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Our History 2012/13 - 2016/17

SEASON 2012/13
TEAMS ENTERED: A, D, E, F Grades, Under 17/1&3, Under 15/1, 2&3, Under 13/1, 2&3, Under 11/1 (Blue & Green), Under 11/4 (Blue & Green).
PREMIERSHIPS: Under 13/1, 13/3 RUNNERS UP: A Grade, D Grade, Under 13/2
NOTABLE DEBUTS: Aaron Woolley, Cam Davidson, Kamalpreet Bhasin, Tanzil Hoque, Imran Laghmani, Redwan Laghmani, Jaspreet Bhasin, Fred Besterwitch, Matt Van Der Ark.

We fielded 16 teams in 2012/13, including a team in A Grade. They had a terrific season, which went all the way through to the Grand Final. The semi was a walkover as we rolled Narre for 49, with Corey Roberts taking a sensational haul of 9/34. Doug effected a run out to keep all 10 wickets in the family. We easily passed them at 0/53 with Brett Whittingham & Ben DeKoning getting the job done.
We travelled to Lynbrook for the GF, batting first we made 166. Seven players got to double figures, but no big scores came of it. Brent Urwin 42 & Pete Ferg 31 posted the only scores over 20. We struck back with 3 wkts before stumps to be right in it. We looked good at 7/114 but a 32 run stand got Lynbrook to 8/146, then the 9th wicket fell on 165. Everyone held their breath as the no. 11 scored the 2 runs for a Lynbrook flag. Doug 3/43, Corey 2/37, Wes 2/35 & Pete 2/18 almost pulled it off.
D Grade also made it through to the GF and after dismissing Narre Sth for 142, we looked a huge chance. Matt Ferguson took a superb 5/50, with Nathan Williams 4/32 in great support. We were in good shape at 2/63, but the game changed quickly & we collapsed badly to be all out for 93. Only Jay Adihetty 23 & Matt Ferg 24 offered any resistance.

The 13/1’s & finished on top & in the semi, we made 9/190 with Mitch Mason 28, Harry W 28, Jack Marie 26 (all retired), Matt Briggs 22 & Ash Chandrasinghe 20 amongst the runs. Narre Nth were never really in the hunt, making 9/143. .
The GF was an even game against Cranbourne. We made 126 with Heath Briggs scoring a great 41no. Cranny got to 3/97, but we tightened the screws and took 7/17 to dismiss them for 114. TK 2/9 & Harry W 2/3 led the way in a great fightback.
13/2 finished 2nd & rolled Narre Sth in the semi for 80 (Harry Bell 4/1, Ronith Koshy 2/8) and we coasted home at 2/82. Tim Palzer 25 ret. & Riley Hillman 22no saw us past the target. In the GF Lynbrook 161 proved too strong, holding us to 6/114.
The 13/3’s finished 3rd & made 8/142 (Lach Chugg 32no, Rivin 27no & Steve Law 26 ret.) in the semi. Narre Nth reached 2/98 but Blake Sully 4/14 & Rivin 2/11 turned the game to dismiss them for 140. A last ball run out won the game in an exciting finish.
The GF vs Berwick was incredible. Berwick batted first & wickets fell from the 1st over. They were 5/7, then 8/14 & all out 20 in 16 overs with 10 catches taken in an amazing performance. Blake 2/2, Jeremy Valentine 2/0 & Steve 3/0 were the wreckers.
We batted and faired only a little better. Regular wickets fell and we passed them 5 down on the way to just 40 all out. Berwick came out swinging and declared at 3/82 (Steve 3/16), leaving us 63 to win outright or bat out 22 overs. There were a few shaky moments, but after 22 overs we finished 4/40 (Rivin 18no) to win on 1st innings.
Justin Randell made the 1st double century with 218 against Narre in E Grade, while, Blake Sully took 6/2 in U13/3 which still stands as the Juniors’ best ever figures.

