Latest News (as at May 20th 2013)
- Crowhurst Park CC match report from this weekend just gone (May 18-19) can be read by clicking here
- 2014 UK Tour fundraising BBQ at Bunnings Hardware...evidence of hard work (apparently?):
would you buy from these blokes? all hands on deck
Rusty lends some experience to the cooking Kosh slaving over a hot hotplate
- Crowhurst Park CC pre-season match report from April 27-28....click here to view Mandy's excellent wrap-up
KP presented with club shirt & cap by CPCC skipper Colin Ayres
- The world is a small place - Our own Kellen Powell has just departed Oz to enjoy a season as international player for our sister club in UK, Crowhurst Park CC....all at Norths wish he & CPCC the very best for their season which starts in earnest early May!! (best wishes also go to Norths' Dale Bryant who last season enjoyed playing for CPCC and who is this season playing for Godalming CC up near Guildford, UK)
- NORTHS end of 2012-2013 season awards dinner, April 12th: a great night was had by all who attended Northern Beaches Bowls Club recently to witness Carvy MC the evening as he does so admirably each year! Highlights included, in no particular order:
- Dunky providing basic rundown of 2014 UK Tour progress (Singapore game during stopover, UK club opposition, possibility of playing on Nursery Ground at Lords!!)
- Wayne & Karen taken by surprise, being awarded Life Membership!
- Joel announced as Player of the Year
- Lyndele awarded Club Person of the Year
- multiple prestigious 'Bridger Badge' recipients from each team!
- batting, bowling, players player, T20, one-day awards for each grade
- scrumptious roast dinner!
- for those not on Facebook, please click here for photo gallery of the night's proceedings...roll on 2013-2014 season!
Our very own Carvys presented with Life Membership!
Crowhurst Park CC under January snow blanket....somewhat different to our current temps in Oz!
- T20 Semi-finals & finals Feb 2-3:
- 1st Grade: The first team captain Brant Attard won the toss and elected to bat first. With Jack Sambell out 4th ball of the 1st over, Souths spirits were lifted. Peter Shepherd joined Mitchell English at the crease and the score moved along to 20 before Mitchell was also out. This brought Brant Attard (37)to the middle and he and Shepherd set about steading the innings, before he too was out. Joel Bruun made a quick 21 from 10 balls and Nigel Beer remained the not out batsman. Peter Shepherd’s knock of 71 runs off 52 balls was the anchor of the Norths innings of 167 runs.Taking the field in a buoyant mood Norths bowlers set about taking the Souths batting apart. Old man David Smith led the way taking 5 for 18 off 4 overs with 1 maiden. Joel Bruun took the other 2 wickets. This and a great team fielding display ensured that after 20 overs Souths were unable to reach the target and fell short by 37 runs. An excellent win by the team who remained unbeaten throughout the T/20 season. As usual club support for the teams was tremendous. Both 1st grade and 2nd grade teams acknowledged and appreciated the support.
- 2nd Grade:
- 3rd Grade:
late January flooding rains cancel training & weekend games Jan 26-27
- Round 9, T20 comp, Jan 19-20:
- 1st Grade:
- In reply Walkerston could only manage 90 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. Shaun (the Prawn) Irlam making his return from injury once again showed why he is the No.1 T20 bowler in Mackay finishing with 1/4 from 4 overs, and took a great catch in the slips diving low to his left. Zac Wilson finished with 2/5 from 2 overs of excellent off spin bowling, Lochie Austin 1/16 from 2 overs, Robbie Farlow 1/26 from 4 overs. But the standout with the ball was our South Australian import Michael Gardner who finished with 3/0 from 3 overs (the Skipper was fined heavily for not giving MG his final over).
- North’s White played Magpies Black on Magpies renovated turf wicket (officially re-opened last round). The wicket was slow which made batting difficult, but the North’s boys batted first and compiled a handy 124 from their 20 overs, with Shaun Day making 35, and Skipper Dale Pitt 19. In reply Magpies Black were dismissed for 68 in the 16th over, with young quick Connor Bryant taking 2/15 from 4 overs and the consistent Brendan Day finishing with 3/9 from 4 overs.
- North’s Red took on The Devils on Harrup Park 6 in a battle of the more experienced Red side and the exuberant young Devils. Red’s Skipper Graeme Husking won the toss and batted first on a flat wicket perfectly suited to T20 cricket. North’s Red finished with 5/134 from their 20 overs with Warren Husking making 22, young Tim Widdowson a well compiled 28, and old-timer Darryl Wood finishing 47no. For the Devils Rhys Smith finished with 1/21 from 4 overs, Josh McCoy 2/17 from 2 overs, Thomas Carson 0/12 from 3 overs, and special mention to Steve Muller who bowled good line and length to finish with 0/17 from 3 overs. In reply the Devils gave the Reds a fright finishing 7/122 from their 20 overs. Steve Muller opened the batting with Skipper Adam Carvolth for an opening partnership of 27 before Steve was bowled by spinner Madu for 13. Josh McCoy joined Adam at the crease and combined for a valuable 57 run partnership before Josh was caught for 33. Adam plundered the Red attach before he was dismissed for 35 which included 3 massive sixes and 2 fours. Tyler Sutton made a solid 17 before he was bowled by Warren Husking trying to force the run rate. Rhys Smith remained 7no. For the Red side Koshy was unlucky finishing with 0/19 from his 4 overs, Madu 1/25 from 4 overs, Tim Widdowson 2/30 from 4 overs, Josh Wright 2/7 from 2 overs and Warren Husking 3/15 from 2 overs.The win leaves North’s Red near the top of the T20 ladder and a win against Brothers White in the final round next Saturday should guarantee them a place in the semi-finals. With 4 wins from a possible four games ending a great days cricket for Norths.
- Round 8, T20 comp, Jan 12-13:
- 1st Grade:
- Round 7 T20 comp, Jan 5-6:
- 1st Grade:
- Return to T20 comp, November 24-25:
Once again captain Robbie Brett lost the toss (a serial offence according to the rest of the team, and he was fined accordingly) and North’s were in the field. Wickets were shared around as the team bowled Souths out in the 20th over for 119. Robbie Farlow struck in the 3rd over of the game, bowling the Souths opener when the score was on 7. Farlow finished with 1 for 14 off 3. Jack Sambell 1 for 15 from 2, Andrew Blank 1 for 19 off 3, Adrian Vassie 2 for 27 off 4. Kerrod Tortora proved once again to be the best (and quickest) of the bowlers with 3 for 19 off 4. Zac Wilson back from his stint in 1st grade was unlucky to not take a wicket. The teams fielding had improved from the previous week which was evidenced by the 2 run outs.
- Round 7 One-Day comp, November 17:
- Round 6 One-Day comp, November 10-11:
- 1st Grade: In reply North’s were all out for 194 in the 50th over. Opening the batting with Brant Attard, Shaun Irlam was dismissed early. Attard went on to make 20 before he too was out. Jason Butterworth top scored with 42, Kellen Powell 30 and Nigel Beer 34. The boys will now re-group after their first loss of the season, as they prepare to take on Pioneer Valley next Saturday.
3rd Grade Red:
3rd Grade White:
3rd Grade Devils:
- Round 5 One-Day comp, November 3: Despite the warm weather, another great day for cricket Saturday in Mackay, with the sun shining brightly, no rain in sight and another gentle breeze blowing across the playing fields. The Norths 3rd grade teams did the club proud, wining 2 out of the 3 games played. Once again, with representative cricket being played, there were no 1st or 2nd grade games played this week.
- 3rd Grade Red: Playing Brothers Blue at Queens Park was always going to be a challenging match. Norths batted first with Warren Husking 21, Jordan Schenk 25, Leon Ryan 25, and Scott Cameron top scoring for the Reds with 69 runs including 11 fours (continuing his nice form from previous week). The team was bowled out in the 33rd over for a competitive 210. In reply Brothers were 5 wickets down when they passed Norths total in the 32nd over, thanks mainly to some effective (& frustrating for Norths) 'eye hitting' by two of Brothers younger members, with Sanjeev Bandi taking 3 for 29 off 6 well-bowled overs, and youngster Maitland Phillips producing a fine, unlucky spell of 1 for 40 off 7, while Madu tempted the Brothers batters with flight, finishing with 1 for 47 off 4. Whilst it was of course disappointing to lose their first game for the season, especially after such a solid batting effort, Norths Red are now looking forward to next game and returning to their winning form against Souths.
- 3rd Grade White: Norths White batted first against Pinnacle Green at Abbot Park concrete. Opener Greg Shaw made 42 including 7 fours. Young Chris Day coming in at first drop hit 53 runs including 9 fours and 1 six. Marc Worldon was also in great form compiling his first ever ton, 102 including 6 fours and 7 sixes (nice work Marc). In reply Pinnacle could only manage 88 runs before being bowled out in the 23rd over. Dan Stienhardt 2 for 27 off 7. Brendan Day 3 for 29 off 7. Martin Krause 3 for 30 off 5 (nice return to the game after a long break Marty!). Brandan Taylor 1 for 2 off 1. Damian Murphy 1 for 5 off 3overs.
- 3rd Grade Devils: Norths Devils played at home against Farleigh Grey. The grounds are in excellent shape thanks to volunteer groundsman and life member, Barry Jansen (BJ and Pellsy would get on very well). Magpies Grey won the toss and sent North’s into bat which proved to be their first mistake of the day. Jarryd Kallio looking to carry on from his 92 last week starting the innings with a massive six. Not to be outdone at the other end Tyler Sutton hit 2 fours before he was caught behind with the score on 19. Damon Skinner faced 17 balls and hit a 4 before he too was out. This brought Rowan Barratt to the crease but he was to get an unlucky LBW decision (thanks boss) and was unable to get a start. Big hitter Thomas Carson joined Kallio at the crease and set about dominating the bowling. His 84 runs came in 36 balls and included, 10 sixes and 3 fours. As his stats would suggest Thomas completely dominated the bowling, with the small but vocal crowd (Karen, Carvy, & Pam Barratt) cheering his every fence-finder. Jarryd Kallio stepped up his scoring rate and was eventually caught behind, finishing on 44 with 3 sixes and 6 fours. Skipper Adam Carvolth joined Steve Muller and then Peter (Pig Skin) Houghton for a middle order fight back, with Adam being dismissed for a well-made 22 including 2 towering sixes. Tailender Rhys Smith showed that he was no slouch with the bat remaining not out 19 from 11 balls, along with Shannon Stanley who was 0no, with The Devils making 8 for 204 from their allotted 35overs. Norths were keen to get the bowling innings started and opener Jarryd Kallio was untouchable by the Magpies opening bats. Jarryd finished with 2 for 3 off 6 overs including 3 maidens. Thomas Carson 2 for 16 off 5overs bowled with good heat. Rhys Smith 2 for 33 off 6overs, and Josh McCoy 2 for 25 off 7overs both bowled with great line and length. Peter Houghton took 1 for 7 off 5 his overs including 3 maidens. There was some fine fielding to back-up the tight bowling, including a screamer from Rowan Barratt at 2nd slip, a super outfield catch from Adam Carvolth, and a great running catch to new-comer Shannon Stanley. The Devils have now won their last 2 games, and are looking forward to travelling up the Pioneer Valley next Saturday to take on Pinnacle. The ground at Pinnacle is located next to the Pinnacle Pub, so I’m sure the boys will make themselves welcome after the game. Lord help the people of Pinnacle.
- Next weekend sees the resumption of 1day games in all grades. Congratulations to Mitchell English and Joel Bruun who were picked in the North Queensland under19 side to play in Brisbane next weekend against a South Queensland under19 side. From that game a Queensland Country Under19 team will be picked to play in the Australian Country Championships in January 2013. Good luck boys!
- Round 4 One-Day comp, October 26/27: Another beautiful weekend in the North Queensland tropics. Perfect conditions for cricket with sunshine and light breezes blowing across the fields. Saturday saw 2nd Grade and our three 3rd Grade teams play and win their games with the 1st Grade team showing their strength on Sunday.
