Bradman and EDCC

Engadine Dragons has had a strong relationship with the Bradman Foundation that dates back to the 2001/2002 season when we sent our first two Under 12 players to the Bradman Camp as part of the EDCC Bradman Foundation Scholarship.

Through the Foundation, Sir Donald encouraged an active program of youth cricket in Australia. The Bradman Camps held annually at Bradman Oval, Bowral, continue to uphold the spirit of “the Don” and ensures his memory will live on in the game.

Bradman Foundation

The scholarship has assisted in improving the skill levels of our junior cricketers and one of the reasons why EDCC is the strong club it is today.

Many thanks go to Carol and Harry Peters and their business Marine Product Marketing who generiously sponsored this scholarship from 2004/05 to 2010/11.

We extended our relationship with the Bradman Foundation in the 2005/2006 season when we held our inaugural Bradman Challenge Match at the historic Bradman Oval in Bowral on the 8th April 2006.

Two teams of our Under 16 players, face off against each other in a fun one day cricket match.

The spirit that these games have been played in has been first class. The players have all commented that this has been one of their most memorable cricket experiences to date.

This initiative is aimed at rewarding and recognising our Under 16 players as they finish up their junior cricket careers. We are looking to encourage these young men to continue with their cricket careers, whether it is playing for the Sutherland Grade Club or Senior Men’s Cricket with the Dragons.

Bradman Coaching Scholarships

Inaugural season 2001/02

2001/02 Bryce Daenell (12A) and Andrew Jones (12A), 2002/03 Ben Marciante (12A) and Daniel Ward (12A), 2003/04 Ryan Marlow (12A) and Mark Rice (12A)
2004/05 Kelly Rolleston (12B) and Nathan Loder (14A)
  2005/06 Joel D’Imperio (12A) and Ben Dwarshuis (12A), 2006/07 Hayden Smith (14A) and Nicholas Chamberlain (12B)
  2007/08 Marcus Beattie (12A) and Brendan Curtis (12A)
  2008/09 Nathan Marciante (12A) and Brayden Heffernan (12A)
  2009/10 Joshua Johnston (12A) and Joel Almond (12A) To the Engadine Dragons JCC,We wish to thank the Engadine Dragons JCC for financing our attendance at the Bradman Cricket Academy over the 5 days from 9thJanuary 2011.Although the weather was not good we still enjoyed ourselves and had a great time. The instructors at the camp were of great assistance and we learnt a lot from them. The other students attending the camp were all of a high standard and were very competitive in the games of cricket we played.Over the 5 days we were required to do lots of physical training and exercise commencing early in the morning with a great deal of focus on fitness (lots of running) and stretching.  The training for batting, bowling and fielding was of great assistance and will hopefully make us better cricketers.Finally, we would like to thank Dennis Pendergast and Ian Latham for recommending both of us for this opportunity.

Thank you, Joel and Josh.

  2010/11 Luke Miller (12A), Jarrod Mazurkiewicz (12A) and Jack Dwarshuis (12A)
2011/12 Joshua Perritt (12A), Matthew Simpson (12A) and Dylan Croker (12A)
2012/13 Cameron Westlake (12A) and Andrew Ritchie (12A)

Bradman Challenge Matches

Inaugural match played 8th April 2006

Bradman Match 2013/14

Bowral 6th April 2013

Unfortunately our 9th Annual Bradman Challenge Match at Bradman Oval was cancelled due to wet weather.

Bradman Match 2012/13

Bowral 7th April 2013

Unfortunately our 8th Annual Bradman Challenge Match at Bradman Oval was cancelled due to wet weather. Fortunatenately all the u/16 players that have now finished their junior cricket have played in previous Bradman Matches.

Bradman Match 2011/12

Bowral 22nd April 2012

EDCC PhotoThe conclusion of another successful season was marked with our annual U16 Bradman Challenge Match on the picturesque Bradman Oval at Bowral. This season the game saw our 16A Premiers play against Illawong Menai for the Harry Robins Trophy.

