U18 – Coach: David Cowell Nunawading CC 77
Defeated by Chirnside Park CC 5/143
In what may be the first of many challenging games in the U18 competition, which is a very high standard of cricket, we came up against Chirnside Park. The Under 18 competition features clubs from the Ringwood District CA and is almost a rep level comp. Chirnside Park were very good. They batted first and made 5/143 with 2 players retiring after their 30 balls. We had 10 bowlers, the pick being James Hill who took 3/19 off 4. New player Sandy Gunatilake also bowled well taking a wicket in his first game for Nuna. We fielded well and the vibe was very positive which was great seeing the team is a combination of last year’s U18s, U16s and new or returning players.
As well as Sandy, we welcomed Cam Dapic to the Club for his first game. Cam kept really well and he is a hit with the guys already with his infectious personality and positivity. Krisshnaa Kannan made a welcome return to Nuna as well and he also looked good in his return game.
We didn’t bat too well other than James Hill, on top of his great bowling, who retired on 29 after 30 balls and Krisshnaa who got 10 at the end. We ended up all out for 77.
Despite this, the guys enjoyed themselves and it was obvious they were happy just to be out there running around. I’m sure we will improve as we get some more practice behind us.
Next Game: vs Warrandyte, Bob Saker Oval U16 – Coach: Scott Millar NCC 5/84
Defeated Blackburn CC 7/76
The Under 16s started the season with an away game at Blackburn. We lost the toss and were asked to bowl, and the first 2 overs were a bit wayward. After that we tightened up and started putting the pressure on, with tight bowling and great fielding.
We managed to restrict Blackburn to 7/76 off their 25 overs. Josh Paton took 3 wickets, Harry 2 and Harrison 1, with lots of tight bowling from all our bowlers. It was also great to have Hamish Kennett take a good catch whilst debuting in the 16s before playing a game of 14s, and Having Nick Taranto back in a Nuna shirt.
Harry and Jacob got us off to a solid start with the bat. Jonathon Hardy, making his Nuna debut, then put on a good partnership with Josh Paton. Will McCann then batted through to retirement and some contributions from Josh, Ishaan and Suraj got us the win. We ended up at 5/84 off 22 overs when darkness ended the game.
A great win to start the season, and hopefully a sign of things to come.
Next Game: vs Warrandyte, Warrandyte High School U14 – Coach: Glen Mackie
BYE U12A – Coach: Simon Rush Nunawading CC 4/99
Josh Shaw 16no
Max Mitchell 14no
Cooper Busch 12no
Zac Warburton 11no
Koonung Heights CC 8/98
Ansel Ali 2/12 – 3 overs
Cooper Busch 2/17 – 3 overs
A thrilling start to a new season in a new section and a strong performance from all the boys. One area we excelled in was in the field, with Dhruv, Zac (2) & Cooper (2) all taking catches. They stayed focused on the ball and did their part in crucial dismissals. In an evenly matched game the outcome came down to the last ball. If they scored one run it was a draw. If they score two it was a loss. Cooper stayed calm and bowled a great line and length, which beat the batter and knock over the stumps. Nuna wins by one run!
TidBit Player of the Match: Cooper Busch, 12no batting, 2/17 bowling & 2 catches – Great Work
Next game: vs Bulleen Templestowe, Timber Ridge Reserve U12B – Coach: Paul Wood Nunawading CC – 5/101
Defeated Heathmont 3/100
A great start to the U12Bs season, we saw a good determination from everyone. One of the things that we excelled in was with our batting – Zach for 20, Kevan and Sevin for 12. They weren’t hesitating on playing a shot, well done!
It was definitely a tense game, it all came down to the last over they needed 12 from 6 balls, Ben was not hesitant in bowling the last over. When it was the last ball all they needed was a 5 with 2 strong batters on the opposition, it was still possible. The shot went straight to the fielder, the ball was thrown in and zoomed past all of the players which was an overthrow which ran off for a four.
Nunawading had won by 1 run, it was an outstanding performance.
TidBit Player of the Match: Zak Mallen, keep up the aggressive batting
Report written by Eloise Wood
Next Game: vs Manningham, Mahoneys Reserve Oval 3 Fast 9s – Coach: Jason Griffith
A decent game to start the season. We didn’t win, but it was close.
Players batting was quite good. Most batsmen valued their wickets, even if they didn’t make a lot of runs. The more experienced players were able to take better advantage of the loose ball. The wind created havoc when bowling (as it often does). Too many balls went down leg side.
Fielding was rusty. Players did a good job of getting behind the ball when reminded. Too many times the players were not in the right position when a play was on. Having said that, the fielding was effective. Not too many mis-fields, the problems arose around throwing the ball back in.
Next Game: vs Blackburn Stephens (Black), Morton Park Oval 2 Super 7s Bosworth – Coach: Manish Sharma
Super 7s Jenkin – Coach: Daniel Smith
The first game of the season for the Jenkin 7’s kicked off with a Nunawading derby on Bob Saker oval against the O’Sullivan 7’s. In what was the first game of organised cricket for most of the kids from both teams, there was both a sense of excitement and anxiety as they arrived at the ground. After some great photos and smiles beaming from under their new Nuna caps, the toss was won by Jenkin who sent O’Sullivan in on a wet one after some early drizzle.
