Monash University CC News

Gryphons Training and Round 1

By Morgan Cole

Fellow Gryphons,

Due to some continuing maintenance of ECR & entire Glen Eira council, both pitches remain out of action this week; therefore, our proposed intra club match has become another training session.

However, this will give a great opportunity to work on fielding/catching and to further refine our batting and bowling before our first match next weekend. For those of you who made last weeks Sunday session it was a highly organised and efficient system under new men's coach Steve Pearson.

Steve has asked that all players can get there at 1.00 am sharp so the club can begin training as an entire club. Steve has also requested that all players wear a white/grey shirt to training.

After training there will be a BBQ available with drinks at the usual bargain Gryphon prices.

Training on will return to Wednesday night next week, for our final session before our first match. It is important to remember that is the final training before day light savings commences so it is would be good if everyone can make it down to training as early as possible to utilise the limited light. The selected teams will be read out after training so if you wish to be selected make sure you are at training on Sunday/Wednesday to let your potential captains be aware of your availability.

The draft fixture has been announced for both MCA and SDCCL comps and the first round of matches is as follows:

Men's Sides
Gunbower United vs. Monash Uni Gryphons 1st XI - Fawkner Park 1 - Sunday
South Yarra vs. Monash Uni Gryphons 2nd XI - Como Park - Sunday
Monash Uni Gryphons 3rd XI vs. Sacred Heart - Fawkner Park 2 - Sunday
East Oakleigh vs, Monash Uni Gryphons 4th XI - Caloola Reserve East - Saturday

Women's Side
Monash Uni Gryphons 1st XI vs. Dennis - ECR - Sunday

Yours in Cricket
Morgan Cole

Some Words from new Coach Steve Pearson

2010/11 promises to be an exiting season for the Gryphons. The MCA have restructured and we have taken a small step back into A-reserve, this creates the opportunity for us to prove to the competition that we are better than that.

Over the next few weeks I am aiming to implement changes to training that will see training be more organised and structured. These changes will take time to put in place, and they will require your help to make sure that we can all get the best out of this season. I believe that a club that trains well; plays well; and the team that fields the best on the day will win most games.

The club will be aiming to put as many teams as possible into finals, but that result does not happen without hard work, and dedication to the club, I would like to see everyone at training on Wednesday Nights during the season, and making the commitment to play as many games as possible.

Stephen Pearson