Katamatite Cricket Club Gazette

Info, News, Game Reports and Events of Your Local Club

Volume 1, Issue 1: 25th September 2014 - Welcome to the KCC Gazette

Welcome to the first installment of The KCC Gazette! Each fortnight The Gazette will showcase the efforts and talents of the Katty boys and girls out there in the yellow and black (or white!), playing everybody's favourite summer sport. We love our cricket and we have been enjoying the family atmosphere and community camaraderie that has developed around the club over the past few years. So we are very excited to bring some of that to you via The Gazette.


In addition to the cricket news, we will bring you details of upcoming games and events. The Gazette is your invitation to all of these! Whether you're looking for some local weekend entertainment and want to get along to one of the games (which we can now enjoy from the air conditioned comfort of our beautiful club rooms at home!), you want to come in for Thursday night teas for a delicious meal and a catch up, or you want to dust off your party shoes and get along to one of our social events; we would love you to join us. Come down!


The Gazette will also offer you some other interesting tid-bits, including player profiles and stories from the vault, but we would also welcome your contributions via "letters to the editor", or write in with suggestions and feedback. Send to: katamatitecc@gmail.com or give to one of us in person.


Hope you enjoy The KCC Gazette!

Your KCC Executive, 2014/15

President's Welcome to Season 2014/15: By Andrew Erickson

As the incoming president, I am very excited to take on the challenge of leading the Katamatite Cricket Club.


Looking back, our senior team started last year as a team expected to finish bottom three and we finished in the top six. This was very rewarding for our club and our coach, Harry. There were some very good personal achievements, with Tommy Pen (Tom Pendlebury) coming runner up in the A Grade League Medal, and Angry (Angus MacFadyen) taking out the League Medal in B Grade.


Looking forward, we are very excited as to what this year may bring. Harry (Adam Harwood) will be Captain/Coach with Daniel Gattuso joining him as Co-Captain. B Grade Captain is Jimmy Mac and Vice is Tim Mynard. B Grade looks to have a very competitive team when all players are available, so fingers crossed they can go one step further than last year to make it into the finals.


With regard to Juniors, last year we had under 16s and under 12s. This season we are looking to have Under 14s and Under 12s, with Daniel Parnell and Conner Lawless putting their hand up to coach the Under 14s. Under 12s coach is yet to be announced and, unfortunately, we do not have adequate numbers for the under 16s this year. Our main aim this year is to get more kids in to fill both teams and build up our juniors, and of course have a load of fun.


Let’s all get together and have a great year. Thanks.

Go the tigers!

Players Wanted!

Players wanted in both junior and senior teams.


JUNIORS: The kids don't need to be superstars, or even to have played before; if they're interested in having a hit, bring them down to training! All they really need is a white top and pants! Gear can be borrowed and registration costs can be worked out if money is a barrier to getting your kids out of the house and into playing cricket! There are many reasons it is one of the most popular Australian sports.


SENIORS: Think about dusting off the old cricket gear, give the game a go for the first time, or pass the word on to someone who may be interested! Ability is not a prerequisite!


Contact Harry for more information: 0407 806 307.

Player Profiles: Your KCC Senior's Captains

Daniel "Goose" Gattuso, Premier Division Co-Captain

The Bloke


Nickname & Age: Goose, 26

Where are you from? Cobram

Occupation: Physiotherapist

Dream Occupation: Top Gear Presenter

Favourite:

  • Sport (other than cricket) and team: Footy, North Melbourne
  • Food: Lasagna
  • Movie/TV show: Step brothers/Suits
  • Music/Band: The Kooks

What earns your respect in a person? Commitment, passion, understanding

What really annoys you? People who stay in the right lane when not overtaking

Three words to describe you: Methodical, organized, approachable


The Cricketer


When did you start playing cricket? Age 8

What's your forte on field? Specialist fieldsman

What's your best memory or proudest achievement in cricket? Playing against Nathan Lyon at Under 17’s NSW Southern Country

Any embarrassing moments on field? The Chrissy Mew in my first game for Katty

One word to describe you as a captain: Novice

Ambitions/hopes for this season: Player development and retention, and enjoyment


Give us something on your team mates


Who's the funniest? Carr-ie (Steve Carr)

Who's the angriest or scariest? Alan Ross

Who's the most stylish? Definitely not Joey Wright, worst underwear

If you could be one of your team mates for a week, who would it be, and why? Olly Ross, what’s not to like about clogging everyones facebook feed with Uni night pics.


Just for fun


If they made a movie of your life, which actor would play you (and why)? Without a doubt, Ryan Gosling….plz

What was your favourite cartoon/TV show as a kid? Rocko’s Modern Life

What would you buy with your last $50? Lotto ticket


I nominate "Alan" Ross to do the next senior player profile...

