AGM Friday 12/05/17 at Sandy Pub


To all members and supporters,

The club's Annual General Meeting for the 2016/17 season is Friday 12/05/17 at the Sandy Hotel from 7:00pm.

After an amazing season both on and off the field, this is a great opportunity for all interested people to step up and help make a difference to our great club for the upcoming 2017/18 season. There are many important initiatives that need to occur, the only thing stopping them is having enough 'bums on seats' to make them happen.

So don't be one that complains and sits back waiting for others to do, step up to the plate and help us make ESCC into the place we know we all want it to be!

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2016/17 Club Awards


A great night was had by all at the 2016/17 club presentation night held at the Sandringham Club on Friday 31/03/17. In what was a great season both on and off the field we would like to congratulate the following award recipients:

First XI
Batting: Brad Hodge 820 runs @ 117.14
Bowling: Nicholas Knight 31 wickets @ 15.87

Second XI
Batting: Brett Gibb 407 runs @ 50.88
Bowling: Brendan Smith 12 wickets @ 15.00

Third XI
Batting: Paul Bennett 235 runs @ 47.00
Bowling: Chris Roe 10 wickets @ 15.75

Fourth XI
Batting: Dave Martin 270 runs @ 90.00
Bowling: Michael Edwards 14 wickets @ 9.86

Fifth XI
Batting: Michael De Kretser 275 runs @ 34.38
Bowling: Anthony Williamson 8 wickets @ 13.13

Sixth XI
Batting: Reece Houston 263 runs @ 37.57
Bowling: Jacob Gatt 21 wickets @ 8.00

John Jones Award: Brad Hodge
Neil Phelan Club Champion: Brad Hodge
Hayden Earle Best Clubman: Dick Latham
Michael De Kretser Junior Champion: Ben Pryor
Life Membership: Mark Jenkin & Ken Duddy

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Cheeks & Mud in for Life!


In what capped off a wonderful year for the club, Mark Jenkin and Ken Duddy were inducted as Life Members of ESCC at Friday night's 2016/17 Season Presentations.
Both men honoured have been long and faithful servants to ESCC and as a club we are indebted to their service.

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ESCC powers past The Machine


by Mark Missen - Bayside Leader

THE powerful East Sandringham Cricket Club won yet another South East Cricket Association Longmuir Shield after a power batting display on Sunday coolly took care of a spirited Mackie. Chasing 9-200, East overhauled it's target with the loss of just one wicket.

It's innings started in expected fashion with opener Guy Martyn taking on the Mackie new ball bowlers in a game of Russian roulette. He smashed 43 off 32 balls giving East just the beginning it hoped for with a rapid opening stand of 59 in just 10 overs.

Former Test man Brad Hodge joined skipper Devereaux after Martyn was removed by Craig Park. The duo were cautious early but they expanded their stroke range as the day wore on and Mackie had no answers to their fine stand. It was only curtailed by the arrival of the winning runs as the pair’s partnership reached 144. Hodge was undefeated on 76 and Devereaux earned man-of-the-match honours for his unbeaten 74 to go with his two wickets and excellent work in the field.

There was little for Mackie to do but play second fiddle to a team that was playing its best cricket at the right time of the season.

The Machine did superbly well just to reach the last match of the season after losing key players to injury just when they needed them most. On Saturday Mackie won the important toss and took first hit in perfect conditions at Hurlingham Park. It made a bright start with veteran Dale Park (playing his 300th senior game for the club) looking in good touch early against wayward East Sandringham opening bowlers. Against the run of play East keeper Anton Duddy stumped Dean Bott (3) with the score at 14, throwing down the stumps after Bott had carelessly strayed from his crease after letting a ball pass. Park (28) was next to go with the score at 40 when he played an indiscriminate slog to East skipper Devereaux’s first ball of the day to be lbw. Then James Cooke (11) hit a Luke Dallas full toss to short cover, where Ed “Dirtbag” Turner snapped up a fine catch, Mackie was 3-48 and had gifted East three wickets.

Mackie captain Josh Simon and Chris Pearson set about steadying the innings and slowly took the score to 71 when Dallas struck again, deceiving Simon (18) with a quicker arm-ball which was superbly caught low down at slip by Devereaux. Mackie limped in to the tea break at 4-80 after 42 overs.

East had been sharp in the field but unravelled after the break as Pearson and Roshan Lakmal combined for the key union of the day. Starting slowly — Lakmal took 31 deliveries just to get off the mark — the pair gradually built the score and later branched out as the field spread, adding 87. Hodge came into the attack and caught a charging Pearson unawares, slipping a wide ball down the leg side which Duddy again gathered brilliantly to sweep the bails off. Pearson was stranded after an excellent innings of 42. Dean Krelle and Lakmal added a quick 25 before Krelle (13) charged Dallas and again a quicker ball made its way through to Duddy, this time via an edge. JoJo Amaah (1) was run out by Devereaux backing up too far as the Machine chased quick runs. Lakmal’s fine 55 came to an end when he drove Devereaux straight to Mitch Strahan at cover and Phil Verrall (1) became another Duddy stumping victim off Dallas, leaving Craig Park (8no) and Nick Sinclair (4no) to use the last couple of overs to get Mackie to 200.

Spinner Dallas was tremendous for East bowling 30 consecutive overs to take 4-69. Devereaux (2-29) provided useful support.

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1st XI Grand Final this weekend


This weekend sees our 1st XI play the Longmuir Shield Grand Final. After a long year in which the club has already tasted both junior and senior glory, now it's time to cheer the boys home.

Our supporters are the life blood of the club and the boys need you to come down wearing club colours and will them onto victory.

Venue: Hurlingham Park, Nepean Hwy, Brighton East
Dates: Saturday 18/03/17 & Sunday 19/03/17
Time: from 1:00pm both days

Broadcast: 88.3 Southern FM from 12:00pm both days
MyCricket App: Download from Apple app store or google play to follow live scores

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6ths win Title


6ths Grand Final Report – by Ian Pewtress

After chasing runs in the last two games to make the big dance the boys were confident they could win from any position. The J grade boys went the Grand Final once again having not played their opposition Southside East Caulfield during the home & away games.

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U18's Premiers 2016/17


Congratulations to our U18's who won their Grand Final last night against Le Page Park at Destructor Reserve.

After captain Paddy Inglis lost the toss his bowlers routed the opposition for 102 in 17.2 overs. Everyone chipped in with regular wickets but Harry Osbourne 3/15 (3 overs) and Max James 3/18 (3 overs) were the stand outs.
After the innings break the batsmen went about bludgeoning the bowling to all corners of the ground to chase down the required runs in 12 overs. Matt Harris (13) put on 22 for the first wicket then Ben Pryor (9) had a 38 run partnership before going out with the score on 60. Paddy Inglis (18no) then joined Blunden to hunt down the runs at breakneck speed.

Matt Blunden was named Man of the Match with his 54no featuring seven 4's & two 6's.

The lads were the standout team for the year finishing top of the ladder. 20 boys played during the season, many balancing both school and senior club cricket. Thanks must also go to coach Nick Knight for his leadership of the group.

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The Longmuir Wrap: Semi Final


Each week Mark Missen publishes a wrap up called the 'Missen Statement' for the Longmuir Shield which is published on the SECA site and in the Bayside Leader.

Here it is for you.

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3 Junior Teams make Grand Final


U12A team after their victory in last weekends semi final

Three of our Junior Teams have progressed into this week's Grand Finals. The teams and playing dates and venues are:

U18's v Le Page Park Wed 8 Mar 17 (from 4:30pm) Destructor Site (aka Spring St Reserve)

U14C v Cheltenham Fri 10 (from 4:30pm) & Sun 12 (from 8:45am) Mar 17 Shipston Reserve

U12A v St Bridgid's/St Louis Sat 11 & Sun 12 Mar 17 (from 8:45am) Peterson St Reserve Oval No. 1

It would be fantastic to see as many players and supporters down to support the teams bringing home the ultimate reward.

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3 Seniors & 5 Juniors make finals


Teams from across the club are featuring in this year's finals.

Our 1st XI finished top of the ladder after a comfortable victory against Bentleigh Uniting with Brag Hodge 67, Brett Hampton 58 and Mark Devereaux 39 hitting the boys to 249 off their 40 overs whilst the bowlers featuring Hodgey 3/35, Luke Dallas 2/16 & Liam Polinelli 2/42 bowled out Uniting for 173. They face CHAG this Saturday and Sunday at Peterson Reserve from 1:00pm with the winner going into the Grand Final.

The 4th XI cliched 4th spot and play Brighton District at Dendy Park West whilst the 6ths, who finished top of the ladder, play Hampton United at Peterson Street no 2 oval. Both games play this Saturday and Sunday from 1:30pm. The 3rds even though victorious in round 11 missed out on percentage whilst the 2nds and 5ths went down, both results ruling them out further action.

We also have 5 junior teams competing and it would be great to see as many members and supporters get down to cheer the boys home, many of which also compete in our senior ranks. The matches are as follows:

U18's (T20) play tomorrow Wednesday 01/03/17 from 4:30pm at Destructor Reserve Spring Street Sandringham.
U16A play Friday 03/03/17 from 4:30pm at Sandy Secondary West, Holloway Road.
U16B play Friday 03/03/17 from 4:30pm at Sandy Secondary East, Holloway Road.
U14C play Friday 03/03/17 from 4:30pm at Cheltenham Park Oval No.1, Park Road, Cheltenham
U12A play Saturday 04/03/17 from 8:45am at McKinnon Reserve, off Tucker Road, McKinnon

Let's get down and support all our players who have made finals

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SECA honours Cracker & Co


Congratulations to 1st XI skipper Mark Devereaux who has been named the vice-captain for the second year running of the SECA representative team playing against DDCA this Sunday 12th February from 11:00am at Ben Kavanagh Reserve, McDonald Street, Mordialloc (Melway 87 G12)

Both Brad Hodge and Nick Knight (fantastic accomplishment for an 18yo in his first full season) were also named but were unable to take up their spots due to prior commitments.

This is a great tribute to the form of the boys who are propelling the Longmuir Shield team to another finals campaign.

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Rep Juniors excel


ESCC boasted 13 players and 2 coaches in the various representative competitions over summer, a great advertisement for the club, its coaches and players.

We would like to congratulate the following members for their selection, brilliant individual and team play throughout the carnivals. 8 teams containing our members went onto win premierships.

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Round 9 (wk 1), runs galore!


Some great team and individual performances yesterday throughout the grades highlighted by Brett Hampton's slashing 188* for the thirds to take them to a whopping 8/355. Great to see Hammo back playing again and showed he hasn't lost any of his class in one of the best innings in the club's history.

The seniors also had great day with the bat with the first XI all out in the last over for 334 against a quality opposition in Elwood. After losing an early wicket Hodgey (80) and Devereaux (42) moved the score along nicely before both batsmen were dismissed not long before tea. At 3/152 at the tea break Chris Diggle and Guy Martyn moved the scoring along rapidly before Marto was dismissed for a quality 36 off less then a run a ball. Digs showed he's all class cruising to 57 and with some great late partnerships and cameos from Dallas (27), Turner (15), Strahan (19) and Pollinelli (19) the boys ensured a big total was on the cards. Little doubt the highlight of the the day was from the number 11 Liam Pollinelli, after he banged 2 monster sixes in the last few balls of the day much to the enjoyment of the crowd in what was a great team batting display.

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3 rounds to go, finals await!


