Established in 1872, the Essendon Cricket Club is based in Melbourne's northwest and competes in the Victorian Premier Cricket competition.


Essendon all rounder, James Seymour was tonight awarded the 2019/2020 Ryder Medal.

James shared the award with Ringwood's David King.

James' stellar season included 711 runs at 47.4 plus 24 wickets at 14.25. This is in addition to the opener's 922 runs and 23 wickets in 2018/2019. James was also selected in the 2019/20 Premier Cricket Team of the Year.

James is a very popular Clubman and his award will be enjoyed and celebrated by all at Essendon, particularly by his strongest supporters, parents, Wendy and Bernard.

The award will also be rightly celebrated by James' many friends and former club mates in Bendigo.

James becomes Essendon's third Ryder Medalist, joining John Grant (1973/74 & 1974/75) and Mark Leehane (1992/93).


The Club is very proud of James and congratulates him heartily on his award. 




Essendon Cricket Club

takes great pleasure in announcing the appointment of its new Coaching Panel for the coming season.

Head of Coaching - Ash Cavigan

High Performance Coach- Aaron Ayre

Cricket Operations Manager -Phil Lovell

Analysis & Strategy Coach - Callum Appleyard

Youth Development Coach- Damian Bonner

Ash, Aaron, Callum and Damien have all been very important parts of Essendon's coaching and or playing structure for several years at least and are well known to the Essendon players and club members.Aaron's role as HP Coach signifies his desire to continue to develop his cricket career in taking on amore senior coaching role.He will also continue to play his vital role as one of our most senior players.

Phil has joined Essendon for Fitzroy Doncaster CC, where he played a significant support/development coaching role in that club's two premiership in 2015/16 & 2016/17. He holds a Cricket Australia High Performance Level 3 Qualification and also played Premier Cricket with Fitzroy Doncaster CC.His enthusiasm and insight into the game, when combined with his experience and qualifications have made him an excellent addition to the Essendon Panel.

One move that should be noted, is the departure of Bill Leropoulos from the coaching lineup. Bill has been a vitally important part of the Essendon coaching structure for the past 8 seasons.His expertise and commitment to the club will be missed almost as much as his humour and great nature. Bill has shared the highs and Lows at Essendon with all of us and his contribution has been terrific. Good luck to Bill!

The Club wishes the newly appointed panel the very best of luck going into the coming season.

Essendon CC also wishes the very best to all our club supporters and the wider Premier Cricket family, in these current and difficult times.

Good health and good Luck to us all.

Any enquiries regarding this announcement can be directed to Simon Tobin 0417 563 552