Author: Brodie Cowburn

DISTRICT HEATHERHILL have batted strongly on the first day of their two dayer against Carrum to set their opponents a daunting total to chase. Winning the toss and choosing to bat, Heatherhill started shakily and lost their first wicket for just 11. Kieran Miller was waiting at first drop to come in, and he did all the damage. Miller put together  brilliant innings of 93 runs before being bowled by Hand, and helped his side post a mammoth total of 9/285 before declaring with an over left to play. Carrum defended out their lone over for the day without loss…

THE quiet which had been brooding over Frankston, since the outburst on Friday, when it was rumoured that the Allies’ Peace terms had been agreed, and hostilities on all battle fronts had ceased, was broken on Monday evening at about nine o’clock when it was officially announced that Peace had at least been proclaimed and the war was ended. Although Friday’s demonstration had somewhat worn off the novelty, there was no less sincerity and relief in the hearts off the crowd which thronged the streets and gave vent to their pent up feelings a few minutes after the bells began…

PENINSULA PINES have put on a clinical bowling performance to easily claim the first innings over Baden Powell. Baden Powell’s first four wickets fell for just 18 runs, leaving them little hope of getting anywhere near Pines’ total. Damien Lawrence was pick of the bowlers for Pines, tearing through the tail to claim figures of 4/16 off 16 overs. Pines then enforced the follow on, and left Pines at 1/20 going into their second innings. Red Hill faced off a decent charge from Somerville to hold their first innings lead, although an impressive knock of 49 runs from opener Brenton…

THE atrocities committed by the Germans in France and Belgium should induce all eligible Australians to enlist, for they show at a glance what Germany will do to Australia if she is ever allowed to come here. It is vitally important to remember in this connection that the only guarantee that she will not come here now or later lies in an outright victory for the Allies – a victory which every eligible Australian should at this moment be helping to win. By far the most terrible document published since the War began – perhaps, indeed, the most terrible document…

PENINSULA MOOROODUC have failed to make the most of a poor Long Island innings as the first two day clashes of the 2018/19 MPCA season took place. Andrew Tweddle top scored for Long Island with a lowly score of 17, as Moorooduc bowler Reece Cordeaux starred by running through the top order and claiming figures of 4/23 with 7 maidens. Long Island ended up all out for 75, but were let off the hook by a shaky Moorooduc, who lost their first two wickets for 4 runs. Moorooduc finished the day at 5/98. At Ditterich Reserve Crib Point were sent…

ACCORDING to present calculations the naval base at Westernport will be supplied with water by the new year. While the main efforts of the Water Commission have been concentrated on providing the supply for the naval base, regard has been made for the needs of towns on the route of the service, and it has been found that the whole of the area as far as Mentone at least fall naturally within the scheme. It has now been agreed to extend the scheme northwards so as to include a supply to the whole of Mordialloc and Mentone. *** WE are…

PENINSULA AN extraordinary batting collapse by Main Ridge has allowed Baden Powell to claim an easy victory at Overport Park on Saturday. Main Ridge kicked things off with a decent start, and were sitting comfortable at 2/53 before things went wrong. They went on to lose 5 wickets for their next 7 runs, and stumbled their way to a final total of all out for 86. Luke Long was easily the pick of the bowlers, taking a brilliant 3/11 off 8 overs. Main Ridge’s defence of their small total got off to a dream start as Daniel Polson claimed the…

RECENT happenings in the working of the Wattle Club make one wonder if a drastic change in the management would not be advantageous. Those who know anything of the valuable work carried on by the Club cannot but feel great regret that straw splitting and personal enmity is now rampant among some of the “autocrate”. Recently we were told (at a Sunday gathering to entertain sick soldiers) that it was members only who were to be admitted. Why? Is the money contributed by the members only or by the public also? No ; it is public funds for a public…

DISTRICT ROSEBUD have bounced back from a difficult start to get the better of Seaford at Olympic Park on Saturday. Seaford won the toss and sent their opponents in to bat, which looked to be a masterstroke early. Rosebud’s openers Kane Donald and Pete Doughty both fell for ducks to leave their middle order to pick up the pieces. Billy Quigley came in to steady the ship with a handy 29, but Rosebud still found themselves struggling at 6/66. They showed signs of life to knock 77 runs for their next two wickets, finishing up on 8/143 from 40 overs.…

THE Frankston Progress Association, at its last monthly meeting decided to organise funds for a memorial in Frankston to the late Sir John Madden. If sufficient funds are received it is proposed to erect a large brick pavilion in the Frankston Park, at a cost of about £3000. The president is personally supervising and organising the collecting of donations, which, it is hoped, will come from all parts of Australia. Over his own signature the president personally addressed and directed a total of 2000 letters to friends of the late Chief Justice. The following is a copy of the letter…

