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It is time to book for the GDCC Charity Golf Day - 2017

It is time to book for the GDCC Charity Golf Day - 2017

With the many requests we are getting for groups and player reunions for our Golf day and dinner, it is important you book ASAP either through the website or contacting one of the organising committee. The GDCC Annual Charity Golf day and dinner on Thursday 16th February is open now for bookings and we are pleased to announce the attendance of Adam Gilchrist as our special guest. This is a special homecoming for Adam to catch up with his former teammates. In addition, Kevin Roberts, also a former Gordon player, and now Executive General Manager of Cricket Australia will attend the golf and golf presentation. We are also waiting on confirmation of another guest for the dinner as MC.

Another “special” element of our day will be the change from our regular charity to helping a fund raising event for the “make each day count for the Daff family” in Perth. Sam Daff is our club legend Mark O’Neill’s daughter and as shown by the link here, the family have a tough road ahead of them.

All of the cost and function details are enclosed within the attached flyer, however the event will be similar to previous years with hole sponsorships available as well as packages for golf and dinner.

In addition to the regular Golf day committee we have added the assistance of an event management co-ordinator with Kim Kilkeary joining the team. Any questions you may have on the event can be sent to Kim at 

Submit your booking & make a payment

Just go to the booking section below and you can book yourself or your group to enjoy a great day supporting the club and the Daff Family The hole sponsorship option is also available through the booking.

This is an important event for the Gordon District Cricket Club and we urge all players and supporters to become involved. Non-golfers are most welcome to join us for the dinner. More information about the auction items will be provided well before the event.

Important - Once you have completed the booking form please transfer the funds to:

Gordon District Cricket Club: BSB 032090, Account: 411845 (use your name/golf as reference)

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Colts vs Blacktown - Round 10 - 2016/17

Colts vs Blacktown - Round 10 - 2016/17

At a pleasant sunny Beauchamp Oval the Stags turned up looking for redemption from their last round loss. A solid warm up as always from the boys and a quick look at a green grassy pitch which the skipper had hopes to bowl first on. 

Great captains knock by Aaron Croft (42).

Unfortunately it wasn’t the ideal start, being put into bat against Blacktown side. But the resilience from Brady Morrison and Andrew Harvey saw us on top early and looking solid for the 50 overs to come. The thick outfield really demoralised the batsmen as quick singles and hard hits had us running two’s and ones all day.

Similarly a great throw from the boundary while running a three had given an unfair farewell to Andrew Harvey. While Jury Cureton welcomes what became the hottest cricketing day of our lives and wasn’t keen on any singles today. The pitch played all sorts of havoc on the players, at least for Jory which had one pop up from good length to his throat. While our experienced skipper had plenty of shots up his sleeves and ran hard between the wickets, wickets fell and pressure grew at the other end.

Long awaiting runs came from the ‘Big Dog’ Danusha who played alongside our skipper and both took us past the 30 over mark. Trouble against the spin had both the batsmen in all sorts as we saw the end of a solid top order innings by skipper Crofts. 

Danusha helped carry the Stags late in the innings (44).

Vikrant Nehru and Danusha then maintained the runs and kept ticking the strike over, all though every run had us drenched in sweat. The plan was simple, Vikrant wanted the spinners downtown (as I have no respect for them) and Danusha attacking the pacers with ease.

The time came when acceleration was needed and we managed a solid score of 204. Unfortunately with a couple of overs to spare which wasn’t the ideal way of finishing the innings but we took it with our middle order collapse.

Brady and Jory put on a display for the fantastic camerawork by Jen Williams

The heat had the pitch hard and we saw plenty of bounce, the Beauchamp pitch looking and playing out better than Chatswood oval on even its best day in the second innings. 

The author, Vikrant Nehru, looks to make an impression with the bat 

Matt Keane and Jory Cureton had the time of their lives as both the bowlers bowled smartly attacking the stumps and an odd one sniffing past the nose of the batsmen just so they know who’s on top. 

Blacktown having no reply of our solid bowling attack as Jory and Vikrant Nehru took out the top order batsmen with ease.

The retaliation of the Blacktown batsmen was no use as the Stags showed why they are on top of the table. Danusha and Manus Chauhan taking out the middle order nicely in time for a bonus point win. 

Prashan cleaned up the tail with excellent figures of 3 for 3 off 3, dismissing Blacktown for a mere 101, great day to be a Stag don’t you reckon?

Prashan wraps up the tail, ensuring a bonus point.

