Old Collegians Cricket Club was formed in 1974 by then Principal of the
College, Fr Kevin Davine. He foresaw that the friendships of school days
could be further developed in Old Collegians Associations - with the College’s
main oval becoming the club’s home ground – and thankfully his vision laid the
foundation for our club today.
inaugural year, the Mazenod Old Collegians Cricket Club entered two senior
teams and one junior team in the Oakleigh District Cricket Association
(ODCA). The club now fields four senior teams, two junior teams, plus
veterans' sides made up of club legends and former players of the club.
Old Collegians Cricket Club joined the ODCA in 1974 with an ‘E’ Grade and ‘F’
grade side. Under the Presidency of Fr Kevin Davine in its debut season,
Mazenod managed to win the ‘E’ grade shield with Paul Hansen as Club
Champion. Mazenod's first grade was promoted to ‘D’ grade and its second
season saw thre 2s win the ‘E’ grade shield again and the 1s finish as ‘D’
grade runners-up. 1975’s Club Champion was James Brown, Fr Kevin Davine
was named Mazenod’s first life member and the seeds for a culture of success
and camaraderie were sewn.
Collegians Cricket Club had successfully emerged in the ODCA's lower grades and
was on its way up as a looming powerhouse of the competition. The 1976-77
season proved disappointing to new President Peter McCormack as Mazenod failed
to secure a senior premiership, yet the future looked bright as up and coming
stars were being groomed in the U/14 premiership winning side. Gerry
Waite won the club championship award in this season.
Not to be
denied President Peter McCormack led his club to a ‘C’ premiership and the ‘D’
graders were made runners-up due to a cricket time regulation in the 1977/78
season. The juniors also managed to secure the U/16 shield and many of
the juniors were also dominating senior grades, as was shown by the club
champion Andrew Whitmore.
season under Mark Steele’s Presidency proved to be one of Mazenod’s brightest
to date with both ‘B’ and ‘C’ grade shields won and the juniors finishing
runners-up. Andrew Miller, one of the clubs biggest names, won the club
championship and the future looked promising with a side in ‘A’ reserve.
It seemed only a matter of time until Mazenod made it into A1 and was winning
the highest honors in the ODCA, but time would tell it was not to be so easy.
Williams became President in 1979-80 - a season where the senior grades had no
success, while the U/16’s were runners up for the second year in a row.
Steve McLeod, one of the clubs most inspiring juniors, confirmed his lofty
status in MOCCC ranks by winning the club champion award.
disappointing season Mazenod Old Collegians Cricket Club found itself in a
shambles with no administration and no finances. Many players had left
the club and Mazenod was at its lowest ebb.
The 80s - a New Dawn
Andrew McCormack (President), Michael Cowan (Secretary), and Shane Regan
(Treasurer) who took the reigns and MOCCC has never looked back. These
three led the club for several seasons and scaled new heights. The
1980/81 season saw the A2 side washed out of the finals series after being in an
unbeatable position while the juniors were runners up for the third time in
succession. Steven Davies was the Club Champion for the 1980/81 season.
1981/82 season Mazenod Old Collegians Cricket Club was re-establishing a
financial base and a Committee framework, led by the previous trio which would
carry the club with polish and pride. This year of solid off-field growth
showed no great results on the field as no sides made the finals except for the
juniors, who finally won that elusive under-age shield. David Knox was
the Club Champion during this year. The lack of success of the last few
seasons was to be temporary as the committed new operational administrative
unit would soon reap the rewards of their hard work.
1982/83 there came an A2 Premiership, a ‘B’ grade finals berth, an ‘E’ grade
which finished fifth but provided the pasture for growth of young players and a
strong junior side which finished runners-up. The late Ray Gibbs won the
club champion award this year.
would now be playing in the top grade of the ODCA competition. A club
which in merely 9 years had climbed from ‘F’ to ‘A’ grades using
"home-grown" talent, the Nodder spirit and an unrivalled will to win
and develop a culture of success.
continued to grow through the mid 80s, adding a fourth senior side and laying
the foundations for the club to become the dominant club of the ODCA.
