Major T. Swallow
E. van Pamelen
Mrs K.D. Aanensen
Mrs. P Snow
2017 - 21
Port Melbourne Cricket Club Annual Report 2016-17
Mr. E. van Pamelen
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
Mr. D. Monk
Mr. D. Hannam
Messrs R. Bevilacqua, D.
Roberts, M. Hall, C. Sewell, S. Sideek, D Burdett
T. Purvis Snr*
P. C. Vesty
M. F. McKenzie
J. F. Conole
T. E. Morrice*
I. J. Bryce
R. W. Murdoch*
S. J. White
J. P. Crichton *
F. L. Stevenson*
W. A. Hidson
W. J. Price *
Mrs. C. McCarthy
J. G. Earle
A. Downer *
G. L. Bryce
S. C. Findlay*
C. W. Pasquill
S. V. Tims *
N. E. Marshall
J. W. Woodruff *
Mrs. J. Schinck
Mrs. E. Nicholson*
J. McFarlane Snr*
R. C. Tinsley
R. Webb *
G. R. Anderson
J. W. McFarlane
R. J. Allen
L. T. Halfpenny*
D. J. Swingler
C. Menzies *
S. J. Davidson*
W. J. Harrison *
D. J. Fogarty
R. A. McKenzie
R. S. Barrand*
V. W. Aanensen
R. Dunne *
M. P. Lane
A. D. Golding*
S. R. Morris
T. R. Hill*
H. J. Coy
J. F. Mahoney*
A. M. S. Peterson
T. E. Keenan
P. A. Wale
R. C. Agar
Mrs. E. Plumridge
Mrs. A. Bogdanoff*
R. G. Groves
K. J. Fennessy*
B. J. Dymond
R. A. Bryce
D. M. Madigan
W. Bragg *
To the Members, Ladies and Gentlemen,
The committee of the Port Melbourne Cricket Club has great
pleasure in presenting for your approval its Annual Report and Financial
Statements for season 2016/17.
The Port Melbourne Cricket Club
continues to grow with interest and participation of our great game at all time
highs. We fielded five senior teams again this season and whilst on field
success is within reach, the levels of commitment and enthusiasm to keep
improving is very strong.
We continued the work and some of
the goals set from last year.
SHORT TERM GOALS:
Build the club with a
high focus on junior development
Get an under 16’s up
Expand the Milo
numbers in existing age groups (U12/U14)
Establish an All Girls
Field four senior
Establish ourselves as
the one of the premier clubs in the newly formed Cricket Victoria Bayside
Be financially stable
LONG TERM GOALS:
program into seniors
finals in the Bayside Competition
Field five competitive
Our Club is a great place to enjoy
our game and this enjoyment has brought friends to join and new interest with a
total of 71 registered senior players for 2016/17. We’ll confirm numbers during pre season to
determine if we field 4 or again 5 teams this season. There were a number of
successful social and fund raising events with the Gala Dinner in February the
highlight. We aimed and worked hard for a surplus budget that we achieved with
some assets in inventory and some outstanding debtors.
We’ll work hard again and continue
to connect with all our members and the local community. There was plenty of
growing support and interest from local businesses and Community Groups.
The Junior ranks are bursting with
excitement with the Under 16s stellar performance this season as the pinnacle.
Their high skill levels are earning several players opportunities in the senior
ranks as well as a number of Under 12s and Under 14s playing representative
cricket. The Under 13 Girls Team made it to the Grand Final in their first
season too so the medium to long term future is looking very bright for our
young cricketers as more will make the transition to senior cricket at PMCC.
The Borough Academy will run again soon for all the Juniors who want to get a
jump on the start of the Season.
There is plenty of work to do
behind the scenes by the Committee and volunteers so come and join us to lend a
hand. Even if it’s on occasion, it all helps. Have a yarn and share your ideas
and input, it will always be appreciated.
As with all new years some change
will come about. Some of our loyal servants will move for work and family and
new faces will be welcomed into our Club too. The new competition, Cricket Victoria’s
pilot program, Cricket Southern Bayside has brought about a new level of
excitement and administration headed by Warren Griffin. They will continue to
introduce innovative changes and work closely with participating clubs on making
CSB a standout league to be emulated across Victoria.
The Club would also like to thank
our generous sponsors throughout the season, including our major sponsors Alan
Mance Mitsubishi and Colonial Brewing Co. Also thank you to our Gold Sponsors Property
Saint, ACM Parts and Elders Insurance. We appreciate the support of all our sponsors
and hope to see you again this coming season.
See you all at the Club in season
2016/17 Port Melbourne Cricket Club Committee
What a season it has been! With so many players at our Club
enjoying their cricket it’s time to look back at what we achieved this year.
