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.
This seasons the club will offer a variety of registration to suit all players. Subs will include a white playing shirt, One day Social Shirt ( New Sponsor Logo), Training Singlet ( Colour Perfect Logo) and 12 month Social Membership at the Sunbury Football Social Club. There will also be other merchandise that can be ordered as requested.
FULL SENIOR – $300.00
STUDENT / APPRENTICE – $200.00
5 GAME SOCIAL – $160.00 ( Training singlet not include )
SOCIAL MEMBER – $150.00 ( Social Shirt, Stubby Holder, Ticket in Last Man Standing, 12 Month Membership Sunbury Football Social Club ).
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A big week ahead as T20 comes to Clarke Oval for the first time this season.
Come along and watch the spectacle of GDCA Premier Division T20 cricket as Sunbury Roar take on cross town rivals Rupertswood at the home of sport in Sunbury, Clarke Oval, this Tuesday night starting at 5.30pm.
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 all gathering at our club rooms this Saturday for after match activities including this seasons Vote count. Best and fairest votes will be read out for all grades and the winner announced on the night. Presentation of awards will be done on Presentation night, 7th April, 2017.
The kitchen will be open; keep your eye on Facebook for more details and meal orders.
This weeks senior matches:
It’s a big weekend of cricket coming up with the final weekend of home and away action this Saturday.
Who is going to make the final four? With a forfeit this round and on top of the ladder our 4’s are already guaranteed a home final.
Will they get to play at at Clarke or will our Mc’s pull off a magnificent run chase of 307 against last season premiers Gisborne to secure a home final and have a crack at winning this seasons Cup?
Our 2’s currently sitting 5th and need 216 to win against Riddell to jump up into contention and our 3’s sitting 4th face last placed Wallan in a 1 dayer are in a good position to play finals.
In short all teams have been competitive this season so well done to the improved training environment put in place by our coach Justin Nelson and everyone buying into the increased fitness program.
As Jason said, It doesn’t matter what you have done this season with the bat and ball, it matters this week. So now is the time to stand up and make our club proud and bring home 4 wins, and all side playing finals.
Lets reap some reward for all our hard work during the season and bring home some silverware…..Go the mightyRoar!
Sunbury Roar get behind Jessy Carroll, East Sunbury CC
As some of you may know, East Sunbury CC Senior Coach Jessy Carroll is in a bit of a bad way and as part of the wider sporting community Sunbury Roar are looking at doing our part to help Jessy in what ever way we can.
The vital treatment that Jessy needs is not cheap so we are looking at having a pizza night next Saturday night to raise some much needed funds. It will be $10 a head for the pizzas with any money raised going to Jesse.
We will be having match round ups, beers and pizza, a raffle and maybe a couple of games. Bring some gold coins and your friends to help a young guy get through a hard time.
If you cannot make it and wish to donate please contact us at the club.
It is a big weekend of cricket in the GDCA with one day matches scheduled for Sunday 5th February.
Sunbury Roar finish off their match against Riddell Bombers tomorrow at Clarke Oval. After winning the toss and batting last week Sunbury was rolled out for their lowest score in recent memory. Riddell has already finished day one with first inning points.
Riddell are expected to declare before play commences, if not at least in the first hour, send our team back out bat with the expectation of another collapse in a push for outright points.
Simply put, with another days play ahead this is a chance for our team to put all that behind them and salvage some pride in the best possible way. The key will be for our top order to dig in, build partnerships and bat responsibly against the talented Riddell attack. Time to stand up fellas.
Sunday’s one day fixture will be a local derby when Roar play host to Rupertswood at Clarke Oval. This promises to be an entertaining day of cricket as Rupertswood boast an attacking batting line up capable of anything on their day.
Sunbury Roar 2nd XI travel to Woodend on Saturday for day two of their encounter. Roar are chasing 314 so all eyes will be on big innings specialists Sam Fisher and Corey Beatty. Roar are keen to maintain there position in the top four, this match could go down to the wire.
On Sunday Roar 2nd XI travel to the scenic Blackwood Reserve for their one day fixture. Blackwood have been tough to beat on their track over the years so good luck to our team.
Sunbury Roar 3rds finish off their match against Bacchus Marsh Bulls at Boardman #2. This will prove to be a tough contest as our team managed only 143. After being 5/41 youngsters Mitch Boyd and Brock Landt battled hard to achieve a competitive total. BM start the run chase at 0/16.
In Club Grade South Roar 4ths finished day one having amassed 6/358. Stars with the bat were Shayne Lewis posting a career high of 161 and Adam Kirk just missing the milestone with 91. Cameos by Josh Goater and Mike Veitch also finished the day off in positive fashion. Tomorrow the young bowling attack need to put the ball in the right areas to secure the points.