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First XI: The 1s returned to the winners list against Greenvale on the weekend, defeating the Kangaroos by 66 runs in a comprehensive performance. Defending 220, early wickets were the order of the day and that’s exactly what the bowlers delivered, reducing Greenvale to 3/5. Debutant Jack Lyndon was front and centre in the action, removing both openers for his first two wickets in first grade, while Shantanu Bhaiya also got in on the act. Greenvale were unable to generate any momentum, further slumping to 6/58 after wickets from Tom Nelson and Shan. Despite a brief fightback, the Kangaroos were eventually dismissed for 154, Tom finishing the day with 4/47 to be the pick of the bowlers. Jack will be eyeing off more games at the top level after his standout performance, conceding less than one run per over as well as taking two early poles. A second win leaves the 1st XI sitting 12th on the table, locked on 12 points with four other teams. Second XI: The 2s also powered to a comfortable victory against Greenvale, chasing 195 with five wickets in hand. James Wiseman was the hero of the batting innings, hitting the bowlers to all parts on the way to his maiden 2nd XI century. While the rest of the top order struggled, ‘Jim’ absolutely thrived, belting 124 off 111 balls including five maximums to see his side home. A late collapse saw the Pies dismissed for 226, 31 runs ahead of Greenvale’s total, triggering a second innings for the away side. The Kangaroos stumbled to 3/11 courtesy of wickets from Kieren Jamieson and Alex ‘The Riddler’ Ridley, but they were able to consolidate, with the sides shaking hands at 3/49. With six points banked, the 2s now sit inside the top eight, locked with Footscray on 14 points Third XI: It was a heartbreaking afternoon for the 3s at Greenvale Reserve, as the boys fell just one wicket short of a deserved victory. Defending 336 on a flat wicket, Mitch Traplin and skipper Tom Vanderslik made early inroads before Greenvale began to grind away in pursuit of a large target. Tea came around with the Kangaroos just two wickets down, but that changed quickly after the interval, with two runouts bringing the game back into the balance. Unfortunately for the Magpies, another decent partnership ensued, with Greenvale’s Manav Sharma going past 100 all the way to 150, most of those runs coming with a runner at the crease. However, a creeping required run rate saw the wickets begin to tumble in the final couple of hours, Greenvale going nine down with 3 overs to play. There was to be no fairytale ending for our 3rd XI though, as Greenvale batted out the draw leaving both teams empty handed. Vanderslik was our best with 4/77, but the bowlers lacked discipline overall. Without a win after the two dayers, the 3s will be itching to turn things around against Melbourne Uni this weekend. Fourth XI: The 4s suffered a similar fate to the 3rd XI, taking nine wickets in an agonising draw at Watson Park. With 285 on the board, captain Capstick was confident of taking full points, and at 5/85 that looked likely. However, a couple of stubborn partnerships saw Greenvale drag the day right out, despite Daniel ‘Floods’ Walker’s efforts at one end (5/44 off 18 overs). The Magpies were left with roughly half an hour to take the final wicket, but Greenvale’s final batting pair were resolute in defence and even managed to add 30 runs as the game ended in a draw with the Kangaroos 58 runs short. Aside from Floods, Max Burn performed well to take 2/30 off 13 overs. At the end of Round 4, the 4s are still the best placed side at the club, sitting third on the table with 15 points.
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Welcome to Jack's Q&A Corner brought to you by Nelson Career Advisors. This week, Gravo spent a few minutes with one of our favourite people at the club, mum of Magpies alumni Tom, Josh and Ed, the boss of the boss, Prez Tim and owner of valued corporate partner Nelson Career Advisors, Emma Nelson. 1. For the CMCC community, can you tell us about your business, and what your typical client would look like? I provide careers advice to years 10, 11 and 12 school students and university students to help navigate their study and career thinking. For school students, Year 10 is more about understanding innate strengths and abilities, focussing on what they enjoy/interests and how they learn best. I help them with determining potential career options and work with them on choosing the right pathways; this includes subject selection, tertiary study pathways or skill building in the way of trades, apprenticeships or work experience. My work with university students is frequently about changing courses and resetting goals. For many students, the university experience doesn't always go to plan. Assisting with re-evaluating goals, engagement, interests, other life commitments and abilities, is critical to help students achieve their desired outcomes. The university students I see toward the end of their study, are seeking guidance around entering the job market and may need assistance with job applications and how to identify the sort of jobs and organisations they are most suited to and interested in. Some other early career stage people need assistance with their job search strategies and techniques. 2. What are the most enjoyable aspects of your business? I love the diversity, no two students are the same, everyone has a unique story. Seeing students plot their path and succeed gives me a lot of satisfaction. Most of the kids have no idea what they can do or come to me with very narrow perceptions of their career options. I enjoy helping them explore the possibilities, giving them the confidence to go for it and set in place a plan and some goals to work toward. 3. What do you see as key features of a successful corporate partnership? Opportunities like these to tell your story and promote your brand into your community are a great example of partnership. There must be a few people in your community in need of some good career advice!! 4. Finally, as the wife of the Prez, is there any interesting facts about the great man that you would like to share with the CMCC family? He is very private and does not like self promotion but his desire to contribute and give back to the community is driven by the importance he places on individuals being supported to achieve their goals. He loves sport, his family, the power of positive thinking, goal setting and working hard. Thankyou to Emma for playing! Who will be next on Q&A Corner? I will give you a hint. He sometimes bats with a stouche but runs like the flash. He works with numbers and likely eats cucumbers. All will be revealed in next weeks newsletter.......
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