SCC Supercoach league – 411173…Anyone thinking you have a chance against Marty’s Tetly Tigers are welcome to try, bring it on!
Yours in cricket,
Sunbury finish top of Mc’s ladder – we are off to the finals!
In a massive weekend of cricket for Sunbury followed by two great wins from our U14 and U16 teams, our 1st XI win outright against a hapless St. Anthony’s, our 3rd XI clinch a spot in the finals doing the same thing.
Unfortunately our 4th XI was on the other end just missing out on the four by percentage as Ashfield win outright against Riddell and handing United ten points in the process.
All eyes are now looking toward this weekends matches.
At Clarke Oval, Sunbury 1st XI host Woodend in the winner take all McIntyre Cup semi-final. Sunbury will start as firm favourites but history tells us that once the battle commences it’s even money.
SCC’s all conquering U14 team will host Gisborne Redbacks in the morning also at Clarke Oval in the Grand Final which will be a big thrill for these guys playing on the premier ground in the district in front of a crowd of Royal Blue.
Dom Douglas’s 3rd XI travel to Langama Park to battle against the highly fancied East Sunbury XI in the E Grade semi-final. Anything can happen in these matches, if our guys can get a couple of early wickets the pressure will be on.
SCC’s U16′s will visit Rupertswood in the consolation Grand Final. There are some real stars of the future representing our club in this seasons U16′s as shown by the majority of the team also performing well in the senior 3rd and 4th XI’s.
So get right behind our teams this Saturday and Sunday, there is no reason why you can’t see some of all the 4 games and give our team the support they deserve. There really is no excuse, so don’t worry about the lawns, that can be mowed in April, call a plumber to fix the leaky tap and washing the car is a waste of time, it’s going to rain mid week anyway.
Grab your club shirt and cap and join the Royal Blue army!
Yours in cricket,
The annual Sunbury Cricket Club Best and Fairest Vote Count night was held last Saturday night at Sunbury Indoor Sports. This involved a breif recount of all matches of season 2013/14 followed by the 3, 2 and 1 votes adjudged by opposition captains and senoir SCC officials. It was an evening full of anticipation as all except the McIntyre grade went all the way down to the last round with three or more possible winners. Highlight of the night was young Dylan Douglas winning by a narrow margin from his father Dom to take out the 3rd XI Best and Fairest award.
Congratulations to all winners and we look forward to SCC Presentation night to present the awards.
Presentation night at Sunbury Bowling Club Thursday, 24th April 2014. (night before Anzac day)
Dress: Red carpet..tie and jacket. Dinner : 2 course meal. Special guest host, entertainment and cost TBC.
|4th XI – Player||Votes||3rd XI – Player||Votes||2nd XI – Player||Votes||1st XI – Player||Votes|
|Adam Kirk||9||Dylan Douglas||14||Jake Stirling||12||Jason McGann||25|
|Steve Osborne||8||Dom Douglas||12||Cameron Pearson||11||Heath Boffey||12|
|Kyle Corcoran||8||Bryce Williamson||11||Patrick Tyler||10||Stephen Treweek||11|
|Marten Kelders||7||Jason Inglis||6||Daniel Kosinski||9||Paul Webber||9|
|Dan Boyd||6||Jack Landt||6||Craig Gardiner||9||Ray Davis||9|
|Michael Corcoran||5||Shayne Lewis||4||Stewart Robertson||7||Jacob Brewer||7|
|Alex Bonacci||5||Dylan Landt||4||Travis Botten||5||Brad Hunter||6|
|Jason Inglis||3||Matthew Bonacci||3||Dean Johnson||4||Michael Treweek||2|
|Ian Johnson||3||Dave Thomas||3||Sam Fisher||3||Mat Botten||1|
|Jim Pearson||2||Nathan Marshall||3||Michael Treweek||3||Damian Lake||1|
|Mitch Boyd||2||Lee Sacco||3||Dave Thomas||3||Kel McInnes||1|
|Jordyn Pearson||1||Michael Prewer||3||Brenton Pearson||2|
|Jake Botten||1||Ian Johnson||3||Dylan Landt||2|
|Dylan Gardiner||2||Jason Inglis||1|
|Shannon Cooke||2||Brock Landt||1|
|Dean Marshall||2||Nathan Marshall||1|
Senior Cricket – Important dates Season 2013/14 (V2)
To inform senior members of a few important dates of club functions as we enter the run towards the finals.
Vote Count Night at Sunbury Indoor Cricket Centre Saturday, 8th March 2014 (the night after the last h/a fixture) from 7.30pm to late.
