https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Genuine...242182&hash=item4b19e0a912:g:NokAAOSwLsBZQucCCan you please eleborate. Not all of us get out of the retirement village on a regular basis.
Wrong mail there Clocker, rules were very clear and everyone knew that 2 would go down and no promotion would happen for this season. SECA would have been drawn and quartered if they had of not been consistent considering what they did when the comp was changed from 12 to 10.Wash ups would not have been happy about being left out of Longy. There were whispers going around that one club in the current list was going to request a demotion, due to the lack of quality players coming through their lower grades. Certainly going to ensure that every game is important.
Nothing of concern here Clock, again I reiterate, everyone knew that there would be two down so bad luck to Washington and The Redbacks should have gone down the season before to allow for the Hoops to come up instead of having to win the GF twice. As far as Uniting goes, they were saved by divine intervention, or shall we say, lack of fortitude by Chelsea who put up the white flag so they can re-build.There is a Washington Park relegated and then there is a Bentleigh Uniting relegated.
Eight teams will be thereabouts in the relegation battle if they have -Quote ''a bad day or two at the office ''. The comp itself is now structured to be extremely even right down. Are you out of the retirement village yet ?Mackie & ANA will be in a close tussle to see who avoids relegation. Inclined to stick with Mackie going down as the Royals have managed some incredible Houdini like escapes over the past decade. Elwood will also be thereabouts in the relegation battle and will want to be at their best. A bad day or two at the office could end up costing one of these teams their Longy status.
Tips for Longy:
Tips for Woolnough
Not a bad first up selection from you Clock, 7 out of 8 indicates you might have some inside gossip from around the traps. Quite a few players missing from various teams so I'm hearing, and the live scoring app situation went into melt down at some grounds. Also, I was told that there was a few questions being raised over an umpire who was being trialled in one of the top grades who wasn't up to it and made a couple of crucial LBW decisions which may have had a big bearing on the result. All in all though, good start under the new format and some cracking games coming up this week as well.
Mackie CC has a long season ahead of them. If they are forced to play Leroy (no disrespect intended) then the club is in a lot of trouble. The Royals batting looks ominous. My concern is their bowling which looks a little thin. The Hoops will be up there again, whilst the Cowboys are too hit and miss. They seem to be dyslexic trying to understand the word 'partnerships'. The Beach Boys got the chocolates against ESBC, but to use racing parlances, they needed the line. Benteigh Uniting defeated Le Page with surgical precision. Got the start they wanted from their top order and just kept making runs. Quite an impressive performance.
The Wash Ups and Omega crossed swords for the first time this season, and I would not be surprised if we saw a sneak preview of the GF. The Wash Ups are the stand out team but have suffered from moments of severe anxiety over the past few seasons which has seen their batting line up dissolve. They will need to overcome this if they want to win the flag. Omega will be their main challenger and have been to the top of the mountain before. Carnegie South are in for a long season, and like Mackie, you wonder what the future holds in store for them. The Weststars will be relying on the usual suspects to get them to finals. Cluden got off to a shaky start and no doubt they will be keen to bounce back. The Golfers are an experienced team and will be thereabouts come finals. The Greek rascals, Melb Helenic will be bitterly disappointed that they dropped an important match to CHAG. Even with the Moraitis clan rejoining them from Mackie, they just fell short. No doubt they will have one eye on what is transpiring in Turkey/Syria, and it will be the centre of discussion as they enjoy their Turkish coffee after training, but they have to get their season back on track as they head to the Westars in what promises to be an entertaining match.
The one day matches continue this weekend.
Uniting-v-ESBC. Uniting in good form, will have too much for ESBC. Sandy have too many out's, Units to win just.
Hoops-v-Royals will be a great match. Tipping the Hoops at home...just. Should be a ripper between two teams that will be featuring well into the season, Natives got a hold of them last season and will get them again.
Cowboys-v-Mackie. These two traditional rivals always put on a great show. Cowboys to overcome a struggling Mackie. New player for the machine could be the difference, only just.
Le Page-v-Elwood. Le Page to bounce back and defeat the Beach boys who do not enjoy travelling. Le-page have lost a couple and are not at full strength, should just get over the line.
Carnegie South-v-CHAG. CHAG to remain undefeated. Redbacks for relegation, Chags to win.
Westars-v-Spartans. The Spartans to evoke the spirit of Leonidas and defeat the Weststars. Westers will be hard to beat this season, picked up a couple of quality players, bowling will be too good for the souva boys.
Golfers-v-Omega. Tipping Omega to get over the golfers in a very tight affair. Golfers only just, toss of the coin.
Cluden-v-Wash Ups. Have to stick with the Washups. Cluden will have to improve markedly to have a chance. Cluden always overate themselves and struggle under pressure, Wash-ups easy.
The grass elite played , there was no need to even go there !An good start to the year for Carpet Cricket, whilst the grass elite sit in the pub. Elwood have banked early wins which will be crucial in the fight for a top 4 spot. Union are chugging along nicely, the junior products for the ex billionaires are paying dividends and east sandy don’t bother showing up until November.
Mackie are looming as Carnegie South’s replacement as the whipping boys of the top grade. Much like the redbacks of recent years, Mackie’s imports carry far too much of the load for a very thin squad. Unavailability hurts mackie more than most. Other clubs would promote junior talent in these situations but they don’t have the juniors ready to promote, instead they must top up with retirees and blokes who should be playing 3rd XI cricket.
If the cash runs out, they may have to compete with the likes of chelt park. The ultimate success has eluded mackie in recent times and there are some on the inside who feel the current strategy isn't working.
The deadbacks are showing why they should have been relegated three years ago. As time goes by, union’s sooking in 2016 about being relegated and then subsequently not promoted being a year later appears to be vindicated even more. The redbacks are in complete freefall. Yours truly must be unwell to agree with the hoops.
Even Moorabbin West look like they have more life in them than the deadbacks and they have a date of death set at the end of the season. The impending fall into the abyss appears to have inspired enough loyal folk to go around least one more season, with their big recruitment drive they will he hoping to go out with a bang. If they miss out once again, will there be enough sorry souls to give it another crack next season?
The sounds of the bayside reported that the souvlaki kings were back to their usual behaviour. No doubt they will once again claim to be the victim at the tribunal, their captain must now be eligible for a loyalty points reward from the SECA tribunal for so many visits.
It’s a conundrum for the SECA; nobody wants to umpire them and no team will play them without umpires. SECAs limp decision a few moons ago to not boot them from the competition has come back to haunt them.
In other news I’m certainly looking forward to finding out who the big marquee players are in the T20 comp. Are there any whispers about potential recruits?
And the final drive by before I take my Valium goes to the Cuckold Kings who maintained their reputation by mankadding a kid.