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!


Senior training schedule


Date Time Where
Wednesday 22nd August 8.30pm – 9.30pm Sunbury College
Sunday 26th August 9.00am Nets session Rupo
Wednesday 29th August 8.30pm – 9.30pm Sunbury College
Sunday 2nd September 9.00am Nets session Rupo
Wednesday 5th September 8.30pm – 9.30pm Sunbury College
Sunday 9th September 9.30am Nets session Rupo

Following this we will train every Tuesday – Thursday – from 5:00pm

Practice Match vs Jan Juc CC on the 22nd September @ Jan Juc.

Any enquires can go through to Captain-Coach – Andrew Pizaro 0415 053 552


Call out for Junior Coaches

Dear Parents,
After a very successful year in 2017/2018, where we saw Rupertswood Cricket club win the U/17 and U/13 premiership, a number of our coaches have decided to call it a day. 
For the upcoming season 2018/2019 we will be requiring the services of U/11, U/13, U/15 and U/17 boys coaches and a U/16s girls coach.
If you have been thinking about passing on your cricket prowess or just want to spend time with your children, now is the time to give it a go. There is no requirement to have played the game nor do you need to go it alone if you want to coach with another parent, but just a have a desire to see children have fun and improve their cricket.
The training nights and times will be up to the coaches to determine based on work commitments and we can be as flexible as needed to help you out.
The Rupertswood cricket club will provide all of the necessary equipment and support required to coach the children.
The local cricket association, the Gisborne and District Cricket association (GDCA) will provide training in Community Coaching (formally level 1) free of charge at the following venues and dates. I will be heading to the Gisborne session and would love to see some parents there as well.
Ballarat – Sunday 7th October, 9am-1pm, registration close 30/09/18. Click here to register
Gisborne – Sunday 21th October, 9am-1pm, registration close 7/10/18. Click here to register
I look forward to hearing from you and to another successful year
Kind Regards
Andrew Bond
RCC Junior coordinator