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GCA Air Quality Guidelines

GCA Air Quality Guidelines

16/01/2020, Geelong, Cricket, Geelong Cricket Association, Article # 29721016

GCA Air Quality Guidelines

 

The GCA management committee met last night to introduce air quality guidelines that are to be activated in senior competitions for the remainder of season 2019/20 commencing this Saturday.

 

With unprecedented recent weather conditions the GCA is acting to reduce risk to players and officials health and well being and is requesting full support of clubs and officials in a commonsense approach.

 

We have confirmed with Cricket Australia that their recommendations within the guidelines are that play should be suspended within community cricket competitions when air quality levels measured for PM2.5 read 150+.

 

Please read the attached GCA air quality policy guidelines and communicate to club members.

 

The GCA will be using the EPA South Geelong site as it’s monitoring tool.

 

Please visit the EPA AirWatch website to view current levels  - https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/EPAAirWatch

 

 

Below is a graph from the EPA AirWatch website and where to look for the number rating.

 

 

 


 

Policy operational process...

 

Prior to match start time…

 

On days of poor air quality clubs will be notified by 11:30am by email and Facebook, should the reading be 150 and above and play will be abandoned for the day in all senior grades.

 

 

During the match....

 

Should the air quality deteriorate the GCA Facebook site will be updated hourly with the current reading and any match advice.

 

When the graph reading reaches 150 as stated in the Facebook updates, matches will cease immediately and play abandoned for the day in all senior grades. Should a result not be achieved at the time of notification matches will be declared drawn.

 

Player safety and wellbeing is our primary concern and ask clubs to fully support this important initiative.

 

 

Please visit the EPA AirWatch website to view current levels  - https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/EPAAirWatch

 



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2020 starts with Rats, Rain and a couple of wins

2020 starts with Rats, Rain and a couple of wins

12/01/2020, Geelong, Cricket, Geelong Cricket Association, Article # 29714177

We've all heard of the Dog ate my Homework scenario, now we’ve got the Rats ate the Covers. That’s right our 1st XI game was abandoned before a ball was bowled due to Grovedale's covers having holes in them from the Rats. The other 3 grades got on the park for their first game of 2020 with results being shared between both clubs.

 

The area copped 12mm of Rain on Friday afternoon, meaning conditions weren’t cricket friendly through the region. Our ground staff worked tirelessly from 7am to get the wicket and surrounds up for the 2nd XI game. Unfortunately the toss may have had a large part to play in the result as Grovedale won the toss and sent our guys in. Batting wasn’t easy to begin with as conditions definitely favoured the bowling side. Blake Troy battled hard but kept losing partners until he was joined by Cal Ferg at 4/35. The pair batted well through the middle overs, resurrecting the innings and getting our guys to a respectable score. After Blake was run out, Cal would continue on bringing up his 50 before falling for a well made 62. The lower order couldn’t add a whole heap of value to the score as the guys were bowled out for 152, with 20 balls still remaining.

 

Things didn’t start great with the ball either. Too many loose deliveries let Grovedale get off to a tidy start. Cal Ferg backed up his batting efforts with the ball claiming 2 scalps to get North into the game. At 3/126 the game looked over, before Nathan Berry inserted himself into the game. First off a run out, then 3 quick wickets tightened the game right up. All of a sudden Grovedale needed 10 runs from 3 overs with only 3 wickets in hand. A brilliant piece of fielding from Casey Meehan made the game even tighter as he ran out the dangerous GCA Legend Garry Kelson and with Jack Hall bowling the 49th and only going for 1 run, Grovedale still required 4 to win from the last over, 8 wickets down. It wasn’t to be for our guys however as the tailender hit Bez for a boundary to win the game, Bez finishing 3/23 from 8.1 overs.

 

The 3s boys have kept themselves in the top echelon of the competition with a hard fought win over a very good side. Bowling first our guys started ok before the Grovedale bats took advantage of the fast outfield up at Burdoo reserve. At 1/47 things could have gotten away from our guys however the captain Col Millard inserted himself in the game with great effect. Col's 9 overs went for just 10 runs as he picked up 3 wickets along the way to keep our guys in the game. Sammy Wakefield looked a class above as well as he chimed in with a couple of wickets as Grovedale finished 7/147.

 

The Vivian boys opened up and got the scoreboard ticking over. Lachy Vivian took on the senior role as his younger brother Harry played 2nd fiddle. The pair put on close to 30 before Harry fell. Cam then joined Lachy and the pair looked to finish the game in a hurry. Lachy was dismissed with the score at 60 as the guys started to panic. 1/60 then became 6/74 as the middle order had no answers. Luckily for us Cam was still there and he was about to be joined by man of the moment, skipper Col Millard. Any nerves that were there were soon gone as the 2 senior guys of the side looked set to get us the victory. With 8 runs to get Col was bowled, sending 1 last scare into the batting sheds, however the cool calm head of Cam Alford seen us home safely keeping our guys 2nd on the ladder.

