Moonee Valley Cricket Club




ValleyLogoOur Annual General Meeting: Thursday, August 5
The Moonee Valley Cricket Club Annual General Meeting will be held at the Ormond Park bowls club rooms on Thursday, August 5.
The AGM commences at 7pm sharp.
As well as the general business required at such a meeting, we will also have copies of the 2009/10 Wisden for distribution.
It includes the MVCC Wisden Team of the Year, the five Wisden Players of the Year and a host of other stats and information from the 2009/10 season and from across the whole history of our Club.
Anyone wishing to nominate for the Committee can do so by lodging their nomination with our Secretary, Richard Cooney at or by mailing the nomination to him at 26 Primrose St, Moonee Ponds, 3039. Under our bylaws, such nominations need to be received by the Secretary at least seven days before the meeting.
Anyone proposing any changes to our Bylaws should also do so by contacting Richard at least seven days beforehand.
An agenda, and details of nominations for the Committee, will be posted on this website and emailed to members after these deadlines.
We hope to see as many of our members as possible in attendance.
Lou Raffaele reappointed as our senior RaffaeleReappointed 336pixcoach 
Moonee Valley Cricket Club has reappointed Lou Raffaele as our senior coach for the fourth season.
Lou's reappointment was ratified by the Club Committee following interviews at the North Suburban Club on July 13.
In announcing the reappointment, president Charlie Walker said the Club had shown marked improvement under Lou's leadership - with the top four teams making grand finals in 2009/10 and the Firsts and Seconds winning their flags.
"Stability and communication have been vital in our onfield improvement in recent seasons, and Lou's reappointment will ensure that this continues," Charlie said.
Lou (left) is congratulated by Charlie
at the NSC after the decision.
Lou said he was excited with the next phase in Moonee Valley's development, with our Firsts to play in the North Division in 2010/11 - just one rung below the top, metropolitan-wide division in the Victorian Turf Cricket Association.
Lou said he was just as excited by the young talent coming through the Club, with seven players aged 18 or under having played off in our Thirds Grand Final team on turf.
Lou is now finalising the pre-season training roster, and it will be posted on the website shortly.
We have not been able to have our return matches against the Lucknow Cricket Club at Bairnsdale this season, as we were unable to find a date that suited both clubs.
Captain Mark GauciMark Gauci's back as Firsts captain
Moonee Valley has reappointed Mark Gauci as our First Eleven captain for 2010/11. Mark captained our Firsts to a Grand Final last season in what was his fifth season in charge, and he now leads us where we've never been before - one division below the top grade in VTCA North Division.
Club Secretary Richard Cooney said Mark (left) has impressed with his plans for the future and his excellent ongoing working relationship with coach Lou Raffaele.
A hard-hitting middle-order batsman, Mark curtailed his natural instincts in the second half of last season, anchoring the innings and accumulating runs.
A typical gritty performance in the Grand Final ensured that we were able to build a score that proved too hard for Werribee Centrals to overcome.
"Mark had excellent credentials as captain and his efforts last year to see us to a premiership make him an excellent reappointment as First Eleven captain at our Club," Richard said.
"With quality leadership already in the team, as was demonstrated by players we interviewed for this position, we are expecting another sound performance this coming season."

Presentation0910-TShererLJones 390pixSenior Presentation - Presentation0910-PolondisLifeMember 380pixThe Stars came out for our big night

The stars were out in force when we held our Moonee Valley Cricket Club senior presentation night at the North Suburban Club on Saturday, April 17.
More than 110 players, partners and supporters were in attendance - and most attention on the night was on the announcement and presentation of our prestigious Lindsay Jones Best Clubman Award. There was also a buzz through the room when it was revealed that an unannounced Life Membership was to be awarded.
The Lindsay Jones Trophy was won by Tony Sherer (pictured above left).
Our new Life Member was the great Jim Polonidis, shown here above right with partner Tien Ha.
For more details and photos of presentation night, click HERE.

Valleys break the drought with Senior Flags - Firsts and Seconds get up!
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Our Firsts Premiership players: L-R: Back - Geoff Smith, Matt Thomas, Amit Chaudhary, captain
Mark Gauci, Craig Pridham, Pat Felmingham, Kane Harding. Front - Dushan Raveendrakumar, Rajan
Aiyappan, Geoff McKeown, Sean O'Kane, Arosha Perera.

Moonee Valley's Firsts and Seconds won their premierships in emphatic fashion, finishing off Werribee Centrals in both games on Sunday, March 21.

Out at East Keilor we were in control in both matches over the four days for much-deserved victories.


Our Seconds Premiership players: L-R: Back - Darren Nagle, Evan Blythe, Bede Gannon, Simon
Thornton, Dean Jukic, Peter Golding. Front - Bryce Peter-Budge, Ben Thomas, Josh Maginness, captain
Lou Raffaele, Chris Stafford and Jim Polonidis.

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The Ashes

Junior Wisden - it's here now!
Our Junior Wisden for season 2009/10 - it's here NOW.

Main Club contact details:
Charlie Walker - President 0409 237 543; 9370 1802
Kevin Gardiner - Junior Co-ordinator 0417 536 896
Richard Cooney - Club Secretary 0411 034 707

For more contacts, see "Office bearers & Officials" under "Club News & Info" at the top of the page.

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Last updated: July 13, 2010
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