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)

 

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!!!!!

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.

JEREMY BROWN 1stXI Captain 2016/17

Jeremy Brown has been selected to lead the 1st XI this year in the VTCA Senior Division. Browny has been with the club for the last 2 years and has proven to be a very good leader on and off the field.

Browny takes over from Andrew Dickinson who has decided to take a year off from cricket, however, we are sure to see him around the club. Best of luck Dicko on your well deserved break.

The Spotswood Cricket Club wishes Browny all the best for the year ahead in this new role.

83rd AGM Monday 23rd May 7:30pm

Annual General Meeting of the Spotswood Cricket Club Inc. will be held at

Compton & Green 1/240 Geelong road West Footscray Monday 23 May, 2016 Commencing 7.30 pm

I appeal to all members to make this season’s AGM a priority. There are many ways, both large and small, in which each member can help with the massive task of running a large club such as ours. Please give some serious thought to taking a place on the Committee to help meet these challenges. If you know of anyone interested in playing in any grade we encourage you to promote our club. Please contact one of the Committee members so they can make contact or just bring them along to preseason training. Expressions of interest for Captains of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th vets & Ladies XIs are now invited. I’m certainly looking forward to seeing you all at the Annual General Meeting. A light supper and liquid refreshments will be available at the conclusion of the meeting.

Yours in Cricket

Haydn Fletcher President SCC Inc

2015/16 VTCA North/West C1 PREMIERS

Congratulations to our 3rd XI on winning the VTCA North/West C1 Grand Final.

Wyndhamvale won the toss and put us in to bat on a sticky wicket. Spotty made 157 in the 1st innings.

Wyndhamvale faced a determined spotswood on a belter of a pitch, only to fail at all out for 88 after 45 overs.

Spotswood finished the days play at 0/30, with a lead of 99.

Last days play saw 2 early wickets fall, but some good batting partnerships resulted in spotty reaching 4/136 and an overall lead of 205. Wyndhamvale Captain gracefully called of the game.

Congratulations to Chris Beckett on being named Man of the Match. A well deserved 5/23 off 16.5 overs and a valuable 6 not out.