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VTCA – Proposed Rule Changes

The Victoria Turf Cricket Association have their Inaugural Club Meeting on Monday 27th August and have proposed changes to the rules for the coming season.

Can every player please read through the list and provide feedback in rediness for the next VTCA meeting.

A brief outline of what is in the document – to read more please click on the link below


Behaviour Code

6. Offences by Captains – No vote required.

(ii) A Captains behaviour should be the example set for his/her team. Any poor behaviour initiated by Captains will be severely dealt with.

Page 20 – added in cards and also Tribunal No vote required.
Any player found guilty of an offence and has received a suspended sentence, the penalty suspended will be imposed immediately on receipt of any yellow or red card.

Application to vary fixtureNo vote required

Where a club wishes to play a match that varies from the fixture, it must make a written application to the VTCA Secretary by 6:00pm on the TUESDAY prior to the game.
Was Wednesday has now been changed to Tuesday.

ADDINGNo vote required.

Page 27 – Any guilty plea wishing to be referred to a negotiated penalty with the Tribunal Manager, must be submitted in writing by no later than 4pm Monday. Failure to do so will result in the matter being referred to tribunal directly.

Page 29 – 2.1 A PlayerNo vote required.
A player who is dissatisfied with a decision of the Tribunal or a VTCA disciplinary decision, where that player has received a suspension of at least on week.
Remove – of at least on week and replace with in excess of one game.

VTCA VILIFICATION CODE AND PROCEDURE (adding sexual origin)No vote required.

1.2 A player who is participating in VTCA match will not engage in any conduct, act towards or speak to any other player which offends, insults, humiliates, intimidates, threatens disparages or vilifies the other player on the basis of that player’s race, religion, colour, descent, sexual origin or ethnic origin.

Anything relating to bonus points will be changed to % gained.


Pre-Season Training

The cricket season of 2018/19 is fast approaching!

Preseason training will commence on August 6th at

Western Sports Centre; 2/310 Foleys Road, Derrimut

Pre-Season Training

All new players are welcome!

For any enquiries please contact Michael Evans 0425 268 579 or Deakyn McIntyre 0413 645 809

Reminder: As discussed at the player meeting please ensure the KPCC training attire is worn to all training sessions.


The Cricket season of 2018/19 is almost upon us! We are still on the look out for more junior and seniors players looking to join our family club – where you’re a name not a number!
We would love to hear from anyone interested in playing.

Junior Registration Night – Only 2 weeks away!!

This will be held at Keilor Park McDonald’s on Wednesday 15th of August!
First 20 Juniors to sign up will receive a FREE cricket bag!
For any further details please contact

  • Michael Paredes: 0410 465 020
  • Liam Hutchinson: 0433 739 680
  • Mario Attard: 0417 348 213


Female Cricket Coordinator WANTED

Keilor Park CC is seeking a Female Cricket Coordinator

Keilor Park CC is entering a Senior Women’s T20 team and an U13 All Girls team in the NWMCA competition this season. We require a “Female Cricket Coordinator” to support and drive our female cricket program.

The Keilor Park CC is excited to get behind the females in our community and grow a new area of our proud club. No previous experience is necessary just a passion to get behind and support our club.

Female Cricket Coordinator position:

  • Welcome new female players to the club
  • Assist with enquires regarding registration, uniforms and fees
  • Must have a current ‘Working With Children’

For more information please contact: Michael Paredes 0410 465 020


VP – Season 2018/2019 Announcement

We are so pleased to announce Chelsea Maitland has accepted the role of Vice President for Keilor Park Cricket Club 2018/2019 season!!

Chelsea comes from a family of history at Keilor Park. Married to the legendary & KPCC life member Steve Maitland.

Chelsea embodies the values of Keilor Park and brings a fresh face to the committee, with such a focus on woman in sport, we hope Chelsea can support KPCC in creating a greater family environment and encouraging more woman to get involved in Cricket.

Chelsea’s goal is to help build our very first Junior Girls and Woman’s Cricket Teams.

The mother of 3 beautiful girls who we hope to see wearing the KPCC colours in the future.

Please join me in welcoming Chelsea to the KPCC Family!!!

