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Bulldogs Heading in Right Direction following Round 3 and 4

October 30, 2012

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Big Guns make Comeback to Premier Cricket for Round 3

October 30, 2012

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Two FECC Past Players Honoured as “Legends of Victorian Cricket”

October 30, 2012

(Many thanks to Michelle Brohaska … another legend!)

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Tony Dodemaide especially acknowledged Footscray and talked of the wonderful time he had playing at this fantastic club.. his love of FCC very evident.

At a recent Lord’s Taverners function, four past greats of Victorian cricket were honoured with recognition as “Legends of Victorian Cricket”. Bill Ponsford, Ray Bright, Tony Dodemaide and Len Maddocks were the recipients of the deserved honour.

Pictured below are (l to r) Tony Dodemaide, Geoff Ponsford (representing father Bill), Len Maddocks, Ray Bright and Paul Sheahan (Lord’s Taverners Vic President).

FECC U/12 & U/13

September 10, 2012

Footscray Edgewater Cricket Club would like to thank Peter Sandars from ADAPT Australia Pty Ltd for his support of the FECC U/12 and U/13 program.

60 young players received a FECC Cap, an ADAPT waterbottle, pen, note pad and a FECC Club certificate of attendance.  Thanks to ADAPT directors Grant Sandars and Darren Sandars who made the presentations to the junior cricketers.

The sessions were run by Jeff Dean and Ivo Havard with help from other coaches from Williamstown and Sunshine. Suresh Allard and Rob Ward provided the support.

Cricket Victoria Life Member – Merv Hughes

September 2, 2012

Footscray Edgewater Cricket Club would like to congratulate Merv Hughes on becoming a Life Member of Cricket Victoria.

He was inducted into the ‘Player category’ for his outstanding service at club, state and national levels. He joins the inaugural inductees Shane Warne, Ian Redpath, Graham Yallop, Dean Jones and Sharon Tredrea in the Player category that was introduced last year.

A lion-hearted fast bowler, Hughes’ 165 first-class matches included 83 appearances for Victoria that reaped 283 wickets at 31.13.

Renowned for his hostile and confrontational spells, there are few players that could have given more for their state or country.

In 53 Tests, Hughes claimed 212 wickets at 28.38.

“It gives you a huge thrill that you’ve been recognised not only what you’ve done as a player, but with my involvement with Victorian cricket since,” Hughes said.

“To play for Victoria and to play in the era that we did and we the players that we did, we had some good times, we had some tough times, and overall it was just a bloody great experience.”

Merv Played 1st XI for Footscray between 1979-80 to 1999-00 taking 306 wickets at 18.86 in 158 matches for the Doggies with best figures of 6/20.

Merv is a Bulldog through and through and is still actively involved at the club helping to developing the whole playing group.

Congratulations Merv!

Vale Allan McGee

August 14, 2012

The club is deeply saddened from the recent passing from one of it’s esteemed life members, Allan McGee.

Allan worked tirelessly over many, many years for our club, volunteering for a range of tasks, however Allan’s legacy to the club was his absolute dedication to the junior sides in the 60’s and 70’s.

Many junior cricketers involved in the club during this period are indebted to the countless hours Allen devoted to Footscray Cricket Clubs junior XI’s.

His involvement undoubtedly enabled a host of junior Footscray cricketers to evolve and develop into senior players at our club and throughout the region.

Allan’s 3 boys, Gary, David and John all played cricket for the Bulldogs. 

Allan will be long remembered and sadly missed.

Sincere condolences to Allan’s family

Hong Kong Fundraisers

August 9, 2012

This year a selected squad will be heading back to Hong Kong to play against their national side on an 8 day tour. It is a very exciting time around the tour and to make it happen for the players there are a couple of fundraising events that will be taking place.

The first will be a BBQ held at The Good Guys in Essendon Fields on Saturday the 1st and Sunday the 2nd of September. The players will be sizzling up a storm with the helping hand of he ‘Tong Master’ Chris Green. The cook up starts at 10:00am and continues through until 3:30pm on both days. For more information click here.

The second event to be held will be the HK $3000 draw that will be taking place on Sunday the 16th of September. The event will be held at the Merv Hughes Oval (FECC Home Ground) and will run from 12:30pm until 5:30pm. Tickets on sale now and are $50 that entitles you to entry into the venue, as well as 1 entry into the $3000 draw and FREE beer, wine, soft drinks and finger food between 12:30 and 3:30 (drinks at bar prices after 3:30pm)

For more information on how to get your ticket now, click here