OHA Cricket round 2 resultsPosted: Tuesday, 28 October 2014
OHA Cricket round 2 resultsPosted: Tuesday, 28 October 2014The OHCC debuted in the MCC XI Division 1 competition and oh boy what a debut it was!
We were hosted by Melbourne University on what was a sluggish wicket accompanied by a sluggish outfield.
The OHCC welcomed Dylan Howell and the returning Jegan Mahendran, Steve Kenworthy and Darren Thomas! The Division 1 team also welcomed Brenton Loughnan who was promoted following his 50 in the OHCC 2nd XI two weeks ago!
Special mention to Sashank Krishnamoorthy who filled in for the injured S. Mitra so we could field a full set of players.
The debut began on a positive note, with OHCC Captain Sean Fernandez winning the toss and electing to bat. Enter Kenworthy and Thomas to open up our innings. Steve got out to one that kept low, highlighting the demon that would set the tone for the rest of the match. This early set back however did not deter Division 1 debutant and No. 3 Loughnan who set about steading the ship. Unfortunately the partnership fell 2 runs short of 50 before Thomas (26) departed trying to force one off the back foot. This would prove to be the largest partnership of the innings after which the OHCC nemesis, spin returned to haunt the club.
At 2/50 at the 20-over mark and with plenty of hitters in the sheds, OHCC looked set to post a healthy 130-150 score. This is all factoring in the slow, low wicket at Crawford Oval. However with spin operating at both ends, our middle order wasn't able to cope with the Melbourne Uni lines and length. Fernandez, Fernando, Mahendran and Perera all fell cheaply for 9, 6, 3 and 0(first ball) respectively and in between all that Loughnan fell for a well compiled 26 albeit cheaply off a leading edge.
From 2/50, the Bloods were left bleeding at 7/81 with 9 overs to go.
Welcome Dylan Howell, the man on a mission, who compiled 16 and was the main contributor to valuable 16 and 14 run partnerships with Nainhabo (1) and Chandra who blasted a quick fire 11 to bring some respectability to the scorecard and finish with 118.
Unperturbed and undeterred, Sean Fernandez knew we had the arsenal to defend this score. The task was a tall one as this was against a team that trains with the Melbourne University district boys and had luxury of having a look at how the wicket was playing.
For those with short memories, the OHCC successfully defended a sub-par score last season against Old Caulfield to set up a memorable win, however what happened next was astounding to say the least.
Nainhabo returned to take the new ball, however with a new opening partner in Chandra.
Looking trim after a solid pre-season in the gym, Nainhabo looked fired up and ready to send down a few thunderbolts. It didn't take long, with his third ball wrapping his man's pads right in front and an absolute blinder that bowled the number 3 who offered no shot to have Nainhabo staring down the barrel of a hat trick. Unfortunately the hat trick was not to be!
Not to be out-done, Chandra, playing under an injury cloud, rocked back the off-stump of his first victim on the last ball of his first over to have Melbourne University reeling at 3/4 after 2 overs.
Chandra struck again trapping his man in front in his second and third overs to have Melbourne University at 5/16 after six overs.
Not to be outshone, Nainhabo hit back again with a double wicket maiden in his fifth over to leave Uni dazed at 7/27.
Chandra then struck again with the last ball of his fifth over and from then on the race was on to see who would get to the coveted five-for for first!!
Nainhabo was to win this race claiming his five in his sixth over and Chandra completing his five with the first ball of his sixth over.
That was all she wrote!
Nainhabo finished with figures of 5/10 (6 overs) and Chandra 5/22 (5.1 overs). The first ever OHCC five-fors these two saw OHCC rout Melbourne University for 33 within 11.1 overs. This was an outstanding display of quick bowling as well as partnership bowling from our newest opening bowling combination. The only blemishes were a wide and a no-ball both conceded by Nainhabo in an otherwise lethal new ball pairing.
The scorecard featured only three OHCC names; the bowlers and S. Perera with two catches. Funnily enough Perera was listed to come in at first change!
