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Be careful, developers urged disappointed at the lack of progress at the public consultative committee meeting attended by about 50 residents and the developer. She said the developers did not show any willingness to compromise in any ‘‘way, shape or form.’’ Strong opposition from residents and business owners also raises doubts over whether there will be sufficient buyers for the 38 twobedroom apartments. Professor Buxton said building apartments in the outer suburbs was unusual because construction costs were high when compared to the price of land. However, he said that attitude was now changing in some pockets of Melbourne, particularly in higher amenity areas with shops and public transport — like Ferntree Gully Village. The demographic profile of outer suburbs was also changing with older and one or twoperson households increasing. ‘‘As the demographic alters, there is no doubt that around rail stations in Boronia and Bayswater and the like, available land will be utilised.’’

BY TARA McGRATH KNOX could see more medium-density developments near train stations and shopping villages in the future, a planning expert says. However, RMIT University environment and planning professor Michael Buxton also warned that developers need to be careful the complexes do not harm neighbourhood character. Knox Council is expected to decide on a controversial proposal for a four-storey apartment complex in Ferntree Gully Village before the end of the year. It is unclear whether interim height controls of 7.5 metres will halt or affect the development. Knox introduced the interim controls after Metropol Planning Solutions submitted its proposal for the Station Street building midyear. At that time, no height control applied to the area. Former mayor Karin Orpen said the developers ‘‘showed no willingness to compromise’’ at a meeting with council officers and objectors last week. Ms Orpen said she was

COVER: After 60 years involvement with Ferntree Gully District Cricket Association, the last 26 as its president, Norm Reeves is set to draw stumps. See page 22. Picture: Wayne Hawkins

But Professor Buxton said developers had to be careful they didn’t ‘‘destroy the very amenity that attracts people’’. Ferntree Gully’s position in the foothills of the Dandenongs, its views and village atmosphere were elements that appealed to people. Professor Buxton said the Ferntree Gully Village proposal was different to what was increasingly occurring in the suburbs, with historic facades and shops making way for modern apartment blocks. He said there were great opportunities to redevelop around train stations and shopping precincts, particularly in Bayswater and Boronia. ‘‘It helps the local shops, it concentrates people around public transport so they’re encouraged to use it,’’ he said. Professor Buxton said the challenge would be finding the right site, such as an old car park or supermarket. ‘‘There’s got to be a lot of attention paid by traders, the council and the community to what’s going on.’’ A spokesman for the developer declined to comment.

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High jinks Fairhills Primary School pupils Josh, Alicia, Emily, Jessica, Drion, Darcy andHarrison are on top of the world after discovering their new playground. The pupils were surprised when they came back to school after holidays to see the new equipment. The Parents and Friends Association for the Ferntree Gully schol had been fund-raising with the school community for over two years to replace the old timber playground with new equipment.

BY TARA McGRATH HIGHLIGHTING your political leanings or party membership won’t do you any favours in council elections, a political expert says. Several Knox Council candidates mentioned in their Weekly survey that they had been a member of a political party — predominantly the Liberal Party. Baird Ward candidate Garrie James said he was a Liberal Party member, as did Friberg candidates Tony Holland and Blair Darragh. Mr Holland, who has run unsuccessfully in previous council elections, has stood in state elections as both a Liberal and Democrat. Tirhatuan candidate Nicole Seymour said she was a former Young Liberal and Taylor candidate Darren Pearce, although he didn’t disclose it on his survey, ran for Liberal

Party pre-selection for the seat of Aston in 2009. Dobson Ward candidate David Mutch said he was a former members of the Greens. Baird candidate Peter Lockwood, a former ALP state MP for Bayswater, described himself as a ‘‘proud member of the ALP’’. All candidates who highlighted a political affiliation also stated they were running as independents and not endorsed by a political party. Knox is a traditional Liberal area. The state MPs for Scoresby, Bayswater and Ferntree Gully are Liberal, and Knox’s federal electorate Aston is also held by Liberal Alan Tudge. Monash University politics senior lecturer Nick Economou says this is because of the high number of small business, higher-than-average incomes and relatively fewer

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POLICE will patrol the early voting centre in Ferntree Gully in the lead-up to Saturday’s Knox Council election after a week of increasingly bitter personal conflict between candidates. Senior Sergeant John Hess of Knox police confirmed he had advised his officers to watch over the Burwood Highway premises following complaints by Cr David Cooper, who alleged Friberg Ward candidate Tony Holland swore at the councillor’s wife when she was supporting his candidacy — an allegation Mr Holland denies. Cr Cooper said his wife was handing out electoral pamphlets at the centre last Thursday when she went inside to talk to Victorian Electoral Commission officers. He said she had inadvertently carried the election material into the voting centre with her. He said Mr Holland told his wife she couldn’t be in there with the pamphlets and she apologised and

