Three BCCC players in North Harbour reps
The North Harbour junior teams to play in the Auckland District Tournament were recently announced and congratulations to three year 7 players, all from the BCCC Strikers, who have made the side. Jesse Hohaia, Travis Gower and Spike Ruffell will compete in the Auckland District Tournament running from Dec 27-31.
The boys’ were capped at a ceremony on December 2.
They have already played in a few warm-up matches against other districts in preparation for the tournament.
Travis Gower and Spike Ruffell played for North Harbour Burgundy against Northland on November 22 in Whangarei. North Harbour played some excellent cricket, comprehensively beating Northland by 7 wickets with 10 overs to spare. In a local match in Auckland, Jesse Hohaia played for North Harbour Black. The Harbour team played well in some tough conditions but were well beaten by Western Districts who won by 9 wickets.
Then on November 29 Harbour teams played at home, NH Black taking on Auckland Central (Yellow) and NH Burgundy against Auckland Central (Green).
NH Black game featuring Jesse had a strong game and won quite easily.
NH Burgundy had a much tougher match against a well drilled Central Green team. Sent into bat, NH Burgundy started well before a top order collapse put the brakes on the run rate. A late run charge from the lower order (including BCCC players Spike Ruffell (10*) and Travis Gower (12*) took the total to a respectable 145/6 off 40 overs. In the end it wasn’t enough, and Central got home with 5 overs to spare. There were some good individual bowling performances with BCCC’s twin strike bowlers Spike and Travis both getting in amongst the wickets.
BCCC congratulates these boys on making the side. #gothehead