All posts by SCC

Jim Pearson returns as Roar Women’s Coach for 2020-21


Sunbury Cricket Club is very pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Pearson as Sunbury Roar Women’s Cricket Coach for Season 2020/21.

Jim begun his cricket coaching journey in 2002  with the Rupertswood Milo program and U12’s in support of his 3 children. He first came to Sunbury CC Juniors in 2005 and assisted Peter Osbourne setting up an U12 team and went on to develop junior cricket through all age levels over the next 5 years. Jim got involved with the senior committee and oversaw the amalgamation of the Sunbury Junior program with the Senior body as one entity in 2009. Jim initiated the clubs first Milo cricket program while continuing coaching Sunbury CC junior teams until 2015/16. He also started playing to assist juniors starting their senior cricket pathway,  was SCC’s first father to play in the same team with his daughter Jordyn, experienced premiership success with son Brenton and enjoyed also playing alongside his son Cameron.

In 2007 Jim joined the GDCA Junior Executive, coached GDCA Junior Country Week teams in 2009 and 2010 and became the inaugural GDCA Female Cricket Officer in 2012 to promote female cricket and establish pathways for girls to play senior cricket. Jim coached the GDCA Girls under 16 team for three years including in the first ever GDCA female country competition in 2012.

Jim is welcomed back with open arms as he is a well respected and highly decorated member of Sunbury CC having also Captained SCC 3rd XI premiership in 2012, served as SCC Treasurer on 3 occasions and was awarded SCC Life Membership in 2016.

It is a very exciting time for the Sunbury Roar Women’s team after a hugely successful inaugural season in the VTCA. We are sure the club will build on this success for the coming season with Jim’s appointment.

This is the perfect opportunity for players looking toward a new challenge to make the change. We are the only cricket club in Sunbury and surrounding areas that can offer TURF cricket.

For all enquiries please contact the club:

President: 
Brendan Doyle:  0426 244 187 b.doyle@dhl.com

Senior Coach:   
Scotty Yardley:  0418 564 462  scottyardley@yahoo.com.au

We are Sunbury, hear the mighty ROAR!

Jason McGann wins VTCA Russell Pollock Medal


Without the possibility of a VTCA Presentation Night this year to celebrate the achievements of those who performed well throughout the summer the VTCA has released the Division Medalists and Grand Final Man of the Matches. Also, the Curator of the Year,  Spirit of Cricket Award and an inductee into the Service to Cricket Award were announced.

Congratulations to Jason McGann for being awarded the VTCA Russell Pollock Medal  and the Grand Final Man of the Match Award after a sensational year leading the Roar bowling attack in the clubs first season in VTCA competition.

Russell Pollock Medal vote count:

Jason McGann – Sunbury CC – 30

Paul Hetherington – Gellibrand CC – 29

Matthew O’Brien – Melton South CC – 20

Sameera Vithana – Moonee Valley CC – 19

Jayden P Perko – Sunshine YCW CC – 18

Sunbury Cricket Club is very proud of the not only the achievements Jason has accomplished at the club but also his commitment and leadership on game day sets the standard for the team and he is a great role model for younger players.  His season highlights included his first ever hat-trick, career high figures of 8/13  and in the Grand Final tore the heart out of the oppositions batting with a devastating opening spell which had the opponents at one stage; 5 wickets for 1 run.

Sunbury Roar Women’s  inaugural Captain Amber Andrews capped off  a fine season by finishing in the top four of the VTCA Deer Park Club Medal.

Brad Hunter was also announced as Man of the Match for the

VTCA Shield Division 5 Seconds Grand Final where he took 8/37 in a match winning performance.

For a list of all VTCA Awards from Season 2019/20 click on the logo below:

Sunbury Cricket Club is very proud of the achievements  of all teams  and players in what proved to be a season of many highlights and was huge success on many fronts. Please stay tuned as the Sunbury Cricket Club Presentation Night has only been postponed until such time we can hold a function.

