Tea Tree Gully District Cricket Club

Our Mission is to become a leading Australian Premier Cricket Club and a force within the South Australian Cricket Association by setting new levels of professionalism in all aspects of the game on and off the field.


26/9/2018  New Pitch Roller

Tea Tree Gully invests in a new pitch roller.   The first for the club in this is this a brand new roller and not a second hand roller.  Our curator John Davey will have an excellent piece of equipment for preparing his wickets.  The decision to get a new roller was made easy with the old roller nearing the end of its useful life and increasing maintenance costs. The $3000 grant towards the cost from the City of Tea Tree Gully is much appreciated.

John's Toy


Senior Training

Traing schedule



Welcome to 2018/19

Welcome back everyone,
I hope you have all been enjoying your winter break and I know many of you are playing other sports and some are still involved in SACA training squads.

As most of you will already know Peter Sleep has taken on a new role and is now the current spin bowling coach for the Sri Lankan Cricket Association, and although we wish Peter every success in his new venture it leaves the club without a Senior Coach. We advertised the vacant position extensively both in Australia and Overseas and Mike Weaver and I have spent a number of weeks filtering through these applications. Although we received a number of very qualified applicants, we interviewed and offered the position to our current First Grade captain, Matthew Weaver.

Matt accepted the position and is very excited about the role and the opportunity the club has given him. Matt's playing career speaks for itself and we as a club believe he will continue leading the club in the right direction as well as maintaining the first class culture the clubs currently offers.

Matt has spoken to a number of fellow players and coaches and he is in the process of putting together a first class coaching team to get us ready for the coming season. Matt will announce the names of his specialist coaches within due course. To assist Matt the Club is also pleased to announce former player and coach Matthew Primer has been appointed as Matt's assistant. I am sure everyone will join me in wishing both coaches every success for the coming year.

The club has also made some changes to our Junior program. Ollie Graham is not continuing this season due to work commitments, so we have appointed Andrew Hunter as overall Junior Coach. Again Andrew will announce his game day and assistant coaches in due course.

As an early reminder pre-season training will again be at Mega Courts and we have already booked the following dates:
Juniors will commence on Wednesday 22nd August, 5pm to 6pm for Under 14's and 6pm to 7pm for Under 16's. They will then train every Wednesday at these times until Wednesday 26th September when we should be able to get outside.

Senior training will commence on Wednesday 15th August from 7pm until 9pm and at these times until 26th September.
The club will be continuing to use TNF on line for our clothing so I suggest you get in early and order your new gear before the rush.
The Board at TTG are very excited about these appointments and we are looking forward to the start of the new season.

Best regards
Ian Graham
Director of Cricket



Finals Update 12/3/2018

Dear All Members, Volunteers, Players and Supporters,

 It has been a long time between drinks (as they say) – weather again affecting many games from 3s, 4s, and Juniors.  Some of you may have already heard, this season has again had ups and downs but the result (looking at MyCricket this morning) – we have four Senior teams, one Junior U16Reds, and the Women’s team in the semi-finals this coming weekend.  Congratulations to all season players – a tremendous effort – we look forward to seeing you at training this week, and of course the weekend.

 The only games I have actual knowledge on are the 2s and 4s being played at home, please check MyCricket for other game venues.

 Our group of Volunteers and Followers of teams are already excited and will be there cheering you on.  We wish all our players good luck and hope you all bring your best playing days on the 17th and 18th. 

 The Club and Alex’s Kitchen will be open this Saturday and Sunday for meals.  We would love to see you all at the Club both evenings.

Event Reminders:-

 SENIOR PRESENTATION:  Saturday, 7th April – The Club has to pay the Golf Club by the end of the weekend I think, therefore can you please ensure you are paid up (money to Heather) Thursday, Saturday at the latest.

 JUNIOR PRESENTION (Development, U12, U14 & U16s):  Friday, 23rd March – meals from 6pm with 6.30 presentation start.  As per email sent this is $5 per person and will be shared platters/ice creams for afterwards.  Please RSVP to Rowan so that Hazel & Laurey have a rough idea of numbers for catering.  Thank you to Leonie and Jane for offering to assist.

