John was a respected MPCA Board Member, holding various positions including:-

Treasurer 1997-98,1998-99,1999-2000

Finance Committee  1996-97,1997-98,1998-99,1999-2000

Pennant Committee  1999-2000

Investigation Officer   1997-98,1998-99,1999-2000


In addition to the MPCA, John was also a dedicated Balnarring Cricket Club Member where he attained Life Membership and held the position of Secretary from 1994 to 2002.

FREE Community Cricket Forum

Cricket Victoria in partnership with the Victorian State Government will be hosting a FREE Community Cricket Forum in September, ahead of what is set to be a great summer of cricket.

The forum will provide an opportunity for members of community cricket clubs and associations, to explore a range of topics including safeguarding children and young people, strategic planning, information on new program launches and much more. It will also be an opportunity to connect with other members within community cricket and learn more about what is working more broadly for clubs/associations. Please feel free to pass this message onto anyone within your club or association who you think would be interested in attending on the day.


When: Saturday 1 September, 2018

Where: Citi Power Centre, Lakeside Drive, St Kilda. VIC. 3182

Time: 9.30am – 3.00pm

Catering: Lunch will be provided

 Places are strictly limited, so be sure to register today.

 Register via the link here:

MPCA AGM Cancelled

MPCA AGM Cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the MPCA Annual General Meeting which is scheduled to be held this Wednesday evening 25 July, has had to be cancelled and deferred to a date to be advised.


The MPCUA is seeking to recruit cricket umpires for the upcoming season.
Click here to find out more about how to become a fully qualified MPCA cricket umpire.


Skye Cricket Club seeking Senior Club Coach for 2018/19 Season

The Skye Cricket Club are looking for a playing or non-playing senior club coach to lead the club to its next successful era.

The successful candidate will have strong player development skills, great passion, an attitude of inclusion for all members, a genuine desire to build a positive team spirit and the drive to succeed.

Skye CC are expecting to have 4 Senior Men’s teams, 2 Senior Women’s teams and at least 3 junior teams next season.

It is important that the senior club coach is involved across the whole club, either with direct involvement or oversight and mentoring of the specific team leaders and coaching team.

Skye CC are open to engaging either:A specialist senior coach with strong coaching credentials or innovative forward thinking ideas and enthusiasm for the player development and team performance improvement; or

  • A 1st XI talented cricketer with strong leadership skills and a passion for sharing knowledge and improving skills through training and on-field leadership.
  • The club is relatively small and is focused on establishing a welcoming local community club, which is inclusive in nature and encourages all members to interact in a safe and open environment, ensuring the Kookaburra Club Spirit is nurtured and grown. Club branding and reputation is as critical as the on field performance. The club is not a rich club, but Skye CC will offer remuneration to the successful candidate based on the suitability of the individual and their proposed vision and tenure offering against the club objectives.

Applications will close 28th May 2018.

Please send expressions of interest and contact details to the Club Secretary:


The Mt. Eliza Cricket Club has a proud background within its 90 year history.

We are seeking a Senior cricket coach for the upcoming season 2018/19. With a
growing junior department of 10 teams and 7 senior teams expected for this
season, we are looking for an experienced candidate to lead our talented lists and
playing groups.

 Experience at a grade club level
 Well developed skills with an ability to motivate, build relationships and communicate

 Display personal qualities of enjoyment to cricket, excellence and work ethic

 A playing or non playing coach is to be considered with remuneration to be offered

Download Coaching flyer here

Contact Tristan McDougal 0412 025 080 or

Sorrento Cricket Club Senior Coach for the 2018/2019

The Sorrento Cricket Club is seeking applications for a Senior Coach for the 2018/2019 Cricket Season.

Join us on the Beautiful Southern Peninsula in the senior Provincial league proudly affiliated in the

Mornington Peninsula Cricket Association.

 Playing and Non Playing applicants to be considered
 Senior and Junior coaching role
 References of coaching or people development required
 Competitive remuneration to be offered
We have some of the youngest & brightest talent and are seeking a strong leader to take the club
forward. All applicants to be treated in the strictest confidence. Please apply in writing to Applications Close on the Friday 6th of April 2018.