Melville Cricket Club are delighted to announce the appointment of David Taylor as our new Senior Men’s Head Coach.
Born in England, David spent his youth in Perth playing District cricket with Midland Guildford and attending Kent Street High School, a school renowned for its cricket academy. Talented enough to represent WA at 5 different sports, a soccer scholarship to Aston Villa made him return to England and from then on much of his senior sports experiences have been in England playing cricket for Minor County sides, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. His attacking talent was enough to convince both Worcs and Derbyshire to sign him up to One Day contracts at the highest level of English cricket.
Following many years of successful club cricket, he set a world record in adult 50-over cricket by scoring 330 not out in just 160 balls for Totton & Eling cricket club including a world record 31 sixes. David’s experience and love for the game have allowed him to move seamlessly into a successful coaching career which has seen him hold the position of head coach at club level in England and also in Perth’s Suburban Turf Competition with Ocean Ridge CC and Bentley CC.
His passion and desire to coach MCC have shone through during the interview process and we feel strongly that he will keep the club moving forward and challenge players from all four grades to be the best they can be.
David has shown tremendous resilience to work his way back from serious challenges on and off the field and MCC welcomes this opportunity to support him in his continued recovery from this.
“I consider myself honoured to be taking up the position of Head Coach for Melville Cc and I can’t wait to get working alongside a fantastic team of guys. I aim to bring some fresh ideas to training sessions and push each player to the next level in cricket both on and off the field,” said Taylor.
With Pre Season starting in 4 weeks, Taylor aims to utilise this time getting to know everyone and join in on some gym workouts with the group to be thoroughly prepared for season 20/21.
We look forward to the journey ahead as we welcome David and his family into the MCC fold.
The annual Sock it to Sarcoma! Cricket Round is on the weekend of Saturday November 30 and Sunday December 1, with State Champions Melville Storm & Perth’s District Cricket Clubs hitting Tompkins Park to raise awareness of sarcoma.
We are inviting all Past Players & social members to come down and watch the WA T20 champions start their defence of their title!
Sunday afternoon will be alive with family-friendly action, with kids’ cricket activities, a bouncy castle, and the wood-fired pizza oven turning out deliciousness from 4 pm and Big Boss Man cranking up the music from 5 pm.
The weather is going to be great! So pop down to Tompkins Park, catch up with old teammates & friends, grab a beer (discounted with your social membership card) and watch the cricket.
There will be the 100 Club – $10 for each square, $100 for 1st, $50 for 2nd place as well as a raffle.
12-5 pm – Bouncy Castle, ping pong, food & drink throughout day
2-5 pm – Melville Storm v Perth A Grade T20
2-4 pm – Kids activities (longest hit, high catch, mini cricket)
4-7 pm – Wood fired pizza
5 pm – Live Music – Big Boss Band
See attached link to the most recent Melville Cricket Club Storm newsletter – September edition.
The Melville Cricket Club would like to welcome Netherlands International wicket-keeper batsman Scott Edwards and Glamorgan 2nd XI batsmen Tom Cullen for the 2019/20 season!
While Edwards represents the Netherlands, Scott grew up and played his recent premier cricket in Victoria for the Monash Tigers. He was also a member of the Rotterdam Rhinos in the inaugural European Cricket League tournament earlier this year where he had a best innings of 137* from 39 balls.
Tom Cullen was born in Perth and played his junior cricket at Melville Cricket Club from U13s to U17s. This season for Glamorgan, the wicket-keeper batsman had a fantastic stint in the County Championship averaging 43.43.
Welcome both to the Storm family!
Paolo Franzoni has been appointed as the Melville Cricket Club Women’s Coach for season 2019/20.
Paolo Franzoni is a Level 2 Cricket Australia Accredited coach, has coached Blasters through to Junior Premier Cricket, is currently coaching the State ID side and is the state coach for the Australian Blind and ID players in WA. Paolo runs the specialised coaching program for Joondalup Districts Juniors and works with a number of clubs with regards specialised coaching.
Welcome Paolo to the Melville Cricket Club family!
Melville Cricket Club is calling all senior male & female players, coaches, junior coaches to attend our first Club Culture event. We will have a catch up session followed by a BBQ Bowls & the bar will be open.
This is aimed at looking at our club culture as we push forward to creating a successful 2019/20 and beyond. Our club is important and your involvement in increasing a positive culture is vital!
We would like everyone in attendance. Come along and enjoy the fun!
Please click on the tickets link below to ensure you pay the $10 before the event.
Where: Melville Lawn Bowls Club
When: Sunday 30th June, 2.30 pm
It has been a successful season for Melville Cricket Club. Our Senior Men’s grades finished 6th on the WACA Premier Cricket Club Championship. 1st Grade won the Premier T20 Final, the WACA Statewide T20 Final, finished 3rd at the National Premier T20 Championships & made it to the Preliminary Final. 2nd Grade finished 14th, 3rd & 4th Grade made it to the semi finals. Under 17’s finished 7th. The Women’s A Grade side won the Female T20 Flag & the WOmen’s B Grade side won both the T20 and 40 Over One Day Flag.
Congratulations to all award winners. The full list of Trophy winners are below:
Sock it to Sarcoma Cup: Melville Cricket Club
Women’s B Grade
Women’s A Grade
Women’s Most Improved: Lauren Thompson
Karen Read Club Champion: Jess Rowe
Jan & Barry McMahon Consistency Award: Joel Whelan
Colts Player of the Year: Josh Goodwin & Cameron Taylor
Most Promising Junior: Joel Whelan
The R.H Tacey Fielding Trophy: Sean Terry
Walley Hannah Club Cricketer of the Year: Drew Porter
Allen Nicholls & Bill Peake Best Club Person of the Year: Sean Collings
Harry Sorenson Achievement Award: Renee Chappell
Congratulations to all winners for this seasons Adam Voges and Renee Chappell medal winners. Votes for each medal is conducted by awarding 3 votes for the best player of the match in their respective grade, 2 votes for second best and 1 vote for third best player. Votes are voted by the grade captains and coaches.
