Page 42 - West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook Cricket Club Yearbook 2016-17
P. 42

In under 12’s this year we fielded an amazing 5 teams and although we had no teams in the finals we still had a wonderful season. I would like to thank all the coaches, managers, umpires and scorers for their selfless contributions to the development of cricket in our great club.
U12 White
We had a great season, lots of fun and a lot of rain at the end of the season. Most of our team returned in 2016/17 and we continued to build on the skills we developed last year. We had a strong start to the year with an outright win but the second half of the season put paid to our finals aspirations with several close losses and batting costing us some games.
There were some inspirational performances which included:
• Tim’s awesome catch against WPHCCC Green
• Some 50’s to remember from Lachlan and Jordan
• Mayank’s around the wicket bowling brilliance
• Some superb hitting from Max and Ronan
• Some wonderful wickets Daniel’s niggling medium pacers and Cam’s let arm orthodox
• Wonderful opening bowling from Josh and Jack
• Vihaan’s great fielding and pace bowling
• Zac’s super wicket keeping and solid 50
• Luke’s cavalier batting displays
U12 Red
The under 12’s Red team this year was a combination of many of the Red team from last year, and also some players from last year’s Purple team. The boys came together very well and had an excellent season , finishing the year in 6th place and with any luck in a couple of games could well have made the finals.
It has been a pleasure to coach the boys this year, and we have seen some fantastic individual and team performances throughout the year. One of the great strengths of the team is the depth in both batting
and bowling, with all players contributing towards the results, in many cases with personal best efforts. Importantly, whilst the boys fought hard for wins, they also had a lot of fun together, and developed into a close group by end of season.
Thanks to all the parents that helped out with the team during the season, either by assisting in scoring, umpiring or training. Would also like to give a big thanks to Melissa Adams for managing the team, Melissa’s support ensured we were all organised , on-time and ready to go. Thanks again boys for a great season, look forward to next year and making a run at the finals.
U12 Blue
We lost a few familiar faces this season and welcomed some new boys into the team. We also added to the coaching team with Joseph bringing his wealth of knowledge to share.
The team bonded well and we had an enormous amount of fun at training and on game day. The season was up and down for us, and we had not one but two tied games.
There was much improvement in all the boys as the season progressed and they should all be very proud.
Thank you to all the parents who volunteered each game and particular thanks to the hard work of our manager Alicia and coach Joseph.

   40   41   42   43   44