There have been a number of highlights throughout the year,
some which include-:
The future of the Club looking good with a growing Junior Program
Grand Final Berths for two of our junior teams with success for
Fielding 5 teams in the seniors
Successful Gala Dinner Event – Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of
our 1st XI Premiers in the VSDCA 1987
Senior Cricket – A New Era
As we are aware Port Melbourne
has gentrified over the years and we see a somewhat transient population in the
area. This of course impacts our senior ranks when players move on. The
Fisherman’s Bend Project will make things even more interesting in the future
with an estimated 80,000 people forecast to move into the vast rezoned area. I
imagine a good number of them will want to play organised sport including
We saw many new faces coming to
our club last season. All players and families are welcome here and we look
forward to seeing you in action again next season as well as afterwards at the
Our Coach and Head of Cricket
Chris Sewell has committed to the Club for 2016 to 2019. We appreciate his
coaching prowess, hard work and tireless efforts around the Club. He also
pioneered the Junior Academy Program last winter and will offer it again soon.
In addition he is meeting many talented players in between clubs or overseas
players to recruit them to the Borough. Chris was nominated as the Beating
Heart of the Club. The Committee will support him and share the load of non-coaching
related tasks he does day in day out around the Club. We look forward to a big
pre season and all working hard toward more on field success this coming
We continued with fielding 5
seniors sides again in 2016/17. It is quite an achievement and certainly
created some logistic challenges when large numbers attended training. There
was plenty of talent amongst the playing group and some depth filtering through
the ranks. However, we were competitive in most games but couldn’t pull off the
results we wanted. The 4th XI made the Semi Finals and played on the
hallowed turf at North Port. This was most exciting for all involved but
Kingston Hawks ran away with it. It was
great to play a semi but it makes us hungrier for more success and finishing
the job next season.
is fantastic and the teams are better than the end results, so it was great to
see new friendships made and players enjoying their cricket. This augers well
for the season ahead.
Our Club Champion Rish Kundavaram
had a great first year with both bat and ball and we’re pleased to have him
stay. Welcome back Rish, hope you pick up where you left off. Looking forward
to a bigger season for all our players.
Junior Cricket – Continued Growth
The junior program continues to grow each season and this
year was not exception. We had over 130
junior players registered at the club, which is just fantastic! It’s the first
time we had an All Girls Team which was combined with South Melbourne Districts
and the Under 16s was an all Port Melbourne team. With such large numbers the local grounds are
require strict time management so everyone gets to train and play. We made some
good friends at Melbourne Grammar who assisted us with use of their cricket
practice nets at Edwin Flack Park. Thank you to John Jesson for your help. We
will work closely with City of Port Phillip into the possibility of utilising
other facilities in the area as the junior programs continue to grow.
What started as something new nine years ago (Junior
Cricket) has reached fruition with more junior players stepping up to senior
ranks. Congratulations to Shadi Sideek for his tenacity and continued
improvement in the senior first and second sides.
Congratulations to Sid Sideek and Dave Burdett as Coach and
Team Manager for the Under16 Team to the ultimate success with a most thrilling
win against Brighton in the Grand Final.
I must thank David Roberts and all his efforts with the
Junior Committee Matt Hall and David Burdett for co-ordinating the Junior
Program and building it to the success that is. Popularity and uptake of junior
cricket in Port Melbourne ensures a continued future for our Club. David
Roberts, the work you have done is a greatly is appreciated by everyone
involved at our Club. Thanks again!
I’d like to thank the following individuals who contributed
in various ways throughout the 2016/17season.
Nick Veitch and Robert Bevilaqua in organising the great event of
the Gala Dinner
Chris Sewell as Head of Cricket, Senior Coach, Committee work, the
Junior Academy and Captaining the 2nd XI,
Daniel Monk for all his efforts as Secretary and Captaing the 3rd
Daniel Hannam for his accounting, bookkeeping and help around the
David Roberts for his energy and skills in coordinating the junior
Committee members Sid Sideek, Matt Hall and David Burdett for
their commitment and dedication
Bobby Doughty for his efforts behind the bar and helping out with
Anne Sciberras for running our Bar throughout the whole season and
Deenu Rajaratnam for his love of cricket and our Club
Major sponsors Alan Mance Mitsubishi and Colonial Brewing Co for
their support throughout the year.
I would also like to thank all of
the players, wives, partners and parents who helped support the club in 2016-17
and attended training, matches and all our social events.
been a humbling experience to serve this great Club as your President over the
last 12 months and I’m very pleased that I can continue to do so. It’s not just
the love of a game that makes a great club. The people around Port and their
passion for the players, the members, the Club, the game itself and the whole Community
are tangible qualities that make it such a special place to recreate and
socialise. I’ll continue to make a difference wherever I can to make our Club
have a big job ahead to continue our fund raising efforts and increasing our
profile in the Community. We need more equipment and supporting coach staff for
the junior squads in particular so we will work tirelessly at events and
projects though out the year ahead. Any support will be greatly appreciated.
