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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.

For all enquiries please contact the club:

Brendan Doyle:  0426 244 187

Scotty Yardley:  0418 564 462

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


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


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 !

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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We are Sunbury, hear the mighty Roar !