Non-Shield Grand Final Results
Lower Eltham 3/108
Research/Eltham Collegians 104
Club Positions Vacant
Please refer to the positions vacant page for current vacancies at Diamond Valley Cricket Association clubs:
Eltham Cricket Club are currently seeking a Senior coach click here for more information:
Under 21 Semi Final v Eastern CA Match Report
The DVCA Under 21 side has fought out a thrilling tie in their semi final against the Eastern CA. Read the match report here: www.dvca.org.au/under-21-wright-shield.html
VMCU Junior Carnival Update
The annual VMCU Carnival has now commenced with 7 teams in action for the DVCA.
Round 3 - Wednesday 11th January
Under 16 Mackay Shield 6/123(cc) (R Gleeson 40, D McDonnell 32*) def by Box Hill Reporter District CA 8/126 (MF Patamia 3/15, NC Aitken 2/13)
Under 14 Allen Shield 8/102(cc) (W Rutley 32) def by Box Hill Reporter District CA 6/107(cc) (T Downes 2/14)
Under 14 Nolan Cup 87 def by Inner South East C 4/129(dec)
Under 12 Mitchell Shield 9/150(cc) (N Brennan 27) def by North West Metropolitan CA 7/177(cc) (AJ Hogg 2/17, T Kunelius 2/18)
Under 12 Browne Plate 8/125 (B O'Connor 24) def by Eastern CA 8/130 (N Sharma 2/9)
Round 2 - Tuesday 10th January
Under 18 Arnold Shield 130 (L McGregor 28*, E Zumbo 27) def by Yarra Valley CA 7/132 (R Hunt 3/18)
Under 16 Beitzel Shield 96 def by Ringwood District CA 115 (C Perrett 4/14, J Cooper 2/10, J Hansen 2/10)
Under 16 Mackay Shield 7/156(cc) (SJ Veal 71) def North West Metropolitan CA 83 (R Gleeson 4/15)
Under 14 Allen Shield 142 (W Rutley 45, W Brennan 33) def by North West Metropolitan CA 145 (W Rutley 7/12, T Downes 2/28)
Under 14 Nolan Cup 7/157 (WJ Richardson 30, FJ Campbell 26*) def by North Metro CA 8/209(cc) (G Khatra 2/27)
Under 12 Mitchell Shield 134 (N Brennan 28, AJ Hogg 27) def by Western Region Junior CA 6/210(cc) (JG McIntyre 2/28)
Under 12 Browne Plate 9/172(cc) (B Rigg 41, N Sharma 40*) def Melton Junior CA 135 (N Sharma 3/7, M Siede 2/11)
A special mention to Will Rutley from Panton Hill who took the incredible figures of 7/12 off his 6.3 overs and then backed it up with 45 with the bat as the DVCA fell 3 runs short in the U14 Allen Shield
Round 1 - Monday 9th January
Under 18 Arnold Shield 72 (L Smart 30) def by Mornington Peninsula CA 8/164(cc) (C Gunn 3/15)
Under 16 Beitzel Shield 2/93 (B Timewell 61) def Mornington Peninsula CA 84 (M Hayse 4/9)
Under 16 Mackay Shield 91 (SJ Veal 41) def Yarra Valley CA 89 (C Butcher 3/14, D McDonnell 2/9, J Haglund 2/12)
Under 14 Allen Shield 8/108(cc) (W Rutley 25) def by South East CA 6/154(cc) (B Anderson 2/17)
Under 14 Nolen Cup 129 (R Hogg 30) def Box Hill Reporter District CA 128 (C Colee 3/16, R Caracella 2/6, R Smith 2/14, FJ Campbell 2/18)
Under 12 Mitchell Shield 7/178(cc) (RT De Alwis 34, A Sharma 30) def by Eastern CA 192 (N Hargreaves 2/9, T Poulsen 2/16)Under 12 Browne Plate 8/159 (B Neilson 32*) def Western Region Junior CA 154 (W Waters 3/27, M Siede 2/26)
DVCA VMCU Carnival Fixtures
The annual VMCU Junior Carnival gets underway this Monday 9th January with the DVCA fielding 8 sides in the carnival. Congratulations to all boys and girls who have been selected to represent the association. Please get along to support the boys and girls throughout the carnival. Full fixtures can be found here
Cricket Victoria's Volunteer Awards
Tens of thousands of volunteers dedicate their time and energy to the game of cricket through their respective clubs and associations, all in an effort to help make cricket Australia's favourite sport.
