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How have our overseas players performed this European summer?

How have our overseas players performed this European summer?

We have two new UK players (and one already here), plus six of our current players and one new player all plying their wares in England and further abroad. Thus we have been watching the individual performances and stats with great interest to see how they've performed and represented our club back here.

1) Will Smith is returning to Gordon as our new marquee player. In 2014-15 he won the player of the year for Hampshire County scoring 1187 runs @ 52. So far this season he has scored 755 @ 38 in 1st class games, plus 133 @ 44 in one dayers and taken 13w @ 28 in T20 matches. 

In excellent touch in the UK and looking forward to Will adding that vital 1st class experience for GDCC – arrives around 4th Oct, in time for the T20 2nd round.

2) Chad Soper was given the wonderful honour of being selected for the PNG side to play in the World Cup qualifying tournament in the Netherlands, Ireland and the UK during July - where the top 6 qualified. PNG won all of their games, including the historic win over Ireland and would have qualified if they hadn’t lost to the USA in the very last game. They finished 7th and what a trip for Chad who was the new kid on the block. 

He played in 3 of the 5 qualifying games, plus two T20’s to finish with a credible batting av of 18 and took 5w @ 25. What an experience for Chadley and this should augur well for his return to GDCC grade this season – now back in Aus and at the nets. 

3) Dan Smith has had a bumper season in the UK, playing cricket on most days of the week for Canterbury CC 1st XI and for the Kent County 2nd XI. The really positive take on Dan’s sojourn, is that he has had more success in the better class cricket for Kent, where he has played at least 24 - 2nd XI games - 9 for the Championship side, 4 for the Trophy side, 7 for the T20 side and 4 in miscellaneous Academy sides. 

One highlight performance was the 2nd XI game against Middlesex, where coming in at No. 7 and the side reeling at 5-85, he scored a brilliant 109no with 17 fours to steer them to an unlikely win. His best bowling was 4-45 against Glamorgan. In total in England, he has taken approximately 55 wickets and scored nearly 800 runs and that is a superb effort for this talented all-rounder.

In the Canterbury Club 1st XI Dan has played 21 matches, taken 24w @ 38 with a best of 5-29 and scored 367 runs @ 28 with a best of 148no. Dan will return to Aus on Mon 7th Sept, practice with the Club, then has a great honour in playing for the Philippines in Hong Kong for 3 days over the weekend of the 18-20th Sept - then back for Round 1 of grade. Congratulations Smithy on a magnificent off-season.

4) Charlie Stobo is another that has being really utilising his off season to great advantage and bowling heaps of overs. The biggest bonus here is that Charlie is totally injury free which augurs well for his return to grade. He was picked to play some games for Durham 2nd XI and is apparently really utilising his mid-week time gaining much experience at Durham. 

His club is the Newcastle CC 1st XI where he has played 25 games, taking 24w @ 22 off 163 overs, with a best of 4-29, as well as scoring 226 runs @ 12. We should see a more complete bowler that will capitalise on this excellent experience. Charlie returns on Tues 22nd Sept, ready to play Round 1 on the 26th.

5) Will Calov is doing his UK gap year and after a late start has had a magnificent stint with Clitheroe CC 1st XI. Will has only played 10 games, yet taken 26 wickets @ only 13.5 off 87 overs. Included in those wickets was a 7-25 haul, plus a 6-54 and a 5-52. He has also scored 112 runs @ 28 with a top score of 61. He is now having back problems and will rest for a few weeks. Will returns on the 15th Dec and we are then looking forward to this really promising youngster bolstering our grade ranks.

6) Jack Colley is unfortunately having a rather ordinary season for Hasting and St Leonards CC (Josh Poysden’s Club). He has scored 256 runs @ 16 with two top scores of 41. In typical Jack fashion he has hit 26 fours and 5 sixes. With a 41 last Sat, perhaps we will witness a big finish to his season for this highly talented bat. He will be back in the week before Round 1.

