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Becoming a Snowdog

LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS

WHAT CRICKET AT ST. BERNARDS OFFERS

  • Playing in Senior Division of the VTCA competition we offer the highest level club cricket in the VTCA. Whilst not being as strong as district grade cricket, the VTCA is the premier turf competition in Melbourne and offers highly competitive club cricket.
  • Excellent facilities including:
    • Double-storey social rooms with extensive bar, function and changing rooms
    • 4 floodlit cricket nets with synthetic run ups & bowling machine
    • Two turf ovals. Recently resurfaced couch grass centre square to the main oval, and fully couch 2nd oval.
    • Floodlit all weather practice hockey/tennis practice facility, ideal for pre-season training. Third oval with matting wicket.
  • Socially active club with functions throughout the season
  • Stable coaching structure, committee and secure financial future
  • Young and vibrant club with a young and talented playing list
  • Junior program with 9 teams and opportunities for junior coaching

PAST EXPERIENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS
Our club has hosted international players for 6 of the past 7 seasons. The club has developed a reciprocal playing relationship with North London Cricket Club. Standout individual performances have included.

  • Dominic Clapp (2000/01) - Sussex County contracted player & Brighton/Hove club cricketer. 264 runs @ 22.0
  • Duncan Snell (2005/06) - York club cricketer & Yorkshire Academy player. 425 runs @ 32.7 and 19 wickets @ 13.2. 1st XI finalists this season.
  • Andrew Parkin-Coates (2007/08) - Doncaster Town (York) club cricketer, former England U19 and North Melbourne district grade cricketer. 426 runs @ 25.1 and 27 wickets @ 17.3. 3rd in league for batting aggregate. 1st XI runners-up this season.
  • Antonio Mullins (2008/09) – Western Province South Africa first class cricket. 443 runs @ 36.92 and 36 wickets @ 13.47. 1st XI Premiership player, Club Champion
  • Duncan Snell (2009/10) - Returned to the club after successful 07/08 season. 451 runs @ 30.07 and 14 wickets @ 19.64. Club Champion
  • Nathan Hawkes (2010/2011) – English County 2nd XI (Leicestershire, Northamptonshire) 489 runs @ 48.90. 1st XI finalist, Club Champion

ST.BERNARDS OCCC CODE OF CONDUCT

  • All member of the club are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the VTCA code of behaviour. Club members are expected to represent themselves and the club in a professional and appropriate manner at all times.
  • This applies to all occasions when the member is representing the club, including; pre, post and during all matches and training.
  • If applicable, members that breach the code of conduct may be required to present to the match or club committee.

TRAINING

  • Held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm
  • Players are expected to attend each training session and present 15minutes prior to start time
  • Please contact your captain if you are unable to attend training or are going to be late
  • Members of the club are encouraged to assist with the junior part of the club, including training. See Jason Bourke, Craig Osborne or Duncan Hefter.

MATCH AVAILABILITY

  • Players are expected to be available for all games
  • Players must notify their captain of the coach when they are unavailable for a game by Tuesday at the latest

MATCH TIMES

  • 1st and 2nd XI matches start at 1:00pm. Players are expected to arrive at the ground at 11:45
  • 3rd and 4th XI matches start at 1:30pm. Players are expected to arrive at the ground at 12:30

MATCH ASSISTANCE

  • All players are expected to bring afternoon tea to all home games. Preferable sandwiches or fruit.
  • Players are to assist on match days where applicable. This may include scoring, umpiring, covers, assisting with drinks / afternoon tea.
  • Players are expected to support fellow team mates and remain at the ground during intervals and breaks in play.

 

FURTHER INTEREST
Please contact club president Jason Bourke at Jason.Bourke@ororagroup.com  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details