OUR CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF
We are sad to report the passing of one of our women’s cricket pioneers, Tien Polonidis overnight on October 27 after a long illness.
On behalf of Moonee Valley Cricket Club players, committee and supporters, we offer our sincere condolences to Tien’s husband, MVCC Life Member Jim Polonidis and their daughter Lexi.
At left: Tien Polonidis with husband Jim on one of her most recent club outings - the wedding of Matt and Vanessa Thomas in May.
Tien was a member of our inaugural women’s team in 2007/08 and played 46 games for the Valley, hitting 307 runs and taking 30 wickets.
She’s the only player in our 50-year history to make a clean sweep of a season’s awards – winning the Women’s Firsts batting, bowling, fielding and Most Valuable Player in 2009/10.
Tien was our Women’s Firsts captain in 2008/09 and 2009/10.
While she took to the field in Round 1 in our first-ever women’s team in 2007/08, Tien actually made her debut for Moonee Valley a season earlier.
On February 24, 2007, at our second home ground Debneys Park, Tien played with the Sevenths in the Moreland Moonee Valley Cricket Association in Round 15 in an easy win over East Coburg.
While illness has curtailed Tien’s activities over the past couple of years, she has continued to be a regular visitor to Ormond Park and a committed supporter of our club.
We need to gather around Jim and Lexi and extend them our love and support in this difficult time.
*The funeral is 11.30am Friday. Due to COVID restrictions attendance at the Church is strictly family-invite. People can attend via videolink at www.vividstream.live/tien-polonidis . The family is planning an event to celebrate Tien's life when restrictions are eased.