Nunawading Cricket Club – Junior Weekly Update

Hi everyone – well, the weather this cricket season continues to be all over the place. I am still however, very positive that the rain will finish up today, and we will have a normal night of cricket tomorrow and over the weekend.

As a reminder, all players are expected to attend their matches – unless previously advised otherwise.

Christmas Party
A reminder that Friday 21 December (tomorrow week) is our Christmas Party (invite attached). Santa will be arriving during the Junior Blasters and Super 7s training – and will hand out the presents you supply/bring. To ensure your child does not miss out, please purchase one before hand – and bring it along on the night – clearly named. There will be a dedicated spot for you to leave your present. If you would like your sibling to also receive a present, that is also fine. If you have any issues with this (we are hoping every child will get a present), please let me know and we can work something out.

Unfortunately, Santa will have to leave before our U12, U14, U16 and U18 finish their matches.

It would also be great if our Fast 9s and Girls Team families can join us for the Christmas Party. I know you do not play/train on a Friday, however this really is an important night to come together.

Girls Cricket – New season – new opportunity to play
This season, the Girls competition is split into two separate seasons, namely ‘Spring’ (October-December) and ‘Summer’ (late Jan-early March). Our Girls Stage Three team (who won the premiership last season in Stage 2), are again doing really well on the field this season, with finals a possibility next week. After Christmas, we essentially start another season for the Girls.

This is a great opportunity for Nunawading to try and commence another Girls team. We did try to get a second girls team up before the season started, however were just 1-2 players short. If your daughter (or friends/family) are keen to play cricket on a Wednesday night, please let me know. The commitment will only be for 5-6 weeks – so again, this is a great chance to try cricket. Cricket experience is honestly not required, as the modified rules (as with our Super 7s and Fast 9s) are great for new players to enjoy the game of cricket. In terms of age, I would suggest Girls aged 8-14 are all able to play in this proposed new team.

We are however, also looking for girls aged 12-17 to play in our existing Stage 3 team post Christmas. At the moment, it looks like Stage 3 will be moving to a Sunday competition, so again, if your daughter is interested in playing and wants to try cricket out for a 5-6 week season, please let me know.

Bunnings – Vermont South – Boxing Day
Thanks to the extra 2-3 families who have placed their name on the Bunnings roster for Boxing Day. We are however still short on a number of shifts. This is a great way to fundraise from those outside the club.

Team Update
Whilst at Nunawading, we always focus on Community, fun and development of players, we also do have five teams who play competitive cricket. Below is a quick update on how those teams are travelling:

U18 – On top of the ladder and undefeated. These young men have been playing cricket at Nunawading for many years – many playing senior cricket as well. This coming match is against the second placed team – so will provide another challenge before the Christmas break.

U16 – Have been playing some very good cricket at times, however this has been mixed. The great thing is how the boys are getting on together as a team. A number of boys have also started their senior cricket this season, which is exactly what we are looking for at this age.

Girls Team – as per above, have only lost the one match (by 1 run) in this, the highest level of competition.

U14 – After starting the season with only 10 players, the team have really started to work well together. The team is sitting mid ladder, and are a strong chance to play finals.

U12 – a young team, with most players, still to play in U12 for 1-2 seasons. The team is developing really well – exactly in line with what we were hoping for. These players will be playing senior cricket at Nunawading in the years to come

Fast 9s, Super 7s and Woolworths Junior Blasters – although there are no ladders/competition in these age groups, the development that is occurring is obvious. When combined with the fun that the players are having these children are obviously having a great time. A massive tanks to all coaches and Team Managers in these agge groups (Paul, Dave, Glen/Cara, Jason. Simon/Neroli, Nick, Andrew, Smudge/Claire, Brad, Geoff, Casta – and anyone else I have accidently left off).

Big Bash League Memberships
As per previous notifications, all Juniors at Nunawading (excluding Junior Blasters) will receive a two game membership with either Melbourne Stars or Melbourne Renegades. Your details were provided to the clubs a while ago – however I am led to believe they are now just being processed. Please keep an eye on your emails directly from the Clubs, for information. Whilst the actual membership packs have not yet arrived, confirmation of your membership (and an electronic membership ticket) will be emailed to you (I understand that the Renegades have already done this). Any queries, please let me know.