With only 3 rounds to go in the 2016/17 SECA season 5 of our senior teams are jockeying for spots to see finals action. Get down and support the boys in their Round 9 matches.

Also we look forward to all supporters and players coming back to the club after the games.

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Big win with a straight 6


And the boys go 6 wins from the 6 senior teams!

Great day for the club with the highlight being the Hodge Man flying in from the big bash and coming straight from the airport for the seniors must win clash and whacking up 123 out of 285.

Brett Gibb also starring in the seconds with a crisp 84 out of 212 off the 40 overs. And the two Bennett boys smacking up 68 and 91 in the thirds to carry them to a big win to set there season up.

President James Ross made good on his promise to shout the bar and a great night was had by all.

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We are now ESCC


7th December 2016 marked an historic change for our great club. The club is always mindful to make sure that it is seen as current and relevant to the era we live in and so our name has been changed to East Sandringham Cricket Club.

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Sharks bite but Diggle on fire


The Round 2 clash of the SECA T20 tournament saw the boys (7/185) lose a close high scoring match to Washington Park (7/191) in the last over.

The batsmen were off to a brisk start with marquis player Chris Diggle (80) in continued imperious form having an 84 run partnership with Guy Martyn (47) followed by a 45 run partnership with Mark Devereaux (16) to have the team well placed at 4/165 with 4 overs to bat. Washington bowled well at the death and were able to restrict the total. In what proved a high scoring day, probably one of the top 4 was needed to bat through those final overs to push past the 200 mark.

The Sharks got off to a flier and despite both Mitch Strahan (3/44) and Liam Polinelli (2/38) being on hat trick balls, our 185 always seemed 15 runs short. A little more discipline with the bowling in both line and length will see an improved return next week.

Regardless it was a great game to watch with some exhilarating batting, bowling and fielding on display.

Next Tuesday (22/11/16) sees the lads take on Chelsea Heights/Aspendale Gardens at Beazley Reserve from 5:15pm. A win here will see our team progress to the semi finals.

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Hodge doubles up for the 1's


Mark Missen, Bayside Leader
November 13, 2016 3:36pm

EAST Sandringham’s Brad Hodge had yet another day out in Longmuir Shield savaging Omega to the tune of 202 runs as East smashed 7-356 against The Ommies at Bricker Reserve on Saturday.

Arriving at the crease after the loss of an early wicket Hodge was quickly into stride peeling off a succession of boundaries to get East on top. With skipper Mark Devereaux falling into stride at the other end they dominated the bowling before Devereaux (68) was removed just prior to the tea break after a run a ball 154-run stand.

Hodge was 92 at the break and wasted no time at all in bringing up his ton shortly after the resumption before really letting loose blasting fours and sixes to all points of the compass in a crisp and clean display of power hitting.

Nick Knight (25) fed the ex-Test batsman plenty of the strike with the duo combining for an 80-run union before Hodge eventually holed out after an innings which contained 24 boundaries and eight sixes with his straight hitting a particularly aesthetically pleasing feature of his record knock.

The total only needed some dressing up from that point and several wickets fell in the late flurry. Anthony D’Amico (3-90 off 25 overs) toiled away honestly but the Omega men were simply outmatched on the day.

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Come and support at Sandy Sec tonight


This weekend sees round 3 for juniors and round 4 for seniors get underway.

Get down to Sandy Secondary tonight from 4:30pm to support the U14A's, canteen will be open whilst both our U12 Rookies play tomorrow morning from 8:45am.

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The kids run riot in T20 win!


The ESBCC T20 team last night produced a very polished performance to beat Elwood by 131 runs in their first T20 outing for the season.

After losing captain Mark Devereaux for a 2nd ball duck, Chris Diggle teamed firstly with Odin Duesbury (20) for a 78 run partnership and then a 99 run partnership with Brad Hodge (56) before departing with a brilliant yet clinical 93. A couple of quick wickets fell which brought Matt Blunden (15no) and Ben Pryor (10no) together to finish off the innings with a quick fire 30 run partnership that had the boys belt up 5/212 off their 20 overs.

In reply the lads had Elwood quickly on the ropes with openers Liam Polinelli 3/18 (3 overs) and Hamish McCartney 2/21 (4 overs) making initial breakthroughs. This was ably supported by Brad Hodge 2/21 (3 overs) with Matt Harris 2/3 (1.4 overs) cleaning up the last 2 wickets. On top of a great bowling performance was a sensational fielding performance that included brilliant catching, outfielding and a direct hit run out by Chris Diggle that ensured Elwood were never in the game.

All this points to a bright future for the club with 7 of the team being between 15 and 20 years of age.

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T20 starts Tuesday


2016 SECA T20 Tournament starts tomorrow night. Come down to support the boys as they face off against Elwood

Place: Peterson Reserve Oval No 1
Date: Tuesday 8th November
Time: from 5:15pm

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Rd 1 for juniors kicks off this week!

The junior teams all start this week, with the U18's already having played out a victory against Omega on Wednesday night, Paddy Inglis hitting up 41 and Tim Edwards and Max James each picking up 2 wickets. The matches to complete round 1 are as follows:

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Social Awareness Program


Compulsory for all senior players, meeting at Chisholm Reserve Wednesday 12/10/16 @ 7:00pm

As part of our commitment to providing our members with an open and inclusive environment, ESBCC are holding an educational social awareness session this Wednesday the 12th of October. It is expected that all senior players will be in attendance and we welcome all other members to the session, especially junior coaches, team managers and parents.

The session will be presented by Peter Gillson, from Impact Community who has worked with many professional and local sporting organisations and groups to help them achieve their goals.

Key Outcomes:
• Be a positive role model
• Assess your own attitudes, behaviour and training needs
• Create an inclusive environment
• Encourage the involvement of parents and community members from all backgrounds
• Ability to self-regulate based around club values

Duration: 45 Minutes
Venue: Chisholm Reserve, Duncan Street, Sandringham,
Commencing: 7:00pm

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2016/17 Season Launch


All past, present and future ESBCC players, friends and family are invited to attend our Season Launch to meet your teammates, coach and committee and discuss what we have planned for the 2016/17 season.Coach Anton Duddy will present our preseason plans, training matrix and establish some clear goals and strategies for the upcoming season.

Venue: The Local Highett, 284 Highett Road, Highett VIC 3190
Date: Thursday 29th September 2016
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $25/head (finger food, drinks at bar prices)

TICKETS CAN ONLY BE PREPURCHASED ONLINE. PLEASE CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK TO BUY: https://www.trybooking.com/Event/EventListingURL.aspx?aid=28724

Contact Details:
Tabitha Ransom
e: events@esbcc.com.au
m: 0400 581 570

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Training starts Monday 05/09/2016


Pre-season training starts in the first week of September, so dust off those bats and balls, have mum clean the whites and come on down!

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Juniors formats explained

With the 2016/17 cricket season almost upon us, working out what program to put your child in can be confusing. Hopefully this helps!

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Senior Training 2016/17 times updated


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 2016/17 season and now it’s time for the players to jump on board and get involved.

Preseason training commences Thursday 28/07/16. There are 3 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 8th October 2015.

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John Jones SECA Life Member


ESBCC would like to congratulate Club Patron and Legend John Jones who has been bestowed with life membership to SECA. This was awarded to him at the competition's AGM on Wednesday 27/07/16.

This is acknowledgement for tireless work on behalf of ESBCC and the competition over many years. We wish him well and look forward to John cheering the boys along during this season.

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Meet the 2016/17 Committee


The club would like to congratulate all members who have stepped up to take on roles to propel the club into the 2016/17 season. Click the 'Contact' tab at the top right of the page to see the new committee and please contact any of the members as there are many other roles that we need filled across the club.

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AGM - Friday 27/05 at The Sandy Hotel


To all members and supporters,

The club's Annual General Meeting for the 2015/16 season is this Friday at the Sandy Hotel from 7:00pm.

This is a great opportunity for all interested people to step up and help make a difference to our great club for the upcoming 2016/17 season. There are many important initiatives that need to occur, the only thing stopping them is having enough 'bums on seats' to make them happen.

So don't be one that complains and sits back waiting for others to do, step up to the plate and help us make ESBCC into the place we know we all want it to be!

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2015/16 winners of seniors awards


The Senior Presentation was held last Friday 8th April at the Local Highett, the club would like to thank to Rob and the crew for being such wonderful hosts.

The Committee would like to congratulate the following award winners for their stellar seasons and we look forward to building on these performances into the future.

Longmuir Shield:
Batting: Brad Hodge Ave: 71.00
Bowling: Mark Devereaux Ave: 14.00

Woolnough Shield:
Batting: Odin Duesbury Ave: 30.75
Bowling: Liam Polinelli Ave: 15.50

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Presentation Night Friday 08/04/16


Come along and enjoy a fun evening with some dancing and laughs. Last function of the season lets make it one to remember.

Cost is $30 supporters only
Players free

Let's all get together for one last night of the year and end the season on a high.

Payment can be made directly into the club account, just make sure you put your surname as reference.
East Sandringham Cricket Club
Bsb - 633000
Acc - 120396627

RSVP by 31 March

Any questions please contact Tabitha Ransom 0400 581 570

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1st XI into another Grand Final


The 1st's reached another Longmuir Shield grand final after defeating West Bentleigh in the preliminary final on the weekend and will now meet Washington Park in the season-decider at Packer Reserve. The game is being played at Packer Park from 1:00pm Saturday 19/03 and Sunday 20/03.

The final training session is tonight Thursday 17/03 so get down to Chisholm Reserve from 5:30pm and lend your support. Food will be on and the bar will be open.

This is the match that we all strive to play in and it's been a few years since our last victory, so let's get down and cheer the boys home and have Ray hanging in the clubhouse again.

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U14A & U12A Champions

U14A

Brighton 9/106(cc): J Ellwood 31 H Milnes 30 W Doquile 2/15 defeated by East Sandringham 4/107: C Kellaway 42* N Kyritsis 2/23


U12A

East Sandringham 9/146(cc): E Perkins 35* T Love-Linay 3/22 def St Brigid's/St Louis 84: HJ Demattia 27* C Kellaway 3/6 C Smith 2/10 Z Fuleky 2/13

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Hodge runnerup in SECA Best & Fairest



Brad Hodge after playing only 5 home and away games during the season came runner up in this year's Knight Sports Award. The award is given to the best cricketer in the Longmuir Shield voted by the umpires on a 3,2,1 basis for each match played.

The other highlight of the night was the naming of the SECA team of the year which featured three ESBCC players:

Mark Devereaux: Captain and opening batsman
Brad Hodge: No 4 Batsman
Anton Duddy: Keeper and No 6 Batsman

Congratulations to these three players and to all players that have represented the 1st XI throughout the year.

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U12A & U14A in Grand Final


This weekend sees the Grand finals for our U14A's and U12A's.

The U14A's play Brighton away at Peterson Street Reserve playing Friday 11/03 from 4:30pm and Sunday 13/03 from 8:45am.

The U12A earned a home Grand Final at Chisholm Reserve playing Saturday 12/03 from 8:45am and Sunday 12/03 from 8:45am.

Both teams have had exceptional years, so let's get down and support them home.

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1sts & 5ths into Prelims


The 1st XI have blasted their way into the Preliminary Final against West Bentleigh. The game is being played this Saturday and Sunday from 1:00pm.

The 5th XI also play their Preliminary Final this weekend at Chisholm Reserve from 1:30pm.

