That’s right, here we come — the passion, pride and heritage of New Zealand Croatia Cricket is coming your way Whangarei, 16th March 2014 vs Cobham CC.
It’s hard to put into words how outstanding it is to play for New Zealand Croatia and with all my brothers. It honestly doesn’t get any better than standing in the field looking around at all the boys batting/bowling for the team again. I can’t explain — It’s a dream and I wish we could do it every day.
So here I go.
I wouldn't want to be part of the selection panel right now selecting our squad to travel to Whangarei. There will be late nights — picking this team must be intense! I can see arms flying and propaganda everywhere in the selection room… Do we select four players with huge biceps? This exclusive bicep club of Dan Marsic, Craig Borich, John Vujnovich and the king of Northland, Joey Yovich. Or just three?
Personally I can’t wait to see our top five batsmen in action for 2014. I know this is our year for big runs. Selectors, hint hint — 5 or 6 for the Big A.
Our bowlers’ 2013 was tough for our young attack. James ‘front mullet’ Piskulic and Brad ‘Riba’ Bennetto will have been better for it though and will be raring to go.
A few mentions have to be made of our proud Croatian heritage. Congratulations to Anton Devcich making the New Zealand T20 World Cup squad: all the best wishes are with you, wear your Croatian T-shirt under your Blackcaps’ top and when you score runs, lift the top for us fella.
Michael (Rav) Ravlic on making the Auckland A team: well done.
Dan (The Biceps) Marsic: well done on scoring a hundred for your club side.
For the rest of us, our results will come in the New Zealand Croatia colours.
To all our supporters, thank you so much for everything so far. Together we love you all and can’t wait to see you in Northland in March.
To the team, can’t wait to see you all — selectors, keep working hard, 2014 is our year for wins!!
If anyone has some stories to share with our great community and fans, please let me know: I am going to start this every week.
Together I love you all,
'The Big A.'