Due to recent heavy rain council has closed our ground for training so there will be no training this weekend.
There is however our Annual General Meeting from midday and I encourage everyone to try and attend this meeting. The BBQ will be fired up so food will be provided.
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.
Senior training will commence on Wednesday 17 August at 8pm at Westside Indoor Sports Complex on the corner of Grieve Parade and Dohertys Road Altona North.
Training will be indoors every Wednesday at 8 till 9pm from 17 August till 28 September.
Junior training will commence on 7 September from 5pm at Maribyrnong Reserve.
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 email@example.com; or
Krusty – 0481 748 705 OR firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The U15 Dragons are the 2014/15 U15C premiers after bowling Yarraville Club out for 154 in a tense finish.
Winners are grinners!
The Dragons lost the toss on day one and were sent in to bat. Sam Field batted well at the top for 41, savage on any loose deliveries however lost his middle stump attempting to play one big shot too many. Aakash again the pick the of batsman however with a well composed 61, falling to a dicey LBW decision. Being bowled out after just 40 overs for 170 runs. This meant a tense three overs needed to be faced by Yarraville with Nigel breaking through, clipping the bails of one of their openers, meaning they were 1/15 at the end of day one.
After starting positively early on day two, at one stage Yarraville were reeling at 7/64 and the match looked all but wrapped up with wickets falling at regular intervals to some tight stump-to-stump bowling. To their credit, Yarraville were able to build some late order partnerships to keep the game interesting, with their number three batsman grinding out a superb innings of 68 before a rush of blood meant Ahmed removed his off-stump. From there it was up to our bowlers to grind out the last wicket, with the final pair showing some ticker and making it a very tense finish. In the end there was too much to be done with the overs ticking over and our boys keeping it tight in the field, one final swish of the bat saw the final wicket and victory to the Dragons.
Ahmed, the pick of the bowlers today, taking career best 4/25 off 8 overs, while Nigel bookended the innings with the first and last wicket in the game, hitting the stumps on both occasions.
The final wicket aftermath
A fantastic final to end the season with the Dragons coming out on top. Without doubt the best team in the competition this season and have rounded it out with 9 wins on the trot.
Ryan McGhie received an early Christmas present when he helped the seconds to an outstanding outright victory over Sunshine YCW by wrapping up the innings with a hat-trick, the first of his career.
His victims were bowled followed by a LBW before having to wait for the first ball of his next over. Not wanting to rely on anyone else he comprehensive bowled the last batsman to close out the game for a fantastic victory which also helped put the icing on the cake to celebrate Chopper’s 400th game, one I am sure the whole team will remember.
In what was a pretty good round for the club where the firsts battled hard for their win and showed plenty of fight to get over the line. Ably led by Dale Williams, he helped set up the win with a vital partnership with Aaron Law before Sam “Cool Hand” Lucas and Jason Weidner, who was batting in extreme pain due to a work related wrist injury, managed to chip away at the total before sealing victory in a tense and tight game. With YCW batting again we managed to capture a further 6 wickets that helped our bonus points for the match.
The thirds fought hard but in the end 191 runs just was not enough runs on the board. Good batting from Gavin Lally & Jesse Bates helped the thirds but were probably 40 to 50 runs shy of a competitive total. With too many players unavailable in the higher grades it is taking its toll on the thirds but we all are hopeful of a number of players returning after Christmas which will definitely strengthen the team.
The fourths cracked the Chrissie champers early with their first win of the year with ‘fly-in recruit’ Shane Yates having a terrific cameo performance with 49 and 1/10 from his 7 overs to help set up the win. He was well supported by Sam Field having his first senior game this season and Thuan Luong. It was a great result for the 4ths who have found it very tough this year so hopefully this will lift their spirits for some better results after the break.
Ivan ‘Chopper’ Tudor reached the amazing milestone of 400 games this match against Sunshine YCW. He joins a very select group of players to have reached this achievement, only 2 other players Peter Guest and current games record holder Jeffrey Law, with whom he has probably played 90 percent of those games together.
Originally a shy lad from Ascot Vale who in the end had to be coaxed into playing with our Under 16’s, has turned into one of the fiercest competitors that the club has had. Known ‘occasionally’ to be a bit fiery on the field he has always served the club with distinction. A life member and member of the club’s Team of the Century is testimony to his service to the club and his ability.
Ivan has also represented the club at 8 times in the All-Australian Churches carnival sides and was extremely unlucky not to be an All-Australian. He is a President’s Medal Winner from our days in the WSUCCA and was the first player to win all individual trophies in A Grade. When they talk about all-rounders he truly is one. He represented the WSUCCA in all facets, originally selected as an opening bat, before being selected as a bowler, having won 2 WSUCCA bowling awards, and then finally as a keeper/batsman. And just to make it more annoying he was also an outstanding fieldsman.
Congratulations Chopper on what has been and hopefully will continue to be an outstanding career with the Dragons.