1988/1989 the club appointed Michael Brown as Captain Coach. Michael had
been around the club in the early days and his return as Captain Coach was just
the catalyst the club needed for success. Combining with President Fr
Kevin Davine, who had returned for a second stint as President, this season the
club went undefeated throughout to capture the A1 Premiership.
The 90s - The Next Stage of Success
following season the club went back to back winning the A1 Premiership again
and Mazenod was clearly the leading club in the competition. The club was
built on the backbone of Mazenod school friendships, and the camaraderie and
mateship formed in these years are still prevalent today.
years in charge Michael Brown stepped aside and Alan McAlister was appointed as
Captain Coach. The side went extremely close to winning a third
successive A1 Premiership, but unfortunately fell just short in the Grand
Final. However another Premiership was to come Mazenod’s way with the
Fourth XI - led by Mick Riley - winning the D1 Premiership.
A move was
soon made to the Box Hill Reporter (BHRDCA) where again the Club started low
and again moved steadily through the grades. The juniors, under the guidance of
Tony Paravicini and Jeremy ‘Huggy’ Nugara, set the tone for the club with the
Under 14’s winning the Premiership in 1993/94.
Premiership would follow as the Third XI broke a fifteen year drought when they
won the flag in 1994/95.
next Premiership would come in 1998/99, when the 1st XI, under the guidance of
Richard Rymarz and Mark Murray, won the A1 Premiership. The win saw the
club promoted to the premier Shield Grade of the BHRDCA.
next few years the club would regularly play off in finals yet could not
capture a flag, despite some very narrow finals losses. The camaraderie
and mate ship remained intact and the foundation was there for a sustainable
and successful sporting club.
To look back
at the decade 2000-2009 for the Mazenod Old Collegians Cricket Club it is quite
amazing to see where we have come from and also the large changes that have
been made. These 10 years saw the club win 10 Premierships across all
grades. A changing club with personnel, structure, playing surfaces,
associations and teams. The key constant being the welcoming environment
of the Club’s culture which has gone from strength to strength, making Mazenod
Old Collegians Cricket Club the club of choice.
2000/2001 began with a cloud looming large over the club. We were playing
in the Box Hill Reporter on synthetic wickets and the financial position of the
club was not strong. With the school undergoing renovations, this
resulted in the temporary moving of our clubrooms which were moved to the
“dungeon” under the O’Rourke complex under the soccer oval.
There was a
great deal of uncertainty about the club but with Mick Cowan as President and
Matt Gibbs as Vice President, the Club worked through this period. Mick
and Gibbo were the heart of the club along with Frank Wilson as
Treasurer. They made sure the season got up and running against the odds,
reflecting the spirit of the cricket club.
itself was a testing one with little on field success and it was a struggle to
maintain four committed sides throughout the season. The Club survived a
very hard year, thanks to the work of the dedicated members in Gibbo, Paddy
Thompson, Mick Le Grand, Frank and Mick. The Club was able to record a
profit that would be the start of a big change and turnaround for the club.
Poulter was the Club Champion in season 2000/2001 and Mick Cowan was rewarded
for his great dedication with the Clubman of the Year award. Rob Cincotta
was the 1st XI Player of the Season taking 27 wickets and making 127 runs.
A new season
and a new era began in Season 2001/2002. Paddy Thompson took over as
President and with Mick Le Grand as Secretary and Gerard Barker as Treasurer, supported
by a new committee of young enthusiastic members. This season saw one of
the biggest changes in the club history with the Mazenod school oval being
converted to a Turf wicket. It resulted in a change of associations with
the club moving to the Eastern Cricket Association (ECA) where we still compete
significant change was the renovations to the clubrooms with new larger rooms
that were now more open and more encompassing to families. It would be
the first of several renovations to the rooms through this decade.
The club is
very fortunate to have had the support of Mazenod College in this definitive
year and also throughout its history, supporting the club and wanting it to be
a better place to be. We are forever thankful for our links with the
great school and its leaders and their key roles in building a better club.
