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                                                     Season Edition

                   Will There Be a Three-Peat with the weather?


   September 2006                      September 2007                      September 2008

Welcome to another exciting season for Rouse Hill Rams Cricket Club. The season commences on
September 13 and we are hoping we don’t have a three-peat with the weather. In the last 2 seasons
                                we have only bowled 8overs on the first day of competition.
                                We would like to welcome our new families to our club and hope
 Pg 1 Editor’s Report           you enjoy your time as a RAM. The club uses our web site
                       and the Rams Reel to keep you -
 Pg 2 Beijing Paralymics
                                informed on what’s happening and what’s coming up, so keep
 Pg 2 In Memory                 checking the web and if you change your email please let us know.
 Pg3 Coaches Corner
                                RAMS play in the Parramatta District Cricket Association (PDCA)
 Pg 4 Sponsors update           and play against clubs within that district. PDCA website
                       has all the clubs in the
 Pg 5 Season Start Up
                                association listed down the right side of the screen and is the place
 Pg 5 Info Night                to go for table updates – check Rouse Hill Rams.
 Pg 5 Rep Trials
                                Our committee this season is President – Chris Ortiz,
 Pg 6 Sports Night              Secretary/Treasurer – Kathy Ortiz, Registrar – John Maher and Mini
                                Cricket Co-ordinator Michael Ashby, any correspondence should be
 Pg 6 Rams to the Cricket
                                sent via
 Pg 6 Blue Heelers Club
 Pg 6 Supporters Deal

From the shearing shed

                                                       We wish Andrew Pasterfield (B9) the best of
                                                       luck in his quest for GOLD at the Beijing
                                            Paralympics. Andrew will compete in 3 individual
                                            swimming events – 100m Freestyle, 50m Freestyle and
                                            100m Backstroke. We will have updates from Beijing on
                                            Andrew’s progress but you can also keep updated on
                                            the web.

In Memory
It is with much sadness that we said farewell to one of RAMS family
members – David Smith. Father to Jordon (15/2) Jarrod (12/1) and
Tahlia, David lost his life on August 10.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Corinne and the children at this
Coaches Corner

Congratulations to our following volunteers for taking on the roles of Coaches/Managers and

10A – Coach - Matt Roughan, Manager – Ian Butler
10B – Manager – Lonnie Hardekar
11/3 – Coach – Phil Mercer, Manager – Tracy Newman
12/1 – Coach – Ian Judd, Manager – Tony Simmonsen
12/2 – Coach – Craig Peacock, Assistant Coach Steve Montgomery
13/2 – Coach – Colin Tormey, Manager – Lyn Lamont
14/1 – Coaches - Ed Baldwin, Trevor Brant, Assistant Coach – Luke Eustace
15/2 – Coach – Brian Yates
16/1 – Coach - Chris Ortiz
16/2 – Coach - Tim Blackstock, Manager Lynda Kay

B5 - Nathan Marlin (c)
B8 – Kell Ferguson (c), James Aylen (vc)
B9 – John D’Arcy (Manager)
B10 – Doug Rowley (c)
B13 – Awais Ahmad (c)
B12 – Chris Ortiz (c)
B13 – Neil Marshall (c), Graham Davidson (vc)

Coaching Clinic @ Rams

All coaches and managers of junior sides are invited to Hills Centenary on the 21st of Sept from
at 9am till 12noon.

The session will be hosted by Northwest Hurricanes who will provide a number of coaching staff to
facilitate the session. Along with the coaching staff there will be a number of players to assist in the
conducting of Training Drills.

Aaron Lewis from Rouse Hill Physio will also conduct a session on how to prevent potential injuries
through effective management and how to treat injuries in case they occur.

A BBQ will be put on for all attendees after the Training.
Sponsor Update

                                  Gold Sponsor
                                  We would like welcome aboard the mean Fiddler for Season
                                  2008/2009 as Gold Sponsor. The Fiddler will be donating the
                                  Community Sports Night on the 2nd of October.


                                  Gold Sponsor

                                  We would like to again welcome aboard Pilot Air Compressors for
                                  Season 2008/2009 as a Gold Sponsor. Thanks to Eddy (B12), Matt
                                  (U15), Christian (U13) and Christina for their on-going support of
                                  Rams Cricket. Once again Pilot Air have sponsored the Coaches
                                  and Managers shirts for each team.


                                  Gold Sponsor
                                  We would like to welcome aboard Kingsgrove Sports for Season
                                  2008/2009 as a Gold Sponsor. Thanks toHarry Solomon (Head
                                  Office) and Nathan Wakefield (Kingsgrove Westside) for their
                                  support of Rams Cricket. Kingsgrove have donated 2 full size
                                  autographed bats (NSW Squad & Ricky Ponting) for the
                                  Community Sports Night. Also 5% of all Cricket Sales by Rams
                                  members who present their Loyalty Cards will be rebated back to
                                  the club.


