Woolworths Cricket Blast 2022 – 2023

Starts Friday 28th October 2022 (7 sessions). Returns Friday 10th February 2023 (3 sessions).

Junior Blasters – For Ages 5 – 7. 1 hour of fun per session. Parents join in the fun! All equipment supplied $75 – includes Blasters pack & kids wear the colours of their Big Bash heroes.

Master Blasters – For Ages 7 – 10. 1 hour of action per session Parents join in the fun! All equipment supplied $30 – includes hat in the colours of their Big Bash heroes.

Click here to learn more and to sign up!

Senior Presentation Day

Sunday 10th April from 1pm at Club Sunbury. $35 per head.

Buffet food from 1.30pm. Drinks at bar prices.

Presentation begins at 2pm.

Last Man Standing

Sunday 13th March 12 – 4pm

Rupertswood Clubrooms

Spit Lunch provided

Tickets available here






2019-20 Presentation Day – Juniors

A big thankyou to those that were able to make our belated presentation day yesterday and for the 5 boys it took to cook the BBQ 😊.

The club understands many of you had prior engagements during this busy time, so for those of our junior families that could not attend please see below for the award winners. Please note that due to several of the U/14 and U/17 girls playing either in the Sunday Kookaburra Women’s League or at representative try outs these awards will be announced at the girls last game. Our U/11s team will receive participation awards.

Perpetual Awards:

Rising Star:                      Joe Honner

Stephen Buckman:          Nicholas Bond


Batting:                                Ned Crotty

Bowling:                               Joel Parson

Fielding:                               James Fox

Best Team Player:            Logan Johnson

Coach Award:                    Thomas Cardillo


Batting:                                Tyler Caldone

Bowling:                               Deegan Campbell

Fielding:                               Thomas George

Best Team Player:            Dane Gifford

Coach Award:                    Oliver McAliece


Batting:                                Ben Howell

Bowling:                               Maddy Wright

Fielding:                               Hayden Wright

Best Team Player:            Jake Howell

Coach Award:                    Declan ODonovan


Batting:                                Lincoln Campbell

Bowling:                               Jamieson Fleming

Fielding:                               William Pizaro

Best Team Player:            Not Awarded

Coach Award:                    Not Awarded

Appointment of Rupertswood Cricket Club U/17 Squad Coach

I wanted to provide an update on the 20/21 season for the Rupo U/17s. This year the club will be fielding two teams in the U/17 competition.

This year the club has appointed Joel Muir as the U/17s squad coach.

Joel played in the Rupo first XI last year and also represented the GDCA in the Bendigo country competition bowling in all 5 games. Joel’s strength is his bowling and will bring some welcome knowledge for our stock of young bowlers. Joel will have the responsibility to work with the full U/17 squad during the Tuesday and Thursday training sessions,  and will also have the support of the senior coach Andrew Pizaro and Assistant Coach Bert van den Heuvel.

With this appointment there will be no dedicated coaches for each team. A leadership group comprising Joel, the two captains/vice captains and Andrew, will, during the two training session (Tuesday & Thursday) determine the batting /bowling line-up and gameday strategy for each team.

The committee has determined that the best option and in the interest of fairness and playing opportunity is that the two teams will have a mixture of both first year and second year U/17s players.

Both teams will be slightly under strength in numbers (both teams have 9) and with the competition being all one day games it will provide plenty of opportunity for both batting and bowling. The U/17s will again train with the senior squad on both Tuesday and Thursday with center wicket practice being the direction that the club will take in light of the restriction due to COVID.

This will give the two nominated captains an opportunity to practice their game day experience whilst being mentored by senior cricketers.

This cross over between the U/17s and Senior squad is important as many of the boys are very keen to play senior cricket and this will ensue that the club is able to guide these boys through into senior cricket without overloading their work rate in both the junior and senior competitions.

On game day, there is an expectation that the captains will be responsible for the on field activities and that we ask that the parents support this and provide a positive environment for them to learn and grow.

Each team will still require a team manager and additionally a parent who would be prepared to support the captains on game day. This is a mentor management role and should  not to be seen as a coach. Once the teams are selected we can finalise the additional parent support

The club is extremely fortunate to have the support of great family community for these boys and although slightly unorthodox, I’m sure that this new approach will bear fruit in the years to come.

Looking forward to a terrific season

Warm Regards
Andrew Bond
Rupo CC
Junior Coordinator