A Trio of Debutants


Three fine Rupertswood cricketers make their first XI debut in our round one clash against Bacchus Marsh. Congratulations to Alexander Bond, Brendan Willoughby and Shane Van Rooy.

Alexander Bond has toiled hard this preseason on the back of his under 17 premiership success last year. Alexander’s persistence, ability and temperament put him in a good place to be a future prime minister, let alone a 20 year first XI player. Alex will slot nicely into the middle order and adds a wise head beyond his years.

Brendan Willoughby, the postman, adds to the first XI with his ability to hit a spot and allow his skipper to set a field. After some time away from the game, Brendan return to the club for the 17/18 season and make a solid contribution to the 2nd Xi in his comeback year. A ripping bloke and level head, Willow is a quiet achiever and is a quality addition to the first XI.

Shane Van Rooy, everyone’s favourite pizza delivery man, is another worthy first XI cricketer on debut, over the years Shane has developed a cult following with his astute observations of the game and life in general, his centuries in some of the lower grades and some notable stories out of Jan Juc and end of season trips. Shane enjoys the support or the entire club in pursuit to better himself as a cricketer with many in the club taking great joy in watching Shane’s development over the last 5 – 6 years.


Well done to all and good luck on Saturday and for the remainder of the season.

Go Rupo!