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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.

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We are Sunbury, hear the mighty Roar !

Sunbury seals finals berth

Sunbury has its eyes on an outright win and top spot in the Victorian Turf Cricket Association division 5 Russell Pollock Shield.

Facing Sunshine YCW in a do-or-die match in the final round, the Roar has the upper hand after day one.

With six sides fighting for four spots, second-placed Sunbury has already claimed first innings points, while all other matches are still up for grabs.

Roar captain-coach Craig Ballinger said their mindset heading into the game was the key behind their performance.

“We entered the game in a bit of a finals mindset,” he said. “

If we didn’t turn up and perform, that’s the end of the season.”

The Roar took a risk taking Jay King into the game under an injury cloud.

The Roar had hoped to bat first to give him another week to recover, but it wasn’t the case, but King wasn’t needed to bowl anyway.

“We’ve got quality players coming through and making the most of the opportunities when they are there,” Ballinger said.

“This week it was Jason McGowan who took 6-22.”

The Roar bowled Sunshine out for just 48.

They used three bowlers, with Michael Treweek also taking three wickets.

Ballinger said Treweek continues to make batters play and make mistakes.

The Roar were keen to make sure that they got the job done on day one, with wet weather already playing a major role this season.

Ballinger said at the same time they were pretty cautious.

“Last round we were in trouble at 5-40 quickly, so we had to get through the first hour and not lose wickets.

“We wanted to bat a bit of time and hopefully get the points.”

Sunbury will resume at 4-110. Ballinger made 54.

Ballinger said despite having secured first innings points, they wanted to claim an outright win and try and secure top spot.

The first innings victory is enough to secure a finals spot.

“We’re going to go hammer and tong to go and get an outright,” he said.

“Moonee Valley is in a bit of strife and if we can get the job done, hopefully we’ll play a couple of home finals.

“The pressure is off and you can already feel it around the rooms, a sense of relief.”

All six of the Roar’s senior sides, five men’s and one women’s, have made finals.

Ballinger said it was a first for the club.

“It’s starting to show how much the club is starting to become a destination club, a club with a point of difference.”

Article courtesy Tara Murray, Star Weekly

We are Sunbury, hear the mighty Roar !

Sunbury Roar in VTCA Semi-Final !

Who would have believed that in it’s first year in the VTCA Sunbury Roar would make the VTCA T20 Semi-final?

Certainly those in and around playing group believe in their ability and after a sound performance against Yarraville Club there is a lot of confidence among the players that we can put on a good show as we move further along in the competition.

But it won’t be easy. The Semi-final match is to be played against premier division club Sunshine United CC who have not lost a match in the tournament to date. The Tigers will start as firm favourites however in T20 cricket anything can happen on the day, can the mighty Roar cause another upset and face off in the final?

We are asking all Sunbury Roar players, members and supporters to get along to Selwyn Park, Sunshine to cheer our guys on, we would like to see as many people as possible at the match wearing their Royal Blue.

Match schedule:

Sunday, 16th February, 2.00pm at Selwyn Park, Sunshine.

First ball will be bowled at 2.00pm, get there early as parking is limited.

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Sunbury Roar in upset win in VTCA 1/4 Finals !

Courtesy Tara Murray, Star Weekly;

Sunbury Roar produced an upset in the quarter final group stage of the Victorian Turf Cricket Association T20 competition.

Facing senior division side Yarraville Club last Tuesday, Sunbury, which plays in division 5, came away with their first victory of this stage of the tournament.

A below strength Clubbers made 6-164 from their overs with Keshav Pant top scoring with 34.

Murphy Boyd took two wickets for Sunbury.

Sunbury timed the run chase to perfection, winning with three balls remaining.

The Roar finished on 3-165.

Jason McGann, who moved up the order from his normal position, made 57 coming in at number three.

That innings included four fours and three sixes.

Sunbury sits percentage behind West Coburg in their group, with West Coburg having the bye last week. West Coburg and the Clubbers face each other in the final match of the group.

