Weekend of achievements for ValleysThe February 25/26 weekend was one of achievement for Moonee Valley, as four of our senior sides cemented their spot in the finals and another three have put themselves well on the way.
Our Thirds, Fifths, Sevenths and Eighths booked finals spots, while our Firsts, Fourths and Sixths have put themselves in strong positions. Our Seconds are the only team out of contention.
Along the way, Bede Gannon (left) took a hat-trick in the Fifths' big win over third-placed Sunshine Heights. Incredibly, it was Bede's third hat-trick at Moonee Valley, after achieving the feat in Under 14s and Under 16s.
Fourth Eleven stalwart Steven Ball was flawless in hitting an unbeaten 105, his second club century, to give the MFF a strong score to defend next week on the way to the finals.
Above right: Steven Ball walks off after his unbeaten century against Taylors Lakes, accompanied by Moonee Valley's square leg umpire, Nick Brelis.
Other achievements were a six-wicket haul for Peter O'Kane in the Fifths, a five-wicket haul for Jesse Felle in the Sixths, 100-game milestones for Ben Thomas and Eighths captain Allan Cumming, and 2000 club runs for Dean Lawson in the Fourths.
There's a lot to look forward to this season!
The highs and lows of the Mighty Fighting Fourths
Moonee Valley boys strike a pink patch in their match
Moonee Valley Cricket Club was decked out in pink for the February 18/19 weekend, and our players ditched their traditional black and white caps.
But it was all in a good cause - Pink Stumps Day was marked around Australia to highlight breast cancer awareness and to encourage testing and research.
We used pink stumps on the turf ground at Ormond Park for both the Saturday and Sunday games, marked the boundaries with pink cones and had the keepers - Trent Milne on the Saturday and Geoff McKeown on the Sunday - wearing pink pads and gloves. The First Eleven players on the Saturday took to their fielding innings all wearing pink caps.
Coach Vic Hodge was the driving force behind our participation in Pink Stumps Day, and it's expected that we will have raised more than $500 for the cause.
Vic turned up to watch the game wearing a lurid pink cardigan and a pink wide-brimmed hat - and he had no chance of hiding. With his hot pink garb, he could be instantly spotted from any corner of the ground. Well done Vic!
People can still donate to the cause by putting cash in the tin in the clubrooms, or donating direct via our Club through the email address http://pinkstumpsday.gofundraise.com.au/page/VicHodge.
Showing their support (above) are the Firsts, playing against (and beating) Werribee Centrals. L-R: Back - Ihtisham Uddin, Nasir Ahmed, Ian Denny, Steve Nickelson, Jim Polonidis, Matt Thomas, Amit Chaudhary and Shafi Hassan. Front - Craig Pridham, Trent Milne and Mark Gauci.
Congratulations from the Valleys!Congratulations to Amiee and Trent Milne on the birth of their second daughter, Addasyn.
And she's sure to be a dedicated Moonee Valley fan, as Trent and Amiee brought Addasyn and older sister Amberleigh down to Ormond Park for the crunch game against Werribee Centrals on February 18 - less than a week after she was born.
Trent is a past Centrals player, and enjoyed mixing with - and beating - his former teammates as they helped him welcome the new arrival.
Congratulations from all of us at Moonee Valley.
Our 40th anniversary night takes the
Some 85 past and present players and supporters attended the 40th anniversary dinner for the Moonee Valley Cricket Club on Saturday, January 28, and a great night was had by all.
CRICKET TRAINING SCHEDULE
Moonee Valley Cricket Club teams train at our main home ground, Ormond Park, in Pattison St, Moonee Ponds - beside the freeway.
Training details are:
Seniors - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5.30pm.
Under 16s - Tuesdays 4.30-6pm
Under 14s - Thursdays 4.30-6pm
Under 12s - Wednesdays 4.30-6pm
Under 10s - Mondays 4.30-6pm
Milo In2Cricket - Fridays - 5.30pm
For more details, ring Charlie Walker on 0409 237 543
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Main Club contact details:
Peter Golding - Club Secretary 0419 009 721
Simon Thornton - Vice President 0417 570 779
Charlie Walker - President 0409 237 543; 9370 1802
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