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Clean sweep to open the season! Can't do better than that.

Clean sweep to open the season! Can't do better than that.

A great first day of the season with the Stags winning five out of five games against Blacktown (and 1sts and 5ths also securing a bonus point). 

Plenty of excellent performances throughout the grades, with Ash Doolan, playing his first game for Gordon, scoring a dominant 87 in 1sts, which was well supported by Axel Cahlin. 

Straight back down the ground. Controlled attack from all grades sees 128 Club Championship points for the Stags 

Darren Jayasekera scored a brilliant century in 4ths and Elliot Richtor and Nick Miller both took impressive 4 fors. 

The Colts begin their season on Sunday - also against Blacktown.

Before we go any further into the first wrap of the year, I'd just like to thank everyone who makes this possible. And also ask for any spectators who take photos (or could take photos) to send through their snaps. We've loads of ways to receive them, from social media and DropBox through to good old email -->

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1st Grade 

Batting first at Joe McAleer, Gordon were in early trouble, slumping to 3-44 before Cam Eccles and Axel Cahlin turned things around. At Cam’s dismissal, Axel and Ash Doolan added 117 in good time and the game was turning around. 

Cahlin salutes the onlookers, and those watching on the live stream, as he reaches 50 in the opening match

Axel was out for an excellent 72 but Ash continued to play most aggressively. He finished with 87 from only 80 balls – a terrific debut for the club. The final score of 9-270 was most competitive and a great recovery from a difficult situation.

The early Gordon bowling was tight and wickets fell regularly. 

New recruits Ash Doolan and Adam Wasyluk alongside Els Richtor 

Tym Crawford took two early and Adam Wasyluk and Charlie Stobo were miserly. Elliot Richtor ran through the middle order and Blacktown were never in the hunt, finishing their 50 overs on 9-159.

Charlie Stobo kept the pressure on for Els and Tym 

A bonus point win for the Stags – great start!

Gordon 9-270 (Ash Doolan 87, Axel Cahlin 72, Cam Eccles 33) defeated Blacktown 9-159 (Elliot Richtor 4-24, Tym Crawford 2-28) with a bonus point.

2nd Grade

Seconds bowled first at Killara and they began well, having Blacktown 3-24 after 12 overs. They continued to bowl well and after 28 overs the score was 5-87. 

Another new recruit, from North Sydney, Sam Baker, takes 3 wickets against the Warriors 

Some aggressive batting took them to 180 before they were all out in the 44th over. Sam Baker was the best of the bowlers, supported by Will Phillips.

Gordon started well with Cam New and Scott O’Brien adding 33. Scott continued his trial form with a punishing 63. A few nervy moments followed but, with contributions from Will Phillips, Chad Soper, Josh Doyle and Max Newman, the winning total was achieved with the loss of 6 wickets. 

A generally impressive performance.

Gordon 6-184 (Scott O’Brien 63, Will Phillips 33, Chad Soper 23) defeated Blacktown 184 (Sam Baker 3-25, Will Phillips 2-10).

3rd Grade

Gordon lost two early wickets before Liam McElduff and Dom Thomson began rescuing the situation. They added 53 before Liam was dismissed. 

We're looking forward to Dom Thomson's performances on and off the field this year 

Another wicket fell before Dom and Michael Roberts came together and took the score to 144. Dom was out for an excellent 65 while Michael’s 47 was a most important contribution. Gordon finished on 196 – quite a competitive total.

The Gordon bowlers started brilliantly. Nick Miller bowled particularly well and Blacktown were quickly 4-25 with Nick having taken three and Jack Skilbeck a brilliant caught and bowled. 

Wickets continued to fall with Nick taking another and Chris De Krester a further two. 

Michael Roberts in good early season form 

When Adam Cubbage took one it was 8-73 and despite some solid batting at the end, Blacktown finished on 9-128. A very good performance by the bowlers with Nick outstanding.

Gordon 196 (Dom Thomson 65, Michael Roberts, 47) defeated Blacktown 9-128 (Nick Miller 4-16, Chris De Krester 2-26).

4th Grade

Fourths were sent in on a good looking Beauchamp wicket. Blacktown may have been regretting the decision to bowl as Mitch Kleem and Shayne Lin added 76 in less than 12 overs before the latter was dismissed. Mitch continued to plunder the bowling and carried on to 78 (three 6’s and eight 4’s) before getting out.  

