Following the decision to cancel all games on Saturday 6th January due to the heat, play on Sunday 7th proceeded in substantially different weather conditions. Three tied matches came out of Sunday’s play, two of them at the one ground as McKinnon and Beaumaris tied both games in Championship and Division 5, and Murrumbeena and Mentone playing out the third tie in Division 1. In the Championship, at McKinnon a second tie of the day ensued after the earlier Division 5 game (both sides reaching 96 in their allocated 20 overs), in the Championship match Beaumaris batted first reaching 2/137(cc) James Lynch making 71* as McKinnon’s Adam Pullman (63) lead the chase 4/137(cc) but in remarkable circumstances a second tie for the day. Carnegie batting first reached 4/151 with Vinay Tripathi 69*, defeating Chelsea 8/138(cc) Anil Malik 3/20, Rahul Chauhan 3/27 the key wicket takers for the Negie. At Princes Park Bentleigh won the toss and batted reaching 6/136 before Ben Howell (69) lead the South Caulfield winning chase, South’s finishing at 3/137. Bonbeach 5/144(cc) with Bryce O'Connor 65 defeated Hampton 8/121, Bonnie’s Tim Mulholland picking up 3/35. In Division 1 the third tie of the day eventuated with Mentone batting first at Peter Robertson Oval where they reached 9/134 from their 20 overs, batting second Murrumbeena’s Brad Kruger’s 80* was the key to the chase but was stranded at the non-strikers end in the final few balls as Mentone tied the game keeping Murrumbeena to 4/134. Old Mentonians kept Cheltenham to 6/98(cc), chasing the total down in 14.3 overs finishing at 4/99. Middle Park 4/75 def Bayside 74 and Brighton District 3/116 (Dylan Blignaut 56) def Parkdale 7/113(cc). In Division 2 Hampton 0/127(cc) defeated Bonbeach 80; South Caulfield 2/176(cc) (Josh O'Donnell 79*, Ed Tattersall 63*) defeated Bentleigh 8/136(cc); Aspendale (5/131) defeated Clayton District (126) and Port Melbourne 6/174(cc) (Bruce Will 56) defeated Parkdale United 9/155(cc). Results for the rest of the competition can be found here. VMCU U21’s Semi-Final this Weekend This Sunday the CSB U21’s take on the DDCA in a semi-final of the VMCU Wright Shield. The match commences at 10am at Boss James Reserve Hampton, a win seeing the team through to the final on Sunday January 28th. As a precursor, the U21’s this Wednesday night take on the Kingston Hawthorn U21’s at Beaumaris’ Banksia Reserve. CSB Women’s Ten 10 Day Following on from the successful Women’s Ten 10 Day, and our CSB Men’s Preseason launch video’s we have developed a number of video’s from the Ten 10 Day which will commence releasing as a lead-in to the CSB Women’s T20 competition beginning on Sunday February 4th at Caulfield Park. Our first featured clip is with Rhiannon Robinson of the Bentleigh CC and can be viewed here. Aero Player of the Round This week’s Player of the Round is Dale Meyer of Old Mentonians with 3/14 from 3 overs and 40* in the win over Cheltenham in Division 1. Congratulations Dale. A Sport For All Awards - Victoria Nominations Now Open Cricket Victoria has recently changed the way we celebrate those that contribute to the growth, diversity and inclusion of cricket throughout the state. The inaugural A Sport For All Awards – Victoria look to highlight community cricket and celebrate the achievements of our community clubs, associations, indoor centres, community organisations, administrators and volunteers who go above and beyond to make cricket a sport for all Australians. Nominations are now open for all 12 award categories and can be completed via the online form.Nominations for the awards close on Wednesday January 31, 2018. Lunch with Kevin Sheedy Kingston Hawthorn CC are hosting a lunch with Kevin Sheedy on Sunday 25th February. Details of this event can be found here.