TROPHY’S:  have you returned your Perpetual Trophy’s in readiness for this year’s recipients, please bring to the Club this Thursday if no.  We must have back this week.  I will be at the Club from 5.30pm.

 Thank you everyone – look forward to Celebrations Sunday night 😊😊  Enjoy….

On behalf of the Board.


Bar roster

With the club open on Saturday and Sunday this coming weekend, Bruce is looking for volunteers to serve behind the bar on Sat and Sun afternoons from 1 to 6 PM and Sat and Sun evenings  (6 to 9 PM).  If you can help give Bruce a ring (0418 899 108) or by return email.  Thanks to those that have helped out during the season.

Reminder:  Those that have indicated that they would like to be trained in Responsible Service of Liquor the night is Monday 19th March at the clubrooms.  More detaild during the week.


The Gully Gazette  5/12/17

TO MEMBERS, LIFE MEMBERS, PLAYERS, VOLUNTEERS                                     04.12.17

November has certainly been a mixed bag – some great events; some cricket played, some not; some milestones, some not.  This notice is just a preliminary, and I will update on some great achievements shortly at the end of the week.

But first - A terrific day was had at the Melbourne Cup function, well done Heather for another successful day and to a list of people that assist to get things underway.  As always, the Pfitnzer’s family help is tremendous – thanks Annabelle and Dion, and to Steph for helping decorate.  This year we had some Senior Players attending the bar – thank you boys.

Three days later – what was advertised as ‘On The Couch with Rodney Hogg and Peter Sleep’; maybe should have been labelled “At the Club or At the Bar”.  TTGDCC own Tom Rehn prepared and introduced Mr Hogg, who entertained all the different age groups that attended (and a great crowd too).  He was true to his form – telling us the difference between playing in his time and now.  He was certainly a fancy-free player – in today’s world I wonder if he would be selected.  Thank you Sleepy for not only your role, but for inviting Rodney to attend, it was a terrific night, and a lot of people that remember his playing days were doing a lot of nodding in agreeance.  Thanks to Ian/Heather for the preparation/advertising; Pete M & John C. for setting up the couch/stage and cooking on a hot night, Hazel for organising our plates, etc.  Thanks Tom for supporting the Club by assisting us that night – a lot of people enjoyed catching up.  For those that did not attend – you missed a truly entertaining evening. 

As per the norm – there are always a number of people that help/assist either at the weekends, training nights and events.  More than likely I have not listed some – your input is valued, and on behalf of the Club – thanks.

Attendance at the Club has been tremendous, unfortunately with some games cancelled, some early finishes, etc the last few weeks have been quite – THIS WEEKEND though, unfortunately it is another one of those mickey mouse rounds - some playing Saturday/Sunday but the majority playing Saturday only, Women playing Sunday.

ALEX’S KITCHEN is open for business this Saturday 9th – please note Saturday is Game Presentation night for ALL CLUB Players – 1s and 2s complete their day Sunday.   This is due to most Grades playing a one-day game on Saturday, but the 1s and 2s are playing a Saturday/Sunday game.  Just a reminder – if there are dietary requirements, please speak to your players rep/junior co-ordinator (Adam/Rowan) and a message will be relayed back.

This note is to Dion – I heard a rumour from our Administrator that Coke MAYBE putting out cans of Coke & Raspberry, can we claim that as our new Gullies drink 😊😊

Watch Heather’s Notice Board for more functions:-

T/20 vs Northern Districts - TUESDAY 12TH DECEMBER – BBQ will be on

Saturday 16th DECEMBER Christmas at the Club

T/20 vs Prospect TUESDAY 19th DECEMBER.

U12 Statewide Cup is on in December

Your intrepid reporter.

PS: We will update match results shortly

Thoughts of the week

I bought a vacuum cleaner six months ago and so far all it's been doing is gathering dust

If a turtle doesn't have a shell, is he homeless or naked?


The Gully Gazette 28/10/2017

The Gully Gazette

TO MEMBERS, LIFE MEMBERS, PLAYERS, VOLUNTEERS                                     26.10.17

Welcome Back to a new season – 2017-18.

