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New and Returning Players for 2017-18 – Register Now!

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Season 2017-18 is fast approaching, and this season we are looking at entering up to 6 teams in the NSCA and NCU competitions. Northbridge is the oldest (and best!) club in the NSCA, and this is our 99th season which will see is return as the largest club in the association. We cater for players of all levels, with teams in the Turf competition and Hybrid (1 and 2 day matches) competitions. We encourage socialisation between grades, with players known to have started in the lower grades finishing the season in the top grade whilst also making life long friendships along the way.

We have access to one of the best training facilities, though not on the north shore but at Sydney Boys High, where you can roll the arm over or even spend time on having a dig against a bowling machine. With qualified coaches on our books we can help get you the improvement in your cricket that you need to progress up the grades. Training occurs on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:30pm.

After each match players gather at our sponsors establishment, Billy Barry’s Hotel, for a few beverages and sometimes a meal where players can describe to each other the events of the days play.

So what are you doing? Register now, and one of our friendly members will be in touch with you as soon as possible!

Summer 2017-18 Cricket Season is coming!

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The 2017-18 season commences on the weekend of 7 October.


Player Registration
Registration for the season is now available via the links in the side and top menus. All players, whether new or returning, are required to complete the form if they want to play this season. New players will be added into MyCricket so they will get the email communications out from the club about pre-season training, teams, gradings and selections, whilst for the returning players their details will be updated accordingly.

Pre-Season Training
Training will commence on Sundays from 3rd September at Naremburn Lower, from 12pm – 2pm. There is 2 nets there, and fielding drills will also be on the cards so make sure you get along and start to get the cricket muscles working again before the season commences.

Teams
We are looking at 5 teams being entered in the NCU/NSCA competitions this season, covering A Res (NCU Turf), B, C and D Grades again. This is pretty dependent on player numbers, so make sure to get your rego’s in asap. Within the NSCA it’s pretty certain that there will be games played on Sundays through the season due to ground availability, so players will need to be aware of that. The amount of Sunday games will be shared through the synthetic grades, so each grade will probably get some Sundays.

NCC Executive & Committee
Finally, congratulations to the returning Executive with no changes to positions, showing stability as we embark on our 99th year as a club. We do have a new Player Liaison Office this season, Alex Johnston, who takes on the role of helping to welcome our new players to the club as well as being a sounding board for any issues that could come up for players during the season.

Northbridge CC – 99th Year – Annual General Meeting

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Dear Northbridge Cricketers,

This is notice of that the Northbridge Cricket Club will hold it’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 16th August 2017 – 7:00pm @ Billy Barry’s Hotel in North Sydney.

The agenda is as follows:
  1. Acceptance of the Season 16/17 AGM Minutes
  2. Presidents Address
  3. Financial Report – Treasurer
  4. Election of Office Bearers
  5. Other Business
    • Review of the 2016/17 Season
    • Task List for 2017/18
    • 100th Year Tour
    • Sponsors
We hope to see many members and life members there to help shape your club for 2017-18.

Season 2016/17 Fees & Player Charter

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The Fees for the 2016/17 season are now payable for all players who have registered.

For this season, the early bird discount is valid up until the 26th September, so be sure to get in whilst the discount is on.

Head over to the Fees page for more information.

We have also introduced a new Player Charter, which demonstrates the expected behaviour of all Northbridge cricketers this season. There will be a crack down at an NSCA level on player behaviour this year, however we would like to take the first step in documenting how we expect those who represent Northbridge will behave. Make sure you are familiar with the details, as it is a requirement to have read the charter in order to play with the club moving forward. Head to the Player Charter for more information.

Pre-Season Training for 2016/17!

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The first 3 training sessions for the 2016/17 Season are now locked in. We’ve had a problem with availability of nets but we have secured the following:

Venue: Northbridge Oval
Dates: SUNDAY 18th September, SUNDAY 25th September and SUNDAY 2nd October
Times: 3:00pm until 5:00pm


All players, new and old, are welcome to come down and have a hit at our spiritual home ground! Be sure to register via the player registration link above to register your interest in playing for Northbridge in 2016/17.


