Roos, Sharks to face-off in standalone Australia Day fixture

January 21, 2021 BY

Brett Venables, Tyron Norman, Matt McGuane, Brett Kerr, Mark Stoneham, Ned Cooper, Dale Kerr, Darcy Cooper and Dylan Taylor all played a big role in the new deck. As did Alan Hardman, who was unavailable for the photo.

ANGLESEA Cricket Club will show off its new decking area attached to the renovated clubrooms in a standalone Australia Day match against Jan Juc.

The match will be the final game of round 10 in the Bellarine Peninsula Cricket Association A1 competition and the first opportunity to utilise the recently-finished deck.

A great amount of work went into the deck during the off-season with the club receiving a huge amount of support from members and the community.

Anglesea Cricket Club president Brett Venables said Australia Day, January 26, would provide a great opportunity to officially open the deck and thank all who have contributed to the project.

“The whole idea of it was to play a game that we can get everyone up that’s helped donate and help build the deck,” Venables said.

“It was a really big project, from the financial side, lots of donations from members and people in the town … and it was all self-built, a lot of the club members were up there every weekend in the off-season.

“It’s a really nice reward, a lot of work went into it. It’ll be great to finally spend some time on it.”

Venables said the close relationship his club has with Jan Juc made it a nice fit when putting the idea for the event into motion.

“Hopefully we can get a fair crowd down there and we can showcase some of the great talent between two top sides.

The match will start at 11am, as opposed to the normal 1pm Saturday start, with a barbecue in full swing as well as the bar opening.

In what will be a great day for Anglesea, it also represents a key clash for the BPCA A1 competition itself, as the unbeaten Roos take on fourth-placed Jan Juc.