Annual Luke Batty T20!

The Mornington Peninsula community are once again invited to the annual Luke Batty T20, where a Tyabb All Stars team will take on the Victoria Police Cricket Club.

These two sides have competed for the Luke Batty Memorial Shield since 2014, when Luke was tragically lost in a domestic violence incident.

Now, every season, this match is played to commemorate the memory of Luke, and to keep raising awareness in the fight against domestic violence.

This season, BRAD HODGE will once again be playing, along with some local stars from Frankston Peninsula Cricket Club.

Everyone is most welcome and encouraged to wear their club colurs.

The game will be played at Bunguyan Reserve Tyabb, on Friday the 11th of Feb.  Action kicks off at 5pm!

VALE RON GRANT

The Mornington Peninsula Cricket Association President Stephen Morone, Board Members and current Life Members regret the passing of their fellow Life Member Ron Grant.

Ron was an active member on the NPCA and then the MPCA committee for over 20 years and was formally granted life Membership on the 16th of August 1971.

He was a strong advocate for Juniors playing Cricket not only because it gave the players a sense of belonging to the local community but a grounding for how to work together as a Team through communication, sportsmanship and commitment to others.

He also understood that a clubs future success was with the development of Juniors.

He was a very Active member on the Board Junior pennant during the 1960s.

Ron was a long-time active member at the Tyabb Cricket Club holding various roles from President, Secretary Treasurer, committee member and club captain.

We take this opportunity to extend our sincere condolences to the Grant Family

COVID ANNOUNCEMENT

To all member clubs,

The MPCA and the Pines Cricket Club wish to inform the clubs of a Positive Covid Case that attended the Pines Cricket Club on Thursday evening.

As a result all players and supporters who attended training and dinner in the rooms have been asked to have a DHHS covid test and isolate till a negative result is received.

Regretfully, the consequence of this is that all Pines teams will not be able to participate in any MPCA games across all grades on Saturday 11th December.

The MPCA Senior Pennant have determined that the following results will take place in regards to scheduled games;

Peninsula 1sts – Flinders vs Pines. This game will be rescheduled at a time that both sides agree to. If not played by Sunday 27th February 2022, the game will be deemed a draw.

Peninsula 2nds – Pines vs Flinders – This game will not be replayed and points will be shared.

A2 – Pines vs Red Hill – This game will not be replayed and points will be shared.

B4 – Seaford vs Pines – This game will not be replayed and points will be shared.

C1 – Pines vs Mt Eliza – This game will not be replayed and points will be shared.

U12 Central – Carrum Navy vs Pines. This game will be rescheduled at a time that both sides agree to. If not played by Sunday 13th February 2022, the game will be deemed a draw.

Pines Women are due to play Rye at Rye on Sunday and depending on the return of Covid Tests, may need to be postponed as well. Further details will be provided as we receive them.

The MPCA take this opportunity to remind clubs of the importance of following Covid Safe protocols at all times.

  • QR Check In
  • Sanitising
  • Social Distancing

The Pines CC wish to apologise to all Clubs for the inconvenience that this has caused but it is part of the flexibility that is required for us to all work together to get the MPCA season completed.

Regards,
Jason Nagel
General Manager
admin@mpca.asn.au

Devon Meadows application to join the MPCA

Dear Member Clubs,

The Mornington Peninsula Cricket Association would like to inform all affiliated members of our competition that the application for Devon Meadows to join the MPCA has been REJECTED by the clubs.

A majority vote of 75% was required from our 37 Clubs and this was not achieved.

We would like to thank the Devon Meadows Cricket Club, the WGCA and all MPCA Clubs for the time, effort and thought they put into this process.

The MPCA will continue to work with any club wishing to join our association to further build the MPCA competition, in consultation with our existing clubs, in the most fair and equitable way for all.

APPOINTMENT OF MPCA GENERAL MANAGER / SECRETARY

To all member clubs,
 
On behalf of the MPCA board, we are pleased to announce the appointment of JASON NAGEL to the position of MPCA General Manager/Secretary.
 
Jason has been associated in various roles as a player, coach and administrator within Mornington Peninsula Cricket for some 30+ years.
 
He brings to this role not only his vast cricket background and knowledge, but skills such as planning, strong communication, cost management, procedural and document control, that he has developed in his working career as a project manager with a number of engineering companies.
 
Jason will formally commence in this role as of next Monday (26th July) working alongside Ian Benson for a period of time to ensure that a successful handover occurs, at what is currently a busy time leading into the coming cricket season.
Please join the MPCA board in welcoming Jason to his new role.
 
We would also like to take this opportunity to formally thank Ian Benson for his work over the last five years, futher correspondence on this matter will follow later.

Victorian Country Cricket League Team of the Year

The MPCA Board wishes to pass on its Congratulations to Matthew Prosser from  Langwarrin on his selection in the VCCL 2020/21 Team of the Year.

We also congratulate all those selected in this team.

 

 

 

 

Victorian Country Cricket League – Media Release

The Victorian Country Cricket League has selected its Team of the Year for season 2020-21. Eight regional cricket teams of the year were originally forwarded to the VCCL and all 96 players were considered for inclusion in the VCCL team.

The selection process includes the application of criteria based on player performances using statistics from home and away matches of each country cricket association’s top grade or division. The team contains two opening batsmen, four top and middle order batsmen, an all-rounder, a wicketkeeper and four bowlers, at least one of whom has to be a spinner.

“The VCCL team of the year is decided on the basis of total runs and wickets, the best averages and the most wicket-keeping dismissals. All other variables are discounted,” VCCL chairman of selectors Rob McIntyre said.

“This season’s nominations have again seen some outstanding performances in country cricket associations across this State,” he said. “With most competitions playing fixtures of one-day matches for the entire season due to the pandemic, the top batting performances came from those who batted in the first four positions for their teams. The top bowlers were still able to take wickets numbering in the high 30’s and early 40’s even though they were restricted to the number of overs they could bowl in each match in the one-day format.”

Sam Miller has been named captain after amassing over 900 runs in the Ballarat Cricket Association. Sam returned to Ballarat last season after stints in Canberra and South Australia where he played Sheffield Shield and one-day matches.

Dale Kerr is vice-captain after another outstanding season with the ball. He has been a consistently high wicket-taker in the Bellarine Peninsula competition for the past seven seasons.

Six members of this season’s team have been selected in previous VCCL Teams of the Year – Sean O’Neill (2017/18, 2018/19), Dale Kerr (2017/18, 2019/20), Cameron Wheeler (2017/18), Joshua White (2018/19), Jacob Smith (2018/19) and Rhys Webb ((2018/19).

The VCCL Team of the Year process provides Vic Country selectors with an opportunity to recognise the better players across the State when identifying potential Victorian country squad members for the Australian Country Cricket Championships to be held in January 2022.

Members of the 2020-21 VCCL team will be acknowledged with a plaque and cap presentation at the league’s annual general meeting in early August.