Back to Spotty Day – Sunday 21 January from 12pm

This season, we’re celebrating six – yes, 6! – premiership anniversary milestones on one big day at Spotswood Cricket Club. And all past and present players, members and supporters are invited to join the party!

 

Join us on Sunday 21 January at the clubrooms from 12pm, with BBQ and refreshments available throughout the afternoon.

Our first XI men’s team will be battling it out against Tullamarine in a one day clash, and our women’s team will be facing off against Geelong in a T20 bash, so there’ll be plenty of on-field action to entertain as well.

Help us celebrate our past Premierships, which stretch back as far as 30 years ago:

  • 1987/88 North A Premiers 30 years
  • 1997/98 VWCA District 2nd Premiers 20 years
  • 1997/98 WDCA U/14 Premiers 20 years
  • 2007/08 Senior Central 2nd Premiers 10 years
  • 2007/08 Nth C2 Premiers 10 years
  • 2007/08 Nth C3 Premiers 10 years

Come on down and catch up with your former team mates and let the memories live on.

RSVP – 15th January 2018:

John Wheeler 0488 257 167 or john_wheeler42@hotmail.com

OR

Mark Cranwell 0425 780 096 or mcranwell@hotmail.com

Junior-Senior night, Thursday 16 November 5:30pm

Our annual Junior-Senior night is a great opportunity for our club youngsters to learn from our experienced seniors. It’s always a great night for all involved, with plenty of family around enjoying the atmosphere too.

Come on down – dinner available in the club rooms after, as it is every Thursday, so why not make a night of it!

Date: Thursday 16 November

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Who: all junior and senior players encouraged to take part! All club supporters encouraged to come and watch!

Sunday Roast with Jason Akermanis, Sun 10 Dec

All players, members and supporters are encouraged to book early for our annual Sunday Roast, this year featuring AFL great Jason Akermanis, Brownlow Medalist in 2001.

Our women’s team will be playing a T20 match from 2pm on the top oval too – come and show your support.

Contact Nick Bartol via 0409 196337 to book tickets – don’t delay, tickets strictly limited!

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Wanted: coaches, team managers, scorers for our juniors

Could you be the one? Our under 11s need a coach, and we reckon the right person is out there in our club community.

No experience needed! Your willingness to learn on the job and to help our juniors thrive is what matters.

What’s in it for you? A free coaching course with Cricket Australia, plus resources to help you and ongoing support from the club. It’s great experience to put on your CV, you get to inspire the next generation, and help the club to develop at the same time.

Training is Thursday 5:30-6:45, games Friday nights 5:30-8pm, and we’ll help you get a Working With Children check if you don’t have one already.

We also still need some team managers and scorers for our juniors – training and assistance provided for you with these positions too.

Interested? Contact us at spotswoodjnrscc@gmail.com to register your expression of interest.

NEW opportunities for girls and women to play cricket

In season 2018-19, Spotswood Cricket Club will celebrate 40 years of women’s cricket continuously being part of our club. As well as planning some special celebrations, we also have plans to keep growing, including introducing a junior all-girls team to compete in the Molly Strano Cup.

Come and be part of a special year celebrating and growing women’s cricket at our great club!

Want to know more? Contact Yvette on 0433 016036 or hollingsyvette@gmail.com and stayed tuned to our Facebook page.

Family Fun Day Sunday 8 October

Come along to the club from 12 to 3pm on Sunday 8 October for our big family fun day!

All the family is invited for heaps of fun activities – face painting, massage, browse the latest cricket gear from Icon, grab a bite to eat and a drink, and more. We’re super excited that Melbourne Renegades staff will join us, with their inflatable bowling lane, cricket activities and heaps of giveaways, thanks to the assistance of Cricket Victoria.

It’s a great to chance for players to bring the family along to get to know others at the club better – and also an opportunity for to promote our great club to potential new members, especially to boost our juniors ranks.

So get it in your diary, follow our event on the Facebook page, and helps us make it a great day to kick off another great season!

When: Sunday 8 October, 12-3pm

Where: Donald McLean Reserve / Spotswood Cricket Club, The Avenue, Spotswood

 

 

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!!!!!