Off to a winning start and some stats

The Pinelands first side have kicked off their 2-day season with a great win over Old Mutual by an innings and 39 runs. Following the first day’s play, after initially being bowled out for 67, Old Mutual were still 111 runs behind our score of 230, with 8 wickets in hand. The Pinelands attack took wickets at regular intervals to eventually bowl the opposition out just after lunch for 124, still 39 behind our total. Luke Masasire was the main attacker, taking 4/13.  Following his first innings 6-for, Jonathan Meintjies took another 2 wickets for 22, leaving with match figures of 8/28 to go with his century. A wicket was each shared by Gareth Voke, Tom Makin, Paul Penzhorn and Dylan Schoeman to clean up the rest. It’s been a great start to our campaign. Our next match is against Milnerton at home on Saturday. It’s going to be a tough match with  the Milnerton side also fresh off a big win. Read the status of the match from day one here. The thirds also got their account underway with a good win over UCT by 50 runs. Batting first, we managed 206 all out, with Yasier Samaai 53, Richard Thompson 30. Bowlers stuck together nicely with Paul Salonen taking 4/30, Nic Salonen 2/14 and Neal Tosefsky 2/15. The fourths put up a good fight against Peninsula but just came off second best on the day. We managed 162/8 with Andrew Thomas and Stefan Britz (on his debut) each scoring 43. With a few new players in the mix, it was a good performance from the guys. We’ve also started...

First side on the verge of Derby victory

The first side need a further 8 wickets today to win the opening 2-day fixture of the season.  They are in a good position after bowling Old Mutual out for 67 in the first ininnings with Jonathan “cheese” Meintjies taking 6/19. He then took PCC out of some trouble with great 100 and a century stand with Penzi, which left us scoring 230 in our 60 overs. With Old Mutual at 52/2 in their second innings, they need another 111 to avoid losing by an innings. With Cheese needing another 4 wickets to take 10 wickets to accompany his 100 runs, it’s going to be a good day. As well as the cricket, there is the Currie cup final on where the Lions take on Province. The match will be shown at the club and we’ll be firing up the braais to accompany the rugby. please join us as we continue a good start to the season Pcc vs Old Mutual Old mutual 67 all out Jonathan Meintjies 6/19 Gareth Voke 2/31 Luke Masasire 2/7 Pinelands 230/9 Jonathan Meintjies 100 Luke Masasire 42 Paul Penzhorn 43* Old Mutual...

Meet Our English Pro: Tom Makin

 Tom Makin has joined us for the 2014-15 season. The PCC sat down with him to found out a little more: Age – 18 Schooling details (when and where) – Hockerill College (2007-2012) & Freman College (2012-2014) Any nicknames – Makes/Makin Favourite drink – probably fanta – (And rumour has it, he doesn’t drink beer?!) Favourite Food – a good roast dinner Besides cricket, what else do you do, work wise – Level 2 coach and worked as a lifeguard all summer Are you going to study anything – Looking to study at Uni of South Wales next year What do you do in your spare time – Play cricket, coach, eat, watch a lot of films Highest standard of cricket played so far – Premier division in England Highest score – 103* Best bowling -4-10 Career highlights so far – Winning the league with every club I’ve played for (We hope the same happens for the PCC!) Best individual moments so far – Hitting my first adult league hundred 2 years ago Most frustrating parts so far – Losing the semi final to miss out on playing at Chelmsford for my age group side Cricketing strengths and weaknesses – good catcher, although don’t enjoy fielding on the boundary. Need to improve my strike rate. Favourite fielding position – 2nd slip Favourite cricketer(s) and why – Ian Bell & AB De Villiers because I love watching them bat and are the ultimate professionals, Dale Steyn because he always gives everything to his team, Andrew Flintoff because he got me into cricket with his performance in the 2005 Ashes Football team supported...

Subs Reminder – Discount expires at the end of this month!

Dear PCC Members Just a friendly reminder that many of you have yet to pay subscriptions for the season. The concept of the Early Bird Special (saving R125 – equivalent of 8 Mitchells ice cold draughts) was thought to be enough of an incentive to get subs paid early – but it appears that we have been mistaken! Only 2 days remain, so best you get the payment done – and then the Christmas beers will effectively be on us! NOTICE OF PLAYER SUBSCRIPTIONS 2013-14 SUBSCRIPTION CATEGORY EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: PAYMENT PRE 30 NOVEMBER PAYMENT POST 30 NOVEMBER Full Member R 875.00 R 1,000.00 Student Member (student card required) R 700.00 R 800.00 Scholar Member R 600.00 R 650.00 BANKING DETAILS (same as prior season): ACCOUNT NAME: Pinelands Cricket Club BANK : Standard bank BRANCH: Pinelands BRANCH NO: 051001 ACCOUNT NO: 073028428 PLEASE QUOTE YOUR FULL NAME WHEN MAKING PAYMENT   “It’s the right thing to do”.  After all, you don’t want to see your name up on the “Wall of Shame” as a non-payer!   Many Thanks...

Subs Reminder – Discount expires at the end of this month!

Dear PCC Members Just a friendly reminder that many of you have yet to pay subscriptions for the season. The concept of the Early Bird Special (saving R125 – equivalent of 8 Mitchells ice cold draughts) was thought to be enough of an incentive to get subs paid early – but it appears that we have been mistaken! Only 2 days remain, so best you get the payment done – and then the Christmas beers will effectively be on us! NOTICE OF PLAYER SUBSCRIPTIONS 2013-14 SUBSCRIPTION CATEGORY EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: PAYMENT PRE 30 NOVEMBER PAYMENT POST 30 NOVEMBER Full Member R 875.00 R 1,000.00 Student Member (student card required) R 700.00 R 800.00 Scholar Member R 600.00 R 650.00 BANKING DETAILS (same as prior season): ACCOUNT NAME: Pinelands Cricket Club BANK : Standard bank BRANCH: Pinelands BRANCH NO: 051001 ACCOUNT NO: 073028428 PLEASE QUOTE YOUR FULL NAME WHEN MAKING PAYMENT   “It’s the right thing to do”.  After all, you don’t want to see your name up on the “Wall of Shame” as a non-payer!   Many Thanks...

Subs 2013-14

Dear Esteemed PCC Players The 2013-14 season is now upon us and in order for a smooth start to the season, we require our player subscriptions to be paid as soon as possible. In light of this and due to the many upfront payments the PCC needs to cover, we will encourage (and reward) players that pay subscriptions early (Early bird special!), by giving a R125 settlement discount on full member subscriptions (for payments received before 30 November 2013)! In these challenging economic times, this certainly stands the chance of being the catch of the season! Don’t delay, pay today…. NOTICE OF PLAYER SUBSCRIPTIONS 2013-14 SUBSCRIPTION CATEGORY EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: PAYMENT PRE 30 NOVEMBER PAYMENT POST 30 NOVEMBER Full Member R 875.00 R 1,000.00 Student Member (student card required) R 700.00 R 800.00 Scholar Member R 600.00 R 650.00 BANKING DETAILS (same as prior season): ACCOUNT NAME: Pinelands Cricket Club BANK : Standard bank BRANCH: Pinelands BRANCH NO: 051001 ACCOUNT NO: 073028428 PLEASE QUOTE YOUR FULL NAME WHEN MAKING PAYMENT   “It’s the right thing to do” Many Thanks Gavin Harpur PCC Treasurer...