DOM RETTINO WINS THE LINDSAY JONES
Fifth Eleven co-captain and committee member Dominic Rettino has been awarded Moonee Valley Cricket Club's most prestigious honor, the Lindsay Jones best clubman award.
Dom's commitment and dedication has been a standout since he joined our club in 2016, but he went to another level this year in helping reorganise and refocus the committee - all while we were all coping with another year of the coronavirus pandemic.
At right: Dominic Rettino (left) with the Lindsay Jones shield and club president Charlie Walker with Dom's plaque.
He took on a key role in ensuring that memberships were paid promptly, was a driving force behind our functions and was a regular in the canteen on Saturday mornings preparing for the next function.
Dom's future is a bit up in the air at the moment, as he's moved to Geelong and is still trying to work through the logistics.
Dom was announced as the winner of the Lindsay Jones Award at our presentation night at the Moonee Ponds Club on April 23.
Around 70 players and supporters attended the function.
Sam Younghusband was announced as the Club Champion, and James Smith won the Sean O'Kane Award for the best player in all grades other than the First Eleven.
At left: Sam Younghusband with his collection of trophies - a century bat, Most Valuable Player award, Club Champion and First Eleven batting award.
Coach Glen Courts announced the Most Improved Player award went to Dejan Gilevski. DJ started the season lower in the First Eleven bowling order, but took his opportunities when they presented and quickly became the go-to bowler. He won our Firsts bowling award.
Sam Kater was announced as Moonee Valley's wicketkeeper of the year.
Members of our three 2021/22 Premiership teams - our Under 14s, our Women's team and our Thirds - were called to the front of the room to be acknowledged for their efforts.
Trophies for milestone games, runs and wickets were also presented, and Katherine Baker was presented with the ball she used to take a hat-trick in the women's team.
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ON STAGE TO RECEIVE OUR FLAG
Our women's team members were up on the stage to receive their Premiership flag at the NWMCA senior presentation night on April 22.
Captain Tara Newman, players Audrey Brown, Kelsie Armstrong and Adele Walker and co-coach Sarah Gooden were in the spotlight as they received the pennant from the night's guest speaker, Cricket Victoria Head of Female Cricket and former Australian netball captain Sharelle McMahon.
All went up to the stage as our back-to-back premierships were acknowledged.
Above: Our Second premiership flag - L-R Adele Walker, Sarah Gooden, Cricket Victoria Head of Female Cricket Sharelle McMahon, Tara Newman, Kelsie Armstrong and Audrey Brown.
Kelsie took the microphone to speak on behalf of the team when quizzed by master of ceremonies Ian Coutts.
The NWMCA has already indicated that we will be moved up a grade next season, but our players are ready for it and determined to give the threepeat a real shot.
At left: Kelsie Armstrong speaks to MC Ian Coutts - with a photo of the premiership team in the background.
Later in the evening Kelsie went back to the stage to accept the Ern Girolami Shield wicketkeeping award on behalf of Fifths keeper Sam Kater.
Our night out at Mercantile
Moonee Valley was in the spotlight at the Mercantile Cricket Association awards night at Windy Hill on May 7.
James Smith won the comp batting award for the C Sunday grade - our Fourths - with 463 runs @ 57.88.
And captain Sunny Sharma and key player Sunil Bhandari were there to accept the engraved premiership shield, along with president Charlie Walker.
At right: Winners: L-R - Sunil Bhandari and Sunny Sharma with the Thirds premiership shield, and James Smith with his best-in-comp batting award.
Presentation night also celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Mercantile Cricket Association.
Moonee Valley has now won two Mercantile premierships, after moving our Thirds and Fourths across in 2013/14.
Moonee Valley cricket - recruiting for 2022/23
Moonee Valley will welcome new senior and junior players for the 2022/23 season. We plan to have senior men's turf and hard wicket teams, playing in both Saturday and Sunday grades, as well as women's cricket. Our club expects to have juniors at the Under 16, Under 14, Under 12 and Under 10 levels in the coming season, playing Friday evenings.
Moonee Valley also has vacancies for our winter comp team, playing Saturday afternoons. The team trains in the off-weeks to the games.
Anyone interested in playing for Moonee Valley in the coming season - seniors, juniors or our premiership-winning women's team - can phone or text President Charlie Walker on 0411 705 381 or Senior Coach Glen Courts on 0403 329 652.
Buy club clothing, pay your membership, buy tickets to club functions - do it all at www.mooneevalleycricketstore.com.au
Main Club contact details:
* Charlie Walker - President 0411 705 381; 9370 1802
* Peter Golding - Treasurer 0419 009 721
* Michael Ozbun - Secretary 0448 548 860
* Mark Gauci - Vice President 0457 778 335
* Charlie Walker - Junior Co-ordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
For more contacts, see " Office bearers & Officials " under "Club News & Info" at the top of the page
Last updated : May 7, 2022.
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