DIAMOND VALLEY CRICKET ASSOCIATION
DIAMOND VALLEY CRICKET ASSOCIATION
Mark Maxwell 295 Greenwood Drive
Michael Atkins 2 Bower St
Marlwood Ryder email@example.com
John Volders 30 LindonStrike Court
lan Bensted 22 Allison Crescent
North Eltham 3095
Kevin Marshall Matthew Fleming Peter Leslie
Neal Bowden Marlwood Ryder
Dick Norman Ian Davidson Chris Doupe
Philip J Money 65 Main Street
Partner, Branigan & Associates Greensborough 3088
PRESIDENT’S REPORT 2010/11
The season just completed has been one of great challenges. The season started with a large
reduction in participation numbers at both senior and junior levels. This is a trend that needs to be
halted and, with some very hard work from all involved, turned around to reinvigorate the interest
needed to attract players back to the game of cricket.
We also saw one of the worst bad weather seasons in a long time with a number of rounds disrupted
due to extremely wet weather. It is a credit to all clubs, players and officials that we were able to
complete as many games as we did.
Congratulations to all clubs who celebrated both senior and junior Premierships. A number of clubs
enjoyed multiple premierships which is vindication for all the hard work put in throughout the season.
Congratulations to Ray Christesen medal winner, Paul Baker and John Gleeson medal winner Ray
Kelsey. Both players are huge assets to both their clubs and the DVCA and are looked upon as role
models by so many young players.
Once again I am indebted to both Michael Atkins and Marlwood Ryder for the amount of work they
put in to ensure the DVCA runs as smoothly as possible. The demands on their roles is ever
increasing and they are constantly faced with challenges. They always rise to the occasion and find
solutions for all problems.
It would be remiss of me not to mention members of the Executives for their hard work in making the
DVCA the strong association that it is. A number of Executive members are moving on so we are on
the lookout for new people to join the DVCA Executives for the upcoming season and beyond.
Season 2011/12 brings with it new challenges and hurdles. We need to put in a huge effort to stop
the exodus from the game of cricket. This needs to be driven by the DVCA Executive but supported
by all DVCA clubs. New ideas are a key to attracting new players and maintaining the interest of
The development around the Plenty corridor that includes areas such as Doreen, Yan Yean, Mernda,
Laurimar, and all the way to Whittlesea will produce many future opportunities and DVCA needs to be
ready with a product that is attractive to any future clubs that may arise. Existing clubs in that area
also need to be on the lookout for chances to form partnerships with those developing junior or senior
SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
The end of March 2011 saw the end of my second season as DVCA Senior Administrator. Another
challenging season with many highlights.
Firstly congratulations to Plenty CC and North Eltham Wanderers CC for their Premiership wins in
Barclay Shield and Money Shield respectively. Also congratulations to Paul Baker for winning another
Ray Christesen Medal and to Ray Kelsey for his success in the John Gleeson Medal. Both players
demonstrated outstanding performances throughout the season.
Mention needs to be made of the success of the DVCA U21 squad in this season’s Neil Wright
Shield. Under the guidance of David Moore, the squad made the semi-finals only to be beaten by
eventual Premiers Dandenong Districts.
David Moore has decided to step down as U21 coach for this upcoming season and I would like to
take this opportunity to thank him, on behalf of the Executive, for his magnificent work in developing
these young cricketers over the past few years.
The introduction of a T20 competition in conjunction with NMCA and HDCA was a huge success and
well supported by 19 DVCA clubs. The eventual winners were Rivergum CC who narrowly beat an
enthusiastic young Diamond Creek team in the Grand Final. A thank you to Camrea Taipans for their
hospitality for the finals games.
The day to day running of a cricket Association continues to throw up new challenges and this
season, next season and future seasons are no different. We are faced with trying to offer a total
product package that will entice new players to the game at both junior and senior levels as well as
maintaining the enthusiasm of our existing players. The DVCA Executive will continue to try to be
innovative. We need to have the confidence, and support from clubs, to veer from the traditional
approaches to the game and inject variety in the types of structures and playing days we offer.