SEASON 2013/14
TEAMS ENTERED: Turf 5, B, D, E, F, G Grades, Under 17/2, Under 15/1&3, Under 13/1, 2, 3&4, Under 11/2 (Blue & Green), U11/3 & 11/4 (Blue & Green).
PREMIERSHIPS: Under 13/1, Under 13/2 RUNNERS UP: Under 13/3 SEMI FINAL: B Grade
NOTABLE DEBUTS: Riley Cassar, Ryan Atkinson, Brett Gilbert, Niluka Karunaratne, Rod Tredoux, James Hannaford, Jeremy Cooray, Roshan Guruge, Gayan Piyasena, Roger Johnson

Another step up with our first turf team taking the field, however we had to contend with playing away every week until our own wicket was installed. The experience alone would be well worth it. The team started well and were still in finals contention at Christmas but fell away after the break to finish 12th of 14.
B Grade dominated the regular season to finish on top. The good form deserted us in the semi when Silverton dismissed us for 158. We struck back to have them 5/84, but they steadied to pass us without any further loss.
The 13/1’s also finished top and easily beat Cranbourne in the semi. We made 4/139 with Rivin, Heath & Matt Briggs all getting their 25 ret. Cranbourne had no answer and were all out for 71. Rivin backed up his batting with 3/8 & Heath followed suit with 2/8.
We faced Berwick in the GF and batting first we made 8/139cc. Heath & Matt Briggs got their 25 ret. again and were well supported by Rivin & TK, who both made 17. The bowlers did the rest as we held them to 9/123cc. Seven bowlers took 1 wicket each, with 2 run outs in a great team effort.
The 13/2’s went through undefeated and brushed aside Parkfield for 61 in the semi. Frank Golotta took 2/9 with his collection of mystery balls. We got through to stumps without loss and coasted to victory on Day 2, finishing 4/96 from just 19 overs.
We faced Nth Dandenong in the GF and they batted first, making 6/117cc. Caleb Pedro 2/4. We began with an opening stand of 47, but 2 quick wickets had us 2/58 at drinks. After the break, Danusha Gamage & Steve Law both made their 25 ret. and we surged to a win, finishing 4/117. Frank’s 13no with 3 late boundaries saw us home.
The 13/3’s finished 2nd & hosted Dandy West in the semi. DW batted first and made 7/114cc from their 40 overs. The chase began and we got off to a great start with Liam Redmond & Alex Prendergast both making their 25 ret. At 2/92, we were in the box seat, but overs were running out. We began the final over, needing 5 to win with Jordan McMahon & Zac Matthews at the crease. A no-ball helped, and we then needed 2 from the final ball. The ball was struck into the outfield and the batsmen took off. A missed run out coming back for the 2nd allowed the boys to make the winning run and we had got home by the skin of our teeth, finishing 6/115.
The GF was against Springvale Sth, & batting first we struggled from the outset. Tight bowling & fielding restricted us to all out 71. Alex & Paramveer Kahlon were the only boys to get to double figures. Defending a small score was always going to be tough, but the boys fought hard to the end and Springvale Sth eventually got there finishing 6/72. Corey Cartledge bowled well with 2/8.

SEASON 2014/15
TEAMS ENTERED: Turf 6, A, C, D, E, F Grades, Under 17/1&2, Under 15/1, 2&3, Under 13/1, 2, 3&4, Under 11/2 (Blue & Green), Under 11/4 (Blue & Green).
PREMIERSHIPS: A Grade, Under 15/1, Under 13/1, Under 13/2 RUNNERS UP: C Grade, Under 15/2 SEMI FINALS: Turf 6, D Grade, Under 13/4
NOTABLE DEBUTS: Matt Butera, Jason Miseki, Ravin Punchihewa, Shean Taylor, Stuart McDonald, Nick Shannon, Bevan Tisdale, Ethan Marinic, Brayden Tisdale.

We grew to 19 teams in 2014/15, with 9 reaching the finals.

