Nunawading Cricket Club – Junior Weekly Update

Hi everyone

This Friday is our Christmas Party – it is one of the best nights of the season. Please come up to our club rooms after Matches/training /Junior Blasters – for Piccolino Pizza, sausages, and special presentations. This is always a great way to end the first half of the season – and the weather tomorrow should be perfect.

Christmas Party
Santa will be attending Junior Blasters and Super 7s between 6.30pm and 7.00pm. As mentioned previously, it is ideal if every family is able to buy a present for their own child, wrap it and clearly named. There will be signed areas in the car park towards our club room (probably in the back of cars), where you can leave your presents. If you have any concerns with this – or are unable to provide a present, please let me know.

Siblings are also able to be part of the fun – so if you wish to do the same for non playing brothers and sisters, that is fine.

Also – very happy for our Fast 9s to also participate.

If you are able to make a dessert, to be shared after pizza, please feel free to do so!!

Nunawading Cricket Club on the MCG
We have two upcoming occasions, where Nunawading Juniors will be on the MCG!!

· 27 December 2018 (Day Two Boxing Day Test) – During Lunch time, some of our Junior Blasters will be entertaining the crowd
· 27 January 2019 (Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat) – prior to the match, our Premiership winning Junior Teams from last season (U12 and Girls) – celebrating their premierships.

If you are at the MCG on those days, please keep an eye out for them.

Representative Cricket
After many weeks of trials, the following Nunawading Cricketers will be spending the first two weeks of January playing Representative Cricket:

U18 – Joshua Richardson (BHRDCA)
U18 – Cameron Clark (BHRDCA)
U18 – Rohan Roy (BHRDCA)
U16 – Daniel Castelow (RCA)
U15 – James Jessup (Box Hill Shield)
U15 – Max Warburton (Box Hill Shield)

I am aware that other Nunawading players may still be trying out. Additionally, if I have missed anyone, please let me know (clubs do not get advised – we have to find out)!!

We wish all these players the best and congratulate them on their achievemnts to date.

Bunnings BBQ – Vermont South – Boxing Day
We are still looking for a few more hands for our last Bunnings BBQ for the season on Boxing Day at Vermont South.

Ideally, we need another:

  • 1 person for 10am – 12pm
  • 1 person for 12pm – 2pm
  • 3 people for 2pm – 4pm

Please let me know via return email whether you can give us a couple of hours of your time in between watching the test…we will have ABC grandstand on so you won’t miss a ball.

Big Bash League Memberships
Unfortunately, these have not yet arrived – hopefully they will before Friday.

I have been advised though that emails will be received by families with ‘e tickets’, which your Juniors can use to scan into the grounds (in place of the Membership card). If anyone has any queries, please let me know.

Girls Cricket
Our Stage 3 Girls Team, finished the season in third place – essentially missing the Grand Final by 1 run. This is a great achievement by the Girls. It was also great to see 14 girls play in this team throughout the season.

As mentioned last week, the ‘Summer’ season starts in late January – so we are looking for some new Girls to play cricket (aged 8-17). The season is only 5-6 weeks – so a great way to try cricket if you have not played before. We have had some interest already – so if your daughter or friends want to play cricket – please let me know!!

Apparel
All ordered apparel has now arrived – with most handed out. If you have ordered apparel, however have not received it, please let me know.

#seyouatthecricket
rob

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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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