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Round 5 – 2020

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Junior Manager – Andrew Siebel 0402 260 545


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Club President – David Cowell 0438 569 822

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Check out our Girls Cricket Promo Video!

Fantastic end to 2020 with our Stage 1 Girls team sharing the love of cricket as we try to boost Girls Cricket in the region!

A Come & Try/Bring a Friend Day had around 18 young girls enjoying the fun at Nuna! Fabulously supported by Rob (Coach), Magesh (Team Manager) and the parents!


Welcome to all the NEW cricketing girls.
Please contact Andrew Siebel (0402 260 545) if you are keen to join the Girls team after the Christmas/New Year break.

Nunawading Junior Blasters

If you haven’t enrolled for the program as yet, now is the time to do so. If you know of anyone wanting to join our great Blasters Program please pass on our information and get them to give me a call if they have any questions.

We are also still accepting enrolments across all junior teams including Super 7’s and Stage 1 girls.
You will need your child’s MyCricket ID, which you can find by searching by name here: https://mycricket.cricket.com.au/ and the email address with which you originally registered. If you can’t locate the ID just register with a new one.

Registration fees:
Junior Blasters – $100
Super 7s $130 (+$5 CV insurance fee)
Stage 1 Girls – please register interest with myself and Andrew Siebel.

Any problems feel free to contact Daniel Smith (0401 166 952) if you have any questions.

Round 5 Results

U18 – Coach: David Cowell

Templestowe CC 5/83
Ryan Saultry 3/16 off 3 overs


Nunawading CC 8/82
James Hill 23 off 30 balls

Next Game: vs Chirnside Park, Gateway Reserve (5pm Friday 18th December)

U16 – Coach: Scott Millar

The under 16s played against St Davids on Mahoneys Reserve No. 3. We lost the toss and had a bowl. The boys didn’t have their best day in the field, but some magical fielding by Charlie Mustoe at fine leg helped restrict a lot of leg side bowling. The highlights were Will McCann taking 2/8 off 4 overs and Josh Millar 1/7 off 4, which could have been even better if the umpire could hear properly. St Davids ended up making 5/119 off 25 overs, a good challenge for our boys.

Our batting started in very solid fashion with Jacob and Will at the crease, and set the foundation for our innings. This was followed by a magnificent partnership between Jonno and Josh Paton. Some hard hitting and great running between wickets saw Jonno retire for 20 and Josh smash an outstanding 56, with 9 fours and a 6. Christian then finished the job with 20 not out including a nice little reverse sweep for 4.

It was a really good win after an ordinary bowling performance, and leaves us in a good spot, all be it with plenty of room for improvement.

TidBit Player of the Match: Josh Paton

Next Game: vs The Basin, Bob Saker Oval (5pm Friday 18th December)

U14 – Coach: Glen Mackie

Another good performance by the boys this week against Park Orchards at home. After winning the toss and electing to bat we had both openers make it to retirement with James not out on for a great 25 and Josh not out on 10. The boys are really showing that they value their wicket and it is clear that their confidence clearly grows each week. MJ batted well almost getting to retirement, falling just short being dismissed on ball 28 for 7 runs (including his best shot of the season which brought up his first boundary). Sam was at No 4 and also reached retirement, with a score of 10 and Hamish at 5 struck the ball cleanly to end up not out on 21. Unfortunately Shafin suffered his second runout in consecutive weeks and Sanuka had an impressive strike rate of 200 hitting 10 of his 5 balls for a quick blast at the end of our innings. A pleasing total of 2/105 had us in a reasonable position at the change of innings.

Our bowling was steady, but this week whilst we improved by reducing the no balls and wides count, unfortunately the byes cost us and therefore we “donated” a total of 40 extras. In the end that was the difference with Park Orchards passing us with a couple of overs to spare making 1/123. Sam was the only bowler to take a wicket this week earning him the tidbits player of the week.

Our batting is solid and we will look to pressure the field with some hard running next week whilst we continue to focus on reducing the extras count. It’s the little things that will turn these close losses into a win in the not too distant future. Well done boys.