Cricket at all levels is facing similar challenges and I would like to believe that the DVCA could be a
No club or association can function without the tireless, and often thankless, work provided by
volunteers. On behalf of the Executive I would like to extend a vote of thanks to all club volunteers for
the hard yards you put in year after year.
The Executives of the DVCA also run on the backs of volunteers and I take this opportunity to thank
Mark Maxwell, John Volders, Matthew Fleming, Peter Leslie, Neal Bowden, Ian Benstead, Kevin
Marshall and Marlwood Ryder (and his JEC).
This brings about another challenge facing the DVCA in the coming season. A number of senior and
junior Executive members will not be seeking re-election so we will need clubs to step forward to fill
these very large gaps. It is estimated that up to ten positions may become vacant at the AGM. It will
make it very, very difficult to administer the association if these positions are not filled.
JUNIOR ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
Another season has rolled by and the Junior Executive (JEC) can again look back on a time of
reasonable overall stability of the DVCA junior program set against the ongoing need for change, by
bringing on initiatives to try and strengthen and stimulate junior cricket. But this has to be considered
in a climate of a continuing decline in the number of young players taking up our sport at the lower
ages and the potential and real impact of this in years to come. In fact, we played out season 2010-11
with at least 10 less junior teams than the season before.
Junior cricket management in the DVCA both at the general administration, operational and club
levels is strong, but there remain weaknesses and dangers to the long-term future and strength of the
competition. This means that we need to be receptive to new ideas, and look for successful
enterprises elsewhere as well as ensure we are offering the ‘product’ wanted by the local cricket
Last season saw the successful move to Friday night cricket of an U14 grade and the introduction of
U10 as a non-competitive level to better bridge the gap between in-2-Cricket (MILO) and our lower
level Under 12 program (Modified, Development and so on).
The desire to have Friday night cricket played ‘under the same conditions’ as home and away
provided the season’s quirk; in that owing to declining light so late in the season, we had junior finals
played under floodlights; a fascinating experience. Also the initiative to play an extra round of
matches on a Friday night, doing away with semi-finals and having the top two sides from throughout
the season moving straight into the Grand Final bought mixed responses from around the clubs.
While the JEC saw it as a significant advantage that over 70 teams representing approximately 700
players all got to play an extra game of cricket, others bemoaned the loss of the traditional semi-final
buildup in the 12-1 and 12-2 grades.
As always, there were many outstanding individual performances across the age groups but it is
unfair to try and identify one more than any other. However, it is worth noting that these all got a
mention at the Junior Presentation held at Riverside CC (a very big thank you to that club for an
excellent night) which was very well attended by players, parents, families and friends.
At the next level up from club cricket – rep cricket – we continued to post good numbers (comprising
overall some 150 players) into Cricket Victoria Pathways teams (U14, U16, U18), U15 Hatch teams
and of course our own DVCA teams in the VMCU January carnival (U16 Beitzel, U16 Mackay, U14
Allen, U14 Nolan, U12 Mitchell, U12 Browne).
Junior team highlights of the season were the DVCA rep team tying for the Mitchell Cup (VMCU
Under 12) and a side made up of entirely DVCA young boys (representing Plenty Valley) to win the
inaugural U11 VSDCA Weetbix Cup run against other teams representing sub-district clubs. All this
bodes well for the future but we cannot be complacent and must look at all opportunities to grow and
deepen the pool of our participant numbers; put simply, there is greater access to talent if the playing
groups are large.
Unfortunately, the Junior Executive (JEC) membership continues to shrink yet there is an expectation
that it continue to provide substantial support and service. This is not sustainable and given that a
junior parent has a ‘shelf-life’ of about 6-8 years we need new blood coming on board consistently.
