Expression of Interest for Male Head Coach
We are seeking to recruit a suitably qualified Head Coach for our Senior Male program for the 2024/2025 season and beyond.
We welcome “Expressions of Interest” from enthusiastic and passionate individuals who will strive in an environment where there is a focus on developing young local players into first class cricketers.
We envisage that the successful candidate will:
Prioritise the improvement of skills and potential for every male cricket coach and player, whether at the junior or senior level, as a key objective. We recognise that this dedicated commitment to development will result in increased participation of club players in representative cricket, ultimately guaranteeing the long-term success of our club across all Premier Cricket divisions.
Demonstrate exceptional communication skills and a steadfast commitment to establish and uphold our excellent culture, teamwork, and support at every level of male cricket within the Club.
Be exceptionally motivated and enthusiastic, possessing the capability to lead by example and inspire/involve other male cricket coaches at the Club, as well as coaching specialists, to follow suit.
Will hold a High-Performance Coach Accreditation (desired) OR holds at least a Representative Coach accreditation or actively working towards achieving such accreditation (mandatory).
Remuneration is subject to negotiation and will be determined based on the successful applicant's suitability for the role.
An Expression of Interest can be lodged by emailing a brief covering letter accompanied by a Resume/CV to the Head of Cricket Operations – firstname.lastname@example.org, BEFORE Friday 8th December 2023.
Suitable candidates will be contacted in early January 2024 to undergo a formal recruitment process, including an interview as required.
Please note that the selection panel will be inclusive of our current Head of Coaching – Males.
Confidential inquiries and requests for a copy of the Job Description document can be made by contacting Club President, John Gartrell on 0418 657 788.
Posted: 15 November 2023
Thank you to Parrys Flooring Solutions
We are very fortunate to have Parrys Flooring Solutions supporting us as sponsors this season.
The name Parrys is synonymous with retail innovation in Western Australia. Originally established by the Parry family in the 50’s Parry’s Carpets & Timber Flooring has been proud to continue that customer focused merchandising tradition since taking over in 1989.
Being the biggest stockists of flooring product in WA, their bulk buying power and huge warehouse display and distribution makes sure you are getting outstanding choice of products at unbeatable prices.
Posted: 19 October 2023
2023/24 Junior Cricket Trials
It's Trials time!
Nominations for MGCC Junior Boys Trials (U13's - U17's) are now open.
Trials for the 2023/2024 season will commence in early March.
MGJCA players, please speak to your community club regarding your nomination.
All other players please email email@example.com for nomination details.
Nominations Close 17th, February 2023.
Posted: 17 January 2023
Posted: 15 January 2023
2022/23 Senior Captains Announcement
The Midland-Guildford Female Cricket program is excited to announce our 2022/23 A Grade Captain is Sheldyn Cooper.
Sheldyn has been a Midland Guildford player for a number of years now, coming through development programs as a Junior, through to now being a mainstay in the A Grade Team, and also a WA Contracted Player who will be part of the WNCL team throughout the season. Sheldyn brings many leadership qualities to our group both on and off the field, including a calm and measured approach, professional, holds high standards, tactically sound on the field, and leads from the front. It is these attributes that will set us up for a number of years to come and will be a great mentor to our young group.
The Club would also like to thank Alisha Kozma who led the club last season and put in a lot of work to provide leadership across the program. We look forward to Alisha still being a valuable member of the playing group and still being a leader and mentor with her valuable experience as a player.
Sarah Fragomeni will once again lead the B Grade team providing quality leadership amongst the group and using her playing experience to mentor and inspire the playing group moving forward.
We look forward to a successful season ahead for the Female Cricket Program.
The Midland Guildford Cricket Club is delighted to announce Keaton Critchell as our First Grade Mens Captain and Club Captain this season.
A Slater-Gartrell Medallist and Brent Hampson Medallist, Keaton is Midland Guildford through and through having come through our junior pathway to playing First Grade as a teenager, having amassed more than 5000 runs in the process.
The Club would like to acknowledge outgoing Captain James Godfrey who in his two seasons in the role steered the First Grade team to their first finals appearance since 2005 and a One-Day Competition Semi-Final in season 2020/21. James’ experience and leadership will continue to be a massive asset to the Club this season as we continue to look to build.
Our other Male team Captains for 2022/23 are:
2nd Grade: Jarrad Davies
3rd Grade: Ashley Mucciarone
4th Grade: Oli Voorn
Posted: 16 September 2022
Vale Stephen Milosz (26th December 1955 - 20th July 2022)
Stephen Milosz (“Milo”) was a Midland boy who had to overcome a dearth of opportunities to fulfil his cricketing potential at both club and state level. An enigmatic character with a strong inner self-belief, he was a leg-spinner who could really turn the ball and had a well disguised, bouncy top spinning delivery.
As a junior Milo represented Midland Guildford in Under 16s and Trinity College in the Darlot Cup. Graduating through Midland Guildford’s lower grades he made his 1st Grade debut in the 1973/74 season, returning figures of 8/67 v Bassendean Bayswater and 4/38 v West Perth. Despite his obvious ability and potential and his strong performances in 2nd Grade he had limited 1st Grade opportunities. His progress was blocked by Midland Guildford’s stellar regular spin attack of Tony Mann and Bruce Yardley. Consequently, he played only a handful of 1st Grade games in his first four senior seasons. In 1977/78, when Mann moved to Mount Lawley as captain coach, Milo finally got the opportunity to prove his worth. He took 31 1st Grade wickets in that season with Keith Slater describing him as “potentially the best leg spinner in the state”. In the ensuing four seasons he took 123 wickets with best figures of 7/106 v Nedlands.
With Mann returning to Midland Guildford in 1983/84, Milo saw that his cricket future lay elsewhere. He moved to Bayswater Morley and became an important member of their powerful sides of the mid-1980s, forming a formidable spin duo with off-spinner Brett Mulder. In that first season he took 55 wickets and forced his way into the Sheffield Shield winning WA side, playing in the final v Queensland at the WACA Ground. He took a further 89 1st Grade wickets over the next two seasons and played in Bayswater Morley’s 1985/86 premiership win over Midland Guildford. Still state level opportunities were hard to come by with the likes of Mann, Mulder, Tom Hogan, Wayne Andrews, Giles Bush and English import Vic Marks all competing with him for spin bowler selection. Like many other players of that era, when WA’s cricketing stocks were running so high, Milo chose to move interstate. He opted for Tasmania and played 11 1st Class games there taking 27 wickets including 5/140 v WA at the WACA Ground. He returned to WA and resumed with Bayswater Morley in 1987/88, taking a further 40 wickets and playing in WA’s Sheffield Shield winning side that season, finishing his WA career with 10 games and 17 wickets.
It is a shame that throughout his cricket journey Milo was starved for opportunities because, once given them, he showed that he could hold his own with the best. Whilst his achievements are outstanding, particularly in pennant cricket, one can’t help but wonder how much better they would have been in another era where his progress was not impeded by established players, thereby allowing him an earlier start to his pennant and state cricket careers. Notwithstanding, he was a Midland boy who did himself and our Club proud.
Stephen Milosz pictured with MGCC 1st Grade 1978/79 team (seated far left)
Stephen Milosz pictured with teammates Mark O’Neill, Greg Bond, Darryl Burton, Mark Weinman, Norm Vigar, Brian Rakich and Gavin Penfold at Midland Oval 1978 (centre right)
Posted: 23 August 2022