Seddon have announced Josh Beaumont as Club Coach for the 2018/19 season. Josh had a successful first season at Seddon, leading the 2nd XI to the semi finals and winning the Club’s supreme accolade, The Tom Kriebardis Award.
Josh has expressed his excitement about stepping into the role.
"I’m really looking forward to taking on the role as coach this season. This is an exciting opportunity in a club that had some great success last year with both the 1st and 2nd XI’s making the finals after coming up into Senior Division and the 4th XI narrowly losing the grand final. I feel I have a lot to contribute in a broader leadership position and I’m looking forward to the challenge" Josh said.
The Seddon Cricket Club Club Committee have been impressed with Josh’s natural leadership ability and his popularity among Club members. Club President, Leigh Davies anticipates another successful season with Josh at the helm.
“The Club is very excited about Josh’s appointment as Coach. In his short time at the club Josh's maturity and leadership has shone through, therefore we believe Josh will be an excellent addition to the existing coaching group. Josh has proven leadership qualities that he demonstrated last season, leading the 2nd XI to the semi-finals” Leigh said.
Josh takes over the coaching reigns from Ben Speake who is staying on with Seddon as a player.
The Seddon Cricket Club is seeking the services of professional players to complement our First X1 for the upcoming season in Senior Division of the VTCA. On offer is an attractive package for the right player/s.
Please contact Leigh Davies on email at email@example.com for further information or to discuss your interest in playing at Seddon CC. You can also see our preseason schedule here.
NOTE: We will only accept local player applications only. Overseas players will not be considered (New Zealand players excepted).
Congratulations to our 4th XI for winning their semi to qualify for the North / West C4 Grand Final.
They will take on Sunshine this Saturday at Gary Greelish Reserve (downstairs at Seddon).
Make sure you get down to support the 4ths and see them take home the flag!
The Seddon Cricket Club is seeking the services of a fast bowling all rounder to complement the First X1 for the upcoming season in Senior Division of the VTCA. On offer is an attractive package for the right player.
Please contact Leigh Davies on email at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
NOTE: We will only accept local player applications. Overseas players will not be considered.
Article by Luke D’Anello
Originally published in the Maribyrnong Leader
May 22, 2017
SECURING a strike bowler will be a top of Seddon’s list of priorities during the off-season as the club prepares for the step up to Turf Cricket Senior Division.
The Dockers powered to a 241-run triumph over Sunshine United in last summer’s North West Division decider to earn promotion to the top grade and have appointed Ben Speake as coach.
Speake made headlines in March when he thumped a club record score of 216 to set up his side’s grand final victory.
The 26-year-old replaces wicketkeeper Mark Webb, who has opted to remain at the club as an assistant coach due to work commitments, while John Taylor will continue as First XI captain.
Speake has coaching experience in New Zealand and England and said he was “pretty excited” to take on the role.
“I’m from New Zealand originally and did a little bit of coaching with my club in Hamilton,” he said.
“I’ve been over in England a couple of times and worked with juniors — not as head coach or anything, but just being involved.”
Malith Cooray, who was not a member of the premiership-winning team, is the Dockers’ only confirmed departure.
“A strike bowler of some sort, ideally a pace bowler, would be good,” Speake said.
“But we’ve got a good blend of some young players and some experience.
“It will be a challenge, but I definitely think we can compete in Senior Division.”
Speake has Senior Division experience following his stint with Doutta Stars before he arrived at Seddon at the start of last season.
The opening batsman finished 2016-17 with 641 runs and was remarkably still at the crease on day three of the grand final.
Speake logged two tons and two half-centuries during the campaign and also took 11 wickets.
“Anytime you can contribute in a grand final, it’s good,” he said.
“I was happy to contribute and just happy to win more than anything.
“There were patches through the season where we didn’t play our best, but coming towards the end of the season we started playing some good stuff. Hopefully we can build on that and take some confidence forward.”