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Captains announced for Grade teams

Captains announced for Grade teams

The club has announced the captains for first to fifth grade with the Colts skipper to be announced soon. It is pleasing to have a group of both fine cricketers and great club men who will continue to install the values of our club. 

Club Captain Alex Patterson

First Grade

Harry Evans will captain first grade, however is only available for the first half of the season. Harry will be taking up a position with his work in London after Christmas, however to ensure a smooth take over Tym Crawford has been appointed vice captain to learn the ropes.

Second Grade

Nick Miller is returning soon from his second visit to the UK and will be taking the reins again in seconds. Hopefully Nick’s back will be OK to allow him to provide back up to the second grade attack.

Thirds Grade

The club is pleased to announce a new captain for our third grade side after Pat Effeney’s work load to too much to play this season. Liam McElduff has jumped at the opportunity and we look forward to his calm demeanour taking the thirds to the semis and beyond. Well done Liam.

Fourth Grade

The 4’s will again be led by Stuart Bromley who is busting to take the talented fourth grade side to a premiership. Stuart has shown a great skill to bring along the young players in his side and be the rock in the middle of the order.  

Fifth Grade

The world’s best fifth grader will again act as the world’s best fifth grade captain, and bring home the always well performing fifth grade team. 

Club Captain

As was announced at the AGM, the club has appointed Alex Patterson as the new Club Captain to replace Tym Crawford who has stepped aside after 4 excellent years. We are sure Alex’s enthusiasm for the club will rub off on the players and keep us moving ahead as a well-oiled unit. Dan Stickland and Ryan Tullia will continue in their roles on the Players Committee working with Alex to focus on being a voice for the players to the club’s executive committee.

Clockwise from top left: Harry Evans, Tym Crawford, Nick Miller, Liam McElduff, Stuart Bromley, and Dave Monaghan

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Updated additional pre-season trial games

Updated additional pre-season trial games

The club has announced additional pre-season trial games for the new season.  All players should have the opportunity to play at least 1 trail game before the season starts. The matches in September are as follows:

Sat 7th September

Internal Trial game at Mandalong lunch supplied 9.30am start

Sun 8th September

Trial game at Mandalong – lunch supplied 9am start

Sat 14th September

Trial game v Charlestown in Newcastle – 9.30am start – (1-3’s)

Sun 15th September

Trial game U21 v Charlestown in Newcastle (U21)

Sat 21st September

Trial game v Waratah-Mayfield in Newcastle 9.30am start (2-3’s)

Sat 21st September

Trial game v Lindfield at Lindfield Oval 9.30am start (3-4s)

Sat 21st September

First Grade trial game v NDs at Killara 8.30am to 5pm (1-2’s)

Sun 22nd September

First Grade trial game v Easts at Killara 8.30am – 4-30pm (1-2’s)

Tuesday 24th September – GDCC R1 Grade teams announced at Chatswood Oval from 6pm after practice. Round 1 starts Saturday 28th September. 

Remaining Practice sessions




Practice Type

Saturday Aug.  31st

September 7th, 14thand 21st

9.00am - 12.30pm

9.00am – 1pm

Lindfield Oval

Chatswood Oval

Nets and Fielding

Nets and Fielding

Tuesdays and Thursdays

September 3rd, 5th, 10th 12th, 17th,19th, 24th and 26th

4.00 – 6.00pm

Chatswood Oval

Nets and Fielding

We have the bases covered for 2019-20 season - Club announces coaching structure

We have the bases covered for 2019-20 season - Club announces coaching structure

It is only June and the Gordon District Cricket Club is announcing its coaching structure for the 2019-20 season. Who said there was an off-season. With the AGM about a month away it wont be long before the track suits will be out and the thoughts of our summer activities will be upon us. It is important however to let both existing players and prospects for joining our club that we will be increasing our coaching stocks for the coming season.

With the view of broadening our approach to our coaching and giving all grade players the opportunity to receive first class coaching assistance, the following group of coaches have been assembled for the season. 

Ben Preece

After joining our coaching staff last season, Ben will now take on the overall head coaching role while also becoming our First Grade match day coach. Before last season, Ben had a stint with Lane Cove Cricket Club, and is a former first class fast bowler with Worchestershire who settled in Australia in 2002 after a knee reconstruction prevented him continuing his first class career. Ben played in the Sydney Shires for South Sydney for 10 years which included winning 3 premierships before he took up the coaching role at Lane Cove in 2015. Importantly Ben also runs a Personal Training company in conjunction with his Original Bootcamp Outdoor fitness business. The players are aware of the great job Ben did with our conditioning last season and is looking forward to starting in the near future with this season's squad.

Trevor Chappell

We are pleased to announce that Trevor Chappell will be with us again this coming season and will concentrate primarily on 3rds, 4ths, 5ths and Colts. The club is very fortunate to have the services of Trevor who people tend to forget comes with a wealth of experience including 88 first class matches, 20 ODI’s (1983 World Cup) and three Test matches. Trevor also played for Australia in the 1977 to 1979 World Series which included a score 110 against the formidable West Indies attack. He has scored over 4000 first class runs with 150 for NSW against WA his best score. Trevor was also a very economical medium pacer who took 59 first class wickets. Our lower grade players will have direct access to Trevor and provide an excellent pathway for their success. Trevor also won the award as Coach of the Year at the NSW Premier Cricket Awards in 2017. 
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Mark O’Neill

Our long term former player, coach and Gordon Legend Mark O’Neill will again be coming down from his Central Coast hideaway to provide one on one specialist batting coaching for all grade players at the Shore Indoor centre at Northbridge. Again we are very pleased to have Mark provide this service for us as he continues to grow his squirrel grip business in Australia and overseas. Mark’s list of coaching achievements are extensive and we look forward to him taking our batsman to that next level as we push for that elusive club championship. 
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Mark Atkinson

The club is pleased to have the services again this season of Mark Atkinson who will act as a specialist coach on batting, wicket keeping and fielding during the Tuesday sessions. Mark is well know for his excellent first class career with Tasmania during the 90's, however the club also had the advantage of Mark as a player from 2012 till 2014 in our third grade side where he scored 1400 runs at an average of 70. Mark did a great job last season and the players will be thrilled he is back.   

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Terry Howes

This season the club will also be assisted by Terry Howes who will be helping our spinners at training every 2nd Thursday. Terry is a Cricket NSW Academy coach who played his early cricket for Surrey in the UK and moved to Australia in 2006. Terry played first grade for both Wests and St. George before concentrating on his coaching expertise. Terry is a level 2 accredited coach and has been appointed as the specialist spin coach for the Under 16 Cricket NSW Academy. 
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Matt Nicholson

Our club legend Matt Nicholson will have more time this season to join us at practices, when available, to pass on some of his fast bowling expertise to our squad.

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Tym Crawford

Our club captain and first grader Tym Crawford will be coaching our Green Shield team this season.   

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The above is our general club coaching structure, however our Academy coaching sessions will continue this coming season under the leadership of Bob Thomas and details will be announced later.

The GDCC Cricket Committee

Player Application Form 2019-2020 season

Player Application Form 2019-2020 season

Are you interested in playing cricket with one of Sydney’s leading clubs in the Sydney premier cricket competition?

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 2019-20.

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

There are plenty of fantastic initiatives in place at the club. We have great playing facilities, top class grounds, a great club atmosphere both on and off the field. Take your time and have a look around the website to find out more information.

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