Social Events for 2018-19

This year has seen an up and down year socially with some very successful nights and the unfortunate cancelling of the traditional xmas party…we will continue to put on the social functions in the coming years and continue to tweak and make changes as we move forward.

The Trivia night was re-installed and was a great night run by Andrew “Banger” Bailey as Trivia Master with plenty of fun, throughout the night with paper plane making competitions, closest to the Jim Beam Bottle coin toss and several challenging rounds of trivia.

The Reverse Raffle produced a great outcome for the club as the major fund raiser and what a great night we had. The fire pit and pool table went out onto the balcony and Cloud9 belted out some great 80’s and 90’s tunes whilst the countdown began. Congratulations to Akila for his win !!

Thursday nights saw the cooking of meals by players continue and every Saturday we had food at the bar for the after game… This year we introduced the Table Tennis championships….it was the longest championship ever run but after the preliminary rounds, we saw the favorite, Ed “Squidward” James choke in the grand final after being completely picked apart by the 1st XI captain, Andrew Lammardo.

Congratulations to all the meat raffle winners.



Craig Dan wining during the LOC#5 Grand Final.

Next season we plan to ramp up the Saturday post game festivities with food, continue the meat trays, scores read and more…

We will continue to work through more ideas for social events and player engagement and welcome ideas from you all for 2019/2020.

Adrian Waters

Season Opener BBQ


Burwood Bulls

BUCCC 2018-19 Season Open BBQ
Sunday 20th Oct from 6pm at the club.

BUCCC World Famous Meat Tray

Chance to catch up with team mates.
Discuss Macca’s & Hillsy’s World Tours.

Welcome Message, from incoming president Tex
(Morris Paolini)

Coach’s Vision, outlining this year in Macgibbon
(David Quinlan)

Adults – $5.00
New Members Welcome

Appointment of BUCCC Coach


We’re delighted to welcome back David Quinlan as Senior Coach for the 2018/19 season.

In his last two years at the helm, David has continued to foster the club’s young talent and has helped each and every player get the best out of himself. Last year, David steered the 1st XI to a memorable premiership and he looks to help the club replicate that success this year.

Welcome back DQ!

Zak Evans in the Melbourne Renegades

Mackenzie Harvey, Will Sutherland and Zak Evans

Mackenzie Harvey, Will Sutherland and Zak Evans

Congratulations to former BUCCC junior Zak Evans on signing a 3 year deal with the Melbourne Renegades.

Zak joined BUCCC for the 2013-14 Season in the U14’s. He was quickly identified as a talent and started playing in the Seniors 7th XI. With immediate success he was soon moving up the grades and found a regular position playing in the Senior 3rd XI A Grade Shaw Shield. Playing well enough to earn a spot in the Grand Final team batting at 8th and bowling 9 overs winning a Grand Final.

In 2014-15 Zak moved up to the U16 juniors and representing BUCCC in the 2nd XI in the Burt Shield Zac continued to improve. Also competing in the T20 Cup.

Zak played in the U16 team for BUCC in 2015-16 also played in the Australian U17 National Championships winning the Grand Final taking 4/38 against Victoria Metro. Represented Australia in in U16 International against Pakistan taking 15 wickets.

Congratulations Zak on making it to the BBL Melbourne Renegades.


Let the games begin – Round 1 this week


After a great pre-season and cracking win by the Doggies (sorry Sunny) the season will finally start this Saturday October 8.

Get down to training on Thursday night where…

  • D Mac is cooking his famous Pulled-pork and Slaw rolls for dinner
  • New coach Dave Quinlan is running the inaugural “DQ Challenge” with $5 entry…winner takes all

Round 1…

1st XI (Burt Shield): Mount Waverley Catholics @ Mayfield Park
2nd XI (A1): Boroondara @ Lynden Lower
3rd XI (A): Mount Waverley Catholics @ Lynden Upper
4th XI (C): Heathmont @ HE Parker No.2
5th XI (LOC2): Toorak-Prahran @ Alma Park East
6th XI (LOC6): Richmond Union @ Cooper Reserve

If you’re unavailable – contact…

  • Ian McRae (Head of Selection) – 0409 429 492
  • Dave Quinlan (Club Coach) – 0418719853
  • Trent Smith (1st XI Captain) – 0400506007


Only 2 Weeks Until Pre-Season Training


New season, new coach. Come down to Tails Never Fails for training. 3 nets available from 7 till 8 on August 17th.