Support was brilliant for both teams last week but with next week's Grand Finals on offer, get and support both teams across the line.

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Martyn & Hodge Run Riot in Semi


East Sandringham fought back from a calamitous beginning against Chelsea Heights Aspendale Gardens in Saturday’s Longmuir Shield 1st semi-final. After being offered first turn at the crease East could not have had a worse start as their top four batsmen were all sent packing with only six runs on the board as CHAG pacemen Cal Dodson and Shane Smith created havoc. However, with Guy Martyn and Brad Hodge paired together there was still hope and it turned into so much more.

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4 Teams Hit the Finals in 2015/16


The U14A, U14C and U12A' teams are half way through their semi finals and are all well placed to join the U12D team who have already made it to next weekend's Grand Final. Let's get around the boys and cheer them onto glory.

Results half way through the semi-finals are as follows:

U14A: East Sandringham 3/177(cc) M Domann 50* A Nicholls 50* C Kellaway 35* v Mackie

U14B: South Melb Districts 120 T Richards 31 L Hamilton 2/14 v East Sandringham

U12A: East Sandringham 0/0 v Mordialloc 94 J Barden 31 C Kellaway 4/8

U12D: East Sandringham 5/98(cc) H Kau 2/7 def Elsternwick 91 L Page 2/3 J Plant-Chaney 2/4

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1st's and 5th's into Finals


The 1st XI and 5th XI have toiled hard this year and both made the finals.

Its time to get around and support both teams as they endeavour to win that all important flag.

The Longmuir Boys are playing away against CHAG and need a win to progress whilst the 5th's can book a place in the Grand final with a victory over Brighton District.

It would be great to see as many as possible supporting the boys on the weekend and great to see as many at training tonight to cheer them on.

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Time to support all our finals teams

Congratulations to all teams both Senior and Junior who have made finals. We want as many as possible to get down to these games and help bring the boys home. It is important though that all players, members and supporters do so in a positive manner that upholds the policies and values of ESBCC, SECA and the game. Please click through to the following links, read and digest exactly what the club and competition expect from everyone whether they be competing or supporting.

Junior Club Policies: http://www.esbcc.com.au/senior-club-policies.html

Senior club Policies: http://www.esbcc.com.au/senior-club-policies.html

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Mark Devereaux wins JJ Medal 2015/16


Saturday 27/02 saw the voting and awarding of the 2015/16 John Jones Medal take place. This medal is given to the best player across all senior grades and is voted by three people on a 3,2,1 weekly basis.

The count was closely fought with 8 players still able to win coming into round 11. As it happened Liam Polinelli picked up 7 votes for his 4/32 and Mark Devereaux 5 votes for his 74 runs across 2 innings and 1/12 off his bowling leaving Mark Devereaux (23 votes) to be crowned the John Jones Medalist for the second time with Liam Polinelli runner-up (21 votes).

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1st XI in struggle for result


The first week of Round 11 saw the Longmuir boys struggle to post 126 against Mackie who reached 2/36 at the close of play.

There are likely to be a few twists and turns left in this game which was played with plenty of the tenseness that typically evolves when the two traditional rivals meet. The 1st XI never got on top of a Mackie and they slid from 1/32 to 6/88 on their way to 126. Skipper Mark Devereaux (30) the only bat able to control their main bowler who finished with 6/51. Mackie responded with some heavy hitting but Mark Jenkin struck early whilst Mark Devereaux struck removing their form batsman in the penultimate over to have the hosts at 2/36.

This Saturday is the final hit out for the 1st XI before finals and a win could see them gain the coveted double chance whilst a loss could see them fall to 4th.

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East Sandy 6 star in Breakers wins


The last two Sundays have seen the completion of the various junior representative competitions around the state. East Sandy has seen six further members take their places in the Victorian Cricket pathway team the South East Bayside Breakers U14 and U18 sides.

Not only did the boys participate well but all six were integral parts of both sides winning their respective championships.

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5 of 6 teams Salute In Round 9


A great result last round with 5 of the 6 senior teams winning.

Notable contributions were Liam Mouat in the 3rd XI following up his 76no batting at 9 with 4/35 whilst in the 4th XI Paddy Inglis followed up his 3/35 with his maiden century of 110no. Please click through for more.

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More Juniors star in Rep Teams


Coming up on the 7th February we have two members, Chris Diggle and Nathan Murphy, playing for the U18 South East Bayside Breakers who have qualified for the Grand Final of the VCAJC Victorian Bushrangers competition. The match is being played at the MCG starting from 12:00pm.

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MILO starts Sunday 31/01/16


MILO Cricket recommences after the Christmas break this Sunday 31/01/16. The session runs from 9:30am to 10:30am.

We look forward to seeing everyone back.

See you all on Sunday!

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Juniors star in SECA Rep Teams


Last Sunday saw the conclusion of the annual VMCU carnival which pits the state's metropolitan competitions against each other. SECA entered 8 teams of which 5 made it to their respective Grand Finals with 3 going on to win.

7 boys and 2 coaches from East Sandy were selected and all of them represented themselves, the club and competition with aplomb.

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Hodge Cracks It!


Brad Hodge fresh from leading the Adelaide Strikers to the top of the BBL ladder with 82no (off 7 overs) and skipper Marker Devereaux with 105 were instrumental in posting a score of 7/270 (40 overs) to defeat Carnegie South (9/244) to push them to equal first on the Longmuir table. The Redbacks fought hard but L Dallas 3/48 (8 overs), M Devereaux 3/27 (4 overs) & M Ryan 1/27 (7 overs) were eventually able to restrict them.

Last week the 1's posted a good win against the (at the time) top of the ladder CHAG. The bowlers restricted them to 7/143 led by L Dallas 2/16 & M Devereaux 2/29 and in reply hit up 6/146 with Ryan Woodward 38no guiding the boys home. Theis sets the 1's up for the run into the finals with a real chance of securing a home semi.

The seconds have really lifted in the first games of 216 with two nail biting finishes. Last week against CHAG the boys made 133 with Odin Duesbury's carrying his bat through the innings for 61no and bowled them out for 131 to win by 2 runs. Liam Polinelli was the chief destroyer taking the first 5 wickets to finish with 5/25 off his eight overs.

This weekend they took on the undefeated Moorabbin West and knocked up 172 led by R Pearce 47, A Nicholls 25 & K Knight 23no. Our bowlers had the opposition in all sorts of trouble at 8/96 again led by opener Liam Polinelli 4/30 (8 overs) & M Elms 3/38 (8 overs) by the 20 over mark but some great batting and inconsistent bowling saw the 9th wicket fall at 162. The last pair advanced the score to 172 until Odin Duesbury bowled the last man out with 2 overs to spare.

Both teams take on Bentleigh Uniting this week and with the rest of the games being 2 dayers can really consolidate their positions for the end of the season.

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1sts look to bounce back


The 1 XI are back at Chisholm Reserve this week against Omega. After a disappointing loss to bogey side Brighton Union, several changes have been made to help put the side back on the winners table.

Get down and support the boys as they strive to consolidate a position in the top four. The game starts from 1:00pm .

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T20 Semi Final Tues Dec 1st @ 5:15pm


The T20 team after a great win against Washington Park last week are into the semi finals of the SECA T20 competition. The game is against Elwood at Elwood Park Oval No. 1 starting from 5:15pm Tuesday 01/12/15.

The team would love to see all supporters come down to urge them on. A win here puts them into next week's Grand Final.

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Christmas Party Sunday 6th December


This year's Christmas party for all members, supporters and their families and friends is happening from 10:30am on Sunday 06/12/15.

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T20 boys out to fry the Sharks


The T20 boys play the final round robin game of the 2015 SECA T20 competition tonight Tuesday 24/11/15 against Washington Park at home (Chisholm Reserve) from 5:15pm.

They need a win to get through to the knock out finals stage so get down to cheer them on.

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T20 boys ramp it up


T20 cricket hits us hard and fast this week.

Round 2 of the SECA comp continues Tuesday 17/11 from 5:15pm against Elwood at Elwood Park Oval No.1.

After winning the SECA comp in 2014 the boys also feature in the knockout T20 Statewide Cup starting Wednesday 17/11 from 5:15pm against McKinnon at McKinnon Reserve. Wins here could see the boys play off in the final on the MCG.

Senior training is still on Tuesday night but we would love to see supporters out in force to bring the lads home.

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Longmuir boys ready to bounce back


Both the Longmuir and Woolnough sides take on Elwood Cricket Club this Saturday 14/11/15 from 1:00pm. The 1sts travel to Elwood Park Oval whilst the 2nds have their first game at home (Chisholm Reserve) in a month.

Get down to support both teams as they strive for much sought after wins after last weekend's loses.

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T20 boys start with a win


Our boys started the defence of their 2014/15 SECA T20 title with a hard fought win that came down to the last over against Bentleigh Uniting at home (Chisholm Reserve) Wednesday 11/11/15. The boys set a moderate total on a slow outfield of 5/145 with skipper Mark Devereaux back in the runs scoring 50 ably supported by Anton Duddy 29 and Brett Gibb with a quick fire 24 at the top of the innings.

In reply Bentleigh United were restricted to 7/141 off their 20 overs with the chief wicket takers being Mitch Elms 2/15 (2 overs) M Devereaux 2/22 (4 overs) and N Knight 2/26 (4 overs) supported by Liam Polinelli 0/21 (4 overs) and Brendan Bennett 1/29 (3 overs).

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MILO starts 08/11/15


The ESBCC Milo in2cricket season starts on Sunday 8th November 2015 at Chisholm Reserve, Duncan Street Sandringham. The season is being fronted by Chris Roe. All sessions are conducted between 9:30am and 10:30am.

Thanks for enrolling your child into ESBCC’s Milo cricket programme. A big welcome to all new participants and of course welcome back to those returning!

Below you will see key dates for what we have planned this year. They should remain as is but with all things from time to time we may need to make changes. (Weather is the main contributor) Should there be changes we will give you as much notice as possible.

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1st's sit 4 points clear


After a sensational start to the 2015/16 season the 1st XI sit 4 points clear at the top of the SECA Longmuir Shield table after 2 rounds. This week's opponent is West Bentleigh CC who sit 3rd on the ladder.

Come on down to the ground and help support the boys as they fight to cement their spot at the head of the competition. The match is now a one dayer starting from 1:00pm so you'll get to see the lads both batting and bowling.

The 3rds, 4ths and 5ths also sit in the top 4 with the 2nds and 6ths just outside, so wins for all teams are a premium to set up finals action later in the season.

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Brad Hodge takes over from Warney!


With the 1st XI on the brink of an outright victory against Bentleigh ANA Warney steps away and hands the spotlight over to master batsman Brad Hodge to bring the boys home on Saturday 24th October from 1:00pm.

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Warney and Cheeks bowl them over


In what will go down as one of the great days in the history of ESBCC, Shane Warne (2/31 & 2/17) came to play and with the help of Mark Jenkin (4/31 1st innings) and Jayme Saleem (1/7 & 2/8) have Bentleigh ANA (73 and 5/35) on the ropes looking for an outright win next Saturday.

The boys chased down the ANA's 1st innings score of 73 in 15 overs with Warney coming in at number 3 and bludgeoning a quick fire 40 ably supported by coach Anton Duddy with 21no.

For more news on the amazing day go to: https://www.facebook.com/EastSandringham/

The 2nd's had a hard day in the field with Le Page scoring 7/322 off 72 overs. The bowlers toiled hard with the best being Liam Polinelli 3/81 off 24 overs. He was supported by Patty Singh 2/100 (15 overs) and Mitch Elms 1/45 (14 overs).