Every year at the Boxing Day Test, Cricket Victoria (CV) says thank you for the efforts of those volunteers, acknowledging the importance of their work.
This year twenty outstanding volunteers were selected by the peak affiliate bodies of Cricket Victoria and received due recognition at the annual Volunteers Breakfast on day three of the Test.
One of these recipients was our very own Phil Barnes, for his services to the Banyule Cricket Club, the previous HDCA and currently the DVCA.
Congratulations Phil from all at the DVCA and ex HDCA, well deserved.
Vale Geoff Hill
The Diamond Creek Cricket Club is mourning the sad passing of club stalwart and Life Member Geoff Hill.
Geoff has made a significant contribution to our club over many years. Geoff was initially heavily involved in our Junior program, with roles on the junior committee and Junior President. Geoff then graduated to the Senior club where he had been a member of the Committee and Senior Vice President .
Geoff had also served time on the DVCA junior committee. Geoff’s playing career was in the Jika Cricket Association, with his medium/fast bowling taking many wickets. It was here where Geoff also played in a Jika ‘A’ Grade premiership with Preston Socials.
Geoff’s love of cricket would take him to many grounds over the years, along with wife Sharyn they would spend countless hours watching proudly as their son Michael’s Premier and State career unfolded.
Geoff was passionate about the game of cricket and would have endless discussions with his mates about the game.
Geoff’s wisdom and vision is going to be sadly missed by all at the Diamond Creek Cricket Club and the general cricket community.
We pass on our deepest to sympathy to Sharyn and children Michael and Catherine.
The Association would also like to pass on our sympathies to the Hill family for the loss of such a great bloke.
DVCA Media Report December 17
It was a big finish to 2016 for Barclay, Money and Mash Shields. Read the latest installment of our media report here:
Under 12, Under 14 & Under 16 Cap Presentation
The DVCA Representative Teams:
Under 12 - Mitchell Shield
Under 12 Browne Plate
Under 14 Allen Shield
Under 14 Nolan Cup
Under 16 Beitzel Shield
Under 16 Mackay Shield
Were presented their playing tops and our new DVCA Tradition "Baggy Blues" on Wednesday night at a presentation at Whatmough Park last Wednesday night. The teams have been thru practice and trial games and we have arrived at our squads that will represent the DVCA with distinction. The boys have trained well and are keen to put their best foot forward so if you are looking for a cricket fix early in the New Year please keep an eye on the website for a game near you.
DVCA Under 21 Neil Wright Shield Team Announced
The DVCA would like to acknowledge and congratulate the following players who will represent the DVCA in the Under 21 Neil Wright Shield Competition this season:
Nick Murray (C) (Banyule)
Billy McKeown (VC) (Epping)
Connor O’Leary (NEW)
Daniel Watson (South Morang)...
Nick Gedge (Riverside)
Thomas Cesaro (Bundoora)
Ravjit Dosanjh (Thomastown United)
Marcus Murphy (Epping)
Matthew Cheung (OPSF)
Andrew Fotinopoulos (Heidelberg)
James Clark (Montmorency)
Jake Smith (Banyule)
Josh Ryan (Lower Plenty)
Liam Johns (Riverside)
Brad Riley (South Morang)
We wish the boys good luck as they play their first game this Sunday against the VTCA at Yarrambat War Memorial Park from 10am. Please get down and support if you can.
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