News & Match Reports

AGM 2017

Attn Members: Please join us on Wednesday 2nd August for the CCC 2017 Annual General Meeting. This year the meeting will be held at Hewett Sports ground and will start at 7:30pm. For the 17/18 season we are looking for nominations from people who have the time to assist with the runnings of the club to undertake a role on the committee. We are also calling for nominations for the position of Treasurer as Emma Oakey who has done a great job of fulfilling this role for the last couple of seasons and numerous roles on the committee over the last 7 years, will be stepping down. Nominations for any role can be made on the night, otherwise please contact me for more information. I encourage you to make the effort to attend this year’s meeting to help continue to shape this great club. If you have something you would like to raise for discussion, please let me know as soon as possible. Cheers, Rahsaan

Simple key to taking wickets

Coro legend Peter Zacpal has became the first player to take 1000 wickets for the club and was recently featured in the Advertiser. Check out the full article here.

3 out of 3

What a start to the season with all 3 teams getting the points. Some fantastic efforts including Chris Wright making his first tonne at the club. Great work everyone and look forward to seeing everyone at training so this form continues.

Season 2016/17

Hi Members Despite what the weather is doing, believe it or not it is actually cricket season, beginning this Saturday. Training's are on this week with an indoor session at Gillespie nets Tuesday and the first session at the club this Thursday the 6th. We look forward to seeing everyone out there. Read More

Big chase for B Grade in Semi-Final

Baz's XI (CCC B Grade) have a tough chase ahead of them after the first day's play of their semi-final against Hamilton at Hamilton Secondary College Oval.

After captain Will Hillier called incorrectly at the toss, his team were inserted into the field, but John Zadow gave them a perfect start with a wicket from the fourth ball of the innings.

Already the winner of the Section 3 A&SCA bowling trophy, John then proceeded to collect another three for the day and increase his season tally to 35 wickets. Older brother Joseph finished with five for 36 for his second consecutive five wicket haul.

Hamilton's score of 184 sets an imposing target, but a fast outfield will provide value for shots.  

Coromandel had a mixed day in the field; there were some good catches and fine ground fielding, blemished by a couple of dropped chances. But undoubtably the highlight of the day was the brilliant one handed screamer, running back, by Matt Moulton at gully. His feat was complemented by another catch - diving to his right - earlier in the day, and a relentless effort to dive and save runs. It was a day on which most balls that beat the field found their way to the boundary.

Full score

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Coromandel collects first points for the Magarey-Benson Trophy! (5th December)

An unbeaten eighth wicket stand of 63 between Captain Josh McManus and Grant Wannan has produced a "back from the dead" win for the C Grade over Coromandel Ramblers in the first of three matches to played for the Magarey-Benson Shield in 2015/16.

Chasing 124 to win from 40 overs, in the only scheduled one day match for the season, Coromandel collapsed to 7 for 69 and at the final drinks break were faced with the daunting task of scoring 53 from the remaining 10 overs.

Josh "Rove" McManus found a willing ally in Grant "Grunter/Boonie" Wannan and soon the runs began to flow. With a clear plan to attack the legside, McManus found the boundary on six occasions, bisecting the strategically placed legside field with precision.

Wannan scored the winning runs with 14 balls to spare, and celebrated by spanking the next two for four to bring a close to proceedings. He finished unbeaten on a run-a-ball 26 with McManus on 32.

The partnership was not without its fair shair of luck - McManus was dropped from a skied ball after having scored only one run. How different things could have been ...

Earlier in the day, a fine bowling and fielding performance restricted Coromandel Ramblers to a modest score of 123 on a moderately sized ground with a fast outfield. Sam Fotheringham tied the batsman down with an opening spell of 2 for 2 from five overs. Matt Moulton and Grant Wannan collected three wickets each while Peter Zacpal's unplayable yorker increased his career tally to 977!

After the Carpenter-Billett opening combination produced 24 runs, Matt Moulton enjoyed a career highlight with his first six in senior cricket. He assisted a hip-high full toss over the fine leg boundary into a neighbouring property at the Northern end of Weymouth Oval, producing a delay of about five minutes.

1-41 after 15 overs at drinks, the wickets fell quickly after the break following some poor shots and soon the side had collapsed to 7 for 69 ... before Rove and Boonie saw the team home.

Coromandel will now seek to claim the shield with a win in either of the remaining two matches. The respective 3rd XIs meet again at Blackwood Hill Oval in round 10, after the B Grades play at Hawthorndene oval in round 8.

Cracking Catch - Always in our hearts

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R.I.P. James Moore

It is with great sadness that club has learned that one of our players, James Moore has tragically passed away over the christmas break. James was a young man with his life ahead of him that has tragically been cut short. The clubs thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time. From everyone in the Coromandel Cricket Club family, you will be missed James.

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New Captains!!!!

It is with great pleaseuer that the club can announce its new captains for the upcoming season:

A Grade - Rahsaan Oakey

B Grade - Daniel Apthomas

C Grade - Darren Cheek

D Grade - David Billett

This is the start of another exciting season for the CCC, so get behind these guys and give your full support. Look forward to seeing everyone at the club this season and remember to get out to pre-season training.

Training Dates announced

Hi Guys,
The 2014/15 season is fast approaching and with that in mind here are some dates and times to put in your calendar. Pre-season training is an important start to the playing season to help give us as much preparation as possible before the competition begins, so it would be great to see you at the following Wednesdays and Sundays.

We are booked in at the Gillespie Sports Centre Indoor Nets, the dates are as follows:

  • Sunday 24th August 12:30-2pm - 2 lanes
  • Sunday 31st August 12:30-2pm - 2 lanes
  • Wednesday 3rd September 9-10:30pm - 1 lane
  • Sunday 7th September 12:30-2pm - 2 lane
  • Wednesday 10th September 9-10:30pm - 1 lane
  • Sunday 14th September 12-1:30pm - 2 lanes
  • Wednesday 17th September 8-9:30pm - 1 lane
  • Sunday 21st September 11-12:30pm - 2 lanes
  • Wednesday 24th September 9-10:30pm - 1 lane
  • Sunday 28th September 11-12:30pm - 2 lanes

This year all players attending the pre-season training are required to pay $2 each session towards the hire costs.

The Gillespie Sports Centre is located inside the Ice Arena -
223 James Congdon Drive
Thebarton SA

I hope to see you all there!


2014/15 Committee

Congratulations to the new committee

President - Rahsaan Oakey

Vice-President - Dan ApThomas

Secretary - Anthony Muggridge

Treasurer - Aaron Garard

General Committee - Ben Kernich

                               Emma Oakey

                               Will Hillier

                               Chris Norman

                               Ben Scott

                               Josh McManus

Welcome to the new committee and a big thanks to Mark Lemmey and Sam Cheek for their work on the committee last year.


Attention Members

Please join us Friday the 27th of June at 7pm for the CCC Annual General Meeting. This year we will be changing things up a it by having a big screen to watch the footy along with some pizza and beers available for purchase. The meeting itself will be held through the first half.

The club is looking for nominations for people who have the time and passion to assist with the running of the club that would like to join the committee. The club is also seeking a new treasurer as the current treasurer Dan ApThomas is handing over the reins after a very successful two years. Nominations can be made on the night however if you would like more information about becoming treasurer or joining the committee please be in touch with Rahsaan or Anthony.

Hope to see you all there

Presentation Night (Date Changed)

Hi All,

It's that time of the year again where we all dust off our slacks, grab our partners, family and friends to come together and reflect on the season gone at CCC's senior presentation night.

Please join us on Friday the 4th of April at the Belair Country Club for a formal sit down dinner at 7pm for a 7:30pm start. The night will consist of a 3 course meal while we sit back and reflect on the great performances of the season.

What you need to know

Where: Belair Park Country Club

When: Friday 4th of April from 7pm onwards

Dress Code: Cocktail shirt, Slacks, shoes (Tie and Jacket Optional)

Cost: $45.00 for food, Drinks bought over the bar

Who: Everyone and anyone who loves the club.

Please note that we do require everyone to have notified whether or not they are coming as well as any dietary requirements by the 21st of March. The club also requires that money is paid upfront by this date. To pay please see either Rahsaan, Dan ApThomas or transfer into the CCC account (Please put a description so we know who the money is from)

Bank details are

BSB: 065 132

Acc no.: 100 645 83

We very much look forward to seeing you all there.

Outright Charge

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Showdown for the Shield at Hewett Oval (8th February 2014)

With a forecast maximum temperature of over 40°C today, all of Coromandel's senior matches are officially cancelled for this round.

However, cricket will still be played at Hewett Oval as our A Grade will host Coromandel Ramblers in the deciding match for the Magarey-Benson Shield in 2013/14.
As the game will not be a sanctioned A&SCA match, premiership points will not be on the line. But with local pride at stake you can be certain that this encounter will not be a friendly hit in the park.

The One-day match will commence at 10am with 40 overs per side. So if you're free, come up and watch a great game.

Christmas Dinner

This year the Coromandel Cricket CLub will be having christmas dinner down at the Duck Inn on Saturday the 21st of December. It will consist of a 3 course meal costing $20 and children meals will cost $11 including dessert and a drink. If you would like to attend please be in contact with either Rahsaan Oakey or Anthony Muggridge before thursday.

Road Block

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Newsletter 2nd edition

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New Season Magazine

The New season is upon us so please see the latest edition

of the magazine to be up to date with all of the latest news.

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2013/2014 pre-season training

The 2013/14 season is fast approaching and with that in mind here are some dates and times to put in your calendar. Pre-season training is an important start to the playing season to help give us as much preparation as possible before the competition begins, so it would be great to see you all each Sunday.

We are booked in at the Gillespie Sports Centre Indoor Nets, the dates are as follows:

Sun 25th August – 7:30pm- 9:30pm 1 net

Sun 1st September – 8:30pm – 9:30pm – 2 net

Sun 8th September – 12 – 1pm – 1 nets (possible Change)

Sun 15th September – 2 – 4pm – 2 nets

Sun 22nd September – 2 – 4pm – 2 nets

Sun 29th September – 11 – 1pm – 2 nets

This year we will be asking all players that attend the pre-season training to donate $2 each session towards the hire costs.

The Gillespie Sports Centre is located inside the Ice Arena -
223 James Congdon Drive
Thebarton SA

I hope to see you all there!

Captains announced for 2013/2014 season

Congrats to our fearless leaders for the upcoming season:

Captains 2012-13

A Grade - Sam Cheek

B Grade - Matt Longhurst

C Grade - Ben Kernich

D Grade - Greg Kearsley

The Crackin' Catch - volume 4

Despite the Christmas and New Years break the juggernaut that is the Coromandel Cricket Club has continued steamrolling towards finals.

Below is a wrap up of all senior games from rounds 5 to 7 and a preview of upcoming games which will be a major determinate to the finals aspirants of all teams.

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The Crackin' Catch - volume 3

With many runs being made and wickets taken by all players
the Coromandel Cricket Club is sitting in a strong position in all senior grades with all teams sitting in the top 4 of their respective ladders leading upto the Christmas Break Up.

Round 3 started with the 1st XI travelling down to Plympton Oval...

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The Crackin' Catch - volume 2

The season has officially started and it’s time to see if all of the pre-season has paid off. Round 1 saw the A and D grade teams face the arch enemy Coromandel Ramblers with the Benson-Magarey trophy on offer.

It also saw B grade Face Panorama and the C’s had to face fierce competition against St George...

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The Crackin' Catch - volume 1

It's that time of the year again where football ends and cricket begins and that means it’s time to get off the couch and back into shape before the next cricket season.

This year has seen a change to many of the normal proceedings for both this pre-season and continuing into the regular season thanks to the work done by this years committee members…..

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CCC Captains 2012-13

It is with much pleasure that I announce our captains for season 2012/2013.

1st Eleven - Sam Cheek

2nd Eleven - Mike Maclean

3rd Eleven - Will Hillier

4th Eleven - Greg Kearsley

I look forward to this season with much anticipation and with these men in charge see very exciting times ahead.

Regards, Matt Longhurst CCC President

2012-13 Pre-Season Dates:

Sat 25th August from 4pm to 6pm

Sat 1st September from 3pm to 5pm

Sun 9th September from 11am to 1pm
Sun 16th September from 11am to 1pm
Sun 23rd September from 11am to 1pm
Sun 30th September from 11am to 1pm

These are to be held at the Gillespie Sports Centre (inside the Ice Arena) 223 James Congdon Drive Thebarton The cost is $35.00 per net, per hour.

Please note that regular outdoor training commences Tues 25th and Thursday 27th of September.

Stay tuned for more on the appointment of the coach,  captaincy  announcements and trial matches.


For 2012/2013 we have made some substantial changes to the process and the way we select our captains for all grades. We will be moving away from the typical method of nominations and then the general committee making the final decision. We will now be implementing a dedicated panel. The panel is made up of Bruce ‘Henry’ Carpenter, Darren Coulter, Andrew Magarey, Daniel Ap-Thomas and Myself. This panel has been selected based on the different playing levels within the game, extensive experience and many other key factors. This group has 913 games of cricket for CCC between them.

Our aim is to formalise this process and ensure that the correct decisions are made when selecting the leaders of our club. Applications and expressions of interest are now open and must be received by Thursday July the 5th 2012 5pm. In the proceeding weeks we will be interviewing individuals where there a multiple candidates. Captains and vice captains for all grades will be announced on Monday the 23rd of July.

The Key factors that we will be looking for are as follows:

  • Genuine leader with good confidence within themselves and ability to motivate others
  • Excellent communication skills and interaction with other members
  • Well respected within the CCC community
  • Strong personality with the ability to be diplomatic, fair and open to alternate opinion and constructive criticism
  • Capable cricketer with proven capabilities and consistent performances
  • Strong understanding of cricket strategy and the competition
  • Able to attend training and social events regularly
  • Interact with proposed new coach and 2012/2013 selection processes

If you believe that you have these characteristics and have a genuine desire to lead a side in this great club then make sure you make your intentions clear within the above mentioned time frame. We also welcome any input from anyone within the club and this can be forwarded to myself.

Please forward all applications direct to myself at by Thursday 5th July 2012 at 5PM.

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Good Luck.


Matt Longhurst

Presentation Night 2011/12

Trophy Winners

Struggle for A Grade in semi-final

Coromandel 1st XI have again been disappointing with the bat, dismissed for just 168 on the first day of their semi-final against Western Youth Centre.
However a fightback by the bowlers, reducing Western Youth Centre to 2 for 38 in the short session of 15 overs in the shadows of stumps, has steered Coromandel back into match.

Captain Jai Koirala won the toss (for the fourth time in the last five matches), elected to bat and, following their 46 run stand in the second innings against Glenelg ANA last week, opened with the Neil Ambler and Anthony Muggridge combination.
The Muggridge experiment appeared to a success as he belted 15 runs from the second over of the match - including three consecutive fours through long on, square leg and mid wicket respectively. However his demise came in the next over as he was trapped LBW.
"Muggers" has now opened the batting three times for the club - all this season - scoring at an overall strike rate of 148!
After a patient start, beaten outside off stump several times and negotiating the bowling with a defensive straight bat, Ambler reached the boundary three times in the space of five balls, before he was caught at second slip for 14.

