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Ocean Grove and Collendina are both in top four of the Bellarine Peninsula Cricket Association A Grade competition. Both sides have three wins. Collendina looks well poised to defend its premiership from last season as Andy Higgins and Ben Ricardo made a return to the Snake Pit. The two sides wont meet each other until Round 9 in the local derby, which will be played at Collendina on 3 and 10 February.
Ocean Grove Surf Lif Saving Club has appointed 3AW sports
broadcaster Shane McInnes as the master of ceremonies for its
iconic Rip to River Classic run this summer.
McInnes has close family who reside in Ocean Grove and links to Ocean Grove SLSC, his father Shane McInnes Snr was a long outstanding member of the club.
McInnes Snr, who passed away in November 2016, was a regular surf patrol member at the Ocean Grove SLSC until 2014.
His ashes were scattered in a moving tribute ceremony at nearby Raffs Beach in Ocean Grove last year which his son Shane attended and helped organise the day.
A sports commentator and sports reporter for Macquarie Media stations 3AW and 6PR since 2008, McInnes, 33, has worked on AFL, tennis, Formula One and covered Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games for the network.
He has worked alongside well-known media and radio personalities Rex Hunt and Robert Walls.
In other developments, Ocean Grove SLSCs biggest annual fundraiser the Rip to River Classic takes place on Saturday 6 January, 2018.
Adult prices for the 5km and 10km events are $50, while junior prices start from $20 for the 1.4km Ripper Nipper race.
To book online log on to www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=25502 or check out the oceangroveslsc.asn.au website for more information.
By Mark Heenan
Collendina jumped into the BPCA A Grade top four after a hard fought victory over a gallant Winchelsea at the Snake Pit on Saturday.
Batting first the visitors posted a competitive first day total of 8/191.
Collendina was buoyed by return of star pair Andy Higgins and Ben Ricardo. It was their first game together since Collendina won last seasons A Grade premiership.
We get a full side together with Ben and Higgo and with these guys we bat really deep, Cobra coach Corey Walter said.
The batting with Ben in the side and Higgo firing makes a massive difference for us.
Higgins hit the winning runs in his knock of 62 he shared in a 57-run fourth wicket partnership stand with Ricardo (32).
Collendina finished at 5/207 and sits n fourth spot on ladder with a 3-1 record.
The Cobras got off to a positive start with openers Walter (56) and Kade Norquay (28) and put on a 56-run stand for the first wicket.
Collendina youngster and wicket-keeper Max Sutton finished on 17 not out.
Walter said it was a challenging victory against Winchelsea, one of the three new BPCA A Grade expansion teams.
It was the first time Collendina had scored 200 in a two-day game this season.
We didnt know much about Winchelsea, but they have been going okay this year, Walter told Voice.
They were in the same boat as us with being 2-1 after three rounds.
I thought we bowled really well in tough conditions on day one and I thought the batting was excellent.
To get the runs four wickets down with 10 overs to go was a really good result for us.
Walter picked up 4/53 with the ball on day one from 24 overs, while younger brother Nathan took 2/55 from 13 overs.
Tom Stephenson top scored for Winchelsea with a fine knock of 63 on the opening day.
The Cobras face undefeated ladder leader Drysdale in a two-day game at Drysdale this Saturday.
In B Grade, Newcomb defeated Collendina by 46 runs.
Batting first the home side was all out for 184 from 59.4 overs. Sam Tucker the chief destroyer with 5/46 from 14 overs.
In reply, Collendina made 138 with Alistair Grant on 44 not out.
In D Grade Newcomb defeated Collendina by 62 runs. Newcomb made 154 with Cobra pair Clynt Combridge (3/37) and Julian Wilson (3/56) bowling well. In reply Collendina was all out for 92.
By Mark Heenan
OCEAN GROVE CRICKET
Gun batsman Michael Kenneady is confident Ocean Grove can push for an elusive A Grade premiership after its resounding win over Little River.
Kenneady broke the record for clubs highest individual A Grade score after his innings of 167 not out in the total of 4/339.
It was Ocean Groves highest first innings A Grade score in nine seasons.
Kenneady said the big win over new BPCA expansion club proved it had the firepower and credentials to contend for an A Grade title and finals berth.
After a semi-final finish in 2016/17, Ocean Grove sits in third spot.
The last two matches has seen the Grubbers attempt to force an outright result with opposition teams Portarlington and Little River, both batting a second time.
The Grubbers took 16 Little River wickets on day two as the visitors were stranded on 6/123 from 36 overs in its second dig after it was bowled out for only 114 in the first innings.
The ultimate goal is to win a premiership everyone is contributing, Kenneady told the Voice.
