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The MWDCC Team Pursuit is back again in 2016/17, but is this year re-taking the form of its previous incarnations.

In 2016/17 we will be going back to basing points on both on-field results and off-field actions around the club and community. There will once again be 11 teams, and each Team Pursuit team will contain roughly one person from each grade.

We are also pleased to confirm that Chocolate Box Training will be sponsoring the Team Pursuit for 2016/17. The program will be known as the Chocolate Box Training Team Pursuit.

As usual, there is $1,000 up for grabs for the winning team in the pre-Christmas competition, and another $1,000 up for grabs in the post-Christmas competition.

The George Lowe medal will once again be running separately, but in parallel to, the Team Pursuit, and will once again be rewarding players for outstanding services to the local community. This community work will also contribute to a team's Team Pursuit points. Click here to read more about the George Lowe medal.
Adam Gummer will be running the Team Pursuit this coming season. Please forward any sponsor receipts to Adam or alternatively to Club Captains Billy D'Arcy or Matty White. Please note that all sponsor patronage from the start of July 2016 onwards will count towards the Team Pursuit.
Click here to view the latest Team Pursuit point's update.

Click here to see the 2016/17 Team Pursuit team.

2016/17 Team Pursuit Aims:
  • The aim of the Team Pursuit is to encourage cross-grade interaction and support, social attendances, community help and providing sponsors with the patronage of the clubs players, their friends and family.
  • Contributing to the Club Spirit, Club Culture and to the local community are the 3 main beneficiaries.

Competition eligibility
  • If a team member of the winning team has not completed any community work during the season at the time of competition end, they will not receive their share of the prize money. For clarity, the winnings of the other team members will remain the same.
  • No more than 2 players are allowed to visit a junior team at any one time (including if the player is the coach), and the team must not have had a previous visit from, or be coached by, an MWDCC player during that season. This is the case both for points given and for player eligibility.
  • For a team to be eligible to win, all team members (or a maximum of 5 team members) must attend the Manly Bowling Club after game day (both mid match and end of match) at least three times throughout each competition (not all 5 members necessarily on the same 3 occasions). Attendance counts as showing your face at Manly Bowling Club, and letting the Team Pursuit representative knowing you are there. This rule will be strictly enforced in 2016/17, including for all players U/18

Competition Structure
  • Players will be split up into 11 teams of approx. 5 players per team. The teams have been put together based on having one player from each grade in each team.
  • Teams get on field points for runs, wickets, catches and stumpings
  • Teams get off field points for contributing to our Manly for Manly community program, attending social functions, helping at T20 events, post-match function attendance, sponsor patronage from themselves, family or friends, and general club contribution, among other things.
  • The team with the most points at the end of each competition will receive $1,000.
  • There will be 2 competitions, a pre-Christmas competition and a post-Christmas competition.
    • The pre-Christmas competition will go into lock-down 2 rounds before the Christmas Break. The Winning Team will be announced on the first Saturday night post-Christmas at the Manly Bowling Club. Christmas Party attendance will count towards post-Christmas competition points.
    • The post-Christmas competition will go into lock-down 2 rounds before the end of the season. The Winning Team will be announced at the End of Season presentation. Presentation attendance will count towards post-Christmas competition points.
    • All Teams Points will start from 0 again at the beginning of the post-Christmas competition.
    • Teams will remain the same for both competitions.

Team Pursuit Points System
  • On Field points
    • 1 point for every runs scored
    • 20 points for ever wicket taken
    • 20 points for every stumping
    • 15 points for every catch
  • Off Field Club Help
    • 100 points - Doing a BBQ or bar shift at a T20 Manly Oval match.
    • 60 points if a family Member, friend or colleague becomes a 2015/16 Manly Cricket Gold Member.
    • 50 Points for attendance at Manly Bowling Club after a day's play on a Saturday, with a bonus 100 points per team if all of your Team Members (or a maximum of 5 members) attend. There will be a Team Pursuit Representative taking note of attendances at after each match. Coming to the Manly Bowling Club constitutes as after match attendance. Staying in dressing rooms does not!
    • Points will be awarded for the purchasing of a Sponsor’s Products or Services. 1 point per dollar spent (Max of 500 points per player per sponsor for each competition). Provide receipt to Joel Mason. See below "Manly Mates Rates" section.
    • 80 Points for social event attendances throughout the season, e.g. Christmas Party, End of Season Presentation, Player Pre Season Party, with 100 bonus points for entire team attendance.
    • 50 points will be awarded for those that are Members of Harbord Diggers / Manly Bowling Club. Need to provide proof of membership to redeem points.
    • 150 points - For any sponsorship that is brought into the club.
    • 200 points for any event brought into Manly Bowling Club / Harbord Diggers above 20 people.
  • Community help (also forming the basis for the scoring of the George Lowe Medal)
    • 100 points - Completing a visit to Stewart House.
    • 100 points - Completing a junior club visit (max 2 players per visit)
    • 100 points - Completing a blood donation during one of the allocated MWDCC blood donation days.
    • 150 points - Completing Movember and signing up to the Manly Cricket team
    • 50 points - Helping at Sixers Coaching Clinic.
    • 80 points - Helping at MWDCC Junior Coaching Clinics.
    • Adhoc - Points will be awarded ad-hoc for your community contribution, to be decided on by Community Manager Tim Cruickshank.
  • Sponsor Patronage
    • 1 point will be given for every $1 spent at sponsors by players or their family and friends.
    • There is a limit of 300 points per player per sponsor for both the pre-Christmas competition and the post-Christmas competition.

 Manly Mates Rates

  • The Manly Mates Rates program is designed to increase player patronage to our wonderful group of sponsors. The discounts available to all players will be announced shortly.
  • Not all sponsors are part of the Manly Mates Rates program, however all sponsor patronage can be used as points for the Team Pursuit.
  • Therefore, sponsor patronage can not only save you money, but help build Team Pursuit points. All Manly Mates Rates are available at 

Team Structure
  • All Players who play 1st Grade to 5th Grade will be allocated to a team. However, players must play a minimum of 4 games in the pre-Christmas Competition and a minimum of 3 games in the post-Christmas competition to be eligible for the prize money. The prize money will be distributed pro-rata based on the number of games played by each member of the winning team.
  • Each player that plays for Manly, whether all season or for one game, will be allocated to a team.

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