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Cole — who has left his seat in Baird Ward to run in Scott Ward. Both councillors have threatened legal action against each over what both describe as ‘‘defamatory’’ electoral material targeting them. They have also lodged complaints with the VEC, and Cr Cole said he has complained to the Local Government Inspectorate. He said he expected Cr Cooper to be disqualified from the election following the comments, but Cr Cooper said he was confident anything he printed would be found to be true. Cr Cole denied anything he had sent out could be portrayed as defamatory and said he had made no personal attacks against his opponent. Associate Professor Coghill said that once the election was over, people generally concentrate on what councillors were actually doing for the community. ‘‘But if they’re elected after rough and tumble, people’s attitudes can be coloured until they prove what they can do.’’

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Re: MPs in firing line over Boronia, Tormore lights Good to see someone has the guts to stand up to the politicians. Thanks to Cr Peter Cole for getting the Tormore Road Lights Action Group the recognition they deserved. It was a lovely ‘people power’ story. Thanks, Weekly. Kept his Promise

that our garden neighbourhood character is being overwhelmed by high-density overdevelopment. Cr Andrew Walter has negotiated to improve development outcomes. In Baird Ward, candidate Anthony Searle, has fought tirelessly to protect residents from inappropriate high-density housing. Margaret Lancefield, Rowville

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Knox residents who want to keep our city green and leafy should vote for candidates who strongly oppose the inappropriate development of high-density apartment buildings throughout Knox. Cr Darren Pearce has strongly opposed applications for high-density apartment blocks in Rowville. Cr David Cooper has recognised and supported Knox residents’ genuine concern

Baird Ward candidate Garrie James is a member of our association who is highly respected by the victims of heinous crimes, and fellow members. He has worked tirelessly as a volunteer to help in the running of fund-raising events. I could not think of a more trustworthy person to represent the Baird community. Noel McNamara, president, Crime Victims Support Association


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Mum’s autism plea BY TARA McGRATH A FRUSTRATED mother has called for public support in her quest for a Boronia school and the state government to fund an integration aide for her autistic son. Alison Liu has become so fed up with the red tape surrounding her son Pip’s eligibility for an integration aide that she has launched a letterbox campaign to raise awareness about his plight. The postcard states Merry Christmas on the front and has a heartfelt message on the other side. ‘‘All I want for Christmas is an integration aide for my Autistic son’’. She calls on people who receive the postcard to send it to the school or to contact Education Minister Martin Dixon. She also hopes the campaign will raise awareness about the flaws in how the department tests autistic children for integration aide eligibility. Pip, 10, is a grade 5 pupil at Boronia West Primary School and has high-functioning autism, which affects his concentration and comprehension. Mrs Liu said Pip’s school reports were ‘‘quite poor’’ and he struggled academically because he lacks verbal skills. But Pip falls just short of qualifying for a government-funded integration aide,

who would be able to provide support in the classroom. Mrs Liu and her husband, Tim, were involved in mediation with the school — which was repre-

‘All I want for Christmas is an integration aide for my Autistic son.’ — Alison Liu

sented by education department solicitors — at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal for the past 12 months. Mrs Liu said mounting costs forced them to abandon their case. ‘‘It was too expensive and it could take another $20,000 to go back to the VCAT. They were offering nothing, so we had to withdraw — we can’t afford to go into debt.’’ A spokeswoman for the school said Pip did not need an integration aide, a claim Mrs Liu said was ‘‘ridiculous’’. The spokeswoman told the Weekly the school offered Pip and his family an individual learning plan and student support meetings. ‘‘Pip is popular at school, he is a lovely child, he loves coming to school and he is making progress,’’ she said. Two children at the school had integration

Call for help: Alison Liu is battling a school and the education department in her struggle to have an integration aide assigned to help her autistic son. Picture: Rob Carew aides, the spokeswoman said, and they were ‘‘extremely needy’’ with both behavioural and learning difficulties. Mrs Liu said she knew the school’s hands were tied but the department should revise the tests. It had offered Pip a third assessment but because it

would follow the same criteria it made ‘‘no sense’’. ‘‘If he can utter a sentence and tie his shoelaces, he doesn’t get an aide,’’ Mrs Liu said. The education department did not respond to the Weekly’s questions before deadline.

