A tough day at the crease on Saturday as the HNCC Reynard Premiers were beaten by CHB at home. After batting first on a wicket that had been covered all week we were never looking likely to post a reasonable total as wickets fell at regular intervals and if it wasn’t for a composed innings by our CD under 19 rep Joey Field (26no) things could have been a lot worse than the 70 runs that were posted. We competed really hard with the ball and if we had have held all our chances we may have got over the line after an inspired spell by Adam Winter (4 – 17) had them reeling at 32 – 5 but it was not to be as they limped home 6 wickets down. Very pleasing how we fought to the end guys but 70 runs is just substandard in any cricket but let’s keep learning and move on.
The HNCC Reynard Seniors fell just short in what was a great game of cricket against Cornwall. Cornwall batted first and after some early wobbles (48 – 6) they recovered well to post a very competitive total of 225 in the 45 overs. Alex Ryder (4 – 20) was superb with the ball early and with support from captain Ben Taylor (2 – 23) they probably should never have got near 200. However we started our chase and after a brilliant partnership of 83 between Louie Skerman (85) and Tim Ferguson (67) we were in a good position at 162 – 4 but we failed to finish the job and fell agonisingly short by 5 runs. Some really good performances again guys and building nicely as a team.
The HNCC Reynard Division 2 side had a comfortable victory over the Lindisfarne 2nds with the amazing Derek Morrison surpassing his age with the bat by being 85no after carrying his bat through the innings as the team compiled an impressive 235/4 off the 40 overs. Derek and Liam Reeves (85) had an opening partnership of 128!. Lindisfarne were never really in the hunt as they faded for 154/9 with Guy Reeves (2 – 23) and R Ross (2 – 30) were amongst the wickets in a solid team performance. Looking really strong guys let’s keep it going!
The HNCC Parker Earthmover 3rds were up against a strong Eskview side and came off second unfortunately. Batting first Eskview got a mammoth 193 off their 30 overs as some of the young guys took some damage to their figures before we made an admirable chase as Nick Dawson (33no) top scored but we came up 40 odd runs short of the target. Some good lessons learnt guys and hopefully we improve in the second round.
This week’s games:
HNCC Reynard Premiers vs Cornwall at Cornwall Park on Saturday in a 55 over game starting at 10.30am.
HNCC Reynard Seniors vs NTOB at Anderson Park from 12.45pm on Saturday.
HNCC Reynard Division 2 vs Cornwall at Cornwall in a 40 over game starting at 1 pm on Saturday
HNCC Cape Physio Women’s vs Cornwall at Anderson Park from 5.30pm on Friday night.
Might be good to note that due to the rain again this week that all pitches have been saturated and unable to be prepared as of yet so there may be some changes to the venues for this weekend. A magnificent day by all accounts for the strawberries and cream finale to the Junior Friday night coaching sessions and I hope you all enjoyed them. A huge thanks to Junior Convenor Steve Field and his wife Raewyn for toiling away organising the events and to Scott Clinic our valued Junior Sponsor, also Billy and Roz Scott of Scotts Strawberries for getting on board to provide the refreshments. Only an average turn out for the Old Boys day at the club but still a valuable catch up for those who were there and hopefully we can build the group again for next season. The Xmas party by all accounts was a big success although no one’s giving up their day jobs after some horrendous Karaoke renditions I am told!!
Good to see our current CD Stag Brad Schmulian performing well in the win over Otago with a solid 41 runs and also 3 wickets in the 2nd innings. Great to see our Black Cap Ben Wheeler in fine form for Marlborough also on the weekend as he had an impressive double of 169no with the bat and 5 for 7 with the ball in a Hawke Cup match. A big Congratulations to our young exciting club members Will Clark and Joey Field who have both been named in the CD U – 19 squad for the national tournament starting this week in Christchurch, we wish them all the best as the club is extremely proud of their selection and they both have a huge future in the game.
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All the best for the weekend as you wind into Xmas. Go the Village!!