1990/91

The General Committee and Executive for Season 1990/91 was Peter Watson (President), Peter Worland (Vice President), Gordon McLeod (Secretary), Wayne Ross (Treasurer) and Committeemen Bob Hough, Jeff Roach, Roy Watts, Gary Buckley, Alan Splatt, Geoff Sargant, Peter Conell, Kevin Ryan and Ian Thomas. Well prior to the start of the playing Season, the Committee met with the objective of having the Club operate in a more efficient manner, and recruiting players needed to get the Club back to the District Grade and hopefully beyond that to Provincial. The Committee decided to form a Match Committee which would be responsible for all Cricketing matters, including team selection, clearances, training and playing requirements and discipline. This Committee comprised Jeff Roach (Chairman), Gordon McLeod, Alan Splatt, Roy Watts (resigned January 1991), Kevin Prendergast and Wayne Ross (appointed February 1991). On the recruiting side, David Hastings was the Club's major gain for the Season. David had been playing for Mentone in the Federal League with success, having recently won the Competition Bowling Award and having done very well with the bat. Unfortunately, we were not able to recruit any other players capable of holding a permanent place in the 1st XI although Under 16 player, John Georgiou played throughout the Season in this team, and with great distinction. New recruits to the Club were Jeff Boag, Daniel Carter, Brian Chapman (formerly of Pines and Hastings), Adrian "Ace" Cole, Jason De Lange, Darren Dell, Wayne Grosvenor, Alby Howie, Phil Le Poideven, Ivan Meddings, Andoni Orive, Gary Strong (Pines) and Jason Zarb (Frankston YCW). Clarrie Swan returned to the Club and Alistair Black, Simon Fisher, Greg Lamb, Craig "Butch" Thomas, Craig "Spit" Marshall, Paul McMillan, Gary Measham, Gareth Park, Cameron McLeod, Ben Parkinson and Steve Wisniewski graduated from the Under 16's. In addition, Cameron Bicknell, Ryan Carter, Ryan Chubb, Sam Cooper, Damian Des Barres, Danny Holden, Steven Jones, Peter Kelly, Steve Meddings, Paul Roach, Nathan Ross, Mark Sargant, John Georgiou, David Simpkin, Tony Smith, David Splatt, Nathan Swan and Kieran Worland - all Juniors - helped out from time to time. Players who left the Club were Paul Attwood (47 games and 19 wickets), Wayne Barr (9 games), Trevor Bailey (96 games, 1075 runs [Highest Score: 69 not out] and 70 wickets), Charles Boudville (5 games), Justin Bridgeman (35 games, 1128 runs [Highest Score: 132]) who was cleared to Karingal at the start of the Season, Shane Brown (45 games, 766 runs [Highest Score: 71] and 3 wickets), who was cleared to Peninsula Old Boys, David Buckley (78 games, 2295 runs [Highest Score 127] and 14 wickets), who tried his luck at Frankston - later moving to Frankston East - Adam Chubb (14 games,207 runs [Highest Score 97]) - to South Melbourne, Gavin Daniel (5 games & 10 wickets), Paul Denton (52 games, 700 runs [Highest Score 111] and 22 wickets), Chris Firth (the older) (68 games, 1794 runs [Highest Score 108] and 27 wickets), Randall Gibson (9 games), Peter Gordon (9 games, 206 runs [Highest Score 72]), Paul Jones (85 games, 1970 runs [Highest Score 169 not out] and 57 wickets), Andrew Kitson (53 games, 539 runs [Highest Score 71] and 95 wickets), cleared to Delacombe Park, Mick Mitic (50 games, 881 runs [Highest Score 103] and 34 wickets), Mark O'Niell (12 games and 198 runs), Phil Pollard (69 games, 704 runs [Highest Score 77 not out] and 1 wicket, who was cleared to Carrum Downs during last season, Dean Stirling (20 games, 222 runs and 22 wickets) and Paul Taylor (8 games and 13 wickets).

Kevin Prendergast was re-appointed Captain Coach of the Club, following his substantial efforts in Season 1989/90. Kevin was again assisted capably by Peter Watson as "Training Captain" and the Selectors, Jeff Roach (Chairman) and Gordon McLeod. The Captains for the Season were Kevin Prendergast (1sts), Roy Watts (2nds), Alan Splatt (3rds), Bob Hough (4ths), Norm Stickland (5ths), Richard Carter (6ths), Greg Pretty (7ths) and Peter Watson (8ths).



The 1st XI won 8 of its 10 Home and Home Games, drew the Semi Final, then lost the Grand Final on the first ball of the 226th over (and last) of the match. The team was well represented by Peter Conell (577 runs), David Hastings (427 runs and 30 wickets), Kevin Prendergast (34 wickets), Doug Van Raay (326 runs), Stuart McLeod (311 runs), Cameron McLeod (222 runs and 19 wickets), Dale McCurdy (17 wickets) and Kieran McCluskey (15 wickets). The team, always certainties to make the Finals, were almost always consistent with the bat, and through Prendy and Postie, had a two-pronged spin attack, and with Dale, Kieran and Cameron, had a bowling line-up good enough to dismiss most teams for pretty meagre totals.