Already we have started with some good weather for Cricket, the Seniors and Women’s have played two rounds – both one dayers; with the juniors playing one two day match.  Some highlights are shown below.

Up’n Coming functions – giddy up, Melbourne Cup, Tuesday 7th November, doors open from 12 with lunch at 1.   Cost is $25.00 which covers buffet lunch, drink on arrival, door prize.  Sweeps available (on Flemington races only) but unfortunately there is no tab.   Come in your best hat and enjoy the day.  Please RSVP by the 2nd November - contact either Heather and Laurey (catering purposes).

Friday, 10th November – come and experience an On The Couch Evening with Rodney Hogg and our own Peter Sleep, with MC Tom Rehn from Channel 9 (past player).  Cost of entry is $30 including BBQ.  Please see Heather and Ian for tickets – book now to reserve your seat.  No ticket, no entry.



Games thus far:-


1’s.  Round 1 against West Torrens was Josh Macey 5 wickets for 16 off 6 overs; of the bat - Patrick Page 95, and Matt Weaver 65.  TTG 6/292 West Torrens 10/98.  WIN

Congratulations to Josh for being awarded the Rising Star Award.

2’s. TTG 6/214 vs West Torrens - 10/124  Matt Cuconits 75: Dylan Holliday 72: Scott Todd 5/44: Sean Nottle 4/17  WIN

3’s. TTG  7/217 vs West Torrens  8/202 - Ethan Dawson 60;  Zac Worden 57 LOSS

4’s. TTG 2/170  vs W/Torrens 8/95 - Jordan Piles 6,2 Josh Hardy 55, Luke Schubert 34, Luke Atkinson 3/7. WIN

Round 2

Close game in Round 2 against Prospect 2/278, with TTG winning on 5/283.  On the Bat:  Matt

Weaver 91/ Tim Evans 81.  WIN

2’s.  Matt Cuconits 50; Dylan Holliday 4;1 Sean Nottle 3/34; TTG 3/140 vs  Prospect 10/138 WIN

3’s.  1/188 TTG vs Prospect 2/186  A Hunter 124 WIN

4’s.  TTG10/117 vs Prospect 10/160 LOSS


Round 1

16Reds WIN - TTG 217 vs SDCC 151;-   Cesaro 77, Dristriansky 51, Bastian 2/10

16Whites  LOSS -  TTG 109 vs SDCC 207:-  WOOD 4/30

14Reds WIN -  5/312 vs SDCC 8/223  - BECKER 142, HALFPENNY 64, BUSSENCHUTT 38; N COLLINS 3/33.

14Whites WIN - 5/188  vs  SDCC 10/168.  REID 56; WEINGHENST 41 *  WEINGHENST 3/16;  VERRALL 3/2


ROUND 1 - Comfortable win to say the least TTG 0/10 vs Pt Ad 8/9



Round 1:  TTG 3/154 vs Kensingon 10/104 WIN.  HALFPENNY 58, ROSS S. 48.  BECKER 3/16; COLLINS 2/10

Round 2: TTG 3/170 vs Prospect 5/122.  HALFPENNY 93 / BECKER 53.  COLLINS 2/19

 Your Intrepid Reporter

 Thoughts of the day:

Today a man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation towards the local swimming pool. I gave him a glass of water.

I changed my password to "incorrect". So whenever I forget what it is the computer will say "Your password is incorrect".




On The Couch  19/10/2017

Tickets for the Rodney Hogg night on November 10th, will go on sale on Saturday. The cost is $30 and will available at the bar, or from Heather or myself. The price includes entry, BBQ supper and a door prize. Entry will be by ticket only without exception. We will also be running a raffle on the night. Any donation of prizes would be greatly appreciated. This is our first major fund raiser of the year and it should be a great night.

From the Cricket Director -  Ian Graham  16/10/2017

Hi everyone

Our junior bulls got off to a great start at the weekend. All sides played Southern Districts and all did very well. 16 Reds will bar next week and are chasing 151. Unfortunately we lost a wicket right on stumps but with plenty of batting to come a win should be on the cards. 16 Whites have some work to do after being bowled out for 109. The 14 Reds are in the box seat after setting a total of over 300 with Nathan Becker scoring 145. 14 Whites are in control at GGHS setting Southerns 189 for a win. Yesterday our RSS boys played Kensington and after winning the Toss we scored a competitive 154 with the loss of 3 wickets. Kane Halfpenny scored 54 and Sonny Ross 48. We isles Kenseys out for 98 to get our first win. Nathan Becker again starred this time with his leg spin.

