Cricket certainly was the winner last Friday night. Three out of the Four Nuna teams in semi finals won through to the Grand Finals. Additionally, all Nuna players and families were the true winners.
Semi Final Results
Nunawading Cricket Clubs Juniors – Semi Finals results last week – were as follows:
U18 – Defeated Chirnside Park
U14 – Defeated Bulleen Templestowe
U12 Purple – defeated Vermont
U12 Gold – Defeated by Surrey Hills
I was able to watch parts of all matches played last Friday. It was great to see so many happy Nuna juniors playing brilliant cricket.
Whilst the success of the three teams was fantastic – I can honestly say the one hour I spent watching U12 Gold team warm up – and then bowl against the top of the ladder and undefeated Surrey Hills – was the best cricket I have seen. The boy’s attitude was infectious – and the early wickets Nuna took certainly had Surrey Hills worried. Coach Simon and Team Manager Ryan have led this team magnificently all season. The bowling was of the highest quality – with runs at a premium. The wicket keeping by Dhruv (I don’t generally signal out individuals) was exceptional. U12 Gold – I know losing finals is tough – but trust me – you are all winners in the Clubs eyes. Playing a semi final – against an undefeated team – who you also had to play twice during the season – just shows exactly how your cricket has developed. Losing by only 7 runs is hard – but when you win your next final – you will look back at this match and realise what you have achieved.
Special mention to our Super 7s who also finished their season last weekend – we look forward to seeing you all on Presentation Day this Sunday.
Grand Final Fixtures
Nunawading has the following teams in Junior Grand Finals – this Thursday and Friday – starting at 5.00pm:
U18 – v Warrandyte – Mahoneys Reserve – Bob Saker Oval
U14 – v St Davids – Donvale Reserve
U12 Purple – v Surrey Hills – Surrey Park
Congratulations to all teams on making the grand Final – we wish you all the best. Please come along and support these teams this Thursday and Friday – as we hope the rain stays away…………
I don’t want to stress this too much – however we really do need some more volunteers to help at the Bunnings BBQ at Bunnings Nunawading on Sunday 29 March. Please – if you are free for for two hours – sign up. With over 100 Junior Familiies – and 100 seniors – we should be able to fill this.
This Sunday 15 March – is Junior Presentation. A great way to end the Junior season – and celebrate the year that was. Listed below is a rundown of times each team’s presentation will occur.
5.15pm Junior Blaster Presentations
5.30pm Super 7s Presentations
5.45pm Dinner – Pizza and sausages served
6.15pm Season Overview and Dave Cowell Award
6.30pm Fast 9s Presentations
6.40pm U12 Presentations
7.00pm U14 Presentations
7.10pm U16 Presentations
7.20pm U18 Presentations
It will be great if families can stay and support other teams – especially where they have trained together. Please can as many families be present for the season overview and Dave Cowell award – which recognises significant contributions by a junior(s) player.