Jakarta Bintangs Milestone – 20th year Match Book

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Jakarta Bintangs Milestone – 20th year Match Book

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Jakarta Bintangs vs. Singapore Wombats

Cibubur, Nov 15, 1995

The Wombats arrived with a reputation as large as their Big Bird bus and with their standard livery and warm ups tended to overshadow from the very start the rather poorly prepared and presented Bintangs. The recently assembled Bintangs looked like a rag-tag bunch of backyard waxers, but the spirit was high and enthusiasm great. The contrast in kit was glaring testimony to the chasm between the two sides with the Wombats in uniform, same shorts and sox, while the Bintangs somehow acquired 'Save the Sumatran Tiger' t-shirts and someone had printed 'Jakarta Bintangs' on the back. With no number and a variety of colours, sizes and styles of shorts, and a Woolies Special - Assorted socks, Dad's Army looked better.

The Wombats started as they finished - running in fours and fives down the Cibubur cricket ground (beautifully presented on the day with a load of Boral Jayamix sand covering the cricket wicket) competing hard for every ball and generally running and knocking the Bintangs off their game. Tim Hakfoort battled hard at full back and repelled many an attack with the ball so often in his area. The Horse, Nick Longmire rucked tirelessly and took marks around the ground and with Paul Dugmore at the bottom of the packs, the Wombats did not have things entirely their own way. After many minutes of football without a Bintangs score, Cameron Knox marked on the forward flank and played on, then, realising that he had suddenly become very popular with the Wombats, handballed desperately towards goal to find Brucie Morgan standing alone to register a major. At the start of the third quarter, the littlest man on the field, Steve Wicks, snaffled the ball from a ball-up in the middle and with a mighty thump, roosted it through for only the third Bintangs goal.

In the second half the game was a little more even in general play with the Bintangs finding their legs and teamwork, but they were no match for the slick, running Wombats who continued to score freely.

All in all the crowd that had gathered and the Bintangs themselves, whilst beaten by a much better side, were encouraged by the interest, the involvement and the promise of better things to come. A Cup was presented, beers were drank, stories grew tall, lies were told and generally it was football the Australian way.

Bintangs  :  5   8   38
Wombats: 21 16 142 (lots more).
Goals: Bruce Morgan 2, Stevie Wicks 1, Ken Allan 1, Paul Dugmore1
Best  : Tim Hakfoort, Nick Longmire, Paul Dugmore

Jakarta Bintangs vs. Singapore Wombats

Cibubur, Oct 15, 1996

A full year had passed since the Bintangs debut and with only a few runs to celebrate Australia Day, Anzac Day and a Rebels v Bintangs night game, the hunger for another football lesson was keen.

Once again the Big Rep Wombats came to town (some suggested that given that they won so easily last time) they might not be here just for the footy!).

With a little more time to prepare and now with an Essendon look-a-like strip, the Bintangs looked, talked and felt like a more focussed and professional outfit.

The downpour at the start of the game that saw more precipitation in 20 minutes than most of Australia sees in ten years, set the scene for the match. A lake that could otherwise have been used for skiing formed at the Clubhouse end and got in the way of football on many an occasion, and the slippery ball made for a hard slog for all concerned.

Once again the Wombats presented themselves and fit hard running team that plays regularly and trains together, unlike the Bintangs who play sporadically and train in the Sportsman's Bar.

The game was however a much closer affair than the first encounter and much of the general play was fairly even. Poise in front of goal and adaptability to the wet ball proved the undoing of the Bintangs although to be fair the Wombats were much the better side on the day.

In the third quarter a new recruit, Bruce Waterfield, brought fresh legs and promptly kicked 2 goals in five minutes to bring the Bintangs back into the game on the scoreboard. Tim Hakfoort once again had heaps of work to do, Bruce Morgan battled hard against a younger, leaner and fitter ruckman (the fact that he was 2 feet taller probably helped as well).

Still, various people saw promise of better things and once more the cup was presented, the beers were drank, promises made and challenges issued.

Bintangs  :  5   4   34
Wombats:   9   8   62
Goals: Bruce Waterfield 2, Steve Ludwig, Bruce Morgan, Ben Giles
Best  : Tim Hakfoort, Chad Paull, Paul Dugmore, Dale Enright

Jakarta Bintangs
vs.
Australian Navy (Her Majestys Rubber Duck)

Cibubur, Nov 15, 1996

Later in November 1996 several of Her Majesty’s Rubber Ducks visited our shores and a Bintangs team was hastily assembled. A little undermanned compared to the selection available from the Rust Buckets, the moving picture shows and pierced body parts threw the Bintangs off their game.

