Vale Raymond Scrace Life Member 23/11/1942-2/5/2019

VALE RAY SCRACE – 23/11/1942- 2/5/2019

Ray passed away on 2nd May.

Ray was Club Coach between 1991-1999 and again in 2006-2007. He was Co- Captain of 2nd XI between 1991-1995. He won the 2nd XI Batting Award in 1991/1992 and 1992/1993 seasons. He was the 2nd XI Grade Champion for season 1994/1995

Ray played 39 games score 678 runs and took 29 wickets

Ray was one of the three first inductees as a Life Member of the Club in 2002.

New 8th Wicket Batting Partnership

Congratulations to Kieran & Tom Cardillo on a new Club 8th Wicket Batting Partnership of 158, set on 10th November 2018 against Eynesbury in the “Club South” Grade


BATTING   Partnerships Records    
  Current Grade 2018/19    
1st 259 “H” T.Smith A.Holter  
2nd 217 “E” B.Brennan K.Saunders  
3rd 278 “B” B.Nott B.Jordan  
4th 220 “C” J.Jordan G.Plummer  
5th 206 “E” J.Hudd N.Powell  
6th 182 “E” K.Stanley L.McLean  
7th 183no “D” E.Handley J.Barry  
8th 158 “Club Sth” K.Cardillo T.Cardillo 10/11/2018
9th 111no “B” B.Mitchell Mark Ryan  
10th 128 “A” B.Buckley C.Ryan

Vale Lucy Kavanagh 1929-2018

On behalf of the committee, members, players and supporters of the Rupertswood Cricket Club, we wish to extend our condolences to RCC President Peter Kavanagh and his children Daniel and Grace on the passing of Peter’s beloved mother Lucy.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Peter, his family and extended family at this difficult time.

Lucy Kavanagh Rest in Peace.


Max wins on debut in the first XI

Yet another first XI debutant took to the field for Rupertswood this weekend, with young spinner, Max Howell bowling an absolute treat in his first game. Max toiled hard during the 2017/18 season, taking 14 wickets @ 27, experiencing  dramatic gains in his ability to consistently land the ball as a tie down spinner. On debut Max didn’t disappoint, changing the momentum of a rampant Eynnesbury and picking up 1/23 of his 8 overs on the postage stamp that is the pines ground. Max’s efforts played a huge role in limiting Eynnesbury to 180 after they were on track to compile a score of 240 plus. Georgie and Bert enjoyed gracing the pines ground, with Rupo passing Eynnesbury 3 down with over 10 overs of cricket remaining.

Well done Max! We look forward to another 20 years of first XI cricket for our club!

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!