Welcome to North's 2012-2013 Website    

Latest News (as at May 20th 2013)

           would you buy from these blokes?                                                 all hands on deck                        
       Rusty lends some experience to the cooking                                Kosh slaving over a hot hotplate

  • Crowhurst Park CC pre-season match report from April 27-28....click here to view Mandy's excellent wrap-up

KP presented with club shirt & cap by CPCC skipper Colin Ayres

  • The world is a small place - Our own Kellen Powell has just departed Oz to enjoy a season as international player for our sister club in UK, Crowhurst Park CC....all at Norths wish he & CPCC the very best for their season which starts in earnest early May!! (best wishes also go to Norths' Dale Bryant who last season enjoyed playing for CPCC and who is this season playing for Godalming CC up near Guildford, UK)

  • NORTHS end of 2012-2013 season awards dinner, April 12th:  a great night was had by all who attended Northern Beaches Bowls Club recently to witness Carvy MC the evening as he does so admirably each year! Highlights included, in no particular order:
    • Dunky providing basic rundown of 2014 UK Tour progress (Singapore game during stopover, UK club opposition, possibility of playing on Nursery Ground at Lords!!)
    • Wayne & Karen taken by surprise, being awarded Life Membership!
    • Joel announced as Player of the Year
    • Lyndele awarded Club Person of the Year
    • multiple prestigious 'Bridger Badge' recipients from each team!
    • batting, bowling, players player, T20, one-day awards for each grade
    • scrumptious roast dinner!
  • for those not on Facebook, please click here for photo gallery of the night's proceedings...roll on 2013-2014 season!

Our very own Carvys presented with Life Membership!

Crowhurst Park CC under January snow blanket....somewhat different to our current temps in Oz!

  • T20 Semi-finals & finals Feb 2-3: Apologies for the late update. A combination of commiserating with the 2nd grade team and celebrating with the 1st grade team has led to a less than timely posting of the match report. 
    • 1st Grade: The first team captain Brant Attard won the toss and elected to bat first. With Jack Sambell out 4th ball of the 1st over, Souths spirits were lifted. Peter Shepherd joined Mitchell English at the crease and the score moved along to 20 before Mitchell was also out. This brought Brant Attard (37)to the middle and he and Shepherd set about steading the innings, before he too was out. Joel Bruun made a quick 21 from 10 balls and Nigel Beer remained the not out batsman. Peter Shepherd’s knock of 71 runs off 52 balls was the anchor of the Norths innings of 167 runs.Taking the field in a buoyant mood Norths bowlers set about taking the Souths batting apart. Old man David Smith led the way taking 5 for 18 off 4 overs with 1 maiden. Joel Bruun took the other 2 wickets. This and a great team fielding display ensured that after 20 overs Souths were unable to reach the target and fell short by 37 runs. An excellent win by the team who remained unbeaten throughout the T/20 season. As usual club support for the teams was tremendous. Both 1st grade and 2nd grade teams acknowledged and appreciated the support. The focus now shifts to the Poole Cup and the 1day matches. Only 5 rounds remain until the finals start. All Norths teams have a great chance of making the finals. Go Norths!!!!!
    • 2nd Grade: The 2nd team won the toss and elected to bowl and Russell English (35) got the team off to a good start. Unfortunately Souths bowler Todd Dixon was to put an end to the great start ripping through the middle order and leaving us all out for 71. Souths in reply passed the total in the 12th over losing only 1 wicket. The team were disappointed with their T/20 grand final performance but are now refocussing on the 1 day games ahead.
    • 3rd GradeUnfortunately our 2 x third grade teams were unable to chase down the totals they were set to win and do not proceed to todays (Sunday) finals. Norths White fell short of the 153 run total by 4 runs despite a spectacular 60 runs by Marc Worldon in 36 degree heat. Bowling honours went to Andrew Blank and Ben Godfrey who both took 2 wickets. Norths Red fell short by 35 chasing a sizeable 180 to win. Darcy Houghton 45 and Scott Cameron 49 were the best batters on the day.

