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Prince Alexander Suvorov - Russia's greatest military commander [more]
Mark Cini - 150th game for Moonee Valley this Sunday [more]
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]

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
Darren Nagle runs through an avenue of honor created by team-mates for his 300th game.A day to remember for Spud's 300th game 
Moonee Valley Cricket Club legend Darren "Spud" Nagle was given a guard of honor when he ran on to the ground to play his 300th game - and didn't let us down when he unleashed a Man of the Match performance.

Past and present players, family, supporters and admirers were all on hand for the October 30 Sunday game, which fittingly was held at Moonee Valley's home ground Ormond Park.

Above: Spud runs through a guard of honor onto the ground - with the first two players on the left being
long-time mate Ian Denny and fellow opening bat and Avondale Heights recruit Dean Lawson - and on the
left being fellow Life Member John Talone and his son Luke.

Spud shared the achievement off-field with a large group of admirers - and his onfield teammates in our Fourth Eleven included fellow life members John Talone and Ian Denny.

He really is a legend: Spud with his banner.Spud is the first Moonee Valley player to reach the exalted 300-game mark - while Ian is now on 284 and John on 256.

Spud ran through a guard of honor of his Fourth Eleven teammates and current and past players, and the clubrooms were decorated with a big banner put together by the Talone family.

Left: Spud Nagle has a tea-break rest in front of the Talone family banner acknowledging his role as a Club legend. He's ready to go out and open the batting - on his way to an undefeated 40.

*******More pictures and words, click HERE

*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

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

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 31, 2011

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