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The Swoop Newsletter - Round 1 Deluxe Edition 2023/24

Proudly brought to you by McQueen Financial Group

It's with great anticipation that we welcome the CMCC community to the 23/24 season. It would be remiss of us not to once again acknowledge the contribution to the club of our immediate past president Peter Warner. He will be formally recognised in coming weeks. The commencement of a new season always brings great hope, but with a rejuvenated list and a number of new faces in both the playing and coaching ranks , there is a genuine sense of optimism that the club across all grades has the capacity to make material strides this campaign. Playing group We have added a number of new high quality recruits for season 23/24 who will play in our Senior XI 's including Shorye Chopra (Kingston Hawthorn), Shantanu Bhaiya (Albury), Artharv Deshpande (Casey-South-Melbourne), Coby Edmonstone (WA Premier Cricket), Alex Ridley (Wellington, NZ), Tim Scott (Geelong), Will Troy (Kew), Henry Walsh (Wellington, NZ).

We have also added further depth across the grades with an influx of new talented younger players from the local area, our Dowling team of last year and our Academy. It is pleasing to see so many local talented younger players choosing to play at the Magpies this season. Coaching Group We have continued to invest in coaching, building a high quality team around David Alleyne who will again be our Head Coach. Dave will be supported by: Shaun Prescott - Senior Assistant Coach Stuart Cann - Assistant Coach and Captain of the Third XI Paul Jackson - Assistant Coach (Spin Bowling) Matt Grose - Academy/ Dowling / U/18 Coach & Bowling coach Anthony Stubbs - Assistant Coach - Fast Bowling Chris Thewlis - Assistant Coach - Batting Captains Congratulations to our Captains who were announced last night at our Seasons Launch: First XI Captain - Shorye Chopra, supported by VC's Liam Fitzpatrick & Will Walker Second XI Captain - Akshay Kodoth Third XI Captain - Stuart Cann Fourth XI Captain - Robert Capstick Academy and Dowling After a rigorous selection process over recent months, Shaun Prescott, Matt Grose and Mark Dwyer have selected a talented squad of 15 U18 Academy, and 13 U16 Dowling Shield players. The detailed list of these players is available on our website. Corporate partners Pleasingly, all of our key corporate partners from 22/3 have agreed to re commit in 23/4. In particular, we would like to acknowledge our premium partners McQueen Financial Services, who have recommitted for another four years, Bendigo Bank, and Biggin Scott Boroondara. We also welcome new sponsors Shanklins Café, Tesorio Gastronomia, Camberwell Cheesecake Shop and Ashburton Meats. The complete detailed directory of our partners is listed elsewhere in this newsletter. We have a diverse range of outstanding businesses that are invested in our club, their support is crucial and we encourage all members of the CMCC family to sample their services where possible Juniors & Girls Under a new junior committee, CMCC will field 8 boys teams and 2 girls teams this season, whilst Blasters is already showing healthy registration numbers with 2 weeks to go before first session commences Events As in previous years, there will be a number of social events under a new committee led by Indianna Wickes. Please see the social calendar below Thank you to our fellow committee members for their hard work in getting the club to the starting line. We look forward to the first ball being bowled, and seeing you at the cricket over the course of the season Regards Tim and Mark

We are proud to announce the following as our sponsors for the 2023/24 season! Please show them as much support as possible because they are so important to the day to day operations of our club! Principle Partner - McQueen Financial Group Primary Sponsors - Biggin Scott Boroondara, Bendigo Bank, Physioworks Health Group, Australian Venue Co. Gold Sponsors - Melbourne City Toyota, Chemist Warehouse Camberwell, Mimi's Restaurant, Sherlock Wheelbarrows Silver Sponsors - Hark Media, Doncaster Orthodontics, Nelson Career Advisors, Yarra Valley Hilltop Juices Bronze Sponsors - Monaco's Deli, Protiviti, Tesoro Gastronomia, Shanklin Cafe, Ashburton Meats, Chargrill Charlies, Camberwell Cheesecake Shop We thank each sponsor for their generosity and support for the Pies and we look forward to long and fulfilling relationships with all of you! Please see the bottom of the newsletter for each sponsors logo and head to our website for more information on each sponsor and links to their websites!

Pictured above: 1st XI Debutants Rnd 1 2023/24. From left to right: Shorye Chopra, Coby Edmonstone, Shantanu Bhaiya, Tom Scott & Atharv Deshpande Round 1 Update Unfortunately with the heavy rain throughout this week, the 2nds, 3rds & 4ths grounds have been unable to recover in time for Saturdays fixture and thus have been cancelled. However, Jubilee Park No.1 Oval will still host our 1st XI against Ringwood starting at 11am. A big congratulations to our 5 debutants (pictured above) Shorye Chopra (club captain), Coby Edmonstone, Shantanu Bhaiya, Tom Scott & Atharv Deshpande and to the other 6 boys selected to play. Lets show our support for the 1s this Saturday as we endeavour to get our first win of the season!

Pictured above: 2023/24 Season Launch

We are excited to release our Social Calendar for the 2023/24! Save these dates and stay tuned for updates on the events which are TBC. A massive thanks to Indianna Wickes for her work behind the scenes as Head of the Social Committee! Looking forward to a great year of social events! #fun

NEW PLAYERS FOR 2023/24 We would like to welcome the following players to the club for the 2023/24 season: Shorye Chopra, Henry Walsh, Alex Ridley, Will Troy, Will Stamper, Shantanu Bhaiya, Hayden Brown, Tom Sheehan, Tom Scott, Atharv Deshpande, Tom Vanderslik (returning), Coby Edmonstone, Tom Audley, Anagh Wadhwa, Hasnain Khalid, Daniel Curnow, Beau Metcalf, Ben Brooks, Christopher Gorman, James D'Alberto, Lucas Jones, Adam Li We wish you all the best in your first seasons as a Pie!

Welcome to Jack's Q&A Corner, brought to you by Silvan Australia, where we get a glimpse into the lives of the many people around our great club. First up, we have our new club captain, Shorye Chopra & our Senior Head Coach, David Alleyne! Question 1 - What is your favourite colour? Shorye - Navy Blue David - Blue Playing with a straight bat to start, not giving too much away here! Question 2 - Who is your favourite sports person of all time? Shorye - Stephen Curry David - Viv Richards Dave really showing his age here but both very respectable answers, legends of their era's and sports! Question 3 - What was your favourite TV show growing up? Shorye - Friends David - Match of the Day I wonder which friend Shorye is? I'm going to say he's closest to Ross and Dave strikes me as a Joey! Meanwhile Dave demonstrating his love of all sports! Great picks! Question 4 - What is your favourite cricketing memory? Shorye - Asian Cricket Council U19 Semi Final, I scored 100 to qualify for the U19 World Cup. David - Making a first class fifty, hundred and taking 9 dismissals as WK in the same game. Both very impressive achievements from two very successful cricketers! Question 5 - If I come over for dinner, what are you cooking for me? Shorye - Goat Biryani David - Steak, medium rare, thyme and garlic butter Mmmm can't wait for Shorye to cook us some goat for Thursday night dinner. And the thought of garlic butter on steak is making me very hungry. Good to know we have some chefs at the club! Thankyou to Shorye and David for playing! Who will be next on Q&A Corner? Find out in next weeks newsletter.......

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