The introduction of the General Conduct Incident Report form (GCIR) has been positive thus far. Whilst we don’t want to see unsavoury incidents, it is excellent to see 3 different clubs use the form to cite players in games where there are no official umpires. This has resulted in 3 suspensions, 2 of which took the early guilty plea resulting in no tribunal hearing. This is a clear message that if you want to push the boundaries, you may well be sitting the other side of them. All clubs are encouraged to use the form should they feel the need in games without, or with, official umpires.
Sunday December 1 is the date for this annual challenge and as host association this year, Blackburn CC are flying the BHRDCA host flag. There are sides representing both McIntosh and Wilson Shield and we currently hold Wilson Shield with a big push to win both. It will be a great day with a carnival atmosphere and we encourage all BHRDCA supporters to turn up and kick the boys home.
Pleased to report that Margaret is out of hospital and resting at home. We expect to see her ‘around the grounds’ very shortly as she continues to improve.
F Grade Split Innings Rules
As per previous communication, F Grade will trial split innings cricket for the remaining two day games in this grade.
This format has been extremely popular in neighbouring competitions and also with BHRDCA juniors where it was expanded this season.
The rules are attached and largely follow the existing junior rules.
Once again rain and wind played havoc on day 2 of the U18 Maddocks Sports Cup, hopefully we have seen the worst of the weather and things start to fine up a bit.
After three rounds the ladder is split into two distinct sections with the top 5 teams only separated by 3 points. This makes the Blacky Sth v Heathmont and East Burwood v Forest Hill games very interesting this week whilst giving some of the struggling teams an opportunity to be more competitive this round and break away from the bottom of the ladder.
Many great performances again in Rd 3. Forest Hill posted 7/200 on the back of Ben Matthews 54 and Gavin Carusi’s 45 against some solid bowling from Heatherdales Brennan McCafferty and William Deerbon who claimed 2 wkts each. Their run chase got off to a great start with an opening stand of 75 from Lucas Grierson and Rodrigo Arguello but apart from a late cameo 38 by Sam brooks the batting struggled against a steady attack led by Alex manning 3/27 and Tim Greenwood 2/17 to fall short by 11 runs.
At Livingstone Tom Cunningham’s 45 held Vermont Sths batting together but a slow outfield and a consistent effort by all of the East Burwood bowlers with a spread of wickets, they were held to 9/142. This was always going to be tough to defend but Grant Weaver 3/24 gave some early hope before the consistent Mitch Gale 62 and James Rizio 38 saw them home with 4 wickets to spare.
Park Orchards bowlers battled manfully against a fantastic 202 run opening stand from Jarrod Smith 106* and Vernon Mittal 93. To make matters worse Scott Edwards continued the pain posting a brisk 50 to see Blackburn Sth through to a formidable 8/303. Gus Campbells 3/42 was a top return against such an onslaught. On a wet and windy second day, the Park Orchard bats were always going to be up against it and while Rudi Hunt and Matthew Nicholson were together any thing looked possible but once their 106 run stand was broken wickets tumbled with Kieran Vanderwal 4/16 and Nick Hughes 3/15 closing out the innings for a big win.
Vermonts 227 led by Max Healey with 73 could have been a lot better as Ryan Phillips, Lewis Neal and Dan Ryan all got good starts but could not go on with it. Nick Welch 3/12 made the breakthrough and he was ably supported with doubles from Joel Stuckey and Adnan Pasha. Doncaster struggled from the start on a windy Terrara wicket before Joe Blyth smashed a late 35 in a David Warner impersonation and despite a small late flutter by Turlough Sullivan and Joel Stuckey, Vermont ran out 93 run winners. Ned Coughlan returned the excellent figures of 5/30 but what I liked was the fact that the Doncaster boys facing inevitable defeat against very good bowling never gave up and tried manfully to hold on to the end.
Unfortunately I do not have all the batting and bowling figures for the final match Donvale v Heathmont. A solid team batting effort by Heathmont with Dylan Howard 63, James Kelly 49, the consistent Lincoln Wong 46 and Tom Delaney 38 all making top contributions, they were too strong for Donvale to the tune of 62 runs.
A tough choice again this round but I can’t go past our second century maker in Jarrod Smith as the Maddocks Sports Player of the Round.
Best of luck to all teams in Rd 4 and don’t forget for all your cricketing needs, see Anthony and the boys at Maddocks Sports, our local “one stop cricketing shop”
Some of you may be aware that our much loved patron, Margaret, has been off colour the last few weeks. Margaret is currently in Angliss hospital undergoing a series of tests that hopefully will identify the issue and then see her recover. Margaret hopes to be released by the weekend.
