With the cricket season scheduled to commence next weekend, below is an update on key information for the season ahead.
First match & Pie night
The cricket season is scheduled to commence next weekend, with the 1sts and 2nd scheduled to play two day matches and the 3rds and 4ths playing one day matches (as they will all season). The VTCA will provide an update early next week on whether the season will commence on time - stay tuned for more information next week.
If the season does commence next weekend, the club will hold its annual Pie Night at the clubrooms on Thursday night. The Pies are FREE, drinks are at cost prices. It would be great to see as many players and club members as possible at the rooms next year Thursday night.
Subscriptions and match fees
The committee have agreed and endorsed a new model for yearly subscriptions and match fees this season. Match fees have increased, but subs have been significantly reduced this season. See information and link below.
Yearly subscription (registered junior players excluded): $150
Match fees: $20 per week (regardless of umpire/s officiating in matches).
NB: Registered juniors still only pay $5 per seniors match.
Social members - Fee TBA.
The above new yearly subscriptions and match fees applies to all senior grades and players. There will be no exceptions for the one day lower grades and/or the amount of matches a player plays during the season.
Please note: As per the endorsed updated club constitution, players and club members can only vote at club annual general or special general meetings if the member has paid in full their annual subscription by 31 December. Membership voting rights will carry forward to 31 December the following year.
Find out more about subscription fees and how to pay on our website.
Please note the club has invested in new EFTPOS facilities for all club purchases - including bar sales, clothing, function payments, yearly subscriptions and match fees.
With the new EFTPOS facilities, the club will be phasing out the manual slate in the next couple of months. At this point all purchases will need to be either in cash or via card.
Captains and coaching group
The committee and Senior Coach have also finalised the following captains for the season ahead:
1sts - Liam Braithwaite
2nds - Sheldon D'Souza
3rds - Craig Stevens
4ths - Denis Wilkinson
The coaching group was finalised earlier this year and includes Talor Williams as Senior Coach, John Dryiski as Fielding (Activities) Coach and John Taylor and David Roche as Assistant Coaches.
Completing the selection committee of the Senior Coach and captains will be Life Member and Past President Jason Grieves as Chairman of Selectors.
The committee wishes the coaching group, new captains and Chairman of Selectors all the best for the season ahead.
Further information will be sent out this week on the contact details of the Senior Coach and each captain. If you are unavailable at any time this season, please write your name down on the "Unavailable sheet" in the clubrooms and/or contact Talor Williams (Senior Coach) on 0431 342 083 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Club clothing is available from over the bar. Please see Jeremy Van Kruining, John Taylor or Jeremy Procko for your club clothing requirements.
Recruiting of players
Each season one of the greatest challenges for cricket clubs is to fill junior and senior sides, particularly in the lower senior grades. The Seddon Cricket Club is no exception when it comes to this challenge. Therefore we constantly remain on the look out for new players of all ages and abilities to complement our senior and junior sides.
If you know of any friends or colleagues who would like to play cricket this season, please bring them down to training or the club. New players can also contact myself for further information on the club.
Trivia night - Monday 4 November (Cup Eve)
The next club function is the trivia night at the clubrooms on Melbourne Cup Eve. More details will follow in the next couple of weeks. Please save the date in your diary!
President - Seddon Cricket Club