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2017/18 Season

Annual General Meeting

The clubs AGM, will be held on Tuesday 17 July 2018 at the Kangaroos Club, Queanbeyan. Meeting will commence at 6.30pm

Annual Dinner and Awards Night

The club's Annual Dinner and Awards Night, featuring the Mark Higgs Medal, was held on Saturday, 14 April at the Queanbeyan Kangaroo Club.

Whilst number were down on previous years, it was still a great night. The club was honoured to have as our special guests Dr Mike Kelly accompanied by his wife Shelley as well as John Barilaro, accompanied by his wife Deanna.

The major award winners were -
Mark Higgs Medal – Vele Dukoski
Club Champion – Michael Stachow
Luke Bush Junior Player of the Year - Jack Allen
Presidents Award – Darren Southwell
Clubman of the Year – Peter Solway
Players Player – Michael Medved
Spirit of Cricket Award – Tom Christou & Brad Moore
Greybaggers Player of the Year – Keith Bridgen

Batting and Bowling Awards
Neil Bulger – Michael Spaseski
Gary Samuels – Tyler Van Luin
Rod Winchester – Jimmy Dimarhos
Phil Moon – Darren Southwell
Lloyd Buckley – Peter Solway
Graeme Alexander – Michael Stachow
Steve Cross – Michael O'Rourke
Winston McDonald – Tommy Christou
Jim Martin – Dom Di Campli
Ron McGlashan – Daniel Clugston

Photos from the night will be posted soon.

Cricket ACT Awards

The Bluebags took home a number of awards from the Cricket ACT Awards night as follows:

  • Lorne Lees Medal (2nd Grade Player of the Year) - Darren Southwell
  • Keith Carnall Medal (3rd Grade Player of the Year) -  Michael Stachow
  • Dene Moore Medal (4th Grade Player of the Year) - Khye Ditton
  • 2nd Grade bowling award - Darren Southwell
  • 4th Grade batting award - Adrian Brunker

Grand final results

3rd grade has won their 4th consequitive two-day premiership with a nail biting finish to the final. After bowling ANU out for 152, 3s never looked in control and at one stage were 4/12 and then 8/95 when young guns Alex Mitton and Brad Moore combined to take the score to 141 when Mitto was run out for 27. Brad, with Oli Fox holding up one end, steered the team home for a win by 1 wicket.


Back row: Alex Mitton, Oli Fox, Brad Moore, Cameron Edgar, Jordan Brown, Lincoln Blissett
Front row: Tom Phelps, Sam Frost, Peter Solway (capt), Michael Stachow, David Horsfall
Front: Vinesh Bennett

4th grade has won their 1st two-day premiership since 2008/09 with a comprehensive win over arch rivals ANU. Set 176 to win, 4s passed the score having lost only 6 wickets. In a great captains knock Adrian Brunker finished with 52 no to steer the team home.


Back row: Tom Christou, Will Graham, Steve Cross, Duane Bush, Blake McCarten
Front row: Khye Ditton, Peter Jensen, Adrian Brunker (capt), Matt Harding, Michael O'Rourke, Harry O'Rourke, Micah Manners

5th grade has won their 4th premiership in 7 years by defeating Weston Creek Molonglo at Brad Haddin. Batting first, 5s scored 7/183 (45 overs) in reply they bowled Creek out for 128 (41 overs).


Dom accepting the trophy from Gordon Elliott


Back row: Anup Pereria, Adam Couch, Daniel Clugston, Aaron Thorn, Matt O'Brien, John Fern, Jim Martin, Graeme Alexander
Front row: Jono White, Dom DiCampli (capt), Rory O'Brien, Mitch Fern, Rory DiCampli

Semi-final results

All teams except 1st grade, have won their respective semis on the weekend and now progress to the season deciders next weekend.

There were some fine individual performances over the weekend - Chook O'Rourke 106, Vinesh Bennett 93, Dom DiCampli 81no, Sid Girish 73, Hamish Starr 5/37, Jordan Brown 4/19, Khye Ditton 4/31, Guy Gillespie 4/104.


  • 2nd grade will be against ANU at Freebody. This match starts on Friday (16th)
  • 3rd grade will be against ANU at Neil Bulger - Saturday/Sunday
  • 4th grade will be against ANU at ANU South (tbc) - Saturday/Sunday
  • 5th grade will be against Creek at Brad Haddin - Saturday

Club Milestones

Firstly acknowledging players who have recently achieved personal milestones:

300 - Darren Southwell
200 - Ian Hamill, Josh Gregory, Dean Solway
100 - Daniel Clugston, Michael Spaseski, Dave Horsfall, Guy Gillespie, Nick Harvey
50 - Khye Ditton, Josh Sands, Jono White

Peter Solway (11.000), Dean Solway (5,000), Vele Dukoski (4,500), Adrian Brunker (3,500), Michael Stachow (2,500), Dave Horsfall, Jezza Macdonald, Michael Spaseski, Mark Solway (2,000), Matt Cutler, Micah Manners (1,500) James Dimarhos, Jono White, Brad Falkenberg, Sid Girish (1,000)

500 - Darren Southwell, Graeme Alexander
400 - John Fern
250 - Vele Dukoski
200 - Mark Solway
100 - Will Graham, Jordan Brown
50 - Oliver Cheatle, Michael Spaseski, Tom Christou, Adam Couch, Tristan Klower


Semi-final teams have been announced (see MyCricket for teams list).

