2016 MPCA Country Week Squads

The selectors have named the squad for the 1st XI and an extended squad for the Development squad.

Details of training for 1st Xi will be confirmed shortly. 

The selectors have scheduled a training session for the Development Squad on Wednesday, January 13th at Peninsula Old Boys CC, Peninsula School, Woolara Drive, Mt Eliza commencing at 6.00 pm on hard wicket. At the completion of training the final squad will be announced for the February 1st-5th carnival.

If a Development player is unavailable for this session and/or the carnival, could they please advise either Dylan O’Malley (0411 809 176) or Justin Bridgeman (0408 000 855).

2016 MPCA Country Week Squad

MPCA Development Squad





The weather forecast for this weekend (December 18th/19th/20th) is expected to be hot and the following is a reminder to all Clubs regarding playing in such conditions:

In Advance

The Adverse Weather Committee will review conditions prior to each day’s play over the weekend and will inform Clubs should it be necessary to cancel matches.

If a decision is made to cancel play, an announcement will be made as follows:

– For Friday night & Saturday morning matches: Clubs will be informed by Friday midday

– For Saturday afternoon matches: Club will be informed at 10.00 am and it will be broadcast via the MPCA Cricket Radio Show

– For Sunday morning matches: Clubs will be informed by 5 pm Saturday

Match Day

Unless an announcement is made by MPCA, “all players are to report to grounds” and decisions regarding play shall be in the hands of:
1. The Umpires – under MPCA Rule 2 (b) where Laws of Cricket apply (Laws 3.8 & 3.9)

2. Captains (lower grades) –under MPCA Rule 2 (c) which applies where there is no Umpire residing.

No person is forced by MPCA to participate in any match and Clubs shall place no pressure on any participant if he/she considers withdrawing from any part of a match for health reasons.

Below is guidance for the management of conditions during matches:

  1. Whilst MPCA Rule 2 (c) is generally considered to relate to the fitness of the ground, weather and light for play to continue, it equally applies to extremes of conditions such as heat, cold, wind and lightning which may make continuation of play dangerous.
  2. Umpires/Captains are charged with the responsibility to manage conditions and as such they are the final arbiters as to the fitness of conditions to allow play to continue.
  3. When a period of extreme temperature is forecast, the following issues need to be considered by all participants when dealing with the heat:
  • The conditions at each venue are to be assessed on a case by case basis
  • Umpires/Captains (Lower Grades) and clubs are encouraged to arrange extra drinks breaks (every 4-5 overs if necessary) and unrestricted drinks around the boundary for bowlers and at the fall of a wicket for fielders to assist with hydration.
  • Umpires/ Captains (Lower grades) and clubs are also encouraged to “manage” the availability of the extra playing time available, e.g. the implementation of additional intervals.
  • Where possible, unrestricted interchange of substitute fielders shall be permitted. Umpires/Captains (Lower Grades) will be lenient in relation to Law of Cricket 2.5 (re fielder leaving the field for more than 15 minutes not being permitted to bowl immediately).
  • Where possible, Clubs are to provide extra shade areas for players & supporters.
  • Clubs are also take into considerations of heat conditions on elderly people & children, particularly, juniors who have played in the morning.
  1. The Umpires/Captains (Lower Grades) are required to do all within their power to facilitate play without compromising their responsibility in respect of “duty of care”. They are therefore required to balance all the factors and make a decision whether the conditions are fit for play. Any such decision by our Umpires/Captains in relation to extremes of temperature would be absolutely supported should it occur.


Sorrento CC will play East Sandringham CC in the CV Regional T20 match at Sorrento Cricket Ground this Sunday 20th December commencing at 12 noon.

It is possible that old Victorian team mates, Brad Hodge and Nick Jewell,  could be playing against each other.

Food & drinks will be available at the ground, so come and watch a great match.


UNDER15 National Championship

Pleased to announce that Patrick Rowe, Peninsula Old Boys CC, has been selected to play for Victoria in the Under 15 National Championships.

The MPCA wishes Patrick all the best for the Championship.


