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Tuesday, 29 August

09:36

Heres to a cricket legend Ocean Grove Voice

The Viva Energy Club Legend nominees are rolling in.
One worthy nominee is Ocean Grove legend Craig DArcy.
As an administrator, player and junior coach Craig has contributed much to the Ocean Grove Cricket Club for almost 40 years.
Regarded as a generous and hardworking person, Doggy has freely given his time for the betterment of the club. Craig has played in over 400 games for the OGCC, captained all grades, is the clubs highest run scorer, won 16 batting averages and played in six premierships.
His playing record only tells a small part of his story.
As an administrator and junior coach he has helped to shape the club.
For 35 years Craig coached at all junior levels from under-12 through to under-17. He has been Milo In2 Cricket co-ordinator for 10 years and club junior co-ordinator for 11 years.
Its fair to say he has shaped many a good cricketer through this time.
Craig has spent time as club president for seven years; secretary nine years; treasurer nine years as well as about 20 years of Bellarine Peninsula Cricket Association administrative work.
Craig is a life-member of the Ocean Grove Cricket Club and the Bellarine Peninsula Cricket Association. The OGCC club champion award is named after him as well as a section of the Geelong Junior Cricket Associations under-15 competition.
Together with his wife Kay he helps out in the club kitchen every Thursday night during the season, helps run the bar and is constantly available for any job or to help anyone.
Craig DArcy is a true Viva Energy Geelong Refinery Club Legend.

Nominate an unsung hero at your sporting club by going to clublegend.com.au
The winner could win $5000 for themselves and the same for their club. Applications close 10 September.

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Monday, 28 August

23:43

Seidel's Farm Barwon Blog

Last year, I looked at a number of the works of the 19th century landscape artist Eugene von Guerard who sketched and painted a number of locations along the Barwon River. With assistance, I was able to identify the locations from which von Guerard produced a number of his pieces. In addition to those drawings we studied, von Guerard also sketched another scene overlooking the Barwon, this time upstream from Geelong not too far from Ceres.
The scene which caught his eye on the 18th March, 1854 was a vineyard in the Barrabool Hills, owned by German immigrants Alwin and Bernard Seidel, vignerons who arrived in the district on a wave of Swiss chain migration which saw members of extended families settle on the fertile banks of the creeks and rivers around Geelong. The Swiss vine-growers were encouraged to come to Australia by Lieutenant-Governor Charles La Trobe whose wife Sophie de Montmollin was Swiss. La Trobe had spent time in Switzerland prior to their 1835 marriage and subsequent arrival in New South Wales in 1839 and would have been well-acquainted with Swiss wine production.
The Seidels it seems, were also acquainted with von Guerard as he mentions in the diary he kept of his time on the gold fields that he was travelling with "Seidel" - possibly one of the brothers. Clearly, he spent time visiting with them at the farm after his return from his gold-seeking adventures.
The Seidel's vineyard, was established in about 1849 (Geelong Advertiser, 2nd February, 1861) around a kilometre east of Ceres on Barrabool Road. Facing north east, it was situated high above the Barwon, looking out across both the Moorabool and Barwon Valleys. Today, the site lies just to the west of the Ceres/Highton exit from the Geelong Ring Road and whilst much has changed, the view is still commanding.

Looking towards the You Yangs from a position a little to the
east of Seidel's Vineyard
Initially known as the Ceres Nursery (later the Ceres Vineyard), the Seidels grew fruit trees - plums, apples, apricots and peaches are all mentioned - as well as grapes. A report in the ...

09:35

Thrilling win for Ocean Grove seniors Ocean Grove Voice

Ocean Grove seniors were at Torquay on the weekend, with Division 3 playing a nail-biter and took the win by six goals in extra time to get into the grand final.
Division 1, 1st semi-final
Ocean Grove 33 def by Modewarre 41. Best: Shelby Hackett, Bridget Taylor, Claudia Britt.
Modda got the jump on Grove early and although the margin was pegged back, it wasnt quite enough to snatch victory.
Division 3, 2nd semi-final
Ocean Grove 35 def Geelong Amateur 29. You could see the top two teams both wanted this win with scores level at full time. Grove had some excellent passages of play and they stormed away in extra time to finish stronger and advance to the grand final. Kim Carroll netted 25 goals for the Grubbers.
Ocean Grove seniors still have two teams in finals contention with Premier Division not getting the final whistle going their way and suffered a one-goal loss to Barwon Heads in their elimination final. Great games from Division 1 and Division 3 winning their way to play next week at Torquay.
Premier Division, elimination final
Ocean Grove 37 def by Barwon Heads 38. Best: C Parker, E Howard, D Hoiles.
Great persistence wasnt enough to get Premier Division over the line against a physical and determined Barwon Heads. Fantastic defence from reliable Candice Parker and mid court attackers Elyse Howard and Dani Hoiles.
Division 1, qualifying final
Ocean Grove vs Modewarre
Division 1, elimination final
Ocean Grove 36 def Queenscliff 26. Best: S Hackett, A OKeefe, B Taylor.
Division 3, 2nd semi-final
Ocean Grove 27 def Torquay 24. Best: T Splatt, A Skurrie, J Sutton.

