Golf starts at Lakeview Dumbleyung Golf Course
The Lakeview Club opening day will be held on Saturday April 23 and will be a fun day with a mixed ambrose competition. You do not need to be a member or be able to play golf but someone who would like to come along for a hit, some fun and a barby following. Clubs can be shared on this day so no excuses!
Names to the Captains by 12 noon and there will be a very social barbeque afterwards with meat on sale and you are asked to bring along a salad or sweet to share.
Kukerin Dumbleyung Football Club - FIRST GAME this weekend!
So this Thursday night in Kukerin at Nenke Park D Grade training will start at 4:30 to 5:45 with a sausage sizzle to follow all players, siblings and parents welcome.
A & B Grade training will start at 6 o’clock with tea to follow so come along and watch the players and have a feed and a drink it would be great to get as many supporters as possible there.
We are always looking for volunteers on game day as well, we need to supply a goal umpire and a timekeeper for all 3 grades as well as boundary umpires for half of B grade home games so if you can help out with any of these jobs or would like to be a trainer or run water let me know.
D Grade Coach
Yoda/Eyresy Cup - Results
Peter Joyce (c) Lee Smith (c)
Dame Leo Scott Jefferis
Nathan Ditchburn Chad Jefferis
Kalan Joyce Matthew Gilfellon
Ryan Taylor Jon Ward
Scott Gray Ricky Mott
Tim Adams Marc Ball
Graeme Taylor David Head
Paul King Ashley Frame
Kim Gooding Austin Shotter
Calvin Shotter Stephen Joy
The toss was won by Dumbleyung and after performing the key test on the pitch, which revealed a concrete like hardness, followed by a quick head count that revealed only five of the Dumbleyung players were at the ground, the Captain Lee ‘Devereux’ Smith chose to bat. With each player, aside from the wicketkeeper, having to bowl two overs an eclectic mix of bowling was expected from both sides.
The Jefferis boys went out to open the batting which promised an exciting and quick scoring start to the innings. They did not disappoint, getting off to a flying start until Junior Jefferis was caught by the the super fielder Paul ‘Punter’ King. Matt ‘Gilly’ Gilfellon then came in and tried to keep the run rate going. Unfortunately due to not being able to lay bat on ball things did not go as planned but luckily Senior Jefferis was flying at the other end. They formed a good partnership of 61, thanks somewhat to Pete ‘Pete’ Joyce’s bowling , but Senior Jefferis then fell, again caught by Punter King. Jon ‘Wardy’ Ward came in and was soon another victim of Punter King, this time off his own bowling but with just over half of the overs completed the score was 3/96 and things weren’t looking too bad for the Dumbleyung team. With a strong Kukerin batting line-up Dumbleyung would need to continue to push and soon two power hitters were at the crease, Ricky ‘The Big Easy’ Mott and the relatively diminutive Lee ‘Devereux’ Smith. The two batsmen continued to push the score along, with some big shots from The Big Easy, and when Captain Devereux fell Marc ‘Red’ Ball entered and continue the high scoring. Dumbleyung finished on 6/175, a defendable score but with the rules around bowlers it was still going to be tough to do.
Being a student of the game, Dumbleyung Captain Devereux Smith had been studying the latest T20 World Cup and having discovered the secret to successful bowling entered the game with seven off spinners. Kukerin Captain Pete Joyce chose more conventional tactics and sent out Dame ‘No Nickname’ Leo and Nathan ‘Ditchy’ Ditchburn to open. After an impressive season Dame fell in the first over in an unimpressive manner to the bowling of Stephen ‘Skeeter’ Joy. Kalan ‘Kal’ then entered and with Ditchy set about making the large total seem small. Over the next eight overs the pair went for ten an over before Kal fell for 43 off the bowling of Wardy, a well bought wicket. Captain Pete Joyce then entered and continued his solid form pushing the score along nicely. The dangerous Wardy channelled Jeff Thompson, believing a stretcher to be as good as a wicket and proceeded to open a cut in Ditchy’s chin with a low bouncer. After declaring ‘tis but a scratch’, Ditchy increased the speed of his powerful display before falling for 58, followed by Captain Joyce the following ball. The score was still a solid 4/138 in the 16th over. Now on a hatrick, Red Ball continued his wicket taking tactics by leaving the fieldsman on the fence and bowling a sucker ball. Unfortunately the batsmen let it fall harmlessly near the square leg umpire. Thanks to a two wicket over from Red Ball, Dumbleyung were back in the game with Kukerin requiring 30 runs of the last 24 balls with six wickets in hand. Captain Devereux had left a couple of secret weapons up his sleeves, his own arm and bowler of the year and T20 superstar David ‘Bushy’ Head. Tight bowling over the last four overs forced some runouts and wickets and after a pressure filled final over the Dumbleyung team managed to just come out on top. At the end of the 20 overs Kukerin finished on 7/172.
The win ended eight years of Kukerin domination but more importantly a great day was had by all. A large crowd joined the players for the end of the game and post-game celebrations. The windup was held in conjunction with the game and the season awards were given out. The award winners were:
Batting Aggregate Kalan Joyce 382 runs
Batting Average Scott Jefferis 42.75
Bowling Aggregate David Head 25 wickets
Bowling Average David Head 14.52