Nunawading Cricket Club – Junior Weekly Update

Hi everyone

Our Cricket season is officially with us, with a number of important dates coming up. I will be starting my weekly emails from now as well, to ensure everyone is aware with what is happening at Nuna. If you know of any family who is not receiving my emails, please let me know.

Registration Day
As mentioned previously, our Registration Day is Saturday 25 August September (9.00am – 11.00am) at our Club Rooms. Please come and register for the season ahead. It is imperative we know who is playing at Nunawading this season. We will have apparel there for you to try on and order if you are after new sizes!! Attached is also our Registration Form. If you cannot make it, please complete the Registration Form and return it ASAP. We still are looking for more players, so please bring your friends along!!

If you are however planning on not returning this season, please let me know, so that we can better manage our teams.

Pre-Season Training
Our first Pre-season training session will be held this Sunday 19 August from 9.00am – 10.15am at Mahoneys Reserve. We will have sessions available for all age groups during this time. If the weather is unsuitable, I will send a cancellation email on Sunday morning before 8.00am. All juniors (excluding those who again will be playing Woolworths Junior Blast – previously known as Milo in2Cricket) are encouraged to come down and start their pre-season training.

If your child did Milo last season, however they are now looking for a new challenge, this is a great opportunity to let them try something else – without having to commit to anything!! The new cricket formats for our youngest juniors (Super 7s and Fast 9s) were a huge success last season, and these pre season training sessions, are a great opportunity for your child to obtain a feel as to what the next step of the cricket pathway is like – without having to commit.

Sponsor – Do you Have any Printing Needs!!
A special early mention to one of our sponsors this week!! As you will have seen, our Registration Day signs/posters in the local area, and pamphlets which will have ‘appeared’ in many letter boxes) are just some of the many printing/designing requirements Nunawading receives from ‘M Print Colour Printers’. Jean-Paul Lefebure works for M Print – and the Club is very fortunate to receive all of our printing and designing for free – something which would otherwise cost thousands of dollars. Therefore if you do have any printing needs, please support our Sponsors and consider:

M Print Colour Printers for all your printing needs
Contact: Jean-Paul Lefebure

Ph: 0438 538 012

42 Shearson Crescent, Mentone
http://www.mprint.net.au

If anyone has any queries, please let me know.

#seeyouatthecricket
rob

NUNAWADING JUNIOR CRICKET REISTRATION FORM 2018.pdf

Nunawading Cricket Club – Junior Handbook 2018.pdf

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Nunawading Cricket Club – Welcome to the 2018/2019 Junior Season

Hi everyone

Welcome to the 2018/2019 junior cricket season at Nunawading!! We are looking to ensure this is another fun year of cricket and community!! Listed below are some important details in relation to the coming season. I have also attached a number of documents, which provide further information, including our Junior Handbook (which provides additional details on the season ahead) and the ‘Winter Log’ which provides an overall Club perspective on the upcoming season.

Woolworths
Woolworths have taken over the naming rights and support of the introductory program. What has been known for many years as Milo in2Cricket – will now be known as Woolworths Junior Blasters. Most aspects of this program will remain the same, and Daniel ‘Smudge’ Smith will again run our program on a Friday night. We look forward to working without youngest juniors and their families. If any families have previously participated in Milo, and are looking for the next step in their junior cricket, please contact myself or Smudge, so we can talk to you about the next step in the cricket pathway – the remarkably successful super 7 program.

Registration
Registration Day will be held on Saturday 25 August (9.00am – 11.00am) at our Club rooms. This will be a great opportunity to register, and also order/buy any apparel. Attached is a flyer promoting this day. Please pass this flyer on to family and friends, including via social media. We are looking for new players at all levels, especially younger girls (for a second girls team) and players at U12 level.

I also attach this year’s registration Form. Despite some minor increases in registration fees, the club is always looking to keep these costs as low as possible. We balance the increases in subs, with the increased costs of running the club, including council ground hire, insurance, cricket balls and equipment. The club is always looking to reinvest back into our players and families, including increased specialist coaching and updated facilities. If anyone has any concerns about being able to pay their subs, you are very welcome to speak to me confidentially. No child will miss out on playing cricket at Nunawading, for Financial reasons.

