It's an honor for them to be able to present their trophy to the winners each season.
Go to the bottom of this page for details of the trophy winners.
Under 16 Black
Batting Award Ian Denny (right) – Moonee Valley Cricket Club’s greatest-ever player, Ian holds the records for most runs, most wickets and most games – now more than 260, and more than 10,000 runs. A life member and seven-time Premiership player, he has won every Club award possible and won key best-in-comp titles.
Bowling Award Darren Nagle – had a 13-year term as Club president, through our real glory years. ‘Spud’ is only the second player to have played more than 250 games for the Club and is a life member. He has played in seven Premierships, made more than 4500 runs and is third on the Club’s all-time wicket-taker list with 390+.
Best Player 1st Chris Ayers (left) - Chris may have only played two games of cricket for Moonee Valley, but he is the person who made all our recent growth happen by being the impetus and driving force behind starting the junior section of the Moonee Valley Cricket Club in 1996. Without his foresight and contribution, we would not have a junior section.
Best Player 2nd Tony Gleeson – A key senior player and former senior coach of Moonee Valley. A Premiership player, Tony has made more than 1350 runs and taken more than 60 wickets with his spinners. He’s taken a sabbatical since 2006/07 to team manage the Carlton 2nds in the Premier competition, but is still seen regularly at our Club and plays occasional one-dayers when it doesn’t clash with his Carlton commitments.
Best Player 3rd Bill Nagel (right) – Bill is a life member of our Club, having played 141 games, made 3885 runs and taken 282 wickets. He is a four-time Premiership player, and between 1978 and 1983 was consistently winner of the 1st Eleven batting and bowling awards.
Fielding Award Charlie Walker – The Club’s current junior co-ordinator. Has been involved in junior team management and the Club since the inception of the juniors in 1996, and coached our first Under 16 Premiership in 2006/07. He’s also involved in helping run the Club’s senior one-day teams. He’s the only four-time winner of the Lindsay Jones Best Clubman award.
Coach’s Award Ian ‘Spider’ Beel – Ian has never played cricket for Moonee Valley, but is a key contributor to the Club as curator and administrator. He is the reason for Moonee Valley Cricket Club’s enviable reputation for excellent turf wickets, and is a past winner of the VTCA’s curator “Brownlow” for the best pitch in Melbourne.
Under 16 White
Bowling Award Domenic Chiera (right) – One of our extended group of parents who took up playing again after becoming involved with the juniors. A past one-day captain, Dom won both batting and bowling awards in 2006/07. A key coach in the top grade junior age groups, Dom has played a major role in the skills development of juniors playing senior cricket.
Best Player 1st Sean Sturrock (left) - Our first Moonee Valley junior player to go all the way through to the top grade of Premier Cricket. Spinner Sean played most of his junior cricket at the Valley before joining the lower grades at Melbourne. His breakthrough year was 2007/08, playing in the Melbourne First Eleven and making the Victorian Under 19 team.
Under 14 Black
Batting Award Warwick Nolan (left) – Warwick is Moonee Valley Cricket Club’s finest-ever batsman. He represented a Victorian country side against the touring West Indies and scored impressively against them. A Club life member with 225 games, his 6194 runs at 37.5 is the Club’s third highest total. Warwick played in seven Premierships and won four 1st Eleven batting awards. He has 13 centuries with a high of 154 not out, and made a century on debut for Moonee Valley in 1982/83.
Bowling Award Jim Polonidis (right) – Jim is a stalwart of the Club and current vice-president. He has played more than 160 games, and is one of only seven players at Moonee Valley to have brought up the 2000 runs, 150 wickets double. Jim took a hat-trick in 1995/96, scored his maiden century in 2004/05 and was the Lindsay Jones Best Clubman in 2000/01.
Best Player 1st Ray Storey – Ray co-founded our mighty Moonee Valley Cricket Club in 1971. He is a life member with 5 Premierships to his name. Ray played 185 games (16th highest overall), scored 4501 runs and took 130 wickets at 13.9. He won the 1st Eleven batting and bowling awards three times each.
Best Player 2nd Ian Sutherland (left) – A life member, Ian was the holder of the most-games record at our Club with 237 until he was overhauled in 2003/04. He scored 4904 runs at 21, with two centuries. Ian played in three flags and twice won the 2nd Eleven batting award.
Best Player 3rd Phill King – Phill resumed his own playing career in 2003/04 when he signed up for our return to one-day cricket. He has been involved with our junior sides since their inception. He and has coached both boys and girls teams, and also our inaugural women’s team in 2007/08. A diligent trainer, Phill has remade himself as one of our best glovemen through sheer hard work.