The 3rds scoring 196 (B Edwards 45 D Martin 37 R Woodward 35) , 4ths scoring 184 (M Blunden 79 B Pryor 36) and 5ths who bowled Washington park out for 132 (N Jewell 4/16 J Mayne 2/28) are all well placed to push for victories next week.

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Warney rolls arm over for East Sandy







EAST Sandringham was graced by cricketing greatness last night, with legendary spinner Shane Warne rolling the arm over ahead of his return for the club on Saturday.
Warne, 46, trained with East Sandringham Boys Cricket Club at Chisholm Reserve ahead of Saturday’s clash with Bentleigh ANA at the Duncan Street ground.

He first played for the club as a junior in 1978, and last night posed for snaps with some memories of his younger days alongside his former junior coach Kim Pitt.
The relaxed spinner says he “got a few to rip” on the synthetic turf last night as a number of East Sandringham players — including 15-year-old leg spinner Paddy Inglis, who last week played his first senior game for the club — watched on.

There’ll also be a familiar face lining up for his opposition, with former Essendon Bombers forward Matthew Lloyd a member of Bentleigh’s side.
Lloyd tweeted Warne on Tuesday night, warning that the Bentleigh players “have already had the tapes out of the Gatting ball and are working out how they’d play you”, referencing Warne’s famous dismissal of the Englishman that was dubbed the greatest ball of all time.

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Shane Warne to play this week


East Sandringham Cricket Club tonight confirmed that legendary leg-spinner would turn out for it in a South East Cricket Association match against Bentleigh ANA this Saturday at Chisholm Reserve.

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1sts Off To Flying Start


Star recruit and former Test player Brad Hodge made a sparkling start for East Sandy on Sunday, hitting an unbeaten half-century to steer East Sandringham to victory over Washington Park.

Chasing 153, East Sandy got the target easily and with 15 overs to spare, Hodge hitting the winning runs and finishing at a run a ball 68no with Guy Martyn chipping in with 33no in a 91 run partnership with 17 over to spare.

The win was setup by a disciplined bowling and fielding display to restrict Washington Park to 7/153 off their 40 overs with new gun Matt Ryan taking 3/31 and Nick Knight bowling at the death claiming 2/34.

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Hodge set for Rd 1 debut with Zebras


It is amongst the biggest signings in suburban cricket history. Just 6 years from having announced his retirement from first-class cricket to focus on the shorter forms of the game, former Australian test batsman Brad Hodge will once again pull on the whites when he makes his debut with the mighty East Sandringham Zebras in their Round 1 clash of the 15/16 SECA season against Washington Park this Sunday 11th October at 12pm.

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Individual Player Sponsorship!


Engage the community around you and have them join the ESBCC family by sponsoring you to play in the upcoming season.

The benefits are many for both you and your sponsor. You can pay for this through our online register to play portal.

For further details please contact Chris Roe on 0423 582 162 or treasurer@esbcc.com.au

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Nathan Murphy in U16 Australian Team


The past week saw Australia's best state schoolboy talent compete in the School Sports Australia under-15 tournament, culminating in the best of the best selected to play for Australia this summer. Nathan Murphy was one of these players that were selected to the Australia under-16 team on the back of eye-catching performances in the week-long state championships played in Darwin. The under 15 championships were the first of its kind to be played under the new partnership of Cricket Australia and School Sports Australia.

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Brad Hodge joins the Zebras


In one of the biggest signings in suburban cricket for many years, Australian test cricketer Brad Hodge has joined East Sandringham Boys Cricket Club for season 2015/2016.

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ESBCC Senior Presentation Night


This season's senior presentation night for ESBCC is almost upon us. Tickets are limited and as last year will be a sit down dinner. We encourage all members and guests to book early to get their tickets. Tickets will not be available on the night so pre-booking is essential.

To book and pay for your tickets click the following web link: http://www.trybooking.com/Embed.aspx?eid=130548

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4 Juniors Teams Salute in Grand Final


The last weekend of the 2014/15 season saw 5 ESBCC teams play off in Grand Finals.

Firstly the U12D, U12C, U14A and U16A's all triumphed whilst our 6th XI were runners up.

Congratulations to all involved and also to all teams, coaches, managers and supportersacrossthe club that contributed to another fantastic season.

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2nd's make it 3 in a row

The 2nd's under the guidance of Nick Singh have made it 3 wins on the trot after easily defeating Moorabin West in their Round 10 clash. Week 1 saw them accumulate a dogged 173 with Odin Duesbury 71no batting the full 65 overs whilst C Roe 25 was the other main contributor with the bat. The second week saw a very disciplined bowling and fielding display that bowled Moorabin West out for 116 with wickets shared evenly. Best performers with the ball were Chris Roe 3/13, Mitch Strahan 3/28 and Mitch Elms 3/36.

The 3rds and 5ths were also on the winners lists whilst the other teams recorded disappointing losses.

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The Perfect 10

The 1sts surged back into premiership calculations when they pocketed maximum points after defeating Washington Park outright in their round 8 contest.

The boys (1/90 dec) had raced past The Sharks paltry first innings score of 89 late on day one and it was more of the same treatment on day two as Washington Park were again unable to withstand the East onslaught. The Sharks only managed to post 109 in their second innings with Jayme Saleem (5/38) shredding the top order and then youngster Nick Knight (3/10) doing a similar job on the latter part of the batting card with Mark Jenkin and Liam Polinelli chipping in with wickets whilst stiffling the scoring opportunities. The job was then completed as the top order belted 1/111 in 17 overs with Mark Devereaux (52no), Brendan Bennett (31) and Guy Martyn (26no) all feasting on the bowling to grab 10 crucial points and put them in with a good chance of grabbing the double chance by season's end.

The 2nds similarly beat Washington Park but in a nail biter. After a good all round batting performance saw the boys set 9/182, the Sharks were coasting at 2/120 but were bowled out for 177 with Mitch Strahan taking 6/40. The boys have a great opportunity at making it 2 in a row with another strong team performance.

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Cheeks does the Washing Up

The 1sts led by Mark Jenkin with the ball and Mark Devereaux with the bat have already secured first innings points and are striving for an outright win next week against Washington Park to have them firmly entrenched in the top 4.

Washington Park won the toss and batted and straight away Mark Jenkin (5/30 off 16 overs) had them playing and missing, hooping the ball all over the place. Ably supported by Jamie Saleem (1/30 off 15.3 overs) steaming in from the other end they soon had the opposition 5/25, Mark with all 5 wickets. Washington Park then steadied with a 52 run partnership until Guy Martyn (1/3 off 2 overs) with his occasional leggies took the crucial wicket with the last ball before tea leaving the score at 6/77. After tea Nick Knight (1/1 off 3 overs) and Liam Polinelli (2/9 off 6 overs) came in to help finish the innings with Washington Park losing 5/12 to be all out for 89.

With still 24 overs left in the day's play the decision to chase the runs today was made. In walked Mark Devereaux (54) and Brendan Bennett (33no) who both the proceeded to hit Washington's attack all over the ground. In 14.2 overs they knocked off the 90 runs needed highlighted with 3 consecutive 6's by the skipper.

Washington was sent back in and finished the day at 1/14 with Jaymee Saleem taking the crucial wicket. With such a tight competition for the final 4 the boys will be going all out to pick up an outright victory next week.

The 2nd's also finished with a solid 9/182 against Washington with contributions across the batting order highlighed by Odin Duesbury 39, Kim Pitt 36no and Andy Hunter 27. Solid bowling next week will see a return to the winners circle.

The 4ths bowled Hampton United out for 170 with Lindsay Cooper 4/24 David Pook 3/59 and Eddie Carmine 2/44 the main contributors and finished the day 0/18 in response. The 5ths scored 184 with Andy Pryor 46 and Matty Blunden 29 against South Side Caulfield whilst the 6ths bowled Bentleigh West out for 151 with wickets evenly shared, L Edgar 2/15, I Pewtress 2/15, N Jewell 2/23, E Turner 2/27 and O Jewell 2/31.

The 3rds struggled again with the bat being all out for 50 but have St Johns Elsternwick 6/89 with Scotty Campbell 4/18 being in the wickets.

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1sts roll into Christmas


Week 2 of round 7 saw the 1st XI (3/152) having little trouble passing West Bentleigh’s 151. After the bowlers contained their batting lineup to all out for 151, Nathan Murphy made a solid 24 and Anton Duddy added 27 to see off the new ball but Duddy fell just before tea and at the break the boys were 3/78 and West were still a chance but Guy Martyn (58*) proved to be the stumbling block and with support from Jayme Saleem (19*) saw the ones through without further loss. The 1sts are now in the 4 with a great opportunity to consolidate their finals chances after the Christmas break.

A mid season rally by the 5ths saw them beat Elwood by 1 wicket with 6 overs to spare. Stars with the bat in the run chase were Ben Pryor 58 and Rees Emsley 26no. The win, their second in a row, leaves them only one game out of the 4. The other grades unfortunately all had losses but some consistent form in the New Year still gives a chance of playing in finals.

With the first half of the season now completed we wish all members and supporters a wonderful festive season and look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

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T20 Premiers 2014


T20 PREMIERS!!! Guy Martyn the star of the show with a blistering 111 and ably supported by Anton Duddy with 65* against Washington Park. Great effort lads!

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Pook the destroyer with 7 wickets


David Pook took a sensational 7/56 off 22.1 overs to propel the 4ths to a 110 run win against Elwood 4. All bowlers contributed with tidy spells restricting the scoring rate which gave David the opportunity to bedazzle the opposition batsmen. This leaves the boys 5th on the ladder needing to string some consecutive wins together to push into finals contention.

The 1sts bowled Elwood out for 167 to also have them in 5th place. A win against West Bentleigh in round 7 will see them push into the four. The bowlers started sensationally having the home side 5/50 but a strong middle order partnership had the game tightening up. With Luke Dallas sidelined by injury Mark Devereaux threw the ball to new spin sensation Brett Gibb who promptly broke the threatening partnership. It was then just a matter of time as the last 5 wickets fell for 23 runs. The pick of the bowlers was Mark Jenkin 4/55 off 22 overs ably supported Jaymee Saleem 3/46 (18 overs) and Brenden Bennett 2/17 (5.4 overs).

The 3rds had a remarkable win over Moorabbin West. After the boys being bowled out for 98 last weekend they came out and destroyed Moorabbin's batting line up for 81 runs. Best bowlers were Scott Campbell 3/21, Stephen Usher 3/26 and Nick Knight 2/10.

The 5ths also rolled on to their second win of the season against Mackie. After belting up 3/319 the previous week, Mackie were never in the hunt being restricted to 7/165. Best bowlers were Luke Dalwood 3/31 and Tim Edwards 2/34. The 6th remain undefeated after winning by forfeit whilst the second after putting themselves into a good position against Elwood 2 capitulated with a disappointing show with the bat.

Dont forget the the T20 boys are playing inthe Grand Final of the T20 comp on Tuesday 9/12/14 against Washington Park at Packer Reserve. The game tees off at 5:15pm sharp. It would be great to see as many as possible get down to the ground to cheer the lads on.

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Kid's Christmas Party Postponed


Due to the inclement weather the Kids' Christmas party has been postponed until Saturday 13/12/14.

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Great starts set teams up in Rd 7


Five of the six senior teams have themselves setup well at the half way mark of round 7.

