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Teams annnounced for Round 1 vs Sydney University

Teams annnounced for Round 1 vs Sydney University

The GDCC selectors have made their initial choices after a number of months of practice, trials and more trials for the first round of matches against Sydney University. As seems to be the case every year, the ‘unavailables’ influence on our team selections for R1 has been dramatic.

Harry Evans in action

We have 11 unavailable and of these approx. 8 would be 3rd grade or stronger. By Round 3 approx. 8 players will be back, to add even more depth to all grades. It also puts much pressure on the current players to show their true ability in these next 2 rounds. This adds to a strong depth throughout the Club and the selectors are quietly confident that all sides will be very competitive this season.

1st Grade:

This is now a very strong side that boasts a really formidable top 7,  which is greatly boosted by the return of Harry Evans in the top 4. Harry has had  2 years in Tassie where last year he scored 1090 runs at 68. Please also remember he has scored 3667 1st grade runs for Gordon at the excellent average of 40.

Sohan Boralessa

We also welcome Alex Patterson, the Ex Bankstown 1st grade quick who has taken 45 1st grade wickets and Sohan Boralessa, the Sri Lankan left arm spinner with 357 First class wickets. With Matt Parkinson available from R3 it will make this side even stronger.

2nd Grade:

The Max Newman led side will also be very satisfied with their depth in both batting and bowling. Reagan Klemt and Dom Thomson have had a stellar off season in the UK , where they accumulated over 1700 runs between them. We have added two promising youngsters in 17 year old Matt Wright, the batting all-rounder, and the exciting 17 year old quick Austyn Nugent. Austyn is 2m tall and has already played rep cricket for NSW Country, the ACT and the NSW Indigenous team. This side should continue last season’s excellent form.

3rd Grade:

With Paddy Effeney missing the first round, Cameron New will skipper for R1. This is a young side that oozes talent and all these promising players will greatly benefit from the experience they gained last season. The highly contentious keepers spot has been given to the ex-Mosman 17 year old Dash Ratnam. There were 3 really talented keeper/bats that were fighting  for this one spot, with Oli Zanino moving to 4’s and Michael Roberts playing  as a bat only in 3’s – an extremely close and tough call for the selectors to make. Great to see Tim Ferrero back and 100% fit. This is a side that can perform.

4th Grade:

The Club is so lucky to have the experienced Stuart Bromley skippering this highly talented side. Oli Zanino will bat in the top order and use his keeping ability to keep all on their toes. We welcome 19 year old all-rounder Jay Withers from the mid-North Coast to the Club and believe that we will have one of the best 4th Grade quick attack in the comp. Nehru, Rice, Keane and Watts will sort most sides out and with the ever-green Mitch Kleem a certainty to score another 500 plus season runs, this side could easily again be the surprise package.

5th Grade:

Tom Hamblin has agreed to start the season off as skipper before handing over to Jared Clulow, our country run scoring machine. The side is dominated by the successful Colts players from last season and they are ready to show everyone, that they will take their brilliant form into this season. We also welcome Ethan Clout and our own exciting still young Greenie in Jordan Hayes. Jordan in his first year in Greenies, was a pleasure to watch his flighted turning offies and this year we believe  we will see a top young bat, when given the chance. Watch this side.


Oliver Williams has agreed to skipper this really young side that is full of really promising School leavers and some members of this years Green Shield side. They also have our OS visitor in Dillon Amjed, who could create havoc with both bat and ball.

Thus the selectors are very excited about the season ahead and will be looking for a top 4 Club Championship finishing position. We should  be stronger from R3 onwards and yet these early rounds are still very promising.

Tony W – on behalf of the GDCC selectors.

The teams are as follows:

