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Our Pakistan connection comes together

Past Moonee Valley Club Champion Ihtisham Uddin has returned to Australia, joining fellow Pakistani first class cricketers Wasim Abbas and Salman Afridi for the second half of our season.
Moonee Valley's "eyes and ears" in Pakistan - Ihtisham Uddin (centre), flanked by the players he helped us recruit this season - Salman Afridi (left) and Wasim Abbas.When Ishti was last here, he won the Club Champion award in 2012/13 - his third and final season with the Valley - and took out the First Eleven batting and bowling awards for good measure.
He was instrumental in getting Salman and Wasim to Moonee Valley this season, and was keen to join them.
Pictured: Moonee Valley's "eyes and ears" in Pakistan - Ihtisham Uddin (centre), flanked by the players he helped us recruit this season - Salman Afridi (left) and Wasim Abbas. 
Salman was an instant hit when he arrived three games into the VTCA season and leads our division aggregate with 336 runs - and also leads the division averages with 84.00.
Wasim, who is part our our senior coaching panel and coaches our Under 16s, has also been prominent in the Firsts with bat and ball.
Ishti's had his first training session with the Valley on January 3 - after arriving in Australia a week before - and for good measure got his close friend Fawad Ahmed down to training to help look over some of our young spinners.
Leg spinner Fawad toured England and the West Indies with the Australian Test team, played Sheffield Shield for Victoria, has been a stalwart of the Big Bash League and has played T20s overseas for franchises in Pakistan, the West Indies and Canada. 
Ishti, it's good to have you back!


Our 50th Anniversary dinner is on - Saturday, February 25.
A considerable number of past players from our 50 years have already committed to the function - so come and join them!
You can book your tickets online - see the link address above.
You can also search for our Moonee Valley Cricket Club Past and Present Players and Supporters page on Facebook - there's a heap of info there, including a link to see who's attending the function.
For more info on the event, email Life Member John Talone at

Moonee Valley cricket - junior and senior spots still available

Moonee Valley will welcome new senior and junior players for the 2022/23 season.
There are vacancies still in our Under 12 and Under 10 teams, which both play Friday evenings.
We have good squads of players for Under 16s and Under 14s, but can still top up with extra players. They are also Friday evening teams.
We have senior men's turf and hard wicket teams, playing in both Saturday and Sunday grades, as well as women's cricket. We can accommodate extra players in both men's and women's teams, so anyone interested in playing or making a comeback to cricket should get in touch.
Anyone interested in playing for Moonee Valley in the coming season - seniors, juniors or our premiership-winning women's team - can phone or text President Charlie Walker on 0411 705 381 or Vice President Mark Gauci on 0457 778 335.

It's here - our 2021/22 Wisden
The Moonee Valley 2021/22 Senior Wisden is now out, and offers hours of reading, reviews and statistics.
It's a bumper edition - 144 pages - and chronicles our great club's past as well as our present.
It's all in the Wisden - so have a look and see.
Try and find:
* Which 12 players made the Wisden Team of the Year?
*Who has been our leading wicket-taker two years running?
*Who took a senior hat-trick in 2021/22?
*Who has the best bowling average (minimum 30 wickets) in our history of more than 50 years?
*How many times has Ian Denny been selected as one of our five Wisden Cricketers of the Year?
This information is all available - you just have to look.
So start reading - here's the link
Charlie Walker, Editor, Moonee Valley Wisden

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Junior Registration - link here -

    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 

* Paul Simon - Junior Co-ordinator - 0400 946 117    


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

Last updated : January 3, 2023.
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