Premierships were won in season 2001/2002, it was a year of great development
and learning. In our first season on turf, our First and Second XIs had
to learn to play a new way of cricket. It was certainly different to our
synthetic history and it did take some adjusting, especially for the older
players who had limited turf experience.
became the first player in the Club’s history to win the Club Champion award
three times. Brett Armfield was awarded Clubman of the year for his
tireless efforts on and off the field. It was a significant year as a new
generation of members took up the mantle of leading the Club.
was the main development in 2002/2003 with the Club starting to blossom off the
field and beginning to develop on the field with a group of young committed
cricketers coming through. The executive committee remained the same and
Rob Cincotta was appointed Captain of the Club, replacing Mark Murray who had
served four years as Captain. This season saw the club win its first ECA
Premiership with the Under 14’s, coached by Ivan Britto, winning the
flag. Many of the players in this side have gone on to play senior
cricket and in senior premierships at the club. Our seniors also saw
finals action for the first time in the ECA with our Second XI playing off in
the semi finals. It was a great learning experience that set the tone for
was awarded the clubman award for this season and Club Captain Rob Cincotta won
his second Club Championship. The First XI Player of the Year was won by
Mark Murray for the second time. Season 2002/2003 also saw life
membership awarded to Michael Riley and Rob Jago.
Rob Jago has
done almost all things at the club. He has coached juniors, served on the
committee, ran functions, ran the bar (Coyt & Bert’s Thursday Cuisine a
highlight!) and always put his hand up to help out when needed. Rob was
instrumental in the construction of the decking and has always been a reliable
clubman, always giving to the club. Later in the decade he will achieve a
lot more personal on-field success, but it was his work to this point in and
around the club that resulted in Rob being awarded Life Membership.
Riley has been a mainstay of the club since the 1970’s. A regular
contributor on and off the field Riles has been always giving of his
time. Whether as an on field leader in the lower grades, or a mate off
the field, Riles has always looked after the younger members and helped the
club become a better place. Riles has Captained the fours for many years
and served several terms on the Committee. It was an emotional Mick Riley
who accepted his Life Membership at the conclusion of the 2002/2003 season.
work of previous seasons would come to fruition in season 2003/2004 with the
club celebrating its 30th season, and celebrate it did.
The year was
highlighted by a gala 30th Anniversary celebration dinner that saw players from
all over the state and country make efforts to be one of the 130 people in
attendance. This celebration sparked a re-birth of sorts within the club
as many past players returned to the club and even those that couldn’t make the
evening returning to get involved in the club again with the Veterans
competition an eventual flow on from the night. Who could forget the
stirring speeches of the night from Michael Brown and Fr Kevin Davine, the club
founder who had travelled from Perth, that re-told the history of the club and
how we had come to be where we are.
McAlister was appointed Coach of the Club in season 2003/2004 to assist Rob
Cincotta who stayed on as Captain. The year also saw a number of new
recruits to the club in Scott Rojko, Rodello Peters, Jarred ‘Mushy’ Kelly,
Michael Fitzgerald, Sanjit Tisseverasinghe, Krishan Perera, amongst others who
would all play 1st XI finals.
For only the
second time in the Club’s history, all four sides would play finals, with the
First and Second XIs going on to play in Grand Finals and moving up a
grade. The First XI were undefeated all season but were unfortunately
beaten by the narrowest of margins in the Grand Final against Boronia.
The consolation however, was the rise to B Grade.
highlight of the season was the Second XI Premiership in E Turf captained by
Jeremy ‘Huggy’ Nugara who would finally break his own premiership drought with
a man of the match performance in the Grand Final and seeing the Club win its
first senior premiership in five seasons. This was also our first senior
premiership in the ECA and it was a premiership shared by a blend of all ages
within the playing group at the Club.
To cap off a
successful year, the Club was recognised by Cricket Victoria and was awarded
one of its weekly ‘Club’s of the Week’ for our off-field efforts.
