After a generally stellar final two rounds for MOCCC, David Tantsis-Hall topped the Bradman points table after his outstanding century at Olney Oval yesterday. The lucky ticket-holders, Sandra Murray and Cal Stewart, receive $75 apiece. Standings:
Thanks to all who attended the recent trivia night and helped to make it such a resounding success.
Two rounds of raffle tickets were sold during the evening, with the winners decided by points earned in the Bradman award over the final month of the season. With three weeks gone (one called off due to the ECA’s heat policy) and just one to play, the clubhouse leader is Paul Dinneen, who was drawn in Round 1 by Amanda Kazalac, and Round 2 by Paul himself. In second place some 33 points in arrears is Nick Bortolotto, followed by Bernie Dinneen.
A full list of point-scorers will be posted next Sunday night (3rd XI is playing on Sunday).
The Planning Partners MOCCC 20-20 team narrowly maintained its unblemished record under skipper Nick Bortolotto at Donvale on Tuesday night and will make its maiden finals appearance in next week’s quarter finals, with opponents and venue to be determined.
Michael McColl and 1st XI captain James Kazalac top-scored with the bat, while David Tantsis-Hall led the bowling attack with four wickets. Highlight of the match was Kaza’s outfield screamer, which may have been the greatest catch in the history of cricket or merely the best ever taken by a Marcellin player, depending on who you talk to.
Defending a very healthy 260+ against the Deepdene boys - Marcellin's bowlers made the most of some unusually 'soupy' December conditions to roll the Bears for 78 at Marcellin. Massa picked up 4 wickets while Danny and Pete laid the foundations with some tight pacy bowling early. Here is a few highlights.
The third’s unbeaten run continued last weekend with another home ground win at Yarra Bend. It has one of the best views of any cricket ground in Melbourne – and the boys certainly enjoy playing there.
Six of the best – Left to Right John, Paul, Michael, Bernard, Steve and Daniel
There was no need calling out the bowlers name today – as scorer Joan Dinneen looked on proudly as her six sons took to the field in the same side today. Between them they have a long list of Marcellin Cricketing achievements, both as schoolboys and as Old Boys, but as the planets all aligned into formation today, it was the first time all boys featured in the same team in the Maroon Cap, playing for the MOCCC Third XI against Glen Iris. For the record, Mick Dinneen had the bragging rights with his unbeaten century the highlight of a 10 wicket win.
A warm hello to all followers of the Marcellin Old Collegians Cricket Club.
A brand new website is in the works, and a link will be posted here when it is operational. Until then, apologies for the lack of new content. This site will still be used to post teams (and possibly match reports) in the interim.
All three teams won through to their respective grand finals at Marcellin College this weekend.
The 4th XI won in a landslide and will play Burwood Uniting Canterbury, last year’s semi-final opponents. Their only prior clash this season resulted in a handy win to the Eagles. Match to be played at Ferndale Park, Glen Iris (Melway 60 A7).
The 2nd XI had a stranglehold on their match by Saturday evening and duly ran out convincing winners. They meet St.Kevins, who they defeated in a one-day match in November. Match at Essex Heights Reserve, Mount Waverley (Melway 61 B9).
The 3rd XI had to fight hard to overcome Ashburton Willows and will meet North Balwyn in the final. They’ve proven a thorny opponent over the last two seasons, although we won well against them last month. To be played at Ashburton Park, Ashburton (Melway 60 F9).