Results :

1 Long Island 5/248 (P.Conell 52, D.Van Raay 54, J.Georgiou 37, G.McLeod 37no, C.Small 30no)
defeated Skye 9/179 (K.Prendergast 2/61, D.Hastings 2/45, C.Small 2/16)
2 Long Island 114 (D.Hastings 40) lost to Moorooduc 163 (D.McCurdy 2/21, K.Prendergast 2/47, D.Hastings 6/37)
and 8/110 (D.Hastings 4/38)
3 Long Island 6/230 (D.Van Raay 25, P.Conell 68, S.McLeod 77, J.Georgiou 25)
defeated M'ton Diggers 9/188 (D.McCurdy 2/39, C.McLeod 4/29)
4 Long Island 4/178 (D.Van Raay 39, P.Conell 46, S.McLeod 27, C.McLeod 39)
defeated Dromana 110 (K.McCluskey 2/22, K.Prendergast 4/37, C.McLeod 3/20)
and 5/65 (D.Hastings 2/27, K.Prendergast 3/12)
5 Long Island 6/316 (D.Van Raay 55, P.Conell 56, S.McLeod 61, K.Ryan 48, D.Hastings 70) and 3/46
defeated Pen. Old Boys 175 (D.McCurdy 2/35, K.McCluskey 3/32, C.McLeod 2/44, D.Hastings 2/27)
6 Long Island 8/312 (J.Georgiou 71, D.Hastings 72, K.Ryan 44, C.McLeod 56, K.Prendergast 21)
defeated Main Ridge 209 (K.Prendergast 5/90, D.Hastings 3/72) and 0/44
7 Long Island 181 (S.McLeod 54, N.Kent 57) defeated Pearcedale 78 (McCluskey 2/25, Prendergast 7/16)
& 8/79 (Hastings 3/31, Prendergast 3/28)
8 Long Island 239 (D.Van Raay 49, P.Conell 20, S.McLeod 22, D.Hastings 73, N.Kent 22)
defeated Tootgarook 203 (D.McCurdy 4/30, K.Prendergast 2/66) and 0/18
9 Long Island 81 lost to Flinders 8/306 (D.Hastings 3/78) and 3/52 (K.McCluskey 2/18)
10 Long Island 7/344 (D.Van Raay 78, P.Conell 67, L.Batey 34, D.Hastings 91, N.Kent 23, K.Prendergast 23no)
defeated Dromana 179 (K.McCluskey 2/12, B.Chapman 2/25, C.McLeod 3/43, D.Hastings 2/22)

Semi-Final :
Long Island 7/232 (P.Conell 81, S.McLeod 21, J.Georgiou 46, C.McLeod 31) drew with Flinders 5/272 (D.McCurdy 2/58)

In the Grand Final, we batted first, losing "Slug" for what had become a usual occurrence against Moorooduc. "Finn" McLeod and John Georgiou followed quickly, then Dave Hastings hit a breezy 20. Neil Kent soon followed, then Cameron McLeod joined "Potto" and at last some semblance of sanity prevailed. "Breezer" scored an excellent 50, and the tail wagged. "Potto" was magnificent - he batted for a long time, and with wickets falling regularly in the early stages he was the only top-order bat to keep his head. His 158 was superb and should have been the performance of the match. Unfortunately, it wasn't. Moorooduc, chasing a huge total of 336 made the most of spilled catches, missed run outs and some ordinary fielding at times and surpassed our score in the last over of the match. Darren Walker of Moorooduc scored an unbeaten 201. Of the bowlers, who all toiled hard, "Breezer" McLeod was best with 4/92 off 36 overs. Kieran McCluskey took 2/62 off 19 and Kevin Prendergast, bowling under difficulties, took 2/74 off 22 overs.

Grand Final
Long Island 336 (P.Conell 158, D.Hastings 20, C.McLeod 50, K.Prendergast 20, S.Griffiths 27)
lost to Moorooduc 8/340 (K.McCluskey 2/62, C.McLeod 4/92, K.Prendergast 2/74)

Tucker Bag Knockout Cup

R1 Long Island 4/155 P.Conell 53, D.Van Raay 38, A.Wright 30 defeated Crib Point 9/151 D.Van Raay 3/29, D.Hastings 3/30
R2 Long Island 2/167 P.Conell 64, J.Georgiou 37no, C.Park 26no defeated Mornington Diggers 10/164 D.McCurdy 2/35
R3 Long Island 9/206 P.Conell 112, S.Griffiths 20 lost to Balnarring 2/207 A.Vose 2/54

The 2nd XI started the Season in sensational style, and finished it with a Premiership. Roy Watts, the team's on-field leader scored 355 runs, Kevin Ryan - 306 runs, Aaron Wright - 332 runs, Peter Worland - 17 wickets, Lindsay Batey - 239 runs, Craig Small - 221 runs, Gordon McLeod - 200 runs, Cameron Park - 198 runs and 14 wickets and Gareth Park - 168 runs were good performers throughout the Season.

Results :

1 Long Island 7/237 (A.Wright 39, L.Batey 46, S.Griffiths 50) defeated Skye 66 (C.McLeod 5/21) and 2/84
2 Long Island 6/353 (C.McLeod 95, L.Batey 39, S.Simmons 78, T.Ryan 52no, W.Ross 33no)
defeated Moorooduc 100 (C.McLeod 3/24, G.Measham 3/21, W.Ross 3/11)
3 Long Island 408 (K.Ryan 49, R.Watts 74, C.Park 80, G.Park 36, M.Parkinson 76)
defeated M'ton Diggers 69 (P.Worland 4/28, K.McCluskey 3/35) and 1/27
4 Long Island 7/309 (K.Ryan 106, A.Wright 64, L.Batey 42) lost to French Island 8/330 (G.Park 3/72, W.Ross 3/65)
5 Long Island 111 and 1/28 lost to Pen. Old Boys 9/116
6 Long Island 199 (A.Wright 56, N.Kent 72) and 0/5 defeated Main Ridge 198 (D.McCurdy 3/40)
7 Long Island 6/319 (S.Simmons 35, G.Housley 40, C.Small 134, G.McLeod 64) defeated Pearcedale 7/297 (P.Worland 3/85)
8 Long Island 9/208 (J.Georgiou 57, G.Park 49no) and 0/22 defeated Tootgarook 137 (B.Chapman 5/64)
9 Long Island 8/325 (R.Watts 91, K.Ryan 68, L.Batey 58) and 0/72 (R.Watts 30no, A.Wright 35no)
defeated Flinders 140 (C.Park 3/37, C.Small 3/37)
10 Long Island 212 (C.Park 58) defeated French Island 9/202 (P.Worland 5/54) and 0/4

