SCC Expressions of interest: Playing Coach for season 2017/18


              

Sunbury Cricket Club are calling on expressions of interest for positions of  Senior Coach  and players for the upcoming season 2017-18.

 It is an exciting time for the club being on the verge of ultimate success. We offer an excellent opportunity for a playing Senior Coach. Experience is preferred however not essential. A generous package will be able to be negotiated for the preferred candidate.

SCC is currently a first grade McIntyre Cup club in the Gisborne and District Cricket Association. This is the perfect opportunity for a senior grade coach and players new to the area, sick of travelling to town each week or for those wanting to make a stamp on the competition in a team with some great players.

Our club also prides itself on its strong Juniors program with an emphasis on parental involvement.

Sunbury Cricket Club fields four junior teams. It is this commitment to junior cricket and the promotion of healthy activity in a family environment ensures a successful future for the club and an attractive environment for new families to the area.

We are the envy of the competition being based at the Clarke Oval which is complemented by newly upgraded players facilities, brand new club rooms and we also maintain an agreement with the Sunbury Bowling Club to host major functions and activities.

For all enquiries please contact the club:

Email: sunburycc.vic@gmail.com

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Father and son century makers Brendan and Nathan Doyle

SCC Presentation Night – Season 2016/17


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SCC Presentation night 2016/17 at Sunbury Bowling Club

This is it, the night of nights for the 2016/17 season. Come along and congratulate all award winners and celebrate a great season of cricket.

Please express your interest on the club Facebook page. Need to confirm catering numbers and table settings before 28th March.

We will be drawing our major raffle on the night so please bring along your sold tickets. For those who haven’t bought tickets yet they will be available for purchase before the draw.

When: 7.30pm Friday 7th  April 2017

Dress: Red carpet..tie and jacket optional. This is a chance to show your style!

Dinner: 2 course meal. Special guest host and entertainment

Cost:

Adults $42
U16’s / children $27
Family (2 adults, 2 children) $125

SCC Juniors Major raffle 2017:    $5 per ticket

1ST PRIZE:  Full size Grey Nicholls Bat framed and signed by the BBL06 Melbourne Renegades   (With Certificate of Authenticity)

2ND PRIZE:  $100 Greg Chappell Cricket Centre Voucher

3RD  PRIZE:  $50 Greg Chappell Cricket Centre Voucher

Raffle drawn on the night !

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Sunbury Roar into McIntyre Final!


We want to see as many royal blue shirts and caps up at Gardiner Reserve, Gisborne on Saturday and Sunday to cheer our guys on. See you all there, Go the mighty Roar!

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There have been some epic battles between Sunbury Roar and the Riddell Bombers in recent years and this semi-final final certainly proved to be another. Riddell went in as firm favorites having dominated the competition since the Christmas break. Our team who dropped the last few games were looking for some form.

In a game of many highlights there were a couple that stood out that swung the match in our favour early on. The wicket of all-Australian Country batsmen and former Ryder medalist Mick Allen for ony 4 runs off the bowling of Heath Boffey certainly had the home team reeling from which they never really recovered. All out for 86.

It was a even performance from the bowlers with Heath removing both openers and Captain Jason McGann closing the door on a tail order recovery with 3 quick wickets to finish off the innings. Other key moments were two direct…

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Sunbury Roar into McIntyre Final!


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There have been some epic battles between Sunbury Roar and the Riddell Bombers in recent years and this semi-final final certainly proved to be another. Riddell went in as firm favorites having dominated the competition since the Christmas break. Our team who dropped the last few games were looking for some form.

In a game of many highlights there were a couple that stood out that swung the match in our favour early on. The wicket of all-Australian Country batsmen and former Ryder medalist Mick Allen for ony 4 runs off the bowling of Heath Boffey certainly had the home team reeling from which they never really recovered. All out for 86.

It was a even performance from the bowlers with Heath removing both openers and Captain Jason McGann closing the door on a tail order recovery with 3 quick wickets to finish off the innings. Other key moments were two direct hit run outs from Jason McGann and Jack Landt.

A change up to the batting order didn’t quite go to plan however a more solid middle order proved the difference. Max Scott top scored with 33 including a massive 6 over the club rooms. It was a tight battle where the pressure dial was turned up to eleven, every run scored was vital.

Overnight the score required 40 runs to win with 5 wickets in hand. With only 2 wickets in hand and 6 runs to win  Heath Boffey again stood tall by dispatching two deliveries to the boundary and first innings belonged to us. All out for 94.

In an effort to achieve an unlikely outright win Riddell went out to bat with all guns blazing. In the 15 overs up to the tea break they put on 145 lead and declared. Mick Allen put on a memorable display of 68 including 6 sixes.

The situation was, we needed to play the day out to achieve victory. 39 overs. Justin Nelson led the way by blunting the initial onslaught however at the other end Livingstone showed his class by attacking the stumps and gaining a few early wickets. As Justin was given out hitting fresh air, Paul Webber and Jason McGann kept out the majority of the 20 overs in the last hour. The whole club are very proud of the way our team stood up as Riddell threw everything at us except the kitchen sink including a running onfield commentary. The Riddell team became frustrated, appealed for everything and started to bowl short playing right into our hands.

All in all an intense battle that wasn’t over until the last ball was bowled. A credit to both teams but more importantly a great day for our team who stood tall  on the big stage against an imposing opponent on their home soil. One of the great semi-final wins for our club in living memory.