PENINSULA MOOROODUC have posted an impressive total against Crib Point to claim the first win of their season. After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Moorooduc openers Ben Williams and Thilana Rajakaruna got things off to a perfect start. Williams has particularly impressive, notching up seven fours and two massive sixes on his way to a total of 78 before being dismissed. Rajakaruna hit nine fours of his own, as his side flew to a total of 6/209 from their 40 overs. Crib Point posted a respectable total in response, but an impressive bowling performance by Reece Cordeaux…

MR and Mrs J. Scott and family deplore the sad loss of their dearly beloved little son and brother, the late Raymond John Scott who died at his parents residence Somerville, on the 25th September 1918, aged four years and three months. He died of heart failure after being a long and patient little sufferer of five months, although so ill he was so keen and bright until nearly the last. He leaves behind him his sorrowing parents, four sisters and a brother to mourn his very sad end. The funeral arrangements are in the hands of Mr Hector Gamble…

Young athletes and soccer players were at Civic Reserve, Mornington on Friday to officially signal the beginning of a $3 million revitalisation project. Works have been underway for several weeks on the redevelopment of the home of Mornington Little Aths and the Mt Martha Soccer Club. Work is expected to be completed by October 2019. The athletics track is costing $2 million while $1 million has been allocated to soccer. The money, which comes from Mornington Peninsula Shire and the federal government, capped a week of pledges made to sports clubs in the lead up to the 24 November state…

DIVISION TWO Dromana THIS season’s dominant side were worthy and deserving premiers. Led by playing coach Rikki Johnston, the Tigers were the best side throughout the entirety of the home and away season, and only suffered one loss before the start of their finals campaign. They struggled at times when playing Red Hill throughout the season, but got things right against the Hillmen when it counted in the Grand Final. Even without gun forward Ethan Johnstone for a large period in the Grand Final, Dromana still found the scoreboard and had enough in them to secure the win, That grit…

FRANKSTON Dolphins Football Club have announced that former senior assistant Danny Ryan will take on the role of Senior Coach for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Ryan will take over the position from Adam Skrobolak, who recently departed the club to join the coaching ranks at St Kilda full time. Ryan has an impressive resume of work under his belt, bringing coaching experience from the TAC Cup and the AFL into the role. Ryan was the senior assistant of the Dolphins in 2018, looking after the midfield group. In 2017, Ryan was the senior assistant coach at Casey Demons in…

A PROPOSAL is on foot to inaugurate a weekly picture show at Frankston. The details are being worked out by the Frankston Progress Association and Major Conder, O.C. Langwarrin camp, and the proceeds are to be equally divided between the camp and the progress association. *** MRS Reynolds has been appointed agent, for the Royal Insurance Co. for Frankston district. *** OWING to the Rev E Tonkin taking the church anniversary services at Cheltenham on. Sunday next, the Rev C. Bridgborne will conduct both services in the Frankston Methodist Church. He will also preach at Somerville in the afternoon. ***…

DIVISION ONE Sorrento SORRENTO bounced back brilliantly from their early season dramas, which saw coach Tony Blackford replaced Luke Tapscott in rushed circumstances. The Sharks had an excellent home and away season and looked unbeatable at times, before running out of steam at the wrong time during finals. Despite a disappointing after the siren Grand Final loss, Sorrento can take pride in the fact that they proved themselves this season with their new Peninsula league opponents. In Mitch Hallahan, James Hallahan, and Luke Tapscott they boast an impressive midfield, who provided great service to their quality tall timber all year.…

A FOOTBALL match between Frankston and Mornington was played at Mornington on Saturday last, and resulted in a win for the home team by a substantial majority. *** A “BACK to Childhood” dance the proceeds of which will go to the Frankston Roll of Honor fund, will be held in the Frankston Mechanics’ on Saturday (this) evening. Tickets priced at 2s are selling freely, and patrons are assured an enjoyable time. Prizes for the best sustained character, lady and gentlemen, will be given. *** MR J. A. Cameron notifies in another column that he has commenced business as a horseshoer…

DIVISION ONE PINES have scored with a kick after the siren to claim a thrilling encounter with Sorrento and take out the 2018 MPNFL Division One Premiership in one of the greatest games in local football history. There was plenty of pregame drama before a ball was even bounced, as Chris Dawes was surprisingly named in the side despite an injury last week and Beau Hendry was named after narrowly escaping suspension during the week. James Hallahan kicked the first goal of the afternoon for the Sharks, which was badly needed to settle nerves. Both teams had showed nerves by…

MR. A. Downward,. M. L. A., is seriously indisposed at his residence, Mornington, and his medical adviser has enjoined complete rest. Last week Mr. Downard suffered a painful shock owing to the sudden death of his second daughter, Ethel, from heart trouble. *** A PUBLIC meeting of the residents of Seaford will be held this (Saturday) evening to consider the matter of selecting a school site. *** THE sale of Mr Stanley’s property at Bittern, advertised in last issue to take place on September 21st, will now be held on October 5th. Particulars will appear next issue. *** MISS Lillie…

