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SCC Annual General Meeting 2018/19

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2018/19

Please take note that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Sunbury Cricket Club will be held on Thursday 24thof May commencing at 7.30 pm. in the McMahon Pavilion (upstairs rooms), Sunbury Recreation Reserve, Riddell Rd. Sunbury.


  1. Opening of Meeting.
  2. Apologies.
  3. Confirmation of Minutes of the AGM held on the 12hMay, 2017.
  4. Receipt of Reports:

(a) President’s Report.

(b) Secretary’s Report.

(c) Treasurer’s Report.

(d) Coach’s Report.

5. Election of Committee of Management.

(a)        President;

(b)        Secretary & Public Officer;

(c)        Treasurer;

(d)        Senior Vice-President;

(e)        Junior Vice President;

(f)         Election of Ordinary Committee.

  1. By-laws amendments for season 2018/19

(a) Nil: NB subscriptions for season 2018/19 will be determined by the incoming committee at a later date.


A nomination form for any committee position may be downloaded by clicking this link 18/19 Nomination form or contacting the undersigned by email   All nominations are required to be lodged no later than 7.00pm Wednesday, 23rdMay 2018.

All members are urged to attend the meeting to ensure a successful beginning to the season.  Please bring this notice and copies of other correspondence with you.


Marty Kelders



SCC Presentation Night – Season 2017/18

SCC Logo 2015

SCC Presentation Night 2017/18 

at Sunbury Social Club

This is it, the night of nights for the 2017/18 season. Come along and congratulate all award winners and celebrate a great season of cricket.

U15 Premiers 2017/18

Please express your interest on the club Facebook page to confirm catering numbers and table settings:                                                                RSVP before Tuesday 2nd April.

When: 7.30pm Friday 13th  April 2018 

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


Adults $40
Children $20
U15  Team members  (must RSVP before 2nd April) Free

Incl: 2 course meal, special guest host and entertainer –  Bohjangles


SCC end of regular season news


Sunbury Roar 1st XI have finished the season on a high after an eventful season with a resounding win over Lancefield.

 Highlight of the match was Heath Boffey’s 155 not out off only 127 balls. After starting at Sunbury in U12’s Heath played his first senior game for our club in 1995 and has played in the GDCA first grade competition since. This is the all-rounders first ever century. Sunbury CC are very proud of what Heath has achieved during his career and are delighted that Heath was able to pass this milestone with his family and friends present. Next year Sunbury Roar are looking to further progress having given an opportunity to it’s young brigade of players.
  • Sunbury Roar 2nd XI finish off the season going down to Blackwood however can hold their heads high after an indifferent latter part of the season seeing key players injured or unavailable. Stand out performance was Kyle Corcoran taking a handsome 5/44 in the second innings. Our 2nd XI will benefit from the seasons experience and look forward to getting back on track as our clubs depth improves.
Still in the hunt for premiership glory our the Sunbury Roar 3rd XI and U15 teams.
  • Just this morning Sunbury Roar U15’s easily accounted for the modest total of 98 after an early scare of losing two wickets at the start of the innings.  A solid partnership from young guns Blake Watson (51 n.o.) and Daniel Caruana (28)  steadied proceedings to see the team into the Grand Final next week.
  • Sunbury Roar 3rd XI play off in the semi-final at Clarke Oval next week against Bacchus Marsh after a stellar season finishing in clear 2nd position on the ladder. Good luck to Ian “Geiser” Johnson and the boys as they pursue ultimate glory.
Let us all get behind our U15’s and 3rd XI as they represent our club in the coming weeks and your support will assist them bringing home to Clarke Oval some well earned silver ware.

Sunbury Roar!



150th Year Celebration

150th Year Celebration

10th February, 2018

It was truly a night long to be remembered, with just over 150 past players, friends and family of our great club in attendance. Old team mates got together for the first time in many years, stories of cricket from long ago were shared with a captive audience, the inaugural Hall of Fame inductees and Sam Riggio compelled the audience with his memories of his time as a young promising as a SCC cricketer  and his trials and tribulations since his unfortunate accident.
 Presidents welcome
The night started off with a brief introduction, at times in verse, by MC Michael Corcoran and the traditional welcome from President Brendan Doyle.
Special guests in attendance included SCC  No. 1 Ticket holder Jack Ogilvie, Hume Councillors Leigh Johnson and Jack Medcraft and  GDCA Life Members Kevin Sulivan and Mick Jenson.
 SCC Life members in attendance were also welcomed:

Don Bremner, Travis Botten, Ken Hosking, Marty Kelders, Richard Lee, Ray Lethlean, Bill Morrison, Barry Palmer, Jim Pearson, Dean Surkitt, Paul Webber, Scott Yardley, Gary Wollington (apologies due to ill health)

Sponsors Phil Lithgow  of Sunbury Social Club, Devin Powell of DJP Accounting and Travis Botten of Colour Perfect were thanked for their support.

Brendan spoke of SCC being a family club, its push to promote womens cricket and the focus on the future through our junior program as a pathway to 1st grade cricket.


