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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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.