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Positive tactic for a cool kid BY TARA McGRATH FIONA and Geoff Smith can’t always anticipate the next move of their child — but now they know help is at hand. The couple and their son Riley are just one of many families to be aided by an Eastern Health program teaching parents how to bond and connect with their children. The program, Kool Kids Positive Parents, also helps children develop better social and emotional skills and reduces behavioural problems, while parents also learn different ways to handle their child’s behaviour. Riley recently ‘graduated’ from the course after being referred by a teacher because he was struggling socially and emotionally at school. The eight year old attends Mooroolbark’s St Peter Julian Eymard Parish Community School, which has a strong connection to the program. His mother Fiona said the program had changed the way Riley interacted with other children and also adults. ‘‘He seems a lot more in touch with his emotions and he can manage them better. He can also read other people’s emotions and pick up on social cues.’’

‘He seems a lot more in touch with his emotions and he can manage them better.’ — Fiona Smith

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She said the key message — and the most comforting — the couple learned was that they’re not the only parents with issues. Meg Wright, the well-being teacher at Riley’s school, said children responded well to the program because it was so interactive. There is a chart with the emotions angry, happy, sad and worried, and the children point out which one they are feeling and at what level. ‘‘We talk about what happened to make them feel a particular way and then about what skills they can use to feel better.’’ Mrs Smith said the program had helped her son become confident and develop a solid group of friends. “We’ve seen a great change in Riley. It’s given him the tools and skills to reflect and understand his behaviour.’’ Details: 1300 721 927.

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Nine charged after raids More arrests are expected in the outer eastern suburbs this week after nine people were charged following drugs raids last week. Five properties in Ferntree Gully, Bayswater, Croydon and Vermont were raided by the Croydon divisional tasking unit and nine people, including two members of the outlaw motorcycle gang the Immortals, were charged with a range of offences including trafficking amphetamines, possessing and using a drug of dependence, possessing proceeds of crime, and theft-related offences. All were bailed to appear at Ringwood Magistrates Court in December. The tasking unit’s officer in charge, Senior Sergeant Jim Sutherland, said police found a substantial quantity of amphetamines at a number of properties, as well as two stolen cars, stolen property and a large quantity of cash. Three arrests in relation to car thefts were made in Ferntree Gully and Vermont last week. Operation Vitalist is being run by the tasking unit and is focused on car theft in the eastern suburbs. Several cars that had not been located during earlier crime investigations were recovered as part of the ongoing operation.

Community house awarded Coonara Community House in Upper Ferntree Gully won an award last week for its approach

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EPA breach defended Baird Ward candidate Garrie James has defended his 2001 prosecution by the Environment Protection Authority over chemical spills at his Bayswater family timber treatment company which was fined $30,000 and company director Mr James was placed on a 12-month good behaviour bond for causing environmental hazard and failing to obtain relevant environmental approvals. TW Timber (now Outdoor Timber Wholesale) built its treatment plant without a works approval from the EPA, but Mr James said they were given bad advice by a consultant. He said the decisions had been made before he was company director, a position he took on when his father could no longer serve in that position. ‘‘I was liable for what other staff did. I admitted fault and we dealt with it.’’

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Devoted: For Vaughan Wright, it’s the people he meets in and out of the SES who inspire him to continue volunteering.

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Mission: out of harm’s way NLIKE her mates, a big night out for Emily Stubbs means pulling people from the wreckage of a car crash. Ms Stubbs, 24, has been a member of the Victoria State Emergency Service’s Knox road rescue unit for two years and is trained to use the jaws of life to cut people out of their cars. The SES remains one of the key agencies for emergency management during storms, floods and other natural disasters. Storm damage due to trees falling through homes and on power lines is a key aspect of what they do, especially in Melbourne’s eastern and south-eastern suburbs. It’s an unpredictable job and the volunteers never know what they’ll have to do on the nights they’re on call. Some weeks there are no jobs and on others they get ‘‘slammed’’ with a board full of emergencies. ‘‘Sometimes you can look at the weather so you know that they might come, but being in a road rescue unit that’s something you can never predict,’’ she says. Ms Stubbs signed up with the SES in 2010, her third year of law school. Joining the service has almost become a family tradition — her brother was a member of the Knox unit more than a decade ago. ‘‘He loved it. When I went down there, everyone still remembered him and he made a good name for himself.’’ The flexibility of the SES meant that Ms Stubbs was easily able to juggle rescuing people with civil torts. She had afternoon classes so late nights with the service didn’t bother her.

