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Presentation Night 2012 at the North Suburban Sports Club

by Moonee Valley Cricket Club

Joe Ansaldo wins the coveted Lindsay Jones

Joe Ansaldo has won the coveted Lindsay Jones Best Clubman Award, which was announced at Moonee Valley's senior presentation night on April 21.

Revered Club founder Ray Storey was down for the occasion with his wife Heather, and presented the perpetual shield to great clubman Joe.

Ray donated the shield, in honor of the late Lindsay Jones.

Joe (above right) is pictured here receiving the Award from Ray Storey.

Amit Chaudhary won the Club Champion Award for the second successive year, again also taking out the First Eleven batting and bowling awards.

Jim Polonidis won the Coach's Most Improved Player Award, while Fourths gloveman Paul Hobbs won the inaugural Wicketkeeper of the Year award, across all grades.

Our big night at the North Suburban Sports Club


Above: Paul Hobbs was the inaugural winner of
the MVCC Wicketkeeper of the Year Award,
an initiative put forward by Jim Polonidis as an
amendment to our bylaws at the 2010/11
Annual General Meeting.
 
Above: 2011/12 Club Champion Amit Chaudhary with his
wife Sween and their son Bharat.

 All the details; all the winners

Life Member Joe Ansaldo has won the coveted Lindsay Jones Best Clubman Award, which was announced at Moonee Valley's senior presentation night on April 21.

Revered Club founder Ray Storey and his wife Heather came down from their home at Leitchville, on the Murray, for the night, and presented the perpetual shield to great clubman Joe.

Ray donated the shield, in honor of the late Lindsay Jones. Joe Ansaldo is one of the few people still active around the Club who played with Lindsay, and spoke about it when he received the Shield.

Amit Chaudhary won the Club Champion Award for the second successive year, again also taking out the First Eleven batting and bowling awards.

Jim Polonidis won the Coach's Most Improved Player Award, while Fourths gloveman Paul Hobbs won the inaugural Wicketkeeper of the Year award, across all grades.

It was again a wonderful night for players and long-time Club members, and was hosted by key sponsor the North Suburban Sports Club.

At left: First Eleven players Jim Polonidis
(far left) and Craig Pridham tell tall stories
about the one that got away.

In the introduction to the night, Club President Charlie Walker outlined the season that was, and spoke of some of the highlights of 2011/12.

He welcomed Life Members Peter Gardiner, Darren Nagle, Ray Storey, Joe Ansaldo, Jim Polonidis, Danny Terzini, Bob Sciacchitano and Jim McKenzie.

Charlie thanked the North Suburban Sports Club and outlined our long-term relationship, going back to the time when Darren Nagle was our President.

Season 2011/12 was a momentous year for us - we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Club, Spud Nagle's history-making 300th game and the cricket competition merger which saw all four of our turf teams turn out in the Victorian Turf Cricket Association.

Three of our turf teams, plus three matting teams made finals - but none got through to the Grand Final. But our Under 12s won their flag, carrying on a great tradition. There is only one season since 2003/04 when we haven't won at least one senior or junior premiership.

At left: I just love the tough drills at training, coach!
Coach Vic Hodge (far left) with Dean Jukic.

Pat Taylor in the Sixths won the NWMCA bowling award for the Barron Shield, and William Blair won the comp Under 12 bowling award. Peter Wright played for Victoria, and six other juniors were in rep teams.

We are in the process of finalising the appointment of our coach for 2012/13. The 2011/12 coach, Vic Hodge, is keen to go on; the committee and senior players are keen - so it's our expectation that we will finalise terms to see Vic in the Moonee Valley colors again next season. We've got a lot to look forward to!

 

 

 

 

All the awards; all the milestones!

We handed out some of our milestone trophies at our Most Valuable Player awards night during the first week of the finals - and the major awards and other milestones were handed out at Presentation Night.

Over the course of the season, we had 88 milestones and awards. The details follow.

Right: Sitting at the Boutique Homes table (also known as the Eighths) are L-R Bryan Milne, Jamie Herring,
Adam Caligiuri, Daniel Caligiuri with his century trophy, and Adam Buriani.

