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

Rupertswood Junior CC Update and Expression of Interest for coaches

Dear Players, Parents, and Guardians

I’m sure many of our cricket community have missed sport this winter and the start of our traditional cricket season, the Rupertswood Cricket Club is endeavoring to be ready when the opportunity to commence community sport opens up for us.

After a successful year in 2019/2020, where we saw Rupertswood Cricket club have teams in the finals, a number of our coaches will not be returning this year.

At this stage the club has not been provided a date on return to train or play from Cricket Victoria or the GDCA. When we do get the green light to start training, it will very different to last year. The Club will provide a clear update on the expectations of all players, parents and guardians on the COVID-19 return to play guidelines. The junior committee is working very hard to ensure that we are in a position to ensure a fun and safe environment for our returning families.

With so much uncertainly on the start date and to limit the pressure on previous coaches, we have waited until now before providing an update on these important positions.

For the upcoming season 2020/2021 Rupertswood Cricket Club will be requiring coaches for

Girls   U/13s 

Boys    1xU/11, 1xU/13, 1xU/15 and 2xU/17

The club has prepared a simple online application form for you to complete HERE as an expression of interest

Please do not hesitate to contact myself (0439556865) or Kelly Spencer (0411 637 785) if you would like to be involved as either as a coach or team manager this year.

I look forward to hearing from you and to another successful year

Kind Regards

Andrew Bond

RCC Junior Coordinator

30th AGM – Wednesday 16th September via Webex Events

Rupertswood Cricket Club 30th AGM

Wednesday 16th September @ 7:00pm using the Webex events platform


Follow the instructions to access the Webex Event.


1. Go to https://eduvic.webex.com/eduvic/j.php?MTID=e57a1fe77757b146bd57d4962c1e20b1f

2. Enter the event password: Rupocc

3. Click “Join Now”.

4. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen to join the teleconference.




Event Number: 165 633 9899

Event Password: Rupocc


Andrew Pizaro reappointed as Senior Captain Coach

The Rupertswood Cricket Club announces the reappointment of Andrew Pizaro as Senior Captain – Coach for the 2020/21 season. Andrew enters into his fourth season in the role, providing great leadership and stability during that time. Andrew will continue to play a leading role in the development of all cricketers at Rupertswood, notably the next generation of young cricketers who have experienced significant growth in recent years.

Further information regarding preseason and the 2020/21 season will be made available in the coming weeks. From a senior’s perspective, the club will give some thought to the number of teams that will be entered into the senior competition and will be best determined through training numbers (pending Covid arrangements) and registrations when they become available.

New players are welcome and are encouraged to make contact with Andrew via email if they are interested in playing at Rupertswood in the upcoming season coachpiza@gmail.com


Ned Crotty being presented with his First XI Cap by Andrew in the 2019/20 season.