Rahsaan Oakey looked promising early against the faster bowling with two consecutive boundaries - the first  a delightful cover drive, down on one knee, from only his third delivery. However he then struggled against the leg-spinner and was twice fortunate not to be caught after he skied the ball to deep cover. The usual free-scoring Oakey was then tied down and was later bowled after becoming frustrated and playing a rash pull shot to a delivery that was too full.

Wickets fell regularly for the next hour and the score was soon 7 for 94 and the prospect of an early stint in the field appeared imminent.

Gareth Bruce and Max Cheek then instigated a fightback with a partnership of 64 - just eight runs short of the highest eighth wicket stand for the A Grade in a finals match. Bruce top-scored for the innings with 40 runs - including a pull shot for six that cleared the eastern side fence and resulted in a delay of 10 minutes before the ball was finally retrieved.
The partnership ended after a lapse in concentration from Max Cheek, sending a full toss straight to mid on. The last two wickets then fell for the addition of only 10 runs.

Openers Josh Lourens and Bruce replied with a fiery start to the Western Youth Centre innings, however the home side comfortably reached 34 without loss after nine overs.
Once again it was Lourens to the rescue, claiming wickets in successive deliveries - the first a fine catch by wicket-keeper Daniel Apthomas, taking the ball well to his right after a thick outside edge from a cover drive.
Overall the last six overs reaped huge rewards for Coromandel - capturing two wickets for only (the one scoring shot of) four runs, and could have been even better had Bruce held onto a very difficult catch, from his own bowling, in the last over.

Koirala's team will now need to apply consistent pressure with the ball and in the field and hold every chance that comes their way if they are to cap off the club's 150th season with an A Grade grand final appearance.

Full score


Coromandel A Grade in the 2011-12 Finals Series!!!

In a phenomenal turnaround from the week before, the Coromandel 1st XI have come from behind in extraordinary circumstances to reach the finals for the 3rd consecutive year. Sitting in the lower half of the table in 7th position at the start of round 11, more than likely needing an outright to slip into the top 4, Coromandel took on Glenelg ANA at the home of Coromandel Cricket, the historic Hewett Oval, in what was a match that will live long in the memory of all who were there for its incredible highs and devastating lows.


Captain Jai Koirala won the toss, made the attacking move and elected to bowl. Coro got off to the perfect start, with opening bowler (and association leading wicket taker for the last 3 years in a row) Josh Lourens taking the scalp of Glenelg's opener in the first over, caught at 2nd slip by Vice Captain Neil Ambler. Lourens shortly after had Glenelg in trouble early at 3/22, firstly courtesy of a scintillating catch from first year import Brett Jorgenson at 1st slip and secondly LBW, striking the ANA batsman's feet plum in front of middle stump, putting Coro on top at the start of day one.

ANA’s batsmen steadied the ship with a partnership between the two leading opposition batsmen, before Anthony Muggridge capped off a spell of the tightest display of bowling you will see in Section 1, drawing one into a false shot after delivering 4 consecutive maidens to the opposition batsman. Three quick wickets followed, two of which were classic outswingers from paceman Max Cheek, both nicking the outside edge and delivering catches to long term team mates, wicket-keeper Dan Apthomas and the competition's leading catch taker Brett Jorgenson who were once again able to take a couple of very sharp chances, leaving Glenelg's middle order reeling at 7/66.

Glenelg ANA were once again able to grind out a partnership, before the two Coromandel opening bowlers were brought on to rip through the tail. And rip through it they did. Speedster Gareth Bruce claimed the scalp of the highest opposition run scorer, who couldn't manage to beat the tight in-field, dismissed to a fine catch running back with the flight of the ball by Muggridge, and the next over, Jorgenson took his third slips catch of the innings and in the process handed Lourens his 4th wicket of the innings. Shortly after, Max Cheek, not to be outdone by Muggridge’s fine display several balls before, took a thriller of a catch running back with the flight of the ball after Bruce delivered a bouncer, bowling out Glenelg ANA for 99.

With a target of exactly 100 runs to chase and 104 overs to do it in, Coromandel should have made the runs easily. What was to follow sent shockwaves through the Coromandel camp. Glenelg got off to the perfect start when both openers were dismissed for ducks, with Bruce clean bowled and Longhurst spearing a catch to point. When Sam Cheek rocketed a hook shot to deep fine leg, Oakey clipped one back onto the off stump, Jorgenson had one jag off a length and Max Cheek was caught by arguably the catch of the season, a one handed - full length vertical leap off the ground at midwicket, captain Koirala was joined at the crease by vice captain Ambler.

A revival was what Coro needed after being in disarray at 6/28, however it was not to be, as Koirala got a fine edge to the keeper and was dismissed leaving Coro 7/33, needing 67 for victory with just 3 wickets in the shed. Ambler was undone shortly after an attempt to get the team closer to the score, and two of Coro’s lower order pinch hitters Dan Apthomas and Anthony Muggridge joined forces at the crease. As they have done regularly throughout the season, the two stuck to their guns and played each ball on their merits, putting on a powerful display of hitting. However after lifting the team score to 8/65, giving the team a sniff and needing just 35 runs with two wickets in hand, Glenelg paceman Rowe finished Coro off in style, taking the wickets of Apthomas and Muggridge to finish with figures of 7/35 from 10 overs, handing a crucial first innings 6 points to Glenelg ANA, leaving Lourens stranded not out, the team devastated and wondering what could have been.

To add insult to injury, a crippled Coromandel Cricket Club A grade had to endure 4 overs back out in the field again, with the belief that their season's finals hopes were just crushed in the last 22 overs. The feeling in the changerooms after the day's play was one of disbelief, shock and regret, and a few philosophical beers followed at the Duck Inn that night, contemplating just what went wrong this season.

The fallout from the day's play reverberated around the competition, with all writing off Coro’s chances of playing in the finals. However at a closer glance, the ancient Greek gods of mathematics shone down upon the hallowed turf at Hewett Oval and opened the statistical door for Coromandel. The equation was one which was relatively simple, yet extremely tough. Firstly, Coro had to rely on South Rd to defend 189 away against perennially strong batting Cove. Secondly, Keswick had to restrict finals regular ICC Sharks to less than 224, once again away from home. Thirdly, Belair had to ensure that Morphettville Park (who had recently smashed Coro for 363 in one of the more brutal days cricket in recent history) did not take a second innings result from their match. Finally, without doubt the most important factor of all: Coromandel had to bounce back from the demoralising defeat within a day and somehow muster up 6 points out of a game they already had a significant deficit in. It was an equation that none would bet on, and nobody would expect to happen, but where there is a will, there is a way.


Coro took to the field on day two with a deficit of 30 runs, with two fresh opposition batsmen at the crease. The Coromandel bowling innings got off to a less than perfect start when Josh Lourens was unlucky not to grab the first wicket of the innings when a very sharp slips chance was put down. However Lourens’ fast bowling counterpart Gareth Bruce produced two genuine fast bowler wickets in the following over, spearing the ball in at the batsmen to get two edges through to the keeper to give the early momentum to Coromandel. Bruce shortly after made it 3 top order scalps with a ball Glenn McGrath himself would have been proud of, angling the ball into middle, cutting off the pitch to clip the top of the off stump. At 3/12 early on day two, Coro was in with a chance.

However as cricket goes, opposition batsmen grind it out and partnerships form. First innings destroyer Rowe and opening batsman Pope steadied the Glenelg ship, over by over grinding away any chance Coro had of getting a second day result, bringing the score to 3/75. The Cheeks were the partnership breakers, with Max and then Sam dismissing the two batsmen involved in the partnership one after the other. Shortly after, the Cheeks were once again the difference, with Max producing a cool headed run-out, spearing a throw in from mid off to the keeper for a clinical run-out, and Sam nicking the edge of a Glenelg middle order bat. At 7/87 going into tea on day two, Coro needed just two wickets to bat again, with an unfortunate injury to the Glenelg wicket-keeper ruling him out for the game. The Coromandel team’s thoughts and best wishes are with the recovering player.

When play resumed after tea, the opening bowlers were again brought into the attack to destroy the tail. In the end it was Gareth Bruce who was the story of the second innings, snaring the final two wickets of the innings to finish with a very well crafted 5/31.

Coromandel had bowled ANA out for 105 in the second dig, leaving the following task: 131 runs need, from 27 overs, with 10 wickets in hand. One would be forgiven for associating this as a simple task, however with a few wounds still remaining from the debacle of the week before, nothing was going to be taken for granted this time around. Opening the batting with regular opener Neil Ambler was pinch hitting number 11 Anthony Muggridge. Within the first 10 overs, Anthony held a cool head and proceeded to back his game, playing some of the crispest, most powerful genuine cricket shots anyone will ever see, taking the impetus away from the opposition early, forging a partnership of 46 from the first 10 overs.

When Muggridge fell, Koirala joined Ambler at the crease and the two delivered a partnership of 51 consisting of quick singles and lusty blows. Following the departure of Koirala, leading run-scorer Rahsaan Oakey came out to the crease and batted as Rahsaan does, belting a massacre of sixes straight down the ground at Hewett Oval, a hit no less than 90 metres. However the rock of the innings, vice captain Neil Ambler finished unbeaten with a very well made 63 not out, with a display of smart batting and power hitting. When the winning runs were put on the board, Coro had done what it had set out to do and won outright on second innings. The rest lay in the hands of fate.

Back in the changerooms, results from other games started to filter through… Keswick had successfully defended 224. South Rd’s attack had bowled well to restrict Cove to less than 189. The final result that needed to go Coro’s way hinged on whether Belair could survive 38 overs from Morphettville Park. In the end, the final ledger after 38 overs in Belair’s second innings at Gums oval…. Belair 9/117. As this result was confirmed, cheers of joy erupted around the clubrooms at Hewett Oval, meaning in it’s 150th year, the Coromandel Cricket Club 1st XI had managed to sneak into finals by the absolute narrowest of margins in amazing circumstances.


This weekend, Coromandel now faces perennial arch rival Western Youth Centre, away at WYC in the 1st vs 4th Semi Final clash. WYC & Coro have history in the finals, with WYC knocking Coro out of the finals in 2004-05, and in one of the most memorable (or rather, forgettable) matches in modern day history, WYC defeated Coromandel Cricket Club in a tensely fought 2001-02 Grand Final, denying Coromandel the ultimate glory. Most recently however, earlier in the season, WYC destroyed Coro, smashing 366 and winning by 281 runs. This is our match for revenge.

It has been 57 long and hard fought years since the Coromandel Cricket Club has won the ASCA’s highest prize, and this weekend, the club would love your support at WYC over the course of the Saturday and Sunday, to cheer on our club and get behind the boys in their quest to make the Section 1 Grand Final in our 150th year.



Full scores from round 11.

Wins for the B, C and D Grade (Scores from round 9 - 11th February 2012)

At Sheidow Park Primary School, the 3rd XI were in trouble at 5 for 51 in their chase of 172 against Sheidow Park IV, before half-centuries to Andrew Magarey (50) and David Every (53 not out) ultimately led the team to a comfortable three wicket win. Stuart Gigney scored 20 in a sixth wicket partnership of 56 with Magarey whilst captain Ben Kernich (15 not out) played the support role in an unbroken eighth wicket stand of 79 with Every.
Every's knock is one of the more interesting Jekyll and Hyde innings in recent times. Starting cautiously, he scored only six runs from his first 34 deliveries. Then showed rapid acceleration to score 47 off his next 25 and post the equal fourth fastest century for this season (59 balls).

With an allround tight bowling performance, the 4th XI have easily overcome a confident Sheidow Park VI at Blackwood Hill Oval.
Coromandel expected their total of 204 from last week to be more than competitive, and this proved to be the case as the visitors were bowled out for only 95, placing a significant dent in the finals hopes for the fifth placed Sheidow Park team.
Captain Greg Kearsley tried a new opening bowling combination, with David Billett coming up the hill at the eastern end in the absence of this season's leading wicket-taker Peter Zacpal, who was enjoying some time off in the Riverland. The move was successful as Billett finished with 3 for 12 from 10 overs, most notably dismissing two of Sheidow Park's most dangerous batsmen in successive balls - his 49th and 50th wickets for Coromandel.
With the early carnage crippling the batting, the wily Graham Carpenter kept the clamps on with another three wickets. "Chum" only needs another three to reach the 250 milestone. Even older brother "Henry" threw in a few "hand-grenades" at the end of the day to pick up his first scalp for nearly two years, thanks to a fine low catch at first slip by Peter Keane.

Full scores from round 9.

9000 runs for Henry, 5000 for Kiwi and a hat-trick for Lourens (Scores from round 9 - 4th February 2012)

Bruce "Henry" Carpenter continues to pile on the achievements, further establishing himself as one of the all-time greats of the club. Today he became only the second Coromandel player, behind the late Jack Hewett, to reach the landmark of 9000 runs and is believed to be the 17th in the Adelaide & Suburban Cricket Association.
He completed his 9000th run shortly after tea in the 4th XI's match against Sheidow Park VI at Blackwood Hill Oval, en route to a score of 63. The day was also special for Mitchell Knuckey who made his first half century (55) for the club. Henry and Knuckey's partnership of 83 is the club's fourth highest for the second wicket in D Grade matches at Blackwood Hill Oval.
Richard Hunter (25 not out off 21 balls) and Simon Zacpal (22 off 18) ensured the runs kept flowing for the remaining overs and the team posted a competitive total of 7 for 204 from their full 60 overs. It is the fourth time (in five starts) this season that the D Grade have batted the entire first day - an achievement that was almost unheard of at this level until this season.
Interestingly "Dicky" Hunter was also the recipient of a "five" (a single plus four overthrows) for the second consecutive week.

In other matches:
After dominating Keswick in the previous round, the 1st XI have returned to earth with a thud, bowled out for 77 by Cove.
Disappointed Captain Joy Koirala was keen to keep the winning feeling in the team. Although presently in second place on the section one premiership table, he felt they would need victories in their remaining three matches to ensure a finals place.
The situation could have been worse (the sixth wicket fell with the score at 17) had it not been for a return to form by Brett Jorgensen who top-scored with an unbeaten 26.
Cove (8/214) easily passed our score but Coromandel finally had something cheer about when Josh Lourens produced a hat-trick - in the last over of day! Prior to that, Sam Cheek had collected all the wickets to return his best bowling analysis in A Grade matches - 5 for 90.

