With the halfway point of winter almost here, pre-season is slowly making its approach as cricket season once again creeps closer to becoming reality. Pre-season commences on Wednesday 13 August at “The Shed” in Kingsway from 7-8:30pm. ORCC will be having a total of seven sessions at Kingsway every Monday and Wednesday until the second week of September. Afterwards training will be at Heathridge Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7pm. The full pre-season schedule is included in the link below so please don’t hesitate to check it out.
The club also has a new Director of Cricket Operations (DOCO) in Nathan Gillespie. If you’re a new player and would like to play at ORCC or you’d like to have a chat to Nathan in general he is able to be contacted by phone on 0418 929 793 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to send him an email. ORCC is always on the lookout for new players so if you’d like to play some cricket you’re more than welcome to come down to one of our training sessions or get in touch with someone at the club.
Please stay tuned to the website for further updates on news, events and other information at ORCC. See you all soon!!
On Monday Night ORCC held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) with the following members elected to the office bearer and general committee member positions,
President – Luke Pummell
Vice President – Brad Boyer
Treasurer – Vacant
Secretary – Stewart Gill
Director of Cricket Operations (DOCO) – Nathan Gillespie
Bar Managers – James Cornwell & Shane Wetherall
General Committee – Lee Aeschlimann, Brendan Cusick, Shane Goggin, Mark Gomez, Michael Graham, Shane Hancock, Steve Tunnicliffe
I would like to thank the outgoing President Michael Watson for the work and effort he has put into the Presidency over the past four years. Filling the role of President in an amateur sporting club is not easy and the work he has put into the role over the past four seasons has been tremendous. Watto came into the role for the start of the 2010/11 season and has certainly left the role with the club in a good position. I thank Watto for the work he has done as President and I hope he will be a regular fixture at the club next season.
At the present time, the role of Treasurer is vacant. If you think you have what it takes to take on the role please contact myself or any of the above committee members. The Treasurer role in any club is important and is one that needs to be filled for any club to operate effectively. If you have an interest in filling this position please contact the club or any of the new committee members.
With the AGM complete that brings an end to the 2013/14 season. I hope everyone has a great winter and we look forward to seeing you all in season 2014/15!!
Congratulations to our two Twenty20 sides who both progressed to the finals after some solid efforts during the qualifying rounds held earlier in the season. Both games take place this Sunday with our Division One and Two teams playing their finals matches down at Allen Park in what are both cut-throat fixtures.
Details of the matches are as follows,
Semi Final: Division Two vs. Murdoch University Melville at Allen Park (12:15pm start)
Qualifying Final: Division One vs Swanbourne at Allen Park (3:15pm start)
If you’re not busy on Sunday get on down to Allen Park in Swanbourne and support the guys playing on the day. Your support won’t go unnoticed as the boys try and progress to the finals day to be held on 9 February.
Hope to see you there!
The ORCC Quiz Night is back again for season 2013/14 and will be held on Saturday 15 February 2014 at Heathridge Park Clubrooms, Heathridge beginning at 7:30pm. The quiz night is one of the most popular nights of the social calendar and is jam packed season after season highlighting the popularity of what is a really well run event. The nights entails the main quiz but also has other competitions, raffles, auctions and games to keep the crowd entertained throughout the evening. The cost of entry is $15 per person with tables limited to eight people. Tickets are now available and can be bought at the bar on Thursdays or Saturdays after the day’s play or they can be bought at the door on the night. You can also reserve a table for the night by booking at the bar and pay either up front in advance or at the door on the night.
Heathridge Park is a licensed venue and has a fully licensed bar so there will be plenty of drinks available for purchase on the night so please leave your own drinks at home. All attendees are welcome to bring their own food so feel free to take along your own nibbles and other food to eat. The club also has an oven and other facilities so you are also welcome to use those if need be.
Tickets are selling fast so make sure you get in quick and secure your ticket or book that table for the night. We hope to see you there for what is always a great evening!
ORCC is having a Chicken and Chips night this Saturday 18 January at Heathridge Park Clubrooms, Heathridge. Members are welcome to bring along their partners, kids and other family members down to the club for what will hopefully be to help celebrate a successful day on the field for all grades. The bar will be running as usual so there will be an array of drinks for consumption on what is forecast to be another warm day.
The chicken and chips also includes coleslaw so there will be a some somewhat healthy option there to go along with the main meal. The cost is just $5 all you can eat and kids 12 and under eat for free so it’s definitely a good value night. The fun begins at 7:30pm with Match Presentations and Awards to be presented followed by dinner straight after that.
Please do join us on what is always a great night at ORCC, hope to see you then!
Just a quick reminder that training will recommence on Tuesday 7 January 2014 at Heathridge Park beginning at 5pm with sessions to continue on Thursday 9 January also at 5pm. Training will be at Heathridge Park for the first few weeks of the new year whilst Belridge is unavailable. The club hopes to be back training at Belridge SHS towards the end of the month and the club will advise when we are able to train at the venue again in the new year.
See you on the track!
7th Grade Match Report: Rd 4 vs Swan Valley at Baskerville Oval
Cricket’s a funny game. 7th Grade were playing Swan Valley at Baskerville oval, the temperature was a mere 37 deg, the fly swarm was well and truly waiting and the captain had listened to advice about there being a Bar at the ground, so no need for cold beer.
Baskerville had lots of flies but no Bar, whoops giver of advice was thinking of a different ground.
We fielded first, at 0/150 the day was rapidly going downhill, chasing the ball, left / right batting combo, swatting the flies and cursing the captain for no cold beer. After a much improved fielding and bowling effort, we kept them down to 231.
The chase began as the day had begun, poorly. At 2/0 with both openers relegated to scoring and umpiring things were looking grim, and still no cold beer. Morty came out to bat and changed the momentum of the game, his innings of 81 gave us a chance. Aidon Bellchambers, supported by the middle, order steered us home to a remarkable victory. Well done Aidon.
It was a dry, dusty and fly riddled celebrations, but hey, we won.
Do you have a spare room? Do you love English people? Then do I have an offer for you!
Ocean Ridge Cricket Club is looking for somewhere to stay for English Import Scotty Kirwin and his partner.
Scotty is currently staying with Allan Hall, but despite Kirs winning Hally’s prestigious “Housemate of the Month” in consecutive months, Hally has family & friends staying in December and as such has no room at the Inn, so to speak.
The club is offering financial incentives, and Scotty is offering half-volleys in the nets so you look like a better cricketer.
Ocean Ridge Cricket Club
Some solid team batting by Smithy & Gogg’s to save the possibility of an outright defeat was the highlight of a fairly average performance against Murdoch Melville. Well done to Daniel Dunkley for a good batting performance and taking his first wickets in 7th grade. It was great to see some old club members at the ground supporting us, Rusty’s catch in the crowd, without spilling a drop, will hopefully inspire the rest of the team to take a catch or two.
The full scorecard can be found here: http://mycricket.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/match.aspx?locx=MATCH&matchID=1635718
Ocean Ridge CC are proud to announce ANZ Mobile Lending Joondalup & Wanneroo as our major sponsor for 2013.
A locally owned and operated business that specialises in Home and car lending. Give Brad or Damo a call, or have a chat, about your current or future loan requirements.
Don’t forget that all of our sponsors are more than just names on the board, without them subscriptions and bar prices would have to rise considerably. So as a club, let’s support our sponsors as they support us and use them when we can.