The Turf 6 again played away all season, but we hit the ground running and went through undefeated. We faced Narre Nth in the semi and we made 259. Imran Laghmani got 39 at the top, but a competitive score was looking grim until Braydon Hillman (37) & Nick Shannon (80) put on a century for the 8th wicket to set a decent target. We had them 3/14, but NN had a former Sri Lankan Test player and he carved out a century to get them home. Nick Shannon 2/44 was the best of the bowlers.
A Grade finished 18 points clear on top and faced Sandown Pk in the semi. We batted first and looked shaky at 4/36, but Brett Whittingham 48 and Matt Ferg 63 batted well with the lower order to help us to 9/244. SP started well and at 4/157, the game was in the balance. Josh McKenzie then took a key wicket & the flood gates opened rolling them for 189. Josh 3/28, Doug 3/51 & Brett Gilbert 2/44 got us home.
The GF vs Nth Dandy was very tight & low scoring, with only one half century scored for the match. We batted and made 9/175cc. Ben DeKoning 41 & Doug 32 saw us to a competitive total. We were dealt a blow when Doug broke down in his 1st over and took no further part. At 5/126 it was evenly poised, but Brett G & Matt Ferg ran through the middle order to bowl them out for 146. Matt 3/22, Brett 2/35 & Ravi Punchihewa 2/13 finished them off. C Grade finished 2nd and swept aside Southern Pirates in the semi. We batted and made 274 with Aaron Woolley 92 & Stuart McDonald 68no getting us out of a sticky situation when we were 6/117. SP were never in it and we rolled them for 127. Logan Hillman 4/42, Roshan Guruge 3/26 and Niluka Karunaratne 2/15.
We faced St Mary’s in the GF and we started brilliantly by rolling them for 139 with Roshan again leading the way with 4/41. Niluka backed up with 3/11 & Russ Collier 2/25. The chase started ok, reaching 0/24, but it turned sour quickly losing 5/13 and the tail could not rescue us and we were dismissed for a disappointing 70.
The 15/1’s finished 2nd and played HSD in the semi. We posted 8/159cc, with Mitch Mason 50 ret. We rolled them for 122, with Tim Palzer 3/21 & Tristan Pereira 2/8.
We played top side Narre Nth in the GF and batting first we made an imposing 7/193. Shobit Singh & Mitch both got 50 ret. with Matt Briggs 37. NN were never in it and were bowled out for 109. Harry W 2/7, Mitch 2/12 & Harry B 2/19 did all the damage.
The 15/2’s finished 2nd and faced Narre Sth in the semi. They batted & came out firing with 25 from the first 2 overs, but the openers went in quick succession. We dismissed them for 155, no-one got to 20, but 43 extras hurt. Wickets were shared with Dylan Bayley 2/11, Blake Sully 2/21 & Lach Chugg 2/11 all keeping it tight. We lost an early wicket, but then Binul Ekanayake 37 & Matt Butera 50 ret. got us close before Chuggy & Steve saw us over the line, finishing on 4/158.
The GF was against top side Lyndale, they batted first and after a slow start they got on top and posted 6/193. Blake led the way with 2/24. We started badly before Matt B 50 ret. & Steve 18 tried to rescue the innings but Steve’s dismissal right on drinks was a bad blow. We fell away after the break and were bowled out for 98.
The 13/1’s finished on top, but survived a tie in the semi. We made 9/127, with Danusha Gamage & Trent Symms making 25 ret. A last wicket stand of 24 between Aaryamann Sikri & Rhys Tisdale would be pivotal. Narre Sth looked in control with 3 boys getting to 25. Our fielding was keeping us in it and it came down to the final ball, with NS needing 1 to win, but a run out saw us get through. Bailey P 2/11 & Danusha 2/9 bowled well, but the fielding which provided 5 run outs was definitely the difference.
The GF vs Berwick was always going to be tough, but a terrific bowling effort on Day 1, kept them to 113. Rhys Tisdale 4/11 & Bailey P 2/4. We were in control chasing the target with Danusha, Brayden Tisdale & Trent all making 25 ret, while Josh Sawrey 15no, saw us home, finishing on 3/125.
13/2’s finished top & survived a close call in the semi. We batted & made 117, with Alex Prendergast making 25 ret. Cranbourne got close finishing 9/110, with Corey Cartledge taking 3/2.
In the GF we made 8/131 (Bineth Bandara 25 ret, Alex 23) and held them to 8/105cc. Caleb Pedro was best with the ball taking 2/11.

