Ballan 1sts win first game for the season against Ballarat/Redan
Jack McGregor 6 catches as Wicket Keeper
L Snaith 45 J McGregor 34 M Snaith 27
J Landwehr 4/21 P Aikman 3/22
def Ballarat-Redan 10/72
L Snaith 3/18 M Snaith 2/3 S Dehnert 2/14 B Loughnane 2/16
Mick's back as Senior Coach for Ballan for 2019/20
Ballan Cricket Club welcomes back Mick Loughnane to continue as Senior Coach for a second season.
He has already started with the seniors doing some pre - season training at the Indoor Cricket Centre in Ballarat
He has played over 150 games for Ballan since joining us in the 2002/03 season.
He was Senior coach from 2005 to 2010 and became a life member in 2015. Has won many Association awards including; Senior Batting, Catches, Batting Aggregate and runner up in the Bernie Davey medal voting (twice)
Mick has coached our U14 and U16's to premierships and was our 2nd XI Premiership Captain in 2011/12.
One of the best batsmen that has played with Ballan and within the district as well.
His highest score with Ballan is 209 n.o. along with 8 centuries, 2 x 150's & 2 double centuries.
All of these figures are only since his time with Ballan.
The Ballan Cricket Club currently has 3 Senior teams and one under age team competing in the Ballarat Cricket Association & 2 in the MJCA for the 2018/2019 season.
Current teams for this season are: Senior 1st XI - BCA 2nd Grade comp , Senior 2nd XI - BCA One Day A Grade comp, BCA One Day B Grade comp. BCA U15 1st XI comp.
Two junior teams playing Friday nights with the MJCA U 12A & U12B.
We had another relatively successful season with our Senior 1st XI making the Preliminary Final , whilst our Under 14's won their Grand Final.
In 2015/16 season, Cam Dunne won the top award for the 2nd Grade competition, with the Bernie Davey Medal, after Noel Heafield won the same award the previous season.
Michael Snaith continues with the role of captaining our senior 1st XI, with Shane Newton taking on the 2nd XI captaincy and John Costello taking charge of our 3rd XI.
We are also fielding two Under 12 teams in the Melton Association Junior Competition with them playing on a Friday night between 5 & 7.30 p.m. This initiative is filling a gap between Milo cricket and the Ballarat 13 & Under (which will also be on a Friday night) competition, giving up and coming young cricketers a chance to have a game of competitive cricket and to keep their interest.
This season sees our Under 15's playing in the 'Optus' U15 1st XI competition.
With a decrease in our U16 numbers this season, we were unable to field an Under 16 team.
Mick Loughnane returns this season as our Senior coach with another past cricketer in Chris Stirling taking on the coaching position of the Under 15's with Jason McEgan.
Troy Connor, Anthony McIlwaine and Peter McGregor all coach the U 12's.
The 'Milo" cricket will be back on Thursday nights, with a name change. 'Woolworths Junior Blasters' again as there are a lot of kids who enjoy getting a start to their cricket careers.
Training will still be at Ballan.
The Centurions supporters club is still continuing with the BCC to bring non playing members ( ex players & supporters alike) together to be recognized as a large and ongoing part of the club.
Well done to all of our teams for the previous season & good luck for the current season.
And many thanks to our sponsors and supporters.
2nd Grade Premiers 2019/20
Our 1st XI team have taken out the 2019/20 BCA 2nd Grade Premiership, finishing on top of the ladder after defeating Wendouree on the Qualifying Final last weekend.
The following is an excerpt from the BCA with the reasoning behind the awarding of the Premierships due to COVID-19.
‘Following on from the decision to cancel all cricket matches this weekend and beyond, the Board and PC of the Ballarat Cricket Association have declared that the following rules apply relating to determination of winners for the 2019/20 season.
Excerpts from Senior Rules 28 and 29 – ‘Should no decision be reached or a tie result, the winner shall be deemed to be the team highest ranked after the Qualifying Finals’
Qualifying finals are references to matches directly preceding Semi, Preliminary and/or Grand Finals.
All Senior and Junior matches scheduled for March 20, 21 & 22 will be treated the same as they would have been, for example washed out, with the highest ranked teams deemed winners. With this determination, the following Clubs in each Grade will be awarded the season 2019/20 Premierships.’