This is the strongest Ocean Grove A Grade side that I have been a part of in six seasons.
We have one or two players out at the moment and we are going to get stronger.
Ocean Grove coach Paul Jubber lauded Kenneadys record breaking innings.
Michaels innings was brilliant, he has had a limited pre-season and to see him play as well as he did is a testament to his skill and his ability to compete, Jubber said.
Dangerous left-armer Dan Roddis was outstanding with the ball, destroying the Redbacks top and middle order to finish with 5/37 from 15 overs.
Dan Roddis has been a real standout for us, he is bowling with real aggression, Jubber said.
Jackson Kent provided good support and picked up 3/30 from 10.3 overs.
Matt Bellingham claimed 3/14 in Little Rivers second innings.
In B Grade, Ocean Grove celebrated with an outright victory over Little River.
Batting first the home side was all bundled out for 57 with Billy Foord Engelsman the star with 6/30 from 15.4 overs.
Ocean Grove made 5/125dec., before it sent Redbacks into bat again.
In its second dig Little River was all out for 119 with Foord Engelsman taking 5/45 from 17.2 overs.
The popular Grubber bowler finished with match figures of 11/75.
Ocean Grove won by six wickets and ended its second innings at 4/52 from 15 overs to snare outright.
In C Grade, the Grubbers came close to pulling off another outright against league newcomers Armstrong Creek.
Batting first the visitors were all out for 157 and in reply Ocean Grove finished at 1/170dec., from 29 overs.
Pat Kuipers (88 not out) and Greg Scarpa (53 not out) shared in an unbroken 97-run stand before the home side put the visitors back in.
Darren Craig was a shining light for Ocean Grove with 3/8.
Armstrong Creek finished at 8/82 from 48 overs...
By Justin Flynn
OCEAN GROVE BOWLS
Ocean Grove snatched a thrilling one-shot win against City of Greater Geelong in Premier League bowls action.
The Grovers are undefeated on top of the ladder and are in ominous form.
Craig Hodges and Tony Joel Lugg both skipped their rinks to victories.
Ocean Grove defeated Belmont in Division 1, 105 to 88 and sits third on the ladder. Owen Clark skipped his rink to a nice win while Alan Callows rink enjoyed a huge victory.
Grove is the ladder leader in Division 3 despite a 100 to 81 loss to Drysdale.
In Division 4, Ocean Grove is unbeaten after a two-shot win against Geelong Cement. John Izzard and his team of Anne Way, Peter Eberle and Sandra Murphy had a mammoth 29 to 13 win. Steve Bryant, Adele Ryan, Brendan Carroll and skip Brian DElton also played well for a 27 to 15 triumph.
Ocean Grove is in fourth spot on the Division 6 ladder with four wins and two losses. A 114 to 80 win against Belmont was highlighted by a 39 to 11 win by the Brett McCalman-led rink of Colin Schwartz, Peter Snell and Jack Anthony.
Ocean Grove holds a slender one-point lead at the top of the Division 7 table from Belmont after the two sides played out a thrilling tie. After a full days play, both sides finished on 100 shots. The Sue Gorwell-led rink was on fire with a 36 to 16 victory, but that was the only rink that emerged victorious for Grove.
Ocean Grove defeated St Leonards to grab a spot in the Division 8 top four. A 66 to 58 win was made possible by David Harvey and Robin Brache.
In midweek bowls, Ocean Grove is second on the Division 1 ladder with a 6-2 record. The team had a massive 60-shot win against Geelong Cement last week with Faye Richardsons rink prevailing by 25 shots.
In Division 3, Ocean Grove has two teams competing with one side third on the ladder. The two sides were due to play each other last week, but the match was washed out.
Grove sits second on the Division 6 ladder after a 52 to 34 win against Portarlington. Peter Eberles rink, comprising Barbara Nicol, Elaine Hager and Sandra OKeefe, had a big win 32 to 11.
Groves Division 7 side clings to fourth spot after a wash-out split the points against Eastern Park.
Division 8 is proving to be a closely fought group with Grove in fourth position. A win against Geelong RSL with Marlene Ross rink winning well and Graeme Constables rink prevailing by one shot.
The Cobras made the trip over the bridge to take on Barwon Heads at the Village Green in this very important must-win Round 4 two day game. Collendina Captain Xavier Norman won the toss and elected to bat. Norman and Izaak Terhorst opened the batting and got the Cobras off to a positive start with an opening stand of 17 when Terhorst was dismissed for an aggresive 10. Norman was dismissed for 13 with the score on 44. Unfortunately the wickets fell at regular intervals with only Deisel McNeil (12) and Max McLachlan (20no) showing any resistance. The Cobras were dismissed for a total of 105.
