Update #8 – Season 2014/2015

Macgibbon Shield
East Ivanhoe Saints vs Burwood Uniting Canterbury
Cooper Reserve (29/11/2014 – 06/12/2014 | Match in progress)

East Ivanhoe won the toss and batted first with a conservative start to the match until the loss of Morris in the 15th over. A strong partnership between Marks and Graham followed until the loss of Marks (25). The score continued to rise until the dismissal of Graham (33). Wickets continued to fall frequently seeing batsmen in the lower order failing to consolidate. The contributions of Max Jones (21) and Martin (27) were also essential in setting the side’s total. With five batsmen failing to reach double figures it was a once again, a disappointing batting performance, eventually being bowled out in the 60th over for 144. 17 overs remained to be bowled for the day.  Jack Bradley in his first game in A Grade impressed taking the only wicket as the opposition sit 1/49 overnight. Stewart similarly bowled well but was unlucky and unable to capture  some key early wickets. A big effort will be required this week to have any chance of securing points.

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James Graham (1XI Captain)

B (Holzer Shield)
East Ivanhoe Saints vs North Balwyn Combined
Chelsworth Park Main (29/11/2014 – 06/12/2014 | Match in progress)

After loosing the toss the away team elected to bat on a hot dry day at Chelsworth park. The new ball was given to Tommy and Paddy, Tommy grabbing the first wicket with his 2nd ball aided by a good catch at 2nd slip by James Casey. Tommy continued taking wickets finishing with 3wickets in his opening 4over spell to leave the visitors 3-20.

More good bowling saw North balwyn 5-50 at drinks, Cal and James getting the other wickets. After drinks the home team struggled, bowling too many extras and a great partnership for the away team began to blossom. 6-110 at tea. The struggle continued in the heat for the young saints, bowling restrictions restricting the young saints bowlers, as a 200run partnership formed, aided by a total of 58extras, saw the away team all out for 277. Pick of the bowlers, Tom Hall 4-39 of 10 and James Casey 4-32 of 9.3.
Saints negotiated the 3overs they were asked to bat managing not to loose a wicket. Big challenge ahead next week.

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Carl Fernandez (2XI Captain)

Under 16A A G Grace
East Ivanhoe Saints vs North Balwyn Maroon
Macleay Park No2 (28/11/2014 – 05/12/2014 | Match in progress)

Update provided shortly

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Darren Jones (Coach)

Under 16C J Bate
East Ivanhoe Saints vs Clifton Hill
Chelsworth Park Main (28/11/2014 – 05/12/2014)

Update provided shortly

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Barnaby Willis (Coach)

Under 14B2 (Van Zuyden)
East Ivanhoe Saints vs North Balwyn Black
Chelsworth Park East (28/11/2014 – 05/12/2014 | Match in progress)

Update provided shortly

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Andrew Catania (Coach)

Under 13 South (Hyde Shield)
East Ivanhoe Saints vs Old Ivanhoe
Chelsworth Park South West (28/11/2014 – 05/12/2014 | Match in progress)

Update provided shortly

> Full scorecard

Andrew Catania (Coach)

Under 13 (Ballie Shield)
East Ivanhoe Saints vs Northcote United Blue
Fairlea Park (28/11/2014 – 05/12/2014 | Match in progress)

Update provided shortly.

> Full scorecard

Tim Cheesewright (Coach)

Other news

Latest club results

For a full list of the latest scores, visit the latest club results.

Weekly write-up

Thank-you to those who contributed to this weeks’ update. These series of posts act as the clubs’ official weekly update and is provided to all members, including parents, to give them insights into this weeks’ play and openly recognise individual achievements both on and off the field. It further exemplifies the clubs’ attitude towards being “one club” and is reliant upon the support of the coaches and team managers to provide a very brief summary each week. Please let me know if the summary for your team is missing from this weeks update.

Junior coaches/team managers and Senior captains:

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. Please email me if you have any questions about this process.