1st grade will take on Creek at Stirling, 2nd grade will take on Eastlake at Freebody, 3rd grade will be up against Norths at Neil Bulger, 4ths go head to head with Eastlake at Deaking West and 5th grade will play Wests at Brad Haddin.

Sad News

Kenneth Alexander, father to club stalwart and Life Member Graeme, passed away on 14 February. To honour his father's memory black arm bands will be worn this coming Saturday (24th).

There will be a graveside service for Ken at Queanbeyan Lawn Cemetery, Lanyon Drive Jerrabomberra on Friday 23rd February 2018, commencing at 10:30am..

Club records another Blue-sweep

On Saturday, all teams posted good wins against Northies. 1st grade came from behind to win outright, 2nd's also won outright, 3rds & 4ths both got 1st innings wins and 5ths had a good win against Eastlake.

This means that all 5 teams are well in contention for semi-final spots with 1s in 2nd place, 2s are 3rd, 3s have finished minor premiers, 4s are in 4th place and 5s are sitting in 1st place.

Over 50s Australian Team

Peter Solway has been selected to be part of the Australian Over 50s team to tour the shaky isles in late February. The tour will consist of 3 One Day Internationals against New Zealand Over 50s. Joining Sol in the team from the ACT is Gordon McGurk.

Year ends on good note

3rd grade successfully defends their One-day crown, while 4th grade breaks the drought with a dramatic last ball win.

3rd grade won the toss, batted first and compiled 8/184 from their 45 overs (P Solway 45, D Horsfall 36). After the break ANU had no answer to the bowling attack and were bowled out for 56 from 20 overs with M Stachow dominating with 6/18.

3rd grade have now won the One Day competition 6 seasons in a row, an Association record.


Back row: A Mitton, L Blissett, J Allen, B McCarten, C Edgar, B Allen
Front row: V Bennett, S Frost, D Horsfall, P Solway (capt), M Stachow, T Klower

4th grade lost the toss and bowled first. ANU lost a couple of early wickets, but kept the run rate going at just over 4 runs per over. The finished with 197 from their 45 overs with Couchy and Jenno picking up 2 wickets each. In reply 4s didn't get off to the best starts losing a 3 wickets for 29 runs. The lads put together a couple of good partnerships, but ANU managed to keep the pressure on and grab a vital wicket here and there. Then 5 wickets fell with victory in sight. The last over 9 wickets down and 6 runs needed with Jenno and Couchie at the wicket. Jenno managed to get the scores level but it came down to the last ball, which Couchie hit back over the bowlers head and the scrambled through for the winning run. Queanbeyan 9/198 (K Ditton 88, A Brunker 28, M Manners 28)


Back row: M Manners, T Christou, J Manners, R Ditton, A Couch, M Harding
Front row: S Cross, D Bush, A Brunker (capt), K Ditton, P Jensen, W Graham, R Momin (13th)
Umpires: G Rees & R Brigden

More Tons

Saturday saw Angus Jones make his maiden ton for the club in the 3rd grade match against ANU. With the team at 5 for 74 (and leading by only 100 runs) Angus was joined by Peter Solway who then combined with to put together an unbroken partnership of 183 runs. When the match was called late in the afternoon, Angus was 104 no and Peter 102 no.

One-day Finals

Sunday 17 December will see 3rd grade, appearing in their 6th consecutive final, taking on ANU at Freebody and 4th grade looking to break a long drought (last won the title in 09/10) will also take on ANU at Neil Bulger Oval. Both matches commence at 12.30pm.

Along with this, the club will be holding their annual Christmas function

Christmas Party Flyer

Saturday, 25 November

In what must be a close to a club record, 5 'tons' were scored today across 3 grades. In 5th grade, Jono White scored his maiden ton for the club (162 no) then in 1st grade Vele Dukoski (135) and Dean Solway (116) combined for a 237 run partnership. Then to wrap up the day in an unbeaten partnership of 225 runs Peter Solway (115 no) and Jack Allen (also his maiden ton for the club) made 106 no.

This brings the ton tally to 8 this season.

Also, Darren Southwell brought up a pretty special personal milestone when he bagged his 500th wicket for the club. Darren joins Jimmy Martin and Yippa Alexander in the 500 club.

Saturday, 18 November

Playing his part in an emphatic win in 2nds over Weston Creek, Ben Allen took his first 5 wicket haul. Ben figures were 5-0-5-29.

Sunday, 5 November

Today saw a very keenly contested round of cricket against Tuggeranong in 1st to 4th grades, with good wins coming to 3rd and 4th grades.

However the highlight of the day was a maiden ton to one of the club's stalwarts and life member Stephen Cross. After 28 seasons with the club, Crossy's previous best was 97 no, but today he finally achieved this very special milestone. Not only did he captain the team to victory, he also opened the innings and carried his bat being 128 not out at the completion of the innings. His hundred came off 114 balls. 4's also achieved a bonus point win in the process.