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The Victoria State Emergency Service workers are known for braving any and all conditions to help people in danger or desperate need. DANIEL TRAN investigates what motivates them to give up their time for the safety of others. ‘‘If I had a big night out with the SES then I would usually get a sleep in.’’ And when she starts work at a law firm, she has no doubts she’ll be able to continue saving people. ‘‘There are two other lawyers down at my unit and they manage to do it.’’ Ms Stubbs has had to make some lifestyle changes, especially around her social activities. ‘‘I’m pretty lucky that most of my friends live in the Knox area, but I’ve had some who have moved out. So trying to catch up with them, it can only be on the two weeks I’m not on call or I have to convince them to come to the Knox area.’’ Whenever she goes out to dinner, she lets her friends know she might have to leave with a second of notice and she doesn’t go to the movies when she’s on call. ‘‘That’s the one thing I don’t want have to be called out of.’’ Other times she’s had to leave coffee with friends or a full trolley in the supermarket after he pager goes off. But despite the social upheaval, Ms Stubbs sees herself being with the SES for years to come. ‘‘I’ve made some great friends down there. I’ve really enjoyed it and I want to keep learning October 24, 2012

more. And there’s the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve helped someone else or made your community safe.’’ For Vaughan Wright, it’s the people — in and out of the SES — who drive him to continue volunteering, even though sleep is a precious commodity. In addition to his day job with Victoria Police, Mr Wright has been part of Waverley SES for 11 years. As a deputy controller, he pours hours of work into the SES every week to make sure the people of Monash have a port of call when disaster strikes. It can be difficult, especially when he’s rostered on the night shift with the police, but he continues to give up his free time. ‘‘I still like the work,’’ Mr Wright says. ‘‘There’s some good people at SES. I’ve made some good friendships out of it.’’ But at times, there’s still some confusion about what the SES does. ‘‘The community still sort of doesn’t understand a lot of what the SES do and there are a lot of police out there who know we exist but not what we can and can’t do. ‘‘We still get the odd person who thinks that if a tree’s sitting on their front lawn, you’ll cut it up

and take it away whereas it’s not really our role because it hasn’t damaged anything; it doesn’t pose a risk to anyone.’’ But while active members like Mr Wright and Ms Stubbs are the face of the SES in the community, it’s the work of non-operational officers like Keith Grant that ensures everything runs smoothly in the background. Mr Grant is in operations support and community education at Narre Warren SES, where he plots jobs and makes sure everyone has regular rest breaks. He joined the SES shortly after his marriage ended about five years ago. ‘‘I figured it was the time to get back into something and put back into the community,’’ he says. ‘‘We find people are very appreciative of the time we put in.’’ Like everyone else, he did the first 10 weeks of basic training where he learnt how to tie knots, operate generators and safely use ladders. ‘‘I was a week away from the actual assessment and they decided because of the weight problem I had, it may be better from an OH&S perspective if I wasn’t made operational. So they offered me an operational support role instead. ‘‘I love it. I still get a buzz out of it because I know that what I’m doing is actually helping them outside in the rain and sleet and the trucks. He’s hoping to get back to the job’s operational component. ‘‘I still need to lose a bit more of the tummy, shall we say,’’ he laughs. ‘‘It will happen one day.’’


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An uplifting art form BY TARA McGRATH

‘If you stand still long enough, a folk artist will paint you.’ — Glenda King

Over the years, it’s become more about decorative painting and Mrs King said there was a funny saying about folk artists: ‘‘If you stand still long enough, a folk artist will paint you.’’ There are about 80 members of the folk artists’ association, many from the outer eastern suburbs but there were more than 200 at their peak. Mrs King said she enjoyed taking time out of her busy schedule to have some ‘‘quiet time’’ with her fellow folk artists. The Melbourne Craft & Sewing Show begins at Caulfield racecourse tomorrow and runs until this Sunday. Details: fdaav.com.au.