Michael Wills (Secretary)

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:

comedy-night

Please note: This is an 18+ only event. Persons younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

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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:

comedy-night

Please note: This is an 18+ only event. Persons younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

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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.

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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 saints patiently batted their way to victory with the skip and Trevor Wills top scoring with 19 and 14 respectively.

Man of match to tom hall for the fantastic bowling spell that led the team to victory.

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Carl Fernandez (2XI Captain)

Under 16A A G Grace
East Ivanhoe Saints vs East Doncaster
Serpells Reserve No. 2 (31/10/2014 – 7/11/2014 | Match in progress)

No summary provided.

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Darren Jones (Coach)

Under 16C J Bate
East Ivanhoe Saints vs East Doncaster
Chelsworth Park Main (31/10/2014 – 7/11/2014 | Match in progress)

Going into the game we had a few changes, with James Andreevski & Cameron Clarke away, Matt Hook moving up to the A’s and Tom Bullen coming into our side for the 1st week of a 2 day game. Max Vollebergh also joined us for the 1st time on the field this season, in a limited capacity of fielding, under instructions of ‘no batting and no bowling’. Max brought with him a terrific attitude of helping the team out, and help he did.

Our captain, Nick Spokes duly won the toss and took the wise choice of bowling first with the aid of Tom Bullen’s bowling for this week and the prospect of a number of boys unavailable for week 2. However the East Doncaster boys got off to a steady start moving to 46 without loss before our 5th bowler of the day, Ben Jackson came on and in his 2nd over, and 15th of the innings managed to get the breakthrough in removing East Doncaster’s highest scorer for 30. Subsequently, we took our 2nd and 3rd wickets at 54 & 68 through the bowling of Ned Hooper and Oscar Giardinazzo. While the wickets seemed to be few and far between, until East Doncaster reached 3/90 after 30 overs, our fielding throughout was excellent, with the bowlers well supported. After Nick Calcott took East Doncaster’s 4th wicket and Oscar took their 5th to get them to 5/106, a steady procession of wickets continued to fall with Tom Bullen cashing in towards the end when the East Doncaster boys were trying to swing at everything. Tom Bullen’s 3/27 off 6, was well supported by Oscar’s 2/23 (6), with single wickets to Ben Jackson 1/7 (2), Ned Hooper 1/5 (3) & Nick Callcott 1/14 (4).

Catch of the day went to Tom Burchsmith who took an absolute scorcher at square leg to remove East Doncaster’s 2nd highest scorer to move the score to 5/106. The spirit the boys showed flowed at this point, and their good work was paying off. Eventually, we were able to grind East Doncaster down to finish at 8/138 off their full allotment. Well done to the boys on a good all round effort, and with application and effort on Friday night, it is a ‘gettable’ target.

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Barnaby Willis (Coach)

Under 14B2 (Van Zuyden)
East Ivanhoe Saints vs Surrey Hills Gold
Chelsworth Park East (31/10/2014 – 7/11/2014 | Match in progress)

No summary provided

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Andrew Catania (Coach)

Under 13 South (Hyde Shield)
East Ivanhoe Saints vs Brunswick
Chelsworth Park South West (31/10/2014 – 7/11/2014 | Match in progress)

Round 3 this week we faced a top four opponent in Brunswick. We had Co-Captains this week in Nate and Tom and with Henry’s lucky coin we won the toss and elected to bat first. We got off to an amazing start with Christian (11) and William B (7) waiting for the right balls and defending where necessary. Lucas (9) was solid and in for a big day however luck just didn’t go his way. Lachie (31) came to the crease three down and played a great innings getting us through to break however fell just four runs short of retiring. At break we were 6/72 and it looked as though we may be bowled out before our 40 overs however our tail wagged and did a terrific job. Drew (10) and Max (6) were given a task of batting out the overs and defending their wickets. Their concentration and determination ensured we faced all of our 40 overs only losing 9 wickets. Great job boys. Luca came in at the end and made a quick fire 7 guiding us to a final score of 9/133. It was great to see us fight back and bat all of our 40 overs. Score board pressure is the key so if we can get a few early scalps this week and bowl the correct lines I’m sure we will walk away with the six points. I am really proud of how the team is progressing from week to week, its great to see. Well done boys.