 

We played Tootgarook in the Semi-Final, which was reduced to a one-day game because of inclement weather. Tootgarook batted first and scored 9/152 with Daniel Watts the best of the bowlers, taking 3/23. Our batting got off to a poor start, and with the score at 6/64 things looked grim. But Craig Small (58 not out) and Gordon McLeod (26 not out) took the score past the Tootgarook total for a hard-fought victory. In the Grand Final, French Island batted first and scored 209. Brian Chapman took 3/59 off 45 overs (20 maidens) and Cameron Park got 6/53 off 29 overs. At stumps on the second day we were 4/143 and looking good, however wickets fell at regular intervals, and the 9th wicket fell with the team 4 runs short of victory. However Greg Lamb held the bowlers out while the reliable, brilliant Gordon McLeod hit the necessary runs for victory. In our innings of 9/215, Kevin Ryan scored 63, Aaron Wright 27 and Gordon McLeod got 67 not out.

Semi Final
Long Island 6/155 (C.Small 58no) defeated Tootgarook 9/152 (D.Watts 3/23)

Grand Final
Long Island 9/215 (K.Ryan 63, A.Wright 27, C.Park 22, G.McLeod 67no) defeated French Island 209 (B.Chapman 3/59, C.Park 6/53)


The 3rd XI also started the Season well, had a slump, the finished very well and also took out the Premiership. Alan Splatt led the side brilliantly and scored 456 runs and took 18 wickets, Chris Burke scored 392 runs, Richard Hall - 297 runs, Matt "Rat" Parkinson - 284 runs, Trevor Ryan - 272 runs, Wayne Ross - 17 wickets and Greg Lamb - 14 wickets added great support. The team finished in fourth position and met top team - Heatherhill - in the Semi-Final. Batting first, we made 8/254 off 55 overs with all batsmen getting a start in pretty trying conditions. Matt Parkinson scored 40, Richard Hall 33, Alan Splatt a quick-fire 47 and Andrew Vose threw the bat effectively and often for 33. Gary Measham (3/27) and Andrew Vose (2/47) soon had the Heatherhill bats in disarray, then Wayne Ross (3/59) and Greg Lamb (2/83) completed the task.
In the Grand Final, Mornington batted first and soon took control. While wickets were hard to come by, the bowlers toiled hard, but at the end of the first day Mornington had the upper hand. On Day 2, Gary Buckley (5/72) bowled superbly, and backed up by Wayne Ross we managed to contain them to 299. We lost Stuart Doolan (16) with the score at 54, but Gary Buckley and Chris Burke took the score to 130, the Parko and Gareth Park took control. At 4/263 we were cruising. At 9/293 we were in it deep, but Gabba retained control and the Premiership was ours.

Results

1 Long Island 240 (G.Park 65, S.Simmons 71, T.Ryan 45) and 0/23 defeated Baden Powell 193 (G.Measham 4/47, G.Lamb 4/41)
2 Long Island 9/328 (G.Housley 77, A.Chubb 45, R.Hall 32, A.Splatt 73) defeated Karingal 132 (D.Watts 3/23)
3 Long Island 9/284 (S.Wisniewski 32, C.Burke 50, A.Splatt 38, D.Watts 59, A.Vose 38) defeated Delacombe Park 3/263
4 Long Island 8/238 (R.Hall 54, T.Ryan 88, A.Splatt 64) lost to Mornington 9/241
5 Long Island 9/300 (G.Housley 74, C.Burke 40, A.Splatt 90no) and 1/29 lost to Heatherhill 6/231 (A.Splatt 3/66)
6 Long Island 141 (C.Burke 40) and 3/136 (M.Parkinson 36, S.Wisniewski 33no) lost to Seaford 165 (R.Spalding 3/41, G.Lamb 5/47)
7 Long Island 8/364 (M.Pollard 65, S.Doolan 51, T.Ryan 49, R.Hall 80, A.Splatt 68no)
defeated Hastings 156 (G.Buckley 3/38, A.Splatt 3/32)
8 Long Island 6/290 (P.Worland 89, M.Pollard 68, C.Burke 46, R.Hall 52no) defeated Mt Eliza 128 (D.Watts 4/34, W.Ross 5/27) and 4/78
9 Long Island 8/215 (C.Burke 80, M.Parkinson 63) defeated Pines 199 (P.Worland 4/47) and 4/46 (P.Worland 3/9)
10 Long Island 9/307 (M.Pollard 40, S.Doolan 34, M.Parkinson 50, C.Burke 53, T.Ryan 61)
defeated Carrum Downs 226 (W.Ross 4/84, A.Splatt 5/61)

Semi Final
Long Island 8/254 (M.Parkinson 40, R.Hall 33, A.Splatt 47, A.Vose 33) defeated Heatherhill 236 (G.Measham 3/27, W.Ross 3/59)

Grand Final
Long Island 9/299 (G.Buckley 84, C.Burke 35, M.Parkinson 77, G.Park 57no) defeated Mornington 298 (G.Buckley 5/72, A.Splatt 2/18)


The 4th XI was a consistent combination which just missed out on a place in the Four, but put up a good show in every game. Sean Kelly (300 runs), Marty Kelly (225 runs and 14 wickets), Bob Hough (215 runs), Gary Buckley (184 runs), Chris Firth (166 runs) and "Butch" Thomas (132 runs) were the major contributors for the Season. The loss of experienced players, Brian Chapman - to higher Grades, and Daryl Brown - retired, made the job harder.