Committee are working very hard because we all love this place called Port
Melbourne Cricket Club too. Come and chat to us and let us know if you have any
great ideas or connections we should speak to or just come along to have a meal
or drink in the Social rooms. I look forward to catching up with you, if not at
the Club then hope to see you at the games this summer. Go Borough!
Eddie van Pamelen – Port Melbourne Cricket Club
The club thanks the following for their support during the season:
Colonial Brewing Co
Clare Castle Hotel
Finance For Living
Cellarbrations Port Melbourne
Channel Nine – The Block
Coles Port Melbourne
Port Melbourne Chippery
Shyam (Sid) Sideek
Junior Coordinator, Committee work
Junior Delegate, Committee work
Robert “Rigga” Bryce
Drinks & General Assistance
Drinks and afternoon teas
With season 2016/17 done and dusted, it’s time to
reflect on the past season.
For the outset at pre-season training in July, it was
evident that we’re again going to blessed with good numbers. A total of 71
players were registered to play throughout the season, and if it hadn’t been
for a few injuries and unavailability’s, selection would have been difficult.
Form a coaching point of view, I could not fault the
contribution and commitment from the playing group. Training sessions were well
attended by those who were serious about their game and contribution to the
club, with many players achieving a higher than 85% attendance rate.
With 5 teams nominated, training is always going to
be difficult getting all players through the nets at training and having the
time to work on specific players, with a view to improve their technique and
game, it was always going to be a tough ask. Most players were happy with their
allocated time and understood our situation.
From a playing point of view, results were mixed. Our
First XI looked to be a quality side, however wins were hard to come by in a
tough division. We held our own in many games and were unlucky not to get the
desired result in some games. However, at times we were weakened by injury and
unavailability, which meant a restructure of the side on many occasions. With a
bit more depth and a couple of quality recruits next season, I have no doubt we
will be a competitive unit.
The second XI returned a pretty good season. From the
first game (against eventual premiers), it was evident that we would prove to
be very competitive and a finals prospect was certainly within them. A few
losses prior to Christmas put us under the pump and it was a matter of playing
catch up every game after Christmas and almost an elimination final every week.
Eventually we fell just short of a top 4 position, with an outright victory
required in the last game. A good effort overall, and the guys should be proud
of their efforts, considering there were many players debuting for the club in
the 2nd XI early in the year.
Our Third XI started the season well and but a lack
of consistent contributors saw multiple losses before the break and just
couldn’t get a run on after Christmas, With a finals berth probably beyond us,
we were able to blood some of the juniors and expose them to two day cricket
and an opportunity to gain some valuable experience with their transition to
senior cricket, once their junior career were over. All junior players did a
great job and will be better for having gained that senior experience moving
The highlight of our season was the success of our
Fourth XI. From the first game, they proved they were in for a great season and
held a position in the top two all season. It was rare for them to drop a game
and it’s a credit to the players to continue performing well, week in week out.
It was disappointing to fall just short in the semi-final, as they deserved at
least a Grand Final spot, if not a premiership.
Our Fifth XI once again had a season of missed
results. They surprised all last season with wins against sides where, on paper
they should’ve lost, however suffered losses against sides where a win
should’ve been on the cards. However, they stuck it out and enjoyed their
cricket and became a tight unit.
Usually a club’s success is judged on the amount of
premierships won during the past season. However, any club who are serious
about the future, also judge their success in the players and more so the
players who return the following season. I am expecting great numbers again in
2017/18. Naturally some players will move on, new players will come to the
club, but it’s important we start again in the new season and begin the journey
once again to seek the success we desire.
Thank you to all the playing group for your support,
good times and banter. Thank you also to the match committee who had a tough
year behind the scenes but did the job with great commitment.
Finally, pre-season training will commence towards
the end of July. I urge all players looking to improve their game to get
involved as early as you can and put yourself in good stead for next season.
Firstly I would like to thank PMCC for
giving me the wonderful opportunity to Captain the Port Melbourne 1st
X1 team it was an honour and an invaluable learning experience. Season 2016/17 was a tough season on the field
Port finishing last and with only the one win. It was a disappointing
season given the depth in talent we believed we had on hand at the start of the
We had 23 players play for
the 1st X1 team for season 2016/17.
During preseason we were
fortunate enough to benefit from the arrival of a number of players who made
their PMCC 1st X1 debuts throughout the year – Rish Kundavaram,
Mutjaba Hussain, Sufjan Sarguroh, Sam Hewitt, Usman Quaddusi, Ryan Bainborough,
Tarun Raina, Narasim Suresh.
The arrival of a number of
guys who played across all grades helped with depth and numbers however from
the firsts we were really lacking a potent strike bowler from our attack and we
spent the year quite light on in the pace department with both Haroon and
Sufjan being unavailable for quite large periods. We also could have done with
a top quality batsman. Our overseas recruit Ryan Bainborough struggled early and then
went down with a back injury before the halfway point of the season and headed
top of that, our key bowlers and batsmen didn’t take the opportunities at the
right time and make enough of a difference throughout the year. With the
team changing regularly due to unavailability along with plenty of new faces,
we took some time to gel as a group.