For all enquiries please contact the club:

President:        Brendan Doyle:  0426 244 187 b.doyle@dhl.com

Senior Coach: Scotty Yardley  0418 564 462  scottyardley@yahoo.com.au

We are Sunbury, hear the mighty ROAR!

Roar announce Coaching Panel for 2020-21


Sunbury Cricket Club is thrilled to announce additional Senior cricket appointments for Season 2020/21. Jay King after an excellent inaugural season with the Roar has been promoted to 1st XI Vice-Captain and Scott Yardley has recruited a solid and experienced senior cricket coaching panel.

Jay King is used to playing in a winning environment and came to our club fresh after tasting back to back GDCA McIntyre Cup success with Gisborne and is keen to bring professionalism learnt playing premier cricket. Jay prides himself in his on-field performance rising within the group with solid performances taking 28 wickets at 12.86 in his first season with the Roar. This season he is welcomed to the extended coaching panel as he has a keen interest in providing tuition to younger players. Sunbury CC are confident Jay will provide excellent support to Steve and Scotty throughout the season.

Scott Yardley and Brad Hunter

Former SCC senior Captain Coach Brad Hunter has been appointed Director of Cricket which is a new role within the club. Brad is a highly decorated player, former coach of SCC and VTCA premiership player/coach with Maribyrnong Park SMCC. He brings to the role a wealth of cricket knowledge and experience. The Director of Cricket oversees the overall cricket program and assists with being a conduit between the club executive committee and the coaching group. The role also involves management of turf cricket and assists with player issues.

Mick Corcoran is welcomed back to the club in an official capacity as Chairman of Selectors. Mick is a highly respected member of SCC, he was well known as a fine wicketkeeper batsman playing at the highest level of our club and was an inaugural SCC Hall of Fame inductee. He has served on the SCC Executive as Treasurer on several occasions, and in more recent years has Captained grade cricket with our club and been a keen cricket observer following his sons’ Kyle and Zac. Mick will work in closely with all grade Captains including working in with Scott, who he has shared a 30 year relationship with at the club.

Justin Nelson has again stood forward for the club, coming on board as Strength and Conditioning Coach. He has served the club well previously as senior Coach of the Roar and has had experience fulfilling other coaching roles during his time at Flemington. Justin is a keen fitness practitioner is an enthusiastic and popular member of our club and will provide excellent support to Scott and the coaching panel.

Sunbury CC are very proud of the achievements in all levels of senior cricket last season and look forward with anticipation having assembled an off-field team with the depth required to take our club even further forward.

Womens and Junior cricket coaching positions are still open to expressions of interest. For all enquiries please contact the club.

It has been recognised that this season presents many challenges for all clubs including the unknown nature of the fixture and possible restrictions due to the COVID-19 situation. We will keep all members posted of further appointments and the start to pre-season activities.

This is the perfect opportunity for experienced players looking toward a new challenge to make the change. We are the only cricket club in Sunbury and surrounding areas that can offer TURF cricket.

For all enquiries please contact the club:

President:        Brendan Doyle:  0426 244 187 b.doyle@dhl.com

Senior Coach: Scotty Yardley  0418 564 462  scottyardley@yahoo.com.au

We are Sunbury, hear the mighty ROAR!

SCC appoint Steve Treweek as 1st XI Captain for 2020-21


Sunbury Cricket Club is very pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Treweek as 1st XI Captain for Season 2020/21.

Members of the club executive had been canvassing several quality applicants and are very pleased to make the appointment as Steve presented as the ideal candidate.  Steve is highly respected within our club; he leads from the front and brings with him the enthusiasm required to take our club to the next level in 4th Division VTCA.

Steve started his cricket pathway with Sunbury CC having participated through the junior program from an early age and was a regular participant in junior representative cricket with the GDCA as an opening batsman. During season 2012/13 he demonstrated leadership and glimpses of a future star in the U16’s. That season he also worked his way through the senior grades and was rewarded with 1st grade selection for good performances at the top of the order. Since then Steve has rarely been missing from our senior team and has gone on to establish himself with true all-round capability and a leader within the team. He has performed admirably as Captain of our T20 team for several years.

