Trivia Night raffle – final standings

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:

Player R10 R11 Total Drawn by (1) Drawn by (2)
David Tantsis-Hall 1 138 139 Callan Stewart Sandra Murray
Paul Dinneen 69 44 113 Amanda Kazalac Paul Dinneen
Nick Bortolotto 74 20 94 James Kazalac Paul Dinneen
Julian Black 47 45 92 Joel Donnellan Paul Donnellan
Bernie Dinneen 54 23 77 Daniel Day Paul Chappell
Andrew Dallimore 70 4 74 Danny Pants (P.French) Michael Dinneen
Tristan Black 25 40 65 Neil Minto Paul Donnellan
James Vear 24 40 64 Em (C.Stewart) Natalie? Keogh (A.Keogh)
James Kazalac 37 26 63 Sam McColl Paul Donnellan
Nick Gribble 45 16 61 Caitlin Vear Mick Lowry
Daniel Fallshaw 0 60 60 Tom Peart (N.Minto) Paul Chappell
Tim Rush 39 20 59 Steven Kost Ron Murray
Damian Howsam 10 48 58 Brian Ridewood Tim Rush
Tim Montagna 19 33 52 Alex Burt Tim Naughton
Andrew Keogh 38 10 48 Brian Ridewood John Dinneen
Michael Mirabella 30 9 39 Mick Dinneen Chris Mirabella
Nick Burt 10 25 35 Zoe Wood (D.Day) Tim Naughton
Ron Murray 10 23 33 Tim Rush Barbara Murray
Paul Chappell 25 7 32 Tim Naughton Sandra Murray
Peter French 30 0 30 Daniel Coloe John? Keogh (A.Keogh)
Neil Minto 19 10 29 Julian Black Barbara Murray
Michael McColl 0 25 25 Ashley Dunlop (D.Day) John Dinneen
Brod Williams 7 17 24 Stuart Kemp Anthony Waters
Daniel Day 20 0 20 James Vear Ron Murray
Stuart Kemp 0 13 13 Luke Dimattina (J.Donnellan) Stuart Kemp
Michael Dinneen 1 10 11 Luke Holeman (J.Donnellan) Joan Dinneen
Julian Sakowski 0 10 10 Paul Donnellan Damian Love (P.Donnellan)
Daniel Coloe 3 4 7 Chris Mirabella Brod Williams
Daniel Cimoli 2 0 2 Joel Donnellan Tim Naughton
Alec Crosswell 0 0 0 Michael McColl MOCCC

Trivia night raffle update

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).

Eagles to make 20-20 finals debut

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.

Welcome to season 2013/14

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.

Three teams chasing premiership glory

ThirdXI celebrate a thriller Semi Final Win

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).

Cricket feast at Marcellin this weekend

In  rare circumstances akin to a major planetary alignment, three MOCCC teams will be contesting semi-finals on the College grounds this weekend, March 9 & 10. Leon Moore and staff will doubtless have the ovals in pristine condition for the big clashes – 2nd XI v Ashwood on the main oval, 3rd XI v Ashburton Willows on #2, and the 4th XI v Eastern Salvation Army on Gartner Fields. Past players and supporters are most welcome to soak up the sunny weather and cheer on the maroon caps as the lads chase a coveted Grand Final berth. Although Naughts is still recuperating, the bar will be in operation to provide sustenance for thirsty barrackers. Hope to see you there.

Finals beckon for three Eagles teams

A rousing win by the 1st XI in the previous round looks likely to see MOCCC avoid relegation and remain in the top grade, Dunstan Shield, for 2013/14. Meanwhile, the other senior teams are all in line for finals appearances.

The 2nd XI’s loss leaves them needing to defeat Richmond Union to play finals. Still a chance for a home semi-final if we win and other results go our way.

The thirds are narrowly on top of the table and are certain finalists. A win will secure a home semi.

The 4th XI is a solid second and all but assured of a finals appearance. They face Trinity Willison and STC South Camberwell in the next fortnight; a win against either will secure a home semi.

The ‘Bald Eagles’ veterans team missed the finals by a game after going under to top side Deepdene Bears in the final game on February 3.

Welcome to season 2012-13

We extend a belated welcome to all players and followers for the season which is about to commence on Saturday. Unfortunately we’re a bit behind in maintaining the website, but there’s a lot happening around the club and we’ll get up to speed over the next few days.

*** Teams for Round 1 here ***

Due to lack of demand, our junior program will go into recess for the summer. It’s likely we’ll be back with a team (or three) in 2013-14.

Chubba is back leading the ones, with last year’s skipper Tim Montagna his deputy. The evergreen Julian Sakowski once again takes charge of the 2nd XI, while Paul Dinneen will butter up as 3rds skipper, with Stu Kemp keen to try out his leadership skills in the vice role. Wallie’s boys (4th XI) are aiming at a three-peat, while Merts will lead the young blokes (aka Bald Eagles >> ‘Baldies’) around again in the veterans’ comp.

Good luck to all for the season, and go the mighty Eagles!

4th XI does club proud

Cheered home by a healthy contingent of MOCCC players and supporters, the fourths achieved a rousing victory in Saturday’s LOC4 Grand Final. Our opponent, Knox Churches, had won all 14 of their completed matches this season, including two against us, so it was in hope more than expectation that we trekked to Howard Dawson Reserve in Glen Iris.

Man of the match Rob Galati completed a fantastic finals series with a blazing 34, getting the innings away to a great start. Despite a batting collapse (~1/70 at drinks), our tally of 141 proved more than competitive.

We were miserly with the ball and picked up wickets regularly, allowing captain Chris Wall to hold back his strike bowlers until Knox were forced to push the pedal. Safe hands in the field was also a critical factor.

12th man Will Lay was called upon to rustle up a set of whites following mid-over injuries to Luke Gregory and Jeff Crimmins, and fittingly took the final catch of the day. Almost immediately the boys formed a tight circle and belted out a raucous rendition of the club song, and talk of a ‘three-peat’ could be heard in the post-match afterglow…