Keilor Park will face newly promoted Craigieburn in the Telstra Business Centre Essendon Round 4 on Saturday 4th November.
Keilor Park will face newly promoted Craigieburn in the Telstra Business Centre Essendon Round 4 on Saturday 4th November.
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.
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.
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.
For the opening T20 of the Summer we travelled all the way to Airport West, started well by winning the toss and batting first on a what would be called a worn pitch. Shags and Dingo got us off to a good start with extras playing a big part in that, after we lost Shags (6) the two poms combined well and got us into a good position to launch. We lost Hywel (19) and myself (2) in quick succession and Andy (22) soon after but AT (39*) played a very well thought out innings hitting the bad ones to and over the boundary and putting pressure on the field with quick singles, he and Hutchy (12*) got us to 5/127 which on that pitch was very defendable in our eyes.
The bowling couldn’t of started better with first ball wicket to Dingo with the excellent hands of Trent to kick of proceedings we had them reeling with 3 quick breakthroughs from tight bowling and pressure in the field, Trent being involved in all 3 dismissals (2 catches, 1 Runout) and bowled fantastically, they got a couple of partnerships going but again pressure and attack in the field (Shags and Hutchy) brought about 2 more run outs. Jesse Rav bowled superbly finishing with 2/13 off his 2.3, I finished with 2, Hywel 2, GB 1 and the 3 runouts was really proud of the efforts by all the boys and hopefully we take this momentum and confidence into the next two games.
Keilor Park Cricket Club have their first Twenty20 match tonight against the postcode rivals Airport West. The devils will be playing away at Airport West from 5.00pm for those wanting to watch some pink ball action.
This match is sponsored by Keilor Parks 40th Anniversary Dinner at Windy Hill, 17th February, 2018. Tickets available online Click here
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See updates from the First and Second XI Teams after day 1 and the Results and Full Match Report from the Third XI.
Altona North: 10/139
Keilor Park: 4/41
Keilor Park: 10/150
Altona North: 0/0
The 3rd’s headed over to Yarraville Club for our first game of the season. We inspected the pitch and based on the inspection and weather we decided to bowl first (Evo’s advise).
We opened up with Ritesh and myself and kept the first 8 overs pretty tight before Ritesh struck up the first wicket, bowling the opener when he tried to leave it!!
Chad come on first change and picked up a wicket with his first ball!! He bowled very well leading in to drinks. Yarraville’s 3rd & 4th batsmen batted well scoring a 55 run partnership. I decided to bring Jesse Gila into the game with his right arm darts and he bowled on point and took 4/25!!
We threw to bowl around and kept the run rate at a level I was happy with. Steve Watts in his first game back after 7 years bowled well picking up a wicket with a great catch from Chad.
Josh came on late and bowled brilliantly, 3 overs – 4 runs. Lukey Carland also bowled well at the close and took 2/13.
We kept Yarraville Club to 149 which we thought was very achievable. This came from some tight bowling and great fielding with no dropped catches along with strong leadership from a few players and some great talk in the field.
After a fantastic array of afternoon tea served by Yarraville as always, we got stuck into it and opened up with Rhys and “Maxy”. Rhys looked solid as always, but unfortunately we lost “Maxy” early. Chad came to through crease after a breakout season last summer and took the bowlers on to make a fantastic 50. We lost Rhys after another solid innings and partnership with Chad, that bought to the crease the old war horse Evo… Evo started off slow, treating his wicket like a pot of Carlton Draught.
Our run rate slowed, but with Evo’s experience he waited for the bad balls and got us over the line with the winnings runs and also his 50 with 2 overs to spare.
It was great to start the season off with a win against a very good opposition. It takes us into our next game against Sunshine on their turf with some confidence and strut.
Back to the nets this week for some more training and we will be ready to go with the massive inclusion of Stuart Gault.
A new season about to get underway, we were tasked with the tough assignment of Druids away to kick off our campaign (after the postponement of our Round 1 fixture).
Going into the game, we knew Druids would be a strong side, having been on the receiving end of a hefty loss against them last season. Knowing the key to their game was consistent bowling and strong batting depth, we headed down to Shorten Reserve ready for the fight.
With the inclusions of Hywel Jones, Andy Davies and Rohan Parag into our top 5, I wasn’t too disappointed when Druids won the toss and elected to Bowl. Giving us first crack at getting runs on the board, and building scoreboard pressure.
Unfortunately, even the best-laid plans can unravel once they are being put into practice, and after a solid enough start (1-25) we slipped to 5-47, and definitely on the back foot.
But a small counter attack, and a solid contribution from Anthony Tedesco (33), gave us a little bit of hope, and with Liam Hutchison (16) and Jak Donnison (19*) working the end of the innings, we managed to post a sub-par, yet defendable 119.
And then came the carnage.
