Please find information relating to the Special General Meeting called for the 29th May 2013 prior to the AGM.
If anyone has any comments in realtion to this, please contact the president direct.
The ORCC AGM will be held on Wednesday, May 29 at the Heathridge Park Clubrooms, Heathridge beginning at 7:30pm. The AGM is an opportunity for all club members to have a say and express their opinion on how the club has gone over the past season or so and to have a say on the future of the club.
There will also be a Special General Meeting (SGM) to be held before then which will propose changes to the constitution regarding life membership. The SGM will begin at 7:30pm with the AGM to commence right after this at approximately 7:50pm. The club will be providing details about the proposed changes on the website on Monday and there will also be information available before the commencement of the SGM on the 29th.
All ORCC members (past and present) are encouraged to attend. The night represents a chance for you to have your say so you are more than welcome to attend on the night.
Hope to see you then at the AGM and SGM.
It’s Survey Time again! We’d really appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes to complete the survey about the club, so that we can set the course of the club in line with what you, its members, care about.
Well an exciting weekend was had at Ocean Ridge Cricket Club with both 7th Grade and One Day Division 2 winning their respective Grand Finals. Both games were very close and it was awesome to see our guys on the right end of the ledger after such good seasons by both teams.
One Day 2 played their GF on Saturday against Applecross at Butlers Reserve in Scarborough on what was a great day for cricket. Applecross won the toss and sent the Sharks into bat, a move that looked good as Ocean Ridge slipped to 6/65 in the 18th over. However, Chris Appleton stood his ground as the top order wickets fell, holding the innings together in making 63 and along with the tail pushed Ocean Ridge to a reasonable score of 144 all out from 34.2 overs. Beau Fettes also chipped in and scored 22 to make sure that the bowlers would have something to defend after the tea break.
Applecross’ innings was the complete opposite and they cruised to 60 before Glenn Tully took the first wicket. From there, Applecross lost wickets at regular intervals with the entire bowling attack contributing with the ball and eventually the equation got down to Applecross requiring three runs to win from the final over with two wickets in hand. Todd Corderoy was instilled with the task of bowling the final over and he didn’t disappoint, claiming a wicket with the first ball leaving Ridge with only one wicket needed to win. From there, the Applecross number 11 couldn’t connect with the ball and with one ball remaining, three runs were still needed. Applecross tried to find the boundary on the last ball but couldn’t connect again and attempted to steal a bye but that was thwarted by keeper Dave Kevan who ran out the number ten batsman, ensuring Ocean Ridge won by two runs!! TC bowled well taking 2/24, Ben Ferguson took 2/25 with Beau Fettes claiming 2/34.
Well done to the One Day guys who fought hard all year and it was a great result to see them make the Grand Final and win in such a close encounter. Man of the Match was Chris Appleton for his 63 and also a catch as well.
In 7th Grade, things were just as intense. Ocean Ridge Ridge won the toss and batted first against Bentley at Pat Goodridge Reserve East and started very well with Matt Leaver getting 7′s off to a quick start with 30 before being caught. From there, the rest of the innings ticked along nicely thanks to youngster Haydn Dwyer who at just 15 years of age showed maturity well beyond his years to score 64 and helped power Ocean Ridge to 8/230 from their 72 overs. Mark Gomez also batted well opening the innings making 35 including 2 sixes, Brandon Dunkley made 30 in the final overs with skipper Shane Goggin hitting 24 which put the Sharks into a strong position heading into day two on Sunday.
Things started well for Ridge on day two with Jamie Dunkley breaking through in the second over. But, Bentley rebuilt their innings and managed to get to 4/137 at tea with the game in the balance despite wickets to Matth Vickers, Shane Goggin and Luke Pummell. Vicko stepped it up after tea and claimed two wickets and then another after the final drinks break which left Bentley at 7/190. Luke Pummell was brought back into the attack at the death and claimed a crucial wicket with four overs remaining with the Blues needing a run a ball. Vickers got another wicket in the very next over but Bentley had reduced the equation to 18 runs off 18 balls with one wicket in hand. Eventually, the equation was narrowed to eight runs from the final over to be bowled by Pummell.
The first ball of the final over was skied for two over mid-on with the crowd going nuts as six runs were needed off five balls. The very next ball was to driven to long-off where Justin Pummell ran a few metres to his left to field the ball and then threw the ball to his older brother at the stumps with the two Bentley batsmen mid-pitch after a mix-up attempting a second run. Luke Pummell then whipped off the bails giving Ocean Ridge victory by four runs and the 7th Grade premiership in what was an absolutely thrilling game.
