`The Baggy Maroon` - St Christopher`s Cricket Club



`The Baggy Maroon` - St Christopher`s Cricket Club
‘The Baggy Maroon’
5 times BDCA Junior Club Champions. Current Under 9 and C Reserve Premiers
Issue 1 Volume 12
12 September 2015
Welcome everyone to the 2015/2016 season !
There was a changing of the guard with our beloved Secretary Brett Court standing aside for Andrew
Divan who has already done an outstanding job getting everybody on the park.
I also welcome this year’s committee back and know everything will run like a well-oiled machine.
I would like to thank the returning players and coaches and welcome all the new faces at the club.
This year promises to be even bigger than last, with 5 new Mini teams coming on board, teams right
through the junior ages and 2 senior teams to battle it out against one another !
Good luck to all players trying out for Reps this year and we know you will do the club proud.
We also have some fantastic events coming up, including our Welcome Night at the Diggers on 17 October and our
Bunnings BBQ fundraiser on 25 October, plus many more events later on in the season.
I would like to wish everyone the best of luck on the park, and hope you all enjoy yourselves thoroughly. I look forward to
getting around and meeting the old and new faces throughout the season.
I am always contactable with any issues and will always try and make your stay at Saints a memorable one !
Yours in Sport,
John Clay
Each season we like to welcome all families, especially our new families, to a Welcome Sausage Sizzle at Panania
Saints Cricket enjoys a great reputation as a family club and we encourage you to come down and meet families from your
team as well as families from other teams.
Please keep this date free (from approx 5.30 pm) and we look forward to seeing you there!
from approx. 5.30 pm
The lead up to the start of the season is always pretty chaotic as we advertise, organise registrations, put players into
teams and get training going....all in a very short space of time ! . We appreciate your patience as all this was happening.
We are very happy with the number of new registrations we have this season and we can already see some fantastic
talent. We are looking forward to an enjoyable and successful season.
One of our major fundraisers each season is managing the BBQ at Bunnings
Bankstown Airport and we are doing it again this season.
It is an important fundraiser for the club. However, we need your support to make
sure it is a successful day for the club. This is how the club raises the funds to get
our teams on the field each weekend.
It is a fun day and, if we get all teams involved, we will only need about one hour of
your time to assist.
We will provide more information closer to the day, but please put this in your
calendar now. SUNDAY 25 OCTOBER
Please assist by seeing your coach / manager as soon as possible, OR
We are again taking Registration payments via EFT. Details are –
St Christophers Cricket Club
BSB 062222
Account no. 1022 9093
Please also include information to identify player and team. eg. U10 Brett Court, Court family etc.
Also send email to [email protected] to confirm payment details. Thank you.
$ 90
U10s – U16s
Family (juniors)
At Saints Cricket we are blessed to have relationships with a loyal and generous group of sponsors, some of whom have
been with us for several years.
However, we are always looking for new sponsors to assist us with reducing costs. We believe we can offer tremendous
value to any new sponsors as we attempt to give you great coverage for your tax-deductible sponsorship dollar.
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Under 9s Maroon
Round 1 - St Christophers
U9 Maroon
St Christophers
U9 Gold
Well, the season kicked off with a local derby between us and our other Saints team. As their coach was late, we took it
upon ourselves to have a bowl.
The boys bowled and fielded brilliantly. Very few sundries and plenty of wickets, with Kristian taking 2 wickets and one of
our new recruits, Cameron taking his first.
Everyone was switched on in the field, even when getting carried away by flying ants!! We kept the Gold team to a minimal
36 runs of their 20 overs.
I opened the batting with Matthew (8) and Harley (1) and they got us off to a steady start against some quick bowling. Zac
(8) and Luca (8) were next in and kept the runs flowing.
Then followed the next pair of Max (7) and Sam (3) who continued to keep the scoring ticking along. The day was getting
warmer, and the flying ants asked their cousins to come along, and by now there were millions!
The next pair of Kristian (8) and Kai (2) continued on our run chase steadily and the last 4 overs were shared between
Harry (4), Josh (3) and Cameron (0 with limited batting).
We didn’t lose a wicket the whole innings and everyone batted very well, scoring 56. Too strong in the end for the Golds.
Thank you to all the parents who cheered the boys on, and for my Managers, Nikki and Linda, for scoring and getting the
boys organised.
As I am out on the field when we are batting, it would be great if you could check when you son is batting and get him
padded up ready to save time.
Very proud Coach
Player of the Match:
Under 9s Gold
Round 1 - St Christophers
U9 Gold
St Christophers
U9 Maroon
Player of the Match:
Under 10s
Round 1 - St Christophers
Player of the Match:
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Club again this season through providing Player of the Week Awards for our junior teams
as well as a free drink voucher arrangement for coaches/managers and Senior players
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to gather together to enjoy good food and pleasant company in a comfortable and
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Under 11s
Round 1 – St Christophers U11
Milperra Vikings U10
MyCricket scorecard
First game of the year and the first game of Cricket for a lot of the boys. We won the toss and we decided to bowl first.
