This week in Junior Cricket

Hi All

Another week of Nunawading cricket with 6 teams across 3 age groups representing the club from Milo through to Under 14s. With the disappointment of missing another training session due to bad weather, Friday also looked a bit dicey at times, but thankfully we got all games and Milo underway.

U14s – are at Heatherdale who are always tough and making this game more interesting is former Nunawading Pirates club captain, Jack Peters now representing Heatherdale. This week also saw the debut of Luke Vazquez who looks very promising. We welcome Luke and his parents Nick and Glenda to the club and hope they enjoy many seasons at Nunawading. The 14s batted and were 9/115 at compulsory closure on a small ground which the opposition defend well. Josh Richardson batted well as did Rohan Roy. Patty West played some big shots when needed and J.P stuck around for a while when needed. It’s time these boys brought home a win from Heatherdale Reserve.

12 Blackbeards – things are close in this one with Nunawading 2/79 after their 23 overs. Captain Flynn Maguire sensational with 31 not out. Surry Hills are 1/86 with Lachlan Ahearn taking 1 for 4 from his 2 overs. Coach Brad Gant is doing a great job with these kids and watching Flynn and Ben Harfield bat at the top of the order was very impressive to see at times. Keep it up guys.

12 Buccaneers – Nunawading batted first and are 2/57. Mitcham batting are 3/60. Ruben Dew took two wickets – both clean bowled off good deliveries. Four batsmen are retired Not Out – which shows they are valuing their wickets and listening to what Russ has been telling them.

Ankylbyter Blackbeards – – A big thanks to Buddhika who is doing a great job. Team Manager Tamara Scully reports that the boys (and girls) are really listening to Buddhika’s expert advice. Mentions to Kaelan Scully and first year player Alexander Yip who took out the awards this week as well as a special appearance by Sophia Hanna (Ken’s daughter) this week. I spent some time with this team on Friday and whilst the kids were having a ball I noticed we were a little light on (at least when I was there) for parental assistance. Parents we need all the help we can get be it padding kids up or just keeping them supporting the team.

Ankylbyter Buccaneers – Wayne continues to emphasise the support that this team gets from parents. Fantastic effort parents, thanks so much as we cannot do it without you. Great efforts by Ryan Patching and Joshua Punay this week.

Milo In2Cricket – the boys and girls were busy on Friday night and clearly love the program Paul is running. How great to see so many parents watching the 12 Blackbeards and cheering them on whilst the Milo kids were strutting their stuff at the same time. It’s not that long ago that some of these under 12 kids were getting their grounding in Milo In2Cricket which is why this program is so important to the long term success of the club. Keep it up kids.

This Week’s Games

Friday – 22 Nov
U14 HEATHERDALE BLUE v NUNAWADING(week 2) Heatherdale 2 (49/C12) Game commences 5.00 pm
U12B NUNAWADING v SURREY HILLS BLUE (week 2) Mahoneys Reserve BSO Game commences 5.00 pm
U12C MITCHAM v NUNAWADING(week 2) Mallauna College (48/J6) Game commences 5.00 pm
Anklbytrs Blackbeards Vermont South v NUNAWADING Terrara Park (M62/K6) Game commences 5.00 pm
Anklbytrs Buccaneers NUNAWADING v Forest Hill Mahoneys Reserve (middle) Game commences 5.00 pm

Friday 29 November – Nunawading Pirates Famous Curry Night

Curry Night is Friday 29 November 2013. This is where we ask our families to provide a curry or make some rice for serving on the night. If you fancy yourself as a curry king or queen give it your best shot. Can you please let Rob & I know if you can make a curry or bring along a rice cooker and make some rice on the night. So far, only one week out from curry night I have had one offer from a parent to make a curry. C’mon Nuna parents this is where you guys shine. This is a genuinely fantastic night and a great opportunity to show new families to the club what the Pirates are all about. Please volunteer to Rob and I this week.

Team Managers will coordinate servings and assistance on the night. Just in case you don’t enjoy a curry there should be a BBQ as well.

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

You should have received your team’s catering roster by now. If not please speak to your team manager or Rob Nash.

Coming Soon – Father & Son challenge versus Blackburn CC – Sunday January 19 – 2014 on Bob Saker Oval

This will be an annual challenge between these two cricket clubs where current father & son combinations from the top age group of Nunawading (U14s) will play a challenge game for the Paul Callanan Cup. Paul has been a great servant of both clubs and this is a way to continue to foster relationships between these two clubs as well as recognise Paul’s efforts and pit the kids and dads against each other in cricketing combat. More details to follow.

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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