Mens Senior Mount Barker Cricket players and their families enjoyed a delicious spread prepared by the Football Bulls ladies at Sounness Park on Saturday 14th April to celebrate their end of season awards night dinner.
Awards A Grade; Nathan Cosby most runs, Tim Fitzgerald and Jacob Wintle most wickets, Jeremy Wood cricketer of the year and Alex Fergie team man.
Awards B Grade; Tynan Coffey most runs, Kobi Williams most wickets, Brett Greeny Cricketer of the year and Phil Pearce team man.
Duck bat was awarded to Coby Williams and winner of the Plantagenet Meats Raffle was Noah Middleton. The Cricket club extend their thanks to major season sponsors Plantagenet Meats and Mount Barker Hotel and Bistro - Top Pub.
The evening was also a chance for the players to celebrate Mount Barker B Grade team grand final win against Narrikup played in March, were player Tynan Coffey was named man of the match.
Cameron Newbold || Albany Advertiser
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 12:36PM
Mt Barker celebrate their ACA B-grade premiership. Pictures: Laurie Benson
Mt Barker produced a stunning grand final upset to clinch back-to-back Albany Cricket Association B-grade premierships, downing the previously unbeaten Narrikup at Hard North on Sunday.
After the grand final was postponed because of rain on Saturday, the decider got started in far better conditions on Sunday as the all-conquering Narrikup looked to complete their dominant season with a maiden B-grade title.
Narrikup won the toss and batted first, with key duo Alec Haskins and Bryce McLean making a strong start before young Bulls wicketkeeper Jye Williss took an outstanding catch off Tynan Coffey to remove Haskins on 23.
McLean fell soon afterwards when he was run out on 16 and those two dismissals triggered a collapse as Narrikup lost 5-26 in the middle order as they slumped to 7-75.
Rodney Light hit three sixes and two fours in his fighting 33, while valuable late runs from Jake Poad (12 not out) and Craig Halligan (14) helped Narrikup surpass 100.
Youngster Noah Middleton snared both Light and Halligan to return 2-34, while Tynan Coffey finished with 4-12 from his terrific nine-over spell as Narrikup were all out for 136.
Tynan Coffey hit a six with his first scoring shot in the opening over and his intent was clear as the Bulls made a solid start to the run chase.
He and Middleton shared in a 54-run opening stand before Josh Wesson removed the latter on 12 but Coffey blasted his way towards a half-century.
Williss (1) went cheaply and Liam Wesson had two scalps when Tynan Coffey held out on 46 to leave his side 3-67.
Another wicket to Josh Wesson and two more to Liam Wesson had the Bulls in trouble at 6-83 as the momentum had quickly swung back to Narrikup.
When captain Brett Greeney fell on nine, handing Wesson his fifth wicket, the Bulls still needed 46 to win with three wickets in hand.
Riley Coffey made a vital 20 before he was run out but Tim Beech (13 not out) and Craige Anning (10 not out) steered their side home, finishing on 8-138 with nine overs to spare as they claimed an unlikely premiership.
Tynan Coffey was named man of the match in the grand final, completing a remarkable finals series for the Bulls, who won their final regular season match to sneak into fourth and then beat all three sides above them on the way to the title.
Mount Barker Bulls Football Junior registration day took place on Saturday 24th March 2018. It was a social atmosphere where players and their families had an opportunity to meet the coaches over a BBQ lunch. It was great to see some new little "Bulls" and their families attending.
These young players will compete in the Southern Districts Junior Football Association representing Mount Barker in Auskick, U9, U10, U12 and U14.
Training commences the week after Easter on Thursday 5th April.
Senior teams have started training for a season start in April/May. Levels of fitness remain untried, but the Deep Heat is on hand. If you’d like to find out more about Senior’s training contact President Rob Wright 0409611534.
Junior training starts April 5th. The following junior grades will train on a Thursday afternoons – 3 /4s and 5/6s 3:45-5pm. Yr 7-11 Boys 5pm - 6:30. Yr 7-11 Girls 6pm -7:30. For further information about junior hockey contact Deb Ritchie 0457433411. Minkie hockey (K-Y2) will begin in Term 2.
Visit our Facebook page Mount Barker Hockey, Western Australia for information on how to register with the Club and the Lower Great Southern Hockey Association.
Scratch matches for all ages are on Sunday afternoons at 5:30. All Welcome for these fun and social events. Great opportunity for players to get the idea of what a ‘real game’ of hockey is like. Sticks provided if necessary.
The Hockey Club is also looking for a Treasurer for the 2018 season. This is a well supported role with all other positions filled and fully functioning for the 2018 season. Vacancy has only become available due to the outgoing Treasurer relocating for a new employment opportunity.
Another exciting opportunity for businesses or philanthropists is to sponsor the hockey club with turf signage or team shirts. For further information on sponsorship or the Treasurers role, please contact Rachel Wright 0409117612.
MOUNT BARKER JUNIOR BULLS FOOTBALL CLUB
GRADES ARE AS FOLLOWS
Kindy to Year 2
Fees for the above grades are $85.00 including a pack, please register online through Auskick Mount Barker WA and follow the links
YEARS 5 & 6
Years 7 & 8
Fees for the Under 12’s and Under 14’s are $110.00, please register online through
Southern Districts Junior Football Association and follow the links
KIDSPORT IS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WITH A HEALTH CARE CARD, PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT IT IS ONLY FOR THE FEES NO UNIFORM
24TH MARCH 2018 FROM 10AM TO 2PM AT SOUNNESS PARK CRICKET OVAL, WE HAVE A MEET THE COACHES/REGISTRATION DAY WITH A FUNDRAISER SAUSAGE SIZZLE
SAUSAGE IN A BUN $3.00
DRINK FOR $2.00
FIRST TRAINING DAY WILL BE THURSDAY 5TH APRIL AT SOUNNESS PARK CRICKET OVAL FROM 3.30PM TO 5PM
ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Joanne on 0429 114 778
or Nigel 0428 512 324
Pre season training is in full swing for Mount Barker United Soccer Club, with all teams now training at Sounness Park.