Our girls started their season yesterday and smashed Port Adelaide. They bowled Port out for 9 and got the runs in 5 balls. Great start for the girls.



Pre-Season News

Welcome to a new season,

I really hope you have a great break from cricket and are ready to get back into it.

Peter Sleep and I have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to get everything ready for pre-season training. I am pleased to announce that this years training will be indoors at Mega Courts, Windsor Gardens from 14th august for 6 weeks. During this time both seniors and juniors will train indoors and there will be outdoor fitness sessions organised during this period.

I am pleased to announce that this year our Junior Coordinator will be Rowan Morris and our Junior Coaches are:
Senior Coach - Peter Sleep
Under 14 - Ollie Graham
Ray Sutton shield - Ollie Graham
Under 16 - Andrew Hunter
Development Squad - Colin Paech
Game day coaches will be allocated to teams nearer the season start and these will include: Gary Chillingworth, Gary Clark, Jamie Bussenchutt.

Training will be as follows:

Under 14'sand Ray Sutton Shield- 5pm until 6pm
Under 16's - 6pm until 7pm

(Development squad training will commence nearer to the season start and communication will be sent out with details in due course)

With the departure of Michael Watson due to work commitments we have re-organised our senior coaching group. Coaches for this season are as follows:

Senior Coach - Peter Sleep
Assistant coach - Matt Weaver
Development Squad Coach - Matthew Primer
Bowling Coaches - Adam Somerfield and Brad Evans
Batting Coaches - Tim Evans and Tim Davey
Fielding Coach - Matt Weaver
Net Captain - Phil Primer

Senior Training will commence at 7pm until 9pm.

will be be having a pre-season trip to Waikerie over the weekend of 23rd September and more details will be given out nearer the time.

Any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.


Ian Graham
Director of Cricket
Tea Tree Gully Cricket Club


Presidents Newsletter #8

TO:  Players, Members, Volunteers and Life Members  21.03.17

What a weekend – two senior teams in the Semi-Finals, 2’s playing Glenelg at Glenelg and 4’s playing Prospect at Prospect.  Weather was good albeit slightly warm, but no rain in sight.

Most of you now know the results – WIN, WIN.  Congratulations to both sides. 

At Glenelg – Tea Tree Gully reached 8/280 and declared.  On the bat – Dylan Holliday 87; Ben Pye 50; Corey Polyak 49 and Simon Stolcman 37.  Special mention and congratulations to Ben Atkinson 7 wickets and the much-needed wickets in the last over.  I am sure he planned this, just to keep everyone on their toes – it worked Ben 😊

Meanwhile at Prospect Oval – Tea Tree Gully bowled Prospect out 207 – well done to Michael Renfrey 5 for 61.  Two wickets each to Rory Nottle and Fletcher Pannell.  Slightly nervous team going home I would suggest but the next day was TTG’s day.  It was terrific watching the three top order batsmen – Tyson Horne 67; Jordan Piles 58; Luke Schubert 36 and Kyle Brazell 26 not out.

With these results and confirmation received 20.03 – the 2s are playing East Torrens at Campbelltown, the 4s playing West Torrens at Henley Grange this coming Saturday and Sunday.  Good luck to both teams…..

Last Friday was the Junior Presentation night – what a terrific crowd from the Development Squad up to the Under 16s. 

There are always several people to thank, which Ian covered in the Presentation.  I would just like to add my thanks to the parents that joined me and offered assistance/guidance along the way.  I could not have done half of this without the help of Ian, Ollie and Gary, and Colin with the Development Squad – thank you.  And Noelene – what can I say, you took on the meals for Junior Selection Nights along with Aaron, you are both troopers. Noels - you are one in a mil and I appreciate all that you did.

Parents that assisted with carnivals, serving food etc – it is how Clubs survive, and thanks are extended to you also. 