- 1st Grade: Morale and expectations were high going into today’s game. With Joel Bruun, Mitchell English, Jason Butterworth, Peter Shepherd and Shaun Irlam coming off successes in the representative games this game was certain to prove interesting. Brothers won the toss and sent Norths into bat. The openers, Joel Bruun and Mitchell English proceeded to take the Brothers bowling attack apart. Both players were ruthless and relentless on the way to their respective tons. Joel made his 115 runs in 90 balls with Mitchell English taking 160 balls to reach his 142. Peter Shepherd hit his 38 runs in 26 balls. Nigel Beer proved that he was capable with the bat smashing a quick 32 off 10 balls. Jason Butterworth not to be outdone made a quick 50 not out in 19 balls. With the team finishing 4 for 388 off 50 overs. The North’s batting thrilled the crowd and gave them much to cheer about. Anxious to get started and prove that the batters were not the only ones with talent the bowlers were out warming up early before the Brothers innings started. Shaun Irlam 1 for 49 off 8 including 2 maidens. Dave Smith 1 for 40 off 4. Nigel Beer 1 for 18 off 3. Joel Bruun 1 for 39 off 5, Daniel Tatow 2 for 15 off 4.1. But the day belonged to the under 20’s as Lachie Austin making his 1st grade debut took 3 for 45 off 8. Mitchell English took 3 catches and Joel Bruun 2, with Jason Butterworth throwing a ball in from midwicket with a busted shoulder to affect a run out in conjunction with Kellen Powell. Brothers were bowled out for 207 in the 33rd over. 1st grade remain undefeated and top of the ladder.
- 2nd Grade: 2nd grade captain Robbie Brett lost the toss and the Norths was sent into bat. The openers stared well and were looking in good form until Russell English was caught for 22 runs with the score on 36. Wayne Carvolth was joined at the crease by junior Darcy Houghton and they pushed the score onto 48 before Carvolth was trapped LBW for a fine, classy, brilliant 16. This brought Andrew Blank to the crease and he started the job of amassing his 45 runs. He was the highest scorer for the day ably supported by Darren Dyer (15). Robbie Brett provided some big hitting before he to was out. Mason Kohler and Kerrod Tortora were the not out batsmen at the end of the 35 overs. Norths finished the innings 7 for 164. With 164 to defend the team came out buoyed up and ready to field. Junior Mason Kohler opened the bowling and bowled two economical overs to start. Off Spinner Zac Wilson opened from the other end and took a wicket in his second over. Robbie Farlow fresh from 3 weeks off bowled with fire taking 3 for 14 off 7 overs with 1 maiden (including 30 dot balls). Adrian Vassie took 1 for 33 off 7overs. Kerrod Tortora playing his first game back bowled with venom to take 2 for 30 off his 7overs including some serious chin music. Brothers started to crawl closer to the total required and Robbie Brett brought on Andrew Blank who finished the job taking the last 2 wickets in quick succession to leave brothers all out 135. The best fielding effort for the day came from the captain himself who dived to his right and took the ball in mid air at short mid wicket to complete a great catch.
- 3rd Grade Red: After a late start (due to Pinnacle's inability to field 7 x players in time for scheduled start time), Norths Captain Graeme Husking agreed to a shortened 30-over-a-side contest, rather than accept easy points via a forfeit, then promptly won the toss and sent a depleted Pinnacle Gold in to bat. Pinnacle were all out for a well made 175, thanks to a few older heads, knowing they needed as large a target as possible to offset their 8-man batting lineup. Warren Husking took 2 for 32 off 5overs, while Madu finished with 1 for 23 off 5overs, altho deserving better. In reply Norths Red made 190. Bryan Paull 58, Warren Husking put together a solid 35 (sadly runout by an apologetic BP) and Scott Cameron compiled a brisk 40 in style reminiscent of his youth. Father and son team Wayne and Lane Kohler brought the team home, remaining not out. Norths Red remain undefeated thus far this season in the one day & T20 forms of the game.
- 3rd Grade White: Norths White won the toss and batted first making 177. Ashley Murphy 36, Shawn Day 35, Marc Worldon 28, Chris Day 25 and Greg Shaw 17 were the top scoring batsmen. In reply Farleigh Green were all out for 169 runs. Danny Moore 3 for 40, Damian Murphy 3 for 28, Brendan Day 2 for 31 and Brandon Taylor 1 for 46. Great win for the boys against a very good Farleigh Green side.
- Norths Devils: Magpies White won the toss and sent the Devils into bat. Jarryd Kallio top scored with 92 including 5 sixes from 71 balls. Rowan Barratt continued his good form with the bat making 58 runs off 64 balls. Kelvin Gorey 21 not out and Steve Muller were the other top scoring batsmen. Damon Skinner a recent convert to the game came into his own by scoring a determined 10. Likewise Shannon Stanley, another new comer remained 1 not out at the end of innings. The Devils 6 for 227 off their 35 overs. In reply Magpies were 2 for 96 after 35 overs. Rowan Barratt 1 for 10 off 5overs and Thomas Carson 1 for 9 off 7overs were the only wicket takers. The team bowled and fielded well to keep Magpies White from scoring the required runs.
- Thank you to our 1st grade skipper and his fiancée Peta, Megs Durante (Nigel’s partner) and our wonderful 1st grade scorer Glenice Bryant and her daughter Jodie for the wonderful treats they provided today. Definitely a good weekend for North’s with all 5 teams winning. Next weekend 1st and 2nds take a rest with more representative games, however 3rd grade games will be played on Saturday.
- Round 3 One-Day comp, October 20:
- Round 2 One-Day comp, October 14: This week saw the Norths ranks thinner than usual with many players unavailable due to injury, work & other commitments.
- 1st Grade: Norths won the toss, a surprise to the 1st grade team that the captain for once was the best tosser not just the biggest and elected to bat first. A total of 255 was amassed from the 50 overs. Joel Bruun 30 and Nigel Beer 40 were 2 of the best batting performances. But it was Peter Shepherd's innings of 108 off 98 balls including 13 fours and 4 sixes that really thrilled the North's supporters. A determined batting effort by bowlers Ben Godfrey, Michael Gardner and Dave Smith kept the team from being bowled out at the end of their fifty overs. Souths started well but the Norths team never lost their heads and Souths were all out for 227. Three great run outs showed the versatility of the Norths club. Nigel Beer 2 for 37, Dave Smith 2 for 42, Michael Gardner 2 for 45 and Joel Bruun 2 for 46. Kellen Powell was lightning fast with the gloves to take a stumping. All in all a great win for the team and a wonderful birthday present for the Secretary.
- 2nd Grade: 2nd Grade this week was a mix of debutantes and old players. The team also contained 4 junior players. Norths won the toss and elected to bat first. Russell English opened the batting as usual and made 23 before falling to young Sam Collingwood. The other opener Wayne Carvolth was out early for a duck. Darcy Houghton came in at first drop and proceeded to work the ball around and amassed 31 before being caught by the bowler Brad Hamill. Wayne Kohler and Robbie Brett went cheaply. Junior Tim Widdowson made the third top score of 13. Norths were all out for 130 in the 34 over. Norths started their bowling well with Wayne Carvolth who relinquished his keeping gloves for this game taking two wickets in his second over of the innings. His figures after 7 overs were 4 for 13. Robbie Brett bowled well and was unlucky not to take any wickets although he snared two catches for the day. 2nd Grade debutant Kosh Wimalaratna took 1 for 22 off his 7. Madu Senanayake 1 for 30 off 4 and Mason Kohler 0 for 11 off 3 were the other debutantes in 2nd grade. Tim Widdowson showed his versatility by bowling 1.5 overs for 8. Norths failed to bowl Souths out before they passed the 130 run total.
- 3rd Grade: Norths Devils played Norths Red, with Norths Devils winning the toss and electing to bat first. They managed to make 92 before being bowled out. Tyler Sutton top scored with 37. Thomas Carson had the second highest score of 18 including 2 x consecutive huge 6's that landed in the neighbouring tennis courts. Doc Sanjeev Bandi took 4 for 13 off 7 continuous overs in an excellent spell which saw him take a sharp caught-and-bowled chance. Junior Dean Shepherd also excelled with the ball taking 4 for 11 off 3overs including a hat trick! Another junior Maitland Phillips also bowled well to take 2 wickets. In reply Norths Red passed the total without losing a wicket, with Warren Husking 35no and Bryan Paull 53no. Newcomers to the team all did themselves proud in an allround pleasing match for Norths.
- Norths White easily beat Walkerston in the other 3rd grade game. Norths made a daunting 3 for 248 from their 35overs, with Ashley Murphy hitting 126 off 85 balls, Greg Shaw 41 and Damian Murphy 34. In reply Walkerston were 8 for 128. Brendan Day, Martin Krause and Dan Steinhardt all took wickets for Northies. 1st Grade and 2nd Grade now have a week off due to representative games. 3rd Grade are the only teams to play next week.
- Round 1 One-day comp, October 6-7: With the first two rounds of T/20 completed, this weekend we moved on to the first of the 1day games. With 1st Grade, 3rd Grade Red and White playing on Sunday, 2nd Grade and the 3rd Grade Devils flew the flag on Saturday.
- 1st Grade: Walkerston won the toss and elected to bat first. The A team were missing a few of their regular faces due to injury. Losing quick bowlers Shaun Irlam and Troy Newton as well as opening batsman Mitchell English tested the clubs depth. Nigel Beer came out firing and ended with figures of 3 for 37 off 9, and Daniel Tatow 1 for 28 off 8. Making his 1st Grade debut Michael Gardner took 2 for 28 off 7. But it was Joel Bruun who led the way taking 4 for 18 off his 10 overs, with 3 of his 4 wickets bowled, including breaking a stump. The team played well to bowl Walkerston out within the allotted 50 over for 139 runs. Norths passed Walkerston’s total in the 36th over. Joel Bruun 43, Kellen Powell 41 and Jason Butterworth 32 all took to the Walkerston bowlers to help us win the game and show that the club has the depth to succeed.
- 2nd Grade: Winning the toss Norths decided to bat first. With both openers, Russell English and Wayne Carvolth going cheaply it was up to first drop Andrew Blank to dig-in and provide the rock to build an innings, which he did reaching 49 before being dismissed in the 24th over. Lachie Austin, Robbie Brett, Tim Widdowson and Scott Cameron all dabbed at balls before ending up back on the deck without adding much to the score. Darcy Houghton's 31 contributed to the team scraping together 139 runs before being bowled out with 2 overs to spare. Walkerston's openers put on 26 before Zac Wilson took the first of his 2 wickets finishing the day with 2 for 27 off 7. Connor Bryant and Robbie Brett both took wickets with Andrew Blank taking 2 and Lachie Austin being the best of the bowlers with 3 for 18 off 4. The boys kept their cool and in a nail biting finish bowled Walkerston out for 137, falling just 3 runs short. Definitely gave the scorer heart palpitations.
- 3rd Grade Norths Devils: The Devils played a home game at the Bridger Family Oval. Pioneer Valley batted first and our boys bowled well with Rowan Barratt taking 2 for 14 off 7. Rhys Smith 2 for 22 off 7, and Thomas Carson 1 for 20 off 6 were the best bowlers. Jarryd Kallio also bagged a wicket off his 6 overs. Adam Carvolth took a great 1 handed catch on the boundary and new-comer Shannon Stanley took 2 catches as well. Steve Mueller and 26 and Thomas Carson 28 kept the North’s scoreboard ticking over. Rowan Barratt 16, Rhys Smith 19 and Jarryd Kallio 15 all helped to move the total along. The initial result has Pioneer Valley winning, but is being contested with the scorebook not adding up. Stay tuned for further updates.
- 3rd Grade Red & White: The on field tussles of these old rivals always provide great cricket entertainment for spectators. Norths Red batted first setting a total of 116. Adrian Vassie 21 and Wayne Kohlar 24no were the best batsman for Norths Red. The best bowler for Norths White was Damian Murphy 3 for 25 off 6. With Gareth Taylor, Dan Steinhardt, David Steele and Lyle Jansen all taking 1 wicket each. In reply North’s White were bowled out for just 53. Adrian Vassie (back in action after resting for the past 2 seasons) took 4 for 2 off 5overs, 15year old Mason Kohler 3 for 8 off 4, and Sam Orr continued his good form with the ball taking 2 for 1 off 2. The top scoring batsmen for North’s White were the captain Dale Pitt and Damian Murphy.
- Round 2 T20 competition, September 23: The sun shone brightly on the second week of competition and the temps approached summer targets, unusual for September.
- 1st Grade played Pioneer Valley in the afternoon. Pioneer Valley won the toss and elected to bat first. Nigel Beer claimed 3 wickets for 19 runs off 4 overs. Dave Smith took 2 for 30 off 4 overs. The other bowlers and some fine catches and 1 run out helped keep Pioneer Valley to 6 for 118 off their 20 overs. Mitchell English and Nigel Beer opened the batting for Norths. Nigel fell to Royce Oen in the first over of the innings. English saw 2 other partners come and go until he finally fell for 26 runs in the 8th over. Brant Attard continued his return to form with 27 runs in 22 balls. Jason Butterworth 18 n.o. and Kellen Powell 13 n.o. brought the team home passing the run total in the 18th over.
