Month: August 2009

Ben Neville to lead the Two Blues

It is with great pleasure and immense pride that the NCCC committee announces the appointment of one of its favourite sons, Ben Neville as the Captain Coach of NCCC for season 2009/10.

Ben is a product of the NCCC junior system and a dual NCCC First X1 Premiership player.
He departed NCCC in season 2002/03 to further his career at VCA Premier club North Melbourne for a number of seasons, before Coaching Melbourne club Keilor. Ben also played “International” cricket in Canada during one of his numerous off-season travels.

Ben’s professional qualifications are in Physical Education and coupled with his extensive experience in coaching and playing cricket at the high levels, his enthusiastic and infectious attitude, his life experiences and his love for the NCCC, Ben is indeed a fortunate and well qualified appointment for the club. The committee is confident that we have made an appointment that will be very beneficial for not only this season and but importantly for the further development of the club’s promising youth.

Ben has maintained his contact at the club over time and prior to last season played the odd game, before returning to the club last season in a part time role, which was unfortunately hampered by injury. Ben has recently started his own business Pranic Performance (Melbourne and Ocean Grove bases), which is a natural therapy that heals the body. Ben will explain in greater detail how it works, but it is imperative that we as members and as club give Ben our utmost support in helping promote his new business and utilising his talents for our own benefit.
Ben and I are currently working on a few more recruits for the current season and we are confident that the new signing’s will also be beneficial for the club and its progressive development. The full coaching and training staff as well as captains for the 2009/10 season will be announced in the coming weeks. Needless to stay, we are trying to focus on utilising the available experienced people to full capacity and it is immensely pleasing to see a number of club stalwarts putting their hand up and also being receptive when approached to be involved in some capacity. Many hands makes light work and the more that get involved, the more dynamic our season can be.

Season 2009/10 is shaping as an exciting year. The club is continuing to put solid structures in place to provide pathways and support for our developing list. It is imperative that players young and old give all that they are capable of in terms of training attendance, playing availability but most importantly show enthusiasm & intensity as well as displaying genuine club unity and support for those giving their time for the benefit of the club and its members.

Now is the time to band together and enjoy each other’s company and work hard in the knowledge that in the near future we will be enjoying the jubilation and satisfaction of success.

Its been said before, and it will be said again.
Go Hard or Go Home……

Tribune

The Two Blue Tribune is the club’s official newsletter presenting members with news, views, scores and important information.
Published fortnightly in season, the TBT is in its 36th year and is available via email. Hard copy can be picked up from the clubrooms on the Thursday of each edition.

Past Players

Last season saw a group of 50 Newtown & Chilwell CC past players attend an annual dinner to foster a continued interest in the club as well as reminisce over events and memories of the past. The N&CCC Past Players and Officials Association is open to all those who have had an involvement in our great club. The association is organised by Ken Le Hunt, Jack Mulroyan and David Barnes who are most keen to hear from past players and officials who want to be involved.

Once again this season, the past players day will be held at Queens Park to coincide with the First XI game Versus Grovedale on Sunday December 3. Stay tuned for more details…

Pre season training info

Pre Season training is almost upon us and the program is as follows.thumbs_normal_2004gf_092
As always, pre season training is a great opportunity for players to hone their skills, improve their fitness and re acquaint & meet with teammates old & new. New captain/coach Ben Neville’s program will be dynamic & exciting, and importantly beneficial to both the physical and mental aspects of cricket. Be there to benefit, work hard and have some serious fun.

Pre season training is also the time for the club’s playing leaders to gauge the ability, the attitude & the intensity of players and start to piece together who will be the players first picked for teams this year. There is a fresh group of juniors entering senior ranks and add to that a number of new recruits and the competition for spots will be greater this year. Make sure that you are at the top of the list by getting to pre season and presenting your case.