Results

1 Long Island 4/237 (M.Pollard 41, S.Kelly 73, C.Burke 74) and 0/39 defeated Hastings 114 (M.Kelly 4/24)
2 Long Island 210 (C.Burke 36, M.Parkinson 30) and 7/42 defeated Baden Powell 110 (R.Spalding 4/56, M.Parkinson 3/14)
3 Long Island 8/242 (S.Kelly 32, R.Hough 32, M.Kelly 63no) defeated Langwarrin 7/200 (M.Kelly 3/33)
4 Long Island 213 (R.Hough 36, M.Kelly 70) lost to Mt Martha 226 (D.Brown 4/7)
5 Long Island 161 (S.Kelly 44) lost to Somerville 8/268
6 Long Island 252 (B.Chapman 65, R.Hough 41) drew with Heatherhill 0/4
7 Long Island 7/205 (C.Firth 72, J.Zarb 39, R.Hough 38no) defeated Balnarring 133 and 115 (M.Kelly 4/41, J.Boag 3/21)
8 Long Island 7/255 (S.Kelly 89, C.Firth 33, R.Hough 31no) defeated Mt Eliza 7/232 (G.Buckley 5/97)
9 Long Island 210 (S.Wisniewski 33, G.Buckley 54) lost to Pines 6/288 (S.Wisniewski 3/55)
10 Long Island 281 (G.Buckley 130, M.Kelly 37, D.Worland 33) defeated Seaford 164 (S.Wisniewski 6/45) and 0/23

The 5th XI struggled from the first match, and it was not until the last game of the Season that it won its first game for the Season. Players struggled to make runs, but Steve Griffin scored 193, Rob Hatherall 138 and Ben Parkinson 110. Three players, Norm Stickland, Simon Fisher and Ben Parkinson took 13 wickets each. Norm played the last 3 games of the Season with the 6ths, and Peter "Peerless" Ridgway took over the captaincy. Always the optimist, "Peerless" predicted 3 wins - only got one, but showed the leadership qualities that only he knew he had.

Results

1 Long Island 100 (C.Firth 39) lost to Baxter 212 (N.Stickland 3/49, W.Grosvenor 3/41, C.Bicknell 3/42) and 1/33
2 Long Island 87 and 3/42 lost to Pearcedale 8/112 (M.Bowey 4/15)
3 Long Island 182 (P.Ridgway 63, S.Griffin 69) lost to Somerville 9/190 (B.Parkinson 5/66)
4 Long Island 152 (R.Hatherall 86) lost to Tyabb 198 (N.Stickland 5/28)
5 Long Island 8/233 (W.Carter 53no, C.Firth 42, S.Griffin 94) lost to Pines 408 (R.Hatherall 4/68)
6 Long Island 0/4 drew with Delacombe Park 256 (S.Fisher 4/70)
7 Long Island 88 (D.Holden 37) and 9/145 (I.Meddings 38) lost to Mt Eliza 2/221
8 Long Island 204 (G.Strong 39, R.Hatherall 52) lost to Heatherhill 9/227 (S.Fisher 3/45) and 6/181
9 Long Island 138 (G.Strong 49) lost to Frankston YCW 250 (G.Simpson 3/61) and 3/110
10 Long Island 241 (S.Griffin 30, B.Parkinson 67) defeated Mt Martha 151 (S.Fisher 3/57) and 2/106

The 6th XI had a successful Season and came close to being in the Grand Final. Main contributors were Captain, Richard Carter (284 runs and 25 wickets), Bob Bowden (192 runs), Danny Salt (17 wickets), Rob Sanders (16 wickets), Norm Stickland (14 wickets) and Under 16 player Nathan Ross (13 wickets).
The team met Delacombe Park in the Semi Final, and with Danny Salt in scintillating form, with 8/35 off 32 overs and Norm Stickland 2/69 off 26 overs, they were dismissed for 144. Our batting fell right away, with only Ivan Meddings (24) and son Steve (28) providing the required resistance, and we were bundled out for 95. It was a disappointing way to end the Season, but the efforts of this team were quite good throughout, and certainly not a disappointment to the Club.

Results

1 Long Island 8/217 (R.Carter 35, R.Hatherall 34no) defeated Pines 9/188 (G.Simpson 3/52)
2 Long Island 8/185 (P.Heller 45) defeated Skye 130 (P.Le Poidevin 4/34) and 7/75 (P.Le Poidevin 3/16)
3 Long Island 8/180 (C.Duff 38, R.Hatherall 46) drew with Mt Eliza 4/197
4 Long Island 180 (S.Reynolds 52, R.Sanders 39) lost to Pines 8/206 (R.Sanders 3/88)
5 Long Island 7/413 (M.Sargant 113, R.Carter 97, Craig.Lineham 61no, Chris Lineham 37no)
defeated Langwarrin 261 (P.Le Poidevin 3/42)
6 Long Island 211 (R.Bowden 67, A.Black 30, R.Carter 41) defeated Somerville 177 (D.Salt 5/49, N.Ross 4/48) and 5/71
7 Long Island 147 (S.Meddings 39) lost to Somerville 179 (R.Sanders 3/44, R.Carter 3/34) and 3/31
8 Long Island 7/97 and 4/45 defeated Pearcedale 55 (N.Stickland 5/14, N.Ross 3/5) and 102 (R.Carter 5/42, N.Ross 3/18)
9 Long Island 9/328 (R.Bowden 85, R.Chubb 88, J.De Lange 47, P.Heller 45)
defeated Tootgarook 146 (N.Stickland 4/46, R.Hatherall 4/47)
10 Long Island 6/276 (R.Bowden 85, I.Meddings 66, R.Carter 36) defeated Mt Martha 8/247 (R.Carter 4/123)

Semi Final
Long Island 95 lost to Delacombe Park 144 (D.Salt 8/35) and 1/70


The 7th XI also came close to making the Finals, and it was only the last few games which let us down. Alby Howie was superb throughout the Season scoring 500 runs, while other good performers were Greg Pretty - Captain - 27 wickets, Bob Smith 254 runs, Bob Kent, who only played the first half of the Season when injury, and probably old age, struck him down - 182 runs and 20 wickets, Shane Oxley 154 runs and Danny Salt 15 wickets.

