Seca - Sth East Ca 17/18

CLOCKER

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Keep bumping into a lot of former CMCA cricketers down at the retirement village and around the bowling rinks. All have expressed nothing but disdain for the current set up.

Keep hearing rumors that there is one or perhaps 2 CMCA clubs looking to leave the current mickey mouse competition. There is 1 other high profile club deciding whether they want to compete in the $$ game that will eventually occur when there are only 8 teams in Longmuir. They may actually make a shock announcement at year end. So it may be a case of 2/3 up and 2/3 down. Everyone wants to play in the top league, but you may find that after 1 or 2 years they decide to go back to Woolnough, because they cannot afford it. With such a shortened season it makes it harder for clubs to organize their fundraisers and keep hitting members for more and more.

What a perfect scenario for the SECA turf clubs. All going according to plan.

Is it time to do the right thing and rename the Longmuir to the Cox Shield. He and his administration can be remembered as the guy who destroyed local cricket.

Back to the bowls...
 

CLOCKER

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Integration proposal sounds ominous.
Me sees the death knell of what is left of local cricket. RIP.


Integration Proposal Update:
Date of Event : Fri Feb 1, 2019 6:01PM

Dear Clubs,

as you are fully aware of, the SECA Executive has called a compulsory meeting of Clubs on Wednesday February 20th, to discuss the Integration Proposal Update document issued to Clubs and Umpires in relation to the future planning of Cricket Victoria and our future as the South East Cricket Association.

We believe this meeting is so important that either the President, or Secretary (if not both) of all Clubs should be in attendance on this date. This document will be discussed at length on the night, and hopefully we will be a little clearer on not only what is proposed, but how it will work.

On Wednesday January 30, the full SECA Executive met and reviewed the document page by page. The overwhelming view of this Executive was the lack of detail on how proposals will work and who will be responsible for them, this leaves a large question mark how our competition would be run in the future. Therefore we have documented our concerns from that Executive meeting, and will be sending them to the Integration Committee (which includes 2 SECA Reps on that body) for further explanation and clarification for us to review.

The full SECA Executive, will continue to work transparently and diligently on this complex issue, to achieve the best possible outcome for the SECA Association, before a final vote is taken by our Clubs and Life Members in a few months time, on whether SECA partakes in this coming together with the CSB and ISEC Cricket Associations in our region.

We look forward to seeing you there on Wednesday February 20 at 7.30pm at Hurlingham Park.

SECA Executive
 

CLOCKER

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Having a quick look at all of the forums, it is plainly obvious that cricket in metro Victoria is in a shambles.
VTCA sounds as though it has become an autocracy, with clubs queueing up to leave. The Subbies have far too many teams and a competition of have's and have nots, and their ability to compete is dependant upon how much money they have to pay players. The effectiveness of the points system is also in question. Does the Mercantile competition actually exist? Wouldn't know it. District cricket has too many teams, South East Bayside is a two team competition and the once powerful and respected CMCA has been turned into a joke.

If baseball ever got their act together and got organised what an opportunity for them. Alas it will be soccer and basketball that will benefit. Well done to all concerned.
 

winki pop

Active Member
Integration proposal sounds ominous.
Me sees the death knell of what is left of local cricket. RIP.


Integration Proposal Update:
Date of Event : Fri Feb 1, 2019 6:01PM

Dear Clubs,

as you are fully aware of, the SECA Executive has called a compulsory meeting of Clubs on Wednesday February 20th, to discuss the Integration Proposal Update document issued to Clubs and Umpires in relation to the future planning of Cricket Victoria and our future as the South East Cricket Association.

We believe this meeting is so important that either the President, or Secretary (if not both) of all Clubs should be in attendance on this date. This document will be discussed at length on the night, and hopefully we will be a little clearer on not only what is proposed, but how it will work.

On Wednesday January 30, the full SECA Executive met and reviewed the document page by page. The overwhelming view of this Executive was the lack of detail on how proposals will work and who will be responsible for them, this leaves a large question mark how our competition would be run in the future. Therefore we have documented our concerns from that Executive meeting, and will be sending them to the Integration Committee (which includes 2 SECA Reps on that body) for further explanation and clarification for us to review.

