This Week in Junior Cricket

Hi All

What a difference a week makes.  Bright sunshine and blue skies certainly brought out the best of the Nunawading junior cricket club as we saw some really great efforts last week.

I managed to catch most of the 12 Blackbeards in action on Friday and witnessed Kieran Maharaj hit a towering six and follow that up with a nice hat trick.  Well done Kieran.  We also saw Tom “Suds” Wharton make his first not out and bat in a great partnership with Kieran.  Brad really has these boys on fire at the minute.

Meanwhile the 12 Buccaneers were at home and Matty Cowell made his Under 12s debut and ripped out a wicket.  There are some good leaders in this team too and Rob and Russ are really doing great things with this group.

The 14s were at home against Donvale and Zach Scully & Michael Wharton made the most of their opportunities and had a solid partnership backed up by Aidan Malojer.  Aditya, Dave Cowell, Patty West & Michael Wharton then backed up again on Sunday for the 4th XI.

Wayne Bould is doing great things with the Ankylbyter Buccaneers and all the boys are looking like they are improving each week and really enjoying their cricket.

A big thanks to Tamara Scully for putting her hand up as Team Manager of the Ankybyter Blackbeards.  Kaelan is following in big brother Zach’s footsteps as Zach was an Ankylbyter Blackbeard for many seasons.

If you would like your child’s name mentioned in the weekly update please e-mail me and I will be more than happy to include him or her.

This Week’s Games

Friday – 1 Nov



DONVALE (Week 2)

14s Mahoneys Reserve BSO Game commences 5.00 pm




12B Ballyshannessy Nth (61B8) Game commences 5.00 pm




12C Mahoneys Reserve Mid Game commences 5.00 pm

Mitcham Tigers



Blackbeards Heatherdale Reserve Ponding Basin (49C12)) Game commences 5.00 pm



Blackburn (Cullen-Bain)

Buccaneers Mahoneys Reserve West (bottom oval) Game commences 5.00 pm

Mentoring Program

This week we commenced our mentoring program with the Under 14s spending some time with the Ankylbyters.  This will escalate over the months as some U14s will then spend 1 on 1 or 1 on 2 time with the Ankylbyters.

Payment of Subs

A reminder that subs are due please.  We need parents to pay subs in order to keep the junior club running.  It costs the club to field sides in the competition as well as the cost of equipment and overheads.  First year players play free after that there is the expectation that unless families are in financial difficulty that subs will be paid.

Player Subscriptions: $100 per child, $10 discount if sibling is enrolled for Milo In2CRICKET

Note: All new players play free for their first season.

Family Membership: $190 (2 players or more).

Kits & Personal Equipment

Each team has a playing kit for match days.  The Ankylbyter teams also have a training kit.  Coaches and team managers should assume responsibility for the upkeep of the kits.  They are sorted prior to season commencement in a long and arduous process so can coaches and team managers please ensure the kids are packed and put away in the storage cage at the conclusion of each week’s play.  Match balls for Under 12s & 14s will be given to the respective team coaches prior to the first week of each game.   If you require any assistance with access to equipment please see Ken or Darren.

Parents – please clearly label your child’s personal equipment with their name.  Any equipment found without a name may be lost permanently or inadvertently placed in a team kit.  Also please ensure personal kits are placed well away from club kits at games and training.

Weekly Catering Roster

Rob will be releasing a roster for weekly catering.  Please do your best to help out as Friday nights are fun for all and also aid the club with keeping playing costs down and enabling us sufficient revenue to provide equipment and trophies.  Please look out for the updated catering roster. It’s your club so feel free to pitch in whenever you can.

Coming Soon – Friday 29 November – Nunawading Pirates Famous Curry Night

We have three home games on this night so curry night it is.  Start looking up those recipes and look for details from Rob & I in the next week.

How can I help my club?

Whenever you’re doing your weekly shopping how about picking up a couple of bottles of home brand cordial.  It’s only about $2.50 a bottle and it ensures we always have a drink on hand for the teams on game days.  Also a bag of ice never goes stray so if you’re getting petrol on the way to the ground how about grab a bag of ice and place it in the freezer in the kitchen.  Icy poles are another great treat for after games.

Regards to All

Darren Wharton

Performance Manager

0417 367 426

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