Luke Dallas with 62 continued on with his great T20 form against Elwood to have the Longmuir boys posting 199. He was well supported by Mark Devereaux on his return from injury with 37. Although there was a late collapse a disciplined team bowling and fielding performance should see them over the line.

Chris Roe 5/41 off 17.1 and Jack Cafarella 5/50 off 21 were outstanding in bowling out Elwood 2 for 154 in 63.1 overs. With a strong batting lineup in they should go on to claim their second win of the season. The 4ths hit up 8/253 with a great all round display against Elwood 4. Contributions were across the board including Liam Mouat 46no, David Pook, 43 Shane Healy 32, Nick Jewell 31no, Tadhg Fitzgibbon 25 and Chris Long 25.

In an amazing day for the 5th XI, a score of 4/319 was rattled up. Michael Edwards hit up another half century but recent under 16 players Jack Keen with 100no (his maiden ton) and Bayley Warner 61 (his maiden half century) hit Mackie's attack to all parts of the field. U14 Ben Prior also weighed in with a well compiled 21no.

The 3rds were bowled our for 98 but have Moorabin West 3/30 with Nick Knight taking 2/10 off six overs.

The T20 side has made the semi final against Bentleigh ANA. The game is at home on Tuesday 02/12/14 starting at 5:15pm. Get down and support the boys to help push them into the grand final the following week.

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Come Support the T20 Boys


All teams, bar the 6th's who remain on top of their ladder undefeated, suffered losses in round 5. It is vitally important that with 2 rounds left before the christmas break that all teams notch up wins to keep them in the hunt for finals action in the new year.

We need everyone to be available for the last 2 matches so we can choose the strongest players in each grade.

As a start all players and supporters are encouraged down to Duncan Street Tuesday 25/11/14 to cheer on the T20 team. A win here will see the boys playing finals. The match starts at 5:15pm and your support to help get the boys across the line will be greatly appreciated.

Also dont forget the 007 Ball is on this Saturday night'from 7:00pm at the Sandy Football Club. Tickets are only $50 so all please see Tabatha down at the club during the week or email her on functions@esbcc.com.au.

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Dallas & Strahan lead the way!

The 1sts rallied to bowl Mackie out for 166 in difficult conditions. At one stage the visitors were 3/122 before Luke Dallas 4/32 off 19 overs and Mitch Strahan 4/33 off 17.4 overs were the chief destroyers backed up by the best fielding display of the season. Paul Bennett and Brett Gibb then negotiated 5 overs to have the boys at 0/11. With a solid batting display next week, the 1's will be looking at a 2 win 2 loss mid ladder placing after the first 4 rounds of the season.

The seconds led by Chris Roe 4/72 off 24 overs held Hampton Central to 216 off their allotted overs. Again a committed batting display next weekend will hold the boys in the race for the finals. The 3rd's were bowled out for 93 and with East Oakleigh 1/17 need an extremely disciplined bowling and fielding display to force their way back into the match.

The other grades were either washed out or have one dayers starting next Saturday.

It will be great to see everyone down on the training track Thursday (Cup day no training) to help push for wins across all teams.

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Young Guns Show The Future


A glimpse of the future was provided in the 2nds with openers Nick Knight 5/31 off 11 and Liam Polinelli 5/65 of 21 having Bentleigh Uniting all out for 198. Young Patty Inglis also bowled exceptionally well in support through the later overs.

The 4ths scoring 225 with Ryan McMurray 49, Neil McIntyre 37no and Brett Bailey 30 and the 5ths 8/198 with Michael Edwards hitting 98 are also well placed for victory.

The lsts need to chase down Bentleigh Uniting's 3/282, Brendan Bennett being the pick of the bowlers with 1/49 off 19 overs whilst the 3rds face an uphill battle conceding 7/330 to Bentleigh ANA with Scotty Campbell 4/79 and Luke Emsley 3/49 as the best of the bowlers.

All teams are still in the hunt so lets have a big week at training to make sure all those Zebras point forward next Saturday night.

The club's annual $1000 day is also on next Sunday 25/10/14, so pick up your tickets and get as many down to what is always a memorable day.

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1sts back on winners list


The Longmuir boys are back on the winners list with a much improved performance against Bentleigh ANA. After winning the toss and batting the boys compiled 4/233 with Guy Martyn 69no, Luke Dallas 54, Anton (new life member) Duddy 48no and Brett Gibb 38.

The bowlers took the game away from the opposition during the middle overs with Mark Jenkin 1/26 and Liam Polinelli 1/29 off 8 overs respectively dramatically slowing the run rate. Mark Devereaux then chimed in with 3/59 as Bentleigh ANA chased runs at the end of their innings.

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6 to 8yo, T20 Blast is on for you!


ESBCC are fielding a team in the T20blast competition this upcoming season ( http://www.t20blast.com.au/) see website for details. The game is designed for Children 6-8 years old that have done 1-2 seasons of Milo but are not yet ready to progress to the "hard ball" cricket.

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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.

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2014/15 juniors get ready to rumble


Hi all and welcome to the new season at ESBCC

Just a brief note to inform players and their families about the upcoming season and happenings at ESBCC.

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Time to register and time to play!!


Registrations for 2014/15 are open now!! Fees have remained the same for this season so please register online ASAP.

Senior training has started (juniors start first week of September), please go to the 'Seniors' or 'Juniors' button and scroll down to 'Training'. We need as many as possible there to get the season rolling.

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New Nets on the Horizon


1/ Cricket nets and facilities. The committee at ESBCC has been working with Bayside City Council (BCC ) to upgrade the cricket net facilities for many years. Several factors have resulted in the upgrade of these facilities being put in the “too hard basket”.

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AGM Friday 23/05/14 at Sandy Hotel


ESBCC is holding its AGM for the 2013/14 season this Friday night.

Details are as follows:
Date: Friday 23/05/14
Time: 6:00pm
Venue: Dolphin Room Sandringham Hotel
118 Beach Road Sandringham

It has been a great year but we need our members support to help us drive the club to the next level. We can only do this with people standing up and being counted.

Everyone is welcome and your support and participation in this can only make our community stronger.

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An Epic finale!

Missen Statement

Bentleigh Uniting made it back to back Longmuir Shield premierships for the second time in the clubs history when they won a thrilling encounter with East Sandringham at Hurlingham Park by three runs. The game went the distance with the result in doubt until the last ball of the day with East requiring a six off the final delivery to grab the shield. It was not to be but that was just one small part of a scintillating, pressure packed match.

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Longmuir Shield GF preview


Missen Statement

The best 2 teams in the competition will play off. Bentleigh Uniting will start favorite after a comfortable win over East Sandringham in the 2nd semi final. The reigning premiers have few deficiencies and are solid in every aspect of the game.

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4 Junior Teams in the big Dance!

U14 A, coached by Ryan Murphy, filled with rep players including hatch and secs representatives

U14C coach by King Richard Blunden. Finished on to of ladder , lost 1 match throughout home and away season

U12 A team coached by Grayden Boys. Another team with multiple rep players, Beat the top team to get into the GF

U12 team 3 coached by Rob Fuleky. Most of these boys in their second year of finals after playing Rookie cricket last year

Grade RND Dates Home Team Away Team Venue
SECA:SECA Fri South U14A GF 21 Mar 14
23 Mar 14 Beaumaris Sharks v East Sandringham 1 Peterson Street Reserve Oval No.1
SECA:SECA Fri South U14C GF 21 Mar 14
23 Mar 14 East Sandringham 2 v Parkdale 1 Chisholm Reserve
SECA:SECA Sat U12A GF 22 Mar 14
23 Mar 14 East Sandringham 1 v Bentleigh Uniting 1 Hurlingham Park Oval No.1
SECA:SECA Sat North U12D GF 22 Mar 14
23 Mar 14 East Sandringham 3 v Brighton 4 Peterson Street Reserve Oval No.2

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The boys earn another Crack at Ray


"Missen Statement"

Chelsea Heights were restricted on a slow preliminary final day on Saturday. Opponent East Sandringham put in a very disciplined and spirited performance to keep the Heighters bats in check all day to keep them to only 156 when their last wicket fell in the 69th over.

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Southern FM Prelim Podcast

Southern FM hosts the SECA radio show every Sunday morning.

Here is the link (http://www.southernfm.com.au/general/seca-podcast-19-preliminary-final-weekend/) to listen to the podcast of the weekend's Preliminary final washup.

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Week 1 of finals brings mixed results

The first week of finals delivered a resounding win to the 4th's, thereby progressing straight to the grand final whilst the 1st's had a below par performance but the chance to progress by playing in the preliminary final this weekend.

For the 4ths an all-round batting performance helped the boys amass 6/288 with David Pook (76) top scoring. He was ably helped by Ryan McMurray (52no), Graeme Diggle (49) Rod Devereaux (29) and Lindsay Cooper (27).

The bowling was tight and never let Elwood in, closing their innings at all out for 142. The chief destroyer again was Ryan McMurray with 5/39, supported by Craig Clarke (2/12) and Lindsay cooper (2/21).

The 1st's were off to a slow start being 3/18 at one stage but recovered to be 9/175, Anton Duddy (45) and Brett Hampton (41) consolidated through the middle of the innings whilst Brendan Bennett (34) hit out at the end to get the boys to a relatively competitive score.

Our bowlers needed early wickets to put Bentleigh Uniting under pressure and at one stage had them 3/58. Despite some steady bowling blunted by some patient batting the score from the day before was just not enough.

The one's are still alive and playing for their grand final spot over this weekend, be sure to get down and support them at Hurlingham Park both Saturday and Sunday from 1:00pm.

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7 junior teams make finals!

The 2013/14 season has resulted in 7 of our junior teams featuring in finals action. The finals this year are sudden death with the winner of 1 v 4 and 2 v 3 progressing to the Grand Final.

This week's matches are below, so get down and support the boys.

Friday 07/03/14 starting at 4:30pm

U16A v Beaumaris @ Banksia Reserve (finished 4th after home and away)
U16 team 2 Hine) v Aspendale @ Glen Street Reserve (finished 3rd after home and away)
U16 team 3 ( Brown) v Cheltenham Park @ Cheltenham Park No. 1 (finished 4th after home and away)

U14 team 1 v Le page @ Le Page Park (finished 4th after home and away)
U14 team2 v Cheltenham Park @ Chisholm Reserve (finished 1st after home and away)

Saturday 08/03/14 starting at 9:00am

U12A v Brighton @ Hurlingham Park1 (finished 3rd after home and away)
U12 team 3 v Brighton districts @ Chisholm Reserve (finished 1st after home and away)

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Finals Bound!


With the home and away series finished for both seniors and juniors, East Sandy has nine teams competing, looking for ultimate glory.

In the seniors the 1sts finished second whilst the 4ths have an elimination final. In the juniors all three U16's have progressed as have our U14A's and U14C's as well as as the U12A's and U12D's.

All players are training hard and it would be great to see as many members and supporters as possible catch some games over the finals campaign. Details for the two senior finals are below whilst the junior venues are in their latest news section.

Duncan Street is hosting two finals on the weekend, U14's versus Cheltenham Park on Friday night from 4:30pm and the U12's versus Brighton Districts on Saturday morning from 9:00am.

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Guy Martyn JJ Medalist 2013/14


Guy Martyn was awarded the 2013/14 John Jones Medal on Saturday night for his outstanding season throughout the Longmuir season.