With full guns blazing, their opening batsman threw caution to wind, trying to make a significant dint in the total in as short a time as possible. Lucky to escape a strong LBW shout when still in single figures, he managed to put us well and truly to the sword, going on to pass our total himself.
Hywel Jones managed to open his wickets account for KPCC It too only until his 3rd over, when had the other opening batsman nicking one that angled across him nicely, and some sharp glove work by Parag behind the stumps doing the rest.
Once the game was dead and buried, Jesse Ravanello also managed picked up a couple of quick wickets.
Next week we head back into the Red Ball format, with a game against Altona North at home. Hoping to get the season up and running and get a W on the board.
With round one of the season being washed out round 2 was here. Beautiful day good looking pitch full team with a late inclusion of a old war horse the second eleven were ready too take it to Sunshine Druids.
We won toss and decided to have a bowl. For the first time with the the white rock ‘Pistol’ Pete McMahon found himself with a new opening partner to share the new rock with big Dyl Tainiton.
Both bowled fantasic good line and length with some great swing.
Pistol made the opening break with a in-swinger that took middle. Tight bowling from the other end from taints bought pistol to claim the next 4 with the saying “nothing but middle” coming from pistol each time he knocked over the stumps. The 2 openers finished off there spells with pistol claiming 4/7 off 8 and taints with a tidy 0/16 off 6.
Morgs spun circles around the middle order with the help of tight bowling from the other end from AB (beyonce). Morgs claiming 1/19 off 8 and AB getting 2/24 off his 7.
Tards and GB finishing it off at the end with Tards getting 2/8 off 6 and GB bowling in the death finishing of with 0/10 from his 2 overs.
Druids getting bowled out in the 37th over for 87. Special mention to new recruit Andy Carroll keeping for the first time in 10 years doing a very good job behind the stumps.
Chasing 87, KP openers Stan and Taints went out to tackle and start the run chase. Both boys battled through facing the swing of the white ball. Stany falling in the 5th over bought the warhorse Evo to the crease. Battling through getting his eye in taints fell early into the partner ship making 6 bring first-gamer kyzzzaa to the crease. Kye looked very solid and unfazed at the crease, while Evo went about his work nudging around 1s and hitting the bad balls to the boundary. Kyzza eventually fell for 4. Tards came in at 5 and created a partnership with the warhorse. The pair getting within 1 run for victory until Evo fell for 38. With some late hitting down order from GB making 16 and Tardz making 44 KP posted 8/132 and getting the W!! For a great way to start the season.
Well done to all the boys for there efforts in the field with the bat and ball.great way to start the season hoping to stay on this roll and give Altona North a run for there money next week!!!!!
Third XI games was called off as a Draw due to Royal Park / Brunswick not having a pitch available.
Keilor Park Cricket Club are excited to announce the signing of Andy Davies and Hywel Jones. The pair have both signed and are excited for the year ahead. Hywel is a Left handed top order batsman that bowls left arm medium pace and Andy is Right Hand opening batsman that bowls Leg spin. Both players looking to make an impact for the Devils in the 2017/18 season!
The Keilor Park family are excited for their arrival, and we asked a few questions so you can get to know more about our new additions:
The Keilor Park Cricket Club has had their Annual General Meeting and excited to announce that key roles and committee have been filled. This comes with great anticipation of the season ahead, with the club celebrating 40 Years of Cricket in the 2017/18 Season.
Dale Baldwin has been voted in as the President for the 5th Season making him the longest serving president in the club’s history. David Tardio will continue his support to Dale and the club as the Vice-President.
In addition to Dales long spell at the club, he has been supported by both Jenny Gila as Secretary and Kerri Dorgan as Treasurer, who will both resume their respective roles. This will make them both become the longest consecutive serving members in these positions.
Two exciting new additions to the committee is the return of Ian “Papa Smurf” Lane and Keiran “Griffo” Peake. Great news to have them on board for the season ahead.
The Junior Coordinator role has yet to be filled, so if there is anyone interested or know of anyone message the Club through the Facebook page or by using the form below.
The Club Coach was also announced, with Joe Carland set to resume the role. With a season under his belt, he has spoken of his excitement with what the Clubs 40th year has ahead. “We’ve shown that we can mix it with any 11 players from any other club. And with that experience and belief, we now know that we can push forward and grow.”
Congratulations to all the appointments as we look forward to what is shaping to be an electrifying year ahead!
#KPCC #40YearsofKPCC #BeaDevil
Please welcome our new sponsor Stan Cash who has kindly donated a new chest freezer to the club, if you are after any Electrical, Bedding or Homewares please contact Stan Cash in Keilor East or Brooklyn & please mention you are from Keilor Park Sports Club
Well done to some of our seniors on making the V.T.C.A. Under 21 squad.
Massive congratulations to Dean Gila on being named captain.
Squad also includes: Tom Jones, Liam Hutchinson and George Burrows.
Our future is looking extremely bright