The full SECA Executive, will continue to work transparently and diligently on this complex issue, to achieve the best possible outcome for the SECA Association, before a final vote is taken by our Clubs and Life Members in a few months time, on whether SECA partakes in this coming together with the CSB and ISEC Cricket Associations in our region.

We look forward to seeing you there on Wednesday February 20 at 7.30pm at Hurlingham Park.

SECA Executive
What time are you getting to the meeting Clocker ? maybe have a briefing session before hand so you can go in guns blazing.
 

Turf Cricket

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Having a quick look at all of the forums, it is plainly obvious that cricket in metro Victoria is in a shambles.
VTCA sounds as though it has become an autocracy, with clubs queueing up to leave. The Subbies have far too many teams and a competition of have's and have nots, and their ability to compete is dependant upon how much money they have to pay players. The effectiveness of the points system is also in question. Does the Mercantile competition actually exist? Wouldn't know it. District cricket has too many teams, South East Bayside is a two team competition and the once powerful and respected CMCA has been turned into a joke.

If baseball ever got their act together and got organised what an opportunity for them. Alas it will be soccer and basketball that will benefit. Well done to all concerned.
How is Bayside a 2 team comp. Bonbeach, South Caulfield , Beaumaris and Bentleigh who have a few injuries. It will only get better in time. Subbies have no promotion or relegation , so it's a dead comp. Your right about the VTCA , MCA is a social comp and Premier as you say should be cut back to 12 teams.
 

winki pop

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Fantastic to see Rep cricket back on the agenda. In the last couple of years the SECA have dropped the ball somewhat by not investing in the VMCU U/21 competition. Its been thrown in the '' too hard basket '' which is a shame to say the least. The SECA in conjunction with their new partner CSB have come up with a new concept in the '' Battle of Bayside '' which is on this Sunday at Parkdale. SECA have put together a strong side on paper but not sure of the selection process whereby there are a couple of players who were stiff to miss out. Rumour was that selectors were advised to pick SECA players ahead of imports. Mmmmmmmm, anyway best of luck to the boys and lets hope we get a big crowd down there to support the game and hopefully SECA can prevail over the Turf Specialists.
 

Turf Cricket

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Fantastic to see Rep cricket back on the agenda. In the last couple of years the SECA have dropped the ball somewhat by not investing in the VMCU U/21 competition. Its been thrown in the '' too hard basket '' which is a shame to say the least. The SECA in conjunction with their new partner CSB have come up with a new concept in the '' Battle of Bayside '' which is on this Sunday at Parkdale. SECA have put together a strong side on paper but not sure of the selection process whereby there are a couple of players who were stiff to miss out. Rumour was that selectors were advised to pick SECA players ahead of imports. Mmmmmmmm, anyway best of luck to the boys and lets hope we get a big crowd down there to support the game and hopefully SECA can prevail over the Turf Specialists.
CSB had no imports picked , there are a couple born os , but are permanent residents and a max of only 2 from any club.
 

winki pop

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CSB had no imports picked , there are a couple born os , but are permanent residents and a max of only 2 from any club.
Fair call Turfy, probably a good idea. CSB have a good team on paper and obviously a tighter selection policy than SECA. I'm led to believe that SECA went with as many as they could from last seasons team of the year plus some inform players at the moment. Still there are a couple of dubious selections, but a well balanced team nevertheless. '' Your Tip '' ????????
 
Will be great to watch this Tomlinson in action, meant to be a fair player. Rumours are he's in SECA for 1 year only and will be playing Subbies next season. Hopefully not the case.
 

Turf Cricket

Active Member
Fair call Turfy, probably a good idea. CSB have a good team on paper and obviously a tighter selection policy than SECA. I'm led to believe that SECA went with as many as they could from last seasons team of the year plus some inform players at the moment. Still there are a couple of dubious selections, but a well balanced team nevertheless. '' Your Tip '' ????????
Has to be CSB. On the selection for them , it also started with last years team of the year , also a couple of medal winners from the lower grades.
 

winki pop

Active Member
Will be great to watch this Tomlinson in action, meant to be a fair player. Rumours are he's in SECA for 1 year only and will be playing Subbies next season. Hopefully not the case.
Rumours are just that. I'm sure that he has fitted in very well at The Natives and is enjoying the club immensely to the point whereby he has advised them accordingly about next season. He will also feel allot more at home once their new rooms are completed. Also with his outside commitments may not want to travel the state in Subbies cricket.
 
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