Meet the Coach – Dan Schuppan, Sunday 5 August

Sunday 5 August at 12:30pm…

Come down to Two Birds Brewing to meet Dan Schuppan, our newly appointed Club Coach. Dan is a former Geelong, Carlton and Keilor player, who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to help us improve our cricket and further develop a strong culture at the club. He’s already been busy at work talking to key contacts at the club, and setting the foundations for a great year ahead. So come and hear his plan. He’s also a GREAT bloke by the way.

In other news, former Spotswood CC junior player Mac Short, a top order bat, is now back from a stint at Melbourne and Thilina Masmulla, an opening batsman, has signed with us too. A former Paxino medallist (best player in senior division), Thilina will head the batting for us. Allan Wise’s former left arm spinning Richmond teammate Matthew Sazenis, who has been overseas for a few years, will also be playing with us this year. And Gagen Sokhey is also back in town and keen to play again at Spotty.

A warm welcome to these new and returning faces and all returning Spotty players, in what promises to be a very exciting year at our Club. Get it started the right way on Sunday 5 August with our Meet the Coach day.

Have a Go for girls and women – 11am every Sunday in September

This summer, Spotswood Cricket Club will field an all-girls junior team (u13s) for the first time. We are also planning to field two women’s teams.

Know any girls or women who might want to play? They’re invited to come and have a try at a special session running every Sunday in September, 11am-1pm at Donald McLean Reserve Spotswood. Enquiries to Yvette on 0433 016036 or Tracey on 0424 623299.

Spread the word and help support women/girls in sport.

SNR 2nds Grand Final Winners

Congratulations to our 2nd XI team on taking out the Senior Seconds Grand Final against Airport West during a 4 day battle. With Airport West winning the toss and batting, they appeared to be on track to post a good score at 3/100 after 40 overs.  A run out after the tea break caused a massive batting collapse with 7 wickets falling for just 23 runs. N.Bartol the stand out bowler with 5/13 off 10 overs.

Spotty’s reply started off shaky with the early loss of wickets and closed the first days play at 4/28.  The start of the second days play didn’t get any better with the loss of 3 wickets to see us at 7/70. Enter in Mark “Scorpion” Cranwell who battled hard with N.Bartol to build a 63 run partnership which got us over the 1st innings target. In trying to push for a decent lead, the final 3 wickets fell in a few overs, giving us a 12 run lead. Spotswood 1st innings total of 135. (N.Bartol 45, M.Cranwell 24)

Airport West had a better second innings effort with the bat and managed a total of 192 after 91 overs.

Spotswood in their final hit for the year would have to make the decision of chasing down the 181 target or face out 97 overs.  Spotswood chose the latter. With one of the most mature innings you will ever see from a 17 year old, Our future, Jack “SOS” Fitzharris batted out 70 overs for 28. M.Short would had to have broken some form of cricketing record facing 70 balls for a duck (0). Captain Daniel McNamara had a great knock and batted some valuable time for 45 runs.

At 4/92 with 24 overs remaining Spotswood was able to hold out after a little scare when 3 fell. N.Bartol was able to hold out unbeaten on 16 with S.Hoare the other not out batsmen. (D. McNamara 45, J.Fitzharris 28)

 

SCC Senior Presentation Night

Spotswood Cricket Club Presentation night for season 2016/17 will be held at Altona RSL (31 Sargood St, Altona) on April the 8th 2017. Starting 6:30pm.

Tickets are $45 per head. Includes 3 course meal and entertainment.
To book your place and pay. See Ray Butterfield, Haydn Fletcher, Mark Cranwell or other committee members. We need to confirm numbers by April 1st.

5 teams in Finals 11th & 12th MAR

Spotswood Cricket Club has 5 teams competing in Finals this weekend.

