Finals beckon at Nuna
With 2 rounds of cricket to go both the senior and junior sections of the club are well poised to have a significant presence in finals.
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The First XI are sitting on top with a last round match vs Heatherdale possibly to determine the minor premier. The boys are not playing their best cricket but are still winning and an ugly win is still a win. The 2's beat the second side outright in an amazing result and are just half a game outsode the 4 with games against lower placed sides to close out the season. It is up to them now. The same goes for the 3rds who sit 4th with games against other top 4 sides to finish the season and the 4ths who are in a very similar position. The 5ths are second and look like one of the teams to beat. The 1-day side have struggled in the higher grade this season and many of last year's premiership players have not played much or at all.
In the Juniors, the U14A's are second, their two losses by a total of 7 runs. They are a strong side and, if they play their best cricket, will be hard to beat. The U14B's are 5th on percentage and can sneak in if they win their last 2. The same goes for the U12Bs. The U12C's are a young and inexperienced side and playing tough opposition each week. They will all be better players next season.
Fingers crossed, with 8 teams in finals contention, we will all be very busy in March.
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The still-in-progress distinguished cricket careers of Glen Mackie and Paddy Mitchell were formally recognised by the Nunawading Cricket Club committee and members. Here are the summaries of the great contributions made by these club legends:
Nuna CC celebrates at BHRDCA Presentation Night
Danny Martin -1-day Premiership captain, David Cowell - winner of RJ McIntosh Trophy for outstanding services to cricket, Scotty Millar - 1-day C Grade Batting Average winner, Keith Joyce - Nuna Life Member, past RJ Mcintosh Trophy winner & Legend, Stu Hamilton - Nuna Life Member and First XI Premiership player, Jeff Woolley (first played at Nuna 40 years ago), Greg Clark past President and collector of B Grade association batting average for Trent Batchelor, enjoyed the spoils of a very successful season for Nuna at the BHRDCA Presentation Night on Friday April 4.
Life Member Stu Hamilton, who played in the First XI Premiership team in game no. 315 for the club, picks up the Premiership flag.
First XI Premiers and Champions 2013/14
Nuna wins First XI Grand Final by 4 wickets to complete unbeaten season
Season 2013/14 has finally ended with a fantastic victory to the First XI in the BHRDCA B Grade Grand Final. Chasing 276 and at 4/238 with 10 overs to go on the final day, the Nunaboys scored the 39 runs required comfortably. 12 off the first over and some great running made the final run chase look easier than it was. The highlight of the last day was Nathan Larkins unbeaten 61 in the most important game of his career. Final scores were:
Nunawading 1st XI, 6/278 77overs
Trent Batchelor 105, Nate Larkins 61 no, Buddy Mendis 34, Stu Hamilton 19
Box Hill North Superkings 9/276 cc, Buddy Mendis 6/58
L2R: Back: Dan Augelli, Roger Young (Club Coach), Buddy Mendis, Trent Batchelor, Stu Hamilton, Marc Lamont (c) , Gareth Croft (v-c), Nathan Larkins, Christian James, Scott O'Neill, Will Dalton, David Cowell
Front: Mal West, Zac Dunlop, Roger Harrison, Dylan Jellett, Steve Morilly
The winning run:
Photos courtesy of Matt Parashis
After being down for so long, our First XI have responded magnificantly by going through the season undefeated and now look to the future with confidence as we commece the journey back to Macintosh Shield.
TA Reeves Trophy awarded:
The best player in the First XI wins the coveted TA Reeves trophy, awarded in honour of the late Tom Reeves, a Nuna and BHRDCA Life Member and legend.
In a fitting end to a great season by both Nuna cricketers, Buddy Mendis and Trent Batchelor shared this great award with Nath Larkins 3rd. Well done fellas, your contributions to the club and First XI in particular have been outstanding. Trent scored 877 runs in 10 hits and Buddy scored over 700 runs and took 30 wickets. Fantastic seasons guys.
Our Under 12B's had a very comprehensive win in their Lightening Premiership Grand Final beating Templestowe by around 100 runs. Jayden West completed a great end of season batting run with an unbeaten 44 and Colin McDonough, still an Under 10, had perhaps his best game ever with 21 n.o. and 2 wickets. Michael Cowell also picked up 2 wickets. Here are the boys with coach Brad Gant.
The 1-day legends also had a comprehensive win against Glen Waverley Hawks. We finished the season in fantastic form with well over 700 runs in our last 3 games. Nuna made 7/243 (Matt Jenkin 51ret, Scott Jackson 49, Scott Millar 28, Andy Siebel 27, Danny Martin 25, Michael Cardamone 25no and defeated Glen Waverley Hawks who made 166, Leigh Callander 3/23, Scott Millar 3/34, Michael Cardamone 2/39 were the main wicket takers. Great outfield catching was a highlight of the fielding and the consistent batting and bowling all year a real factor in the team's success. Scotty Millar has also won the competition batting average in that grade with 489 runs @ 61. Great work Scotty, his best season in over 20 at Nuna!
L2R: Back: Scott Millar, Glen Mackie, Matt Jenkin, Chirag Joshi, Michael Cardamone, Glenn Turner, Scott Jackson
Front: Chris Edwards, Leigh Callander, Danny Martin (c), Andy Siebel, Steve Sinclair
Future of the Club
Our Milo In2Cricket season has now completed. A terrific season for all under the guidance of Paul Allen and David Templeton. We look forward to seeing many of these boys and girls playing for the Pirates soon. A big thanks also to Lucas Dew and Douglas Ahearn for their willing assistance. It is great to see these young men helping the children.
Our Under 12C's have finished their season under the guidance of Russ Warburton and Rob Nash. These boys will be a force to be reckoned with in future years :)
Junior Men of the Match 4th XI Round 7,
L2R:Cameron Clark, David Cowell jnr and Patrick West