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Fantasy League 2014/15 - Round 15 - Final results

Fantasy League 2014/15 - Round 15 - Final results

Charlie StoboThat's it. It's done and dusted. Results have been checked, double checked and locked away. The Fantasy League for 2014/15 has been run and won. And the winner is... far less important than an interesting little side bet that was running between a couple of the 1st Graders. Blaize vs Elliot. Who would take more points across the line with them? The bowler who struck form with the willow or the genuine all-rounder?

Charlie Stobo... a quite accumulator of points during the season 

Well unfortunately for one of them, a couple of issues with a particularly plentiful round has seen an adjustment to a score and a winner emerge. Claiming that runouts should count, as a desperate plea to get himself over the line, Blaize has fallen behind Elliot by the end of Round 15. As to his end of the bargain... we're not quite sure what will transpire? Perhaps something at the awards night?

Further controversy and suspicion was awash across the league when Tiddles forwarded on an email from Scott O'Brien. It claimed that a catch had incorrectly been marked down against Sam Watt, instead of Scott himself, off the bowling of Damon Livermore. We were more certain that the wicket had incorrectly been credited to Reg... but we digress... the impact of these 15 points taken away from Sam and transferred to Scott turned a 2 point victory for young Michael Roberts in the Final of the Knockout Competition to a 28 point loss to... wait for it... Tiddles.

Scott, when Michael's old enough... we think you owe him a couple of beers... as we're sure Tiddles is splitting his winnings with you!

Back to the main competition... it was Ed Howitt Jnr first, with daylight second and third. Max Newman was unlucky to fall outside the top 3 and, with that, any cash prize. Those will be doled out over the next week.

Now for some of the interesting statistics. Unsurprisingly, after such a strong start, Harry Evans scored the most amount of points for his sides, followed by the competition between Blaize and Elliot. Harry and Els had a great first half of the year, along with Chad, Tym and Axel, being the top point scorers before the Christmas transfer window.

However, unlike last year, where after Christmas Chad came home with a wet sail, it was a different story. Blaize, Pic, Els and Matthew Todd were your best transfer options! Pic's pulled that off two years in a row. Get the leather in his hands more often! As for Els... consistency in both halves of the season were rewarded with the 2nd highest overall points tally, behind his skipper.

It should come as no surprise that at $90K, Blaize was the best value for money, scoring 11.7 points per $1,000. Sam Watts (10.9), Max Newman (10.0), Max Papworth & Scott O'Brien (9.5), Els Richtor (9.2), Adam Cubbage (9.1), followed by Tristan Cooper (8.6), Axel Cahlin (8.5), Dan Stickland (8.1) and Reece Bombas (8.0) were all better value than last year's most valuable player, Harry Evans (7.8).

The final piece is to spill the beans on the winning team, with or without Ed's permission. Crawford (c), Irving-Holliday, Newman, Cubbage, Cahlin and O'Brien were all up there. Colley (Steve) and Calov were switched out for Richtor and Cooper - great plays. But the interesting thing is that the team won with Dante Otto scoring 126 points overall, and 0 after Christmas.

Below you will find the final team and player rankings.

See you next year, for Version 9!

