Winter News

Winter is almost over and we’re starting to see some warmer weather and sunshine, which means we’re just a little closer to the cricket season. So what’s been happening around Glenunga Cricket Club during the off-season?

The committee has been hard at work during the winter break, in fact planning for the 2023/24 season started back just two weeks after last season’s end!

Last season we were the second largest Junior Blasters centre in North East Adelaide, as well as the second largest for Master Blasters in SA and first in the North East Adelaide area, introducing cricket to a lot of new kids to a wonderful game. Of which some have come to play Under 10s at Glenunga this year!
We saw the Under 12 Supernovas make it to their grand final, as well as the Under 16 White team make it through to theirs, see some photos from the day here. We also had another successful and fun Juniors Presentation Day at the HUB.

In case you missed it, some of the past Glenunga Juniors popped up in the inaugural Under 19 Premier Cricket squad and got to spend some time with Australian Wicket Keeper, Alex Carey. See if you can spot them!

Senior cricket enjoyed a successful year, both the LO3 and LO5 teams made it to the grand finals but were unable to bring home any silverware. Our C1 development team saw some of the young guns from our Juniors perform in Senior cricket with the bat and the ball, as well as some of the old blokes getting runs in there too! The senior sides performed well across all grades with a total of 34 half-centuries between them, and some centuries and near misses as well. Both Kassapa Kariyawasam and Rohan Balasuriya took out the Batting awards from the Adelaide Turf Cricket Association.

What’s next in 2023/24?

The wheels are in motion at Glenunga Cricket Club, Junior registrations opened on July 1st and filled up fast, we’ve only placed left for those who wish to play in Under 10s! But it’s a good sign that our Juniors are going strong. Seniors are still taking registrations, but make sure to get in early as there are still teething issues with PlayHQ.

Clothing Portal & Orders
The clothing portal through Nelson Teamwear is expected to reopen in Mid-September for Round 2 of orders for those who missed out earlier, and Round 1 orders back in July are expected to be here before the season starts. Stay tuned to hear more when it’s open and when the other orders arrive!

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is only a few weeks away, taking place at 6.30pm, Thursday, September 14th in the Margaret Bond Room 1 (MB1) at Glenunga Hub.
The AGM is a chance to see the club’s direction for the future, its goals and financial health, and also the election of committee members. If you think you have some skills the club could use and want to join the committee, or want to coach the juniors please get in touch with us via the email link at the bottom of the newsletter.

Preseason Training
Preseason Training has already started with Seniors, Under16s and Under14s kicking off in the Favell-Dansie Indoor Centre at Adelaide Oval, with Under 12s and Under 10s to start soon.

This year we continue our major sponsorship with Livability Care Australia, who are doing wonderful things for those with disabilities. We’ve also got Accru Harris Orchard, Leaver & Son, The Arkaba Hotel, MacGregor Architecture and BIY Construction Supplies on board again.

We welcome to the family Hakea Landscape & Revegetation Services, as well as the Johnson Turf Group who will be curating our turf wickets!

Senior Coach
For Senior Cricket, we welcome James (Jim) Munting as the Senior Coach, Jim took over as Senior Coach during last season and is part of our A Grade (B2) team. Jim comes from a long cricketing background with several family members playing shield cricket, as well as Jim having a crack himself. He’s also got plenty of grade cricket experience under his belt with a First Grade shield Win with Glenelg back in 2012-13, several seasons of grade cricket with Manly-Warringah District Cricket Club, as well as Second XI for SA and NSW. Jim has been keen all winter to get back into it and continue to work with the senior cricketers to bring a premiership to Glenunga, and he’s also working with our Under 16s to develop their skills who are joining in with Seniors this year for training.

Stay tuned for more news coming soon, and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates and photos throughout the season.

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