Monash University CC News

Pre-Season Update 1

By Morgan Cole

Fellow Gryphons

Please find attached the latest Gryphon News:

Indoor Sessions @ 13 Duredin St, Clayton, Melways 70 H10

Our next indoor training session is on Friday night from 7.00 to 8.00pm at the Monash Indoor Cricket Centre. Can all players make sure they are here at 6.45 so we can make the most of our available time. This session is for the guys only due to the fact the girls have a practice match on Saturday.

Our final Indoor session is on Wednesday, 23rd September at 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm.

As per usual there is a $10 cost associated with this indoor session.

Men's Practice Match vs. Mt Waverley United Cricket Club

Unfortunately the Mt Waverley United Cricket Club has had to cancel the Second XI practice match which was going to take place as ECR. The 1st XI match will however take place as planned.

The 1st XI will be playing at Jordanville Reserve, Chadstone, and Melways 69K1. This match is beginning at 1.00pm with all players to be there at 12.30pm at the latest. The match will be a 35/40 over a side match (depending on time). Cost $5

The team is as follows:

1st XI

1. Josh Johnston
2. Ben Gordon
3. Ben Costar
4. Lahl Jenkins
5. Rohit Fernandez
6. Gary Nygun
7. Ruwan Wellalage
8. Vik Pangan
9. Naresh Rajakulendran
10. Vishal Mahtani
11. TBA
12. TBA

In place of the second XI practice match the club will be having an Intra-club practice match. This match will be a serious 35 over a side match, and will be a good chance to get some match day practice with both bath and ball.

We ask players to wear whites if they have them, and come prepared for a serious match. The match will start at 1.00pm sharp so could all players make sure they are there at 12.30pm so that teams can be organized nice and early. The performances in these practice matches will have a strong bearing on selection for Round 1 so we ask that everyone comes down and has a hit if available.

Could you let me know if you will not be there by 1.00pm, but have intentions to play, this way we can select your teams around this.

The Practice match will cost $5 per player; however this will also include a free BBQ at the end of the match.

Let me know if you have any questions in regards to practice match.

Women's Practice Match

On Saturday the 19th, the women's team will be playing our annual practice 'grudge' match against Brighton District, down at Dendy Park West. We have an exciting mixture of youth and experience for what will be an important hit out before the start of the season proper. This year we have been moved to the One Day Central grade, meaning we no longer play against Brighton during the home and away season, so this is our one chance to defeat our closest opposition team.

Captains & Sponsors Night

The Captains & Sponsors night is our first official social function of the year and its sure to be a great one. The event will be held in the courtyard bar of Souk Kitchen and bar: located at 194 Commercial Road in Prahran (Melways 2L H9).

The night will start at 7:30pm and we will be announcing the captains and acknowledging the support of our sponsors for Season 2009/10. And as usual, we will have drinks at Gryphon's cheap prices.

Cricket Subs

Your initial $60 dollar subs payment can now be paid to Ben "Ox" Gordon, for those unfamiliar our fee structure for the upcoming season will be as follows:

$60 Dollars at Start of Season
$20 Each Week for MCA teams
$15 Each Week for VWCA & SDCCL teams