7) Harry Middlebrook is another on his Gap year and is having a brilliant season for Brighton & Hove CC, having played 21 games (15 in 3rd XI). He has taken 38 wickets at only 16 off 154 overs (best 4-13) and scored 506 runs @ 32 (top 89no). Harry is carrying on the Barker tradition at Brighton, following in the footsteps of Hamish Angus and Andrew Crosland plus Jules Stephenson. Harry will also return late Dec and we eagerly await his return.

8) Glenn Bridson is one of the UK cricketers that Andrew Crosland organised. Glenn is a wicket keeping top order bat who plays for Findon CC 1st X1 and so far has already scored 580 runs @ 25 from 26 matches, plus taken 18 catches and 4 stumpings. Glenn will be here prior to Round 1 where he will join his club mate Jack Metters, now based in Sydney, an opening bat.

Tony Wilson – on behalf of the 2015-16 selectors: who are Mark Carmichael as Chairman, Ed Howitt, James Packman

Player Registration Form 2015/16

Player Registration Form 2015/16

At the GDCC, we try to do everything online, making it as easy as possible for our players. Therefore, registration is online version to make it quicker for you to complete all the details. Every player must complete this form to be registered to play for the Gordon District Cricket Club.

If you are a new player, and haven't completed the New Player Form, click here and then please wait to hear back from the club officials before filling in this form.

This form is not for the junior club. Please see their website for rego details.

If you have already registered and wish to pay your subs, follow this link to pay online now

In completing this form, you hereby -

(a) apply for registration with the Sydney Cricket Association to represent Gordon District Cricket Club (the "Club") in the Grade, Shires or Women's competition;

(b) declare that you have obtained permission from the Sydney Cricket Association to represent Gordon District Cricket Club, if you have represented any other Grade or Shires club previously this season;

(c) undertake and agree that you will not hold Gordon District Cricket Club or the Sydney Cricket Association responsible for any injury or accident you may suffer as a result of taking part in a match, or attending practice activities conducted by the club and that you will not make any claim or take any action against the club or the Sydney Cricket Association to recover any loss or expense incurred by you as a result of any such injury or accident;

(d) acknowledge that you understand and accept the Sydney Cricket Association Code of Conduct and agree to abide by it;

(e) declare that you are under no outstanding financial obligation to any previous club, and are not currently listed with the NSW Cricket Association as a defaulter to any affiliate of the NSWCA; and

(f) declare that you have advised the club officials if you are not an Australian citizen.

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GDCC Club Captain & Players Committee 2015/16

GDCC Club Captain & Players Committee 2015/16

Tym CrawfordThe executive committee are very pleased to announce that Tym Crawford has accepted the position of Club Captain for the 2015/16 Season.

Tym has played at Gordon for the past two years and during that time has captained our Poidevin-Gray side in 2013/14 and established himself in 1st grade last season with some very solid performances. Tym has shown leadership qualities during this time and was involved in our Strategy Day last April as well as promoting our "United We Stand" day at Chatswood Oval.

The role of Club Captain this season will be different than past years. We are very keen to keep communication channels open between the committee and players and as such Tym will be responsible for holding regular player meetings so that we can achieve this goal.

Dan Stickland has accepted the position of Club vice-captain and will support Tym in his role. Dan has now completed four years as a player at Gordon and has progressed through the grades with strong commitment and performances. He has performed very strongly in Poidevin-Gray in the past two years.

Traditionally the Club Captain has been responsible for the social activities of the club, and whilst Tym will be involved, he will not be directly responsible. We are very lucky to have club stalwarts Anthony Sherman and Shayne Lin put their hands up to run the social activities this year. They have some great ideas and will be publishing a Social Program before the start of the season. They are also in discussion with our Women’s Club to have them involved with some of our functions.

This group will form the nucleus of our Players Committee and will report back to the executive committee as required.

We also plan to have a highly upgraded End of Season function and Presentation Night. This will be an opportunity for the whole club, players, volunteers and friends of the club to come together and celebrate our achievements during the season.

Further details of the Social Program and End of Season function will be published over the coming months.

Geoff Hickman


Pre-season training - September 2015

Pre-season training - September 2015

Deva & MaxIt's September - we've moved from Riverview to Chatswood Oval turf nets - as well as mid-week training (beginning at 4pm and continuing under lights).

