The Seddon Dockers 1st XI have won the North West Division Premiership in an emphatic victory over Sunshine United.
Bean Speake has led Seddon to a dominant position in the North West Division Grand Final. Speake remains unbeaten on 204 as play heads into its third day.
Read the match report in the Maribrynong Leader (article by Luke D’Anello).
Our 1st X1 are up against Sunshine United in the Grand Final over the next two weekends (18,19, 25 & 26 March) at Laverton Park, Oval #1, Cnr Merton St & Hall Ave, Altona Meadows (Laverton home ground), Mel. Ref (53-F/10). Take the Newland Street turnoff when heading westbound on the Princes Freeway.
Last weekend the Firsts defeated Druids in a close encounter to advance to the Grand Final. It was a fantastic team effort, with the highlights being:
- the spin duo of Tom Kriebardis and Hayden Dryiski taking four wickets each and reducing the Druids to 138 (when it looked like they could make much more)
- the 89 run fourth wicket partnership of Mark Webb (52) and Duleeka Thissakuttige (49) after coming together with the score on 3/6
- Liam Braithwaite and Tom Kriebardis guiding the lads over the line to secure a spot in the GF.
Please come down and support the Firsts over the following two weekends. After an excellent turn out of club supporters last weekend, it would be fantastic to see more Dockers supporters wearing club colours! We know the players appreciate the support from the sidelines.
The committee would like to personally thank the efforts of Mark Webb (coach) and John Taylor (captain) in guiding the 1st X1 to the VTCA North West Division Grand Final this season.
Match report and photos courtesy of The Leader (article by Luke D’Anello, photos by Stuart Milligan).
It is with great sadness that we advise Robert ‘Bob’ Neville Grieves, Seddon Cricket Club Life Member, passed away Sunday morning.
In over more than 30 years Bob served the club as President, curator, club scorer, committeeman, awarded best clubman and also acted as a VTCA umpire. In addition to Bob’s official roles at the club, Bob was a passionate supporter of club matches each Saturday and, along with his wife Joan, always attended and assisted with social events during this period.
Bob and Joan were important leaders at the club when it was struggling. They kept the club surviving and allowed the club to become stronger in later years and today. Bob was made Life Member of the club – along with Joan – in June 2004. Bob had a marvellous sense of humour and we were all lucky to come into contact with him.
Bob is also the father of Lynn (great supporter of social functions), Murray (Vice President), Jason (current President) and Neil (current player and junior coach). In addition Bob is the grandfather to the next generation of cricketers including Lewis, Jackson (Jacko), Harley and Darcy who have all played for Seddon Cricket Club.
Bob’s funeral will be held 10am this Thursday 23rd February in the chapel at Altona Memorial Park. Address is 14 Dohertys Road, Laverton North (take the turn off at Grieve Parade).
Afterwards the family is having the wake in a familiar place at the Seddon clubrooms between 12pm-3pm. Finger food will be provided and drinks during this time. The bar will remain open after this time and members wishing to hang around can do so till it closes.
The Seddon Cricket Club sends our thoughts and condolences to all of the Grieves family.
The annual Seddon CC Multicultural Day is this Thursday 26 January (Australia Day). We can advise that we have an action packed day planned including; three teams competing in a round robin seven a side cricket competition, on field entertainment consisting of the annual Seddon 100m sprint and a catching contest, lamb gyros spit for lunch, ‘Foods of the World’ for dinner, official presentations and Harley Grieves’ band Unchained Silence finishing off a big day at the club.
The seven a side round robin cricket competition will commence at 12pm (players to arrive at 11.30am) with three teams competing for the ‘Multicultural Day’ plaque. The teams competing this year will be the Anzacs, the World X1 and a new team with their own culture, the Sundayvians*. Details on the cricket competition are as follows:
- Anzacs will again be captained by Liam Braithwaite, the World X1 has Jeremy “Pinky” Van Kruining as skipper and the Sundayvians have Nathan Wigmore as their esteemed leader.
- Seven a side round robin competition plus a final. Four (4) games in total.
- Each match seven overs each with one bowler permitted to bowl two overs (wildcard over) in place of the keeper.
- Batsman to retire at 30 (can come back in at the fall of last man out).
- Free hit for no-balls.
- Boundaries shortened for competition.
- Both teams to bowl from one end nominated by the captain who wins the toss.
- Players to wear whites and bring along white playing tops and Seddon polos/T20 tops.
- Prizes for player of the tournament and winning team.
- Trigger happy VTCA umpire adjudicating the matches!
Matches (12pm onwards)
- Anzacs vs World X1
- Anzacs vs Sundayvians
- World X1 vs Sundayvians
Break for on field events (see schedule)
Note: If each team wins one match each, the two teams with the highest accumulated runs will advance to the Final.
*The Sundayvians are predicated on “our own culture. The foundation of our belief system is that Saturday is our day of rest, not Sunday.”
On field events
- Seddon 100m sprint. Officials to set handicaps to make an even race.
- Catching competition using ball machine (same as last year). Last man standing wins.