In the interim, you can direct any queries you would normally have sent to Margaret to Sue Jones, Sue can be contacted on 9801 3665.
BHRDCA T20 Competition
The BHRDCA Twenty 20 Competition consists of three grades of 8 teams. Each grade is divided into 2 pools of four teams. The teams are randomly allocated to a pool.
The teams in each pool play each other once in a round robin format over three matches. A standard ladder is maintained and at the conclusion of the round robin matches the top two teams in each pool play off in semi-finals.
The winners of the semi-finals play off in the Grand Final.
The rules and playing conditions are based on the Cricket Victoria Statewide Twenty20 Cup competition manual.
BHRDCA Round 3 2013/14 Reporter Wrap-up
With a quarter of the season’s matches played already we have seen some super games of cricket and round 3 certainly did not disappoint.
At Walker Park in Mitcham, BHRDCA life member Mark Jones celebrated his 400th game in style his 4/70 and a handy 25 at number 7 saw EBBCC post a hard fought 15 run win over the Tigers. Mitcham haven’t had the greatest start to the season and sit at the bottom of the ladder, still searching for that first win.
Another club still looking for the elusive 6 points is East Box Hill, they were valiant at Mirabooka Oval going down to the Cobras by just 11 runs. For the home side Stephen Voerman was instrumental, his well constructed 84 included 7 fours and 2 sixes before he was brilliantly run out by Campell Gauld. Voerman’s 84 combined with Steve Alderton’s 69 saw them post what would end up being a match-winning 260. Despite a mass exodus at the beginning of the year Blackburn South have been more than competitive in every game this year and will no doubt prove to a tough opponent every week.
A wicket fest at Templestowe Reserve in a local rivalry of sorts saw Bulleen Templestowe grab the 6 points. The Bullants remarkably were able to defend 115 with Paolucci and Hale both taking 3 wickets apiece in a match which yielded 29 wickets for just 354 runs. A special mention has to go to Templestowe’s premiership skipper from 2011/12 Luke Costa who finished with a ten wicket haul in the match his 5/30 and 5/24 not quite enough to get the Stowers another win.
Blackburn weren’t able to repeat their heroics from round 2, batting all day at Vermont Recreation Reserve the Burners were only able to post 183 with Colin McKenzie’s 57 at the top of the innings the only real score of note. For the Eagles Mitch Scott bowled well snaring 4/32 while young spinner Chris Bell bowled with maturity all day and was able to finish with 3/73. In reply the home side did it rather comfortably. They saluted with 3 wickets in hand and 20 overs remaining. A 94 run parternship between the evergreen Brad Taylor and Brad Cullen meant the Vermont were able to recover from being 4/20. 3 wins from 3 games and yet again Vermont look like the team to beat.
Last seasons premiers Heatherdale and Forest Hill treated fans to a final over thriller out at Purches Street. Some late order hitting from Jarrod Thorp saw the Dales post a more than respectable 235. For the Zebras new recruit Sam Russell did some damage with the ball taking 5/80. A swashbuckling 68 from Jarryd Taun-Henderson meant that Forest Hill were up to their ears in the run chase all day and after 80 overs had been bowled they found themselves victors by 2 wickets, finishing on 8/236.
For the second successive game St Davids found themselves chasing leather to all parts of the ground. 126 to former test cricketer Russel Arnold and 125 to Nuwan Gardiwasan combined with some ordinary fielding and undisciplined bowling saw the Box Hill North Super Kings post a massive 445 in just 62.5 overs. In reply the Brownlows were always going to be up against it, losing wickets at regular intervals to eventually be all out for 169 thanks to 5/30 from Trav Parsonage. The newly merged club from Elgar Park sniffed an outright but a rapid fire 54 not-out from run machine Mike Enticott saw the St Davids second innings finish at 0/89.
The big improvers in season 2013/14 Koonung Heights continued on their merry way on Saturday with an impressive win over Vermont South at Greythorn Park. It was the Vultures who batted first and they really struggled to get their innings going at all, left-arm slow bowler Trevor Patrao took 4/67 and really was the pick of the bowlers as Vermont South were all out for 157. The Nungers did their best to lose the game, losing 6/50 when it appeared they were coasting but an impressive 60 from James Fenner saw Koonung Heights salute with 2 wickets and 17 overs still in the bank.