late January flooding rains cancel training & weekend games Jan 26-27

All in all another great weekend for the club. Go North’s!!!!!!!!!
  • 1st Grade played Pioneer Valley in the afternoon. Pioneer Valley won the toss and elected to bat first. Nigel Beer claimed 3 wickets for 19 runs off 4 overs. Dave Smith took 2 for 30 off 4 overs. The other bowlers and some fine catches and 1 run out helped keep Pioneer Valley to 6 for 118 off their 20 overs. Mitchell English and Nigel Beer opened the batting for Norths. Nigel fell to Royce Oen in the first over of the innings. English saw 2 other partners come and go until he finally fell for 26 runs in the 8th over. Brant Attard continued his return to form with 27 runs in 22 balls. Jason Butterworth 18 n.o. and Kellen Powell 13 n.o. brought the team home passing the run total in the 18th over.
  • 2nd grade captain Robert Brett won the toss and decided to bat first. Russell English and Wayne Carvolth opened the batting. Russell made 28 before being caught with the score on 53. Andrew Blank joined Wayne at the crease and the two of them put on another 33 runs before Wayne was bowled for 46 runs. This brought Lachie Austin to the middle. He continued his new found form with the bat making 32 not out. When Andrew Blank was bowled out, Captain Robert Brett strode to the wicket and made a quick fire 20 runs off 8 balls hitting 2 huge 6’s. At the end of the 20 overs North’s were 4 for 161. South Australian import Michael Gardner opened the bowling and took 2 wickets in his first over and finished his 4 over spell with figures of 3 for 20. Spinner Zac Wilson proved just as lucky with the ball opening from the other end and taking 4 for 12 runs off his 4 overs. Robbie Farlow, Andrew Blank and Lachie Austin all took 1 wicket each and Pioneer Valley was bowled out for 79 runs. Another fine win for 2nd grade.
  • Norths Devils 3rd grade had their first win of the season. After losing the toss the Devils were put into the field. Opening the bowling with Rhys Smith, Adam Carvolth took 2 wickets for 23 runs. He also had a run out and took a great catch at deep midwicket off Rowan Barratt . Rowan Barratt claimed 3 for 12 off his 4 over including a spectacular caught and bowled. Jarrad Nelson, Peter Houghton and Tom Carson all claimed 1 wicket each as the team bowled Magpies all out for 102. Batting second Norths Devils passed Magpies total in the 16th over. Rowan Barratt joined Adam Carvolth at the crease, when Shannon Stanley was given out in the second over. Rowan went on to be 59 n.o with 14 year old Mitchell Sutton n.o on 13 at the end of the innings.
  • Norths 3rd Grade White played the other morning game losing the toss and bowling first. David Steele took 3 for 21. Kajal Charlton 2 for 16 off 4 overs. Damian 2 for 10 off 4. Walkerston made 78 runs off their 20 overs. Norths passed the Walkerston run total in 10 overs to give them their first win of the T/20 comp. Ashley Murphy 45 n.o and Chris Day 25 n.o. steered their team to victory.
  • Norths 3rd grade Red also won beating Souths. North’s batted first amassing 161 runs for the loss of only 2 wickets. Warren Husking 39, Brock Wood 35, Darcy Houghton was not out on 33. Souths managed to make 88 before they were bowled out. Sam Orr 3 for 9. Madu 3 for 4. Warren Husking 2 for 26. Mason Kohler and Sanjeev Bandi took 1 wicket each. A great day for North’s winning all 5 games. We now take a 1 week break for the Intra Zone T/20 competition. When the season continues we will be playing 1 day games.

The coaching sessions will commence on Monday 9th July from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm on HP 1 under lights, and will continue until September.


At the recent North Queensland Cricket Alliance AGM, Mick Polzin was selected as one of the Open NQ selectors, and Peter McGiffin as the NQ Open Coach. It has been some time since MWCI had representation at this level, and we would like to congratulate and thank both Mick and Pete for their willingness to be involved.

 Any questions please contact Lindsey Perry 0428 573 577.

