The senior boys kicked off a successful 2016 campaign early by winning their first 3 games of the year, with both rounds 2 and 3 being decided by 1 point. This also included Captain Michael “Mal” Mitris ’10 spectacular game winning goal after the siren vs Kew in the second round. The boys then struggled to find consistent winning form throughout the season as injuries struck the club. This then lead to opportunity with youngsters Stephen Tsanoudakis ’13 and Seamus Gibbs ’14 filling the role as well as seasoned veterans Jordan O’Neil ‘07 and Andrew Paine ‘07 guiding the team through tough months. The boys managed to secure a finals birth with the 4th spot on the ladder however, our finals campaign was short lived as we went down to Peninsula week 1 on the finals.
The Reserves had a tough 2016 as numbers where a concern throughout the year due to injuries. However, through testing times the boys showed a lot of character and heart which translated into winning 6 games including their tight win over first placed Caulfield. The reserves also boasted great potential as their midfield core was led by young rising stars Adam Meikle ’13, Alex Bacskos ’13 and Jake Erman ‘13.
With the new Cricket Season upon us the Old Ivanhoe Grammarians’ Cricket Club is pleased to announce that Mark Moncrieff ‘06 is the Captain for the 2016/17 season. Having played First XI Cricket against the old boys in Nigel Kendal Shield games, it is great for Mark to be able to come full circle and continue the strong Ivanhoe Cricket legacy down at Chelsworth Park with Old Ivanhoe.
The Club is always looking to welcome new players from within the alumni network, and social members of all cricketing abilities too. We play games every Saturday and hold regular social events throughout the season to encourage alumni and friends of the School to get involved.
For more information contact Mark (mob 0400014652) or OIGCC President Ryan Pearce ‘01 (mob 04110 620 407) or click the link www.Facebook.com/oigcc
BIG congratulations to the Old Ivanhoe Netball team ‘Storm’ who played in Division 1B and defeated Alphington Netball Club Thrashers by 2 points (33-31) in the Grand-final on Thursday 1 December! All players contributed to a nail-biting, high standard of netball game and waved the Old Ivanhoe flag proudly throughout the season. A special mention to Emily Coen ’10 who was arguably Player of the Match. Thank-you to Coach Lauren Burge ’09 for all her support and leading the OIGNC team Storm and Wildcats superbly in 2016.
The men’s team had a strong season, and it quickly became apparent that Nick Cordner ’04 has not lost any of his swimming prowess – his pace gave the opposition a real headache! Chad Rosenlis ’05 was the in-form scorer of the year courtesy of his big right arm shot!
The women’s team won a couple of games by considerable margins, and they kept the pressure on the top team to be in contention to finish high on the ladder.
Lauren Chan ‘07 showed great leadership, and forged a strong place as a leading goal scorers with >13 goals.