Moonee Valley Cricket Club



It's here - our 2021/22 Wisden

The Moonee Valley 2021/22 Senior Wisden is now out, and offers hours of reading, reviews and statistics.
It's a bumper edition - 144 pages - and chronicles our great club's past as well as our present.
It's all in the Wisden - so have a look and see.
Try and find:
*Which 12 players made the Wisden Team of the Year?
*Who has been our leading wicket-taker two years running?
*Who took a senior hat-trick in 2021/22?
*Who has the best bowling average (minimum 30 wickets) in our history of more than 50 years?
*How many times has Ian Denny been selected as one of our five Wisden Cricketers of the Year?
This information is all available - you just have to look.
So start reading - here's the link
Charlie Walker, Editor, Moonee Valley Wisden


The appointment of captains to our senior teams for the 2022/23 season has now been finalised.
*Jack Newman has been reappointed as First Eleven captain for his fifth season. Jack is a Premiership-winning captain.
*Dom Gibaldi has been promoted from Fourths skipper to Seconds captain. Dom drives standards among his players, and expects to have a good blend of experienced players and exciting youngsters.
*Rahul "Sunny" Sharma has been reappointed captain of our Thirds. With the 2021/22 Premiership under his belt Sunny will lead his team, expected to be promoted to B Grade, in the defence of their flag.
Allan Cumming*Our 2020/21 Premiership-winning Fourths captain, Manpreet "Manu" Singh is back in charge of his team after a season away due to work commitments. He has the ability to pull together a strong squad of players.
*Experienced skipper Allan Cumming is captain of the Fifths this season. He has put up his hand to captain whenever required, across eight seasons since 2009/10, and skippered teams from the Fourths down.
*Andreas Skiotis has been appointed captain of the Sixths. Andreas relishes leadership roles, and has demonstrated his capabilities as a member of the Club committee and as coach of the Under 12s last season.
*Tara Newman has been reappointed captain of our Women's team. Tara led the girls to a premiership last season, and has become a real leader at our club.
**We have not entered a Seventh team (Sunday hard-wicket) this season, but if our player numbers continue to grow we will consider a late entry.

International player/coaching panel member Wasim Abbas teaching one of his junior Pakistan players.OUR COACHES FOR 2022/23 

Moonee Valley Cricket Club is taking an innovative panel approach to our coaching personnel for 2022/23 - tapping into a range of skills across the club.
Life Member and past senior coach Mark Gauci (pictured below) is playing a key role, helping to co-ordinate the coaching and keeping a particular eye on developing the skills of lower grade and emerging younger players.
Gauch has also been appointed Chairman of Selectors.
We will be utilising the skills and experience of First Eleven captain Jack Newman and former Carlton Premier player Sam Younghusband to focus on the training and development of the players who will be in and around Firsts selection.
Our overseas player and former Pakistan first class player Wasim Abbas will play an up-front role across the whole of the senior section of the club. Wasim, who arrives in Australia on September 13, has a Level 1 coaching qualification from Pakistan and is keen to get a Level 2 Australian qualification.
At right: International player/coaching panel member Wasim Abbas teaching one of his junior Pakistan players.
Wasim has coached the Under 16 and Under 19 rep teams for Dera Ismail Khan District - the equivalent of coaching State cricket or one level below.
Coaching panel member/Chairman of Selectors Mark GauciWith his background and expertise in coaching top-level juniors, Wasim will also have a strong presence in Moonee Valley's junior program, with a particular emphasis on our Under 16s.
A right-handed bat and right-arm offspinner, he will have a load of experience to help bring on our juniors.
Two junior coaches from last season - Andreas Skiotis and Pat Taylor, have been reappointed. Both are moving up an age group with their young charges - Andreas to Under 14s and Pat to the Under 12s.
We are still to finalise our Under 10 coach.

Our Moonee Valley Cricket Club AGM - outcome

The annual general meeting of the Moonee Valley Cricket Club Inc. was held on Monday, August 1 at the Moonee Ponds Club, with Treasurer Peter Golding reporting the most healthy profit for a decade.
Around 20 members attended, either in person or via a Zoom link.
Charlie WalkerThe election of officebearers saw:
*Charlie Walker (right) - President - returned unopposed.
*Mark Gauci - Vice President - returned  unopposed.
*Michael Ozbun - Secretary - returned unopposed.
*Peter Golding - Treasurer - returned unopposed.
*General committee members - Allan Cumming, Andreas Skiotis, Bede Gannon, Daniel Phillips, Brendan Rhodes - returned unopposed.
*Assistant Treasurer - Rahul "Sunny" Sharma - elected.
*General committee members - Dean Jukic, Michael Borcher - elected.
Charlie Walker was reappointed interim Junior Co-ordinator, pending inquiries from other potential applicants


Back for season 2022/23Pre season is here !
Venue - Ormond Park, Pattison St, Moonee Ponds
Training starting on Sunday August 14th at 11am, followed by a social gathering at the Ascot Vale Hotel
Sundays will continue on the 21st and 28th
Tuesdays and Thursdays as of the 30th of August starting at 5pm
Training will move to 6pm when daylight savings starts
See you all there


Moonee Valley cricket - recruiting for 2022/23

Moonee Valley will welcome new senior and junior players for the 2022/23 season. We plan to have senior men's turf and hard wicket teams, playing in both Saturday and Sunday grades, as well as women's cricket. Our club expects to have juniors at the Under 16, Under 14, Under 12 and Under 10 levels in the coming season, playing Friday evenings.
Anyone interested in playing for Moonee Valley in the coming season - seniors, juniors or our premiership-winning women's team - can phone or text President Charlie Walker on 0411 705 381 or Vice President Mark Gauci on 0457 778 335.

Buy club clothing, pay your membership, buy tickets to club functions - do it all at

Junior Registration - link here -

     Main Club contact details:

* Charlie Walker - President 0411 705 381; 9370 1802
* Peter Golding - Treasurer 0419 009 721
* Michael Ozbun - Secretary 0448 548 860
* Mark Gauci - Vice President 0457 778 335 

* Charlie Walker - Junior Co-ordinator -    


For more contacts, see " Office bearers & Officials " under "Club News & Info" at the top of the page

Last updated : August 29, 2022.
For more of our history, including our Premierships, click HERE


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