Every one who played in the
firsts however has plenty of upside and potential to be unlocked with a solid
preseason and more time spent together.
I would like to
congratulate from the PMCC juniors Shadi Sideek who worked tirelessly all year and
played a hand in some of our stronger batting partnerships, anchoring one end
growing in confidence and stature as the year progressed. I look forward to seeing what this young man
does with his cricket going forward.
Our standout contributor this year was Rish
Kundavaram with his all round game which was reflected in him taking home most
of the individual accolades on presentation night.
Some outstanding individual performances
throughout the year:
- 104* - Rish Kundavaram rd 3
- 119* partnership, Shadi and Rish rd
- 5/62 Rish Kundavaram rd 13
- 76 Drew Evans rd 14
- Hat-trick All bowled! – Rish Kundavaram rd
There are a few people who
I would like to sincerely thank for helping me throughout the year. Thanks to
my Vice Captain Drew Evans and also Ryan Monzell for the help, support and
counsel throughout the year and special Mentions to Mutjaba Hussain and Adam
Metherell for their help on Saturday mornings with teas, setting up the cones
Thanks to the coach Chris Sewell for your tireless
work this year. Moving now to off field activities, I would like to thank all
the committees, volunteers such as Bobby and Anne, and members for their continued
support at PMCC. As players we are very
thankful for this and the work you do behind the scenes.
I would like to take this opportunity to say that I
will not be back and playing for season 2017/18 as I have moved further away
from Port Melbourne, I am also getting married this September and would like to
spend some more time with my wife. Thanks again for the past 2 years and I will
be keeping a keen eye on season 2017/18.
Luke Morrison, PMCC 1st Captain 2016/17
From a Captains point of view, I couldn’t have asked
much more of the 31 players that represented the 2nd XI during
2016/17. As usual the season started with a washout, but was on in earnest the
following week when we came up against premiership favourites in Parkdale. A
very tight win started our season off in the right manner and set up for the
Throughout the first half of the season we were a bit
up and down, whilst remaining in touch for a top 4 berth. However, our form in
the white ball games was ordinary to be honest and with a new competition that
included shorter form games as part of the regular season, these were games we
needed to win. Unfortunately, only winning 2 from a possible 5, left us behind
the eight ball in the second half of the season.
From early January, every game seemed to be an
elimination final, knowing we couldn’t afford to drop a game, in fear of
slipping out of contention. Once the two day games returned, so did our winning
form. We were a very good unit in the 80 over games due to a mix of experience
and eager younger players looking to keep a spot in the team. Unfortunately, those losses in the one dayers
and T20 games caused our demise and we fell just short of securing a top 4
berth and a crack at a premiership.
Throughout the season there were plenty of
highlights. Shaun Winchcombe’s 8/39 against Parkdale was easily the best
highlight with the ball. One of the best spells seen by many for many years,
incidentally against quality opposition that went on the win the premiership. There
were plenty of highlights with the bat including Jason McNiece’s 109no against
Beaumaris and Will Lewis’s 104 against Carnegie, were a stand out. Across the
board we hand 9 top order batsmen score 50’s and as mentioned, 2 batsmen with
centuries. A marked improvement on the previous year.
Congratulations must go to Jason McNiece on winning
the 2nd XI Most Valuable Player and also the batting award with 227
runs @ 37.83. A great effort considering Jason played only 7 games in the 2nd
XI, whilst playing 4 games in the 1st XI, so a great season from the
Congratulations also to Shaun Winchcombe on taking
out the bowling award, contributing 22 wickets @ 17.66, having also play 4
games in the 1st XI. A great effort on wickets where hard work was
On a fielding note, I thought our efforts in the
field were reasonably good. Not too many catches went down over the season and
the ones that did, saw use fight back so they didn’t hurt us. This will only
get better as the players get to know each other better and play more games
I would like to take this opportunity to thank a couple
of players individually for their assistance around the team. Firstly Vice
Captain; Shaun Winchcombe who provided a valuable contribution to the team with
not only his bowling efforts, but also his experience he passed onto to the
younger players. Also thanks to Altaf Virani, who was first to put his hand up
to do what was required around the team. Always putting his hand up for a stint
at square leg, usually longer the required number of overs we share throughout
Well done all. Looking forward to a bigger 2017/18
and hopefully with what we have learnt this season, we can take some steps to
achieve our goals on firstly a finals appearance and more importantly, a
2nd XI Captain
It was a
tremendous honour for me to lead the 3rd Xi out for Port Melbourne
and I would like to thank the Director or Cricket and Match committee for all
their support and assistance throughout the year. We set ourselves the target
of finals Cricket but sadly we missed this mark by some way, If I was to sum
this season up it would be one of missed chances and one that defiantly could
have gone a completely different way only for a few partnerships here and there
coupled with some chances going our way but sadly that is cricket. I’d also
like to thank Ashley Fletcher, Sam Wharton and Deenu Rajaratnam who all stepped
in and captained the team when selection saw me playing for the 2’s and their
efforts in trying to bring a win to the team.