Gordon Fantasy League Management



Rank    Team Name                                           Team Owner                                     Points
1 Mitchell Street Ed Howitt Jnr 9,272
2 Donuts XI Dave Millar 8,962
3 Hicko's Young Guns Geoff Hickman 8,900
4 Hello Newman. Hello Jerry. Max Newman 8,851
5 I have an unhealthy love for Spongebob Blaize Irving-Holliday 8,644
6 Tiddles Ultimates Tony Wilson 8,608
7 Eton Road Ed Howitt Jnr 8,598
8 Millsy's XI Nick Miller 8,532
9 Bark Collector Rob Barker 8,511
10 Lezs Loose Lads Ben Leighton 8,507
11 PC XI Pete Colley 8,407
12 Tough Ted's Team John Barker 8,401
13 Swatts XI Sam Watts 8,303
14 Legs Eleven Ed Howitt Snr 8,263
15 Frogan's Favs (2) Michael Falk 8,256
16 Lad-zio Tym Crawford 8,253
17 Hicko's Heros Geoff Hickman 8,251
18 Clint's XI Jack Clinton 8,251
19 Mac's X1 Sean McElduff 8,250
20 Turramurra Trotters Ed Howitt Snr 8,240
21 Eastern Road Ed Howitt Jnr 8,225
22 Channelling Charlie Somerville Michael Roberts 8,125
23 Come back Chilly John ONeill-Fuller 8,117
24 Katut's XI Aaron Crofts 8,081
25 Marcus' I - XI James Kennedy 8,061
26 Gilly's Ghosts Michael Donnelly 8,060
27 Que Bueno Josh Poysden 8,058
28 Jokers Sacha Cahlin 8,024
29 Tiddles Loose Ones Tony Wilson 8,012
30 Calov XI William Calov 8,002
31 Kings XI Liam McElduff 7,999
32 JOF's XI John ONeill-Fuller 7,973
33 Royal St Michael Donnelly 7,965
34 Mad Dogs XI Scott OBrien 7,927
35 Tiddles Stuyvos Tony Wilson 7,898
36 DOBS Mark Clinton 7,895
37 Sneaky's Best Pete Colley 7,850
38 Give Icky a Bowl Adam Cubbage 7,840
39 Frogan's Favs (1) Michael Falk 7,815
40 JS 2nd XI Jack Skilbeck & Stan Gaynor 7,743
41 Carroll's Crusaders Michael Donnelly 7,738
42 Wreckers XI Sean Miller 7,678
43 Happy Days Stephen Cahlin 7,653
44 You're a bus John ONeill-Fuller 7,645
45 Louis' Lemondrops Ed Howitt Snr 7,594
46 Well Driven Ed Howitt Snr 7,593
47 Mainly Lower Graders Wendy Miller 7,583
48 The Dodgey Vindaloos Anand Verma 7,485
49 Ryans XI Ryan McElduff 7,431
50 Three Stooges Ed Howitt Snr 7,377
51 The Thwackers Steve Cahlin 7,366
52 Frankie's XI Frank Colley 7,209
53 JS 3rd XI Jack Skilbeck & Stan Gaynor 6,838
54 JS 1st XI Jack Skilbeck & Stan Gaynor 6,681
55 Pommy and Pals Tom Colverd 6,537
56 Kelland's XI Nick Kelland 6,423
57 Hicko's Legends Geoff Hickman 5,923



Name                                     Before Transfer   After Transfer   Total Points
Harry Evans 770 471 1241
Elliot Richtor 588 513 1101
Blaize Irving-Holliday 503 547 1050
Adam Cubbage 457 455 912
Chad Soper 542 368 910
Max Newman 423 472 895
Tym Crawford 526 355 881
Dan Smith 503 349 852
Matthew Todd 310 479 789
Anthony Sherman 240 543 783
Samuel Watts 341 422 763
Max Papworth 434 327 761
Scott O'Brien 295 464 759
Steve Colley 430 327 757
Andrew Coleman 446 301 747
Reece Bombas 345 373 718
Axel Cahlin 523 160 683
Dan Stickland 311 337 648
Charlie Stobo 434 209 643
Iain Beverley 356 283 639
Josh Poysden 327 292 619
James Kennedy 435 180 615
Tristan Cooper 289 312 601
Anand Verma 335 254 589
Nick Miller 247 335 582
Jack Skilbeck 252 328 580
Damon Livermore 154 411 565
Pat Effeney 224 325 549
Nick McMurray 222 326 548
Chris Spratt 233 305 538
Rob Barker 291 239 530
Matt Keevers 350 179 529
David Monaghan 164 361 525
Cameron Eccles 193 314 507
Shayne Lin 170 304 474
Mitch Kleem 193 277 470
Ben Leighton 219 249 468
Tom Carruthers 236 231 467
Reagan Klemt 220 229 449
Iqbal Ahmed 153 284 437
Aaron Crofts 174 242 416
Darren Jayasekara 237 157 394
Jack Colley 163 228 391
Liam McElduff 185 201 386
Patrick Rice 181 197 378
Matt Keane 176 200 376
Kris Colley 203 172 375
Andrew Crosland 295 68 363
Stan Gaynor 144 208 352
Saahil Turki 195 156 351
Will Calov 333 0 333
Michael Strauss 111 163 274
Tjaard Tait 228 25 253
Tim Fulton 72 174 246
Adrian Craig 145 83 228
John O'Neill Fuller 116 79 195
Matt Chamberlain 80 98 178
Dom Thomson 0 163 163
Tim Ferrero 0 158 158
Harry Middlebrook 156 0 156
Michael Roberts 43 107 150
Dante Otto 128 0 128
Jack Clinton 84 43 127
Corbin Edgar 0 105 105
Nick Fagan 89 0 89
Stuart Bromley 84 0 84
Richard Armour 75 0 75
Scott Burkinshaw 64 0 64
Ben Parker 41 12 53
Tom Colverd 40 0 40
Dylan Hood 0 30 30
Lachlan Stewart 0 15 15
Ryan McElduff 14 0 14
David Leiboff 11 0 11
James Campbell 3 0 3
Michael Falk 0 1 1



