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              The new and the old life members: L-R Peter Smith, Danny Terzini, Kevin Gardiner Charlie Walker, John Talone, Matt Thomas, Peter Golding, Jim Polonidis, Dean Jukic, Allan Cumming, Mark Gauci, Ben Thomas, Sandro Capocchi and Ian Denny.

The new and the old life members: L-R Peter Smith, Danny Terzini, Kevin Gardiner Charlie Walker, John Talone, Matt Thomas, Peter Golding, Jim Polonidis, Dean Jukic, Allan Cumming, Mark Gauci, Ben Thomas, Sandro Capocchi and Ian Denny. 
          

PRESENTATION NIGHT WELCOMES NEW LIFE MEMBERS

One Life Member to another - Ben Thomas pins Allan Cumming's badge to his lapel.Our belated 2019/20 Presentation - pushed back nine months because of the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown - was a big night at the Ormond Park clubrooms on January 30.
As well as Life Memberships for Allan Cumming and Peter Golding, the night saw the announcement and presentation of the prestigious Lindsay Jones Best Clubman award to Peter Golding.
Peter has long been the driving force behind the committee and the executive, and spent four years as our Secretary before the last seven as Treasurer.
At right: One Life Member to another - Ben Thomas pins Allan Cumming's medallion to his lapel. 
He piloted us through the move to the portables while our new clubrooms were built, the transition back and survival through coronavirus, all in his calm, inimitable way.
Peter's Life Membership was announced and presented by past Secretary John Talone, who had an incredible 14 years in that role, while Allan's was presented by President Charlie Walker, who started his journey at Moonee Valley about the same time.
Allan reminisced about his first presentation night, and being inspired by the heartfelt speech of Sandro Capocchi when he received Life Membership.
Peter came on board in 2007/08, when as a dad of Sam in the Under 10s he answered a call to help overcome a shortage of players in the Ninths.
Both are exemplary members of our Club and the committee, and worthy life members.
Anthony Cafari was crowned Club Champion for his efforts with bat and ball in the First Eleven in our Premiership year.
And Dean Jukic won the Sean O'Kane Award for the best player (all other grades).
Luca Nimorakiotakis won the Coach's Award for Most Improved Player from Tony Gleeson, after breaking into the First Eleven late in the 2019/20 season.
Peter Golding was Wicketkeeper of the Year.
**FOR SOME EXTRA PHOTOS, CLICK HERE  

       

           OUR 350-GAME CHAMPIONS

                                                                                                                 Our three Immortals - L-R Ian Denny speaks in the rooms before the game, with Darren Nagle and Mark Gauci.
Above - our three Immortals - L-R Ian Denny speaks in the rooms before the game, with Darren Nagle and Mark Gauci.
Three of Moonee Valley's all-time greats made club history together on January 16 when they played their 350th games together.
All 200-gamers - L-R Daniel Phillips, Dean Jukic, Mark Gauci, Jim McKenzie and Warwick Nolan.Playing in the Sixths in front of a big home crowd of current and past players, supporters and Life Members, Ian Denny, Darren Nagle and Mark Gauci jointly became the first players in our Club's 50-year history to reach the 350 game milestone.
At right: All 200-gamers - L-R Daniel Phillips, Dean Jukic, Mark Gauci, Jim McKenzie and Warwick Nolan.
There was a little bit of juggling to ensure the milestone fell on the same weekend for all three, but it all slotted in to place easily - Spud was on 347 games at the start of the season, while Egbert and Gauch were neck-and-neck on 343.
The game was captained by another 300-gamer - Danny Terzini.
Spud took a wicket in the match to move to another milestone - 450 - while Egbert doubled up in the Thirds the next day, with three wickets taking him to 650.
Ian Denny (left) and Sandro Capocchi.Gauch almost joined the party - his 42 runs left him on 7998, and soon to become only the second player to reach 8000 runs.
Life Member Sandro Capocchi spoke in the rooms before the game of the immense contribution the three legends have made to our club, both on and off the field. Spud was President for 13 years, Ian has also been President while Mark has been Vice President and captained the Firsts over nine seasons.
Left: Ian Denny (left) and Sandro Capocchi.
The gathering on the day featured 22 Life Members, demonstrating the respect earned by the three Valley warriors.
It was fitting that the milestone game was played at Ormond Park, where all three have made a lasting impression both on and off the field. And equally fitting that it was played out of our new pavilion, while Ian, Darren and Mark have put in the hard yards over the years in less-than-salubrious facilities. 
The celebrations carried on well into the night.
And while the Sixths fell just short in their game, it didn't dim the celebrations one jot.

***For more photos from the milestone match and celebrations, click HERE


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Senior cricket training – Tuesdays and Thursdays

Moonee Valley seniors are training Tuesdays and Thursdays - with our women's team booked to train Wednesdays.
Coach Glen Courts is at Ormond Park early to get training  under way by 5.30pm, and we are training in accordance with COVID-19 compliance and safety.
There are strict requirements from the Victorian Government and from Cricket Victoria which have enabled us to return to play, and they have been endorsed by our Associations.
As part of staying safe: 

*Players should come dressed ready to train or play - minimise use of change rooms.
*There is no sharing of food or drinks. Players should bring their own food and drink - or can buy an individual, clear-wrapped meal at the canteen.
*Sanitizer is provided at the ground, and players are expected to sanitize hands on a regular basis.
* Any shared equipment has to be sanitized before it can be passed to anyone else.
*Balls will need to be regularly sanitized.
*Social distancing is required, and players are required to wear masks at all times unless batting, bowling and participating in drills which require exertion.
*We all have masks from the lockdown, so players should bring their own mask.
*Players and anyone staying on game day or for training more than 15 minutes  MUST sign in and sign out for training with the QR code – and this can be done on mobile phones. People who come into the pavilion must also sign in and out with a separate QR code.
*Under the return to play provisions, players MUST train in groups of up to 11 on each night, and are not allowed to mingle or interchange with the other groups at the session.
*Anyone who feels ill or has any symptoms of COVID-19 must stay away from Ormond Park and other players, and as per Government directives should get tested. 
Players interested in joining Moonee Valley can ring Glen Courts on 0403 329 652 or club President Charlie Walker on 0411 705 381.
 See you at training.
Charlie Walker.
President,
Moonee Valley Cricket Club


     Main Club contact details:

* Charlie Walker - President 0411 705 381; 9370 1802
* Peter Golding - Treasurer 0419 009 721
* Michael Ozbun - Secretary 0448 548 860
* Mark Gauci - Vice President 0457 778 335 

* Peter Pickering - Junior Co-ordinator - mooneev@club.cricketvictoria.com.au    

Email: mooneev@club.cricketvictoria.com.au 


For more contacts, see " Office bearers & Officials " under "Club News & Info" at the top of the page

Last updated : February 3, 2021.
For more of our history, including our Premierships, click HERE

                  





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