Pre-Season News

Welcome to a new season, 

I really hope you have a great break from cricket and are ready to get back into it. 

Peter Sleep and I have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to get everything ready for pre-season training. I am pleased to announce that this years training will be indoors at Mega Courts, Windsor Gardens from 14th august for 6 weeks. During this time both seniors and juniors will train indoors and there will be outdoor fitness sessions organised during this period. 

I am pleased to announce that this year our Junior Coordinator will be Rowan Morris and our Junior Coaches are: 
Senior Coach – Peter Sleep 
Under 14 – Ollie Graham 
Ray Sutton shield – Ollie Graham 
Under 16 – Andrew Hunter 
Development Squad – Colin Paech 
Game day coaches will be allocated to teams nearer the season start and these will include: Gary Chillingworth, Gary Clark, Jamie Bussenchutt. 

Training will be as follows: 

Under 14’sand Ray Sutton Shield- 5pm until 6pm 
Under 16’s – 6pm until 7pm 

(Development squad training will commence nearer to the season start and communication will be sent out with details in due course) 

With the departure of Michael Watson due to work commitments we have re-organised our senior coaching group. Coaches for this season are as follows: 

Senior Coach – Peter Sleep 
Assistant coach – Matt Weaver 
Development Squad Coach – Matthew Primer 
Bowling Coaches – Adam Somerfield and Brad Evans 
Batting Coaches – Tim Evans and Tim Davey 
Fielding Coach – Matt Weaver 
Net Captain – Phil Primer 

Senior Training will commence at 7pm until 9pm. 

will be be having a pre-season trip to Waikerie over the weekend of 23rd September and more details will be given out nearer the time. 

Any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. 


Ian Graham 
Director of Cricket 
Tea Tree Gully Cricket Club 

Presidents Newsletter #8

TO:  Players, Members, Volunteers and Life Members  21.03.17

What a weekend – two senior teams in the Semi-Finals, 2’s playing Glenelg at Glenelg and 4’s playing Prospect at Prospect.  Weather was good albeit slightly warm, but no rain in sight.

Most of you now know the results – WIN, WIN.  Congratulations to both sides.  

At Glenelg – Tea Tree Gully reached 8/280 and declared.  On the bat – Dylan Holliday 87; Ben Pye 50; Corey Polyak 49 and Simon Stolcman 37.  Special mention and congratulations to Ben Atkinson 7 wickets and the much-needed wickets in the last over.  I am sure he planned this, just to keep everyone on their toes – it worked Ben ?

Meanwhile at Prospect Oval – Tea Tree Gully bowled Prospect out 207 – well done to Michael Renfrey 5 for 61.  Two wickets each to Rory Nottle and Fletcher Pannell.  Slightly nervous team going home I would suggest but the next day was TTG’s day.  It was terrific watching the three top order batsmen – Tyson Horne 67; Jordan Piles 58; Luke Schubert 36 and Kyle Brazell 26 not out.

With these results and confirmation received 20.03 – the 2s are playing East Torrens at Campbelltown, the 4s playing West Torrens at Henley Grange this coming Saturday and Sunday.  Good luck to both teams…..

Last Friday was the Junior Presentation night – what a terrific crowd from the Development Squad up to the Under 16s.  

There are always several people to thank, which Ian covered in the Presentation.  I would just like to add my thanks to the parents that joined me and offered assistance/guidance along the way.  I could not have done half of this without the help of Ian, Ollie and Gary, and Colin with the Development Squad – thank you.  And Noelene – what can I say, you took on the meals for Junior Selection Nights along with Aaron, you are both troopers. Noels – you are one in a mil and I appreciate all that you did.

Parents that assisted with carnivals, serving food etc – it is how Clubs survive, and thanks are extended to you also.  

As mentioned Friday night, there are changes being discussed at SACA with regards to Juniors – so I look forward to seeing what the outcome of these meetings are.  Congratulation’s to all the players that received awards – we look forward to everyone returning next season to play the game that they obviously enjoy.

The Tea Tree Gully Cricket Club extend our heartfelt sympathies to the Ryan Family at the loss of your Mother and Grandmother, you are in our thoughts.



Senior Presentation night –  Friday 7th April lads.  SEE HEATHER NOW PLEASE.  Deadline is within the next day or so – don’t forget, no payment, no seat.