The medal is awarded after votes are counted by 3 judges on a 3-2-1 basis after each round across the club's 5 senior teams during the home and away season.

Guy jumped out to an early lead but by the last round 5 of the boys were still in contention.

Thanks again for everyone's hard work and especially to John Jones for your ongoing support of the club.

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Presidents day a great success

This year's Presidents Day featured Chris Judd as our special guest who gave a very funny, insightful and at time very frank interview conducted by Mark Brayshaw.

Over 100 members, supporters and sponsors attended what proved to be an absolutely fantastic day.

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Junior Presentation Friday 28/03/14

The clubs welcomes all players, parents and friend to our junior presentation night for 2013/14. Each team will award trophies for best batsman, best bowler, best fieldsman and a coaches award.

Details for the night are as follows:

Date: Friday 28/03/14
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue: Chisholm Reserve Duncan Street Sandringham (home club rooms)

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The heat is on!


SECA took the unusual step of cancelling week 1 of Round 10 for all senior teams due to the possibility of extreme heat. Consequently the Round 10 matches will revert to one day fixtures.

With 2 home and away games remaining the 1sts are assured of the double chance whilst the 3rds and 4ths need to keep winning to shore up a finals birth.

With only 3 weeks training left before finals make sure everyone is down at the club for training. For the next 3 weeks Cricket Victoria is running training with Clint on Tuesdays to help everyone hone their skills.

The Longmuir & Woolnough Wrap is also updated for Round 9.

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Australian Womens Cricket Team




Chris Diggle played against the Australian Womens Cricket team on Thursday 16th January 2014. Chris was playing for the South East Bayside BREAKERS Under 16 team.

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Junior Representatives Everywhere

ESBCC has this year have a record number of juniors playing in the various representative teams over the summer holiday period.

Congratulations must go not only to the boys involved but also the coaches, administration and parents for their ongoing support.

The club members representing themselves and the club:

Under 16
Breakers Chris Diggle.
SECA Nick Knight.
Hatch Patty Inglis, Will Lewis, Charlie Fry, Anthony Zimmerman.

Under 14
Breakers Nathan Murphy, Mathew Harris, Sam Lowe.
SECA Connor Murphy, Harry Osborne, Adam Pitt, Max James, Ben Prior.

Under 12
SECA Cam Kellaway, Archie Perkin, Will Doquile, Aiden Nichols, Mitch Domann.

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And The New Year Begins!

Last weekend saw the start of Round 8 begin after a three week layoff for Christmas`and the New Year.

The 1sts playing Washington Park ended up with 8/244 with Caillin Austin 3/79, Patty Singh 2/32 and Jayme Saleem 2/54 sharing the wickets after the home team at one stage was staring at a massive score. With a very quick outfield and some good batting, the boys will be able to haul the runs in.

The 2nd's made a fantastic 6/232 with Brett Gibb 120no the star. He was ably supported by Nick Singh 55, Nathan Murphy 20 and Kim Pitt 13. With a strong bowling attack at the teams disposal, the proposition of back to back victories is on the cards.

The 3rds eventually made a defendable score of 9/171 against Melbourne Hellenic after being 8/84 earlier in the day. The chief architect was Sotty Campbell with 62no at No 9 ably supported by the lower order.

The 4ths bowled out Elwood for 80 with Ryan McMurray 5/37 Tim Berger 3/32 and David Pook 2/6 the main men in decimating the batters. The boy only need 17 more runs to win on the first innings reaching 3/64 by the close of play with David Pook also making 34 with the bat.

The 6ths have already won their match and can push for an outright after bowling out Bentleigh ANA for 88. The best bowling was Owen Read 4/16 and Michael Cutler 2/19. In return the boys are 2/136 with Dave Cafarella 84no and Jason Crossley making 47. The decision re the follow on with be made by Peter Mannix, most likely with Doggy on 99no!

All teams are well placed for victory next week. Make sure everyone is at training this week to get rid of any rusty parts of their games.

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Boys ready to roll into the New Year


Our Longmuir boys have gone a long way to ensure a finals birth for the season being on top of the ladder coming into the Christmas break.

Against Le Page, batting in the first week proved hard but a fine 58 by Luke Dallas with great support from Brett Hampton (37), Caillin Austin (22) and some good lower order fighting saw the boys reach 203. In week two of the game the opposition was dismissed for 141 with the chief destroyer being Jayme Saleem's 6/72 off 23 overs.

The seconds, after some close results, finally got on the winners list against Highett West. Teetering at 8/80 Kim Pitt 48no and Chris Roe 25 ensured the bowlers had some sort of score to bowl at. In came Brendan Bennett who took 5/17 off 12.4 overs to decimate the opposition's batting. He was ably supported by the other bowlers to dismiss Highett West for 69.

Our 3rd's sit just outside the four on percentage after defeating Chelsea Heights. Stars while batting were Michael Edwards with 112no and Anthony Strahan with 54 and with other supporting roles the imposing score of 4/260 was compiled. The bowlers dismissed Chelsea for 195 with Anthony Strahan backing up his batting with a haul of 5/59 off 18 overs.

The 4ths and Kingy's boys had narrow losses but the 4ths sit 3rd on the ladder after 7 rounds.

Training starts on Tuesday 07/01/14 with matches commencing on Saturday 11/01/14. In the meantime the club wishes everyone a happy and safe Christmas and New Year period. We hope you all enjoy the break and look forward to seeing you in 2014.

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1's & 4's flying

After six rounds of the season both the 1sts and 4ths find themselves at the tops of their respective ladders, with the 3rds only out of the 4 by percentage.

There were great wins for these sides on the weekend. The 1's had a solid win over Brighton Union with Cailin Austin taking 3 whilst Jayme Saleem., Mitch Strahan and Patty Singh each took 2.

The 3rds put together a great run chase with Michael Edwards scoring 68no to edge out Washington Park.

In the 4ths Washington Park was never in the hunt with Ryan McMurray 3/32 off 20 overs being the chief destroyer.

The 2nds has a narrow loss against Cluden with Brett Gibb scoring a fine 61 whilst the 5ths were knocked over for 43 but then held out for the rest of the day to be 2/60 against Brighton District

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Dallas & Diggle ton up

Luke Dallas led from the front in scoring 101 against Brighton Union to lead the 1sts to 5/278 with Captain Mark Devereaux again in the mix with 62, Guy Martyn 35 and Danny Corp accumulating 38no to round out the innings. (Longmuir & Woolnough Wrap updated)

More runs were on for Graeme Diggle in the 4ths who scored his maiden ton for the club scoring 106no with Craig Clark 47 and Shane 'Crazy Eyes' Healy finishing with 38no to score 4/240 and leave the boys solidly placed against Washington Park.

The 2nds are in a good position after bowling against Cluden. The boys were under the hammer early but in came Kim Pitt 2/21 off 12 overs to slow the runs. After tea Liam Polinelli bowled 21 quality overs to claim 3/68 whilst Mitch Elms 3/21 off 9 overs and Odin Duesbury 1/32 off 7 overs bowled from the other end to restrict the score to 9/225. With a strong batting line-up in place for next week the boys are in with a good chance to register their first win for the season.

The 3rds only used 4 bowlers for the day and held Washington Park to 9/172 with Luke Emsley 3/44 off 15, Mick Isles 3/56 off 21.4, newcomer Anthony Strahan 2/37off 17 and the very economical John Treder 1/9 off 11.2.

The 5ths will need to bat well to pass Brighton District's 8/251 with Brian King 2/28 off 12 and jason Crossley 2/58 off 12 being the mainstay of the bowlers.

Our unbeaten T20 boys play the final round robin match on Tuesday 03/12/13 starting at 5:50pm at home (Chisholm reserve). Come down and support the lads, a win here will give them the all important home finals berth.

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Cracker cracks it again!


Our T20 boys swept to a comprehensive win against Moorabin West by setting the imposing total of 209 after 20 overs with captain Mark Devereaux smashing 114no with great support by Guy Martyn 39, Anton Duddy 22, Brett Gibb 17 and Brendan Bennett 6no.

Moorabbin West started well but Mitch Strahan (3/10 off 3 overs), Liam Polinelli (0/10 off 2 overs), Odin Duesbury (1/12 off 4 overs) and Mitch Elms (3/10 off 3.3 overs) firstly slowed the run rate then broke the heart of the batting. Some great fielding including 2 run outs in the second last over helped seal the win that resulted in the opposition being dismissed for 102.

The last game of the preliminary rounds is on next Tuesday 03/12/13 at home (Chishom Reserve) starting at 5:15pm and it would be great to see everyone down there supporting the boys.

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Brett Hammers Century

Brett Hampton scored his second successive century on his way to securing an easy win for the 1sts against Omega. The boys hit up 3/174 in 40 overs to pass Omega's total of 149 from the previous week.

The 4ths also posted a good win with 2 wickets a piece to Nathan Murphy, Will Paul and Ryan McMurray leaving them well ensconced in the top 4.

The 2nd's, 3rd's and 5th's results all fell the wrong way this match but next game is only a few days away.

This Tuesday 26/11/13 our T20 side plays Moorabbin West at Widdop Crescent Reserve from 5:15pm. It would be great to have as much support as possible down there cheering the boys on.

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East combine for T20 win


After the wet weather last week our Twenty 20 came away with a win against Hampton Combined.

Cracker led the batting with a fine 80 whilst young up and comer Patty Inglis finished with 2/16 off his three overs. If the planets had aligned he could have had a hat trick, regardless it was a fine debut.

This weekend sees day 2 of Round 5 draw to its completion with all teams still in the hunt

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Round 5 Day 1

Week 1 of Round 5 saw most teams bowling.

The 1sts led by Mitch Strahan (3/25), Jayme Saleem (3/46) and Luke Dallas restricted Omega to 149.

The 2nds had a harder time of it with West Bentleigh scoring 4/247 which at one stage looked as though it would be a lot bigger before Avro steadied the run rate with 2/45.

The 3rds held Southside East Caulfield to 157 with Brenden Bennett (4/43), Stephen Usher (3/20 and Johnathon Treder (2/24) leading the way.

The 4ths were staring at a small total until the junior paring of Nathan Murphy 62 and Will Paul 20no steered the team to a competitive 9/225.

Kingy's men fought hard but were narrowly beaten (8/190 to 8/180) by Mackie in a one day match which saw two wickets a piece to JC, Ollie, AC and Kingy whilst Brett Bailey hit up 51 and Adam Rowley hit 44.

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Mixed results but the 1's sit top


The firsts led by Jayme Saleem accounted for a plucky Kingston Heath to leave East sitting on top of the ladder after four rounds. Similarly the fourths were way too strong for Le Page with the young gun Jack Keen taking 4/15, Jacob 'Frankie" Holden 2/3 with Scotty Campbell taking 2/18.

The seconds, thirds and fifths had disappointing finishes but all teams are still fighting for March glory.

The Longmuir and Woolnough wrap has also been updated for a more in depth analysis of the round.

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Cricket bats for sale!











If you need a new bat see DIGS. All bats are new and come with "exratec" on the face to protect the edges.

Bat 1 - imported blank bat from company that makes CA bats / relabelled with DGM stickers - $295
Bat 2 - Gray NIcholls - $185
Bat 3 - relabelled Puma bat - $230
Bat 4 - Slazanger EXTREME power blade - $165
Bat 5 - relabelled Slazanger bat - $230

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Round 4, let the runs flow!

