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Jnr Cricket: March 12th Wet Weather Update

- Friday, March 11, 2022
Due to ground closures across the weekend by the majority of councils, most of our scheduled games this weekend are cancelled.  The only games taking place will be for some U10, U11 and U12 games. Please read further details below to see if your team has been allocated a field.  The format of the finals will now change and we will only be playing 1st v 2nd for each age group.  Please see further details on re-scheduled finals.
The following fixtures will be played as friendlies as the entire division is not able to play.  These should be scored manually.
If any Easts teams are short players please let me know as there will be other players looking for a game.  If you have players after a game in the U10 morning competition please let me know as the renegades have some out with COVID.
U10AM O’Keefe
12 Mar 2022 at 8:00 AM: RJCC Heat v Easts Scorchers at Lower Cooper 2 
U10AM Hughes 

12 Mar 2022 at 8:00 AM: UNSW Strikers v SSMC King Browns at Lower Cooper 1 (West)
12 Mar 2022 at 10:00 AM: Easts Renegades v RJCC Sixers at Heffron Park (Oval 1)
Competitive Games

The following fixtures will take place on a competitive basis:
U10AM Edwards 
12th Mar 2022 at 10:00 AM: RJCC Scorchers  v  RJCC Force at Heffron Park (Oval 3)
12 Mar 2022 at 10:00 AM: UNSW Rebels v BYE
12 Mar 2022 at 10:30 AM: UNSW Thunder v Easts Cheetahs at Lower Cooper 2 
12 Mar 2022 at 10:30 AM: Easts Serpents v Reddam Roos at  Lower Cooper 1 (West)
U10PM Lyon 
12 Mar 2022 at 12:30PM: Easts Kookaburras v Easts Lorikeets at Lough Field 1 (North)
12 Mar 2022 at 12:30PM: Easts Marlins v UNSW Stars at Snape Oval (Outer Oval)
12 Mar 2022 at 12:30PM: Easts Crocs v BYE
12 Mar 2022 at 1:30PM: Easts Eagles v Easts Beasts at Lower Cooper 2
U11PM Dwarshius 
12 Mar 2022 at 12:30 PM RJCC Scorchers v Easts Lions at Heffron Park (Oval 1)
12 Mar 2022 at 3:00 PM: Easts Renegades v Easts Stingrays at Heffron Park (Oval 1)
12 Mar 2022 at 3:00PM:  RJCC Strikers v UNSW Stars at Heffron Park (Oval 3)
U11PM Kerr 
12 Mar 2022 at 12:30 PM: Easts Thunder v Reddam Rhinos at Lough Field 2
12 Mar 2022 at 12:30 PM: Easts Sharks v Easts Cheetahs at Heffron Park (Oval 3)
12 Mar 2022 at 1:00 PM: Easts Sixers v Easts Athletico Smash at  Lower Cooper 1 (West)

Re-Scheduled Finals

The 1st and 2nd placed teams in each competition will play in a grand final next weekend.

The Grand Finals matchups are:
13s Div 1 Girls – ACC v Marrickville Hudson
15 Girls – Leichhardt Wanderers Red v ICC
17 Girls – Summer Hill v Easts Hurricanes
U12 Boys – Easts Hurricanes v Easts Jets
U13 Boys Div 1 – Leichhardt Wanderers Black v Concord Briars Maroon
U13 Boys Div 2 – Leichhardt Wanderers White v BSSCC Galahs
U14 Boys – RJCC Scorchers v Easts Vipers
U15 Boys – Easts Barracudas v RJCC Superstars
U17 Boys – Leichhardt Wanderers v Marrickville Simpson

2022/23 Green Shield Trials

- Thursday, March 03, 2022

Eastern Suburb Cricket Club Green Shield trials for the 2022/23 Green Shield season will take place on Sunday 10th April and Saturday 23rd April from 2pm to 5pm (arrive 1.45pm) at the Norm O'Neill Cricket Training Facility in Penshurst.

If you are interested in attending please complete the registration form by 1 April and we will notify you if you are invited to attend.

For further information please email our Pathways Manager, Michael Furlong at mf@eastscricket.com.au

Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club is the home for State and BBL stars Peter Nevill, Harry Conway and Baxter Holt.

Waverley Oval to Host WNCL Clash on 8th March 2022

- Wednesday, March 02, 2022

Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club is very excited for the impending WNCL fixture at Waverley Oval between Victoria and Western Australia on the 8th March 2022, with first ball being at 10am.

This is a great opportunity for the club as it continues to invest into its very important Girls Cricket Programs in providing pathways for young girl cricketers in the local community.

It is also a fitting reward for the Club and Waverley Council to showcase Waverley Oval as a leading cricket ground in Sydney.

The fixture will feature one of Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club’s own girl’s cricketers in Maddy Darke, who will be returning home to Waverley Oval albeit in WA colours. Maddy played her junior cricket at ESCC.

Club President Jim Maxwell AM noted:

“This is a great chance to watch some high level professional women’s cricket at our home ground, Waverley Oval. It also coincides with International Women’s Day on Tuesday March 8th whilst at the same time the Australian Women’s Team compete in the Women’s World Cup in New Zealand”

“We encourage all cricket fans to join us at Waverley Oval on Tuesday.”

2021/22 Season Update: Remaining Fixtures Revised

- Thursday, January 27, 2022

Following careful consideration, Cricket NSW has made the decision to revise the draw for the remaining rounds of the NSW Premier Grade Cricket season due to the impact of COVID-19 on all Premier Grade Cricket Clubs.

This weekends Round 11 fixture against Manly Warringah Cricket Club has been altered from a Two-Day to a One-Day Limited-Overs fixture. With a further two additional One-Day Limited-Overs fixtures added to the draw, against Mosman Cricket Club & Northern District Cricket Club.

