Year 5 Curtling: Season wrap 2014-2015
Year 5 Curtling
Coaches Matt Godward, Bernard O’Leary
Matt Godward composed a bit of a verse he cited in honour of Team Curtling at the awards ceremony.
We are team Curtling.
A team full of characters
We had … 9 boys and ended with 6
We had … Mitch the animated Ronchi keeper rookie, who perished breaking his arm diving for a cookie.
We had … Noah the quirky leggy who bowled a great line but who thought (like Mitch) that having one arm was fine so he also broke his at about the same time.
We had … Abdur the Kohli Indian master blaster guy who defected to India for an IPL contract with Mumbai.
And so that left 6 …
We were left with Connor the Guptill fielding machine who swings a big bat as good as I’ve seen.
We have … Aaron the Southee swing genius and late-cut expert, who never gives up, even when his legs hurt.
We have … Alex the pocket rocket McCullum who makes balls fly, just like that BlackCaps captain guy.
We have … Sam the lightning Boult (Trent that is) who makes stumps shatter, and batsmen’s knees clatter.
We have… Everton the hard-hitting (Corey Anderson) all rounder, who clubs the ball like a pounder.
We have ….Harry who joined us late and green, who went from zero to hero and hits (like Vettori) to the leg side real mean.
And off the field … Bernard as co-pilot, Mel as communications expert, Neal behind the score sheets
And the crowd … going crazy from the boundary (you know who you are)
And so … the BCC Curtling boys delivered 12 wins from 15 games.
That’s an 80% win rate playing with flair, passion and in the spirit of the game.
Well done you lot!
Best Batsman Alex Godward 443 runs avg 27
Best Bowler Sam Godward 26 wickets avg 9.1
Best Allrounder Everton O’Leary 364 runs avg 26 + 23 wickets avg 9.1
Aaron Fialho: Most outstanding sportsmanship and graceful swing bowling award.
Mitchell Tucker: Most effective hook shot and animated wicket keeping award.
Noah Curtis: Most versatile leg spin bowler and cheeky batsman award.
Harry Price: Most improved team player in all facets of the game award.
Abdur Kothiwala: Most determined cricketer with bat and ball award.
Connor Muirhead: Most outstanding fielder and solid all round player award.