As mentioned Friday night, there are changes being discussed at SACA with regards to Juniors – so I look forward to seeing what the outcome of these meetings are.  Congratulation’s to all the players that received awards – we look forward to everyone returning next season to play the game that they obviously enjoy.

The Tea Tree Gully Cricket Club extend our heartfelt sympathies to the Ryan Family at the loss of your Mother and Grandmother, you are in our thoughts.



Senior Presentation night -  Friday 7th April lads.  SEE HEATHER NOW PLEASE.  Deadline is within the next day or so – don’t forget, no payment, no seat.

That’s it folks…..one last weekend lads – let’s make it a good one, have fun…


Thoughts of the week
After all is said and done, more is said than done
People think I am superficial, but that's only on the surface

Presidents Newsletter #7

TO:  Players, Members, Volunteers and Life Members  02.02.17 

Up and down games last round.

SENIORS - 1st playing to over 7pm. Well done to Matt Weaver with the bat and Brad.  Three wickets taken each by Adam and Brad – a very good fight to the end, but missing out by a few wickets only.

The 2’s won their home game with all the wickets taken by Matt and Scott – stirling effort lads.  Sam gaining 53 on the board before being caught out.

3’s – this was another game fight to the bitter end, unfortunately I cannot comment though the scorebook was not returned on the weekend, so no results in MyCricket as at the time of writing this note.

4s – a disappointing game/result but as they say ‘that’s cricket’.  Best on the bat was Luke and 4 wickets to Rory, 3 to Michael R. 

 FINALS:-  1’s are currently sitting in 5th position, 2’s are 4th, the 3’s are 6th, and 4’s are 5th.

Good luck to all Senior teams against Prospect this Saturday (one day game) – let’s get out there have fun but go fighting ladsJ.

 JUNIORS – this was the last round for the Juniors, 16R – a loss to Southern Districts, on the bat Conor received 40; wickets were share amongst the players.

16W – whilst also losing to SDCC, it was good to see some 14s step up to the mark.  On the bat was Hayden 34 and Josh 19.  Southern’s proved their prowess and unfortunately no wickets were taken by our lads.

14R – Winning their game, Well done to Nick 21, Matthew 42, and Will 50 (retired not out), wickets 3 for Kane and two apiece for Jaylen, Matthew and Will.

14W – also a winning match – Jackson and Dhrumil excel with the bat reaching 94 and 74 respectively.  Congratulations lads.  Receiving two wickets each were Nathan, Sunny and Jacob. 

I believe both the 14 games were very exciting, so well done teams.

 DEVELOPMENT SQUAD – over the season Colin Paech has been sharing his techniques and love of the game to a large number of lads.  Last week they played against Kensington’s Development team and won easily.  Due to the numbers there, each player was limited in their overs but Monday just gone, they played another game at one of the Kenzie Ovals.  Whilst losing this game, they were playing an Academy team but TTG lads held their game together very well.

Week 1 Jesse Pannell 3 wickets; Liam Costello 2 wickets; the rest shared. Week 2 Liam Costello 2 wickets; with the rest of wickets being shared amongst the rest of the team.

Colin will be up at the Club this Friday and the following one if the lads still wish to train – please do not forget to let me know re the Presentation Night.


 All Juniors notes have been sent via MyCricket, Team App, some Text, some individual emails to Under 16s, 14s and Development Squad.  Also to Senior Team Captains, the Board, Coaches.  Please ensure you let me know of your attendance/numbers for catering purposes by this Friday (Monday is a Public Holiday so I have to order Tuesday morning).  The costs, etc were all in the flyer.  DATE:  FRIDAY 17th MARCH.

 Seniors – you now know the date FRIDAY 7TH APRIL.  Heather URGENTLY URGENTLY needs your money as she has to pay the venue.  A simple Yes I am Coming does not reserve your seat, please pay Heather this weekend.  If you have the funds Thursday, Heather is asking that you pay Peter Cronin in her absence.  Sorry to repeat (per other newsletters) – NO PAYMENT, NO SEAT.

The Bradman Medal – The Bradman medal presentation is on Wednesday 22nd March.  Tickets are $85. If you wish to attend then you need to see Bruce this Saturday with cash in hand.  SACA have advised- no ticket, no entry.