MATCH REPORT: McDonalds Keilor Park Round 6 | Keilor Park Cricket Club


Round 6 – Laverton

After having the first week of this match postponed by Stormageddon, we headed to our away fixture versus Laverton with a shortened format of the game.

Having loss the toss and being sent in to bat, I wasn’t too disappointed. Knowing that we have played well in the past setting and defending totals, I felt that we could set the tone of the match.

Unfortunately, the inability of our top order to build any meaningful partnerships, due to the constant loss of wickets, put us in a fairly ominous position at the drinks break. 5 down. 45 on the board. The job ahead of us.

A small fightback was mounted by Ethan McShanag and Liam Hutchison, who battled through and put on a nice little stand of 28 for the 6th wicket, but once Ethan went for 21, “Hutchy” fell in the same over.

A bit of luck and some clever batting by Jak Donnison, and we managed to push the total out to 98. Well under par. But ours in the bank.

Needing early wickets, the breakthrough didnt come until the home side had glided to 27, when Jesse Ravanello picked up the first wicket of the innings.

From a bowling side of things, the boys all bowled tight lines and restricted any free flowing shots, however, wickets was the order and we failed to pick up the second one until the match well in Laverton’s favour.

Passing the total 5 wickets down and with 12 overs still to bowl, the boys dug deep and stuck to their task. Picking up a couple more crucial wickets and not letting the game blow out, as it may have in previous years.

The bowling stand outs of the day were Jesse Ravanello, once again, who picked up figures of 4/42, and Jak Donnison, with his biggest First XI haul of 3/23.

With Airport West coming off their first win of the season, the boys will need a much stronger performance if we are to head into the Christmas break at evens.

Don’t forget the KPCC Christmas Party is on following the match, with good food, cold drinks, good company and plenty for the kids too. A jumping castle and maybe even a visit from the Big Guy in Red himself. If you feel like watching the future of this club take shape, come along a little earlier and see the guys in action.


Joe Carland


Round 6 – Laverton

We had laverton at home which is always a tough game.
With new recruit Cade Thomson on board, surely to stregthen the top 6.

We lost the toss and Laverton decided to first.
Game plan keep them to 120-130, with a bit of rain during the week the outfield looked lush but we knew it would play well.
Pete and Dylan opened the bowling as per usual. Both bowled tight and the batters got on top of Pete early. The ball offering no swing for Pete to work with.
Dylan from the other end started off nice and tight and definitely settled in. Pete bowled 5 overs and went for 20. Ab was bought on the 11th over and managed to tie it up a little with some very crafty bowling. Ab taking 1 / 56 off 12.
Dylan at the other end was still strolling in hitting the pitch hard and causing some uncertainty on a track that played better than it looked.
Laverton consolidated and managed to look to start pushing the run rate, enter Dylan. Dylan bowled 20 overs on the trot taking wickets when needed. He ended up with figures of 4/50 off 20 straight, with support from Morgs who took 1/31 off 3 and AB doing what he does.
Laverton finished on 7/161 probably 30 more than what we wanted to keep them too.

Seeing first hand that creating a stable start and then having some wickets left in the shed to launch we went out with the game plan.
Rhys and Stan went in to open. Rhys looked to move the score along rotating the strike, unfortunately Stan was out for 1, Cade came in at 3 with looking to push the score along, hitting a very quick fire 11 sending his second ball to the boundary then getting bowled.
GB came in and Rhys fell very quickly before we knew it we were 3/25.
GB added 7 before skying one, seeing the score 4/26.
AB and teamed up trying to get something moving and get to drinks. We managed to get through to drinks. AB fell playing a sweep shot and Dylan came in. Dylan made a quick fire 12 and Kye coming in and going out we were on the back foot with the score 7/77 I teamed up with Pete. Me and Pete tried everything we could to try and attack the score Pete hitting a big six too!!!
We managed to get the score 107 before pete went out falling for 16.
I went a few overs after making 40.
Nath and Morgs were the last 2 in.
Nathan made 4 before going out seeing us all bowled out for 116.

Unfortunately we fell short.
Next week we travel to play airport west before the xmas break.

Hoping to finish of the year with a win!!