                                  Silver Sponsor

                                  We would like welcome aboard Modern Homes Group for Season
                                  2008/2009 as Silver Sponsor. Thanks to Laurie (B12) for his
                                  support of Rams Cricket. Modern have donate a great Rain Water
                                  tank for the Community Sports Night.


We also have 2 new Ball Sponsors with Guardian Security sponsoring our Under 11s and Girls on the
Go sponsoring our Under 13s.

If you are interested in sponsoring RAMS cricket this season please contact our Sponsorship (Michael
Ashby on Our packages start as little as $250 (Bronze Sponsor) to
be the Ball Sponsor for a Team right through to $5000 (Platinum Sponsor) to be the Club Sponsor.
Season Starts
As stated earlier the season commences on September 13 – juniors start at 8.30am and finishes at
12noon (under 10s finish at 11am), seniors commence at 1.30pm and finishes at 5.45pm (this
changes to 6.15pm in daylight savings). Season dates are listed below:

Junior Competition

Rd 1    13 & 20 Sep                        Rd 8    20 Dec
Rd 2    27 Sep                             Rd 9    24 & 31 Jan
Rd 3    11 & 18 Oct                        Rd 10   7 & 14 Feb
Rd 4    25 Oct & 1 Nov                     Rd 11   21 & 28 Feb
Rd 5    8 & 15 Nov                         Rd 12   7 & 14 Mar
Rd 6    22 & 29 Nov                        Semi    21 & 22 Mar
Rd 7    6 & 13 Dec                         Final   28 & 29 Mar

Senior Competition

Rd 1    13 & 20 Sep                        Rd 9    10 Jan
Rd 2    27 Sep & 4 Oct                     Rd 10   17 Jan
Rd 3    11 & 18 Oct                        Rd 11   24 & 31 Jan
Rd 4    25 Oct & 1 Nov                     Rd 12   7 & 14 Feb
Rd 5    8 & 15 Nov                         Rd 13   21 & 28 Feb
Rd 6    22 & 29 Nov                        Rd 14   7 & 14 Mar
Rd 7    6 & 13 Dec                         Semi    21 & 22 Mar
Rd 8    20 Dec                             Final   28 & 29 Mar

Semi Finals and Finals are played over 1 weekend (both Saturday and Sunday).

Information Night
September 9 we will be holding an Information evening at the Mean Fiddler for all new RAMS
commencing at 7.30pm. This will outline the operation of the club, playing conditions, scoring and
much more. One of the lucky attendees will have the chance to win a Geoff Spotswood Cricket Clinic
spot, which will be held in the October school holidays.

Representative Trials

Parramatta District Cricket Association will be holding representative trials Sunday September 21
and September 28. Our very own Michael Ashby will be the coach of the Under 11 Creak Shield,
congratulations Michael.

The rep season this year will be different to previous seasons with the competition being completed
by December 7. Playing dates are as follows:

26 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov, 16 Nov, 23 Nov, 30 Nov (semi final), 7 Dec (final) – 14 Dec will be a reserve day.

A trial game will be held on October 19.
Sports Night
The Rouse Hill Rams Sports Club has been invited to host a Community Sports Night to be held on
the October 2nd at the Mean Fiddler (Rouse Hill). Costing $80 per person, the
night includes all beer, wine, soft drinks and cocktail food. All funds raised will be
returned to the Sports Club to help support local sport.

The night will run by Mark Warren (son of legendary sports commentator Ray
Warren) and key note speakers include Justin Jones and James Castrission who
recently kayaked from Australia to New Zealand.

There will be auctions, raffles, community sports awards and lucky door prizes
and other celebrities will be on hand to chat and socialise with.

Email Chris Ortiz at for tickets.

RAMS to the Cricket
It’s here again – RAMS to the Ford Ranger Cup. November 2 NSW Speedblitz Blues take on the
Victorian Bushrangers at North Sydney Oval.

                            Cost is $25 per adult and $20 per child; this includes a scrumptious BBQ
                            breakfast, delicious rolls for lunch, and a drink to wash it down, bus trip
                            and ticket to the game.

If you wish to secure your seat email

Become a Blue Heeler

Want to become a Blue Heeler? Go to Cricket NSW and follow the
prompts to become a member. It doesn’t cost anything to join and you get lots of benefits, for
example free entry to games, competitions and lots more.

Supporters Deal

We have arranged for a special order of supporters gear for Season 2008/2009. We have a package
of a Supporters Cap and Shirt for $40. While separately these will be $30 per Shirt and $15 per Cap.

This is limited to the first 100 Shirts and Caps – so Order Now.

If you wish to order a Shirt or Cap or both email

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