Have a Go and Kiwi cricket kick off

November 8.

The sun was shining for the first round of Midget Cricket which features the BCCC club and Kumeu midget cricketers in two grades, Have a Go (HAG) (Year 1 and 2) and Kiwi (Year 3 and 4).

It’s always entertaining to watch the really young ones during their first games and getting them to run rather than just admire their hits is one of the big challenges!

Luckily here at Birkenhead we have always been blessed with fantastic parent helpers and they were out in force again this week as three games were played at home on the lower field at Birkenhead War Memorial, while one game was played away at Kumeu at Huapai Domain.

This week we weren’t able to open the tuckshop due to the lack of a volunteer to staff it but hopefully next week that will be sorted. Niki Wallace is our new club manager this year taking over from Sue Woods who has gone on to work full time. You can email Niki on office@birkenheadcricket.co.nz or call the office on 480 5920. Also planning on getting that sausage sizzle sorted too!

The teams are named after the surnames of players in Birkenhead’s top side the Harcourts Cooper & Co Premiers and through the season it’s the intention the children will get to meet these players and have a bit of coaching.

Children in the gallery  played in the following games:

HAG Glynn vs HAG Ridge (names after James Glynn and Connor Ridge)
Kiwi Jeavons (named after Aaron Jeavons) vs Kumeu
HAG Evans vs Kiwi Botadra (Robert Evans and Rutvik (Rudi) Botadra.)

Sorry the team at Kumeu – will get some shots of you when you play at home!

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Here’s where everyone is playing the rest of the season.

Sat 15 Nov Huapai Domain Kumeu Kiwi 2 BCCC Kiwi Jeavons
Sat 15 Nov Birkenhead War Memorial BCCC Kiwi Botadra Kumeu Kiwi 1
Sat 15 Nov Birkenhead War Memorial BCCC HAG Glynn BCCC Kiwi Christian
Sat 15 Nov Birkenhead War Memorial BCCC HAG Ridge BCCC HAG Evans
Sat 22 Nov Huapai Domain Kumeu Kiwi 1 Kumeu Kiwi 2
Sat 22 Nov Birkenhead War Memorial BCCC Kiwi Jeavons BCCC HAG Evans
Sat 22 Nov Birkenhead War Memorial BCCC Kiwi Christian BCCC Kiwi Botadra
Sat 22 Nov Birkenhead War Memorial BCCC HAG Glynn BCCC HAG Ridge
Sat 29 Nov Huapai Domain Kumeu Kiwi 1 BCCC Kiwi Botadra
Sat 29 Nov Birkenhead War Memorial BCCC Kiwi Jeavons Kumeu Kiwi 2
Sat 29 Nov Birkenhead War Memorial BCCC Kiwi Christian BCCC HAG Ridge
Sat 29 Nov Birkenhead War Memorial BCCC HAG Evans BCCC HAG Glynn
Sat 6 Dec Huapai Domain Kumeu Kiwi 2 BCCC Kiwi Christian
Sat 6 Dec Birkenhead War Memorial BCCC HAG Evans Kumeu Kiwi 1
Sat 6 Dec Birkenhead War Memorial BCCC Kiwi Jeavons BCCC Kiwi Botadra
Sat 6 Dec Birkenhead War Memorial BCCC HAG Glynn BCCC HAG Ridge
Sat 13 Dec Huapai Domain Kumeu Kiwi 1 Kumeu Kiwi 2
Sat 13 Dec Birkenhead War Memorial BCCC Kiwi Jeavons BCCC HAG Ridge
Sat 13 Dec Birkenhead War Memorial BCCC Kiwi Christian BCCC Kiwi Botadra
Sat 13 Dec Birkenhead War Memorial BCCC HAG Glynn BCCC HAG Evans