If you are not planning on returning this season, could you please advise me at your earliest convenience, so that we can manage our teams.

Pre Season Training
Until the light gets better, we will be running training sessions on a Sunday morning, commencing on Sunday 19 August. These sessions will run from 9.00am – 10.15am. All Juniors who intend to play this season are welcome to come along. (These sessions exclude those families whose children will be participating in Woolworths Junior Blasters).

Weeknight training will commence in early-mid September (when light improves and grounds are available). Details to be advised in coming weeks.

Assistance
As mentioned in early July, Jean-Paul Lefebure has stepped into the Vice President role of the overall club. Additionally, Caz Clarkson has moved away from the role of Junior Treasurer. Once again, a massive thanks to both JP and Caz. What that means, is that the club (and myself) are looking for assistance in these areas. Even if you are slightly interested in these roles, could you please contact me – they are not difficult – but are rewarding.

We are also looking for anyone who would like to coach (match day or assistant), or be team manager. Cricket Victoria – as part of recent decisions to invest more into grass roots cricket, have made available a number of specialized coaching courses. Additionally, Nunawading will support you all the way (you will not be left to run a team by yourself)!!

#Tag
Finally, whilst our #beinvolved has been great, any ideas for a new #tag are welcome!!!!

If anyone has any queries, please let me know.

#seeyouatthecricket

rob

Nunawading Cricket Club – Junior Handbook 2018.pdf

NUNAWADING JUNIOR CRICKET REISTRATION FORM 2018.pdf

Winter Log 2018-19.pdf

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Nunawading Cricket Club – Junior Presentation Night – Tomorrow

Hi everyone

Just a reminder that tomorrow night is our Junior Presentation Night. It will be a great way to celebrate the season – a season which I hope everyone has enjoyed.

Listed below is the rundown of the night. We will endeavour to keep the times on track (we have succeeded in previous years). It would be great to have:

· As many people as possible be present for dinner (6.00pm – 6.45pm) and the Dave Cowell Award, highlights of the season and a look back at the last 10 years of the Junior Program (6.45pm – 7.00pm).

· I also hope that families are able to stay and watch other teams be presented with their awards – especially those either side of the dinner break. Would love our club rooms to be full of U12, U14, Girls and U16s – at 8.00pm, so that they can see the U18s presentation.

We will also have a raffle throughout the night. We have quite a few prizes, which are displayed on the table at the front of the room. When tickets are being sold, your name will be recorded on the ticket – so if you are not there at the end of the night when the raffle is drawn, you can still receive your prize. There is no compulsion to purchase tickets, however obviously you have to be in it – to win it!!

Program of Events

5.00pm Arrive

5.15pm Milo Presentations

5.30pm Super 7s Presentations

5.45pm Fast 9s Presentations

6.00pm Pizza and Sausages served

6.45pm Dave Cowell Award Presentation, Season Highlights and 10 Year Junior history

7.00pm U12 Presentations

7.15pm U14 Presentations

7.30pm Girls Presentations

7.45pm U16 Presentations

8.00pm U18 Presentations

8.15pm Rooms stay open for post presentation festivities

#seeyouatthecricket

rob

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Nunawading Cricket Club – Junior Grand Final Update

Hi everyone

What great nights of Community Cricket we have had on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. It was fantastic to see so many people supporting our three Grand Final Teams – and then coming together last night in our Club rooms to share experiences together.

Junior Grand Final Results

Girls Team – On Wednesday evening, our Girls team had a fantastic win. After bowling the opposition out for 29, our Girls chased down the runs in about eight overs. This is a fantastic achievement for Coaches Chris, Jean-Paul and all of the Girls. This is only the third season that Nunawading has had a Girls team – and for them to be now ‘PREMIERS” is something we are all proud of.