An excellent comeback for the Colts who are now alone at the top of the table, showing we are looking for improvements from each game. Also on another note, the great turnout on training days boys, have seen the whole team practicing together which is awesome. 

Credit to the skipper, never misses training day although he might miss leg day quite often.

Vikrant "Vicks VapoRub" Nehru

The Colts team huddle
4th Grade vs Mosman - Round 10 - 2016/17

4th Grade vs Mosman - Round 10 - 2016/17

The Stags arrived to the sight of a very green deck at Killara Oval and unanimously decided to bowl. However, Stu Bromley had other ideas.

Upon his return from the middle he declared to the team that he had decided to bat!

Charlie Booth, sponsored by SURA, makes the most of his opportunities out there at Killara Oval... but had to wait after Stu chose to bat 

Liam McElduff (30) created a steady platform for the team but the Stags struggled to form partnerships. 

Charlie Booth whacks the ball to all areas at Killara!

The Stags looked to be in a bit of trouble at 5/105 until a young and handsome Charles Booth crafted an elegant and mature 77 showing his fitness and strength throughout the innings. His innings helped pull the Stags out of the deep water to a total of 259.

Stu and the rest of us reflected that from 5/105, reaching 259 may have demoralised the Whales a little and we certainly felt this total was out of reach of the Pod in the sheds next door.

The slow scoring Whales gave the Stags extra confidence and a win for the Stags looked imminent.

Resistance late in the innings from Mosman created some tension and brought them back into the game. Pat Rice saved the day and took 5 Whale scalps with tight stump to stump bowling. 

Pat Rice developing into a great bowler for the Stags!

The Stags song their song proudly and at the top of their lungs, making sure the Mosman Whales heard every last word.

Harry Rees

Teams for Round 11 against the Bears

Teams for Round 11 against the Bears

After 4 excellent wins last round we now lie in a bunched 6th position on the CC ladder - just 129 points behind ND’s, the leader and only 60 points behind Penrith in 2nd position. The real positive is that we still have 5 teams out of our 6 grades, that are in contention for the semis and the 3’s now making a genuine late charge to join them.

Steve Colley in action on Saturday

For this round we have 76 players available (at this stage), which means we must rotate 10 players (Macquarie will ring to see if anyone can play for them). The selectors again stress that performance will be an even more crucial selection criteria. We also repeat that when you make yourself unavailable for coming matches, it may mean that you returning a lower grade. Pressure will be on all players in every grade to perform and attend practice, with numbers looking extremely positive from now until the end of the season.

The 1st graders annihilated Mosman last weekend in a classic grudge match of epic proportions. I won’t go into any details however I can say that the Gordon song has never been sung as loud and with so much feeling. As true gentlemen do, they left any dispute on the field and simply bathed in the glory of a brilliant win – naturally being the last to leave the Mosman rooms.

They still sit in equal first position (with Sydney Uni) on 49 points with 8 wins and only 2 losses. Most importantly they are now 5-11 ahead points of those chasing in 3rd to 6th position. We have named an unchanged side for this 2 day game against Norths. This side now has the hunger and yes sorry the mongrel, to create real problems for any side they meet from here onwards.

The game against Mosman, saw another M-O-M performance from our ‘excitement machine’ in Mason Crane, with an 8 wicket haul (7-93 in 1st innings) and another half century. For Gordon this season including Poidevin Gray, Mason now has an amazing total of 47w @ 21av, plus 425 runs@35av. This includes 30w@22 (plus 310r@34av) in only eight 1st grade matches and 36w@20 with T20 included.

Mason flies against Mosman

In the batting, we have Axel Cahlin on 423 runs @ 47av (tot of 618r@38); Elliot Richtor 442r@ 44 (tot 533@38); Steve Colley 374@37 (tot 464@33), leading the way. Good judges have said that Steve’s innings of 65 on Sat was the best they have seen from him and the big one is a match away.

In the bowling with Mason on top, we have Charlie Stobo with a total of 15w@29; Tym Crawford 14w@24, Elliot Richtor 12w@18 and James Kennedy 11w@29. After his domineering knock of 61 on Sat,Tym now in his last 8 knocks has scored 270 runs @ 34.
NB: The 1st grade side has also qualified for the one-day 50 over quarter finals, finishing equal first, with Randwick and Syd Uni, or 2nd on quotient. We now play Hawkesbury on Sun 29th Jan at Chatswood.

The 2nd graders had another really disappointing loss last round, to now place them in 5th position on 37 points. They must return to their winning ways with many teams breathing down their necks.  