> Full scorecard

Paul Bamford (Coach)

Under 13 (Ballie Shield)
East Ivanhoe Saints vs Northcote United Gold
Fairlea Park (31/10/2014 – 7/11/2014 | Match in progress)

No summary provided

> Full scorecard

Tim Cheesewright (Coach)

Other news

Past Players Day

We are running our annual past players day to be held at Chelsworth Park on the 15th November commencing at 2.00pm. It’s a great chance to catch up with old friends and also to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our last 1st premiership.

A fantastic time was had by all last year so pass the word around among your old cricket buddies so we can get as many to attend as possible.

Drinks will be at bar prices and light food will be provided.

Please email Heather Connell (treasurer@eastivanhoesaints.com.au) to confirm your attendance, just so that we can get indicative numbers for catering purposes. See you on the day! :)

Latest club results

For a full list of the latest scores, visit the latest club results.

Weekly write-up

Thank-you to those who contributed to this weeks’ update. These series of posts act as the clubs’ official weekly update and is provided to all members, including parents, to give them insights into this weeks’ play and openly recognise individual achievements both on and off the field. It further exemplifies the clubs’ attitude towards being “one club” and is reliant upon the support of the coaches and team managers to provide a very brief summary each week. Please let me know if the summary for your team is missing from this weeks update.

Junior coaches/team managers and Senior captains:

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. Please email me if you have any questions about this process.

Michael Wills (Secretary)

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.

macgibbon

> 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 hand this allowed the saints to be attacking with the bat, boundaries coming easily but too many wickets falling around them. The team all out for 142, Tom Hall hitting his senior best so far off 32.

With early wickets required on an every increasingly drying outfield, the team got what they wanted restricting the Cougars to 3-32, shashank and agar picking up with early wickets. A lapse in concentration saw the home team start to pull away, some ‘interesting shot selection seeing them 3-77 at drinks. Early wickets again after the drinks break saw the saints get back into the game seeing the cougars slip to 6-97. A miscalculation in the over counting saw the skip need to fill some overs, which then meant turning the arm over himself. This changed saw the skip get his first wicket, very plumb lbw of the opposing skipper, 7-107. Despite the tight bowling from Connor, Tom hall, skip and James Casey, Glen Waverly ‘edged’ home 9-143.

Great effort by the team. Tom Hall, Connor O’Brian and James Casey all impressing.

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Carl Fernandez (2XI Captain)

Under 16A A G Grace
East Ivanhoe Saints vs Boroondara
Chelsworth Park Main (17/10/2014 – 24/10/2014)

We won the toss the against Boorondarra and batted the first day. With accurate bowling our innings never really got going with Sangram, Jack Wellham, Tom Inglese and the OBriens all getting double figures but no one going on to a decent score. Our boys never looked in trouble with the bat but our innings got bogged down with defensive batting that only made us 110 after our 38 overs which didn’t give us enough to defend against a good team.

Bowling second all the boys tried hard with the ball and in the field however we only took 3 wickets for the night and Boorondarra put on 225 runs winning comfortably.
Tom Hall, James Casey and Connor all bowled quite well but if we are going to beat the good teams we will have to make more runs in the games to come to put more pressure on the opposition.

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Darren Jones (Coach)

Under 16C
East Ivanhoe Saints vs Richmond United at Burnley
Burnley Oval (17/10/2014 – 24/10/2014)

After bowling the Richmond boys out the previous week, our lads were confident of putting up a good run chase in lovely warm late afternoon conditions, perfect for cricket. However, it was far from a perfect start when our captain, Nick Spokes was given out caught behind from the 1st ball of the innings! From there, we fell to 2/12, 3/14, 4/19 and then 5/29 in the 12th over after Ned Hopper (6), Matt Hook (7), Max Willis (0), and Nick Calcott (4) fell to a combination of good bowling and some poor shot selection. Early season rust was certainly in evidence.

