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July to November 2004

15 November, 2004 - Matches Washed Out

Unfortunately all Adelaide Turf Matches for round 3 were washed out, so no Unley teams got out on the field this weekend. This was a shame especially for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams who all won in round 2 and were keen to keep the momentum going.

The 1st team had a great win, taking their record to 1-1. Stars of the show were young left armer Robin Swift and batsman Ross Nicholson. The B grade turned up to play, responding to Scotch's 228 with a massive score of 415 with keeper Matthew 'Jimmy' Dean scoring an unbeaten 113 as he retired, reportedly to give others a bat. Adam Beauchamp then scored 37 not out to post his highest score for the club. Dean, as well as Daniel Delawyer, who bowled impressively and Gavin Dezylvia, who scored 76 earned their A grade debuts for their strong performances, although they did not end up getting to play and the side will be re-assessed at selections on Thursday night. The C grade are 2-0 after a strong win over RCP in round 2. They posted 228 and knocked the visitors over for 199 at Unley High, so they too would have been itching to play over the last couple of weeks. The other grades are still winless although the D grade came perilously close to pulling off a victory, losing quick wickets towards the end of their run chase.

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15 November, 2004 - Stinky continues to dominate

Andrew Weinmann continues to dominate. After winning the A grade batting trophy last year he is still on fire, but with a club instead of a bat. Stinky has been dominating the club's newly acquired Golden Tee machine. A quick look at the leaderboards will see the initials AWE sitting atop every scorecard and record table. He is reportedly getting so serious about the game that he turns up to Kingswood early on a Saturday morning to get in a couple of rounds before warm ups. He is certainly doing a lot more work on it than he is on his cricket. So I urge all club members to have a few games of Golden Tee and at least get in the top 10 on a couple of courses. I can't seem to match him and it is becoming a farce.

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15 November, 2004 - Caire in the pink again

Andrew Caire is once again wearing the pink jacket after leaving his chocolates, to be sold for the club, in the back of his car. They melted, leaving him with nothing more than a chocolate milkshake. He may have to have a fire sale and try to recoup at least some of the funds, but he will most likely have to cough up the $48 to pay for them. Surely professional status beckons for Andrew now, his pink jacket record becoming quite imposing. The run can only continue too with this weekend's golf day at McCracken landing smack bang in the middle of schoolies celebrations. What will he do next?

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President's Golf DayMcCracken Logo

The Unley Cricket Club invites you to join us for our annual "PRESIDENT'S GOLF DAY"

Date: Sunday, 21st November 2004
McCracken Golf Course
Cost: $40 per player
Time: 9:30 Registration, 10:30 Tee-off
Food: Free BBQ available from 10am to 2pm
Refreshments: Drinks buggy will be on course all day.
Presentations: McCracken Bistro

4-Ball Ambrose Event

1st Prize: One night's accommodation for two people at the QUALITY RESORT, McCRACKEN. (For each team member)

2nd Prize: 2 x 1 Hour Golf Clinics at Glenelg Golf Club (For each team member)

3rd Prize: Beer, Beer, Beer.

Many other prizes to be won on the day.

For all enquiries, please contact: Warren Ainscough (President) on 0400 926 445 or Brenton Wilson (Coach) on 0408 609 452

Electric Golf Buggies and Golf Clubs can be hired from McCracken Golf Club.  To make your booking, please phone McCracken direct on 8551 0299.  Numbers are limited.

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22 July, 2004 - Newsletter

The Unley Cricket Club is turning 30 years old this season and we plan to celebrate with a huge season, on and off the filed. We will be having a couple of functions to celebrate our achievement, more information is later on in the newsletter.


I would like to welcome a few new committee members on board for this season. Firstly, Lisa Muller (Muls' better half) has offered to take on the difficult role of Treasurer. This is an important job and the committee wishes her all the best in the upcoming season. Secondly I would like to welcome Laurina Heintze (my partner) as Social Co-Oridinator, with our 30-year birthday celebrations I'm sure she will have plenty to do. Thirdly, Dan Spencer has also jumped on board as a general committee member and has taken up the challenge of launching and maintaining our Web site. Last but not least I would like to thank the returning committee members Dan, Burts, Stink, Murf and Dicko, without these guys the club wouldn't function. Thanks boys.


We are proud to announce the reappointment of Wilb as Senior Coach for the up coming season. As you will see in his letter, this is a year of no excuses, we want to been seen as the leading ATCA club in the near future! We are expecting our A & B grades to play finals and with our stocks of talented junior players blossoming, coupled with a strong core of experience, we would think that all grades will have winning seasons. Lets not just talk about finals over a couple of beers, ensure we play in them.

30th Year Celebrations

We are searching and would like all ex-players to be part of the celebrations, so if you know the whereabouts of any please contact the committee. A couple of things planned are a past players day (early in the season) and a Gala Ball (late in the year). We have begun to form a special sub committee to help finding our lost players. At the moment Ric and Party have been approached and were delighted to be part of this, we will also be targeting a couple of other people to assist them. Part of their duties includes naming a Team Of Champions, Unley Cricket Club's greatest side of the first 30 years.


Help is needed! For the last 3 seasons the committee (mainly Burts, Stink and myself) has run the Junior program but we are worn out. We all have increased work pressure (as most people have) but we can not commit the Senior and Junior programs any more. We are looking for your help at training, be it weekly, monthly or a couple of times a year. These kids need a club to play at, we want them and need them but it all hinges on outside help. Andrew Caire and Daniel DeLawyer are examples of junior players coming through the ranks, we don't want this to stop. Help out!


I am delighted to be able to announce that Club Financial Services have come on board as a Major Sponsor. Former player and Life Member Dave Maxwell (Mr 9/32) negotiated this deal with the committee and well been seen around the club during the season. So if you are looking for a loan, re-financing or want some advice please don't hesitate to contact him (I did!).

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