The work done by the dedicated core JEC membership must be acknowledged:
- Danny Fitzpatrick who tirelessly develops our growing junior umpiring program
- Craig Sandford, Stephen Stanley and Richard Leatham who managed our DVCA junior rep
- Mark McNeil who co-ordinated DVCA rep apparel and assisted in all areas of junior cricket.
The JEC also thanks Neal Bowden who once again did a great job of junior fixturing and to all other
members of the senior executive for their support and advice.
The delivery of any strong and successful junior cricket program hinges on the work done by club
volunteers. We all recognise and applaud the work that keeps junior teams on the park “week in,
week out” by the decreasing band of loyal people. Therefore, the challenge is to seek out ways to
assist each other better, simplify our systems and methods as well as spread workloads. Our goal
must remain to enhance and enrich the experience for any young boy or girl who is fortunate to play
in the DVCA.
DVCA Junior Co-ordinator
Neil Wright Under 21 Competition Report 2010/11
Trials for this year’s competition commenced back in October with 17 member clubs nominating 57
players. This number was finally reduced to a squad of 14 players with Michael Rogneda (DC) being
named Captain and Travis Baker (RV) being named Vice Captain.
Our first game was against the Eastern Cricket Association at Camberwell. Batting first our boys got
off to a slow start before recovering to post a modest score of 8/121cc from 40 overs. Daniel Taylor
top scored with 28 while Michael Rogneda made a solid 23. In reply the Eastern CA team batted
very well passing our score in the 28th over for the loss of only 4 wickets. Steven Patrick 2/28 was
our best bowler on the day.
Our second game was against Moreland Moonee Valley Cricket Association. Batting first again on a
damp track the boys posted a very competitive score of 6/129 from 40 overs with Michael Rogneda
making 33, Tom McLean 25no and Travis Baker hitting a quick 17. After the break our boys bowled
very well restricting MMVCA to just 87 runs from 38 overs. Sean Solar 3/9 and Michael Rogneda 2/8
were our best bowlers. Unfortunately our next game was completely washed out however, our
percentage was good enough to get us into the Quarter Finals in January.
Our knockout Quarter Final match was against the Victoria Turf Cricket Association South played at
Sunshine on a very wet and overcast day. Winning the toss and bowling first the game was
interrupted by several rain delays before being reduced to 27 just overs. VTCA South were in trouble
throughout their innings by some tight bowling from Michael Rogneda 4/9, Jack Reid 1/5, Sean Solar
1/6 and Andrew Chesterton 1/9 in restricting them to 7/60 from their allotted overs. Batting second
Matt Tucker 28 and Callum Dean 13 got us off to a flyer before Tom McLean 12no hit the winning
runs in the 20thover.
Semi Final day was against the very strong Dandenong District Cricket Association who had won the
previous two finals in 2009 & 2010. Winning the toss and batting first on a slow Oakleigh track the
boys posted a modest score of 9/118 from 40 overs with Tom McLean top scoring with 23, Mitchell
Smith 21no, Daniel Taylor 20 and Steven Patrick 19. In reply DDCA were always in control passing
our score in the 38th over losing just 3 wickets. Steven Patrick 2/25 and Travis Baker were our best
bowlers on the day.
On a side note Dandenong District CA went on to record their 3rd straight premiership defeating VTCA
North by 1 run off the last ball of the day in a terrific game played at Windy Hill.
I would like to thank all of the boys who represented the DVCA this year. Their dedication and
commitment during this competition was a credit to themselves and their individual clubs.
I would also like to thank Ivan Jones, Mick Sheahan, Peter Leslie, Sharon Leslie and Michael
Slattery for their time and commitment again to this year’s representative team.
In closing, I would like thank the DVCA executive for giving me the opportunity to coach Under 21
representative team over the past three seasons however, I have informed the executive that I will not
be reapplying for the coaching position this year due to other commitments.