SEASON 2015/16
TEAMS ENTERED: Turf 5&7. B, D, E, F, OD2 Grades, Under 17/1&3, Under 15/1, 2&3, Under 13/1 (Blue & Green), 13/3&4, Under 11/2 (Blue & Green).
PREMIERSHIPS: Turf 5, Turf 7, B Grade, F Grade, Under 15/1 RUNNERS UP: Under 15/2, Under 13/1 SEMI FINALS: D Grade, E Grade
NOTABLE DEBUTS: Glen Broadbent, Ross Wardle, David Loveridge, Nick Brooks, Andrew Bertschik, Nick Haughton, Thomas Jelavic.

In 2015/16 we finally unveiled our own turf wicket at Berwick Springs. The first game was a successful fizzer when we dismissed Lyndale for 41 and romped home at 0/44. Muneem Alam 4/26, Nick Shannon 3/2 & Josh McKenzie 3/6 ensured an early finish.
The team continued on and finished on top & faced Doveton in the semi. Rain delayed the start, Doveton batted first and came out swinging making 9/179 dec. from 38 overs. Imran Laghmani 3/27 & Jeremy Cooray 2/13 led the way. With the game being shortened, we just had to bat out 51 overs to force a draw & go through. We began well with an opening stand of 84 between Imran 54 & Grant 26 and at 1/119 we looked headed for victory. We then lost 3/0 to be 4/119 but wickets continued to fall. At 7/135, survival took over, then at 9/163 we had to face out the final few deliveries. Rivin 14no & Josh McK. saw out the final over to see us go through to the GF.
We faced Buckley Ridges and batting 1st we posted 9/330 with Akaati Pupuke making a wonderful 116. He was well supported by Jeremy 42, Imran 39, Mitch Mason 37 & Rivin 33. 330 was always going to be too much for BR and we rolled them for 150. Nick Shannon 5/27 & Imran 4/28 gave them no chance.
Turf 7 finished 2nd and faced St Brigid/St Louis in the semi. We batted first on a difficult pitch and we scrambled to 121 all out with Jack Marie 34 & Hayden Johnson 31no the best in tough conditions. SB/SL looked in control at 1/62 but the game then changed dramatically. Our openers came back on and ripped through the batting, taking 9/49 and dismissing them for 111. Jason Miseki 5/47 & Hayden 4/25 turned the game our way. With 75 overs remaining, we batted again with the intention of occupying the crease. We made 147 in 59 overs with Ben De Koning 29, Adam Venables 27 & Cadeyrn Curtain 26 doing well. Michael Caldwell 17 & Jason 13no played handy knocks late in the innings. SB/SL required 158 from 18 overs and finished 9/96. Corey Roberts 5/47 & Hayden 3/43 bowled unchanged to see us home.
The GF vs Cranbourne was a low scoring affair. We batted first & struggled from the outset & were all out for 91. Ravin Punchihewa 38 & Gayan Piyasena 23 worked extremely hard for their runs. Cranny found the going equally tough and we dismissed them for 84 in an exciting finish. Hayden 6/37, Ravin 2/9 & Jason 2/19 did the damage. With a 7 run lead, we occupied the crease and the game was called with us 2/32.
B Grade finished 2nd and hosted Lyndale in the semi. We batted first and got off to a fair start reaching 2/60, but then wickets fell at regular intervals and we were struggling at 8/154. Aaron Woolley then batted sensibly with the tail to get us to 250 all out. Aaron made a terrific 111 and he was well supported by Daniel Willis 26, Roshan Guruge 24 then Bryce Hill-Buxton 15 & Brett Gilbert 19 helped Aaron set a decent target. Lyndale could not get any big partnerships going and we rolled them for 150. Logan 4/43, Russ Collier 2/8 & Niluka 2/23 saw us through.
The GF vs Buckley was a cracker from ball one. They batted first and posted a competitive 204 with Niluka 3/30, Redwan Laghmani 2/35 & Roshan 2/44 all working hard. We had a very shaky start and at 7/130 we were in deep trouble. Daniel Willis made a terrific 91 but he was back in the pavilion. Russ 25 & Brett Gilbert 26 put on 46, then Brett & Logan 24no took us past and we finished 9/211 to take home the flag.
