A BATCH of talented young players round out a ‘new look’ Glen Alvie Cricket Club for 2012/13. A new committee believes their players will have a great chance of success in the A2 competition after one year in the top flight.
Arrivals: English bowler Steve Coppell, described by club president Matt Hull as “the fastest bowler we’ve had”; coach Jamie Glen has played for Nar Nar Goon and Cardinia; and Rob Arestia is a the captain of the A Grade side, originally from Dandenong. Other new recruits include Nathan George, Will Gray, Blake Andrighetto and Matt Greenaway.
Departures: Steve Nippers, captain of the B Grade team last season, has left the squad.
Great expectations: After showcasing their skills at recent training sessions, all new recruits are looking promising, Matt said.
Captains: Rob Asteria will captain the A2 team and captains for B1 and C2 are still to be confirmed.
Junior teams: An Under 12s side is a definite. “There’s lots of ‘em,” Matt said.
We’ve been busy: The club’s storage shed near the Glen Alvie Recreation Reserve’s cricket nets has been freshly concreted.
Social calender: Melbourne Cup Day will be celebrated in the club rooms with friends and family.
Off the field: An entirely new committee includes Steve Smith as club secretary and Roberta Hull as treasurer.
Get on us because: “We’ve got a totally new committee and lots of new blood in the team,” Matt said. The club now has many players aged in their mid-20s; whereas in previous years there was a gap as there had been several players over 40 and others in their teens.