Inclement weather at Kalang Park spoiled the party for the Laburnum Cricket Club, they looked on track for their third successive win. The home side managed to post 5/304 in week one, with all 7 batsmen making more than 20 runs but it was an unbeaten 117 run partnership between skipper Ash Keys and Jason Lovell that really put Laburnum in a commanding position. For their opponents the Glen Waverley Hawks opener Geoff Gannon managed an unbeaten 67 before the game ultimately ended in a draw.
At Wellington Reserve Shane Luby continued his impressive early season form with a quick fire 91, while brother Patrick’s typically dour 47 allowed the pair to put on a 128 run partnership which saw the Bee’s post a modest 217. The run chase didn’t get off to a great start with both Mulgrave Wheelers Hill trudging back to the pavilion without scoring. Captain Travis Balaam the only one providing any real assistance, his well compiled 60 wasn’t quite enough to get his side over the line. 6/53 from new recruit Trevor Wright helped the visitors to a well deserved 16 run victory.
The Doncaster Cricket Club are going about their business very quietly at the moment, slipping under peoples radars while playing some very good cricket. Captain Sam Noble has the club back on the straight and narrow and they still boast one of the BHRDCA’s most talented batsmen in Mark Albiston. It was a lovely 56 and 5/39 from ex Bulleen Templestowe player Josh Waters that allowed the home side to construct a win over Heatherdale. The Dales second XI are more than holding their own in Wilson Shield but with Waters routing their top order the chase of 196 ended prematurely at 178.
Out on Len Toogood oval it was a rematch of last season’s semi final and the boys from Blackburn North were able to turn the tables on Kerrimuir in a somewhat convincing fashion. Batting first the Muirs top order struggled with the swing and pace of Odermatt and Mill and unfortunately their 156 was never going to be enough. Wayman made 39 for the home side but captain Benny Davis stole the show with 51 to see his side over the line. Blackburn North now sit atop the Wilson Shield ladder undefeated but it’s a different story at Springfield Park, last years runners up are yet to win a game and are languishing at the bottom of the table.
VMCU: U/21 Neil Wright Shield
After making the Semi Finals last year the Under 21 boys from all across the association were chomping at the bit stuck back into some representative cricket. The first game was played on Sunday at Schramms Reserve against the visiting Mercantile Cricket Association.
The day started off on a good note when Mercantile won the toss and sent us in on a pitch which more resembled a footpath than a cricket wicket. The conditions for batting were glorious and we certainly took full advantage of that. An opening stand of 47 between Will Hastings and Charles Erasmus took the shine off the new ball and set up a brilliant platform for some big hitting later on in the innings. At the 17 over mark skipper Jarryd Taun-Henderson strode to the crease with the score on 52, had a few sighters then unleashed some of the most devastating carnage that you will ever see. The boys from Mercantile had front row tickets to the best show in town, Jarryd was brilliant in every shot he played and managed to bat the rest of the innings, his splendid 111 not out saw the BHRDCA post a score of 6/216 in our allotted 40 overs. The intensity and energy in the field was fantastic and we never really looked like losing, not be out done by his brother Aaron Taun-Henderson ripped the heart out of the Mercantile middle order, his 7 over spell yielding 4 wickets for just 19 runs. Mercantile all out for 142 and our u/21 boys have started off this years carnival with a bang.
The next game is on the 24th of November at Harry Trott oval against Williamstown & District CA.