TidBit Player of the Match: Sam Mackie

Next Game: vs Warranwood, Mahoneys Reserve Oval 2 (5pm Friday 18th December)

U12A – Coach: Simon Rush

Glen Waverley Hawks CC 9/111 25 overs
Jack Rush 3/11 3 overs
Ethan Ryan 2/5 2 overs
Eloise Wood 1/15 3 overs


Nunawading CC 12A 8/81 23 overs
Anhad Kohli (no) 18 off 32 balls 2x4s
Max Mitchel 13 off 13 balls 3x4s
Ethan Ryan 9 off 25 balls

Once we all found the entrance to the oval at Mount View Primary School we all got excited about our 4th game of the season. A late call from one of our team meant that we were down to 9 players. A HUGE thank you to Eloise Wood who was available to cover one of our planned player shortages.

Josh Shaw, our captain for the game, lost the coin toss and we were made to bowl which was the first time this season we did not start the match batting. Glen Waverley were a strong batting side with most players reaching 10 and over as well as one boy who scored 24 not out. They were well drilled at scoring singles and ran well between the wickets. Our missing players in the field aided this strategy. Jack and Ethan both bowled great line and length and kept us in the game.

Max got us off to good start with his 13 off 13. Anhad steadied the team with his solid batting but we ran out of batsmen as most of our batters made a start but could not consolidate this with a longer stay at the wickets. The missing talent in our team on Friday night gives us confidence that we will have an exciting rest of the season when they return.

TidBit Player of the Match: Ethan Ryan – 9 of his 25 balls and 2/5 of his bowling. A stellar night for Ethan who also did a great job as wicketkeeper before his bowling spell.

Next game: vs Vermont, Vermont Recreation Reserve (5pm Friday 18th December)

U12B – Coach: Paul Wood

Nunawading CC 6/101 (25 overs)


Glen Waverley Hawks CC 8/100 (25 overs)

This was a home game for us and coming in to the game we were still unbeaten. Sevin was our captain and we won the toss. From there we elected to bat first.

Glen Waverley had a few good bowlers who gave us a good challenge with one particularly bowler getting 3/4 from his 3 overs. Thankfully, we managed to push through with steady batting from Zak (12 runs), Ben (13 runs) and Hamish smashing 19 from his 20 balls including 3 fours. Ihab and Sevin also contributed well with the bat. Together we managed to get a competitive total of 6/101.

They were well on their way to victory by the end of the 20th over at 2/87, needing only 15 runs to win off the last 5 overs. With no margin for error, our last 5 overs were tight and our fielding was brilliant. Tight bowling from Sevin (3runs), Hamish (1 run) and Jurgen (2 runs) pressured them into trying risky runs and resulting in 3 run outs in there 3 overs. Kevan bowling the over before last and managed to get 2 wickets in consecutive balls (both bowled) conceding only 4 runs.

By the end of the 24th over they needed 5 runs for a win and 4 for a draw. Ben bowled the last over, just conceding 2 runs in the first 5 deliveries with Glen Waverley needing 3 from the last ball to win. The batsmen played his shot and got a single but they couldn’t make the second run with another run out. They ended their innings with 8/100 meaning we got over the line by the narrow margin of 1 run. Kevan with 2/10 and Hamish with 1/7 had the best bowling figures.

It was a great game and we look forward to playing Glen Waverley again.

TidBit Player of the Match: Ben Bright

Report written by Kevan Jayakody

Next Game: vs Kerrimuir United Blue, Mahoneys Reserve Oval 3 (5pm Friday 18th December)

Fast 9s – Coach: Jason Griffith


Next Game: vs Heathmont Blue, Bob Saker Oval (9am Sunday 20th December)

Stage 1 Girls (Nuna/Blacky) – Coach: Robin Ferdinands

We played Doncaster at Doncaster Reserve this round. Our captain for the day Clair Matthews (Blackburn) lost the toss and we were asked to bat first. Claire opened the batting with Amelia Denham and was our second highest scorer with 4 runs off her 10 balls. Our highest scorer was Grace Shoolman (Blackburn) who hit some lovely straight drives and ran well between the wickets for five runs off her 10 balls. All of the Nunawading girls continue to show great progress with their batting, with Jess Pietersz and Penny Loveridge scoring 2 runs from their 10 balls being the standouts this week. Unfortunately a lot of the balls (60 of the 120) were not on the pitch which made scoring runs off the bat very difficult. We ended up with 75 runs. We also lost quite a few wickets to run outs, bowled and even one to a nice catch which gave Doncaster 40 extra penalty runs.