Pellsy & Brooksy enjoy new Norths Club Champion shirts provided by Carvy


Christmas Greetings to all players, supporters & families, from Gordon & Raine of Crowhurst Park CC....their hometown, Hastings, in winter

recent newspaper article - Brad, Dunky & Mackay Mayor Col Meng
Brad arrived in Mackay Friday this week
recent article which featured in August 2011 edition of 'CRAVE' magazine

Daily Overview of June 2011 UK Tour:

Blanky with hospital visitors Monday 20th June

Norths touring party - guests of Sussex at home T20 County match

Mayor Meng, Karen, Wayne, Sandy, Sharon, Shaun, Dale & Angry

Site Purpose

To keep players, supporters, friends (both in Oz and abroad!), sponsors and family informed of our progress thru this new 2011-2012 cricket season, and as a point of reference for the club's recent highly successful June 2011 UK playing tour.

Whether it be keeping abreast of current season results for all grades, perusing recent UK playing results, browsing photo albums from each UK tour game & sight-seeing day, or reading UK match reports, the 2011 tour committee trusts you find this site informative.


2009 / 2010 OVERVIEW

Norths are widely regarded as one of the friendliest clubs in the Mackay Cricket Association.

2009/2010 witnessed the most successful season in the club's 28 year history.

Premierships in 1st, 2nd and 3rd-grade competitions, together with runner-up in 1st grade T20, coupled with Over-40 T20 premiership. This achievement resulted in the club being awarded the Mackay Cricket Associations' prestigious Club Champions trophy.

The above results were made possible by the culmination of many factors...a skilled and determined player pool, committed coaches, a focussed selection committee, and none-the-least of which Norths having by far the largest number of junior teams registered in the local competition from which to draw emerging talent.

Norths 1st Grade Premiers
Norths 2nd Grade Premiers
Mackay Poole Cup (1st Grade)
Norths T20 over 40's winners


2011 Tour Profiles

Wayne Carvolth (Carvy)
Andrew Blank (Blanky)
Dave Smith (Cranky)

'The Colonel' is our proud and very hard-working club president, who approaches his cricket with the same attitude....ultra 'competitive' & more than competent with bat, ball & fielding (still not a bad keeper even!)
Blanky plays his cricket in a relaxed, yet extremely effective manner (a quick & regular scorer) and is a pleasure to watch, whether as a spectator or fellow player
The 'dark horse' of the club....despite suggested anger management issues, Dave was voted by his peers as most valuable player in 1st grade....dare to try hitting a boundary off him!

Patrick Pope (Paddy)
Sanjeev Bandi (Doc)
Rob Farlow (Penetrator)

A wily bowler, straight bat and always thinking cricketer, Paddy plays to win and is always enthusiastic (his safety officer role should help him stay clear of UK trip hazards) What to say about our Doc? Surely there is no other human alive on the planet who places cricket almost above breathing in order of importance as Sanjeev!? (in the UK conditions, watch for him to take his share of wickets) Peno continues to open the attack, enjoying his share of wickets in 2nd grade, despite recently reaching the big 4-0. Endlessly funny man, on & off the field!

Gareth Taylor (GT)
Graeme Husking
Darryl Wood (Woodsy)

Our very own 'McGrath'....3rd grade captain, clever bowler, and can handle a bat, GT just led his young side to a well-earned Minor Premiership
One would be hard pressed to find a bloke who enjoys having a bat in his hands as much as Grae.....guards his wicket like the Crown Jewels! (fiercely competitive with the gloves) Woodsy is keen to emulate his successful UK efforts from a couple of decades ago and, given recent form, should prove a handful for our UK bowling 'friends'

Shaun Irlam (Prawn)
Dean Cox (Coxy)
Daniel Tatow (Tats)

Prawn would argue with those who share the belief that left-armers should be banned from the game....a tall, strong quick whose stats speak for themselves in 1st grade (did we mention he hates batsmen?)
Successfully opening the batting in 1st grade for the last few seasons, Coxy loves a challenge, and possesses an infectious, friendly enthusiasm his team-mates thrive on
Keen and skilled in all aspects of the game, Tats is a great competitor who is enjoyable to play both with & against (witnessed in a few Norths White vs Norths Red local derbys)

Kellen Powell
Jarrod Smith (Smithy)
Daniel Warren (Rabbit)

