Congratulations to #26 for repaying the faith shown by his VOP Captain with a five wicket haul against TCC at Maroochydore on Tues 24th May.
Many of his victims were Honest Trundlers, who are now a permanent part of history having their numbers emblazoned on his special red underwear.
Expect this not to be forgotten easily!
For the record, TCC hung on for a tense last wicket victory, but the outstanding performance for the day came from The Jockey #26, bagging 5 wickets for 39.
We all look forward to next time…best wishes to all.
In a wonderful game at Caloundra on Sun 22nd May, VOP successfully chased 183 in the final over.
The VOP 2016 tour group included 4 NZ HT’s who participated throughout the week and the usual great time was had by all.
The now traditional after trophy-match gathering at the Mooloolaba Yacht Club was a perfect finish to the day and we all look forward to our 2017 Tour to NZ.
Dates to be notified soon, again thanks to our great NZ friends for another brilliant week and thanks to all the Aus HT’s for their efforts and support.
The 10th Anniversary Christchurch Tour saw five Trundlers rewarded with a special commemorative 10 ChCh tour pin at the EOT dinner in Akaroa.
Well done to #3, #5, #10, #11 and #16 on the achievement of participating in each of these February tours since 2007.
Another four Trundlers are in line to receive their 10 tour pins in 2017.
Happy trundling to all…
At 11.01 am on 28 February 2016 #67 (“Sonny Bill”)1 ventured from the pavilion at The Valley of Peace to open the innings for The Valley for the last time. As is customary, #67 was a tad late in getting his gear on but this allowed time for both teams, The Valley of Peace and the Honest Trundlers to form an honour guard. The players provided #67 with a rousing reception; perhaps enough to bring a tear to the eye of a grown man.
Next visualise #67 taking guard, a perusal of the fielding placements and a glance at the bowler,#11 (“Ace”) from the Honest Trundlers, with ball in hand at the Pavilion end. As brisk as ever Ace put the ball there or thereabouts only to find #67 on the front foot caressing the ball through covers to the boundary. This batting stroke epitomised a career of class at the crease2.
Of course there is more to #67 than just his cricketing life. There is the beautiful Juliet (Pod Cross 2013) and there are colleagues, team mates and opponents who are proud to have #67 as a friend. On that note special mention is made of the wonderful friendship shared between #67 and #3 who together have made so much possible.
- Whilst referred to as #67 the Honest Trundlers recognize #67’s primary membership is of The Valley Of Peace Cricket Club.
- No mention shall be made of #67’s final dismissal but for the record #67 scored 39 runs more than Bradman did in his final innings.
Each Year, around February, the Honest Trundlers gather their thoughts and kit to ready themselves for a trundling tour to Christchurch NZ. At the back of each Trundler’s mind is one question – will the Dutch Fines Master (#5) be on tour?
Fortunately #5 never lets any one down and has always arrived to fulfill his portfolio duties of maintaining order by imposing fines. The portfolio is the most arduous of all portfolios in that it require vigilance for almost 24 hours per day and the ability to see the big picture. The Treasurer, #23, says that it is the hardest he works all year in collecting the fines levied.
The Honest Trundlers have been blessed to have such a dedicated Trundler who travels the world to participate. We thank and salute #5 from the bottom of our pockets.