Around the grounds in Melton and Moorabool

Jason Hibbert. (Damjan Janevski). 205489_10


Caroline Springs has announced some batting strength to its line up for the Victorian Turf Cricket Association division 3 season. Rukshan Fernando joins the club having been an opposition player for a number of years. Last season, he made 449 runs and took 18 wickets. Farrukh Shahzad has also committed to the Falcons. He averaged 55.83 with the bat last season. The signs come as the Falcons have already announced a new coach in Ian Shattock.


Melton has welcomed back Jason Hibbert for the upcoming Victorian Sub-District Cricket Association season. Hibbert spent last season with Gellibrand and played a key role in its Victorian Turf Cricket Association premiership. Taking to social media, Melton said Hibbert was keen to return home to the club where he played his junior cricket.

National Championships

Bacchus Marsh’s Elise Cook has been named in the Vic Country side for the girls under-18 AFL national championships. Both Vic Metro and County squads were announced on Wednesday ahead on the championships which kicked off on Saturday. Western Jets duo Sierra Grieves and Lou-Lou Field were named in the Vic Metro squad. Victoria Metro featured in the opening match of the championships against the Allies on Saturday.

Big V

Melton Thoroughbreds’ tough run continued on Saturday night, losing to Mildura Heat in the Big V men’s division 2 competition. The Thoroughbreds made the long trek up to Mildura and it was the home team that started the better. The Thoroughbreds stayed in touch and trailed by three points at the final break. The Heat finished strongly to come away with a 91-82 win. The Thoroughbreds now sit in fifth spot, with eight wins from 14 games. They face the Wallan Panthers on Sunday.