Daniel Hosking was a far happier captain after his 2nd XI produced a fightback with the ball to take the first day honours in their match against Plympton Footballers II at Hewett Oval.
After losing the toss and being asked to bat, his team were bowled out for a below-par total of 114. Mike "Kiwi" Maclean scored almost half the runs with 55 and reached the 5000 run milestone in the process. Furthermore he is now the club record-holder for the fastest to 5000 runs.
The only other batsman to reach double figures was last week's one-wicket-win hero Adam Catford, with 16.
With 12 overs remaining in the day, Coromandel needed quick wickets to stay in the match. Opening bowlers Hosking and Jarrod McCauley obliged, capturing two wickets each, and restricted Plympton to 4 for 18 at stumps.

Full scores from the first day of round 9.


Unbelievable - Macca and Cat win the day with 85 run last wicket stand! (Scores from round 8 - 28th January 2012)

Daniel Hosking's 2nd XI have produced "the great escape" of the century (probably Coromandel's finest) with a miraculous one wicket win against Warradale II at Brighton High School, thanks to an unbroken last wicket stand of 85 between Jarrod McCauley (56 - his first half century for the club) and Adam Catford (24). More ...

In other matches:
At Hewett Oval, Jai Koirala's 1st XI threatened, but did not quite achieve, an outright win. More ...

At Blackwood Hill Oval, Mark Lemmey's 3rd XI were unable to defend their total of 62 from the first week, but did avoid an outright defeat against Glenelg ANA II. More ...

The 4th XI rejoiced in their first win since November, against South Road IV at Clovelly Park Primary School. More ...

Full scores from round 8.



CCC 150th celebration BBQ this Saturday 19th Nov at Hewett after the days play. Gourmet BBQ feast with beer, wine, bubbly and softies to celebrate our 150th year. Bring your wives, girlfriends and children along so everyone has the opportunity to eat, drink, laugh and be merry amongst each other, as together we experience a momentous occasion in our great club's history. See you all there!

Twenty20 match (23rd October)

Full score from Twenty20 match.

Another win for the 1st XI! (Scores from round 2 - 22nd October 2011)

At Plympton Oval, Coromandel overcame a strong challenge from Plympton Footballers, and a celebrity appearance from Jason Akermanis, to post their second win from as many matches - the A Grade's best start to a season since 2004.
Full scores from round 2.

Trial Match vs Belair @ Hewett Oval

Coromandel 6/124 - Koirala 60, Ambler 28*, Richards 14 def Belair 8/109 - Lourens, Daly 2, Norman, Hosking, Bruce, Koirala 1


The 2011-12 Coromandel Cricket Club Junior Sign Up Day starts at 9:00am Sunday 25th of September at Hewett Oval, the home of Coromandel CC... See you there!!

Pre-Season Training & Captaincy Nominations

Coromandel CC pre-season training dates for season 2011-12 are as follows:

Sunday 4th Sept @ Woodlands ICA - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Sunday 11th Sept @ Woodlands ICA - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Sunday 18th Sept @ Woodlands ICA - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Sunday 25th Sept @ Woodlands ICA - 5:00pm to 7:00pm 


Any apologies please send to Jai Koirala on 0438 115 691

Stay tuned for details about outdoor training commencement and further pre-season exercises



CAPTAINCY NOMINATIONS are now officially open for season 2011-12

If you would like to nominate someone or yourself for a position as captain of one of our senior sides, please send your nominations to by Tuesday 6th of September 2011

150 Year Celebrations

The seasons just come on by but next season isn't just any normal season. It will be our 150th!! Plans have been in the making so that this season will be one to remember. A 150 committee has been at work planning the season to come and we are currently asking for all current and past players to register their interest in being involved in this amazing milestone of the club. Click on this article to take you to our 150 year page for more information on next season.

This page will be updated regularly as dates of plans are set, so ensure you log in and check it out often.

CCC AGM date

Our 2011 Annual General Meeting date has been amended and confirmed for this year. 
When:               Tuesday 19th of July 2011
Where:              Blackwood Over 50’s Club, 4 Young Street, Blackwood SA 5051
Time:                 7pm for 7.30 start
Who:                  Everyone and Anyone
Please make the effort to come along and have your say. As usual we will be re-electing all members of the committee and will welcome with open arms anybody who wishes to contribute to our great club.
We have had a fantastic 2010/2011 season with more to come in 2011/12.
Please make sure anyone you think has not received this email is made aware of the meeting.
See you all There!
CCC Committee 




Well it's the half way mark of the 2010-11 Coromandel II grand final and the boys are sitting in a pretty strong position after a slow day at The Dene.

Darren Cheek won the toss and put our boys in to bat and the game started much the same as last week with Adam Catford going early for 1 which found Darren Coulter and Bren Richards building a good partnership. At the first drinks break at 20 overs found them 1/35. The ground was moist underfoot and grass quite lush which made it a very slow surface so 1/35 was felt a good start. During the next 20 overs they lost a couple of wickets with Coulter going for 31 and Richards 11. This saw Mike Maclean and Darren Cheek join each other at the crease and they took the side to tea at 3/102. Soon after the tea break with a very handy 70 run partnership Cheek went for 32, Maclean 42 and unfortunately Moulton left after being judged LBW on the first ball. This saw a building process again and the lower order trying as much as they could to etch some more runs. Andrew Magarey with a good 14, Jarrod McCauley 11 and Tome Van Schaik 7 made some good contributions.

Eventually with only 1 over remaining they were bowled out for 163. This was a very solid 163 as the ground played extremely slow and it is definitely a defendable total.

Good Luck today boys!

Full score from the first day's play of the grand final.


Team selections:
Well it's GRAND FINAL weekend and we still have a side left in the running. Our 2nd XI will fight it out this weekend with our local derby side Coromandel Ramblers and what a battle it will be.
The last time these 2 teams met Coro II won 217 to Ramblers 164 and we are hoping for the same result this weekend.
One thing about Ramblers they will put up and awesome fight and also will have a huge audience that we would love to see outdone by all present and past players even if only for part of the game.
This is a great lead up game to our 150 year celebrations next year, get out and start the ball rolling.

It's really disappointing that anyone has to miss out on this side especially Dan but a big CONGRATULATIONS to the selected side this week.

ASCA-Section 3
Coromandel Ramblers II v Coromandel II*
Hawthorndene Oval Watahuna Avenue, Hawthorndene
26 Mar 2011 1:00PM, 27 Mar 2011 1:00PM

Darren Coulter
Adam Catford
Brendon Richards
Micheal Maclean
Darren R Cheek (c)
Andrew Magarey
Matthew Moulton
Jarrod McCauley
Thomas Van Schaik (wk)
Anthony Muggridge
Christopher Norman

Daniel Hosking 12th Man
Vivek Vijayraghavan 12th 1/2 Man


We had mixed results on the weekend with our 1st XI losing to ICC Sharks and our 2nd XI beating Sheidow Park.

Both sides had finished 4th and were up against the top sides and on Satdee night our 1st XI were looking good after keeping ICC down to 7/199 after 75 overs. Unfortunatly though the next day they could only manage 102 to a very good bowling attact. Sam Cheek was the only bat that manage worry the scorers with a well made 48.

The 2nd XI won the toss and went into back making a good total of 210 on the opening day. Best with the bat was Darren Coulter 58, Bren Richards 48 and Darren Cheek 30. The next day was a stressful day with the storm clouds threatning to destroy the day but fortunately they did not effect play too much. What happenned was simply Chris Norman. With the storm brewing in the sky this Sunday will be known as Stormin Norman day. He was outstanding taking 5 wickets, 4 bowled and 1 LBW and with some smart catches and great fielding Coro II rolled them for 84 to advance to the GF.
Full scores from semi-finals.

Semi-finals squads

A Grade vs ICC Sharks - Hackham Community Oval @ 1pm - 19th & 20th March


J. Koirala (c)                     R. Oakey    

S. Cheek                          G. Bruce    

B. Moore                           J. Lourens

K. Hodgkinson (wk)            M. Longhurst

N. Ambler                          H. Bertus

J. McManus                       D. Hosking (12th man)



B Grade vs Sheidow Park III - Sheidow Park Primary School @ 1pm - 19th & 20th March


D. Coulter                        A. Catford

B. Richards                       M. Maclean

D. Cheek (c)                    A. Magarey

M. Moulton                       T. Van Schaik (wk)

J. McCauley                     A. Muggridge

C. Norman                       V. Vijayraghavan (12th man)


Presentation night and SEMI FINALS

To celebrate the performances of all sides and all individuals of their success we are nearly ready for the end of season get together and awards ceremony. This year the event will be as follows:
When Friday, April 1st 7pm for 7.30pm start
Where: Blackwood Over 50's Club. (Young St, Blackwood. Next to Coles supermarket)
Cost: $25 per head.
RSVP: Sunday March 27th. 


In other news, the Coromandel A & B Grades have made the finals on the last saturday of round 11 with stirring outright victories to both sides, which ensures finals action for the 1st and 2nd XI's for the second consecutive year.


The A grade play Section 1 ladder leaders ICC Sharks at Hackham Oval on Saturday and Sunday, whilst the B Grade are also in action against Section 3 top side Sheidow Park III.


See you all at training on thursday night, good luck to both teams and we need as much support down south for both teams this weekend as possible!!

Coromandel players in Association games (12th February)

Three of our club's own have been selected to represent the Adelaide & Suburban Cricket Association this weekend.
Josh Lourens and Jai Koirala have been included in the senior side to play Adelaide Turf at Goodwood Oval whilst Anthony Muggridge will play for the Under-21 team against Churches and Community at Grand North Oval (Greenacres).
Lourens has certainly earned his stripes. A veteran of these matches having played two last year, he is the leading section one wicket-taker in the Association with 37 wickets - 7 ahead of second place!
Jai Koirala makes his debut at this level, following his exceptional all-round performances (305 runs and 12 wickets) this season.

Record opening stand! (5th February)

A dazzling opening stand of 130 between Adam Catford and Darren Coulter has provided the catalyst for a competitive total of 275 on the first day of the 2nd XI's match against the Adelaide Indians. More ...

In other matches:

The fragility of the 1st XI batting was unfortunately again on display at Hewett Oval against Keswick. More ...

The 3rd XI made the pilgrimage to play ICC Sharks III on the lush outfield of Wirreanda High School. More ...

The 4th XI have already completed a first innings win. More ...

Coromandel retain Magarey-Benson Trophy!! (15th January)


The Coromandel Cricket Club has celebrated veteran Peter Zacpal’s 400th appearance by retaining the Magarey-Benson Trophy for another year with two spectacular wins from the 1st and 2nd XI. In the A grade, play was called off due to inclement weather on day 1 at the spiritual home of Coromandel cricket and a one day game was scheduled for day two. Coromandel entered the big clash with their fiercest rivals, equal ladder leaders Coro Valley Ramblers, fresh from a dominating outright victory against Westminster.

The Coro Valley Ramblers won the crucial toss and sent Coromandel into bat, and with the early loss of top order batsmen Longhurst, Bruce and Bertus, the home side was in all sorts of trouble at 3/6 in the early overs. Enter last year’s club leading run scorer Sam Cheek. He and captain Jai Koirala proceeded to knuckle down and with a combination of smart placement, big hitting and hard running between the wickets, as the two wrestled the momentum back into Coromandel’s hands. From this potentially disastrous early score, the two middle order Coro team mates for over 15 years took the score to 3/110 before Cheek fell for a splendidly aggressive 67.
Koirala continued to bat on around the middle order as the Ramblers started their own mini fightback taking 4/36, leaving the home side at 7/146 with only a few overs remaining. All-rounder Ben ‘007’ Moore joined his captain at the crease and the two forged a very valuable end partnership with some smart hitting to take the final innings score to a very formidable 7/184 from their allotted 40 overs. Moore finished not out on 12 and Koirala ended the innings with a fine unbeaten 76 not out, including 4 towering sixes.
When Coromandel took to the field, the side was confident they could defend 184 on a very slow outfield. Things got off to the best start imaginable, when fielding guru Rahsaan Oakey had the opposition captain run out without facing a ball, with a diving direct hit at short cover in the first over. All the momentum was with the home side. And just how quickly a game of cricket can change. In yet another momentum swing, the Ramblers top order proceeded to smack some of the Coro bowling attack all around the park, and just before drinks, the home side were once again in all sorts of trouble with the visitors dominating at 2/115. In the drinks break, strong words were said which seemed to rouse the mighty 149 year old Coromandel Cricket Club spirit, as last year’s grand finalists took steady wickets after the break to leave the match delicately poised at 5/155, with the Ramblers needing 30 runs and Coro to take 5 wickets for an unlikely victory.
Captain Koirala took a gamble on part time, left arm orthodox spinner Rahsaan Oakey which paid immediate dividends when he had the destructive opening batsman out caught on the deep mid-wicket boundary by ‘007’ Moore. Oakey then took expectations even further as he clean bowled an opposition batsman and promptly had another caught at first slip by Victorian import Howard Bertus (one of three magnificent catches for the innings at first slip by the new man). Short of bowling options, Koirala opted to bowl himself with his medium pace seamers in the dying overs. Another catch from Bertus at first slip brought the Ramblers no. 11 to the crease, still needing 25 runs for the win.

Tensions were immense and nails were being chewed off for the remaining minutes of this epic match. When young keeping sensation Kyle Hodgkinson cleanly took a lightly feathered catch, and the umpires finger went up for the final time, scenes of pandemonium erupted mid-pitch. Coromandel had showed the lion hearted, gritty determination and courage required when in the face of adversity, to pull off a famous one day victory against their rivals. Oakey had ended with sensational figures of 3/13, and Koirala finished with 4/31. The A grade entered the changerooms as scenes of jubilation and celebration lasted late into the night. Very few players had ever experienced a match with such highs and lows, such momentum swings and such unbridled passion, and it is for these reasons that this match will go down in history as one of the greats.  


In other matches:

As mentioned earlier, the 2nd XI also enjoyed success against the local enemy - at Hawthorndene oval.
Captain Darren Cheek won the toss and, as he has on every other occasion this season, elected to bat.
Brendan Richards continued a strong season - topscoring with 53, whilst Matt Moulton consolidated his status as a 2nd XI player with a club personal best of 45.
An unbeaten last wicket stand of 24 runs between Daniel Hosking and Chris Norman frustrated the opposition. Norman's unbeaten 14 included a four and a six from the last two balls of the day and is his fifth consecutive "not out".

On the second day, Coromandel comfortably defended their score of 217, bowling the Ramblers out for 164. Norman's allround skills were on display again, taking three wickets whilst Anthony Muggridge, Adam Catford and Moulton collected two each.

Full scores from round 7.

Four wins - just in time for Christmas! (18th December)

Coromandel have found reason to celebrate the festive season with a clean sweep of wins in round six.