 

The 4th XI welcomed the return of Captain Brad Brown into the side with a great backs to the wall victory. At times this year the side has looked very young and inexperienced, however the side that took the park on Saturday had the perfect mix of youth and experience. Batting first our guys got off to a great start with Jarrod Brown and young Alex Foxwell. The pair put on 67 for the 1st wicket and set the innings up. Jarrod, as he has done all season, made his way into the 40s before getting himself out, it did set the innings up though as our guys made their way to 170.

 

With runs on the board, our guys just needed to bowl well, and bowl well they did. The senior guys, Aaron Beecroft, Brad Brown and Daniel Davey, despite not getting any wickets, lead the way with their tight bowling. All 3 guys went at only 2 an over meaning that the Grovedale bats had to find other ways to score. That brought about false shots and Darcy O’Brien was the bowler that was rewarded. His 2 wickets, along with Hillsy's 2 wickets put the pressure right on the batters. With 16 required from the last over Aaron Beecroft held his nerve to get the guys the win and keep their season alive.

 

So we bank another 4.87 points to our season tally on the back of the disappointment in the 1st XI. We now put that aside and look ahead to this week’s challenge, East Belmont. We’ve shared a fierce rivalry with East over the past few years and hopefully our guys are ready to go again next Saturday afternoon.

 

The women’s team returned to the field as well this week, Bakers Oval was the destination and the girls put on a cricketing clinic. Jordyn Stewart had a day she'll want to remember for awhile. She started things off with the bat, bringing up her 2nd knock of 40 not out, as Alyce Lockwood played 2nd fiddle with another unbeaten 20. The girls would go on to not lose a wicket and finish their 20 overs 0/127. With the ball Jordyn made short work of the Geelong West batting line up. Along with Amy Troy, the girls put the result in the bag having West 4/10, Jordyn with the figures of 4 overs 2/0. West would eventually finish 7/48 as our girls have started 2020 well.

 

Off field, the club is gearing up to lose our clubrooms for the remainder of the season shortly. Before that we do have our biggest function of the year. Our Major Raffle, this year it’s being held on Australia Day, Sunday Jan 26 and to change things up we're going the full reverse draw. Tickets are now on sale. Don’t miss out!!!



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2020 starts with Rain, then Rats and then a couple of wins

2020 starts with Rain, then Rats and then a couple of wins

12/01/2020, Geelong, Cricket, Geelong Cricket Association, Article # 29714189

We've all heard of the Dog ate my Homework scenario, now we’ve got the Rats ate the Covers. That’s right our 1st XI game was abandoned before a ball was bowled due to Grovedale's covers having holes in them from the Rats. The other 3 grades got on the park for their first game of 2020 with results being shared between both clubs.

 

The area copped 12mm of Rain on Friday afternoon, meaning conditions weren’t cricket friendly through the region. Our ground staff worked tirelessly from 7am to get the wicket and surrounds up for the 2nd XI game. Unfortunately the toss may have had a large part to play in the result as Grovedale won the toss and sent our guys in. Batting wasn’t easy to begin with as conditions definitely favoured the bowling side. Blake Troy battled hard but kept losing partners until he was joined by Cal Ferg at 4/35. The pair batted well through the middle overs, resurrecting the innings and getting our guys to a respectable score. After Blake was run out, Cal would continue on bringing up his 50 before falling for a well made 62. The lower order couldn’t add a whole heap of value to the score as the guys were bowled out for 152, with 20 balls still remaining.

 

Things didn’t start great with the ball either. Too many loose deliveries let Grovedale get off to a tidy start. Cal Ferg backed up his batting efforts with the ball claiming 2 scalps to get North into the game. At 3/126 the game looked over, before Nathan Berry inserted himself into the game. First off a run out, then 3 quick wickets tightened the game right up. All of a sudden Grovedale needed 10 runs from 3 overs with only 3 wickets in hand. A brilliant piece of fielding from Casey Meehan made the game even tighter as he ran out the dangerous GCA Legend Garry Kelson and with Jack Hall bowling the 49th and only going for 1 run, Grovedale still required 4 to win from the last over, 8 wickets down. It wasn’t to be for our guys however as the tailender hit Bez for a boundary to win the game, Bez finishing 3/23 from 8.1 overs.

 

The 3s boys have kept themselves in the top echelon of the competition with a hard fought win over a very good side. Bowling first our guys started ok before the Grovedale bats took advantage of the fast outfield up at Burdoo reserve. At 1/47 things could have gotten away from our guys however the captain Col Millard inserted himself in the game with great effect. Col's 9 overs went for just 10 runs as he picked up 3 wickets along the way to keep our guys in the game. Sammy Wakefield looked a class above as well as he chimed in with a couple of wickets as Grovedale finished 7/147.