The match is a reward for our boys who are in their final years of junior cricket and is played using the modified format where each player bats for 8 overs and bowls 4 overs, thus giving all the players the opportunity to maximise their experience.

The match was very competitive, but played in good spirit with the game coming down to the last over. Engadine batted first scoring 194 runs, with an average of 16.17 losing to Illawong who scored 239 runs with an average 17.07.

The boys also had the opportunity to tour the Bradman Museum in the lunch break. A great afternoon tea provided by the Illawong was appreciated by all the players and parents. The Umpires award winners presented by Kevin Bryan and Steve Chapman were Dane Fisher (Engadine) and Daniel Grant (Illawong).

The Coaches award winners were Dylan Rae (Engadine) and Nathan Lang (Illawong).

Player Performances Engadine: Tim Berry 26 & 2-10, Dylan Rae 24, Josh Johnstone 22 & 2-9 and Jacob Heffernan 3-19.Player Performances Illawong: Daniel Grant 67, Nathan Lang 26, Clayton Gadd 23, Mitch Sellwood 23 and Lachlan Hatton 3-5.

Bradman Match 2010/11

Bowral 23rd April 2011

The conclusion of another successful season was marked with the annual Bradman Challenge Match on the picturesque Bradman Oval at Bowral.  On Easter Saturday our U16, U14 and few U12 boys donned their whites for the final time this season in cool conditions.

The match is a reward for our boys who are in their final years of junior cricket and is played using the modified format where each player bats for 8 overs and bowls 4 overs, thus giving all the players the opportunity to maximise their experience.

The two teams were captained by Tim Berry and Dylan Rae and coached by the Andrew Jones & Adam Dow and Matt Sambuco.

The match was very competitive, but played in good spirit with Dylan Rae’s team scoring 287 runs, with an average of 15.10 defeating Tim’s team scoring 211, averaging 10.55.

The boys had the opportunity to tour the upgraded Bradman Museum in the luncheon break and were commended by the Museum on their excellent behaviour.

The Berry family had 3 boys, Tim, Matt & Josh playing – a new club record.

Two players Rhys Marlow and Ryan Stevenson received awards as judged by our 2 official umpires Steve Chapman and Kevin Bryan.

Player performances: N Marciante 50, R Marlow 43, L Smith 34, D Fisher 29, J Almond 26 & 2-31, M Flegg 22 & 4-20, J Heffernan 4-27, J Berry 2-6.

Thanks to club legend Harry Robins for organising the day.

Bradman Match 2009/10

Bowral 4th April 2010

The conclusion of another successful season was marked with the annual Bradman Challenge Match on the picturesque Bradman Oval at Bowral. On Easter Sunday our U16 and U14 boys donned their whites for the final time this season.

The match is a reward for our boys who are in their final years of junior cricket and is played using the modified format, thus giving all the players the opportunity to maximise their experience.

The two teams were captained by Ben Dwarshuis and Jordan Dow and coached by Robbie Knight and Mattie Sambuco.

The match was very competitive, but played in good spirit with Jordies team scoring 315 runs, with an average of 18.53 defeating Ben’s team scoring 288, averaging 13.09.

The boys had the opportunity to tour the Bradman Museum in the luncheon break and were commended by the Museum on their excellent behaviour. Hopefully all the boys will have fond memories of the day they played on the oval named after, and graced by Australia’s greatest sportsman, Don Bradman.

In the evening the players and their families joined the clubs officials back in Engadine to celebrate the day at the Engadine Palace Chinese Restaurant.

Player performances: R Almond 42, B Dwarshuis 41, J Dow 37, S Bleasdale 32, S Haynes 32, J Haslam 30, J Kennedy 4 for 5, C Lane 26 and 4 for 8, K Freer-McKinlay 38 and 3 for 15, M Brooks 4 for 35.

