Finals fever hits Valley this weekend
Moonee Valley has an astounding 10 of its 17 eligible teams playing in finals over the long weekend.
And our feat is even more incredible when you factor in the fact that our Under 12 Green team has a bye this weekend as its reward for finishing in the top two, and our Sevenths would have made the action had the MMVCA One-Day comp not been cut back from a final six to a final four because of the drought.
So in effect 12 of our 20 teams did/would have made the finals in 2006/07 – a truly magnificent feat. Our three Under 10 teams do not participate in finals.
Our Fourths are playing in the C Mats Grand Final in the Moreland Moonee Valley Cricket Association over Saturday, Sunday and Monday, against St Francis at its Rayner Reserve, Pascoe Vale home ground.
Our Seconds are in the B North 2 Semi Final in the Victorian Turf Cricket Association on Saturday and Sunday, playing at home at Ormond Park.
And our Mighty Fighting Eighths are in the One Day Black quarter finals in the North West Cricket Association on Saturday, playing against Rockbank at Rockbank.
Players, parents and supporters are urged to attend as many games and as much play as possible to urge on our teammates and clubmates and encourage them to go all the way.The finals details and venues are:
Second Eleven: VTCA North B2 Semi Final v Greenvale at home –Ormond Park, Pattison St, Moonee Ponds. Saturday March 10 & Sunday March 11. Play commences at midday each day.
Fourth Eleven: MMVCA C Mats Grand Final v St Francis. Rayner Reserve, Watt Ave & Forbes Gve, Pascoe Vale. Melways Map 16, K7. Saturday, Sunday & Monday, March 10-12. Play commences at 1pm each day.
Eighth Eleven: NWCA One Day Black Quarter Final v Rockbank at Rockbank Recreation Reserve, Westcott Pde, Rockbank, Melways Map 344 J10. Saturday March 10. Play commences 1.30pm.
Under 16s: NWCA Under 16 C Semi Final v Sydenham-Hillside at Hillside Recreation Reserve, Royal Cres, Hillside, Melways Map 354 G9. Saturday & Sunday March 10 & 11. Play commences 8.30am.
Under 14 Black: NWCA Under 14 B Semi Final v West Coburg at Dunstan Reserve, Peacock St, West Brunswick, Melways Map 29 B4. Saturday & Sunday March 10 & 11. Play commences 8.30am.
Under 14 Gold: NWCA Under 14 F Semi Final v Haig Amateurs at Debney Park (home ground), Mt Alexander Rd, Flemington, Melways Map 29 B12. Saturday & Sunday March 10 & 11. Play commences 8.30am.
Under 14 Girls: NWCA U14 Girls Semi Final v Aberfeldie at Ormond Park, Pattison St, Moonee Ponds. Friday March 9. Play commences 5.15pm.
Under 12 Black: NWCA Under 12 A (Kurle Shield) Quarter Final v Strathmore at Boeing Reserve Oval No. 5, Boeing Rd, Strathmore Heights. Melways Map 16 D5. Saturday March 10. Play commences 8.20am.
Under 12 White: NWCA Under 12 D Quarter Final v Airport West/St Christophers at Moonee Ponds Central School (home ground), Wilson St, Moonee Ponds, Melways Map 29 A6. Saturday March 10. Play commences 8.20am.
Under 12 Gold: NWCA Under 12 F Quarter Final v St Bernards at Ormond Park, Pattison St, Moonee Ponds. Saturday March 10. Play commences 8.20am.
Under 12 Green: NWCA Under 12 H. Bye.
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