MATCH REPORT: I.T.S. Round 5 | Keilor Park Cricket Club


Round 5 – St. Albans

On the back of a gutsy win against Craigieburn, we took on the undefeated St. Albans side who were looking to stamp their name as the competition front runners in the early part of the season.  With 3 separate centurions in their first 3 matches, we knew they would have strong batting depth and we would have to play 160 overs of good cricket if we were to give ourselves a chance.

Walking out to the toss, it was going to be a “doomed if you do, doomed if you don’t” kind of scenario.  Having the coin landing the right side up for us, I decided that runs on the board would be the order of the day, and backed our batting line up to set them a task.

With Ethan McShanag suffering from a migrane, it presented Anthony Tedesco with the opportunity to partner Andy Davies at the top of the order.  “AT” took it upon himself to get the wheels in motion, and while being ably supported by Andy, made a nice little knock of 27 contributing to an opening partnership of 48.  Hywel Jones followed, and continued on his big hitting from the previous Tuesday Night’s T20 match and raced to 28 before finding himself back in the sheds.  Andy all the while, anchoring the innings, making a solid 20 in difficult conditions, and giving the side a nice little platform.

A few flat spots through the middle of the innings, and when Ethan McShanag, batting at 6, got to the crease the score was little over 100.  However, he set about taking  to the St. Albans bowlers, and with some deadly striking and well executed strokes, he managed to notch up his second 80+ score in as many games (82*).  He was well assisted by the tail, with Matt Carland and him sharing a vital 35 run partnership for the 9th wicket. (Of which “Forbesy” contributed 4)

With 201 on the board, we once again failed to take the innings as deep as we would have liked, and with an imminent storm, we took to the field and ended the day with St. Albans at 1/23 off 4 overs.

Early breakthroughs.  That was the simple message we resumed play with the following week.  And it was Hywel Jones who delivered.  Picking up the crucial wicket of their imported opener, Lambert.  Through some solid batting, and some missed opportunities in the field, the game hung in the balance with the visitors requiring 52 runs to win at Tea, and KPCC still requiring 5 wickets.

After the break, it was Jesse Ravanello who picked up the wicket, and his 3rd, to steer the momentum ship back our way, ever so slightly.  Still with a recognised batsman in, and closing in on the target, the ball was thrown to Ethan McShanag to produce some of his magic.  And he did.  With a delivery that has been described by onlookers as “horrible” “putrid” and “yucky”, the man himself described it as a “stroke of genius”.  Either way, the situation was simple.  Clean up the tail, and take the chocolates.

With no recognised batsman left, and no threat of being hit out of the park, I did what any self respecting captain would do.  I brought myself back into the attack.  Luckily for the side, my reputation and my ego, the results followed. picking up 2 wickets in the over, and having them 9 down with 25 still to get, Jesse Rav took the pill in the next over and finished off a memorable victory.

This weekend, we have a double header (weather permitting), as we head to Laverton to being the 2 day match against them on Saturday, and host West Coburg on Sunday in the catch up match for our Round 1 fixture.

Hoping to see you all there, supporting this exciting crop of talent.


Joe Dirt.


Round 5 – St. Albans


The seconds made there way down to St. Albans.

I won the toss and put them put St. Albans in to bat.

It proved to be a good decision with the fall of the first wicket on the board with the score at 18. Some steady line length bowling from AB and tight bowling from the other end from Morgs proved to be the difference, taking regular wickets. 4 bowlers were used with AB and Dylan doing the damage. AB finished the day bowling 11 straight overs taking 3 /10 while Dylan provided that extra fire power bowling 9.3 overs taking 4/12.

Both boys were backed up nicely by Pete who bowled 11 overs 1/22 and Morgs doing what he does taking 2/42  off 13.

The fielding was really stepped up to support the tight bowling, we ended up bowling St. Albans out for a very gettable 88.

We had 32 overs to play for day and unfortunately that’s were the rain and hit. The loss of both openers and Andy who got elevated up the order for some hitting didn’t pay off and we closed the day 3/10.

Enter the second week, the numbers for once were on our side simple maths 7 batsman left 78 runs to get 80 overs to do it.

