Until Christmas all Thursday trainings will be held at Pasadena High School. While the groundworks are underway at Edwardstown we are taking advantage of the oval and facilities at Pasadena to work on all aspects of our games. Tomorrow we’ll start with center wicket practice, so get on down.
Checkout out new playing shirts, delivery is due on a few short weeks time.
Big thanks to devon clothing for their help.
Over winter, our committee took on the challenge of creating a selection policy to serve as a cultural backbone for 2018/19. We believe our players, both current and future, deserve to understand the clubs position as it applies to every member of our great club.
Our thoughts revolved around our values of equality, fairness, transparency, diversity and multi-cultural inclusion. Creating a level playing field for all and selecting players based primarily on their performance and ability was of importance to us.
Further in the spirit of cricket and the interests of the club, selecting players in a grade most appropriate is central to the enjoyable challenge of cricket and provides a broader opportunity for individual growth and development.
The selection policy is available in the first edition of the Road Rage. I’m available anytime to discuss.
Matt Altus – our current Vice-President plays his 100th game for South Road in Round 3. Serving on the majority of committees over the past 10 years and a multi-year captain, his contribution and leadership set him apart as one of the most consistent performers for our club in recent history. Maltus, like most keepers, is underrated with the ball and is tipped by sources to double his 23 wicket club tally this year.
I’m ecstatic to announce Matt as our B Grade Captain for the coming season.
Dan O’Hara – the green tin swilling, tobacco rolling leg-spinner dropped onto the South Road scene in the later half of last season. With his enthusiasm for the game, clear-thinking and calm nature, he was quickly identified as leadership quality. Off the back of a strong winter T20 tournament of ripping wickets and smashing pickets, DOH is set to dominate the Section 7 field.
I’m overcome with emotion to announce Dan as our C Grade Captain.
We are still in contract negotiations for the D Grade captaincy. Further announcement closer to the first game.
As mentioned in the Road Rage and heard before the season starts we have a season opening event spectacular. This is a great day to get around your mates and celebrate the start of another season here with the SRCC.
On Monday Oct 1st, 10am at Pasadena, we will be playing a modified version of a T20 keeping it fun and entertaining for all plus the club wants to provide a competitive practice game before the season to give you the best chance of being successful in round 1. The Captains and I will be ringing around and making contact. There will be a BBQ cooked and beverages for all (soft drink as well as beers) more details will be provided on the menu as it gets closer and numbers are confirmed.
Regards Aaron Schmidt
Check out the new Road Rage below to meet our new Training Coordinator, Cain (Costa) Long. As one of his first initiatives, he has organised some T20 games for as a training event on the 9th of September. Commencing at 9am, there will 2 teams put forward to play in a one off lastmanstands T20 competition. Each team will play at least 2 games (lasting 2 hours) and will cost $20 per person to play.
There have been a few of us playing over winter and we encourage everyone to come out for some great fun and competition. This is an external event and numbers are needed before the event, so please let us know ASAP if you can to play.
You can check out the last man stands rules here.
I hope everyone has had an enjoyable off season and is looking forward to Cricket starting again shortly.
Last season when I took up the A Grade Captaincy my aim was to have people enjoying their cricket again and stabilising the club after the Club was relegated to Section 3. I believe we achieved this goal last year and although we only had a handful of wins we remained competitive all season and had a lot of fun along the way.
The upcoming season allows us as a Club and Individuals to reset our Goals. For me as A Grade Captain this is quite simple, it’s time to start the journey of getting this proud Club back to Section 1 where it belongs. That starts this year with promotion to Section 2 at Season’s end the only acceptable result.
Last season there was no expectations from myself or the Club around attendance at Training. Our results reflected our training habits.
With the return of some former players, the continual development of existing juniors and the enticement of playing our home games on Turf, I’m expecting competition to be fierce for spots in the A Grade this season. To give yourself the best opportunity of being part of what I believe can be a memorable season I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible out at Training commencing at the Cage next Sunday 26th August at 11am.