 Last Saturday – thank you to all those that stayed last Saturday and played BINGO.  It was a delight to see so many people having a giggle, a laugh, etc.  Thank you to Heather for calling the numbers.  It is the first time ever that I have organised anything like that, and like I say it was a giggle, (except getting wacked in the head with a bottle – MY FAULT C.E. J ).  Thanks to the guidance from Annabelle, Ha

zel and Pam.  I learnt a bit from that……

We have attached a Physiotherapy Tip this week - Throwing in Cricket- Injury Prevention

Laurey Cronin

Thoughts of the week
A rolling stone gathers old fans
Be happy with what you’ve got – but make sure you have plenty

President's Newsletter #4


It was terrific to see so many people at the Club Saturday Evening – it was great that no very early games, no rain, no extreme heat hindered last night – and a lot of you were there – fantastic.

The IPOD night – again, good music (well some of it ) but Cain, you are a gem – I know that this takes time in getting a variety of songs together, I was busy running around I forgot to book a tune, however some swear they saw me behind the bar bobbing to something I have never heard off. I think they had one too many to drink but everyone enjoyed themselves so THANK YOU Cain.

Heather – thank you for organising the raffle after a tiring few weeks for you, TTGDCC did/do appreciate.  A lot of you may not realise but Heather does advertise events extremely well, but for some reason there are always a few that advise they didn’t know this/didn’t know that.  If you are not linked via team app (juniors); face-book (seniors), the Events White-Board on the wall next to Bar, then please let Heather or myself (Laurey) know – next year once I hear from Heather, I will email a few that have requested information in this format.

HUGE thanks to the Homan family for donating first prize in the raffle, a bedding package valued more than $500 – won by Cain.  To Heather (who hosted a jewellery party) donating her party plan jewellery to the raffle, a variety of people won these but I cannot tell you in case it is under your tree.   Vodka was donated by the Golden Grove Tavern, plus smaller prizes donated from a variety people.  Everything gratefully accepted.

Congratulations to Grandma & Grandad Sleep on the arrival of Poppy last Thursday.  To Alexandra – well done, make sure you let all the Grandparents and Uncle Richard take over while you can.  Enjoy your precious one…

 Ian will report on the games below but just briefly a successful round within the Juniors against Woodville on Saturday – well done; unfortunately, the Seniors did not fare as well in their games against Kensington.  Let’s have safe and relaxing holidays and re-group for 7th January.

 Thanks to the Senior Players (Rory, Cain, Ben) that stepped up and assisted Noelene and Jamie on the Barbeque at the T/20 the other week.  It is wonderful that we have some volunteers that go over and beyond assisting – people like Noelene and Aaron in preparing the meals on Junior Selection Nights, I saw the other week what they do – absolutely tremendous.  Those that assist Noelene in serving, taking payments are gratefully acknowledged also.  It does sound like that we have an endless of volunteers but truth be known, we don’t.  A lot of us do extra to cover on things that need to be done in preparation of games, carnivals, club events, etc.  Please put your hand up to your Team Manager, Coach, Director, Fund-Raiser/Event Co-ordinator.

 Take Note – Training is back to normal from Tuesday, 3rd January across all players, 16s back Wednesday due to the Monday being a Public Holiday.

 Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, safe travels, and Happy New Year…

Peter Cronin

Thoughts of the week:
If god had wanted us to fly he would not have created airline food.
I got an odd-job man in. He was useless. Gave him a list of eight things to do and he only did numbers one, three, five and seven.

President's Newsletter #3


Tea Tree Gully have made third place in the T/20 after a winning game against East Torrens last Tuesday.  Well done lads.  Wickets were taken by George Rhodes (4) and Adam Sommerfield (2); on the bat was Rhodes on 29 with Davey following on 21.  Further notice on the Semi Final vs West Torrens will be in next week’s Newsletter.