Results from Round 15 - The Final - Winner in Bold

Ranking     Team Name                                              Round 15 Points  
22     Channelling Charlie Somerville            398
29 Tiddles Loose Ones 426
End of Season Awards night - 18 April - 6:30pm

End of Season Awards night - 18 April - 6:30pm

The Gordon District Cricket Club is pleased to announce it will be holding an end of season Awards night on Saturday 18th April at The Orchard from 6.30pm. The event is sponsored by Hickman and Ritchard who will be presenting the Player of the Year award.

The evening will be formatted with a number of awards to start, then a break to order meals and drinks, further awards including the round by round results for the Player of the Year Award. There will be a further break for meals and drinks then we will conclude with the final special awards.

This is an event especially put on for the players, so it is important to make an effort to support the club. We will need to know numbers for seating purposes so if you are coming let your captain, Ed Howitt or Ian Higgins know.

Green Shield Trials Application Form 2015/16

Green Shield Trials Application Form 2015/16

Applications to be part of the Gordon Green Shield squad for 2015/16 are now OPEN. To apply for the trials, please fill in the electronic application form below and you will receive a response shortly. 

Trials and coaching sessions for the Gordon AW Green Shield team will take place in the coming months. Gordon has been very successful in this competition, reaching the finals over the past few seasons. The club is expecting another excellent performance and hoping for strong individual and team contributions in 2015/16.

The Green Shield competition is an under 16 competition and we will be considering squad members from the under 15s and 16s only. All under 13s and 14s are selected through our Junior Development Squad.  

In the past, the trials were split into two groups and conducted over four sessions. Further details of these sessions will be made available. These sessions are not just a selection trial but an opportunity for you (your son) to receive pre-season coaching. Applicants will be notified of the session times that they will be required to attend.

Please note that to be eligible, you must be able to attend trainings in Sydney and be under the age of 16 at 01 September 2015 (i.e. born on or after 01 September 1999).

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Josh Poysden takes a big step forward

Josh Poysden takes a big step forward

PoysdenIt’s always tough when injury strikes. Many fast bowlers know just how debilitating stress fractures can be – just ask the Australian contingent of young quicks. But it’s much stranger when stress fractures attack a spinner. After all, it’s just a couple of steps forwards, a bit of a slow lob and hope for the best.

Poysden... probably not signed by Warwickshire to open the batting alongside the New Zealand captain 

Warwickshire CCC’s incumbent spinner, Paul Best, was an outstanding junior cricketer, from all reports, having captained England U19s. His back injury struck at just the wrong time in his development as a professional cricketer and his appearances for the Bears were limited over the recent seasons.

However, in the professional world, this provides opportunities for others to grasp. And that’s how Josh Poysden got his break with Warwickshire last season. 

With Paul Best’s immediate retirement, the much-loved “Mulcher” has taken his next step in his career, with Warwickshire having signed the leg spinner for the 2015 season - his first professional contract.

Josh in action that day he took the Aussie skipper's wicket 

He probably owes Michael Clarke a beer or five after his wicket at Chatswood Oval earlier this season would have made headlines back in Warwickshire. Our “Mulcher” signed a one-year deal after he made his senior debut in the T20 competition last year and subsequent matches in the one day competition.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being part of the squad here at Warwickshire and contributing to last season’s success”, the “Mulcher” said in an interview. “Taking the next step to sign my first professional contract is a dream come true and I would like to thank all members of the coaching and playing staff for their support.”

He’ll be playing alongside England batsman Ian Bell, who has committed to the Bears until at least the end of the 2017 season after signing a new three-year contract extension.

New Zealand captain and opening batsman Brendon McCullum has also signed to play for the Birmingham Bears, Warwickshire’s side in the 2015 NatWest T20 Blast, after agreeing a seven-match deal with the reigning champions. 

Poysden and MarcusHe will join up with the Bears following New Zealand’s tour of England, with his first game scheduled to be against Lancashire Lightning at Emirates Old Trafford on Friday 26 June.

