Cricket Therapy with the Compton Cricket Club

Great feature on Dateline SBS last night by Yaarra Bou Melhem of the Compton Cricket Club’s Australian Cricket Tour.  Some good pics of the Mullagh’s, Urban Seed’s Laneway Cricket and Australian Cricket Society in the photos section.

http://www.sbs.com.au/dateline/story/watch/id/601337/n/Cricket-Therapy

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Compton Cricket Club Australian Tour Victoria Highlights & Thanks

Highlights:

Cap presentation by Urban Seed EO Chris Lacey at Laneway Cricket Match in the heart of  Melbourne.

Photo shoots and autographs with locals via the Marie Claire article found in the magazine rack at the local ‘servo’ in Skipton!

Moments of silence :

  • before the game at Harrow remembering members who had died from both teams and the original 1868 indigeonous team.
  • Remembering victims of recent floods for whom the team raised money at each event.
  • At Johnny Mullagh’s Grave in Harrow.

Ted Hayes motivational speaking and especially his honouring of elders in front of the town at Harrow.

Ted Hayes chasing a kangaroo through the bush whilst ‘spotlighting’.

Lenny Coops Man of the Match performance batting and bowling for the Mullagh XI.

Powerful cultural education at the Brambuk Cultural Centre in Gariwerd (Grampians) including some hilarious (and dangerous!??) boomerang throwing!

“Front foot,,,, Back foot… Square Cut and a …Hoooook!” Issac and Theo Hayes rapping “Shots” at Harrow.

(Including post game on Monday night in front of the town and leading a rap workshop and cricket clinic with 60 students representing Edenhope, Goroke and Balmoral Schools the following morning.)

Local indigenous cricketer, Barry Firebrace being made an honorary member of the Compton CC and his unbeaten knock against ACS.

Lots of great chats about the love and struggles of the game of cricket and what it means for us in each of our differing contexts.

Dreaming crazy dreams of the many ways we may continue to support our communities and build connections through the game we love!

Thankyou ‘s

Stuart Welsh and David Sprigg for driving huge distances and running a cricket clinic at Harrow.

Phil Yew and the Urban Seed, Credo Cricket mob for organising the Laneway Cricket Match in Hosier Lane, Melbourne including Rayzer Kuffelkoff as umpire.

Uncle Wayne ‘Swisha’ Bell from Heywood and the local Wotjaboluk elders for welcoming us and pulling together the Johnny Mullagh XI Team.

Ange Newton from Harrow Discovery and Johnny Mullagh Cricket Centre for tirelessly organising and promoting the Harrow experience.

Harrow & District local’s for their hospitality at the Conniewirrico campsite.

Ian Hammet and the Chamberlin Trust Committee of the Australian Cricket Society for organising the immaculate University Oval courtesy of Melbourne University CC for the match against the Wandering XI.

Barry Firebrace and Rob Hyatt from Indigenous Sports and Recreation, Victoria for playing with the Compton CC against ACS.

Hugh Snelgrove and Katy Haber for managing the Australian Tour and working so hard on publicity.

Hip Hop… Hooray for the first All American Born Cricket Team to tour our shores.

Say Compton… Say… Crickeeeerrrrrrt!

Compton CC vs ACS Wanderers at Melbourne University

Custard's shot that that ended up on the ABC cutting room floor in preference of the 'stuck on the crease, nick behind, dropped!' that made the video! photo: David Boon

“We couldn’t beat the Poms, How about the Yanks?”  Link to the ABC  News report on The Compton Cricket Club versus Australian Cricket Society at University Oval.  Thanks to Ian Hammet, Graham Burgess and the Societies’ Chamberlin Trust Charity Arm for supporting the event so well.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2011/02/09/3134617.htm