Preparation for Senior Cricket Season 2023/24 and “Two Blues” Playing Shirt Order

Hello Centrals Families,

Following our Premiership finish to last season, much planning and preparation has been underway for a successful 2023/24 Season.

In terms of upcoming season news, we have rightly been promoted to Woolnough Shield and the SECA has confirmed playing days and formats.  Our 1st Eleven will start its campaign on the 7th October, with further Senior Teams likely to commence on the 14th of October.  

Our Club will be holding its AGM shortly, on Wednesday 16th August 2023, at Hampton RSL, from 8pm.  The Club warmly welcomes all Members to attend and would be pleased to have some new recruits to the Club Committee. If you are interested please give me a call. 

The Executive Committee is also close to making some exciting announcements around the leadership, coaching and senior playing group for the coming season. Stay tuned!!

A critical issue from last year was the lack of players for the lower grades at times.  To avoid this issue and to assist with our best on-field planning, we kindly ask all members to respond and complete the survey which has been circulated by social media and email.  The Club is very keen to understand overall numbers and commitment and is striving to field enough teams for all levels of ability. The best way to alleviate this issue is of course to recruit some new players and juniors to play in the Seniors. We encourage all Members to also do this now!!

Please look out for messages from the Club in the weeks to come, with detail of registrations and pre-season training to be published.  To assist with early season sessions and often inclement weather, the Club is providing complimentary net use for Seniors early on Friday evenings in September, between 6 and 7pm, at Cricket HQ, Levanswell Road, Moorabbin. I encourage everyone to get along and make the most of this opportunity!!

Again, one of the difficult tasks we have had the last few seasons is getting timely supply of playing merchandise, particularly the personalized (sublimated) “Two Blues” playing tops.  This is likely to be an issue again, if orders are not in early. Hence we would like to take orders immediately and submit to the supplier by the 19th of August 2023.  The Club will have some stock of standard playing Two Blues and White playing tops, if a personalized order is not made.

Another clothing order may go in as the season starts, but delivery could be slow, maybe > 8 weeks.

To order a “Two Blues” shirt please reply to this email ( with the following details: 

Shirt Size: (sizes are generally good fit, OK)

Short or Long sleeve: (please specify, short is default)

Name or Nickname on shirt: (anything, not crude of course)

Number: (any number is OK)

The Two Blues tops are $45 each. 

Payment can be made to the Club, or by EFT (Acct: Hampton Central Cricket Club, BSB: 083004, Account No. 550580679), or by our new PlayHQ portal when you register in the coming month.  Any questions around the Club tops, or other merchandise, please contact Ian Wilkinson (0402647531. 

If you would like a “personalized” Two Blues top please remember to reply and order by the 19th August 2023.


Trevor Layzell


Hampton Central Cricket Club


“Cheer Cheer the Good Ol Two Blues”

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