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

Syd Uni No 1






1) Steve Colley ©

Max Newman w/k ©

Cam New ©

2) Axel Cahlin

Sam Baker

Jamie Bekis

3) Sohan Boralessa

Corbin Edgar

Charlie Booth

4) Tym Crawford

Reagan Klemt

Will Calov

5) Ash Doolan w/k

Nick Miller

Chris De Kretser

6) Cameron Eccles

Austyn Nugent

Tim Ferrero

7) Harry Evans

Scott O’Brien

Matt Keevers

8) Alex Patterson

Max Papworth

Dash Ratnam w/k

9) Elliott Richtor

Dan Stickland

Michael Roberts

10) Daniel Smith

Dom Thomson

Hugh Sherwood

11) Charlie Stobo

Matt Wright

Chris Spratt




M/R = Daniel Smith

M/R = Max Papworth

M/R = Will Calov

4th Grade

5th Grade



St Pauls





1) Stuart Bromley ©

Tom Hamblin ©

Oliver Williams © w/k

2) Manus Chauhan

Nick Andreou w/k

Dillon Amjed

3) Matt Keane

Lachlan Burrows

Riley Behlenevas

4) Mitch Kleem

Ethan Clout

Michael Fletcher

5) Vikrant Nehru

Aaron Crofts

Naba Haider

6) Pat Rice

Andrew Harvey

Ayush Joshi

7) Ryan Tullia

Jordan Hayes

Arvin Niranjan

8) Sam Watts

Dylan Hood

Mitch O’Donnell

9) Liam Windel

Rahul Krishna

Shiv Rana

10) Jay Withers

Brady Morrison

Prashan Seneviratne

11) Oli Zanino w/k

Danusha Seneviratne

Fraser Wilson



12th) Ashley Sharma



13th) James Brown




M/R = Mitch Kleem

M/R = Aaron Crofts

M/R = Oliver Williams

Unavailable: 1) Matt Parkinson (from R3) 2) Matt Junk (from R3) 3) James Kennedy (from R3) 4) Chris Searle (from R3) 5) Ryan Meppem (from R2) 6) Darren Jayasekera (R3) 7) Paddy Effeney (R2) 8) Jared Clulow (R6 on) 9) Nick Prell (R4) 10) Shayne Lin 11) Callum Bladen (R3)

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Milo in2cricket starts in October

Milo in2cricket starts in October

The Gordon Cricket Club is excited to announce that the Gordon Cricket Academy will continue to run the Club’s Milo in2Cricket program in season 2017/18 season. The dates will be from October 14, 2017 to March 3, 2018 with a break from 23rd December to 27th January. There will be 15 sessions in all. And registrations are now open.  

The Milo in2Cricket program is a fun and exciting way for younger children to get their first taste of cricket. The program is open to boys and girls aged 5 to 8 years and is an important first step to introduce new players and parents to cricket and set them on the right pathway for a lifelong love of cricket. The main aims of the program are:

  • to provide a safe, non-competitive environment where young and new players can develop their cricket skills and have fun
  • to link young cricketers to the Gordon Cricket Club and prepare them for their pathway from in2Cricket to Gordon Juniors and beyond
  • to encourage more parents to become actively involved in the administration, coaching and support of the game

With the program commencing in October, the time is right to register your child for the coming season. Registrations are now open. If you have any questions please contact Ash Doolan at The link to the registration is at the bottom of the article.

The key details regarding the program are as follows:

  • Location: Beauchamp Oval - Nicholson St, Chatswood  -->  MAP
  • Dates: the program runs on Saturday mornings from 14th October to 16th December and recommences after the holidays from 3rd February to 3rd March 2018
  • Registration: Program registration is $180 per child; this covers the 15 session program and Milo in2Cricket participant pack containing a bag, cricket bat, hat, shirt, ball and other giveaways. This season in2Cricket program registrations/ payments will only be accepted through the Play Cricket website, with the link found at the bottom of the page.
  • Session duration: each session runs from 8:00am- 9:30am
  • Session format: Players are divided into teams based on age where they’ll practice cricket skills for the first half of the session and then play a modified game during the second half of the session. The session concludes with the announcement of players of the week and a hearty rendition of the Junior Club song
  • What to bring: All cricket equipment is provided – please bring a drink bottle
  • Clothing/ footwear: All children must wear a hat, sunscreen, regular sports shoes and their Milo in2Cricket shirt (received in the participant pack as part of registration). Participants are also welcome to purchase Gordon Cricket Club clothing through our online store.
  • Wet Weather: sessions will proceed unless the oval is closed by the council – please ring the Willoughby Council Wet Weather Line on (02) 9777 7631 or check online at:

The Milo in2Cricket program is designed to identify and develop not just future players but also future administrators, coaches and support staff. To achieve this - and to keep registration costs down - parents are vital to the success of the program. We strongly encourage parents to stay and assist with their child during each session – no experience is necessary and we’re confident that you will enjoy yourself and learn a thing or two along the way. There is space on the registration form to nominate for coaching and other roles in the Gordon in2Cricket program.

To enrol your child in the 2017/18 program please complete the registration form, otherwise please reach out to the team at

For all the latest news on the in2Cricket program, registration forms and much more, see the articles below.

in2Cricket Registration

in2Cricket Registration

The Milo in2Cricket program is a fun and exciting way for boys and girls to get their first taste of cricket. The Gordon Juniors Cricket Club runs an excellent in2Cricket centre at Beauchamp Park, Chatswood, every Saturday morning during the season.

Follow this link to register securely through the PlayCricket site. 

The program’s aim is to allow children to have fun while learning the basic skills of the game. We want children to start a lifelong love of cricket through our enjoyable program. Milo in2Cricket is the first step in a child's long term involvement in the game of cricket.

Follow this link to register securely through the PlayCricket site. 

in2Cricket Registration Payment Form

in2Cricket Registration Payment Form

The Milo in2Cricket program is a fun and exciting way for boys and girls to get their first taste of cricket. The Gordon Juniors Cricket Club runs an excellent in2Cricket centre at Beauchamp Park, Chatswood, every Saturday morning during the season.

Follow this link to register securely through the PlayCricket site. 

