Ten out of Ten for Moonee Valley - but Nine comes up trumps!
Moonee Valley carved its own piece of history on October 19, when we put a Tenth Eleven on to the field - and they played a Derby with our Ninths in the North West Cricket Association's One Day Red grade.
The squads are shown here: L-R: Standing - Andrew Pegg, Joe Van Loon, Chris Sutherland, Shaun Rayment, Steve Malone, Nick Taylor, Wayne Nicol, David Hutchison, Phil Coote, Lachlan Perussich, Mick Intagliata, Con Koulouris, Luke Malone, Glenn Perussich, Russell Stubbs, John Martiniello, Kevin Memery.
Front - Shane Comino, Paul Comino, Chris Micallef, Joe Carroll, Allan Cumming, Beau Velona, Lalith Buddhadasa, Alex Coote, Nathan Koulouris, Benn Martiniello, Grant Stubbs and Thomas Memery.
For more details on the match, turn to the News pages.
It's all on for Cup Day - at the Valley
Melbourne Cup Day is always a day of excitement at the Moonee Valley Cricket Club - and this year is no different with a big day planned across at the Bowling Club rooms.
Our Cup Day function starts from 11am, with free champagne for the ladies.
You'll be able to place all your bets from the convenience of the clubrooms, and enjoy a festive day with friends, family and team-mates.
Entry is $15 for adults, $5 for children over five or $40 for a family of five. We've got a gourmet spit roast, with salad and a seafood buffet.
Cup Day is one of our major fundraisers, so we ask all players, parents and supporters to bring a friend and come down on November 4 and enjoy the day with us.
Click here for more details - or here for a word document.
Women break through on a big Valley first weekend
Moonee Valley racked up its inaugural first win in women’s cricket in a big first week for the Valleys in the 2008/09 season, when our White team took the first points of the season.
Four of our five teams which took the park on the October 4 & 5 weekend recorded strong wins, which carries great promise for the season ahead.
The winning team is shown above: (L-R) Back - team manager Danny Terzini, Bec Fitzgerald,
Tanya Intagliata, Jan Moore, Nicole McLachlan, coach Tony Gleeson. Front: Sharon Nicol,
Carolyn Tan, Clare Ardern and captain Sam Marr.
Our Moonee Valley White women’s team ventured up to Campbellfield on the Sunday, while our Moonee Valley Black team was at home at Ormond Park hosting Darebin.
Our White team included a number of our new recruits, and were up against a new VWCA team in Campbellfield – which is a representative team for the North West Cricket Association.
Led by captain Sam Marr, who came to Moonee Valley from higher grade club Essendon Maribyrnong Park, we restricted Campbellfield to 125, with the wickets shared around.
We chased down the total in 19 overs for the loss of just three wickets, with Sam Marr top-scoring with 45 not out.
Other encouraging performances came from Clare Ardern both as wicketkeeper and opening bat, and Tanya Intagliata with a couple of wickets and 18 runs.
Our Black team’s performance was a major improvement on our showing against Darebin – one of the power teams in the grade – last season.
We batted out 35 overs for our 70 runs, with opener Kim Johnston absorbing 22 overs to set the base for an increased run rate later in the innings.
Darebin chased down the total without losing a wicket. But it was a vastly improved performance on Round 14 last season, when Darebin bundled us out for 22 in around 10 overs.
Our three men’s teams which took to the field over the weekend also did well.
Shown at right are members of our two women's teams for 2008/09: (L-R) - Back - team manager Danny Terzini, Sam Lawson, Jenny O'Brien, Bec Fitzgerald, Adele Walker, Tanya Intagliata, Jan Moore, Victoria Thorneycroft, Nicole McLachlan, Bernadette Hobbs, Sally Rotunno, Lina Muratore and coach Tony Gleeson. Front: Tien Ha, Sharon Nicol, Carolyn Tan, Clare Ardern, Sam Marr and Kim Johnston.
Senior Training: It's on Tuesdays & Thursdays
Senior coach Lou Raffaele (right) has got our teams well primed for the 2008/09 season. Our seniors train at Ormond Park from 5pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Remember: White shirts/tops are compulsory.
