2021/22 Senior Captain
Ballan Cricket Club would like to welcome Hayden Micallef as our new 1st XI Captain for the 2021/22 season. Hayden will be undertaking this role in his 12th season playing for the Ballan seniors. A three time Premiership player, he has played 107 games scoring 1672 runs and taken 92 wickets during his time with us. Hayden's best bowling figures are currently 5/20. H also won the 2nd XI Champion player for the Ballan club in 2014/15. Hayden has taken over the reins from Michael Snaith. Hayden is very keen to take on the Captain's role and we wish him all the best for the upcoming seasons.
BALLAN SENIOR COACH
Ballan Cricket club welcomes Noel Heafield back to the senior coaching role for the up coming season.
Noel is taking over from Mick Loughnane who is stepping in as chairman of selectors.
As our current President, Noel has decided to take on the role again and hopefully follow on from Mick's successes with the team over the past few years.
Since Noel joined the club in 2008 he has played 116 matches taken 120 wickets and made 3479 runs at an average of 37.01.
Noel has also been a Premiership coach and player for Ballan, Dual Club Champion, member of the 'Team of the Modern Era 1970-2015', BCA Batting average winner 2013/14 and Bernie Davey medalist 2014/15.
Again we wish both Noel and Mick the best for the upcoming seasons and look forward to seeing them both out and about at the club.
2nd XI Captain for 2021/22
We have another welcome to the leadership group at the Ballan Cricket Club for this season.
Max Burton has taken the reigns as 2nd XI Captain from Troy Connor for the upcoming season.
Max has been involved with the club as a player since 2018/19 and always gives his all both on and off the field. Although only playing 20 games with us, he is a well-respected player and person who the rest of the team and club look up to.
Max, along with Mary, keenly follow both kids, Sarah and James, with their cricket in the junior’s competitions.
This season also sees Max assisting the Junior Coaches
Having taken on the leadership role, Max will be looking at giving his best to his team and club.
Once again welcome Max.
Junior Blasters Coordinator needed
Ballan Cricket Club is seeking a Junior Blasters Coordinator.
This is the program that introduces young, kids aged 5-10 years old, to the basics of cricket in a fun and engaging way that will help them progress to team competitions, if they want to, from 9 onward.
No need to invent the program yourself as the program outlines; game ideas, and support are all available including a short free course to get you started. Parents are required to pitch in also. All resources and equipment are supplied.
More information about the program, training and resources is available with the link below.
Maybe just do it because your own kids are there, but it's also a great place to start if interested in developing coaching skills. No previous skills or experience required.
Program generally runs only part of the season, usually October to December each year, so a short term commitment.
Pleas send enquiries or expressions of interest to email@example.com or call Troy on 0417 144 068.
Expressions of Interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
Government Grants for Ballan Recreation reserve
From Moorabool Shire Council FaceBook page July 1 2021
Ballan Cricket Club, Ballan Football Netball Club and the local community are big winners today with local MP Michaela Settle announcing two State Government grants. Council will receive $98,740 to construct a netted outdoor cricket training facility consisting of three synthetic pitches at Ballan Recreation Reserve. The second grant, of $21,588, will be used by council to install safety nets behind the North end goals at the reserve. The funding is from the Victorian Government's Community Cricket Program and Local Sport Infrastructure Fund. Cr Paul Tatchell and Cr Ally Munari joined Ms Settle at today's announcement.