Lachie Smith took the new ball in his long awaited debut. After spending nearly every summer weekend at the club watching both seniors and juniors over the past 7 years it was great to see him get his chance on the big stage. It was a slow start to proceedings as both teams settled into the game with Jenkin gradually settling in on a line and length and O’Sullivan defending well. All bowlers improved their accuracy as their confidence grew with plenty of talk and encouragement from their teammates. Patrick Edwards picked up a wicket in his first over of cricket and it was great to see the excitement on his face which carried through the rest of the game. A couple of other notable performances with the ball included Alex Altube, 3 wickets and Lachie Smith, 2 wickets who both bowled with genuine pace troubling O’Sullivan at times. Jenson Peters took the gloves before Anderson Hulbert took over and both performed solidly behind the stumps. At the close of innings O’Sullivan had ground out a gritty 6-50 from their allotted 20 overs.
After a well earned drinks break, Alastair Cook and Patrick Edwards led the team out to open the batting and got the team off to a solid start in what looked like being a challenging target with a slow outfield. Tom Jamieson made an immediate impact on entering the crease, ticking the score over from the start, and showing off the hard work that he has put in over the off season to take his game to the next level. Tom compiled a composed 11 off his 17 balls including 1 boundary in his first innings for Nuna. Alex Altube joined Tom at the crease and immediately showed his strength with the bat. This will be a debut to remember for Alex who slayed the bowling to all parts putting on an awesome 25 off his 17 balls including 5 boundaries. Lachie Smith followed on from where Tom and Alex left off and after feeling out the bowing early started to find his feet making an composed 14 off his 18 balls including 2 boundaries. It was left for Jenson Peters and Anderson Hulbert, with the game well and truly in hand, to work it around and gain some much needed centre wicket experience. Jenkin 7’s finishing their first hit out with 4-95 which was a great effort off a limited pre-season.
All in all, a game played in great spirit by the two teams involved and we look forward to our return fixture later in the season. Well done team Jenkin.
Next Game: vs Heathmont White, Proclamation Park East Oval Super 7s Joyce – Coach: Geoff Little
After captain Kobe won the toss and to my shock elected to bowl, Team Joyce started very well. We opened the bowling with Sam, who 1 week earlier had no interest in bowling, could very well be my star bowler of the year.
There were a few very good bowling efforts, but overall an excellent effort by all. Special mention to both wicket keepers Adi and Kavish, who did excellent jobs.
Onto the batting, we opened with Captain Kobe and Lucas, after getting their eyes in, both looked comfortable and the runs flowed well. Adi and Sam followed and both played some very nice shots. Kavish and Jed once getting their eyes in, were both very good, and looked comfortable. But special mention goes to Jason who in 1 week has come a long way, can’t wait to see where we can improve his game.
Overall a great team effort, obviously with plenty of room for improvement. Team Joyce also have Cooper playing his first game this week, which we’re looking forward to having him be a part of the team.
TidBit Player of the Match: Adi for very good wicket keeping, awesome bowling and an excellent batting performance.
Next Game: vs Vermont Purple, Bob Saker Oval Super 7s O’Sullivan – Coach: Rob Nurse
Nuna O’Sullivan opened their season with a derby against Nuna Jenkin team. Even a spot of rain couldn’t dampen the young spirits, and after the bat toss which Lachlan Smith (Jenkin) won – they elected to field.
From our (O’Sullivan) perspective we focussed on the basics and having fun. We batted first and finished on 4/50 – all bar one players were on debut and so we found it hard to score runs. Plenty to work on for us in upcoming training – however the important parts are all there. Our players had a blast just being out there, just getting bat on ball.
Unfortunately, we didn’t score enough runs off the bat, and our total wasn’t enough for a powerful batting lineup.
I do however see positives in our game – we conceded almost half the wides than the opposition (only 24 wides conceded vs. 47 received). Christina Kopsimallis lead well in the field with some amazing fielding (run outs are her speciality). Will Davis & Kostas Kapsimallis provided energy volunteering for anything and everything. Daniel Nurse bowling a maiden over (hopefully the first of many).
So far the team had a blast and the "loss" didn’t hurt much – we’ll be looking at improving as the season goes on – working on the basics and having fun doing so.
Next Game: vs Heathmont Blue, Mahoneys Reserve Oval 2
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Juniors playing Seniors
It was great to see so many Juniors playing in our Senior sides on the weekend. This included (Max Warburton, 2nd XI; Josh Paton, Josh Millar & Liam Fraser, 3rd XI; Jacob Mitchell, Christian Jessup, Hamish Kennett, Aidan Siebel, Kaelan Batcho & Sandeep Ahuja, 4th XI; Noah Browell, 5th XI).
Round 1 highlight: Hamish Kennett 4/38 (7 overs), including being on a hat trick!
Girls Cricket @ Nuna
Our Stage 1 Girls team (combined with Blackburn CC) start this Wednesday 17th November, 5pm at Burwood Reserve West Oval. It would be great if you can get along to support the girls for their first game.