Round 2: The Teams (& more milestones this round!)

October 16, 2015 No Comments

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It’s Round Two and the club had a really good start to the season last week with 3 wins form 6 including, importantly, wins for our Firsts and Seconds. Now it is time to back that up and have more wins this week.

As President, I also need to communicate news, good and bad, to our players and supporters.

We had 16 people not available from Round 1 to Round 2. To put it simply: this is completely unacceptable. I will back our boys in, no matter the strength of the sides, but it creates a massive workload for a lot of people to try and get 6 teams up when we lose more than a team and a half worth of people in the second round. The club made a conscious decision, due to our size, to restrict new players in as we thought our people — good people — would miss out on games if our playing list was too big. It says a lot about our club that we can lose that many people and still field six sides but I need to reiterate to all our players that by playing for us, you are committing to a whole season of cricket. We have people wanting to join us and losing 16 players in one round means we may have to reevaluate our playing list strategy.

But I will back everyone in to do the right thing and commit from here on in. And that’s the last I hope I have to say on that topic.

The good news: Congratulations to Tony “Weeds” Rourke, who plays his 150th game this week. Well done, mate. And congratulations to 3rd XI firebrand and 3rd XI premiership hero Greg Thwaites who plays his 50th game. Great work mate. And congratulations to  Jason Caust who makes his club debut and to Ollie Redfern who makes his seniors debut. Good luck boys!

Good luck to everyone tomorrow. Remember, we are back to two-day cricket and the start times are (1sts and 2nds – 1pm), all other grades 1.30pm.

Go Elwood.

1st XI (4th) vs. Omega 1 (8th) at Elwood:
Umpires: Craig Ragland & Noel Pullen

  1. S. Clark (wk)
  2. R. Harris
  3. C. Ruwansiri
  4. A. Howard
  5. M. Young
  6. N. Harris (c)
  7.  M. Harris
  8. K. Dompietro
  9. R. De Haan
  10. H. Persson
  11. J. Murphy

2nd XI (4th) vs Cluden 1 at William Street Reserve (William Street, Brighton):
Umpire: Karl Treasure

  1. L. Baillie (wk)
  2. S. Dagher
  3. A. Green (c)
  4. A. Cosmas
  5. G. Kingi
  6. L. Harris
  7. D. Szydlik
  8. M. Bayer
  9. S. Hussein
  10. J. Jordan
  11. T. Balme

3rd XI (12th) vs Bentleigh Uniting 3 (4th) at King George VI Reserve, Oval No.1 (Lahona Avenue, Bentleigh East):
Umpire: Matthew Rundell

  1. M. McNaughton
  2. T. Rourke
  3. L. Josey (wk)
  4. R. Earls (c)
  5. H. Twigg
  6. M. Rosendorff
  7. N. Turner
  8. C. Wilcox
  9. L. Venn
  10. N. Pitkin
  11. G. Thwaites

4th XI (9th) vs Brighton District 1 at Elwood:
Umpire: 

  1. A. Parkinson
  2. D. Wood
  3. P. Tsiampas
  4. S. Marcolin (wk)
  5. R. Campbell
  6. Z. Leiser-Moore
  7. P. Marcolin
  8. A. Fisher (c)
  9. J. Fisher
  10. B. Picone
  11. D. Clothier

5th XI (4th) vs West Bentleigh 4 (6th) at Victory Park Oval No.2 (Patterson Rd, Bentleigh):

  1. A. Dillon (wk)
  2. M. Walker
  3. O. Woods
  4. J. Norris
  5. L. Stanley (c)
  6. Jason Caust (club debut)
  7. E. Jones
  8. Rick Yeatman
  9. John Schibli
  10. M. Forster
  11. J. Grollo

6th XI (9th) vs East Bentleigh Central 2 (5th) at Lagoon Reserve (Graham St, Port Melbourne):

  1. C. McQuilkan-Feehan
  2. J. Phillips
  3. A. Chambers
  4. M. Khan
  5. T. King (c)
  6. O. Redfern (senior debut)
  7. A. Burney
  8. N. Ali
  9. J. Leftovic
  10. S. Forster
  11. TBA

UNAVAILABLE

  1. S. Tee
  2. D. Bulcock
  3. C. Phillips
  4. A. Tonkin
  5. K. Wetdewich
  6. J. Greening
  7. D. Robertson
  8. J. Crocker
  9. G. Elliott
  10. C. Lyon
  11. M. Wallace
  12. D. Wilsonsen
  13. B. Troeth
  14. J. Twigg
  15. H. Emerson
  16. J. Weinbach
  17. O. Persson
  18. C. Williams
  19. H. Emerson
  20. S. Murphy
  21. M. Clarke
  22. J. Spiropoulos
  23. C. Hicks
  24. A. Burney
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