Welcome to Glenbrook Blaxland Cricket Club (GBCC), located in the Lower Blue Mountains west of Sydney, NSW. GBCC offers the opportunity for all ages and all skill levels to play the great game of cricket. We have numerous junior and senior teams in both the Penrith Junior Cricket Association (PJCA) and the Nepean District Cricket Association (NDCA).
(page last modified 23 September 2013 1400)
|Panthers Glenbrook Bowling Club,
Phone: 02 4739 1711
Summer Season 2013/14
>Registration Days - Our main registration period was over the last two weekends of July at Glenbrook Oval (across the road from the Glenbrook Bowling club and next to the crciket practice nets). You can still register by geting in touch with either Jason Martin 0402 067 724 (President), John Jennings 0425 350 430 (Juniors) or Richard Minton 0422 979 441 (Seniors). More details for rego can be found here.
>Seniors Training - Up until the start of Daylight Savings, some of the guys are trainig at Blaxland High from around 4pm. Contact Richard Minton for more details on 0422 979 441.
>Milo In2Cricket - Starts in term 4 on Friday 11 October between 4:30-5:45pm at Glenbrook Park and runs through until 29 November. More details here. Contact Steve Jackson on 0404 859 742 for more details.
Winter Cricket 2013
> Our winter cricket side came 3rd and made it to the grand final qualifer in 12th Grade of the Sydney Morning Cricket Association (here). The games are scheduled every fortnight, 9 player per side, 36 overs each side, retire at 40, max 6 overs per bowlers. If you are interested then please contact Richard Minton for more details on 0422 979 441.
> Up to the minute details of what's going on, what's hot and what's not. Check out the Facebook page here or the Twitter feed here
Glenbrook Panthers Sponsorship
To continue our support for our long standing sponsor, Glenbrook Panthers are implementing a more formal system to track the support of GBCC members to Panthers Glenbrook Bowling Club. Panthers will keep track of which of their members (of any Panthers club) is also a member of GBCC. Any monies spent at any Panthers club will contribute to the financial support that Panthers will provide to GBCC. This includes membership fees and money spent over the bar or at the bistro. It does not include gaming.
Eligible GBCC members include all senior players that are over the age of 18 and parents of junior players. It also includes family members. To establish this relationship, please email your name/s and Membership number/s to Jason Martin. Plus can you also encourage anyone who uses this type of facility to join Panthers and contribute to the club. If you do, please indicate to them that you are part of GBCC.
Highlights of 2012/13
Congratulations to our premierships teams in 5th Grade and Under 14 Div 2 and commiserations to Under 16 Div 1. Unfortunately, rain again affected the finals series which may have seen the U12s, and U11s compete in the GF. The secondJunior Cricket GALA Day
was held at Howell Oval, with appearances by Australian cricketer and past Glenbrook-Blaxland Cricket Club junior, Pat Cummins,
NSW SpeedBlitz Blues cricketer Josh Lalor
and NSW Breakers female cricketer Alyssa Healy
and the day was described a huge success by Penrith Mayor, Greg Davies. Another of our club ex-juniors, Jordan Silk
, broke into the Tasmanian State squad made a fantastic debut in their Sheffield shield win over Queensland alongside cricketing legend Ricky Ponting (check out the scorecard here)
. Looking forward to watching many more runs in the future. Some of the kids from MILO In2Cricket
had a hit out on the SCG at the lunch break on Day 4 test between Australia and Sri Lanka. The GBCC Cup was won by the Valley Boys.
Highlights of the 2011/12
Congratulations to our singular premiership team in 5th Grade. Unfortunately, we had rain affected finals which might have seen more of the teams that qualified for the finals - u16s, u14s, and u11s in the Juniors, and 6s, 7s, and 9 Blue in the Seniors- take out the big one. Individually, congratulations, for receiving NDCA player awards, to Ryan Moore
(Batting Aggregate and average 6th grade), Jamie Graham
(9th Grade Batting aggregate and average), Matt Griffiths
(6th Grade bowling aggregate), Micheal Grogan
(4th Grade Keeping), David Hinde
(9th Grade Keeping). The inaugural Junior Cricket GALA Day
was held at Dukes Oval and was a great success. Our very own Pat Cummins
, made a fantastic debut to the national team in the victory over South Africa (check out the scorecard here)
. Looking forward to watching many more wickets and winning runs in the future. Some of the kids from MILO In2Cricket
had a hit out at ANZ, as part of the pregame of the Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash. Richard Minton and the squad had a great inaugural winter season in the Sydney Morning Cricket Association ( here
Highlights of the 2010/11 Season
The 2010/11 Season saw 3 Junior Premierships teams – U16 Langer (making it 3 in a row), U14 Div 1 Katich, and U14 Div 2 Ponting. Unfortunately no senior teams were able to get up but there is always next season. Individually, congratulations, for receiving NDCA player awards, to Simon Bestly
(Batting Aggregate for all grades, plus 8th Grade Batting aggregate and average), Nathan Carr
(4th Grade Batting aggregate - shared), Peter Smith
(7th Grade Bowling average), Steve Jackson
(9th Grade Batting aggregate).
The Inaugural GBCC Cup 2010/11
Wow! What a game was had - victory to the Valley Lads. Everyone had fun and there'll be a match report available soon.
Highlights of the 2009/10 Season
The 2009/10 Season saw us win the PJCA Club Championship and came second in the NDCA Club Championship. Congratulations to our Premiership teams – 6th Grade, U16 Langer, U15 & U14s. Individually, congratulations to James McKay, Matt Richards, Greg Toomey, Mick Grogan, Greg Sayer and Greg Walker who all received NDCA Player awards.