 

The Vivian boys opened up and got the scoreboard ticking over. Lachy Vivian took on the senior role as his younger brother Harry played 2nd fiddle. The pair put on close to 30 before Harry fell. Cam then joined Lachy and the pair looked to finish the game in a hurry. Lachy was dismissed with the score at 60 as the guys started to panic. 1/60 then became 6/74 as the middle order had no answers. Luckily for us Cam was still there and he was about to be joined by man of the moment, skipper Col Millard. Any nerves that were there were soon gone as the 2 senior guys of the side looked set to get us the victory. With 8 runs to get Col was bowled, sending 1 last scare into the batting sheds, however the cool calm head of Cam Alford seen us home safely keeping our guys 2nd on the ladder.

 

The 4th XI welcomed the return of Captain Brad Brown into the side with a great backs to the wall victory. At times this year the side has looked very young and inexperienced, however the side that took the park on Saturday had the perfect mix of youth and experience. Batting first our guys got off to a great start with Jarrod Brown and young Alex Foxwell. The pair put on 67 for the 1st wicket and set the innings up. Jarrod, as he has done all season, made his way into the 40s before getting himself out, it did set the innings up though as our guys made their way to 170.

 

With runs on the board, our guys just needed to bowl well, and bowl well they did. The senior guys, Aaron Beecroft, Brad Brown and Daniel Davey, despite not getting any wickets, lead the way with their tight bowling. All 3 guys went at only 2 an over meaning that the Grovedale bats had to find other ways to score. That brought about false shots and Darcy O’Brien was the bowler that was rewarded. His 2 wickets, along with Hillsy's 2 wickets put the pressure right on the batters. With 16 required from the last over Aaron Beecroft held his nerve to get the guys the win and keep their season alive.

 

So we bank another 4.87 points to our season tally on the back of the disappointment in the 1st XI. We now put that aside and look ahead to this week’s challenge, East Belmont. We’ve shared a fierce rivalry with East over the past few years and hopefully our guys are ready to go again next Saturday afternoon.

 

The women’s team returned to the field as well this week, Bakers Oval was the destination and the girls put on a cricketing clinic. Jordyn Stewart had a day she'll want to remember for awhile. She started things off with the bat, bringing up her 2nd knock of 40 not out, as Alyce Lockwood played 2nd fiddle with another unbeaten 20. The girls would go on to not lose a wicket and finish their 20 overs 0/127. With the ball Jordyn made short work of the Geelong West batting line up. Along with Amy Troy, the girls put the result in the bag having West 4/10, Jordyn with the figures of 4 overs 2/0. West would eventually finish 7/48 as our girls have started 2020 well.

 

Off field, the club is gearing up to lose our clubrooms for the remainder of the season shortly. Before that we do have our biggest function of the year. Our Major Raffle, this year it’s being held on Australia Day, Sunday Jan 26 and to change things up we're going the full reverse draw. Tickets are now on sale. Don’t miss out!!!



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Junior Mid Season Catch up

Junior Mid Season Catch up

27/12/2019, Geelong, Cricket, Geelong Cricket Association, Article # 29688784

Junior Maggies 2019/20 Mid Season Catch up

Whilst we’re on the Christmas break, it’s time for the annual mid season catch-up, where we focus all our attention on the young magpies of the club. This year we have registered over 100 kids, playing across 10 different junior teams.

 

The oldest juniors have hit the Christmas break flying with a big win on the weekend to seal them up into 2nd place. After 7 rounds, the guys have 4 wins, 1 loss and 2 games that were washed out. Patty Visentin capped off the first half of his terrific season with a century on the weekend, pushing him to 257 runs to date, he leads the way ahead of Xavier Norman. With the ball Nathan Down and Will Milsome head up the leading wicket takers. Both guys have 6 poles for the year and in a sign what an even spread of bowlers our guys have, 10 different players have taken a wicket so far. With finals on the cards, consistency and availability could determine how far our guys go in season 2019/20.

 

The 17s boys also play off in a mid week T20 competition. Just a few weeks back our guys got the opportunity to play out on the Turf at North Geelong. They successfully won that game, as they did with their first game, heading into the Christmas break with a 2 and 0 record. Xavier Norman has back to back scores and is yet to be dismissed. Geordie LaCava and Nathan Down have provided Cameo’s as well as the guys have taken a liking to the 6 fielders rule. 2 further games to come in the New Year will determine how far they go in the shorter format but for now all things are looking positive.

 

At the start of the year, the Under 15 side were hardly a side. With very little numbers and no coach, the signs didn’t look good. NGCC's favourite son, Sam Hall came on board to coach and with the help of a handful of Friday night U13 players, the Under 15 side has made their way to Christmas with 4 wins and 3 losses, pretty good effort indeed. Captain Mitch Elliott leads the way with the bat; he's got 207 runs at a healthy average. 2 other young fellas’ have passed the 100 run mark as well with Luke Dale and Benny Demasi. With the ball, Under 13 gun batsman, Fred Lucas leads the wicket column in a sign of his growing talent. There's another player lurking on the wicket takers list that will quickly rise up, Will Hall, the Friday Night Birregurra Junior has been given permission to play when available and has already caught the eye of the Barwon Rockets selectors. A few more wins and the boys could still yet feature in the finals come early March.