Whilst not achieving my goal of finals Cricket some
players truly did perform above and beyond for the team and rightly played 2nd
Xi Cricket based on performance which was one goal for the team in giving
our 2nd XI players competition for places which for any successful
club is badly needed. We had two standout bowling performances, firstly from
Ollie Barker in our victory over Murrenbeena taking 7-36 off an excellent spell
of bowling with Altaf Virani our second bowler to take 7 wickets in an innings
against Beaumaris when taking 7/63 which sadly was in a losing cause. I’d like
to thank all our bowlers for their efforts this season and bowling certainly
wasn’t our weakness as we bowled out more than our share of sides this year.
But with Cricket if one side of the pitch is going well the other might be
causing you problems and sadly it was our batting being ours with only myself
(149) and Sam Wharton hitting 103 in 2 hits, passing 100 runs for the season.
In total, we used 36 players throughout the year
and I’d like to thank all our players for their efforts and showing the Borough
fighting spirit whenever on the pitch. Best Bowler for the Season award goes to
Ollie Barker taking a total of 16 wickets at an average of 21.00. Captain’s
award for the season went to Dan Hannan who in every game tried his best for
the team and always put his body on the line to save a run in the field and
provided a few laughs in the process.
With only 2 wins for the season it’s not hard to
pick out a highlight of the season but it had to be taking out then top of the
table Mentone at North Port Oval, for many of the boys in the 3’s this was
their first game appearance at our wonderful home ground and managing to defend
a modest 97 by using the advantages of North Port to remove the opposition for
82 and handing Mentone their first defeat of the season.
I’d like to take a moment to recognise our 4 U16’s
in Mack & Oscar Burdett, Oscar Roberts and Mitch Van Pamelen, who played
for the 3’s this year and performed above and beyond when making
appearances for the seniors and defiantly showed the skills that made them U16B
Premier’s, Well Done this year boys and I look forward to seeing your names and
performances in the 1’s over the coming years.
Finally, I’d like to say one big thank you to Chris
Sewell in his capacity of Director of Cricket for all his efforts and countless
advice throughout the year to try and give us any advantage going into games.
To the President & Committee thank you for your support and help as a
Captain and Club Secretary over the year. On a personal note, I have loved every
minute of captaining the 3’s and it is with great sadness that turned into my
last season with PMCC due to visa issues meaning I have had to return home but
would like to thank everyone at the club for helping me fit in and making the
club a second home and an experience I will never forget.
All the Best and Up the Borough!
Daniel Monk 3rdXI Captain
It was a pleasure to Captain the Port Melbourne Cricket
Club 4th XI for season 2016/17.
I spoke to Sewelly during the off season and
discussed a few injuries I had over the footy season and probably would
struggle playing two dayers and especially bowling long spells. Sewelly
suggested that I take onboard the Captaincy of the 4ths as I had experience
before captaining a team.
We had a very good season from start to finish
winning 15 games and only losing 2 to finish second on the ladder after the
home and away games.
We had a lot of great performances during the season
with Josh Boote winning the batting award with 227 runs with an average of
33.86 and myself winning the bowling with 22 wickets at an average of 9.45.
There was plenty of other great results with many players taking wickets and
scoring runs regularly.
It was great to play and skipper with some good
players. We had a few games where players from the higher grades filled in at
times as they were unavailable for two day games. We also had some good young
players in the side from our juniors that got valuable experience playing
seniors and they all did a great job.
I would like to thank a few people for the season.
Firstly Chris Sewell for giving me a go at captaining the team. Also the
selection committee for giving me a good side most weeks and did everything
they could to help us get into finals. I would like to thank senior players in
Nick Veitch, Rob Bevilacqua and Eddie Van Pamelen who helped with the rganizing
of the off field work that had to be done before and after games.
It was disappointing to fall short in the semi final
to Kingston Hawks who we beat during the home and away season, and probably
should’ve made a Grand Final. It was great to get to play a final on North Port
and it was the first time many of the players have played there, so it was good
for those players to get to enjoy the experience. It was a tough day and if it
wasn’t for one partnership we couldn’t break during their batting we would’ve
been chasing a lower score in the semi final. It’s always hard chasing runs on
North Port and losing early wickets didn’t help us. The semi final was probably
our worst we played for a long time and it’s a shame we couldn’t play to the
form we had leading into the finals. There’s always next year and I’m sure the
players will be disappointed, but they will also be keen to go further next
Hopefully I get through this footy season without any
injuries and go back to full fitness and play two day cricket again. It was
great to play with a good bunch of blokes during the season. We had a great
year and hopefully everyone enjoyed the season.