Under 14 White
Batting Award Mick Harvey – Mick is fourth on our all-time games played with 246 under his belt. A life member and former Moonee Valley captain/coach, he has scored more than 7000 runs (second-highest in Club history) at an average around 30. He has played in a record eight Premierships and scored 16 centuries (second-highest in Club).
Bowling Award Jim McKenzie – Jim came out of retirement in 2003/04 to play one-day cricket with Moonee Valley, and in 2007/08 reached the 200-game milestone. A two-time Premiership player, Jim is one of only six players to have taken more than 300 wickets for Moonee Valley, and he is showing no signs of slowing down. Jim has won bowling awards in the 2nds, 3rds and 4ths, and has taken 11 wickets in a match. His best innings performance is 7/85.
Best Player 1st Danny Terzini (right) – Danny is one of only 22 players in the history of the Moonee Valley Cricket Club to have played 150 games, and he’s steadily adding to the total. He’s also one of only 17 players to have made 3000 runs, and has hit two centuries. Danny was a key figure in getting the juniors going and sustaining the teams in their early years. He was the 1996/97 Lindsay Jones best clubman.
Best Player 2nd Steve Rawlinson – Coached a squad for seven seasons through to Under 16s, and they became our first junior team in A Grade: in Under 14s. Steve played a key development role with the juniors recently entering senior ranks. In his own career he played more than 20 seasons with East Coburg, and was joint winner of the MMVCA B Grade champion player award in 1997/98.
Best Player 3rd Lindsay Jones – Lindsay was not Moonee Valley Cricket Club’s greatest player, but he was our greatest clubman before dying tragically at the end of the ’85 season. The Club’s ‘Best Clubman’ award is named in his honor, and Lindsay is also honored with this junior trophy. His stats of 22 games, 78 runs and 2 wickets do not do justice to the impact he had on our Club.
All-rounder Terry Nagle – Knee injuries cut Terry down in his prime, but he still played 143 games. Tex is the Club’s sixth-highest wicket-taker with 319 scalps, and played in four Premierships. From 1995/96 Terry won three consecutive 1st Eleven bowling awards. His best figures are 7/36.
Under 14 Gold
Batting Award Glen Courts – Glen played in the Firsts and Seconds for Essendon in the Premier League as an opening bat and wicketkeeper, and then returned to us. In just 25 games for Moonee Valley before being recruited to Essendon he amassed 1264 runs at 57.5. He scored 5 centuries for Moonee Valley, and was Club champion in 1999/00.
Bowling Award Rex Bennett – Rex is a past MVCC coach. A former District cricketer for Footscray, he later coached Premier team North Melbourne. Rex led Moonee Valley to a Grand Final in our first year in the Victorian Turf Cricket Association. Star of Footscray’s only 1st XI District Premiership win in 1979/80 with 6/37 against St Kilda in the Final, Rex maintains his links with Moonee Valley.
Best Player 1st Mark Gauci – A power hitter, Mark started off in one-day cricket with Moonee Valley but was quickly promoted to the senior sides. He’s now First Eleven captain. He has played 116 games, made 2900 runs, including seven centuries, and taken 90 wickets. Mark was 2005/06 and 1999/00 Club champion and in 2001/02 and 02/03 won the 2nd Eleven batting award.
Best Player 2nd Matt Gauci – A past Moonee Valley Cricket Club vice-president, Matt is a 100-game player. He scored his maiden century in the 2005/06 season, and followed it in 06/07 with 211 not out – our second-highest score ever. Matt is a two-time Premiership player, with more than 2200 runs and 60 wickets.
Best Player 3rd Dean Jukic (right) – Captain of the Moonee Valley 2nd Eleven in 2001/02, Dean has played more than 100 games, scored 1950 runs and taken 75 wickets. He was the 2000/01 2nd Eleven batting award winner, and won both the batting and bowling trophies in 2005/06.
Under 12 Black
Batting Award Greg Peters (left) – 8-times captain, six Premierships, 220 games (one of just 14 200-gamers at Moonee Valley Cricket Club) and 4700-plus runs at 29 spells out Greg’s contribution to our Club. He is a life member, and won the 1st Eleven fielding award in 1998/99. He was part of the record Firsts third-wicket partnership of 204.