Next week the Grand Final of the McIntyre Cup will be played against the Gisborne Dragons at Gardiner reserve, Gisborne.

Unfortunately other results did not go our way. The F Grade match verses ladder leader was an uphill battle after the home team posted 8/330 on the first day.

Our innings never really gained momentum being bowled out for 119 with Ian Johnson top scoring with 26.

It was much the same result at Clarke Oval with our 4ths also bowling first. Rupertswood posted 169 on the first day. A reasonable but achievable total. The highlight was Matt Ward’s return to form with 3 wickets. It was great to see him on the come back trail from a long term injury.

With the loss of early key wickets unfortunately our team could only manage  60 runs before being bowled out.

What was evident that finals cricket is a different game, the stakes are higher and the rewards greater. For the most part winning the toss and getting runs on the board no matter how many can be an advantage however many great battles have been won with the challenge of a run chase and the excitement of a result in the final stages of the match. That is finals cricket.

Next week Sunbury Roar travel to Gisborne and looming is the biggest prize of all, the McIntyre Cup. We want to see a wave of royal blue at the ground to cheer our boys on. Go the mighty Roar !

 

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SCC Finals campaign – Season 2016/17


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Sunbury Roar U13 team lead the way by winning their way into the Grand Final this weekend against the Wallan Magpies at Boardman Oval #2 this Saturday morning. The whole club are right behind Coach Brendan Doyle and the boys, good luck i am sure you will all do us proud.

So what an end to the senior home and away season it proved to be. Three out of four Sunbury Roar teams make their way to  semi-finals cricket next weekend.

SCC 1st XI’s fate was in the hands of results in other matches after going down the Gisborne. Chasing 306 for victory was always a tall order and early wickets did not help the cause. A rear guard effort by Craig Ballinger showed the grit and determination required for finals cricket by posting a fine 91 before running out of partners with the total on 168.

In other McIntyre Cup matches Romsey chased down the 193 needed for victory set by Diggers Rest Bulla the previous week. Not only did this take Romsey clear of relegation, it closed the door on the Burras finals hopes and allows Sunbury Roar to maintain it’s fourth position on the ladder.

Sunbury Roar travels to Riddell next Saturday and Sunday to face the competition leaders in a do or die battle to earn the right to play off for the McIntyre Cup. Matches between these two adversaries have been nothing short of entertaining in recent times so we expect a tight battle.

Unfortunately SCC 2nd XI just miss out and will finish in 5th position. Already sitting outside the four our team needed to chase down 215 ladders leaders Riddell had set the week previous. Sunbury Roar fell some 70 runs short in the run chase with the only real highlight being Muhammad Khan making 51.

As expected Sunbury Roar 3rd XI had an easy win against bottom placed Wallan. Highlight of the encounter was a hat-trick by enigmatic player Mike Veitch. Finishing fourth we travel to Bacchus Marsh to face the ladder leaders in the semi-final.

Sunbury Roar 4th XI completed the fixtured season on top the ladder. Having a forfeited match this week there was no match to play. Top spot earns the right to host the semi final against Rupertswood at our home Clarke Oval.

With plenty of finals action to choose from it is an exciting weekend for the club. The extra fitness work and more focused training program put in place by coach Justin Nelson I am sure will pay dividends. Good luck to all Sunbury Roar players this weekend and lets get all teams through for a big celebration Sunday night.

Go the mighty Roar !

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SCC Presentation Night – Season 2016/17


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SCC Presentation night 2016/17 at Sunbury Bowling Club

This is it, the night of nights for the 2016/17 season. Come along and congratulate all award winners and celebrate a great season of cricket.

Please express your interest on the club Facebook page. Need to confirm catering numbers and table settings before 28th March.

When: 7.30pm Friday 7th  April 2017

Dress: Red carpet..tie and jacket optional. This is a chance to show your style!

Dinner: 2 course meal. Special guest host and entertainment

Cost:

Adults $42
U16’s / children $27
Family (2 adults, 2 children) $125

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SCC Vote count night 2016/17


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SCC Vote count night 2016/17

We are all gathering at our club rooms this Saturday for after match activities including this seasons Vote count. Best and fairest votes will be read out for all grades and the winner announced on the night. Presentation of awards will be done on Presentation night, 7th April, 2017.

The kitchen will be open; keep your eye on Facebook for more details and meal orders.

This weeks senior matches:

It’s a big weekend of cricket coming up with the final weekend of home and away action this Saturday.

Who is going to make the final four? With a forfeit this round and on top of the ladder our 4’s are already guaranteed a home final.

Will they get to play at at Clarke or will our Mc’s pull off a magnificent run chase of 307 against last season premiers Gisborne to secure a home final and have a crack at winning this seasons Cup?

Our 2’s currently sitting 5th and need 216 to win against Riddell to jump up into contention and our 3’s sitting 4th face last placed Wallan in a 1 dayer are in a good position to play finals.

In short all teams have been competitive this season so well done to the improved training environment put in place by our coach Justin Nelson and everyone buying into the increased fitness program.

As Jason said, It doesn’t matter what you have done this season with the bat and ball, it matters this week. So now is the time to stand up and make our club proud and bring home 4 wins, and all side playing finals.

Lets reap some reward for all our hard work during the season and bring home some silverware…..Go the mighty Roar !

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