Cricket Southern Bayside has advised clubs of the decision to delay the start of the season by a week after a review of grounds and pitch tables across the competition.With a significant number of grounds under-prepared a decision to provide an additional week’s maintenance and growth has been taken to provide the best conditions for the summer ahead.
Season Launch.Despite the delayed start, Belinda Clark AM, will this Wednesday evening at the Bentleigh RSL launch Cricket Southern Bayside’s second season.Belinda has an enviable cricketing CV. Captain of Australia from 1994 to 2005, 118 One Day Internationals and 15 Tests. Inducted to the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, Inducted to the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. A Member of the Order of Australia, with Australia’s top female international cricketer each season receiving the Belinda Clark Medal.
Currently Belinda is Head of Junior Cricket at Cricket Australia and we look forward to welcoming Belinda to launch our 2017-18 season.Under 21 VMCU Program.Cricket Southern Bayside is pleased to advise that former Prahran captain Sam Coates has agreed to take on the role of coaching our Under 21 VMCU representative side this summer.Sam has this season moved from Premier cricket to take on the role as 1st XI captain at Beaumaris after a distinguished career at Prahran where he captained the club and holds the record for the most dismissals and three batting partnership records.Michael Hogan of Bonbeach has once again agreed to take on the Team Manager’s responsibilities.This summer we are embarking on taking our representative side to a higher level by providing further leadership and skill based training to assist players in the program become the future leaders of their clubs.
We have also taken steps to ensure that on the field we are leaders with our full coloured kit for the team this summer, prepared with the assistance of the team at TNF.
Invitations for nominations for the side with a program of events will be sent to clubs in the coming week