Round 1 of the 2021/22 season gets underway this weekend! Fantastic numbers for both the Junior and Senior club, looking forward to a great season ahead with everyone. If we can all please continue to adhere to council guidelines by checking in using the Service Victoria QR code and you must be double vaccinated to enter the pavilion (a separate email will be sent out with all the up-to-date Covid-19 guidelines).
Here is the latest news:JUNIOR BLASTERS & MASTER BLASTERS: Our Blasters program will commence this Saturday morning 13 November 9am-10am @ HE Parker No 1 oval. More information to come from co-ordinators Trent Carr & Isaac Mumford. Looking forward to the kids again enjoying their introduction to cricket at Heathmont.
JUNIORS: New junior co-ordinator Glenn Arbuckle and the junior committee have had a busy preseason. Round 1 starts for the u12’s, u14’s & u16’s this Friday 12 November. Super 7’s and Fast 9’s matches start on Sunday 14 November 14 (Super 7’s matches as advised via WhatsApp group).
GIRLS STAGE 1 & 2: We are excited to announce we have a second girls’ team for the upcoming season. Paul Perry has again taken the reins as girls coach & co-ordinator. The Stage 1 & 2 Girls matches will commence on Wednesday 17 November.
JUNIOR & GIRLS 2021/22 FIXTURE: The full junior fixture should be uploaded to MyCricket over the next couple of days, thanks for your patience.
JUNIOR SPORTS CHAPLAIN: HCC are pleased to announce we have a junior club Sports Chaplain. Stephen Moore (father of u/17 player & senior cricketer Jack Moore) has kindly offered his services to the club. Stephen is a qualified sports Chaplain and will work alongside our senior Sports Chaplain Tim Argall. Stephen has an engaging personality and will be around the club to offer assistance in any way to our members/parents or for anyone who would like to have a chat. As per sports chaplaincy guidelines all conversations are strictly confidential. Welcome Stephen!
JUNIORS & SENIORS @ PROCLAMATION PARK: The project is still on schedule to finish early in 2022, however is unlikely to be completed before the end of the season. Please note, at this stage for all matches, entry to the east and west ovals & turf wicket is at the bottom left of the carpark. The toilets in the old rooms are still accessible. Please remember to check in using the Proclamation Park QR code.
SENIORS:7 TEAMS: We are pleased to announce that we are fielding 7 teams for the upcoming season, including5 turf teams! The recently introduced team will be playing in the newly established ECA Sunday 1 turf competition. We were initially looking to establish an u17’s team however, we were unable to get the numbers at this time. The registered u17 players will now get first opportunity to play for the Sunday 1 grade team. Note, all available players from our 2nd XI to our 7th XI are eligible to play a second match in this Sunday grade on any given weekend.
FIRST SELECTION NIGHT: We have access to the social rooms for our first selection this Thursday 11 November. Our magnificent Michelle Miller is back again coordinating & cooking meals for the playing group. Rooms will be open from 6.30pm. Please check in on arrival, QR codes available at entry.
SENIOR 2021/22 FIXTURE: The senior fixture is now out on MyCricket.
ROLLERS & TURF WICKETS: Our two new ride-on rollers for HE Parker Reserve & Proclamation Park have now arrived.
CURATORS SHED: There have been some further delays to the curators shed with completion now expected in December.
MONTONIANS: Montonians memberships are now available and are a fantastic way to support the club. After a brilliant effort over the last couple of years, Tim Swoboda is coordinating our Montonians again, please contact him on 0438 087 086 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DAVID BOXSHALL: In memory of David Boxshall, we are hosting a ‘Farewell to Boxy’ afternoon at the Pavilion on Sunday 21 November from 2pm. Come along and pay your respects to one of our greatest cricketers and Heathmont people.
TOYOTA GOOD FOR CRICKET RAFFLE: By buying a ticket or two you are not only helping the Heathmont CC but you could be driving around in a brand new Toyota! All funds raised come directly back to the Club. Only a limited number of tickets are available, so share the link with your family and friends and lets try and raise as much as possible: https://toyotagoodforcricket.raffletix.com.au/heathmontcc?v=1
TRIVIA NIGHT: Always a fun night! Hosted jointly by the HCC and Ringwood Saints Baseball Club to raise funds for the proclamation park fit out. Saturday 4 December, 7.15pm arrival for a 7.30pm start. $25pp, BYO nibbles and drinks at bar prices. Book your table of 8 now by contacting Matt Carr on 0411 295 296 or Mitch Van Koll on 0411 758 155.
CHRISTMAS PARTY: Save the date on Sunday 19 December (all other details to be confirmed).
100th YEAR PARTY: Save the date on Saturday 5 March to celebrate the Club’s 100th season.
The complete social calendar will be available shortly. Any queries at all please feel free to contact the committee.
Thanks & regards,