Jim McCallum, B Grade Captain

The Bloke


Nickname & Age: Jmac, 34

Where are you from? Katamatite

Occupation: Plant Operator

In my spare time I like to: Spend time with family

Favourite:

  • Sport (other than cricket) and team: AFL, St Kilda
  • Food: Pizza
  • Movie/TV show: Big Bang Theory
  • Music/Band: AC/DC

What earns your respect in a person? [being] Genuine and understanding

Three words to describe you: Hard worker, family man, dedicated


The Cricketer


When did you start playing cricket? Age 26

How long have you played for KCC? 8 years

What's your forte on field? Bowling

Who was your favourite cricketer to watch growing up? Michael Bevan

Who's your current favourite and why? Shane Watson, all rounder

What's your best memory or proudest achievement in cricket? Taking 34 wickets in a season

Any embarrassing moments on field? Too many to chose from

One word to describe you as a captain: Fair

Ambitions/hopes for this season: Make finals


Give us something on your team mates


Who's the funniest? Tim Lukies

Who's the angriest or scariest? Adam Harwood

Who's the most stylish? Joe Wilkie


Just for fun


What was your favourite cartoon/TV show as a kid? Transformers

What would you buy with your last $50? Spend it on my kids. Whatever they want.


I nominate Caleb "Pup" Clarke for the first junior player profile...

From the Vault - Life Members Reminisce...

A Humorous Umpiring Incident: Story by Phillip Barnes

Katamatite A Grade were playing Finley at Finley in the early 90s when light began to fade as a big storm approached. Ian Alexander and I were batting and we decided to appeal against the light.


The umpire couldn't make up his mind as to whether or not to call off play, so he suggested he stand where the wicket keeper would be and get their fast bowler to bowl one down to see if he could view the ball.


We stepped out of the way, and showing fast bowlers' intelligence, the Finley paceman let one fly at full pace. The ball went through at stump height and struck the umpire flush on top of the foot.


The umpire agreed it was difficult to see the ball coming out of the trees at the northern end, so we helped him limp off the ground to end the day's play. No sooner had we left the ground, when down came the rain.

A big thanks to Phil for sharing this story; our life members have a fair few yarns to tell. We'll be bringing you more stories from the vault in each edition of the KCC Gazette.

Our Sponsors

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We thank Andrew Goldman for another year of sponsorship. If you require excavation or gravel supply services, he's your man - give him a call: 5748 4372.
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It's fantastic to have the pub back on board with the town's sporting clubs. A big thank you to new Owners, Colin & Margaret, for their sponsorship. Head on in to the Katty Pub - a great place for a meal or a cold one.

Pre-Season Reminders & Player Information

Subs & Registration

A reminder that subs payments should be made ASAP before the season, or in the first few weeks. If you require an extension this is fine, please just speak to your coach or a committee member to advise.


Costs:

  • $150 senior player
  • $60 senior player student
  • $40 junior player
  • $20 social, non-player member


Subs can be paid by EFTpos, cash or cheque, to the Treasurer or Secretary at training, or if they are around on game day.

New Look "Whites" - Seniors

Seniors will take the field in their new "whites" shirt, for two day matches. The modern design should look very impressive.


Shirts are for purchase at a cost of $40. Full payment should be made on pick up of your shirt. See Shannon or Catherine Pool at training.

Social & Training Apparel

Social polo tops have been designed, and will be available for purchase at a cost of around $35 (price TBC). The design is a simple grey polo with the club logo embroidered on the chest. Shirts will be available to try on at training this week only, if you wish to confirm sizing. You will still be able to purchase a top at a later date without trying one on this week, however, it is recommended that you try one on to guarantee and reserve your size.


Training shorts can also be ordered this week and will cost $35. These are black with a yellow patch on the side (on which will be printed your name and one-day number). As these are personalised, they will need to be ordered now; you won't be able to buy a pair later.


See Shannon or Catherine Pool.

Upcoming Events - All Welcome!

AFL Grand Final Day at The Rooms

Saturday, Sep. 27th, 12:30pm

Moore St

Katamatite, VIC

Join us at the rooms to watch the game. Nibbles provided and drinks at bar prices.

Thursday Night Teas at the Rooms

Thursday, Oct. 9th, 7pm

Moore St

Katamatite, VIC

Hang around (or come down) after Thursday night training for tea. What's on the menu changes from week to week but always stays affordable.

Round 1: Premier Division One Day Match

Saturday, Oct. 11th, 12:30pm

Finley Recreation Reserve, Finley, New South Wales, Australia

Finley, NSW

Katamatite vs Finley at Finley.

Katty vs Cobram Premier Division Cancer Fundraiser Match

Saturday, Jan. 10th 2015 at 12:30pm

Bank St

Cobram, VIC

The local derby will have a special theme this year, raising funds for cancer support and research. What a great initiative of these two clubs - get along and help us help others.