Simon Hill (Camberwell Magpies) will play his 250th Premier 1st XI match on Sunday.
After the weather played a major role across last weekend, clubs will be even more keen to snaffle up any points on offer as places for the White Ball Finals across all four grades of Premier Cricket will be finalised after these matches.
Highlights from last weekend’s interrupted matches included:
- Brayden Stepien (Carlton) scoring his maiden Premier 1st XI century with 108* against Casey-South Melbourne;
- William Walker (Camberwell Magpies) taking 5/21 against Monash Tigers to help Camberwell win on DLS on Saturday;
- Essendon pair Aaron Ayre (83) and Liam Bowe (4/23) dismantled Fitzroy Doncaster on Sunday at Windy Hill;
- Nathan McNally (Prahran) starred with bat and ball (34 and 4/17) in a heartbreaking 3 run loss on Sunday against Dandenong; and
- Cameron White (85*) playing a lone hand for Melbourne against Geelong in an 8 wicket win for the Cats.
Saturday’s play will see a triple-header scheduled for the day at the Albert Ground, with the order of the day as follows:
- Melbourne v Prahran (WP1 – 9:30am); followed by
- Melbourne v Frankston Peninsula (2nds – 1:00pm); and finishing with the
- Melbourne v Frankston Peninsula (1sts – 4:30pm).
Other double-headers involving both Women’s and Men’s Premier 1st XIs include:
- University Main Oval (Saturday) – Coburg v Plenty Valley (WP1 – 11:00am) then Melbourne University v Greenvale Kangaroos (1sts – 2:30pm); and
- Shepley Oval (Sunday) – Dandenong v Box Hill (WP1 – 11:00am) then Dandenong v Fitzroy Doncaster (1sts – 2:30pm).
EMP will play a double-header at Aberfeldie Park on Saturday, commencing with the 1sts hosting Ringwood (11:00am) then the 2nds hosting Melton (2:30pm).
Women’s Premier Cricket saw Round 6 of One Day games played last weekend, with EMP comfortable winners over Box Hill at Aberfeldie Park thanks to Georgia Wareham’s double (51* & 4/32), Prahran returned from Shepley Oval with the points against Dandenong with Erica Kershaw (89* including 5 sixes) and Alana King (4/13) providing the fireworks, while the result of Saturday’s wet weather unfortunately saw Sunday’s fixture at Yarrambat abandoned between Plenty Valley and Melbourne.
This weekend sees Women’s Premier Cricket shuffle around with the commencement of the T20 aspect of the competition. Double-headers with the Premier 1sts are the order of the weekend. Coburg and Ringwood are promoted for the T20 section of the draw and will face stern opposition with Plenty Valley (Coburg) and EMP (Ringwood) fixtured for their first encounter this season.
Most of the Women’s Premier sides will be impacted in some format this week with Vic Spirit WNCL fixtures on this weekend and the CA Under 18 Female National Championships commencing on Monday 27th November in Canberra.
Congratulations to the following members of the Premier Cricket competition for recent and upcoming milestones:
- Simon Hill (Camberwell Magpies) will notch up his 250th Premier 1st XI match on Sunday against Essendon. Debuting in the 2002/03 season, Hill has been a highly valued link in the Magpies order, with 9,216 runs (at time of writing), 14 centuries (with a top score of 208* vs Northcote in 2014/15), 42 wickets and 125 catches. Hill will be keen to chalk up another win against the Bombers come 5:30pm Sunday. In addition to this milestone is the chance for Hill to join the list of Top 10 run scorers in Premier 1st XI history. Standing in his way for 10th position at present is ‘Harry’ Stuckey (East Melbourne & North Melbourne – 1889 to 1919) with 9,251 runs.
- Thomas Rickarby (Camberwell Magpies) will play his 100th Premier 1st XI match for Camberwell on Saturday against Ringwood. Starting for Richmond in the 2004/05 season, limited opportunities (15 matches) saw him move to Camberwell for the 2009/10 season, where he has been since, currently closing in on 3,000 Premier 1st XI runs and 50 catches for the Magpies.
- Hamish Winter-Irving (Footscray) will play his 100th Premier 1st XI match on Saturday against Dandenong. A more-than-handy bowler for the Dogs, Winter-Irving has taken 139 Premier 1st XI wickets (3 x 5 wicket hauls) and scored 882 Premier 1st XI runs (at time of writing), proving to be a thorn for opposition attacks in the lower order.
- Christopher Thewlis (Camberwell Magpies) will play his 50th Premier 1st XI match on Sunday against Essendon.
- Michael Wallace (Casey-South Melbourne) will play his 50th Premier 1st XI match on Saturday against Northcote.
- Malcolm Gunn will umpire his 450th Premier match this weekend.