Sunday Aug 2 10.00am – 12.00pm Geelong Indoor Sports Arena
Sunday Aug 9 10.00am – 12.00pm GISA
Sunday Aug 16 10.00am – 12.00pm GISA
Sunday Aug 23 10.00am – 12.00pm GISA
Wednesday Aug 26 TBA ( hoping for Geelong Baseball centre, Waurn Ponds)
Sunday Aug 30 10.00am – 12.00pm GISA
Friday September 4 8.00pm – 9.30pm GISA
Sunday September 6 10.00am – 12.00pm GISA
Wednesday September 9 6.30pm – 7.30pm Venue to be advised
Friday September 11 6.30pm- 8.00pm GISA
Sunday September 13 10.00am – 12.00pm GISA
Wednesday September 16 6.30pm – 7.30pm Venue to be advised
Friday September 18 6.30pm- 8.00pm GISA
Sunday September 20 10.00am – 12.00pm Queens Park
Tuesday September 22 5.00pm – 7.30pm Queens Park
Thursday September 24 5.00pm – 7.30pm Queens Park
Sunday September 27 10.00am – 1.00pm Queens Park
Tuesday September 29 5.00pm – 7.30pm Queens Park
Thursday October 1 5.00pm – 7.30pm Queens Park

Ben Neville to lead the Two Blues

It is with great pleasure and immense pride that the NCCC committee announces the appointment of one of its favourite sons, Ben Neville as the Captain Coach of NCCC for season 2009/10.

Ben is a product of the NCCC junior system and a dual NCCC First X1 Premiership player.
He departed NCCC in season 2002/03 to further his career at VCA Premier club North Melbourne for a number of seasons, before Coaching Melbourne club Keilor. Ben also played “International” cricket in Canada during one of his numerous off-season travels.

Ben’s professional qualifications are in Physical Education and coupled with his extensive experience in coaching and playing cricket at the high levels, his enthusiastic and infectious attitude, his life experiences and his love for the NCCC, Ben is indeed a fortunate and well qualified appointment for the club. The committee is confident that we have made an appointment that will be very beneficial for not only this season and but importantly for the further development of the club’s promising youth.

Ben has maintained his contact at the club over time and prior to last season played the odd game, before returning to the club last season in a part time role, which was unfortunately hampered by injury. Ben has recently started his own business Pranic Performance (Melbourne and Ocean Grove bases), which is a natural therapy that heals the body. Ben will explain in greater detail how it works, but it is imperative that we as members and as club give Ben our utmost support in helping promote his new business and utilising his talents for our own benefit.
Ben and I are currently working on a few more recruits for the current season and we are confident that the new signing’s will also be beneficial for the club and its progressive development. The full coaching and training staff as well as captains for the 2009/10 season will be announced in the coming weeks. Needless to stay, we are trying to focus on utilising the available experienced people to full capacity and it is immensely pleasing to see a number of club stalwarts putting their hand up and also being receptive when approached to be involved in some capacity. Many hands makes light work and the more that get involved, the more dynamic our season can be.

Season 2009/10 is shaping as an exciting year. The club is continuing to put solid structures in place to provide pathways and support for our developing list. It is imperative that players young and old give all that they are capable of in terms of training attendance, playing availability but most importantly show enthusiasm & intensity as well as displaying genuine club unity and support for those giving their time for the benefit of the club and its members.

Now is the time to band together and enjoy each other’s company and work hard in the knowledge that in the near future we will be enjoying the jubilation and satisfaction of success.

Its been said before, and it will be said again.
Go Hard or Go Home……

Committee

PRESIDENT: James Purcell

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT: Scott Mullen

JUNIOR VICE PRESIDENT: Colin Cunliffe, Devon Royce

SECRETARY: Stephanie Shaw

TREASURER: Rhys Bennett

PUBLIC OFFICER: Stephanie Shaw

COACH: Ben Neville

CHAIRMAN OF SELECTORS: Max Ellis

GENERAL COMMITTEE
Brett Bentley, Brett Loats, James Ratcliffe, Terry Hickey, Kev Simonsen, Mark Turnley, Tom Levick, Andrew Green, Phillip Morgan, Warwick Hadfield

CAPTAINS:

  • First XI Ben Neville
  • Second XI Russell Mitchell
  • Third XI Frank Tuskes
  • Fourth XI Grant Whiteside
  • Fifth XI Phillip Morgan
  • Sixth XI Mark Turnley

FIRST ELEVEN SCORER: Stephanie Shaw