 

 

Our Moonee Valley Cricket Club trophies and awards - 2011/12 season

Moonee Valley Cricket Club
Club Champion for the First Eleven 2011/12
Amit Chaudhary 617 points

Moonee Valley Cricket Club
Moonee Valley Award 2011/12
Best Player - all other grades
Ian Denny 735 points

Moonee Valley Cricket Club
Most Improved Player Award
Coach's Award 2011/12
Jim Polonidis

At right: The engine room for the Seconds: Batting winner George Pearson (left) and captain and bowling award winner Simon Thornton.

Lindsay Jones Memorial Award
In Memory of a true & respected Club person
A perpetual record of the best Club person
of Moonee Valley Cricket Club
Season 2011/12
Joe Ansaldo

Batting awards

First Eleven Batting Award 2011/12
Amit Chaudhary 232 runs @ 38.7

Second Eleven Batting Award 2011/12
George Pearson 245 runs @ 27.2

At right: Two rascals at presentation night: Birthday boy Matt "Hollywood" Thomas (left) and Life Member Jim McKenzie.

Third Eleven - no-one met the qualification criteria

Fourth Eleven Batting Award 2011/12
Ian Denny 311 runs @ 103.67

Fifth Eleven - no-one met the qualification criteria

Sixth Eleven Batting Award 2011/12
Danny Terzini 175 runs @ 35.0

Seventh Eleven - no-one met the qualification criteria

Eighth Eleven - no-one met the qualification criteria

At right: Having a yarn about how the season was played out: Bob Sciacchitano (left) and Phill King.

 Bowling awards

First Eleven Bowling Award 2011/12
Amit Chaudhary 20 wickets @ 15.2

Second Eleven Bowling Award 2011/12
Simon Thornton 20 wickets @ 18.1

Third Eleven Bowling Award
Dean Jukic 19 wickets @ 6.2

Fourth Eleven Bowling Award
Kevin Gardiner 18 wickets @ 14.9

Fifth Eleven - no-one met the qualification criteria

Sixth Eleven Bowling Award
Pat Taylor 19 wickets @ 8.6

At right: Our strong links to the history of our Club: Heather and Ray Storey with Life Member Peter Gardiner (far right).

Seventh Eleven - no-one met the qualification criteria

Eighth Eleven Bowling Award
Tim Ryan 14 wickets @ 18.7

Fielding Awards

First Eleven Fielding Award 2011/12
Craig Pridham 15 points

Second Eleven Fielding Award 2011/12
Sam O'Brien 7 points

Third Eleven Fielding Award 2011/12
Michael Klomp 23 points

Fourth Eleven Fielding Award 2011/12
Darren Nagle 9 points

Fifth Eleven Fielding Award 2011/12
Beau Velona 11 points

Sixth Eleven Fielding Award 2011/12
Joint winners:
Jackson Clarke 10 points
Ashley Krollig 10 points

Seventh Eleven Fielding Award 2011/12
Shaun Rayment 10 points

Eighth Eleven Fielding Award 2011/12
Matthew Esmore 12 points

At right: A family connection - on and off the field! Eighths fielding award winner Matthew Esmore and dad Shane.

Wicketkeeping Award

Best Wicketkeeper Across all Grades
2011/12
Paul Hobbs

More awards, achievements and milestones

The list goes on! Here are more of the trophies and presentations from season 2011/12.

At right: Rascals! Beware! Looking (or lurking) suspiciously are L-R Kevin Gardiner, Michael
Cumbo and Jackson Clarke.

Games Milestones

Darren Nagle - 300 games trophy

Bob Sciacchitano - 250 games trophy

Mark Cini - 150 games trophy

Paul Nicol - 150 games trophy

Dean Jukic - 150 games trophy

Ben Thomas - 100 games trophy

Allan Cumming - 100 games trophy

Clare Ardern - 50 games trophy

At right: Our Shauny! Sevenths gun fielder and
award winner Shaun Rayment with his partner Kathy.

Ryan Fairclough - 50 games trophy

David Graetz - 50 games trophy

Sean O'Kane - 50 games trophy

Sam Coventry-Poole - 50 games trophy

Beau Velona - 50 games trophy

Amit Chaudhary - 50 games trophy

Peter Golding - 50 games trophy

At right: The Mighty Fighting Fourths -
or part of them! L-R Norm Wright, Dean
Lawson, and Steve and Megan Herbert.

