Good morning all,
Sunday 20th March
5pm start, dinner served from 6pm
See Flyer for details
All non-competitive teams (including Blasters) will receive participation medals, with Batting, Bowling and Coach’s Awards for competitive teams.
If you cannot make it in person, I have set-up a Zoom link so you can feel part of the celebration:
Zoom meeting on Mar 20, 2022 05:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/82929054462?pwd=dEN5WVduYWI1aG9BRjdNZ0JOV2luQT09
Need to dial-in instead? Enter the meeting ID: 829 2905 4462 via
Australia: +61 3 7018 2005 or +61 2 8015 6011
There will be many giveaways & great raffle prizes up for grabs, including the major prize:
2 nights’ accommodation at “The Resort at 222” in Cowes (Valued at $1,280, valid until 31/10/2022)
*If you do have anything to donate for the raffle, please let me know or bring it along on the day.
In what was a very competitive game, our U14B Gold team fell 14 runs short against a very strong Heatherdale CC team in the Grand Final. Our GF week did not start well, with stalwarts Sam Mackie & Max Mitchell ruled out with COVID. Choosing to bowl first, we made a inauspicious start with their gun opening bat driving Aidan for 4 off the first ball. This was quickly turned around with Aidan picking up the wicket on the 5th ball of the over. Josh backed that up clean bowling the other opener with his first ball (2/4 off 1.1), the momentum started to swing their way with a solid partnership broken by one of our "super-subs" Jack Rush with a sharp catch taken by Chris behind the stumps (3/36). It was the next partnership that again threatened to take the game away from us. It took some smart bowling from Hamish and a spectacular two grab catch from Chris to get the next breakthrough (4/90 off 18.2). This is when we had a great patch, with "super-sub #2" Aarav Doctor taking two wickets cleaned bowled in the next over (6/96 off 19.5). Tight bowling followed which led to the next wicket, bowled by Dhruv (7/99 off 21.6). The game then turned Heatherdale’s way with the last partnership taking them through to 7/123. A decent run chase ahead.
Our openers (Anhad and Hamish) set an ideal foundation in our batting inning putting on a partnership of 42 with Hamish unfortunately 2 balls short of retiring (19 off 28 balls). Anhad retired (23 off 30 balls), but from there Heatherdale tight bowling and exceptional fielding was the difference. Our top/middle order were all caught, leaving us on 7-83 off 18.3 overs. Shayan and Josh then put on a great partnership to give us a real chance of getting the runs. The 23rd over proved to be costly, losing both Shayan and Josh (16 off 19) within 4 balls (9/108). There was too much work to do for the lower order, leaving us 14 runs short in the end (9/109cc).
Whilst disappointing to lose our only game in the Grand Final, it takes very little away from the outstanding season these boys had. You should all be very proud of the way you played the game! You represented Nuna brilliantly. Thanks to Jack and Aarav for stepping up and playing a key role on the day.
Cricket over winter – why not try indoor cricket?
Whilst there is no formal winter cricket at Nuna, we do encourage kids to keep working on their game. One way to do that is to try indoor cricket. I encourage you to get a group of friends together and enter a team. If you are looking for a team, let me know and we will try to see whether there might be a spot on another team. I know that there are at least two Nuna teams playing at Box Hill Indoor Sports.
– Games played on a Tuesday night
– Game times: 4.30, 5.30 or 6.30
– 6 players per side
– Season dates 26/4-21/6 & 12/7-13/9
They are also running intro to indoor cricket sessions on 29/03 & 5/4 at 4.30 or 5.30pm.
Junior Cricket registration:
NCC Junior Manager
0402 260 545