Congratulations to Isanga Nainhabo and Kunaal Chandra for securing their first five-fors for the OHCC. We will be eagerly awaiting more gentlemen.
Finally congratulations to the OHCC 1st XI on a super win and also securing a bonus point.
Let us use this win as a stepping stone onto bigger and better things for the rest of the season and without a doubt this win will have a ripple effect throughout the competition. The Bloods are coming!
With the MCC Competition having a rest weekend for Cup Week both teams will take the field again for Round 3 on Sunday 9th of November. Our 1st XI will play Old Geelong at Geelong Grammar on the superb Geelong Main Oval (Old Geelong were defeated by Melbourne Uni in Round 1) and the 2nd XI will face Old Mentonians at home at Haileybury Keysborough. We will be looking to continue the great start to the season for both teams and will send an availability request shortly.
Leigh Boughton | President
Congratulations Dane Verwey (2004)Posted: Monday, 13 October 2014
Congratulations Dane Verwey (2004)Posted: Monday, 13 October 2014Congratulations Dane Verwey (2004) on a top 10 finish in yesterday's Melbourne Marathon. A particularly impressive effort given it was Dane's debut marathon. A great time was recorded in 2 hrs 24 minutes!
Jack Gunston (2009) creates historyPosted: Thursday, 2 October 2014
Jack Gunston (2009) creates historyPosted: Thursday, 2 October 2014Only 4 Old Haileyburians have ever played in a VFL/AFL Premiership team.
Rodger Head ('56) St.Kilda 1966.
Michael Porter ('63) Hawthorn 1971.
James Thiessen ('91) Adelaide 1998.
Jack Gunston (2009) Hawthorn 2013 and 2014.
Jack Gunston created history over the weekend when he became the only Old Haileyburian to play in multiple VFL/AFL Premiership winning teams. Jack played in Hawthorn's 2013 victory over Fremantle where he was a major contributor with four goals. On Saturday he again was a wonderful performer, booting three goals and setting up many others in Hawthorn's eclipse of Sydney.
Congratulations Jack Gunston!
OHA wins National Award at Educate Plus ConferencePosted: Tuesday, 16 September 2014
OHA wins National Award at Educate Plus ConferencePosted: Tuesday, 16 September 2014
The OHA and Haileybury were honoured last week to receive an award at the bi ennial Educate Plus International Conference held in Melbourne. The award was won in the Alumni and Community Relations Category was recognition for "excellence in a series of activities or programs designed to engage with Alumni and/or community." Haileybury was declared a joint winner with the University of Queensland.The award recognised the setting up and the implementation of the strategy put together for the 2012 -14 period with the aim to re – energise and re – invigorate the organisation, following the extensive survey commissioned in 2011. We were extremely honoured to receive this award in fron of 750 delegates at Crown Palladium last week.
OHA Outstanding Young Alumni AwardsPosted: Wednesday, 27 August 2014
OHA Outstanding Young Alumni AwardsPosted: Wednesday, 27 August 2014The Old Haileyburians Association were delighted to announce the 2nd annual awarding of their Outstanding Young Alumni Awards yesterday. In 2013, we were delighted to announce the inaugural award winners. In Sport, our first female Olympian, Victoria Na was honoured. The Community category was won by Tom Cross and Arts category was won by international musician, Charlie Lim. In Business they winners Jared Hopping and Ben Sze.
Winners of each category were;
Joanna Hawley (2009)
Joanna combines working full time for Channel Seven, in the Sport Production team with running her own business - Dreamcatcher Candles So alongside her Network Seven position, she uses her spare time to make, package and post approximately 50-100 candles Australia wide each week. Joanna’s candles are now stocked in 8 stores across Australia, with more to be confirmed in the coming months
Sahil Shekhar (2007)
Sahil started as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.