Champion for season 2003/2004 was won by Peter Jacobs who captained the Fourth
XI with great distinction all season. Mick Le Grand was awarded Clubman
of the year in his fourth year as Secretary of the Club whilst Rodello Peters
won the 1st XI Player of the Year in his first season. Rodello took 25
wickets and made 220 runs as well as being a superb fieldsman and ‘go to’
years as President of the Club, Paddy Thompson stood down from the role and
handed the reigns to Mick Le Grand in 2004/2005. Mick led a new committee
which included James Dobeli as Secretary and Michael Fitzgerald as Vice
President whilst Gerard Barker would continue for a fourth year as Treasurer.
Due to work commitments, Rob Cincotta stepped down from the position of 1st XI
Captaincy and was replaced by Scott Rojko as the Club earned promotion to B and
D Turf. Alan McAlister would continue in his role as ‘Super Coach’.
saw the club have two sides in finals with the 1st and 3rd XIs both having
excellent seasons. The First XI played a magnificent semi final with only
luck preventing them from winning and earning promotion to A Turf. The losing
margin, one “lousy” wicket which still sends shivers down the spines of those
in attendance. The Thirds would go on to play in a Grand Final building
from the previous year’s semi final loss, but would be defeated on the first
Saturday in March.
also saw further works on the clubrooms with a further extension again
supported kindly by the contribution of Fr Pat Moroney OMI and Mazenod
College. We also for the first time a full list of stats was compiled by
Mick Le Grand for all players including games, runs, wickets and catches.
It meant we were now able to recognise milestones and partnership records as
they occurred and acknowledge the longevity of a number of players.
In his first
season as Captain, Scott Rojko won the prized 1st XI Player of the Year award
after making 218 runs and taking 18 wickets. Michael Fitzgerald was
awarded Clubman of the year for all his work while Mick Ware was the Club
Champion, taking 36 wickets.
development for the club began for the club in 2005/2006 with the inaugural
Veterans side taking to the field on Sundays. Over the decade, the
Veterans concept has grown and developed into a successful on-field side, as
well an extremely popular social event for many of the Veteran players.
continued in his role as Captain of the club which saw the 1st XI finish 7th
for the season. The 2nd XI narrowly missed finals after being promoted to
D Turf whilst the 3rd & 4th XI’s and Veterans would again play in
finals. The Thirds played in a second successive Grand Final and went
down by one solitary wicket to Glen Iris in a fantastic game of cricket.
changes were also made to the club with a large renovation done to the existing
clubrooms with a new bar and kitchen area installed. The renovations came
about with thanks to Brett Armfield who used his skills to coordinate a merry
band of helpers early on Saturday mornings including Mick Ware, Steve Ware, Rod
Archer, Mick Le Grand & Steve Putrino. The new rooms would be more
open and more family friendly continuing to make the club a family friendly
environment and terrific place to be. We would again be fortunate for the
College and their assistance and in particular the new carpet placed on the
The Club had
also moved into the modern era in 2005/2006 with a regular email and the
development of the club’s first website. www.moccc.com.au started with a
very basic website but has grown to become an essential tool of the club
receiving over 1000 hits a week in peak season from all over the world.
Peter’s won his second 1st XI Player of the Year after not playing the previous
season making it a perfect record for Roddy. He also capped off a stellar
season winning the Club Champion award combining his batting and bowling in a
sensational year. Nick Wareham was acknowledged as the Clubman of the
A new golden
era of on-field success began in season 2006/2007. The club had appointed
Michael Hancock as Captain-Coach. Michael joined the club after
previously playing with Mulgrave Cricket Club and winning several flags
there. He bought a new passion and enthusiasm to the club, resulting in
three of the four senior sides playing in finals in that season.