Doncaster started brightly and with one opener hitting 9 runs of her 12 balls and the other 7 off her 12. They continued to score quite freely and we only managed two wickets, so they passed our score quite early. Amelia Kennett and Jess Pietersz both did some good work behind the stumps and Alyssa Rowe (Blackburn) starred with the ball taking two wickets – both clean bowled. In the end Doncaster scored 102 to our 75. With penalties added they made 142 and we made 83. If we can reduce the number of wickets we lose and take a few more of our own we will be a big chance for our first win against the Glen Iris Ravens at Bob Saker Oval this week!

TidBit Players of the Match: Tanya Seth and Amelia Denham (Blackburn)

Next Game: vs Glen Iris Ravens, Bob Saker Oval (5pm Wednesday 16th December)

Super 7s Bosworth – Coach: Manish Sharma

Nunawading Bosworth lined up against Yarraleen Maroon at Bob Saker Oval on what was forecast to be a day full of sunshine. With Logan captaining, we were asked to bowl first. Ollie and Logan opened wonderfully, with Ollie taking a wicket and Logan keeping the runs down with some very accurate bowling. Kian and Mantra followed, with Kian picking up his first wicket for the season and being mobbed by his teammates. The encouragement and team spirit on field was fantastic and all bowlers contributed fantastically, with Arya also taking a wicket. Yarraleen finished at 8/80, with the real highlight being the exceptional fielding, resulting in 5 runouts.

With a very achievable total to chase, our batsmen were full of confidence and started well, with a solid contribution from Clarrie (10no) and Caleb (2no). Our middle order kept the scoreboard ticking, with the calling between wickets between Asad, Logan and Kian a highlight. With our score at 43 at 12 overs, we still had a bit work ahead and an outstanding partnership between Viraj (16no) and Arya (13no) ensured we were set up for success. The flurry of boundaries really had the parents excited as the Nunawading team neared their first win – for many of the kids, their first ever! Ollie and Mantra saw the team home with much excitement, finishing on 5/93 after 20 overs.

Most pleasing was the spirit with which the team played, encouraging each other, applauding good cricket by the opposition and demonstrating great all round sportsmanship. For this reason, the team deserves to share the recognition this week.

Next Game: vs Forest Hill, Bob Saker Oval (8:30am Saturday 19th December)

Super 7s Jenkin – Coach: Daniel Smith

On a beautiful Sunday morning for cricket the Nunawading Jenkin 7’s were played Heathmont Blue on Bob Saker oval. Ryan was captain this week and lost the toss and we were asked to bowl first.

Lachie opened the bowling this week and took off from where he left off last week bowling bowling tightly and putting the pressure on early. Ryan took the gloves this week for the first time and warmed into the job nicely which is not an easy task with Lachie and Alex bowling with a fair bit of pace. Lachie took the gloves also for the first time in the second half of the innings. We set out at the beginning of our bowling innings to limit the extras and to focus on our fielding and throwing to the keeper as we practiced on Thursday night. In both of these aspects we improved on previous weeks. All bowlers worked hard and wickets were spread around the group which shows we are all learning to bowl straight and at the stumps with wickets to 2 wickets to Alex and Jensen and one each to Anderson, Patrick and Tom. A couple of notable performances with Alex taking a catch at cover and Jensen picking up 2 wickets in a row and being on a hat-trick which created a bit of excitement. Unfortunately for Jensen he was offline with the hat-trick ball but it was a great effort all the same. At the close of the innings we had restricted Heathmont to 9-57 off their 20 overs, which was the most wickets we have taken for the season so far.

Lachie and Alex have been developing a good partnership with their batting this season so we decided to open up with them and see if they could go about knocking off the total early. What we witnessed was some of the best running between wickets and attacking play we have seen at this level and I don’t think Heathmont knew what had hit them. Lachie ticked over the strike and Alex played some superb strokes taking 32 off his 17 balls and walking off to a round of applause from both teams and spectators. A super effort and something to look forward to for the future. In a hard act to follow, Anderson entered the crease and set about consolidating our chase and Tom decided to take off from where the others left off putting on a composed 11 and continues to improve each week with the bat. With the game well and truly in hand Jensen, Ryan and Patrick all used the time in the middle to gain some much needed centre wicket experience, Ryan also scoring his first 4 in just his second game. At the end of the innings we had put on our highest score for the season of 3-106.

