1986/87 - the bottom of the barrel

THE CLUB'S Executive was almost the same for this Season as last, with Wayne Ross - President, Bob Kent - Vice President, Daryl Brown - Treasurer, and Steve Denton as Secretary. The General Committee comprised Norm Stickland, Barry Morgan (resigned October), Peter Worland, Gordon McLeod, Peter Watson, Neil Stirling, Dave Crompton, Phil Dunning, Bob Bowden and Bob Smith. Membership Fees were raised to $140, which covered Match Fees for the Season (Families $165, Students $105 and Juniors $30). The very active Social Committee comprised David Crompton (Chairman), Phil Dunning, Bob Bowden, Bob Smith and Ron McWilliams.

Colin Bowes retired from cricket (and took up Umpiring), which left the Club without a Coach. Advertisements provided no names on which we could work, and even discussions with a small list of "possibilities" gave us no joy. Without a coach, we decided to once again look within our own ranks, and Gordon McLeod was once again asked to fill the gap (having performed the same role, in similar circumstances, in 1982/83). Gordon had committed himself to the Juniors as the Club's Junior Co-ordinator, and could not give the position justice. Next we approached Mark Ridgway and Jason Gulbin to do the job jointly. Mark had decided at the end of last Season to concentrate on his Basketball and retired from cricket, so we pinned our hopes in Jason taking over the role. Jason - aged 20 - agreed to do the job.

Season 1986/87 was not very kind to the Long Island Cricket Club. The Season started badly with a wash-out of Round 1, and when the Season eventually got underway, we found that from the last Round of Season 1985/86, the following players were missing - Colin Bowes (Umpiring), Ross Penberthy (retired), Graham Vose (Karingal), Mike McDonald, Paul Jones, Mark Ridgway (retired), Shaun Staggard (retired), Brian Warner (Interstate), Dave Muir and Chris Ainalidis (retired) - all from our 1st and 2nd XI's. The result was that we went into the early Rounds with very inexperienced teams in the 1sts and 2nds. Players recruited in 1986/87 included John Allen (Tootgarook), John Black, Bob Hough, Tom Lamb (Flinders), Bob Martin (Balnarring & Crib Point), Sheehan Simmons, Alan Splatt and Ian Thomas. In addition, Gary Buckley, Andy Gilroy-Scott and Kevin Ryan resumed playing after missing 1985/86. Of the Junior players, a number lined up in the Senior Grades as well, and acquitted themselves well - Cameron Park, Justin Bridgeman, Simon Leighton, Matthew Parkinson, Doug Van Raay, Stuart McLeod, Daniel Watts, Aaron Wright, Neil Kent, Sam Griffiths, Shane Brown, Richard Hall, Martin Kelly, Andrew Kitson, Justin Groves, Greg Lamb and Troy Simmons.

The 1st XI , under the youthful leadership of Jason Gulbin struggled all Season, finished in last position, and as a consequence, the Club was relegated to the Sub-District Grade for next Season. Late in the Season however, Paul Jones returned to the Club, and the services of former Country-Week representative, Bob Martin were secured for the last couple of games. Both players added stability and experience to our line-up, and we almost succeeded in our attempt to remain in the District Grade. The team only won 2 games, but lost two others by less than 4 runs, and three by less than 15 runs. The early loss to Baxter - the eventual Premiers in the District Grade - probably summed up the way things went during the Season, when needing 26 runs to win, we lost 6/10. This robbed the team of momentum and confidence, which was not to return until towards the end of the Season. This was typical of our Season - we got into winning positions, but snatched defeat from the jaws of victory on quite a few occasions. This was evident right up to the last match of the Season, when although we appeared to be heading for defeat, so was Rosebud which was a few points behind us in last position. However, an appeal against the light by the last two Rosebud batsmen was upheld resulting in a drawn game. Rosebud gained enough points from that draw to retain its position in District and sent Long Island down to the Sub-District Grade. Dale McCurdy (32 wickets) and Jason Gulbin spear-headed the attack while Kevin Ryan, Lindsay Batey, Gordon McLeod and Jason did well with the bat. Bob Martin's four Innings' with the team were also good value and we hoped a sign of good things to come.