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WHAT they might lack in practicality, bras decorated by local folk artists make up in visual impact. The Society of Folk & Decorative Artists’ Association of Victoria invited members to decorate padded bras for the Melbourne Craft and Sewing Show this weekend. Based on an American concept, the bras will be on display for the duration of the show to purchase and, for a gold coin donation to the McGrath Foundation, patrons can vote for their favourite design. The association’s treasurer, Glenda King of Ferntree Gully, says she will have two ‘‘cheeky’’ bras on display. Her first is decorated with rosebuds — a fairly traditional design, but also a cheeky play on the female anatomy, she says. The other, ‘‘Boom-titty’’, pays homage to a popular saying. “Boom-titty features a bomb explosion on one cup and the other a little blue bird. The explosion is a mass of colour such as orange, red, and yellow in various shades,’’ Mrs King said. Mrs King owned a craft shop in Ferntree Gully for 10 years but admits to never being particu-

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From chalkboard to artistic touch BY PATRICK HUTCHENS s a school teacher, Carol Munday would sketch pictures for her students on the classroom chalkboard. Now retired, Ms Munday has the time to indulge her artistic passions and is more likely to reach for a vibrant pastel than a piece of plain white chalk. She is one of eight outer eastern suburbs women who spend their Thursday nights developing their creative skills at the Ferntree Gully home of Birgit Verhagen, a local artist and German language teacher. Ms Munday says their mentor has a very good eye: ‘‘She’s a selftaught artist, her work is beautiful.’’ The women have been meet-

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Coasting Rangers face big test BY ROY WARD DANDENONG Rangers face a torturous stint starting this Friday night. The Rangers play four games in 10 days with a home clash against Townsville on Friday night followed by away games against Bendigo on Saturday night and Queensland road-double against Logan and Townsville on November 2 and 4. Rangers coach Mark Wright said his side would face a major test of its resilience and fitness over those matches. ‘‘It’s not easy but everyone has to do it at some stage. It will be a good test for our resolve,’’ he said. The Rangers tuned up for the next lot of games with a 103-71 win over West Coast Waves at Dandenong Stadium on Sunday Five Rangers got in double figures led by Jenna O’Hea (22 points, six rebounds, seven assists) while Kath Macleod (19 points, 10 assists), Carley Mijovic (17 points, 12 rebounds), Sara Blicavs (13 points) and Steph Cumming (10 points) all starred. Cumming played despite

being ill for most of the week and was rested for much of the second half. Rangers coach Mark Wright said his side had shown plenty of promising signs but had fallen away in the final term. “For the most part we were good and hard at it,” Wright said. “We were obviously exposed in some flaws defensively and went into a slump around threequarter-time. “We wanted to put the foot down in the last quarter but didn’t. “It’s very early in the season and you have little glitches. “The good thing was Jenna and Kath had big games. It’s good to see them starting to feel it.” Wright said he was also pleased to see teenage stars Blicavs and Mijovic getting among the points but he implored the two rising stars to continue to work on their consistency and performance from one game to the next. “The young kids came in and played well,” he said. “The question for them is how long it will take

to replicate that form week in and week out. “That is the difference between great players and good players. They still have a long way to go.” Wright said the Rangers, who now have a 2-1 [win-loss] record, still had a lot of improvement to come. “I wish we had it all firing on all cylinders and were the same team that finished last season but we never through that would be the case,” he said. “We were never going to be ‘here we go’ and switch the switch then start playing. “We are showing positive, good signs about where that team is going. ‘‘We have to be persistent, keep heading in right direction and not have too many detours. “I’m really happy, we have lots of promising things happening and any time you score 103 points in this very competitive league then you have something to be happy about.” Dandenong Rangers host Townsville Fire at Dandenong Stadium this Friday at 7pm.

Double Rangers: Dandenong guard Kath Macleod had a double-double against West Coast Waves on Sunday. She is pictured earlier this season. Picture: Mick Connolly/The Age

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INBRIEF Junior Raiders go national Knox Raiders under-14 girls finished seventh at the Australian club championships in Adelaide earlier this month. The Raiders made the quarterfinals with just one loss in the opening round of matches but fell short against Hawthorn Magic, losing 43-35 in their quarter-final. The Raiders lost to Illawarra in their following match, leading to a playoff for seventh place against Southern Tigers, a match they won 46-38. Emily Fisher scored the most points for the Raiders during the championships followed by Brianna Hans and Julia Wirthensohn. The team was coached by Suzi Porter with Patience Grayer as assistant coach.

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Final season in charge: Ferntree Gully District Cricket Association president Norm Reeves will end his time in the role at the end of the season.