Thanks again to everyone involved and I look forward
to season 2017/18
4th XI Captain
Season 2016/2017 for the
Fifth XI ended as it had begun, with great hope and enthusiasm. A season of
highs and lows. In all honesty a few more lows than we would have liked as a
playing group but that meant the few highs felt as high as the sky. It was
indeed an honour and a pleasure to lead this group of players and at this very
special place, this institution called the Port Melbourne Cricket Club. I’m
certain I echo the sentiments of my Co-Captain Josh Stapleton who shared
equally in the pain and pleasures of this rollercoaster ride.
I would like to thank the
club’s management for putting faith in Josh and myself as a leadership group
and then providing us with all the support throughout the season. The fact that
we did not deliver the results is no slight on the encouragement that we
received as a team in what was a transitional year at the club with many new
faces amongst some of the older names.
We did finish in the bottom
half of the ladder, but that could have been very different had the cricketing
gods been kinder to us at some key moments of the season. A tied game, two
losses by a solitary run, a couple lost by one wicket and some other very close
finishes where we ended up on the wrong side of the result, probably cost us
that top four spot. But the fact that we got so close in all those games was a
testimony to how hard the team fought and every man’s pride in playing for the
Borough, it was disappointing but I’m also immensely proud. This fight was
mixed in the midst of some capitulations, most memorable was the nightmarish 40
minutes at Murphy’s on the 15th of January. Although we bounced back
with a win the following Sunday, it drove us for the rest of the year.
The season saw us use 45
players in all, some stayed longer than the others. Some of the 45 graduated to
the Fourths and Thirds and some even the Seconds. It was refreshing to see
talent and performance being rewarded, but that also meant replacements were a
regular feature. And some those replacements were exceptional and entertaining.
Despite those numbers and results, we managed to keep a steady core group of
players who enjoyed playing with each other and their individual roles in the
team especially towards the end of the season. Something I personally enjoyed
was the presence of some of the junior players. Their drive and energy rubbed
off on some the older players. That desire to succeed and prove a point was a
refreshing injection to the team.
Just as it looked like the
ship had sunk, we found a second wind. It coincided with those juniors turning
up and a few players taking ownership of their positions. As a team we had
every base covered, we had it all, from a former first class player to one who
is well on his way at 11 years old. Nick Lloyd’s wisdom, Oli Baker’s commitment,
Billy Sewell’s enthusiasm, the 11 year old Corey Sewell’s unwavering
temperament, Josh Stapleton’s relentless focus, Ben Larson’s honesty, Sumanth
Bokka’s discipline Nichy Benson’s confidence and then we met Osama Khan’s
flamboyance and Jam Mustanzur’s nonchalance. Oh, what could have been! So, just
as we started off the season with hope we also ended it with a lot of it, and I
look forward to all those names and some others returning to finish the journey
we all started together.
Here is to that flag.
Highest Team Total: 1st
XI 9/410 v Cheltenham 2009/10
XI 8/360 v Brighton District 2011/12
XI 5/510 v Chelsea 2008/09
XI 9/371 v Highett 2007/08
Most Wickets in a Match: 1st
XI 13/63 J.Boyle v
XI 13/82 J. Snow v
XI 12/58 L.Holman v
XI 7/5 V.Jayaram v Middle
Highest Individual Score: 1st
XI 221 M. Daykin v
XI 142n.o. L. Dawkins v Parkdale 2012/13
XI 166 M. Mistero v
Port Melbourne 2007/08
XI 143n.o J. Wilkinson v Beaumaris 2009/10
Most Runs in a Season: 1st
XI 888 M.Daykin 2011/12
XI 470 Y.Subedi 2011/12
XI 438 M.Mistero 2007/08
XI 516 J.Birch 2007/08
Most Wickets in a Season: 1st
XI 47 M.Daykin 2008/09
XI 34 A.
XI 28 L.Khan 2010/11
XI 22 K. Haque / V. Jayaram 2014/15
2nd X1 2002/03
Blair Hill 2nd X1 2005/06
Stephen Snow 4th X1 2007/08
Kym Lawrence 1st X1 2008/09
Stephen Snow 4th X1 2009/10
Laka Ullah Khan
3rd X1 2010/11
Josh Boyle 1st X1 2011/12
Michael Black 3rd X1 2011/12
Justin Snow 2nd XI 2012/13
Ashlay Fletcher 3rd XI 2014/15
1st XI 2016/17
VSDCA Championship Titles
First Grade (10)
Second Grade (7)
Third Grade (9)
Fourth Grade 5
1ST XI STATISTICS.