So when Oscar Giardinazzo joined Alex Martin at the crease, there was a quiet concern about the fate of our run chase. Alas, the boys kept playing their shots, not getting bogged down, and moved the score to 68 in the 22nd over, when unfortunately Oscar skied a ball and was caught out for 13, a wicket he looked sorely disappointed to lose on the stroke of tea (i.e. hot chips and potato cakes). This was a nice 39 run partnership that started to steady the ship, however at 6 for 68, the game was up for grabs.

Enter Stefan Nadalin, who joined Alex, and the 2 boys batted for the next 12 overs to rattle up a fantastic, and match winning partnership of 62. Both boys had slices of good fortune with air balls that eluded desperate Richmond fieldsmen, but the common aspect watching from outside the boundary was that both boys showed a commitment to their strokes, which helped in their remaining at the crease, to the point when Alex retired 50 not out with our score on 130. With 7 runs still to get there were still some nervous moments, which became stronger after Ben Jackson’s 1st ball cut straight to point took us to 7/130. At this stage, Anders Uhlig joined Stefan in the 34th over, and the boys nudged there way to 135 into the 38th over when they took us to 1st innings victory. From there, their batting was a celebration of 4’s seemingly hit to every part of the ground, and eventually towards a total which finished at 8/193 after 44.4 overs, with Stefan retiring not out on 51, Anders remaining not out on 25, Tom Burchsmith making a brief appearance (2), amidst much encouragement from the boys, and Cameron Clark making his way out onto the ground, but alas not facing a ball when the 2 teams agreed to call it a night in fading light.

A good win for the team encountering a number of early setbacks, but the boys stayed composed and calm. No doubt, there’s plenty of work for the boys in all 3 facets of the game at training this week, with a game at home coming up against East Doncaster.

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Barnaby Willis (Coach)

Under 14B2 (Van Zuyden)
East Ivanhoe Saints vs Burwood Uniting Canterbury
Chelsworth Park East (17/10/2014 – 24/10/2014)

No summary provided

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Andrew Catania (Coach)

Under 13 South (Hyde Shield)
East Ivanhoe Saints vs North Alphington White
Chelsworth Park South West (17/10/2014 – 24/10/2014)

Defending a score of 107 on a quick ground was never going to be an easy task. We started off with some great bowling from William F (3/9) and Luca (2/17) who picked up early wickets placing good pressure on our opposition. Lucas (1/7) bowled well and then took over from Andrew from Wicket Keeping after break. Tom (1/18), Sal (1/19) and Ryley (1/8) were the other wicket takers. All bowlers used their line and length extremely well and pushed North Alphington White all the way before they eventually passed our score. They were bowled out in the 38th over making a final score of 159. The boys played very well and both their bowling and fielding created many opportunities throughout the game. There were two very good catches I need to mention by Max and Lucas to finish off the game. Another great game played by each and every one of you. Great job Henry for taking care of things off the field once again, I couldn’t do it without you mate. I have made a promise to the boys that when we get our first win they can get me with the ice bucket challenge. I will have a dry pair of clothes in the car from this point on for this reason and all going well we will get that first win next game. Great job boys.

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Paul Bamford (Coach)

Under 13 (Ballie Shield)
East Ivanhoe Saints vs Bundoora Park Blue
John Hall Reserve (17/10/2014 – 24/10/2014)

No summary provided

> Full scorecard

Tim Cheesewright (Coach)

Other news

Past Players Day

We are running our annual past players day to be held at Chelsworth Park on the 15th November commencing at 2.00pm. It’s a great chance to catch up with old friends and also to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our last 1st premiership.

A fantastic time was had by all last year so pass the word around among your old cricket buddies so we can get as many to attend as possible.

Drinks will be at bar prices and light food will be provided.

Please email Heather Connell (treasurer@eastivanhoesaints.com.au) to confirm your attendance, just so that we can get indicative numbers for catering purposes. See you on the day! :)

Latest club results

For a full list of the latest scores, visit the latest club results.