The boys bowled well at times but we bowled far too many extras (56) which meant we couldn’t apply any pressure to
Milperra. I feel with time we will be a good bowling unit when we have some more practice. Milperra set us a challenging 99
for victory.
We opened with Dylan Cutting and Hayden Swibel. We lost Dylan Cutting and Connor Bryce cheaply and Owen Millar
joined Hayden Swibel at the crease. The boys batted beautifully and were helped by the extras Milperra were bowling. The
boys took the score from 2 for 17 in the 3rd over to 3 for 78 in the 20th over.
We needed 23 runs off the last 5 overs to win. Marcus Spaits showed me he is capable of hitting some big balls. He hit a
ball for four that went like bullet out of a gun. Unfortunately he chopped on for 5 which brought Eehan Hashmi to the middle.
The boys did well and they knew what they had to do. We needed 3 off the last over to win. The boys got there with 2 balls
to spare. We played out the over and Swibel hit a great 4 to finish the match.
Great start to the season…. plenty of improvement in our squad this year and I’m very excited about this team. Great kids
and great parents make a great team.
Hayden Swibel 21 no, Owen Millar 16
James Papathanasiou 1 for 5 off 2
Player of the Match:
Hayden Swibel
Under 12s
Round 1 – St Christophers U12
Milperra Vikings U12
MyCricket scorecard
We won the toss and elected to bat. Jack and Sean put on a great 52 run partnership to open the innings. Sean departed
for a solid 22 runs with the ball clipping the top of off stump, ending his innings.
Moh came to the crease and put on a clinical batting display scoring 52 before having to retire including 11 boundaries, 6
boundaries in a row off an over to end his innings. Jack batted most of the innings, putting together his first 50 and highest
score – great opening knock!
We started our bowling with newcomer Arash bowling a maiden followed by Hanan with a maiden, also including a
composed run out by Moh.
In the 4th over one of the team’s greatest improvers over the past few years, Abdullah, took a fantastic high catch and
celebrated by throwing the ball even higher in the air followed by the team jumping on him to salute his best ever catch.
The wickets kept tumbling with Trent taking two wickets and Ky finding himself on a hat-trick through a bowled and Jordan
taking his second catch of the match!
Nick came on and took a wicket in his first over, followed by a 2nd wicket with a caught and bowled in his second. Mick
Forrester bowled as tight as always and Tom took the last wicket with Trent taking his second catch.
A fantastic way to start the cricket season with great contributions by the whole team!
Jack Martin 50 ret, Moh Narvel 52 ret, Sean Foster 22
Trent Bailey 2/1, Ky Rodoreda 2/7, Nick Barnard 2/4
Player of the Match:
Jack Martin and Moh Narvel
Under 13s
Round 1 - St Christophers U13
Panania EH RSL U13
MyCricket scorecard
Jaiden Collins 18, Nathan Bishara 18, Ethan Burke 13, Nathan Smallwood 12 no
Jaiden Collins 3/2, Ethan Burke 2/11, Joshua Portelli 1/0, Joshua McGuire 1/4
Player of the Match:
Under 14s
Round 1 - Milperra Vikings Blue U14
St Christophers U14
MyCricket scorecard
A tough start for the boys, while in all aspects of our game we demonstrated that we will be more than competitive this
season, we just didn’t show the consistency throughout the day.
The team were positive in the field but the outstanding performance was Mark Walter with an exceptional 46 which held the
innings together.
1st Game, good start…. but we can improve boys!
Mark Walter 46, Harrison Abela 13
Jordan Raish 0/6, Kosta Savvas 0/8
Player of the Match:
Mark Walter
C Grade Maroon
Round 1 - Bankstown Sports
8-131 (30 overs)
St Christophers
7-138 (33 overs)
MyCricket scorecard
Dave Wylie 49 no, Mark Davidson 35, Luke Stocks 22 no, Andrew Divan 22
Mark Davidson 3/30, Elvin Zammit 2/26
Player of the Match:
C Grade Gold
Round 1 - Revesby Workers
St Christophers
MyCricket scorecard
Player of the Match:
Our C Reserve boys swept all before them last season, winning the One-Day Premiership as well as being crowned overall
Premiers at Graf Park in a premiership decider that the pundits are still raving about
Unfortunately, Albion did their best to dampen the euphoria by taking FOREVER to produce the traditional baggy maroon
premiership caps. However, they did arrive and the boys were presented with them at their first round game....obviously
inspired them to great heights.
The boys are looking to do it all again this season, but face some very tough opposition ! Good luck.
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