Josh Lourens led the 1st XI to a comfortable outright win against Westminster Old Scholars. His fiery burst of 25 consecutive overs yielded figures of 6 for 47 to complete a match total of 10 for 78 (seven of his victims were bowled!). He is only the third player (since 1938) to have taken 10 wickets in an A Grade match twice in the one season. Captain Jai Koirala, abandoning his legbreaks to bowl seam off the long run, completed the demolition with 3 for 14.
Earlier, Koirala declared at the overnight score of 4 for 163. After Westminster were dismissed in their second innings for 121, Coromandel required only 11 of a possible 25 overs to reach the victory target of 46. Gareth Bruce breezed to an unbeaten 23 from 27 balls and achieved the rare distinction of scoring the winning runs in each innings!

At Hewett Oval, the 2nd XI did enough to collect six premiership points against Westminster OS II.
Defending 249, Coromandel bowled tightly as recent Under-21 Association player Anthony Muggridge led the way with 2 for 30. Mike "Kiwi" Maclean was a surprise addition to the bowling line-up, but he responded with a vital breakthrough with his second ball (sadly it will probably not be the last time we hear of it this season!). Jarrod McCauley was economical with no wicket for 20 runs from his 11 overs, however he may have become the unluckiest bowler in 148 years at Coromandel as numerous catches were dropped from his bowling.
The score was 5 for 117 after 37 overs at drinks with Westminter requiring a run a ball for a (first innings) win. Darren Cheek negotiated a backroom deal with the opposition captain - encouraging a declaration, followed by a Coromandel declaration at 0 for 0 leaving Westminster with an outright victory target of 133 from 26 overs. Ultimately the runs were scored easily, but Cheek's team retain the first innings points and advance to fifth place on the Section Three Premiership Table.

At Cowandilla Primary School, the 3rd XI were successful in defending 264 against Western Youth Centre III - enjoying just their second win for the season.
Western Youth Centre appeared to take too aggressive an approach and batted only 45 of their allotted 60 overs, eventually bowled out for 242. Adam Morris continues to strike fear into section four batsmen - this time he had the impressive analysis of 4 for 31 from 12 overs. Thomas Bird, Ben Kernich and Tim Kaethner finished with two wickets each, but were expensive conceding nearly a run a ball.
It was described by "Henry" Carpenter as the "worst win" that he had been involved in during his 414 match career at Coromandel - there were over 10 catches dropped!
Full scores from round 6.

Henry bats all day and A Grade win before stumps! (11th December 2010)

In a season that has so far been disappointing, Coromandel today enjoyed one of its more successful days in recent times.

The 1st XI have the first innings points in the bag already after they bowled Westminster OS out - on a turf pitch at Westminster School - for only 87. Another lazy four wicket haul for Josh Lourens extends his season total to 25 - the best pre-Christmas tally in A Grade since 1971! Ben Moore and Matt Moulton also chipped on for two wickets each on a day in which seven batsmen were bowled!
In reply, Coromandel easily passed the target - overtaking Westminster in only the 28th over - and finished the day at 4 for 163. Captain Jai Koirala top-scored with 46, whilst openers Matt Longhurst and Gareth Bruce added 26 and 41 respectively. Howard Bertus played his first match since returning from injury and is unbeaten on 20.

Bruce "Henry" Carpenter and Mitchell Hodgkinson have combined to produce the highest opening stand at Coromandel for four years.
Their partnership of 140 in 43 overs is the club's sixth highest for the first wicket at C Grade level. Hodgkinson's 72 is his highest score for the club and it required a miraculous one-handed catch at fly-slip to terminate his mighty knock. Nick Raymond (48) and captain Mark Lemmey (29) extended the pain for Western Youth Centre as the 3rd XI compiled a total of 3 for 264 - the club's highest score at Cowandilla Primary School.
Carpenter continued to bat through to stumps for an unbeaten 77. It is the second time that Henry has batted through an entire day's play - the other occasion was on the second day of the infamous match against Adult Deaf in 1974.

Darren Cheek's 2nd XI also enjoyed a fruitful day with the willow, amassing a total of 249 against Westminster II at Hewett Oval.
After losing the toss and being asked to bat, Coromandel took advantage of the gaps in the field against an opposition that started with only seven players. Mike Maclean top-scored with 57 - his first half-century in just over a year - and Brendan Richards belted three beautifully timed sixes in his 47. Andrew Magarey put the finishing touches to the innings with 53 - including two enormous sixes - and Jarrod McCauley's unbeaten 35 equalled his personal best for the club.

At Blackwood Hill Oval, 4th XI Captain Greg Kearsley won the toss and asked an obliging South Road to bat. However after having the opposition teetering at 4 for 51 after 25 overs, Coromandel let South Road off the hook and will now be chasing 190 next week - a tough task on a large outfield.
Peter Zacpal (in his 399th match) opened the bowling and completed yet another full quota of 15 overs to finish with 2 for 37. Simon "Junior" Zacpal bowled a tidy 12 over spell to finish with 2 for 35 but the day belonged to Graham "Chum" Carpenter who collected his eighth five wicket haul.
Full scores from the first day's play of round 6.

Round 5 Preview

Coromandel Cricket Club's A, B, C and D Grades are all in action this Saturday 27th of November.


A Grade V Cove @ Hewett Oval - start 1:00pm

5 squad changes from round 1 sees a different look to the A grade this week against Cove Cricket Club who are a new addition to the Adelaide and Suburban Cricket Association, joining in the off season from the Southern Cricket Association, where they enjoyed much success, winning the last 3 premierships.

An injection of youth sees top order batsman Bren Richards in for his second A grade game, along with fellow second gamer leg spinner Josh McManus, wicketkeeper Kyle Hodgkinson, allrounder Matthew Moulton and the man who has recently become a Grandfather (congratulations!!) - veteran Andrew Magarey. 



B Grade V Cove II @ Cove FC - start 1:30pm

The B Grade this week complete the double header against new side Cove. With the inclusion of Henry Carpenter, the Magarey boys Dave and Paul, A Grade Grand Final wicket keeper Aaron Garard and debutant Grant Higgins, the B grade boast a massive 1,400 games of experience collectively.



C Grade V St George @ Blackwood Hill Oval - start 1:30pm

Led by club leading runscorer Mark Lemmey, the C grade take to the field with the fast bowling duo of Chris Norman and Dan Hosking, with Will Hillier and Ben Kernich boosting the bowling stocks.



D Grade V St George II @ Urrbrae HS - start 1:30 pm

The D grade this week boast an exciting mix of young and old, with Jones, Price and White supporting the old firm of Kearsley, Hunter, Ferguson and Zacpal.



For a full listing of the teams, hit the TEAMS tab under 'Current Season'.

Good luck boys and see you all at the Duck Inn for presentations at 7pm!

11 wickets for Lourens as Coromandel break through for first win (23rd Oct)

Jai Koirala has his first win as 1st XI captain.
Defending 169, Coromandel regularly took wickets and comfortably completed a first innings win dismissing ICC Sharks for 111. Josh Lourens was the standout performance of the innings with 5 for 28 whilst Koirala and Sam Cheek collected two wickets each.
Keen to push for an outright result, Coromandel batted a second time but their aggressive approach almost proved costly as they were bundled out for only 51 in 20 overs.
Set 110 to win in 11 overs, ICC Sharks accepted the challenge with a largely deep set field. Lourens continued to take wickets finishing with six more and when the overs were completed Coromandel needed three wickets and ICC Sharks 24 runs for outright victory.
Lourens collected his 50th wicket (in only his 15th match) during the second innings and his match bowling of 11 for 70 is only the second 10 wicket haul in a 1st XI match since 1974!
Full scores from round 2.

First day scores from round 2 (16th Oct)

Coromandel hopes to rebound from its four defeats in round one. The signs were promising early as all teams won their respective tosses.

The 1st XI travelled South to Hackham to play ICC Sharks and posted a respectable total of 169.
The boundary was reached only twice for the day on the large outfield - on both occasions by captain Jai Koirala who top-scored with a fine 67. A near club-record 17 "3"s were also scored. Koirala and all-rounder Josh Lourens (28) combined for a sixth wicket partnership of 61 after the team was in early trouble at 5 for 68.

At Hewett Oval, Darren Cheek's 2nd XI scored a reasonable 154 against Panorama. Former 3rd XI captain Mike Maclean made 34. Maclean and (recently discovered opening batting talent) Daniel Hosking (12) added 44 runs for the second wicket. However there were many others who were dismissed between 10 and 20.

Making the "waterbag trip" to Largs this week were the 3rd XI. Mark Lemmey elected to bat however his team were in trouble from the start and managed only 98 with last year's bowling trophy winner, Will Hillier leading the way with an unbeaten 21.
In reply, North Haven are 2 for 74. Matt Moulton (who is playing his fourth consecutive match at North Haven!) captured the two wickets.

At Blackwood Hill Oval, the 4th XI sent Kenilworth II in to bat and had them in early trouble at 3 for 0 after 5 overs! However Coromandel slowly lost their grip on the match and Kenilworth managed 112 - a competitive score on the large Blackwood Hill Oval.
Ben Kernich was the best of the bowlers with 4/37 - including a double wicket maiden at the start of the day. Dicky Hunter even rolled the arm over and collected a vital wicket late in the innings.
In reply, Greg Kearsley's team is in trouble at 4 for 12 but with some batting strength still left in the lower order.
Full scores from the first day's play of round 2.

Round 1 - 9th Oct

The 2010-11 season is officially underway this Saturday with the A's, B's, C's and D's all in action in one day games.


A Grade - vs Glenelg ANA - 12:30pm @ Hewett Oval

Led by new captain Jai Koirala, last year's Section 1 runners up are pitted against the 2009-2010 ASCA premiers Glenelg ANA in the grand final rematch. One change from the grand final XI, with interstate import Howard Bertus making his debut in the Coromandel A Grade lineup to face the reigning premiers.


B Grade - vs Sheidow Park III - 12:30pm @ Sheidow Park Primary School

Captain Darren Cheek will look to add to last year's strong show in making the Semi Finals, by starting the season with a win down south against Sheidow Park. Mike Maclean, Bren Richards, Vivek Vijaraghavan & Josh McManus add strength to the B Grade squad. 


C Grade - vs Belair II - 12:30pm @ Blackwood Hill Oval

Runners up last year, the CCC 3rd XI play Belair II at The Hill. The C's welcome back former stars Ben Eames and Ashley Chambers to the club after a lengthy hiatus from cricket.


D Grade - vs North Haven IV - 12:30pm @ Largs North Reserve South Oval

Strong throughout the season last year, only to bow out unfortunately in the Semi's, the D's make everyone's favourite trip out to North Haven to play rd 1.  


Stay tuned for results!

Trial Match - Coromandel CC Vs Belair CC

Coromandel played Belair on Sunday 26th of September at Hewett Oval, in the clubs first competitive hitout of the 2010-11 season.


Coromandel CC 8/162 (40 overs)

Oakey 47, Ambler 42, Garard 20*, Longhurst 17




Belair CC - 103 (35.3 overs)

Lourens 4/18, Norman 2/7, Koirala 2/13


The start of the 149th season of cricket at Coromandel marks a new era in junior cricket! The implementation of the juniors program in the past decade has seen many young talented cricketers rise through the grades of our mighty club. Many of the players who have played junior cricket at Coromandel since 2001 are still playing with the club, with many success stories ranging from multiple premierships, to maiden centuries and five wicket hauls.

One of the inaugural junior cricketers at Coro topped the A Grade batting last season and has represented the club at Association level, whilst another inaugural player has recently risen to become club captain. These are just some of the examples of the wonderful value of junior cricket and the benefits it can bring to a club.

To continue a healthy and strong tradition of success at Coromandel, junior cricket is continuing this year. We have grades to compliment various ages and talents, with an under 13's and an under 15's side in preparation.

To officially start the new season, we are announcing a MEET AND GREET BBQ on Sunday the 26th of September, 10am at Hewett Oval. Come along and meet the players and club members in a family friendly atmosphere before the club's first seniors trial match of the season!

So oil those bats and roll those arms over, its time for junior cricket at the mighty Coromandel Cricket Club!! See you all on Sunday the 26th of September, 10am at Hewett Oval!!

For more information please contact or our hard working Juniors Representative Darren Cheek on 0412 343 832 or club President Richard Hunter on 0458 853 768

First trial match upon us!!

Preparations for season 2010-11 are well underway with training in full swing!

The club's first trial match is on Sunday the 26th of September at Hewett Oval vs Belair C.C. starting at 12pm.

The club's first outdoor training is this Tuesday the 14th of September from 5pm at Hewett Oval, and regular Thursday training also starts this week.

Indoor preseason training also continues for Sunday 12th and 19th of September from 12pm-2pm at Woodlands ICA.


Coro mourns the loss of one of their Life Members

It was sad news to hear that on Tuesday 17th August 2010 Rowan Lloyd lost his battle with illness. He had been struggling over the past 12 months or more and whilst there were encouraging signs over this time that he was getting better, sadly it got the better of him.

Lloydy was one of those great club men. In the early years he was a member that just enjoyed playing his cricket but after retiring he did devote so much time to the club as a committee member and secretary. He was also instrumental with myself in starting the junior cricket program which has seen so many new young players enter the club.

Lloydy was one of these guys that just never said no. I was lucky enough to have him as a committee member and secretary in my time as President of the club. You would ask him if he could do or chase something up and he would then, bring his pipe to his mouth, take a puff, and say, yes no worries Darren, yes I will get that done.

For many years he was also captain of our 4th or 5th XI sides which he just loved as it was made up mostly of the young fellas he had managed through the juniors. The highlight for the rest of the club was at the after match round up of results. He would walk out the front to give his speech, everyone would be quiet, we would all be waiting, he would start to talk and then it came.  He would take hold of the top of hs trousers and pull 'em. The crowd would cheer, Hitch em' up Lloydy Hitch em' up! Everyone would yell. Good times.

In later years, I think from Mike "Kiwi" Maclean, he got the nic name of Clarry after the great Australian spin bowler Clarrie Grimmett as he did bowl a funny style of spin bowling and he certainly looked in the style of Clarrie's era.

In his past few years he had been working tirelessly towards our 150 yr celebrations in 2012 collecting lots of historical data on the club. He will dearly be missed during these celebrations.

At 2.00pm on Tuesday 24th August Lloydy's funeral service will be held where he will be laid to rest.

Rest In Peace Rowan and thanks for the memories and being a great friend.

Love ya 

Darren Cheek 

Presentation Night 2009/10 (10th April)

Trophy Winners

Henry is a winner!!

This week our own Bruce Henry Carpenter was the round 5 winner of the 5AA Coopers Living Legend promotion and was heard being interviewed on 5AA 30th March 2010.