Team Photos
Your Team Managers have now be in touch with regards to ordering. It is not compulsory to purchase photos, however if you would like to, details on how to order, these are listed as follows:

Please click on the link or photo below and it will take you to Field of View Photography order page where you need to click on the photo option you wish to purchase.

There are then 3 fields that need to be filled in:

Club & Year = Nunawading Cricket Club 2018/2019Player
Name & Number = Your childs name and contact phone number (parent)
Age Bracket & Division = (what team your child plays in)

Then choose how many of that photo you wish to purchase. At the checkout please add the coupon code (NCC18)

All orders received prior to Friday 7th December 2018 will be delivered before Christmas, orders received after this will be delivered when cricket returns in February 2019

http://www.fieldofview.com.au/product-category/cricket/

#seeyouatthecricket
rob

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Nunawading Cricket Club – Junior Weekly Update

Hi everyone – Well after last weeks really successful curry night (and a big thank you again to everyone who cooked/donated a curry – they were magnificent), tomorrow night we will be having Piccolino pizza and sausages. Whilst it will be warm, (please make sure your child has water, a hat and sunscreen applied), it will be a fantastic night after matches, training and Junior Blasters.

Christmas Party
A reminder that Friday 21 December is our Christmas Party (invite attached). Santa will be arriving during the Junior Blasters and Super 7s training. If you would like your child to receive a present, please purchase one before hand – and bring it along on the night – clearly named. There will be a dedicated spot for you to leave your present. If you would like you’re a sibling to also receive a present, that is also fine. Unfortunately, Santa will have to leave before our U12, U14, U16 and U18 finish their matches.

Bunnings – Vermont South – Boxing Day
As per previous weeks, we are running another Bunnings BBQ on Boxing Day. This is a great way to fundraise from those outside the club. Currently the roster only has 4 names on it (across our senior and junior club). With over 250 players, I am sure we can get an additional 12 people. I know many families are away, however if you are still in Melbourne – and can offer two hours, please let me know, or write your name on the roster in our club rooms.

Rep Cricket
A number of our juniors have been spending the last few weeks, trialing for representative cricket. I hope to have a full name of those who have been successful before Christmas (if your child has been successful, please let me know – as clubs are not advised).

Team Photos
Your Team Managers have now be in touch with regards to ordering. It is not compulsory to purchase photos, however if you would like to, details on how to order, these are listed as follows:

Please click on the link or photo below and it will take you to Field of View Photography order page where you need to click on the photo option you wish to purchase.

There are then 3 fields that need to be filled in:

Club & Year = Nunawading Cricket Club 2018/2019
Player Name & Number = Your childs name and contact phone number (parent)
Age Bracket & Division = (what team your child plays in)

Then choose how many of that photo you wish to purchase. At the checkout please add the coupon code (NCC18)

All orders received prior to Friday 7th December 2018 will be delivered before Christmas, orders received after this will be delivered when cricket returns in February 2019

http://www.fieldofview.com.au/product-category/cricket/

#seeyouatthecricket
rob

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Nunawading Cricket Club – Junior Weekly Update

Hi everyone

After last weekends terrible weather, tomorrow night looks ideal for cricket and curry!!

Curry Night
Tomorrow Night is curry Night. Thanks to those families who have donated a curry – it looks like we are all in for a great feed!! If you are going to make a curry – and have not let me know, can you please do so. At this stage – based on what I have been advised – a few more would be great!!

Curry Night really is an awesome night – where our rooms are generally full, with everyone enjoying each other’s company. A reminder as to how it works – is that all curries/rice/noodles are available for all to share. If you donate a curry, there is no charge. If not, we simply ask for $5 a plate. We also have sausage sizzle for those who may not be so keen on a spicy meal.

Christmas Party
Friday 21 December, will be our Christmas Party. I understand that despite a busy schedule, Santa will be arriving for our younger Juniors. Unfortunately, he will need to leave before our older Juniors matches finishes!!

