We have decided to do pre-season training a little differently this year...
Whenever the weather is kind to us we will be using Harper’s Field nets on Saturday morning (10-12). As we are relying on the weather, notification is likely to be late – either Wednesday or Thursday – and may also be cancelled at short notice.
This Saturday (June 13, 10am-12 noon) we invite all Senior and Under 17 players to join us at Harper’s Field for the first pre-season training session for 2015-16. Training is not compulsory but we’d love to see as many old and new faces out as possible.
Thanks to all who attended the Junior and Senior Presentation Evenings. The Club was very impressed with the attendance on both nights. If you were unable to make the evenings you can view the presentations below.
Golden Grove Cricket Club sadly acknowledges the passing of former Australian Captain, ICC & Australian Cricket Hall Of Fame Inductee and commentary great, Richie Benaud OBE, and extends its deepest sympathies to the Benaud family.
Click here to read a tribute to Richie on the Cricket Australia web site.
Thanks to everyone who came out the Junior Presentation Evening last Friday. We were very pleased with the way that it went, but acknowledge that there are some things that can be done better in future. Thanks to people who have provided feedback; the Committee will discuss this in the lead-up to the next presentation evening.
We would like to thank the following people who gave up their time to make it such a success:
There are a small number of players who have not paid their fees for the 2014/15 season. The Committee met last night and decided that any players with fees outstanding will not be eligible for trophies at the Junior or Senior Presentation.
The Committee is pleased to announce that we are taking steps to make cricket more affordable for current and potential members by signing up to the Office for Recreation and Sport's Sports Vouchers program.
The Mad Murray's Palmworld Under 11 Gold team will play Eastern Suburbs Green in the Under 11 T20 Grand Final at Harper's Field on 13 March (5pm). The Club will be open and a BBQ will be available. It would be great to see as many people out there as possible to support the lads.
Our Senior Coach, Jamie Salter, would like to invite all players and officials to join him next Thursday the 5th of March 2015 (after selections) to talk cricket. This will be an informal chat to discuss the season just gone, identify what worked well and what didn't over a whole range of topics, and to get your thoughts and ideas as we start planning for the next season.
Several people have asked me to order them one of the training shirts. Please let me know in the next week if you would like to order one too. I’m not sure of the price as they will become cheaper as we order more.
Congratulations to Adam Blundell and Brad Harris who were part of the victorious ATCA North team in the Under 15 SAMCA Cup played recently. The lads played in every game and were rewarded for an excellent season so far.
Special mention to Brad who finally broke through and his maiden century against Modbury on Sunday.
The Committee has made the decision to withdraw the D Grade from the competition as we do not have enough committed players. The decision has been made to ease the burden on the Selectors who try hard every week to fill the team.
Committed, financial players will be considered first when selecting the A, B and C Grades.