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Moonee Valley's Arosha Perera and his bride Ishani

A fairytale wedding for Valley's Arosha
Moonee Valley star Arosha Perera returned home to Sri Lanka in April to marry his Ishani, and the brilliance of the traditional garments made it seem a real fairytale wedding.

While Arosha and Ishani married in Australia two years ago, this was their opportunity to go home for a proper Buddhist wedding and an equally impressive homecoming ceremony.

Moonee Valley Cricket Club was represented by president Charlie Walker, Club champion Raj Aiyappan, his wife Shontell and their daughter Tiana - who was one of the little bridesmaids, and past player Nick Puccio with his partner Janine.

The wedding was held in the capital Colombo on April 22, and the homecoming in Arosha's home city of Kandy on April 24. Also present was managing director of the Don Kyatt group of companies, Frank Hutchinson, who did so much in association with our Club to keep Arosha in Australia when it seemed likely three years ago that changed immigration laws would require him to leave.

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Senior Presentation Night - Saturday, NSCMay 7: Book your spot now!!!
FlashingNewMoonee Valley's Senior Presentation Night is being held at the North Suburban Club on Saturday, May 7.
The North Suburban Club - one of our major sponsors - is at 622 Mount Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds, and the night starts at 6.30pm.
Price is $50 per head or $40 for juniors, with drinks at bar prices. The price includes an excellent buffet dinner - and anyone who attended our presentations over the past couple of years will attest to what a great meal it is.
AnimationsFirstThe night is for ALL senior players, plus junior parents and supporters - and we need to remember that many of our juniors are already accomplished senior players and play regularly in the higher ranks.
Announcements and presentations include the Club Champion Award for the First Eleven, MVCC Award for best player in all other grades, the prestigious Lindsay Jones Best Clubman Award, and batting, bowling and fielding awards for each of our senior teams.
There will also be significant milestone awards, and presentations of trophies which were not done at our MVP night.
Captains will be contacting players over the next few days. You can either confirm details with the captain, or contact Club Secretary Peter Golding direct on or on 0419 009 721.
Please help us by booking early. Players, parents and supporters should confirm their booking asap. When booking, please advise whether you are bringing your partner. Also bring your cheque books, as we will be flogging off some good memorabilia.
We need everyone to RSVP by April 26.
See you there!

LawsonDeanAward 300pixOur Deano delivers
Moonee Valley Fourths opening bat Dean Lawson has won the NWCA Barron Shield batting award - the second player from the Valleys to win it in three seasons.

Horse trainer Deano, who clubbed 296 runs at an average of 37 from just eight games, received the trophy at the NWCA awards night on April 8.

He follows on from team-mate Alan Harry, who won the award in the 2008/09 season.

Deano has become a stalwart of the Mighty Fighting Fourths, and in the last season brought up his 50th game for Moonee Valley.

Wife Sam and children Trent and Brooke have also played cricket at Moonee Valley.

Dean has scored 1760 runs @ 35.2 in his 54 games - which already has him at 40th on Moonee Valley's all-time run scorers. And he's got plenty of cricket left in him yet.

A premiership has so far eluded the Mighty Fightings, and there's a great deal of determination to address that anomaly in season 2011/12. So opposition bowlers watch out - Deano's coming for you!

WrightPeterMedal1103 460pixOur Peter wins the NWCA junior awards
Moonee Valley Under 14s captain Peter Wright stamped himself as a senior star of the future when he won two competition-wide awards at the North West Cricket Association junior presentations.

Playing in our Under 14 A team, Peter won a trophy for coming second in the batting wth 223 runs at an average of 44.6.

He also won the Bob Byron Medal as equal winner of the Under 14 A best player award.

Peter is shown here with his trophies alongside his father and co-coach of the Under 14 A team, Norm Wright.

For most of the season Peter stood head and shoulders above the opposition, and also led his team's bowling with 13 wickets at 5.85, including a haul of 5/8 off four overs when he terrorised Craigieburn.

Even though he's playing Under 14s, Peter has attracted the attention of several Premier clubs.

As well as juniors, Peter played most of the season in Moonee Valley's seniors in our Fourths, but also had one game where he opened the bowling for our Seconds. Peter also took to the field with our top players in the Twenty20 competition. Well done to a champ of the future!


Main Club contact details:
Peter Golding - Club Secretary 0419 009 721
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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Last updated: May 7, 2011

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