A very good morning to all…..
I saw Brian and Victor watering and fertilising the top half of the main cricket oval last Wednesday…and he explained to me that he needs to get the fields ready for the oncoming winter season…. and as we haven’t had enough rain to sustain the next six months, he needs to water and fertilise….and then Murphy’s law…the next day it rained properly for the first time in a while…I joked with Brian that he should have tempted the rain god’s weeks ago and he wouldn’t have had to be watering now…Jokes aside, our fields are really looking good at the moment, despite the lack of rain….a testimony to the excellent insight of our ever willing ground staff.
Our footballers have hit the ground running after the top 8 competition, with both our sides again being successful at on Saturday, this time at the expense of Bedfordview….with the first and second sides recording 2-1 and 3-1 wins respectively. We have had a really solid start to the season, long may it continue… This weekend we travel to Huntersfield to play against Zwide, who have had a stuttering start and hopefully our boys will reinforce their current woes…..
On the cricket front our boys are still up on the crest of the wave….and with their win over United (by 57 runs), they maintain their momentum at the top of the league table…there are now three games left in the season and things are still very tight at the top….so there is but one alternative…keep winning and no one will be able to catch you…there’s some simple advice for you, Kurt… 🙂
It is the Junior Baseball Prize giving this Friday…good luck to all the boys…let’s hope that you are all well rewarded for the efforts that you put in over the season…the weekend also sees the semi-finals in the various different leagues….so all the best to the sides that are playing…..may you all have a great result that you can play in the finals next weekend…..
I am seeing less and less of the runners at the Club, as their efforts are now being dedicated to putting in mileage and that takes time….I still get to see some of them in the morning…but my starts are being delayed these days to coincide with the sunshine, so our days of crossing paths are unfortunately limited….
I heard about and saw photographs that a quite a few of our more active Members were down in the Cape last weekend for the Argus…to all those who went and competed, well done, that is a fine achievement…..I can see why this sport has grown in leaps and bounds over the last few years… this really looks like an event that should be on any cyclists bucket list.
Last Friday was a little quieter at the Club than normal, but for those who came there was a great band (thanks Cedz, another epic rock performance) and it looks like a conspiracy for the selection process at Joker draw time…For the second time in three draws, Aliaster Hamilton’s name was drawn from the box…..I think that you’re going to have to arrive early this week Aliaster….everyone is going to want to sit on your “lucky” seat….but although the seat is lucky, it didn’t change his luck when it came to card selection time…with the three of spades now showing too…. but that means that after week 8, with 45 cards left the Jackpot has grown to R63 829….and with the Members draw in at R2600, it makes this a Friday not to miss….
In addition this week, we are going to have a bit of an Irish joke and celebrate St Patricks day a day earlier than tradition…so on Friday it will be a dress up in green, look like a Leprechaun, wear all your four leaf clovers and come and sing along to some popular Irish tunes presented by Omega….who are a five piece band for this week so it should be an epic affair…. after a few beers I’m sure we will be dancing like Michael Flatley and his crew of Irish dancers….there will also be an Irish stew and a Guinness on sale for only R60, so another great reason to pop along to and make this event festive… there will be prizes for the best dressed and some other spot prizes on the evening, so come along and make the night a memorable affair… As mentioned last week, Benoni Northerns was formed by an amalgamation of the Benoni Hockey Club (based at WIllowmoore Park) and the St Patricks Cricket Club (who were based at Northern Areas Sports Grounds). St Pats were a local Catholic Cricket Club and had played at Albert Bekker Park for the previous two to three seasons before the amalgamation. So we owe debt of gratitude to St Patrick and what better way than to celebrating his day at Northerns!! See you all there…
That’s it for this week, to everyone, have a super sporting week….keep all your emails coming to email@example.com. Your contributions are always welcome…
Friday Night Club Draw Results: 09th March 2018
Member Weekly Draw: 2 x Cases SAB: Pieter Van Der Walt (Athletics) – Not Present
Club Member Draw: R2 400.00: Ian Potgieter (Athletics) – Not Present
Winnings now stand at R 2 600.00 for 16th March 2018 at 19h00
Weekly Raffle Draw: 1 x Case SAB: Aliaster Hamilton (Social)
Matts Meat Voucher: Robert MacLean (Athletics)
“SCIMITAR BAR”AND BEER GARDEN OPENING AT 12H00 EVERY FRIDAY – SERVING PUB LUNCHES
Aliaster Hamilton (Social) had a 2nd chance to draw the Joker but alas the 3 of spades was flipped. Joker Draw now sitting on R64829.00 for Friday 16th March
Lovers of Hard Rock with a bit of the Irish Feel ….”Omega” entertaining us on St Paddy’s night Friday 16th March at 18h00
It was a very long day for BNAC Runners at the Cosmos 3 in 1. 42km, 21km and 10km. Well doe to those who qualified on the 42km. Great fun was had by all.
Successfull U10 tournament this weekend held at Benoni Northerns. We hosted 17 teams and the boys and parents had a really fun day out.
Senior Cricket Results 10-11 March 2018
Premier won by 57 runs [United]
Premier 2 won by 5 wickets [Duduza]
Sat 1st won by 10 wickets [CBC] (bowled CBC out for 29)
Senior Cricket Fixtures: 17-18th March 2018
Sat 17th March – Sat 1sts vs Bedfordview – 13h15 @ home “A” Field
Sunday 18th March – Premier (1) vs Bedfordview – 10h00 @ home “A” Field
Premier (2) vs Kempton Park – 10h00 @ home “B” Field