3rd grade also had a comfortable win over Tuggies at Neil Bulger. Unfortunately 1st could not repeat yesterdays effort losing to Tuggies and 2nds had a day the probably would like to forget.

The weekend ends with 7 wins from 9 matches, a pretty good effort.

Saturday, 4 November

The club secured its first Bluesweep of the season winning all 5 grades.

1st grade 247 def Eastlake 210, 2nd grade 5/243 def Eastlake 5/242, 3rd grade 5/358 def Eastlake 129, 4th grade 205 def Eastlake 160 and 5th grade 6/84 def Wests UC 83.

In the 3rd grade match, Lincoln Blissett (107) scored his maiden ton for the club. The 100 came off only 81 balls.

Star Performances

Saturday 28 October saw two players achieve personal milestones. Firstly Khye Ditton scored his maiden ton (117) with the 100 coming off 76 balls and in the same match Ryan Martin took 5/15 from 6 overs.

T20 Finals Results

In a gripping 3rd grade final, Queanbeyan batted first and at one stage lost 6 wickets for 4 runs to be 7/40 after 9 overs. Youngsters Lincoln Blissett and Braiden McCarten then put on 63 runs which allowed the team to post 111 from their 20 overs. Bolstered by that performance, the lads came out to bowl and every bowler stepped up to the mark and they ended restricting Tuggeranong to 9/105 from their 20 overs, literally snatching a win from the jaws of defeat.


Back row: A Mitton, D Horsfall, K Evans, B Moore, A Jones, B McCarten, B Allen
Front row: L Blissett, M Stachow, P Solway (capt), M Cutler, T Klower

Unfortunately 4th grade could not replicate their efforts from last season. Being put into bat by Eastlake and despite the efforts of Micah (45 no) could only muster 9/104 from their 20 overs. After the break, Eastlake got off to a flyer when the rain came after 2 overs (0/14). Upon the resumption, the number of overs was reduced to 14 with the revised target being 79. Wickets were picked up regularly and we had them at 6/43 after 8 overs. Unfortunately some lusty hitting by the Eastlakers enabled them to pass the revised score in the 11th over.

T20 Finals

Both 3rd and 4th grades qualified for the final after comprehensive wins in the semis last Sunday.

The final is on this Sunday with 3rd grade playing Tuggeranong at Manuka Oval (match starts at 11am) and then 4th grade will take on Eastlake at Neil Bulger Oval at 2.30pm.

There will be a BBQ after the 4th grade match.

All club members are encouraged to get along to both matches and support the lads in securing our first pieces of silverware for the season.

Club Captains

The club's Management Committee has appointed the lower grade club captains for the season.

2nd's - Josh Gregory

3rd's - Peter Solway

4th's - Matt Harding

5th's - Aaron Thorn

Greybaggers - Stephen Moore

T/20 Weekend

The season will kick off with a weekend of T/20 matchs on 7 & 8 October for 1st to 4th grade.

There will be two matches on Saturday and 1 on Sunday morning.


The club would like to announce that former Bluebag, Michael Spaseski has returned to the club and has been appointed 1st grade captain.

Lower grade captains will be announced in a few weeks.

Annual General Meeting

The club held its 2017 AGM on 18 July 2016 at the Roo's Club.

The following people were in attendance:

Peter Solway, Ron Bates, Stephen Cross, Rohan Ditton, Matt Harding, Adrian Brunker, Darren Southwell, Derren Gillespie, Dean Solway, Dave Horsfall, Michael Carruthers, John Murphy, Ryan Collier, John Wynd and Tony Wynd

The committee for the upcoming season is:

Patron - Mr Ian McNamee
President - Mr Rohan Ditton
Honorary Secretary - Mr Ron Bates
Honorary Treasurer - Mr Matt Harding
Vice Presidents - Mr Stephen Cross and Mr Adrian Brunker

General Committee:
Messrs Dave Horsfall, Stephen Moore, Peter Solway, Mark Solway, Chris Gane, Derren Gillespie, Michael Shachow, Brad Falkenberg and Darren Southwell.

At the meeting, long time Secretary Ron Bates, was bestowed with Life Membership of the club. Ron is the 25th person in the club's long and prosperous history to be honoured this way.


Queanbeyan District Cricket Club is part of the Good Sports Program

Sports clubs such as ours play a significant role in the community and therefore have a responsibility to our members and their families. In recognition of this, the Queanbeyan District Cricket Club has elected to participate in the Australian Drug Foundation’s Good Sports program.

The program is a national preventive health initiative designed to assist clubs with the responsible management of alcohol and provision of family-friendly sport environments.

As a community based club we believe involvement in this program is a way for our club to promote a healthy and welcoming club culture whilst working to consistently meet our duty of care obligations in regards to alcohol consumption.

As part of our achieving Level 2 accreditation under the program, we will ensure we provide smoke free activities and functions and promote the responsible consumption of alcohol to our members.


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