Cricket club meet and greet WE may be in the depths of winter, but Grubbers cricketers were out in force at Ocean Grove’s home BFL round 17 clash against Anglesea this month. Up to 30 Grubber players had the chance
to mingle with newly appointed Ocean Grove cricket coach Ron Hanson for a meet and greet catch up on Saturday August 9. Ocean Grove Cricket Club president Colin Bate said the day was a
good opportunity for a catch-up prior to the commencement of preseason training. “We thought anybody that did not know the coach we would get them up here and put on a beer and barbecue and try to
mingle together before the season kicks off,” Bate told the Voice. “A few of the kids were playing football at the same time, so it was a pretty good turnout to be honest.” Pre-season training
has started with sessions taking place at the Shell Road Recreation Reserve cricket nets on Sundays at 11am. IN other news, Shaun Fankhauser arrives back at the Grubbers for 2014/15 after spending
two seasons with Geelong Cricket Association Club Mainfold Heights. MEANWHILE for enquiries regarding senior cricket at Ocean Grove this season contact Colin Bate on 0438-554 691 or email bdcmonty@
hotmail.com. For any interested locals playing junior cricket at the Grubbers in 2014/15 contact Paul Madden on 0458-500 801 or email paulmadden@ nbnco.com.au.
Ocean Grove Voice newspaper 20 August 2014