Darren Jayasekera - seeing them like watermelons early in the year 

Darren Jayasekera was seeing the ball well and played some delightful shots. He added 65 with Rahul Krishna and 110 with Stuart Bromley as the score rose at a rapid rate.

Darren was imperious and he brought up an excellent century as the Stags moved towards 300. His final 110 (with nineteen 4’s) was a fantastic start to the season. A few cameos followed and Gordon’s final score of 7-323 was going to be tough to chase.

The Gordon bowlers (particularly Matt Keevers and Pat Effeney) made early inroads and, with Blacktown teetering at 4-49, thoughts of an early afternoon may have crossed the minds of the Stags players as the intensity died right down. 

We've missed Mitch... like he missed this one 

An excellent partnership of 130 by the next two batsmen meant Gordon had to stay out much longer and it became hard work as the bowling and fielding became very loose. 

Eventually, an excellent catch by Hugh Sherwood saw the 5th wicket fall and the game then meandered to its inevitable conclusion. 

A strong win with some really encouraging performances, but still lots to work on.

Gordon 7-323 (Darren Jayasekera 110, Mitch Kleem 78, Stuart Bromley 36, Shayne Lin 27) defeated Blacktown 8-240 (Pat Effeney 3-23, Matt Keevers 2-38, Dermott Beattie 2-53). 

5th Grade

Blacktown batted first and were in trouble from the start. Vikrant Nehru and Sam Watts each took two wickets as the score moved to 4-54 after the first hour. 

David Burk applies his trade at Whalan 

Harry Middlebrook and David Burk then got into the act and, with one wicket from Dave Monaghan, the innings folded at 118. Harry was the pick of the bowlers but it was a good effort all round.

The thought of a bonus point was in the air and Jack Doolan and Ryan Tullia started briskly.  

Jack was very aggressive from the outset and both Ryan and Steve Bristow ensured an early finish with the extra bonus.

Harry Middlebrook shows good early season form 

Well done – a great opening to the season.

Gordon 3-122 (Steve Bristow 36, Jack Doolan 33, Ryan Tullia 31) defeated Blacktown 118 (Harry Middlebrook 3-17, Sam Watts 2-20, Vikrant Nehru 2-27, David Burk 2-28) with a bonus point.


And just to show we don't let the new guys off lightly... here is the end of Ash Doolan's innings.

GDCC Academy
Training venues and times

Training venues and times

With the unavailability of Chatswood, as announced by our President at the season's opening night, the club has been able to secure turf practice facilities at both Riverview College (Tuesdays at start of season till mid November) and Macquarie University (Tuesdays after mid November and each Thursday). We also now have back up wet weather hard wicket facilities at the Shore outdoor and indoor synthetic wickets.

Riverview Turf practice wickets

Below is the planned schedule for practice sessions for the season. This is subject to change however all will be advised if amended in any way. If you have any questions contact your captain.   






Pre-Season – 6th to 27th Sep

Shore School – synthetic

4:30 pm to Sunset

In Season – 4th Oct to 15th Nov

Riverview – turf (3 nets)

5:15 pm to Sunset

In Season – 22nd Nov to 28th Feb

Macquarie Uni – turf (3 nets)

4:30 pm to 7:00 pm

In Season – 7th Mar to 28th Mar








Pre-Season – 8th to 15th Sep

Shore School – synthetic

4:30 pm to Sunset

In Season – 22nd Sep to 23rd Mar

Macquarie Uni – turf (3 nets)

4:30 pm to 7:00 pm

In Season – 30th Mar




BACK-UP’S FOR Wet Weather

  • Shore synthetic wickets – as required but not available till 5 to 5:30
  • Shore Indoor Wickets – initially Thursday’s first grade only (pre daylight saving


GDCC announce addition of Insurance Advisernet as a gold sponsor

GDCC announce addition of Insurance Advisernet as a gold sponsor

Insurance Advisornet was founded in 1996 with the aim of providing high quality risk management advice that business owners can trust. Today they are one of the largest and most respected General Insurance businesses in Australia and New Zealand, with an ever-growing network of over 180 insurance advisers across 140 locations.

As part of the AUB Group (formerly Austbrokers), an ASX-listed company with over $2.5 billion in gross written premiums under management, their buying power spans major insurers in Australasia as well as access to major overseas insurers, including Lloyd’s of London.

The four pillars of Insurance Advisernet

We believe in delivering the most appropriate advice, the most efficient systems and the right insurance solutions for our clients, all built upon four core business pillars.