1st XI Results :

1 Long Island 5/97 (R.Hall 30) lost to Langwarrin 7/145 (D.McCurdy 2/37, D.McClelland 2/14, G.McLeod 2/31)
2 Long Island 7/133 (J.Gulbin 38no) lost to Frankston YCW 8/152 (G.McLeod 2/27, A.Splatt 2/18)
3 Long Island 101 and 2/99 (K.Ryan 52no) lost to Rye 7/105 (D.McCurdy 3/31, J.Gulbin 2/31, J.Gilbert 2/29)
4 Long Island 92 (R.Hall 31) lost to Baxter 106 (D.McCurdy 6/51, J.Gilbert 2/7) and 3/159 (G.McLeod 3/18)
5 Long Island 8/247 (L.Batey 43, G.McLeod 86no, D.Muir 36no) lost to Mt Martha 8/251 (D.McCurdy 3/61, A.Splatt 2/44)
6 Long Island 9/228 (R.Hall 33, J.Gulbin 39, K.Ryan 79) lost to Frankston East 6/233 (D.Muir 3/53)
7 Long Island 106 and 5/228 (S.Simmons 89no, L.Batey 59) lost to Delacombe Park 165 (M.Watson 4/61, J.Gulbin 4/55)
8 Long Island 7/233 (K.Ryan 118, R.Martin 36) defeated Boneo 158 (D.McCurdy 3/53, J.Gulbin 5/37, D.Muir 2/30)
9 Long Island 213 (R.Martin 50, G.McLeod 30, M.Watson 40) and 2/56
defeated Rosebud 208 (D.McCurdy 4/50, J.Gulbin 3/31, M.Watson 2/54)
10 Long Island 228 (L.Batey 42, G.McLeod 34, P.Jones 32) lost to Tootgarook 267 R.Martin 3/39, D.McCurdy 6/74) and 1/7
11 Long Island 9/145 (R.Martin 41) lost to Carrum Downs 4/153 (D.McCurdy 3/58)

On appearances, the 2nd XI disappointed in not making the finals, however it was decimated with players having to play 1sts when they should really have had this Season to consolidate their careers in this Grade. In addition, a number of players were forced to play in this Grade when they too, should have been allowed to establish themselves at a lower level. All in all, it was a miserable Season for the Club. Nobby Brown led the team well, and the blooding of players such as David Buckley, Cameron Park, Neil Kent and Justin Bridgeman augured well for the future. The team won 5 games and drew one, and two of the losses were by only 3 and 6 runs. Good performances with the bat came from Cameron Park, Nobby Brown and David Buckley, while evergreen quickie, Peter Worland was the pick of the bowlers.

2nd XI Results :

1 Long Island 9/124 (D.Buckley 33) lost to Langwarrin 163 (P.Worland 4/50, C.Small 2/8)
2 Long Island 1/73 (C.Small 39no) drew with Frankston YCW 7 (dec) 150 (S.Griffin 2/34, N.Kent 2/25)
3 Long Island 7/178 (C.Park 30, N.Stirling 39, N.Kent 35) defeated Rye 75 (P.Worland 4/19, S.Griffin 2/17, N.Kent 2/17, C.Small 2/2)
and 5/102 (P.Worland 3/25)
4 Long Island 215 (D.Buckley 31, L.Batey 95) defeated Baxter 106 (P.Worland 2/21, M.Anderson 2/15, D.Muir 3/16)
and 3/23 (P.Worland 2/9)
5 Long Island 5/225 (C.Park 37, M.Watson 58, D.Brown 61) lost to Mt Martha 5/231 (M.Watson 2/70)
6 Long Island 155 (P.Worland 36) lost to Frankston East 9/225 (P.Worland 2/33, D.McClelland 3/54, D.Brown 2/22)
7 Long Island 9/227 (D.Buckley 78, P.Jones 62) lost to Delacombe Park 8/230 (P.Worland 2/52, N.Kent 2/49, C.Small 3/28)
8 Long Island 192 (D.Brown 60, C.Park 45) lost to Boneo 1/333 and 3/44 (P.Conell 2/24)
9 Long Island 293 (P.Conell 34, D.Brown 36, N.Stirling 32, J.Allen 48, C.Park 75) defeated Rosebud 8/275 (N.Stirling 3/77)
10 Long Island 9/241 (J.Allen 97, D.Brown 38) defeated Tootgarook 160 (D.McClelland 3/37, B.Morgan 4/39)
11 Long Island 5/174 (R.Hall 67, G.Buckley 31no) defeated Carrum Downs 120 (P.Worland 2/23, G.Buckley 3/35, C.Park 5/19)