Under 21 – DVCA ‘Neil Wright’ Team 2010/11
Captain: Michael Rogneda (DC) , Vice Captain Travis Baker (RV), Tom McLean (DC), Steven
Patrick Jr (DC), Daniel Taylor (DC), Andrew Chesterton (ME), Callum Dean (ME), Jonathan Short
(LE), Matt Tucker (LE), Jack Reid (NE), Sean Solar (UB), Nathan Gardiner (PY), Mitchell Smith (CT),
Josh Henkel (GB)
INDEPENDENT AUDIT REPORT
To the members of the Diamond Valley Cricket Association
We have audited the attached special purpose Statement of Receipts and Expenditure of
the Diamond Valley Cricket Association for the year ended 31st May 2011. The Diamond
Valley Cricket Association Committee of Management is responsible for the financial
report and has determined that the accounting policies used are consistent with the
financial reporting requirements of the Diamond Valley Cricket Association’s constitution
and are appropriate to meet the needs of the members. We have conducted an
independent audit of the financial report in order to express an opinion on it to the
members of the Diamond Valley Cricket Association. No opinion is expressed as to
whether the accounting policies used are appropriate to the needs of the members.
The financial report has been prepared for distribution to members for the purpose of
fulfilling the Committee of Management’s financial reporting requirements under the
Diamond Valley Cricket Association’s constitution. We disclaim any assumption of
responsibility for any reliance on this report or on the financial report to which it relates
to any person other than the members or for any purpose other than that for which it
Our audit has been conducted in accordance with Australian Auditing Standards. Our
procedures included examination, on a test basis, of evidence supporting the amounts
and other disclosures in the financial report. These procedures have been undertaken to
form an opinion whether, in all material respects, the financial report is presented fairly
in accordance with the cash basis of accounting whereby revenue is recorded when it is
received, expenses are recorded when they are paid, and no assets or liabilities, other
than cash and bank balances are recorded. Accounting Standards and other
professional reporting requirements (UIG Consensus Views) are not applicable to the
cash basis of accounting adopted by the Diamond Valley Cricket Association.
The audit opinion expressed in this report has been formed on the above basis.
As is common for organisations of this type, it is not practicable for the Diamond Valley
Cricket Association to maintain an effective system of internal control over cash receipts
and payments until their initial entry in the accounting records. Accordingly, our audit in
relation to cash receipts and payments was limited to amounts recorded.
Qualified Audit Opinion
In our opinion, except for the effects of such adjustments, if any, as might have been
determined to be necessary had the limitation discussed in the qualification paragraph
not existed, the financial report presents fairly in accordance with the cash basis of
accounting, as described above, the payments and receipts of the Diamond Valley
Cricket Association for the year ended 31st May 2011 and its cash and bank balances as
at that date.
Date: 15 June 2011 Firm: Branagan & Associates
