This Week in Junior Cricket

Hi All

What a glorious night it was for cricket last Friday. The sun was shining and it was not too hot. The grounds at Mahoney’s reserve are in pristine condition and were there to be enjoyed for kids and parents alike and the rooms were packed after the game for the presentations.

Milo In2Cricket

The Milo kids were put through their paces by Daniel and Paul and seemed to be loving every minute of it. They even briefly ventured out on the field of play in the Under 12s game at one stage. Just as well the opposition didn’t call for a head count. How fantastic is it to see Milo numbers increasing and the kids having a great time.

Under 12 Blackbeards

The lads finished their game off well and consolidated their position from the week before with the Rock (Aidan Gant) picking up three and Aidan Malojer 2. A 5 wicket haul for the Aidans. The catching was excellent and the general fielding outstanding. The boys are really responding to Darcy’s coaching and are going from strength to strength and have a big test against competition leader away at Heatherdale this week.

Under 12 Buccaneers

Pennie and Claire believe the kids are improving and I am seeing excellent signs of it on the training park. The hard work put in by the kids is great and I note the effort of kids like Dane, Lachlan and Ethan who strive to improve and considering Kieran is still under age he is also going along very nicely. There is real potential in this group and the leadership from Lucas, Michael and Ben is starting to blossom. Keep it up guys.

Ankylbyters Blackbeards

Russ was down on numbers a little last week so there was a little interchanging between the two Ankylbyter teams. The boys were having a great time against Nuna Church of Christ and put on a display of discipline and sportsmanship that the opposition should note. The kids really benefitted from a hard workout the week before and most importantly are training and playing with enjoyment and enthusiasm. Keep up the great work Russ and team. With veterans in this team like Jamison, Matty, Jacob and Ryan along with new kids like Max, Nathaniel and Michael I have great hopes for this age group.

Ankylbyters Buccaneers

Rob has these guys firing in all cylinders. After a great training session last week assisted ably by Michael (Colin’s dad – thanks Michael) Rob believes the kids are now playing with flair and consistency. The likes of Matty, Jacob, Colin and Iefan are learning every week and improving as will. This is a tribute to the boys, the team and the coach. A big thanks to Ethan Lee and Josh De Zoysa who have filled in with the Blackbeards when they have been down ion numbers.

Club News

Friday 30 November – Grandparents and Special Guests Night. Please bring along your child’s grandparent(s) or a special guest to watch them strut their stuff. There will be complimentary tea/coffee/biscuits as well as a gourmet BBQ. Dave Cowell will send a flyer but we will be requesting volunteers to make a delicious salad or dessert to help make this night a really special one for the kids and their guests.

Please respond to Luisa Mackie at lumack and David Cowell at dgcowell

We have three teams at home this week so it is bound to be a big night.

Friday 21 December – Nunawading Pirates Christmas Party. Further details to follow but Santa will be in attendance.

BHRDCA Underage Representative Squad

After only having one player try out last year this season four were nominated and Cameron Clark and Aditya Munukutla have made the next stage of the trial phase. Congratulations boys and good luck.

Leadership Group Addition

Rohan Roy (Under 12 Blackbeards) has been elevated to the club leadership group. Rohan has displayed great leadership both on and off the field and has participated in leadership group meetings. His official elevation comes as no surprise and is well warranted. Congratulations Rohan.

This week’s game are:

Team Coach Home/Away Opponent Venue Melways Ref Game Time Latest Arrival Time
Ankylbyters Blackbeards Russ Warburton Home Blackburn Mahoney’s Reserve 3 (Bottom Oval) 5.00pm 4.50pm
Ankylbyters Buccaneers Rob Nash Home Vermont South Mahoney’s Reserve 2 (Middle Oval) 5.00pm 4.50pm
Under 12 Buccaneers Pennie Harrison Home (week 1) Blackburn South Mahoney’s Reserve (Bob Saker Oval) 5.00pm 4.50pm
Under 12s Blackbeards Darcy O’Connor Away (week 1) Heatherdale Heatherdale Reserve (Purches St Mitcham) M 49 C12 5.00pm 4.50pm

How can you help your club: Please offer to make a salad or dessert for Grandparents & Special Guests night. If you are unable to then perhaps buy a packet of biscuits to serve with the tea and coffee.

Regards to All

Darren Wharton

Junior Coaching Director

0417 367 426



About David Cowell

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