Our 1st XI
and 2nd XIs would go on to play in Grand Finals with the Firsts winning the B
Grade Flag over Richmond Union which would see the club promoted to A
Grade. Rob Cincotta was awarded Man of the Match in the Grand Final
taking 4 wickets in a match that was also the last game for club legend Darren
Conroy. One of the many highlights of the match was 16 year old Ben Cunningham
taking the final wicket to seal victory, caught by Jeremy ‘Huggy’ Nugara who
played in his first ever 1st XI premiership with Mazenod.
The 2nd XI
were defeated in their Grand Final but would also earn promotion to ‘C
Turf’. The second time in three seasons they had been promoted.
competition was growing stronger which enabled us to field two teams during
this season. Both teams would go on to make finals with the Mazenod
Blues, captained by Gerard Noone, going on to win their first Premiership in the
D Veterans Division in their first season.
the 4th XI Peter Jacobs would go on to win his second Club Championship in
season 2006/2007 whilst Ian Ware, who as Treasurer did more than his share of
work, was awarded Clubman of the Year. The 1st XI Player of the Year was
awarded to Rob Cincotta who became the fourth person to win the award for a
second time and along with Richard Rymarz, the only players to do it in a
the highlights of season 2006/2007 was the inaugural charity match played
between Mazenod Old Collegians Cricket Club and Wheelers Hill Cricket
Club. For so long we had been friendly rivals and never taken advantage
of this, so the concept of the match was to raise money for a smaller charity
bringing awareness to it for both clubs. The inaugural match was won by
Wheelers Hill but it is something that continues to grow and has become an
annual charity fundraising event for both clubs.
of 2006/2007 was not just on the field, as off the field the Club was going
places. The website, emails, charity matches, veterans and generally a
great feel was being generated around the club as a the place to be. The
flow on effects resulted in more players and supporters coming to Mazenod and re-establishment
of our junior program in 2007/2008 headed by Paul Souter. The Veterans
concept was also going from strength to strength and this season saw the Club
field three Veterans sides.
2007/2008 was arguably the most successful on field season in the Club’s
history. Seven out of our eight sides would play in finals with only the
1st XI not making the finals. The Firsts were coming off promotion from B
Turf and had a very competitive season.
Our 2nd XI,
who had also been promoted, would go on to win the C Turf flag captained by Rob
Jago. It was an amazing sequence of events that saw the Seconds make the
finals and with their backs to the wall in most games, found a way to win and
creating the aura of Berty’s miracles. Rob Jago would take 36 wickets for
the year, including his 450th wicket for the Club. He was also involved
in an amazing unbeaten 161 run record partnership with Michael Regan which saw
the Seconds through to the finals.
The 3rd XI
finally broke their premiership hoodoo in winning the flag. Captained by
James Dobeli, the side performance was very even over the season and broke the
game open on Day one with a score of 310. The only downside was that
neither of Mick Le Grand (99) or Pat Johnson (97) could make it to triple
figures after their match-defining 177-run second wicket stand.
Premierships continued in the Veterans competition with the Blacks and Blues
taking out Premierships. The Blacks, captained by Huggy Nugara would take
out the top grade of Veterans Premiership after a dominant season.
Veterans cricket legend Alan McAlister was awarded man of the match in their
Premiership win. The Blacks won their premiership on the main Mazenod Oval
whilst on the soccer oval, the Mazenod Blues won back to back Premierships
winning the C Grade Veterans Premiership. Gerard Noone again captained
the side to victory whilst Wayne Poulter was awarded Man of the Match.
also marked the 300th game for club legend and games record holder Michael
Cowan whilst Jeremy ‘Huggy’ Nugara played game number 200. The Riley
family - Michael, Peter and Paul - in combination took their 1000th wicket for
highlight of the season was the first overseas player for the club. Mike
Thompson joined the club from Knaresborough Forrest in the UK and proved to be
a great club person and valuable acquisition to the club.
in his return to the club after years away captured the Club Champion award
after playing matches in all four grades. Michael Hancock won the 1st XI
Player of the Season after making 527 runs and Paul Souter was awarded
the Clubman award for his efforts to re-launch the junior program and coach
them to finals.