After trailing by 13 points at three quarter time, but being assured by Captain Morgan that ‘they’ll die in the last quarter’, we discovered that whilst they had all been on-duty the previous night, mostly on-ship, we had, as usual, been on-the-nest, on-the-piss, on-barstools, on-on, and we eventually lost 10 6 66 to 15 13 103 after a tired display in the final quarter.

Bintangs            :  10   6   66
Australian Navy:  15   3   103

Jakarta Bintangs vs. Singapore Wombats

Cibubur, Nov 15, 1995

The Wombats arrived with a reputation as large as their Big Bird bus and with their standard livery and warm ups tended to overshadow from the very start the rather poorly prepared and presented Bintangs. The recently assembled Bintangs looked like a rag-tag bunch of backyard waxers, but the spirit was high and enthusiasm great. The contrast in kit was glaring testimony to the chasm between the two sides with the Wombats in uniform, same shorts and sox, while the Bintangs somehow acquired 'Save the Sumatran Tiger' t-shirts and someone had printed 'Jakarta Bintangs' on the back. With no number and a variety of colours, sizes and styles of shorts, and a Woolies Special - Assorted socks, Dad's Army looked better.

The Wombats started as they finished - running in fours and fives down the Cibubur cricket ground (beautifully presented on the day with a load of Boral Jayamix sand covering the cricket wicket) competing hard for every ball and generally running and knocking the Bintangs off their game. Tim Hakfoort battled hard at full back and repelled many an attack with the ball so often in his area. The Horse, Nick Longmire rucked tirelessly and took marks around the ground and with Paul Dugmore at the bottom of the packs, the Wombats did not have things entirely their own way. After many minutes of football without a Bintangs score, Cameron Knox marked on the forward flank and played on, then, realising that he had suddenly become very popular with the Wombats, handballed desperately towards goal to find Brucie Morgan standing alone to register a major. At the start of the third quarter, the littlest man on the field, Steve Wicks, snaffled the ball from a ball-up in the middle and with a mighty thump, roosted it through for only the third Bintangs goal.

In the second half the game was a little more even in general play with the Bintangs finding their legs and teamwork, but they were no match for the slick, running Wombats who continued to score freely.

All in all the crowd that had gathered and the Bintangs themselves, whilst beaten by a much better side, were encouraged by the interest, the involvement and the promise of better things to come. A Cup was presented, beers were drank, stories grew tall, lies were told and generally it was football the Australian way.

Bintangs  :  5   8   38
Wombats: 21 16 142 (lots more).
Goals: Bruce Morgan 2, Stevie Wicks 1, Ken Allan 1, Paul Dugmore1
Best  : Tim Hakfoort, Nick Longmire, Paul Dugmore

Jakarta Bintangs vs. Singapore Wombats

Cibubur, Nov 15, 1995

The Wombats arrived with a reputation as large as their Big Bird bus and with their standard livery and warm ups tended to overshadow from the very start the rather poorly prepared and presented Bintangs. The recently assembled Bintangs looked like a rag-tag bunch of backyard waxers, but the spirit was high and enthusiasm great. The contrast in kit was glaring testimony to the chasm between the two sides with the Wombats in uniform, same shorts and sox, while the Bintangs somehow acquired 'Save the Sumatran Tiger' t-shirts and someone had printed 'Jakarta Bintangs' on the back. With no number and a variety of colours, sizes and styles of shorts, and a Woolies Special - Assorted socks, Dad's Army looked better.

The Wombats started as they finished - running in fours and fives down the Cibubur cricket ground (beautifully presented on the day with a load of Boral Jayamix sand covering the cricket wicket) competing hard for every ball and generally running and knocking the Bintangs off their game. Tim Hakfoort battled hard at full back and repelled many an attack with the ball so often in his area. The Horse, Nick Longmire rucked tirelessly and took marks around the ground and with Paul Dugmore at the bottom of the packs, the Wombats did not have things entirely their own way. After many minutes of football without a Bintangs score, Cameron Knox marked on the forward flank and played on, then, realising that he had suddenly become very popular with the Wombats, handballed desperately towards goal to find Brucie Morgan standing alone to register a major. At the start of the third quarter, the littlest man on the field, Steve Wicks, snaffled the ball from a ball-up in the middle and with a mighty thump, roosted it through for only the third Bintangs goal.

In the second half the game was a little more even in general play with the Bintangs finding their legs and teamwork, but they were no match for the slick, running Wombats who continued to score freely.

All in all the crowd that had gathered and the Bintangs themselves, whilst beaten by a much better side, were encouraged by the interest, the involvement and the promise of better things to come. A Cup was presented, beers were drank, stories grew tall, lies were told and generally it was football the Australian way.