The 3rd XI , under Chris Firth, won 7 of its 11 games, but finished just outside the four. We had some excellent victories, but disappointed in crucial games. Paul Heller - 165 runs, Justin Bridgeman - 129 runs, and Chris Burke - 237 runs - all graduates from the Juniors - and Wayne Carter - 259 runs, Andy Gilroy-Scott - 175 runs, Les Thomas - 166 runs and Chris Firth did well with the bat, while Norm Stickland -24 wickets, Mark Anderson - 13 wickets, Kevin Stokes - 14 wickets and Barry Morgan - 14 wickets bowled well.

3rd XI Results :

1 Long Island 8/70 lost to Somerville 8/123 (C.Firth 5/16)
2 Long Island 3/153 (C.Burke 75) defeated Pines 6/127
3 Long Island 9/186 (J.Bridgeman 44, P.Denton 48) defeated Mt Martha 145 (N.Stickland 3/32, B.Morgan 3/59)
4 Long Island 5/163 (L.Thomas 33, J.Bridgeman 58no) defeated Red Hill 104 (B.Morgan 3/38, N.Stickland 3/28)
5 Long Island 8/217 (P.Jones 59, B.Morgan 50, J.Denton 32) lost to Seaford 6/226
6 Long Island 155 (T.Cornish 78) lost to Karingal 5/280
7 Long Island 8/258 (L.Thomas 58, J.Denton 33, W.Carter 55, C.Firth 59) defeated Tootgarook 150 N.Stickland 4/24, B.Morgan 3/39)
8 Long Island 141 and 4/24 lost to Heatherhill 270 (N.Stickland 5/81, M.Anderson 3/70)
9 Long Island 5/331 (A.Gilroy-Scott 108, P.Heller 74, W.Carter 59no, C.Burke 34) defeated Langwarrin 124 (K.Stokes 3/31)
and 6/61 (K.Stokes 5/26)
10 Long Island 264 (C.Firth 92) defeated Mt Eliza 9/239 (M.Anderson 5/107)

The 4th XI struggled throughout the Season, losing the first 4 games, but finishing with that many wins for the Season. It was the younger brigade that did well, with Simon Leighton - 191 runs, Matthew Parkinson and Doug Van Raay doing well. Dave Phillips - 270 runs, Bob Bowden - 138 runs and Richard Carter - 246 runs added stability to the team with the bat, while skipper Peter Watson - 14 wickets, Greg Carbis - 15 wickets and Dave Phillips - 15 wickets were the main wicket-takers.

4th XI Results :

1 Long Island 5/94 lost to Frankston YCW 6/206
2 Long Island 9/126 lost to Mt Eliza 6/153 (D.Phillips 4/30)
3 Long Island 131 lost to Hastings 6/222
4 Long Island 218 (D.Phillips 87, R.Watts 42) lost to Delacombe Park 5/303
5 Long Island 9/209 (D.Phillips 37, D.Stickland 34) defeated Seaford 201 (A.Kitson 3/28, P.Dunning 4/66)
6 Long Island 8/140 lost to Sorrento 7/205
7 Long Island 104 and 2/94 (A.Gilroy-Scott 49) lost to Tyabb 6/286
8 Long Island 254 (S.Leighton 43, R.Carter 83) defeated Mt Martha 9/250 (P.Watson 5/65)
9 Long Island 310 (S.Leighton 55, S.Frey 46, D.Phillips 36, M.Parkinson 54) and 0/10 defeated Red Hill 269 (S.Frey 6/89)
10 Long Island 153 (S.Leighton 87) and 0/35 lost to Pines 210 (D.Phillips 3/33, P.Watson 3/55, G.Carbis 3/63)
11 Long Island 9/140 defeated Balnarring 7/109 (G.Carbis 4/29)

The 5th XI , led by Roy Watts - no longer the express bowler that we knew in 1974/75, but still a hard-hitting batsman - was the only Senior team to make the finals, finishing on top of the ladder, winning 10 out of 11 games.