Meanwhile on Saturday in division 5, the Roar’s match against Williamstown Colts was washed out.

Only one match in the division got a result, with Gellibrand beating Sanctuary Lakes.

Sunbury faces Bellbridge in a two-dayer starting this weekend.

On Sunday, the Roar’s women’s side lost to St Andrews. Sunbury made 7-78 in reply to 5-89.

Tara Murray

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Sunbury Roar into VTCA 1/4 Finals !

Sunbury Roar advance to quarter finals after proving too strong for its opponents in the VTCA T20 round robin fixture.

First up was a home fixture at Clarke Oval where the Roar made light work of visitors Sanctuary Lakes. The Sharks won the toss and batted setting a target of 8/124, pick of the bowlers was Jase “the Ace” McGowan with 2/18. Dylan Landt (78*) and Justin Nelson (43*) finished off game for the Roar without losing a wicket. Dylan hit opposition bowling to all parts of Clarke Oval including 5 sixes (and has not been sighted since).

In the 2nd match; Melton South had no answer to the Roar posting a massive 2/238, bowled out for 85. Highlight of the match was the partnership between Captain Craig Ballinger posting an unbeaten 122 and Justin Nelson out on the final ball of the innings on 95.

In the third and final match; the Roar visited 4th Div. Caroline Springs. Jason McGann won the toss and elected to bat. Young gun Jordan Tentonello impressed the crowd with a fine 52, and Captain Jason McGann (44*) put on a show with some late innings hitting to help post a reasonable 5/156. The Eagles showed class at the top of the order and batted steadily until needing 7 runs to win in the final over. This over had everything, missed run outs, dropped catches and some easy runs. The Eagles managed a single off the last ball to win what proved to be a very entertaining afternoons cricket.

The Roar now face much fancied premier division team Yarraville and North Div 1 team West Coburg in the quarter finals. Our youngsters will be up against it but I am sure will be up to the challenge with plenty of leadership around them. Let’s all get behind our boys who i am sure will put on great show.

We are Sunbury, hear the mighty Roar !

Games to be played on Tuesday nights: 21st and 28th of January, 5.00pm start.

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Sunbury Roar T20 this Tuesday at Clarke !

Sunbury Roar T20 Tonight !

T20 comes to Clarke Oval for the first and only time this season tonight.

Come along and watch the spectacle of VTCA  T20 cricket as Sunbury Roar take on Sanctuary Lakes Sharks at the home of sport in Sunbury, Clarke Oval, this Tuesday night starting from 5.00pm.

Lets all get to the game with our Royal blue shirts and caps supporting our team. Enjoy the view from the new licenced club rooms balcony and watch the white ball fly to all parts of the ground.

We are Sunbury, hear the mighty Roar !

SCC 1st XI Scorer wanted!


Good morning all,

Sunbury Cricket Club are actively seeking an Official Team Scorer to become part of the 1st XI team. VTCA rules dictate each 1st XI team must have a nominated scorer separate from the playing group.

The Official Team Scorer will be provided with a team shirt and cap and any associated equipment necessary to fulfil the position. Most of the games will be played at Progress Reserve, Coolaroo, travel can be organised if required.

This is an exciting time for the club as we venture into our first season in the VTCA so come and join the Sunbury Roar.

For all enquiries please contact:

President:  Brendan Doyle   0426 244 187

Secretary: Marty Kelders 0481 900 162

2019/20 Trivia Night – next week!


2019/20 Trivia Night

Saturday 19th October

(next week)

So it’s that time of the year again where we all knuckle down, put our thinking caps on and have a fun night of Trivia!

Last year was a huge success so once again it is being held up at Boardman Oval No 2 Social Rooms.

Who is going to step up a take the mantle of SCC Trivia Champions from Team Trump?

Doors open at 7 pm, Match roundups of the day at 7.30 pm and Trivia to start at 8pm.

Cost is $10 per person.    BYO Food and Drink!

There will be a raffle and also music as well.

Get your teams of 10 people in by Tuesday 15th October

Bookings:  Shayne on 0402547002 or via facebook private message.