Round 13 against Fairfield Liverpool CC & Round 16 against Penrith Cricket Club will remain as Two-Day Fixtures. With the regular season now wrapping up in Round 17 against Sutherland District Cricket Club.

Lanham Financial Advice Joins ESCC Family

Angus Simpson - Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club is delighted to welcome Lanham Financial Advice to the Dolphins family.

Lanham, a financial adviser & wealth manager established in 1989, is based in the heart of the Eastern Suburbs in Double Bay and is coming on board for 2022 & beyond as a Commercial Partner of the Premier Grade Club.

ESCC would like to extend a warm thank you & welcome to Peter Lanham for his coming on board & support of cricket in the Eastern Suburbs.

Club Dolphin is Open!

- Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Community support is a profoundly important part of Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club.

Joining Club Dolphin is your opportunity to support your club in a proactive membership capacity this year.

Please select one of the membership tiers and secure your package for 2021/22!

With this comes invites to all exclusive ESCC Events, voting rights at the Annual General Meeting, as well as your choice of select merchandise items.

Click here to join Club Dolphin.

Thank you for your very valuable support & we look forward to seeing you at Waverley Oval soon.

Jim Maxwell Inducted Into SCG Media Hall of Fame

- Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Congratulations to Club President Jim Maxwell AM, who had his SCG Media Hall of Fame tribute erected at the SCG during the 2022 New Year's Test.

Jim was inducted into the SCG Media Hall of Fame last year, a thoroughly well deserved achievement from one of the most iconic voices in cricket.

PG's Lock in Finals Spot

- Wednesday, December 15, 2021

We are delighted that our Poidevin-Gray Shield side has locked in a spot in the top-four, confirming their spot in the finals in January.

With victory over local rivals Randwick-Petersham on Sunday, our boys secured 4th place & locked in a Semi-Final clash against Sutherland at Glenn McGrath Oval on January 30th in the new year.

A Message from the Club President

- Saturday, August 21, 2021
Hi Dolphins Cricketers, Parents/Guardians, Coaches, Managers, Volunteers and Supporters.

We are of course in very challenging times, and we wish everyone at Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club a safe, healthy and comfortable time in managing this period.

Normally at this time of year, cricket kits are dusted off and pre season training and preparations have commenced for a new and exciting cricket season commencing end September/early October.

Sadly at the moment, this is not the case.

The club is however working closely with Cricket NSW, and through the NSW Government in navigating as much cricket to be played as possible this summer.

The commencement of the season remains in the hands of relevant NSW Public Health Orders. We will update the club with details as they come to hand.

Cricket NSW and the club are strongly encouraging vaccinations to expedite the commencement of the season. (Age criteria to be advised by the NSW Government).

In terms of Registrations, the club is committed to refunding any fees paid but not expended should extended parts, or the full season, not be possible.

So please do keep the Registrations coming in!

On the international stage, I can’t wait to call another Ashes Series here in Australia this summer and a historic Test against Afghanistan. Its going to be an exciting summer!

We take heart that the Test Match at Lords between England and India just completed was played in front of full houses each day. Hopefully this is the norm again around the world soon, in safe and healthy conditions.

May the magnificent game of cricket again soon be our local community benchmark that is all things great around competition, the spirit of play, friendship and fun.

Take care.

Jim Maxwell AM

The Battle of Chiswick – Easts Piranhas U12 Div 1 Grand Final Victory

- Tuesday, April 20, 2021
With the rivalry established over the season between the Easts Piranhas (2nd) and Concord Briars White (1st), the grand final was set to be a close one. What a game it was, with Easts overcoming injuries and a strong opposition to prevail by 6 runs!

Concord won the toss and elected to bowl. Our openers, Rehaan Shyam Sundar and Hugo Wise, faced down the tightest bowling the team has faced all season and both retired unconquered after 30 balls. Conor Pepper played a great “number 3” knock and Sid Basham, promoted on the day due to injuries to “number 4”, batted solidly. A poor return for good shots on a slow outfield left the lads at a modest 2/33 after 15 overs. Following the drinks break, Conor and Jimmy Milne took the bowling on and added 45 runs in 6 overs before both retiring unconquered. Impressively, the Piranhas scored 88 runs in the second 15 overs to set a defendable total of 121.

The coaching panel then had to scramble to put out a full fielding team with the original ten reduced to seven fit players. Fred Robertson (unwell and initially just attending as a spectator) gritted his teeth and put the wicket-keeping gloves on. Also, 7 year old James Cowan was called up as a substitute fielder (for the unwell Willem Bongardt) and played with his older brother Charlie. Edward Copping with his broken arm also briefly fielded for an ailing Remy McKay.

It was a good start with the ball, Charlie steamed in for his signature intimidating opening overs, partnered by Hugo who claimed 2 wickets in 2 balls, leaving Concord 2/2 off 2 overs. Sid and Forbes Blackstone kept the bowling tight with Concord 2/39 after 15 overs. Concord surged in the middle overs and needed 38 off the last 7 overs. The result could have gone either way! From that point, our captain Rehaan superbly managed the field placements into the close. Conor bowled a wicket maiden with Fred gloving a beauty, Hugo held a ripper catch in the deep off Rehaan and the screws were tightening. It came down to the last over with Concord needing 13 to win. Charlie removed a batsman with a magnificent ‘Starc’ like yorker, then closed out the victory with Concord 6 runs short!

The lads showed great self-belief, played positive cricket, supported and covered for their injured team mates, adapted to new batting and bowling line-ups and demonstrated composure and maturity beyond their years. A memorable win and a great way to cap off an outstanding season of cricket, friendship and development.

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