J. Woodruff 269 D. McColl 151
G. Anderson 258 M. McKenzie 142
J. Conole 202 R.
Bevilacqua 142 (23)
A. Bogdanoff 194 V. Aanensen 131
R. Tinsley 181 D. Fogarty 126
S. Davidson 179 (1) G. McBurney 114
L. Halfpenny 172 P. O’Meara 111
R. Bryce 171 R.
J. Mahoney 170 R. Chivers 110
W. Sweeney 158 G. Menzies 105
T. Lahiff 156 R.
B. Doyle 152 (27) N. Schinck 102
G. Anderson 7732 G. Menzies 2831
T. Lahiff 5123 J.
L. Halfpenny 4809 I. Lee 2624
J. Conole 4332 P.
W. Sweeney 4133 D. Fogarty 2449
J. Mahoney 4026 A. Rademacher 2278
R. Bevilacqua 3346 (443) D. McColl 2249
R. Bryce 3213 S.
G. McBurney 2892 L. Brighthope 2044
J. Woodruff 625 S. Anderson 255
A. Bogdanoff 556 B. Doyle 255 (14)
B. McColl 342 K.
R. Tins1ey 342 S. Davidson 246
J. Conole 320 M.
M. McKenzie 313 V. Aanensen 242
F. Lalor 309 L. Hill 239
T. Lahiff 307 T.
350 J. SALVADO IVANHOE,
MALVERN and CROYDON
339 J. CRAIG ORMOND
288 J. LAW YARRAVILLE
284 S. THOMPSON KEW
282 C. HYLAND ORMOND
277 J. BIRCH CAMBERWELL
272 J. SWANSON BRUNSWICK
269 J. WOODRUFF PORT MELBOURNE
258 G. R. ANDERSON PORT MELBOURNE
Most Runs Average 100’s 50’s
8963 J. CRAIG ORMOND 27.40 5 44
8916 C. V.
HOLTEN MALVERN and OAKLEIGH 58.65 19 50
8895 W. J.
DOWLING BRUNSWICK 30.67 12 43
8523 J. BARNES WILLIAMSTOWN 39.09 12 57
7732 G. R.
ANDERSON PORT MELBOURNE 36.47 6 51
7612 J. LAW YARRAVILLE 22.06 4 33
THOMPSON KEW 29.02 8 41
7301 C. HYLAND ORMOND 28.85 5 33
SWANSON BRUNSWICK 30.24 10 28
857 W. J. RAYSON CAULFIELD and KEW
835 J. SALVADO IVANHOE, MALVERN and CROYDON
787 J. BIRCH CAMBERWELL
644 E. RUTENFELDS PRESTON
643 J. WILDSMITH SUNSHINE
626 J. WOODRUFF PORT MELBOURNE
621 S. DAVIS BALWYN
(Compiled by Peter Vesty)
Highest Team Total: 1st
XI 8/474 v Hawthorn 1913/14
XI 409 v Williamstown (semi) 1959/60
XI 9/381 v Yarraville 1993/94
XI 6/353 v Collingwood 1953/54
Lowest Team Total: 1st
XI 26 v Yarraville 1954/55
XI 28 v Williamstown 1965/66
XI 18 v Fitzroy 1943/44
XI 19 v Brunswick 1950/51
v Northcote 1936/37
Highest Individual Score: 1st
XI 200 n.o. L. Halfpenny v Balwyn 1949/50
XI 233 n.o. G. Menzies v Kew 1953/54
XI 147 A. Rider v
XI 188 C. Pasquill v
Most Runs in a Season: 1st
XI 744 A. Wright 1984/85
XI 683 W. Featherston 1943/44
XI 594 E. Allen 1967/68
XI 557 R. Bryce 1987/88
Most Wickets in a Season: 1st
XI 74 K. Walker 1975/76
XI 66 T. Keenan 1955/56
XI 74 A. Disher 1926/27
XI 60 K. Dunbar 1951/52
Bowling Performance: 10 wickets in an
E. Dalton 10/25 for 3rd XI v
Best Bowling: 1st
XI 9/17 L. Hill v Elsternwick 1949/50
caught other batsman.
