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
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.
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.
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