All players – Seniors and Juniors – are encouraged to attend and start the season strong.

Bring along anybody you know that might be keen to play this season.

Only $5 for the session at brand new facilites – Tails Never Fails – 1517 Dandenong Rd, Oakleigh.

More details >

BUCCC Wins Awards at ECA Presentation Night

ECA Presentation Night

We’ve home taken some great awards at the ECA Presentation Night.

There were 4 individual awards and the Merrell Shield Premiers Flag for the 4th XI side. Congratulations goes out to…

  • Andrew Lammardo – Best ECA Under 21 Player Award
  • Darren Earp – Holzer Shield (B Grade) – Batting & Bowling Award
  • Andrew Hillyer – Merrell Shield (D Grade) – Batting Award
  • Darren Read – McCarthy Shielld (LOC1) – Batting Award

President’s Report 2015-16: Nick Hooper


This season saw a change in the leadership of the Club, and I was honoured to take over as President from Shaun Dowling, who completed three hard working years at the helm.  On behalf of the Club, I extend a vote of thanks to Shaun.

Matt Harman also stepped down after a number of years as the Manager of Finance.  Both he and Shaun have left the club in a very strong financial position, which is reflective of the expertise they brought to their roles.  Andrew Lammardo took over Matt’s role this year and did a super job.

I was fortunate to be supported by a very well-credentialed Committee, who all played their roles extremely well.  Jim Kouryialas, as Vice President, handled the sponsorship role with aplomb, whilst Andrew Thorne as Manager – Administration kept pace will things ECA and Council, advocating our case strongly when it was needed.

Adrian Waters took on both the Social Club and Bar roles this year and did a mountain of work.  All members owe Wal a pat on the back for making sure their time off the field was enjoyable this season.

Stephen Perkins looked after the Cricket side of things, which also included taking over the 1st XI Captaincy part way through the season.  His work on the field, off the field and with an eye to the future of the club should not be under estimated.

John Sandy as Manager – Juniors and Joanne Colgan as Junior Administrator did an amazing job with a record 11 teams this season.  Their hard work resulted in three premierships (U16 T20, U12A, U12C) along with three other finalists.  They can be proud of their contribution to Club and community.

Kieran Colgan as Manager – Facilities took things to a new level this season in the club rooms.  New gear was purchased, things found a home and his work made things run like clockwork.  Joanne is expecting a similar standard at home in the off season!

Congratulations to Darren Earp on being awarded Life Membership after many years of excellence on the field, on the Committee and as a Captain.  His work with Joanne Colgan getting a supply of new uniforms made that part of the operation much smoother especially at the start of the season.

Sam Abishara is also to be congratulated for his Life Membership.  Now living interstate, the Club has been waiting a few years to present Sam his badge after years of service.

Some great milestones were celebrated throughout the year, but it was with sadness that we learned of the retirements of Peter Nicholls and Ian McRae after decades of service to the Club.  Our fire side chat evening earlier on in the season was a special night that reflected on two extraordinary careers.  Well done lads!!

Congratulations to the 4thXI on their Premiership!  Andrew Hillyer lead Dad’s Army and Mitch McPherson to a well-deserved  victory!  The bowling on Day 1 was superb, whilst the batting had Geoff Boycott and Chris Tavare in raptures.

Thank you to all members of the Club for your support during the year.  I have enjoyed my first year as President and hope to be given the honour for a second year.  As a Club we are determined to achieve 1st and 2nd XI success, and whilst this might take a little time, you can rest assured we will not waiver in our determination to achieve this aim.  When it is achieved, it will be sweet.

Nick Hooper

Life Member Inductees: Sam Abishara & Darren Earp

Life Members

The Committee is honored to welcome two Life Membership Inductees – Sam Abishara and Darren Earp.

Sam and Darren exemplify all of the qualities that help make our club such a special place to belong. We value their efforts as players, captains, committee members, mentors, and friends.

On-field Achievements

Abishara Earp
M 202 211
I 208 215
NO 9 25
R 4877 6808
HS 140 192
100 7 12
50 20 32
AVE 24.51 35.83
B 932 4385
M 5 168
W 25 135
R 589 2112
BB 5/68 5/4
5w 1 2
10w 0 0
AVE 23.56 15.64
C 30 173