F Grade finished undefeated on top and hosted Buckley Ridges in the semi. BR batted first and we got off to a great start, taking regular wickets and at 7/78, it looked like we would be chasing a small target. The BR no. 8 then got together with the tail and boosted the score to 210, including a 10th wicket stand of 75. Openers, David Loveridge 4/58 & Bevan Tisdale 2/34 did the early damage. We started very well and except for a couple of hiccups, the target always looked in reach. We passed them 6 down with Bevan 59 & Ross Wardle 53 setting up the win.
We played Sandown Park in the GF and batting first, we found the going tough, SP bowled well and held us to 157. Captain Cam Davidson steadied the ship with 44 & Nick Haughton 38. The chase began & SP could not get any decent partnerships going and we dismissed them for 107. Andrew Bertschick 5/19 & David Loveridge 5/61 were the wreckers. We batted again and at 2/93 the game was called. Andrew finished a fine game by making 50no in the 2nd dig.
The 15/1’s dominated their season to finish on top but survived a huge scare in the semi. We hosted Dandy West who batted first and posted a modest 115. Soham Waingade & Rivin both took 3/12. We got off to a good start with Ash Adihetty 36 & Rivin 26 doing well, but the game changed severely and we found ourselves 9/108. It was left to Riley Hillman 16no & Aranna Saha 1no to scramble home in the last over.
The GF against Buckley was anything but close as we handed out a lesson. Batting first, we amassed 4/201, with Matt Briggs 51 ret. Harry W 39, Ash 34, Rivin 30 & Matt Butera 27. Apart from a 50 run opening stand, BR were not in it as we bundled them out for 117. Harry W 3/15 & Blake Sully 2/17 gave them Buckley’s chance of a win.
Under 15/2 finished 2nd & hosted Lyndale in the semi. We batted first and got to a good position at 3/106 before Lyndale turned the game and we ended 9/136cc. Lach Chugg 34 & Steve Law 26 did best with the bat. Our front line bowlers kept things tight early and at 4/37 all of Lyndale’s gun batsmen were gone. They could not handle our pressure and we dismissed them for 105. The wickets were shared, but Steve Law’s effort in the field with 3 catches & 3 run outs turned the game our way.
In the GF we faced Nth Dandy who batted first. Two early wickets had us on top, with Lach Read 2/10 removing both openers, but ND’s middle order took over and got the score to 3/160, but we swung the bowlers around and fought back to have them 9/187 at the close. Brayden Tisdale threw away the gloves to capture 3/8 & Dan Davies 3/15. The chase was always going to be tough and we struggled to 121 with Lach Chugg’s 48 clearly the best.
The 13/1’s finished on top and swept aside Cranbourne in the semi. We batted first and compiled 4/204 in a dominant display. Six boys got to retire including Caleb Pedro 26, Josh Sawrey 25, Bailey P 27, Rhyce Tisdale 26 & Triston Ferdinand 25. Gaurish Sekar opened & returned to make 38no. Cranny were never in the hunt and were rolled for 84. The wickets were shared with Caleb Pedro’s 2/1 the best.
We faced Berwick in the GF and batting first we found the going very tough. Runs were hard to come by and we fought hard to post 8/114. Josh 28 ret. & Rhyce 23 did best with the bat. Berwick began in committed fashion and they strung some handy partnerships together and in the end 114 was not quite enough as they passed us in the final over finishing 7/118. Gaurish led the way with 2/13.

