Read Newsletter No.8 here
Welcome back to all our junior players after the Christmas break and a belated welcome back to our senior players who returned to play January 6.
For some sides there are only a couple of rounds to play until the end of the season, but we have a number of teams that are still in the hunt for a shot at the silverware. In the junior competition the two top placed teams contend the Final, and at the conclusion of Round No.8 the following 6 sides are still in contention – 16C – currently 1st, 14D – currently 1st, 12A – currently 2nd, 10A – currently 1st, 10E – currently 3rd and 10F – currently 1st. The junior finals will be played on Saturday 10th March with Sunday March 11th the reserve day. In the senior competition teams 2 and 3 qualify for semi final – the winning team plays the minor premiers in Final. Currently the following sides are still in contention – B2 (JW) – currently 1st, B3 – currently 3rd, B5 – currently 4th and B2 (CD) – currently 5th. The senior Semi Final is played – Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th February and the Final is played – Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th March. Good luck to all teams.
The best performances in the seniors since the resumption of the competitions have come from Pat Delaney (B5) 131, Josh Berry (B3) 92, Charles Johnston (B2) 92, Pat Bird (B5) 86no, Ben Williams (B1) 80 and John Sheehy (B2) 6 for 15. In the juniors the batting honours went to Beau Wallace (14D) 59no, Kobey Freer (12A) 51no, Cooper Holmes (10F) 49no and Tom Faulkner (10F) 29no. Best of the bowlers were Balin Carlisle (12B) 3 for 22 and Corey Moors (16A) 3 for 45.
Congratulations to Dragon’s junior Ben Dwarshuis who has just had the best week of his life by firstly being selected in the Australian T20 Squad for the upcoming Tri-Series against England and New Zealand. Then Ben Dwarshuis was snapped up in the IPL auction by the Kings XI Punjab for this season’s Indian Premier League competition.