The bats flourished in week 1 of round 4 with Brett Hampton (101) and skipper Mark Devereaux (107) sharing in a 212 run partnership to help steer the 1's on a very slow outfield against Kingston Heath to the imposing total of 6/290.

In the 4ths Rod Devereaux scored a century to have the boys strongly placed at 7/227.

The 2nd's restricted Aspendale Gardens to 8/224 with Mitch Allamby up and about with a fine haul of 4/34 whilst the 3rd's shared bowling honours around to keep Mackie to 7/227.

With the 5ths playing a one dayer next week all teams are in with a great chance of a clean sweep for the round.

The Longmuir and Woolnough wrap has also been updated.

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Life squeezed from Bentleigh Uniting


The 1sts pulled of a fantastic win against Bentleigh Uniting on the weekend. After posting an imposing score last week the bowlers led by Patty Singh (2/37), Caillin Austin (2/52), Jayme Saleem (2/37) and a great all round fielding display, the boys squeezed the life out of their opposition.

The seconds had a narrow loss despite some great batting from Ben Pledger 84 and Brett Gibb 80 whilst the 3rd, 4ths and 5ths all posted wins to leave all teams in the finals hunt after round 3.

The Longmuir and Woolnough wrap has been updated for the round and photos posted in the gallery of the 1sts bowling and fielding display.

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Milo season underway



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Junior Development Program


The club is running a number of skills sessions for junior players run by the senior coach and senior players.

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Marto does it again


Guy Martyn with 120 and Danny Corp with 90no steered the 1sts to a strong total of 9/270 against Bentleigh Uniting. With a disciplined bowling effort this week, they are well placed for victory.

The 2nds restricted Bentleigh Uniting to 246 with James Napier taking 4/53.

There is more re the 1sts and 2nds in Mark Missen's Longmuir and Woolnough wrap senior news article.

While the 5th have won on forfeit the 3rds (M Isles 52no) and 4ths (Alex Greaterex 5/35) are strongly placed leaving all teams in a great position after week 1 of round 3.

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There's a new Board in town


Cuds, Doggy and Pitty. These three names are synonymous with the East Sandy Boys Cricket Club and have been for over 40 years.

They were honoured for their service on Saturday night 12/10/13 with the unveiling of the club's new honour board named after the three club stalwarts.

Please click 'Galleries' on the top right of the home page to view more images from as James Ross the President said, "A once in a lifetime event."

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Bats struggle in round 2


Round 2 saw our batsmen, apart from Guy Martyn with a sublime 70 to follow up his round 1 score of 91no, in all grades struggle which put all teams under the pump.

The 3rd's though led by captain Stephen Usher with a match winning bowling effort of 7/27, were able to buck the trend to leave them undefeated after 2 rounds.

Click below on 'View all Fixtures' to find a summary of each teams performance during the year.

We need all players down at training on Tuesday and Thursday as we move into the first 2 day games of the year, wins in all grades are imperative to keep all teams in the hunt for end of season glory.

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Club smartphone app now available

Download the new club smartphone app to keep up to date with the club's progress during the season.

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Round 1 sees club off to great start

With round 1 completed, the club saw wins in the 1sts, 3rds, 4ths and 5ths with the 2nds suffering a hard fought loss.

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Let the games begin!


The time has arrived.

Good luck to all captains, vice captains, players and supporters for the 2013/14 season.

All games this week are one dayers and start at 12:30pm, please be at your venue at 11:30am to be ready to play.

Fixtures are available just below or by using the red Fixtures & Results tab on the far right of the site.

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Check our updated Junior section

Go to our revamped Junior section under the 'Junior Cricket' button to find tips on your game.

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New Junior Coach Required


Calling on all members and friends of the club for applications for our new Junior Coach position.

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U16's Win GF - Finish Undefeated!


The U16's capped a great year with a near flawless performance in the field on Friday night to defeat Hampton United by 36 runs. Man of the Match, Nick Knight, was backed by some of the finest catching ever seen at Chisholm Park.Click more to view galleries...

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3rds Out, U16s Bowling For Victory


The 3rds lost their Preliminary Final to Shamrock in the last over of the day by 5 runs. In better news, the U16s will be defending their total of 8/135 against Hampton United this Friday night at 4:30 at Chisholm Reserve. It would be great to get a good crowd down to support the boys. Above: Chris Diggle on his way to 25 for the U16s. Gallery available.

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3rds Lose Final, U16s In The Big One


The 3rds lost their final against Southside East Caulfield by 80 runs and will get a second chance against Shamrock next week, while the U16s had a thrilling win against Moorabbin and will play in the Grand Final this Friday night. (Above) Jack Caffarella causes a few headaches for the Caulfield openers.

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Cracker Wins John Jones Medal


Mark Devereaux took home the John Jones medal on Saturday night after a stellar year with the bat. Bowlers Jayme Saleem and John Wilson also polled strongly. (Above) Crack with former winner Danny Corp.

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President's Day A Great Success


The President's Day was one of the best in years with a great turnout entertained by Stewart Leowe as he fielded a wide variety of questions both interesting and hilarious.

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Bentleigh Uniting Let Off The Hook

The 1sts had the visitors in all sorts of trouble at 7/80 before the tail wagged for Bentleigh Uniting as they reached 197. The 3rds and 4ths were strong in dismissing Kingston Heath and Melbourne Helenic cheaply, while the 2nds and 6ths face big run chases next week.

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Wilson Bags 5, Avro With A Ton


John Wilson lead the 1sts to victory with 5/64 while John Avramides smacked a century in under 25 overs in the 3rds match against Bentliegh ANA. The 2nds and 4ths fell short in their games, while the 6ths won comfortably against Carnegie South. (Above: Oliver Read delivers in the 6ths win at Caulfield Park)

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1sts Great Escape, Others Do Well


The 1sts got out of jail against Washington Park, recovering from 8/137 to then reach 9/200 lead by Jayme Saleem (45) and Mitch Strahan (19). The 2nds and 3rds held their opponents to decent totals, while the 4ths and 6ths will both defend 200+ scores next week. (Above: Cudds on his way 62* for the 4ths against Bentleigh ANA)

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T20 team into the semi's

Our T20 team had a hard fought victory against Mackie to progress to the T20 semi's next week against Washington Park.

Mackie won the toss and batted. After getting off to a brisk start our bowlers were able to take regular wickets to restrict Mackie to all out for 95 in 17 overs. Honours with the ball were shared, Brett Hampton 3/11 off 3, Mitch Elms 2/7 off 2, Liam Polinelli 2/16 off 3, Guy Martyn 2/18 off 3 and James Napier 1/7 off 2.

Our batsmen came out and were confronted by a very disciplined bowling attack that at one stage had the boys 4/51 in the 9th over still requiring 5 runs an over to win. In came Brett Gibb 18no and Brendan Bennett 31no who then reeled of the required runs getting East home in the last over.

The boys are in great form having qualified for the next round of the T20 Statewide Cup by downing last year's champions in South Caulfield on Sunday at Princess Reserve.

With East Sandy put into bowl, South Caulfield was off to a bright start but some accurate bowling and great fielding restricted the pre-game favourites to 5/138 off their alloted 20 overs. Mark Devereaux 55no and Guy Martyn 71no then strode to the crease and were untroubled in scoring 0/144 of 17 overs to hand the Zebbies an emphatic victory.

Let's see everyone at training on Thursday to prepare for the final round of 2013, wins are a must coming into Christmas.

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Zebras Cruise To Twenty/20 Title


East Sandringham defeated Chelsea Heights by 9 wickets to claim the 2012 CMCA Twenty/20 Championship lead by Man-Of-The-Match, Mark Devereaux. View all the action in the gallery.

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Into The Grand Final We Go!


Last week's 20/20 Semi Final against Bentleigh United was a cracking game. Bentleigh United made 186 off 20 overs, we made the runs with 4 balls to spare thanks to an unbeaten 104* by Mark Devereaux including nine 6's! The final is this Tuesday at home starting just after 5pm, so mark it in your calendar.

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Zebras Feature Strongly In Rep Sides

Junior representative sides were announced this week and our boys featured strongly in a variety of age groups. And the selected boys are...

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All Teams Bowling, Looking The Goods

All teams showed a lot of spirit in the first week of round 5, with all teams bowling first although the 3rds let East Bentleigh Central off the hook with a 125-run 9th wicket stand making things a bit harder next week.

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ESBCC Kids Christmas Party

ESBCC KIDS CHRISTMAS PARTY
Sunday Dec 2nd, 11 am onwards
Santa arrives at 2 pm. Jumping Castles, Dunking Machines, Egg Tossing, Face painting and many more games
Burgers and Snags available all day. Drinks available at bar. Mayor raffle drawn at 3 oclock. All Welcome.

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20/20 Victory Over McKinnon


Our boys in blue made it home with a bit of big hitting and a few overs to spare in their opening 20/20 match against McKinnon on Tuesday night. Next week we face Omega at Bricker Reserve on Tuesday 20th November.

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1sts & 3rds Easily, Others Fall Short


The 1sts overran Elwood and the 3rds returned to the winner's list with an easy win over Carnegie South, but the 2nds were humbled by 141 runs, the 4ths were unlucky to lose by 27 runs and the 6ths were disappointing in their 7 wicket loss to Bentleigh Uniting. Above: Anton Duddy sweeps against Elwood.

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"Laser Beam" Saleem Destroys Elwood


Jayme Saleem produced his best performance of the Summer with a stunning 5/29 against Elwood while David Pook (5/35) and Robert Pierce (7/55) produced great results for the 3rds and 4ths respectively.

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Milo in2 Cricket training dates

Milo in2 Cricket training dates have been released for the rest of the season

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Wags, Berger & Strahany In A 3-Way


The Annual $1000 Day at East Sandringham was a great success with Nicko, Jack Cafarella, Tim Berger and Mitch Strahan taking a share of the day's big prize.

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Zebras Shot Down In Season Opener


The premiership flag was proudly unfurled, but that's about all that went right for the defending Longmuir Shield Champions in their season opener against Bentleigh ANA. All other grades enjoyed a win or were abandoned due to inclement weather. Click more for brief match reports.

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Dress Like A Winner: New Gear Prices


The new 2012/13 Summer Fashion range including shirts and caps is now available at the clubrooms as modeled here by the reigning Longmuir Shield champions. Social club attire, worn by Mick Cutler, is also available. Click more for prices and availability.

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Opening Night Thursday 4th October

All members and sponsors are invited to the opening night for the upcoming 2012–2013 season which is to be held at Duncan St Reserve on Thursday 4th October 2012 beginning from 5.00 pm.

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Let's Roll: Season Kicks Off Oct 4!


Welcome to season 2012/13! Only 16 sleeps until Season 2012/13 kicks off - the juniors then kick the season off a week later. Get ready for the best season ever for players, parents, sponsors and supporters alike. See you there!

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Milo Cricket Starts 28th October 2012

Special Announcement: Milo Cricket will commence on Sunday 28th October 2012 (registration day) from 9:30am to 10:30am. The program will comprise 7 sessions before Christmas and 5 sessions after cricket at these times and costs $75 which includes all equipment, coaching and your own Milo Cricket Kit.

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Cricket's Back - 2012 Training Times

Well after a winter of basking in the glow of the Longmuir Shield, it's time to set about its defence and also add a bit more silverware to the cabinet. Training kicks off on Wednesday Aug. 29 at Melbourne Sports Stadium. Full times and dates are available herein.