5th XI Results :

1 Long Island 9/102 (R.Watts 32) defeated Karingal 98 (R.Hough 3/24)
2 Long Island 6/155 (R.Watts 55, M.Parkinson 46) defeated Mt Eliza 148 (R.Hough 5/71, M.Parkinson 3/26)
3 Long Island 64 and 5/69 defeated Main Ridge 24 (R.Hough 3/16, T.Lamb 5/7) and 108 (D.Watts 4/21)
4 Long Island 177 (R.Hough 77no) defeated Pearcedale 96 (R.Hough 5/29) and 7/104 (A.Kitson 3/34)
5 Long Island 8/244 (A.Wright 45, R.Watts 47no) and 2/22 defeated Balnarring 134 (T.Lamb 4/37, R.McWilliams 3/24)
6 Long Island 4/324 (A.Wright 45, S.Leighton 67, R.Hough 72no, R.McWilliams 107no) and 0/8 defeated Baxter 158 (K.Taylor 4/64)
7 Long Island 4/241 (S.Leighton 108no, S.McLeod 48) defeated Mornington 9/182 (T.Lamb 4/64)
8 Long Island 229 (M.Sonn 72, R.Hough 49) defeated Frankston East 125 (R.McWilliams 6/46, R.Hough 3/34)
9 Long Island 5/147 (R.Watts 90, S. Brown 33) and 0/56 (P.Dunning 30no) defeated Langwarrin 123 (T.Lamb 5/32)
10 Long Island 118 (D.Van Raay 50) lost to Pearcedale 178 (R.Hough 5/51, P.Dunning 3/16) and 6/41 (D.Watts 4/9)
11 Long Island 6/290 (S.Leighton 74, P.Dunning 51, R.Smith 68, T.Lamb 33) defeated Mornington 108 (R.Hough 3/39)

We defeated Baxter in the Semi Final, scoring 299, with Simon Leighton scoring 41, Bob Hough 49 not out and Doug Van Raay 104. With the ball, Tom Lamb (who opened the bowling for Flinders in the District 1st XI Grand Final against us in 1977/78) took 4/33 with his leggies and Phil Dunning took 3/4.

Semi-Final :
Long Island 299 (D.Van Raay 104, S.Leighton 41, R.Hough 49no) and 5/98 defeated Baxter 69 (T.Lamb 4/33, P.Dunning 3/4)

In the Grand Final, Aaron Wright gave us a good start making 41, Roy Watts scored 20, but we then collapsed losing 5/19. Matthew Parkinson and Tom Lamb put on 22 for the last wicket to take the score to 165. Our opponents, Pearcedale, reached that score for the loss of 6 wickets. Phil Dunning took 5/55.

Grand Final :
Long Island 165 (A.Wright 41, R.Watts 20, M.Parkinson 22, T.Lamb 22no) lost to Pearcedale 6/197 (P.Dunning 5/55)

For the Season, the team was well served by Roy Watts who scored 504 runs, Bob Hough (309 runs and 32 wickets), Tom Lamb (28 wickets) and Phil Dunning (197 runs and 22 wickets). Young players, Simon Leighton - 325 runs, Stuart McLeod - 139 runs, Doug Van Raay - 193 runs, Aaron Wright - 230 runs, Matthew Parkinson - 108 runs, Shane Brown and Daniel Watts - 13 wickets, all contributed to the team's success.

The 6th XI , under the leadership of Trevor Bailey, lost the first game of the Season by 7 runs, then won the next two easily. The remainder of the Season was topsy-turvey, but we managed to win 5 games. Steve Denton - 149 runs, Steve Fishwick - 121 runs and Phil Pollard - 174 runs were our mainstays with the bat, while Geoff Sargant - 17 wickets, Kevin Cook - 11 wickets, Kevin Taylor - 12 wickets, Steve Denton - 12 wickets and Trevor Bailey - 13 wickets did best with the ball.

