Win a Signed Bat

To celebrate the launch of our new Website and Facebook page the MPCA is holding a photography competition. The competition is open to anyone, however the photograph must be about the MPCA in some regard. To enter simply like our facebook page, and email your photographs to

The best photograph, as judged by the Board, will win a Kookaburra Cricket Bat signed by Mike Hussey.

Entries Close Monday 25th March.mike hussey

Jake Smart, Mt Martha CC, wins Pathway Scholarship

Jake Smart was selected to receive the Frankston Peninsula Cricket Club Pathways Scholarship for 2013.
The scholarship entitles Jake to complimentary membership and apparel at Frankston Peninsula Cricket for season 2013/14 should he wish to accept the opportunity to play Premier Cricket.
The scholarship is awarded following nominations and recommendations received from the coaches of the South East Country Sharks Pathway teams after the carnival has completed each season, with the award looking to recognise players who have shown great potential during the pathway competition.
Previous recipients of the scholarship include Will Crowder (2011) and Jake Wood (2012).

2013 Second XI Country Week Team announced


The Second XI Team has been announced:

CLARKE, Tim Flinders
DARVILLE,   Mitch Mt Martha
FALCK, Jed Sorrento
FRY, Jackson Carrum
HEWITT, Luke Hastings
KING,   Christopher Sorrento
O’CONNOR, Liam Sorrento
PAXTON, Aaron Long Island
POHOLKE, Leigh Sorrento
ROACH, Matt Ballam Park
WILCOX, Nick Pines

Team Management:
Steve Chapman – Coach
Ian Birch – Scorer/Driver
Paul Pelzer – Manager

Rd 1 – MPCA v Sunraysia at Williamston
Rd 2 – Colac v MPCA at Ringwood
Rd 3 – Gisborne v MPCA at Altona
Rd 4 – MPCA v Wangaratta at Brunswick

Baden Powell win 2012/13 Peacock Cup

Baden Powell have beaten Red Hill in the final of the 2012/13 peacock cup held on Sunday 3rd Febuary at Mornington.
A large crowd gathered on Sunday Feb 3rd at the Mornington Cricket Ground to see the T20 Final of the Jack Peacock Cup played between Red Hill and Baden Powell. Prior to the main game both Clubs Under 15 sides played a T20 with Baden Powell taking out the honours.
Red Hill won the toss & elected to bat and after 10 overs were looking very comfortable at 0/60, a number of wickets soon fell though & their momentum slowed down. Red Hill steadied though & eventually finished on 135 which led to great debate as to “What is enough?” The answer did not come till the 38th over of Baden Powells innings when they were needing 17 off 18 deliveries. Baden Powell scored at least 10 runs off that 38th over & then comfortably scored the remaining runs in the 39th over.

Man of the match was Anjula Perera who was presented his award by the Umpires Jason Leonard-Scott & Gary Wragg.
The $4000 cheque was presented by Greg Hilton representing the Bendigo Bank Community Branch of Mt Martha.
Congratulations to Baden Powell as winners of the 2012/13 Jack Peacock Cup and they now go on to represent the MPCA in the Cricket Victoria Kookaburra Statewide T20 Cup next season with the final of that competition played at the MCG.