We knew we had to keep working and try to get some partnerships happening.

Unfortunately that didn’t happen, we were all out falling 4 runs short of victory.

Special mention to Pete who finished the day with 14 not out and Nath Johnson who battled it out to get within 4 runs of victory.

Moving forward it was a gut wrenching loss and something that hurt all 11 blokes especially myself but on the positive , we look to next week, the growth and improvement keeps going, we will keep working keep fighting, keep working towards our goal of playing 80 overs of cricket,and doing the job with both bat and ball, not just excelling in one of them.

This week is a new week where we find ourselves up against the old enemy Laverton!!

Stay tuned.




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MATCH REPORT: Telstra Business Centre Round 4 | Keilor Park Cricket Club


ROUND 4 – Craigieburn

Round 4 saw us packing our lunch and making the long road trip out to Craigieburn.  With both teams being winless in the opening 2 matches, the stakes were high as we were desperate to get the ball rolling on our season.

After eventually arriving at the ground, we noticed that the ground was in immaculate condition, and there would be genuine value for shots.  The pitch had a hint of green on the surface, but nothing that was strong enough to deter us from batting first, should we win the toss.

Which we did.

So batting first, we decided to make a few structural changes to our batting order, with newly promoted Ethan McShanag joining Andy Davies at the top of the order.  This change seemed to pay dividends immediately.  After Davies departed early (12), and Hywel Jones shortly after, young Ethan and Rohan Parag set upon building an innings and a total that the bowlers would be able to defend.  After Parag was dismissed, the pair had managed to put on a solid partnership of 70+ and we were on track to burst over the 200 mark.

Ethan was joined by Dean Gila who had slotted into the number 5 spot and the pair continued to pile on the runs.  

Unfortunately, Ethan’s innings eventually came to a close on 89, but he handed Gila the reigns to steer the innings home.

Gila finishing with a solid 51* and was well supported by Jak Donnison with a nice late innings cameo of 23.

With still 18 overs left in the day, and 224 on the board, the boys went to work to try and collect as many wickets as possible overnight.  Jak Donnison struck first, picking up his maiden First XI wicket, and I managed to sneak a late one to have them at 2/57 overnight.

We knew early wickets were key on day 2, and unfortunately due to bad luck, fortunate batting and a neglected appointment to SpecSavers, we were unable to strike early.  Craigieburn had wrestled the momentum of the game and had the upper hand after 10 overs, when the score sat at 2/100.

During the prematch, the team had spoken about taking our opportunities, and making our moments, because cricket is a funny game and can change in the blink of an eye.  And that was exactly what happened.  A quick succession of wickets had them go from 2/119 to 5/121, with Gila, Jesse Ravanello and myself each bagging crucial wickets, and importantly, removing the 2 major danger men.

If anybody thought it would be smooth sailing from that point, they were sorely mistaken.  Some more staunch batting from the Craigieburn middle order, and another 50+ run partnership, we were thankful when Gila managed to pick up his second scalp of the innings with a well timed bowled, just before Tea.

Heading into Tea, Craigieburn required 38 more runs, and we required 4 wickets.  It was time to dig deep.  They still had the upper hand, as they had a set batsman still in, who was in his 30s, and the finish line in sight.

An early wicket after Tea was vital, and we were wrapt to see the ball smack into middle and off peg shortly after the resumption of play.  3 more to get.

Enter Hywel Jones.

Early in the next over, Jones removed the set batsman.  Control was ours again.  Then another.  And shortly after, he picked up his 3rd wicket of the spell to close out match and secure the points.  Finishing with 3/34.

One of the best wins I have been involved in at this club for quite some time.  And the type of win that will turn a season around and hopefully propel us on to bigger and better things.

Joe Carland


Injury Prone Opening Bowler


ROUND 4 – Craigieburn

Round 4 was KP vs new comers Craigeburn down at home.

Day started off with a late out with Kye unable to play the 2nd week of the game. This saw Jesse Gila getting a call up from the 3rds along with Rhys Centin and Matt Devouno in for there first seconds game for the year.

Craigeburn won the toss and put us in to bat first.

With Rhys in the side we decided to change the order up dropping Dylan Tainton down the order for some power hitting in the latter stages.