Further details on this next week, however if you are a parent of a Junior Blaster or Super 7, Santa will be arriving during your session/training. If you would like Santa to hand out a present to your child, you will need to buy one and bring it on the night – clearly named. As a guide, the present should be no more than $10-$15. If anyone has any financial concerns with this, please let me know confidentiality, and we will work something out.

Team Photos
A special thanks to Jean-Paul Lefebure for organizing Team Photos. Your Team Managers have/will now be in touch with regards to ordering. It is not compulsory to purchase photos, however if you would like to, details on how to order, these are listed as follows:

Please click on the link or photo below and it will take you to Field of View Photography order page where you need to click on the photo option you wish to purchase.

There are then 3 fields that need to be filled in

Club & Year = Nunawading Cricket Club 2018/2019
Player Name & Number = Your childs name and contact phone number (parent)
Age Bracket & Division = (what team your child plays in)

Then choose how many of that photo you wish to purchase. At the checkout please add the coupon code (NCC18)

All orders received prior to Friday 7th December 2018 will be delivered before Christmas, orders received after this will be delivered when cricket returns in February 2019

http://www.fieldofview.com.au/product-category/cricket/

#seeyouatthecricket
rob

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TEAM PHOTO REMINDER for this Sunday 25th November

Team Photos

please all remember to arrive for photos this Sunday – times as follows:

Sunday 25 November:

Super 7s 4.00pm – 4.15pm (both teams)

Fast 9s 4.15pm – 4.25pm

Under 12B 4.25pm – 4.35pm

Under 14B 4.35pm – 4.45pm

Under 16B 4.45pm – 4.50pm

Under 18 4.50pm – 5.00pm

Come dressed in your cricket whites (no hats please)

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Nunawading Cricket Club – Cricket Cancelled Tonight

Hi everyone

The Association has just advised that all Junior matches have been cancelled tonight due to the rain and unsafe conditions for cricket.

Additionally, we have cancelled Super 7s training and Junior Blasters tonight for the same reasons.

On saying that, our Club Rooms will be open from 5.00pm. We will be cooking up Super Burgers, Vegie Burgers and sausages – and the bar will be open. I have had a number of families indicate they are keen to come, so please come and enjoy!!

Could all Team Managers/Coaches, please relay this message to your families.

Thanks
rob

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Nunawading Cricket Club – Junior Weekly Update (AND TEAM PHOTO REMINDER)

Hi everyone

Yes, the weather looks ordinary tomorrow night – however a message for everyone – matches, training and Junior Blasters will proceed – unless you are notified by your Coach/Team Manager/Junior Blaster Co-ordinator – or myself. All players are expected to attend, unless notified previously. Please keep an eye on email, as that is our primary form of communication.

We do have Super Burgers and sausages planned for tomorrow night, so if play does commence, then please come back for a feed – saves you cooking at home, or buying take away!!!!!

Team Photos
After having some great photos of our Junior Blasters last Friday night – and action shots on our Facebook pages from our other teams playing at home – please all remember to arrive for photos this Sunday – times as follows:

Sunday 25 November:

Super 7s 4.00pm – 4.15pm (both teams)
Fast 9s 4.15pm – 4.25pm
Under 12B 4.25pm – 4.35pm
Under 14B 4.35pm – 4.45pm
Under 16B 4.45pm – 4.50pm
Under 18 4.50pm – 5.00pm

Curry Night
Our Curry night is just ONE week away. Thanks so much to the ten families who have offered to cook and donate a curry. If you can contribute, now is the time to please yell out – and let me know!!!!!

We will also have sausage sizzle for those who may not be so keen on a spicy meal. Ths is a great night – that everyone always enjoys!!!!!

Max Zero Band Night and Bunnings Sausage sizzle.
Thanks to all the families who attended and supported these events. Saturday night at the club rocked!! The club also made a PROFIT of $1,270 from the Bunnings sausage sizzle.

We are running another Bunnings BBQ on Boxing Day. Please if you can help cook some snags – and more importantly have some fun working with other Nuna people on the sausage sizzle, please let me know or write your name on the roster.