Matt Vickers was the best of the bowlers taking 4/46 and Luke Pummell snared 2/45 from 18.2 overs. Fittingly, Haydn Dwyer was named Man of the Match for his 64 runs and also two catches behind the stumps in what a great individual performance. All in all it was an awesome win by 7th Grade who were last on the ladder with one game left until the Christmas/New Year break. Since then they lost only one game for the remainder of the season as they went all the way to the flag. This was also back-to-back for 7th grade after winning the 8th grade one-day and two-day premierships last season. Perhaps a venture into 6th Grade for the threepeat is on the cards…
Thanks to all the supporters who came down to the grounds on both days to support and cheer on the guys who were lucky enough to be participating in the Grand Finals. Your support is very much appreciated and certainly won’t be forgotten. Once again, congratulations to 7th Grade and One Day 2 on their GF wins, two very well deserved victories and hopefully they can do it again in season 2013/14!!!
ORCC will be holding its awards night on Saturday, April 6 in the Premiers Suite at Arena Joondalup. This night is the most popular one on the calendar and is well attended by ORCC community with awards handed out on the night for a variety of achievements. The function costs $75 per person and includes a pre-drinks period and also a buffet dinner. The night begins at 7pm but attendees are invited to arrive before 6:30pm where they can enjoy pre-drinks before the function gets underway. The dress code for the night is semi formal (no denim or t-shirts)and a cash bar will operating from 7pm onwards where drinks can be bought from there for the remainder of the evening.
Tickets can be bought at the club this Thursday, Saturday and Sunday but you must get in quick. There are a limited amount of tickets available so make sure you get in early so that you have a seat on the night. Tickets will NOT be sold after Wednesday, March 27 so get in before then to secure your spot. Payments can be made via cash or card at the club or they can be done by bank transfer as well. Please contact Watto, Goggy or Sharon Smith if you would like to purchase a ticket or please contact Goggy or myself for bank transfer details.
Look forward to seeing you on the night!
Congratulations to 7th Grade and One Day Division Two who made it through to the Grand Finals for those grades with wins on the weekend. The fixtures have been released for this weekend’s matches and are as follows,
7th Grade vs Bentley at Pat Goodridge Reserve East (1:00pm start)
One Day 2 vs Applecross at Butlers Reserve (12:45pm start)
Please note that each game will be starting 30 minutes earlier again this weekend as we are at the end of the season. 7′s play on Saturday and Sunday with One Day 2 playing on Saturday as normal. One Day 2 are also the duty team for their game against Applecross so they will need to provide tea, stumps, boundary cones as well as other equipment to set up the ground for play. To those not playing please make an effort to attend on either day, it would be great to see many supporters as possible cheering the guys playing from the sidelines and perhaps try and better last season’s support. The guys on the ground will certainly appreciate the support as well while they fight hard on the field.
Note that Pat Goodridge is a licensed venue and with the First Grade GF being played on the turf ground, the bar will be open for business. Clubs will be fined for bringing their own drinks so do the right thing and buy from the bar. The club will also be open this Thursday, Saturday and Sunday Night so it would be great to see you come back to the club for a few drinks on those days. The bar will open as well so pop in and help celebrate the end of the season in style!
Look forward to seeing you there! Go Sharks!
Congratulations to 2nd Grade, 4th Grade, 7th Grade and One Day Division 2 who all made the semi finals in season 2012/13. All four teams have played some good cricket during the season and have played very well in the last few home and away rounds. The fixtures for the semi finals have been released by WASTCA and are as follows,
2nd Grade vs Bedford Morley at R.A. Cook Reserve 1 (12:30pm start)
4th Grade vs Bedford Morley at Belridge S.H.S. (1:00pm start)
7th Grade vs Murdoch University Melville at Heathridge Park (1:00pm start)
One Day 2 vs Subiaco Marist at McLean Park (12:45pm start)
Please note that 2′s, 4′s and 7′s play on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend as we are now in the finals series. One Day 2 play on Saturday as per normal. Also note that each game begins 30 mins earlier than the usual start time, this is standard procedure for WASTCA so please get to your game earlier than normal. 4′s and 7′s will also have to provide tea for both days as they are the home team for their respective fixtures.
To those not playing finals, please get around and support the guys if you happen to have some spare time over the weekend. Our guys would love your support as they strive to reach the Grand Final in their grade. The bar will also be open at Heathridge as well so if you’re keen for a drink, come on down and watch some good finals cricket whilst doing so.
Good luck to all teams in the semi finals, hopefully Ocean Ridge will have four Grand Finals to play in in a little over a week’s time! Go Sharks!
ORCC is holding its annual Calcutta Night which will take place this Thursday, March 14 at the Heathridge Park Clubrooms, Heathridge. For those not familar with the night, the ORCC Calcutta Night involves the counting of the votes for the ORCC Club Champion Award which players and captains have voted on after the completion of each match with the award to be presented to the winner on the night after the voting has been counted. The Calcutta Night begins at 7pm which is directly after training and entry is $10 which includes dinner courtesy of the Grapevine Restaurant and also entertainment on the night.