6th XI Results :

1 Long Island 9/84 lost to Tyabb 9/92 (G.Sargant 7/29)
2 Long Island 115 (I.Thomas 33) lost to Mt Martha 7/120 (G.Sargant 2/32)
3 Long Island 201 (R.McWilliams 40) defeated Baden Powell 191 (T.Bailey 2/34, M.Halsall 3/22, I.Thomas 3/0)
4 Long Island 103 lost to Pearcedale 7/284 (I.Thomas 2/62, G.Sargant 2/32)
5 Long Island 113 and 1/42 lost to Mt Eliza 5/210 (K.Taylor 4/75) and 2/34
6 Long Island 293 (S.Denton 42, M.McClelland 92, I.Thomas 35, M.Halsall 31) defeated Langwarrin 158 (M.McClelland 6/46)
7 Long Island 135 (S.Denton 32, M.Lonsdale 35) lost to Hastings 142 (K.Cook 4/47, S.Denton 3/18) and 2/78
8 Long Island 9/200 (S.Denton 33, P.Pollard 37) and 5/66 defeated Heatherhill 106 (K.Taylor 2/36, T.Bailey 3/29, S.Denton 2/2)
9 Long Island 112 lost to Crib Point 9/249 (S.Denton 5/41)
10 Long Island 193 defeated Carrum Downs 159 (M.Halsall 2/17, K.Cook 2/16)
11 Long Island 103 lost to Rye 9/143 (G.Sargant 3/33, P.Carroll 3/33, I.Thomas 2/26) and 1/21

Major contributors for this Season were :

Runs :
516 Simon Leighton
502 Roy Watts
390 Lindsay Batey
309 Bob Hough
287 Kevin Ryan
276 David Buckley
259 Wayne Carter & Justin Groves
250 Cameron Park
248 Andy Gilroy-Scott
246 Richard Carter
244 Chris Burke
236 Richard Hall
235 Daryl Brown & Doug Van Raay
226 Justin Bridgeman
215 Chris Firth
213 Sheehan Simmons
200 Gordon McLeod
197 Phil Dunning
188 Bob Smith
183 Peter Conell
170 Dave Phillips & Ian Thomas
169 Matthew Parkinson & John Allen
166 Les Thomas
165 Paul Heller & Paul Jones
164 Des Stickland
156 Steve Denton & Mario Sonn
153 Bob Martin

Centuries :
108 Andy Gilroy-Scott
108 Simon Leighton
118 Kevin Ryan
104 Doug Van Raay
107 Roy Watts

Wickets :
32 Bob Hough & Dale McCurdy
28 Tom Lamb
24 Norm Stickland
23 Peter Worland
22 Phil Dunning
19 Jason Gulbin
18 Barry Morgan & Ron McWilliams
17 Mark Anderson & Geoff Sargant
15 Greg Carbis & Dave Phillips
14 Steve Denton, Kevin Stokes & Peter Watson
13 Trevor Bailey & Daniel Watts
12 Kevin Taylor
11 Kevin Cook, Andrew Kitson, Dale McClelland & Gordon McLeod

Hat-Trick :
Ian Thomas

Jason Gulbin was selected to represent the District Grade in the MPCA's District v Sub-District match.

Personal achievements gained during the Season were :

100 Games
Dave Phillips

50 Games
Paul Jones,
Phil Pollard,
Kevin Ryan,
Craig Small
Bob Smith

2000 Runs
Lindsay Batey
Dave Phillips

1000 Runs
Darryl Brown,
David Buckley,
Chris Firth,
Paul Jones,
Dave Muir,
Bob Smith,
Peter Watson
Peter Worland

200 Wickets

Gordon McLeod

100 Wickets

Trevor Bailey,
Ron McWilliams,
Craig Small
Peter Watson

The Player of The Year was won by Bob Hough, the President's Trophy by Gordon McLeod and the Best Clubman was Peter Worland.