Steve has had the fortune to play alongside experienced players such as Jason McGann, Heath Boffey and Brad Hunter who had identified his leadership potential and have been actively mentoring him along the way. Steve now has the opportunity to bring together his passion for the game and his his eagerness to lead the club while still being able to draw from experience within the group. He is looking forward catching up with players and members as soon as we are able.

It has been recognised that this season presents many challenges for all clubs including the unknown nature of the fixture and possible restrictions due to the COVID-19 situation.

Players, members and supporters of Sunbury Cricket Club will be kept informed of pre-season training dates and other appointments as they come to hand.

This is the perfect opportunity for experienced players looking toward a new challenge to make the change. We are the only cricket club in Sunbury and surrounding areas that can offer TURF cricket.

For all enquiries please contact the club:

President:        Brendan Doyle:  0426 244 187 b.doyle@dhl.com

Senior Coach: Scotty Yardley  0418 564 462  scottyardley@yahoo.com.au

We are Sunbury, hear the mighty ROAR!

SCC appoint Scott Yardley as Coach for 2020-21


Sunbury Cricket Club is very pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Yardley as Senior Coach for Season 2020/21.

A number of highly rated candidates presented to the club executive in recent weeks and Scott stood above all others as the outstanding applicant. Scott is held in very high regard throughout the district as a highly decorated player, coach and administrator.

He tasted success early in his cricket journey with Sunbury CC winning the clubs inaugural U16 GDCA Grand Final as Captain in 1992/93. Scott has Captain/Coached the senior club on two previous occasions, including the most recent 1st XI success in season 2011/12 also taking out the GDCA competition batting trophy with 389 runs @ 48.63.

In more recent years Scott has held executive committee roles such as President, Secretary, Vice President and Junior Coordinator culminating on being awarded Life Membership and at the 150th celebration was inducted to the SCC Hall of Fame.

Scott served the club well as Junior Coordinator in the past few seasons and his decision to apply for the senior coaching role stems from a burning ambition to again lead the club to on-field success.

Scott pictured with sons Lachlan and Thomas

Sunbury CC thank Craig Ballinger for his service as Captain/Coach and appreciate his efforts leading our club in its first season with the VTCA.

It has been recognised that this season presents many challenges for all clubs including the unknown nature of the fixture and possible restrictions due to the COVID-19 situation.

Players, members and supporters of Sunbury Cricket Club will be kept informed of pre-season training dates and other appointments as they come to hand.

This is the perfect opportunity for experienced players looking toward a new challenge to make the change. We are the only cricket club in Sunbury and surrounding areas that can offer TURF cricket.

For all enquiries please contact the club:

President:        Brendan Doyle:  0426 244 187 b.doyle@dhl.com

Senior Coach: Scotty Yardley  0418 564 462  scottyardley@yahoo.com.au

We are Sunbury, hear the mighty ROAR!

Coaching / Playing expressions of interest 2020-21 Season


It is an exciting time for the SunburyCricket Club. In Mens cricket, we have just completed our inaugural VTCA season in Div 5 resulting in promotion to VTCA Div 4 for season 2020/21 . The Sunbury Roar Womens team competed in the VTCA semi finals in their first ever season and our U17 team won the GDCA Grand Final.  We also look forward to the completion of a new turf wicket table and resurfacing upgrade of Clarke Oval.

SCC offer an excellent opportunity for Senior playing or non-playing coaches for:

  • Senior Mens cricket
  • Senior Womens cricket

A generous package will be able to be negotiated for the preferred candidates.

In Junior cricket, a coach and team manager are required for each team:

  • U17, U15, U13, U11 and Junior Blast programs.

Sunbury Cricket Club team list for season 2019/20 included:

  • VTCA – 1st and 2nd XI Senior Mens (runner up and premiers)
  • VTCA – T20 (semi finalists)
  • VTCA – Senior Womens (semi finalists)
  • GDCA – 3rd, 4th and 5th XI Senior Mens (3rd and 4ths semi finalists)
  • GDCA – U17, U15, U13, U11 and a full Junior Blast program (U17 Premiers)

This is the perfect opportunity for coaches and experienced players looking toward a new challenge. We are the only cricket club in Sunbury and surrounding areas that can offer TURF cricket.  