Tuesday 1st & Thursday 3rd – Chatswood Oval turf nets from 4pm.

Each Tuesday & Thursday afterwards, training will continue at Chatswood Oval from 4pm.

Saturday 5th,12th & 19th – Chatswood Oval nets 8.30am – 12pm

BBQ @ Chatswood Oval after training on 5th September - Covers assistance required straight afterwards.

Sat 12th – Lower grade trial game 9.30pm – 4.30pm Killara Oval – TBC but unlikely at this stage.
Sun 13th – Top grade trial game at Killara Oval – 9.30am – 4.30pm - TBC but unlikely at this stage.
Sun 13th – Lower grade trial v Easts at Turramurra 9.30am – 4.30pm – TBC but unlikely at this stage. 
NB: Killara-Turra grounds for this weekend are still subject to Council approval.

Sat 19th – Lower grade trial game 9.30am – 5pm Killara Oval.
Sat 19th – 1st grade trial v Norths at Tunks starting 10am - 50 over match.
Sat 19th – 2nd- 3rd grade trial game v Blair Lindsay X1 at Mulbring cricket ground - Central Coast - 9.30am - 4.30pm - 50 over match
Sun 20th – 1st grade trial v Easts Killara Oval 8.30am – 4.30pm – 50 over match.

Tues 22nd – Team selection announcement and gear distribution at Chatswood Oval at a BBQ after practice

Then, on 26th September, Round 1 (one day match) starts in earnest.

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Dan Smith's been on a dream run in the UK

Dan Smith's been on a dream run in the UK

First and foremost, it's a tough job keeping up with the boys overseas - so if anyone has news on how they're doing, or a website link for our supporters to follow, please send it through to

Dan Smith taking aim for Kent - rocking the GDCC maroon helmet 

Whether you're a proud parent, a mate, or the player themselves, don't be shy and send it all through - on and off-field performances alike!

But... back to this article and Dan Smith's run over the in the UK. Since arriving in England, Danny has played for Canterbury Cricket Club 1st X1 and for Kent County 2nd XI. 

So far (across all his matches) he has taken 40 wickets and scored 519 runs. 

And as a tourist. Why not? 

And this was current as a couple of weeks ago... so no doubt there are a few more to add to both those tallies!

Over the past couple of weeks, he's been in Watford, playing for Kent County 2nd XI, against Middlesex 2's --- which includes Mr Eion Morgan of English and Sydney Thunder fame. Dan casually knocked up a century... as you do! We're loving the pre-season our 1st Graders are getting! Bring on 2015/16!!

Steve's kindly passed on a couple of photos of Dan - we here at the GDCC always love the sly 'wicket' shot - this one a runout in full flight! And how about that one day strip!


Player Subscriptions

Player Subscriptions

Subscriptions for 2015-16 season

The cost of fielding six grade teams during this season is in excess of $160,000. These funds are primarily spent on Coaching, Ground Hire with the local councils, clothing and equipment costs (e.g. cricket balls).

These costs are covered by three key areas of funding:

  1. Player Subscriptions
  2. Grants from Cricket NSW & Cricket Australia
  3. Sponsorship & Fund Raising (e.g. Golf Day)

Our newly created Gordon Cricket Academy is also making a contribution to this funding.

This season the club has also committed to capital expenditure for replacing our existing practice net system at Chatswood Oval which will benefit all players within the club.

For the coming season there has been some minor adjustments to the fees and as you all are aware, for cash-flow purposes, subscriptions need to be paid early in the season.
This year all grade playing fees must be paid by 31st October 2015.

This season playing fees will not include a playing shirt, however all new players will be expected to purchase a playing shirt prior to the commencement of the season. Existing players can purchase playing shirts on an as needed basis. The fees this year include our new training gear as designed by the Players Committee and a small amount that will be used towards our End of Season Players function, which will help reduce entry costs of this signature event for the club.

First Grade one day, T20 & Poidevin-Gray playing pants and shirts will be provided to players on an as needed basis at no cost as per previous seasons.

This year we are also offering an incentive for any grade player who can organise a Player Sponsor Package to the value of $1,100 (inclusive of GST) will have their subs paid for as part of the package and their sponsor enjoys a number of other benefits.