1st & 3rd XI are playing Semi Finals against Yarraville Club CC @ Hansen Reserve  (SAT 11th & SUN 12th)

2nd XI are playing their Semi Final against Strathmore CC @ Syd McGain Oval (SAT 11th & SUN 12th)

Our Women’s XI are playing on Donald McLean reserve against Plenty Valley in a semi final SAT 11th

And our 5th XI (One Day Comp) are playing their Grand Final against Deer Park on SAT 11th

Good Luck to those who take the field. Go Spotty!!!!!

T20 Finals SUN 19th FEB

The VTCA are pleased to announce that our VTCA Kookaburra T/20 Cup Semi Finals and Final are to be held at the Saltwater Reserve Point Cook on Sunday 19 February 2017.

The format for the day will include the two semi finals played simultaneously in the morning with the final played in the afternoon.

Semi Final 1 SpotswoodCC  v Point Cook CC @ 10:30am

Semi Final 2 Deer Park CC v Doutta Stars CC @ 10:30am

Grand Final @ 3pm

The day has been organised as a carnival day which will include Milo Into Cricket and T/20 Blasts for the kids, market stalls, jumping castle, special guests from international cricket teams (more to follow) Sledge & Willo the mascots form the Melbourne Renegades and Melbourne Stars, face painting, animal ballooning, food and drink stalls, DJ and many, many more activities to keep both young and old occupied.

Proceeds from the day will be donated to the VTCA’s preferred charity, The McGrath Foundations Pink Stumps Day. The VTCA are ambitiously  hoping to raise in excess of $12,000 for the foundation with the support of our clubs.

The association are organizing a Mega Raffle as part of our fundraising activities. Again we will have further details shortly. We hope for the support of our clubs and members to help generate valuable funds for this worthy cause.

I am sure most of us have been touched by this insidious disease through either friends and family and like us have a passion to help in any way we can.

2017 SCC MEGA Draw FEB 5th

If you haven’t already, pick up a $50 ticket from Gordon “Pink Panther” Jennings or at the very least put your name up on the Mega Draw board in the clubroom. Your ticket includes finger food and drinks from 12:00pm until the completion of the draw (or at the discretion of the committee).

Prizes:  1st – $2,000  2nd – $750  3rd – $500  10 x prizes of $50

2017 Presidents Lunch FEB 3rd

Friday FEB 3rd. 12pm for 12:30 start

Another great line up has been arranged for Spotswood Cricket Clubs 2017 Presidents Lunch. Featuring the Great Man Danny “SPUD” Frawley, Damian Barrett and the Nelson Twins. Tickets selling FAST. See John Wheeler, Mark Cranwell, Haydn Fletcher or Nick Bartol for your opportunity to attend our Marquee event. $110 a ticket for a fully catered event.

Proudly sponsored by Canadian Solar and Greentech

 

Milo in2Cricket and T20 Blast for kids

The Spotswood Cricket Club provides cricket for all ages, beginning with the MILO in2CRICKET program aimed at boys and girls aged 5-7 and of all abilities. Absolutely no prior experience with cricket is necessary! MILO in2CRICKET is Australian cricket’s entry level participation program.

The MILO in2CRICKET program is dedicated to helping kids learn how to play cricket! All MILO in2CRICKET coordinators are trained volunteers, devoted to ensuring your kids have a fun and safe experience. The activities are designed to be inclusive, action-packed and fun! They are well organised and help kids to develop social skills, physical fitness, sportsmanship and basic cricket knowledge.

Spotswood is also offering MILO T20 Blast. It is a super fun, social, safe, cricket program for boys and girls aged 8-10. The program is much shorter than traditional cricket, with a maximum of 90 minutes playing time. All the equipment is supplied and the games take place at the same venue each week, at a local cricket club or community centre.
For information on SCC Juniors contact our Junior Administrator Simon O’Brien via mob: 0413 302 456 or email simonpob@gmail.com

1. Go to http://www.playcricket.com.au/learn/in2cricket
2. Click on the Sign Up Today button.
3. Type the postcode “3015” in the Where can i play? screen
4. To select club – look for Spotswood C.C and click on Next button
5. Follow the instructions from that point on to register.