Just a few reminders that we have this Sunday 5 March at Maribyrnong Reserve is the annual Twenty20 match followed by the counting for the Jack Law Medal and the Ken Kennedy Medals for the turf and matting grades respectively.
The Junior Presentation Day will also take place this Sunday to coincide with these events.
Senior Presentation Day is 26 March from noon at Medway Golf Club. The cost is $50 per person for a 3 course meal with drinks to be purchased at the bar. This cost was included in your fees so please make the most of your fees and make it a great day by attending.
Please note that with the Australia Day holiday this Thursday senior training will be on Wednesday night this week.
If you are unable to attend training on Wednesday please let your captain OR Kevin Duggan 04448 880 249 (Chairman of Selectors) know of your availability for this weekend’s matches.
Just a reminder that membership fees are due and payable so please make sure that you are financial as soon as possible.
Once fees are paid the new club playing and off-field shirts will be available for collection.
As from this week our 3rd XI team will be playing in the Barry Clissold Shield, a one day grade. This will not only assist the club but also the numerous players who are not available for the two weeks that are generally required for the first and seconds.
This weeks match is against Gowanbrae and remember if you have any mates that just want to play one day games, then get them down to the club and get them playing!
With a long weekend and the expectation of some significant rain in the coming days it has been decided that Sunday training this weekend will be cancelled.
Please remember that training is on every Thursday from 5.30pm at Maribyrnong Reserve as from next week 6 October.
Cricket commences Saturday 8 October so please be at training next week or be in touch so we know of your availability to start the season.
The executive and members of the club would like to pass on our sincere condolences to the Lally Family. Ian Lally passed away peacefully on Monday after a long illness.
To Peter, Maureen, Danny, Mandy, Jeffrey & Emma and all of their families, our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Ian’s funeral will be held at Werribee Race Course Complex 2 – 10 Bulban Road Werribee on 12 September at 12.30pm.
As most current players are aware, Franky Hoang will take-over as the club’s new captain-coach for season 2016/17. Getting Franky back last season to lead the club was a big plus for us and he enjoyed a fine season with both bat and bowl.
To assist Franky in the coaching role will be Justin ‘Krusty’ Summerfield who will be heavily involved in assisting the fine talent of youth that we have currently progressing through our club.
Both Franky and Krusty are working tirelessly in the off season to boost our numbers and recruit the right people for our club. If anyone has any details on new players then please contact:
Franky – 0432 559 268 OR firstname.lastname@example.org; or
Krusty – 0481 748 705 OR email@example.com.
Congratulations to Franky Hoang and Vincent Delaney on their comprehensive wins in the Jack Law and Ken Kennedy Medal’s.
Franky was a clear winner in the Jack Law Medal with 16 votes (polling 5 best player votes) to beat the vastly improved Jesse Bates on 11. Jesse had a great season and we hope that this improvement continues in a similar vein next season. Past winner Justin (Krusty) Summerfield finished with 10 votes to round out the top 3.
Vincent had a stellar year with the thirds scoring a century and a half century and was always the favourite for ‘The Kanga’ and in the end was the runaway winner on 14 votes to Matty Firth and Koos Koeleman both on 9 votes.
The T20 was its usual a fun day and the inaugural sprint was won by another favourite in Aaron Law.
Thanks to all that made it a great day.
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There are some major changes happening at the club over the off-season and none more significant than Jack Law deciding that after 70 years he will vacate his position on the executive. Words cannot describe his contribution to our club and we will forever be indebted to him for his unbelievable service to us. He is not completely shuffling off into the sunset as he will still be a permanent fixture at games and wants to continue doing the club stats, one of his real cricket passions as long as possible, but he will step away from all his hands-on activities.
With this vacancy the executive is delighted to announce that Josh McCabe will fill the vacant position. What is most exciting about this appointment is that Josh has become the board’s President-elect candidate as Geoff Crossman has decided that he will relinquish the Presidency in the upcoming season.
The executive has been actively pursuing Josh as we believe that he will provide us with an astute and youthful leader, one which is more closely connected with the playing group, which we believe is vital in taking the club forward. Like any good club it is only as good as the members so the more assistance that we get from YOU the better we will be. There are always lots of jobs that need doing whether weekly or from time to time so if you feel that you can contribute please put your hand up and contact me.
We are also thrilled to inform the members that Andrew Manokaran will continue his tenure as the club coach. Andrew’s first year was extremely successful but I am sure like the rest of us he wants to improve on that success and strive for the ultimate in winning a premiership. Let’s make sure that as a playing group we fully support him and achieve that flag.
Training will be at the same venue as last year but will switch to Wednesday nights commencing 12 August from 8-9pm. Notices will be sent out closer to the date as a reminder. Junior training will commence at the end of August and we will notify everyone once all of the necessary arrangements have been made.