Marcellin wins fourth carnival match; playing for title on Monday

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.

Cal Stewart makes low-key debut as Marcellin goes down to Auckland

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.

Presentation night caps off great year

It was smiles all round as the club enjoyed its best attended presentation night in years.   No wonder given the outstanding achievements of the players – three grand final appearances and two flags. Club leaders Chubba, Julian & Phil enjoyed the spoils of a great season winning major awards, whilst Mick O’Brien received the President’s trophy for his outstanding contribution to the club. See the Pics

Rosie’s Match

November 2006. This was an historic match!  It was the inaugural season for the MOCCC Juniors.  After Paul Dinneen had  successfully introduced the Milo Have A Go Program the previous season, it was time to enter some junior sides into the ECA competition.  For our inaugural Under 10 team this was one of their first games (played at Marcellin).  Chasing an improbable win it came down to the last over.  Rosie Dillon was at the crease and with 2 balls remaining, we needed 8 runs to win the match.  Rosie promptly hooked the second last ball for a six (almost unheard of in Under 10′s).  With two needed off the last ball, Rosie kept her nerve and got some bat on the ball.  However they could only scamper through for a single; match was drawn.