Welcome to the fifth of our newsletters. I hope they help keep all stakeholders in the Otago Country network up to date with some of the happenings within our organisation. The cricket season is here, well maybe not quite in Otago Country as such, but close!!
Our Cricket Development Officer, Willie Miller, has started full on. He was up in Queenstown and Cromwell a couple of weeks ago assisting Emma Campbell with Holiday Programs and back in Dunedin to help Otago Cricket with their Holiday Programs. Thursday/Friday of last week he had the Combined Otago Country Team playing in the McCullum Cup T20 competition and this week back into school visits. Just a reminder that Willie can be contacted on 0212790979 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Summer Coaching role is signed and sealed and we are thrilled to have Emma Campbell back on board. Emma started officially at the beginning of October but she had already done a heap of planning admin leading into the season. It is great to have someone with Emma’s skills back on board with us and working with our young cricketers throughout the Lakes area of Otago Country. Emma has just tidied up the final stages of our successful Winter Training Program. I have had some great feedback about her work in this area. If you need to contact Emma she can be reached on 0211242266 or email email@example.com
As you can imagine there is a lot of work goes on behind the scenes to get the OCCA Rep Programme up and running and I’d like to make special mention of the work Graeme Buttar, Fraser Wilson and Emma Campbell put into organising coaches and managers for our teams. We are so fortunate to have so many parents available to take these positions on and we just can’t thank them enough for their commitment. The Management groups for these teams are;
Kevin Burns, Coach
Shayne O’Connor, Selector
Rhiane Smith, Selector
Fraser Wilson, Captain.
Kyle Paterson, Coach
Fraser Wilson, Manager/Selector
Jason Heron, Co-Coach
Ian Collin, Co-Coach
Year 7/8 Boys
Daniel Gibbons, Selector
Rhiane Smith, Selector
Steve Cormack, Selector
Year 5/6 Boys
Lindsay Breen, Coach/Selector
Shayne O’Connor, Coach/Selector
Womens/Girls Rep Teams
Emma Campbell is the Coach/Coaching Co-Ordinator for our programme and is currently working her way through the Selection/Appointment process for all our Womens/Girls rep teams.
Emma is currently on the lookout for a coach and manager for the Girls U15 Tournament in Gore, 15th November. If you are keen to help out please contact Emma asap.
Congratulations to the Milton Cricket Club that is to celebrate their 150th Jubilee over Waitangi weekend, 5-6-7 February 2016. Registration details will be out soon so keep an eye out for those details, which will be on our FB page and website.
Just a reminder that Molyneux Park has got two Ford Trophy games on the 27th and 30th December with the Otago Volts playing both Auckland and Canterbury while the Otago Sparks host the Central District Hinds on 2-3-4 January.
Queenstown’s Events Centre hosts Sri Lanka, when they play their three-day warmup game against the NZC Presidents X1 on 3-5th December. They will also host a four-day Plunket Shield game between the Volts and Wellington 5-8th February.
The Hawke Cup Team’s schedule is;
21-22 November. Warmup v Southland @ Queenstown Events Centre.
28-29 November. v North Otago @ Molyneux Park.
6th December. v Dunedin Metro, Stewart McKnight Trophy @ Oturehua.
12-13 December. v Southland @ Queens Park, Invercargill.
16-17 January. v South Canterbury @ Aorangi Park, Timaru
30-31 January. v Mid Canterbury @ Molyneux Park.
Just a reminder that all Zone 4 Hawke Cup Elimination games this season will be ‘Live Scored’, ball by ball, using the same program, Feedback Cricket-Live Scoring Edition, that provides ‘Live Scoring’ of all International and Domestic cricket on the BLACKCAPS website.
Our new website is up and running. The domain name is www.otagocountrycricket.co.nz. It is a working site so there will be additions ongoing some keep checking to catch the latest info. Also keep an eye on the Otago Country Cricket Association Facebook page for news updates. You will notice the latest FB posts go on the ‘home page’ of the website as well.
Our AGM provided little change in the Office Bearers for the coming twelve months and the willingness of those elected, to stand for a further term, indicates a real passion for our association and I thank all those involved for their commitment.
Those elected were;
Patron, Stewart McKnight.
President, Geoff Blakely.
Vice President, Malcolm Jones.
Chairman, Malcolm Jones.
Minute Sec/Treasurer, Donald Jackson.
Otago Country Under 17 Boys team for the tournament in Oamaru at Labour Weekend has been named and is,
Caleb Carson, South Otago.
Marc Cormack, Maniototo
Charlie Davis, Queenstown.
Angus Frew, Queenstown.
Regan Hucklebridge, Cromwell.
George Johnstone, Maniototo.
Daniel Lewis, Queenstown.
Rueben Pyle, Maniototo.
Connor Smith, South Otago.
Issac Steentjes, Cromwell.
Luc Thompson, South Otago.
Ashton Tourell, South Otago.
We wish the team all the very best. The association is greatly indebted to the team at Geosolve for their generous sponsorship of the U17’s, that will keep the costs to the boys at a manageable level.
“Geosolve provides a wide range of geotechnical services for residential, commercial and agricultural projects throughout the South Island. With offices in Dunedin, Queenstown, Wanaka and Cromwell our 40 strong team of engineers, geologists, and technicians specialise in all aspects of geotechnical engineering, engineering geology and natural hazards. We also offer other specialist services including water resources and pavements testing and design. Our service is tailored for the South, by offering practical and cost effective solutions on all of our projects”.
http://www.geosolve.co.nz/ Geosolve geotechnical engineers. Go on, give them a crack!
When these newsletters appear in your inbox please forward them to anyone involved in OCCA in any way if you think they have been left out. If you have anything you want included or have any questions or ideas please don’t hesitate to contact me on 0275226300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, please use those contact details for any inquiries about the Otago Country organisation.
Malcolm Jones, Chairman
Otago Country Cricket
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