Congrats Henry. If you missed the interview here it is 

1st XI Grand Final evenly poised at stumps (27th March)

In the 1st XI grand final at William Light School, captain Darren Coulter called correctly at the toss and elected to bat in slightly overcast conditions.
After the early loss of Matt Longhurst, Gareth Bruce and Jai Koirala put their heads down and ground out a second wicket stand of 68 in just under two hours before Jai was caught at first slip for 28. Bruce batted with the same determination as he has all season surviving 150 balls in top-scoring with 41. He hit five boundaries - including one delightful straight drive (all the way along the ground past the bowler) and two intentionally edged over second slip.
As the main break approached, Sam Cheek scored 16 runs from an over (clearing the long on boundary twice) and his side were well placed at two for 97 at tea.
However Coromandel's batting has been brittle all season and Bruce and Cheek were dismissed in rapid succession after tea, caught in the in-field. Some clever bowling changes and field positioning resulted in some tight bowling and in one period only five runs (all sundries) were scored from 10 overs for the loss of four wickets. At one stage the score was 8/124 before a cameo of 15 from Ben Moore helped push the score up to 141.
It is with great sadness that the statistician reports the four ducks in this innings is a record in A-Grade finals matches.
In the remaining 20 minutes before stumps the bowlers did manage to send a few shudders through the batsmen in fading light.
Josh Lourens commenced the innings with a lovely leg-cutter followed by an inswinging yorker that sent all stumps flying. On the next ball Glenelg ANA skipper Steff Basso tore an achilles heel running a quick single and he was forced to bat with a runner for the remainder of the day. Gareth Bruce breathed more life into the Coromandel cheer squad as he produced a magnificent inswinger to the left-hander taking the top of off stump. Two wickets were down with only four runs on the board.

At the Western Youth Centre, 3rd XI captain Mike Maclean lost the toss and his team was inserted into the field. However they quickly the made their presence felt bundling the hosts out for 127.
It was a captain's dream for Maclean with a myriad of bowling options available and yet he only needed two up to the tea break. Openers Adam Morris (4/30) and Thomas Bird (2/38) completed their full quota of 15 overs and reduced the opposition to 6 for 69 at the half-way mark in the day.
What a luxury - being able to keep the leading wicket-taker (Will Hillier) on ice for 30 overs! Will and Graham Carpenter completed the task - each bowling 11 overs and taking two wickets.
In fact the situation could have been far better for the 3rd XI - there were five dropped catches, three from the bowling of "T-Bird"!
Openers Mark Lemmey (6) and "night-watchman" Brendan Richards (4) saw the team safely to stumps at 12 without loss.

Full scores from the first day's play of grand-finals.

Grand Finals

Grand Finals this week (confirmed)

Coromandel Vrs Glenelg ANA - William Light School - Errington Street, Plympton

Coromandel III Vrs Western Youth III - Western Youth Centre


Well after a weekend of semi finals the great news is it is 50/50.

4 sides made the finals and 2 sides made the granny's.

Great news is 1 of the sides is the A grade. After a dissapointing start to the season the A grade has had an amazing turn around of form and not only secured a finals birth but oh my God I think they have a damn god shot at winning the comp.

Other news is the 3rd XI also made the final but 2's and 4'th are crying in there muesli.

Check out all the stats om its worth the read.

Full scores from all of the semi-finals.

55 year drought may be over! (21st March)

The 1st XI now have a chance to end the long premiership drought which began after their last premiership in 1954/55. It will be their first grand-final appearance since 2001/02.
The bowlers once again set up the victory after bowling out Keswick for 125 on the first day. Leg-spinner Jai Koirala had the best figures with 3 for 37 while Josh Lourens picked up another couple to increase his season tally to an incredible 40 A Grade wickets - the most since Roger Mableson's 42 in 1975/76! Josh in fact tied for the Association Section One Bowling Trophy with Glenelg ANA's Mark O'Malley with 38 wickets at the end of the minor round matches.
126 was never going to be easy to chase - against the Association's top side. At one stage Coromandel were 1/63, with Gareth Bruce (28) and Koirala (29) seemingly on target for a win, before collapsing to 5/90. Captain Darren Coulter (14 not out) and Neil Ambler (14) batted sensibly to see the score to 117 before Ben Moore scored the winning runs with a boundary.
They play Glenelg ANA - who will be a confident unit after they performed a miracle to defeat Western Youth Centre by one wicket after being 7/47 chasing 185 (scoreboard).
Furthermore, Lourens is a former player of Glenelg ANA - which adds a bit more rivalry for the big day!

Also representating the club on grand final weekend will be Mike "Wang Wang" Maclean's 3rd XI after they romped home to an easy win over Belair at Gums Oval in Belair National Park.
Maclean called correctly at the toss, elected to bat and his team-mates responded with a very competitive score of 9/229 after batting the full 60 overs. Mark Lemmey appears to have found form at the right time of the season with a fine 68 as opener. Nick Raymond (who played both days of a two day match for the first time this season) made 34 whilst Maclean and Brendan Richards scored 25 and 20 respectively.
Adam "Irish" Morris opened the bowling and collected his first five wicket haul and was instrumental in his side's demolition of the Belair batting line-up - all out for 136. Again Graham "Chum" Carpenter chipped in with a few at the end, taking 3 for 15 and ending the match on a hat-trick.

Full scores from all of the semi-finals.

CONGRATULATIONS CORO 4 out of 4 (14th March)

Yep after another good weekend of cricket we saw all 4 sides qualify for finals this year.

The first XI had a great win with the highlights being Jai Koriala's 80 not out and Josh Lourens 5 and 4 for to finish with 38 wckts for the season and the association bowling trophy.

2nd XI also had a great win against the top side who they will follow up against next week without any demons to face. Highlights were Darren Cheek's 61 and Dan Hosking's brilliant bowling. Was also great to see Adam Catford hit some form.

3rd XI were the only ones to go down this weekend but they put up a sensational effort to reel in an incredibly large total and only lose by 4 runs. Our favourite chef Will Hillier once again was brilliant with wickets and then a quick fire 73 runs with the bat. He also picked up the association bowling trophy with 42 wickets.

4th XI just went about their business and won yet another game outright to easily finish top of the ladder. Highlights there were that everyone in the team took lots of wickets without too many runs being scored.


Coromandel vrs Keswick - Marymount High in Brighton

Coromandel II vrs North Haven III - North Haven

Coromandel III vrs Belair II - Gums Oval Belair National Park

Coromandel IV vrs ICC Sharks V - Blackwood Hill Oval

Coromandel defeats Western Youth Centre ... outright! (27th February)

After many years of disappointment against WYC (beaten 10 times in 12 previous encounters - including the grand final of 2001/02), Coromandel's third win against its nemesis lead to a resounding outright win - the first for the A Grade in six years!
Coulter's XI now storm into the top four - for the first time this season! They creep past an unsuspecting Coromandel Ramblers, displacing them from fourth position on the  Section One premiership table.

Full scores from round 10.

BILLETT HITS A 6!!!! (20th February)

Okay, Sam Cheek may have got his first ton amassing 111 for the 1st XI, and Henry Carpenter may have got 84 and even Dave Billett got his highest score hitting 11 4's and finishing 81 not out, but BILLETT HIT A SIX!!!!!

Go Dave you are a LEGEND!!

What are the stats on that I ask Dave, what are the stats?

Thanks Cheeky! Here are the official statistics for that innings (as provided by Dave):

  • First Six - in his 205th innings (the most a CCC player has taken to hit first six)
  • First Five (a single and four overthrows with Henry nearly run-out)
  • Most Fours in an innings (previous personal best was 7)
  • Most Runs off an Over (15) (in total there were 19 (0-4-6-4-1-4) as Henry hit the final ball for four)
  • Most Jugs of beer (four) purchased at the Blackwood RSL post-match

For the record: the six was the result of a pull shot clearing the eastern-side mid wicket boundary of Weymouth Oval by about 30 centimetres.

Of course, we cannot overlook the invaluable support provided by Bruce "Henry" Carpenter at the other end. Who would have believed that Henry and Billett could produce a partnership of 157 in only 36 overs!?

Bruce "Henry" Carpenter (games record holder at Coromandel and now in his 406th match) had a highlights package of his own:

  • Passed 8500 career runs
  • Just one run short of highest score against Coromandel Ramblers
  • 18th century partnership (equal with previous games record-holder "Gus" Hunter and second only to the great Jack Hewett)
  • Third highest partnership - behind 186 with Gus and 185 with Graham Gallasch

The stellar partnership laid the platform for a competitive total of 246 for the 4th XI against Coromandel Ramblers IV. Scott Murphy also scored a rapid 34, with six fours and a six, before he was run out in a mix-up with Carpenter and captain Greg Kearsley put the finishing touches to the innings with 20 runs off eight balls. Kearsley's team are keen to chalk up another win to maintain top position on the section VI premiership table.

In other matches:
As mentioned earlier, Sam Cheek scored his first century for the club - a whirlwind 111 from only 96 deliveries for the 1st XI. Sam batted with the typical aggression that he is known for and has provided Will Hillier with some competition in his quest for the Jack Hewett Award.
More ...

The 2nd XI had a tough assignment - against Panorama's 1st XI at Hewett Oval. They were bowled out for 145. More ...

After being "inserted" by Sheidow Park V, Mike Maclean's 3rd XI displayed a consistent team batting performance making 219 - the highest score achieved on the wide expanses of Blackwood Hill Oval this season. More ...

Full scores from the first day's play of round 10.

30th January

Full scores from round 8.

16th January

Full scores from round 7.

19th December

Full scores from round 6.

Six points already - Coromandel has Sheidow Park on the ropes (12th December)

Coromandel II have bowled Sheidow Park III out for just 67. A fine effort on the odd shaped Happy Valley Primary School (with its wide square, and extremely short straight, boundaries). It is Sheidow Park's second lowest score against Coromandel - in any grade. More ...

In other matches:
A half century from the blade of Sam Cheek has rescued the 1st XI from early trouble against Keswick. More ...

At Urrbrae High School, Graham "Chum" Carpenter returned the extraordinarily economical bowling analysis of 15 overs for only eight runs for the 3rd XI (with only two runs from the first 13!) More ...

The 4th XI are locked in a tight contest with ICC Sharks V after batting out the 60 overs for the day and finishing at 8 for 138. More ...

Full scores from the first day of round 6.

Close, but not close enough (3rd December)

Coromandel has just failed to progress to round 2 in the Adelaide & Suburban knockout Twenty20 competition.

After winning the toss and batting first, Jai Koirala's team managed just 102 in their 20 overs, Matt Longhurst top-scoring with 27.
In reply, a fiery start from Josh Lourens (with four wickets from his mandatory four overs) had Coromandel Ramblers in trouble at 5 for 39.
The score was 8 for 82 with three overs remaining, but a wag in the tail saw a succession of boundaries in the last two overs. The score was reached with four balls to spare.
It was a suburb bowling and fielding display, highlighted by three catches to captain Jai, but defending 102 was never going to be easy.

Extraordinary - 37 wickets in one day (28th November)

On a day when wild weather threatened to intervene, all four Coromandel teams made a start, all fielded and all but one bowled their respective opposition out for under 100.
The 1st XI, fresh from their victory last week against ICC Sharks, ventured to Edwardstown Oval looking for their second win this season. It was a good toss for captain Darren Coulter to lose, as his team took advantage of the favourable conditions to bowl South Road out for 83. More...

As Bill Lawry would day "it's all happening" in the 3rd XI's match against Southern II.
15 wickets fell in just 40 overs. More...

Full scores from the first day of round 5.

At last! 1st XI breakthrough for first win (21st November)

Leading the way was Sam Cheek, who with three wickets for 28 and a vital catch at deep square leg, has now moved into second position on the leaderboard for the Jack Hewett Award. Vice Captain Jai Koirala captured the last three wickets and special mention should be made about the magnificent fielding of Ben Moore with three catches in the cover and mid wicket area.

In the Bruce "Henry" Carpenter Benefit Match at Kenilworth Oval, it was younger brother Graham who stole the show with three wickets - including his 200th for the club. But with victory sealed for the 4th XI, captain Kearsley felt it safe to introduce 400-game player Bruce Carpenter into the bowling attack for the last over. More...

Blackwood Hill Oval was to host the close one for the day - as the 3rd XI produced the narrowest of victories winning by one wicket with only eight balls remaining. More...

Full scores from round 4.


400 matches for Henry: (14th November)

It was a grand occasion for the Coromandel Cricket Club today as Bruce "Henry" Carpenter played his 400th match.

Standing in at the toss for 4th XI Captain Greg Kearsley: he called correctly, was given a guard of honour to the crease and then cut the first ball to the boundary. More...

In other matches:
The 1st XI were unable to consolidate after a strong start and were bowled out for 197 against ICC Sharks at Hackham. More...

The 2nd XI had the day off and remain undefeated after new club South Coasters arrived at Hewett Oval with only four players.

The curse of dropped catches returned to haunt the 3rd XI in their match against Kenilworth. More...

Full scores from the first day of round 4.

First Game Is Upon Us

Well the excitement is building as we embark on the first game of the season which by all reports will be in perfect weather conditions.

The first game of the season is a One Day game so all those that are playing remember it is a 12.30pm start.

See ya at the RSL after. Hit this link to see the mighty teams up for action this week. TEAMS

Everyone is asked if they can please remember to wear black armbands this week in memory and respect of Nathan Murton who we lost to cancer in the off season.

Coro mourns the loss of a young life

It is with great regret and remorse that we announce the tragic passing of Nathan Murton on this evening of Monday the 14th of September 2009.

Coromandel Cricket Club's committee and players are thinking of Nathan's family on this cruel night as they mourn the sudden loss of a young man well before his time.

We hope to honour his life and provide any support we can to his friends and family throughout this forthcoming season.

We will miss Nathan as a young cricketer and friend to many.

Coro Cricket 09/10 season begins soon

Pre-season training

Thankfully, the 2009/2010 cricket season is almost upon us, so it’s time to dust off the gear and get stuck into some pre-season training.


The Club has arranged the following indoor training sessions:

Woodlands ICA on Cross Road at Edwardstown:

  • The 1st Session is on Sunday the 6th of September at 9:00am to 11:00am.
  • The 2nd Session is on Sunday the 13th of September at 12:30pm to 2:30pm.
  • The 3rd Session is on Sunday the 20th of September at 9:00am to 11:00am.
 The cost is $4.00 a head and the sessions will run for 2 hours.
Juniors commence after the seniors at 3.00pm on Sunday 13th Sept at Hewett Sports Ground.  This will be a registration day as well as light training so that all juniors can get as much information as they need for the coming season. Bring ya self and all ya mates to help make a successful year.
There is no cost for Junior registration day

It would be great to see as many people as possible at these sessions to ensure we kick off the season in a positive manner and get as much training time in as we can before the first game of the season.

CCC AGM 2009

Please note that the club's AGM will be held on Tuesday night 30th June at the Hewett Clubrooms. Arrival time is 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

The President looks forward to everyone attending but if you can not make it please contact me or a committee member with your appology.

All memebers should have been emailed a copy of the Agenda but if you have not got one don't hesitate to get in touch and I will get one out to you

See you all there.

Mike Maclean

Season Statistics and Trophy Winners

Season Statistics and Trophy Winners

Final score - semi final (22nd March)

The teamPeter Zacpal in actionDefending 111 proved to be too much for the 4th XI - despite another four wicket haul from Peter Zacpal.

