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Message from GDCA: Melbourne Country Week 17 – 21 Feb 2014


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Message from GDCA:

 

2014 MELBOURNE COUNTRY WEEK

17TH – 21ST February

 

Over the next few weeks, members of the GDCA Selection Panel will be contacting clubs in the McIntyre Cup and B Grade competitions seeking nominations for Melbourne Country Week to be held at venues in Melbourne from Monday 17th to Friday 21st February 2014.

It is important that players of your top grade teams are aware that we require players for these carnivals and notify them of the dates.

We are determined to field the best teams possible . Should interested players require more information, please do not hesitate in getting them to contact the GDCA Selectors.

  • Garry Wilson             0418 313 022
  • Mick Barker                0413 074 134
  • Dave Cordy                 0418 746 000
  • Peter Cullen                0417 420 262

Senior Cricket Newsletter #2 Season 2013/14


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Senior Cricket Newsletter #2 Season 2013/14, 10th January, 2014

To inform senior members of a few changes around the club as we enter the run towards the finals.

  • Game day at Clarke Oval will be based in the McMahon Pavillion. The change rooms and grand stand will be used again (no tents to set up / pack away!). Afternoon tea will be served in the large room in the Pavillion. All after match drinks will be at the Bowling Club. Please, it’s a team effort to get things set up on game day.
  • Marking out of the Clarke Oval boundary. We need to be more consistent when marking out the boundary lines. A string line will be used to mark out the boundary square of the wicket and the football boundary line will be used straight from the wicket.
  • Selection has been difficult with many unavailable due to the holiday season. Please consider your position in your team and the teams performance when booking holidays. As there is only 5 games to go (4 games for G grade) each game is vital for all teams. We need to strengthen ladder positions as much as we can to ensure the best possible chance coming into finals. This is important for all grades.
  • Same goes for those who haven’t paid their subs, players are missing out on selection this weekend and a possible finals berth because they are unfinancial. So many guys are coming up to us last night asking for leniency. Well guys, it’s disappointing when you have had since September to so. The Committee is working as hard as ever to make improvements for it’s members as we work through the difficult times of the past few years. Our objective has been via the move to the Bowling Club and through Social functions, Sponsorship  etc. is that we could hold a stronger financial position at the end of this season so we can explore reducing subscription levels across the board for next season and making other capital expenditure. We can only do this if we can meet our expenses for this year.  Team effort required please.
  • There has been some really positive news coming from selection this season regarding the debut Mc’s  game for Nathan Marshall and again last night Dylan Landt being presented his “1st XI Royal Blue cap” by Capt / Coach Jason McGann. The future of our 1st XI looks bright with strong showings from Michael and Steven Treweek this season and Jack Landt now being joined by his brother Dylan for this weeks match.
  • To finish off I just want to share a little xmas story. The past few xmases I have been given a Jamie Oliver recipe book, which is great.  His recipes are easy to follow, a little funky and tasty..I like it. The recipe books sit in the kitchen ready to use at any time. You’re thinking what has this got to do with cricket??  A recipe for a tasty meal is a constant, ingredients prepared in a certain way, each time you are guaranteed the same result every time you follow it to the letter. Same in cricket!!! Follow the same principles each time during the season and the same result will occur.

Lets think about a recipe for success for a cricket team.

  • A pre-season training program covering all elements, batting, bowling and fielding.
  • Listening and taking on board tips from the coaches and experienced players.
  • Thinking about where you need to improve your game. Set yourself goals e.g. number of total runs / wickets per season, go up a grade, makes the finals, win a flag!
  • Make a committment, make sacrifices and maybe do a little extra training with your mates or by doing a little extra fitness work.
  • Every now and then help out around the club and on game day by setting up or packing away.
  • Play with a mindset of following team plans, your role in the team or whats required in the situation of the game.
  • Practice regularly, work towards improving your game and be a good team-mate and clubman.
  • Prepare the night before, focus on game day, be positive, be confident and play to win!
  • Enjoy being around the club, go to club functions, go to country week with a few mates and most of all enjoy your self, have a laugh.

Do I need to go on?

I learned the recipe for success from former leaders of our club including my first A Grade Captain Max Harding(1981),  Richard Lee and  Neil White. The current leaders of our club have all tasted success and know the recipe for success. Jason, Brad and John Marshall have all played in many premiership winning teams, are all familiar with the recipe for success and of what success tastes like.

If you want to taste success yourself all you have to do is follow the recipe, it’s up to you.

Yours in cricket,

Marty Kelders

SCC Secretary

Snr Training Thursday at Sunbury Pools, Sat. night at Sunbury Indoor Sports


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Senior Training – Thursday at Sunbury  Pools, Saturday night at Sunbury Indoor Sports

Hi All.

With temps expected to be 39C-40C this Thursday, we will meet at Sunbury Pools at 6pm for 1-1.5hrs swim and than head back to Bowling Club @ 7.30 for a meal and last selection for the year.

