Season 2014/15 is almost here!

Hi all and welcome to the new season at ESBCC

Last year provided some great highlights but also left us all with a sense of unfinished work. There has been a lot of effort in the off season to set up the framework for the club to have a successful 2014/15 season and now it’s time for the players to jump on board and get involved.

Club Leadership

The off field team entrusted to lead the club is as follows:

President: James Ross
Vice President: Mark Jenkins
Secretary: Brian King
Treasurer: Andy Corp
Committee: Peter Mannix, Steve Inglis, Kelee Dennis, Tabitha Ransom, Luke Dallas, Chris Roe and Simon Polinelli

Senior Coach:             Clint Ferguson
Assistant Coaches:      Mark Devereaux and Brett Gibb

Please check the website for contact details and also for all news relating to the club. This year you will also see much more communication on Facebook and Twitter to help keep us all better informed of what is happening.


The committee is also proud to have appointed the following captains to lead our on field endeavours:

1st XI Captain:              Mark Devereaux
2nd XI Captain:             Brett Gibb
3rd XI Captain:              Stephen Usher
4th XI Captain:              Peter Mannix
5th XI Captain:              Michael Edwards
6th XI Captain:              David Cafarella

As you can see our team numbers have risen to 6. There are also some initiatives that have been put into place to really work on improving our on field exploits. Instead of fleshing those out here we are holding a pre-season players meeting where our leaders will outline the pre-season program and what is expected of all. This is kindly being hosted by our Club Skipper Mark Devereaux.

This meeting is seen as compulsory for all who wish to play in the first 3 teams this year but ideally all players vying for senior selection are required to attend.

Pre-season Players Meeting

Venue:              24 Abrahams Drive Mentone
Date:                Wednesday 13th August 2014
Time:               7:00pm

Pre-season Training

Preseason train commences the following week. There are 2 venues being used so please put these times and places into your calendars now. It is expected that all players attend so the every team can hit the ground running for the first game on Saturday 4th October.

Indoor Venue:              Springvale Indoor Cricket Centre, 2 Brough Street Springvale
Session times:              7.00pm – 8.00pm

Outdoor Venue:           Chisholm Reserve, Duncan Street Sandringham
Session Time:              10:00am to 11:30am

The following training dates have been set:

Tuesday 19th August (Indoor session)
Tuesday 26th August (Indoor session)
Tuesday 2nd September (Indoor session)
Saturday 6th September (Duncan Street)
Tuesday 9th September (Indoor session)
Saturday 13th September (Duncan Street)
Thursday 18th September (Duncan Street)
Fielding Drills. Cricket Victoria Coach force program 5:00 pm
Saturday 20th September (Duncan Street)
Tuesday 23rd September (Duncan Street)
Thursday 25th September (Duncan Street)
Saturday 27th September (Grand Final Day) no training
Tuesday 30th September (Duncan Street)
Thursday 2nd October (Duncan Street)
Saturday 4th October Round 1

The club has decided to have a firm policy regarding training attire for the new season. White tops & blue shorts will be standard apparel for training sessions.

Registration and Fees

By now you should have received details enabling you to log on to my cricket website to access direct debit payment of your subs which are as follows:

Seniors: $280
Student concession: $200
Juniors (U18): $190

If you are unable to make full payment of fees you must contact either James Ross or Mark Jenkin to make alternate arrangements. Only paid up players or those who have made arrangement with the club will be eligible to play matches this year, so please get this sorted as soon as possible. Many of the costs encountered by the club are done so at the beginning of the year and your help in this will be greatly appreciated.

That's enough for now, we really are looking forward to a great season both on and off the pitch and know we will see you all at the pre-season players meeting next Wednesday.

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