End of season trip Weekend 12th of April 2014, destination Echuca. Get together with your mates and sort out who you are able to share a room with. See Heath Boffey for bookings.
Presentation night at Sunbury Bowling Club Thursday, 24th April 2014. (night before Anzac day) Dress: Red carpet..tie and jacket. Dinner : 2 course meal. Special guest host, entertainment and cost TBC.
By popular demand I’m resending an article from a previous newsletter…..
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.
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,
The Sunbury Cricket Club Executive have decided to support the initiative by Cricket Victoria for all SCC senior grades competing this week to wear black arm bands as a mark of respect for the tragic circumstances during the week at Tyabb Cricket Club and to recognise the efforts to address domestic violence and related mental health problems in the community.
Yours in cricket,
Message from Cricket Victoria Chief Executive Officer Tony Dodemaide:
Cricket Victoria will call on its members to show their support to the family and friends of Luke Batty and the Tyabb Cricket Club on the weekend by wearing black arm bands as a mark of respect.
Earlier this week, the cricket community lost one of its youngest members following the tragic death of the 11-year-old.
Cricket Victoria Chief Executive Officer Tony Dodemaide said he was heartened by the decision of the Australian Test team to wear black arm bands in South Africa overnight and encouraged the remainder of the cricket community to do likewise in their next fixtures.
“We are all shocked and saddened by the tragic circumstances that unfolded in Tyabb this week,” Mr Dodemaide said.
“We believe that this request is a fitting tribute to the memory of Luke Batty and a sign of respect to the Tyabb Cricket Club.”
Supported by Vicsport, the peak body representing Victoria’s sport and active recreation sector, the broader sporting community will also be encouraged to participate.
“The black arm bands will not only signify support for those directly affected by the dreadful incident in Tyabb, but will also show the sporting community’s recognition and support of efforts to address domestic violence and related mental health problems in the community,” Vicsport Chief Executive Officer Mark McAllion said.
The Commonwealth Bank VicSpirit will wear black arm bands in the WNCL Final against New South Wales at North Sydney Oval on Sunday.
Those experiencing issues related to domestic violence and mental health are strongly encouraged to contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.
*Individual clubs should make case-by-case decisions as to whether this request extends to junior teams and participants, particularly those under 16 year old. Appropriate age levels should be taken into account with any decision to participate by wearing black arm bands.
To GDCA Club Secretaries,
Due to the today’s forecast of 40ᵒC, the GDCA Executive has made the decision to abandon ALL senior matches.
Junior matches will be played. Teams are encouraged to start and finish their matches earlier if possible. Matches are to finish by 11.30am at the latest. Extra drinks breaks should be taken and temperatures monitored throughout the morning as well as the health and safety of players, umpires and spectators. Matches should be abandoned if the weather is considered to be extreme.
GISBORNE & DISTRICT CRICKET ASSOCIATION
Sunbury Cricket Club – The Comedy Club night
22nd February 2014
For great nights entertainment and fun night out, SCC are going to The Comedy Club. This function is open to all members of Sunbury Cricket Club including parents of Junior players. There are only a limited number of seats available so get in quick.
No need to worry about who is going to drive, just jump on the bus, sit back and a let one of our sponsors Sunbury Coaches take us in comfort. The evening consists of 3 comedy acts and a 3 coarse meal. This is an adult entertainment night so you must be over 18 years of age to attend.
Featuring comedians: Peter Hellier (Straunie), Ellen Briggs and Darren Sanders
So pass the word around and make sure to put your name down early to book your seat!
When 22nd February Bus leaves Clarke Oval at 7.00 pm sharp ( you snooze, you loose!)
Where The Comedy Club, Athenaeum Theatre, Collins Street, Melbourne
Cost A $20 per person deposit is required no later than this Tuesday night 4th February
Total: $40 per person (includes Bus, entertainment and 3 course meal)
Contact Scotty or Shayne – we need your $20 deposit by no later than this Tuesday night 4th February
Yours in cricket,
“It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how many people remember you after you retire from the game.”
Sunbury Cricket Club Past Players Day season 2013/14.
All Past Players are invited to watch the 2nd day of the “top of the McIntyre grade” clash between Sunbury and Riddell, Saturday 22nd February 2014 and to join the club during the normal after match activities with one big change, now we are based at the Sunbury Bowling Club. Please send the message out to all your SCC team mates.
So come along watch the our current team of future stars led by Capt/Coach Jason McGann, check out the Bowling club facilities while reliving past glories.
Cheers, yours in cricket
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.