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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.  

2014/2015 Shirts Available

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NBShirt - 2014 & 2015We have new NCC merchandise available for our members to take advantage of. For the 2014/2015 season we are welcoming on board our newest sponsor, 3P Learning, the company behind the world leading Mathletics web based learning platform. So for a below-cost price, you can obtain a new NCC shirt just $10. We will also very soon introduce a blue baggy cap, a slightly different direction to the last baggys we did that were black. Our official club colours have always been Dark Blue, Red and Gold, and we are looking at reinstating those full colours, these can now be purchased for $20 Head over to our Shirt and Baggies Page for more information. Update: NCC Baggy Blue is now available

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


D Reserve skipper hits his maiden ton!

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D Reserve skipper, Steve Morrison, has hit his first century over the weekend as the side compiled 9/361 at Gore Creek.

Steve managed to hit 111, of which he hit 13 fours and 6 sixes, so not much running required.

The boys also have the opposition 3/25 at the completion of the days play, and will look to secure their first win next Saturday when the match continues.

An update about the NCC Executive

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Dear Northbridge Cricketers,

At this years AGM, Mitch Whyman was voted in as your president. However, since then Mitch has decided to take a break from cricket administration for this season. We at Northbridge CC would like to thank Mitch for what he has done for this club over the years. We wouldn’t be the club we are without him, working behind the scenes, inspiring us both on and off the field.

Temporarily in his place for this season, I will not try and fill his shoes, as you cannot simply replace an administrator such as Mitch, and if I could be half the president of Northbridge CC that Mitch Whyman is then that would be enough for me. I think I could speak on behalf of those within the NCC Executive when I say we wouldn’t be involved behind the scenes within the administration of a club like Northbridge if it wasn’t for him.

Whilst his absence is temporary, Mitch will always be a part of the fabric that makes this club great. The door will always be open for a return, and we would hope that we can see him charging back in, steam coming out the ears, with the ball set ready for the famous ‘sticky bomb’ delivery. One of my fondest memories playing for Northbridge is the day that Mitch and I (Tornado and Cyclone as we liked to say) put on 39 runs for the 10th wicket against The Roys at Northbridge Oval in 2008 trying to fight off outright defeat. Our plan was simple, we were taking it 5 runs at a time. We got confident enough for Mitch to play a pull shot for 4 with his eyes closed. A day I wont forget (For the non-believers, see the scorecard

Thank you Mitch for all you have done for this club, for me and for all the Northbridge cricketers over the years. We hope to see you back soon!

Regards,

Mitch Nicholls
a/ NCC President