Also Saturday Night we will be having a beer for our xmas break-up at Sunbury Indoor Sports Centre from 7pm onwards, pizza and beer will be on the menu so make sure we all get back even if only for a short time.

Cheers,

Dom Douglas

 

Message from GDCA: Melb and Bendigo Country Week


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Message from GDCA:

2014 BENDIGO COUNTRY WEEK

20TH – 24TH  January

 

2014 MELBOURNE COUNTRY WEEK

17TH – 21ST February

 

Over the next few weeks, members of the GDCA Selection Panel will be contacting clubs in the McIntyre Cup and B Grade competitions seeking nominations for Melbourne Country Week to be held at venues in Bendigo from Monday 20th January to Friday 24th January and in Melbourne from Monday 17th to Friday 21st February 2014.

 

It is important that players of your top grade teams are aware that we require players for these carnivals and notify them of the dates.

 

We are determined to field the best teams possible . Should interested players require more information, please do not hesitate in getting them to contact the GDCA Selectors.

 

  • Garry Wilson             0418 313 022
  • Mick Barker                0413 074 134
  • Dave Cordy                 0418 746 000
  • Peter Cullen                0417 420 262

GDCA T20 Grand Final – Sunbury v Bacchus Marsh @ Clarke Oval, 10th Dec, 5.45pm


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Sunbury CC are into the Grand Final of the GDCA T20 Premier Division after an entertaining display defeating cross town rivals United

Our team in the royal blue batted first setting the target of 8/176. Mick Treweek continues his outstanding form of late with 34 opening the innings and Patty Tyler got amongst the action with 26. Captain Jason McGann cleared the boundary on several occasions and finished the innings off in style with 34*.

Early wickets proved to be the key as United lost a couple of it’s top order batsmen early and struggled to get a partnership going. Once behind the run rate they never recovered and eventually fell short by almost 30 runs. Features included Dylan Landt taking  early wickets together with stalwart Heath Boffey and Brad Hunter taking a few late.

Highlight of the evening was Jack Landt’s  fielding making the deep point cover region his own. Jacks energy and attack on the ball resulted in two direct hits exciting the crowd and sending one United batsmen back to the pavilion.

This Tuesday’s Grand Final should draw a large crowd to see an entertaining contest between last seasons T20 Premiers Bacchus Marsh and Sunbury’s up and coming talent ably led by Jason McGann and Brad Hunter.

Gisborne & District Cricket Association – GDCA Twenty20 Comp

Premier Division Grand Final – Tuesday, 10th December 2013    5:45pm

Sunbury  v.  Bacchus Marsh

Lets all get down there as we expect a tight and entertaining contest.    Show your support by wearing  your royal blue gear…

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GDCA T20 semi final – Sunbury v United @ Clarke Oval, 3rd Dec, 6pm


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After smashing 7/262 in a dynamic batting display and dismissing Romsey for 120, Sunbury CC are into the semi – finals of the GDCA T20 Premier Division.

Playing against cross town rivals United at the premier cricket venue in the district, this promises to be an exciting match up.

Lets all get down there as we expect a tight and entertaining contest.

Show your support by wearing  your royal blue gear…

Tue 3 Dec(6:00 PM) Sunbury   v   Sunbury United Clarke Oval, Sunbury 

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Trivia night tables to be finalised by this Wednesday!


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Trivia night Saturday 16th November from 7.30pm

at Sunbury Bowling Club

Tables need to be finalised by the 13th of November…so hurry there is a limit on the number of tables.

Lets really get behind our first official function at our new home, Sunbury Bowling Club. It’s a great chance to bring our partners and freinds together with our cricketing team mates for a night of trivia and entertainment. There will be prizes for the best (and worst) teams, raffles and games to play.

We welcome parents of our junior players as well, this is a full club function and a major fund raiser for the year so we can continue to improve facilities and provide equipment.

So get on the phone and organise your table of eight (8) players, the more mixed the age group and expertise the better. We want to keep things interesting so there will be a limit of three (3) cricketers per table. My tip is to invite a couple of lawn bowlers, it might cost you a couple of ginger beers but they will help you will get those tricky questions.

Pick up the phone get on FB or tweet till your thumbs hurt and grab seven of your freinds for a fun night out.  If you are a few short of a full table let us know we may be able to join you with others with the same problem.

Tickets are on sale through the club from:

  • Scotty Yardley   0418 564 462
  • Travis Botten     0417 101 595
  • Shayne Lewis     0402 547 002

Tables need to be finalised by the 13th of November…so hurry there is a limit on the number of tables.

Where:          Sunbury Bowling Club, Riddell Road, Sunbury VIC 3429

When:          Saturday, 16th November. 2013   Get there at 7.oopm for a 7.30pm start.

Entry:          $10.00  per head (8 players per table)     Drinks and snacks at bar prices

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