Bowling Award Paul Nicol (right) – 145+ games, 1900+ runs and 200 wickets underlines Paul’s contribution to Moonee Valley. He opened the bowling in the 1st Eleven Grand Final in our first season in the Victorian Turf Cricket Association. Has bowled almost 1400 overs for the Club, and was the 2004/05 2nd Eleven captain.
Best Player 1st Michael Intagliata (left) – Mick is one of the legends of the Moonee Valley Cricket Club, having played 182 games (Top 20 on most games list), taken 261 wickets (8th highest) @ 23.8 and made 1413 runs. He has coached both boys and girls junior teams.
Best Player 2nd Joe Bonfa – Joe captained the Moonee Valley Cricket Club 2nd Eleven in our first year in the Victorian Turf Cricket Association, and again in 2005/06. He has played 130+ games, made 850+ runs and taken 240+ wickets at an average of under 16 – which puts him in our Top 10 wicket-takers of all time. Joe’s a four-time winner of the 2nd Eleven bowling award.
Best Player 3rd Laurie Mayne (right) – Laurie played 161 games and is ninth on the all-time most runs list with 4383 @ 34.2, and also took 50 wickets. A two-time Premiership player, Laurie is a life member and seven-time batting award winner in the 3rd and 4th Elevens in the 1980s and early 90s.
Under 12 White
Batting Award John Talone (right) – A past Moonee Valley Cricket Club secretary (for 14 seasons), John is a life member with more than 220 games for the Club. A tenacious batsman, he has scored more than 3500 runs – in Valley’s all-time top 13 – and tasted Premiership success. In recent seasons he’s taken on a key role as a mentor getting experience into our Under 18 players.
Bowling Award Doug McLaggan (left) – Doug has taken 122 wickets for the Club @ 18.2 and made 690 runs. Twice winner of the 4th Eleven bowling award in the early 1990s, Doug’s best return was 7/54.
Best Player 1st Joe Ansaldo – A former 4th Eleven captain and multi-time committee member, Joe played a prominent role in helping our first juniors through their initial experience of senior cricket and setting them challenges. He’s in the Top 12 in the number of games played with Moonee Valley, with 220 matches, 1200 runs and 100+ wickets.
Best Player 2nd Shane Frenette (left) – The first player who played in our inaugural junior year of 1996 to go all the way through to the seniors. Shane, who started in Under 12s, has played 40 senior games and made almost 500 runs.
Best Player 3rd Mark Cini (right) – A past coach of Under 12s, ‘Junior’ has played 110 games, made 2000 runs and taken 130+ wickets. Some of the boys he coached have now come through to senior ranks. A winner of the 2nd Eleven bowling award in 2001/02 and fielding award in 06/07, Mark is a hard hitting batsman who features in three record 2nd Eleven partnerships.
Under 12 Gold
Batting Award Matt Thomas – A past Moonee Valley Cricket Club Under 10 coach. Matt was the first player to reach 1300 junior runs, scoring them at an average of 34.23. He also took 68 junior wickets @ 10.76 and won the Ian Denny and Chris Ayers trophies in Under 16s. Matt is the first player to come through our junior program to play in the Moonee Valley 1st Eleven. He’s played more than 50 senior games – most of them as a top order batsman in the Firsts.
All Rounder Murray Walker (left) – Murray played 64 games in the juniors, where he made 381 runs and took 57 wickets @ 13.8. Now an established senior player, with more than 100 senior/junior games, Murray was our first to come through juniors and regularly play turf. He was also the first to play in a turf final – in the 2nd Eleven in VTCA in 2002/03. In 2005/06 he became the first player from the juniors to reach 50 senior wickets, and has now reached 60 games.
Best Player 1st James Clarke – One of our past Under 10 coaches. James came through the junior grades after starting in our inaugural year, with 59 junior games, 228 runs and 29 wickets. James’ commitment to the Club is one of the reasons why Moonee Valley won the prestigious Cricket Victoria Club of the Week award in 2004/05. Won the 2004/05 Fourths Fielding Award.
Best Player 2nd Jeff Lewis (right) – A past Under 10 coach, who graduated from junior ranks. Jeff was the first player who started in Under 10s in our inaugural junior year to work his way through all the grades into senior cricket. His junior achievements include Under 16s Player of the Finals in 2002/03. Jeff played 71 junior games for 292 runs, and 79 wickets @ 9.73.
Under 12 Green
Batting award Kevin Gardiner - Returned to Moonee Valley in 2004/05 after a long absence and quickly took up a junior development role, initially coaching Under 12s and captaining our emerging teen players in the Fifth Eleven. Has played more than 100 games, made more than 1000 runs and taken 100 wickets to be one of our 19 Triple Crown all-rounders. Kevin has won 2nd and 3rd Eleven bowling awards.
