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.
Had fun commentating and umpiring the Laneway Cricket local Derby headed up by Dirk Nannes for the Renegades and James Pattinson for the Stars. Julie Hunter was also present for the VicSpirit. Great work Stephanie Newton from Cricket Victoria pulling it together and Ray Kuffer for umpiring.
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”