The bowling would have to be good to defend such a small total. The Cobras had to bowl seven overs at the Seagulls at the end of day one and the signs were positive. Koby Welch took a fine catch off the bowling of Brodie Muscat to have Barwon Heads 1/17 at the end of day one. Day two saw a reasonable effort with the ball but Barwon Heads made easy work of the Cobra total and they finished the day on 6/160. Max McLachlan and Ollie Northam took one wicket each while Koby Welch chimed in with three wickets, finishing with the impressive figures of 3/5 off 3.3 overs. The Cobras will need to regroup as they head into take on Marshall Cricket Club in Round 5.
The Snakes hosted Wallington and produced a great team effort to comfortably take the points. Wallington made 66 with three-wickets haul by Monty Juffermans, Goodluck and George Every. Great catching by Jack Hammond and sticky hands Noah Jeffrey made sure all chances were taken. The team then batted and finished off with 6 for 262 off their 52 overs. Stars with the bat were Jack Every (38) and Oli Terhorst (26).
Warm temperatures, blue skies and clean surf greeted
participants for the seasons first bronze medallion
re-qualification at Ocean Grove SLSC on Sunday 19 November.
The skills maintenance based session attracted around 165 participants with ages ranging from 13 years to 83 years of age.
Participants applied first aid, conducted tube and rescue water activities and took part in an ocean swim, while successfully completing an online theory test before day.
It has been a wonderful day here at Ocean Grove beach, said Life Saving Victoria assessor Bo Chudosnik, an Ocean Grove SLSC life member.
Lots of people participating, well over 150 participants doing their bronze medallion re-qualification, their resuscitation, their first aid and all the rescues and getting ready for a fantastic season at Ocean Grove and the Bellarine.
Entrants from nearby Thirteenth Beach, Point Lonsdale, Bancoora and Torquay Surf Life Saving Clubs participated in the annual bronze medallion re-qualification.
Bancoora SLSC will host next re-qual on Saturday 25 November, while further re-qualification days will take place at Point Lonsdale SLSC on 2 December and Thirteenth Beach SLSC on 10 December.
The post Skills tested in bronze medallion re-qualification appeared first on Ocean Grove Voice.
Following the booming success of Ocean Grove Football Netball
Clubs girls junior football season, the club is fielding a senior
womens team in 2018.
The club fielded three Under 12 girls teams and one Under 15 team, in what was a runaway success this season.
The interest in womens footy keeps growing, with AFL Barwon announcing 12 sides will be entering the senior womens competition in 2018.
Ocean Grove will be running a Try Day for girls and women on Sunday 26 November at Ray Menzies Oval, Shell Road. Under 12s and Under 15s will kick off at at 1pm, Under 19 and senior women at 2pm.
The club is seeking an experienced coach for its senior womens football team.
Coaches can submit their expression of interest stating relevant coaching and playing experience, coaching qualifications, personal coaching philosophy statement and any other relevant information to womens football co-ordinator Lisa Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remuneration will be negotiated with the successful candidate.
Barwon Coast, in partnership with other organisations including
Victoria Police and City of Greater Geelong, has launched a new
campaign called ShareOurShores.
The campaign aims to bring the community together with all organisations involved in dogs on beaches.
ShareOurShores promotes the respect, responsibilities and rights that are important in minimising conflict between different beach users and dogs.
ShareOurShores was launched in Ocean Grove at two identical campaign launch events, the first on Saturday 18 November and the second on Monday 20 November.
A panel of experts discussed the pros and cons involved in dogs on beaches and provided information on the current dog controls that are in place.
Barwon Coast is very concerned about risks to human and wildlife safety created by dogs on beaches. We are also worried about the impact dogs can have on the general amenity of our coastal reserves, Barwon Coast general manager Gary McPike said.
Some locals have admitted to us that they are frightened to visit the beach with small children for fear of a dog attack.
Many locals and visitors have expressed concerns about dogs on beaches directly to Barwon Coast and we are aware that it is a very prominent topic on local social media forums, he said.
Sergeant Shane Connolly of Victoria Police said: Unlawful behaviour by dog owners is of concern to the Bellarine police members as it poses a threat to public safety. We welcome our involvement in the ShareOurShores Campaign launch as it will enable us to speak with the community about anti-social behaviour and dog owners not adhering to dog control laws.
Barwon Coast is charged with the management of 13 kilometres of coastal Crown land from the east of Ocean Grove to the western end of Thirteenth Beach.
Barwon Coast sets dog control orders that dictate the where, when and how people walking dogs may use the coastal reserves.
Dog Control Orders are enforced by officers from the City of Greater Geelong.
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