Under 16 Beitzel Shield 2017 match reports


Match 1 vs DVCA at Beaumaris Reserve

MPCA 10/84 lost to DVCA 2/93

This match was won at the coin toss where DVCA won and bowled on a wet pitch that did everything unusual for the first couple of hours – the ball popped and jumped everywhere and we couldn’t handle it – the only batsman to handle the conditions was Blake Eklund who went in at #3 and was last man out and made 31. Bailey got 10 and nobody else , including extras , made double figures.  When we bowled after lunch , thanks to Linda Skelly for her wonderful tucker , the pitch had settled down but still we served up a lot of rubbish instead of bowling full and tight so we were poleaxed !!!

Match 2 vs North West Metro CA at lovely Moonee Ponds but not a gladdie in sight.

MPCA 5/229 def. NWMCA 10/147

Batting first on a hard , dry wicket we were quickly into stride – Bailey and Luke opened and when Luke went for a great 61 we were 1/111 off 29 overs. Blake joined Bailey and they set about taking down the NWM bowlers. Blake made 27 before getting caught so we were 2/172 and Bailey on 71. Tom Panich went in and tried to hit everything not into MV race course but to the other side of the city but alas fell for 6 , Jayden now in and trying to push it along , Bailey hit a 4 and a 2 to bring up his ton and retired on 101 , then we lost another couple to finish on 5/229 which was a good score on a good wicket and a ground full of value for shots.

NWMCA served up a magnificent lunch and I have to say that if you went away hungry you are very hard to please.

We opened our bowling with 6 overs each from Max Horell and Rueben Higgins and after 12 overs NWM were 3/36 and behind the eight ball – would have been more if we could catch as poor old Maxie had 3 chances spilt off his bowling. NWM got to 4/79 then 5/86 as Connor Stevenson struck with 2 wickets. They then got to 6/86 when Charlie Dixon got an lbw then Blake Eklund chipped in with a stumping by Paddy Wilson so now 7/114 and looking down the barrel. They had a partnership before Lachie Yeoman got 2 in two balls ( couldn’t complete the hattrick ) and then Tom threw down the stumps from mid off to have them all out for 147. A good win to get on the board BUT at around 7 or 8 dropped catches and 2 missed run-outs we have a lot of work to do in sparking up our fielding. Our bowlers , to their credit , created a lot of chances so they did their job well but we really have to up our concentration in the field and take those chances.

Bailey White  101 not out  ( 1 x 6 , 15 x 4 , 4 x 2 and 27 singles ) , Luke Janssen 61 , Blake Eklund 27

Lachie Yeoman 2-1-2/3 , Connor Stevenson 6-2-2/12 , Blake Eklund 3-0-1/13 , Charlie Dixon 4-1-1/14 , Rueben Higgins 6-1-1/21 and Max Horell 7.3-0-1/20 ( should have been 4/for ) and Paddy Wilson 2 catches and a stumping in a fine display behind the stumps.

MPCA Under 12 Girls Make Final



*** VMCU …. MPCA Under 12 Girls Make Final***

Congratulations to our girls who won their semi final today and will now proceed to the Grand Final!

The Grand Final will be played on the 22nd of January at a venue to be determined.

MPCA Girls Cricket

MPCA Girls Cricket

Female Cricket on the Peninsula

It with much excitement that we announce the inaugural Mornington Peninsula Cricket Association Girls’ Cricket Competition for the 2016/17 season.

With a starting line up of 17 clubs, the 2016/17 season will be one of excitement, newness and ‘history’ for the MPCA!

We have had 17 clubs commit to entering a team for the season but if any other club feels, at any stage, that they can field a side also, just let us know and we would be more than happy to include you!

Our Girls Cricket Working Party has been working hard behind the scenes to make this season possible and we are finally ready to launch the competition! A special thanks to anyone who has worked hard to turn this idea into a reality- we recognise that many conversations and ardent advocating has to happen for things to become reality!

Here is a summary for clubs to start sharing with their local communities:

  • Mornington Peninsula Cricket Association Girls Cricket Competition (MPCAGCC)
  • Tuesday Afternoons 5-7pm
  • 8 players per side
  • Home and Away games (Fixture TBC)
  • Age Groups- 10-13 years and 14-18 years OR a two tier ability-based system OR a two tier ability-based system in BOTH age groups-depending on numbers. This decision will be made once we have a clear indication of numbers from all participating clubs!
  • Competition Dates: Pre Xmas dates – Oct 25, Nov 8, 15, 22, 29 Dec 6, 13 Post Xmas dates – Feb 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Each club to determine registration fees
  • There will be NO MPCA registration fee for a girls team in the first year a club enters a girls team
  • Clubs need to provide a playing shirt and club cap for each registered girl

PLEASE START TO ADVERTISE AND GET THE GIRLS REGISTERED!!! Sending a club member to all of your local schools with some fliers is a great place to start- ask for the Sports Coordinators and they will promote the competition for you! 🙂

The link below shows a printable Flyer for Specialised Coaching in the school holidays

Girls flyer holiday clinic MPCA

PLEASE NOTE: The age groups, rules and game format are all very flexible for the first season. We will provide more information to clubs as the season gets closer. We want ALL girls to have the opportunity to play so, if you have any questions, please contact Kim Jackson and a solution can be discussed.

All the very best and we look forward to sharing more information in the coming weeks!

Go Girls! 🙂