That’s it folks… last weekend lads – let’s make it a good one, have fun…


Thoughts of the week
After all is said and done, more is said than done
People think I am superficial, but that’s only on the surface

Presidents Newsletter #7

TO:  Players, Members, Volunteers and Life Members  02.02.17 

Up and down games last round.

SENIORS – 1st playing to over 7pm. Well done to Matt Weaver with the bat and Brad.  Three wickets taken each by Adam and Brad – a very good fight to the end, but missing out by a few wickets only.

The 2’s won their home game with all the wickets taken by Matt and Scott – stirling effort lads.  Sam gaining 53 on the board before being caught out. 

3’s – this was another game fight to the bitter end, unfortunately I cannot comment though the scorebook was not returned on the weekend, so no results in MyCricket as at the time of writing this note.

4s – a disappointing game/result but as they say ‘that’s cricket’.  Best on the bat was Luke and 4 wickets to Rory, 3 to Michael R.  

 FINALS:-  1’s are currently sitting in 5th position, 2’s are 4th, the 3’s are 6th, and 4’s are 5th.

Good luck to all Senior teams against Prospect this Saturday (one day game) – let’s get out there have fun but go fighting ladsJ.

 JUNIORS – this was the last round for the Juniors, 16R – a loss to Southern Districts, on the bat Conor received 40; wickets were share amongst the players.

16W – whilst also losing to SDCC, it was good to see some 14s step up to the mark.  On the bat was Hayden 34 and Josh 19.  Southern’s proved their prowess and unfortunately no wickets were taken by our lads.

14R – Winning their game, Well done to Nick 21, Matthew 42, and Will 50 (retired not out), wickets 3 for Kane and two apiece for Jaylen, Matthew and Will.

14W – also a winning match – Jackson and Dhrumil excel with the bat reaching 94 and 74 respectively.  Congratulations lads.  Receiving two wickets each were Nathan, Sunny and Jacob.  

I believe both the 14 games were very exciting, so well done teams.

 DEVELOPMENT SQUAD – over the season Colin Paech has been sharing his techniques and love of the game to a large number of lads.  Last week they played against Kensington’s Development team and won easily.  Due to the numbers there, each player was limited in their overs but Monday just gone, they played another game at one of the Kenzie Ovals.  Whilst losing this game, they were playing an Academy team but TTG lads held their game together very well.

Week 1 Jesse Pannell 3 wickets; Liam Costello 2 wickets; the rest shared. Week 2 Liam Costello 2 wickets; with the rest of wickets being shared amongst the rest of the team.

Colin will be up at the Club this Friday and the following one if the lads still wish to train – please do not forget to let me know re the Presentation Night.


 All Juniors – notes have been sent via MyCricket, Team App, some Text, some individual emails to Under 16s, 14s and Development Squad.  Also to Senior Team Captains, the Board, Coaches.  Please ensure you let me know of your attendance/numbers for catering purposes by this Friday (Monday is a Public Holiday so I have to order Tuesday morning).  The costs, etc were all in the flyer.  DATE:  FRIDAY 17th MARCH.

 Seniors – you now know the date FRIDAY 7TH APRIL.  Heather URGENTLY URGENTLY needs your money as she has to pay the venue.  A simple Yes I am Coming does not reserve your seat, please pay Heather this weekend.  If you have the funds Thursday, Heather is asking that you pay Peter Cronin in her absence.  Sorry to repeat (per other newsletters) – NO PAYMENT, NO SEAT.

The Bradman Medal – The Bradman medal presentation is on Wednesday 22nd March.  Tickets are $85. If you wish to attend then you need to see Bruce this Saturday with cash in hand.  SACA have advised- no ticket, no entry.

 Last Saturday – thank you to all those that stayed last Saturday and played BINGO.  It was a delight to see so many people having a giggle, a laugh, etc.  Thank you to Heather for calling the numbers.  It is the first time ever that I have organised anything like that, and like I say it was a giggle, (except getting wacked in the head with a bottle – MY FAULT C.E. J ).  Thanks to the guidance from Annabelle, Ha 

zel and Pam.  I learnt a bit from that……

We have attached a Physiotherapy Tip this week – Throwing in Cricket- Injury Prevention

Laurey Cronin

Thoughts of the week
A rolling stone gathers old fans
Be happy with what you’ve got – but make sure you have plenty