Welcome to the Nuna Winter Log. The Log started circulating in the late 50s was written by scribes sitting on a log next to the cricket oval at Silver Grove, the original home of our club. This is now a recreation centre behind the Nunawading train station. Nuna moved to Mahoneys Reserve in 1975.
The intent is to provide an easy to read and engaging update of news and events at Nunawading Cricket Club.
On behalf of the committee, I hope everyone is well, staying active and getting out of the house a bit.
The Committee have spent many person hours preparing for the coming season with some changes afoot.
The Club and BHRDCA Annual General Meetings have just been held with each organisation fielding a generally unchanged committee. We welcome Tom Taylor to our committee and I would also like to recognise and thank Lynda Richardson who has agreed to continue as BHRDCA Treasurer for a third season.
One of the many good management philosophies of the BHRDCA Executive is to act on the voices from clubs. Competition grades are based on club team nominations and many clubs may nominate more 1-day teams this season as a result of last season’s one-day games being generally well received. It was a lot easier for us to fill 5 sides every week with one-dayers but many of us still prefer a mix of both. We don’t yet have a view on how may 1-day teams we will submit, if any, and will ask players during the pre-season.
Our plan, at present, is to field 5 senior teams again and we also have a large junior cohort who will field a similar team structure to previous seasons with teams from Under 18 all the way down to Woolworths Junior Blasters.
We are looking to provide a great environment for all players this season. The kitchen redevelopment will be completed by the start of the season and we plan to have cooked meals available every Thursday and Saturday nights. The success of this depends on the support it receives so all players are encouraged to please stay after training and games for a meal, bring your family if you can.
I look forward to seeing you all soon and encourage you to think of contributions you can make to the club to make it a better place for all both on and off the field.
Yours in cricket
Nunawading CC welcomes Darren Hill .
Nunawading CC are very pleased to announce that Darren Hill has joined us as First XI captain.
A review of last season’s First XI performance showed that strong and experienced leadership and a more disciplined approach to training is required to change our narrow losses habit into wins and, ultimately, premierships.
In our search to solve this challenge, we were very fortunate to find Darren.
Darren is the Dad of James Hill who has played the last couple of seasons in our U18s. Darren has spent most of his career at the Rowville CC but he also played and captain-coached at several other clubs winning a total of 7 First XI Premierships.
Darren is a bowling all-rounder who has nearly 800 career wickets at 16 as well as over 8000 career runs averaging over 25 with 6 centuries. He has won his club bowling average a staggering 19 times and the batting average 6 times. He has also won 11 premierships at various representative levels.
Darren is a legend of the Ferntree Gully Cricket Association and he offers the opportunity to our young First XI to play with a veteran proven performer who knows how to win.
Cameron Clark has met with Darren and they have agreed that Darren will captain the side this season, allowing Cam to focus on his own game. This will be re-assessed after Christmas.