- 2nd grade captain Robert Brett won the toss and decided to bat first. Russell English and Wayne Carvolth opened the batting. Russell made 28 before being caught with the score on 53. Andrew Blank joined Wayne at the crease and the two of them put on another 33 runs before Wayne was bowled for 46 runs. This brought Lachie Austin to the middle. He continued his new found form with the bat making 32 not out. When Andrew Blank was bowled out, Captain Robert Brett strode to the wicket and made a quick fire 20 runs off 8 balls hitting 2 huge 6’s. At the end of the 20 overs North’s were 4 for 161. South Australian import Michael Gardner opened the bowling and took 2 wickets in his first over and finished his 4 over spell with figures of 3 for 20. Spinner Zac Wilson proved just as lucky with the ball opening from the other end and taking 4 for 12 runs off his 4 overs. Robbie Farlow, Andrew Blank and Lachie Austin all took 1 wicket each and Pioneer Valley was bowled out for 79 runs. Another fine win for 2nd grade.
- Norths Devils 3rd grade had their first win of the season. After losing the toss the Devils were put into the field. Opening the bowling with Rhys Smith, Adam Carvolth took 2 wickets for 23 runs. He also had a run out and took a great catch at deep midwicket off Rowan Barratt . Rowan Barratt claimed 3 for 12 off his 4 over including a spectacular caught and bowled. Jarrad Nelson, Peter Houghton and Tom Carson all claimed 1 wicket each as the team bowled Magpies all out for 102. Batting second Norths Devils passed Magpies total in the 16th over. Rowan Barratt joined Adam Carvolth at the crease, when Shannon Stanley was given out in the second over. Rowan went on to be 59 n.o with 14 year old Mitchell Sutton n.o on 13 at the end of the innings.
- Norths 3rd Grade White played the other morning game losing the toss and bowling first. David Steele took 3 for 21. Kajal Charlton 2 for 16 off 4 overs. Damian 2 for 10 off 4. Walkerston made 78 runs off their 20 overs. Norths passed the Walkerston run total in 10 overs to give them their first win of the T/20 comp. Ashley Murphy 45 n.o and Chris Day 25 n.o. steered their team to victory.
- Norths 3rd grade Red also won beating Souths. North’s batted first amassing 161 runs for the loss of only 2 wickets. Warren Husking 39, Brock Wood 35, Darcy Houghton was not out on 33. Souths managed to make 88 before they were bowled out. Sam Orr 3 for 9. Madu 3 for 4. Warren Husking 2 for 26. Mason Kohler and Sanjeev Bandi took 1 wicket each. A great day for North’s winning all 5 games. We now take a 1 week break for the Intra Zone T/20 competition. When the season continues we will be playing 1 day games.
- Round 1 T20 competition, September 16: The first day of the new season saw the club win 3 out of the 5 T/20 games that were played. A great day for Norths. It was wonderful to see our new flag flying at the 1st Grade game.
- 1st Grade: Farleigh won the toss and sent our team into bat. Nigel Beer opened the innings with Mitchell English. Mitchell was out early but Nigel made 47 runs with 10 fours. Brant Attard made a determined 36 showing glimpses of his swashbuckling past. Peter Shepherd (16) kept the score ticking over, but unfortunately and Matt Catterall was out without scoring. But it was Joel Bruun who dominated the innings by making 61 runs with 2 sixes and 7 fours. Jason Butterworth (27) and Kellen Powell were both not out at the end of our 20 overs. At end of the innings Norths were 6 for 212. Nigel Beer took 2 wickets for 10 runs off 4 overs. Joel Bruun proved that he was just as good with the ball as with the bat by taking 2 wickets for 23 runs off 4 overs. Dave Smith chipped in to take Magpies 5th wicket finishing with 1 wicket for 14 runs off his 4 overs. Troy Newton 0 wickets for 22 runs off 4 and Shaun Irlam 4 overs, 29 runs and 0 wickets bowled well helping the team restrict the opposition to 5/104. A dominate performance from the 1st 11 to start the season.
- 2nd Grade: Norths won a nail biter. Norths won the toss and elected to bat. Russell English got the innings off to a flying start before getting caught for 28 runs. Deane Cox returned from injury top scored with 38 runs. Lachie Austin’s new found form with the bat saw him score 31 runs including a 6 that was hit over the fence and into the houses opposite Harrup Park. Wayne Carvolth made 21 and Andrew Blank 15runs, 2nd Grade finished 7 for 162 after their 20overs. Farleigh’s openers were in form, and our bowlers had to watch as their bowling was dispatched all over the ground. It was Ben Godfrey who got the break-through in the 17th over taking two wickets in succession and narrowly missing out on his hat trick. Ben took all three of the wickets with our other bowlers, Robbie Farlow, Robert Brett, Zac Wilson, Lachie Austin, Michael Gardner and Deane Cox remaining wicketless. Farleigh finished their innings on 3 for 160, 2 less than the required 162.
- 3rd Grade Red: won their game losing only 1 wicket chasing 78. Norths won the toss and sent Pinnacle in to bat. Sam Orr took 4 wickets for 2 runs off 2 overs. Sanjeev Bandi took 1 wicket for 8 runs off 3 overs. Warren Husking took 3 wickets for 13 off his 4 overs. Up and coming junior player paceman Mason Kohler took 2 wickets for 12 runs off 3 overs. Kosh Wimalaratna and Madu Senanayake also bowled well . Pinnacle were bowled out for 77 runs in the 16th over. Warren Husking added to his bowling prowess by top scoring with the bat on 42no. Old boy Bryan Paull provided support not out on 23 runs. Norths Red passed the opposition’s total in the 15th over.
- 3rd Grade White: lost to Brothers White. Brothers batted first making 6 for 126. Connor Bryant took 4 wickets off 4 overs for 17 runs. Damian Murphy took 2 wickets for 28 off 4 overs. Shawn Day topped scored with 34, with Danny Moore and Chris Day both making 19 runs. Norths made 9 for 98 in reply.
- Norths Devils: newly formed side captained admirably by Adam Carvolth narrowly lost their game against Magpies. Magpies won the toss and sent the Devils into bat. Adam Carvolth and Steve Mueller opened the innings. Adam made 15 before being caught and bowled. New-comer Steve took to the bowlers making 17 before being caught. Thomas Carson top scored on 24. Peter Houghton 16 and Rhys Smith 18 batted well with the rest of the team contributing before being all out for 114. Rowan Barratt 2 for 16 off 3overs and Rhys Smith 2 for 17 off 4overs both starred with the ball. Tom Carson 1 for 10 off 4, Jarryd Kallio 1 for 23 off 4 and Peter Houghton 1 for 23 off 2 helped to bring the team oh so close to winning. Losing by 4 runs in the last over. Well done to Norths newest team, The Devils.
- Pre-season trial match results: Last Saturday saw Norths A grade take on Pioneer Valley in our last trial match before the start of the season. Norths batted 1st, making 4 for 360 runs. Mitchell English was in swashbuckling form scoring 125 which consisted of 11 fours and 2 sixes. Joel Bruun scored 48, Peter Shepherd 87, Matt Catteral 23. Jason Butterworth (13) and Kellen Powell (38) were not out at the end of the 50 overs. After the break our bowlers took to the field eager to show the batsmen that they could do just as well as them. Norths bowled PV out for 64 runs. Shaun Irlam 10 overs 6 maidens 3 wickets for 10 runs. Nigel Beer 6 overs 2 wickets for 5 runs. Troy Newton 6 overs 3 maidens 1 wicket for 6 runs. Kajal Charlton 5 overs 1 wicket for 15 runs. David Smith proved that he had not lost his touch over the break taking 3 wickets for 23 runs off 8 overs. A third grade team that was made up of old and new players took on Magpies in the other trial game. Norths battted first and made 123. Scott Cameron top-scored with 53. Norths then bowled and the opening duo of the Kohler brothers, Mason and Lane, saw Magpies lose thier opening batsmen in quick succession. We finally bowled them out for 102. Another great weekend for Norths. Lets hope it is a sign of things to come. This Sunday, September 16, sees all 5 of our teams start the new season with T/20 matches. Go Norths!
- N.B. UPDATE RE: SENIOR CRICKET SEASON: commences September 16th! that's next weekend people! Please click on this link to see draw Sides for round 1 will be selected this Monday night!
- CROWHURST PARK 1STS EARN PROMOTION TO 2ND DIVISION, following great win in last match of the season! click here for full match report
- ATTENTION: Senior training at Wanderers nets every Tuesday afternoon, and at Harrup Park turf nets every Thursday from 4pm
- N.B. HARRUP PARK MEMBERSHIPS: please ensure you renew your membership with Harrup Park and let them know you are affiliated with Norths Cricket so the club benefits from sales of the membership cards.
- In season 2012-13, Mackay Whitsunday Cricket will be conducting senior coaching sessions. These will include the following age groups: Open age, Under 19, Under 17 and also potentially some Junior age groups players. The sessions will be run by Peter McGiffin and John Monk, who head the Cricket Academy at North High School.
The coaching sessions will commence on Monday 9th July from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm on HP 1 under lights, and will continue until September.
MACKAY WHITSUNDAY CRICKET CONSIDERS ATTENDANCE AT THESE SESSIONS TO BE COMPULSORY FOR SELECTION IN MWCI OPEN, UNDER 19 AND UNDER 17 TEAMS FOR NQ CHAMPIONSHIPS.
At the recent North Queensland Cricket Alliance AGM, Mick Polzin was selected as one of the Open NQ selectors, and Peter McGiffin as the NQ Open Coach. It has been some time since MWCI had representation at this level, and we would like to congratulate and thank both Mick and Pete for their willingness to be involved.
Any questions please contact Lindsey Perry 0428 573 577.
Pellsy & Brooksy enjoy new Norths Club Champion shirts provided by Carvy
- FAREWELL TO YOUNG BRAD PAYNE Yes, North's first ever overseas player is finally leaving our shores this Tuesday evening, April 17th, after a super successful 7-month Aussie cricket season, and everyone in the club wishes him safe travels home to see his beloved family & friends!! A wonderful experience for a young bloke, and for those who were fortunate to enjoy time with him in Mackay......come back again Bradders, and bring some of your Pommie mates with you next time!!
- NEW NORTHS CLUB SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE!!
ONLY $35 EACH Contact Wayne on 0402860929 or Karen 0418778828 to order yours NOW!!
- ANNUAL CELEBRATION / AWARDS DINNER APRIL 13TH at Northern Beaches Bowls Club:
- Friday night saw the club celebrate yet another hugely successful season. Norths Club President, (& Vice-President of Crowhurst Park CC) Wayne Carvolth, paid tribute to the many people who work selflessly to support the club in both junior & senior ranks. Happy Birthday Wayne for April 13th!!
- Graeme Dunk, UK Tour chairman, gave a recap of what our little club has managed to achieve in fostering excellent relationships with our UK hosts Crowhurst Park, as well as gaining respect for on-field talent and off-field attitude and friendship from many other clubs wishing to play us on future tours.
- Roast meats, veges & gravy, plus mini-pavlovas & cheesecake slowed quite a few up!
- Our resident Pom, Brad, took to the microphone to touch on his 7 months downunder, lavishing much praise on the many Norths people who kindly provided a roof over his head, work and transport, not to mention creating his 'family & friends' network away from home!
- A lovely surprise for all was a Skype video hookup on the big screen with Gordon Pells & our own Dale from Hastings, UK!
- Wayne & Karen did an excellent job of involving all grade captains, club patrons, former players, and life members in recognising all team & individual efforts! With the club having so much to celebrate, proceedings took some hours, many people still enjoying themselves until midnight.
- click here to view photos of the night's proceedings......keep an eye out for a revamped webpage for next season!
- new link to webpage quote by our illustrious club president! (scroll down that page to "Sussex Ladies...")
- click here for daily newspaper story on Norths A Grade finals win!