Address: 65 Main St, Greensborough 3088 Partner: Philip J Money (signed)
DIAMOND VALLEY CRICKET ASSOCIATION
AS AT 31ST MAY 2011
CREDIT UNION RECONCILIATION
Balance b/forward $10,441.33
Add Receipts $68,721.00
Interest 8.69 $68,729.69
Less Payments $69,299.21
Charges 44.00 $69,343.21
Balance as per Credit Union Statement $14,221.81
Less Unpresented Cheques $4394.00
CREDIT UNION TERM DEPOSIT RECONCILIATION
Opening Balance $30,422.57
Aug 10 $345.07
Nov 10 $348.98
Feb 11 $430.56
May 11 $415.39 $1540.00
Plus Transfer 3,037.43
Closing Balance $35,000.00
Balance as per Statement $35,000.00
DIAMOND VALLEY CRICKET ASSOCIATION
COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURE
1 June 2010 to 31 May 2011
RECEIPTS 2010/11 2009/10 EXPENDITURE 2010/11 2009/10
Affiliation Fees 37600.00 39200.00 Postage & Telephone 2809.73 1021.00
T20 Registration 4600.00 Printing & Stationery 2909.96 2860.00
Sponsorships: PV Radio: Subs & Outside B’cast 430.00 160.00
* Plenty Credit Union 0.00 0.00 Donation 0.00 817.00
* Kookaburra 7830.00 0.00 Scorebooks - Purchase 4037.00 3803.80
* Platypus Sporting Goods 0.00 12501.00 Trophies, Pennants, Awards, etc 2675.00 2737.00
* Triumph Trophies 445.00 0.00 Computer Equipment 0.00 2776.00
* Neon Press 0.00 0.00 Inter Association Matches 14938.75 12356.39
Presentation Functions: Seniors &
Scorebooks - Sales 990.00 1120.00 Juniors 5141.54 6470.49
Teamsheet Books - Sales 1696.00 3235.00 DVCA Umpires Association 6255.00 1076.19
Pres Nite Raffle 0.00 817.00 Administrative Payments 19000.00 20000.00
Audit Report Business Affairs
VMCU - Umpire Payments 1830.00 940.00 VMCU Subs 655.00 495.00
Seniors & Juniors 6150.00 8200.00 T20 Comp 6394.00 0.00
Fines 7830.00 12630.00 Bond & Appeal Refund 750.00 900.00
Clubs: Bonds, Appeals,
Grants 0.00 1150.00 Refreshments 515.80 440.00
Transfer 3037.43 15000.00 Transfer 3037.43 15000.00
$72,008.43 94,793.00 69,549.21 70,912.87
Credit Union Interest 8.69 14.08 Credit Union Charges 44.00 9.00
Term Deposit Interest 1540.00 382.30
Deficit for Year 0.00 0.00 Surplus for Year 3963.91 24268.15
73,557.12 95,190.38 73,557.12 95,190.38
Barclay Shield Plenty
Money Shield North Eltham Wanderers
B Grade Riverside
C Grade Bundoora United
D Grade Riverside
E Grade Riverside
F Grade Riverside
G Grade Thomastown United
H Grade North Eltham Wanderers
I Grade Lower Plenty
Teal Camrea Taipans
U16 (1) St. Francis/Thomastown United
U16 (2) Blue Epping
U16 (2) Teal Whittlesea
U14 (1) Blue North Eltham Wanderers
U14 (1) Teal Lalor Stars
U14 White Hurstbridge
U14 (2) Blue Mill Park
U14(2) Teal St. Francis
U12 (1) Blue Plenty
U12 (1) Teal Diamond Creek
U12 (1) White Lower Eltham
U12 (2) Blue North Eltham Wanderers
U12 (2) Teal North Eltham Wanderers
INDIVIDUAL TROPHY WINNERS 2010/11
Grade Player’s Full Name
PLAYER CLUB Club
Innings Runs Ave
Barclay Shield Stefan Berak CT 10 337 48.14
Money Shield Ray Kelsey GB 10 518 57.56
B Grade Simon Weightman RV 7 311 51.83
C Grade Darren Pendelbury BU 9 273 45.50
D Grade Arron Davies WH 9 400 66.67
E Grade Darin Compt SM 9 333 55.50
F Grade Warren Richards LE 9 250 31.25
G Grade Nathan Maley RV 6 214 107.00
H Grade Rob Love ** LP 5 282 70.50
I Grade Ian Chesser LP 7 268 53.60
Grade Player’s Full Name
PLAYER CLUB Club
Matches Runs Ave
U16 (1) Dean Crockett TU 8 309 61.80