MPCA Jack Peacock Cup – Quarter Finals

Jack Peacock Cup preliminary rounds have been completed and ladders are now finalised. Quarters Finals are as follows:

QF1.     Sorrento v Flinders
QF2.     Pearcedale v Rosebud
QF3.     Delacombe Park v Langwarrin
QF4.     Pines v POB  

Next round was scheduled to be completed by 13th December 2015; however, the Committee have extended the date to 20th December 2015. 

Semi Finals are scheduled for January 17th 2016 and finalists will be determined as follows:
SF 1:     Winner Qtr 1 v Winner Qtr 2
SF 2:     Winner Qtr 3 v Winner Qtr 4

Grand Final is to be played on Sunday 31st January 2016 



Seaford Tigers CC is celebrating its 25th year and are looking for any past match results and/or player scorecards for games played against the Club from season 1994/95 to 2005/06.

Any Club that can assist can contact Club Secretary, Brad Mulvogue, on 0415 424 672

Information can be emailed to Brad at


The team for the Region 8 match against Ferntree Gully & District this Sunday 6th December 2015 has been selected as follows:

  1. Sam Fulton                         (Frankston YCW)
  2. Liam Greenwood               (Frankston YCW)
  3. Levi McLoughlin-Dore        (Frankston YCW)
  4. Aaron Edwards                  (Langwarrin)
  5. Andrew Smith                    (Langwarrin)
  6. Jordan Furhmann              (Mt Eliza)
  7. Michael Clavin                   (Mt Martha)
  8. Max McKenzie                   (Mt Martha)
  9. Max Watters                      (Seaford Tigers)
  10. Max Knight                         (Red Hill)
  11. Brandon Rulach                 (Sorrento)
  12. Robbie Parslow                  (Sorrento)

    The selectors would like to thank all Clubs & players who nominated for the side and hope they will get a chance in the future.

    Match is a 50 overs per side to be played at Carrington Park, Ferntree Gully Rd, Knoxfield – Melways Map Ref: 73 A6  (next to Bunnings) commencing at 10.30 am.
    Players are requested to be at ground at 9.30 am.

    Any players requiring transport, which will be from Jubilee Park, are to contact Coach, Craig Edwards, on 0439 956 144.


The 2016 VCCL Country Week Carnival has been announced and will be held much earlier than normal – February 1st – 5th, 2016.

The Board is pleased to announce that Justin Bridgeman, Long Island Cricket Club will be the Chairman of Selectors across the two squads 1st XI and the Development Squad (Under 23’s) .
–  Captain of the 1st XI for the 2016 VCCL Carnival will be announced prior to Christmas.
– Captain of the Development team will be led by Dylan O’Malley and assisted by
Glenn Prendergast.
Congratulations to the players (see below) who have been nominated by their Clubs or invited to participate in this year’s program.

Squad Nominations

The training sessions will be:
– Wed Dec 9th (6 pm) @ Tyabb CC.
– Wed Dec 16th (5:30 pm) @ Frankston Peninsula CC – turf nets

The Squads will be reduced after the two December sessions and announced prior to Christmas.

There will be one more session on January Wed 20th at Frankston Peninsula CC – turf.

If a player intends to participate in the Country Week carnival, there is a minimum expectation that they must attend at least 1 of the 2 training sessions scheduled in order to be selected unless direct communication has taken place with Justin and a plan is agreed. If they are unavailable for either session, could they please make direct communication with Justin Bridgeman (0408 000 855).

CONTACT: Justin Bridgeman – Chairman of Selectors 0408 000 855

MPCA Junior Matches – Round 5

MPCA Round 5 is to be played this weekend with Matches as follows:

Under 16s
Normal two day matches

Under 14s
Matches to be played on Sunday will be a Full day match commencing at 8.30 am and finish on completion of 80th over (40 overs per side) or no later than 5.30pm.
MPCA Junior Playing Rule 4.3 applies

Under 12s
Matches to be played Saturday morning will be a one day match commencing at 8.30am and finish on completion of 40th over (20 overs per side) or no later than 11.30am.
MPCA Junior Playing Rule 4.4 (a) applies