Best Batting Performances
|166*||Andrew Coulston||Bulleen Templestowe||McIntosh Shield Grade 2nds||3||1||Templestowe|
|142||Adam T Johnson||Mitcham||McIntosh Shield Grade 2nds||3||1||East Burwood|
|126||Russel S Arnold||Box Hill North Super Kings||McIntosh Shield Grade||3||1||St Davids|
|126||Dominic Pius||Bulleen Templestowe||McIntosh Shield Grade 2nds||3||1||Templestowe|
|125||Nuwan Gardiwasam||Box Hill North Super Kings||McIntosh Shield Grade||3||1||St Davids|
|121||Chris Tillotson||Syndal||A Grade||3||1||Glen Waverley Hawks|
|119*||Matthew Stewart||Heatherdale||B Grade||3||1||Mitcham|
|104*||Connor McCafferty||Heatherdale||D Grade||3||1||Blackburn South|
|102||Richard A Harford||Templestowe||C Grade||3||2||Box Hill North Super Kings|
|101||Adam J Hewitt||Nunawading||C Grade||3||1||Vermont South|
|101||Jack Roughsedge||East Box Hill||McIntosh Shield Grade 2nds||3||1||Blackburn South|
Best Bowling Performances
|8/52||Brad J Lavelle||Mitcham||McIntosh Shield Grade 2nds||3||1||East Burwood|
|6/38||Paul Beven||Kerrimuir United||A Grade||3||1||Blackburn North|
|6/53||Trevor Wright||Eley Park||Wilson Shield Grade||3||1||Mulgrave Wheelers Hill Cricket Club|
|5/20||Joshua Davidson||Deakin||A Grade||3||1||Park Orchards|
|5/22||Andrew Hider||Mulgrave Wheelers Hill Cricket Club||One Day C Grade||6||1||St Davids|
|5/23||Corey Wickham||Koonung Heights||A Grade||3||1||Burwood District|
|5/24||Luke A Costa||Templestowe||McIntosh Shield Grade||3||2||Bulleen Templestowe|
|5/24||Trent Matthews||Park Orchards||A Grade||3||1||Deakin|
|5/30||Travis Parsonage||Box Hill North Super Kings||McIntosh Shield Grade||3||1||St Davids|
|5/30||Luke A Costa||Templestowe||McIntosh Shield Grade||3||1||Bulleen Templestowe|
|5/31||Phillip Lord||Nunawading||C Grade||3||1||Vermont South|
|5/35||Connor McCafferty||Heatherdale||D Grade||3||1||Blackburn South|
|5/35||Lachlan Johns||Heatherdale||Wilson Shield Grade||3||1||Doncaster|
|5/36||Buddhika Mendis||Nunawading||B Grade||3||1||Mulgrave Wheelers Hill Cricket Club|
|5/39||Josh Waters||Doncaster||Wilson Shield Grade||3||1||Heatherdale|
|5/51||Amit Rathi||Mulgrave Wheelers Hill Cricket Club||Wilson Shield Grade||3||1||Eley Park|
|5/52||Lahiru Anthony||Vermont South||Wilson Shield Grade||3||1||Koonung Heights|
|5/65||Matthew Jarrett||Blackburn||B Grade||3||1||Forest Hill|
|5/77||Xavier Cramer||East Box Hill||McIntosh Shield Grade 2nds||3||1||Blackburn South|
|5/77||Patrick Eldridge||Glen Waverley Hawks||A Grade||3||1||Syndal|
|5/133||Kane Sloan||St Davids||McIntosh Shield Grade||3||1||Box Hill North Super Kings|
Best Fielding Performances
|4||0||1||Jason May||East Burwood||McIntosh Shield Grade||3||1||Mitcham|
|4||0||1||Thomas Macrokanis||Mitcham||McIntosh Shield Grade||3||1||East Burwood|
|4||0||Nick Mill||Blackburn North||Wilson Shield Grade||3||1||Kerrimuir United|
|4||0||Kyle Rayner||Blackburn||B Grade||3||1||Forest Hill|
|4||0||alex j mckeown||Heatherdale||Under 12 A Grade||3||1||East Doncaster|
|2||2||Andrew Harrison||East Box Hill||McIntosh Shield Grade||3||1||Blackburn South|
|1||1||2||Malcolm West||Nunawading||E Grade||5||1||Doncaster|
Wrap written by Paul Semertzidis
Tickets are now available for the Vermont South Vulture Dinner, Monday 25th November.
See flyer for more details and booking information
BHRDCA U/21 team for R1 2013/14 season VMCU Neil Wright Shield vs Mercantile
The team is:
Jarryd Taun Henderson – captain FHCC
Charles Erasmus FHCC
Will Hastings VCC*
Aaron Taun Henderson FHCC
Chris Borg EBHCC
Andrew Christoph VSCC
Damon Singh KUCC
Josh King FHCC
Chris Bell VCC*
Josh Cunningham VSCC
Adam Hunt VCC
Dylan Ellis KUCC
Matt Drysdale BNCC
Paul Semertzidis StDCC
* unavailable 2nd game.
10th November 2013 at 10am Schramms Reserve, j.j. Tully drive Fitzroy Doncaster ground.
Warm up at 10.15 am sharp.
Must wear spikes. Shirt shorts and cap provided.
Food provided, bring sports drink.
Players can be drafted into the side at anytime. Please attend matches and support each other. Remember its an honour to play in this side. Do us proud with your skill and sportsmanship. Go Colts.