SEASON 2016/17
TEAMS ENTERED: Turf 4, 6. A, C, E, F, OD2 Grades. Under 17, 1, 2&3, Under 15/1&2, Under 13/1, 3 (Blue & Green), 13/4. Under 11/2 (Blue, Green & White), 11/5.
PREMIERSHIPS: Under 17/1, Under 13/1. RUNNERS UP: Turf 4 SEMI FINALS: Turf 6, C, E Grade, Under 17/2, Under 17/3,
NOTABLE DEBUT: Daniel Ferguson.

Turf 4, finished 3rd & faced Parkfield in the semi. We batted first & after losing an early wicket, we recovered in slow fashion to post a competitive 187. Archit Vora 70 & Danny Ferguson 41 led the way. Braydon Hillman & Nick Shannon (both 16) made important late order runs. Parkfield began reasonably but none of their batsmen could go on to a big score. We eventually dismissed them for 155. Nick Shannon led the bowling with 5/50 & Archit completed a fine personal game with 3/41.
In the GFvs Dingley, we again batted first and got off to a solid start getting to 1/52, but a big collapse saw us struggling at 7/82, with Mitch Mason still at the crease. Mitch batted sensibly, firstly with Muneem Alam 29, then with Nick Shannon 35 to add valuable runs to our score. Mitch reached a terrific century, but not before he got our score to a very good 255. Mitch was last man out for 111. We began well with the ball having them 3/57, then 6/193 but Dingley dug in on a good pitch and passed us with no further loss. Nick with 4 wickets was pick of the bowlers.
Under 17/1 had a great season, finishing 2nd after a hiccup in the final round cost them top spot. We hosted Narre Nth in the semi who batted first. They got off to a great start with a 57 run opening stand, but once we got into the middle order, regular wickets fell and we dismissed them for 143. Rivin spun his magic and finished with 5/28 & Mitch Mason 3/14. One of those tricky run chases, proved that way as many of our batsmen got a start, but none going on with it. Matt Briggs 37, Matt Butera 21 and Harry W’s quick fire 24 got us close, but at 8 wickets down it was left to Soham Waingade to see us over the line at 8/146.
The GF vs Buckley Ridges who batted first. Our bowlers reduced their gun batting line-up to 3/32 early on and they never really recovered to be all out for 114. Nick Brooks 3/27, Mitch 2/20 & Rivin 2/23 shared the spoils. We lost Brigga at 1/26, but Matt Butera 35 & TK 29 added 67 to get us close and we then lost a few wickets going for glory, before eventually passing them at 5/115 to take home another flag.
The 13/1’s finished 2nd & hosted Narre Sth in the semi. We batted 1st and despite an early run out, we began to build a big score. Josh Sawrey, Bailey P & Triston Ferdinand all reached their 25 ret. with Pratham Raje 23 & Caleb Pedro 18 falling just short. We amassed 9/169 from our 40 overs. Narre Sth started well & at 4/104 the game was in the balance. Once we broke this partnership, the floodgates opened & they collapsed to 9/115. The NS opener, then came back in and swung the bat with support from the no.10 and they got close, to finish 9/152. Govind Nandini took 2/13 and the rest of the wickets were shared. Danidu Karunarathna took 2 catches and along with ‘keeper, Triston, they combined in 3 run outs in a great team performance.
We hosted Noble Park in the GF and batting first, NP struggled from the outset as we put the clamps on, restricting them to all out 84. Bailey Marinic 3/12 & Josh 2/4 led the way with everyone bowling well. Sensible batting was required and we got off to a great start with Caleb 25 ret. & DK putting on a 46 run opening stand. We lost a few quick wickets to look a little shaky at 5/64, but Josh 23no & Pratham 8no held together to get home without any further loss, finishing 5/92 and the Flag was in the bag.