The General Committee decided to honour two of its members by naming two of the 1st XI trophies after them - the Wayne Ross Batting Award for the winner of the Batting Trophy and the Ray Vivian Bowling Award for the winner of the Bowling Trophy. The inaugural winners were Gordon McLeod (Batting) and Dale McCurdy (Bowling).

The Club initially entered six Junior teams in the Competition, but with the withdrawal of some teams, and with a large number of Under 14 players, we entered a third Under 14 team. The Club fielded well over 100 boys during the Season in its seven teams. Gordon McLeod was the Junior Co-ordinator, and once again did a great job, not only in that role, but also coaching the Under 14 (East) team. Peter Worland, Gary Buckley, Neil Stirling, John Woodward, Bob Smith and Wayne Carter were the other Coaches/Managers. Assistance was provided by Bob Kent, Dave Phillips, Daryl Brown, Geoff Sargant and Richard Carter.

1 U14 East Long Island 4/110 S.McLeod 52ret, D.Van Raay 20, G.Park 15no
defeated Frankston 10/47 D.Stirling 4/5, D.Van Raay 2/9, D.Watts 2/7 & 1/25
2 U14 East Long Island 3/159 S.Brown 50ret, S.McLeod 50ret, A.McPherson 15 & 0/18 D.Worland 12
defeated Langwarrin 10/57 D.Stirling 3/17, D.Watts 2/4
3 U14 East Long Island 2/132 D.Van Raay 50ret, G.Park 37, A.McPherson 30
defeated Baxter 10/25 G.Park 5/4, D.Watts 2/9, D.Worland 2/5 & 8/57 D.Stirling 4/11
4 U14 East Long Island 7/163 S.Kelly 50ret, G.Park 28, S.McLeod 26, S.Brown 21 lost to Baden Powell 5/175 D.Watts 2/19
5 U14 East Long Island 3/182 D.Van Raay 52ret, S.McLeod 44, A.McPherson 28, S.Brown 20
defeated Seaford 7/124 D.Stirling 4/32
6 U14 East Long Island 2/63dec G.Park 36 & 1/23
won outright against YCW 10/54 D.Van Raay 3/3, G.Lamb 3/5, B.Smith 2/0 &10/29 G.Lamb 8/1
7 U14 East Long Island 2/135 S.Brown 51ret, G.Park 40, D.Worland 23 defeated Heatherhill 6/57 G.Park 2/16
8 U14 East Long Island 3/131dec S.McLeod 53, A.McPherson 51ret
defeated Pearcedale 10/16 D.Van Raay 2/6, D.Watts 5/3 & 2/19
9 U14 East Long Island 7/140 S.Brown 27, G.Park 38, S.Kelly 28
lost to Delacombe Park 9/143 D.Van Raay 2/23, G.Lamb 2/26
10 U14 East Long Island 4/160 D.Van Raay 41ret, S.McLeod 32, G.Park 25no, S.Kelly 21
defeated Baden Powell 8/140 D.Van Raay 2/31, D.Worland 2/22, D.Stirling 2/29
Semi Final U14 East Long Island 5/126 S.McLeod 33, S.Kelly 23, G.Park 21, S.Brown 20 lost to Baden Powell 3/129
 
1 U14 Central No Game
2 U14 Central Long Island 5/95 N.Hough 22, P.Nennstiel 19, B.Kelly 11
defeated Baden Powell 10/77 G.Measham 4/17, P.Nennstiel 2/5
3 U14 Central Long Island 10/42 & 3/68 N.Hough 22no, A.Easterby 18no
lost to Karingal 10/109 A.Easterby 4/8, G.Measham 2/28
4 U14 Central Long Island 9/70 P.McMillan 35 lost to Langwarrin 8/121 N.Hough 2/13
5 U14 Central Long Island 6/97 M.Perry 23, B.Parkinson 21 lost to Mt Eliza 1/188
6 U14 Central Long Island 1/127 P.Nennstiel 50ret, N.Hough 41no
defeated Delacombe Park 10/99 B.Parkinson 2/12, B.Kelly 2/27
7 U14 Central No Game
8 U14 Central No Game
9 U14 Central Long Island 10/184 B.Kelly 59no, S.Wisniewski 31, A.Easterby 25 lost to Seaford 2/248
10 U14 Central Long Island 10/83 P.Nennstiel 24 & 7/43 P.Nennstiel 10 lost to Langwarrin 1/132
 