U16 (2) Blue Leigh Judd EP 9 294 147.00
U16 (2) Teal Bradley Whyte NEW 9 207 51.75
U14 (1) Blue Mackenzie Stanley NEW 9 248 124.00
U14 (1) Teal Cameron Wright MY 7 225 75.00
U14 (2) Blue Dean Bubis CT 8 161 32.20
U14 (2) Teal Cooper Perrin ME 7 151 50.33
U14 (2) White Only 1 match played
U14 White Cameron Simpson RV 8 205 102.50
U12 (1) Blue Josh Scott LP 9 127 63.50
U12 (1) Teal Daniel Kotroczo MC 10 235 117.50
U12 (1) White Bailey Eustance PH 8 460 460.00
U12 (1) Zinc Only 1 or 2 games played
U12 (2) Blue Connor Ballerini NEW 10 252 84.00
U12 (2) Teal Joshua Merrett DC 8 136 136.00
INDIVIDUAL TROPHY WINNERS 2010/11
Grade CLUB Club
Player’s Full Name AVERAGE Overs Wkts Ave
Barclay Shield Paul Baker ME 154.5 35 9.43
Money Shield Leigh Donaldson MY 122.2 34 9.79
B Grade Benjamin Oliver DC 80.4 20 6.55
C Grade Matthew Crawford GB 80.5 15 8.33
D Grade Jason Barnes DC 82.1 20 8.80
E Grade Trevor McColl SF 116 31 6.81
F Grade Adrian Totino EP 90 25 7.96
G Grade Marcus Dean RH 111.2 26 8.31
H Grade John Jackson RH 71 18 7.22
I Grade John Drakopoulos GB 71 17 10.88
Grade CLUB Club
Player’s Full NameAVERAGE Overs Wkts Ave
U16 (1) Harley Smith DC 33.2 17 5.71
U16 (2) Blue Jaedyn Kearney EP 44.4 15 7.93
U16 (2) Teal Jarmyn Marshall ME 41 17 6.18
U14 (1) Blue Liam Ingram PL 36 13 5.38
U14 (1) Teal Jordan Steele LS 30 11 4.91
U14 (2) Blue No qualifier
U14 (2) Teal Ryan Matlioski NEW 29 16 4.44
U14 (2) White Only 1 match played
U14 White Tom Simpson HB 51 22 3.18
U12 (1) Blue Lachlan Burge PL 31 8 8.13
U12 (1) Teal Lachlan Murphy DC 42 16 3.63
U12 (1) White Louis Macciocca LE 21 9 7.33
U12 (1) Zinc Only 2 matches played
U12 (2) Blue Paul Antoniou SM 25 10 6.40
U12 (2) Teal Nicholas Farren-Price LP 23 8 5.13
RAY CHRISTESEN MEDALLIST
PAUL BAKER – MERNDA CC
JOHN GLEESON MEDALLIST
RAY KELSEY – GREENSBOROUGH CC
Trophy and Medallion Specialists
Shop 2, Lambourne Road, Watsonia 3087
DVCA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: 4 AUGUST 2010
ATTENDANCE: As per attendance book.
MINUTES of 2009 AGM CONFIRMATION: Lower Plenty/Bundoora United
CONFIRMATION OF ANNUAL REPORT: Camrea/Umpires
President: Mark Maxwell
Administrator: Michael Atkins
Ass. Administrator: Ian Bensted
Vice Presidents: Peter Leslie, Kevin Marshall, Matthew Fleming, Neal Bowden
Treasurer: John Volders
The elected President thanked the clubs for the election.
Seek approval of DVCA Financial statement.
Called for the appointment of an auditor.
Fix Affiliation and Umpires fees and honoraria and remuneration for administrator, JEC Secretary, G &
F Manager and Junior fixturing Manager.
Annual report (electronic distribution)
Two appeals on provisional Senior Gradings
Club Officials Forms due tonight.
Clearances and permits open 4 August
Balance of cheque account $7200.
Investment Account Balance: $30,423.
Unfinancial clubs - nil.
Invoice for fees to be sent out at the end of August - no changes to fees.
Advertisements in local newspapers and at Latrobe Uni
Fees as announced.
Ring Ian Davidson if interested in umpiring. Lost 5 umpires as this stage.
GROUNDS AND FIXTURING:
Fixture issued for Senior Grades by Friday 6 August.
Strategic plan for DVCA/all.
Vote taken re brand of ball to be used.
One day comp. Lower Plenty - 12 voted YES.
Executive will sort teams into Grades
30 August, Bundoora 7pm.