U14 Comp – Extreme Weather Sunday 2nd Feb

The Weather Bureau is forecasting 41 degrees for Melbourne and 37 degrees for Mornington Peninsula. The MPCA has reviewed these extreme weather conditions for the U14 Competitions taking into considerations other competition policies, such as VMCU where if the Temperature is forecast between 35 – 40 degrees the match overs are reduced.
The MPCA acknowledge that the temperature could vary considerable along the Peninsula, but it believes there needs to be a duty of care & fairness to all and, accordingly, all U14 matches have been revised for Round 8, both Sunday 2nd Feb & 8th Feb , as follows:
(a)    All matches to be 30 overs per side
(b)   Bowling restrictions to be maximum of 6 overs with restriction of 3 consecutive overs (Remember that all players must bowl at least 2 overs)
(c)    Batting restrictions remain unchanged
(d)   Games may commence at 8am on agreement of both managers.

The MPCA ask that all clubs ensure that they keep up the fluids to all players that drinks breaks be taken at least every 10 overs to avoid any issues of dehydration.

Any queries to be directed to General Manager MPCA

Baden Powell CC – Statewide T20 Semi Final

Baden Powell CC will play their Statewide T20 semi final match against East Belmont .

The game will be on Sunday 16 February commencing at 3:00pm at
East Belmont Cricket Club
Winter Reserve,
Glyn Street,
Victoria Australia

This is a great opportunity for an MPCA club and BPCC are very proud to have come this far and are eager to go a one (or two!) better!

If you can get along and support the club

MPCA Triumphs in T20 Challenge against Frankston Peninsula CC

The MPCA beat FPCC convincingly in their T20 challenge today.
FPCC won the toss and batted and after MPCA were able to contain FPCC to 2/67 off 10 overs, the home side hit out to reach 6/157. D.Elmi scored 61  for FPCC with MPCA best bowlers being Lyle House with 2/26 off his 4 overs and Garth Wyatt 2/14 off 2 overs.
MPCA were confident heading into the chase with big guns Elia Carter and Dylan O’Malley opening and they did not disappoint.
An opening stand of 126 set up the win for the MPCA with Dylan scoring 48 and Elia went on to score 82 and win ” Man of the Match”.
MPCA won the match  with score in the 18th over at 2/158.
Congratulations to the entire team who were well led by Bobby Wilson.



U18 MPCA vs Frankston Peninsula T20

MPCA U18 side went to Jubilee Park to challenge Frankston Peninsula CC in a T20 Challenge as the curtain raiser to the Senior match today.
U18’s started the day with the team of Jack Greenwood (YCW- Capt), Kane Donald (Rosebud), Kyle Bendle (Mt Martha), Tyler Wilton (Balnarring), Elliot Lord (Mt Eliza), Joel Bateman (Langwarrin), Zac Stevenson (Tootgarook), Jordan McCulley (Main Ridge), Ryan O’Donnell (Baxter), Matthew Herbert (Seaford). Tyler Neal (Heatherhill), Josh Hinde (Heatherhill) and Sam Duewell (Sorrento) taking on the future of the Frankston Peninsula CC which was full of former MPCA players.
MPCA lost the toss and went sent in and with most of the side playing on turf for the first time, struggled to reach 61 all out. FPCC were able to pass the score in the 10th over one done.
The match continued for the full 20 overs and the players gain some great experience from the day.
MPCA would like congratulate the boys on there efforts during the season and to thank coach Matt Wilton and Greg Donald for all their help with the U18 squad.



MPCA Vs FPCC T20 – Sunday 26th Jan

Team to play this Sunday is as follows:
R Wilson (Moorooduc) Capt
D. O’Malley (POB)
E. Carter (Baden Powell)
A. Power (Flinders)
L. Poholke (Sorr)
G Wyatt (Main Ridge)
L. House (Mornington)
A. Johnson (Langwarrin)
S Byatt (Boneo)
L. Hewitt (Hastings)
T. Baron (Mt Eliza)
N. Rice (Baden Powell)


The MPCA squad to play in VCCL Provincial Grade in 2014 Country week has been selected as follows:

1. D. Warwick (Cap)        Baxter
2. R. Wilson  (VC)           Moorooduc
3. J. Bridgeman               Long Island
4. E. Bowen                     POB
5. D. Irving                       Baxter
6. W. Pelzer                     POB
7. J. Fry                           Carrum
8. S. Phillips                     Long Island
9. L. Popov                      Mornington
10. G. Wyatt                     Main Ridge
11. S. Foster                    Carrum
12. N. Jewell                    Sorrento
13. J. Forrest                    POB
14. A. Tweedle                 Long Island

Jack Peacock Cup

Semi Finals were played last Sunday at Mt Martha CC.
First match was Baden Powell against Pines and Pines broke BPCC run in T20 cricket. In the second match a century by Ben Clements set up the win for Mornington against Flinders.

Grand Final will be played on Sunday 2nd Feb at Mt Martha CC again with funds raised to go to Dave Sands appeal.

U16s will play a Curtain Raiser with full details to be posted shortly.

VMCU U16 Grand Final

The MPCA U16s travelled to Wheelers Hill to play Eastern CA in the VMCU Grand Final last Sunday.
Eastern won the toss and put MPCA in and they scored 9/187 off their 40 overs. Booby Parslow with 86, Charlie Parker 27 and Charlie Collopy 22no.
Eastern CA chased the score down in 36 overs scoring 4/196, best bowling was Jake Frawley with 2/36.
Despite losing the Grand Final and boys have done a fantastic effort in making and going close to winning the Grand Final.
Well done also to coach & all support people.