The successful candidates will be expected to coordinate pre-season and in-season training and development programs. Coaches will also be required to liaise with the selection committee and other senior and junior coaches.

View Cricket Victoria advertisement by clicking on the logo:

For all enquiries please contact the club:

Brendan Doyle:  0426 244 187 b.doyle@dhl.com

Scotty Yardley:  0418 564 462  scottyardley@yahoo.com.au

We are Sunbury, hear the mighty ROAR!

VTCA Finals – Cancelled


Good afternoon all,

It is with very mixed emotions I come to you with the following information. The VTCA have finalized their decision on the results of the grand finals that were cancelled this week. Under law E141.7 which then moves into law E141.8, if no first innings result is reached the game is deemed a draw. Where the match is deemed a draw, the team ranked higher leading into finals is declared the winner.

Based on this information, unfortunately our 1st eleven have will be deemed runners up.


But from this point we need to celebrate the fantastic achievement of our 2nd Eleven crowned Premiers for season 2019/20.

 

Congratulations to Samuel Fisher and all team members for a fantastic season and well deserved win.


As I stated at the top, we will all have mixed emotions. But let’s stick tight, and celebrate our 2nds victory. The club will advise in coming days some celebration plans.


Love ya all,

Brendan Doyle
President

 

We are Sunbury, hear the mighty Roar !

Presentation Nights postponed


Dear Players, Members and Supporters,

Unfortunately, due to the escalating COVID-19 virus risk, the Sunbury Cricket Club Executive Committee has made the decision to postpone both our Senior and Junior Presentation Nights.

We hope to reschedule later in the year and will advise accordingly.

Thank you for your understanding.

On behalf of the SCC Executive Committee,

Marty Kelders

Secretary

We are Sunbury, hear the mighty Roar !

Sunbury Roar U17’s deliver on big stage


Sunbury Roar finals campaign 2019/20

Sunbury Roar U17’s

Sunbury Roar U17’s delivered the club its maiden GDCA U17 premiership yesterday. This group had also been GDCA U15 premiers in the past two years.

Playing at Clarke Oval, visitors Bacchus Marsh lost the toss and were asked to bat first. The Bulls were restricted to being all out for 114 runs in the 44th over ending the days play. Future stars Ryan Doyle (3/10) and Blake Watson (3/18) shared the bowling honours for the Roar.

Returning on Sunday, Sunbury Roar accounted for the total in the 41st over largely due to a match winning performance by Daniel Caruana carrying his bat for the innings scoring 51 runs not out, earning him man of the match award.

Congratulations on a Roartastic season and Grand Final win to all the players, coaches, family and friends. There are exciting times ahead for the Roar as this group progress on to  bigger and better things next season.

Sunbury Roar 1st XI

Sunbury Roar 1st XI travelled to Moonee Valley to play off in the Russel Pollock Shield Div 5 Grand Final.

Sunbury Captain Craig Ballinger lost the toss and was asked to bat by an opposition who was expecting to get on top early in the four day contest. This wasn’t to be the case as the Roar managed 1/108 at tea due to strong showing from Justin Nelson (42) and the Sunbury skipper (62). At the end of the days play the Roar was 8/208 after losing a few cheap wickets in the middle order at the hands of their off spinning import.

On day two young gun Jorden Tentonello continued his good form and batted with the tail finishing on 68 not out and Sunbury with an innings total of 232 in the 90th over.

A stunning opening display saw Jason McGann tear through the heart of the Moonee Valley batting order capturing an unprecedented 5 wickets in his first 3 overs, including a sensational hat-trick.

At five wickets for one run (just in case you think you are seeing things thats 5/1) MV batters to their credit dug in until the prize wicket of Cafari was captured; cleaned up by a beautiful delivery from Jay King  ending the 55 over partnership with the score at 72. Jay went on to take another two wickets in quick succession in a telling few overs. Moonee Valley’s recovery was short lived, at the end of play score at 8/78.

