Nuna Junior News

Semi-finals 2020/21

Club Contacts

Junior Manager – Andrew Siebel 0402 260 545


COVID-19 Officer – Rob Nash 0409 357 642

Club President – David Cowell 0438 569 822

Child Safety Officers – Luisa Mackie 0408 368 968; Brad Gant 0402 267 439

Semi-final results
We were lucky enough to host both U12 Semi-finals last Friday, with mixed results. The U12A team were out-classed by a strong Koonung Heights CC team. It was great to see that the opposition players and parents came up for a sausage and drink after the game. In more positive news, the U12B team continued their great form, knocking off Manningham CC with overs to spare. This sets up a 1 vs 2 Grand final against Vermont CC this Friday. It would be great to have some Nuna support at the game. In the other Semi-final, our U16 team pushed the top team Warrandyte CC all the way, but ran out of light and just fell short. See reports below.

U12B Grand final
Friday 12th March
Vermont CC vs Nunawading CC
Vermont Recreation Reserve (Cnr Terrara & Canterbury Rds)
5pm start
NCC Junior Photos
Thank you to all coaches, team managers and parents for helping make the photo day run smoothly. Special thanks to JP who once again organised the photographer and ensured that we stayed on schedule.

To order photos, please click on the link below and it will take you to ‘Field of View Photography’ Nunawading order page, where you need to click on the photo option you wish to purchase.


There are then 5 fields that need to be filled in:

  • Age Bracket & Division = (what team your child plays in) ie Blasters / Super 7s (which team – Bosworth, O’Sullivan, Jenkin or Joyce) / Fast 9s / Under 12A or 12B / Under 14 / Under 16 / Under 18
  • Season 2020/2021
  • Print or Digital
  • Player Name = Your child’s name and contact phone number (parent) (this is a must please – I think it may ask for a jumper number so please add you mobile number in place of that)
  • Choose how many photos you wish to purchase!!!

The coupon code for free club delivery and to encourage orders to be placed by a certain time is (NUNA21 – Coupon code) allowing free delivery to the club for orders placed before the 10th March (TODAY).

Late order will incur a postage fee of $7.95

Any queries, please let JP know (jp)
NCC Junior Committee
There will be ample opportunity to contribute to Season 2021/22, whether it be helping with coordinating the team managers, managing junior registrations, equipment manager, social coordinator (including Friday night food), ordering trophies/medallions, etc. If you are keen to help out behind the scenes in please let me know.

0402 260 545

Please join us to celebrate the season and recognise the achievements of our Junior players (the future of our club).
Check out our Girls Cricket Promo Video!
The girls still have two more weeks of cricket with a IEGC fixtured game vs Burwood on Bob Saker Oval tonight (Wednesday 10th March) and an intra-club match on Wednesday 17th March to finish the season.

Check out this great opportunity for all Primary School Aged Girls (contact Coach Rob for more details) –


The day is totally free and Cricket Victoria are providing entertainment for girls and siblings as well to celebrate the end of the season and show girls how much fun cricket can be!

Nunawading Junior Blasters

The Blasters Program has once again been a great success thanks to Daniel & Claire Smith (coordinators) and their team of parent helpers.

The last session will be this Friday 12th March, 6:00-7:00pm on Oval 2 at Mahoneys Reserve.

Please join us on Sunday for the Junior Presentation Night as all Blasters kids will receive a special personalised medallion.


Semi-final Results

U12B – Coach: Paul Wood
Nunawading CC 5/91
Manningham CC 3/88

The semi-final pressure was on. Kevan was our Captain and unfortunately lost the toss but Manningham CC decided to bat first. Everyone was on the field in their positions ready for the first ball of the innings. We put a lot of pressure on Manningham with communication, encouragement and close fielding. Sevin took 2 ripper catches to get 2 of their best batsman out. Daivik got his first wicket and Kevan sent the bails flying with his ripper ball. We kept them to a total score of only 88 runs, which was a terrific effort!

Arnav and Hamish opened the batting and got us off to a great start. Gia scored 18 runs, Hamish scored 13 runs and Ihab scored 11 runs. Ihab and Eli ended our innings terrifically with 6 overs left! Nunawading had won!!!! We had a total of 91 runs and now it was time to prepare for the big Grand Final and have sausages from the barbecue.

Report by: Eloise Wood

TidBit Players of the Match: Gia Kapsimalis

Next Game: GF vs Vermont, Vermont Recreational Reserve (5pm Friday 12th March)

U12A – Coach: Simon Rush
Nunawading 7/113 off 25 overs
Zac Warburton 27 off 23 balls
Anhad Kohli 24 off 22 balls
Cooper Busch 16 off 14 balls

defeated by

Koonung Heights CC 3/139 off 25 overs
Single wickets to Aidan, Jack and Josh.
Great catch in the outfield from Ansel.

We all turned up excited about our opportunity last Friday night. In discussions before the game, we agreed as a team to put Koonung into bat first. Ethan our captain won the toss and we got the game underway by 4.30pm which was made possible through the great work of our parent group and wonderful communication from Danielle our team manager.

Koonung had a solid batting line-up and while we could not get them all out, we had many bowlers who cramped the Koonung players for space and some great fielding, restricted them from scoring freely. Aidan and Jack got two of their batsmen out by crashing down their stumps. A special mention to Max Mitchell who stayed in wicketkeeper for the match and did exactly what was needed.

We started our batting confidently and managed to maintain the required run rate for most of the game. Zac and Anhad both had exceptional innings and retired undefeated. Halfway during our innings, Koonung started to get worried that they had not scored enough, a fact which their coach shared with us after the game. The consistency of their batting line-up started to affect us as we lost wickets our run rate began to slow down.

I was so proud of the effort and passion the boys showed for their team. They are a special group that have grown in maturity and cricket smarts this season.

Most of the Koonung team joined us in the clubrooms after the game and showed great sportsmanship. We wish them success as they go into the Grand Final Next week.

Thanks all for an exciting season.
See you next season.
Go Nuna

U16 – Coach: Scott Millar
The under 16s semi final was held at Stintons Reserve against Warrandyte. We lost the toss and had a bowl. In the first 6 overs, the opposition edged every second ball, but unfortunately, they kept finding gaps. We missed a chance first ball of the innings, but apart from that, it was very frustrating.

We finally got our first wicket when Suraj got a run out with a great throw from the boundary. Charlie was in danger of getting leather poisoning, will all his great work in the field. The spinners tightened things up a bit, but Warrandyte took advantage of some short bowling later in the innings to post a good score of 3/143. Our wickets were 2 run outs and one to Josh Millar.

We had a big task ahead with the bat, but we weren’t going to go down without having a massive crack. Harry and Will got us off to a great start with both getting around 20. Jacob played a great innings getting 25, and from there, we needed a run a ball. A good partnership from Josh Paton and Christian had us track, but when they fell, the lower order had a bit much to do. Batting in fading light, they all had a crack, but we fell 12 runs short.

We ended the season only losing games to the 2 grand finalists. We had a great bunch of kids, and I’m really proud of their efforts. Thanks to all those who helped out along the way. It certainly makes coaching far more enjoyable.

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