Results

1 Long Island 225 (R.Smith 39, R.McWilliams 46, S.Oxley 61no) defeated Baden Powell 150 (M.Humphrey 3/30) and 5/17
2 Long Island 0/127 (S.Fishwick 44no, I.Howie 75no) and 3/10 defeated Karingal 77 (R.Kent 5/30, G.Pretty 5/39)
and 58 (G.Pretty 5/19)
3 Long Island 9/230 (R.Bowden 32, S.Fishwick 36, R.Kent 66no) defeated Langwarrin 220 (T.Smith 5/26)
4 Long Island 161 (I.Howie 37, R.Kent 34) and 7/85 defeated Mt Eliza 135 (D.Salt 7/44)
5 Long Island 6/241 (R.Harley 50, R.Kent 59, K.Worland 52no) defeated Baxter 160 (G.McDonald 5/31) and 4/47
6 Long Island 5/320 (I.Howie 70, R.Smith 111no, R.Harley 38, G.Pretty 30no)
defeated Mornington Diggers 97 (R.Kent 5/66, G.Pretty 4/30)and 3/132
7 Long Island 9/171 (I.Howie 36, S.Oxley 43) and 4/101 (Ryan Carter 32) lost to Carrum Downs 181 (W.Grosvenor 3/15)
8 Long Island 181 (I.Howie 77) and 4/65 lost to Mt Martha 246 (S.Oxley 3/64, D.Dell 3/47)
9 Long Island 9/223 (I.Howie 113) lost to Heatherhill 7/287 (I.Howie 3/57)
10 Long Island 147 (D.Salt 30no) and 145 (R.Smith 43, D.Dell 35) lost to Tyabb 186 (D.Salt 4/80)
and 9/107 (D.Salt 4/70, M.Humphrey 3/27)


The 8th XI were not expected to be a serious contender for the Finals, but we kept winning games which kept us handy to the Four. Finishing in seventh spot was a pretty good effort. Peter Watson led the team excellently and took 28 wickets. He received good support from Bob Hindle 349 runs, David Splatt 209 runs, John Black 17 wickets and Clarrie Swan 14 wickets.

Results

1 Long Island 145 (R.Hindle 39, A.Black 35) and 2/17 defeated Peninsula Old Boys 120 (I.Thomas 4/25)
2 Long Island 8/191 (R.Hindle 89no) and 3/46 defeated Balnarring 9/168 (P.Watson 6/24 inc. hat-trick)
3 Long Island 141 (D.Splatt 38) defeated Pearcedale 7/126 (P.Watson 3/33, S.Meddings 3/19)
4 Long Island 93 and 5/71 (R.Hindle 30no) lost to Heatherhill 327 (J.Black 3/82)
5 Long Island 184 (D.Splatt 47) lost to Baxter 7/244 (P.Watson 3/74) and 1/9
6 Long Island 8/222 (D.Splatt 41, P.Watson 49) defeated Somerville 202 (J.Black 3/42, P.Watson 3/59, S.Meddings 4/16)
7 Long Island 210 (R.Hindle 35, D.Splatt 58, P.Watson 39no) lost to Mornington 249 (P.Watson 4/55, C.Swan 3/83)
8 Long Island 132 (S.Jones 46) lost to Frankston East 8/215 (P.Watson 3/54)
9 Long Island 156 (R.Hindle 40, C.Marshall 70no) and 1/73 defeated Mt Eliza 138 (J.Black 3/34, C.Swan 4/37)
10 Long Island 112 and 7/52 lost to Heatherhill 420 (C.Swan 7/103)


The major performers for the Season were :

Runs
577 Peter Conell
507 Chris Burke
500 Alby Howie
459 Alan Splatt
427 David Hastings
419 Kevin Ryan
410 Matthew Parkinson
355 Roy Watts
352 Gary Buckley
349 Bob Hindle
337 Cameron McLeod
330 Aaron Wright
326 Gareth Park & Doug Van Raay
324 Trevor Ryan
311 Stuart McLeod
304 Sean Kelly
297 Richard Hall
284 Richard Carter
273 Lindsay Batey
270 Bob Smith
257 Craig Small
253 Chris Firth, Gordon McLeod & Mick Pollard
252 John Georgiou

Wickets
34 Kevin Prendergast
32 Danny Salt
30 David Hastings
28 Wayne Ross & Peter Watson
27 Cameron McLeod, Greg Pretty & Norm Stickland
26 Peter Worland
25 Richard Carter
21 Kieran McCluskey
20 Bob Kent & Dale McCurdy
19 Gary Measham
18 Brian Chapman & Alan Splatt
17 John Black & Daniel Watts
16 Greg Lamb, Ben Parkinson & Rob Sanders
15 Martin Kelly & Cameron Park
14 Clarrie Swan & Andrew Vose
13 Gary Buckley, Simon Fisher & Nathan Ross

Centuries
130 Gary Buckley
113 Mark Sargant
111 Bob Smith
113 Alby Howie
158 Peter Conell
106 Kevin Ryan
134 Craig Small

Bowling
8/35 Danny Salt
7/44 Danny Salt
7/103 Clarrie Swan
7/16 Kevin Prendergast
Hat-trick Peter Watson

Games
100
Peter Conell
Kevin Ryan
50
Chris Burke,
Steve Denton,
Stuart McLeod,
Matthew Parkinson,
Trevor Ryan,
Alan Splatt,
Doug Van Raay,
Aaron Wright