Jasvinder Mudher 0414 451 921 Manager
Neale Clarke 0421 376 565 coach
Matt Williams 0438 355 112 coach
Campbell Gauld team trainer
Justin Lui scorer
Andrew Gill BHRDCA representative.
Whilst Round 2 was to all sense and purposes a washout on Day 2, there were still several great performances with both bat and ball which again made the selection of the Maddocks Sports Player of the Round very difficult indeed.
East Burwood Mitch Gale showed that his Rd 1 effort in winning the Player of the Round was no flash in the pan as he was again prominent against Doncaster posting 45 with the bat then grabbing 2 / 4 before the game was called off.
Lincoln Wong scored a top 66 for Heathmont and Ben Gibson shared in an unbeaten opening stand of 187 with a fine 54* for Vermont against Heatherdale.
But two other performances stood out in the Rd. First was Rudi Hunt who blasted and unbeaten 100 for Park Orchards against Vermont Sth to record our first ton for the season. Equally impressive was Vermont’s Sam Weideman who was Ben’s partyner in their big opening stand. Sam scored a fantastic 91* and them backed up with the ball in hand to snare 3 / 4 before rain interrupted what was shaping to be a phenomenal double.
In fairness I just cannot break the deadlock between Sam and Rudi for the Maddocks $50.00 voucher so I will award both of them for their efforts in Rd 2.
The support of Maddocks Sports in their sponsorship of this competition is very much appreciated and I am sure that competition for the Player of the Round will be very hot indeed. Remember if you want a new bat grip or batting gloves or any cricket gear at all, go down to Maddocks Sports and they will look after you, they are our local “one stop cricket shop”
Season 2013-14 sees the introduction of the Doug Rickarby Medal which will be awarded to the U18 player adjudged by the umpires to be the Player of the Year.
Doug Rickarby was an outstanding administrator within the Box Hill Reporter over many years at both club (Vermont) and association level. The naming of this award in his honour will serve not only as a testament to Doug’s commitment, strength and foresight for Junior cricket, but also as an example to all administrators that their efforts are acknowledged and appreciated.
Doug’s personal contributions have encompassed Junior cricket right across the spectrum from the introduction and leadership of the U10 competition right through to conceptualisation of the U18 Colts format which he envisaged as the “bridge” between U16 level and senior cricket for many kids. As he puts it
“I developed the initial proposals for Under 18’s, to forge a better and supportive pathway to retain more kids into adulthood, enjoying their cricket and developing maturity with their club as Adults.”
The proof of the success of Doug’s vision is seen by the elevation of the U18 competition as the Premier Junior Grade from this year and already the standard on display has been of the highest quality. The competition has grown as a vital transition stage between junior and senior sport and will continue to be a major catalyst to players continuing their cricket careers at senior club level.
Doug’s influence was not only restricted to the development of “Big Ideas”, he recognised the need to ensure that the basics were not ignored and his work in areas such as rules rationalisation, team grading and the setting of fixtures, form the grassroots of what we have in use today and we owe a great deal to his insight and perseverance often against the odds to “get it right”
The Doug Rickarby Medal will be presented following a vote count at the Junior Presentation Night each season. Winners of the Medal will be recognised as the Box Hill Reporter and District Cricket Assn Junior Player of the Year.
Cricket Victoria’s Strategic Grants Fund 2013/14 is now open.
Clubs can apply for projects that are in line with the Strategy for Victorian Cricket 2012-15. This document can be download at http://www.cricketvictoria.com.au/support/grants or call Cricket Victoria reception on 03 9653 1100 to request a copy to be posted or emailed.
27 Victoria Clubs, Associations and Region Committees were successful in receiving funds in the 2012/13 program sharing over $140,000. The funds have assisted clubs in a range of projects, including Club, Association and Region development, umpire development, junior development and an upgrade in equipment and facilities.
Applicants should read the guidelines carefully to ensure eligibility and that all required
documentation is attached to the application.
Applications close STRICTLY at 5:00pm, Sunday 30 March 2014.
Please get in touch with Emma if you would like to discuss this further.
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Templestowe CC’s Zac Slattery –
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THINKING OUTSIDE THE TOOLE BOX!
The “Dale’s” are ready for one of the biggest and busiest years in its’ brief but storied history as they field 7 senior teams, an U/18 team and 8 junior teams in 2013/14. While some of the biggest names in Heatherdale CC’s history may not be taking the field in the top two senior men’s teams this season, the Dale’s are confident that the investment made by so many over the past two decades into our junior program will continue to bear good fruit!
