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President's Update: November 2020

Wow this last month sure has gone fast with cricket season now in full swing. We have some really exciting things happening in and around the club, in the past few weeks and coming up before Christmas.


Ladies Days


It is great to see our Ladies Day really humming along on Thursday afternoons. The Women’s Tonk 2.0 is going really well with our ladies having a great time getting very immersed in our great game, about time I say. Before the Tonk on Thursdays we have our inaugural girls only programme with 20 + girls enjoying an action packed session thanks to Mel, Jess, Declan and their team. It really brings me joy to see the female participation at the club on the rise, which is a key strategy for the club.


Coaching and Umpiring Program


I would like to also give a shout out to those Junior players who have put their hand up to take on our Junior coach and umpiring mentor program. This is a great initiative that gives some important life skills which also helps to bring our club to together to grow as one big family. Keep up the good work.


Junior Representative Cricketers


The following junior players have been selected for the Tweed and Far North Coast representative teams.


Far North Coast U12 Thunder - Lismore Carnival team (Jan 2021)

  • Billy Smith

  • Hugo Portus

Tweed Representative U12s team – Inter-district Competition

  • Hugo Portus (captain)

  • George Fisher

  • Billy Smith

  • Bailey Newell

Tweed Representative U14s team – Inter-district Competition

  • Rishabh Lashand

  • Kwinn Wolf

Tweed Representative U16s team – Inter-district Competition

  • Jacques Peenz

  • Mitchell Grossman

Great to see these guys get recognised and good to see the club having some great talent working its way up through the grades - go the Panthers!!!


If you want to get out there and see these guys playing for their Tweed rep teams in their awesome new uniforms the first round is on the 29th of November with the 12s playing at Reg Dalton oval (Cudgen), the 14s playing at Rabjones oval (Murwillumbah) and the 16s at Seabreeze oval (Pottsville).


Good Luck to all TDJCA Teams that weekend.


Murwillumbah Leagues Club


I would like to welcome aboard the Murwillumbah Leagues Club as a brand new sponsor. We really appreciate their support, thank you. Our First Xl boys will be down at the leagues club this Friday afternoon (Nov 20) to do the raffles so if you are free drop down and support the boys and the leagues club, this all goes towards supporting our club too. Big thank you to the rest of our Sponsors, new and existing, your support is worth more than just a dollar value, it is helping to build our community and make it better.


Don't forget to check out our sponsors page on the club website and give them a chance for your business.


Super Saturday - 19 December 2020


We are fast approaching Christmas and we have our annual Super Saturday event on the 19th of December at the clubhouse and home grounds. We have 3 of our junior teams and all of our seniors playing at home that day. For juniors there will be a BBQ starting at 1pm, including a free sausage sizzle, popper and zooper dooper for all our junior members. At 6:30pm there will be a sausage sizzle and A free beer, wine or cider for our senior players to celebrate the Christmas break.

Twilight Tonk 6.0

Your esteemed President dropping a catch in the Twilight Tonk while keeping a year or 2 back.

Come January the mighty Twilight Tonk 6.0 will be back. This is one of our key social cricket initiatives around the club, it’s a great laugh and helps raise money for the club. Here are the details:

  • Starts Wednesday 13 January

  • Finishes Wednesday 24 February

  • Seven week program

  • $100 per team

  • Rabjones oval Murwillumbah

  • 5.30pm till 7pm (Bar Open & BBQ on)

  • 8 a side with maximum 14 players nominated

Players of all abilities are welcome, including players new to the game, male or female. Nominate a team with your mates or sign up individually to join an established team. Perhaps we can see a few more ladies sign up this year, or even the entry of an all lady team – “The Fairer Sexes” perhaps!!??


Send your interest by email to murbahpanthers@gmail.com with subject line "Tonk".


Marj Goward Day

Also in January we have an Honorary Day for Marj Goward. Marj has been a great servant to Tweed cricket for a whopping 35 years, so this day will honour her great service and thank Marj for all that she has done for cricket in the greater Tweed area, including with Murwillumbah Cricket Club. This will be a great community event with some fun games of cricket, lots of fond memories and a few speeches from those involved throughout those years. We'll keep you posted on the programme for the day as we get closer to the event. Thanks Marj Goward for a great innings, what a difference you made for cricket in the Tweed throughout your time.


That’s me for this month, see you round the grounds.


Keep a straight bat and pitch it up.


Your President

Adam Housen

Murwillumbah Cricket Club

“A club for all to come and thrive through cricket”


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