The Keysborough Cricket Club Annual General Meeting will take place at the cricket club on Monday 29th April commencing at 7 pm All positions are up for election. If anyone wishes to nominate for any position, please do so by contacting club secretary Peter Curtis by Wednesday 24th April. This is your chance to decide the clubs direction and future.
The prestigous Hennigan-Papa Medal will once again be held at the clubrooms on Saturday 2nd March beginning at 7pm. Celebrating the marvelous careers and contributions to the cricket club, we honour Stephen Hennigan and Lou Papa with this superb medal being awarded to the best player as adjudicated by Umpires and Captains for performances during the 2012-2013 season. This seasons’ winner will join the likes of past winners Baden Saunders, Alex Deuchar and Jake Hennigan as deserved winners. There is no cost for the function, so there is no excuse for not attending. As an added bonus, come down to see Spider take on all comers in the now traditional Baccardi Breezer Challenge.
Finger food will be provided during the night, and full bar service available.
This Sunday 27th January 2013 promises to be a big day for Knights supporters, when we conduct the 2013 Parkmore Shopping Centre $1000 Reverse Draw. For $25 you get an entry into our draw, where you have the chance of winning goods to the value of $1000, beer wine and soft drinks while the draw is on, and lunch. To top it off, we all get to have a laugh as the old boys lead by Louie Papa take on Springvale South in the Masters game. If our vets can muster up a win they will progress to the Grand Final. There are still tickets available if you would like to purchase any more, or would like to bring friends. Proceedings will kick off at 12.30pm for what will be a very entertaining day.
Make your way down to the club after your games have finished on Saturday 22nd December for our 2012 Xmas function, and help celebrate a successful start to season 2012/13. Browny and Alex will be conducting cartoon horse races on the TV, and we will also draw the lucky winner of our Xmas Hamper.
The highlight of the night will be the inaugural running of the Life Members Plate – a 50 metre dash between Stephen ” Snails Pace” Hennigan, Darren “Lightning” Chatfield, Baden “Ive got gout” Saunders, Darren ‘Darkhorse” Bedford, and to round out the field Jerome ” I will pay someone to run for me” Gauder.
Once again for season 2012/2013 we will be conducting the Parkmore Shopping Centre $1000 reverse draw.
The date for this years draw will be Sunday January 27th 2013 at the clubrooms beginning at 12.30pm. Admission is $25ea and includes a ticket to the draw (of which you can win goods to the value of $1000), food, beer, wine and soft drinks whilst the draw is conducted. As an added side attraction for this year’s draw, you will be able to cheer on our very own Masters side as they take on Springvale South.
Its extremely important players and supporters of the Keysborough Cricket Club support this function, so please make a special effort for this years draw, and take the chance to mingle with family, friends and our club sponsors.
This season we are conducting the Milo in2cricket program for children aged 6-12. Beginning on Saturday 10th November at 9am at the Keysborough Reserve, the program will run for 10 weeks and will give the kids a great chance to learn how to play cricket. The sessions will be all about them having fun, whilst still learning the basics of the game. Parents are also encouraged to participate.
Each child that registers will receive a Milo in2cricket participation pack which includes Asics MILO in2CRICKET, Hat, Bat, Ball and Water Bottle.
For more information on how the program is run, please visit http://in2cricket.com.au/
Wednesday 11th November we host Doveton in this season’s first game of the Twenty20 format. The game will start at approximately 5.15pm, so come down and support the boys in their quest to make this years finals. Bar and canteen will be operating.
The team is Jake Hennigan (C), Andre Peters, Daniel Papa, Max Morley, Steven Mullaney(courtesy of Dandenong CC), Mahshan Perera, Shakeel Ahmad, Christopher “Marquee” Chalmers, Rob Byron, AJ Byron, Jake Whiting. 12th man is Phil Lobb.
This Saturday night 3rd November we have our first function of the year – Knights Poker Night. The fun begins at 7.30pm straight after Round 2 Match awards, with Rob Byron (Keysborough CC answer to Joe Hachem) leading the proceedings. Please come down to support the club and make this a fun night for all. Who will be the biggest winner or loser?
Admission is free, but chips cost $10.
This season promises to be an exciting one for Keysborough Cricket Club, on and off the field. During the off-season the club welcomed Peter Curtis as Club Secretary, as well as welcoming Jason Brown, Alex Lilley, Darren Bedford, Lou Papa and Dave McIvor to our new look committee. We also undertook a big step change for the club by adopting a nickname, and from this season we will be known as the Knights. We will have a new range of clothing apparel for sale bearing our new emblem, including One Day tops, white shirts, shorts, singlets, supporter shirts and hats.
For the club to be successful we identified that we needed support from sponsors, and for season 2012/13 the club greatly appreciates the following sponsors – Parkmore Shopping Centre ( our major sponsor), Air Alliance, Mac Global Freight Solutions, Melsteel and Danber Financial Services. Without their support the club would surely struggle to survive.
On field we have been fortunate to retain the services of Andre Peters as coach, with Baden Saunders captaining the First Eleven. We also welcome our English import Max Morley to Keysborough CC, Jake (fish) Whiting, Shakeel Ahmad, Daniel Hoggett, Harry Sidhu, Bikram Singh, Paramvir Singh, and a host of other new players vying for a spot in our First Eleven. The fight to regain our position in Turf 1 will be a massive challenge this seaon, but if enthusiasm and player numbers at training are any indication then we are on the right track. This season we will also be conducting the Milo In2Cricket program. If you know of any kids between the ages of 6-11 that would like to give cricket a go, then this is the program for them. See Alex Lilley for details.
Off field the club has entrusted Jason Brown and Alex Lilley to plan for this seasons functions – all of which will be available to see on the Events Calendar tab. On Thursday selection nights Alby will be cooking up a storm on the BBQ, and on Saturday nights at the completion of 2 day games we will be presenting match awards. This season we will also present a Player of The Month Award, and judged by Stephen Hennigan and Darren Chatfield.
Good luck to all of our players and teams for season 2012/2013, and remember to play hard and play fair
CAR’N THE KNIGHTS
Pre-Season training started at 6.45pm Tuesday August 16th. Indoor is at 13 Duerdin St in Clayton. Same venue as last year. All indoor sessions are on a Tuesday night at 7:00pm, and this year it will cost you $ 5.00 per indoor session. Let your team mates know about training and we look forward to seeing you all there.
Outdoor training on Sundays will start some time around the end of August (to be confirmed).