The Committee has determined that the fees for the 2015/2016 Season will be as follows.

Follow this link to pay online now

Please note that the new Subscription Rules will be strictly administered.






Playing Member



Includes playing cap &
training gear.
See below for conditions and rules


Tertiary & Student
Playing Member



Includes playing cap &
training gear.
See below for conditions and rules


Player (if not
playing Grade)



Includes playing & training gear.
If paying Grade subs, no additional Green Shield subs apply.


Playing Member


Plus $30 per game

Includes playing cap &
training gear.
See below for conditions and rules







  1. ALL players are expected to pay subscriptions at the beginning of the season, including players who meet Condition 2, except those who were contracted to Cricket Australia, Cricket NSW or a Big Bash League franchise at any time during the previous season.
  2. ANY player who plays 10 or more 1st Grade matches (including regular round two-day, and limited overs matches and two day or limited overs finals matches but excluding T20 preliminary or finals series matches) or represents Australia, NSW in senior 1st XI matches or plays in the Big Bash League competition during the current season will receive a full refund of subscriptions that they have paid. 1st Grade players should pay their subscriptions at the start of the season and these will be refunded to them if they meet the criteria as stated.
  3. Grade players unable to pay their subscription in full by 31st October MUST arrange a payment plan with either the Hon. Secretary or the Hon. Treasurer PRIOR to 31st October. The player must then comply with the agreed payment plan (which will be in writing and signed by both parties) or the balance of all outstanding subscriptions will become payable in full immediately. Should this balance not be received within 7 days of the breach of the arrangement, the Selectors will, on behalf of the club, reserve the right to drop or not select the player for the next and subsequent matches.
  4. Grade players who neither pay the subscription by 31st October nor agree a payment plan will be treated as a non-paying member. A breach of this condition will be referred to the Selectors who, on behalf of the Club, reserve the right to drop or not select the player for the next or subsequent matches until the Annual Subscription is paid in full.
  5. Green Shield Player Subscriptions will be due and payable prior to Round 1 of the Green Shield Competition. Green Shield players who have paid a Grade playing subscription are not required to pay any addition subscription for Green Shield.
  6. Payment of subscriptions can be made via our secure online PayPal facility. They may also be made by cash, cheque or direct debit. Direct Debit is the preferred method.
  7. Should a player obtain a Player Sponsorship package to the value of $1,100, the player's subscriptions for that year will be waived or refunded.
  8. Some player clothing is included in the subscriptions. Any additional or replacement clothing is available for purchase.

Download the Subscription and Associate Membership Form here

Download the Registration Form here

The Treasurer will keep the Chairman of Selectors informed of the status of each player's subscription. If a player has not paid his subscription by October 31st the player may be added to the NSWCA defaulters list.

Please refer to other sections within this website for Rules and Regulations relating to Practices, Unavailability and Behaviour.

Player subscriptions include:

  • Cap 
  • Practice shirt and shorts 
  • One Day shirt (First grade, Poidevin Gray and Green Shield only)

Other items for Sale (includes GST) can be purchased through the club.
These items include:

  • Playing shirts - Short sleeve - $50
  • Playing shirts - Long sleeve - $55
  • Practice shirt - $40
  • Practice shorts - $50
  • Club cap - $20
  • Club shirts - $30
  • Batting helmet - TBA
  • Greg Chappell style hat - $20


Payment options:

There are many options to pay fees and they are outlined below:

  • PREFERRED: Electronic Transfer by 'payer' from 'payer's' account for deposit to the GDCC account Westpac Chatswood. Account details - BSB : 032090, Account No. : 411845, Description '(name) sub'. 
  • Credit card (Visa / Mastercard) through our secure PayPal website - Follow this link 
  • Direct deposit at any Westpac Branch to the account of 'Gordon District Cricket Club Inc' (located at Victoria Ave Chatswood), Account Details - as above;
  • Cheque posted to the address given below;
  • Cash handed to the treasurer along with the subs form.

Cricket Club Postal Address:
Gordon Cricket Club,
P.O Box 379,
Roseville NSW 2069

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