Fourths reach the Big One again

Attempting to duplicate the second XI’s feat of consecutive premierships, Chris Wall’s team faces Knox Churches at Howard Dawson Reserve next Saturday (Burke Rd, Glen Iris, Melway 59 H6), with play commencing at 12:30. We’re going in as underdogs after a 2-0 scoreline (plus a washout) this season in favour of Knox. We ran them very close last time…your attendance and support can get us over the line!

 

Fourth XI gunning for back-to-back flags

Despite winning 12 of 15 completed games, Chris Wall’s team faces an ‘away’ semi-final at Cooper Reserve in Camberwell (Melway 60 H3) this Saturday, March 10. With rain dooming the seconds, thirds and vets to fifth position (the new Richmond?), the fourth XI will fly the flag for the club this weekend. Hope to see you there in support.

Vale Br Steve Bugg

Marcellin Old Collegians Cricket Club marks with regret the sudden passing of Brother Stephen Bugg, last Saturday January 14, while attending a Marist conference in Sydney. A past College principal, Steve was a great supporter of the Old Collegians community, including its various sporting clubs.

Requiem Mass will be held at Champagnat Chapel, Marcellin College, at 11am on Friday January 20. Light refreshments will ber served in the Marcellin Function Room.

The interment will take place at 2:30pm at Kilmore Catholic Cemetery (Marist Brothers’ Section), on Lancefield Road, Kilmore.

Eagles competitive entering 2012

The 1st XI posted a credible 239 all out in going down to Mont Albert, and the news gets better from there with the other three teams all recording comprehensive wins. The 1′s and 2′s both sit approximately 8th of 12 on the ladder and remain within striking distance of the finals, while the 3′s and 4′s are second and first respectively. And despite being 1-3 for the year, the Bald Eagles (veterans) remain well in the hunt due to a lop-sided ladder. Match reports here.

20-20 match at Marcellin, Dec 13

All are encouraged to attend our hosting of this second-round match against AYC, which is slated to take place on the #1 oval. Play commences at 5:30; the bar will be open and a BBQ put on from around 6pm (hamburgers $2, snags $1). Short, unofficial net session available if desired for those not participating. Friends, family, supporters all welcome.

It was a mixed bag of results for the Eagles on the weekend - scores here

President’s message

An amazing season has just concluded on the weekend, with our ones just falling short of completing a clean sweep for the club.

Baldies, Fours, Two’s all comfortably got the chocolates, the ones fell agonizingly short of A Grade glory (chasing 282 fell 12 runs short with 8 balls to play) and unfortunately the U14′s were cruelled a fortnight ago by inclement weather and drew, surrendering the semi points to the top team.

No doubt, there will be match reports added to the website in coming days once the lads re-gather themselves and you will be able to read about the heroics in both glory and defeat.

My congratulations to all who participated at the club throughout the year and particularly for the manner in which you have done so.  The club continues to set new standards for itself both on and off the field and is doing while custodian of a rare culture that is being adopted by all who wear the maroon cap – we could not be happier with this outcome.

To all of our enormously generous sponsors, committee members, curators, the college, dedicated supporters/ parents and players I would like to thank you all for your enormous efforts throughout the year, congratulate you on what has been achieved and wish you all the very best in the off season.

Best Regards
Marty
MOCCC President