Bintangs  :  5   8   38
Wombats: 21 16 142 (lots more).
Goals: Bruce Morgan 2, Stevie Wicks 1, Ken Allan 1, Paul Dugmore1
Best  : Tim Hakfoort, Nick Longmire, Paul Dugmore

Jakarta Bintangs vs. Singapore Wombats

Cibubur, Nov 15, 1995

The Wombats arrived with a reputation as large as their Big Bird bus and with their standard livery and warm ups tended to overshadow from the very start the rather poorly prepared and presented Bintangs. The recently assembled Bintangs looked like a rag-tag bunch of backyard waxers, but the spirit was high and enthusiasm great. The contrast in kit was glaring testimony to the chasm between the two sides with the Wombats in uniform, same shorts and sox, while the Bintangs somehow acquired 'Save the Sumatran Tiger' t-shirts and someone had printed 'Jakarta Bintangs' on the back. With no number and a variety of colours, sizes and styles of shorts, and a Woolies Special - Assorted socks, Dad's Army looked better.

The Wombats started as they finished - running in fours and fives down the Cibubur cricket ground (beautifully presented on the day with a load of Boral Jayamix sand covering the cricket wicket) competing hard for every ball and generally running and knocking the Bintangs off their game. Tim Hakfoort battled hard at full back and repelled many an attack with the ball so often in his area. The Horse, Nick Longmire rucked tirelessly and took marks around the ground and with Paul Dugmore at the bottom of the packs, the Wombats did not have things entirely their own way. After many minutes of football without a Bintangs score, Cameron Knox marked on the forward flank and played on, then, realising that he had suddenly become very popular with the Wombats, handballed desperately towards goal to find Brucie Morgan standing alone to register a major. At the start of the third quarter, the littlest man on the field, Steve Wicks, snaffled the ball from a ball-up in the middle and with a mighty thump, roosted it through for only the third Bintangs goal.

In the second half the game was a little more even in general play with the Bintangs finding their legs and teamwork, but they were no match for the slick, running Wombats who continued to score freely.

All in all the crowd that had gathered and the Bintangs themselves, whilst beaten by a much better side, were encouraged by the interest, the involvement and the promise of better things to come. A Cup was presented, beers were drank, stories grew tall, lies were told and generally it was football the Australian way.

Bintangs  :  5   8   38
Wombats: 21 16 142 (lots more).
Goals: Bruce Morgan 2, Stevie Wicks 1, Ken Allan 1, Paul Dugmore1
Best  : Tim Hakfoort, Nick Longmire, Paul Dugmore

Jakarta Bintangs vs. Singapore Wombats

Cibubur, Nov 15, 1995

The Wombats arrived with a reputation as large as their Big Bird bus and with their standard livery and warm ups tended to overshadow from the very start the rather poorly prepared and presented Bintangs. The recently assembled Bintangs looked like a rag-tag bunch of backyard waxers, but the spirit was high and enthusiasm great. The contrast in kit was glaring testimony to the chasm between the two sides with the Wombats in uniform, same shorts and sox, while the Bintangs somehow acquired 'Save the Sumatran Tiger' t-shirts and someone had printed 'Jakarta Bintangs' on the back. With no number and a variety of colours, sizes and styles of shorts, and a Woolies Special - Assorted socks, Dad's Army looked better.

The Wombats started as they finished - running in fours and fives down the Cibubur cricket ground (beautifully presented on the day with a load of Boral Jayamix sand covering the cricket wicket) competing hard for every ball and generally running and knocking the Bintangs off their game. Tim Hakfoort battled hard at full back and repelled many an attack with the ball so often in his area. The Horse, Nick Longmire rucked tirelessly and took marks around the ground and with Paul Dugmore at the bottom of the packs, the Wombats did not have things entirely their own way. After many minutes of football without a Bintangs score, Cameron Knox marked on the forward flank and played on, then, realising that he had suddenly become very popular with the Wombats, handballed desperately towards goal to find Brucie Morgan standing alone to register a major. At the start of the third quarter, the littlest man on the field, Steve Wicks, snaffled the ball from a ball-up in the middle and with a mighty thump, roosted it through for only the third Bintangs goal.

In the second half the game was a little more even in general play with the Bintangs finding their legs and teamwork, but they were no match for the slick, running Wombats who continued to score freely.

All in all the crowd that had gathered and the Bintangs themselves, whilst beaten by a much better side, were encouraged by the interest, the involvement and the promise of better things to come. A Cup was presented, beers were drank, stories grew tall, lies were told and generally it was football the Australian way.

Bintangs  :  5   8   38
Wombats: 21 16 142 (lots more).
Goals: Bruce Morgan 2, Stevie Wicks 1, Ken Allan 1, Paul Dugmore1
Best  : Tim Hakfoort, Nick Longmire, Paul Dugmore