After a terrific Saturday (weather wise), Sunday for day two of the Senior games was disappointing. Grade 1 ended in a Draw against Port Adelaide, with TTG making 212, B Evans made 43, Rhodes, 39, Davey 37, Hutchinson 36.  In reply Port Adelaide ended up 8/195 – wickets were taken by T Evans 3, Hutchinson 2, B Evans 2.  Whilst the 2s were abandoned on Sunday (day 2), on the bat was D Holliday 93, Hardy 51, Herrmann (debut in 2s) 25 and Schwartz 21.  Abandoned also were the 3s with Port Adelaide making 130, wickets were Todd 4, Head 3, Worden 2.  4s declared on the Saturday at 8/296. Schubert on 76; Lehmann (debut in Seniors) 60, Kite 49, Harris 33, Ross 27 n/out, Piles 24.  Abandoned on the Sunday.

With regards to the Juniors – they are in the middle of a game against Glenelg, so more on them next week.  In the 16Reds TTG 9/188 – Carpenter 53, Gregoric 26, Linhart 23 and Homan 21 n/out.  16Whites will be chasing 220, Tahir 2 wickets.  14Reds made 233, Becker 54, Dnistriansky 52 n/out, Dilena 45 n/out, Morris 36, Radan 28.  14Whites will be chasing 173.  Two wickets each to Minogue & Ross.  Good luck boys in completing your games this Saturday. 

This weekend also sees the Seniors play Woodville.  There will be no game on Pertaringa as the 1st will be playing Woodville at Waikerie.  On Sunday there is a trial game for the U17s between TTG and West Torrens.

Below is a thank you from the Holliday Family with regards to the sad loss of their father/grandfather recently.

To the Board, Members and Players of the Tea Tree Gully Cricket Club, I would like to pass on my sincere thanks for the tributes and condolences over the recent passing of my Father Alan.

Although due to poor health Dad was rarely able to attend cricket at the club he was a passionate cricket follower all his life and his connection to TTG was through having a Son and 2 Grandsons who have played for the club and of course a Daughter in law as a committee and board member. I was humbled by the offer of wearing armbands in honour of Alan during the recent round of cricket against Sturt and thanks to Matt Weaver and the boys for showing their respect. It was indeed even better that we won all 4 grades on this occasion which would have made pleased him greatly.

Many thanks also to Bruce for attending his funeral on behalf of the Club and for the Flowers and support from so many club members during a difficult time. The Club has lost too many good members over recent years and we all hope this doesn’t continue and we can look forward to continued success for this great Club
Phil Holliday

There are meals on at the Club this Saturday by Craft Cooks (any dietary requirements, please speak to Kerry, she is more than happy to listen).  Please note it is a requirement that all players attend at the completion of any given Round, we would like to see as many of you as we can for the game breakdowns, supporting those that did particular well and to hear from other Grades how their games played out.  Unfortunately due to the 1s being away, & the Cricket Director with them, apologies in advance you have me (Laurey) again behind the microphone.

Can I just add one quick note, I (and others) really do enjoy the assistance within the Clubs in clearing tables and your playing areas.  This helps many people and makes the work load a little lighter when shared around.  I recall when my family first came to TTG there was a sign on the windows/walls which I always thought simple yet very good “This is a Club, not a Pub” – derive any message you like but as mentioned by all our new player life members said, it is a good Club for so many reasons.

Enjoy this weekend at this very hectic time of the year.  See you Saturday Evening….

Laurey Cronin  (for the President)

Thoughts of the week:
Is copper nitrate a policeman’s overtime?
A man who keeps his feet on the ground has trouble putting his pants on.

17/11/2016  Presidents Newsletter 2


Congratulation to the Seniors for their sterling effect at the T/20 games at University against University.  Great game, good win.  There is another T/20 on Tuesday, 22nd November against Prospect at Prospect Oval at 5.20 pm  - Come along and support the team.

In relation to the rounds, a up and down weekend, some games played, some called off due to weather.  Let’s get out there and practice hard and prepare for this weekend.  Note that in the Seniors – 1s and 2s play Saturday/Sunday; 3s and 4s play Saturday only.  Juniors also play Saturday only.

TRAINING:  Next week (because of the T/20) training is there is no training on Tuesday and Thursday for all Grades.  Thursday is the start of the Test Match at Adelaide Oval.