- North's win tight A-Grade Grand Final in final over of 50 over-a-side match against Walkerston, securing premierships in 1st, 2nd & 3rd grades! Walkerston batted first, and Norths opening bowlers opened their accounts early, Nigel having dangerman Luke Jackson out, playing on, and shortly afterwards Prawn snaring the second to a half-hearted cut to gully, the pressure of a quite slow run-rate a telling factor. The big scoreboard showed Scrubby 1/10 after 8 overs, 2/18 after 11, 3/46 at 24, 4/71 off 33, 5/87 after 35, a credit to Norths bowling attack. With overs running out, Walkerston bats had little option but to try to force the pace, in the process producing many lofted shots, resulting in several catches being put down uncharacteristically by Norths fielders. In the final 15 overs, Scrubby did well to effectively double their score, while losing regular wickets along the way, to finish all out for 170 from 49.3 overs. Jack took 4 wickets, Prawn & Nigel 2 apiece, with Joel, Smithy & Benny in support. For Walkerston, Luke Kennedy was their standout batter, making 70 from plenty of time at the crease, being patient early on before eventually finding the boundary on several occasions in the latter part of the team innings. Joel & Mitch opened proceedings for Norths, facing some initial decent bowling from both ends, with the pressure applied forcing a quick single attempt, which saw sharp fielding effect the run-out of Mitch from nowhere, bringing Shep to the crease. He survived some early close calls to go on and top score with a well-made 50, Jack almost matching him with 47, while Prawn (23) & Joel (21) made valuable runs. With Norths 8 wickets down, Kel struck a 6 on the first ball of the 50th over to win a close match, befitting of a Grand Final! click here for photos of the day's proceedings
- read this local paper story on the 2011-12 grand final buildup......click here
- recent local newspaper story on Norths A Grade recent final fixture leading up to grand final click here to read the spot (700mm+ of rain fell across the district over one week, with only 2 days of sunshine between that and game weekend)
- a Feb 27 newspaper story tells of Norths T20 champions title......read it here
- New TV interview featuring Brant & Brad re: 1st grade game...click here to view it
- Norths guaranteed a spot in 1st, 2nd & 3rd grade Grand Finals!
- Results from Sunday March 11th one-day comp:
- 1st Grade: Norths batted first, posting 219 by the fall of their final wicket. Brad made 53, Joel 35, Troy 30 and Jason B 22. Souths were held to 10/151, with Troy & Jason bagging two wickets apiece, the remainder shared between the bowling attack.Great way to complete your final fixture fellas! Norths now go through to the Grand Final as proud minor premiers!
- Results from Saturday March 10th one-day comp:
- 2nd Grade: Yet another dominant performance by our lads, finishing on 6/225 from their alloted overs. Souths, in reply, were all out for just 88! Norths batting highlights included a terrific knock by Matt Catterall (98), supported by Dale (36), Tats (18), & Rob Brett (19n.o.). In the bowling department, Zac Wilson starred with 5/8 from just 3.2 overs, Rob Farlow taking 2/17 from his 5, and Kerrod Tortora 1/4 from 3. Norths finish comfortable minor premiers, and look forward to the upcoming Grand Final! Congrats to the team for another excellent season.
- 3rd Grade: Norths Red & White faced off Saturday in their last scheduled fixture of this season before finals playoffs begin next weekend. Both sides paused before start of play for a minute's silence in honour of Sam Orr's mother who passed way this week, resulting in Sam missing this match to be with family down south. Norths White sat atop the competition, with Norths Red in 4th place, prior to this clash in quite warm & sometimes overcast conditions. Norths White batted first, finding the going tough, with Haylsey & Nathan Rand continuing on from last weekend's decent bowling form, restricting scoring thru tight line & length. Openers Greg (9) & Danny (7), were followed by Marc who survived a few close calls early on to then underpin White innings and persist almost to the end, the 9th wicket to fall, caught close to the boundary by BP to top score with a solid 40. Pitty (8) threatened before playing across the line to become another Rand victim, bringing the hard-hitting Ash to the crease, only to face a virtually unplayable ball from Nathan which cut back quite a way off the deck to rattle his stumps. Red now had White 4/53 off 11 overs. Shawn (1) was out soon after trying to pull Wazza over mid-wicket, caught very well in the deep by young Tim, who proved a handy injection of youth to Red in the field and with the ball! Damo (2), another dangerous batter against most attacks was next to fall given out caught behind by ever-reliable Husko off a feather. Kev (0) copped a beaut delivery from Tim which knocked over the stumps, and Brandon (Day) made 5 before being caught out spectacularly high above his head by his namesake Brandon (Taylor) at mid-wicket. Connor (9) was then caught behind off Mitch's bowling by Husko who had another solid day with the gloves, leaving Steiny not out on 7. Sundries (33) were second top score, which helped White to a total of 121. Nathan again bowled well for his 4/31 from 7 overs, Tim shone with 3/16 from 4, Wazza deserved his 2/20 from 7, Mitch took 1/9 from his 1 over, and Haylsey was unlucky to finish on 0/25 from his 6 overs bowled in high heat at commencement of play. Red's innings started reasonably well with Brando taking advantage of a few wider deliveries hitting 19 in no time but then being caught in the 4th over, centimetres off the ground by a splendid effort at deep cover by Connor. BP (7) started typically cautiously, surviving some excellent line bowling from Steiny, only to play all round a good ball from Brandon Day's first over. Woodsy & Husko then proceeded to play some promising cricket, taking the score to 47 before Husko (12) was adjudged lbw to a Connor delivery. Woodsy fell 6 overs later to a sharp catch off Connor's bowling, on a hard-fought 19, and when Darcy (2) flashed hard outside off to be caught at gully, Red found themselves in a similarly precarious position at 5/58 in the 19th over. Wazza (1) was sadly runout pushing for a second run leaving Camo to ponder what might have been. Scotty put together 14 before Steiny bowled him, with Red now 7/99 with 10 overs yet to face, and a tight finish in both teams sights. Nathan carried on his hard hitting from the previous weekend, striking 3 x boundaries and a 6 before being caught behind by Greg off Connor for top score of 20. While Mitch pushed for singles to keep the score ticking over, Haylsey was on the receiving end of another beaut Steinhardt delivery, bowled for nought, bringing Tim to the crease with Red on 9/106 in the 29th over. Pitty changed the tempo, asking Ash to bowl spin, and was immediately rewarded, having Tim caught at silly mid-wicket to seal the victory for White in only the 29th over. Bowling for White saw Connor take the honours with 3/19 from 6 overs, Steiny enjoy his 2/10 from 7 excellent line overs, Brandon Day 2/13 from his 7, supported by Kev 1/46 from 7, Damo 0/17 from 3, and Ash 1/0 from one delivery! A good win for White and testiment to why they are to be congratulated for being minor premiers this season...well done boys! These two teams (1st & 4th) now play one another again next weekend to see who goes through to the grand final.
- Junior Grand Finals success! The icing on the cake for the club last weekend was Norths U13, U15 & U16/17 teams all won their one-day Grand Finals on Sunday! Well done to all players, and also to the efforts of coaches & parents for putting in the time with these youngsters who are the future of the club's senior player pool.
- Results from Sunday March 4th one-day comp:
- 1st Grade: Norths batted first today in high heat & humidity, reaching 208 before losing their last wicket, Kellen Powell scoring 71, Jason Butterworth 47, Brad Payne 17, Nigel Beer 17, and Troy Newton also finishing on 17 n.o....Walkerston in reply could only manage 116, succumbing in the 43rd over, Troy cleaning up with 4/25 from his 10 overs, and Prawn taking an impressive 3/9 from 8.4 overs. Excellent win guys!
- Results from Saturday March 3rd one-day comp:
- 2nd Grade: Norths batted first, putting together a handy & defendable 5/221, Dale featuring with an excellent 94 run knock off 93 balls in steamy conditions, and Carvy reaching 57 n.o. (there's life in the old dog yet!) The batsmen had to make the best of a quite slow outfield (typical of all games due to the recent wet weather). Norths bowling attack then proceeded to knock over Walkerston for only 80 runs, in the 15th over, securing a dominant victory! The younger lads got results, with Lochie Austin enjoying taking 4 wickets, while Connor Bryant also did well taking 3-for.
- 3rd Grade Red: Haylesy won the toss for Norths electing to bat against Brothers. Brando & BP put together an opening stand of 45 before Brando lost his wicket, closely followed by BP (21), Wazza, Graeme H (unlucky to be runout) &, not long after,Camo. From 4-48, Norths proceeded to claw their way to an unconvincing 126 from their 35 overs, with Nathan Rand featuring in the middle-order to top score on 32, including a couple of big boundaries and one satisfying six. As mentioned previously, the slow outfields meant both sides had to run for almost everything, with many decent strokes not being rewarded fully by boundaries. Brothers opening batters faced a tough time, with Norths opening bowlers Gareth & Nathan giving them hardly any width to play shots (in fact it took until the 14th over before a wide was signalled by the umpire!). By the time 10 overs had ticked over, Brothers were similarly uncertain at 4/45, as a result of an excellent & relentless Norths line & length bowling attack. Nathan Rand added to his earlier confident batting, starring with the ball, taking 3/13, while Sam Orr made a successful return to the side after quite a long absence, finishing with 2/18 from his overs. Haylsey bowled a fruitful short spell of 2/17, and Wazza was again one of the unluckiest in the attack, creating lots of chances but seeing little reward, other than creating intense pressure in making runs hard to come by. Mitch Grinter joined the party and also bowled very well, taking the final wicket with Brothers on 96, several overs remaining unbowled in their allowance of 35. A very pleasing performance with the ball and in the field supporting the bowlers, made up for an under-par batting display this week.
- 3rd Grade White: Walkerston were held to 111 by Norths bowling attack, Kev taking 3-for, Dan 2 x wickets, and Ash 2 x wickets. Yet another successful run chase saw Norths secure a good win, with Damo and Marc both making 26 runs each. Great weekend for the club with all 4 x senior match wins!
- Latest local newspaper story on Norths season success.....please click here to read
- Weekend T20 semi-finals & finals cancelled due to VERY wet weather! Minor premiers claim championships!
- Results from Saturday Feb 18th T20 comp:
- 2nd Grade: Norths batted first this afternoon, and Rusty showed why he was one of the premier batsmen for our club for so many seasons......another great knock of 97 helping the team to a very healthy 162 from 20 overs! At last reports to hand, Farleigh in reply were 5/62 off 15 overs....more to follow once confirmed final figures are to hand.
- 3rd Grade Red: Walkerston batted first, but constant pressure from decent bowling from skipper Haylesy (4/20 from 3 overs), Kerrod Tortora (3/10 from 4), Wazza (2/3 from 1.3), and Mason Kohler (1/25 from 3) meant Scrubby were all out for just 62 in the 12th over. Other than opener, Joyce, no other Walkerston batter reached double figures, which was a testiment to the overall line & length of the bowling attack, as the track was fairly flat & placid with few surprises. Camo & BP opened North's account with a partnership of 22, before Scotty (8) top-edged a cross-bat shot and was caught at mid-on. Brando (0) copped a beaut yorker, Kerrod (10) looked dangerous, scoring quickly from word-go, before playing cross bat one too many times on a deck playing a little low. This brought Wazza to the wicket, and he (8n.o.) & BP (32 n.o.) proceeded to pick off sufficient loose balls, reaching the meagre target in the 10th over, with BP managing a cleanly hit 6 to finish proceedings. Good win fellas, setup by good bowling and sharp glove-work by Husko, who took two very fine edges and one successful stumping (not to mention several other close stumping shouts).
- 3rd Grade White: Norths White played Farleigh Magpies at Maggies ground. Norths batted first, reaching 115 all out, midway thru the final over. Ash again got runs (38), while Kev blasted 24 off 6 balls at the death (4 x sixes!). Norths then improved on their bowling performance from last week, but not before Maggies passed Norths score with just an over and a half to go...another match going down to the wire. some good figures were returned by the bowling attack, with Ash featuring with 5/15 from 4, and Brendan taking 2/26 from his 2 overs.
- Results from Friday Feb 17th T20 comp:
- 1st Grade: Norths 1st Grade sealed the T20 minor premiership with an emphatic 10 wicket win over Farleigh/Magpies last night under lights at Harrup Park. Farleigh could only manage 8/80 from their allotted overs, while Norths reached 0/84 from just 7.3 overs. Norths openers Jack Sambell (46n.o.) and Joel Bruun (30 n.o.) enjoyed their time at the crease, with Jack hitting a big six over mid-wicket to overhaul the meagre target! Congratulations to the squad for another dominant season!