U12B – After being undefeated all season, the Grand Final was always going to be a challenge for Coach Jean-Paul and the girls and boys. Despite that, Nunawading played some great cricket. The match was certainly close, and after Forest Hill finished their innings, Nunawading had to make an additional 40 runs with five wickets in hand. The chase was successful, and Nunawading U12B are ‘PREMIERS’. Again, everyone is proud of your efforts. The highlight of the night for me though, was post match when Forest Hill families came into our club rooms, and both teams sat together and talked and laughed while having some pizza and a drink. This is a massive credit to both teams.

U18 – Having been set 190 to win on Wednesday night, our Boys started the run chase last night against a very good Heatherdale team. The Boys gave the chase their all, however were unable to make the required runs. A lot of the boys playing in this team have been at Nunawading for the full 10 years since our Junior program re-started – many having won Grand Finals and also having some great matches against Heatherdale. Despite the loss, our young men represented themselves, their families and their club magnificently. Congratulations boys – your efforts make you winners.

JUNIOR PRESENTATION – This Friday

This coming Friday – 23 March is our Junior Presentation. Not only will you have an opportunity to hear more from our Grand finalists, we will hear how all our teams performed this season. Please come along for as much of the night as you can and support the different teams. Invitation attached and rundown is below. It would be great to have everyone there for dinner at 6.00pm. Immediately afterwards we will be awarding the prestigious Dave Cowell award. Dave himself will also then be providing a summary of the last 10 years of the Junior Club – since he himself started it.

5.00pm Arrive

5.15pm Milo Presentations

5.30pm Super 7s Presentations

5.45pm Fast 9s Presentations

6.00pm Pizza and Sausages served

6.45pm Dave Cowell Award Presentation and 10 Year Junior history

7.00pm U12 Presentations

7.15pm U14 Presentations

7.30pm Girls Presentations

7.45pm U16 Presentations

8.00pm U18 Presentations

8.15pm Rooms stay open for post presentation festivities

#seeyouatthecricket

rob

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Nunawading Cricket Club – Junior Weekly Update

Hi everyone – a short – BUT VERY IMPORTANT update this week!!

Nunawading Cricket Club playing Finals.

As mentioned last week, Nunawading had four teams playing finals last week. This was a huge achievement – and a great outcome for everyone at Nunawading.

Unfortunately, our U14B team were not quite able to progress to the Grand Final. After bowling well in the first innings, our first innings batting fell away a little. On saying that, as is the Nuna way – we were not done yet. Coach Dave Cowell, used all of his cricket experience to try for a ‘reverse Outright’. Our boys went in and after some quick hitting – set a small target. After some great bowling by Nuna – we very close to doing the unthinkable – however after only being three wickets away, Laburnum steadied and won through.

Girls Team

Our Girls team played last Wednesday, and under the coaching of Chris Baensch have won through to a Grand Final. This is such a massive achievement. The Girls are now the first ever Nunawading Girls Team to reach a GF. The best part of this is just how much the Girls love playing cricket – and how their friendships have developed.

U12B

Under the coaching of Jean-Paul Lefebure, our undefeated U12B boys and Girls, won the semi final last week, and will now be playing a home Grand Final. This is also a sensational result for all involved and well deserved. Our players were challenged in their semi final last week, and will need to ensure that their focus remains high – while just as importantly ensuring they enjoy this experience. Well done again

U18

After being in a difficult position on the first day of their semi final last week, the boys successfully defended a total of 143. Coach Ken Rose’meyer was always (rightfully) upbeat, and even as the game was down to the wire, he remained confident!!

Nunawading therefore has three teams in Grand Finals this week – details are as follows:

Girls Team – Wednesday 14 March – 5.00pm – Hislop Park Balwyn

U12B – Thursday/Friday this week – 5.00pm – Bob Saker Oval, Mahoneys Reserve

U18 – Wednesday/Friday this week – 5.00pm – at Heatherdale

We wish all our players all the best and congratulate you all on reaching this far. Win or lose – we know you will have fun – and represent yourselves, your families and your club in the best way.

On Friday night, we will have food in the Club rooms, where everyone is welcome to come back – and hear how our Grand Finalists performed.

