Dragon Juniors at Renegades T20

The Dragon Juniors enjoyed their first visit to Etihad Stadium on December 22 for the inaugural Renegades T20 Match as part of their Club Membership Package.  The group included two Vietnamese, four Indians, a Filipino, and four Anglo-Aussies many of whom hadn’t been to a cricket match before.  Thanks to parents Bill Field, Darren Andrews and our new Good Cricket Allround intern for 2012 Jesse Schram.

Renegade Ryan meets Dragon Juniors

Ryan Carters from the new Melbourne Renegades met with participants of Barkly Street Uniting CC’s Dragon Junior Cricket Program at Robert Barrett Reserve near Highpoint Shopping Centre last evening.

Ryan was asked numerous questions at an end of training autograph session with discussion ranging from how to warm up before a game; how to face Chris Tremlett and keep wickets to Shaun Tait and Dirk Nannes without being scared of the ball; fundamentals of wicketkeeping;  his ‘Awesome’ cricket moments; places that cricket had taken him… etc…

As part of their program Barkly Street Uniting CC has signed up with the Melbourne Renegades unique community membership initiative where 10 club juniors allows 2 adults to attend T20 games in the Big Bash League based out of Etihad Stadium for free.

Junior Co-ordinator and Good Cricket Allrounder Marcus Curnow said…

“As a multi cultural club in Melbourne’s inner west we are excited to be able to offer Renegades memberships as part of our broader junior cricket program.  It assists carers and families to connect with their kids and belong as part of our club, especially for families that don’t have a cricket background or might not have been to a top level game previously”

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Barkly Street 4th XI vs. Sunshine Heights 2008-9


Good Cricket Allround Moments:

I found this on the Sunshine Heights CC Annual Report 2008-9 and smiled about my memories of one of those ‘first vs. last’ encounters that good cricket is all about!  -Marcus 🙂

Round 4 saw us on the road again and getting a bit of a habit to Robert Barrett playing Barkly St Uniting (First v Last). After a flying start with the bat our top 3 batsmen had us looking at 300 with a quick out field, Jakovich 32, Andrew 64 and once again Barnard 31 and the team 2/130 after 22 over’s, then a slow partnership, me getting run out on 25 and not happy throwing my bat we collapsed with 3 quick wickets in succession making 8/180 (at least 30/40 runs short of what we needed). We got 3 early wickets but the 4th wicket out played us putting on 70 run partnership and captain finishing us off with a fine 85 and 3 over’s to spare and clearly out played us.