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09:34

Grubbers in the thick of finals Ocean Grove Voice

17U Section 1 second semi-final: Ocean Grove 16 def by Drysdale 29. Best: Kimberley Hart, Isabelle Teague, Isabel Hackett. A shock loss to the 17U Section 1 girls who lost their first game for the season. They get the chance to redeem themselves in the preliminary final next weekend.
17U Section 2 first semi-final: Ocean Grove 14 def by Anglesea 19. Best: Paige Drinkwater, Alannah McElligott, Monet New. Only one goal separated the sides at the last change, but Anglesea proved too good in the final term.
15U Section 1 first semi-final: Ocean Grove 21 def by Queenscliff 28. Best: Elizza Vallelonga, Zoe Murrells, Bella Kemp. The scores were tight at three-quarter time, but the Coutas ran away with the game despute the gutsy efforts from the Grubbers.
15U Section 2 second semi-final: Ocean Grove 24 def Geelong Amateur 20. Best: Abbey Stanic, Taylah Jeffrey, Charlie Duckett. Not much separated the two sides all morning, but Grove proved too good, winning the crucial moments. The girls now go through to the grand final.
13U Section 2 second semi-final: Ocean Grove 16 def by Portarlington 20. Best: not supplied. A second-quarter lapse cost the girls dearly, but they earned a double chance a shot at a grand final berth with a preliminary final next weekend.
Qualifying finals
17U Section 2: Ocean Grove 27 def Queenscliff 15. Best: Elyssa Winter, Monet New, Olivia Occhipinti. Grove led at every change and despite a mini comeback just before half time by the Coutas, they never looked threatened. The win set up a semi-final against Anglesea.
15U Section 1: Ocean Grove 31 def Geelong Amateur 23. Best: not supplied. Keely Reid and Zoe Murrells were good in goal for the Grubbers who made it through the semis against Queenscliff.
15U Section 2: Ocean Grove 19 def Torquay 15. Best: Elli Campbell, Sophie Franken, Taylah Jeffrey. A close game, but Grove led at every break against a determined Tigers team. The win earned the team a semi-final showdown against Ammos.
13U Section 1: Ocean Grove 21 def Torquay 17. Best: Anna Smith, Amelia Cunningham, Makayla Staehr. The Grubbers never really looked like losing despite the close scoreline. A tough win earned the team a first semi-final against Port.
13U Section 2: Ocean Grove 22 def Portarlington 9. Best: Ruby Hildebrandt, Lily Hallam, Tia McNaughton. Total dominance by the Grubbers, set up by a huge second quarter. The team made it through to the second semi-final against Torquay.

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09:22

Ocean Grove 3 into grand final Ocean Grove Voice

OGCC (33) v Geelong Amateur (73)
A brave effort from the Cobras against an Ammos side that was just too good on the day. Ryan Humphries booted three goals while Will Lamb, Darcy Freeman, Austin Derby, Max Lacy, Ty Armistead and Oliver Northam were also outstanding contributors. The Cobras may not have progressed to the grand final, but they had a crack and could hold their heads high.
OGCC 2 (20) vs Anglesea (35)
The Cobra boys faced a fitting opponent in what was their first ever final, with the game tight right from the start and with every contest meet with immense pressure the boys did themselves proud. Although the result didnt fall their way, they fought the game out right to the final siren. They will be better for the experience and cant wait for this Sunday against Geelong Ammos and a shot at redemption. Encouragement awards to Henry Greenwood, Darcy Freeman, Max Lacy, Xavier Eales, Oliver Connan and Max McLachlan.
OGCC 3 (64) vs Geelong Amateur 3 (30)
The lads from OGCC3 were fired up for their first ever final, against an Ammos team that had won their three previous encounters in 2017. Despite conceding the first goal, captain Max West responded to kick two first quarter goals and get the team rolling. The development of the team was then on show, as every player united in a team focused display of footy. In the second quarter, Ned Poynder and Nathan Grasso stepped up to apply more scoreboard pressure. Knowing Ammos were going to challenge late, in the second half OGCC3 maintained the intensity, driven by on-ballers Ned Gray and Jimmy Spowart. The collective team effort resulted in a win and ensured OGCC3 a week off to prepare for their grand final. Awards to Jimmy Spowart, Ned Gray, Max West, Ned Poynder, Izaak Terhorst and Elliott McQueen.

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