Rhys and Stan both looked comfortable and solid, with Craigeburn bowling good areas the boys survived but got bogged down. Stan making 8 and Rhys out for 16.

Unfortunately for KP it didn’t get much better the boys battled hard but came up short only posting a score of 105 all out with young AB doing a great job yet again with the bat scoring 23 not out.

Day 2 with our backs against the wall the boys gathered around, order of the day was to give 110% play hard play with heart.

Unfortunately with a lower score it was going to be tough to defend on a perfect looking day.

Sadly Craigeburn overtook us just before tea.

There was a couple of standouts with the ball Peter McMahon bowling well taking 2/62 off 22 overs, AB continuing his form taking 3/53 off 18 and young Nathan Johnson getting himself on a hat-trick bowling 13 overs taking 2/33.

Unfortunately it was a long tough hot day in the office and the performance reflected, suffering a second loss on the trot.

Moving forward we sit down and speak about the positives that we as as a team can take and there have been a lot of positives that have been taken out of the 4 rounds so far, now just to make them click all together and string along consecutive wins.

When this this space!!!



ROUND 3 – v Aberfeldie Park

After a smashing in our first home game of the season last week, we needed to find some fire and form to get back on the winners list.

After inspecting the pitch early and knowing it would dry up and keep low towards the end of the day we won the toss and chose to bowl. Spring racing normally does affect the selection of our teams, but this week we were lucky to have 10 great cricketers available.

The plan was to bowl in 4 overs spells to give everyone a go and also take a break with the warmer weather starting to show its face. We opened up with Paul who had a dream start with a wicket first ball from a simple catch from Chad behind the stumps!!! GB took the 2nd over and zipped it around the pitch to pick up the wicket of Abers captain in the 2nd over.

We had Abers 4/20 odd and had complete control of the game. Morgs bowled his beautiful off spinners for 8 overs finishing with 2/11. We shared the wickets around for the arvo and knocked them over for 58.

Lucky for us Johnny Van had our afternoon tea ready nice and early so we could have a quick bite and rest before our turn to bat.

Although chasing a small target can be very dangerous I thought we would have a crack and flip the order around to get some batting time to the bottom order. I opened up with Andrew Tardio back for his first game along with Josh. The boys both looked good early, rotating the strike and finding a few gaps in the field for a couple of boundaries. We lost Andy after about 6 overs, and not too long after Josh. This bought Frank in his first game for KP to the crease along with myself, Frank has a fantastic eye and quickly got the 39 and decided to retire himself and help out the 2nds who needed an extra fielder. I fell over not too long after that to a dubious LBW decision from Andy Tardio 😉 which bought GB and EVO to the crease. Both the lads looked good early with some great cricket shots and plenty of singles to share strike early. The boys put the pedal to the floor and both bought up their 50’s fairly quickly and we decided to declare 139 in front so we could all enjoy a couple of cold beverages under the aircon.

The win gets us back up the ladder and into 6th spot. Round 7 will see us take on St Albans on their home soil and hope that most of the lads remain available so we can take a strong team over. It will be a challenging game next week against a team who has been consistent early this season.


MATCH REPORT: Jetpets Round 3 | Keilor Park Cricket Club

Jet Pets


ROUND 3 – Vs Altona North (H)

Round 3 came around and we hosted Altona North for our first home fixture for the 17/18 Season.  With a bit of drizzle around and some touchy conditions on the days leading in, losing the toss but still getting to bowl first wasn’t the worst thing we could have hoped for.

The innings started well, with Hywel Jones quickly making a name for himself as the “Early Breakthrough-er”, picking up a wicket with his second ball.

Unfortunately, when a certain opening bowler pulled up lame towards the end of his first spell, the bowling stocks were diminished.  But as we know, every problem presents an opportunity, and Jak Donnison took over and bowled superbly, with his first 5 overs being maidens.  How he managed to go wicketless is still beyond me!

But deservedly taking most of the bowling accolades was our own Spinning Maestro, Jesse Ravanello.  Picking up 5/30 and helping to bowl Altona North out for 139, in just 53 overs.