Scott O'Brien on Saturday at Chatswood

Their batting stats look impressive with Scott O’Brien - 483r@40 in 2’s, Reagan Klemt (299r@37), Max Papworth (184r@39) and Max Newman (245r@35). However they cannot fire, unless their Nos 3 and 4, in particular return with some big hundreds to support Scotty. In the bowling we have Daniel Stickland leading the way, taking 21w@16 to be the stand-out strike bowler and Scotty O’Brien 17w@20 – and what a season he is having.

The loss will hopefully be a blessing and they must bounce back on Saturday. 

The 3rd Grade side had another brilliant win last Saturday and now lie in 13thposition on 25 points, only 12 points out of the top 6. Special mention must be made of Shayne Lin, who has now scored 489r@49 – what a season and remember he is only a youngster at 32. Another mention must go to Nick Miller, who has now taken 24w@21 (2nd in the Club) and scored 231r@19 to be a vital member of this side, which is rapidly growing in confidence (winners are grinners).

I must also praise young 18yo leggie, Chris De Kretser, who has now taken 22w@25, to be 3rd in the Club this season.

Jack Skilbeck at Rawson

Put these two with Paddy Effeney (18w@17), Jack Skilbeck (10w@32), Adam Cubbage (10w@23) and they make an excellent grade attack. Now it is up to the bats to support them, as they do boast a formidable top 5 of Cam New, Shayne, Tom Hamblin, Jamie Bekis and Darren Jayasekera.

This side is going forward, are full of self-belief and I say again, back them from here. 

The 4’s were a little rusty after their recent washouts however stormed back on Sat. With 7 wins in 10 rounds (only 1 loss), they now lie in 4th position on 42 points. 

Nick Prell is in 4's this week

It is a very bunched ladder, except for the top 2 on 54 points.  We welcome back Oli Zanino, our ex Greenie and combined Schools rep, who is now ready to concentrate on his cricket. Nick Prell and Hugh Sherwood also are back to boost the side. Their skip, Stu Bromley has scored 226 runs@56 to lead the batting stats with Mitch Kleem on 240r@30.

Matt Wright has 222r@28, plus 11w@only 14 and the selectors are really pleased with the way he is developing. The bowling stocks are formidable with Will Calov (19w@21), Matt Keevers (15w@29), Pat Rice (15w@22)and Nick Prell (12w@27), giving them a rather lethal 4 pronged pace attack. This is now a really strong side that should consolidate their position on the ladder and be there at season end. 

The 5’s had a much needed reality check loss on Sat and now lie outright 3rd on 39 points - only 3 points behind the leaders Saints on 42 points.  They have the side, the players and skipper to take this comp and watch them fire up after that loss.

Ryan Tullia has a 5th grade average of 45, Nick Andreou 40av, David Monaghan 44av and Lachie Stewart 40av. The spinners lead the wicket takers with David Burk (12w@22), Jack Doolan (10w@11), Lachie Stewart (12w@15) and Rahul Krishna (10w @22).

Throw in a pace attack of the returning match winner in Harry Middlebrook (12w@19), Sam Watts (11w@20) and that man Monas (8w@22) and you have a side that can also go all the way.

Brady Morrison in action at Beauchamp

The Colts had a perfect bounce back last Sat with a thumping win to be to be still equal 1st on 42 points. This match is across both SUNDAYS, with the bats are averaging impressively in Colts, with Brady Morrison 36av, Oli Williams on 35, Andrew Harvey on 29. Matt Keane on 32, Jory Cureton on 27 and the skip Aaron Crofts on 26. We are also keen to see our exciting schoolboy bat in Fraser Wilson return, after his only innings of 41 back in Dec.

The bowling stocks are spear-headed by Jory Cureton 18w@12, Aaron Crofts 15w@19, Manus Chauhan 11w@13, plus Danusha Seneviratne 10w@18 and brother Prashan 10w@14. Another returning strike bowler is Vikrant Nehru 14w@ only 11av.

That again makes a very formidable, exceptionally strong team. 

Good luck to every player for this round.

Cheers Tony W – on behalf of the selectors.

The teams are:

Grade .v.

North Sydney 2 day matches on Saturday

Colts .v.