Can the Under 16s please go to training on Wednesday 22nd at 5pm to ensure you get some time in the nets before Seniors.  This is ONLY for the 23rd.

Meals are on at the Club Saturday via Craft Cooks, and a BBQ will be on Sunday.

Have fun…

The Cricket Report

The A Grade started the season on a high with a good win against University and a draw against Adelaide put us on top of the 1st Grade table.  Unfortunately, we were dealt a huge blow last Round against a committed East Torrens side.  The side slumped to 6 for 70 after Matt Weaver had won the toss and elected to bat.  We needed a partnership and the captain along with Adam Somerfield put on 140 for the 7th wicket with the late taking his score to 100.  The side was bowled out for 276 late on Day 1.  East Torrens were in trouble early when Jake Haberfield took 2 wickets in his second over and the day could have ended on a high if Michael Cranmer had been given out caught behind off Brad Evans when the score was on 2 for 12.  Cranmer and Tasmanian, Keep, took the score to 60 before Keep was caught at point two balls before stumps with the home side at 3 for 62.  Day 2 we had Travis back in the side but this also meant East Torrens had Jake Lehmann and Adam Zampa.  Cranmer and Miller took the score to 132 before Cranmer was Bowled by Travis.  Lunch was taken and on return with two balls left in his 5th over he clean bowled the dangerous Lehmann second ball.  The boys were back on top with East Torrens 5 for 132.  Any ideas of a collapse were put to rest as Zampa (69) and Miler (84) put on 114 for the 6th wicket taking the game away from Tea Tree Gully.  This was a disappointing result for the boys but with a Saturday/Sunday game against Sturt coming up I’m sure we will be back to our best.

Mid-week the 1st team played University in the T20 Cup and made it 2 wins from 2 with a six wicket win at University oval.  University made 150 and Matt Weaver (24) and Tim Evans (30) got us off to a good start but it was the 78-run partnership between Adam Somerfield and Patrick Page that did the damage. Somerfield again was best with the bat scoring 47 before being caught and bowled and Page was again a thorn in Universities side scoring an unbeaten 36.  Best with the ball was Sean Nottle with 2 for 14 of his 4 overs.  Our next game is next Tuesday at Prospect Oval.

The seconds put on 322 in the first week of their Round 3 game with Sam Agnew scoring 116 and was well backed up by Corey Polyak (52) and Ben Pye (46).  Unfortunately, due to rain delays they were unable to bowl East Torrens out to win the game and had to settle with a draw.  Pick of the bowlers was Sean Nottle with 2 for 31.

Rain has been the winner in most of the other Grades although the 3rd Grade had a very embarrassing outright loss to East Torrens being bowled out twice for 49 and 72 respectively.  The fourth Grade were chasing a massive 305 but with Bulkana taking the bulk of Friday’s storm there was no play on Day 2.  Pick of the bowlers was Josh Groves with 3 for 55.

The Juniors also were affected by the weather, however the 16 Reds set East Torrens 245 on Day 1.  Evan Gregoric, one of our Country lads scored 78 with Connor Linhart (51) and Fletcher Pannel (48) also doing well.  East Torrens fought well making 229 but good bowling from Linhart 3 for 25, Dion Lucas 2 for 40 and Pannel 2 for 39 gave the Bulls the win.  The Under 16 Whites and Under 14 Reds were both cancelled on Day 2.  The 16 Whites had made 117 with Jack Bastian making 51 and East Torrens were 1 for 18 when the rain intervened. The 14 Reds made a very competitive 3 for 144 with Will Radan and Hayden Cesaro making 66 and 45 respectively.  The Under 14 whites continued the earlier season form making 6 for 187.  Jackson Dilena made 38 and backed his efforts up with the ball taking 2 for 33 as East Torrens were bowled out for 155.

Our Ray Sutton side had their competition hampered by poor weather but they won games against Northern Districts and East Torrens but any hopes of making the Grand Final were squashed after a heavy defeat to a very strong Kensington side.  Our development squad are now in training for the Statewide Under 12 competition starting on 20th December.  Colin Paech is the coach of the young cricketers and he reports that we have some really good talent coming through the development process.

 Peter Cronin

Thoughts of the week

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