Kel currently keeps wicket for 1st grade, and understandably possesses an excellent eye with the bat...he is also assistant club fitness coach, and has accepted the invitation to be one of our 2 tour captains!
Another of Norths junior ranks, beginning to make his mark on senior cricket, Smithy whet his appetite for UK in 2008 and is primed to enjoy the conditions in 2011!
A more-than-capable left-arm batsman & spin bowler who has contributed to both 1st & 2nd grade, young Rabs is excited about the prospect of playing on English grounds

Ben Godfrey (Benny)
Dale Bryant
Ashley Murphy (Smurf)

Enjoyed a recent stellar season, as leading 2nd grade wicket-taker, and bagged a 5-for in his 1st grade debut, resulting in an array of trophies, and is sure to collect another bag of wickets on tour....handy with the bat as well!
As well as being a valuable player in 1st grade (with bat & ball), Dale is also Norths club coach and Regional Cricket Manager for 'Queensland Cricket' across the central area of the state.
The nickname 'Smurf' belies the agression he shows with both bat & ball, as evidenced by his side's recent dominant season in 2nd grade.

Graeme Dunk (Dunky)
Bryan Paull (BP)
Peter Shepherd (Shep)

Tour Organiser, elder statesman and most experienced UK player...still opens the batting with a steely tenacity, and last season captained 2nd grade through an unbeaten season where no opposition were truly able to seriously mix it! (though 'officially' retired from keeping duties, given half a chance, he will admirably handle speedy stumpings)
A typical example of many former cricketers lured back to the game by the enjoyment of playing with growing off-spring, BP is these days content to play wherever the 2nd or 3rd grade skippers see a need (has batted 1 thru 11 but, strangely, never given the ball these days?) Shep has played many years at higher levels in the local Mackay competition, as well as the capital city Brisbane comp for a couple of seasons; has spent previous time in UK so is eagerly looking forward to playing across the south-east in 2011 (batting & keeping are his specialities); congrats on being asked to be one of our 2 tour captains!

Joel Bruun (Sultan)

Joel is one of the more promising youth players in the Mackay competition, and was awarded the coveted "Senior Player of the Year " trophy for his achievements last season!



We would like to publicly acknowledge and thank the following businesses for their generous financial sponsorship which was invaluable to the club being able to send the playing group to the 'home' of cricket. Please click on the links below to their respective websites to familiarise yourself with their services:

(Gold Sponsor)

(Gold Sponsor)

(Gold Sponsor email them here)

(Silver Sponsor)

(Silver Sponsor)

(Bronze Sponsor)

(Bronze Sponsor - facilitated successful raceday event)


(big thankyou to Roy for the generous donation of carwashing essentials to kick us off)

(kindly donated an island cruise & accommodation package raffled for Father's Day)

BEAUREPAIRES (Gordon St Mackay)
(many thanks to Steve & Helen for donation of two vouchers raffled for Father's Day)

DONNA TAYLOR - Nutrimetics Consultant
(very kind donation of Nutrimetics products for Mothers & Fathers Day raffles)

(thanks for the donation of sporting goods & apparel for raffle prizes)

WOW Sight 'n' Sound Mackay
(kindly donated breathalizers for use overseas)

Gray-Nicolls factory tour,
Robertsbridge, 2008
Lord's Tour Ticket Lord's Members stand
click here to view 'GN' UK website



Our enthusiastic tour group was involved since April 2010 in effective fund-raising activities including weekly carwashes, regular meat-tray raffles, 'special occasion' raffles (Easter, Christmas, Mother's & Father's Day), and a local horse-racing carnival promo to raise much needed funds. As at April 21st 2011, we exceeded our sizeable funds target!!!   

Northern Beaches Bowls Club kindly agreed to support us as our fundraising base location, where we carried out numerous carwashes & meat-tray raffles. Please click on the following link to see their extensive facilities, and why the club is such a popular venue in our home town......click here to view NBBC website

Furthermore, our tour to the UK allowed us to represent our club, our sport and our local community, while affording us the opportunity to promote our fantastic local tourism with a view to reciprocal tours from our UK friends!