Full score

Semi Final Score (21st March)

Mark Lemmey - a study of concentrationCoromandel IV faces a tough task after being bowled out for 111 on the first day of their semi-final against Mitchell Park.
Captain Greg Kearsley would have beeAlex Macleod in defencen disappointed with the state of the match after he was successful in winning the toss and fulfulling his wish of batting first. Kearsley top-scored with 42 while 2001/02 D-Grade premiership captain Mark Lemmey reached 25 before he was run out in a mix-up with the captain.
The normally reliable opening pair of Bruce Carpenter and Richard Hunter failed on this occasion and soon the side was in trouble at 3 for 17. A partnership of 36 between Kearsley and Alex "Botham" Macleod led a rescue mission which later saw the score recover to 5/94 before the last five wickets fell for only 17 runs. Mitchell Park are two without loss after seven overs at stumps.
On the wide expanses and slow outfield of Mitchell Park Reserve, 111 may be a more competitive total than it appears. However the bowlers and fieldsmen will need to be at their best to keep the pressure on. Full score


Everybody Welcome!!
This is a great time of the year to reflect back over the season and enjoy a few laughs and some serious moments over a good meal and a few well deserved refreshments
WHERE:             Coromandel Community Centre   442B Main Rd Coromandel Valley, next to Weymouth Oval)
WHEN:               Friday 3rd April
TIME:                 7 for 7:30pm start - Dinner & Presentations
COST:                 $21 Adults
                           $10 Under 15’s
                           Under 4’s Free
RSVP:                 Mike ‘Kiwi’ Maclean
                           Andrew ‘Sarah’ Ferguson
                            or your captain by the 7th March
MENU:           Fully Catered Roast Buffet & Desert


Last weekend was tragic beyond belief. You must not be human to not feel extreme sorrow for the devastation that families, friends and communities feel right now after this horrific event. I have not felt like this since the 9/11 terrorist attacks and if someone did light these fires then this also is a terrorist attack of huge proportions.

You would have now seen many appeals out there so that you/we can make some kind of difference for them. Below is a couple of links to a few of these appeals if you would like to help. Just click on the heading.

CRICKET AUSTRALIA - Today's One Day game at Adelaide oval is a benefit game but if you can't get there donate online or even try your luck at the Players' Playing Shirts Auction.

AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS - Again you can donate cash but you can also donate BLOOD and especially PLASMA for the burn victims as stocks will get low.

SARAH'S BUSHFIRE APPEAL- With this appeal they are in need of help to sort through donated goods and to pack and prepare boxes for transport. Also donation of goods like Manchester, Clothing, Toiletries and Toys

Scores from round 8 (24th January)

Full scores from the first day of round 8.

Round 8 preview (23rd January)

The 4th XI hope to return to their winning ways against North Haven VI at Blackwood Hill. Despite their narrow first innings loss to Western Youth Centre last week, they still head the premiership table (five points clear of second placed Mitchell Park) but need a couple more wins this season to ensure a finals berth.

Following the achievements by Grant Wannan and Sam Cheek in reaching personal milestones last week, it appears there may be a few more this Saturday.
Simon Zacpal, selected in the 4th XI, will play his 50th match for club while Richard Hunter with 3448 runs and Anthony Muggridge 475 are on the verge of significant landmarks with the bat.
For the bowlers: Greg Kearsley has 149 wickets, Tom Bird 49, Tim Kaethner 147 and Daniel Hosking 46.

Four wickets for one run - a miracle win for the 1st XI! (17th January)

The 1st XI have conjured an unlikely win in the dying stages against fourth-placed Plympton Footballers at Plympton Oval. With Plympton requiring only six runs and with five wickets in hand the boys appeared headed for certain defeat.
However Sam Cheek inspired an extraordinary comeback by making the breakthrough with his 100th wicket for Coromandel and then captured another for bowling figures of 3 for 50. Trent Moore helped to clean up the tail and finished with 2 for 7. Their task was made a little easier as Plympton batted one short.
And they did it without the guidance of captain Darren Coulter who only played as a first week interchange player!
Defending their moderate score of 158 last week (Sam top-scoring with 42) Coromandel resumed today with Plympton at 1 for 38. The bowlers regularly picked up wickets - including Grant Wannan's 250th wicket for the club - but had never really threatened until the score reached 5 for 153...
Sitting at the foot of the premiership table with only two points after round four, a third consecutive win has seen the team climb to ninth place and only nine points behind fourth. With a relatively easy run home (all remaining games are against opponents below the top four) they remain a realistic chance for finals!

 At Cowandilla Primary School, the 4th XI's unbeaten run of four matches came to an end at the hands of Western Youth Centre.
The match was effectively lost on the first day with Greg Kearsley's team bowled out for only 93 and Western Youth Centre 2/63 at stumps. Coromandel fought back early on the second day as WYC crashed to 8/92 but they were always going to struggle through lack of runs. After reaching the target WYC declared and the captains agreed to continue the match in pursuit of a possible outright result.
Coromandel made a disastrous start to their second innings losing two wickets from the first three balls. Richard Hunter and Kearsley steadied the innings for a while before Hunter and Peter Murphy were dismissed in successive deliveries. Peter Zacpal joined Kearsley at 4 for 66 and the chase for quick runs intensified as the pair added 91 runs in only 11 overs. Kearsley scored 72 from 59 balls and Zacpal 56 off 39 - reaching their half centuries from 39 and 36 deliveries respectively. Zacpal's 50 off 36 is the fastest for the club this season and the best since David Lane's 31 balls playing for the 5th XI on 10th March 2007. Full scores from round 7.

KIWI BLASTS A TON! (20th December)

Round 6 commenced last week but unfortunately without the 1st side managing to bowl a ball.

Whilst skipper Darren Coulter was more than keen to get a game under way the North Haven boys thought it was too wet and a One Day game is to be played next week.

Our 2nd side went off to North Haven and in brilliant weather and ground Coro won the toss and went into bat with all the old fellas doing the Job this week. Darren Cheek hit a nice 51, Andrew Magarey 39 and Adam Catford 38 were the top run scorers with great digs also by Kai Heinsen 23 and Mitch Hodgkinson 19.  Finishing the day all out for 215.

Coro III had a mixed day of excitement and despair with Captain Mike "Kiwi" Maclean belting 112 out of a team total of 145. T Bird batting at 11 was 2nd highest score with 6 n.o.. Doesn't look like the batting machine in Kiwi did much running though with his ton coming from 12 x 6's, 7 x 4's and 12 x 1's recording his 8th ton for the club. South Road then went into bat and finished 2/95.

The 4th team were at home against South Rd IV and cleaned them up for 118. Once again the man of the moment for the upteenth time was the Silver Fox himself Peter Zacpal finishing with 3/29. Well supported by Josh McManus 3/32. Coro went in and faced 22 overs finishing at 2 for 49 with The Prez not out on 15 and Ben Murphy not out on 27.

For more into on these matches go to My Cricket or just click here

Saved by the chef! Will's mighty day with the bat (15th November)

A whirlwind 82 from the blade of Will Hillier has turned the match for the 3rd XI against Kenilworth II at Blackwood Hill Oval.
Searching for their first win this season, Mike "Kiwi" Maclean won the toss and "insert"ed the opposition into the field but would not have been happy when Simon Zacpal
was caught at cover to leave his team at 7/93 only halfway through the first day. Until then only Adam Rowe, scoring 35 in his first game this season, had reached scored more than 20.
It was a confident Hillier who strode to the crease at this time to join Andrew "Sarah" Ferguson (yet to score) and in the next hour they produced an eighth wicket stand
of 75 runs that has resurrected the season for Kiwi's XI. Will's famous whip through midwicket was on display as he belted seven fours and two sixes in his first half-century for the club and he was also well supported by 14 year old Sean Price in a partnership of 39 for the ninth wicket. Coromandel's total of 211 has given the team a great hope of claiming their first win for the season.
The 4th XI continues to be the strength of the club. Following their win against Mitchell Park last week they dismissed Sheidow Park VI for 209 on a fast outfield at
Dover Gardens Primary School. Captain Greg Kearsley opened the bowling and captured three early wickets while Ben Kernich finished with 4/72 from his 15 overs. Ben's heroics with the ball were later complemented with a score of 19 in his new role as opening batsman.

8000 runs for Henry!!! (25th October)

In an otherwise disappointing second round for the club, Bruce "Henry" Carpenter shone with a fine innings of 87 for the 4th XI against Sheidow Park at Dover Gardens Primary School. The innings included some treasured moments for Henry. When his score reached 31 he became only the fourth player at Coromandel to achieve the 8000 run milestone. Brimming with confidence he hit his first six since 1996 and celebrated two balls later by sending another one over the boundary.

At Hewett Oval, Andrew Magarey quietly surpassed another landmark reaching 5500 runs.

It's a Girl!

Congratulations to Jarrod and Kellie McCauley on the birth of their baby daughter Izabella Sarita McCauley born 12/10/2008 at 9:02.

Baby weighing in at 6 lb 2 oz.

Mother and daughter doing well.

Dad will be drunk tonight.

Congratulations from your cricket family.

Round 2 teams

We are up to the 2nd game already and looking forward to a clean sweep of wins. Good luck fellas!

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Coromandel Cricket Club - Season 2008/2009

Pre-season training

Thankfully, the 2008/2009 cricket season is almost upon us, so it’s time to dust off the gear and get stuck into some pre-season training.

The Club has arranged the following indoor training sessions:

Adelaide Oval Indoor Centre (upstairs from the Memorial Drive entrance):

  • Thursday 11th September 8:30pm-10:30pm (Seniors)
  • Thursday 18th September 8:30pm-10:30pm (Seniors)
  • Thursday 25th September 8:30pm-10:30pm (Seniors)
 As for previous years, the committee would appreciate a gold coin donation from players for each session attended at Adelaide Oval to assist with the cost of hiring the nets. 

It would be great to see as many people as possible at these sessions to ensure we kick off the season in a positive manner and get as much training time in as we can before the first game of the season, starting on Saturday 11th October 2008 for seniors.

Captains and Committee

In case you haven't been in the loop, checkout this season's captains and committee.

A big thanks to everyone who has generously donated their time to being on the committee this season - early signs are that this will be a very productive group.

Special congrats to Richard Hunter in his new role as Club President. He has been a vital and much respected member of Coro for many years now and it's great to see him lead the club.

Coro Circket AGM

The Coromandel Cricket Club’s AGM is just around the corner.

Come along and let your voice be heard.

Where: Hewett Clubrooms

NOTE: Date Change

7pm the 22nd July 2008

What’s happening: Club finances, life members, elections, 07/08 wrap.

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Statistician
  • Web Master
  • Patrons
  • General committee

Come along and hear about the club finances, join the debate and vote on next years committee.  The club needs all members to come along and be part of the proceedings to ensure it stays a vibrant and powerful force into the future.  Have you got an idea on how to run the club better?  Put your hand up and nominate for the committee and let your voice be heard on upcoming issues.  The clubs 150 year celebrations are only 4 years away, come along to have your say.

The club is in everyone’s hands, be a voice for the better.

Presentation Night 2007/08

Trophy Winners.

Presentation Arvo/Evening announced (you get the picture)

Note: The event is still on regardless of the weather forecast!

After much discussion it has been decided that the 07/08 presentation evening will actually be an afternoon of cricketing activities followed by a barbie and the presos as the sun goes down.

There will be further details shortly, but for now keep Sunday the 16th of March free.

As a rough guide to the days events:

  • 2.30 - 3.00pm start (to be confirmed): a 20-20 match
  • Following the match there will be a series of challenges with prizes awarded (longest throw, biggest hit etc.)
  • Barbie will be fired up around 6.00 pm
  • Presentations to follow the food
Note: this is a preliminary announcement and some details may change, but the date sure won't, so fire up lads!

Coro Cricket Clubs' Annual Golf Day

Where: Willunga Golf Club

When: 8:45am Sunday, 2nd March

How Much: $30.00 for over 18s and $20 for under 18s

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Mark it down on your Calendar, get your foursome together and let Mitch know your team name


To Mitch asap by email or Home 8339 4943

12th January 2008: 800 wickets for Zaccy and a third hundred for captain Henry

The 3rd XI enjoyed rare success against North Haven - their first win since 2000.
Peter "Zaccy" Zacpal collected six wickets for the match, including his 800th for Coromandel - only the second player at Coromandel to reach this remarkable landmark.
The win was set up in the first week after captain Greg Kearsley won the toss, elected to bat and then led by example with a fine 58 - his final run being his 2500th for the club. Mike Maclean (40) and Andrew "Sarah" Ferguson (34) also chipped in as the home team reached a highly competitive 197.
Resuming at three without loss, the visitors were never in the hunt and were dismissed in the 43rd over of the day for 111. Despite the mowing of the Blackwood Hill Oval during the week, the batsmen struggled to find the boundary as they were tied down by the "Silver Fox" who finished with 4/33 and was well supported by Tarun Rajan (3/19) and Will Hillier (3/44).
With a lead of 86 on the first innings, captain Greg Kearsley declared early in the second innings leaving North Haven with a target of 102 in 14 overs.
Zaccy again opened the bowling - this time with his career tally on 799 wickets - and it was not long before an appeal for LBW was answered in the affirmative and he joined the legendary Gus Hunter (939) as the only bowlers at Coromandel to have taken 800 wickets.

The drought is over for the 4th XI, who broke through for their first win since round 2.
Leading the way were the Carpenters - (no not Karen and Richard but) Bruce ("Henry") and Graham ("Chum"). The recently formed opening partnership is rapidly developing into a formidable one for opponents and now they can celebrate their first century stand.
Henry scored a magnificent unbeaten 106 while his younger brother was dismissed to a spectacular one-handed catch at square leg just seven short of his first half-century. Captaining for the first time in seven years, the pressures of leadership appeared to be non-existent for Henry as he made batting look easy - as he has during his 381 match career at Coromandel.
In reply to Morphettville Park's 135, Coromandel resumed on 75 without loss and pushed the score to 121 before Graham's dismissal brought John Phillips to the crease and with his usual steely determination ensured the carnage would continue. Henry completed his hundred from only 137 balls with a trademark cut-shot that produced the second of three boundaries off consecutive deliveries. While he once again profited from his beloved cut (particularly the late cut) there were many other strokes on display from the Carpenter coaching manual, not least the beautiful straight drive to bring up the 50 - off only 72 balls!
An enormous sigh of relief could be felt from the Morphettville Park bowlers at the tea break when Henry finally succumbed to the mercy rule and declared the innings at 1 for 208 - a first innings lead of 73. His career total now stands at 7956 runs - just one well-timed cut-shot from the Gus Hunter's 7960. Full scores ...

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All players are reminded that their match fees are now due!