Thompson was awarded Life Membership of the club at Presentation Night, the
20th person to be awarded the prestigious honour. Patrick has played at
the club since he was a teenager, always being a committed and dedicated member
of the Club. Paddy has served many years on the committee including three
years as President and regularly been the organiser for an official and
unofficial social events. A true loyal club person, MOCCC has no more
deserving Life Member.
The highs of
2007/2008 continued into the following season. The 4th XI completed an
amazing three years at the club winning the C1 Premiership. It meant that
every senior side had won a Premiership in the last three seasons at the
club. Nick Wareham would stand in as captain in Goose Mather’s absence
and Bryan Hancock was awarded Man of the Match in the Grand Final with a true
all round performance. The winning team was a great mix of youth and
experience with many dedicated Club members finally getting their Premiership
success also continued in the Veterans Competition with the Blues winning the B
Veterans competition and their third successive Premiership. Gerard Noone
again led the side to victory in a match that showed their sustained dominance
in the competition. The Blacks would also make the finals going down to
the eventual Premiers in the semi final.
The Club had
its second overseas player with Anthony Giles recruited from Otley Cricket Club
in the UK. Anthony proved a valuable player taking 26 wickets and gave
excellent service to the club. He won the bowling award for the club and
assisted the 1st XI to a semi-final berth where they were beaten by
Canterbury. A win would have put them into Dunstan Shield.
A new record
was also set within the Club by fielding nine sides with four senior, three
veterans and two junior side all taking the field for the Baggy Blue.
won the 1st XI Player of the year after taking 24 wickets and making 138 runs
in a close vote count. After more than 20 years of playing at Mazenod Old
Collegians Cricket Club, Rob Jago finally won the Club Champion after taking 29
wickets as well as captaining the 2nd XI. Rob would also break Terry
Davies long standing wickets record at the club and continues to be the highest
wicket taker in club history. Mick Ware completed a unique treble for the
Ware family becoming the third member of the family to win the Clubman award.
competitiveness was still well and truly around when the final year of the
decade began for the 2009/2010 season. Despite winning eight Premierships
over the last four years, the players were still hungry for more success.
Unfortunately, we did not win a flag in the 2009/2010 season, but it was once
again a pleasing and successful year.
Our top 3
senior sides would all made the finals. A one in one hundred year storm
on Semi- Final day denied the First and Second XIs the opportunity of winning
their semi-finals with the 1st XI drawing their semi after a promising start,
thus suffering the disappointment of missing a shot at promotion to Dunstan
Shield. The 3rd XI, again lead by James Dobeli, went on to play in the
Grand Final, but were unfortunately beaten by North Balwyn.
Blues went in search of the “Nod Quad” - their fourth successive Premiership,
and in A Grade. They made the finals and played a home semi-final however
it took a record breaking score to deny them the opportunity of competing in
their fourth successive Grand Final. Andrew Noone captained the Blues
this year as Gerard Noone concentrated on the juniors.
side were in action for the Club with both sides competing in finals.
Whilst neither of the sides won a Grand Final, we believe the work put into the
juniors, and the talent coming through will move the club forward in the next
decade for the Nodders.
runner up in the Club Champion award five times, Ian Ware finally broke through
with a comprehensive win. Ian took 36 wickets and made 360 runs for the
season and was the runaway winner. The 1st XI Player of the Year was tied
with Jono Cannon and Ash Shaw both finishing equal on votes. Ash was
recruited from Broughton Hall Cricket Club in the UK and became our third
overseas player. As an 18 year old, Ash has a massive future in front of
him which was evident upon his return when he was signed up by County side
Kent. Kevin King was awarded the Clubman of the year and epitomised what
a good clubman does.
also saw the introduction of a voting system for each grade in the seniors with
a 3-2-1 awarded after each game. It is a concept that the Committee
believes will allow for the recognition of the best player for the season in
happened over the last decade in the Club as it continued to grow and
strengthen. It was a decade that started in the dungeon, on synthetic and
with little money in the bank, but finished with 10 premierships, turf wickets
and a whole new clubrooms. We are continually thankful to Mazenod College
and the Oblate Priests for their on going support of the club and allowing us
full use of the College facilities. It is a great place to play cricket
and enjoy the fantastic social environment we have.