Click here to view all carwash photos

  Click here to view raceday photos


Our beautiful SE Sussex base

Two different tour groups have now had the pleasure of staying at this wonderfully comfortable, serene, hospitable facility located a short walk from our hosts, Crowhurst Park Cricket Club. Please click the below link, so you can see why Crowhurst Park Holiday Village was chosen as our base for both 2008 & 2011 UK Tours. Crowhurst Park Holiday Village

16th century manor house from lodges towards English
from lodges towards cricket
holiday village from cricket


UK Tour Committee Communications

2011 UK Tour committee:

Chairman: Graeme Dunk gdunk@cctransport.com.au
Finances: Karen Carvolth kcarvolt@bigpond.net.au
Fund-raising Co-ord: Bryan Paull
Member: Gareth Taylor
Member: Sandy Paull
Member: Rob Farlow

Click here to view sponsorship letter

Click here to view donations letter

Click here to view tour 'code of conduct'


2011 UK matches

See below for details on the UK teams who agreed to be our June 2011 opponents. Please click on the below weblinks to help you become more acquainted with their facilities & unique club histories.
Crowhurst Park Royal Tunbridge Wells Bexhill Hastings & St Leonards Priory
Our hosts & mates - proudly celebrating 175 years in 2011...congratulations! 'Kent County Cricket Week' host since 1902, part of Kent Premier Division; ground was part of 1983 Cricket World Cup Club founded 1875 - a quiet, relaxing, seaside town; previous Sussex League & East Sussex League Champions County cricket is played on this quality ground; Sussex Cricket League Premier Division Champions '99, '02 & '03
RESULTS - T20 June 5 RESULT - 90 Overs June 8 RESULT - T20 June 14 RESULT - 80 Overs June 9
Norths:     3 - 188 Norths:        5 - 310 Norths:      10 - 70 Norths:     5 - 299
CPCC:       6 - 159 Tunbridge:   6 - 313 Bexhill:      2 - 73 Hastings:  10 - 45
RESULT - T20 June 12
Norths:      2 - 115
CPCC:       10 - 112

Friends of Arundel Castle CC
Whitstable Middleton CC Linden Park CC
Now famous ground built in 1895 by 15th Duke of Norfolk.....visiting International sides play here prior to their first test vs England
Another successful club, founded 1856, in Kent 1st Division; seaside town in NE Kent very near Canterbury located on the south coast in West Sussex; club played first match 1857; legendary Frank Tyson played here founded 1876 in centre of Tunbridge Wells; 1882 saw W.G. Grace captain United England XI versus Australia at their 'Higher Ground'; visiting Academy & National sides play here
RESULT: 80 Overs June 23 RESULT: 80 Overs June 19 RESULT: 80 Overs June 16 RESULT: 80 Overs June 21
Norths:  0-0,1.1 overs Norths:        10 - 108 Norths:    5 - 214 (40 over) Norths: rain prevented play
Duke's XI: 4-124, 33 overs Whitstable:  10 - 236 Middleton:5 - 215 (38 over) Linden Park:
(rain washed out play)


Handy UK Links

Lord's Tours - traditional home of cricket

London sight-seeing

British Heritage Pass                   Save $$$ if planning to visit multiple UK Historic sites

South East England Tourism

UK National Rail Timetables
London Oyster Travel Card           Enjoy measurable savings off normal ticket prices of bus, rail & tube

Trafalgar UK Tour Brochure           Some of the touring party have booked various UK coach tours after our cricket tour...interested?

Got your Australian Passport yet? Apply online here or visit your local Post Office

Harvey World Travel Mackay        appointed agent for the 2011
UK Tour Group


Mackay Weblinks

Harrup Park night game Mackay Marina & breakwater Famous Whitehaven Beach Pioneer Valley view from Eungella Chalet Great Barrier Reef viewed from space!

Harrup Park - home of Mackay Cricket

Mackay Tourism

Whitsunday Islands

Eungella National Park

Great Barrier Reef

Queensland Cricket - official website

Mackay-Whitsunday Cricket homepage


2008 Tour info

Click here for 2008 UK Tour player stats

Click here to view 2008 press clipping

Click here to view 2008 tour photos