XI 9/42 M. Lane v Altona 1989/90
XI 10/25 E. Dalton v Northcote 1948/49
XI 9/36 J. Mahoney v Brunswick
Best Match Figures: 1st
XI 15/173 (6/95,9/78) R.Burns v
XI 15/56 (8/9,7/47) V.Aanensen v Camberwell 1976/77
XI 13/75 (4/32,9/43) B.Molloy v
XI 15/74 (6/38,9/36) J. Mahoney v.Brunswick
Hat Tricks: 1st
XI T. Testro v Essendon 1888/89
Russell v Hawthorn 1897/98
Kelly v Malvern
McColl v Coburg 1914/15
Bond v Caulfield 1918/19
McColl v Brunswick 1919/20
Anderson v Williamstown 1921/22
McCormack v Camberwell 1923/24
Woodruff v Essendon 1937/38
Bogdanoff v Preston 1941/42
Parker v Yarraville 1942/43
Lahiff v Brunswick
v Caulfield 1950/51
2 hat tricks in same innings. J.Woodruff v
Hawthorn-E. Melb. 1956/57
Mahoney v Preston 1966/67
Aanensen v Geelong 1973/74
v Sunshine 1977/78
match with 1st XI, all bowled
XI G. Glover 1928/29
Sykes v Malvern (final) 1938/39
Price v Brighton 1940/41
Dalton v Kew 1952/53
Woodruff Jnr. V Oakliegh 1963/64
Billing v Williamstown 1966/67
Byrne v Ringwood 1966/67
Dunne v Williamstown 1985/86
XI R. Julier v Brunswick 1938/39
Woodward v Northcote 1938/39
Oxworth v Northcote 1949/50
Bryce v Preston (semi) 1972/73
Dunn v Brunswick 1985/86
Morris v Coburg 1992/93
McKenzie v Broadmeadows 1996/97
XI R. Barrand v Port Melb. 3rds 1947/48
Quinlan v Preston 1955/56
Johns v Brunswick 1957/58
Young v Fitzroy 1959/60
Bickerton v Coburg 1964/65
Camov v Yarraville 1972/73
Agar v Brunswick 1975/76
Lane v Ivanhoe 1977/78
Bolan v Sunshine 1975/76
Wicketkeepers – most victims in an innings
XI 7 (3c,4s) K. Spicer v
XI 7 (7c) P.Goss v
XI not known.
XI not known.
Most victims in a season.
XI 34 (23c,11s) N.Marshall 1963/64
XI not known.
XI not known.
XI not known.
1st XI 1. 192 R.
Cullen and W. Glover v
2. 240 G. McBurney and
R. Bevilacqua v Ormond 1987/88
3. 215 A. Crighton and
E. Kelly v Malvern 1908/09
4. 234* L. Halfpenny and
W. Sweeney v Williamstown 1946/47
5. 154 J. Rogers and H.
Crompton v Footscray 1930/31
6. 141* L. Brighthope and
S. Tims v Caulfield 1944/45
7. 124 A. Rademacher and
H. Brereton v Malvern 1913/14
8. 140 F. Lalor and R.
Agar v Ormond 1962/63
9. 103 C. Pasquill and
R. Allen v Moorabbin 1969/70
10. 101 J. Woodruff and J.
Coy v Ivanhoe 1938/39
2nd XI 1. 186 G.
Bryce and R. Bryce v
2. 195 D. Fogarty and J.
Mahoney v Preston 1953/54
3. 175 T. Smith and G.
Lee v Coburg 1966/67
4. 154 A. Bogdanoff and
J. Mahoney v H.E.Melbourne 1957/58
5. 139 B. Molloy and S. Davidson v
6. 134 E.
Fitzgerald and A.I. Bogdanoff v
7. 207 G. Menzies and R.
Bryce v Kew 1953/54
8. 117 T. Lahiff and R.
Bryce v Balwyn 1953/54
9. 93 W. Burns and J.
McFarlane v Preston
10. 79* R. Allen and K.
Gumus v Werribee 1986/87
3rd XI 1. 167 R.
Crooke and E. Allen v
2. 204 P. Audus and J.
Mahoney v Essendon 1952/53
3. 158 J. Cooper and K.
Robb v Richmond 1939/40
4. not known at this stage
5. 203 W. Harvey and L.
Plumridge v Fitzroy 1953/54
6. not known at this stage
7. 202 J. Lindsay and P.
McKenna v Coburg 1996/97
8. 163 G. Brien and W.
Peterson v Brunswick 1999/00
9. 70 R. Congues and
J. Earle v
10. not known at this stage
4th XI 1. 109 R.
Dunne and G. Lee v
2. 161 G. Lee and E.
3. 179 R. Bryce and W.
Duscher v Broadmeadows 1984/85
4. 142* K. Fennessy and P.
O’Flynn v Carlton 1948/49
5. 99 T. Lahiff and G.
Lahiff v Brunswick 1956/57
6. 148 I. Bryce and D.
Keltie v Bulleen
7. 97 W. Broad and M.
Leith v Richmond 1940/41
8. 86 J. McGuiness and
A. Pettiona v M.H.S.O.B. 1949/50
9. 109 J. Earle and R.
Dowd v Oakleigh 1965/66
10 106 R. Groves and B.
Sutcliffe v Werribee 1999/00
50 Year Service Awards
Seconded person from the left Peter
Fourth person from the left Jimmy Earle
Presented to PMCC Life Members for 50
year service to cricket, from
Notes: From 2014/15 The Club Champion is from the 1st or 2nd
XI and does not include finals games
HISTORICAL AVERAGE WINNERS
Historical Average Winners