BCCC Junior Cricket on November 12

There were a lot of cold players last weekend! Here’s hoping for better weather this weekend.

Year 5 Cobras

For Game 3, the Birkenhead Cobras were at home to the ECB Torminators

The Cobras are on a winning streak (at least with the coin toss), Captain Alfie winning the call and deciding to bat first – hoping to make the most of the tricky field conditions early on.

In first to open the innings were Ben and Joe, who got the team off to a great start, scoring 26 runs without losing a wicket. The second pair of Liam and Ryan S continued to keep the score ticking over – their partnership being worth 29 with the loss of only one wicket. Olly and Brodie were in next and they too batted very well to score 25 runs for the loss of three wickets. Cameron and Alfie were the final partnership and with plenty of runs already on the board, they took their opportunity to cut loose – scoring 66 runs and losing only one wicket. It was great to see the boys’ hard work in the nets paying off with the result that the Cobras finished on 146 runs for the loss of only five wickets.

ECB got off to a good start and the teams were fairly even at the halfway point of the second innings. However, the Cobras pride themselves on being a good bowling and fielding team and they did themselves proud yet again. The boys continued to be energetic in the field, with good communication and commitment saving runs and putting pressure on the batsmen resulting in five run-outs. The boys tightened up their bowling and started taking wickets – Olly missed out on his hat-trick but still got four wickets, Cameron, Joe and Ben got two apiece and Brodie got one. Alfie was on fire behind the stumps – getting six catches, including two that you would normally see on Classic Catches. Ben also got a smart catch to help reduce the ECB Torminators total to 114 runs for the loss of 18 wickets.

Congratulations to Olly who got Player of the Day – he did a great job with the bat, in his first ever innings playing cricket, to go with his haul of four wickets. – Scott Huntington

Year 5 Vipers

We finally got our app working this week which was good. Our team played in good spirit even though it wasn’t the result they wanted. The boys were really excellent at encouraging each other and supporting the bowlers and are all learning a lot each week.

However the ECB Lightening Bolts scored  123 runs / 8 wickets and we fell well short scoring just 18 with the loss of 12. But we will be better next week!

Most Runs – Sebastian 10,  Best Bowling – Charlie 3 wickets for 26 runs

– Tsering Pheasant

Year 5 Pythons

Lost to ECB at Campbells Bay Primary School ECB Raiders 71/12, BCCC  Pythons 53/10  (no report)

Year 6

After a loss last weekend, the boys well and truly redeemed themselves with a great win against East Coast Bays.  Once again great bowling effort, restricting ECB to only 78/9 runs.  Krish Nair led the way with good support from Sam Kay, Krish picking up 2 for 4.  Good swing bowling from Tarun and a tidy spell from Tiger earned them a wicket apiece.  Voijn and Jaxin picked up a wicket each also, Jaxin taking a wicket with the first-ever hard ball he’d bowled!

Chasing a small target is not easy and the boys struggled to get in the rhythm initially.  After an early collapse, JT steadied the ship with a well earned 24.  Sam and Krish closed the chase off with 4 and 10 not outs, with plenty of overs to spare.  We ended up on 79/6

Both and Krish and Sam are the 2 top two wicket takers in the whole Year 6 league with 7 wickets each – great stats.  Look forward to this weekend. – Vimal Nair

Under 12 girls, The Dragons

Good game today, once again playing in the elements with rain, fingers crossed the warmer weather is coming SOON!

The pitch wasn’t flash and the girls had to work hard for their win today.  A very brave Rose getting a nasty whack on her ankle and ball to the face – thank goodness for helmets.

Thanks to Kev and Waqas for their scoring skills and both of them very impressed with the app scoring system, found it easy and within mins we have the match report – see attached – very flash!

Awesome umpiring by Pete too as always and we all enjoyed the  brownie morning tea from Brooke! – Stacey Nicholas

Year 8 Premiers

We had a home game at Shepherd’s Park against Grafton. We were put into bat and had a good start from our openers. Pat Faulkner led from the front with 78. Jason Kay 36 and Travis Gower 30 rounded off the innings with good support from all other batsmen meaning we put on a very respectable score of 273/9.

We backed up our batting effort by fielding well and managed to take regular wickets, not really allowing our target to be threatened. Grafton ended up with 216/8. Notable bowlers were Harry Carter and Pat with 2 wickets apiece.

Well done to the boys on a cold, windy “summer” day.  – Dan Faulkner

NOTE REGARDING SCORING

A reminder that the home team scores each week.  Scores need to be in by the end of Tuesday each week.  The CricHQ app is fantastic and you will save yourselves a lot of time if you take 10 minutes to learn it. (Practise scoring using it for 10 minutes on one of the days of the test this weekend maybe!)  Stacey Nicholas reports that she uploaded her team’s scores within five minutes once she got home; so much easier than the manual process.  She also found a great link on YouTube here and it really is that easy (don’t worry about wagon wheel or tracking, just simple scoring).