1 U16 East Long Island 4/61 C.Park 19, G.Housley 16
defeated Mt Eliza 10/38 T.Simmons 5/13, C.Park 2/9, N.Kent 2/8
2 U16 East Long Island 8/136 C.Park 74, N.Kent 17
lost to Seaford 9/152 A.Wright 3/42, N.Kent 3/27, T.Simmons 2/21
3 U16 East Long Island 6/240 C.Park 104, N.Kent 73, T.Simmons 25, J.Groves 15
defeated Heatherhill 5/148 N.Kent 3/63
4 U16 East Long Island 10/65 J.Bridgeman 40 & 2/105 C.Park 52, J.Bridgeman 24
lost to Frankston 10/72 C.Park 6/41, T.Simmons 4/25
5 U16 East Long Island 4/167 C.Park 79, G.Housley 28, J.Bridgeman 22
defeated Mornington 9/143 T.Simmons 4/36, C.Park 3/13
6 U16 East Long Island 6/172dec C.Park 55, J.Bridgeman 31, J.Groves 24 drew with Baden Powell 0/47
7 U16 East Long Island 5/118 J.Bridgeman 35, C.Park 20, G.Housley 16
defeated Pines 5/110 C.Park 2/29, T.Simmons 2/24
8 U16 East Long Island 4/116 J.Bridgeman 37, G.Housley 36
defeated YCW 10/47 C.Park 3/21, T.Simmons 3/18
9 U16 East Long Island 2/218 S.Leighton 117no, J.Bridgeman 55, C.Park 25
defeated Baxter 8/207 C.Park 4/56, A.Kitson 3/77
10 U16 East Long Island 7/211 J.Groves 54, A.Wright 38, C.Park 34, G.Housley 21, J.Bridgeman 20
defeated Frankston 10/105 C.Park 4/25, S.Perry 3/10, A.Kitson 2/26
Semi Final U16 East Long Island 4/75 J.Bridgeman 25, T.Simmons 21no
defeated Seaford 10/72 C.Park 3/10, T.Simmons 3/23, A.Kitson 2/20, N.Kent 2/13
 
1 U16 Central Long Island 4/137 S.Griffiths 46no, S.Leighton 22
defeated Carrum Downs 6/52 S.Perry 3/22 & 4/35 S.Stevens 2/2
2 U16 Central Long Island 8/96 S.Perry 19no, S.Leighton 18 lost to Karingal 7/199 P.Duffy 3/12, M.Kelly 2/41
3 U16 Central Long Island 7/125 S.Leighton 47, D.Walker 24, S.Perry 31no lost to Somerville 3/207
4 U16 Central Long Island 10/69 G.Hoyle 9, D.Worrall 9
lost to Tyabb 6/116 S.Perry 2/29, S.Leighton 2/36 & 3/30 S.Perry 2/17
5 U16 Central Long Island 6/129 A.Wright 58no, A.Vose 17, S.Leighton 17, S.Perry 17
lost to Delacombe Park 4/239 M.Kelly 2/20
6 U16 Central Long Island 6/132 S.leighton 37, M.Parkinson 37
lost to Somerville 5/134 A.Wright 2/23, M.Kelly 2/36
7 U16 Central Long Island 10/26 A.Wright 8 & 1/72 S.Leighton 50no lost to Pearcedale 3/60dec D.Worrall 3/10
8 U16 Central Long Island 1/105 S.Leighton 75, A.Wright 22 defeated Mt Eliza 7/89 S.Leighton 5/28, S.Perry 2/38
9 U16 Central Long Island 9/132 A.Vose 52 lost to Delacombe park 3/284 P.Duffy 2/44
10 U16 Central Long Island 10/65 R.Henderson 20 & 4/81 A.Vose 37 lost to Langwarrin 3/94dec D.Worrall 2/49


Of the seven teams, The Under 16 (East) and Under 14 (East) teams both made the Finals with the Under 16's moving into the Grand Final by defeating Seaford in the Semi Final, 4/75 to Seaford's 72.

