By Hugh Jorgan
With rain again forecast for round 3, I have heard on the grapevine that the committee are seriously considering a proposal to join forces with local Quilting and knitting clubs. The wet weather is forcing everyone indoors. I’ve even taken to playing computer games. My computer actually beat me at Chess the other day, however it was no match for me at kickboxing. Anyone out there got a cheap monitor they want to sell.
For those hardy souls willing to brave the weather, be sure to check out the clubs new range of training gear at the bottom of the page.
It is truly a multicultural society we live in. I was looking thru the selected sides for Round 3 and noticed the varied nationalities that make up our 1st Eleven.
Grant – Scottish. Name means “true grit” apparently??
Van Kruening – Dutch. The surname suggests a background in pop singing.
Shah – Pakistan. The name Shah means, of the “Royal family” All hail the king.
Webb – English. Name derived from the medieval occupation of a weaver.
Stevens – English with Greek origins. Although it is widely accepted that Stevo is directly descended from Neanderthal or Cro-magnum Man.
Godakanda – Sri Lanka. What happens when you travel North of the USA.
Mackey – Scottish. This variation apparently means “Charming”.
Kriebardis – Greek. In Ancient Greece there was a Kriebardis who was a champion at Espikyros a Greek ball game. Unfortunately he was outlawed from the game for throwing the ball with a straight arm.
O’Connor – Irish. The most important of all Irish surnames. Represents the last of the true Irish Monarchy. This club is full of Royals.
Matkovic – Croatian Matkovic was the 70284th most popular surname in the 1990 U.S. Census. It’s a fact!
De Souza – Portuguese. Sheldon once told me that there are 3 kinds of people in this world. Those that can count and those that can’t. How true.
Saturday night 30th was our Derby Night function held at the Crown palladium. Although numbers were down it was an enjoyable evening. It was great to see the special guests who gave the night a touch of flare. Personally it was great to meet my boyhood idol Hulk Hogan. Sad to see that he has trained off a tad in recent times though. Did someone stick a pin in him? The famous 24 inch pythons looked more like 10 inch worms. I asked him if he had any advice for our cricketers. He replied “Eat your vitamins and say your prayers”. Translated I assumed he meant, get on the Mobics and you got no hope!
Other notable 80’s sports celebrities included “The fabulous Moolah”, Larry Bird, Harry Sekhon or was it Mahatmacoat, Kapil Dev, Warwick Capper, Chris Evert Lloyd, Rolf Tamburro and the eventual winner of best dressed and trip for 2 to Rowville, Jimmy Jess, alias Laurie Krepp.
SEDDON TOP 5
1. XXXX Summer???? Can we get some West End in the bar?
2. Excellent coffee available behind the bar.
3. Mark “Capper” Webb. That might stick.
4. Snowman’s timely arrival at the Derby function just in time to buy Americain in the Calcutta.
5. The David Ferry push up. The new standard in physical training.
Laurie Krepp for his unmistakeable version of Royce Hart @ the derby night.
SLEDGE OF THE WEEK