Lalor Stars appoint co-coaches


Tara Murray

A couple of familiar faces will share the coaching role at Lalor Stars next season.

The club announced that Wayne Dow and Ricky Mittica will share the coaching duties for the 2022-23 Diamond Valley Cricket Association season.

“It is great to have two people with such an extensive cricketing background leading our club,” the club said in a social media post.

“Wayne has been a part of our club since the 02-03 season and as previous coach, provides a wealth of knowledge for our playing group.

“Ricky joined the club in 2015-16 and has been an ever-present leader, captaining the first XI and T20 sides.

“The hard work has already started behind the scenes for them and I’m sure they can’t wait to get stuck into pre-season, working with our many talented junior and senior players.”

In a message from the coaches, they said that they were keen to bring that family feel back to the club.

“We want to get this club back where it belongs, on top both on and off the field,” the message said.

“We want that post match excitement around the club again… We want everyone to come back to the club after games, have some laughs and a good time.”

The pair said there would be a big emphasis on fielding during the off season and they would look at bringing in different coaches to help improve everyone’s game.

The Stars finished the Money Shield season in fifth spot, a game outside the top four.