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POOWONG Loch Cricket Club is looking for-
ward to the upcoming season.
We celebrated our 25 years in the Leongatha
and District Cricket Association last year which
was well attended by past and present players.
The night was held at the Poowong Football Club
rooms and was a huge success. Special thanks to
the committee of the PFNC for allowing use of their
facilities to host this memorable function.
The club has been fortunate in that many of last
year’s players will once again represent the club.
Several of last years Under 16 Premiership
players will move into the senior ranks such as
Aaron Bardwell, Brad Monson and Matt Allen.
The club holds high expectations for them
plus the other younger players to pressure the
current senior players at the selection table.
We have also recruited strongly over the winter
in Dane Fawcett a 19 year old fast bowler from
Buln Buln, who will be a great foil for Al Jenkins,
Matt Loader and Nathan Allen in our A grade.
Sam Jenkins has also returned from a suc-
cessful stint at OMK and will greatly assist the
fast bowlers with his leg spin bowling. Last, but
not least is the signing of Troy Poynton who will
bolster the batting ranks alongside our current
batsmen in Wilson Pollock (Club captain and
Coach), Jake and Aaron Bardwell, Colin Knox
and Keanu Miller.
B Grade will be ably led under the captaincy
of Brad Hall whilst C Grade will once again be
captained by Neil Hancock.
Whilst unfortunately we will not be fielding a
junior side this year, we are confident that over
the ensuing years and from our draw area we
will commence a re-building programme that
will see the club grow from strength to strength.
This will begin with our Milo in2cricket pro-
gram commencing in November.
Rusty Cricketers will continue on a Monday
evening at Loch for anyone looking to roll an
arm over or keep their eye in with the bat with-
out any pressure for selection.
The club is well into its training program both
indoor and outdoor in terms of practice games,
all of which have been well attended and typi-
fies the enthusiasm of past and present players.
There have been some minor changes at ex-
ecutive level and we welcome Brady Nicholls as
the new president for the 2017 / 2018 season.
We greatly thank Adam Fisher (outgoing pres-
ident) for the work that he has done in the last
The new executive committee for the season
are Brady Nicholls president, Hayley Evison
vice president, Paula Springer secretary and
Geoff Birnie treasurer along with an enthusias-
tic group of committee members.
We would particularly like to thank our spon-
sors and supporters without whom we would
be able to continue.
We believe we are now primed and ready to
go...bring on the season and we will see you in
2017/2018 LDCA Cricket Season Preview
Brady Nicholls President 0447 740 005
Paula Springer Secretary 0418 560 300
Providing cricket for
A, B and C Grade senior cricketers
and Rusty cricketers, in a true
country cricket club atmosphere.
New players, spectators, sponsors
and supporters welcome.
Oct 7 Official season launch - Food and
drinks at the Loch Clubrooms.
January Annual Sheep Shearing Day
The Poowong Hotel with fun and a friendly atmosphere
KIDS CORNER - Where Mum and Dad can keep
an eye on the small ones and still enjoy a night out.
SENIOR meals available
All occasions catered for including birthdays, weddings & engagements
Fabulous front bar with pool table,
juke box and big screen TV
Fully stocked bottle shop
open 7 days with ice available
1 Ranceby Rd, Poowong Phone: 5659 2351
The Poowong hotel would like to wish
The Poowong/Loch Cricket Club
all the best for the forthcoming season.
OPEN 7 DAYS
Monday open from 2pm
Tuesday to Sunday
JAM SESSION | 1st Sunday every month
Korumburra Cricket Club
THANKS OUR VALUED
SPONSORS FOR THEIR CONTINUED
We look forward to another successful season!
New seniors & junior players always welcome.
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THE Korumburra Cobras will be relying on
some overseas imports to fill the vacancies left
in their A Grade Division One side after a few
significant changes in personnel during the off-
Strike bowler Luke Zancetta will certainly be
a loss, having moved on to the Geelong associa-
tion to play with a mate, while Kyle Dorman has
been recruited by Nar Nar Goon as the club’s
senior coach for season 2017-18.
And he has taken Daniel Salmon with him as
“They’ve been offered an opportunity to take
their involvement in the sport to another level
and they certainly go with our best wishes,”
said senior player Peter Edwards.
But the Cobras have been getting excellent
numbers to training under a coaching panel
which includes Shane Dole and Scott Check-
ley and while they’ll be relying on improvement
from within their own ranks, they’ve also been
engaged in a recruitment drive to retain their
competitiveness in the new season.
“We’ve got two English guys coming in, one
of them, Tom Richards, an opening bowler is
flying in this week and we’re also adding a bats-
man as well from England, Matt Houston.
“Scott Checkley has rejoined us from Demili-
quin, Michael Patching is back from MDU and
we’ve also managed to get some guys to return
who’ve been out of cricket for a while and we
expect then to do well.
“We managed to finish second last year and
unfortunately bowed out in the semi-finals but
we’re aiming to be competitive again, hopefully
pressing for a finals spot again.”
Secretary and patron of the club, Allan Sum-
merfield, is personally looking forward to see-
ing some of the talented youngsters in the club
getting a go this year.
“You don’t want to get to the point where
you’re filling all those places in A1 because you
want to be able to give the young players the op-
portunity as well,” said Cobra.
“They may be relatively young, but we all
started at a young age and if you want to be
going on to higher level later, you’ve got to be
playing at the top level locally now.
“Wouldn’t it be great to have another Darren
Berry or Ian Harvey coming from this area.
There’s no reason why we can’t.”
The Cobras will field teams in A1, B2, C1 and
C2, while also having a full complement of ju-
nior teams; Under 16, Under 14 and Under 12
They be running the Milo Junior Cricket activ-
ity again this year.
In recent weeks the club has top-dressed and
levelled its turf wicket and also completed the
players deck last year. They expect to have the
turf operating in the bird or fourth week de-
pending on the weather from here.
Korumburra batsman Jye Celebrine gets
some valuable pre-season net practice in at
the drill hall last week as the preparations
for the season ahead step up after the end of
the football season locally. m044017
Imports fly in to cover
Setting a standard at training, the Korumburra players are required to suit up fully in their
playing gear for practice ensuring that conditions at training are the same as on match day.
stronger in 26th year
Young batsman, Aaron Bardwell’s exquisite batting skills saw him post an unbeaten cen-
tury at under 15 Country Week last season.
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