Junior Presentation Night

As mentioned previously, Friday 23 March is Junior Presentation Night. Details as follows:

5.00pm Arrive

5.15pm Milo Presentations

5.30pm Super 7s Presentations

5.45pm Fast 9s Presentations

6.00pm Pizza and Sausages served

6.45pm Dave Cowell Award Presentation

7.00pm U12 Presentations

7.15pm U14 Presentations

7.30pm Girls Presentations

7.45pm U16 Presentations

8.00pm U18 Presentations

8.15pm Rooms stay open for post presentation festivities

Nunawading Cricket Academy – 2018

If you are interested in undertaking the Academy in June/July this year, please let me know. We are starting to have a lot of interest, which is fantastic. Regardless of what you want to work on – or your level of experience, Club Coach Rob has a program for you.

#seeyouatthecricket

rob

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Nunawading Cricket Club – Junior Weekly Update

Hi everyone – I hope all our Milo, Super 7s, Fast 9s and U16 families have had an enjoyable end to their season last weekend. I know I popped in on Sunday the last couple of weeks to see our 7s and 9s – and it was so obvious of not only the development but also the fun that was being had.

Whilst at Nunawading, we are not focused on just winning, it is great when our ‘competitive teams’ do qualify for finals……….

Nunawading Juniors in finals

Four of our teams have made finals. Details of their matches this week are as follows:

U12B – Finished undefeated on top of the ladder. Playing their semi final this Thursday and Friday at Mahoneys Reserve oval 3 (bottom oval). Coach Jean-Paul and the boys and girls have had a great season, and deserve this opportunity to play a home final.

U14B – after needing to beat the top team last week to qualify, the boys won and finished third. A fantastic achievement after having a slow start to the season. They now have to play the same team again this Wednesday and Friday away at Laburnum.

Girls Team – Finished top of the ladder after a great season under Chris Baensch’s coaching. The girls are really enjoying their cricket and friendship this season!. The girls play their semi final this Wednesday (tomorrow) at Mahoneys Reserve 2. Nunawading First Girls team to play a finals match!!

U18 – Finished the season second on the ladder – after having some bad luck with injuries and other commitments post Christmas. On saying that, I know that Kev and the boys will be giving it a real hot crack!! The boys play this Wednesday and Friday at Bob Saker Oval.

We all wish all teams the best and just as importantly, congratulate them on the achievements and season to date. If you are free, please come down and support our teams. On Friday Night, our club rooms will be open, and we will ensure there is food to eat (most likely some Piccolino Pizza). This is a fantastic achievement by all our coaches and importantly our players – well done to everyone.

Nunawading Cricket Academy 2018

As per previous weeks, even if you are slightly interested in the 2018 Nunawading Cricket Academy, please let me know (or express your interest at our club rooms on Friday night in the sign up sheets). Club Coach Rob Ferdinands has a great program available, that supports all levels of cricket and different skills. Details attached. Please feel free to chat to Rob as well in relation to the details of the program – and how/why it will help your son/daughter.

Junior Presentation Day

Friday 23 March – Invitation attached. Run down is as follows:

5.00pm Arrive

5.15pm Milo Presentations

5.30pm Super 7s Presentations

5.45pm Fast 9s Presentations

6.00pm Pizza and Sausages served

6.45pm Dave Cowell Award Presentation

7.00pm U12 Presentations

7.15pm U14 Presentations

7.30pm Girls Presentations

7.45pm U16 Presentations

8.00pm U18 Presentations

8.15pm Rooms stay open for post presentation festivities

Sponsor of the Week

Is the organization you are working for struggling with something – or maybe even looking for an independent and experienced view? If so, please contact our Club President Dave Cowell, for an introduction to:

CTO Group

For a connection into CTO Group and to discuss their service offerings,

please contact David Cowell president

This is not Dave’s business, however CTO groups are supporters of Nunawading, and Dave can help you get in contact with CTO Group – and ensure you are looked after.

#seeyouatthecricket

rob

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Nunawading Cricket Club – Junior Weekly Update

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