 

This year we have fielded 2 under 13 sides, One on Friday nights and One on Saturday Mornings. The Saturday morning side currently sits in the top half of the ladder with 4 wins and a draw. The guys were looking for their 5th win on the weekend however fell short by just 20 runs. Riley King, Aarev Jain and David Murphy all lead the way with the bat. All 3 boys have over 120 runs for the year with very healthy averages. Both Aarev and David may have big futures in the black and white as they currently lead the wicket takers as well. Not to be outdone Riley King isn’t far behind them either, and with a handful of games to go before finals, anything could happen to this young side.

 

The 2nd of our Under 13 sides play on Friday Night. After playing 7 games, having 4 wins, 1 loss and a couple of abandoned games, finals look on the cards for these young guys. Regular contributions from Fred Lucas, Harvey Marles and Liam Biddiscombe see them leading the way with the bat. All 3 boys have made over 100 runs so far this season. With the ball its young Teddie Sherwin, who leads the wickets with 4 dismissals, which is keeping this side in the top half of the ladder.

 

This year we also have 2 Friday night Under 11 sides. These sides are filled with surnames that are very familiar at the club. The U11 White team has had star performances from Brad Elliott, Archie Crabbe and Finn McKee. Whilst the U11 Black team is filled with talent, such as Jaxon Brown, Caden Biddiscombe, Oscar Troy and Brock McPhee. Remember these names because in a few short years they’ll be getting mentioned for dominating our junior program. In a game earlier this season when U11 Black met U11 White, U11 Black just came away with the win.

 

2 junior girls’ teams make up our girls section this year, Stage 1 and 2. The stage 1 girls are our youngest girls. They range from 9 to 13 years of age. The girls currently sit 3rd on the ladder at the Christmas break and finals are a definite chance. Improvement has been the key to success for the girls so far with Ruby Moon, Sophie Emery and Abbey McPhee standing out above the rest. With 3 games to go before the finals, our girls have a really big chance to be there at the end of the season.

 

The Stage 2 girls are our oldest girls, they range from 14 to 16 years of age and are currently sitting 2nd on the ladder. After 5 games our girls were 5 and zip and doing everything right. The past 3 weeks, they've suffered 3 losses and now sit 2nd on the ladder. Skipper Lucy Emery leads the way with the bat; she has 146 runs so far. Lauren Kelly isn't far behind her with 119 runs having only been dismissed twice. Both the girls also lead the way with the ball as well claiming 6 wickets each. Tash Millard isn't far behind with 5. With only 4 teams in the Stage 2 comp, all sides will play finals; our girl’s just need to get back into the winners list and things will click once again for them.

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NGCC on top at Christmas

NGCC on top at Christmas

23/12/2019, Geelong, Cricket, Geelong Cricket Association, Article # 29689103

The club sits on top of the competition in both the 1st XI and Club Championship as we hit the Christmas break on a high.

 

After losing his 6th straight Coin Toss, Tom and the boys found themselves bowling first in the top of the table clash with ladder leaders Lara. A fired up Lachy Hayes soon had Lara on their backsides as he took 3 early wickets, including one with the first ball of the day, to have Lara 3/13. Kingy, Tom, Greggy and Alistair then tied things right down as Lara found it hard to score. With only a few minutes until the break, Alistair struck for his 1st of the day as the guys had Lara 4/84 at the interval. After break, Kingy struck and then so did Tom to have the boys right up and about. Lachy Hayes grabbed his 4th before the Lara tail crawled their way towards 150. Hayesy then picked up his 5th and Lara declared to have a small crack at us in the dying overs of day 1.

 

With 10 overs to face, openers Sam and Vass did it with absolute ease to get to stumps 0/18. Day 2 began the same way as our openers looked comfortable at the crease. Sam cleared the rope with one of his powerful offside drives however was dismissed next ball. His wicket didn't deter things as Vass was joined by Blake Troy. The pair added 99 to comfortably see us close to victory. Trying to clear the infield once more Vass fell for a brilliant 81 with us needing just 19 more runs for victory. Alistair McCann walked to the wicket and played with freedom as he has done for the past few months. He cleared the rope in the last over before break as the guys headed to the interval just 4 runs short of victory. Victory came just minutes after the resumption of play as the guys secured the 6 points and top spot. Batting on Blake fell for a well made 43, whilst Braden Szponar and Brayden McGregor enjoyed time in the middle. Greggy brought up his first 50 for the club as stumps were pulled, 5/277.

 

The 2nds have hit the Christmas break on fire, after winning the toss and batting first our guys piled on the runs. Andrew Fergusson, in his first Saturday game back since October, made batting look easy, finding the boundaries with ease. Batting at 3 Fergy raced to 73 at break as the guys looked headed for a big score. Ferg fell for 97 when he chased a wide one. Lara's luck didn't get any better as Biddis then joined Naughty at the crease, Last week the pair put on 72 in quick fashion. This week it was even quicker and for longer. Both bats passed 50, bringing up their 100 run partnership along the way. Biddis the more aggressive bat however once he had got to 79 he went for 1 shot too many and was dismissed. Naughty wouldn't make that mistake as he continued on late into the day bringing up his 1st ever Turf Century. Cal Ferg chipped in with a quick fire 40 and with the score 5/377, Biddis thought he'd try and take advantage of Lara's heavy legs and throw the openers in to face a tough 4 overs tonight, with a declaration, leaving Naughty 111 not out.