- Gerry Schembri will umpire his 200th Premier match this weekend.
- Ron Birch will umpire his 150th Premier match this weekend.
- Luke Edwards will umpire his 150th Premier match this weekend.
- Nick Frampton will umpire his 150th Premier match this weekend.
- Alistair Thomas will umpire his 150th Premier match this weekend.
- Sahan Weerasekara will umpire his 100th Premier match this weekend.
- Don Dissanayake will umpire his 50th Premier match this weekend.
- Daniel Sartori (Monash Tigers) went past 4,000 career Premier 1st XI runs during his innings of 22 against Camberwell Magpies in Round 7.
- Adam Bull (Prahran) went past 3,000 career Premier 1st XI runs for Prahran during his innings of 38* against Dandenong in Round 8.
- Steven Reid (Melbourne Uni) took his 200th career Premier 1st XI wicket in Round 7 against Frankston Peninsula when he dismissed John Hastings first ball of the match.
- Nathan McNally (Prahran) took his 100th career Premier 1st XI wicket in Round 8 against Dandenong when he dismissed James Nanopoulos.
- Jack Sheppard (Footscray) took his 50th career Premier 1st XI wicket in Round 7 against Essendon when he dismissed Aaron Shellie.
- Dean Russ (Footscray) took his 250th career Premier 1st XI catch in Round 8 when he caught Michael De Iacovo in the Footscray v St Kilda match.
- Aaron Ayre (Essendon) took his 100th career Premier 1st XI catch in Round 8 when he caught Nicholas Fletcher in the Essendon v Fitzroy Doncaster match.
- Lachlan McKenna (Carlton) took his 50th career Premier 1st XI catch in Round 7 when he caught Jordan Wyatt in the Carlton v Casey-South Melbourne match.
MEN’S PREMIER 1STS
ROUND 9 – SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER (2:30pm Start unless specified)
FITZROY DONCASTER V ST KILDA at Schramms Reserve #1
Umpires F Fabris & T Wendelken
FOOTSCRAY V DANDENONG at Mervyn G Hughes Oval
Umpires V Borg & S Balreddygari
PRAHRAN V GEELONG at Toorak Park
Umpires M Cervetto & G Cumming
KINGSTON HAWTHORN V CARLTON at Walter Galt Reserve
Umpires T Ventura & M Gunn
MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY V GREENVALE KANGAROOS at University Main Oval
Umpires R McKinnon & A McCarthy
CASEY-SOUTH MELBOURNE V NORTHCOTE at Casey Fields #4
Umpires M Muthugounder & A Medina
MONASH TIGERS V ESSENDON at Central Reserve North
Umpires B Davies & D Holt
CAMBERWELL MAGPIES V RINGWOOD at Camberwell Sports Ground
Umpires S Craig & L Edwards
MELBOURNE V FRANKSTON PENINSULA at Albert Ground (NOTE: 4:30pm Start)
Umpires R Birch & J Walker
ROUND 10 - SUNDAY 26 NOVEMBER (2:30pm Start)
DANDENONG V FITZROY DONCASTER at Shepley Oval
Umpires J Leonard-Scott & M Malmberg
GEELONG V FOOTSCRAY at Geelong Cricket Ground
Umpires C James & E Kelly
FRANKSTON PENINSULA V PRAHRAN at Jubilee Park (Frankston) #2
Umpires G Azzopardi & D Bomford
CARLTON V MELBOURNE at Princes Park #1 Oval
Umpires S Pitts & M Robertson
GREENVALE KANGAROOS V KINGSTON HAWTHORN at Greenvale Reserve
Umpires M van Eck & J Whalley
CASEY-SOUTH MELBOURNE V MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY at Casey Fields #4
Umpires S Olufson & R Turner
ST KILDA V MONASH TIGERS at Harry Trott Oval
Umpires B Sheahan & J Watson
ESSENDON V CAMBERWELL MAGPIES at Windy Hill
Umpires R Hubbard & M Nolan
NORTHCOTE V RINGWOOD at Bayswater Oval
Umpires M Hanton & C Grant
WOMEN’S PREMIER FIRSTS T20
ROUND 1– SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER (11:00am Start unless specified)
MELBOURNE V PRAHRAN at Albert Ground (NOTE: 9:30am Start)
Umpires R Sturgeon & A Gaughan
ESSENDON MARIBYRNONG PARK V RINGWOOD at Aberfeldie Park
Umpires R Harrison & M Robertson
COBURG V PLENTY VALLEY at University Main Oval
Umpires R McKinnon & A McCarthy
SUNDAY 26 NOVEMBER (11:00am Start)
DANDENONG V BOX HILL at Shepley Oval
Umpires J Leonard-Scott & M Malmberg