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 December WRITTEN BY HEATH MOORE Quiz Night In late November the club held its annual unction and undraiser and this year it took the orm oa quiz night. Put together by Deborah Vernon, Chris Reid, and Blayne Fraser the event was a huge success. Attended by over 70 people made up oclub members and sponsors we were able to raise over $2,500 dollars which will be placed back into the club and the wider senior playing group. Te event also doubled as the club’s Christmas unction beore the clubrooms are closed or the building oa second story, set to commence in January. Te club would like to once again thank Deborah Vernon or her generous support in setting up the event and our major sponsors including, Baroot & Tompson, Vernon Logistics, 2degrees, Sony, Bright Point, Fuze Caé, Luscious Food Store, Hanger Bar, Symantic, Adidas, Event Cinemas, and Hoyts Cinemas. Mid-Season Wrap Up It has been a year oopportunity down at the Aviary or the rst halothe 2012/2013 season. Tere has been a change with many young hopeuls putting their hand up or places within all senior men’s teams. While the club has lost some experience, the uture othe club is looking positive with a solid start to the season or all teams. Premiers Te wenty20 competition started in early December. A rst- up deeat against Eden Roskill lethe side with the tough task oknocking othe deending champions, Suburbs New Lynn. Some tight bowling and a committed elding display meant the game went to the last over, but the game was lost with the bat. With every side given a quarter-nal in either the championship or the plate, the nal game against Kumeu will determine our opponents or the knockout stages in the new year. Te two-day campaign started with a convincing rst innings win over Eden Roskill. Unortunately the rain washed out the rst day othe next game against Ellerslie. Te match went down to the last ball, but ultimately ended in a draw on rst innings. Outright losses to both North Shore and Birkenhead ollowed, but a rst innings win over University in the nal game beore Christmas will keep promotion hopes alive. With three one-dayers remaining in pool play, play-ospots will be decided in the three weeks aer Christmas. Sitting one win out othe top three, it will be important to hit the ground running with Cornwall, Birkenhead and University all capable sides. Te big perormer or the side so ar this year has been Aaron Jeavons, who is up to 350 runs and 21 wickets already with two more days ocricket beore Christmas. Praneel Hira has also stepped up ollowing his return rom injury with 19 wickets and 142 runs to date. Te bowling has been a strength with Scott Curtis on 20 wickets and Sheahan Huri on 15. Te ever experienced Blayne Fraser has been consistent with 271 runs and Hayden Pye-Redern with 276 runs.

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    December

    WRITTEN BY HEATH MOORE

    Quiz Night

    In late November the club held its annual unction andundraiser and this year it took the orm o a quiz night. Puttogether by Deborah Vernon, Chris Reid, and Blayne Fraserthe event was a huge success. Attended by over 70 peoplemade up o club members and sponsors we were able to raiseover $2,500 dollars which will be placed back into the cluband the wider senior playing group.

    Te event also doubled as the clubs Christmas unctionbeore the clubrooms are closed or the building o a secondstory, set to commence in January.

    Te club would like to once again thank Deborah Vernon orher generous support in setting up the event and our majorsponsors including, Baroot & Tompson, Vernon Logistics,2degrees, Sony, Bright Point, Fuze Ca, Luscious Food Store,Hanger Bar, Symantic, Adidas, Event Cinemas, and HoytsCinemas.

    Mid-Season Wrap UpIt has been a year o opportunity down at the Aviary or therst hal o the 2012/2013 season. Tere has been a changewith many young hopeuls putting their hand up or placeswithin all senior mens teams. While the club has lost someexperience, the uture o the club is looking positive with asolid start to the season or all teams.

    Premiers

    Te wenty20 competition started in early December. A rst-up deeat against Eden Roskill le the side with the toughtask o knocking o the deending champions, Suburbs NewLynn. Some tight bowling and a committed elding displaymeant the game went to the last over, but the game was lostwith the bat. With every side given a quarter-nal in eitherthe championship or the plate, the nal game against Kumeuwill determine our opponents or the knockout stages in the

    new year.

    Te two-day campaign started with a convincing rst inningswin over Eden Roskill. Unortunately the rain washed out therst day o the next game against Ellerslie. Te match wentdown to the last ball, but ultimately ended in a draw on rstinnings. Outright losses to both North Shore and Birkenheadollowed, but a rst innings win over University in the nalgame beore Christmas will keep promotion hopes alive.With three one-dayers remaining in pool play, play-o spotswill be decided in the three weeks aer Christmas. Sittingone win out o the top three, it will be important to hit theground running with Cornwall, Birkenhead and University

    all capable sides.

    Te big perormer or the side so ar this year has been AaronJeavons, who is up to 350 runs and 21 wickets already withtwo more days o cricket beore Christmas. Praneel Hirahas also stepped up ollowing his return rom injury with 19wickets and 142 runs to date. Te bowling has been a strengthwith Scott Curtis on 20 wickets and Sheahan Huri on 15. Teever experienced Blayne Fraser has been consistent with 271runs and Hayden Pye-Redern with 276 runs.

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    Premier Reserves

    Our Premier Reserve side has continued its mixed bag oorm into the two-day competition.

    At the hal way point o the one-day competition we areplaced in 6th position and looking to build on some o theorm we had been showing in patches o dierent games.Unortunately we suered a heavy deeat against Suburbs.Te next game however saw a change o ortune in what is

    probably the closest game in all competitions this seasonwhen we won by 3 runs against Ellerslie. Putting on adisappointing 152 all out, Ellerslie were 80/1 but some topbowling, inspired elding and good captaincy saw the birdtake fight and steal victory in the last over o the match. Tepatchy orm continued with a tight 4 run loss to Papatoetoe.However, there was something to smile about with AmitDhadwal who brought up his rst senior mens centuryor the club. Sitting in last spot, the boys pulled out a bigperormance against 3rd place Birkenhead to take the spoils.