 

No wickets fell during the 4 overs, and Lara started well on Day 2. The wicket was a ripper and the outfield was fast meaning our guys had to work hard for the wickets. As he has done for most of the season to date, Mango got amongst the wickets early grabbing the first one of the day. He also picked up the 2nd but at 2/120, Lara were having a fair crack at the run chase. Things didn’t get any easier for the guys either as the Lara top order continued to put away the bad ball, along with see off our good balls. Turf debutant Tom Hams showed his calibre by shortening up their set opening batsman, before getting one through him a few balls later. The game was still in the balance until Fergy picked up 2 quick wickets, followed by Jack Hall doing the same. Ex NGCC Coach Brad Scown came in and threw the bat around late. His entertaining innings ended when his mate Mango removed his middle stump and our guys got the win, bowling Lara out for 281. The win sees the guys sitting 2nd on the ladder 1 point behind our next opponents Grovedale.

 

A few weeks back, the 3s batting was all about Cam Alford. Tim Arnel chipped in last week with a major cameo, however with Tim unavailable again this game, it was back to being all about Cam Alford. After Col lost the toss and the boys were sent in, The Vivian boys opened up proceedings for the 2nd time ever together. Harry fell early, bringing Cam to the crease and from there the game started to drift away from Lara. Cam thumped his way to 98 by the tea break as the guys walked off 2/136. Having the 20 minute interval to think about things, the nervous 90s weren't a thing for the big fella as he brought up his 2nd 100 for the season. Shortly after that he was dismissed for 107, having a total of 441 runs up to the Xmas Break. At 4/153 the job wasn't over yet and the guys needed another batsman to take the reins. Deccy Clark stood up and delivered. The promising 17 year old took the game away from Lara with a punishing 50. He combined well with skipper Col who himself got to 43 as the pair put on 73 to see the guys finish 7/283, Deccy finishing 58 not out.

 

Day 2 started well for our guys, as Hugo Clatworthy picked up a run out to get the day going. Birchy then joined in, as did Lachy Viv to really put Lara on the back foot. When Deccy Clark bowled their next batsman it was 4/35 And things looked over for Lara, to their credit they fought back well, however a damaging spell from Casey Meehan and some great support from Lachy Viv ended any slight chances Lara had of victory. Casey finished with 4/38 off nearly 17 overs, whilst Lachy Viv picked up 3/40 in a sign of great depth for the club.

 

The 4ths played a 1 day fixture last week due to the GCA's new fixture plans. Batting first out at Lara our guys were in all sorts at 3/25. Jarrod Brown and Archie Lazarro then set out to recover the innings. The pair put on 31 together before Browny fell bringing skipper Jarrad Hills to the crease. He picked up where Browny left off with Archie playing a great supporting role. When they both fell with the score on 91 things turned from bad to worse as we were all out 94, losing our last 6 wickets for just 3 runs.

 

Lara didn't muck around with the run chase either chasing down the total in just 17 overs. Fletcher Keck the only wicket taker. Not a great way to finish the first half of the year, the boys sitting in 8th position with the 3 wins. On a positive they're only 1 game and percentage outside of the top 4 and with regular skipper Brad Brown back after Christmas, anything could happen.

 

The 5ths also went to the Christmas break last week on the back of a loss. Struggling for consistency the side was in all sorts at 4/18. Baumy and Will Demasi did a great job in recovering the side however at 9/77 things still weren't looking great. A late call up meant that Baden 'Spud' Lucas came in at 10 and finally the score started ticking over. He and skipper Craig Elliott put on 65 for the last wicket to add some respectability to the score of 142.

 

The score of 142 was never going to be enough however as St Peter's chased down the tally inside 20 overs. Kobie Milsome struck early before Will Demasi picked up a late wicket however the game was all but over from there. The guys sit in 6th place at the Christmas break with finals not really in the equation, mathematically they're still a slight chance. Hopefully with some higher grade availabilities after Christmas the 5ths side will look stronger and find some consistency.

 

The women's side heads to the Christmas break on the back of a big win. Batting first against Ballarat our girls got off to the dream start. Jordyn Stewart and Alyce Lockwood combined for an unbeaten 50 run stand. On the back of Alyce carrying her bat last week, this week she retired with 41 not out. Not to be outdone Jordyn also retired on 40, then number 3 Sarah Kirby came in and retired with 32 as the girls helped themselves to their highest score of the season 1/165. In reply Ballarat never looked in the run chase with Kayley Adamko picking up 2 wickets, while Mel Rodriguez picked up 2 run out as Ballarat finished 5/64. Massive signs of improvement from all the girls, keeps their slim finals hopes alive in their first season. The girls have 2 more games after Christmas, 2 wins could see them playing off for a spot in the final.