- Results from Sunday Feb 12th one-day comp:
- 1st Grade: A grade Norths has now wrapped up the "Poole Cup" minor premiership for the season, following today's crushing win over Magpies at Harrup Park! Magpies could only manage 10/74 after being 6/18 at one stage. Troy picked up 3/15, Brad snared 3/23, Mitch 1/5, Jack 1/10 and Nigel Beer 1/1. Norths didn't lose a wicket as they chased down the runs required in only the 11th over, with Joel 40 n.o. and Mitch 25 n.o. Congrats on another excellent season boys!
- Results from Saturday Feb 11th one-day comp:
- 3rd Grade Red: Norths batted first, with Brando (20) & Darcy (23) putting together an encouraging opening partnership of 56, before Brando's wicket sparked a collapse of 6/12 in 7 overs, due in the main to a decent bowling spell from Walkerston's Ash Howarth (4/28 from 7 overs). What was needed was stability, if the team was to make full use of their 35 overs, let alone post a competitive target. Graham Husking came to the crease and was instrumental in 2 of 3 x excellent partnerships, firstly 47 with Lachie Austin (16), followed by 49 with Liam (23), Husko himself finishing on a selfless 49 n.o., while Benny smashed a whirlwind 34 n.o. in the final couple of overs to see Norths finish on an incredible 8/201, a far cry from 6/68 in the 19th over! Walkerston openers, Darrell Joyce (33) and Peter Fay (54) put on a defiant first wicket stand of 75 in only 7 overs, forcing Norths skipper, Haylesy to employ numerous bowling changes in an effort to break the batters obvious rythym. Nathan Rand finally made the much-needed breakthrough (1/28 from 4 overs), which opened the flood gates for Haylesy (3/12 from 5) and Wazza with a clever and well-earnt 5/20 from only 4 overs! Other than the opening stand, Walkerston scorecard resembled that of our upper & middle order, with 2, 0, 1, 3, 2, 1, 0 & 12 the result of good line and subtle swing bowling. Walkerston final wicket fell on 118 in only the 18th over, for Norths to enjoy a good win, thanks in no small part to our Husking brothers efforts.
- 3rd Grade White: Norths batted first on a very hot afternoon, finishing on 8/197 from their 35 overs. Ash top-scored on 52, while Marc (32) & Kev (32) also made valuable contributions. Norths bowlers were uncharacteristically wayward, bowling too many wides & no-balls this match, which Ash believes was a factor in Brothers just managing to triumph in another nailbiting finish! The winning runs for Brothers were hit in the very final over, with Norths having them 8 wickets down. Damo took another 3-wicket haul, and Smurf managed 2/32 from his 7 overs. Bad luck boys.....you have won your fair share of close matches this season. We're all sure you blokes will be back to your winning ways next game.
- NEW TV INTERVIEW: Our most recent UK import player, Nicky Pym, was interviewed this week by WIN TV local news, and her segment aired tonight, along with footage from her most recent game with Norths Red 3rd grade.....if you missed the TV spot, please click on this link to see it in full
- Results from Saturday Jan 21st T20 comp:
- 1st grade: Under lights from 6pm, in hot humid conditions, both Norths & Walkerston firstly observed a minute of silence in memory of young Norths member Sam Byrnes' sister, who passed away tragically last weekend. Both sides wore black armbands, as Sam is a former member of Walkerston club. Norths then batted first, compiling a defendable total of 6/143, with Brant at the crease for 14 overs in the heat to finish on 56n.o., Jack hitting 25, Shep 20 & Nigel 13. Walkerston then commenced their chase enthusiastically, with Norths taking command of the flow of the game by the middle overs, with Scrubby held to 8/120 by Norths bowling attack.....Beery taking 3/36, young Jack 3/17, and Angry 2/27. Another consistent performance from our 1sts who now have the T20 minor premiership wrapped up, with finals playoffs approaching soon. Also worth noting the "Poole Cup" longer form of the competition commences once more from this coming weekend, with Norths 1sts enjoying a commanding lead at this stage of the season. Well done boys!
- 2nd grade: Norths 104 defeated Walkerston 8/51.....highlights to be advised shortly.
- 3rd grade: Norths Red & White battled it out again in their last match-up before upcoming T20 finals playoffs. White batted first, with Greg (34) showing his intent to push for runs from the first ball. Despite the odd unorthodox shot, his aggressive approach was successful, netting the team fast early runs. Damo carried on his decent season with the bat, hitting 43 in fairly quick time, whilst at the other end Ash (55 n.o.) got amongst the action again with plenty of big boundaries, including 17 off the final over, to see White amass 6/164. Red bowling figures suffered in typical T20 fashion, belying decent efforts to remove more batsmen than the scorebook showed. Newer recruits, Mitch (3/25 from 4) & Liam (2/35 from 4) both bowled well. Wazza (0/29 from 4), Camo (1/25 from 4) & GT (0/48 from 4) were all a little unlucky with the ball this weekend. Red openers Woodsy & BP were effectively pinned down during the opening overs by disciplined line & length bowling from both Steiny (1/14 from 4) & Steely (2/18 from 4), with BP falling cheaply trying to press for runs from another good ball from Steely. Woodsy meanwhile played some classy, well timed shots to raise the hopes of Red supporters, making 23 before losing the timber. More quick wickets followed, continuing to build pressure on the Red lineup, with only Husko (22n.o.) & Camo (13) resisting in the middle order, while wickets fell regularly. Damo put in another good all round performance, snaring 2/25 from his 4 overs. Being one player short for the day, Red finished on 8/101, seeing White deservedly win another game on their way to the top of the leaderboard....congrats fellas.
- Results from Saturday Jan 14th T20 comp: (very fortunate to get cricket in with threatening wet weather holding off just long enough to complete matches on Saturday arvo......Sunday fixtures in doubt due to current steady rainfall)
- 1st grade: good win on Friday night under lights (no highlights to report yet)
- 2nd grade: Norths batted first reaching 8/130. Despite a solid start, Norths found the deck became more difficult as the ball aged, Jason Butterworth top-scoring with 29, Dale making 23, and newcomer Nathan Rand hitting 16. Pioneer Valley then themselves proceeded to amazingly make exactly.....130! Benny took 2/33, all other bowlers chiming in with one apiece. Standouts were Zac Wilson opening up with offies and restricting the runs and taking 1-12 from his 4 overs, while Rob Brett kept his cool at the death for 1-12 from 2 overs to ensure Norths a chance in the deciding 'super over'. Rob Brett bowled for Norths' one over, a couple of dot balls early building pressure, keeping PV to 8 runs... then Rusty and Dale batted for their over, picking up 10 runs off 5 balls for the win, Dale hitting 8. An incredibly close one boys!
- 3rd grade red: Norths batted first, with both openers scoring reasonably freely until Brando was dismissed for a decent 22. Lachie & Wazza each made 13, then Wood(s)y put together a very handy 31 finishing not out. BP was runout on 43 with only a few overs to go, and the side finished on a respectable 6/140. In the bowling department, Gareth (1/12 from 4), Lachie (2/26 from 4), Nicky (1/15 from 4), Camo (1/7 from 2), Brando (0/9 from 2), new-comer Liam (0/8 from 2) & ever-reliable Wazza (1/13 from 2) all ensured Pioneer Valley were never really in the hunt, thanks to overall improved line & length over previous games, at one stage having them 4/17 from 6 overs. PV finished at 8/99 from their 20 overs.
- 3rd grade white: Souths first posted a decent total of 5/159 & must have been confident of their chances. With that good target came understandable punishment of our boys bowling figures, although Damo got 2 wickets with Ash slowing progress with a spell of 1/12. Norths again showed great ticker to chase down Souths, needing 80 off the last 8 overs, and finishing at 8/171! Damo finished off the task with a quick-fire 37 n.o., including 3 x sixes, off not many balls. Runs were shared around with Ash making 21, and Brendon Day hitting 17. Fantastic, nail-biting win lads!!
- Results from Saturday Jan 7th T20 comp:
- 1st grade: sustained their first loss of the season (detailed results hot to hand)
- 2nd grade: another win from this consistent side (no detailed highlights to report yet)
- 3rd Grade Red: With Haylsey out with an injured back, Husko skippered the side for the day. Camo returned from injury to bolster both batting & bowling. Midway thru their 20 overs, Brothers had lost several of their mainstay hitters as a result of decent bowling from Sam (1/48), Wazza (3/20), Camo (1/24) & Gareth (1/38). What wasn't bargained for was a display of power hitting from Ian Dunn, who raced to 90 n.o., helping Brothers compile 7/174, with 62 runs coming from the final 5 overs! Unfortunately, Norths initial decent bowling figures suffered as a consequence, seeing boundaries to all parts of the ground, regardless of line & length. Once again, disappointingly, sundries of 25 were second top score for the innings. In reply, despite losing 2 early wickets, Norths managed 8/121, a pleasing aspect being the encouraging rear-guard action from Adam Carvolth (22) & Peter Houghton (24), who both hit several impressive boundaries, and kept the scoreboard ticking over constantly with plenty of singles & twos. Wazza (14), Camo (17) & Graeme H (16) all contributed but were unable to get the big score Norths needed to really compete with Brothers decent total.
- 3rd Grade White: Norths bowled first, having Walkerston 6/143 after their allotted 20 overs, with Ash taking 2, and Damo, Steely, Brendon & Steiny all chipping in with one wicket apiece. Norths batting highlights included Greg, scoring his first 50 for the club, while Damo finished on 30 n.o., as Norths reached 150 with an over & a half to go....good win boys!
- MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, & BEST WISHES FOR 2012 FROM NORTHS CRICKET CLUB!
Christmas Greetings to all players, supporters & families, from Gordon & Raine of Crowhurst Park CC....their hometown, Hastings, in winter
- Results from Friday Dec 16 T20 comp:
- 1st Grade: another good win saw 1sts undefeated in the pre-Christmas portion of this season! Norths batted first, making 9/105 from their 20 overs. Farleigh Magpies could only muster just over 60 before being sent to the dressing sheds. Well done boys!
- Results from Saturday Dec 17 T20 comp:
- 2nd Grade: TBA
- 3rd Grade Red: Souths batted first, putting together 6/112 from their 20 overs. Sundries totalled 34 which has been a developing trend needing urgent reversal this season. Fielding was made slightly awkward due to lack of bounce with quite sandy topsoil and longer grass. Standouts in the Norths bowling department were Warren H with 2/20 from his 4 overs, Sam Orr securing 2/5 from 3 overs (& unlucky not to snare more), Steve Hayles with 1/14 from 4, and young Nicky Pyms who not only took 1/11 from 4 overs, but managed to virtually tie up Souths hardest hitting batsman, frustrating him to the point of clean bowling him....great to watch! In reply, Brandon & Woodsy opened the innings with a quick-fire partnership of 79, before Woodsy was caught on the boundary for 27. BP didn't bother the scorers but Warren H batted well (11 n.o.) with Brando (hitting a very entertaining & well-deserved 52 n.o.), the pair steering Norths to a convincing win in only the 13th over!
- 3rd Grade White: Norths won a close one this weekend, successfully chasing down Brothers' solid 157, with Pitty making an excellent 77 in the process!
- Results from Saturday Dec 3rd T20 comp:
- 1st Grade: Walkerston reached 5/103 from their 20 overs, with Benny taking 2/17, Angry 1/8, Nigel 1/26. Norths batting saw them also 5 wickets down when they passed Scrubbie's target....Shep 22, Joel 19, Brant 18 & young Jack on 18 n.o.
- 2nd Grade: Walkerston made 8/109 from their allotted 20 overs. For Norths bowling attack, Chris Collins snared 2/27, Peno took 1/18, Blanky 1/7 & Matt Catterall 1/12. In reply, Norths were 0/110, with Rusty reaching 60 n.o. & Chris Collins putting together 31 n.o.....an emphatic victory to say the least...congrats lads!
- 3rd Grade Red: despite constantly cloudy, overcast, blustery & occasional damp conditions all day, cricket was still played today. Farleigh Magpies batted first and although Haylsey, Warren, Sam & Brando all produced some decent deliveries & created chances, luck & decisions favoured the batsmen & we could only manage to take 4 wickets as Farleigh posted 118 runs from their 20 overs, due in the main to a lusty display of eye-hitting by opener Aaron Kirby, who was finally dismissed towards the end of their innings for 73. Peter Houghton, our dark horse, claimed a pleasing 3-for from his 4 overs. Norths lost their first wicket cheaply, then steadied the ship but even with Haylsey batting patiently throughout the entire innings for his 25 n.o., a hard-hitting 35 from Wazza, plus some late stroke-play from Graeme H (17 n.o.), we were unable to achieve the very high run-rates required in the final overs, finishing 2/98 from our 20 overs. So, a disappointing loss, but Farleigh's youngsters bowled quite well in the main, not giving our batters too much room to play big strokes. Next match is in 2 weeks time.
