Slammer steps up to VC role

Mark Ryan has formalised his leadership status within the club, taking on the Vice Captaincy of the first XI for the 2015/16  season. In addition to his Vice Captaincy, Slammer will also ‘run the nets’ on our busy Thursday night training sessions, freeing up our reappointed Chairmen of Selectors – Brett Hudd. Slammer has been a stalwart for the club in recent times and his steely resolve will be an asset going forward. Well done slammer and good luck!


Looking Forward to Aaron’s return for the 2015/16 season

In a vote of confidence for our ‘great club’, Aaron Forward has announced his planned return to the Rupertswood CC playing list for next season. Aaron has confirmed his return after a two year stint at Greenvale – Kangaroos, and looks forward to taking a leading role in the club’s bowling attack along side our other dashing blonde and former MCC quick, Logan Gray. The club is keen to see first hand the gains Aaron has achieved from his experience in 2nds and 3rds Premier Cricket as we continue our diligent and patient pursuit of a first XI premiership and a place back in the McIntyre Cup.

 


SEMI FINALS CRICKET

After some time in the wilderness we are back where we belong! The hard work has paid off and we are playing finals cricket!!

Congratulations to B Grade, C Grade (finished on top) and F grade for achieving a top four finish and gaining access to a finals birth this weekend. Match details are outlined below.

Get to a game this weekend and support the Rupo boys in the pursuit for a tilt at premierships success.

B Grade away vs Diggers Rest at Diggers Rest main ground.

C Grade home vs Ashfield  at Rupo

F Grade away vs Woodend at Gilbert Gordon in Woodend.

All games are Saturday/Sunday games and start at 1:00pm.


New club playing vest available

 

Please see Jay with $50.00 at selection on Thursday night or on game day/match reports. The vest are of high quality and reverse to club colours on the other side.

 


Bruce tons up!!

New recruit, BRUCE MARSHALL finally broke the club’s 5 year century drought in the 1st XI with a fine 105 no stand against Macedon CC. Carrying an old man’s calf injury into the game, Bruce opened the batting and batted beautifully for the duration of the 40 over innings, hitting 10 fours. Unfortunely Rupo’s bowlers weren’t able make the most of Bruce’s efforts with some wayward spells and a strong batting performance by Macedon’s top order, going down in the 37th over. Bruce’s efforts earnt him ‘Play of the day’ and lays a foundation for a big season ahead. Well Done Bruce!!!!

Bruce Marshall celebrates his hundred with a refreshing ale.
Bruce Marshall celebrates his hundred with a refreshing ale.

Some other notable performances over the weekend include, a mesmerising spell from Josh Powell in C Grade with 4 for 7 from 8 overs and Curtis Turvey 1 for 4 from six overs and a 51 not out stand from opener Ricky T MF in C Grade’s defeat of the much fancied East Sunbury.

A big night for the club this Monday with the Calcutta at the club rooms from 6:30pm till late. Get down and support YOUR club!

Singles $20

Couples $35

Under 18s $10

Dress to impress!!!