 

The Senior guys weren't the only guys whacking 100s, on the weekend just gone we witnessed 15 year old Patty Visentin hit his first ever century in the Under 17s. As a bottom age player exciting times for the club, stay tuned for a Junior midseason report in the coming days.

 

With that all done, we now bank 9 points to our Club Championship and we sit on our own in top spot heading into the Christmas break. After Christmas we return with 2 one day game, the first being played against Grovedale on Sat Jan 11, until then we hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a safe start to 2020!!!




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NGCC on top at Christmas

NGCC on top at Christmas

23/12/2019, Geelong, Cricket, Geelong Cricket Association, Article # 29684278

The club sits on top of the competition in both the 1st XI and Club Championship as we hit the Christmas break on a high.

 

 

After losing his 6th straight Coin Toss, Tom and the boys found themselves bowling first in the top of the table clash with ladder leaders Lara. A fired up Lachy Hayes soon had Lara on their backsides as he took 3 early wickets, including one with the first ball of the day, to have Lara 3/13. Kingy, Tom, Greggy and Alistair then tied things right down as Lara found it hard to score. With only a few minutes until the break, Alistair struck for his 1st of the day as the guys had Lara 4/84 at the interval. After break, Kingy struck and then so did Tom to have the boys right up and about. Lachy Hayes grabbed his 4th before the Lara tail crawled their way towards 150. Hayesy then picked up his 5th and Lara declared to have a small crack at us in the dying overs of day 1.

 

 

With 10 overs to face, openers Sam and Vass did it with absolute ease to get to stumps 0/18. Day 2 began the same way as our openers looked comfortable at the crease. Sam cleared the rope with one of.his powerful offside drives however was dismissed next ball. His wicket didn't deter things as Vass was joined by Blake Troy. The pair added 99 to comfortably see us close to victory. Trying to clear the infield once more Vass fell for a brilliant 81 with us needing just 19 more runs for victory. Alistair McCann walked to the wicket and played with freedom as he has done for the past few months. He cleared the rope in the last over before break as the guys headed to the interval just 4 runs short of victory. Victory came just minutes after the resumption of play as the guys secured the 6 points and top spot. Batting on Blake fell for a well made 43, whilst Braden Szponar and Brayden McGregor enjoyed time in the middle. Greggy brought up his first 50 for the club as stumps were pulled, 5/277.

 

 

The 2nds have hit the Christmas break on fire, After winning the toss and batting first our guys piled on the runs. Andrew Fergusson, in his first Saturday game back since October, made batting look easy, finding the boundaries with ease. Batting at 3 Fergy raced to 73 at break as the guys looked headed for a big score. Ferg fell for 97 when he chased a wide one. Lara's luck didn't get any better as Biddis then joined Naughty at the crease, Last week the pair put on 72 in quick fashion. This week it was even quicker and for longer. Both bats passed 50, bringing up their 100 run partnership along the way. Biddis the more aggressive bat however once he had got to 79 he went for 1 shot too many and was dismissed. Naughty wouldn't make that mistake as he continued on late into the day bringing up his 1st ever Turf Century. Cal Ferg chipped in with a quick fire 40 and with the score 5/377, Biddis thought he'd try and take advantage of Lara's heavy legs and throw the openers in to face a tough 4 overs tonight, with a declaration, leaving Naughty 111 not out.

 

 

No wickets fell during the 4 overs, and Lara started well on Day 2. The wicket was a ripper and the outfield was fast meaning our guys had to work hard for the wickets. As he has done for most of the season to date, Mango got amongst the wickets early grabbing the first one of the day. He also picked up the 2nd but at 2/120, Lara were having a fair crack at the run chase. Things didnt get any easier for the guys either as the Lara top order continued to put away the bad ball, along with see off our good balls. Turf debutant Tom Hams showed his calibre by shortening up their set opening batsman, before getting one through him a few balls later. The game was still in the balance until Fergy picked up 2 quick wickets, followed by Jack Hall doing the same. Ex NGCC Coach Brad Scown came in and threw the bat around late. His entertaining innings ended when his mate Mango removed his middle stump and our guys got the win, bowling Lara out for 281. The win sees the guys sitting 2nd on the ladder 1 point behind our next opponents Grovedale.

 

 

A few weeks back, the 3s batting was all about Cam Alford. Tim Arnel chipped in last week with a major cameo, however with Tim unavailable again this game, it was back to being all about Cam Alford. After Col lost the toss and the boys were sent in, The Vivian boys opened up proceedings for the 2nd time ever together. Harry fell early, bringing Cam to the crease and from there the game started to drift away from Lara. Cam thumped his way to 98 by the tea break as the guys walked off 2/136. Having the 20 minute interval to think about things, the nervous 90s weren't a thing for the big fella as he brought up his 2nd 100 for the season. Shortly after that he was dismissed for 107, having a total of 441 runs up to the Xmas Break. At 4/153 the job wasn't over yet and the guys needed another batsman to take the reigns. Deccy Clark stood up and delivered. The promising 17 year old took the game away from Lara with a punishing 50. He combined well with skipper Col who himself got to 43 as the pair put on 73 to see the guys finish 7/283, Deccy finishing 58 not out.