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Long innings draws to a close for association president BY ROY WARD NORM Reeves’ love affair with cricket began at the knee of his grandfather and has extended ever since. Reeves went from learning about the game from his grandfather William Swindon, the first captain of Upper Ferntree Gully Cricket Club, to becoming a player and then official in his own right. This year will be his 60th in the game. He started as a player in 1952 and has spent the past 26 years as president of the Ferntree Gully District Cricket Association. At the end of this season, Reeves will cease his tenure as president and move into retirement from cricket administration. The 70-year-old Croydon resident announced the move at the association’s annual meeting, surprising many but allowing the association time to find a successor. Reeves says he wants to sit back and enjoy more free time. “I’ve been in the chair for some time. I was senior vice-president for many years as well and it was just time to sit back and relax, enjoy my lifestyle with my wife,” he said. “I want to get around and watch some good cricket, pop into the city and see some games. I’ll always be part of the FTGDCA, watching games with interest but now enjoying sitting back.” The association has also honoured Reeves in the best possible way, naming its premier competition after him with the FTGDCA’s best sides now playing for the NR [Norm] Reeves Shield. [ 22 ] KNOX WEEKLY – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE

The announcement and the manner in which the honour was decided shocked and overwhelmed Reeves. “Our general manager announced at the AGM that they were thinking of changing the name to fit in with the DeCoite Shield, our second division,” Reeves said. “It came as a bolt out of the blue for me, but it was brought up and clubs were asked to think about it and they all said they didn’t need to and wanted to vote it in straight away. It knocked me over. It’s just wonderful for me and for my wife and my two boys who play cricket at Upper Ferntree Gully. It’s a big honour. I don’t know if it should be bestowed upon just an ordinary bloke like me.” Reeves was also honoured by the Victorian Country Cricket League in 2004 with an award for services to cricket. He said he was inspired to move into cricket administration by grandpa Swindon. “He gave me an incentive to take up the game and enjoy it. He was a pioneer in his era and decided to make contact with the local council to put aside land on Talaskia Road as a future sporting facility for Upper Ferntree Gully. It’s still a sports ground.” In the late 1970s, Reeves joined the FTGDCA board and was a vice-president for several years before being asked to take on the president’s role. “I was talked into doing it for a couple of years . . . I’ve stayed on a bit longer than that.” While Reeves’ time with the FTGDCA is still considered one of the strongest competitions in the

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state, he said it still faced several challenges including keeping its junior ranks strong and its senior players engaged with their clubs. “The challenges for us is to make sure we advance with our Twenty20 games and all that type of thing which is now formulated by Cricket Victoria and Cricket Australia,” he said. “Colour uniforms are coming into play, we need to show progression and keep the younger generation involved, we need to support to these ideas. “Sport is changing, mums and dads want to go away with the kids on weekends now. If we can’t offer changes to play game and play it like the big boys do then we will be in trouble.” The FTGDCA, like many other cricket associations, has lost a few junior sides this year but Reeves remains confident the association has a long future ahead of it. He said the association still had problems finding enough grounds to play matches on. “I think we need to make sure we are well advanced in what we do. If we had more grounds we would have more clubs as well. “That is another issue which faces the community today. We have a thriving community so housing and land becomes very scarce for sporting grounds.” Reeves praised the clubs across the association for their support during his time as president. “It’s a good time to bow out as 2012-13 makes it 60 years in cricket,” he said. “We have a great executive, great senior and junior officials and great clubs who I’m disappointed to leave.”

Knox City has announced a new junior girls soccer academy. The academy will be run by former professional player Milan Palenik who has a UEFA ‘B’ coaching licence. The academy will have under-10, under-12, under-14 and under-16 age groups. Anyone interested in the academy can email the club at info@knoxcityfc.com.au or call Palenik on 0404 100 150.

Allsopp retires Former Knox City junior Danny Allsopp retired from professional soccer last week. Allsopp was one of the foundation members of the Melbourne Victory in the A-League and had played professionally in several countries including England and the United States. The former Socceroo was expected to play out the current A-League season but decided to pull the pin on his playing career early after injuries troubled him in the early matches of the season.

Knight to coach Norwood Norwood has signed respected football identity Denis Knight as coach for Eastern Football League division 1 season next year. The Norsemen announced Knight’s appointment late last week with the former Noble Park premiership coach returning to the EFL after coaching in Queensland for several years. Knight will replace Kevin Tibaldi, who led the side to the minor premiership and the preliminary final this past season.

Mixed bag for Rams Ringwood split its weekend double of Premier Cricket one-day matches. The Rams beat Fitzroy-Doncaster on Saturday but lost to reigning premiers Richmond on Sunday. In the win over the Lions, Rams bowler Stephen Nicholls took 5-19 as the Lions were bowled out for 80. Gavin Keller then made 44 not out as the Rams won (3-86). On Sunday, the Rams’ total of 9-177 proved far too small as Cameron White (98no) and Ryan Carters (74no) led the Tigers to a nine-wicket win with 1-178. The Rams visit Casey-South Melbourne at Casey Fields this Saturday.