Eastern Suburbs 2 day match on Saturday


Grade Saturday 21st & 28th January 2017

Colts Sunday 22nd & 29th January 2017

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade


Bon Andrews





1) Steve Colley ©

Max Newman w/k ©

Paddy Effeney ©

2) Axel Cahlin

Sam Baker

Jamie Bekis

3) Mason Crane

Josh Doyle

Adam Cubbage

4) Tym Crawford

Corbin Edgar

Chris De Kretser

5) Ash Doolan w/k

Reagan Klemt

Tom Hamblin

6) Cameron Eccles

Scott O’Brien

Darren Jayasekera

7) Matt Junk

Max Papworth

Shayne Lin

8) James Kennedy

Chad Soper

Nick Miller

9) Elliot Richtor

Dan Stickland

Cameron New

10) Dan Smith

Dom Thomson

Michael Roberts w/k

11) Charlie Stobo

Anand Verma

Jack Skilbeck




M/R = Charlie Stobo

M/R = Chad Soper

M/R = Darren Jayasekera

4th Grade

5th Grade







SUNDAY  12.15pm

1) Stuart Bromley ©

David Burk ©

Aaron Crofts ©

2) Will Calov

Nick Andreou

Manus Chauhan

3) Matt Keevers

Jack Doolan

Jory Cureton

4) Mitchell Kleem

Rahul Krishna

Andrew Harvey

5) Liam McElduff

Damon Livermore

Matt Keane

6) Nick Prell

Harry Middlebrook

Brady Morrison

7) Patrick Rice

David Monaghan

Vikrant Nehru

8) Hugh Sherwood

Harry Rees w/k

Danusha Seneviratne

9) Chris Spratt

Lachie Stewart

Prashan Seneviratne

10) Matt Wright

Ryan Tullia

Oliver Williams w/k

11) Oliver Zanino w/k

Sam Watts

Fraser Wilson



12th Sahil Sharma




M/R =  Will Calov 

 M/R = Jack Doolan

 M/R = Danusha Seneviratne

Train-on: 1) Jared Clulow 2) Liam Windel 3) Liahm Williams 4) Oli Isles-Mann 5) James Brown 6) Tommy Gohl 7) Kevin Huang 8) Dylan Hood 9) Nick Dellis

Unavailable:  1) Jono New 2) John O’Neill-Fuller 3) Adam Wasyluk 4) Tim Ferrero 5) Charlie Booth 6) Steve Bristow

Riboni Constructions
5th Grade vs Mosman - Round 10 - 2016/17

5th Grade vs Mosman - Round 10 - 2016/17

The 35 bucks in parking was almost worth it. Balmoral Oval. This is a venue for the optical illusion. Fours turn into Fives and Fives turn into Sixes. No 10s to be seen but a couple of sevens spotted.

How about this bloke, Nick Prell, and his efforts on the social side of the club. Surely a shoe-in for MVP! 

We reckon we also saw $400 worth of people doing some forward rolls on a massive matt. Wrestling without the use of hands. That was interesting. We could only assume that all was in preparation for a big night out in Mosman. Still, Not a bad venue for an away game. 

For some members of the Stags' 5th best 11, it was still a home game. 

These 2 boys are tight. They eat together, drink together and sometimes sleep together. Some would say its reminiscent of the Wilson/ Packman duo of the 1970's. Sure, maybe the names have changed, as nobody is called Fran in this day and age, but the same comradeship is there.

I liken it to 2 good golfers on the green, putting at the same time. I'm sure there will be more about this next match report.

Back to the grade scene after leading the Greenies, Nick looks to up the pace of the Stags' innings 

Our warm up usually starts on a Friday night with a motivational text from the captain. Some say he isn't capable of composing such a piece. Those same people think Mr Burk has recycled those texts from previous seasons. One thing for sure, those texts inspire us to do great things. 

When the man we call Burka starts a religious sect, I'm in, ready to hand over my visa card for a tax deductible donation.

Another item of note, before we discuss the match,  glove punching wont be tolerated at the Stags. The last person who tried this was a bloke named Peru. He tried to glove punch Reg back in Round One of the 2012/13 season. 

He never played for the stags again after that. 

Youngsters be warned. Unless you are West Indian or you have just slapped 36 off an over, your gloves won't be making contact with your batting partners gloves. Peru definitely wasn't from the Caribbean. Nor did he find the boundary. Ever. 

Harry Middlebrook tried valiantly with the ball 

Cricket. Yes. We won the toss and decided to bat first. We lost Jack early as he was trying to lift the run rate. We had to nurdle the Mosman bowlers around for the next 15 overs. To be fair, the home side bowled quite well. Not offering many short balls to the Gordon batsmen, who usually enjoy the bounce of Beauchamp, hence curbing our usual scoring rate. 