With the mammoth task of trying to go ‘back-to-back’, coupled with a debut season in Wilson Shield for our 2nd XI side, we desperately needed to ‘think outside the Toole Box’. A fantastic challenge was laid down at last season’s presentation night. The take up was outstanding and the attitude throughout pre-season by the WHOLE club has blown everyone away, including our Coach, Sean de Kretser.
Developing cricketers to play at the highest level in the BHRDCA and beyond,has been a real focus for the Heatherdale Committee and our coach. It was for that very reason that a golden opportunity could NOT be passed by when invited to play in the Wilson Shield. It’s a huge honour to enter a team into this competition. It’s an initiative taken up by the HCC Committee that will hopefully give The Dales an edge throughout this season and beyond.
When asked about the move to Wilson Shield, de Kretser stated; “I believe that by our 2’s playing in Wilson Shield, we are narrowing the leap in competition that our young players have to take when accepting an opportunity in the 1’s. I truly believe that Heatherdale has the depth to be competitive in Wilson Shield. The experience gained by our younger players will prove invaluable in their quest to transition from 2’s to 1’s cricketers in the short and longer term.”
Furthermore, Heatherdale CC has also looked to strengthen the links between our strong junior program and our seniors. We’ve looked at ways to enhance the skill and cricket knowledge of our talented U14s and U16s in a Junior Development Squad over the past two seasons which we’ve already started reaping the benefits from.
Heatherdale has also embraced technology as a way to communicate with members and supporters. The Heatherdale C.C. Facebook page has over 250 ‘likes’ with many more views every week as people view the latest game photos and club updates.
The Facebook page, along with a regularly updated webpage have been complimented this season by a monthly e-newsletter. You can sign up to receive the newsletter here.
Heatherdale Cricket Club thinks a bit differently, and we needed to do so in the current climate, as we look to grow this great game in our local community!
Clubs are encouraged to submit articles for placement in this newsle
The VicHealth 2013-14 Active Club Grants are now open!
Through this year’s program VicHealth will provide grants of up to $3000 (excl. GST) to community sports clubs/organisations to purchase:
– sports injury prevention and management equipment
– essential sporting equipment/items
For more information visit:www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub
MARK JONES – 400 GAMES
Round three in this season will see our long serving spin bowler Mark “Perc” Jones celebrate his 400th senior game of cricket with EBCC.
Through his BCC and EBCC days, the break up of 172 games with BCC and 228 with East Burwood, Mark has strived to represent the club in a determined and honourable fashion.
We can go on about his personal deeds, but the 4 senior premierships at BCC (2 McIntosh Shield) he holds dearly and is striving to have one last chance at another senior premiership.
With the support of his wife, partner and friend Sue they have made a unbelievable contribution to the club on and off the field. For those of us who watched the amount of work they do off the ground, including the organization of the McIntosh Shield grand finals over the last two seasons, it is a credit to both of them how the competition views the club in hosting this event. We certainly know Mark would prefer to be on the ground instead of manning the BBQ.
Life Membership of the club and competition, in addition to the McIntosh Shield bowling award last season for his efforts in 2012/2013, bouncing back from the season before. Plus a number of other competition awards during the seasons which started around the 1979/1980 season.
His last 225 games reads as 808 wickets at 13 with the ball, and 2599 runs at 21 with the bat in addition to 116 catches with 20 run outs makes for a total contribution to all facets of the game. Haven’t been able to compile the runs outs when batting, the Math’s Professors at Monash Uni are still working on this figure. 16 X 7 or more wickets, 49 times 5 or 6 wickets in a innings and the one hat trick in addition to the now famous Jamie Mitchell dropped catch which would have given Mark a 10 for.
All of these games, with the exception of one in the late 80’s at BCC, in the clubs First Senior XI.
It has been a pleasure and a honour to watch Mark ply his trade in addition to a number of his team mates and friends such as the Bramstedts, Daveys, Nelthorpes, Hangar and Keany that have been a part of the club with Perc basically since the early 80’s.
Now in the twilight years with CJ and Andrew as part of the club, Mark should be proud of his achievements plus the family name to continue for many years to come.
For all our club mates, it’s no fluke of Mark’s personal achievements seeing how he sets the standard on track and the off season and nights fitness work.
The club will acknowledge this achievement during the season but for when the milestone arrives, congratulations to Mark for this milestone and his efforts and support on behalf of all at EBCC.