Update #6 – Season 2014/2015

Comedy Night – 29th November 2014 Not long now! Bring some friends and some nibbles along to a night full of laughs, at the annual East Ivanhoe Saints Cricket Club comedy night. Open to all Junior parents and senior players. When: 7pm on Saturday 29th November Where: East Ivanhoe Saints Clubrooms Price: $25 per person (to be paid at the door on the night) BYO food and drinks at bar prices. Featuring: Please note: This is an 18+ only event. Persons younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. (more…)
By |November 20th, 2014|Uncategorized

Update #5 – Season 2014/2015

Comedy Night – 29th November 2014 Bring some friends and some nibblies along to a night full of laughs, at the annual East Ivanhoe Saints Cricket Club comedy night. Open to all Junior parents and senior players. When: 7pm on Saturday 29th November Where: East Ivanhoe Saints Clubrooms Price: $25 per person (to be paid at the door on the night) BYO food and drinks at bar prices. Featuring: Please note: This is an 18+ only event. Persons younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. (more…)

Update #4 – Season 2014/2015

Macgibbon Shield East Ivanhoe Saints vs Edinburgh WT Peterson Oval (01/11/2014) East Ivanhoe bowled first and started well with an early wicket to Lawrence Martin (1/28). A strong, unbeaten second wicket partnership of 160 meant that Edinburgh posted a total of 1/174 from their 40 overs. On a large ground with a relatively slow outfield this was a strong score.  In reply, East Ivanhoe made a steady start through Aaron Marks (13) and Todd Morris (67). An effective partnership between James Graham (18) and Morris put East Ivanhoe in a competitive position before they both departed. Martin (37) and Steve Quinn (19) put together an aggressive partnership at the death, leaving 12 to win off the last over. A questionable umpiring decision on the first ball of the last over hurt East Ivanhoe’s chances and ultimately, East Ivanhoe fell just short in the chase. It was an impressive and even batting performance, and the best East Ivanhoe have batted as a team this year. Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite enough. > Full scorecard Todd Morris (1XI Captain) B (Holzer Shield) East Ivanhoe Saints vs Glen Waverly Cougars Glen Waverley North Reserve (25/10/2014) The 2s got back to winning ways with a resounding win over north Balwyn.  The team welcomed back Jimmy Kerr back to the team and Piggy for his first game of the year. North Balwyn won the toss and elected to bat. Saints wasted little time hitting the stumps as they reduced north Balwyn to 5-20 inside the first 20 overs. The demolition continued after drinks as tom hall (4-9 of 6 overs) and dougs (4-17 of 4 overs) completed the job bowling north out for 71. James Casey also taking his first wicket for the year. In difficult conditions and some tight bowling from north the […]
By |November 5th, 2014|2014/15 Season

Update #3 – Season 2014/2015

Macgibbon Shield East Ivanhoe Saints vs Trinity Willison Chelsworth Park (25/10/2014) East Ivanhoe lost the toss and were sent in. After a steady start due to a promising start by Aaron Marks (25) East Ivanhoe lost 4/4 to be reeling at 5/50. Having to consolidate after this collapse it was always going to be difficult to post a large total. A determined partnership by Lawrence Martin (39) and Paul Wilson resurrected the innings. East Ivanhoe managed to post a competitive, but below par, total of 9/130 off their 40 overs. East Ivanhoe got off to a great start in the field: Trinity Willison were 4/11 after a superb bowling partnership between Martin (2/4 off 8) and Matt Walsh (3/22 off 8). Unfortunately, after a strong 5th wicket partnership the game started to swing in Trinity’s favour. Two late wickets from Nick McKenna (2/6) in his first over of A grade cricket threatened to make a game of it, but Trinity ended up making the total 7 wickets down. > Full scorecard Todd Morris (1XI Captain) B (Holzer Shield) East Ivanhoe Saints vs Glen Waverly Cougars Glen Waverley North Reserve (25/10/2014) Game 3 took the 2s to Glen Waverly Cougars. Another changed side saw Kane Davies in for his first game of the year and the returning superstar veteran Trevor Wills. Pom again won the toss and elected to bat. Steady opening partnership by Adele and Trevor saw the team reach 30 before Adele was out LBW. In came Tom at 3, Trevor departed 1 ball before drinks for a splendid 34. In came the skip at 4, hitting a quick fire 15 before going for one sweep too many, stumped by the keeper. With wickets in […]
By |October 29th, 2014|Uncategorized

Season 2014/2015 – Round 2 Update

Macgibbon Shield East Ivanhoe Saints vs St Pauls Glen Waverley Chelsworth Park (18/10/2014) The East Ivanhoe first eleven won their first game for the 2014/15 season in an entertaining day of cricket on Saturday.  St Pauls won the toss and elected to bat making 8/183 off their 40 overs. East Ivanhoe’s bowling performance was steady – with good contributions by Matt Walsh (1/27 off 8), Cameron Stewart (1/27 off 8) and Lawrence Martin (0/29 off 8), who was very unlucky on the day. Paul Wilson (3/35) and Todd Morris (3/27) both bowled well and were among the wickets. Again though, East Ivanhoe let themselves down in the field with several dropped catches to key batsman. This meant that East Ivanhoe had a big chase ahead of them. East Ivanhoe got off to a quick start with Morris (43) getting away quickly before being joined by a dominant James Graham (115 not out). Graham’s innings was destructive and match winning. He showed his full array of shots by hitting the ball all around the ground in a superb innings. East Ivanhoe made 5/188 with one over to spare. It was a great win and hopefully the first of many for the 2014/15 season. > Full scorecard Todd Morris (1XI Captain) B (Holzer Shield) East Ivanhoe Saints vs Clifton Hill Chelsworth Park Main (18/10/2014) The 2s first away game of the year took them a short trip down the road to face Clifton Hill at Fairfield Park. Forced changes to the team included Nick Spokes, James Kerr, Nick McKenna and Andrew Marks came into the team. Pom won the toss and elected to bat first. Doug’s and Pom opened the batting with the skip departing early with a rash shot caught at slip for 4. Doug’s […]
By |October 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized

Season 2014/2015 – Round 1 Update

The club performed reasonably well this round with 4 of it’s 7 sides grabbing a win for the first round of the 2014/15 season. This newsletter will be published regularly and intends to give you a overview of some of the key highlights from each game (in case you weren’t able to be there on the day/night). I look forward to seeing more contributions each week from each sides coaches/captains. In addition to your written contribution, we’d be happy to receive any action shots or video that you may have taken on the day. Please submit a brief written summary of any highlights each week (see below – approximately 200 words) and any images/video to the club secretary, Michael Wills, by email (secretary@eastivanhoesaints.com.au) by no later than the Tuesday following the games play. Submissions received after this point will be included in the following weeks update. Thanks to those who contributed this week. Please email me if you have any questions about this process. Michael Wills (Secretary) (more…)
By |October 15th, 2014|2014/15 Season

Under 16B’s tie first game for the season

Our first game of the year was a nail biter for the boys and supporters after welcoming three news boys to the club, Sangram Chauhan, Jack Bradley and Gabe Trevan. We won the toss and batted and with the opposition bowling well got off to a bit of a slow start until Patrick O Brien and Daniel Motali got together and pushed the score to 77 from our 20 overs. All our bowlers then bowled tidy spells with Jack Bradley taking 3 wickets and Gabe in his first game bowling well and also Ryan. We looked to have the game in hand until the last few overs when the opposition got some boundaries to get them close. Off the last over they needed 9 to win. It went down to the last ball with them needing two to win. A skied catch went down and the opposition Canterbury scampered a run and the game was tied. With a tie better than a loss the boys can be proud of their efforts and we now can look forward to the two day games starting and a chance for our boys to have a good batt and bowl and an enjoyable and successful year.
By |October 12th, 2013|Under 16B

Standout performances in the field and with the bat were not enough to seal a win for the Under 16C’s

We were at home for our first game – a one day match against East Doncaster. We lost the toss and bowled first. The highlight in the field was a stunning one handed catch by Stefan Nadalin. East Doncaster scored 87 off 19 overs. When batting we got off to a slow start and were always struggling to keep up to the run rate required. Congratulations to Ned Hopper with a top score of 22. Some of our later batsmen had to sacrifice there wickets in an effort to make late runs. In the end we were all out for 67. John Casey (Coach)
By |October 12th, 2013|Under 16C

Patient batting and tight bowling give the Under 14B squad a win first up!

Our collective group has been looking forward to the Junior – ECA 2013-14 season commencement with great anticipation. Our training sessions have been somewhat disrupted by inclement weather but our group and one head-coach, on game day, exhibit only Joie de vivre – a joy for the game. The challenge being our graduation from ECA 14C Grade to ECA 14B Grade in season 2013-14. The nucleus of last year’s 14C Norman Grand Final squad has re-signed this year. We welcome past-season players Cameron Clark, Ben Jackson and James Andreevski; along with new club signing, Oscar Giardinazzo and your families to our team & East Ivanhoe Saints Cricket Club. We are a family orientated sports club and therefore strongly encourage family members to attend training, game day & club social events. It was great to see so many family members at Friday’s game. On top of disrupted training and the step up to B Grade we also had to manage the required 21 over’s per team, bowling from one end, in the ever deteriorating spring light. As one W.M. Lawry would say: “It’s all happening!” Deepene Bears called heads at the toss and asked us to have a bat. Our batsman consolidated runs in the middle order after a watchful top order start, before a late batting collapse and a final one-day flurry of runs in the last two over’s. Conversely Deepene came out bats blazing from the first ball before the Saints bowlers pegged them back with a combination of line and length bowling and the retirement rotation of the Deepene batsman. The Saints batting was somewhat note worthy but our fielding was poor, highlighted by four dropped catches and catches win matches! Significantly we only took one […]
By |October 12th, 2013|Under 14B

Promising start to Coach Davis’ Under 13’s

Brunswick v East Ivanhoe Saints Sunday 13 October All the joys of getting the cricket season back underway in a Melbourne spring were in full display at Clifton Park oval in Brunswick this past Sunday. We had two very competitively matched teams battling out a 30 over a side one day game. Unfortunately in very trying conditions! Our U13 team of last season has largely reformed with 9 of the boys back to compete the U13’s again this year, strengthened with the addition of three very handy players. Our Saints won the toss and elected to bat, taking the opportunity to put a score on the board whilst the weather looked likely to hold together for the first couple of hours. The innings was opened by Tom Corben and Elliot Atwell who quickly got the scoring underway. Corben scored a boundary with a fine leg side glance, then played at a ball outside off stump and the inside edge of his bat was enough to see the ball canon into the stumps (out for 4 runs). U13 Captain Oscar Pisasale was next to the crease and was off to a flying start with a boundary and some quick running between wickets, before scooping a catch around the corner to the fielder waiting at short fine leg (8 runs). At this stage Atwell had been spending all his time at the non-strikers end but once joined by Stefan Koukounaras at the crease the two built a very fine partnership. Atwell retiring not out on 25 after playing some fine leg side shots which kept the boundary riders extremely active. Koukounaras then saw a steady flow of partners join him at the crease, with Ben Davis (3 runs) out […]
By |October 12th, 2013|Under 13