Wayne Landry from the Baxter Cricket Club will play his 600th game of senior cricket in B4 (Round 10) v Heatherhill on Sunday 21 January 2018 on the Wayne Landry Oval that was officially renamed in his honour in 2014.

Wayne is a club stalwart who commenced playing in 1965. He has played all of his senior games with Baxter featuring in 15 Grand Finals from first XI to sixth XI, including six Premierships. He has scored more than 9000 runs and taken over 500 wickets.

In addition to his on field performances Wayne has been a great coach and mentor to many past and present players as well as is significant off field contributions and positions held including:


  • Life Member since 1984
  • Committee Member for 48 years
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Social Secretary
  • Junior Coordinator
  • Junior Coach – All Levels
  • Council Liaison Officer
  • Maintenance Manager
  • MPCA Board Member


He has also been instrumental in major club initiatives including:

  • Established Baxter CC’s Milo program
  • Construction of new clubrooms (1973)
  • Securing of the club’s first liquor licence
  • Club room extensions & change rooms (1985)
  • Initiating the club’s 20 year service awards
  • Development of a third oval

In his spare time Wayne can still be found down the rooms cleaning, vacuuming, mopping and doing other odd jobs.

MPCA Under 14 Female Team make the Grand Final

MPCA Under 14 Female Team make the Grand Final of the Inaugural VMCU Julie
Savage Under 14 Shield

Congratulations to the inaugural MPCA Under 14 Female team on reaching the Grand Final of the VMCU Julie Savage Under 14 Shield playing Inner South East CA to be
played on 21st January at Galvin Park Oval 3, Shaws Rd, Werribee (Map 205 G4).
The girls won their semi-final on Monday, bowling the opposition, Eastern CA all out for 37 and making the runs in 7 overs. They should be very proud of themselves and how
they have come together as a team.
A brilliant team effort throughout the tournament led by captain Stella Appleford (Rye).  The whole of the MPCA are extremely proud of their efforts and those of Sophie
Strickland (Coach) and Greg Donald (Team Manager)

Mt Eliza teenager Paddy Rowe in U19 World Cup

Mt Eliza teenager Paddy Rowe in U19 World Cup push as his cricket career continues to rise

Simon McEvoy, Mornington Peninsula Leader      November 28, 2017
PADDY Rowe knows a hot start to summer could deliver his greatest cricket accolade yet.Perform well in the Under 19 national championships, starting in Tasmania this week, and Rowe, 16, could find himself on a plane to New Zealand in January with the Australian Under 19 World Cup side. “It would be so good, it would be amazing,” Rowe said last week. Rowe’s prodigious talent as a wicketkeeper batsman has been recognised with his selection in a preliminary Australian U19 World Cup squad of 25. “I’m the youngest in there, it’s just another experience and hopefully I can go and put my best foot forward in Tassie and see what happens,” he said.
Rowe will keep wickets and bat in the top order for the Cricket Australia Under 17 side in the Under 19 National Championships to be played in Hobart and Launceston from December 4 to 15. Instead of feeling pressure, he sees it as an exciting opportunity.
“Everyone in the CA XI is a couple of years younger than the under 19s so that’s part of the reason why they normally go pretty well, everyone just backs themselves, nothing worries them, there’s no pressure, it’s just go out there and back yourself,” he said.

Rowe became one of Melbourne’s youngest ever players to score a half century when he made 72 in the Demons’ First XI in October.With teammates of the ilk of Cameron White, Sam Harper and Will Pucosvki, he says he’s always watching, learning.

“Cameron White has played the last three or four games for Melbourne and a couple of weeks ago he and Will Pucovski put on a massive partnership,’’ he said. “Will made 140 and Whitey made about 70 and that was just awesome to watch how they went about it; they just played really smart cricket. It was really good to learn from.’’

Despite his tender years, Rowe has already scored 23 centuries — his latest being for Victoria at the U17 national championships in Brisbane in October.