Nunawading CC Important Announcements for season 2017/2018

Dear Nuna CC Community,

Since the end of last season there has been a significant amount of work done by the committee to review our performances as a club last season and plan for next season and beyond. This has included a serious review of the player survey conducted at the end of last season where several areas of improvement, mainly around training and coaching were identified.

Before I advise these, I’d like to note that the committee for season 2017/18 is as follows:

President David Cowell

Vice President Kevin Rose’Meyer

Secretary Andrew Siebel

Treasurer Roger Harrison

Junior Manager Robert Nash

Social Secretary .

Grounds & Equip Mgr Scott O’Neill

Bar Manager David Mitchell

Bar Manager Paddy Mitchell

Delegate/Merchandise Derek Clark

General Committee Glen Mackie

General Committee Dan Smith

General Committee AJ Dissanayake

First and foremost, I wish to advise that the Club has decided not to continue with Buddy Mendis as our Coach/Professional Player. This was a very tough decision for us to make given the amazing results achieved by the Club whilst Buddy was here but we decided that our future, particularly with regard to training and coaching outcomes and junior development was best served by changing directions. Buddy leaves with our thanks and best wishes for the future.

As soon as this decision was made, we went into overdrive to finalise and formalise our structure for the coming season. I am delighted to announce the following appointments.

Senior Coach. Robin Ferdinands. Robin has played and held various fitness and coaching roles at Carlton Cricket Club (Premier League), Deepdene Bears Cricket Club (ECA), Donvale Cricket Club (ECA) and Glen Waverley Cricket Club (ECA). He has also played cricket as an overseas amateur in Lancashire and has worked with Cricket Victoria in number of roles including level 1 cricket coach program presenter, Milo In2Cricket area coordinator and U18 representative coach.

Rob is a Level 3 High Performance Cricket Coach and with a Physical Education degree (majors in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics), he has an advanced understanding of skill acquisition, physical performance, game strategies and game scenarios. He joins us on a 2 year initial contract after a number of years away from cricket juggling his two children’s basketball pursuits with his wife Tracey but he now has time to continue his coaching career. He is genuinely excited by the challenge of developing the club’s leaders and establishing a more structured, development focused and enjoyable approach to club training, which will hopefully lead to sustained individual, team and club success.

Rob is also a qualified Life Coach and has a Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management / Industrial Relations, which he has utilised extensively as a Change Management Consultant on transformational change projects. This experience will greatly assist us in improving how we communicate, consult, engage and educate our members, so we continue to improve and evolve as a club.

In his spare time, Rob is also training for his first ironman triathlon in December! Obviously, a sucker for punishment.

Please join me in welcoming Rob to the club and be open to the new way of doing things he will bring.

First XI Captain. Marc Lamont. Marc has been good enough to ‘step into the breach’ as First XI captain given that the role has been vacated. Of course you will all know that Marc captained the 1’s to three premierships in a row and is now tasked with ensuring we are very competitive back in Wilson Shield and that we get back into McIntosh Shield as soon as possible. This will be an exciting year for the First XI we believe as we will be injecting new talent both from a new players perspective and we plan to offer opportunities to some of our young guns to play First XI cricket.

Coaching Assistant and First XI Vice Captain: Udara Hettige. Udara had a great season in the First XI last season winning our batting and bowling averages and dominating McIntosh Shield grade bowling attacks. We are extending Udara’s role at the club to include working with Robin on practice management and helping all players improve their cricket.

There are plenty of jobs still to be done and key roles to fill such as Social Secretary and catering manager. If anyone is able to help in any way, please let me know.

Our off-season planning is continuing, our cricket nets are being redeveloped and we will announce details of pre-season training as well as a ‘Meet the Coach’ event in the near future.


Dave Cowell
Club President
p: 0438 569822

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Senior selection Feb 25-March 4, 2017 (last round)

Firsts Seconds Thirds Fourths Fifths
McIntosh Shield A Grade B Grade E Grade G Grade
vs Forest Hill vs Bulleen Temp. vs Blackburn North vs Blackburn vs Vermont
Feb 25 – Mar 4 Feb 25 – Mar 4 Feb 25 – Mar 4 Feb 25 – Mar 4 Feb 25 – Mar 4
1.00PM 1.00PM 1.00PM 1.30PM 1.30PM
Bob Saker Oval Ted Ajani Reserve Koonung Reserve Nunawading #2 FORFEIT
. Thompsons Road Heppner Street . BY VERMONT
. Lower Templestowe Blackburn North . .
Mendis B © Harrison © Millar © Cowell D Snr ©
Mayura Siebel Basnayake Woolley
Udara Wharton Clark M Jones
Chathura Thanney Jessup L Roy S
Sahan Ishanka Jackson Allen
Avishka Malindu Day L Gray
Visura Roy R Clark D Griffiths
Lakshan Lord Beer T Woods
Gihan West J Kennett McDonald
Dunlop Prageeth Voellner Cumming
Larkins TBA Beer A Hamilton
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Senior selection Feb 11-18