Bowling award Michael Cumbo (left) - One of Moonee Valley’s most-admired players, Mickster has played 80 games, is approaching 1000 runs and took a senior hat-trick in 2003/04. A hard-hitting top order batsman, Michael is often regarded as the “Danger Man” by opposition teams wary of his batting, bowling and fielding skills.
Best Player 1st Steven Ball - A key link in the club’s junior development program, Steven coached juniors for five seasons and was inaugural one-day captain with our return to one-day cricket in 2003. A return of 70 games, 1100 runs and 80+ wickets underlines a developing late-start career that has won Steven one-day batting, bowling and fielding awards and then saw him move into the two-day grades.
Under 10 Black
Batting Award David Jolley – 1st Eleven captain for five seasons. Dave played 50 games and made 1546 runs @ 38.7. A key player when Moonee Valley moved from synthetic wickets into our first turf competition.
Bowling Award Shane Golds (right) – A champion and legend of our Club. A former junior co-ordinator, junior coach and 4th Eleven captain, Shane is one of only five players to hit centuries in consecutive games. Most juniors coming through the Club up to 2003 benefited from Shane’s involvement. Played 105 games, scored 2172 runs @ 25.6 and took 59 wickets @ 19.6, and finished off his career as a fine wicketkeeper.
Fielding Award Bob Sciacchitano (left) – A Premiership player and Life Member, Bob is also a member of our 200-game club, reaching that milestone in the 2006/07 season. In 2007/08 Bob became just our 10th player to reach 4000 runs, and has also taken 120 wickets. A 3rd Eleven bowling award winner, he is in three record partnerships in the 3rds, 4ths, 7ths and 8ths.
Coach’s Award Rod McLeod – Co-founder of our Club with Ray Storey. A life member with 140 games, 3471 runs @ 25.3 and 41 wickets. His run tally, accumulated since 1971, has stood the test of time as a great mark. A three-time Premiership player, Rod has won bowling awards in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Elevens.
Under 10 White
Batting Award Sandro Capocchi – A life member, 248 games – many of them in the 1st Eleven, and now our Club President. A long-time committee member, Sandro has played in five flags and hit eight centuries – two of them in successive games. He has 5900+ runs – fourth on the all-time list – and is now approaching 100 wickets.
Bowling Award Peter Gardiner – A life member and past junior co-ordinator, PG has played 240 games for Moonee Valley, scored 2500 runs and took 323 wickets @ 18.6. He is fifth on the most-games honor board, Top 20 with runs and has the fifth-highest tally of wickets at the Club. A four-time Premiership player, Peter won the 2nd Eleven bowling award three seasons in succession in the early 80s, and twice won the 4th Eleven bowling award in the early 90s.
Fielding Award Bill Poole – Bill has played a key role in junior development over nine seasons. As a coach and team manager, he has guided many of our up-and-coming juniors and rising stars through from Under 10s and into the senior ranks. Bill has played an important administrative role over a number of years on the junior committee.
Under 10 Gold
Batting Award Daniel Phillips – Captain of the 2nd Eleven over a number of seasons, Dan has played 90+ games, made 1600 runs and taken 50 wickets with his more-than-handy medium pacers. Won the 2000/01 Moonee Valley Award based on runs and wickets, and won both the batting and fielding awards for the 2nd Eleven in 2003/04.
Bowling Award Geoff Smith (right) – Big Geoff carried the 1st Eleven fast bowling battery for a number of seasons with his lion-hearted efforts, and is a more-than-handy lower order batsman. Brought up his 50th game in 2006/07, and is around the 600 run/100 wicket mark. A great clubman, Geoff is always ready to help with junior development.
Under 10 Green
Batting Award Wayne Nicol (right) – A stalwart of the Club in the 80s, Wayne won the 86/87 Fourths bowling award. Came back to Moonee Valley in 2006 as part of a family return, and was Fourths captain in 2007/08. One of just 19 players to have brought up the 1000 runs, 100 wickets and 100 games Triple Crown at Moonee Valley – all achieved since his return.
Bowling Award Paul Comino – Paul has made a big impact in two separate stints at Moonee Valley, being involved in our original Fifths in the early 90s and then again with the resumption of our one-day grades in 2003. A courageous batsman and winner of our Sevenths bowling in 2005/06, Paul is now playing an important role as Ninths captain in getting senior experience for up-and-coming juniors.
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