That's right. Marcus' No 1. player these days 

Perhaps next time Josh returns to our shore, we should start getting him to sign merchandise. Surely this knocks Iain Beverley into second place on Marcus’ favourite first graders.

We look forward to following your successes this year Josh. Good luck!

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A strong finish blows the Ghosts away

A strong finish blows the Ghosts away

BlaizeGordon finished the season on a good note, winning four out of five grades against Campbelltown-Camden culminating with an end-of-season celebration at the Orchard. The Stags held their nerve in several tight games, while Thirds went within two balls of a win that would have seen a clean sweep.

Blaize Irving-Holliday turns out in the coloured clothing for the final round 

Despite the disappointing post-Christmas results, it was a terrific way to finish. Now, we can just think about ‘what might have been…’

Els Richtor

A further story will be written about the very successful afternoon at Chatswood Oval, where we remembered all of those who sacrificed their lives during the World Wars. 

Richtor looks towards midwicket as he compiles he total with the lower order 

However, this is a perfect place to thank everyone involved from the broader Gordon community, Campbelltown, the Umpires and everyone that attended the event, from the local minister, mayors, councilors and RSL sub-branches.

1st Grade

SkilbeckGordon batted first on a wicket that was going to play a few tricks after some heavy rain during the week out at Raby. It was hard going as several wickets fell as the score progressed. Cam Eccles batted well, as did Tym Crawford, and Gordon moved to 4-133 after 33 overs. 

Jack Skilbeck continues his rise up the club's ranks, with his debut in 1st Grade. Congrats Skily!! 

Elliot Richtor held the middle/lower order together, scoring an excellent 56, and the Stags finished their innings at 172 – reasonable, considering the conditions.

There was clearly plenty left in the deck as Charlie Stobo and Blaize Irving-Holliday struck early and often. With Tym Crawford also taking a wicket, Campbelltown were in dire straits at 6-47.

Cam EcclesCharlie StoboCrawford

Eccles, Stobo and Crawford make their mark on the Campbelltown side 

At this point, Gordon’s progress was halted by an 80 run partnership that turned the game on its head. From a completely dominant position, Gordon was in trouble, dropping some easy chances and staring down the barrel of an unfortunate loss.

Finally, Elliot Richtor broke through and, shortly after, Harry Evans also took one. Runs were still leaking, but then Elliot took another and, with the Ghosts within a couple of good hits of an unlikely win, Blaize Irving-Holliday bowled the No.10 and Gordon had won by 14 runs.

Beverley showboating

Afterwards, Bombas said "That dive was unnecessary. Typical Beverley showboating."
We don't think it was too bad! In fact, it was particularly impressive.

Adam Cubbage It was a pleasing finish, particularly with a number of players out through injury. Special mention to Charlie and Blaize, who really stood up, as well as Elliot Richtor’s fine all round effort.

Consistency is Adam Cubbage's middle name. A good allround performance by the 'Bear'.

Gordon 176 (Elliot Richtor 56, Cam Eccles 30, Tym Crawford 30) defeated Campbelltown 162 (Charlie Stobo 3-26, Blaize Irving-Holliday 3-29, Elliot Richtor 2-15).

2nd Grade

Gordon lost the toss and bowled at Chatswood. Pat Effeney, in his return to Second Grade, took a wicket with his first ball and Dan Stickland struck soon after to have Campbelltown 2-9. Pat and Adam Cubbage each took another to have them reeling at 4-39.

Darren JayasekeraAnother to Adam and two to… Jack Colley… yep, Jack Colley… saw the score 7-94 and in all sorts. They then rallied with a good 72 run partnership but overs had been churned through and they finished their 50 overs at 9-187. Pat and Adam were the best bowlers with three each.

Yep. That'll do it. Great shot of Darren Jayasekera getting beaten 

The Gordon innings started with a cough but Chris Spratt and Darren Jayasekera looked sound. Chris was out to a brilliant running outfield catch after threatening to score a big one and another wicket fell immediately but Darren and Jack Colley added 80 and put the Stags in a great position.

Darren was dismissed for a very sensible 32 and, once again, wickets came in two’s. 5-115 then moved to 6-136 when Jack was out for a most aggressive 60.

Jack Colley It was still very much ‘game on’ with 52 still needed, but Adam Cubbage and Nick McMurray showed the common sense regularly seen by the lower middle order of this team and reached their target with 5 overs to spare. Both batted really well with Adam completing an excellent all round performance.

