Thursday, December 1, 2011

MDCA BDM Super 6's Team Registrations Available Now

Proudly Sponsored by BDM Australia

Please find below some information for a Six a side Cricket Competition being hosted by Monaro District Cricket Association on Sunday 29th January 2012. This is our annual Australia Day 6 a side competition and in 2011 we had 14 teams and we are hoping for 16 teams in 2012. With $1000 prize money up for grabs and a minimum of 3 games for each team it promises to be an action packed day of cricket for you and 5 mates.  If you are interested in registering a team please don’t hesitate to contact me on the details enclosed or fill in the attached registration form. 

Sunday 29th January 2012

$1000 Prize Money, Min. 3 games each, Nijong Ovals, Cooma

BBQ & Canteen available

Captains Call 9:00am - Start 9:30am – Final 5pm - Presentations 6:30pm Cooma Hotel

REGISTRATION FORM – Team Name……………………………………………………………………………………………………

Team Contact and Phone number………………………………………………………………………………………………………

TEAM REGISTRATION - $150 Includes, games,  trophies, insurance,

Payment Details -All payments by Electronic Transfer payable to Sports Business Consulting

 Or by Cheque to Sports Business Consulting, Murray Lane, Cooma NSW

PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM TO                                                 ENQUIRIES

Sports Business Consulting                                                          Stuart Wood 

Murray Lane, Cooma NSW 2630                                                Ph: 0422 496 400

Monday, November 7, 2011

Stars set to shine in Cricket Super 8's

In an exciting development for cricket in the Snowy Mountains, next week will see the launch of the inaugural MDCA Super 8’s Cricket Competition. The tournament which will run from November to February will be open to cricketers and non-cricketers of all ages who want to come on down and have a go at a fast and furious style of cricket.

Most matches will be played under the shining stars and floodlights at Rotary oval in Cooma on Tuesdays and Friday evenings. With up to 32 teams and 256 players participating this promises to be a fun inclusive competition with plenty of cricket action. The games will be 45 minutes per innings with two games played per night between four teams of 8 players.

The Super 8’s rules include modified batting and bowling conditions to accommodate all abilities with coloured soft style balls and coloured clothing encouraged. With a family festival atmosphere where everyone is welcome to bowl a ball and swing a bat the Super 8’s are set to become a popular fun night out.  BBQ and Canteen facilities will be available and all kids will receive a giveaway and the best dressed Super 8’s side will receive a prize.

Businesses are encouraged to register a team of 8 workmates and their families, to have a great night out and possibly win some prizes or the trophy as MDCA 2011/12 Super 8’s Champions. The first MDCA Super 8’s night is to be hosted by the Coffeys Cricket Club on Friday 18th November from 5:30pm – 9pm at Rotary Oval. To register a side either call Stuart from Sports Business Consulting on 0422 496 400.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Stars of the future get In2Cricket

Ella Hickey at In2Cricket

Cooma Monaro Express 20/10/11
The next generation of Australian cricketers will this month take their first steps towards the Baggy Green, as boys and girls in Cooma, Berridale and Jindabyne join their local MILO in2CRICKET centre.
MILO in2CRICKET was successfully launched in 2008, and the program for children aged 5-10 years old promises to be bigger and better in 2011-12, with three cricket clubs offering the program to boys and girls in the Monaro district.
With a new generation of players coming through in both the men’s and women’s teams at international level, a sharp focus is being put on encouraging the next generation of cricket heroes through the ranks – and MILO in2CRICKET is the natural starting point.
Southern and Illawarra Participation and Growth Officer Kezia Okulicz is excited about how the MILO in2CRICKET program can develop cricket in the Monaro area.
“The launch of the new MILO in2CRICKET program in 2008 created a lot of interest in cricket in the Monaro area. We hope to continue to build on that success this season and help all girls and boys in Monaro have a positive first experience with Australia’s favourite sport,” she said.
The following clubs will this season be conducting MILO in2CRICKET program through the cricket season, Cooma. Berridale and Jindabyne. For more information please call Kezia Okulicz on 0416 488 141 or see

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Big year ahead for Monaro Cricketers

A massive year of cricket on the Monaro gets under way this weekend when the season proper begins with a 45 over one day match.

This season will bring more T20 games and a Grand Final for the two leading T20 teams an exciting and popular brand of cricket played over 20 overs with the emphasis on scoring runs and scoring them quickly.

Representative cricket returns to the Monaro in two weeks time when Monaro host the Far South Coast in what is always a fiercely battled contest. Monaro will also be entering a team in ACT Crickets Konica cup a T20 competition with teams entering from all over the ACT and NSW, With the Monaro team having played its fair share of T20 cricket in the last few seasons it should see some good results.