Milestones
4500 runs
Gordon McLeod
3000 runs
Lindsay Batey,
Wayne Carter,
Peter Conell
2000 runs
Kevin Ryan,
Roy Watts
1500 runs
Bob Hough,
Stuart McLeod,
Cameron Park,
Matt Parkinson,
Craig Small,
Bob Smith,
Norm Stickland,
Peter Worland
1000 runs
Gary Buckley,
Chris Burke,
Sheehan Simmons,
Alan Splatt,
Doug Van Raay
Aaron Wright
500 runs
Adam Chubb,
Stuart Doolan,
Bob Hindle,
Alby Howie,
Sean Kelly,
Neil Kent,
Cameron McLeod,
Craig Thomas

250 wickets

Wayne Ross
200 wickets
Bob Kent
150 wickets
Dale McCurdy,
Norm Stickland
100 wickets
Ron McWilliams,
Greg Pretty,
Danny Salt,
Daniel Watts
50 wickets
John Black,
Richard Carter,
Gary Measham,
Cameron McLeod,
Kevin Prendergast,
Geoff Sargant,
Andrew Vose

In addition, David Hastings became the second Long Island cricketer to win the Robert Thompson Award for the Best Player in the Sub-District Grade. David won the Award by one vote, gaining 15 votes in 10 games, including 3 games in which he was adjudged the best player on the ground.

Juniors :
Junior cricket at the Long Island Cricket Club was again of a high standard, mainly due to the efforts of Alan Splatt (Junior Co-ordinator), and Gordon McLeod who took responsibility for the Under 12 teams. The Club fielded two Under 16 teams, 3 Under 14's and 3 Under 12 teams, and again participated in the Under 13 Twilight Competition. This team finished on top of the ladder and was awarded the perpetual trophy for that Competition. In competitive cricket, the 3 Under 14 teams and the Under 16 Central team made the Finals, with the Under 14 Centrals and the Under 16's reaching the Grand Final. The Under 14's lost their game to Somerville, but was certainly not disgraced.

1 U14 East Long Island 3/77 P.Henderson 24no, S.Cooper 20no lost to Baxter 2/90
2 U14 East Long Island 10/154 S.Cooper 41, C.Traynor 55no & 0/17
defeated Baden Powell 10/103 P.Henderson 3/17
3 U14 East Long Island 10/108 P.Henderson 37 drew with Langwarrin
4 U14 East Long Island 7/164 P.Kelly 25, S.Cooper 25
defeated Mornington 10/131 S.Cooper 4/16, K.Rawiller 2/23, N.Swan 2/20
5 U14 East Long Island 4/134dec D.Splatt 25, C.Traynor 50ret
defeated Delacombe Park 10/94 S.Cooper 3/4, G.Patterson 2/23, P.Kelly 2/16
& 8/34 C.Traynor 4/10, S.Cooper 3/5
6 U14 East Long Island 10/164 G.Patterson 37, D.Splatt 34, C.Traynor 52no
defeated Seaford 10/160 P.Kelly 4/40, P.Henderson 2/36, N.Swan 2/22
7 U14 East Long Island 10/44 N.Swan 12no
lost to Heatherhill 10/61 S.Cooper 2/14, P.Henderson 2/11, M.Pegan 2/6 & 7/66 N.Swan 2/6, M.Pegan 2/11
8 U14 East Long Island 8/103 D.Splatt 38, C.Traynor 22 lost to Frankston 5/111 M.Pegan 3/20
9 U14 East Long Island 7/134 P.Kelly 21, S.Cooper 25, P.Henderson 42no lost against Mt Eliza 6/103 S.Wealands
Semi Final U14 East Long Island 10/138 P.Kelly 52no, P.Henderson 38 lost to Baxter 8/256 G.Patterson 4/48
 
1 U14 Central Long Island 10/41 B.McWilliams
defeated Crib Point 10/39 J.Forrest 4/12, A.Henderson 2/8, D.Wisniewski 2/7
2 U14 Central Long Island 6/99 M.Godfrey 16no, B.McWilliams 15 & 3/12
defeated Frankston YCW 10/81 J.Forrest 3/14, M.Godfrey 2/2
3 U14 Central Long Island 10/67 lost to Pines 10/70 A.Henderson 3/8, J.Forrest 2/12, T.Johnston 2/10 & 6/63 J.Forrest 4/21
4 U14 Central Long Island 0/130 T.Johnston 51ret, D.Wisniewski 43no
won outright against Carrum Downs 10/10 S.Olive 3/5, J.Forrest 2/4 & 10/23 D.Wisniewski 5/7
5 U14 Central Long Island 3/206 T.Johnstone 52ret, T.Webster 46, B.McWilliams 32, A.Henderson 24no
defeated Karingal 5/160 J.Forrest 3/13
6 U14 Central Long Island 9/159 J.Forrest 41, T.Johnston 31, B.McWilliams 31
defeated Pearcedale 7/77 T.Webster 3/15, M.Godfrey 2/19
7 U14 Central Long Island 7/227 T.Johnston 51ret, T.Webster 30, I.Kent 27ret, M.Christie 19
defeated Langwarrin 5/73 B.Coates 3/8
8 U14 Central Long Island 10/51 J.Forrest 10 lost to Somerville 9/185 J.Forrest 2/19, D.Wisniewski 2/14
9 U14 Central Long Island 6/123 B.McWilliams 40, M.Godfrey 18
defeated Mt Eliza 10/105 M.Godfrey 5/21, B.McWilliams 2/4
Semi Final U14 Central Long Island 7/164 T.Johnston 28, D.Wisniewski 20, B.McWilliams 18, L.Ritchie 15
defeated Pines 10/72 J.Forrest 3/16, T.Webster 3/12, M.Godfrey 2/8
 
