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Cricket Season Wrap

Written by: 15 April 2009 3 Comments
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The Cricket season has concluded, my second year back.

This season I was able to convince the captain of my ability, not only with the ball but also with the bat. In accordance with this increased role I was able to grab myself a new bat (http://www.stink-finger.com/cricket-the-gentlemans-game/).

This worked out a bit better than I had envisioned!!

After a pretty good go of it all season, with a couple of 40’s and a 63, I was dreading the end of the season which came all to fast. To my horror I was (poorly) informed that the last game was due. So I sat down and worked out what was required to achieve some super Stats for the season. The goal being a measly batting average of 50. I discovered that I needed to grab a score greater than 102*. Being as I am a quiet achiever I decided to tell everybody who would listen that I was gonna score that 102* on the weekend. A rather big call that!

I got 108*, and 5 wickets for 11 runs of 9 overs.

Not a bad day at the office that. On top of that I also got fucked out of my 1st ever hat-trick by a cheating umpire… this nearly led me to kick down the stumps Michael Holding style, but decorum prevailed (possibly something to do with having already scored a 100).

So I had nailed my goal for a 50 average for the season like a champion!! The bowling figures were quite epic as well, but that was secondary this season. My winter was gonna be a happy time, as they say you’re only as good as ya last game and I was on fire for that sucker!

Then disaster struck.

We had another bloody game.

Now I had to score 50 just to maintain my super stats. 100* and 50 in consecutive games? Unlikely….

Unless you’re me!

I collected 58 before missing a straight one, my bowling was rubbish but lets not dwell on that….

So now the season is assuredly over and I have got some numbers I can bore people with for years to come!

So here are my super stats for the season:
Batting
Total innings 11
Not Outs 3
Runs 414
Average 51.75

 

Bowling
Overs 95.2
Wickets 23
Runs 291
Runs Per Over 3.06

Average 12.65

These are some pretty phenomenal figures!!

I obviously rule!

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3 Comments »

  • Benny said:

    I’m not an expert but a quick look at cricinfo has revealed you have a better batting average than some of the black caps! You want me to have a word with the selectors?

    Another great photoshop (MS paint) image too..

  • websta said:

    on closer inspection, there are only 5 people in the history of NZ ODI cricket wiith higher averages than me and only 2 of them in more games!

    i reiterate.

    i rulz!

  • Bob said:

    it all sounds so exciting until you attend a match and getting anal raped by a homeless man whilst the gin and scone crowd cheer him on

    I recently went to watch a guy I don’t know not even play in a game

    Worst season as a spectator ever

    Looking forward to next summer already

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