The program’s aim is to allow children to have fun while learning the basic skills of the game. We want children to start a lifelong love of cricket through our enjoyable program. Milo in2Cricket is the first step in a child's long term involvement in the game of cricket.

Follow this link to register securely through the PlayCricket site. 

New Player Registration link to MyCricket

New Player Registration link to MyCricket

For the 2017-18 season we have created a link direct to the Mycricket site for our GDCC Player Registration Form. We have also set up a permanent link via the following graphic which is positioned above the navigators on the right side of your screen:

Otherwise you can click on the link below to register with Gordon for the coming season: You will find it under the In2cricket registration

Gordon welcomes two first class cricketers to the club

Gordon welcomes two first class cricketers to the club

The club is pleased to announce we will be welcoming Matt Parkinson, a talented young leg spinner from Lancashire in England as well as Sohan Boralessa, a left arm orthodox spinner from Sri Lanka for the coming season.

These two players, both with First Class experience ,will be joined by a range of new players led by Alex Patterson (former Bankstown First Grade fast bowler) to continue to strengthen the club for the years ahead.

After the success of Mason Crane last season and the likelihood of him coming to Australia with the England touring squad, we have been able secure 20 year old Matt Parkinson, who has played seven first class games for Lancashire. Matt has taken 22 wickets with a debut performance in the Lancashire 1st XI of 5 for 49 in addition to and nine T20 matches for 14 wickets.

Matt will be joining the club for Round 3 after completing his home team requirements. We welcome Matt to Gordon and he knows he has some big shoes to fill after Mason’s O’Reilly Medal performance last year.

To watch Matt’s five wickets on debut and read morew about him click the following link.

After playing the winter season in Darwin after moving from Sri Lanka, we also welcome Sohan Boralessa who comes with a strong spin bowling pedigree.

In a first-class career spanning more than a decade and counting, Sohan has an impressive cricket CV including 72 first-class, 51 list-A appearances and 10 Twenty20 appearances, taking 357 wickets across the three formats since making his debut for Columbo Cricket Club in December, 2004. A holder of three national records in his country of origin, including best bowling in an underage innings (10-30 in 2004), best first-class figures (9-47 in 2009) and most economical bowling in a one-dayer (3-7 off 10 overs in 2011), the left-arm orthodox spinner has represented Sri Lanka A on multiple occasions.

At the age of 29, Sohan would still like to represent Sri Lanka, so he is coming to play some serious Premier cricket in Sydney with the hope of impressing his national selectors. Sohan will be available for the first round on September 23.

Also joining Matt and Sohan at the club will be 27 year old Alex Patterson who played four seasons with Bankstown taking 45 first grade wickets before a back injury curtailed his cricket. Making a comeback last season on the Central Coast where he lives, Alex collected 70 wickets for Terrigal at an average of 10.8 from 273 overs. Alex joins the club on the recommendation of his good friend Scott O’Brien and First Grade captain Steve Colley.

Other new players we will be keeping a close eye on will be:

  • Ryan Meppem, an 18 year old top order bat and off spinner from Narrabri who was the Tamworth District Cricket Association player of the year last season.
  • Austyn Nugent, a 17 year old 2 metre fast bowler from Macksville who has played for Country NSW Indigenous team and ACTU U17
  • Dash Ratnam, 17 year old wicket keeper and middle order bat from the Mosman club.
Austyn Nugent, Alex Patterson and Ryan Meppem receiving their caps last week from Bob Thomas
More details of our new players will be available after the teams are announced on Wednesday

Paul Stephenson

Club announces new sponsorship with the Great Northern Hotel.

Club announces new sponsorship with the Great Northern Hotel.

The GDCC is pleased to announce the Great Northern Hotel has joined as a Gold sponsor for the 2017-18 season. The iconic Great Northern has been an institution in our district since it was first opened in 1870 and was no doubt a watering hole for our very first teams from 1905. Maybe our heros who went to the First World War had their farewell drinks there before leaving for Gallipoli or France. 

The hotel has had many different faces since then, however has been recently renovated and is now open 7 days for lunch and dinner. The Great Northern Hotel offers exceptional dining and entertainment facilities with a warm, wood-panelled interior that complements the restaurant’s outstanding menu and friendly service.

The arrangement with the hotel will include club members and supporters getting a loyalty card with a 10% discount and in addition the club will be offering a credit at the bar for the players as they arrive back from their games. More detail on this to come.

This sponsorship is important to the club and we commend all players and supporters to drive our patronage at the hotel and hopefully enjoy lots of wins at a very popular venue. 

Peter Klemt

Commercial Director
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If so, please submit your details via the form below. We will contact you shortly regarding your inquiry and advise of our pre-season practice schedule. We look forward to having you on board this season.

With most sides going deep into the finals last year and a top 5 finish in the club championship, the club is looking forward to another strong season in 2017/18.

We have outstanding coaches to assist you in developing your game, and the opportunity to play alongside some outstanding cricketers.

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