1 U14 West Long Island 7/51 P.Van Raay 9no lost to Baxter 4/72 R.Martin 2/15
2 U14 West Long Island 7/102 R.Martin 17, D.Smith 16, G.Marshall 19no
defeated Frankston East 8/99 R.Martin 3/13
3 U14 West Long Island 8/112 P.Van Raay 31, D.Smith 15, M.Brown 18 lost to Hastings 3/169 P.Van Raay 2/17
4 U14 West Long Island 10/38 M.Brown 8 & 4/78 M.Brown 27
lost to Somerville 10/71 G.Marshall 4/16, P.Van Raay 2/10, D.Smith 2/10
5 U14 West Long Island 10/78 P.Van Raay 27, D.Smith 15 & 1/70 P.Van Raay 39, R.Martin 22no
defeated Skye 10/70 P.Van Raay 2/11, D.Smith 2/14, S.Marshall 2/18, J.Stanley 2/2
6 U14 West Long Island 10/61 R.Martin 19, S.Hunt 18 & 8/41 S.Hunt 13, N.Sly 11
lost outright to F'ston East 5/83 S.Swift 3/28 & 0/23
7 U14 West Washed Out
8 U14 West Long Island 6/104 J.Tait 21, P.Van Raay 27 & 0/17
defeated Somerville 10/98 P.Van Raay 3/11, S.Olive 2/13, J.Stanley 3/18
9 U14 West Long Island 4/110 P.Van Raay 53ret, S.Marshall 17 & 2/10
defeated Delacombe Park 9/72 D.Smith 4/19, J.Stanley 2/16, N.Sly 2/17
 
1 U16 East Long Island 1/92 M.Bowey 29, M.Sargant 35, J.Georgiou 22no lost to Baxter 2/94
2 U16 East Long Island 3/215 R.Chubb 48, J.Georgiou 102no, M.Sargant 37 & 0/32 M.Tiffen 18
defeated Baden Powell 10/82 P.Aquino 2/16, A.Smith 2/11
3 U16 East Long Island 8/149 M.Sargant 35, J.Georgiou 41, C.Bicknell 20no
drew with Langwarrin 7/106 C.Bicknell 3/43, K.Worland 2/20
4 U16 East Long Island 4/186 R.Chubb 67, M.Sargant 29, M.Bowey 28, C.Bicknell 34 & 0/21
defeated Mornington 10/88 M.Bowey 3/23, N.Ross 2/14, A.Smith 2/1
5 U16 East Long Island 5/221 R.Chubb 42, M.Sargant 93, C.Bicknell 20no lost to Delacombe Park 1/230
6 U16 East Long Island 6/180 J.Georgiou 47, R.Chubb 58, C.Bicknell 34 & 2/17
defeated Seaford 10/72 D.Des Barres 4/36, N.Ross 3/7
7 U16 East Long Island 10/196 M.sargant 39, J.Georgiou 47, M.Bowey 55
defeated Heatherhill 10/128 N.Ross 5/46, C.Bicknell 3/21
8 U16 East Long Island 6/227 R.Chubb 45, J.Georgiou 129no lost to Frankston 4/282 K.Worland 2/109
9 U16 East Long Island 10/155 R.Chubb 26, D.Des Barres 22, K.Worland 50no
lost to Mt Eliza 9/164 N.Ross 3/60, C.Bicknell 2/43, D.Des Barres 2/33
 
1 U16 Central Long Island 1/84 K.Worland 29no, D.Simpkin 38 defeated Frankston East 4/59
2 U16 Central Long Island 10/134 D.Holden 23, D.Des Barres 52
drew with F'ston YCW 10/134 A.Rodrigues 3/12, D.Des Barres 2/9
3 U16 Central Long Isand 5/82 D.Simpkin 41 defeated Pines 10/77 N.Ross 5/23
4 U16 Central Long Island 6/196 D.Hoden 48, P.Briscoe 63no, D.Des Barres 28
defeated Carrum Downs 5/85 B.Hovelt 3/22
5 U16 Central Long Island 8/151 D.Holden 55, lost to Karingal 6/220 D.Des Barres 3/24, S.Hann 2/51
6 U16 Central Long Island 2/239 D.Holden 70, S.Hann 77no, S.Meddings 57no
defeated Pearcedale 10/108 S.Jones 4/56
7 U16 Central Long Island 8/222 P.Briscoe 34, D.Holden 22, R.Carter 26, D.Simpkin 35
defeated Delacombe Park 10/58 S.Meddings 3/22, A.Rodrigues 2/3 & 4/72
8 U16 Central Long Island 1/45dec D.Simpkin 23no & 5/67 D.Simpkin 24, D.Jones 20
defeated Somerville 10/40 S.Jones 3/17, A.Rodrigues 2/18 & 7/88dec C.Lineham 3/38
9 U16 Central Long Island 10/229 D.Simpkin 51, M.Peters 28, S.Meddings 96, S.Jones 23
defeated Mt Eliza 10/65 A.Rodrigues 6/39 & 2/42 D.Simpkin 2/3
Semi Final U16 Central Long Island 10/127 S.Meddings 24, D.Des Barres 34
defeated Carrum Downs 10/98 C.Lineham 4/32, S.Jones 3/17


The Under 16's won the Premiership with a fine win over Frankston YCW. We batted first, but were soon in trouble, but Steve Jones (36) and Steve Meddings (42) pulled things about, albeit temporarily, but we still managed 171. YCW got away to a good start and were travelling nicely until Nathan Ross was introduced to the bowling crease. With Rosso tying them up and Chris Lineham bowling superbly, YCW fell in a hole, and from 1/53 they were all out for 79. Chris Lineham bowled throughout the Innings and took 5/31, and Nathan Ross took 4/6. The team members on this day were Danny Holden (Captain), Ryan Carter (V.Captain), Damien Des Barres, Steve Meddings, Steve Jones, David Simpkin, Chris Lineham, Brad Hovelt, Nathan Ross, Simon Hann and Matthew Swift.