With one less team to fill, players should be aware that there is now expected to be extra competition for selection. As a result, the selectors will be taking a closer look at who has (or hasn't) paid their fees when the teams are being selected. So do the right thing by yourself and the club, and please pay-up now!

If you have any questions regarding your fees you should contact the club's Treasurer, Mark Wicks, or speak to your team captain as soon as possible.

Australasian Masters Games

Da BoysRecently the Australasian Masters Games was held in Adelaide. And once again the Coro Masters entered a team. After the success of Bronze at the last games the team was keen to do better. There was a slight change in personnel from last games with Mike “Kiwi” Maclean leading the team consisting of: Scott and Peter Murphy, Andrew Magarey, Adam Catford, Mike Cheek, Mitchell Hodgkinson, Scott Ellis & Grant Wannan.

After dropping a game on day 1 it was looking pretty tough to finish in the top 3 and play off for a medal. However with some fantastic efforts with the ball, and some very strong top order batting the Masters prevailed finishing 3rd after the minor round. They beat some tough opposition along the way including gold medallists from last games.

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Ultramarathon Man

Dave Billett has been at it again.  After competing in the 24 hour running event in Adelaide for the last 5 years, Dave was keen to break his PB of 172.747km.  It should be noted that Dave was crowned national champ at the same event a couple of years ago.  This year he started stronger than in the past in the hope that he could squeeze a few extra K’s out of the early part of the race, and it paid off. 

He not only broke his PB but smashed it by 10km with a tremendous 182.658km overall, finishing a very admirable 4th.  Well done Dave, a legend on the track.

Milestones for round 2

Greg Kearsley will play his 100th match this weekend - if he is selected to play! Mitchell Hodgkinson is approaching 1000 runs - just five to go!

Round 2: No Game for the E Grade

Coromandel Ramblers have forfeited their section 7 match against Coromandel. No match for the 5th XI this weekend, 20th October!

Junior Cricket Starts this Weekend 21st October "PLEASE NOTE"

Please note that a new program has been released and the venue for this weeks game has been changed.

U/15's will now be playing at home on the Hewett sports ground (report at 8.30 am)

U/13's are playing at Plympton Football Ground (report at 8.30)
Cnr South Tce. and Park Tce. Plympton, east of Morphettville Racecourse

Time to dust off the whites

Hello fellow Coro members. With the end of the footy season drawing near it’s time to dust off the whites and start thinking about cricket again. Indoor training starts next week at the Adelaide oval nets, and the first game in early October. The dates for indoor training are:

  • Thursday Sep 6th, 9:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Thursday Sep 13th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Thursday Sep 20th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Thursday Sep 27th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The Adelaide indoor nets can be located at the river Torrens end of Adelaide oval and can be accessed by a staircase from outside the ground. If you haven’t been before maybe get a lift with someone who has.

Outdoor training will commence on Tuesday 25th September 2007 for both seniors and juniors.
So get along to training so we can carry some ability and enthusiasm into this year and start collecting some serious silverware.

Kenny's 40th

I recently had the pleasure of attending the 40th Birthday Party of Ken Rowe on Kangaroo Island.  Many past and present Coro members were there, and a wonderful night was had by all.  There was no speech from Kenny but he did light the biggest bon-fire I’ve ever seen.  After obtaining wood from many varied and dubious places a pile was created the size of a small house.  When he lit up the glow would have rivalled the Adelaide city lights.  We had a great time over there and Kenny was a tremendous host.  If you get the chance drop in on him or visit his eco-huts, they’re quite magnificent. 

Enjoy the photos.


Captains for 2007/08

The committee has recently finalised the selection of captains for the coming year. The nomination process was a tremendous success with many excellent submissions and I sincerely thank all of those who nominated. The club is very strong in blokes putting their hands up to make a difference which should bode well for us all now and into the future. So this years captains will be:

  • 1st Eleven - Darren Coulter
  • 2nd Eleven - Darren Cheek
  • 3rd Eleven - Mark Lemmey
  • 4th Eleven - Greg Kearsley
  • 5th Eleven/Junior Development Squad - Mark Wicks

I’d like to again thank all of you who put your hand up, and wish this years captains an enjoyable and successful year of cricket. Lets crack the whip lads and get plenty of bodies along to training.

Welcome to 07/08

We've got a great new president and a fired up committee keen to make the 07/08 season one to remember both on and off the field.

If you haven't received it already, you will shortly get an email with:

Click onto the links above to find out more.


The AGM is to enable Players, Patrons and Guests to voice their opinion on important club decisions. This will ensure Coromandel Cricket Club progresses into the new season with a collective focus from all members.  It will not be a long meeting and is a great opportunity to catch up with team mates in the off season.
There are a number of very important agenda items to be discussed, such as the new pitch and playing surface at Hewett Oval ready for Season 2007/08.  
Where:       Hewett Club Rooms
When:        Monday 21th May 2007
Time:          7:00pm for a 7:15pm start
A FREE Supper and Beers will be provided.
If for some reason you are unable to come can you please forward your apologies to Tristan Graham on 

Presentation Night 2006/07

Trophy Winners

2006/07 Presentation Night

Ladies and Gentlemen,
The 2006/07 Coromandel Presentation Gala Event will be held on Friday, March 30 from 6:30pm at the Belair Park Golf and Country Club. The evening will toast the achievements and accomplishments of the Coromandel Cricket Club, with all the important questions being answered… Who will be the MVP? Who will take home Jack? Who will be crowned this years NACA?
Back by popular demand (well actually their own appetite for being in front of the crowd), Mark “Miracle Man” Lemmey and Adam “Mr Thursday Night” Rowe return as hosts for the event. In what’s sure to be a night of excitement, entertainment, and one or two surprises, its time to reserve your spot at the hottest ticket in town.
Tickets are $36 which includes a three course meal with your choice of mains so get your table of 8 -10 organised ASAP to avoid disappointment. Dress Code is Dress to Impress.
This year’s theme is Coromandel Goes Hollywood, and is bound to be bigger then the Academy Awards, the Grammy’s and the Logies combined. For further details and to make your booking, contact Adam Rowe on 0433 094 115 or email or Mark Lemmey on 0411 119727 or
BOOK NOW and get behind the club…


The finals balls have been bowled for Coro this year with both finals sides getting close but without any joy.

The 2nd XI had it all before them but it seemed the cricket gods did not smile upon them.
Coro batted first and with a brilliant opening partnership by Darren Coulter and Rahsaan Oakey, Coro looked on track for a big score. But after the openning pair were dismissed in quick succession there was a collapse that saw 6 wickets fall for not many. Then Andrew Magarey and David Lane boosted the score back up for a good total of 186.
The next day the gods were not smiling with 2 catches going down and leading edges, top edges and mishits just going out of reach of fielders time after time. Finally a breakthrough came by Dave Lane and then they steadied again taking the score to 162 before Rob Negerman came back to the crease taking a quick 4 wickets, Cheek popped in with 1 and suddenly Keswick were 8 - 167 with still 20 runs to get. Again some near misses continued but the Keswick lads got over the line with 8 balls to spare.

Down at Blackwood Hill Coro V's also batted but with out much joy being bowled out very quickly for 62 runs. But they never felt they were lost leaving Ramblers 5 - 10 at the end of day 1, yes that is right: 5 wickets for 10 runs, and it should have been 6 when a ball bounced on top of the stumps but amazingly the bails remained intact. The next day it soon was 6 for 19 but then 7 for 55 and that was the last that the lads were excited on a disappointing weekend. Liam "Magoo" Carman and George Chittleborough were the big destroyers both taking 3 wickets each.

Our next function is the Presentation Night on Friday the 30th March at the Belair Country Club. Book your seat now! only 46 seats are left so be quick.


Yes it's finals and after 2 tremendous wins on the weekend our 2nd XI and 5th XI have earned themselves home finals this weekend.

2 tons, great bowling and superb captaining have been the highlights of last weekend. Liam Carman led his side superbly like he has all year (with a bit of help from a Dave Lane 104) beating the second on the ladder side Keswick to finish 2nd and get himself a home final to be played at Blackwood Hill Oval this weekend.

Whilst Darren Cheek also led his side to an amazing victory which must have eclipsed quite a few records with firstly Rahsaan Oakey getting his maiden 2nd XI century off only 63 balls and finishing with 152 and then the bowlers led by a brilliant spell from Rob Negerman and Ben Moore bowling Westminster out in just 38 overs. NOT once but twice! Yes they bowled them out in just 23.3 overs in the first dig and then needed just 14.3 in the second innings to win outright and jump themselves up the ladder to 3rd position and in doing so has also scored a home ground game to be played at Hewett Sports Ground.  This was due to a little help from the opposition Keswick whose A grade will be playing on their home ground.

So that is a sensational result with both sides playing at home this weekend. So beat the crowds and get yourself and your deckchairs there early this weekend to ensure the best seats and cheer on both Coro sides to victory!

In other games the 1st XI had a disappointing loss to top of the ladder Western Youth but it has been a spirited post Christmas performance.
3rd XI finished how they started the season with a very exciting victory also against Western Youth.
And an undermanned 4th XI  lost to a strong finals team Keswick.

Junior Presentations 2006/07

The Junior season has come and gone and so has the presentations.
The club had a good old Aussie sausage sizzle for the boys while the watches onners cheered their support.

The big winners were  - U/15
MAX CHEEK  - Most Oustanding Cricketer Award
He finished with 323 @ 107.7 and 17 wickets @ 5.2.
He also won the association bowling trophy
JAMES CATFORD & JESSE JONES - drew for Most Valuable Player Award.
They were both oustanding with ball and bat.
KIERAN HEWITT - Fielding Trophy
BEN KERNICH - Most Improved

In the U/13's it was
SEAN PRICE - Most Valuable Player
RICCARDO JONES - Batting Trophy
NEHOL DHAMI - Bowling Trophy
SAM DUNDON - Fielding Trophy
CAMERON BRADLEY - Coach's Trophy

UNDER 15 Stats


Coro Wine Sales

This year Coro's major fundraising has been with the sale of some fine McLaren Vale Haselwood wines.
It has been a great success so far that has resulted in many compliments at how good the wine is for the price and therefore resulted in many second and third repeat orders.
Thes wines are selling for only $10 per bottle or $99 per carton, which is actually cheaper than the cellar door in McLaren Vale mind you! SPECIAL PRICE NOW $90 PER CARTON. STOCK CLEARING SALE!  ONLY 3 CARTONS LEFT.

There is only a few bottles of white and Shiraz left with approx 2 doz Merlot bottles, if you would like to order some before they go send an email to or dowload an order form and fax your order through.

5th XI vs Warradale

Attempting to defend a total of 208 the Coromandel 5th's were not able to take consistent wickets against a stubborn and experienced Warradale batting line up. The bowling was in no way disappointing, in fact a few of the players saying that's the best they've bowled this season. None of the fielders stopped giving 100% at any stage of the match.
Unfortunately it was not Coro's day and the opposition made their target with relative ease.

Full Scores from round 9

Cheeky Has a Little Girl!

Although it was no secret Darren Cheek, Life Member and Skipper of the 2nd XI has just announced the arrival of a baby girl!!  MAKENZI EVE CHEEK entered the world on Saturday night only hours after his team had another great victory on the field with out him.

Cheeky, as he is more affectionately known, turned up to the game with his wife on hand actually in labour hoping to hit a 50 before they went off to hospital. He was heard to say "I am hoping that the baby is born on the Hewett Oval pitch" but that wasn't to be. Although JeriLee wanted to help give him legendary status at the club by having the baby there by the time the ground was set for play and the umpire walked out on to the ground JeriLee just couldn't wait and it was time to head of to the hospital after a quick stop home for the bags.
All was good and baby Makenzi fell out at 11.34pm weighing 3.885 kg.
For more pictures you can head to the Makenzi web site.

Round 9 First Week Report

All good news for Coro this week with all teams getting off to good starts.

The 1st XI had a solid start to their game putting together a total of 216 for Plympton to chase down. The only downer off the day was the lower order not taking advantage of the great start that John Beverley 72 and Ben Moore 42 achieved taking the score to 2/156 earlier on. The highlight of the day was an Adam who? selection on Thursday night.  After losing their opening batsman this week the skippers plucked Adam Rowe, after a few decent performances, from the 3rd XI to fill the gap for his first 1st XI game for the club. Unfortunately he got judged LBW but not after he made an excellent 25 runs.

Finding themselves under the pump this week after their previous games lack lustre performance the 2nd XI came out firing. Whilst the Skip was disappointed to lose the toss, in this must win game and have to go out and bowl first the bowlers were not, and they showed their excitement by bowling tight pressure bowling which resulted them into rolling a very strong Keswick for just 111 runs off 49 overs. Whilst all the bowlers were on top off their game, the guys who most enjoyed the spoils were David Lane 3/27 and Jarrod "partnership breaker" McCauley 3/18.
The only downer of the day was losing Darren Coulter by one of the worst decisions made by an official ASCA umpire at Hewett Sports Ground. After playing an extremely thick inside edge DOWN onto his pads and with Keswick not really even appealing, the umpire put his finger up judging him out LBW, but hey as we all know that’s cricket. the side finished the day at 1/14.

The 3rd XI also had a great day out! Whilst some decided to install a new fridge at Hewett Sports Ground, others decided to go to the beach or even fill in in lower grades. Some had a family day and Peter Zacpal filled the esky and headed off to watch the 2nd XI. This was all due to them having a bye this week and picking up an easy 6 points.

The 4th XI also had a day out going into bat and amassing a grand total of 250. The highlights of the day were David Billett scoring a near run a ball total of 55 and Bruce “stonewall” Carpenter 52 off 79 balls. There must have been something in their water! Billett and Carpenter were not the only boys to make a contribution with Graham Gallasch 47 and Josh McManus chipping in with 30.

5th XI news finished off this good day of cricket with them making 8/208 - a very competitive total. Leading from the front again was their skipper, and the best performed skipper of the club this year, Liam Carman scoring an equal high score with Greg Kearsley of 35. But the best news of all was the all-round team effort with Anthony Muggridge 31, Adam Morris 28 and Luke Harrip 27 not out. Good work boys - finals are on your doorstep!

Full Scores from round 9.

Coromandel 1st XI Vs Keswick

1st XI walked out with one of, if not the youngest 1st XI teams produced by the club to face 2nd placed Keswick at Hewett Oval and after winning the toss Coromandel elected to bat sending in their new look opening partnership of Jenkinson and Leek. After a positive opening partnership Jenkinson battled his way to 48.
New boy on the block came to the crease and looked like he belonged from the start. Ben Moore in his first 1st IX game for the club over powered the Keswick attacked putting them to all parts of the ground and beyond on his way to a quick fire 57.
The innings was finished off by the usually paced Chambers who took a liking to the bowling and played superb shots, dispatching them to all sections of the ground on his way to a rapid 35.
Setting Keswick a total of 192.
After a controlled start the bowling attack lead by Laming, Graham and Jenkinson tied down the batsmen forcing them into shots bringing down their downfall.
Laming finished with figures of his 2/33 from his 8.
Moore debuting was brought into the attack and the Keswick batsmen tried their luck. However in a man of the match performance, Moore remained disciplined and finished with figures of 3/41.
Jenkinson chipped in with the important wicket of one of the 1st IX's previously troublesome batsmen and from there the bowling attacked turned the screws and superb fielding and catching, bowling Keswick out for 177.
The day was summed up by lightning fielding with one of the young guns Needham, throwing down the stumps leaving the batsmen stranded...

