VALE Peter Finney

It is with sadness that the MPCA Board acknowledge the recent passing of one of the Peninsula’s finest cricketers and umpires, Peter Finney.

Peter made an incredible contribution to MPCA cricket as a player, coach, and umpire. He played for the Karingal Cricket Club for 8 seasons and spent 3 of those as Captain Coach. He then went on to Coach Heatherhill Cricket Club for two seasons and then coached the Heatherhill juniors for over 10 years. His efforts were recognised by Heatherhill when they awarded him Life Membership of the club. In his earlier days Peter also played Victoria Premier Cricket for Prahran as well as 10 seasons of cricket at Carnegie.

Peter spent an incredible 36 years as a cricket umpire, mainly in the MPCA, but he also umpired for two seasons in Premier Cricket. Highly regarded by all that had the pleasure to meet him, Peter will be sadly missed, but will always be remembered as one of the greats of the MPCA.

Our condolences go out to Peter’s children Anitia, Gareth, Jacinta, Karina, Amber and all of his grandchildren.

Peter’s funeral will be held at Tobin Brothers Mt Martha this Friday 31st May @ 2pm and followed by drinks at the Dava Hotel.


The board of the MPCA are pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Newton as the Association’s new Administration Manager.

Craig, affectionately known by many as Panda, brings a huge amount of cricket knowledge and experience to the role, having served as a Club President, Junior Coordinator, Team Captain and player.

Craig, along with his wife and two daughters, have lived on the Mornington Peninsula for some 38 years, and his involvement in cricket spans over 50 years. He is passionate about fostering the sport of cricket and helping to increase participation on the Peninsula, especially amongst the younger members of our community.

Craig will officially commence in the role on the 4th March, and is looking forward to working closely with, and supporting, our member clubs.