Page 38 - West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook Cricket Club Yearbook 2016-17
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Under 10 Blue
Under 10 Blue had a great season. The boys all improved throughout the season and enjoyed each other’s company. Ben continued to develop all aspects of his game. His pace when bowling and ability to judge whether there was a run available were his stand out achievements. Luke provided a commentary on the field of the events as they unfolded, and improved his batting and bowling during the season. Maxim had his first season in the team and did a great job learning so much about the game. Lucas was a new addition to the team too and provided fast out-swing bowling and many left-handed boundaries when batting. Matthew was very quick between wickets and did a great job as wicket keeper getting his body behind the ball. Josh tried his hand at spin bowling and was the leading run scorer in the team. Lachie enjoyed many vicious pull shots for 4. Zack showed off his full swing of the bat and hit the ball very hard. Kovidh displayed a lovely batting technique and hit some great shots. Akash excelled at bowling and hit some great boundaries too. Harrison has a beautiful straight bat that will enable him to bat very effectively as he gets older. Reuben has a natural ability that was very evident in both batting and bowling. I hope all the boys are back next season and that next season is as enjoyable as this one was.
Under 10 Orange
The team had a very enjoyable and successful season losing only 1 game. The team scored 200+ runs on three occasions with a season high of 2/265.
Players enjoying their first season of cricket, Aneesh Gautum, Saad Mahmud and Zac Hughes all scored runs, took wickets and improved in all areas of the game during the season.
Blake Noonan, Tom Heyes and Blake Morrison all scored 250+ runs at good averages. James Forder batted 11 times for 142 runs without losing his wicket. A season highlight for Matt Carrozzi was taking 3 wickets (all bowled) for 2 runs off 2 overs. A genuine all-rounder, Harry Rushton scored runs, took wickets and was involved in many direct hit run outs, a feature of the teams fielding. Ayan Arora enjoyed his first season at WPHCCC with a top score of 42 and regularly taking wickets.
Under 10 Purple
The 2016/17 season saw the U10 purple team form again with five boys returning from the U9 purple team
- Lachlan, Will, Rhys, Tom B and Hugh. It was great to welcome five new boys to the team some of whom had previously played however for the majority it was their first season of cricket - Somil, Rahil, Sam, Tom M and Nate. Even though 50% of the team had changed the boys gelled quickly because of school connections creating a fun and encouraging environment for them to continue to grow their cricket skills. As coach what really pleased me with this group of boys was the commitment and high attendance level at training where they were willing to learn and develop these skills further. Thanks must also go to the parents for providing this support to enable further growth in their boys cricket skills. What was great to see for the boys is that the training started to pay off as evidenced by improved results during the second half of the season. It was also evident in the way each of the boys skills evolved during the season. For many it was either their batting or bowling that improved significantly which as a coach is rewarding to see and provides the enticement to continue playing cricket.
Thanks to the parent group for the support and encouragement provided to the boys during the season. Tanu and Jenny thanks for managing the team you did a sensational job.
Under 10 white
This year saw us gain 4 new players in Archie, Joel, Gurteer and Mani and all did well with Archie and Joel both being quite handy with the bat.
This is now Aidan, Alex, Sam, James and Riley's 2nd season and all came back with good knowledge of the game and what was expected and all performed well. Alex ended up taking out the batting award for the second year, Aidan took out the bowling and Riley got my most improved player award for good reason.

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