Junior coaches James Morris, Chris Bielecky, Samantha Evans head up the U8, U11 and U12 teams on Wednesday afternoon. Depending on Year 7 registrations, which are very low at the moment, the U12 team could become an U13 team.
For the first time in ten years, a mens team will represent Mount Barker in the Great Southern Soccer Association. They will need a bit of mouse though, to rival the ladies team who finished on top of the ladder in 2017 from ten divisions.
Senior training is Wednesday nights, with an additional training day for the pre season being Sunday. Skills will be tested at the Scratch Match on 11th March against Albany team Old Boys.
Juniors players compete in the Albany Junior Soccer Association on Saturday with a maximun of three games being held at Sounness Park.
Senior players compete in the Great Southern Soccer Association on Friday Nights, with seven or eight games planned for Sounness Park.
Season starts the last weekend of April. Fixtures are due out mid April, www.albanysoccer.com.
Hockey registrations are in full swing for the 2018 season, but there is still room for players to sign up across all grades. The nominations for seniors are shaping up to be six teams in Mens and Womens A and B grades. For junior sides there will be two Yr 3/4 teams and two Yr5/6 teams. A real development for the Club this season is the nomination of a Yr9/10s girls and a Yr9/10 boys teams, which is very exciting for those juniors involved. Brand new junior players can also join the fun and learn the game with mini Minkie which will run on Thursday afternoons. To find out more information about junior hockey contact Deb Ritchie 0457433411. For senior grades contact President, Rob Wright 0409611534.
Hockey is also seeking expressions of interest from people with hockey experience who might be interested in a coaching role or even interested Mums or Dads who can help out at Minkie. Call and have a chat with either Deb or Rob to find out more.
20-22 January Country Week will be etched in the history books of Mount Barker Cricket Club, as it marks the date they sent an U16 girls team to Perth to compete, under the guidance of coach Callum Gribble. Regular players Holly Pearce, Amy Gribble, Emily Walsh and Violet Heffernanbackshell encouraged friends Jada Williams, Layla Pearce, Libby Miel and Gracie Gibson to join forces to make the team.
On days one and two of Cricket Carnival indoor cricket took some getting used to. The behaviour of the ball off of the nets was difficult to judge. Perception was weird too. The wicket looked really small even though it was standard. Game incredibly fast and some catches gave you no choice but to swallow it. Quick reflexes was the key and the girls sometimes seemed really surprised with themselves, Layla and Jada (spelling? Sorry) were classics. Violet and Gracie went out hungry and fierce as per usual, Em sent down a few smokers as did Libby. Em and Holly were lucky to grab an extra game filling in for Albany, so they were able to come back with some great inside advice on the indoor game for the other girls. It was a case of run and run hard!
Seacrest was a nice ground. We scored here with a nice breeze all day. A Super 8’s format.
Quick hands of our wicket keepers Gracie and Violet impressive. Our girls were finding their groove on this day and learned quickly against some tidy teams in division 1. We did well with lots of positive encouragement on field. Still trying to work out how Em managed to take 2 outside wickets out and leave middle stand straight with and absolute SMOKING ball.
Day 3 was the day to pad up properly for T20 and hard ball action. A few nerves quickly forgotten with the girls pumping each other up and several finding the boundary.
The girls were quite a tidy unit bowling the opposition out in the first game. Quite the achievement considering I’m pretty sure that that team may have gone on to win the carnival, not 100% sure on that, but they were up there.Violet’s phenomenal arm sending the ball through the wickets from the boundary in an incredible piece of fielding was SPECTACULAR, and surely the throw of the carnival. With Emily literally throwing herself through the air onto the ground to save a boundary, Jada and Libby both bowling for hattricks, Amy guarding the infield and Holly cleaning up the wickets with nifty bowling on the last ball of the innings... the girls were there TO PLAY!
The second game we fielded first. Some fabulous catches ( I could be wrong, but I have a feeling Layla ended up sitting on the ground when she collected one in), Gracie’s enthusiasm for celebrating saw the balls head back into the air behind her. The exuberance of the team congratulations was hilarious with each wicket usually having someone with feet dangling as Gracie picked them up jumping around in the middle!
Violet’s amazing play of the first game was SO CLOSE to being repeated by Emily in this second game. A sweet pickup with a smoking throw to Gracie’s keeper gloves that hardly needed to move to take the wickets for the runout saw a fabulous cheer ring out again.
Girls batting second, again with the format dictating a certain number of balls to face. Emily played well and retired, though unfortunately her cautious nature caused hesitation that sadly saw Gracie run out. Gracie a naturally aggressive player who reads play well. Turns out the umpire forgot to retire Emily and she ended up facing an over or two too many. We thought she was out there for quite a long time! Regardless, her innings saw her hit her first ever boundary for 4, celebrated with a happy skip and jump over the crease, and it was quickly followed up with a second
The Team certainly improved beyond measure and confidence grew as the carnival progressed
Well done girls!