Pundits may say the Roar have got the upper hand in this epic battle but knowing our opponents they will not go down without a fight and there is a long way to go in this match. We look forward to next Saturday with excitement and anticipation.

Click on Star Weekly logo for match report, courtesy Tara Murray:

Sunbury Roar 2nd XI

Sunbury Roar 2nd XI Captain Sam Fisher won the toss and threw the opposition in on the Graveyard wicket at Progress Reserve. It proved to be tough batting for the highly rated top order of Footscray ANA and scoring was made difficult by good tight bowling. At the end of play on the first day the score was left at 7/95.

It only took a few overs on the 2nd day to take the remaining wickets and our opponents only managed an additional 2 runs, all out 97. Brad Hunter drew from his wealth of experience finished the innings with the fantastic figures of 8/37 off a marathon 33 overs.

In reply the Roar batsmen managed to pass their total by 25 runs at the end of the days play with the total at 9/122. Paul Webber led the charge at the top of the order scoring 55 runs and youngster Mitch McClean finished the day unbeaten on 21 not out.

With two days to play there is a long way to go in this match but certainly things are looking good having achieved a first innings lead.

Sunbury Roar GDCA semi finals

Sunbury Roar 3rd XI lost to Eynesbury in the semi final at Mt. Carberry Reserve in the Jensen Shield. Stand out performance was Nathan Mora taking 7/70.

Sunbury Roar 4th’s were unsuccessful in their bid to play off in the Grand Final this season losing to Rupertswood at Salesian College. In a low scoring affair Dilpreet Singh managed 5/24 in a fine effort for his team.

We are Sunbury, hear the mighty Roar !

Sunbury Roar chasing finals success


A Roarsome weekend coming up for Sunbury Cricket Club. In its first season in the VTCA Sunbury Roar 1st and 2nd XI’s have made the Division 5 Grand Finals. U17’s roar into their grand final with a big win over rivals Gisborne Dragons.

 

  • 1sts to meet Moonee Valley at Ormond Reserve.
  • 2nds to play Footscray ANA at Progress Reserve.
  • U17’s vs Bacchus Marsh at Clarke Oval.

Check MyCricket on the link below for match details.

Sunbury Roar 1st XI

With play abandoned on day one in the 1st XI clash with Melton South Royals the semi final was played as a 40 over one day fixture. The Royals managed 75 in their innings in difficult conditions early. Highlight was Jason McGowan with 4/16. Losing quick wickets at the start left the Roar at one stage 3/8 however Regan Connell and young gun Jordan Tentonello steadied the ship to bring the total within striking distance. Stephen Treweek entertained the crowd by finishing off the run chase with a massive 6. The Roar passing the total 4 wickets down in the 22nd over.

For full match report click on Star Weekly logo, Courtesy Tara Murray:
Sunbury Roar 2nd XI
The Roar 2nd XI also faced off against Melton South Royals  in a semi final. The Royals batted first in good conditions and managed 138. Again Brad Hunter was the standout with a return of 5/20.  At the end of the 1st days play openers Paul Webber and Jake Egan saw the 16 overs off while managing 32 runs.
On day two, the Roar passed the total losing only 3 wickets. Paul went on to remain undefeated on 72 runs with assistance from the “Chief” Murphy Boyd (32 no).
Sunbury Roar U17’s
Sunbury Roar U17’s have also qualified for the Grand Final with a solid performance against Gisborne in the semi final. Batting first the Dragons managed 111 runs on Clarke Oval. Blake Watson and Connor Reeves sharing the bowling honours with three wickets each. The Roar passed this total comfortably with Josh Goater starring with the bat finishing with an impressive 84 not out. The Roar now meet Bacchus Marsh at Clarke Oval in the Grand Final.
Sunbury Roar GDCA semi finals
Also this weekend Sunbury Roar 3rd XI face Eynesbury in the semi final at Mt. Carberry Reserve and 4th’s play off for a grand final berth vs. Rupertswood at Salesian College Oval 1.

Click on picture for link to MyCricket

We are Sunbury, hear the mighty Roar !