Junior Adam Voges Medal: Declan Power (U15)
Senior Adam Voges Medal: Joel Whelan (3rd & 4th Grade)
Junior Renee Chappell Medal: Indiana Squiers
Senior Renee Chappell Medal: Mel Bownes
Melville have finished 3rd in the National Premier T20 Championships, going down to University of Queensland in the Semi Final.
Melville 5/191 (20) def City Cyclones 132 (18.3)
The Storm started the tournament well, winning both their round robin matches. It started with a 59 run victory over the City Cyclones (NT) at Adelaide Oval #2. Melville scored the largest total of the round (5/191), which proved too much for the City Cyclones as they were bowled out for 132. Blake Reed top scored with 58 off 41 balls (7x4s & 1×6), while Drew Porter provided some late hitting with a quick 40 off 16 balls including 4 sixes. Pace bowler Tom Kerr-Sheppard tore through the Cyclones with impressive figures of 5-21 off 3.3 overs. Usman Qadir was also damaging with the ball, collecting 3-6 off 4 overs.
Round 2 – Melville 7/133 (20) def Tuggeranong Valley 94 (18.5)
Melville stormed into the Semi-Finals after defeating Tuggeranong Valley by 39 runs. Batting first the Storm scored 7-133, thanks largely to captain Sean Terry, who scored 44 runs including two sixes. With the ball, Usman Qadir continued his outstanding form from the first game collecting another three wickets to help bowl out Tuggeranong Valley for just 94. Qadir was well-supported by his teammates with all six bowlers used, Mark Turner and Tom Kerr-Sheppard took 2 wickets each. With the two wins, Melville finished top of the table and moved onto the semi finals to be played the next day.
Semi Final – Melville 5/127 (18.2) def by University of Queensland 6/136 (17.5)
Sent into bat on Karen Rolton Oval, the Storm got off to a good start with Luke Towers making an important 52 off 40 including 3 sixes. Drew Porter again did the damage at the end hitting an unbeaten 31 off 17 balls before rain stopped play and ended the innings 5/127 with 10 balls to spare. Duckworth-Lewis came into play and gave University of Queensland 133 runs required off 18 overs. Usman Qadir was again economical with 1/14 off his 4 overs, Drew Porter and Ryan Duffield each picked up 2 wickets. Unfortunately University of Queensland scored the winning runs with one ball to spare.
The Melville Storm are Statewide T20 Champions! Melville won the semi final against WA Country XI by 7 wickets. The Storm restricted the Country side to 9/113 off their 20 overs. Mark Turner and Tom Kerr-Sheppard took 2 wickets each. The Storm chased it down comfortably with 2 overs to spare. Luke Towers top scored with 69 off 57 balls (8x4s & 1×6) opening the batting.
Under lights the Storm advanced to the final taking on the WA Indigenous XI. Melville lost the toss and bowled first restricting the Indigenous XI to just 82. Brad Turner, who was man of the match dominated in the middle overs picking up figures of 5/7 off his 4 overs. Drew Porter also bowled well, taking 3/6 off his 4 overs. After in a bit of trouble early on in the run chase, Ryan Duffield (31*) and Drew Porter (21) steadied the ship to get the score 5 down.
Melville hopes to take this winning form onto Adelaide next week when they take on the country’s best grade cricket clubs in the National Premier T20 Championships.
Congratulations to the A Grade side on winning the Premier T20 Final against Subiaco-Floreat at the WACA Ground on Sunday 3rd February.
The Storm were too strong for the Lions winning by 8 wickets. Mark Turner was the best with the ball, taking 2/16 off his 4 overs. His brother, Brad Turner was equally impressive in the field with 2 run outs. Fraser Hay was awarded Man of the Match with an unbeaten 51 off 25 balls including 2 sixes.
Melville will get the chance to take on the country’s best Grade cricket clubs when they travel to Adelaide in March for the National Premier T20 Championships. Good luck in Adelaide!
Photography by Jeff Atkinson
Do you love your cricket, but either due to the aches and pains, work commitments or family commitments cannot commit to playing every week, then masters cricket may be for you!
We are currently seeking expressions of interest, who may be interested in getting involved in playing at Masters level with us at Melville in 2019/20.
The season comprises of 7 – 8, 40 over a side matches on a Sunday afternoon (12.30pm – 6.00 pm) spread over the summer months (October – March – normally with at least a 3 week gap between matches) across the Perth metro areas (against clubs such as Gosnells, Wanneroo, Perth, Midland-Guildford, Subiaco-Floreat and Claremont-Nedlands).
To express your interest please email Justin McMillan at email@example.com.
Melville Cocktail Night is back! If you missed our last cocktail night, you won’t want to miss this one, it’s going to be massive!
Set on the beautiful banks of the Swan River Melville Cocktail Night will be held in the river room at Tompkins on Swan.
Tickets include 3 hours of drinks & nibbles
Drinks include Vodka Lime Sodas or Lemonade, Spiced Rum with Coke or Dry, Bourbon and Coke, Gin an tonic.
Tickets cost $60 each
$25 for people not drinking/under 18
Dress Code: Cocktail/Dress to Impress
Invite your friends and come down and join the mayhem!
Congrats to Western Fury batter Amy Edgar who has won as the 2018 Avril Fahey Medal as the most outstanding female country cricket player in Western Australia.
Link to news article from the WACA here: https://www.waca.com.au/news/edgar-etched-into-history/2018-12-21