Lak­ers set for another big sea­son

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Classies Classies -

Sea­son 2017-18 is set to start for the Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala Cricket Club on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 7 and with the Wan­garatta & District Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion mak­ing a few changes to the for­mat, it prom­ises to be a very ex­cit­ing year ahead.

The bulging B Grade com­pe­ti­tion of last sea­son has been di­vided into two grades with the in­clu­sion of ‘A Re­serve’ to com­ple­ment the ex­ist­ing A, B and C grades.

A and A Re­serve grades will start on Oc­to­ber 7 with B grade start­ing a week later on Oc­to­ber 14.

The C grade teams will then fire up on Oc­to­ber 21. The YMCC are set to field one team in each of these grades.

Satur­day morn­ing Ju­nior cricket will start on Oc­to­ber 14 with the Lak­ers field­ing one un­der 16 team, 2 un­der 14s and 3 un­der 12 teams.

The un­der 12s will also see the in­tro­duc­tion of a new for­mat this year which prom­ises to have the kids en­gaged far more.

It is fully en­vis­aged that the en­joy­ment fac­tor and skill lev­els will sky­rocket this sea­son as the WDCA align the un­der 12s to the Cricket Aus­tralia Ju­nior Path­way Pro­gram.

Fri­day night Milo In2Cricket and T20 Blast will start on Oc­to­ber 20.

The T20 Blast takes over from our for­mer Big Bash com­pe­ti­tion and is fully backed by Cricket Aus­tralia.

Par­tic­i­pants will re­ceive their own shirt and cap with their par­tic­i­pant pack while the club will re­ceive all new gear in­clud­ing a sound sys­tem to give the new Fri­day nights that real BBL vibe.

Dur­ing the off-sea­son, the YMCC has been kept busy main­tain­ing last sea­son’s qual­ity play­ing group to­gether, while adding some ex­tra ta­lent to top up an al­ready im­pos­ing list.

For­mer Shep­par­ton su­per­star Josh Lawrence comes to the club af­ter mov­ing to the district. Josh is a very ex­cit­ing bats­man and highly com­pe­tent glove­man who will no doubt be a valu­able as­set to the club go­ing for­ward.

John Fer­gu­son and Shaun Hawk­ing are also new to the club this year and will be look­ing to make their mark early.

Matthew Knight re­turns to the cap­tain/ coach role of the A grade team and there is no doubt that his im­pos­ing lead­er­ship will play a cru­cial role as he guides the plethora of young YMCC ta­lent through­out the sea­son.

The A Re­serve team will also be blessed with lead­er­ship ta­lent un­der the guid­ance of Pa­trick Martin, a master tac­ti­cian of the game.

Train­ing started on Au­gust 20 and will con­tinue each Sun­day through­out Septem­ber at 10am.

Sea­son Launch

Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 6 will see the club hold its Sea­son Launch and Spon­sors Night at Lak­ers HQ, Vic­to­ria Park pavil­ion from 6pm.

The se­nior lead­er­ship team and re­spec­tive grade cap­tains for sea­son 2017-18 will be in­tro­duced.

This will also be a great op­por­tu­nity to min­gle with club spon­sors and thank them for their sup­port over the last twelve months.

Please come along and show your sup­port for the Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala Cricket Club, your lo­cal com­mu­nity cricket club.

Regis­tra­tions

On­line regis­tra­tions are now open for all grades of cricket with the YMCC.

Sim­ply log on to play­cricket.com.au and search for our club via the 3730 post­code.

All reg­is­tra­tion fees are payable on­line ex­cept for the T20 Blast com­pe­ti­tion which the YMCC is sub­si­dis­ing for this sea­son.

Please still com­plete the on­line reg­is­tra­tion for the T20 Blast, pay­ment can be made to the club at a later date.

Please re­mem­ber that com­plet­ing your reg­is­tra­tion as soon as pos­si­ble will as­sist greatly with get­ting teams or­gan­ised, par­tic­u­larly with the ju­nior grades.

Vol­un­teers

The YMCC is be­com­ing a larger club ev­ery sea­son and with that comes the need for vol­un­teers.

In par­tic­u­lar this year, the club des­per­ately re­quires as­sis­tance to run the ju­nior pro­grams.

If you have a passion for ju­nior cricket or cricket in gen­eral, please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact the club and of­fer your as­sis­tance.

Regis­tra­tions are now open for the Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala Cricket Club sea­son 2017/2018.

The club will field sev­eral se­nior and ju­nior cricket teams this sea­son along with Milo In2Cricket and T20 Blast pro­grams – pro­vid­ing great op­por­tu­ni­ties for every­one to get in­volved.

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