True Blues finals bound, Seymour to equal club match record
Date of Event Prahran Cricket Club : Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:55PM
Another wicket for Stephen Seymour


The True Blues will have five team playing finals in 2020.


In fact this is the first time in 140 years of club history that all four men's teams have made the finals, and we suspect the first time in Premier/District cricket history that a club has had five teams competing in finals.


The Women's Firsts had been consistently in the top four throughout the year and finished second with 49 points, only two points behind Minor Premier's, Essendon Maribrynong Park.


Thje Men's Firsts started the year strongly but let a few key games go in the middle of the season and needed to finish strongly in the last rounds against Frankston Peninsula, Carlton and Geelong to secure a finals berth. A strong showing in the final round against Geelong was enough to keep us in the final eight, finishing 7th on 49 points.


The Men's Seconds had a great year and finished top of the ladder with 61 points, two points clear of second-placed Fitzroy Doncaster. Although the weather intervened on a number of occasions, the Seconds went through the year losing only two games in Rounds 3 and 4 against Footscray and Northcote. 


The Thirds finished in 5th place with 42 points while the Fourths also had a great year finishing 2nd on 51 points, two points behind Dandenong but seven points clear of 3rd placed Footscray.


The club finished third in the Men's Club Championship with 569 points, behind Melbourne Uni on 623 and Footscray on 582.


Finals action this weekend will however take place at places scattered across Melbourne's landscape. Three of the four men's teams will play matches against St Kilda while the 3rd Eleven will take on Geelong at Geelong. The Women's Firsts will play the only home game of the weekend against Box Hill in their semi-final on Sunday.


Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 March

 Men's 1st Eleven     Elimination Final    Prahran v St Kilda       10:30 am     Windy Hill     
 Men's 2nd ElevenSemi Final Prahran v St Kilda  10:30 amCasey Fields No. 4 
 Men's 3rd ElevenSemi Final Prahran v Geelong  11:30 amGeelong Cricket Ground 
 Men's 4th ElevenSemi Final Prahran v St Kilda  11:30 amAH Butler Oval 


Sunday 15 March

Women's 1sts Semi Final   Prahran v Box Hill  11:00 am  Toorak Park


Club Milestone | Stephen Seymour to equal match record

Saturday's men's elimination final is also a significant day in club history for another reason, with Stephen Seymour poised to equal Neil Schlitter's 233 game club matches record. 


In his 16th season for the True Blues Seymour has accumulated 4,377 runs at 22.56 with a highest score of 160 not out. With the ball he has claimed 267 wickets at 27.24.


He is clearly amongst an elite group of Premier cricketers and has a rightful claim as one of the True Blue's greatest all-rounders, sharing the company of Sam Loxton and Bruce Murray.


Club skipper Jake Hancock will also play his 50th match for the club in Saturdays final.


Congratulations Steve and Jake.





Last updated: Thursday March 12, 2020 2:12PM
Author: Nigel Hutton