 

 

Day 2 started well for our guys, as Hugo Clatworthy picked up a run out to get the day going. Birchy then Joined in, as did Lachy Viv to really put Lara on the back foot. When Deccy Clark bowled their next batsman it was 4/35 And things looked over for Lara, to their credit they fought back well, however a damaging spell from Casey Meehan and some great support from Lachy Viv ended any slight chances Lara had of victory. Casey finished with 4/38 off nearly 17 overs, whilst Lachy Viv picked up 3/40 in a sign of great depth for the club.

 

 

The 4ths played a 1 day fixture last week due to the GCA's new fixture plans. Batting first out at Lara our guys were in all sorts at 3/25. Jarrod Brown and Archie Lazarro then set out to recover the innings. The pair put on 31 together before Browny fell bringing skipper Jarrad Hills to the crease. He picked up where Browny left off with Archie playing a great supporting role. When they both fell with the score on 91 things turned from bad to worse as we were all out 94, losing our last 6 wickets for just 3 runs.

 

 

Lara didn't muck around with the run chase either chasing down the total in just 17 overs. Fletcher Keck the only wicket taker. Not a great way to finish the first half of the year, the boys sitting in 8th position with the 3 wins. On a positive they're only 1 game and percentage outside of the top 4 and with regular skipper Brad Brown back after Christmas, anything could happen.

 

 

The 5ths also went to the Christmas break last week on the back of a loss. Struggling for consistency the side was in all sorts at 4/18. Baumy and Will Demasi did a great job in re

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Sports Website For Sale

Sports Website For Sale

29/11/2018, Geelong, Multi Sports, sportingscribe.com admin, Article # 28193180

Sporting website for sale

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Join us and hundreds of classic cars in the City Cruise Tonight! Friday the 24th of November

Join us and hundreds of classic cars in the City Cruise Tonight! Friday the 24th of November

24/11/2017, Geelong, Motorsport - Cruising/Displays/Publications, Geelong Revival, Article # 24945691

Join us and hundreds of classic cars in the City Cruise Tonight!
Friday the 24th of November

The event kicks off tonight with the annual City Cruise! Cars will depart from Beckley Park at 6:30pm and hundreds of classic cars will make their way across Geelong to the waterfront, concluding in the pits.

For more information about the route, times, and the event, visit www.geelongrevival.com.au or click the link below.


 
Click Here for City Cruise Details
Round 1 of CAMS 2018 Victorian Hillclimb Championship

Come and witness over 100 vehicles competing in Round 1 of the CAMS 2018 Victorian Hillclimb Championship on Saturday and Sunday.

The Revival Hillclimb gives us a traditional road-based hillclimb through the wonderful trees and vistas of Eastern Park – reminiscent of the early days of motor rallying. A great spot for the purists and a chance to see even more classic vehicles in action! Enjoy twice the racing action!

State Championship points and trophies will be awarded to each class along with an overall event winner being announced.

The FREE Hillclimb Express Train will help you get to and from the event, travelling between Eastern Beach and Eastern Gardens all day.




Don't miss all the racing action this weekend!

The 1/4 mile sprints will kick off at 10am tomorrow and will run all weekend!

See over 300 classic cars and motorbikes compete in the historic Geelong 1/4 mile sprints for the National Classic Sprint Title.

Saturday features more contemporary and exotic vehicles and Sunday celebrates the more classic cars and bikes.

Special guest driver Dean Canto will be racing at at the end of each run session, so don't miss seeing what the expert can do on our track.

Also, for the first time ever we’ll have a McLaren road car racing on the Geelong waterfront this weekend. The super sexy 2017 McLaren 675LT Spider is 1 of 22 in Australia and is sure to have heads turning in the pits and on track!



 

Food & Expo
Lots to see, eat and do with a variety of trade stalls on display!

We'll help keep you fuelled all weekend with a great variety of tasty street food. From Delish, Black Barrel BBQ, Copa Grill, Melbourne Street Food and Squid Inc Direct, there are plenty of cuisines on offers to satisfy your hunger throughout the day.



There's also a huge motor expo on display, with the likes of Hobbies Direct, Dalton Automotive, Performance Wheels, the Renault simulator and many more!

Make sure to also check out the Porsche Experience, including display cars, the 911 Driving Virtual-reality experience, children's activities, 911 tech talk and tours with Porsche experts, as well as brand giveaways and much more.


 
Adelaide Motorsport Festival
 

Looking for another excuse for a road trip? Our friends at Adelaide Motorsport Festival still have some spaces available in The Prima Tour element, running on 7th December and it is only $595 to enter.

The Prima Tour is open to classic or modern cars and is a great non-competitive intro to the weekend. Take to Collingrove Hillclimb and a number of closed roads while rubbing shoulders with the likes of Craig Lowndes, Tim Slade, Troy Bayliss, Molly Taylor and others!

