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Vale Tim Perry

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Today we have received the news that Tim Perry, a Northbridge CC legend, Life Member, president, vice president and club patron, not to mention the player who has taken the most ever wickets for Northbridge as a club in it’s 99 year history, passed away on the 20th December 2017 at the age of 87.

For those new to the club, they may not have met Tim. When I first played for Northbridge over 10 years ago, he was the friendly face that would great us at grounds around the North Shore, where he would turn up and score for the A Reserve side. He had a great rapport with the playing group, and was still serving on the committee even after his playing retirement. One of my favourite memories of Tim was when he came down to watch a Semi-Final match in 2014, and we managed to snap the photo of him with our then youngest player Michael Vamvakaris, which signified the young and the old of the ‘Bridge.

I last saw him at Eastwood when the A Grade side was playing there in 2016-17, where we had a chat about dealing with the fun of running the club, and the sometimes drama that can go with it and how he dealt with it in the day, and I know I will remember that chat for a long time.

Tim first played for Northbridge in 1955, and continued to be actively involved in the club all the way up to 2010, whilst still either looking out for, or getting his daughter to find out about team selections and match information all the way through to this season.

On behalf of all of us at Northbridge, we pass on our condolences to the Perry family. Tim epitomizes what the club is about, and it’s a sad day to learn of his passing.

Tim Perry
Playing Career – 1955/56 – 2001/02

3,692 Overs, 495 Maidens, 15,461 Runs, 947 Wickets at 16.33. 28 5-wicket and 2 10-wicket hauls, with a best bowling of 8-92.

305 innings, 72 Not Outs, 4,832 runs at 21. 3 Centuries, 15 Fifties, with a highest score of 101no.

Club Roles
Honorary President – 1982 – 2000
Honorary Vice President – 2008 – 2009
Club Patron – 2000 – 2007
Life Member – 2000

Tim pictured here in 23rd March, 2014.

Kind Regards,
Mitch Nicholls
Honorary President
Northbridge Cricket Club

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!

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.

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.