Old Scotch Cricket Club formally announce that former Scotch College First XI Captain, Matthew Grose (08), has been appointed captain coach of the Old Scotch Cricket Club replacing successful outgoing captain-coach Tom Murray who has stepped back to the ranks due to time commitments.
Matthew Grose is a vastly experienced cricketer, who on top of captaining Scotch College 1st XI in 2008, has played Premier cricket for Camberwell and Northcote with best bowling of 5/60 in Premier 2nds for the Magpies. A spell playing Sub-District cricket for Preston also saw Grose the leading wicket taker for the club for 2012/13.
Rounding out his leadership experience, Matthew spent a Northern summer playing club cricket as a club pro in England for Cheadle CC in 2012 where he took 50 wickets for the season with a best haul of 7/36.
Joining Grose in the leadership group will be inspirational allrounder Sam Shearer, who has stepped up to the Vice Captaincy to help spearhead the club's drive towards another premiership to follow on from the glorious summer of success of 2015/16.
The president, committee, playing group and supporters wish to thank Tom Murray for his successful tenure as captain-coach which netted the club a memorable premiership. Tom will continue as a player with the club citing time constraints as the determining factor. Tom Murray represented Old Scotch cricket club with honour and tremendous skill. We look forward to continued inspirational performances from Tom in the coming years.
However, the big news of Matthew Grose's "homecoming" should gladden the hearts of all Old Scotch CC supporters. A big summer lays ahead!
In the meantime...