaks boldly predicts an avalanche of sixes and hereby warns spectators not to park their cars anywhere near the boundary.