Fresh from his success as player of the match in last summer’s Bendigo District Cricket Club’s final, Shane Murdoch has joined up with the Two Blues as batting coach this summer.

“Shane is a great off-season gain for us,” said Newtown and Chilwell Cricket Club president, Frank Tuskes.

“His performances for Eaglehawk in Bendigo all summer were outstanding and he topped that off by taking 4-50 to win the Taylor-Walsh medal.

“So as well a welcome addition to our top-order, his will be handy with the ball.

“Additionally, he’s had a lot of cricket experience both in Australia and overseas and that’s the sort of knowledge we want him passing on to our players, particularly the younger ones we are developing as the future of our club.”

Murdoch scored 312 runs and took 13 wickets for Eaglehawk’s First Xl after a late start to the season.

His appointment completes the Two Blues’ coaching set-up for 2017/2018:

Director of Cricket -Devon Royce

  • Chairman of Selectors – Don Royce
  • Training & Performance Co-Ordinator – Yves Roussety
  • Coaching & Leadership Consultant – Damian Shanahan
  • Conditioning & Activities – Adam Kalz
  • Fast Bowling Coach – Phillip Twaddle
  • Batting Coach – Shane Murdoch
  • Fielding Coach – Brendan Twaddle
  • Junior Co-Ordinators – Algernon Johannes & Aaron Croft

“All these people are of the best quality to lead our club on the field at both the senior and junior level,” Frank Tuskes said.

“The other thing they have is passion and that is important in a club where the emphasis is on developing our younger players and growing what is already one of the biggest junior campaign in the region.”

The Two Blues First Xl finished sixth last year, and the club was sixth in the club championship.

“Welcome aboard!” Shane Murdoch (left) with Two Blue’s Director of Cricket, Devon Royce.