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.
Kevin Boyd, former MOCCC Secretary, long serving and outstanding committee member, second XI Captain and club leader died suddenly yesterday. The loss of any member of our community is always felt keenly, the loss of Kevin will be immeasurable.
As an avid and talented golfer, Kevin was also heavily involved at the Greenacres G.C. and successfully ran his own financial services business.
Clearly Kevin was a man who enjoyed being part of a community and ensured that he made valuable and memorable contributions to them wherever possible. All those who knew Kevin, benefited and continue to benefit from the generosity of those contributions.
Thoughts and prayers are with Marie, Bob, Terry, Libby and the kids and all of those close to the Boyd family at this time.
Marcellin families and friends at the Queen Elizabeth Oval, Bendigo on Sunday 13 December 2009
The 37th Annual Marist carnival wound up in style with a presentation and dinner at the Foundry function centre in Bendigo. For Marcellin, the carnival was an outstanding success; Marcellin finishing runners up and having two players picked in the Marist XI – Trent Williams for his batting and Nick Biscontin as the bowler of the carnival. Marcellin was well aided in their cause with the support of families and friends who visited the team at various times during the carnival.
Marcellin and St John’s Woodlawn played out a terrific grand-final at Golden Square in Bendigo on Monday. Unfortunately for Marcellin, St John’s proved too strong, prevailing by 19 runs. Batting first on a flat deck, the hard-hitting St John’s threatened to take the game completely away from Marcellin; at one stage being 3-160 off 34 overs. However, as has been Marcellin’s trademark during the carnival, the bowlers fought back taking 7-30 in the next ten overs, leaving Marcellin a gettable 190. Marcellin’s reply was positive, posting a 55 opening partnership. Some tight bowling and loss of wickets at inopportune times saw St John’s get on top. With the wicket now crumbling and keeping low, Marcellin found it difficult to pick off some cheap runs as the St John’s boys bowled a disciplined line and length. Trent Williams was once again a star making 68 and giving Marcellin a bit of chance in the last ten overs. Andrew Dallimore picked up 3 more wickets in the morning session.
Old Collegian player Callan Stewart was there at the end as Marcellin chased down Bendigo’s 166 on the picturesque Queen Elizabeth Oval. After losing the toss, Marcellin made inroads in the Bendigo top order picking up four quick wickets. After some middle-order resistance, Marcellin closed down the hosts innings leaving it a gettable 166 in the afternoon session. An outstanding century partnership by the ‘Diamo-Boys’ Rhys Dudley and Trent Williams steered Marcellin to a comfortable victory. Callan Stewart combined with Rhys to score the final 15 runs. The win means that Monday’s game against co-leaders St John’s Woodlawn will be a grand-final.
Old Collegian player Callan Stewart made his carnival debut for the First XI against Sacred Heart Auckland. Unfortunately for Callan and the rest of the team, it was not a great day as Auckland thoroughly outplayed Marcellin for a comfortable 5 wicket win. Marcellin is co-leader with a 2-1 record. Batting first on a good batting deck, Marcellin’s batters struggled to get any momentum and made a below-par 176 in their 50 overs. Andrew Dallimore was once again a prominent player, hitting a breezy 38 from 42 balls (a six had to be retrieved from a neighbouring garden). Callan did not get to bat. In reply, the Auckland top order survived some healthy LBW shouts and an early run out to chase down the total with 4 overs to spare. Call got to bowl one over! Saturday is the rest day with a big game against the local team on the Queen Elizabeth Oval on Sunday.