Coolum Cricket Club is a growing club and proud that we were one of the only Queensland clubs to grow junior cricket participation in the 2012/13 season. We have a strong and rich history and have won many premierships at the senior level with the juniors now starting to follow this tradition.
The club is run and managed by an elected committee of volunteers and is supported by Queensland Cricket.
President: Ron Bartholomew 0408 785 258
Vice President: Rob Snels 0422 572 036
Secretary: Mary Modini 0412 074 879
Treasurer: Tim Turner
The committee is also supported by a team of volunteers looking after groundskeeping, media and marketing, grants applications, bar management, canteen management and of course the all-important role of cooking the barbeques!
You can contact the committee by sending an email to email@example.com
A GRADE - COOLUM VS PALMWOODS AT RON MCMULLEN OVAL NO 3, MAROOCHYDORE SAT 31ST MARCH
After the first 2 days play was washed out, Palmwoods eventually went into bat first and were bowled out for a total of 132 runs. The pick of the bowlers were Lethal Paceman Jessie "Stumpcracker" Cakurs jagging 4 wickets off 17.4 overs, well backed up by the Extreme Fast Bowler namely - Peter "AFB" Wilkinson taking 3 vital wickets off 14 overs and Andrew "Party at The Penthouse" Heffernator bagged the other wicket. There were 2 outstanding run outs starring Jessie when the ball hit his boot onto the wickets, with the woodsman batter stranded out of his crease and a marvellous outfield throw by The Heff achieving the 2nd run out. A special mention must also go to young Dom Winmill for his 2 superb catches. Well Coolum got off to a shaky start going into bat for the run chase and at one stage they were reeling at 4/5 until a brilliant 86 run partnership between top scorer Dustyn "Browndog" Brown with a sensational knock of 92 runs including a massive 6 and Jessie "Boom Boom" Cakurs being great support and remaining on 12 not out, saw Coolum past the post finishing at around 5/140 and winning the match. Also Not forgetting Skipper Extraordinaire" Shayne "Swinzey" England with a valuable contribution with the willow of 19 runs. Jessie Cakurs was declared Man of the Match.
B GRADE - COOLUM VS PALMWOODS AT JACK BEAUSANG OVAL NO 2, CALOUNDRA 25TH AND 31ST MARCH
Our team was a bit luckier only being washed out on the 1st Saturday and started play on Sunday at an earlier time of 9.30am with Skipper Rod "Rocket" Chambers winning the very important coin toss and electing to field first and it proved to be a very good toss to win as it was a wet spongy wicket with a few good spots for our artillery of fast bowlers to aim at. Coolum got off to a great start rolling the woodsmen for a dismal total of 93 runs. Best of Coolum's Bowlers were led by "Ooh Ahh" Craig Trahar who bowled an immaculate line and length taking the magnificent figures of 5/32 off 11.4 overs and was well backed up by Mike "Bend Em Like Balestra" with 2/17 off 13 overs, and also Colin "Apples" Appleby bowled superbly snaring 2/16 off 9 overs and also running out one of the woodsmen batsman. Classic Catches were taken by Blayney Shorter x 2, Jeff Morris x 1 and Timmy Hynes x 1. Coolum went on the run chase, but we got off to the worst possible start, at one stage in trouble and reeling at 4/17, largely thanks to the opening batsman and golden oldie - Gozza "McQuackers" Gosling getting out on a 1st baller, followed by a couple more quack quacks from Jeff and Bart. However Timmy Hynes resurrected our innings top scoring with a superb knock of 143 runs putting our side in the box seat with 1st innings honours at this stage. He timed the ball to perfection and it was one of the most stylish knocks I have ever seen on a wet deck punishing the bowling attack to all parts of the ground. He was well supported by "Ooh Ahh" Craig Trahar with a gutsy knock of 24 after retiring hurt and coming back on. Mike Balestra remained not out 13 and Rocket Chambers contributed with an even dozen in our final total of 223 runs. With a handy 130 run lead, Coolum started well having Palmwoods reeling at 4/41 at one stage and were eventually bowled out for 117 runs, giving Coolum B Grade Side Outright Victory! Wickets were shared by "Ooh Ahh" Craig Trahar capping off a great match with the ball jagging 2/10 off 7 overs in the 2nd innings, backed up by Apples with 2/22 off 14.1 overs (2-2-2), The ever consistent - Mick "Bend Em Like Balestra" capturing 2/21 off 12 overs, Spin Veteran Jeff Morris taking 2/11 off 6 overs and Tim Hynes finishing off the wicket tally with 1/7 off 2 overs and not forgetting a superb run out by Skipper Rod "Rocket" Chambers in the outfield. Also a special mention to Wickie - Chris "Bart" Bartley for a superb keeping effort behind the stumps. A simply marvellous effort by all the team players who all put in 110 percent and capping off the 10th premiership for the writer in 2 decades with Coolum Cricket Club.
All in all another double premiership for the club recorded!
A & B Grade Teams together Winners for 2011 - 2012 season
"The Queenslands Government Gambling Community Benefit Fund provided $30,000 to the Coolum Cricket Club Inc for the Installation and construction of a Turf Wicket Block. The management and committee wish to thank the Gambling Community Benefit Fund for this Grant, this will enable our Junior and Senior teams to have home finals in the future and be able to grow the skills of all our cricketers by playing on turf.
We are growing as a club and this pitch is the first step in our five year expansion plan, We invite all past, present and future players to enquire about enrolling to play next season.
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