Mr Stewart was hitting them to all parts for his 30 but  our downfall was we didn't capitalise on starts. We had 3 or 4 guys get to 30 but no one scored a 50. We ended up with 9-191.

Harry Middlebrook, (The second or third best Harry at the club) along with Sammy, hit some lusty blows in the final overs which helped us take some momentum into our bowling stint. 

Bowling. We started well with Sammy and Nick Prell getting some early poles. We had the Whales 2 for not many.

But just as we really should have turned the pressure on, We started to feed the Whales batsmen too many four balls. These often being short or wide and we were punished square of the wicket. With 2 mosman batsmen, albeit lucky with a few decisions, going on to score over 50, 191 was not a easy score to defend.

And with the bat, Harry certainly provided some spark at the end 

Good energy on the field for the entire 50 overs is crucial. We went a bit flat for the middle 15 overs but we came good for the last 14 overs. If we can stay up for the duration next time, I'm sure we can win a lot more games than we lose.

The Whales had 2 ring ins with vast 1st grade experience, along with a couple of crucial decisions that went their way, all contributing in taking the win away from the Stags.

The loss puts us 3rd on the table. But a big win looms for the Stags and if we do that next round, obviously after a few texts from the skipper on Friday night, we might be coming 1st on the table very soon.

We look forward to hunting down the Bears next round.

Yours in Cricket


1st Grade vs Mosman - Round 10 - 2016/17

1st Grade vs Mosman - Round 10 - 2016/17

Allan Border is a great place to play cricket. Although the sheds are tiny and the wicket was slow and low, everything else screams class. The groundsman clearly wanted some overs for himself this weekend. 

There was a bit of wildlife around the area having a tan, but nothing of note for a match report of this calibre.

Warm up touch almost played second fiddle to cricket this week. The result hasn’t really changed all season with the Balds fluting the Hairs, even with Richtor having a typical GFD. 

This is getting ridiculous... 7 fa for Mason.

The internet says ‘it was a sought after style, to a style that was widely ridiculed and today should be largely avoided'. Yes, I am talking about Charlie’s mullet. Charlie’s salad, shaved symmetrically around the ears is a force to be reckoned with. 

This late 80’s early 90’s hair style unfortunately hasn’t been backed up in true form as his father Richard did, wearing a belt to play his cricket in…fast bowlers! In his attempt to bring back the mullet into fashion, he has developed some interesting nick names, especially that of ‘flapper’. You will have to ask Ash Doolan about that one, he has been in some great form off the field recently, not just in the sheds.

Mosman’s home of cricket has been a happy hunting ground for the Stags in the last few years, piling on the runs and taking some exciting wins away from the opposition. 

Two seasons ago, Smithy was the match winner, taking the wicket of his now-teammate, with two balls to spare. The 2017 edition wasn’t so close. 

Mosman won the toss on a Gordon prepared wicket and chose to bat. Flapper and the Praying Mantis (Kennedy) took the new ball and the later got us started with a couple of wickets before lunch. However, the main destroyer was Mason ‘Willie’ Crane who took 7-93 off 22 overs and you can imagine Tiddles was losing his mind. 

Tiddles doesn’t play favourites…unless you’re a leg-spinner. An outstanding spell of bowling saw the Stags batting at tea.

Another fifty for the skip Steve.

We had a few skippers out on the field as Mosman rightly pointed out. At times I wasn’t sure who to ask where to field or if Axel could have a bowl. But we discovered, the more skippers the better, as their former skipper ran down the wicket after being told ‘he had nervous feet’ and had an air swing, only to be stumped by skipper Doolan off the bowling of Willie Mason. That was a highlight.

Some glorious shot-making led by skipper Colley (65) and Richtor (not sure if he was a skipper) ensured we were in a strong position ending day 1 at 3-165 chasing 226. Richtor (57) was dismissed early on day 2, bringing skipper Doolan to the crease. Crawford (61) and Doolan (28) took charge and punted some 6’s to rub salt into the deep wounds of the Whales, passing the score 4 wickets down. The lower order came out batting aggressively looking to move the game forward and Willie (52) did exactly this. 343 was the total and we had 49 overs to bowl. 

After not picking up early wickets, the bowlers toiled hard, especially Dan Smith and Matt Junk on wicket not offering much. A great couple of days for the Stags with plenty of emotion and the loudest team song sung to date. 6 points. Up the Staggies!

Tym Crawford

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