- Results from Saturday Nov 26th one-day comp:
- 1st grade: Another disciplined bowling & fielding performance from our competition leaders restricted Souths to all out for 143 from 47.3 overs. Wickets were shared (Prawn 3/27, Nigel 2/28, Smithy 2/22, Jack 3/36), with the exception of Robbie Brett who bowled 10 straight, tight overs without luck...well done to the big fella who replaced Benny at short notice. Souths big scorers from previous weeks found scoring tough and were eventually dismissed trying to force the pace. After Mitchell English was dismissed early, Nigel Beer took to the Souths bowling smashing 28 in no time! Shep & Jack went in quick succession, bringing the Pom to the crease. Brad & Joel played sensible cricket, working the bowling around and keeping runs ticking over against the tight Souths attack. Joel's dismissal (15) brought Brant (21 n.o.) to the middle and, along with Brad, easily passed South's total with 18 overs to spare! Standout batter for Norths was young Brad Payne (42 n.o.), who showed patience when it was needed. Brad's cricket in general has improved greatly since his arrival in Oz. With 5 rounds to go in the Poole Cup competition, Norths have a stranglehold on the minor premiership. Norths 5/144 defeated Souths 10/143......great win boys!!
- 2nd grade: Reserve grade did not play this weekend
- 3rd grade Red: Both Norths & Pioneer Valley squads were missing several regular players this week, so having Dale Bryant & Matt Catterall drop down from seconds was very handy & much appreciated. Pioneer Valley batted first and, despite a powerful & relatively quick knock of 30 from one of their openers, managed to compile 89 from 22 overs before being bundled out. Gareth Taylor again bowled well but without luck for 0/12 from his 4 overs. Newcomer to Norths club, Matt, bowled a very impressive spell of 3/1 from 3 (2 maidens), Nicky nabbed 3/21 from her 4 overs, Sam Orr enticed the PV lineup resulting in 2/16 from 4, Warren H beat the bat & found edges consistently to get 1/17 from 4, and Haylsey chipped in with 1/15 from his 3 overs. With the wicket featuring inconsistent bounce all game, Wood(s)y & BP opened Norths reply enjoying a chanceless 64 run partnership, with Woodsy returning from injury to post an enjoyable to watch 26, including 5 x boundaries, playing shots around the ground before edging a fine one to the keepers gloves. Warren H joined BP in the centre and the pair continued on to pass the required total in the 19th over, Waz making a quickly scored 19 n.o. & BP finishing on 35 n.o., unbelievably dropped literally on the boundary line, resulting in a 6 to take Norths to 90 & the win.
- 3rd grade White: Norths were up against a strong Souths side this weekend, who posted a competitive target of 185 from their 35 overs, for the loss of 7 wickets. Ash took 2/14 from his spell, with the remaining wickets being shared around the bowling attack. Norths, in another solid display with the bat, chased down the required runs with 5 overs to spare, and 6 wickets in hand. Ash made 46, Marc reached 40, & Steeley hit 34 to see Whites notch yet another good win, made all the more satisfying by a decent opposition side.
- Results from Saturday Nov 19th one-day comp (35 overs a side):
- 2nd grade: Norths lost the toss & bowled first. Walkerston managed just 26 before being rolled in only 10 overs! Peno snared 4/16 off 5 overs & Robbie Brett excelled with 6/10 from his 5 over spell, including 1 maiden! Norths passed the required target in just 5 overs, for the loss of 1 x wicket, with Dale Bryant scoring 18 off 13 balls
- 3rd grade Red: Farleigh Magpies unfortunately forfeited, handing the no-contest result to Norths
- 3rd grade White: Norths made an impressive 7/248 from their 35 overs, Kev hitting 6 x 6's on his way to 70, Ash with 53 & Shawn Day 32. Amazingly, Northies routed Pioneer Valley for just 23 runs, thanks to Dan assuring himself of an end-of-season trophy, snatching 5/7, and Brendan Day chiming in with 4/14!
- Results from Sunday Nov 13th one-day comp (50 overs a side):
- 1st grade: Those who attended Harrup Park day-night game yesterday witnessed a huge night of Norths dominance! Batting first, Norths were able to post the daunting target of 3/411 from their 50 overs, with Shep hitting a magnificent 183, and young Mitchell English carrying his bat throughout the entire innings, finishing on a fantastic 136 n.o. In another injection of youth for 1sts, Jack Sambell lit up the end of the innings with a quick-fire 47 in around 20 balls, including a massive 6 onto Harrup Park roof!In reply, Farleigh could only manage 68 runs before capitulating to a determined bowling attack......Troy Newton took the honours with a 5-for many will remember for quite a while, 5/13! Smithy also made an impression finishing with 3/26 from his spell. The scoreboard below says it all....congrats to all!
- Results from Saturday Nov 12th one-day comp (35 overs a side):
- 2nd grade: Farleigh Magpies batted first, reaching 7/145. Norths bowling: Kerrod Tortora 1/27 off 5, Zac Wilson 1/17 off 7, Connor Bryant 2/25 off 5, Tats 1/6 off 3 & Rob Brett 1/28 off 7. Norths made 147, passing Magpies in the 24th over for the loss of 6 wickets, with the following batting highlights: Rusty 19, Danny Warren 27 off 25 balls, Jason Butterworth 27 off 30 balls, Rob Brett 30 off 24 balls & Chris Collins 19 from 24 balls. Job well done, with many contributing to the win.
- 3rd grade: Norths Red & Norths White faced off in a hard fought battle in hot conditions yesterday afternoon. White batted first, setting a decent total of 211 from their allotted overs, with Dave Steele posting a fairly rapid & hard hitting half century in the latter part of the innings. Scott Cameron & Warren Husking again bowled very well in their respective 7 over spells, as did Andrew Blank who dropped down from 2nds to help out Red, while our latest UK import, Nicky Pym, showed she has the right stuff to mix it with the boys, taking wickets in her first spell on Aussie decks. White restricted Reds scoring rate admirably during the first half of their batting, due to some consistent & accurate line bowling. BP managed to stay in the middle long enough to post an uncharacteristic 59, whilst all present were treated to an enjoyable display of power hitting from Blanky, who was unfortunately runout just short of a well-deserved century, making 97! Nicky enjoyed being out in the middle whilst Blanky scored quickly & somewhat ruthlessly. His innings brought Red much closer to winning the game than was first imagined, as White kept their cool & held Red to 204 after 35 overs! Reds could take a lesson from White's overall excellent line & length, as sundries/wides have influenced too many Red match results this season (taking nothing away from White's game).
- Results from Sunday Nov 6th one-day comp (50 overs a side):
- 1st grade: Brothers batted first, compiling 132 before losing their last wicket....Prawn 3/28 from 10 overs, Troy 3/16 from 6.4, Jack Sambell 3/18 from 8 & Benny 1/32 from his 10. Norths passed the target thanks to 54 from Mitchell English, and 44 to Shep, with Jack S on 12 n.o. as our boys posted 136. Great win fellas!
recent newspaper article - Brad, Dunky & Mackay Mayor Col Meng
- Results from Saturday Nov 5 one-day comp (35 overs a side):
- 2nd grade: Norths batted first, putting together a sizeable 211 for 6 wickets down...Jason Butterworth 74 from 68 balls in 66 mins, Brad Payne 40, Tats 34, Robbie Brett 32. Brothers were subsequently bowled out for 121.....Peno 3/5 off 7 overs (6 maidens), Zac Wilson 3/20 off 6, Tats 2/13 off 5, Lochie Austin 1/28 off 6, Kerrod Tortora 1/35 off 6, Robbie Brett 0/17 off 5 overs. Another impressive victory!
- 3rd grade Red: Norths made 132 from their 35 overs for the loss of 7 wickets....Graeme Husking was at the crease for much of the innings making a patient 22 whilst handling the 2-paced track which seemed to play even slower as the innings progressed, Camo 23 in fairly quick time, Darcy Houghton 23 n.o. with another consistent display with the bat. Brothers White started with a flurry attempting some big hitting but lost wickets in the process, eventually passing our total in the 22nd over with 8 wickets down, despite fine bowling spells from Warren H 4/32 from 7, & Camo 2/48 from 7, who both created many more chances resulting in several very close decisions in favour of the batsmen....Gareth opened the bowling with an impressive spell of 0/11 from 4 overs, while Connor Bryant also chipped in with a wicket.
- 3rd grade White: won by forfeit as Walkerston could unfortunately not field a team this weekend
- Local TV news interview with our Crowhurst Park CC import, Brad...click here to view
- Results from Saturday Oct 29 T20:
- 3rd Grade Red: Norths won the toss & put Walkerston in to bat, compiling 9/117 from their 20 overs, with Camo capturing 3/25 from 4 overs & Waz H nabbing 3/21 from his 4. Tats, Sam & Haylesy all chipped in with a wicket each. Norths run chase commenced reasonably well with both openers making starts (Waz 25, BP 22) but not going on with the job. Camo & Tats, with 36 n.o. apiece, did an admirable job of steering us to victory in the 19th over with a 50+ partnership, for the loss of only 3 wickets.
- 3rd Grade White: in the other 3rd grade T20, our Norths White team took on Magpies, who put together 125 from their 20 overs for the loss of 9 wickets. Ash Murphy did most of the damage with the ball for Norths, with figures of 4/13 from his spell. Norths chased down the target in their 17th over, with only 1 wicket down, Ash having made 67n.o. & Shawn Day on 33n.o....a convincing victory, well done boys!
- Ryobi Cup one-day match - click here to read newspaper spot & click here for photos of the day's play....for those who missed it, 500+ runs in the day, plenty of wickets, big sixes, fast bowling & a narrow win to Qld in the dying overs....great entertainment!
- click here to view local TV news spot on last week's Mackay Mayoral reception for UK Tour group, and presentation of gift from Hastings Mayoress
- click here for photos of last Wednesday's Mayoral morning tea, where Dunky & Brad were each interviewed by local TV & radio, and Mackay Regional Council Mayor, Col Meng, acknowledged the gift we brought back to Oz from Hastings (UK) Mayoress, Kym Forward.
- Results from Saturday Oct 15 T20:
- 3rd grade: In a match which went right down to the wire, Norths Red, 5 wickets down, defeated Norths White total of 115 with one ball to spare! Norths White standout was Ash Murphy who scored 27 with the bat & took a wicket, while Warren Husking for Red top scored with 40+ & then took 2 x wickets (drug & alcohol tests have not yet been disclosed). Sam Orr typically bowled well for Reds
- Mackay-Whitsunday representative games were played last weekend in Cairns; below are those Norths players who were selected in the following teams:
- Open: Brant Attard, Shaun Irlam, Nigel Beer, Kellen Powell, Troy Newton & Bradley Payne
- Under 19: Zac Wilson
- Under 17: Mitchell English, Jason Butterworth & Kerrod Tortora
- Results from Sunday Oct 9 one-day comp (50 overs a side):
- 1st grade: Norths restricted Pioneer Valley to 10/173 from 49 overs, passing that total in their 42nd over with 7 wickets down! Bowling - Nigel Beer 2/24 (9 overs), Robbie Brett 2/41 (8.1 overs), Jason Butterworth 2/24 (5 overs), Russel English 2/16 (4 overs) & Smithy 1/21 (10 overs); Batting - Rusty 43, Prawn 24 n.o., Wazza 23, while Brad Payne our UK import batted with patience & purpose holding the innings together as wickets fell around him, to compile 48...he was unlucky to be caught 2 runs short of his fifty & 2 runs away from the win. An excellent result for Norths considering there were quite a few regular players unavailable this weekend (well done to all who stepped up into 2nds & 1sts)
- 4th grade development squad: played their first game yesterday, under the leadership of 2-time premiership winning former 1st grade captain Wayne Kohler. The lads were unsuccessful but performed admirably against a strong Pinnacle side.
