Moonee Valley Cricket Club





A lesson from history - Ulysses S Grant [more]
Darren Nagle - on Sunday he becomes Moonee Valley's first player to reach 300 games. Come down and watch! [more]
Pat Taylor - five wickets in the Sixths in Week 1 of the game [more]
Congratulations Clare Ardern - the first of our women players to reach 50 games [more]

Go You Good Thing!Cup Day function - support your Cricket Club on Melbourne Cup Day
Your Cricket Club is holding our annual Melbourne Cup Day function at the Ormond Park bowling rooms on Tuesday, November 1.

The Day starts at midday and your $25 admission gets you a wonderful spit roast lunch, salads and Cup Day fun with team-mates and families, including sweeps on the Cup and other races. And there's free champagne for the ladies!

**More information - phone Victoria Thorneycroft on 0417 359 408
Spud - typically aggressive with the bat.Spud's big 300 day coming up on Sunday 
Moonee Valley legend Darren "Spud" Nagle is set to become the first player in our Club's illustrious history to play 300 games, pulling on the whites for the match against Greenvale at our Ormond Park home on Sunday, October 30.

Spud seems to have settled well into our Fourths this season, and it's only fitting that he's set to play with that wily bunch of players in his milestone match.
Darren Nagle
Life Member, President for 14 years, an integral link in the formation of Moonee Valley's juniors and now junior coach, Spud has seen it all at Moonee Valley - leading from the front all the way.

We're inviting as many current and past players, supporters and opponents as possible to come down to Ormond Park and watch him reach his milestone. It's a one-day game, so it shouldn't be too taxing on his old body. The game starts at 1.30pm, so come down and celebrate as a Club legend goes where no-one has gone before. Well done Spud!

*Allan Cumming - top scored in the Seconds with 37no.A change of Luck for our Valley tourists

Moonee Valley sent two teams down to Bairnsdale on the September 24/25 weekend for games against Lucknow Cricket Club, and was able to turn the tables on the results from our last visit two pre-seasons ago.

Both our First and Second Elevens won their games, and we got some valuable match practice in.

We're grateful to Lucknow CC and its president, Paul Garry, for again hosting the games, and to its major sponsor, the Grand Terminus Hotel for arranging accommodation for us.

Our First side, batting first, made 3/101 off 30 overs, with Sean O'Kane making 54no and Trent Milne a stylish 25. We got Lucknow all out for 88, with Craig Pridham and Mark Gauci each taking two wickets.

In the Second team, Moonee Valley got Lucknow all out for 89, with Stephen Ward taking an excellent 3/20 and Simon Thornton and Bede Gannon each snaring two wickets.

In reply we made 8/140, on the back of a hard-hitting 37no from Allan Cumming and 23 from Stephen Ward. 

Left: Allan Cumming shows his score - 37no

*Our MVCC squad at Lucknow

At right: The Moonee Valley squad: L-R - Back - Mark Gauci, Matt Thomas, Steve Nickelson, Simon Thornton, Pat Taylor, Amit Chaudhary, Ashley Krollig, Peter O'Kane, Stephen Ward and Sean O'Kane.

Front - Peter Golding, Ben Thomas, Jim Polonidis, Bede Gannon, Phill King, Craig Pridham, Allan Cumming and Jessie Taylor.

*****More photos and words: Click HERE

Our training details - down at Ormond Park
Here's our cricket training schedule at our home ground at Ormond Park, in Pattison St, Moonee Ponds - beside the freeway.

The dates and times are:
Seniors - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5.15pm.
Under 16s - Tuesdays 4.30-6pm
Under 14s - Thursdays 4.30-6pm
Under 12s - Wednesdays 4.30-6pm
Under 10s - Mondays 4.30-6pm starting September 12
Milo In2Cricket - watch this space - due to start mid-October

For more details, ring  Charlie Walker on 0409 237 543

AceKartsWinners 480pixAn Ace Day at Ace Karts

A group of Moonee Valley cricketers ventured to Ace Karts in Carrington Dve, Sunshine on August 21 for a day of Sunday racing on the track - the biggest in Australia.

Ace Karts is a valued sponsor of our Club, and as many players and supporters as possible were urged to attend to show our appreciation.

At the end of the 20 minute race, Nigel Walker (centre, left) finished first, closely followed by Phill King (right) and Lou Raffaele (far left).

For more information on the day, click on the link at the top of this screen for our News pages.

****** Membership fees and payment options for 2011/12 - Seniors and juniors. To find out amounts and how to pay, click here  

New coach Vic Hodge (left) with Vice President Simon Thornton.New players welcome  - seniors, women and juniors

Moonee Valley Cricket Club will welcome new players for our teams
for the 2011/12 season.

We have entered four two-day teams in the Victorian Turf Cricket Association, five two-day and one-day teams in the newly-merged North West Metropolitan Cricket Association, a women's one-day Sunday team in the Victorian Women's Cricket Association and teams at the Under 16, Under 14, Under 12 and Under 10 age groups in the North West Metro Cricket Association. The experienced Vic Hodge, shown above left with Vice President Simon Thornton, is our new senior coach.

Tanya McDonald - Junior Co-ordinatorMoonee Valley is again running a Milo In2Cricket program for the youngsters. Our Junior Co-ordinator is Tanya McDonald (left).

We have spots available for players of all ages and abilities, and interested players have the option of where they want to aim - serious cricket at the top end, or more social cricket in the one-day grades.

Anyone interested in joining Moonee Valley this season should phone Charlie Walker on 0409 237 543, Secretary Peter Golding on 0419 009 721 or Tanya McDonald on 0432 165 672 (by email to ).

Main Club contact details:
Charlie Walker - President 0409 237 543; 9370 1802
Peter Golding - Club Secretary 0419 009 721
Simon Thornton - Vice President 0417 570 779
Tanya McDonald - Junior Co-ordinator 0432 165 672

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

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Last updated: October 25, 2011

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