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James Wolfenden carried his UK form over to Moonee Valley. He's pictured here with the ECB South Yorkshire Premier League Trophy, which he won with his club Wakefield Thornes. He was playing championship cricket up to a couple of days before hopping on the plane to Australia.Jimmy Woof's debut day out

English import James Wolfenden (right) made an immediate impact in his first game for Moonee Valley, becoming only the fourth player in the history of our Club to make a century on debut.
James, out for a "year in the colonies" with close mate Sean Duckworth after finishing university together, found himself in the hard-wicket Sevenths following a shuffle of teams for Round 1. The abandonment of three of our four turf grades due to pitch preparation issues meant that a spot opened up for both lads in the Sevenths.
James in particular took full advantage.
Playing at home on the Ormond Park East oval on October 8, he opened the batting with senior coach Lou Raffaele against the Singh Sahba team. James got off to a flier, with the ball bludgeoned to all parts of the ground.
James looked imperious in posting his 103 not out, retiring in accordance with th NWMCA one-day comp rules.
Moonee Valley continued to keep the scoreboard ticking over, with Anthony Cafari posting 67 and Daniel Comande going out off the last ball of the innings for 97, while seeking the club the boundary that would have also brought up his ton. 
Along the way, Daniel passed the 1000 senior run milestone for the Valley. Dan clubbed eight sixes in his knock, which gets him into the Wisden hall of fame.
Moonee Valley's total of 4/339 compulsory close was our highest-ever score in the Sevenths, entered this season in the Sunday one-day comp.
Singh Sabha got off to a promising start as it bravely tried to reel in the total, but lost a lot of its wickets in the middle overs to be all out for 182.
James showed that fielding was just as easy as batting, with a spectacular one-handed catch on the boundary. His mate Sean wasn't to be outdone, picking up his first wicket for the Valleys.
And another former UK resident making his debut for Moonee Valley, Shiraz Badurdeen, also demonstrated sublime fielding skills to make a difficult catch look easy.
At right: James Wolfenden carried his UK form over to Moonee Valley. He's pictured here with the ECB South Yorkshire Premier League Trophy, which he won with his club Wakefield Thornes. He was playing championship cricket up to a couple of days before hopping on the plane to Australia.



Who are you barracking for? Cricket mums and past players Adele Walker (left) and Vicki Ayers show some true colors.TIGER TOWN AT

MOONEE VALLEY
           

Moonee Valley celebrated the Richmond AFL Premiership in style, even though the Tiger supporters were an endangered species down at Ormond Park on September 30.
About four dozen Valley diehards - and not a Crows supporter in sight - watched the game on the big screen while we enjoyed the match.
Fast bowler Chris Pollock and partner Sam Milazzi enjoyed the day.It was a foregone conclusion early, and so a lot of our younger senior players availed themselves of a practice session, with stump cricket in the nets holding more interest than the footy.
Above: Who are you barracking for? Cricket mums and past players Adele Walker (far left) and Vicki Ayers show some true colors.
We had a number of juniors pass through during the course of the afternoon to try their skills on the jumping castle obstacle course.
Many thanks to our organisers - chiefly Michael Ozbun, Matt Thomas, Vanessa Riggio, Sam Milazzi, Kevin Gardiner, Agatha Soccio and Jesse Nankivell-Sandor.
At right: Fast bowler Chris Pollock and partner Sam Milazzi enjoyed the day.
Moonee Valley intends to follow Richmond's example and get among the silverware this season as well.
****For more pictures from the day, click HERE



***************Our Barham hit-out******************


                                               Our team which won the pre-season hit-out in Barham. L-R: Back - Matthew Esmore, Matt Thomas, Mark Gauci, Anthony Cafari, Nate Wolland, Channa DeSilva, Daniel Comande, Stephen Esmore, Nigel Cowan and Anthony Leonardo. Front - Ben Thomas, coach Lou Raffaele and skipper Rajan Aiyappan.
The after-match celebrations: L-R Sean O'Kane, Channa DeSilva and Rajan Aiyappan.Above: Our team which won the pre-season hit-out in Barham. L-R: Back - Matthew Esmore, Matt Thomas, Mark Gauci, Anthony Cafari, Nate Wolland, Channa DeSilva, Daniel Comande, Stephen Esmore, Nigel Cowan and Anthony Leonardo. Front - Ben Thomas, coach Lou Raffaele and skipper Rajan Aiyappan.

Moonee Valley sent a strong team up to Barham for a pre-season hit on turf on September 16, and we came away witha good win.
The weekend was an opportunity for players in or vying for the top grades to have some time away together, and it certainly worked. Our bowlers got a good go, and batsmen got some quality time in the middle.
The post-match bonding was also a  highlight of the weekend.
At left: The after-match celebrations: L-R Sean O'Kane, Channa DeSilva and Rajan Aiyappan.
Moonee Valley legend Sean O'Kane came across for the weekend from his home patch at Barooga - where we played our pre-season on turf leading up to the 2016/18 year - and a good time was had by all.

Luca Nimorakiotakis bowls in the southern nets, under the watchful eye of senior coach Lou Raffaele.COACHING CLINIC SETS

THE SCENE FOR OUR

JUNIORS


Moonee Valley juniors got a taste of the future when senior players ran a training clinic at Ormond Park on September 10.
Coach Lou Raffaele and a group of senior players took our up-and-comers through their paces, checking and advising on their techniques and giving our young Valley boys some handy instruction on how to continue improving their game.
At right: Luca Nimorakiotakis bowls in the southern nets, under the watchful eye of senior coach Lou Raffaele.
The seniors are taking a bigger role with the juniors this season, assisting our Director of Junior Cricket, senior player Channa DeSilva.
Anthony Cafari and Stephen Esmore - who both came through our junior program - are taking on the coaching of Moonee Valley's Under 12s this season.
Dylan Pleban shows his bowling skills.And our two young English imports, James Wolfenden and Sean Duckworth, have put up their hands to coach our Under 10s.
All in all, the juniors will benefit from the increased senior interaction.

At left: Dylan Pleban shows his bowling skills.

Junior Co-ordinator Peter Pickering advises that there are still spots available in each of our age groups - Under 14s, Under 12s and Under 10s, as well as in our Milo In2Cricket program for the younger players wanting to get in to cricket for the first time.
Players or parents wanting more information can phone Peter on 0414 800 145 or email him at pjp@vicbar.com.au


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VALLEY OUTDOOR TRAINING - DETAILS


Moonee Valley Cricket Club trains at Ormond Park on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. We have seven senior sides - four on turf and three on hard wicket, and a range of Saturday and Sunday games to suit all options.
We still have spots available in our senior teams. Anyone interested in joining our successful and progressive club can phone coach Lou Raffaele on  0450 181 948, or Club President Charlie Walker on 0411 705 381.
Interested juniors can phone Junior Co-ordinator Peter Pickering on 0414 800 145 or email him at pjp@vicbar.com.au

     

    Main Club contact details:

* Charlie Walker - President 0411 705 381; 0409 237 543; 9370 1802
* Peter Golding -   Treasurer 0419 009 721
* Simon Thornton - Vice President 0417 570 779
* Peter Pickering - Junior Co-ordinator 0414 800 145  pjp@vicbar.com.au 

* Channa DeSilva - Director of Junior Cricket 0402 833 592

Email: mooneev@club.cricketvictoria.com.au


For more contacts, see " Office bearers & Officials " under "Club News & Info" at the top of the page

Last updated: October 11, 2017.
For more of our history, including our Premierships, click HERE


 


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