The Prima Tour is essentially part of Day 1 of the Adelaide Rally which has its own tour and various competition categories.

For more info head to https://www.adelaidemotorsportfestival.com.au/
 

Join us at the National Vintage Fashion Awards 
Held Midday Each Day


Old world glamour comes to life at the National Vintage Fashion Awards as darling dolls, pinup beauties and dapper dudes take to the catwalk.

If you're still keen to dust off your old favourites from the wardrobe, we will be taking last minute entries until 11.30am! 

Come and have a dance, or simply enjoy the classic Rock 'n' Roll party, with Jukebox Rockers performing from 1pm-2pm and 3pm-4pm Saturday and Sunday.


Missed out on pre-purchasing your tickets?

Don't worry!
Pit Passes will be available for purchase on both days of the event.

Kids: 12/U: $7  Concession: $14 (ID req.) 
Adult: $19  Family: $48 (2 adults & up to 3 children)
Kids under 5 are FREE

Follow click here to purchase tickets!

CONTACT US
If you have any questions please contact us on 03 5273 4777 or email us atinfo@geelongrevival.com.au. For all other event information visit www.geelongrevival.com.au

 
The Official Countdown to the Geelong Revival Motoring Festival is On!

The Official Countdown to the Geelong Revival Motoring Festival is On!

21/11/2017, Geelong, Motorsport - Cruising/Displays/Publications, Geelong Revival, Article # 24903474
 

See hundreds classic vehicles cruise along the Geelong Waterfront! 
Friday the 24th of November


Join us in kicking off the weekend of motoring with a cavalcade of exotic vehicles through Geelong.

The route will travel along the Princess Fwy and the Geelong Waterfront, with the vehicles parking in the pit zone and Herne Pde. The City Cruise will commence at 6:30pm, Friday and drivers are invited to arrive from 6pm.

For more information about the route and the event, visit www.geelongrevival.com.auor click the link below.


 
Click Here for City Cruise Details
Round 1 of CAMS 2018 Victorian Hillclimb Championship
 

Come and witness the champions! 

With over 100 entrants competing from 11am - 3pm each day, the event will showcase some of the best classic vehicles in action, reminiscent of the early days of motor rallying. Witness all the racing up close from the spectator viewing and vantage points. The 900 metre Revival Hillclimb course is located at Eastern Park, overlooking Geelong's picturesque waterfront.

State Championship points and trophies will be awarded to each class along with an overall event winner.


Saturday Night Drinks

To add to the vintage theme of the Geelong Revival Motoring Festival, RGYC will have historical wooden boats on display, with the café open and live entertainment all weekend. 

Once the Geelong Revival Motoring Festival wraps up for the day, we invite you to come down for evening drinks and live music on the Saturday evening with our bar open until 11pm!

                                             When: Saturday 25 November 9am-11pm
                                                         Sunday 26 November 9am-5pm
                                           
                                             Where
: Royal Geelong Yacht Club
                                                          25 Eastern Beach Rd, Geelong
 


 

K-ROCK TRADE EXPO 
Come and visit our special offerings and exhibitors!

The K-Rock Trade Expo will feature stalls from some of the biggest motoring companies as well as local mechanics. The zone will also include a range of unique and delicious food vendors to fuel your appetite.

Motorcycle Mecca is our specialised area for all things two-wheels. If you're looking for minor repairs, or to completely rebuild your bike, exhibitors in this area will have some of their best work on display.

Steampacket Gardens is the place to be for those wanting to experience a blast from the past, featuring a range of rockabilly-style clothing and accessories and vintage accessories

Be sure to pay a visit to each zone over the weekend!



 

The National Vintage Fashion Awards 2017

Come and join the fun at this year's National Vintage Fashion Awards and see the best in Vintage and Reproduction fashion. Applications are still available for women, men and kids, entry is completely free! 




The National Vintage Fashion Awards are something that the whole family can get involved in; entrants will go in the running to be crowned Miss Vintage, Miss Repro or Dapper Dude. There are also special prizes to be won this year thanks to Dangerfield, Little Creatures, Browns and Charlie & Co.
We look forward to seeing you there! 

Don't have your tickets yet?

Secure your ticket for the Geelong Revival Motoring Festival and enjoy an action packed weekend, witness over 400 classic and exotic cars, and motorcycles sprint down Ritchie Boulevard at full throttle. Individual and Family Pit Pass tickets are available, as well as limited VIP passes.

PIT PASS
Kids: 12/U: $7  Concession: $14 (ID req.) 
Adult: $19  Family: $48 (2 adults & up to 3 children)
Kids under 5 are FREE

VIP PASS
1 Day: $185   2 Days: $295 

Follow the link below to purchase tickets!
Click Here to Buy Your Tickets

CONTACT US
If you have any questions please contact us on 03 5273 4777 or email us atinfo@geelongrevival.com.au. For all other event information visit www.geelongrevival.com.au

 
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