2010 U16 Bowral Match Team Dow Score Sheet

2010 U16 Bowral Match Team Dwarshuis Score Sheet

Bradman Match 2008/09

Bowral 18th April 2009 
EDCC Photo
The conclusion of another successful season was marked with the annual Bradman Challenge match played on the picturesque Bradman Oval at Bowral. On Saturday April 18 our U/16 boys don their whites for the final time this season on a glorious sunny autumn day.

The match is a reward for our U/16 players who are in their final years of junior cricket and is played using the introductory format thus giving all the players the opportunity to maximise their experience.

The two teams were captained by Ben Dwarshuis and Jordan Dow, and coached by Robbie Knight and Wade Horsnell. The match was very competitive but played in good spirit with the Benny Blasters scoring 278 runs at an average of 15.44 defeating the Dow Destroyers 284 runs at an average of 12.90.

The boys also had the opportunity to tour the Bradman Museum in the luncheon break and were commended by the Museum personnel on their excellent behaviour. Hopefully all the boys will have fond memories of the day they played on the oval named after, and graced by Australia’s greatest sportsman, Don Bradman.

The match was well supported by club members including several families from our U/10s teams who travelled the distance to enjoy the match and the atmosphere.

In the evening the players and their families joined the Club’s officials back in Engadine to celebrate the day at the Engadine Palace Chinese Restaurant. At an informal presentation Scott Boyton and James Loughran were awarded the man of the match awards for their respective sides.

Many thanks must go to our official umpire Kevin Bryan and to Craig Rice, Steve Jones, Harry Robbins & David Reynolds for organising the day.

Players Performances – J. Dow 51 runs, R. Almond 39, S. Haynes 37 and 3 for 19, B. Dwarshuis 36, M. Hobden 36, L. Herne 34, C. Lane 32 and 3 for 27, S. Bleasdale 24 and 3 for 25, S. Boyton 19 and 3 for 8, M. Kidd 3 for 17

Players - Ben Dwarshuis, Jordan Dow, Pat Bird, Cameron Lane, Mark Kidd, Brad Ford, Sam Bleasdale, Blake Duncum, Liam Herne, Matt Reynolds, Mitchell Dibb, James Loughran, Brent Wallis, Ryan Almond, Nigel Garton, Sam Haynes, Sam Murphy, Matt Hobdon, Mitch Cox, James Barnes, Scott Boyton, Adam Smith, Daniel Walsh & Russell Meyer.

Coaches – Rob Knight & Wade Horsnell.

Umpire – Kevin Bryan.

Photo Gallery

2009 U16 Bowral Match Team Dow Score Sheet

2009 U16 Bowral Match Team Dwarshuis Score Sheet

Bradman Match 2007/08

Bowral 20th April 2008

Unfortunately our 3rd Annual Bradman Challenge Match at Bradman Oval was cancelled due to wet weather.

This was a disappointing outcome but when you play on turf and receive as much rain as Bowral did over the week before the game, it was always going to be difficult to get on and play.

Most of second year 16 players had the great opportunity to play on this ground last year, whilst for the other younger boys, there is always next year.

Thanks once again to the Bradman Foundation in supporting our club and we look forward to returning next year as it is a unique opportunity to play on a ground with the status and quality of Bradman Oval.

We continue to believe it is a marvellous way for our Under 16 boys to finish off their junior careers with the Dragons.

2008 U16 Bowral Match Team Duncan Score Sheet

2008 U16 Bowral Match Team Rice Score Sheet

Bradman Match 2006/07

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Bowral 21st April 2007

The 2nd Annual Bradman Challenge Match was played at Bradman Oval, Bowral, on 21st April and was a tremendous success. Since its inception just last year the match has quickly become a major event on the Dragon’s calendar, as evidenced by the outstanding support it received this year. The match is played by two teams of Dragon’s juniors, primarily Under 16s, with priority given to those players in their second year. As such, it represents a unique opportunity for many of these players to play on a ground with the status and quality of Bradman Oval and is a marvellous way for them to finish their junior cricket careers with the Dragons. The teams are carefully selected by the coaches and captains to ensure an even mix of ability and the match is played using an averages format, which ensures all players have equal involvement with both bat and ball.

