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
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
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 email@example.com
Ned Crotty being presented with his First XI Cap by Andrew in the 2019/20 season.
Joel Muir, Ricky Polzella and Joe Honner made their 1st Xi debut at the weekend with Rupertswood overcoming a determined Sunbury Kangaroos at home. New ball bowler, Joel Muir comes to Rupertswood from the Kangaroos, Ricky donned the gloves following his success in where he was awarded the Rupertswood rising star winner and after growing 2 feet over the winter break and a solid preseason performance in the nets, Joe Honner took the first over with Joel at the other end. Our new ball bowling partnership age has effectively halved in one season. Will Honner (truck)
In further good news at Rupertswood, the second XI had a day out versus the Kangaroos with our young talent leading the way. Aidan Jones (Binga) tore through the top order with an impressive 4/23 from 8 overs and Ned Crotty picking up 4/16 of his 4.3 overs, picking up three wickets in one over. Wilkes also applied great pressure, going for only 8 runs in 6 overs with the new ball. Life member and club secretary Warren Hall, top scored with 78 supported well by another young and up and coming cricketer in Owen Thompson who batted at 5.