Grand Final :

Long Island Frankston YCW
D.Holden c D.Larizza b P.Goonan 4 L.McKeown c M.Swift b C.Lineham 19
S.Hann c W.Samuels b P.Wright 0 M.Lane c S.Jones b C.Lineham 20
D.Simpkin c b b P.Wright 10 N.Barfuss b C.Lineham 12
S.Meddings c D.Larizza b L.McKeown 42 P.Goonan c C.Lineham b N.Ross 0
M.Swift b P.Wright 2 S.Wilkie b C.Lineham 3
R.carter b P.Goonan 8 W.Samuels b N.Ross 0
D.Des Barres lbw b L.McKeown 25 D.Larizza Run Out D.Des Barres 5
S.Jones c L.Turley b P.Wright 36 P.Wright c&b N.Ross 0
C.Lineham c W.Samuels b P.Wright 20 N.Barnett c D.Simpkin b N.Ross 1
B.Hovelt Not Out 6 L.Turley b C.Lineham 4
N.Ross c L.Turley b P.Wright 8 B.Greenwell Not Out 0
Extras   5 Extras   6
    10/171     10/79
 
P.Goonan   18.0.2/65 S.Meddings   8.1.0/21
P.Wright   17.1.6/50 C.Lineham   18.3.5/31
N.Barnett   8.1.0/25 S.Jones   3.0.0/15
L.McKeown   7.1.2/26 N.Ross   7.2.4/6
Long Island Won

The Under 14's battled hard against the strong Somerville team and were chasing 221 runs when we were due to bat. Tom Webster (1/30), Baden McWilliams (2/44) and Aaron Henderson (3/13) were the pick of the bowlers. We got away to a reasonable start and while Tom Webster and John Forrest were at the crease we were looking a slight chance. However both reached 50 and had to retire - we had little left - even Luke Ritchie's massive swipe couldn't bring us joy.

Grand Final :

Long Island Somerville
D.Wisniewski c ? B D.Anderson 3 G.Lorraine Not Out 50 ret
T.Webster Not Out 53no S.Burt c sub Marshall b T.Webster 12
B.McWilliams Run Out 8 G.Lothian c J.Forrest b S.Olive 5
B.Coates Run Out 17 R.Johnson c J.Forrest b B.McWilliams 35
J.Forrest Not Out 51 ret D.Anderson c B.Coates b B.McWilliams 45
A.Henderson c & b G.Lothian 2 A.Patterson c B.McWilliams b A.Henderson 33
T.Johnston Not Out 1 J.Anderson Not Out 5
I.Kent b R.Johnson 7 S.Thompson b A.Henderson 0
M.Godfrey c & b R.Johnson 0 M.Kendall b A.Henderson 0
S.Olive Run Out 8 B.Shepeard Run Out 0
L.Ritchie c & b G.Lothian 0 V.Duric Not Out 1
Extras   11 Extras   22
    8/172     8/221
 
R.Johnson   8.2.2/15 J.Forrest   5.0.0/17
D.Anderson   10.0.1/34 T.Webster   10.0.1/30
G.Lothian   8.0.2/23 D.Wisniewski   8.0.0/26
?   10.0.0/30 S.Olive   4.0.1/20
      M.Godfrey   7.0.0/33
      B.Coates   3.0.0/16
      B.McWilliams   9.0.2/44
      A.Henderson   4.0.3/13
Somerville Won

Junior Performances

Under 16's
Runs

387 John Georgiou,
292 Ryan Chubb,
290 Mark Sargant,
265 David Simpkin,
260 Steve Meddings
247 Danny Holden
Wickets
25 Nathan Ross,
16 Adrian Rodrigues,
15 Steve Jones,
13 Chris Lineham
12 Damien Des Barres

Under 14's
Runs

248 Trevor Johnston,
224 Chris Traynor,
221 Patrick Van Raay,
199 Baden McWilliams,
182 David Splatt,
177 Paul Henderson,
162 Thomas Webster
152 John Forrest
Wickets
25 John Forrest,
19 Sam Cooper,
16 Michael Godfrey,
15 Patrick Van Raay,
11 Paul Henderson, David Wisniewski, Thomas Webster & Raymond Martin
10 Nathan Swan

Under 12's
Runs

285 Ben Coates,
171 Jon Tait,
152 Stuart Swift,
113 Lucas Van Raay,
112 Sam Coates
101 Matthew Symons
Wickets
18 Stuart Swift,
11 Michael Wilson,
10 Leigh Batey and Stephen Wallace,
8 Glen Harris, Matthew Symons, Eric Bassindale, Jarryd De Silva & Joel Stevenson

During the Season, the Club entered a team in the Vic Health Masters Cricket Tournament (for players over 40 years of age). Unfortunately, the Agenda was not well advertised and only two teams took part - Mornington Peninsula (Long Island) and the Australian Cricket Society. These two teams played a "sudden death" Grand Final, with Long Island pretty easy winners. The team comprised Gordon McLeod, Bob Hough, Lindsay Batey, Doug Heller, Ian Thomas, Bob Bowden, Jeff Roach, Brian Chapman, Peter Watson, Wayne Ross with Don Wright (Baden Powell) and Colin Bowes (ex-Long Island Captain/Coach). View Picture

Off the field the Club had some tireless workers, particularly the Ladies' Committee - Chris Watson (President), Chris Hough, Leah Pretty, Helen Van Raay, Rhonda Ross, Viv Sargant and June Farnham.

While the Club was to remain in the Sub-District Grade, it had a confidence that it could go that one step further in 1991/92. Very few players had indicated that they would be leaving, our younger players were getting near the age of maturity as senior cricketers, indications were that former players Bob Martin (ex-Captain/Coach) and Graham Vose could return to the Club, and the Club had a financial base on which it could start the new Season with confidence that it would not struggle in meeting its commitments.