This year’s match was played in perfect weather conditions and was attended by a large crowd of family and club members, with many staying overnight and having a most enjoyable and sociable time. “Marciante’s Maulers”, captained by Ben Marciante and coached by Harry Robbins, were victorious over “Ward’s Warriors”, captained by Daniel Ward and coached by Dennis Pendergast. The match was keenly contested and played in great club spirit, with plenty of runs scored, wickets taken, no shortage of banter and, most importantly, a lot of laughter and fun had by all. Congratulations to all players for the way they played the game and particularly to Jason Gilmore and Dean McMillan who were players of the match. Many thanks to; Ben, Harry, Daniel and Dennis for their efforts in organising and running the teams, Steve Chapman and Paul Bremner for umpiring, Ian Latham for his organisation, Ken Newman our ‘official photographer’ and all the parents and supporters who assisted on the day with scoring, afternoon tea and supporting the players and the club. It is events such as this which demonstrate the wonderful club we have and will no doubt be something our junior players can look forward to for many years to come.

2007 U16 Bowral Match Team Maulers Score Sheet

2007 U16 Bowral Match Team Warriors Score Sheet

Bradman Match 2005/06

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Bowral 8th April 2006

The inaugural Bradman Challenge Match was held on Saturday April 8, 2006 on the famous Bradman Oval in Bowral. What is hoped to become an annual fixture on the Club’s Calender proved to be a resounding success with all involved. Twenty-four players, a multitude of relatives and friends, were treated to a postcard setting, a perfect autumn day, 500 plus runs and a swag of wickets.

The format of the match saw the first year U/16′s challenge the second year U/16′s in an entertaining match that went down to the wire. In the end the old boys captained by Ryan Croom and coached by Harry Robbins narrowly defeated the young boys captained by Daniel Ward and coached by Dennis Pendergast. Congratulations to all the players on way they presented and conducted themselves as representatives of our Club, you did us proud.

The Club would like to thank the Committee members and official umpires Robbie Knight and Stephen Chapman for their contribution on the day. Also thanks to Jenny Ward, Barbara Pendergast, Patricia Croom, Jodi Latham and Kim Herne for organising and setting up the afternoon tea. Last, but not least, we would like to thank the Bradman Foundation, especially Allison Hyland Administration Manager, for assisting us in our request to play on the much sought after Bradman Oval.

2006 U16 Bowral Match Team 1 Score Sheet

2006 U16 Bowral Match Team 2 Score Sheet

OLD BOYS:

313 – R. Croom (50), G. Ings (45), D. McMillan (39), T. Teuma (33) & B. James (30). N. Marciante (2-0), B. Marciante (2-29), A. Jones (2-30), B. Townsend (2-14), B. Woodley (2-18) & B. Latham (2-36).

YOUNG BOYS:

240 – B. Marciante (29), A. Sambuco (25), A. Herne (22), C. Allen (22), B. Daenell (20) & M. Dumbrell (20). D. Fenner (2-13), D. McMillan (2-14), P. Kinsley (2-25), G. Ings (2-26) & C. Kidd (2-26).

Players:

1st Year:

Daniel Ward (capt), Ben Marciante, Andrew Herne, Andrew Jones, Michael Dumbrell, Bryce Daenell, Ben Latham, Brent Woodley, Clinton Allen, Alex Sambuco, Brayden Sharp & Brendan Townsend (sub-Nathan Marciante picture below).

2ND Year:

Ryan Croom (capt), James Stone, Paul Bremner, Greg Ings, Brennan James, Dale Bates, David McMillan, Colin Kidd, Dean Fenner, Tom Teuma, Kristian White & Peter Kingsley (sub-Mark Rice).

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No play for junior teams Saturday September 27