- Results from Saturday Oct 8 one-day comp (35 overs a side):
- 2nd grade: in a real nail-biter, Norths 7/150 defeated Pioneer Valley 9/149 with 2.1 overs to spare! Tats 4/25 (7 overs), Peno 1/26 (6 overs), Lochie Austin 1/20 (7 overs) helped tie down their middle order, Conor Bryant 0/25 (6 overs) was unplayable at times & Mitch Grinter 0/26 (7 overs) bowled tight lines with the latter two bowlers unlucky not to get wickets; despite a bit of a middle-order collapse, Dale 52 (67 balls in 80 mins) anchored the innings to eventually hit the winning runs, & Tats 48 helped steady the ship (42 balls in 60 mins), with Camo 16 retiring hurt (24 balls) after opening the innings, & Shawn Day 15 (23 balls)...congrats for gutsing it out to triumph at the death lads, & to Tats for his man-of-the-match performance!
- 3rd grade Red: Norths all out for 80 (20 overs) were defeated by Walkerston 7/84. Despite the meagre total we posted, our squad, which included several who had not played with us before, displayed quite pleasing efforts in the field, with our bowlers in particular keeping us in the match by bowling mostly excellent line & length resulting in a flurry of early wickets and, for a time, putting us in a real position to win the game. Gareth bowled 7 x straight, tight overs returning to form after recent illness, & troubled their bats for his entire spell, while Haylsey & Jackson continued asking questions of the Walkerston bats. In the end, we simply didn't have sufficient runs to play with.
- 3rd grade White: Norths 6/200 comprehensively defeated Brothers Blue all out 106; Chris Day 66 & Dale Pitt 63 shared a terrific 116 run partnership, Damo 2/19 (7 overs), Ash 3/8 (2.2 overs)
- Results from Sunday Oct 2 one-day comp (50 overs a side):
- 1st grade: Norths 9/278 defeated Souths all out for 114 in 33rd over; Shep 79, Jack Sambell 76, Joel Bruun 45; Troy Newton 3/24 (7 overs), Prawn 2/28 (10 overs), Smithy 2/27 (9 overs), Nigel Beer 1/31 (6.2 overs)...Norths skipper was most pleased to have the game in the bag & be able to get home to watch his beloved Manly win the NRL grand final on tv!
- Results from Saturday Oct 1 one-day comp (35 overs a side):
- 2nd grade: Norths 7/168 (33 overs) defeated Souths all out for 98 (32.2 overs); Jason Butterworth 37, Carvy 31 n.o., Bradders 26, Robbie B 21; Benny 4/8 (7 overs), Bradders 3/11 (7 overs), Robbie B 1/3 (4 overs), Lochie Austin 1/19 (5.2 overs)
- 3rd grade Red: Souths, unfortunately unable to field a full team 7/69 (20 overs) were defeated by Norths Red 2/70; Warren H 18 n.o., Camo 15 n.o., Woodsy 5 retired hurt; Brandon T 4/15 (6 overs), Gareth T 2/19 (4 overs), Camo 1/22 (6 overs), Haylesy 0/10 (4 overs)
- 3rd grade White: Norths defeated Farleigh/Magpies (scores yet to be advised)
- Results from Sunday Sept 25 one-day comp (50 overs a side):
- 1st grade: Norths 7/340 (50 overs) defeated Walkerston 110 (all out in 32nd over); Shep 123, Brant 99 n.o., Jack Sambell 24, Joel B 23; Nigel Beer 2/16 (7 overs), Prawn 2/53 (10 overs), Troy Newton 2/18 (8.1 overs), Angry 3/19 (7 overs)
- Results from Saturday Sept 24 one-day comp (35 overs a side):
- 2nd grade: Norths 6/221 defeated Walkerston all out for 144 (in 25th over); Rusty 34, Bradders 43, Dale 56, Jason Butterworth 40 n.o. (19 balls); Peno 4/14 (7 overs), Lachlan Austin 2/59 (7 overs), Jason Butterworth 2/48 (6 overs)
- 3rd grade Red: Norths 3/165 lost to Brothers Blue 8/166; Husko 39, BP 31, Warren H 28, Brandon T 26 n.o., Darcy H 20 n.o, Brandon T 3/34 (7 overs), Zac 2/35 (7 overs) .....few missed runout opportunities & dropped catches cost us
- 3rd grade White: Norths defeated Brothers White (no match stats advised yet)
- FYI, Mackay-Whitsunday Cricket has a webpage (click here to visit), and a Facebook page...please search for it & become their 'friend'
- UK import - Norths are very pleased to welcome to our ranks for this summer of cricket, our first UK import from Crowhurst Park CC, Brad Payne.....please come down to the games & make him feel a part of our club! Thanks to Doc for providing a car, to Dunky for facilitating some employment & to the Smith family for opening their home to Brad (this will be a shared responsibility between several families over Brad's 6 month stay, so thanks to those who are yet un-named)
- Results from Sunday Sept 11 T20 comp:
- 1st grade: Norths 4/91 defeated Souths 8/88
- 2nd grade: Souths all out for 70; Norths passed that total only 2 wickets down
- Results from Saturday Sept 10 T20 comp:
- 3rd grade: Norths Red 7/112 - Brandon Taylor 35 n.o., Peter Houghton 17, Doc Bandi 3-21, Brandon Taylor 2-6; Brothers White 6-116 passed our sub-par total in the last over
- 3rd grade: Norths White were defeated
- Crowhurst Park CC 2nds celebrate top-of-the-table season...firsts narrowly missed out on a hard fought win...well done all! click here to visit them on the web
- Results from Sat/Sun August 20-21 first round of "Daily Mercury T20 Shoot-out" comp:
- 1st grade: Norths 4/189 - Nigel Beer 75, Jason Butterworth 2 wickets in 2 balls; Brothers all out 114
- 2nd grade: Norths 3/234 - Shep 112, Dale Bryant 65, Peno 4/9; Brothers 9/73
- 3rd grade white: Walkerston all out 80; Norths passed this target easily
- 3rd grade red: Brothers 152; Norths 7/133 - Camo 32, BP 24, Warren H 18, Husko 16, Darcy H 17 n.o.; our very own Doc would also like it made known that there were also stirling efforts made in the bowling department, apparently including his good self, who took 3-for! (best not to mention the runs scored off those overs!)
- Click here for Limited Overs Competition Draw on Mackay Cricket Association webpage
- Super-8's pre-season comp - NORTHS won this comp, after losing the first 7-over-a-side game in the final over, then winning the next two to earn the first club silverware of this new season!
- Annual City vs Country T20 pre-season match in early August saw City, whose team included 5 of our Norths players (Doc, Rusty, Carvy, Angry & Dunky), regain the prized "Broken Bat" trophy. Country batted first, compiling 139 before being bowled out in the 15th over. City then replied, hitting the winning runs in the 16th over, with 6 wickets in hand (Rusty, Carvy, Peter Rivens & Mark 'Kaz' all retired after scoring quickly at better than a run a ball). City's player of the match, as chosen by Country, was Russell English who took 4 wickets (3 in one over) as well as scoring well, while Country's player of the day, as decided on by City, was Dale Ferris, who scored 37 off just 15 balls! All in all, an enjoyable, and successful afternoon which, along with tennis, lawn bowls, an evening dance/ball and sponsorships, saw the 'Pink Day in the Valley' weekend raise in excess of $30000 for breast & prostate cancer research! Well done to all!
Daily Overview of June 2011 UK Tour:
- Click here to view player stats for the highly successful & very enjoyable 2011 UK Tour
- June 24th, Friday - final update as tour comes to a close today so soon! Public thanks go to Dunky for organising such a fantastic playing schedule, to Crowhurst Park CC (won't name you lot individually) for being such wonderful hosts & friends to us, to our opposing teams, to umpires, those who catered for everyone's thirst & hunger at all grounds, & to Crowhurst Park Holiday Village....see everyone back in Oz soon! We look forward to seeing some of you UK teams visiting us downunder in the not-too-distant future!
- June 23rd, Thursday - we headed to famous Arundel this morning for our final tour match....everyone was excited, having heard from those who have at least seen the ground previously, by the prospect of such a special day to complete the Norths UK Tour 2011....after an encouraging start by Norths bowlers, the weather intervened and eventually caused the game to be abandoned, but not after the tour group experienced the thrill of attending/playing at such a prestigious & sought-after venue! click here for photos of this special day click here for Dunky's final match report & tour wrapup
- June 22nd, Wednesday - final scheduled rest day today.....majority of the touring party headed off to Dover & Rye, a few went to Brighton, and another handful tried their hand at archery at Crowhurst Park; our very own resident 'medical team' visited Blanky again today, and he is expected to be able to rejoin the tour group to fly out of UK this Friday; a friendly T20 between ourselves & our hosts, Crowhurst Park CC was held in the late afternoon, followed by a terrific dinner (special thanks to Mandy & Co!), and heartfelt words of friendship & appreciation between our two clubs by Pellsy, Dunky, Carvy & Brooksy.....a bitter/sweet evening for all, realising our time with our mates at CPCC is over so soon. click here for Dunky's match overview click here for photos of the celebration night
- June 21st, Tuesday - we were scheduled to play Linden Park CC at Tunbridge Wells today however, for the first time this tour, wet weather sadly forced cancellation of the game....consequently, 8 tourists travelled down to Brighton, 8 x played golf, 6 went to Bodiam Castle, and another van load went to Tunbridge Wells to view the Linden Park ground & spend time with some Crowhurst friends.
- June 20th, Monday - apologies to everyone following this webpage seeking regular updates on our progress thru our exciting UK Playing Tour schedule.....the area we are based at around Battle has been experiencing problems with internet connection since last Friday, hence adding photos & match reports have unfortunately been impossible tasks. Today is another free day which saw a few of us driving to see Heever & Leeds Castles, a party of 10 visiting Arsenal Stadium, a fortunate few punting thru Oxford, while great news is that Blanky is expected to be released from hospital in a few days, feeling much better following open surgery.
- June 19th, Sunday - tour group travelled by coach to picturesque Whitstable on north-east coast of Kent for 80 over match, with Blanky having his appendix removed by surgeons....we wish him a very speedy recovery & return to the group please click here for full report on the day out click here for Doc's photos of the match
- June 18th, Saturday - unfortunate news for Blanky who was admitted to hospital with suspected appendicitus! free day for our touring group
- June 17th, Friday - free day with a party of 10 training it to & from historic Roman-influenced city of Bath, while others visited London city once more (so much to do), with a few even staying overnight
- June 16th, Thursday - Norths travelled to Bognor Regis for a game against Middleton CC...for results, click on above "UK Matches" button, or click here for Dunky's full match report click here for photos
- June 15th, Wednesday - many of the touring party travelled in to London this morning to watch the 2nd State of Origin Rugby League match at the Belushi pub.....best team lost but there you go!
- June 14th, Tuesday - some played golf in the morning, while others visitied Battle Abbey & other sights in Battle; Bexhill won the T20 convincingly, before Norths turned the tables in an impromptu 10 overs-a-side display.....click here for photos click here to read Bexhill's webpage promo of the match click here for Dunky's match report
- June 13th, Monday - majority of the touring party toured Lord's Cricket Ground!!
- June 12th, Sunday - 80 over match versus our hosts, Crowhurst Park, was reduced to a T20 due to forecast inclement weather.....click here to view photos click here for full match report
- June 11th, Saturday - majority of Norths tour group supported our Crowhurst hosts at their local 1st grade derby...click here for comments from Dunky
- Norths UK Tour makes 'Hastings Observer' newspaper!! click here to read article
- June 10th, Friday - a visit to the Gray-Nicolls bat factory followed by the honour of being guest club at Sussex T20 county match capped a grand day in our club's history....click here for Dunky's report
Norths touring party - guests of Sussex at home T20 County match
- June 9th, Thursday - we played nearby Hastings this afternoon in an 80 over match.....famous ground, fantastic setting & another highly enjoyable day.....click "UK matches" button above to see basic result....click here for full match report click here for photos
- June 8th, Wednesday - Norths traveled thru the beautiful 'garden county' of Kent to Royal Tunbridge Wells for a 45-over-a-side match....click here for full match report click here for photos
- June 7th, Tuesday - LONDON CITY.....several of the lads witnessed the final day of the test match between Sri Lanka & England, while others got a taste of the excitement of the city via the famous hop-on / hop-off double decker buses......Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Hyde Park, St Pauls Cathedral, Madame Tussauds, Tower of London and many of the streets on the Monopoly Board came to life for we 'convicts'! click here for photos
- June 6th, Monday - Mayoress of Hastings officially welcomed us to the area, explained some local history, exchange of gifts from mutual councils, walking tour of Old Hastings Town & best cod & chips lunch ever at "Maggie's" click here for photos
- Norths welcomed by Hastings Mayoress in council chambers
- June 5th, Sunday - contrasting weather to yesterday; quite cold winds & grey skies today; Norths defeated Crowhurst Park in first match on UK soil! please click 'UK matches' button above for result click here for full match report click here for photos
- June 4th, Saturday - G'DAY ENGLAND!! arrived safely to beautiful clear sunny skies, and a cool breeze at Crowhurst Park...all agreed it was a real thrill to finally see our English mates at CPCC, keenly supporting their 3rd grade team who managed a well-earnt draw.....some got essential groceries & some managed a brief dinner at the 16th century manor house before retiring for a welcome horizontal sleep!