Firsts Seconds Thirds Fourths Fifths
McIntosh Shield A Grade B Grade E Grade G Grade
vs Heatherdale vs Mitcham vs Doncaster vs Mulgrave/Whill vs Koonung Heights
Feb 11 – 18 Feb 11 – 18 Feb 11 – 18 Feb 11 – 18 Feb 11 – 18
1.00PM 1.00PM 1.00PM 1.30PM 1.30PM
Bob Saker Oval Koonung Res. West Nunawading #2 Gladeswood Res Nunawading #3
. Heppner St . Gladeswood Drive .
. Blackburn North . Mulgrave .
1 Mendis B © Siebel © Millar © Cowell D Snr © Lefebure ©
2 Thanney Beer A Basnayake Jones Richardson M
3 Udara West J Clark M Roy S Petrou A
4 Smith Larkins Jessup L Allen Mackie
5 Sahan Ishanka Wharton Gray Nash R
6 Dunlop Avishka Day L Griffiths Mitchell
7 Visura Roy R Clark D Woods Scully Z
8 Lakshan O’Neill Beer T Woolley Scully W
9 Lamont Lord Kennett McDonald Maguire C
10 Prageeth Dimopolous Voellner Cumming Maguire F
11 Chathura TBA Richardson J (week 1) Thompson West P
12 Gihan Harrison (week 2) Jessup P
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Past Players Day Sat Feb 11 update

Hi Everyone,

The Past Players Day will now incorporate past players from Heatherdale CC. We have a great rivalry with Heatherdale that includes many Shield Grade Grand Finals, with victories to both clubs. Heatherdale past and present players will be at Nuna and we plan to tell the story of one of the great Grand Finals, from the Nuna side and from the Heatherdale side. Should be a great story. The day is Sat Feb 11, day 1 of the Nuna v Heatherdale Shield Grade game, the first game between our respective First XIs for many years. Please support this event if you can and please tell any past players you know about this.

Thanks, Nuna CC Committee

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Senior selection Saturday January 7, 2017, 1 day game, please note that 2nds to 5ths start at 12 noon. Please come back to Nuna to watch the 1s after your game

Firsts Seconds Thirds Fourths Fifths
McIntosh Shield A Grade B Grade E Grade G Grade
vs East Burwood vs Mitcham vs Doncaster vs Mulg./WheelHill vs Koonung Heights
January 7th January 7th January 7th January 7th January 7th
1.00PM 12.00PM 12.00PM 12.00PM 11.00AM
Bob Saker Oval Koonung Res. West Doncaster Rec. Res. Nunawading #2 Stradbroke Pk. Nth
. Heppner St Doncaster Road . Burke Road
. Blackburn Nth East Doncaster . East Kew
Lamont © Harrison © Millar © Allen © Lefebure ©
Upton Siebel Basnayake Jones Jessup P
Thanney O’Neill Clark M Griffiths Nash R
Udara Milroy Kennett Scully Z Petrou A
Mayura Ishanka Jackson Scully W Petrou J
Cowell D Jnr Larkins Jessup L Gray Pearson L
Sahan West J Beer A Wiles West M
Gihan Munukutla Lord Woods Maguire C
Chathura Roy R Woolley West P Maguire F
Clark C De Mel Voellner Nash E Richardson M
Lakshan Avishka Clark D TBA McDonald
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Sad news, Diana Steele

Dear Nuna Community,

The Club regretfully advises all players and supporters of the passing of Diana Steele, wife of Life Member Kevin ‘Stainless’ Steele (dec).

Diana and Kev were Nuna stalwarts in the 70s and 80’s and Diana was a great supporter of the Club on and off the field. After Kev suddenly passed away, Diana represented the family at our Presentation Nights. Diana and Kev were instrumental in the growth of the Club in the early 80s that saw us get to 8 senior and 7 junior teams and we also thank Diana for allowing Kev to spend so much time at Nuna even well after his playing days were over.

We hope the Steele family take some solace that Diana and Kev are together again.

Nuna CC Committee

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Vale Max Clark

Vale Max Clark.

It is with great sadness that we advise the Nuna community of the passing of Derek Clark’s Dad, Max. Many of us knew Max well and he was often seen patrolling the boundary watching both Derek and Cam, including at last year’s 3rds winning Grand Final. Max played cricket at Heatherdale and was a great Collingwood man. This scribe remembers him taking us to Vic Park in the early 80’s to reserved seats on the wing right on the boundary. Many a good day was spent in Max’s company around footy and cricket and he was a true gentleman. Max became an accomplished lawn bowler, also at Heatherdale, and was a great supporter of community sport. Vale Max.

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