Star bat leads the way with 124 BY ROY WARD AND STEVE BROWN JOHNSON Park veteran Bryn Gaunt let the rest of the Ferntree Gully District Cricket Association know he is ready for a big season with a masterful century against Knoxfield on Saturday. Gaunt, a past Victorian Country opening batsman, made 124 to lead his Sharks side to a score of 9-258 at Carrington Park. The total could have threatened 300 but Knoxfield’s Trent Evans took 6-49 as his side slowed down the opposition. Sharks captain-coach Andrew Devenish said Gaunt showed his quality after a disappointing campaign last season. ‘‘He showed he was a class above his opposition and his teammates,’’ Devenish said. ‘‘He holds high expectations of himself and last year was pretty down — I think he scored around 300 runs which was low compared to previous years.’’ Devenish said Gaunt’s batting was a key for the Sharks and also helped develop his younger teammates. ‘‘It’s not only good to have a quality batsman in the team but to have someone of his experience around the younger boys gives them an example to follow.’’ The Sharks remain confident they can defend their score when play resumes this Saturday but know Knoxfield will offer stiff resistance, especially if the rain stays away this week. ‘‘You would take 250 every time and we would back ourselves to defend that total,’’ Devenish said. ‘‘We have a few good spinners and medium-pace bowlers. ‘‘After having the first two rounds washed out, getting a couple of wins

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Major ton: Johnson Park star Bryn Gaunt hits out against Knoxfield on Saturday. Picture: Ted Kloszynski

early in the season would be very good as you don’t want to be chasing wins later in the season.’’ The FTGDCA will reschedule all round one matches this Sunday as oneday games. All washed-out round two matches, have been rescheduled to December 16. ‘‘I think having these extra games will suit us,’’ Devenish said. ‘‘We have a pretty young side. so playing twice in the weekend is fine with us. ‘‘I would expect we will have the same side for both days of play.’’ Upwey reached 276 at home against Belgrave with contributions from Matt Mulcahy (76), Leigh Bianchi (41) and Dain Howe (37). Medium-pacer Scott Vozzo led the bowling attack with 4-35 from 17 overs, however the Magpies were 2-20

at stumps and have some work to do this week. Upper Gully restricted The Basin to 179, skipper Luke Bowyer starting the season in form with 89. In reply, the Kings are 1-19. Footballers found trouble at Pickett Reserve, with newly promoted Knox Gardens getting off a flyer, reaching 1-199 in the 50th over. Falcons’ batsmen Jarrod Butcher (69) and former St Kilda player David Prowse (91) dominated proceedings until Dale Cranston ran through the line-up, taking 5-58 and restricting the visitors to 274 in what could have been a massive score. However, the Falcons have the runs on the board. At the opposite end of the scale, Ferntree Gully faltered badly at Wally Tew Oval, dismissed for just 74. Eildon Park medium-pacer Adrian Baltru-

Teenage medium-pacer Brad Wadsworth was among the Parkers’ best bowlers in his second game for the senior side. Arnot said his side simply would have to bat out its allotted overs this Saturday to assure victory. “If we bat our overs we will have a good chance of winning. It’s about batting for all our time. “I am confident we can do it, it’s a great challenge for us. “But when you have runs on the board you are in a good position. We have lost a bit of experience from last year but we do have enough cattle to make that score. We need to be smart and slowly chip away.” Last year’s premier Warranwood had a day it would rather forget when

North Ringwood ripped it apart for a meagre 112. At one stage the Sharks were 8-66 before Andrew Spittle (32) contributed at the end. Luke Ridgewell (3-17) and Carey Arthurson (3-29) did the damage for the Bulls. North Ringwood will resume this week at 2-18. On a slow Hughes Park, the game was in the balance with Mooroolbark at 3-65 against Croydon North. A brilliant fourth-wicket partnership of 176 between Brendan Ricci (119 not out) and Adam Brush (89) then turned the game to see the Barkers compile 5-270. After losing an early wicket, South Warrandyte’s David Hill (63) and Josh Barrett (42) put on 81 for the second

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wicket before a collapse saw the Hawks sit at 6-127 off 44 overs. Michael Crosbie (50no), Damien Vosso (42) and Paul Milne (25no) negotiated the rest of the overs to see their side finish on 7-243 against Bayswater Park. South Croydon’s Josh Stewart (76) and Steve Staddon (28) gave the Bulldogs a steady start against Wantirna South. Michael King (68) and Phil Cross (31) then took the score to 4-191 before a late flurry of wickets saw South Croydon declare at 9-244 with six overs remaining. Travis Clarke (4-22) took the bowling honours for Wantirna South, who will resume at 0-13.