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How Sweet It Is - Ray Comes Home


East Sandringham defied many outsider's expectations to record a stunning victory in the Longmuir Shield Grand Final. Mark "Cracker" Devereaux (66*) and John Wilson (4/59) were instrumental to the win. Check the image gallery for more pics!

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Marto In CMCA Team Of The Year


Guy Martyn capped a successful season with selection in the CMCA's Team of the Year. The 1sts take on Bentleigh Uniting in the grand final at Le Page Park - see you there!

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1sts Win When It Counts, 3rds Out


The 1sts defeated Kingston Heath in the first week of the finals by 48 runs, avenging their Round 10 loss. Patty Singh (4 wickets) was the chief destroyer for the home side. The 3rds lost to Bentleigh Uniting by 5 wickets and are now out of the finals.

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Danny Corp Wins John Jones Medal


Danny Corp took out East Sandringham's most prestigious award, the John Jones Medal, holding off 1sts Captain Guy Martyn by a single vote - 21 to 20. (Above) Past winners with medal's namesake John Jones. (Inset) Danny with John Jones.

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Zebras Shine In The Heat


The 1sts had a welcome return to form making 6/269 against Le Page Park, the 3rds already recorded a 1st innings victory against Cluden and the 2nds knocked Moorabbin West over for 91. The only dark spot was the 6ths who were belted for 469 off 52 overs against Aspendale. Above, Jason Crossley toils in the heat against Aspendale. (Inset) - the 6ths trudge off over copping 469.

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Dirty Day For East Sandy


Nearly all divisions recorded disappointing losses, with the 4ths going close at home after a courageous run chase, the 1sts losing by 7 wickets and the 6ths getting knocked over for 68. The 3rds kept their finals hopes alive with a relatively easy win away. (Above) Peter Fletcher is bowled for 0.

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Not Just Good, But Great(erex)


Alex Greaterex unleashed a darker side as he tore through premiership aspirants East Bentleigh Central for the 6ths with 5/39. The 1sts were humbled for 103 at home, Jezza (49) returned to form for the 3rds and the 4ths fought back after a slow start against Cheltenham Park.

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3rds Win Rumble Of Holloway Drive


Wild scenes erupted at East Sandringham as the 3rds powered to an incredible win over Bentleigh ANA at home. Tailender Robbie Devereaux was involved in a physical altercation but had the last laugh to lead the Zebras to an improbable 4 wicket victory. Powerhouse Steve Dewy Dewhurst (80) and keeper Andy Hunter (51*) were instrumental in setting up the victory.

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Doggy On Good Will Mission To Africa


Recruitment Drive: Doggy has just returned from a goodwill trip to Tanzania, pictured here presenting young David of the Shalom Orphanage with an East Sandy cap (and what may be the only possession the boy can truly call his own).

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Wal, Sniffa & Hilly Provide Hope


All teams struggled in week 1 of Round 8 except for the 6ths where Mick Cutler took 4/16 while Alex Hill (63) and Paul Bennett (84) provided stiff resistance for the 3rds and 2nds respectively, providing some hope for the second half of the round.

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Seniors 20/20 Grand Final

ESBCC Seniors Make 20/20 Grand Final 6th December 2011

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Under 14 and 16 Junior Achievements

More Junior Achievements from the Under 14's and 16's.

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Make Way, Juniors Coming Through

In what must be a record for the E.S.B.C.C. by the 1st day in round four this season, at last count our club has played a total of 23 juniors across all 5 of our senior teams.

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Junior Achievements

E.S.B.C.C. Junior Achievements - A number of junior players have made representative teams this year ....

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Senior Coach Taking U14/U16 Training

All U/14 & U/16 Players & Families,
Senior Club Coach Clint Ferguson will be taking training next Monday night (14.11) training will be from 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm.


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MILOin2CRICKET Special Announcement

MILO in2CRICKET - The 2011 season commences Sunday 6 November 9:30 am at E.S.B.C.C headquarters CHISHOLM RESERVE, Duncan Street Sandringham.

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Welcome To Our New Club Coach

East Sandringham would like to welcome our new club coach, Clint Ferguson. Clint brings a wealth of experience and a keen eye for improving talent.

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Welcome to Season 2011-2012

Teams for 2011-2012
Register and Pay online
Training Times

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Pay Your 2011/12 Fees Online Today!

Great news! All seniors, juniors and apprentices/tertiary students can now pay their membership fees online!

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6ths Brave In Defeat

The 6ths put in a stoic performance against Washington Park but fell short of a Grand Final victory by 100 runs. Jezza & Fletch finished the season as they started it - determined, focussed and beligerent. Well done, and bad luck, boys. Read more for the full match report.

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1st Robbed, 6ths Into The Grand Final


Weather robbed the 1sts of a probable victory in their prelim final against Brighton Union, while the 6ths fought back from a batting collapse to knock Cluden over for 88 and head into their first Grand Final against Washington Park. (Above: Chris Bishop leads the way with a strong 49)

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1sts Advance, 4ths & 6ths Falter


The 1sts had an impressive victory over Elwood on the weekend, with Patty Singh & Luke Mantis starring with ball and Anton Duddy with the bat. The 6ths will use their second chance after being humbled by Washington Park, while the 4ths were eliminated. Match details for this weekend below. (Above: Anton Duddy drives for 4)

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Finals This Week


The 1sts, 4ths and 6ths all face finals action this week with some cracking games lined up on the weekend. Find out venues, opponents and more below. (Above) Chris Bishop plays a magnificent pull shot in the 6ths loss to Bentleigh Uniting.

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1sts, 3rds & 6ths finals bound

Convincing victories for East Sandringham teams has them well placed for finals berths.

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Deluge Means One-Dayers Next Week


Heavy rain put an end to all matches over the weekend. But in breaking news, questions have begun to surface about the true nature of Brian King's recent visit to Japan.

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1sts, 4ths charge towards the finals


The 1st XI pushed for an outright against Carnegie South with Luke Manders starring with match figures of 7/57, while the 4ths ran out easy winners against Brighton Union. Above: Brendan "Barnie" Bennett steams in for a wicket against the Redbacks.

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The P-Man Cometh!


Patty "P-Man" Singh tore through the Carnegie South batting line up with a five-wicket haul to place the 1sts in a strong position in their two-day game. East Sandringham were 4/55 in reply at stumps.

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Zebras Gather Pace Towards Finals


The race for the finals took an excellent turn over the weekend with all 5 senior teams again recording victories, all 5 coincidentally as a result of successful run chases. Above - Jeremy Dunning dispatches a ball to the boundary in the 6ths victory over Carnegie South.

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CMCA BIG BASH January 16th 2011


Highett West Cricket Club will host a Big Bash charity match involving all of the CMCA's finest cricketers. Enemies will become friends for this one day when players from all clubs take part in a Twenty20 match as a fundraiser for the Queensland Flood Appea

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1sts In 3-Way Fight For Finals

Following a disappointing loss to Bentleigh Uniting on the weekend, the 1st XI is in a 3-way battle with Le Page & Carnegie South to secure a finals spot if one of the top 4 teams should fail. Only the 3rds & 6ths recorded victories, the latter with a pounding 292 off 38 overs against East Bentleigh Central.

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5 Out Of 5 - Zebras' Clean Sweep


East Sandy recorded 5 wins from all 5 teams to finish the year strongly, giving all teams high hopes for a finals spot. (Above) Mick Kettle strikes in the 6ths victory over North Caulfield/Glenhuntly.

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Zebras Looking The Goods


All Senior Teams put on an excellent show for the first half of Round 6 with all batting scores topping 250 and the 3rds dominant in the field, knocking Brighton District over for 146.

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Juniors make representative teams

Congratulations to the following boys who will be representing the CMCA in a tournament commencing 3rd January 2011.

Under 12 - Mathew Harris
Under 14 - Chris Diggle, Mackenzie Simpson and Theo Thompson
Under 16 - Matt McIntyre

Liam Polinelli has also been selected for the Elsternwick "Hatch" (Under15) team.

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Milo Cricket Recommenecment Date

Special Announcement: Milo Cricket will be having a break after the Christmas Party and will resume on the 30th January, 2011. Merry Christmas everybody!

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Christmas Raffle Is A Hit!


The Christmas Raffle was held on Sunday and was a great success with a great turnout and weather to match. Robbie Devereaux (above) defies expectations with a direct hit, dunking President David Cafarella. Visit the gallery for more images.

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Holiday Availability

With the holidays starting this week, the club needs to know of everyones availability for matches.

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Christmas Raffle This Sunday!


It's that time of year again - the Christmas Raffle - this Sunday 5th December kicking off at 12pm. We call upon all players, parents, members, sponsors and supporters to contribute something to the Christmas Raffle prize.

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Not much cricket, plenty of rain


The season of Week One Washouts continues with all Senior matches abandoned due to inclement weather. All matches to be be reduced to one-dayers next week.

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Level 3 Good Sports Club

East Sandringham is proud to have applied for its certification as a level 3 Good Sports Club. Good sports aims to reduce alcohol and other drug problems, increase the viability of sporting clubs and improve the range and quality of sport options available within the community.

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Throwing Training This Monday

Coach of Sandringham Baseball Club, Don McGrath, will be teaching throwing techniques this Monday, 22nd November to the U/14 & U/16 Junior teams.

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Century? Hat Trick? Dewy does it all!


Steve Dewhurst unleashed a devastating performance scoring a quick century followed by 6-fer including a hat trick for the 3rd XI in their match against Kingston Heath.

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2 Wicket Loss to Buckly Ridges...


East Sandy had a honorable two wicket loss to Buckley Ridges in the South Metro Premier Twenty20 Semi-final in the 17th Over. ( Steve 'Fluff' Longinidis pictured pondering what could have been....)

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Seniors Washed Out... AGAIN


Heavy rain washed out all senior games for the third time this season reducing all games to one-dayers for next week. For the record, the Bureau of Meteorology has recorded rainfall on nearly half of all Saturdays in 2010.

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Rain Affected Junior Game Rules

With the washout on Friday night 12/11/10, games that had less than 20 overs bowled become one day games with 25 overs for each team, whilst where over 20 overs were bowled, ordinary rules apply.

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Jezza Scores A Ton


Opening batsmen, Jeremy Dunning, steadies the 6ths with his maiden century against Kingston Heath. The 6ths ran out 80-run victors to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

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Twenty20 Team Bounces Back


The Twenty20 squad recovered quickly from last week's disappointment to post a convincing victory tonight against Edithvale/Aspendale. (Above) Captain, Anton Duddy leads the way with a boundary.

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Seniors Washed Out


All games were washed out for the first week of Round 3, with little more than a few overs bowled in all games. Mick Cutler casts a forlorn figure at Kingston Heath.

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Sixths Make It Two In A Row


Peter Fletcher guides the sixths to victory over Cluden with an excellent 49. The sixths now remain undefeated after 2 rounds. Read the match report.

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Second XI Home In A Thriller


Bluey Gray and Mitch Grusauskas combined in a great stand to steer the Seconds to a final over victory against Bentleigh ANA. Toddy Porter strikes the winning runs above.

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Cricket back on this weekend

Following last week's torremtial rains, the forecast looks good for matches to resume this week.

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Opening Round Postponed to 8th of Oct

Due to the need for an AFL Grand Final replay, the CMCA has decided to push the opening round of the cricket season back one week.

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Opening Round Postponed to 8th of Oct

Due to the need for an AFL Grand Final replay, the CMCA has decided to push the opening round of the cricket season back one week.

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