So we had 27 overs to see out, and unfortunately we limped to 4/41 during that crucial period on Week 1, leaving us with 99 runs to chase, and 6 wickets up our sleeve.

Coming into week 2, we knew that it was imperative that we got a positive start, but losing a wicket in the first over handed early momentum to our counterparts.

Ethan McShanag did everything he could to try and drag us over the line, making a strong 44.  However, despite Ethan’s best efforts, we fell 24 runs short.

Next week we saddle up again, and head out to Craigieburn to try and get the first win for the season.  With a few minor adjustments to attitude and application, we are still very confident as a team unit that once we “click”, the runs, wickets, and more importantly, the results will follow.

Joe Dirt

Full Scorecard


ROUND 3 – Vs Altona North (A)

Round 3 saw kp vs the old enemy Altona North. After last year we wanted to put up a bit more of a fight.

Playing at Altona North i lost the toss and we got sent in.

Stany and dill battled through with dill the aggressor sending anything over pitched to the boundary, while Stany at the other end rotating the strike and looking solid.

The boys put on a nice little partner ship before Dill skyed one and was out for 19. Stany teamed up with Kye at number 3 and both looked solid until Stan fell for 15. GB came in at 4 and batted really well with Kye rotating the strike and looking solid. Kye fell for 3 and Dave came in at 5 for a very brief 8 balls getting trapped lbw.

The came the resistant second year twos player AB. GB and AB batted real well and were making things look easy until GB was out for 19.

AB combined well with Andy Carroll the pair trying to increase the run rate. Andy fell for 8 and Nath Jonson made 1. AB continued and played some amazing strokes, unfortunately fell 3 short of 50 making 47. Keiran also batted real well and showed some fight making 8.

Old heads Pete and Morgs got together and really worked well together trying to move the score along with some lusty hitting and good rotation of the strike.

Pete was the last wicket getting trapped in front in the 78th over the day making a very well played 16, leaving Morgs at the other end not out 8.

The boys managed to get 150 on the board giving the bowlers something to work with.

Day 2 saw warmer conditions. Pete and dill opened bowling some nice line and length with little assistance from the pitch. Both boys picking up a wicket each bowling 16 and 17 overs for day. Dill finished with 1/41 off 16 and Pete 1/27  off 17.

GB, Morgs and AB bowled very tidy and scoring became harder with the boys bowling very tight and the rest of the team throwing themselves around in the field.

Seeing that nothing was happening we tried to force the issue making changes trying to unsettle the batsman and getting through the overs as quick as we can.

Unfortunately in the 60th over Altona North overtook our score.

The boys gave everything for 60 0vers. Just not enough on the board.

GB finished  with 0/15 off 9, Morgs 1/24 off 12, AB 0/26 off 8 and Nath Johnson bowling very well finished off with 0/23 off his 7.

All in all a decent performance with a lot of positives coming from it!!!

A lot can be taken out of this game with areas of improvement needed.

Dave Tardio

Full Scorecard


ROUND 3 – Vs Sunshine (A)

The 3rds travelled out to Sunshine for our 2nd game of the year. As always  this time of year with the races on its hard to fill a team, and we only could travel with 10.

Sunshine finished in the top 4 last year and had a big hitting team. We lost the toss and bowled first on what looked like a very green bowling deck. It kept low early which made my brain tick to how low it would get as the day went on.

We opened with with Stuey & Hitesh who both bowled extremely well picking up 2 wickets in the fist 8 overs. We dropped their number 3 twice early in his innings which proved to be very costly as he went on to make 54. Along with his innings we bowled far too many wides which between the 2 added an extra 74 runs to chase.

We opened up the batting with Rhys and Josh who looked solid and confident early, but with a pitch keep very low and some good bowling we lost some early wickets. Chad again came to the crease at 3 after a long day of excellent keeping and was unbeaten on 31. The rest of the team could not get a start and we go trundled for 50!!!!!! Besides Chads top innings, the only other positive is we got back to the sheds from some cold brews and got to see Winx win her 3rd Cox Plate…

Next week we are back on our home deck and look to move on from yesterdays performance and get back on the winners list against Whyndam Vale.

Hope to see some supporters get out to encourage the lads for a big game.


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