Jack Colley during his spell that included a couple of poles 

A really good couple of wins to finish the season. Something for this very young side to build on next year.

Gordon 6-191 (Jack Colley 60, Darren Jayasekera 32, Adam Cubbage 39*, Nick McMurray 19*) defeated Campbelltown 9-188 (Pat Effeney 3-38, Adam Cubbage 3-52, Jack Colley 2-7).

3rd Grade

Gordon were asked to bat first at Raby 2. An interesting batting order saw Rob Barker and Max Papworth adding 34 for the first wicket. Tom Carruthers and Kris Colley shared a good partnership and a few of the other batsmen made contributions. 

Kris ColleyHowever, 227 was probably short of par considering the number of starts. The astounding stat was that there were 69 sundries in the innings! Amazing!

Kris Colley plays through the line out at Raby 2 

The Campbelltown openers added 36 for the first wicket and then the next wicket added 101 as the Gordon bowlers struggled. A couple more wickets and the Ghosts found themselves 4-164 from 41 overs. It was nip and tuck as the overs ticked over and the runs continued.

Alas, the Gordon total was passed on the second last ball of the last over – so close.

A good fight but not quite good enough.

Gordon 227 (Tom Carruthers 32, Rob Barker 20) lost to Campbelltown 5-228 (Sam Watts 2 wkts).

4th Grade

CarruthersA wicket with some wet patches and a long outfield greeted the players at Killara. The game was delayed for an hour and Campbelltown batted in difficult conditions. James Kennedy, getting over an injury which prevented him from bowling in the last four games, rolled his arm over and proved a real handful on the spicy deck. He took four and Dave Monaghan three as the Ghosts slumped to be all out for 88.

Tom Carruthers looks to fill his boots in the final game of the season 

Mitch Kleem decided the outfield wasn’t going to slow balls that went in the air and, with Stan Gaynor, they moved quickly to 0-61. The obligatory rush of wickets followed but Corbin Edgar was able to see Gordon through to a straightforward win four down in 16 overs.

Well done – strong way to finish!

Gordon 4-89 (Mitch Kleem 29, Stan Gaynor 19) defeated Campbelltown 88 (James Kennedy 4-13, Dave Monaghan 3-35) with a bonus point.

Pic Sherman5th Grade

Gordon lost the toss and bowled at Raby 3. It was steady progress – 1-30 from ten overs, 2-63 from 19. They then added a further 51 in good time before Matt Todd struck. He took another quickly but runs continued to flow. 

Anthony 'Pic' Sherman helps to contain the tail 

6-170 became 9-182 after the fifty overs with Anthony Sherman taking a couple.

In response, Anthony Sherman and Dom Thomson got off to a good start before both being dismissed – 2-51. Michael Roberts and Matt Chamberlain then shared an excellent partnership, taking the score to 132 after 27 overs.


Tristan Cooper and Matt Todd take the pace off the ball against the Ghosts 

Michael batted extremely well for his 70, playing some great strokes. Matt played more conservatively but his innings was no less important. At Michael’s dismissal, he and Andrew Coleman took the score comfortably past the Campbelltown total. He finished on 43*, while Andrew finished on 24*.

A really good win to finish a frustrating season.

Gordon 3-183 (Michael Roberts 70, Matt Chamberlain 43*, Andrew Coleman 24*) defeated Campbelltown 9-182 (Anothony Sherman 3 wkts, Matt Todd 2 wkts).

ANZAC Day commemorations

ANZAC Day commemorations

In the lead up to ANZAC Day 2015, the club continues to remember the sacrifices of its members during World War I & II. As usual, there will be a Dawn Service at Chatswood on the Saturday. Paul Stephenson will be leading our delegate and will be laying a wreath. We warmly encourage you to join Paul on the morning.

On the Sunday, there will be a commemoration service at 3:30pm at St Martin's Anglican Church in Killara (9b Arnold St). It is a significant time of remembrance and Commodore Lee Goddard, RAN, will give the commemoration. Captain Donald Dykes (aged 96) who served in WWII will read the ode. Federal MP Paul Fletcher will also be involved.

In the lead up, Rev. Matt Heazlewood will be co-ordinating the production of a pamphlet from their archives, with the help of the Kuringai Historical Society, to remember locals lost in WWI and the contribution of our local community. For more details, visit

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