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 ( 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

Under 12B’s fall short by 1 run

The first game of the season and the first time we had all of our players together. We had a great day with perfect blue sky, but it was a blustery day. We won the toss and sent the opposition in to bat. Bowling into the wind with the ground still wet from the overnight dew meant it was difficult day for the bowlers and fielders. We started well with our bowlers accuracy meaning that runs were hard to come by for the opposition team. Our fielding was a bit rusty and by the half way mark we could have easily have picked up a few more wickets. The highlight in the field was the attempted catch by Kazuma at square leg, that if not for his blinding attempt surely saved a certain four. Daniel showed the importance of line and length with a wicket in his first over bowled – a great start from one of new players of the club. The Boroondara Vukelic hit out and tried to attack our bowling in the last 4 overs, achieving a respectable score of 96(25 extra’s). Our opening pair Will and Luca went in both excited and apprehensive. Great work by the opposition keeper saw Luca short of his crease. The next couple of overs we lost quick wickets to a few loose shot selections and some great fielding by their keeper (who was arguably the difference in the end between the two teams). Out opening batsman Will Kept his cool and was not out after his allotted 4 overs he had watched 4 of our batsman tumble out around him. Our keeper Vo steadied the ship with some sensible batting and some great shot selection. By the […]

Training kicks off

Time to get back into it! The second training session kicks off this Saturday morning for Seniors and Junior players. New players are also welcome – so bring a mate along! Date and Time: Saturday 27th July 2013 – Be there no later than 9:20am for a 9:30am start. (1 hour duration) Venue: Eltham North Primary School, Wattletree Road, Eltham North. What to Wear/Bring: Club training gear and bring a water bottle. Cost: $10 – however, the more that turn up, the less it costs! Contact Joel Crimmins (Coach) if you need more information on 0401 951 274. Full Training Schedule: This is primarily for Senior players, however if any Junior players are either interested in playing Senior cricket or are wanting further development, please come along! A Junior training schedule will be released in due course.

Readying the club for the new season

Season 2013-14 beckons as an exciting time for the East Ivanhoe Saints Cricket Club, on and off the field. Heading into our second season in the Eastern Cricket Association, the move across to the new competition has been a positive and welcoming one. There has been tremendous feedback from both the senior and junior sides about the level of professionalism of the league. It is time now to reflect on what we have learnt, where we can improve, and what we are prepared to do to maximise our talent. There’s a lot you can do to prepare right now – take a look at the Training Program. We have a terrific group. We are youthful, with an abundance of potential. We will build on the season just past and set goals to improve as individuals. The results will take care of themselves. We will be looking for passionate players who want to win and who are determined to improve. The upcoming preseason will provide solid base. The challenge lies ahead. Go Saints! Joel Crimmins (Coach)

Stormwater Harvesting Project

The Impact on East Ivanhoe Saints Cricket Club Inc. Towards the end of last season Members would have noticed the commencement of works on the Chelsworth Park Stormwater Harvesting Project. The project is expected to impact the use of the western ovals at Chelsworth for the complete 2013/14 cricket season. The project’s aim to provide an important water resource for the Ivanhoe Golf Club and Chelsworth Park and to ensure during drought years there is a ready supply of available water for ground maintenance. One of the impacts of the project is that our junior and senior games have to be relocated to those that might be available in the Banyule City Council precinct. The alternative grounds are not always as good as those we’re used to at Chelsworth. Also, the fact that games are played away from the Main Oval clubrooms means that the usual post game social side of things is affected. Another impact has been the loss of the Keith Mitchell >12yrs cricket carnival for both the last season and next. There is the possibility of losing it permanently Considering the above, the East Ivanhoe Saints Committee has formally lodged a claim for compensation for the financial impact on our club. We should hear of the outcome of our claim over the next month.