BAYSWATER put the stops on Brunswick to steal a vital win in their Victorian Sub District Cricket Association clash at Bayswater Oval on Saturday. With 10 overs remaining, Brunswick needed 42 runs from the final 10 overs with eight wickets in hand to win. But in those 10 overs experienced pair Darryl Stranger (3-27) and Mark Collins (3-40) slowed Brunswick’s scoring to a trickle, allowing the Waters to escape with a five-run win. Waters captain Sean Flynn said the whole side pulled together in the final 10 overs to hold off Brunswick, refusing to concede even one boundary in that time. ‘‘We always thought we still could do it,’’ he said. ‘‘Stranger still had five overs to bowl and we knew he would be difficult to score off. ‘‘Mark Collins bowled his spin at the other end and did a great job. ‘‘We just needed to get a wicket and Collins got that wicket for us.’’ Earlier in the day, Bayswater batted first and made 7-164 with Dean Connell making 38 and John Salter jnr making 23 not out. Flynn said first-gamers Tim Sugumar, aged 15, and Harry Cowling, aged 17, each made valuable contributions, with Cowling making nine runs from seven balls late in the innings and Sugumar bowling six overs. The Waters visit rivals Box Hill at Box Hill City Oval this Saturday for a one day clash with the winning club receiving the StrangerSmyth Cup. ‘‘Box Hill has won our last few matches so it would be good to get the cup back,’’ Flynn said. ■ In a coup for Bayswater, Ringwood all-rounder Ian Holland will play as a guest player with the club during the VSDCA Twenty20 twilight competition. Flynn said Holland, the first winner of Foxtel’s cricket superstar TV show, would bring a lot to the side with his bowling and wickettaking abilities. ‘‘The boys are all looking forward to playing with him,’’ Flynn said. The VSDCA Twenty20 twilight competition begins this Tuesday with Bayswater facing Croydon, play starts at 5.15pm.

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— Roy Ward

Norm Reeves Shield The Basin 179 (L Bowyer 89) v Upper Ferntree Gully 1-19. Knox Gardens 275 (Prowse 91, Butcher 69, Gregory 31; Cranston 5-58, Bogar 3-47) v Footballers. Ferntree Gully 74 (A Baults 5-16, N McNally 3-25) v Eildon Park 5-76. Upwey Tecoma 278 (M Mulcahy 76, L Bianchi 41no, D Howe 37, S Taylor 30; S. Vozzo 4-35) v Belgrave 2-20. Johnson Park 9-258 (Gaunt 125; Evans 6-49) v Knoxfield. Decoite Shield Monbulk 197 (S Cosstick 110no; C Wheeler 7-33, M Bunting 3-48) v Mountain Gate. South Belgrave 312 (A Hart 81, D Hart 41, J McDermott 30; C Walters 3-51) v St John’s Tecoma. Lysterfield 4-97 v Rowville 94 (Rodgers 34; Carland 5-11, Snyman 4-12).

schaitis (5-16) and spinner Nathan McNally (3-25) did the job for the Panthers who took first innings points at 5-76 at the close. The Gully will be looking for early wickets to have any show of a reverse outright. Decoite Shield also had highlights with new Monbulk coach Shane Cosstick scoring an unbeaten 110 in his team’s total of 197 against Mt Gate on the beach at Monbulk. Young Gators speedster Cam Wheeler bowled brilliantly, bagging 7-33. Ash Hart’s 81 paved the way for South Belgrave’s 312 against St Johns Tecoma and Lysterfield secured a first innings lead against Rowville, with Justin Carland taking 5-11.

Parkers keep lid on Norwood, now comes the challenge AINSLIE Park faces a litmus test of its finals aspirations when it chases Norwood’s 217 in the RDCA Lindsay Trollope Shield this Saturday. The Parkers’ bowling attack regained control of the first day’s play with several late wickets after the Norsemen were at 3-100 mid-innings. Ben Hastie (55), Brendan O’Riley (51), Jarrod Hochkins (43) and David Hester (35) were the mainstays of the innings. Parkers captain-coach Mark Arnot said his bowlers had got themselves back into line and restricted the Norsemen. “The total was not as much as we would have expected halfway through play. They were looking pretty comfy and batting well. We just started bowling tighter.’’

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