    Te reserves are a rather young squad but some impressiveperormances rom the new boys hold us in a positive

    position or the rest o the season and years to come.

    Te top run scorers to date have been Kevin Samson (303)and Sam Bing (128). Te top wicket takers have been DanSchischka (13) and Sam Bing (11). Te Reserves are currentlymid-table in both one-day and two-day ormats and are in aposition to stake a claim or a top our nish or potentiallysnatch a title should the boys perorm out o their skin aerChristmas.

    Senior A

    Following the wrap up, the Senior As have dropped a coupleo xtures in the two-day competition, losing to Eden Roskilland Hibiscus Coast on rst innings points. Fortunatelythey have picked up bonus points in those loses and with 5avourable xtures to come, the As could spring a surprisein the two-day competition and make a late charge to thetitle, or at least a top 4 placing. Currently they are in a primeposition to take rst innings and possibly an outright against

    Graon to propel themselves up the competition ladder.Stepping out in the coloured clothing or the season, theSenior As sit in 2nd place, 1 point behind leaders East CoastBays in the one-day competition. With Hibiscus Coast andEden Roskill le to play it will go down to the wire.So ar there hasnt been a stand out player or As, with a lot oplayers chipping in or runs and wickets. Leading run scorersor As are James Baker (171), Heath Moore (141) and LukeHill (132). Te wickets have also been shared around withBarry Mills (8), Cody Brookes (6) and Mike Marshall (6). TeAs are in a commanding position in their nal game beoreChristmas reaching 287/7 against Graon aer day 1.

    Senior B

    Historically the Senior B side or Waitakere has struggledto compete or the title, but ollowing last years secondplace nishing in the one day competition, the Bs look to beavourites to win the one day and overall competition. Teteam has a lot o experienced cricketers and it is showingalready with their placing. Te Senior Bs currently sit 1stin the one-day, 3rd in the two-day and 2nd in the overallcompetitions. Despite losing outright against akapuna lastweekend, they have dominated opposition, winning our

    o their ve one-day games and outrighting North Shore intheir rst two-day game. While the runs and wickets havebeen shared somewhat, standouts with the bat have been JoshCarmody (161), Kevin Riley (161) and Daniel parsons (126).Leading wicket takers are Ben Carmody (19), Kevin Riley(12), Shaun Vant Wout (15) and Chris Jeries (14). Currentlythe Bs are set to take rst innings against Cornwall and couldpush or an outright this weekend.

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    Senior C

    Last years one-day champions and overall runners up havetaken a while to get going this year. A mixture o amiliaraces and some new cricketers make the Senior C sidewhich sees them currently mid-table o the one day andoverall competition. Te Cs turned their ortune aroundaer losing their rst three games by winning the next twoagainst Howick Pakuranga and Eden Roskill. Tey droppeda game against Suburbs but are in a prime position to take

    rst innings against Graon and potentially push or anoutright win. Te star perormers with the bat have been PhilJones who has scored 255 runs, Scott Morgan (172) and RossWatson (151). Te pick o the bowlers so ar is Brett Carrollwith 17 wickets, Mark Bhan (10) and Lee urner (10).

    Samantha Curtis In White Ferns 30manWorld Cup Squad:

    Te club would like to congratulate Sam Curtis or beingnamed in the White Ferns initial 30 players or the WorldCup Squad. Tis season Sam has averaged 66 with the batscoring 264 runs in her 5 innings or Waitakere includingthree hal-centuries. Sam made her Hearts debut againstOtago in 2007/2008. We all wish her the best o luck andare crossing our ngers she continues her good orm and isselected or the nal squad. Te World Cup will be held inIndia starting January 31st, 2013.

    In The Air

    We are looking or people to contribute to Te Fly Slip. Tisis not simply a newsletter or the Senior part o the club. Weare happy to include anything that we deem appropriate ornewsworthy, so dont be araid to get involved. Get in touchwith Heath Moore ([email protected]) or PraneelHira ([email protected]) and we will get in touch.

    Player Profle : Ben Carmody

    In his rst season at Waitakere, Ben certainly impressedat pre season and ollowed that onto the eld. Ben and hisbrother Josh Carmody were enticed over to play a higherstandard o cricket aer playing business house cricket orthe past ew years. Ben has represented Auckland at u14and u16 level as a top order bat, but is now a bowling all-rounder. Ben has been ripping up Senior B opposition withhis huge hooping in-swing and nippy pace. Te tall unit has

    taken 19 wickets already this season and could likely be thegrades leading wicket-taker. Ben says he has loved the moveto Waitakere and wished he made the move years ago. Te35-year-old is only 6 wickets away rom earning a baggy bluein what has been a standout debut season at the club or Ben.

    Age: 35Nickname(s): BC, Benny, CarmoProudest cricket moment: When I was selected or Aucklandu14 and Auckland u16Cricketing achievements? Representing Auckland at agegroup level and hitting my highest score o 173 when I playedor Eden Roskill a number o years ago.

    Best cricket advice: Keep your eye on the ball.Best life advice: Dont worry be happy.What do you do away from cricket? I am a brick and blocklayer and I enjoy playing the drums in my spare time, shingand hunting.Goals for the season? Earning a baggy blue and dominatingthe competition.What is your favourite movie and why?Donnie Brasco,because I love gangster movies.Entrance song? Chicago by Groove Armada.If you could be anyone else, who would you be and why? Idlove to be the drummer or the Red Hot Chilli Peppers but asme, not Chad Smith.