Since November last year, Sahil has been working in India with the Mumbai School Excellence Program – a public private partnership between the local government, leading NGOs, aid agencies and the private sector seeking to improve quality of education for the 400,000 children in 1,300 government schools across Mumbai. Sahil worked closely with local government officials to manage the program and to build government capabilities to run the program independently over time. Currently Sahil is completing his Masters in Public Administration in International Development at Harvard University and as such cannot be with us today.
Tom Bainbridge (2008) – radio presenter.
Tom is currently on air at the Student Youth Network (SYN) creating an hour long comedy show called Tom & Olly's Afternoon Breakfast Show. They are currently in conversation with Nova Entertainment and Southern Cross Austereo, the two largest commercial radio groups in Australia, for career opportunities and are being mentored by Andy Lee from Hamish & Andy. Tom also had a Sold Out season at this years’ Melbourne International Comedy Festival with his sketch show that he wrote, performed and produced with two of his friends.
Madison Griffiths (2012) – artist.
After graduating in 2012, an installation of Madison’s was exhibited in the Top Arts 2013 exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, following her acceptance into Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). Madison was invited to exhibit her work into 'The Scribble Project', an international exhibition held at the City Library in Melbourne. She was given the opportunity to design logo-art for Sydney surf brand, 'I AM NONE' clothing, and is currently in the process of being commissioned to contribute four large paintings to the redesigning of the Arrowfield Vineyard in New South Wales. Madison’s work has also been featured in Spanish magazine, 'Ruby Star' and she has designed album-covers for many musicians.
Jack Gunston (2008)
Jack Gunston is just the fourth Old Haileyburian to play in a VFL/AFL Premiership team. He achieved this feat when Hawthorn defeated Fremantle in the 2013 AFL Grand Final. Jack kicked four goals in that match.
Jack was drafted in 2010 at pick 29 to the Adelaide Crows. After two years at the Crows he sought a trade home and it was Hawthorn who came knocking. This move has proven particularly successful given that Jack has now played in the past two Grand Finals, achieving the ultimate dream in 2013.
Rebecca Hibbert (2007)
On graduating from Haileybury in 2007 Rebecca started on a path to becoming an international aid medic. In the final year of her nursing degree she decided to travel to a remote village Africa. Here she worked as a medic for three months in a small village. On returning to Australia Rebecca started designing a program for health professionals who wished to volunteer their skills in remote areas of Africa. This led to the Nurses In Action program, which runs today through World Youth International. Rebecca underwent an intensive Team Leader training program and at the end of 2013, led two teams of Australian health professionals on a three-month program to a small village. Rebecca is now studying full-time for a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery at Deakin University and dreams of the day when she can take her degree overseas.
Congratulations to all of our award winners.
Hockey girls are finals boundPosted: Thursday, 21 August 2014
Hockey girls are finals boundPosted: Thursday, 21 August 2014Round 16 Summary
Result: 3-1 Win
Against: Mentone Hockey Club
Venue: Home (Haileybury)
This week the OHAHC women's team lined up against our opponents from the other side of the road, Mentone. Mentone fielded a much improved side this round than the last time we met, with some young Junior players mixed in with their more experienced Seniors. OHAHC had most of the attacking play in the first 20 min but couldn't get the ball through Mentone's defence with most balls harmlessly defended back out of our attacking circle. They also had several quick turnovers which saw us on the back foot and only through solid defence by Lisa Emery, Claudelle Salter and goalie Milly Rowett were we able to stop Mentone from scoring. OHAHC scored first with a nice goal from Adele Lucas, followed shortly after by Vy Nguyen who put a pass by Lauren Barnes past the Mentone goalie to put us 2-0 up at half time. After the break, Mentone had several short corners and unfortunately an own goal by Lisa Emery pegged one back for them. As the game wore on with both sides tiring, Vy was able to really hurt Mentone with several punishing plays up the right hand side and was rewarded for her hard work by giving a goal assist to Liching Li. The 3-1 win by the OHAHC women's team has now cemented our top 4 position for the season and we look forward to preparing for finals
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