 Club History
SCC Secretary Marty Kelders gave a brief run down of the formation of the club and a few highlights up to the time of the first premiership in 1952/53. The formation of the club, the building of a new pavilion in 1895 and joining GDCA in 1923.
1952/53 Premiership player Ron Forbes gave his account of the early 1950’s, our first 2 premierships, moving to the Clarke Oval on a turf wicket, interestingly the soil for the wicket was sourced from out the back of Rupertswood.
1969/70 Premiership Captain Clyde White congratulated his team mates from the 1969/70 premiership team all of which were present bar one, Ron Harris who has sadly passed. Clyde joked with GDCA Life member Kevin Sullivan about the condition of the wicket at times. hearing these stories were very entertaining.
SCC Life Member Bill Morrison gave a brief account of his experience in the early 70’s and how SCC had 4 teams i the same grade of the GDCA but chose to select even teams for the betterment of competition.
SCC Life Member Doug Smith spoke of the late to early 80’s with the rise of the juniors coming into the senior ranks and propelling the club into an era of great success including the 1986/87 Premiership.
SCC Life Member Dean Surkitt spoke patiently about former coach Tony Pearson and his ability to attract young players to the club in the mid 80’s, the tough times as a young player in uncompetitive teams and the rise to ultimate glory.
1992/93 Premiership Captain / Coach Neil White entertained the crowd by not only praising the strong committee during the early 90’s and resounding success of winning 3 of the available 4 GDCA premierships but retelling some classic moments from Bendigo country week cricket.
SCC Life Member Scotty Yardley spoke of the difficult era of the early 2000’s without the investment in the junior program and the slide to 2nd grade cricket. Scott had led the senior XI back to McIntyre cricket after a long campaign with many setbacks and the current status which has a strong committee and a focus of youth development.
 Hall of Fame
The inaugural Hall of Fame inductees  will have their names on a new purpose built honour board and those in attendance were presented with a plaque.
Sunbury Cricket Club  –  Hall of Fame
Heath Boffey Ian McPherson
Keith Boffey William Morrison
Mathew Botten Paul O’Farrell
Travis Botten Matthew Schilling
Michael Corcoran Doug Smith
David Cordy Dean Surkitt
Doug Cue Ian Theodore
Brendan Doyle Patrick Tyler
Darryl Finlay Andrew Warne
Glenn Hatty Paul Webber
Colin Hatty Neil White
Marten Kelders Clyde White
Adam Kirk Scott Yardley
Richard Lee
 Sam Riggio – “Nothing to Fear”
The night was capped off by SCC’s own Sam Riggio. Sam is a former SCC U16 Captain and senior player and we are very fortunate for him to recount his time at SCC, his love for cricket and sport in general and other outdoor activities.
Sam captivated the audience of his honest and open description of his tragic accident, of being told he would never walk again and his strength and determination to prove those who doubted him wrong. SCC are very proud of what Sam has acheived and is very fortunate to have him share his award winning presentation with us on this momentous occasion.

150th Year Celebration Tonight

150th Year Celebration

Hi all, all those coming along to celebrate 150 years of Sunbury Cricket Club make sure you get down there nice and early to catch up for a chat with your team mates, sit down is at 7.30pm, cheers and see you all there.

Where:     Sunbury Social Club (Clarke Oval, Sunbury)

When:     10th February , 2018      7.30pm start

Cost:         $20 per head (incl. 2 course meal)

Special guests:   Sam Riggio, Neil White, Ron Forbes, Clyde White

RSVP: Bookings essential via this link,  Bookings by 2nd February, 2018

Payment can be made direct to SCC account, please put your name, 150th and number of tickets (x1 etc.) in your description.
Sunbury Cricket Club’s bank account details are:-
BSB – 063-548
Account Number – 10599703

As part of Sunbury Cricket Clubs 150th year of cricket celebrations President Brendon Doyle is inviting all past players and sponsors to attend a celebration evening of Sunbury cricket.

Highlight of the function will be the announcement of the SCC Hall of Fame. Will any of the current day players stack up against our histories best and make the list???

Not only is this a special anniversary of our clubs formation in 1868, 2018 is the 25th anniversary of the unparalleled achievement of winning not only the GDCA A Grade Premiership but also the B Grade and D Grade were also successful with the C Grade unfortunately missing out being defeated in the Final.

We are very pleased to announce that Sam Riggio will be presenting his uplifting and inspiring life story.  Sam is a former SCC U16 Captain and senior player and we are very fortunate for him to donate his time for our special event. For more information visit his website using this link: Nothing to Fear”

So please mark your calendar for this special event to celebrate the clubs history and is a chance to catch up with former team mates where stories of great successes can be relived and don’t forget some less than memorable events for some may be raised in the name of humour.

“It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how many people remember you after you retire from the game.”

Not only are we seeking a celebrity to provide entertainment there will be  Captains and great players sharing some stories for those who are close to the club. This is a great opportunity for past players, current sponsors and club officials to meet and enjoy an evening of cricket history of our club.