Runs Milestones

Ben Thomas - 2000 runs trophy

Steven Ball - 2000 runs trophy

Daniel Phillips - 2000 runs trophy

Dean Lawson - 2000 runs trophy

Steven Bonfa - 1000 runs trophy

Sam Coventry-Poole - 1000 runs trophy

Amit Chaudhary - 1000 runs trophy

At right: Taking it all in: Ben Thomas and Clare
Ardern with 300-game player Darren
"Spud" Nagle (front).

Hat-trick trophies

James Thorneycroft - hat-trick Sixth Eleven v Burnside Springs, Round 4

Bob Sciacchitano - hat-trick Seventh Eleven v Barkly Street Uniting, Round 11

Bede Gannon - hat-trick Fifth Eleven v Sunshine Heights Round 11

Wickets Milestones

Peter Smith - 200 wickets trophy

Jesse Felle - 150 wickets trophy

Bob Sciacchitano - 150 wickets trophy

Dean Jukic - 150 wickets trophy

James Thorneycroft - 50 wickets trophy

Simon Thornton - 50 wickets trophy

Pat Taylor - 50 wickets trophy

Craig Pridham - 50 wickets trophy

At right: All 150 games-plus: L-R Jim McKenzie, Dean Jukic and Mark Cini.

Five & more wickets in an innings

Craig Pridham 7/11 - First Eleven v Aberfeldie Park, Round 8

Dean Jukic 6/13 - Third Eleven v Avondale Heights, Round 8

George Loh 6/14 - Third Eleven v Moonee Valley Fifths, Round 4

At right: Three old stagers with plenty of one-day cricket under their belts: L-R Paul Comino, Eighths captain Allan Cumming and Alan Thomas.

Peter Smith 6/46 - Fifth Eleven v Moonee Valley Thirds, Round 10

Peter O'Kane 6/42 - Fifth Eleven v Sunshine Heights, Round 11

Pat Taylor 5/57 - Sixth Eleven v Pascoe Vale Central, Round 2

Darren Rinaldi 5/23 - Second Eleven v Aberfeldie Park, Round 8

Ihtisham Uddin 5/29 - First Eleven v East Keilor, Round 7

Amit Chaudhary 5/31 - First Eleven v Werribee Centrals, Round 10

Beau Velona 5/32 - Fifth Eleven v Avondale Heights, Round 9

John O'Brien 5/33 - Third Eleven v Moonee Valley Fifths, Round 10

Nasir Ahmed 5/35 - First Eleven v Aberfeldie Park, Round 8

At right: The work behind the scenes
is never done - even on Presentation Night! April Taylor (left) helps
Phill King and Victoria Thorneycroft
with the raffle tickets.

Bede Gannon 5/49 - Second Eleven v St Albans, Round 4

Nasir Ahmed 5/75 - First Eleven v Taylors Lakes, Round 9

Jesse Felle 5/87 - Sixth Eleven v Donnybrook, Round 12

 

And there's more to come...

 

At right: Beware! Accumulators of trophies (even the ones that don't belong to them). Craig Pridham (left) and Sean O'Kane.

Centuries

Ian Denny 153no - Fourth Eleven v Aberfeldie, Round 8

Trent Milne 121 - Fifth Eleven v Avondale Heights, Round 6

Steven Ball 105no - Fourth Eleven v Taylors Lakes, Round 12

Matt Gauci 104 - Second Eleven v Jacana, Round 3

Ian Denny 102 - Fourth Eleven v Pascoe Vale Central, Round 6

Trent Milne 100no - Eighth Eleven v Royal Park Reds, Round 9

Daniel Caligiuri 100no - Eighth Eleven v Roxburgh Park, Round 12

At right: The men in black: Ryan Fairclough
(left) and James Thorneycroft.

Most Valuable Player awards - medallions

MVP First Eleven - Amit Chaudhary

MVP Second Eleven - Sam Coventry-Poole

MVP Third Eleven - Dean Jukic

MVP Fourth Eleven - Darren Nagle

MVP Fifth Eleven - Umar Farooq

MVP Sixth Eleven - Steven Bonfa

MVP Seventh Eleven - Bob Sciacchitano

MVP Eighth Eleven - Tim Ryan

88 medals and trophies in total, season 2011/12

At right: Planning next season already: 2011/12 coach Vic Hodge (left) and Club Champion Amit Chaudhary.

 

 

 

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