Anyone can enter. No entry fee. Prizes awarded for both events.
Once again Pete Tzambazakis will be cooking a lamb gyros for lunch under the Bendigo Bank marquee on the oval. Pete will start the spit very early in the day, with lunch served around 1pm.
As with every year we have held the Multicultural Day event at the clubrooms, the ‘Foods of the World’ supplied by club members will no doubt be a highlight of the days festivities. Dinner will be served after the offical presentations around 8pm and will include dishes from all parts of the world.
If you would like to contribute a dinner dish and haven’t as yet advised, please contact Leigh Davies and advise your dish.
Harley Grieves band “Unchained Silence”, who are a three piece band that plays covers and original tunes. This is the first time that Unchained Silence have played at the clubrooms, so lets all get behind the band and contribute to their performance any way you can.
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$10 per player (cricket competition)
$10 for lunch
$10 for dinner
Training and selection
Training will be as per normal on Tuesday but not Thursday. Teams will be selected on Tuesday 24 January and announced during the presentations on Multicultural Day for the two day matches across all grades starting on Saturday 28 January.
What better way to enjoy Australia Day by locking the date in your diary and inviting along family and friends to celebrate our multicultural heritage. If you or family and friends would like to play in the cricket competition, there are still spots available in all three teams.
Multicultural Day is a great event on the Seddon CC social calendar. Please feel free to spread the word and bring family and friends along. We urge everyone to get along and support the club to make this another memorable day.
The Seddon Cricket Club annual Multicultural Day event will be held on Thursday 26 January 2017.
The Multicultural Day event has been running for three years and has proven to be a highlight on our social calendar. The event this year falls on the Australia Day public holiday. We aim to continue on from the momentum of the previous three years with a naming rights sponsor and a band playing late into the evening.
The Multicultural Day event this year will include a cricket competition followed by official presentations, on field entertainment during a break in play, lamb gyros lunch, ‘Foods of the World’ dinner and a three piece band in the evening. As the event falls on a Thursday selection night, teams for the upcoming Saturday matches will also be announced during the presentations.
More details to follow!
We have the club’s annual Xmas Party function this Saturday 17 December at the clubrooms.
Santa will be making an appearance at around 8pm with dinner served after the kids presents are handed out. There will also be fireworks in the park later in the evening, which is sure to be a hit with everyone.
The important thing is that you come along if you’re free and want to catch up with everyone before the Xmas break.
We hope to see you and your partners at what is always a memorable night on the Seddon CC social calendar!
Where: Seddon clubrooms
Date: Saturday 17th December 2016
Time: 7pm – 11pm
Costs: $10 each. Kids under 15 FREE.
Food: Light supper served at approx. 9pm. Pies & sausage rolls available from 7pm.
Payment: In cash on the night or over the bar during club hours.
NO RSVP required. See you there!
Parents: Please bring a present to the value of $15 and Santa will hand it out to your child (otherwise they will miss out).
The T20 game v. Yarraville Club is on this Tuesday 25th October, starting at 5.15 (players be there by 4.45pm). The game is at Yarraville’s Hansen Reserve.
There will no training on that night.
Article by Luke D’Anello
Originally published in the Maribyrnong Leader
July 19, 2016
NEW Seddon coach Mark Webb believes the Turf Cricket outfit is in a strong position to launch a successful era.
The Dockers finished sixth in North West Division last summer, with some close defeats proving telling in the wash-up.
But with minimal changes at senior level and a burgeoning junior program the club appears poised to only improve in coming seasons.
“We’ve got a lot of young kids coming through,” Webb said.
“The under-17s won the premiership last year and a few of those guys pushed up into the twos last year. A few of them might push for ones this year.
“We’ve always got good numbers and it’s a well-run club as well.”
Webb previously coached Blackburn South and also captained Seddon in 2014-15.
“Mark is just a terrific club man and well respected among the club membership,” Dockers president Jason Grieves said.
“He offered to do the job. He’s shown he’s got ability.
“We also won the spirit of cricket award last year and Mark was our captain. We acknowledged that’s what we’re about at Seddon.”
Former coach Tim Grant has departed, but the Dockers have lured former Hoppers Crossing batsman Duleeka Thisakuttige, who hammered 438 runs at 36.5 last season.
Webb said Thisakuttige would fill a spot in the top three, while Seddon is still chasing a bowler.
“It’s probably one area we needed to improve on a little bit, another key bat, so he (Thisakuttige) looks like he can fill that role,” he said.
Webb has been replaced as skipper by the experienced John Taylor, who previously played Premier Cricket at Fitzroy Doncaster.
“We’ve sort of been thereabouts the last two years in that grade,” Webb said.
“I think we’ve got the list to push a bit further.
“Last season was probably one of missed opportunities.
“We were sitting thereabouts most of the year and just fell over at the pointy end and lost a couple of key games. The whole comp was pretty tight last year.”
Altona North, Druids, Footscray United, Haig Fawkner, Keilor Park, Laverton, St Albans, Sunshine United, Taylors Lakes, West Coburg and PEGS will also compete in North-West Division in 2016-17.