It is good to see competition is fierce to play for the Rollers and that is how the ‘Brotherhood’ will continue into the future.
Reading between the lines of your emails, I reckon you are ‘Pulling Ryan’s Piss’ and it is working…..but in case you really want to know !!
In our 15 years of existence, the issue on selection comes up from time to time, as does the team batting and bowling ‘pecking’ order. We all enjoy playing the game of cricket in a good environment and with a great bunch of guys, and it is a disappointment when you are willing and able to play, but cannot get a spot in the team.
Murphy’s Law would have it when the Rollers are short of players, you may not be available to play that week.
Casper can tell you how long it took him to became a regular member of the Rollers; for two seasons or more he supported the team at the games when not selected, and when he got his opportunity he cemented his place in the team by being available every game, by being a fun guy to be with and playing good cricket. PS: Check his name engraved on the ‘Cricketer of the Year’ trophy.
We have always tried to put a good side on the field, always made space for an ‘Old Rollers’ like Noddy or Trevor visiting from overseas, whilst keeping the nucleus of the regular players in the side. Most importantly, whether you are playing or not, you are still a Roller and should be at the game joining in the fun.
It would be a sad day if we have to formalize team selection based on playing stats and such like guides. Ryan is doing a great job performing a thankless chore so we can all rock up on the day and enjoy.
The Team Captain has his input, and any difficult decisions are bounced off ‘The Chairman’ and one or two of the most senior Koeberg Old Boys.
Now you know how selection works it is easy to influence the Selectors, bribery with cold beer or better still some ‘Dark Stuff’ can work wonders!!!!!!
See you all on Sunday at Groot Drak Rollers