Weekly write-up

Thank-you to those who contributed to this weeks’ update. These series of posts act as the clubs’ official weekly update and is provided to all members, including parents, to give them insights into this weeks’ play and openly recognise individual achievements both on and off the field. It further exemplifies the clubs’ attitude towards being “one club” and is reliant upon the support of the coaches and team managers to provide a very brief summary each week. Please let me know if the summary for your team is missing from this weeks update.

Junior coaches/team managers and Senior captains:

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. Please email me if you have any questions about this process.

Michael Wills (Secretary)

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 attacked the bowling before falling. This brought young gun Tommy Hall to the crease with Adele. Tom got another shocker from the umpire and James Casey fell quickly which brought the team to 4-20 after before drinks. Nick fell with a catch took at pint aided by the wind holding the ball in the air. The team kept fighting to bat out the overs, young Connor obs again showing his maturity with the bat! batting the team the through but falling just before the compulsory close. 104 all out.

Steady and solid start from Clifton Hill had them reach 2-52 at drinks, could have being more wickets if catches had being taken. Positive talk at drinks amongst the team began a fight back that showed great spirit from a young team, good bowling from tommy, Connor and Jimmy saw Clifton Hill reduced to 6-66, Connor putting himself on a hat trick. Despite the valiant effort shown after drinks, Clifton hill made the target.

Man of the match- Connor O’Brian.

> Full scorecard

Carl Fernandez (2XI Captain)

Under 16C J Bate
Richmond Union vs East Ivanhoe Saints
Burnley Oval (17/10/2014 – 24/10/2014 | MATCH IN PROGRESS)

A lovely night for cricket, with good viewing and reasonably warm temps.

The boys were put into the field and started like a house on fire. Scoring 3 early wickets to have Richmond down 3 with not many runs on the board.

Ben J took the gloves for the first half (Alex Martin 2nd half) and kept to our speed demons, Mathew Hook and Anders Uhlig, with both creating havoc early on. The spinners came on and we had a spell of big hitting from the Richmond boys. This also coincided with some dropped catches (looks like some serious fielding work coming up lads)

A few dropped catches and the boys were under intense pressure. A big score from Richmond was in the offing. Our captain Nick spokes began to swing the changes and with inspired captaincy brought James Andreevski and Cameron Clark on. These two boys got a wicket each and stemmed the tide of runs. All of a sudden catches were being taken and the Richmond side was on the brink of collapse. All the boys were up and about and the level was palpable.

All the bowlers were taking a wicket and keeping things tight. Nick Spokes, Nick Callcott, Ned Hopper, Max Willis and Tom Burchsmith all chimed in and what was looking like 200+ all of a sudden became 136 all out.

A great result and with the full allotment of 45 over’s to come for us, certainly a total within our reach.
On Wednesday the nets will be important to fine tune our line up and batting techniques and make sure we get to 137 safely.
Well done lads

> Full scorecard

Paul Jackson

Other news

For a full list of round 2 scores, visit the latest club results.

Thank-you to those who contributed to this weeks’ update. These series of posts act as the clubs’ official weekly update and is provided to all members, including parents, to give them insights into this weeks’ play and openly recognise individual achievements both on and off the field. It further exemplifies the clubs’ attitude towards being “one club” and is reliant upon the support of the coaches and team managers to provide a very brief summary each week. Please let me know if the summary for your team is missing from this weeks update.

Junior coaches/team managers and Senior captains:

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. Please email me if you have any questions about this process.

Michael Wills (Secretary)

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)

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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.

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)

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 wicket for the whole game! So plenty for the 14B group to work through and build upon at training this week.

All in all, well done boys for a first up win and welcome to 14B Grade!

Many thanks to Sally Marks (EISCC Operations Manager) & Matt Jackson for your assistance at Friday night’s home game.

A special East Ivanhoe Saints congratulations to Datjin Harrison, Tomas Inglese & Thomas Hall, trialing for ECA Under 14 representative selection from all at the club.

See you all at training Wednesday & GO Saints!