The Under 14 East team met the strong Baden Powell team in its Semi-Final. Batting first, we scored 5/126 with Sean Kelly and Stuat McLeod batting well. Baden Powell. however, was far too strong, scoring 3/129 to take a position in the Grand Final.

The Under 16 East Grand Final, against the strong Baxter team was played on a very wet day and Baxter was able to bat for the entire amount of time allotted to it - we didn't even venture to the crease. The result - Draw - but as Baxter finished on top of the ladder, it was awarded the Premiership. In all fairness, Baxter was far and away the best team in the Under 16 Grade, and fully deserved to win this Flag. It was a pity though that we did not get a chance because of the weather. Andrew Kitson and Neil Kent bowled superbly in the Grand Final with Neil picking up 5 wickets. Baxter scored 8/370 in the only innings of the match, with Neil Kent taking 5/72 (29 overs) and Andrew Kitson 3/82 (26 overs).

Baxter
M.Butler b N.Kent 50
J.Williams c T.Simmons b A Kitson 39
R.Harvey c A.Kitson b N.Kent 33
N.Warren c M.Parkinson b N.Kent 30
C.Wallace stp J.Bridgeman b N.Kent 20
N.Wilson b N.Kent 31
J.Schneider b C.Park 13
R.Smith Not Out 81
A.Godkin Run Out 37
M.Webb Not Out 4
R.Finocchiaro    
Extras   14
    8/370
     
Cameron Park   12.1.1/31
Troy Simmons   16.1.0/62
Andrew Kitson   22.3.1/79
Neil Kent   23.3.5/72
Justin Groves   6.0.0/28
Aaron Wright   3.0.0/19
Gary Housley   1.0.0/9
Matthew Parkinson   2.0.0/19
Justin Bridgeman   2.0.0/14
Simon Leighton   3.0.0/23
Baxter Won

Junior players who did well during the Season were :

Under 16's :
Batting

Cameron Park - 104, 79 & 55;
Simon Leighton - 47, 50, 75 & 117no;
Neil Kent - 73;
Andrew Vose - 52;
Justin Bridgeman - 55;
Aaron Wright - 58;
Justin Groves - 54

Bowling

Cameron Park - 6/41, 4/56, 3/21, 3/13 & 4/25;
Simon Leighton - 5/28;
Troy Simmons - 4/25, 5/13, 3/18 & 4/36;
Neil Kent - 5/72 and 3/63;
Patrick Duffy - 3/12
Stephen Perry - 3/10.

Under 14's :
Batting

Doug Van Raay - 52, 41 & 52no;
Stuart McLeod - 52. 50, 44 & 53no;
Philip Nennstiel - 50;
Sean Kelly - 50;
Alistair Black - 52;
Shane Brown - 50, 50no & 51;
Brendan Kelly - 59no;
Nick Hough - 41no
Adam McPherson - 50 and 51no.

Bowling

Gareth Park - 5/4;
Dean Stirling - 4/11, 3/17 & 4/32;
Doug Van Raay - 3/3;
Daniel Watts - 5/3;
Brett Greenough - 5/3;
Greg Lamb - 8/1 and 3/5;
Gary Measham - 4/17
Adam Easterby - 4/8 and 3/7.

Under 12's :
Batting

Joel Dahlison - 30no;
Mark Perry - 32no;
Andrew Kelly - 27;
Mark Sargant - 33no
Jamie Cemm - 30no.

Bowling

Nathan Ross - 4/3 & 7/15;
Mark Perry - 5/11 & 4/9;
Kieran Worland - 3/11;
Joel Dahlison 3/11;
Chris Traynor - 3/11;
Andrew Kelly - 4/9;
Danny Holden - 3/43 and 3/11
David Simpkin - 5/12.

Cameron Park was selected in the Mornington Peninsula Schoolboys team, while Stuart McLeod, Gareth Park and Dean Stirling represented the MPCA in Under 14 teams.