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2012/13 McIntyre Cup Grand Final – update days 1 & 2


2012/13 McIntyre Cup Grand Final – update days 1 & 2


We travelled across town to face rivals Sunbury United in the McIntyre Cup Grand Final in our first season back in the senior grade of the GDCA.


United won the toss and elected to bat.

Day 1

Dark clouds loom in the background as play gets underway with immediate success, SCC Captain Jason McGann leading the way breaking through in his first over. The Sunbury attack were well on top in the first hour as Jason captures another two wickets ably supported at the other end by Paul ‘Smoke’ Newton. Rain interrupts play after only 1 hour and 10 minutes of play, United at 3/50, 18 overs. With all the momentum Sunbury’s way, United’s Billinghurst, Watts and Morrison in the shed without troubling the scorers much, Powell somehow managing to survive a confident appeal on his first ball and Morse playing across the line, the rain storm couldn’t have come at a worse time.  Play resumed after an early tea only for a short time, this storm front was torrential, play abandoned for the day at 3/53, 19.2 overs.

Day 2

Day 2 proved to be extremely difficult for the Sunbury players and supporters alike. Heavy rain overnight and early morning showery conditions left the ground damp and the Antarctic like wind howling from the South West made for an uncomfortable day for all. And just as in 1990/91 Semi-final between these two clubs controversy dominates discussion at the end of the first full days play.

Bowling was tough going especially from the Northern end, the run ups and out field slippery. Without losing an early wicket United steadily built their total taking advantage of their small ground. Steve Treweek (11o,4m, 0/39) proving to be a player of the future bowled an honest spell with out luck. Paul Newton (26o,5m,1/76) having to resort to a shortened run up breaks through bowling Morse (64) but as the blustery conditions worsen so does the look of the scoreboard. Heath Boffey (13o, 1m, 1/43) and Brad Hunter (9o, 1m, 0/35) find the going almost impossible bowling into the gale. The partnership between Powell (102) and Dowsett (71) set United up for a substantial total.

After tea the pitch and field dried out considerably and with the new ball Sunbury found its way back on track again, Jason McGann leading the charge. As United skipper Hughes was taking the bowling on and scoring quickly, Jason in attempt to stem the run rate bowls a brute of a delivery striking Hughes to the jaw. In controversial circumstances the wicket is broken and Hughes stumbles to the ground. After heated debate involving both captains, the call from the umpires is not out, sending club officials reaching for the rule books and supporters from both sides in disagreement.

Hughes (20) left the field retired hurt, soon after Jason picks up his 5th wicket, ending the days play for United at 7/292 off 99 overs. Jason McGann finished the day with an impressive (32.5o, 11m, 5/59) in an inspiring display. Hughes was reported in the press to have suffered only a minor injury requiring four stitches and is set to resume next week.

Sunbury are looking to strike early when play resumes and begin the run chase to victory.


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 Come down and support the team next Saturday at Langama Park, 1.00pm start.

Wear your blue shirt (or ski jacket!), join the “Blue Army”

Sunbury into McIntyre Cup Grand Final

Sunbury win a tight contest against Wallan to make this seasons McIntyre Cup Grand Final to be played verses cross town rivals and this seasons competition leaders Sunbury United at Langama Park.

A huge task awaits Sunbury 1st XI having been promoted back to the McIntyre Cup level just this season and making the Grand Final against minor premiers and odds on favourites, Sunbury United. Even though United have had the better of the two contests earlier this season, Sunbury with a more settled line up have found good form in the latter part of the season. Wallan also had Sunbury well accounted for on two occasions this season only to go down in the semi, Riddell had us on the ropes only a few weeks ago before collapsing and being eliminated from the finals race and leaving their supporters dumb founded. Yes, United, you may be the front runners in this contest but be reassured Jason has his team playing as a tight unit at the right time of year and don’t forget – you will always have the “blue army” to contend with!

Semi Final Match Report
Having secured a home semi-final due to last weeks outright victory proved a distinct advantage. The Clarke Oval is well suited to Sunbury’s game plan of tight hard cricket. The grand stand full of supporters wearing their blue colours were not disappointed.

Having won the toss and batting Sunbury got off to a flyer with A. Riggio finding touch with an attacking 24. Wickets fell early in the second half hour bringing Matt Burrowes and Heath Boffey together at the crease. Heath used his experience and applied himself reaching 24 before skying one, Matt showed grit in the heat of a finals battle making a solid 61 in the middle order and Captain Jason McGann again showed his true all round ability carving an excellent 62 n.o. while batting with the tail. All out for 221 off 73 overs.

Day two and the contest begins in hot conditions. Wallan were under pressure from the start with Jason McGann opening up from the pavilion end and Paul Newton attacking from the other. Paul breaks through immediately capturing an opener lbw and set the tone for the days play with aggressive tight bowling. Heath Boffey was introduced into the attack picking up two quick wickets and with great support in the field the visitors were starved of runs from both ends. Robbie Fowler provided the anchor of Wallans’ innings and together with A. Nichols a solid partnership was building and at tea the contest was even at 4/74.

Again Sunbury come out bowling well as a team knowing this was the key partnership that stood in their way of victory. An early chance goes begging off Steve Treweek as Wallan fight through the first half hour without losing a wicket but falling behind in the run rate due to the excellent bowing and fielding. With pressure building and forced to begin hitting out A. Nichols attempts a big shot over midwicket off B. Hunter only to be reigned in by an excellent running catch in the outfield by Matt Burrowes. These are the moments that can swing a game in your favour, especially in big, tight finals matches, the crowd knows it and the grand stand erupts in a sea of blue.