These pre-seasons sessions are not at our usual training venue so that we can run some much needed fielding practice. The normal season sessions will resume at Sydney Boys High School from the first week in October, with actual details to be confirmed.

NSCA Season 2016/17 Registrations Open NOW!

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Dear Northbridge Cricketers,

It’s that time of year (unless you were playing Winter cricket of course) where we ask all players who wish to play for Northbridge to register for the upcoming NSCA 2016/17 season.

To register, simply head over to our website at our Player Registration Page and complete your details. This is for all players, new and returning, so we can get the up-to-date contact details into the system.

We need to know player numbers within the next 3 weeks, so make sure to register now! Players who don’t register will be removed from the email list by that time as well.

Information about Pre-Season Training and 2016/17 Fees will be sent out as soon as we have the details.

Regards,
Mitch Nicholls
Honorary President
Northbridge Cricket Club

Welcome on board Billy Barry’s Hotel!

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The Northbridge Cricket Club is excited to announce our sponsorship from our new home base for post-match functions, Billy Barry’s Hotel in North Sydney!

Located in the heart of North Sydney’s CBD, Billy Barry’s offers a quality pub and dining experience. Billy Barry’s suits any occasion – whether enjoying our great value lunch and dinner meals, a casual after work drink, or a celebration in our freshly renovated function room.

With an easy and relaxed atmosphere, Billy Barry’s is a great place to enjoy delicious meals whilst unwinding with a quiet drink.  We offer a wide and diverse range of local and imported beers as well as a great selection of regional and international wines.

With a wide selection of sporting events shown live on dedicated screens, Billy Barry’s has something for everyone.

So head on down to Billy Barry’s post-match on a Saturday night for a drink, perhaps one of their famous $10 meals, or even in some cases a bowl of steamed veggies (Flanno we are looking right at you!) and discuss the events of the day with your club mates.

For more information about Billy Barry’s, head over to their website.

Pre-Season Training Starts 12th September!

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The ‘Bridge returns to the training paddock on Saturday 12th of September, at our newly found training venue at Sydney Boys High, where we will have outdoor nets that are under cover (and lights for the night time training). The pre-season training dates are:
Date Time Venue
Saturday 12th September 2-4pm Sydney Boys High
Saturday 19th September 2-4pm Sydney Boys High
Tuesday 22nd September 7:30-9:30pm Sydney Boys High
Saturday 26th September 2-4pm Sydney Boys High
Tuesday 29th September 7:30-9:30pm Sydney Boys High
After this the training will be ever Tuesday night, 7:30pm – 9:30pm with the exception of Melbourne Cup week when there will be no training. We are looking at finalising our team nominations this week, so also be sure to have completed the player registration form located at the top of the page as soon as possible.  

Thoughts go out to friends and family of Phillip Hughes

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Dear Northbridge Cricketers,

It is a very sad time in cricket at the moment with the news this afternoon that Phillip Hughes passed away, tragically taken far too young. For those in the club back in 2011-12, we had Phillip as our guest speaker at the presso night, and he was one the nicest, most down to earth people you could meet, in particular a famous cricketer.

Mitch Whyman with Phillip Hughes Out of respect for Phillip, could each captain please ensure that all team members have black armbands on this weekend, and have a minutes silence before the commencement of the days play. Take the team out in full uniform prior to commencement and have the minutes silence on the field. If the other teams want to join in, then that would be great. A roll of black electrical tape can be used for the black armbands. And most of all, play this weekend in a spirit deserving of paying respects to a great cricketer tragically lost.

RIP Phillip Hughes. Gone far too soon.

Regards,
Mitch Nicholls
a/ Honorary President
Northbridge Cricket Club