This week marks club legend Rhys Marget's 300th game.
When asked to comment on his past Rhys simply offered "No Comment", in truth there is not enough space here to comment on what has been an outstanding career as an individual and as a leader of men. Rhys has been at the club since it's inception in 1985/86 and has only recently wayned in his dedication to the cause in order to coach Knox Football Club's reserves and spend more time with his family. In that time he has amassed an amazing set of stats. 299 Games, of which 258 have been in the 1st XI, 8530 runs, 7 100's, 68 50's and a highest score of 141. In his earlier career Rhys was a keeper and a bowler and a terrific slips catcher. With 133 wickets, 293 catches, 38 runouts and 6 stumpings his record speaks for itself as one of the best in the local area. Rhys has lead the club as 1st XI captain on 6 occasions in 2 of those seasons the club won a 1st XI premiership, he has also won another 2 premierships in the 1sts. In 2003/04 he picked up the Lomax Medal, being for the Best and Fairest player in Decoite Sheild, and has been runner up for this award on 5 occasions. He has collected 5 club champion awards and been runner up a further 5 times, he has won the batting award 11 times and the bowling on one occasion. He has played 12 accosiation representative games and is now coaching his sons through juniors at club and representative games. Rhys was honoured for his service to the club with Life Membership and an award named after him in the "Rhys Marget Medal". He is recognised as a true club legend. Congratulations Rhys on your 300th game.
During his time at the club Rhys has hit 286 maximums with just 7 actually finding the sweet spot, he has been dismissed on 245 occasions by a "good nut that did a bit", on the other dismissals he was crueled by the umpire. Who can forget the day Rhys rang in to SEN to inform them that the club had had a big win, oh and he'd also had a big one, 96 i think it was that day! And then there's the newspaper article on 5th December 2006, Rhys Marget, Cricket Hero of the Year!
Dave Thomas will also play in a milestone game, it's his last. Dave has played 120 games with a highest score of 50* and an average of 13.6. He's taken 44 wickets at 32.2 and represented the club in Seniors and Veterans. Whilst his stats don't stack up along side Rhys's, he's been a terrific clubman and we'd love him to stay around the club in some capacity in the future.
The 1st XI had a massive win against a poor St Johns Tecoma. The home side rocketed to 3/190 at the tea break but faultered slightly after tea loosing Wayne McInerey for 100 and Shannon Small for 40. 28 for Adam Wild and 25 from Jarrod Butcher and Scott McInerney got the side to 9d/273. St Johns were reeling at 3/16 overnight after a tidy spell of 12 overs from Adam Wild and Daniel Adams. In week 2 no further bowlers were required with Adam Wild taking a season best of 6/28 whilst Daniel Adams wrapped up the other 4 for 25 runs, dismissing St Johns for 53. The skipper chose to have another bat in the stifling heat, and Wayne McInerney again scored freely with 37, David Prowse 22 and David Hay looked good on 26*. Daniel Adams was unlucky getting a first baller in the 2nd dig.
The 2's had the runs in week one, batting and scoring an incredible 7/367 from their 80, after both openers made a duck. French import Jhol Dutoit waved his bagette around for 55 and then waved it again to give Josh Phillips out LBW on 97. Tim Flintoff has had a reasonable year and must be considered raging hot favourite for the Rhys Marget Medal, he compiled 121. Simon Taylor showed why he is favoured to win the assoication bowling trophy with 3/31 and Matt Young 3/51, the Frenchman also pinched a couple with 2/7. Knox Boronia Churches ended on 165 from 44.2 overs and only Simon Taylor wanted to go for the outright in 37 degree heat.
The 3's went up them thar hills to Menzies Creek and did ok in week 1 to dismiss Belgrave for 199. Blake Lines got his regulation 3/35 and Greg Crook pocketed 3/47, and Rhys Thomas took 2/42. In week 2 the bos batted and it was another fine knock from opener Andrew Potts who hit 98, given out LBW and yet to make his maiden ton. Brett Morrison made 50 and wasn't too keen to run many of them with just 2 singles littering the 4's and 6's. Peter Webb retired on 54 and the boys passed the score easily with 3/239 from 48.3 overs. A good win that will see the team make finals and possibly a top 2 finish.
The 4ths had a bye.
The 5ths had a massive win in the first week versus Monbulk. Josh Hickey hit 50*, Joel Mazurek 50* and Varun Kotamraju 39 to get the boys to 6/230 from their 40. They then piled on the pressure to dismiss Monbulk for 104 and take out the win. Josh Baron took 2/8 but it was Josh Hickey who was man of the match with 4/41 to add to his runs.
|1st XI||2nd XI|
|vs South Belgrave||vs Aura Vale|
|Away @ Sth Belgrave||Home @ KGCC #1|
|Arrive by 11.30am||Arrive by 12pm|
|1. David Prowse||1. Simon Taylor|
|2. Scott McInerney|| ||2. Jeremy MacKinnon|
|3. Ben McLean||3. Jhol Dutiot|
|4. Wayne McInerney ||4. Tim Flintoff|
|5. Shannon Small||5. Josh Phillips|
|6. Judas Butcher||6. Josh Gregory|
|7. David Hay||7. Zach Flintoff|
|8. Travis Mulder||8. Adam Metherell|
|9. Daniel Adams||9. Martin van Lith|
|10. Adam Wild (C)||10. Niraj De Silva|
|11. Daine Vernon||11. Matt Young|
|3rd XI (Div 6)||4th XI (Div 7)|
|vs Eildon Park||vs Upper Gully|
|Home @ KGCC #2||Away @ Kings Park #3|
|Arrive by 12.15pm|
|1. Andrew Potts||1. Rhys Marget|
|2. Brett Morrison|| ||2. Troy Cetrola|
|3. Peter Webb||3. Ryan Metherell|
|4. Ash Thompson||4. Tristan Wilkinson|
|5. Jason Buljubasic||5. Jimmy Sporton|
|6. Nick Jankovskis||6. Ryan Lepore|
|7. Nathan Montague||7. Rob Cottle|
|8. Greg Crook||8. Simon Wilkinson|
|9. Rhys Thomas||9. Jamie Tanner|
|10. Daniel Richards||10. Chris Rock|
|11. Blake Lines||11. David Thomas|
| 12. |
|5th XI (B2)|
|Away @ Baynes Park|
|Arrive by 12.15pm|
|1. Varun Kotamraju|
|2. Brad Martin|| |
|3. Jackson Ealey|