Getting further behind in the run rate required and losing the wicket of Gilchrist the task was all but lost as Robbie Fowler was finally dismissed in a gallant innings of 63 for his team. Wallan all out for 177, Brad Hunter reveling the pressure situation with 5/35 and Sunbury into the 2012/13 McIntyre Grand Final!

Training and practice match

Hi All,

Well we have gotten off to a great start with plenty of numbers at training but hey we can always do with more. So get the word out that we have started training on Tuesdays and Thursdays kicking of at 5 o’clock. Make sure you get down and introduce yourself to Jason Elliott if you don’t already know him. It has been great to see some new drills and exercises at training, plus some of the tricks that Paddy Tyler has picked up playing overseas during the winter. Great work fellas.

Also under 16’s training starts on Wednesday 21st of September at 4:30 so all the future test stars around town make sure you are there.

Now the seniors are having a practice match against the Camerae Tipans in Thomastown on Sunday 25th of September so if you want a hit before the season commences this is an excellent opportunity but you’ll need to get down to training next Tuesday to find out the details. We will be taking approx 15 players across and will be rotating players throughout the day based on their specialty.

Look forward to seeing around the club soon,


Junior Registration Day

Here we go again Mum’s & Dad’s, its time to fill in those lazy summer mornings by supporting your kids in junior cricket.

To get thing going this season we will be holding a Junior Registration Day down at SportsPower, (Target Centre, 114-126 Evans Street, Sunbury) Saturday 27th August between 10-12. This will be a great opportunity for you and your budding test cricketers to meet the coaches, club administration and some of the senior players.

This season we will be supporting teams in under 11, under 12, under 14 and under16 age groups, plus we will be running a Milo IN2Cricket programs for kids between 5 and 10.

Junior Cricket Sub’s (membership fees) will be payable on the day and this season will cost $150 for new players (inc shirt & hat) and $110 for past players and when you pay on the day you’ll recieve a $10 discount.

Milo IN2Cricket will be $70 for the program.

We are looking for coaches and volunteers to help out as best they can on match days so if you’re interested in helping out please contact Jim on 0402 292 371 or David on 0437 432 228.

So come on down and enjoy a sausage sizzle put on by the team at SportsPower.

Oh and feel free to print and pass around at school, footy club, notice boards etc our registration day flyer!

Introduction to the 2011/12 Junior Cricket Season

Hi everyone

 Yes it is the middle of football season but cricket season is rapidly approaching, with the league (GDCA) Annual General Meeting in July.

 In the off season Sunbury Cricket Club has been very busy and have elected a new committee which has a major focus of rebuilding the cricket club.

 The new committee is:

 President:                                   Scott Yardley

Secretary:                                   David Thomas

Treasurer:                                   Jim Pearson

Senior Vice President:                 Dominic Douglas

Junior Vice President:                  Adam Kirk

Committee Member:                    Brent McDougall

Committee Member:                    Patrick Tyler

One of the main objectives of the committee is for the club to be more inclusive to our juniors and the families of players (both senior and junior).  To this end the committee includes past or present junior coaches Dom Douglas and I as well as Paddy Tyler, who plans to coach juniors this season.  In addition Terry Landt has kindly agreed to attend committee meetings and act as a conduit between junior players/ parents and the committee and to assist with organisation of family friendly activities throughout the season.

The committee recognises that it is through the juniors that the ongoing viability and strength of the club is maintained.

As always we welcome any parent or friend of junior players to take an active part in the club and would appreciate anyone volunteering to assist in a coaching or administration role as the season gets closer.  You do not have to have any experience as we will guide you and assist wherever possible.

Also we are actively seeking sponsorship for the club so if you have a business (or your employer might be interested) we are offering sponsorship packages which include advertising space on our website, letter heads and club shirts as well as many minor sponsorship arrangements.  Sponsorship assists in keeping registration fees to a minimum so if you can help please do.

The club has a new web site at www.sunburycc.wordpress.com and future notices will be published there. While the site is still in development, I recommend you take a tour of the web site and see where the club is headed.  I hope that you will all be back next season to be a part of it.

If you have any queries, wish to volunteer or would like to discuss sponsorship, please give me a call on 9740 5975 or 0402 292 371.


Jim Pearson

Junior Coordinator

Welcome to the Sunbury Cricket Club

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The Sunbury Cricket Club has a long and proud history traceable back to the 1870’s and has been competing in the Gisborne District Cricket Association since the 1923/24 season.

We are a community minded club, fostering the growth of cricket and a healthy lifestyle. Our home is the Clarke Oval arguably the premier cricket ground in the district and we have access to the facilities of the Sunbury Football Social Club restaurant, function room and sports bar. We offer something for cricketers of all ages and the whole family.

With summer fast approaching, we are on the lookout for new players for the 2013/14 season. Our aim is to go one better in our pursuit of the GDCA McIntyre Cup as the previous seasons runners up. We welcome players for all senior grades and any junior players to come down and enjoy the fun of cricket in a positive environment.

For more information <a href=”mailto:sunburycc.vic@gmail.com”>email</a> the club.