2010 and Beyond
2010/2011 was certainly different for a number of reasons. The cricket
year was probably the most interrupted season of cricket in memory due to rain
washing out a large number of weekends.
face of Mazenod College meant new facilities including a full synthetic ground
for our synthetic players. This was certainly an improvement on the
existing ground and one which we are very fortunate to play on. Added to
this was the new stand at the end of the pavilion which makes watching cricket
a lot better for those who used to stand on the corner.
beginning of the season the club appointed Dai-Morgan Rushbrook from Lymington
Cricket Club in the UK as Captain Coach. Morgan was the standout player
at the club and did a sterling job leading the club this year. We look
forward to bigger and better things from Morgan who took all before him this
season winning the prestigious 1st XI Player of the Season and Club Champion.
On the field
we were again fielded four senior, one junior and a veterans side. The
rain certainly impacted on the consistency of performances but all sides were
still in the finals race up until the last round. Our seconds and thirds
played off in finals with the thirds playing off in the Grand Final for the
second consecutive year. It meant that for the last 8 years the Mazenod
Old Collegians Cricket Club has had a side in Grand Finals every single year.
Hancock was awarded the Clubman of the year for his tireless work around the
club. Bryan took on the roles of Treasurer, 4th XI Captain,
Training Co Ordinator as well as taking on many other tasks and was a well
deserving winner of the award.
Charity Match was again a success with $2000 raised to the flood relief.
The day was a great showcase of the new Mazenod Oval and we were pleased to
take on Mulgrave CC in this annual event. The day highlights the type of
club we are and it is a very pleasing event to be involved in. It was
also pleasing to back this up a few weeks later when the club broke with
tradition and instead of wearing our traditional blue hats, wore custom made
Pink MOCCC hats, all in awareness for Breast Cancer and in doing so raised
$1000 for the McGrath Foundation and Breast Cancer.
coached by Paul Souter again had a successful season finishing runner up.
Most of the boys attend Mazenod College and the side went undefeated throughout
the season only to be beaten in the Grand Final.
At the end of
the season Mick Le Grand stood down as President and was replaced by James
Dobeli. Mick has been President for the past 7 years and at the club
Presentation night was awarded the club’s honour, Life Membership.
joined the club in the late 1990’s and showed from the early days that he was a
remarkable addition. Soon after joining the club Le Grand became
secretary of the club under then President Michael Cowan and after 4 years in
that position he rose to the top, becoming President and holding this post for
7 years, the longest reign in the club's decorated history.
dutiful watch, the club has gone from strength to strength. He has
overseen a vast array of changes, all for the betterment of the club, including
but not limited to renovations to the club rooms, the installation of turf
wickets on the main oval, the financial strengthening of the club and the
ongoing development of its many communtiy ties. He has also enjoyed being
at the helm during arguably the most successful on and off field decade in our
presenting to Le Grand, Mick Cowan suggested that no one was more deserving of
Life Membership. His dedication to the club has been exceptional and
unquestionable. His work ethic and drive to continually improve the club
has resulted us growing into one of the stronger clubs in the competition.
is bright for the Mazenod Old Collegians Cricket Club with a loyal band of
players and supporters who want to make the club great. Mazenod College
is doing major works that will allow MOCCC use of some fantastic facilities
into the future.
forward to building a bigger and better cricket club and continuing to be the
club of choice and an enjoyable place to be. When you look back at the
past decade and see just how far we have come, the possibilities are
endless. So much has changed in the past ten years and things will
continue to over the next decade.
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C Grade (2nd
F Grade (3rd XI)
A2 (1st XI)
A1 (1st XI)
A1 (1st XI)
D Grade (4th XI)
B2 (3rd XI)
A1 (1st XI)
E Turf (2nd XI)
B Turf (1st XI)
C Turf (2nd XI)
C1 (4th XI)