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Coromandel 2nd XI Vs South Road

Wasn't much exciting news this week to report for our 2nd XI. This round they were up against top and undefeated side South Road and they showed Coro why that is.
The match commenced last week and soon after finished after 10.5 overs when the heavens opened up with Coro at 1/30. Coulter looking great on 10 and Andrew Magarey 9.
In this shortened match Coro had 25 overs left to bat. All started well like it had finished off with the Coulter and Magarey partnership continuing where it left off but when Coulter left the crease for 20 they went down hill fast being all out for 79. Magarey top scored with 35.
The only real highlight of the game was the superb bowling by the 4 bowlers used. Eglinton, Lane, McCauley and Morelli with McCauley taking the only wicket before Sth Road passed the 80 run target.

Coromandel 3rd XI Crash in thriller!

The Coro third eleven in captain Mark Lemmey's 100th game crashed to a disappointing loss against Morphetville Park. Set a competitive 169 for victory Coro fell tantalisingly close for 166 to lose by just 2 runs. Greg Kearsley was the star with the bat making 77 runs with Tim Kaethner also contributing with 36. However no other batsman was able to reach double figures as the last 6 wickets fell for 20 runs.

Coromandel 5th XI VS North Haven

A brilliant hundred by Adam Catford and a patient 45 by George Chittleborough pushed the team to a very solid total of 263 on an extremely slow Manson Oval.
They defended that total very comfortably. The fielding and bowling was the most disciplined it had been all season with all the bowlers being very economical and the fielders not giving away any cheap runs. The North Haven team was bowled out for a miserable total of 70. The best of the bowlers were, Josh Mcdonald 4/5 and Liam Carman 3/14.

Round 8 Games Awash

After just 2 games ago, the round being converted to a One Day match due to temperatures in excess of 41 degrees now we were faced to all games bar 1 being reduced to a 1 day game next week because of monsoonal rains.

The 2nd XI were the only team to get a start this round due to a will to play by both sides. Credit has to go to South Road for the work they did on the pitch to ensure a start.

The toss was made and won by South Road who decided to bowl.

Andrew Magarey and Rasaan Oakey openned the batting with Rasaan falling only 8 balls later for 1. THis sent Darren Coulter to the crease. Andrew and Coults then stayed together until the bitter end with some determined and skillful batting. The highlight being a square cut by Coults which absolutely raced to the long wet grassed boundary for 4. But that bitter end came in just 10.5 overs with the score at 1/30.

Andrew Magarey 9 n.o. & Darren Coulter 10 n.o. with lots of fast work to do next week.  With this rain shortenned match Coro have only 25 overs left to face and then South Road 36.

Note:  that with the exception of the 2nd XI starting at the same time of 1.30 pm, due to the washout, all other sides will commence at 12.30 pm to commence a One Day match with all the normal rules that apply to a scheduled One Day match.

Heads down and bums up everyone. May you hold all your catches and nail every hit in the middle!

Moore centuries for Coromandel as Chum hits his first six.

Antony Muggridge hits a six6th January, 07: Ben Moore's meteoric rise to fame continued as he blasted 121 for the Darren Cheek 2nd XI against Southern at Hewett Oval. It follows an innings of 149 only seven weeks ago and enabled his team to amass a huge score of 6/326 - the highest at B Grade level for 29 years.
Rahsaan Oakey maintained his high strike rate with a rapid 64, Cheek halted his run off ducks scoring 41 and Andrew Magarey finished off the innings with an unbeaten 28.
At Woodcroft Primary School the 4th XI, captained by Andrew Ferguson, have built a competitive total of 6/196 against Woodcroft II.
Graham Gallasch top-scored with 55, but the star of the day was Graham "Chum" Carpenter whose majestic innings of 35 included his first ever six for Coromandel. Antony Muggridge slammed an unbeaten 26 off 16 balls as 52 runs were scored from the final five overs. Full scores from round 7.

Moore pain for Plympton - Ben's magnificent 149!

18th November, 06: An outstanding century from Ben Moore has placed the 2nd XI in a strong position to claim their third consecutive win and cement their place as a genuine section II finals contender. Moore ...
In other matches:
Searching for their first win this season, the 1st XI travelled to Hackham to play ICC Sharks. Former captain Mark Eglinton returned to form with a fine 70 to help his team to a defendable score of 177 on a ground with large boundaries. Mark's innings included his 3000th run for the club.
At Edwardstown Oval, the 3rd XI produced a breathtaking fightback against South Road II. Captain Mark Lemmey lost the toss and his team had thoughts of chasing 300 next week, as the home team reached 2/138 half way through the day.
However, Grant "Grunter" Wannan (5/51) and Graham "Chum" Carpenter (4/26) had other ideas as the last eight wickets fell for only 20 runs. Adam Rowe and Bruce Carpenter saw Coromandel safely to stumps at 19 without loss.
At Blackwood Hill, Andrew "Sarah" Ferguson lost the toss and the Coromandel 4th XI were asked to bat by a kind ICC Sharks IV.
The home team rose to the challenge against the section VI leaders, batting all day and reaching 190 against a quality of bowling not usually seen in this level of cricket.
1st XI player Simon Cochrane, playing only his second game for the club, topscored with a fine 41 and Graham Gallasch continued his consistent season with 30. Captain Ferguson scored 26, young Josh McManus made 22 and Shane Schembri, in his first appearance for five years, scored an entertaining 20 batting at number 11.
At Manson Oval, the 5th XI are in a strong position, dismissing St George III for 133, and reaching 5/99 at stumps. More ...
Full scores from round 4.

Season 2006/07 commences

6th October, 06: The first round of matches for the Coromandel Cricket Club commences this weekend.
Unfortunately the club has suffered a first round loss already, with the 5th XI forfeiting their match against Coromandel Ramblers and trailing in the Magarey-Benson shield.

CCC Wines Sales!

18th August, 06: Coromandel Cricket Club Wine will be available again this season.
Click here for order form.

CCC Annual Report available

10th July, 06: The Annual Report for season 2005/06 may be found by clicking here.

New Committee elected at Annual General Meeting 2006

9th June, 06: The A.G.M. for 2006 has seen possibly the largest change of office bearers in recent history. Mark Eglinton takes over from Mark Wicks, who has departed from the position of President after a total of five years. The position of Vice-President has been filled by Mike Maclean, and our new secretary is Daniel Jenkinson. Matt Laming has offered to accept the duties of maintaining the club's financial status.

See Captains & Committees for more information

Senior Trophy Presentation Dinner 2006

1st April, 06: The Coromandel Cricket Club Presentation Night for season 2005/06:
was held at the Yangtze Chinese Restaurant. Trophy Winners.

Milestones reached in Round 11

11th March, 06:

Games: Matt Laming 50;
Runs: Wynn Hearne 500

Round 11 Preview

2nd March, 06: Approaching Milestones (details as at the completion of round 10)
Games: Matt Laming 49, Andrew Magarey 198, Mike Maclean 97, Graham Gallasch 296;
Runs: Mike Maclean 3440, Mark Eglinton: 2978, Greg Kearsley 1981, Daniel Jenkinson 986, Wynn Hearne 491, Darren Coulter 2909, Tim Hanna 1979, Tim Kaethner 960;
Wickets: Stuart Norman 47.

Round 10 Preview

16th February, 06: Approaching Milestones (details as at the completion of round 9)
Games: Andrew Alderson 49, Matt Laming 48, Andrew Magarey 197, Mike Maclean 96, Graham Gallasch 296;
Runs: Mike Maclean 3438, Mark Eglinton: 2978, Greg Kearsley 1956, David Lane 1482, Daniel Jenkinson 974, Wynn Hearne 491;
Wickets: Mark Eglinton 246, Stuart Norman 47.

5000 for Andy Magarey

11th February, 06: Andrew Magarey, having played his first game as an eleven year old in 1962, reached the 5000 run milestone on Saturday at Blackwood Hill Oval.
Full scores from round 9.

4th XI fields most experienced side ever

Darren Cheek - hittin em well4th February, 06: At Seaview High School, the 4th XI walked onto the field with the most experienced side ever from Coromandel.
Richard Hunter, who debuted in 1977, is in his 300th appearance for the club. However he is overshadowed by team-mates Bruce Carpenter (362) and Peter Zacpal (350) who have already achieved the milestone. Moreover, Graham Gallasch (295) is expected to join the 300 club early next season. It is an extraordinary occasion: one not matched in the club's 144 year history and possibly not by any other club in the association - perhaps the world!
Overall, the eleven members of the team boast a total of 1775 games experience. The record breaking team consists of:
Carpenter (362), Zacpal (350), Hunter (299), Gallasch (295), David Billett (153), Mark Lemmey (90), Greg Kearsley (84), Stuart Norman (45), Jarrod McCauley (39), Will Hillier (30) and Andrew Fisher (28).
Coromandel's 2nd XI, led by Darren Cheek, continue to be the most promising finals prospect for the club in 2005/06.
Coromandel II is outside the top four in section 2 on quotient only. After round eight, Coromandel's quotient was 1.02 compared to fourth placed Westminster OS's 1.21 and in this week's match against bottom side Plympton Footballers, captain Cheek could see an opportunity to bridge the gap between themselves and the top four.
At Plympton Oval, the home side won the toss and batted. However, by the end of the day Cheek would not have been disappointed with his incorrect call.
Ashley Harrison continued his rapid rise through the grades, opening the bowling with David Lane and snaring three quick wickets to have the opposition in early trouble at 4/23. Mystery spinner Adam Catford, in only his second match for the club, cleaned up the tail and finished with 4/31.
In reply to Plympton's 96, Cheek scored a brisk unbeaten 61 allowing a declaration before stumps with the first innings points secured. He also hit his 250th six for the club, an outstanding achievement.
Full scores from round 9.

5 for 57 - "Sarah" gate-crashes "Zaccy"'s 350th celebrations.

Peter Zacpal: 350th match28th January, 06: Andrew "Sarah" Ferguson, statistically better known as the holder of the club record for the most innings before first duck, wrote his name into the record books with the ball on Saturday, collecting a five wicket haul against Adelaide Cavaliers at Blackwood Hill Oval.
His breathtaking performance almost overshadowed the tremendous 37 year achievement of the "silver-fox", Peter Zacpal, who became only the third player in Coromandel Cricket Club history to reach the 350 match milestone. Continued ...
... and yes, Fergie remains "duckless", scoring 11 runs.
Full scores
from round 8.

Hot Weather Cancellations

21st January, 06: CCC Annual Golf Day has been postponed due to hot weather, and will be rescheduled for a date to be advised.

Coromandel well represented in junior association match

16th January, 06: The annual Under-15 inter-association matches, part of the Junior Cricket Union of South Australia competition, are on again. Once again the South Central Junior Cricket Association is competing, with Coromandel being well represented by Max Cheek and Mark Reynolds.
SCJCA started on Monday with a win against Para Districts. Both Coromandel players contributed to the win: Max scoring 15 runs, collecting a wicket and taking a catch; while Mark kept wickets and clung on to two catches diving to his right, while effecting a stumping with a slick piece of glovework. Full scores

New Club Arrivals

November, 06: It's always a pleasure to announce the arrival of future club members. There has been a bit of a breeding frenzy on around the club lately with Richard Stewart, Mike Maclean, Jarrad Sim and Ben Eames all expecting the arrival of little-uns.
On the 21st November Jarrad and Yana celebrated the arrival of Cooper William Sim, a 3lb 12oz baby boy, 8 weeks premature. All are travelling well.
On the 8th November Richard and Jane celebrated the arrival of Anna Mary Stewart, a 7lb baby girl. Both mother and daughter are doing well.
On the 28th November Kiwi and Buba celebrated the arrival of Maksim Vuk Maclean, a 7lb 1oz baby boy. Both mother and son doing fine.
Ben and Kirsty still outstanding, with a due date of 1st December.

The Running Man has been at it again

27th November, 05: Dave Billett has been pounding the pavements again but this time at the Cliff Young Australian 6 Day Race in Colac, Victoria. It was an international affair this year with runners from all over the globe and a record number of competitors. Dave was flying the club banner high and was also the only South Australian in the race. Going into the race Dave had a goal of 650km, about 100 more than his previous best, however he quickly revised this after the start following some niggling injuries. His revised total was 600km. At the half way mark he was slightly behind his target having completed 295km. Digging deep on the final couple of days he didn't sleep at all during the final 24 hours and crossed the line triumphantly having completed 604.201km. This mighty effort placed him 9th overall which is just a magnificent achievement considering his previous best and the quality of competition this year. When he turned up at the Coro presentations later that day he looked like a man who had fought a mighty battle. He was limping, hairy and smelly with a look of pure exhaustion on his face. His feet were black and almost completely bandaged, covering dozens of blisters. It takes an enormous amount of mental strength to will your body to keep running over 144 hours with just 15 hours sleep. My hat is off to you Dave, an inspiring achievement.

Masters Games Triumphs

Masters bronze medal team...and Andy ThomasOctober, 05: The completion of the masters games has seen some impressive efforts from several Coro members. Some of our 35+ players entered a team in the Super 8 cricket competition consisting of teams from all over Australia. The team was led by Darren Cheek and boasted Mike "Kiwi" Maclean, Darren Coulter, Andrew Ferguson, Grant Wannan, Andrew Magarey, Lou Maurici, Bruce Dangerfield, Scott Murphy and Peter Murphy. The boys played magnificently against some quality opposition including Darren "Boof" Lehmann to secure 3rd place and a BRONZE medal. The Coro Masters had a 6/2 record during the competition and represented the club with distinction. Well done to all who competed, a fabulous effort.

The ever young Andy Magarey also competed in 2 other events to produce 3 BRONZE medals overall during the games. He won his medals in the 5000m, the half marathon and Super 8 Cricket. This was a magnificent effort from Andy, a wonderful achievement. Well done to all those that competed.

The Australian 24 Hour Running Champion

16th October, 05: As some of you may be aware our club statistician, David Billett, enjoys running ... a lot. He was recently crowned the Australian 24 Hour running Champion at an event held in Adelaide on the 15th & 16th of October at Santos Stadium. With heckling from other Coro members; Kiwi, Aldo and Cheeky at the half way point it was just what he needed to spur him on. Dave finished the event having run 431 laps (172.747km) over the 24 hour period. This secured him the prestigious honour of being crowned the Australian Champion for the 24 Hour running event. This is a fabulous effort from one of our own. Well done Dave from all at the club.

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