August 17 2019
Working Bee at Ballan cricket ground.
Pitch Cover Removal.
Job Done and thanks to those who came along.
Pink Stumps Day at Ballan
Ballan & District
Community Bank – 2019
Troy and Archie receiving a cheque, on behalf of the Ballan Cricket Club, from Rachel with the Ballan & District Community Bank – 2019 Community Grants.
The grant is for an upgrade to the bowling machine for the cricket club.
Below is are photos of the new bowling machine in action at the cricket nets.
Junior Rep Cricketers
This is a little belated but congratulations to our juniors that made and played their respective representative cricket matches for the BCA and MJCA.
Well done boys.
Beau Shelton Under 12 MJCA
Jack Jarvis Under 13 BCA
Aussie McIlwaine Under 13 BCA
Matt Golding Under 15 BCA
Ned Loft Under 15 BCA
More BCA Reps from Ballan.
Congratulations to Sarah Burton, Beth Davenport and Clover McIlwaine who have been selected to play in the Under 13s BCA Representative Girls team. A great reward for lots of hard work. Good luck girls, the club is very proud of you all.
U12 Blue versus White
Thanks to everyone from the Seniors, 15s and parents that made an effort to support the U/12s Ballan Derby on Friday night. Special thanks to Annette McGregor for running the BBQ and canteen not only for the derby but the entire season we appreciate all of your hard work. Thanks also to Chris Thom for braving the cold and taking photos throughout the entire match. Well done to Ballan Blue on getting the win. It was a great night and everyone had heaps of fun - Mac and Troy
BCA Awards 2019/20
Monday the 16th of March saw the Ballarat Cricket Association awards night being held at the Ballarat Golf Club.
Many of our players polled well in the Bernie Davey Medal count with Michael & Lachie Snaith picking up 6th on 13 votes and 7th on 12 votes respectively.
Michael, last year’s winner, presented the medal to Brad Dunbar from Coronet City.
Lachie also came in 4th place with the ‘2nd Grade Champion Player’ with 703 points and picked up the 2nd Grade award for the best bowling figures in an innings of 19.5 overs, 6 maidens 7/37.
Bernie Davey Medal
Brad Dunbar - Coronet City 21
Stuart Calder - East Ballarat 20
Lucas Hodgetts - Ballarat-Redan 18
Michael Knight - VRI Delacombe 18
Austin Murphy - Dunnstown 17
Michael Snaith - Ballan 13
Lachlan Snaith - Ballan 12
BCC Presentation Night
Due to the COVID -19 pandemic, Ballan Cricket Club have cancelled the presentation night that was due to be on the 4th of April. We hope to have an actual presentation night closer to the start of the upcoming season. Rather than wait until then we have a list of all of the award winners as follows;
Seniors 1st XI (BCA Second Grade)
‘McConnell Family Club Champion’, Lachie Snaith 815 points,
Batting Award, Michael Snaith 366 runs @ 40.67
Bowling Award, Michael Snaith 21 wickets @ 13.05
Best 1st Year Player, Jack Landt
Most Consistent, Jack McGregor
Best Team Player, Mark Kennedy
Coaches Award, Michael Vallance
Fielding Award, David Gardiner
Best in Finals, Lachie Snaith
Seniors 2nd XI (BCA Fourth Grade)
‘Chris Mullane 2nd XI Cricketer of the Year’– Robert Lindsey 448 points
Batting Award, Robert Lindsey 274 runs @ 27.4
Bowling Award, Daniel Pascoe 10 wickets @ 27.7
Captains Award Jordan Conroy
Most Consistent David Leach
Most Improved Glenn Easterbrook
Fielding Award Daniel Pascoe
Under 15’s (BCA)
Cricketer of the year – George Muir 259 points.
Batting Award, Kobe Heafield 130 runs @ 16.25
Bowling Award, George Muir 7 wickets @ 14.29
Fielding Award, Ned Loft
Most Consistent, Aussie McIlwaine
Coaches Award, Elijah Muir
Most Improved, James Childs
Under 12’s Blue (MJCA)
Team Spirit Angus Britt
Encouragement Jackson Letcher
Under 12’s White (MJCA)
Team Spirit Mabel Ayres
Encouragement Sarah Burton