Christmas Party
After Curry Night – our next them night is Friday 21 December – our Christmas party. This is a massive night of community and enjoyment. Please mark this in the calendar now

Big Bash League Memberships
These are on their way!! Despite last weeks message, your children memberships for both teams will now be sent to me – and I will distribute. Please keep an eye on your email though for updates from the clubs you have chosen!!

#seeyouatthecricket
rob

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Nunawading Cricket Club – Junior Weekly Update

Hi everyone – after a weekend off, Junior Cricket returns this weekend!! Tomorrow night post match, we will be having Roast Chicken, together with salads. We will also have sausages and vegie burgers. It will be great to see as many families as possible upstairs to hear how our children performed.

Supervision of Your Children
A serious and important message. Whilst at Nunawading, we will always do all we can to ensure the safety of your children, our expectation is that parents are responsible for their children at all times. All sports carry risks of injury, and when using a hard ball, there are additional risks at play. The Club expects that’s parents will be at games and training, not just from a responsibility perspective, but also from an enjoyment perspective. Where this is not possible, the club expects that a family will ensure another parent is responsible for their child on that day/night.

Our Coaches are volunteer parents – who have given up their time to help all. Something we are very grateful for. With that in mind, if an injury does occur, and a parent is not there – outside of applying a band aid or some ice – our coaches will always err on the side of caution – and most likely call an ambulance. It is for this very reason that it is preferred that a parent is at the ground – being responsible for their own child.

The Club does understand that this is not always practical, however there have been a number of situations this season, where families have dropped their children off – and have not returned to collect their child until 30+ minutes after the completion of a game. This is unfair on our coaches, who then try to contact parents and have to stay with your child.

Again – I don’t want this to sound like a negative message – more so an important one – to ensure the safety of your child and the enjoyment for them. If this creates an issue for anyone, please let me know.

‘MAX ZERO’ – Band Night
On Saturday 17 November, ‘Max Zero’ will be performing at Nunawading – playing your favorite 70s, 80s and 90s songs!! Entry is only $10 per person, with drinks at Bar Prices. Further information attached – but this will be a great fun night!! All junior parents welcome to attend. (If you are planning on attending, please also just let me know).

Curry Night
A reminder that Curry Night is on Friday 30 November – only three weeks away. The way it works is that we ask families (who can) to make a curry/rice/noodle dish and bring them along to the club for our Post Match gathering. All the curries and rice dishes are then available for everyone to try. If you donate a curry, there is no charge. If not, we simply ask for $5 a plate. We also have sausage sizzle for those who may not be so keen on a spicy meal. If you can cook/donate a curry, please let me know.


Grill’d

As mentioned last week, Nunawading Cricket Club has been selected to participate in the Grill’d (Burwood One Store – Corner of Burwood Hwy and Blackburn Rd) Local Matters in the month of November.

There are three ‘jars’ in store – one for three different Community organisatioons (In November, Nunawading is one of them). When you buy a burger, you receive a token – which you then choose which jar to put in. At the end of the month, each Local Community Group receives some money from Grill’d (depending who has the most tokens in their jar!!

Therefore, please if you are feeling hungry, pop into Grill’d for some great burgers – and help Nuna receive some money!

Team Photos

A reminder that dates for Team photos is as follows:

Friday 16 November – Junior Blasters 6.10pm (NB – This is a change of date from the one mentioned last week)

Sunday 25 November:
Girls Anna Lanning 3.45pm – 4.00pm (training starting at 4.00pm)
Super 7s 4.00pm – 4.15pm (both teams)
Fast 9s 4.15pm – 4.25pm
Under 12B 4.25pm – 4.35pm
Under 14B 4.35pm – 4.45pm
Under 16B 4.45pm – 4.50pm
Under 18 4.50pm – 5.00pm

Bunnings BBQ’s
A reminder there are still spots available to help out on the roster for upcoming Bunnings BBQs at Vermont South, namely Sunday 18 November 2018 and (Boxing Day) 26 December 2018. We have placed rosters in the club rooms for two hour shifts. If you can assist, please write your name down on the roster tomorrow night (or let me know).

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rob

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