A comprehensive and well deserved win from the Jenkin 7’s this week with much of the hard work at training starting to pay off on the ground. Still much to learn but it is exciting to see them improve each week.

TidBit Players of the Match: Alex for his swashbuckling innings at the top of the order and Jensen for his superb spell and “nearly” hat-trick.

Next Game: vs Vermont Purple, Mahoneys Reserve Oval 2 (9am Sunday 20th December)

Super 7s Joyce – Coach: Geoff Little

Firstly, what a great game of cricket we saw on Sunday morning. Team Joyce were challenged by a pretty good team.

Captain Jed lost the toss and we bowled first. Against a very good batting side, we bowled well, a couple of early wickets kept Vermont contained, but there running between wickets kept the scorecard moving.
We are a strong bowling team but always with room for improvement. Lucas and Cooper were again our best bowler’s, Kavish and Kobe both took great catches behind the wicket. Overall, the bowling and fielding was very good, we kept Vermont to 80 runs.

We opened the batting with Jed and Kavish, who both did well. Kobe followed, who has had limited opportunities this year, enjoyed the best bowling we have seen this season. A couple of nice pull shots to the boundary were some of the highlights. Will, in his second game hit a boundary as well, great work Will, beautifully clipped off his legs. Lucas, as always, played a straight bat. May not be getting the runs as deserved, but looked comfortable. Cooper was in next, with Jason to follow. Cooper’s support of Jason, in his second was awesome. His running between wickets with Jason was really good. Jason who is growing as a cricketer every week, enjoyed the support he was given by Cooper. 68 runs was just short of what we needed, but I honestly believe that we were not that far off the pace.

A great team effort, special mention to both wicket keepers Kobe and Kavish for there catches.

TidBit Player of the Match: Cooper who has stood out for a few weeks now as our best bowler is our player of the match, and is a very deserving captain for this Sunday’s match.

Next Game: vs Heathmont White, HE Parker Reserve Oval 2 (9am Sunday 20th December)

Super 7s O’Sullivan – Coach: Rob Nurse

Our story starts the same, with our new captain for the week (Daniel Nurse) losing the toss.
For the record that’s 5 out of 5 losses. After being sent in to bat, we realised we were dealing with a very good bowling team when only their 5th bowler made the ball bounce twice before getting to the keeper….

The opposition were a very quick bowling lineup and some of our players struggled to adjust against some quick accurate bowling – however I was pleased to see that our players had managed to hold onto their game sense – and our running between wickets was again excellent. All players have grown into calling for, or rejecting runs and so we didn’t give away any unnecessary wickets. Unfortunately with the tight bowling we only managed 6-58, with all players contributing but no one getting into double digits.
The Kapsimallis "twins" were again a standout scoring 5 (Kosta) and 3 (Kristina), and our newly acquired player Hugh scoring 2.

Our bowling was overall a lot better with most players being very accurate and frugal with wides, however we didn’t have enough runs on the board to defend against Heathmont, who managed to get away from us with some power hitting from the tail. Shoutout to Will Davis for keeping wicket well, and then cranking up the pace and most importantly not conceding any wides while bowling.

Our regular faces pop up again in bowling, with Kosta (3-8-1), Christina (2-3-0), Max (3-6-0), Arjun (2-4-1) being their miserly selves. It’s still very pleasing to see the skills we’ve worked on make a difference in the game, just a pity we don’t get more time with the team!

TidBit Player of the Match: Will Davis for their all around solid display, batting, bowling & keeping well!

Next Game: vs Vermont Gold, Terrara Park Oval 1 (9am Sunday 20th December)

Player of the match awards are generously provided by TidBit Cafe, 94 South Parade, Blackburn thanks to Aks Tidiwala and family


Representative Cricket

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Congratulations to Aidan Siebel, Anhad Kohli, Sandeep Ahuja (U12 Mitchell Shield) & Josh Paton (U16 Beitzel Shield) for making it into BHRDCA rep teams. In addition, Kaelan Scully & Josh Paton made the Fitzroy-Doncaster CC Harvey-Watts Academy squad for the U16 Premier competition this season starting on December 20.

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