The MPCA would like to announce the appointment for the role of MPCA General Manager Admin has been made, the new appointee is Julie Di Gregorio.

Julie has given her notice at her former job and will be commencing full time with the MPCA on the 28/9/23, however Julie is prepared to work on the days that she is not at her current role to help bring her up to speed with MPCA matters so at times she may be contacting clubs either by email and/or phone.

Julie has grown up on the Mornington Peninsula and loves living by the beach. She has spent the last 12 years working in the Allied Health sector whilst juggling her family and their many sporting commitments. Julie is passionate about using her time to make a difference to other people’s lives – whether that has been through her role in children’s development, or her volunteer roles in the community, she is happiest when she is helping someone else. She has coached both junior cricket (level 1) and netball, and loves to create genuine relationships with people and help them to achieve their best.

Julie has been involved with local cricket for over 19 years, in both senior and junior formats. She has spent many hours scoring from the sidelines at junior and senior matches, and was instrumental in creating the first girls’ side at her home club three years ago. She is experienced in team managing and organising all the fine details that help game days run smoothly, including two seasons at representative level.

Outside of work and family commitments, you might find Julie in the kitchen cooking up a storm! She also loves to read (always looking for recommendations for new books!), listen (and sing badly!) to music, or games online with her friends.

Please join me in congratulating Julie on her appointment and I am sure you will all help her as she settles into her role.

Stephen Morone

Country Week 2022/2023 Final Squad

The Final MPCA Country Week Squad of 13 has been selected. After two years of no Country Week due to COVID, it is exciting for the MPCA to have selected 7 debutants* who get to represent the Purples for the very first time.

The final fixture for the carnival which begins on Monday 13th February will be released shortly.

Well done to all.




The Mornington Peninsula Cricket Umpires Association (MPCUA) is seeking to recruit both newcomers and experienced umpires to its ranks for the 2021/2022 season and beyond – both female and male applicants are most welcome.

Are you an ex-player who hasn’t been involved in the game for a while – maybe you are a club supporter interested in becoming more actively involved in the game – or perhaps you are simply a cricket lover who wants to take on the challenge of participating directly in the game from the best seat in the house. Umpiring with the MPCUA will help you reignite old cricket friendships and forge new bonds with your fellow umpires.

All new recruits will be provided with full training before the commencement of the season – thereafter, ongoing support, mentoring and constructive feedback will be provided throughout the season.

The Mornington Peninsula Cricket Association (MPCA) has four very competitive divisions, Provincial/Peninsula/District/Sub-District, which encompasses teams from as far afield as Carrum and Seaford to Sorrento and French Island – all matches are played on Saturday afternoons from 1pm with a finishing time of no later than 7pm – attractive match payments are on offer.

For further details or an expression of interest please contact:

Paul Tuff, Director of Umpires – 0417 169 718

Garry Seaborne, Secretary – 0422 432 915