Next month sees the return of Town vs Country when the Cooma locals take on the rest of the Monaro - it will be played under lights and following the T20 format.

The very successful Battle of the Codes will return in December with Rugby League taking on AFL on Friday December 2 in what will become a traditional way to start the big weekend of the Cooma races.

In a first for the Monaro there will be a super 8 comp which to sum it up is organised backyard cricket, Super 8s will be run throughout summer and will be played all over the Monaro in a fun family friendly environment all dates and venues are listed on the website /p/match-reports.html

In this week’s matches Berridale will be hosting the Cooma Cats in a replay of last year’s B Grade grand final. Both teams have recruited strongly over the winter and both teams will be looking to improve on last year’s performance. They will really push to make A Grade- Berridale’s captain coach Andrew O’Keeffe, last year’s player of the year, again the player to watch with both bat and ball.

If the Cooma Cats are to make a big impact on this year’s competition Damian Asanovski will be the one to show them how it’s done.

Jindabyne will be hosting Royal and with the return of Luke Hayes and Craig Dixon, Jindabyne will again be one of the real heavyweights of the competition.

For the Royal underrated leg spinner Fergus McCosker, if available for every match, could be a real chance of taking out top honours with the ball. Coffeys Colts, last year’s A grade runners up, will be hosting Coffeys at Snowy Oval, They are both very strong teams - a real youth vs experience match.
The Colts will be looking to Campbell Hillman to back up his efforts of leading run scorer to keep the Colts up as the team to beat this season, Coffeys will be looking to the wily off spin of Mark Williams to keep them in the top grade this year.

Aussie will lose key players Locky Schofield and Sam Williams for large parts of the season and will rely heavily on Ben Shaw to post big scores to keep them in the race. If the Aussie manage to get all the big guns available for the finals a hatrick of a grade premierships is not out of the question.

Stay up to date with all the happenings, results and news on Monaro cricket at au

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cricket Season Begins

Cricket players will return to the pitch soon for the first games of the season and a new look competition format. President of the Monaro District Cricket Association Ben Hearn said he was aiming to make cricket on the Monaro more family friendly and a more professional outfit.

Some of the changes to take place will be that only one day cricket will be played with exciting 20/20 matches to be also played throughout the competition.  The MDCA will also be represented in Country Plate, Jeffries Cup and U16/U12 representative fixtures as well as having a Monaro team in the ACT Konica Cup 20/20 competition for the first time. The association will continue to offer the Clash of the codes 20/20 tournament involving Rugby League, Rugby Union, AFL and Soccer. In addition the MDCA will be hosting a club based Super 8's and super 6's competition with shortened formats of the game that will offer opportunities for all ages to have a go at cricket. Finally junior intra school cricket competitions have been re-established and the Milo In2Cricket program expanded beyond Cooma to Bombala, Berridale and Jindabyne.

Monday, January 31, 2011

20/20 KFC Cooma "Clash of the Codes" Final - Tigers Champions

Cooma Tigers vs Cooma Stallions 25/2/11 Rotary Oval

The tigers won the toss and elected to bat under wonderful conditions. The openers G Van Der Plaat (45) and Iain Elliot (68) set the tone from the first ball with Van Der Plaat smashing the first ball of the day for 4. The two batsman took apart the stallions bowlers despatching regular boundaries including several big 6's. The introduction of C Hillman (3-31) into the attack saw the breakthrough on the score of 89 in only the 9th over. Hillman and D Smith (0-25) managed to slow down the run rate ever so briefly- Elliot picked up his run rate and bought up his 50 with a lovely cut for 4 with the Stallions starting to rue a couple of early missed chances as the run rate closed in on an alarming 9 an over. Elliot dismissed in only the 15th over for a well made 68. The Tigers
middle order while not as devestating as the top order kept ticking the runs over and after 20 overs the Tigers made a very imposing 4/163.

The Stallions were going to need a big start from N Moon and S Dunn if they stood any chance of chasing down the Tigers large score. In the twilight the Stallions found batting very difficult against the Tigers N Moon bowled in the 3rd over bought Wolf to the crease, Wolf and Dunn worked hard at the crease but found it very difficult to hit boundaries. The running between the wickets was just keeping them in the game and as is often the case in 20/20 just as things looked like turning for the Stallions both batsman fell in consecutive balls to the bowling of Kuhn (2-10). The Stallions never recovered as wickets continued to fall as the run rate require blew out to well over 10 an over. L Redmond chief  destroyer with (3-20). The match finished in only the 14th over when Jarred Tonini pulled off a classic catch at covers. The Tigers were awarded the inagural KFC clash of the codes shield. Iain Elliot awarded the Aussie hotel player of the match.