The Calcutta Night is one of the most popular events on the calendar so don’t miss out on what will be a great night down at the club. The teams for the upcoming semi finals matches will also be announced too so there’s all the more reason to come down and enjoy what will be a fantastic count and night at the clubrooms.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Event: ORCC Calcutta Night
When: Thursday 14 March at 7pm
Where: Heathridge Park Clubrooms
Cost: $10 per person (includes dinner and entertainment)
Who: Players Only
Ocean Ridge has secured its first flag of the season, winning the division two T20 premiership at Charles Veryard Reserve on Sunday. Ocean Ridge lost the toss and bowled first with Whitfords getting off to a very quick start, racing to 1/80 from only 9 overs as their top order went on the attack. However, some good bowling in the second half of the innings saw the Sharks restrict Whitfords to 3/144 from 20 overs. Jeremy Jury and Glen Turner bowled well to make sure the Sharks wouldn’t have to chase too many on what was a good deck to bat on.
In reply, Whitfords were on top early as the Sharks managed to tread water in the intial overs before falling away a bit at the 10 over mark. The fall of the fifth wicket brought Jeremy Jury to the crease at a time where he was badly needed and he produced one of his best innings for the club, blazing the Whitfods attack to all parts of Charles Veryard Reserve. Judgey smashed 50 runs in no time at all, playing a variety of shots at the wicket, including some big sixes to drag Ocean Ridge into the game and eventually to within touching distance of the target. In the end, Jezza’s innings was pivotal as the Sharks reached 6/145 from 18 overs, winning with two overs to spare and bringing home the club’s first T20 premiership. Callum Rudrum also produced some highlights on the boundary including an incident with one of the Whitfords fielders which brought a few laughs to what was a highly entertaining match.
Congratulations to Lee Paxman and his side for bringing the T20 Div 2 flag home to Heathridge Park and also a nice sum of prizemoney as well. Hopefully T20 Division 2 can make it back-to-back flags next season.
The day for the Division 1 side was a lot more tense. Ocean Ridge played their semi final against Kalamunda at 11am and things looked good after we rolled Kalamunda for just 85 after losing the toss. But, the Sharks struggled in reply, losing early wickets before the middle and lower order held their nerve and managed to carry the team over the line and into the Grand Final.
The GF followed straight after the semi final and Ridge were to come up against Bentley who disposed of Swan Valley easily in the other semi. The Sharks won the toss and batted but couldn’t really get going as Bentley bowled pretty well to restrict our batting line-up through the entire innings. Blair Oakley and Dan Berry batted pretty well and the middle and lower order did their best to get us to a modest 9/109 off our 20 overs. Not a great score but with the other results in the day being low scoring games, this was certainly a defendable target. Ocean Ridge got on top early with the ball, taking a few wickets but bowling a number of dot balls as Bentley could only muster 39 from their first 10 overs. Scott Kirwin bowled very well early as did Justin Raath and also Max Hallas in the middle overs. Eventually the target was reduced to 21 needed off two overs and then two runs from the final ball. In true controversial style, Bentley scrambled a single from the last ball, tying the scores at 109 each. The ground went into shock, no-one really knew what was going to happen but some predicted we’d have a super over.
A quick check of the rulebook saw the game end in what was really farcical circumstances. Bentley were adjudged the winners as tied T20 finals are decided on the team which had lost the least amount of wickets in their innings and with Bentley losing only five, they were deemed to be the winners. Both sides expressed their concerns at the end of the game, citing it wasn’t the way to end the game and a super over would have been much more appropriate. Despite this, our boys played very well and can certainly hold their heads high in achieving a tied result. The bowlers were superb and the team did well to reach the GF in such a tough competition.
Well done to Brendan Cusick on leading the team throughout the season, it was a great achievement to make the GF and it shows we can take it up to the first grade sides when we play good, hard fought cricket. With a bit of luck hopefully we can go one better next season and bring both flags back to Shark Park!
This Saturday, February 23 ORCC gets its groove on with the ORCC Rockstar Karaoke Night in the clubrooms at Heathridge Park. The night begins at 7:30pm with the club to go through Match Reports and Awards followed by a night of songs and games as well as the return of the slushy machine!! The slushies will be in full swing again while the club rocks out to some awesome tunes as we all sing the night away. The bar will also be providing dinner in the form of some curries at $5 all you can eat to warm you up as we head towards the end of summer. There will also be Some roast beef rolls at just $2 per roll after 9pm for those who are still a bit hungry.
Members are encouraged to dress up for the night as well, the best dressed person on the night will receive a special prize courtesy of club sponsor City Business Machines as well as the title of best dressed! So don’t miss out on what will be an awesome night, hope to see you there for the karoake and also celebrating six wins!!