FLINDERS CC – New Coach Season 2014/15


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The Flinders Cricket Club  are currently playing in the second tier (District) competition of the M.P.C.A with a young and exciting list of local players. The FCC is  seeking expressions of interests for season 2014/15 and beyond for the following:

–         COACH  (playing  or non playing)

Applicant must be of great character to build on our strong club culture.

Applications can be emailed to dwaynefield@hotmail.com or via phone 0417 392 900

Eastlink T20 Cup

MPCA vs BHRDCA – Wed 26th Feb at Seaford Tigers CC, Belvedere Park, East Rd Seaford (Melway 100 A3) commencing 5:00pm. Food and refreshments available. All proceeds raised on the evening will be donated to Road Trauma Support Services Victoria.

The team for the Eastlink Cup is as follows:

Liam O’Connor (C), Aaron Paxton, Liam Poholke, Jed Falck, Matt Davie, Kristian Miller, Lacey Dobson, Luke Hewitt, Jackson Fry, Cam Macauley, Spencer Byatt, Sushant Gupta.

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The MPCA 1st XI finished on top of the ladders in Provincial Division and will play Geelong in the final at MCG tomorrow starting at 9.30am.

Spectators can gain free access through Gate 3 at the MCG. There is no parking in Yarra Park, but will be available in General Parking at AAMI stadium or the Tennis Centre.

The Country Week final will be followed by the State wide T20 final at the MCG in which Baden Powell will play Doutta Stars CC.

Colin White – Life Member Main Ridge Passes Away

Colin White, Life Member of MAIN RIDGE CRICKET CLUB , passed away peacefully aged 95 years , on Saturday morning 15/02/2014.

Col played with Red Hill CC , from mid 1930s  to the late 1950s  (nearly 200 games ) and transferred to the MRCC around 1958, until the mid 1980s, his last game played in his 60s.
He played 220 games at the Ridge and scored over 6800 runs, 10x 100s, 41 x 50s, was President for 3 years and V.Pres for a long time during the  1970s.
Col took 10/17 in an innings for Red Hill against Portsea on the 18/2/1950.

Funeral will be held on Friday Feb 21st at St Mark’s Uniting Church, Barclay st, Mornington commencing 11.30am


Update on Tyabb Incident

To All MPCA Member Clubs,

Following earlier discussion today between Tyabb CC, Cricket Victoria and MPCA, we advise that Cricket Victoria have issued a media release.
See http://www.cricketvictoria.com.au/

Taking into account the wishes of the Tyabb CC they are now of the view that the wearing of black arm bands is appropriate by all member clubs of the MPCA as a mark of respect  and support to the family and friends of Luke Batty and the Tyabb Cricket Club on this weekend.

Could all Clubs please ensure they consider the comments by Cricket Victoria in regard to age appropriateness for the wearing of arm bands as shown in Italics at the bottom of the press release.


Recent Tragic Incident at Tyabb CC

Most of you will now be aware of the tragic event concerning a family from the Tyabb Cricket Club. As like all Members within the MPCA and I am sure the community at large, we the Board are shocked at what has occurred.

The MPCA Board has been in discussions with the Tyabb Cricket Club to offer our assistance to the family and the Tyabb Cricket Club itself.

The Tyabb Cricket Club has informed the MPCA that they do not wish to participate in Junior or Senior games fixtured for this weekend. The MPCA respect this position and have agreed to this request.

With that in mind Tyabb have requested that the Senior Teams be allowed to play one day games next week as they wish to show their respect on the field to the family and members of their club.

We certainly understand the concern from MPCA Clubs along with their views as to what should or could occur however we would ask that you understand the Tyabb Cricket Club has the utmost concern for their members in mind along with the family involved at this point in time. The Tyabb Cricket Club has appreciated the many condolences being sent to the club and wish to thank all those who have sent them.

Tyabb C.C would also like to have clubs understand that a police investigation into this matter is currently underway and therefore are not at this point in time able to make any statements relating to the events.

Regarding showing respect through black arm bands and a minute silence by MPCA Clubs this weekend, this has been raised and discussed with grief counsellors. They have advised that given the tragedy is so recent, this action could still cause grief for some people particularly Junior players. It is therefore asked Clubs to consider delaying this until next weekend when they may be able to join Tyabb CC showing their respect for the family, members of the club and the Tyabb Community.

The MPCA will endeavour to inform Clubs as soon as we can as to any further wishes from the Tyabb Cricket Club.

Stephen Morone
Mornington Peninsula Cricket Association Inc



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MPCA Finals – Volunteer Umpires Sought

Mornington Peninsula Cricket Umpires Association (MPCUA) is looking for Volunteer Umpires for both Junior & Senior Final matches..
Anyone interested in standing as an Umpire should contact Umpire’s Advisor, Graeme Robinson, via email at “umpires@mpca.asn.au” or by mobile at 0418 534 735.
In your submission, please advise when you will be are available and any club affiliations.
Junior Finals will be played on Sundays Feb 23rd & March 2nd and your submission is required by next Sunday, Feb 16th.
Senior finals will be played on 8th & 9th March (Semi Finals) and 15th & 16th March (Grand Finals) submissions are required by Sunday 2/3/2014.
All volunteers are asked to attend an MPCUA  meeting on Tuesday, 18th Feb at Mornington Community Information Centre, Cnr Main & Elizabeth Streets, Mornington from 7:30pm, where there will be a review of applicable rules.