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Firsts and Thirds make the Grand Final!The Moonee Valley First and Third Elevens are in the Grand Final, with four-day matches starting on Saturday, March 14.

And our Under 14 D team is also in the Grand Final, with two of our Under 12 teams due to play Semi Finals.

We had 12 teams make the finals, so to have five still going around is great news.


 

That's the Valley Spirit! $9200 raised for the bushfire appeal Bushfire11-BatPresentation 520pix

Moonee Valley's community spirit came to the fore on February 18, when a special fundraiser at Ormond Park raised more than $9200 for the bushfire appeal.

The event held special meaning for our player Heath Webb-Johnson, whose best mate and Valley player Bryce Peter-Budge lost two grandparents and an uncle in the fires.

Heath's family also sustained damage to their Kinglake home, but dad Neville still made the time to come down and umpire at our fundraiser Twenty20 match.
Pictured here are (L-R) Club president Charlie Walker, Heath Webb-Johnson presenting the man of the match bat to Raj Aiyappan, team captain Mark Gauci and player Steve Gentilin.
For more Greg Sorenson photos and a detailed report of the event, go to the "New" section in the menu bar at the top of the page, or click here.


Twenty20 Premiership - Moonee Valley's own power-play
Moonee Valley scored an emphatic win over Taylors Lakes in the North West Cricket Association's Twenty20 Grand Final on Tuesday, February 3.

Our power players came to the fore late in the innings to build on the platform set by the earlier batsmen, and our total of 7/159 off the 20 overs proved too big an ask for Taylors Lakes.
Brilliant fielding and crafty field placings put a stranglehold on the Lakes team, and it could only compile 7/131 in reply.
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Our Premiership-winning Twenty20 team at the Taylors Lakes ground: L-R: Back - Sean O'Kane, Amit Chaudhary, Arosha Perera, Jim Polonidis, Evan Blythe, Matt Thomas and Peter O'Kane. Front - Steve Gentilin, captain Mark Gauci, Geoff McKeown and coach Lou Raffaele.

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