- click here for photos of
2011 tour apparel
- click here to view photos
of Norths annual presentation night
- click here to see Dunky interviewed on local TV - May 2011
- May 2011 local newspaper story re: Mayor wanted to tag along for UK Tour! see below:
- Mackay Mayor, Col Meng met with Norths UK Tour representatives for morning tea in May 2011 at Council chambers, to extend best wishes to our UK colleagues.....see photo below (which also appeared with editorial in 'Northern Beaches Advertiser'):
Mayor Meng, Karen, Wayne, Sandy, Sharon, Shaun, Dale & Angry
- Tour organiser, Dunky, chatted with Meech on ABC local radio in May 2011 about Mackay Mayor involvement in pre-tour promotion.....please click on this icon to listen to the interview:
To keep players, supporters, friends (both in Oz and abroad!), sponsors and family informed of our progress thru this new 2011-2012 cricket season, and as a point of reference for the club's recent highly successful June 2011 UK playing tour.
Whether it be keeping abreast of current season results for all
recent UK playing results, browsing photo albums from each UK tour
game & sight-seeing day, or reading UK match reports, the 2011 tour
committee trusts you find this site informative.
Norths are widely regarded as one of the friendliest clubs in
Mackay Cricket Association.
2009/2010 witnessed the most successful season in the club's 28 year history.
Premierships in 1st, 2nd and 3rd-grade competitions, together with runner-up in 1st grade T20, coupled with Over-40 T20 premiership. This achievement resulted in the club being awarded the Mackay Cricket Associations' prestigious Club Champions trophy.
The above results were made possible by the culmination of many factors...a skilled and determined player pool, committed coaches, a focussed selection committee, and none-the-least of which Norths having by far the largest number of junior teams registered in the local competition from which to draw emerging talent.
1st Grade Premiers
2nd Grade Premiers
Poole Cup (1st Grade)
T20 over 40's winners
Colonel' is our proud and very hard-working club president,
who approaches his cricket with the same attitude....ultra
& more than competent with bat, ball &
fielding (still not a bad keeper even!)
plays his cricket in a relaxed, yet extremely effective manner (a quick
& regular scorer) and is a pleasure to watch, whether as a
spectator or fellow player
'dark horse' of the club....despite suggested anger management issues,
Dave was voted by his peers as most valuable player in 1st
grade....dare to try hitting a boundary off him!
|A wily bowler, straight bat and always thinking cricketer, Paddy plays to win and is always enthusiastic (his safety officer role should help him stay clear of UK trip hazards)||What to say about our Doc? Surely there is no other human alive on the planet who places cricket almost above breathing in order of importance as Sanjeev!? (in the UK conditions, watch for him to take his share of wickets)||Peno
continues to open the attack, enjoying his share of wickets in 2nd
grade, despite recently reaching the big 4-0. Endlessly funny man, on
& off the field!
very own 'McGrath'....3rd grade captain, clever bowler, and can handle
a bat, GT just led his young side to a well-earned Minor Premiership
||One would be hard pressed to find a bloke who enjoys having a bat in his hands as much as Grae.....guards his wicket like the Crown Jewels! (fiercely competitive with the gloves)||Woodsy
is keen to emulate his successful UK efforts from a couple of decades
ago and, given recent form, should prove a handful for our UK bowling
would argue with those who share the belief that left-armers should
be banned from the game....a tall, strong quick whose stats speak for
themselves in 1st grade (did we mention he hates batsmen?)
opening the batting in 1st grade for the last few seasons, Coxy loves a
challenge, and possesses an infectious, friendly enthusiasm his
and skilled in all aspects of the game, Tats is a great competitor who
is enjoyable to play both with & against (witnessed in a few
Norths White vs Norths Red local derbys)
keeps wicket for 1st grade, and understandably possesses an
excellent eye with the bat...he is also assistant club fitness coach, and has accepted the invitation
to be one of our 2 tour captains!
of Norths junior ranks, beginning to make his mark on senior cricket,
Smithy whet his appetite for UK in 2008 and is primed to enjoy the
conditions in 2011!
more-than-capable left-arm batsman & spin bowler who has
both 1st & 2nd grade, young Rabs is excited about the prospect
of playing on English grounds
a recent stellar season, as leading 2nd grade wicket-taker, and bagged
a 5-for in his 1st grade debut, resulting in an array of trophies, and
to collect another bag of wickets on tour....handy with the bat as well!
well as being a valuable player in 1st grade (with bat & ball),
Dale is also Norths club coach and Regional Cricket Manager for
'Queensland Cricket' across the central area of the state.
nickname 'Smurf' belies the agression he shows with both bat &
ball, as evidenced by his side's recent dominant season in 2nd grade.
Organiser, elder statesman and most experienced UK player...still opens
batting with a steely tenacity, and last season captained 2nd grade
an unbeaten season where no opposition were truly able to
seriously mix it! (though 'officially' retired from keeping duties,
given half a chance, he will admirably handle speedy stumpings)
||A typical example of many former cricketers lured back to the game by the enjoyment of playing with growing off-spring, BP is these days content to play wherever the 2nd or 3rd grade skippers see a need (has batted 1 thru 11 but, strangely, never given the ball these days?)||Shep
has played many years at higher levels in the local Mackay competition,
as well as the capital city Brisbane comp for a couple of seasons; has
spent previous time in UK so is eagerly looking forward to playing
across the south-east in 2011 (batting & keeping are his
on being asked to be one of our 2 tour captains!
|Joel Bruun (Sultan)|
|Joel is one of the more promising youth players in the Mackay competition, and was awarded the coveted "Senior Player of the Year " trophy for his achievements last season!|
We would like to publicly acknowledge and thank the following businesses for their generous financial sponsorship which was invaluable to the club being able to send the playing group to the 'home' of cricket. Please click on the links below to their respective websites to familiarise yourself with their services:
BLESSED HAIR & BEAUTY
(Gold Sponsor email them here)
THE MENG GROUP
RED CARPET 32 ENTERPRISES
(Bronze Sponsor - facilitated successful raceday event)
CENTRAL COAST TRANSPORT
(big thankyou to Roy for the generous donation of carwashing essentials to kick us off)
HARVEY WORLD TRAVEL
(kindly donated an island cruise & accommodation package raffled for Father's Day)
BEAUREPAIRES (Gordon St Mackay)
(many thanks to Steve & Helen for donation of two vouchers raffled for Father's Day)
DONNA TAYLOR - Nutrimetics Consultant
(very kind donation of Nutrimetics products for Mothers & Fathers Day raffles)
AMART ALL SPORTS
(thanks for the donation of sporting goods & apparel for raffle prizes)
WOW Sight 'n' Sound Mackay
(kindly donated breathalizers for use overseas)
|Lord's Tour Ticket||Lord's Members stand|
|click here to view 'GN' UK website|
Our enthusiastic tour group was involved
since April 2010 in effective fund-raising activities including
weekly carwashes, regular meat-tray raffles, 'special occasion' raffles
(Easter, Christmas, Mother's & Father's Day), and a local
horse-racing carnival promo to raise much needed funds. As at April 21st 2011, we
exceeded our sizeable funds target!!! Northern
Beaches Bowls Club kindly agreed to support us as our fundraising base
location, where we carried out numerous carwashes & meat-tray raffles.
Please click on the following link to see their extensive facilities,
and why the club is such a popular venue in our home town......click
here to view NBBC website Furthermore,
our tour to the UK allowed us to represent our club, our sport and
our local community, while affording us the opportunity to promote our
fantastic local tourism with a view to reciprocal tours from our UK
Our enthusiastic tour group was involved since April 2010 in effective fund-raising activities including weekly carwashes, regular meat-tray raffles, 'special occasion' raffles (Easter, Christmas, Mother's & Father's Day), and a local horse-racing carnival promo to raise much needed funds. As at April 21st 2011, we exceeded our sizeable funds target!!!
Northern Beaches Bowls Club kindly agreed to support us as our fundraising base location, where we carried out numerous carwashes & meat-tray raffles. Please click on the following link to see their extensive facilities, and why the club is such a popular venue in our home town......click here to view NBBC website
Furthermore, our tour to the UK allowed us to represent our club, our sport and our local community, while affording us the opportunity to promote our fantastic local tourism with a view to reciprocal tours from our UK friends!
Two different tour groups have now had the pleasure of staying at this wonderfully comfortable, serene, hospitable facility located a short walk from our hosts, Crowhurst Park Cricket Club. Please click the below link, so you can see why Crowhurst Park Holiday Village was chosen as our base for both 2008 & 2011 UK Tours. Crowhurst Park Holiday Village
|16th century manor house||from
lodges towards English
lodges towards cricket
village from cricket
2011 UK Tour committee:
|Fund-raising Co-ord:||Bryan Paull|
See below for details on the UK teams who agreed to be our June 2011 opponents. Please click on the below weblinks to help you become more acquainted with their facilities & unique club histories.
|Crowhurst Park||Royal Tunbridge Wells||Bexhill||Hastings & St Leonards Priory|
|Our hosts & mates - proudly celebrating 175 years in 2011...congratulations!||'Kent County Cricket Week' host since 1902, part of Kent Premier Division; ground was part of 1983 Cricket World Cup||Club founded 1875 - a quiet, relaxing, seaside town; previous Sussex League & East Sussex League Champions||County cricket is played on this quality ground; Sussex Cricket League Premier Division Champions '99, '02 & '03|
|RESULTS - T20 June 5||RESULT - 90 Overs June 8||RESULT - T20 June 14||RESULT - 80 Overs June 9|
|Norths: 3 - 188||Norths: 5 - 310||Norths: 10 - 70||Norths: 5 - 299|
|CPCC: 6 - 159||Tunbridge: 6 - 313||Bexhill: 2 - 73||Hastings: 10 - 45|
|RESULT - T20 June 12|
|Norths: 2 - 115|
|CPCC: 10 - 112|
|Friends of Arundel Castle CC
||Whitstable||Middleton CC||Linden Park CC|
famous ground built in 1895 by 15th Duke of Norfolk.....visiting
International sides play here prior to their first test vs England
||Another successful club, founded 1856, in Kent 1st Division; seaside town in NE Kent very near Canterbury||located on the south coast in West Sussex; club played first match 1857; legendary Frank Tyson played here||founded 1876 in centre of Tunbridge Wells; 1882 saw W.G. Grace captain United England XI versus Australia at their 'Higher Ground'; visiting Academy & National sides play here|
|RESULT: 80 Overs June 23||RESULT: 80 Overs June 19||RESULT: 80 Overs June 16||RESULT: 80 Overs June 21|
|Norths: 0-0,1.1 overs||Norths: 10 - 108||Norths: 5 - 214 (40 over)||Norths: rain prevented play|
|Duke's XI: 4-124, 33 overs||Whitstable: 10 - 236||Middleton:5 - 215 (38 over)||Linden Park:|
|(rain washed out play)|
Lord's Tours - traditional home of cricket
British Heritage Pass Save $$$ if planning to visit multiple UK Historic sites
South East England Tourism
UK National Rail Timetables
London Oyster Travel Card Enjoy measurable savings off normal ticket prices of bus, rail & tube
Trafalgar UK Tour Brochure Some of the touring party have booked various UK coach tours after our cricket tour...interested?
Got your Australian Passport yet? Apply online here or visit your local Post Office
Harvey World Travel Mackay appointed agent for the 2011 UK Tour Group
|Harrup Park night game||Mackay Marina & breakwater||Famous Whitehaven Beach||Pioneer Valley view from Eungella Chalet||Great Barrier Reef viewed from space!|
Harrup Park - home of Mackay Cricket
Eungella National Park
Great Barrier Reef
Queensland Cricket - official website
Mackay-Whitsunday Cricket homepage
2008 Tour infoClick here for 2008 UK Tour player stats
Click here to view 2008 press clipping
Click here to view 2008 tour photos