Trust is the cornerstone on which our business is built. It means we do what we say we’ll do. Use our expertise to put your needs first and foremost. And are always transparent about the advice we provide and why we provide it.


Great advice is based on great understanding and relationships. It’s why adopting a risk management approach and assessing your unique risk profile is essential to ensuring the right polices are always in place. It’s what sets us apart.


Insurance is no time for compromise. It’s vital to have access to a wide range of insurance options so, once identified, your needs can be effectively met. That’s why we have active relationships with more than 100 major insurers.


Price is always important. But value goes much further. It’s the sum total of the depth of our relationships, the quality of our advice, the breadth of our offering and the efficiency of our systems – all bolstered by our unrivalled buying power as one of the leading general insurance advisory dealer groups. Ultimately though, our key value to you is as your advocate in the event of a claim.

For Gordon Cricket player or supporter enquiries contact:

Shaun Standfield

Level 31, 100 Miller St,North Sydney NSW 2060
(02) 9964 7307
0417 215 009


GDCC announce addition of Smartline as gold sponsor

GDCC announce addition of Smartline as gold sponsor

The GDCC is pleased to announce the addition of Smartline as a new Gold Sponsor for the 2016-17 season. Smartline are personal mortgage advisors who will look after your home and investment loan needs.

Smartline was established in 1999 with the simple goal of building Australia’s best mortgage broking business and putting people, rather than banks, in control of their loan options.

They did not set out to create Australia’s biggest or most well-known mortgage broking business. Their goal is to give people the right loan advice and help them get ahead – be it buying a home, paying off their loan sooner or growing their property portfolio.

So they created a franchised business, with smarter software, and recruited the most experienced and knowledgeable advisers from the banking world. And, instead of advertising to the masses, they focused their energy and resources on providing remarkable service to every single one of their clients. As a result, the Smartline business has grown rapidly, and almost exclusively, on referrals and repeat business.

Since opening their doors, Smartline has become one of Australia’s most respected mortgage broking groups amongst Australian property buyers, business owners, and industry peers


  Just let Stuart know you heard about Smartline through The Gordon District Cricket Club

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Buy your Beastwear Clothing online now

Buy your Beastwear Clothing online now

Due to our exciting new sponsorship with Beastwear the club is able to provide both additional core playing gear as well as non-core items for sale online.

Remember you will receive one playing shirt (your choice of short or long sleeve), the training shirt and shorts and your cap. These items are listed below and you are welcome to purchase additional items from the core list if you wish. All items below are for sale.

Just go to the catalogue link, select the item(s) you want, include a size when applicable and then make a payment as requested. An order for the item will be placed with Beastwear and a 2 to 3 week delivery is estimated for the first order and 1 to 2 week delivery for subsequent orders.

Postage can be arranged at cost through our clothing co-ordinator Tim Cubbage ( or Tim will bring the purchased item to official GDCC practices or match day for collection.

All items include GST.

When you are in the catalogue you can click on the item to view another picture.

Click here for Catalogue

Below are the items for sale


Are you able to support the GDCC? Volunteers required.

Are you able to support the GDCC? Volunteers required.

The GDCC is a premier cricket club on Sydney’s North Shore. Like all great sporting clubs, GDCC is faced with the challenge of balancing performance on the field with support off the field. In order to achieve a high standard of off field support, the club relies on the great work of volunteers.

Volunteers allow the club to provide players and visitors with a great experience each week during the season. It is the little things that most don’t notice that the volunteers at the club do that provides the greatest support, this includes:
• Assisting with preparation of drinks, lunches (1st/2nd Grade) and afternoon teas
• Scoring
• Remarking wicket area during official breaks in play
• Early morning covers removal on game day
• Late afternoon assistance to put cover down during the week, particularly if rain is threatening
• Help set up and take down training nets
• Publication of stories, report and notices on the website / mobile app 
• Events (e.g. fund raising golf day, dinners)

Each of the above are not designed to be significant time commitments, some as little as 30 minutes of time through to a couple of hours. With three grounds in operation on any given Saturday 3 to 4 volunteers for each ground ensures that no one volunteer is overburdened. 

As a volunteer you will get to enjoy the benefits available to members of the club, including access to sponsor offers, invites to all functions and regular volunteer functions throughout the season.

If you are interested please register your interest by contacting Tim Cubbage at or Tony Middlebrook 


Tony & Tim

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