This weekend we are back in full swing


Friday Afternoon

U-11 Colts vs Toorak Prahran @ Fawkner Park CS4

U-11 Gryphons vs Malvern Green @ Lord Reserve #1

U-13 Gryphons vs Toorak-Prahran Green @ CS5

U-15 Gryphons vs Toorak-Prahran Colts @ East Caulfield Reserve (outer)

Saturday Morning

U-12 vs Brighton @ Dendy Park (8.15am yes it’s true!)


The 1st XI is back in action after being promoted to South Division and has a tough first up assignment vs Clayton. The team welcomes English recruit Josh Crine  and also welcomes back Coach Vinay Tripathi, Ash Chawla, “Psycho” Sid Kumar and Rahual Chauhan. The first’s will still have last years narrow GF loss burning in the stomach for sure. Captain Fenno still at the helm.

The 2nd XI has been promoted up 2 grades after their premiership win in South A2 and are now playing in the new super grade Senior South Seconds with 18 teams in the grade! Here the top eight sides will play off for 2 premierships. 5 of last years premiership players will take to the field. We welcome Vasu Srinivas, Hamish Bull and Tarun Grandhi for their first games in the seconds. They are taking on Clayton at Jack Meade reserve, Murf still at the helm.

The 3rd XI has newly appointed Dave the “Model” Goodey now in charge after being promoted from the 4th XI. Dave seems to be able to bring players along for the journey and has promised to feed plenty of quality players into the 2nd’s. The 3rd’s are playing Power House down at Lords and will be keen to follow up their strong first up win last week with another this week. Now that the “Model” is in the 3rd’s this also means the famous team manager Gemma will be there also!

The 4th XI also has a new/old skipper in Vernon Purdey, he was skipper of the first XI back in 94/95. He still has the fire burning and is looking to follow the recent tradition of the 4ths with many finals appearances. Young Tom Robinson has the gloves, I think he will be in the 3rds pretty soon.

The A grade also had a win last week and with Ash Chawla back in charge are looking for big things this season. This is the newly formed A-Sunday that is all one days matches so there will be plenty of attractive cricket. I also notice the Doctor Davor Stanic is in to bowl big outswingers! They are away to Malvern @ TH King Reserve

The B-Sunday grade are @  the home of cricket (Koornang Park) vs Melbourne Strikers. Ari Morton backing up from runs last week will be keen to make plenty more to continue his famous facebook posts. This match also is the return of long time past member of the club Hilton “Hilly Duncan”. This man has been seen at many clubs since he departed the Neg, we thought he was lost forever. But the deep connection he has with Elliot Cartledge knows no bounds and he is back. don’t blob up!

Good luck to all and help out your captains with setting up and packing up and lets get 11 wins this week. For Senior home games covers are in use at both grounds on both days this weekend so attend early.

Go Neggies!

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Written by Glenn Murphy