THE Victorian coalition have made an election promise to expand the Protective Services Officers program to provide additional PSOs to Frankston and Mordialloc train stations between 10am and 6pm. Up to 20 stations identified as “daytime crime hotspots” will receive 100 additional transit PSOs on a new dayshift roster if the Liberal Nationals win the November state election. “A Liberal Nationals Government will make Victoria safer. We are going to put more police on the beat and more PSOs at train stations.  If we are going to encourage more people to use more public transport then we need to make…

FRANKSTON Hospital could be set to receive a major facelift, after the state Labor government promised $562 million for its ongoing development should the party be re-elected in November. Plans for the hospital include a new 11-storey building housing 120 new hospital beds, two operating theatres, and 13 emergency department beds. Premier Daniel Andrews visited the hospital on 10 September to announce that a re-elected state Labor government would deliver on the project. “We said we’d build a bigger emergency department at Frankston Hospital and we have, but there’s more to do,” Mr Andrews said. “Only Labor will transform Frankston…

AUSTRALIA’S new Prime Minister Scott Morrison has made first visit to Frankston as leader, visiting Leawarra station to reaffirm the federal government’s $228 million commitment to electrifying the Frankston train line to Baxter. Member for Dunkley Chris Crewther MP, Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge MP, and Victorian leader of the opposition Matthew Guy MP were among the many faces on hand to support the statement. “This is a project which we announced in the budget, this is a commitment that is fair-dinkum. I’m really pleased to hear about the commitment from Matthew Guy and his team…

DIVISION ONE SORRENTO has earned their way through to the MPNFL Division One Grand Final with a win over Mt Eliza at Frankston Park. The game got off to a great start for Sorrento, as Shannon Gladman opened the scoring with an impressive banana kick. Mt Eliza quickly replied though, as last weeks seven goal superstar Jordan Moncrieff snagged an early goal. Mt Eliza went behind early but fought back in the second term, as an unlikely bounce saw the ball fall into the lap of Moncrieff, who put the Redlegs within two points. The Sharks soon fell behind, and…

DIVISION TWO DROMANA have held Red Hill at bay to claim the 2018 MPNFL Division Two premiership at Frankston Park. The Tigers lost just two games for the entire year, with both their defeats coming at the hands of Red Hill. The Hillmen have improved in leaps and bounds this season under coach Jamie Mollo, and having defeated Dromana just two weeks earlier in their first final they entered the Grand Final full of confidence. Red Hill’s quest to claim their first premiership since 1990 hit a snag early, when Rheede Hopgood was struck down before the match with a…

LANCE Corporal Lyle Holland late driver for the Peninsula Motor Garage Pty Ltd Frankston has been wounded (second occasion) in France. *** MESSRS T. R. B. Morton and Son report, having leased, through J. L. Parkes, one of their auctioneers, Mrs Boag’s property at Dromana, for a term of years. *** A FOOTBALL match between Frankston and Hastings will be played at Frankston today. Last Saturday Mordialloc visited Frankston, and after an interesting game, won by 2 points. *** AN order has been made by the Executive Council providing that all butchers’ shops within the shire of Frankston and Hastings…

DIVISION ONE FRANKSTON YCW have shocked football fans across the peninsula by bowing out of finals in just the second week. The Stonecats were put to the sword by Mt Eliza in a stunning come from behind victory. The Stonecats suffered a blow pregame with Paul Minchington ruled out due to a calf injury. Minchington booted five goals last week to help his team to a win. Despite their injury concerns, Frankston YCW got off to a blinding start, dominating the Redlegs throughout the first half. The Stonecats were absolutely in control at the half time break, with Mt Eliza’s…

DIVISION TWO DROMANA have bounced back from their shock defeat last week in stunning fashion, hammering Langwarrin to book their spot in the Grand Final. The Kangaroos were put on the backfoot early by a fast starting Dromana. Langwarrin could not register a score in the first quarter, and could only manage one goal in the second. In that time, Dromana piled on ten goals to take a 58 point lead into the half time break. The Kangaroos needed everything to go their way, but Dromana were proving far too good, piling on another seven goals to zero in the…

DAY by day the good news of fresh Allied victories continues to come through; each day there are fresh stories of the wonderful deeds of the Australians, and each day sees the line that indicates the horrible leash that the Hun threw across Europe being taken further and further back towards the Rhine. It is good news, it is cheering news; but not for one instant must it be taken to indicate that Australia is now at liberty to slacken in her war efforts. Rather it means that still greater efforts must be made; it is the supreme time when…

DIVISION TWO THERE was drama for Dromana this Saturday, as they stumbled to a shock loss in the Division Two semi final at Thomas Barclay Oval, with their Red Hill opponents winning their way to their first Grand Final since 1990. The Tigers have dominated nearly every opponent during the home and away season, and were expected to claim a win over the Hillmen to secure their spot in the big dance. Things got off to a strong start for the Tigers, who capitalised on Red Hill’s sloppiness in front of goal to take a 15 point lead into the…