ON a sad note this week, the Orange District Cricket Association lost one of its best in the form of former president Bruce Casey.
Passing away on Monday night, Casey held the post of ODCA president for a decade between 1968-69 and 1977-78.
He was also the inaugural president of the Orange District Junior Cricket Association in 1970-71.
Although many currently involved in cricket would be unfamiliar with the work of one of the game’s longest serving president’s, Casey was on hand in Orange’s Centenary Year, 2011, to hand representative players their caps.
Cricketers around Orange are being encouraged to mark their respects by conducting a minute’s silence this weekend, starting with tonight’s Royal Hotel Cup clash between Cavaliers and Waratahs at Wade Park.
WHAT a start to last weekend’s action, especially with the willow.
In a first round that dished up just about everything for batsmen, one Wanderers team was bowled out for 29 while Cavaliers’ first grade side belted 0-362.
The biggest score seen in a number of years, Cavs’ remarkable 40-over demolition job meant Waratahs’ first grade boys were forced to chase a lot of leather at Riawena Oval.
Fetching the red pill off of people’s front yards was easy.
Finding it in the creek off Ploughman’s Lane (pictured above) not so much.
Umpire Ian Findlay helped out with plenty of spare balls in his pockets, but we figure the three Tahs boys pictured rescuing the cherry from another Richie Venner maximum would have been better suited packing their clodhoppers rather than spikes last weekend.
Cricki Leaks has never been a fan of the cricketing cliche ‘catches win matches’.
You don’t win eight catches to three, do you?
Now, finally, we’ve got a team that backs our beautiful mind up.
Nigh on all of Orange City’s second XI officially has hands like feet after fumbling as many as six catches on the way to an eight-wicket trouncing of CYMS.
Rumour has it some of the Orange City side’s co-ordination rivals that of Australian left-armer and high-five extraordinaire James Faulkner, only we’re assured no City player’s vision was impaired as a result of a dropped pie.