The Club is happy to talk to potential new players. Anyone interested in joining Moonee Valley should ring Charlie Walker on 0409 237 543 or Lou Raffaele on 0433 456 436.
Net Result is great for the Valleys
Our new Ormond Park nets are finally up and running, and we're already noticing an improvement in training and enthusiasm.
We're no longer fighting to get a good bat or bowl, as the four nets now in operation give us the chance for a good hit-out.
Pictured at right at Sunday training: Steven Ball
with batsman Tom Aitken in the left net, while
Paul Comino bowls to Mick Bannister.
It's been a long drawn-out project, but now we can reap the benefits.
The concrete strips were laid mid-year, the carpet went down three weeks later and the cages were completed in August, so we're right into using the nets now.
These projects don't happen by themselves, so there are a lot of people to thank for their wonderful support and efforts.
Firstly, the fundraising.
Many of our members and parents either contributed directly or supported functions to raise the money, starting with Vice President Jim Polonidis who kicked off the fund with a pledge of $500 if Charlie Walker's mustache was shaved off after some 23 continuous years gracing his top lip.
Sixths player Mark Madden contributed significantly with his cheque book over several stages of the fundraising, and we're grateful for such a magnificent and sustained effort.
Cricket Victoria gave us a $3400 grant through Regional Manager Stuart Clark, which was also much appreciated.
Junior parent Mark Seers twisted the arm of his contacts in the steel and mesh industry, and Shane O'Brien responded with an excellent price for the black powder-coated cage which graces our new nets. Mark also lined up Leon Zelvys to erect the cage.
Dom Chiera as always was in the thick of things with the construction, leading a works crew which prepared the site and laid the base for junior parent Tony Reitano to lay the concrete.
Bob Sciacchitano also played a key role in the preparation of the site, with supervision provided by Darren Nagle.
Our works crew and other key helpers included Kevin Gardiner - who was always available for site inspections and innumerable visits - Phill King, Shane Tankard, Paul Comino and John Brelis. A job well done!
Thanks also to Glenn Mulcahy and Amanda Allen from Moonee Valley Council for their help and support.
The new nets in action: Bob Sciacchitano in the far net, and Joe Ansaldo winding up in the near net.
The grass is greener at Moonee Valley
Moonee Valley's own curator, Ian "Spider" Beel has won yet another Victorian Turf Cricket Association and Cricket Victoria award for the quality of his turf pitches.
It's the second time that Ian has won with his pitch at Ormond Park, and follows on from a win he had with the pitch he prepares on contract at Aberfeldie Park.
Ian's services and expertise are in great demand right around the north-west, but thankfully for us Ormond Park is his home - where he prepares both our cricket wickets and the Moonee Valley bowling greens.
He's a past treasurer of the Moonee Valley Sporting Club, so we're grateful that Ian is "one of ours".
Moonee Valley hosted the VTCA's B North Grand Final last season, and premiers Greenvale were wrapt that they got to play the big game on one of Spider's wickets.
His plaque from the VTCA reads: "Cricket Victoria Turf Cricket Ground Award. Presented to Ian Beel in recognition of the presentation of Ormond Reserve during season 2007/08 when it was adjudged worthy of the Cricket Victoria Turf Cricket Ground Award in the Victorian Turf Cricket Association".
Well done Ian!
Moonee Valley Cricket Club's junior training is now in full swing.
Our training runs from 4.30 to 6pm, and is:
Under 10s and Girls - Mondays.
Under 16s - Tuesdays.
Under 12s - Wednesdays.
Under 14s - Thursdays.
Players or parents wanting more information should ring Junior Co-ordinator Kevin Gardiner on 0417 536 896 or President Charlie Walker on 0409 237 543.
Training is at our home ground, Ormond Park is in Pattison Street, Moonee Ponds.
Main Club contact details:
Richard Cooney - Club secretary 0411 034 707
Charlie Walker - President 0409 237 543; 9370 1802
Kevin Gardiner - Junior Co-ordinator 0417 536 896
For more contacts, see "Office bearers & Officials" under "Club News & Info" at the top of the page.
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Our website: http://archive.mooneevalleycricket.com.au
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Last updated: October 21, 2008
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