Here’s the U15s wrap day 1…
Scorchers U15 V Bears
Aryan Sanjay 46 off 58
Julian Bass 38 off 99
Nate Thompson 35 off 70
Riley Woolmer 2/25 off 6
Aryan Sanjay 2/31 off 9
Opening partnership of 72 from Aryan and Julian then lost a clump of wickets. Nate and Malakai Pearce steadied the ship with boys ending the innings with 180.
Bowling did not start well with boys bowling too short and wide although our game plan was to bowl full and hit the stumps or the pads. Bears openers did a real good job of accumulating runs with a 1st wicket partnership of 114.
After first drinks our change bowlers and spinners started getting us back into the fight. We bowled about 20 wides which proved very costly. Fielding wasn’t up to the standard it needed to be either.
Bears got the winning runs with 2 overs to spare.
Boys will regroup tomorrow and give it their all against DD.
Here’s the U15s wrap day 2…
U15s played Darling Downs at Glasshouse no1.
Boys got a bit of genuine Schultzy loving/reality check this morning and this seemed to have an immediate effect. The warm ups were completed at a different level compared to yesterday and this was carried out onto the field. Sunny Coast lost the toss and bowled first (which was going to happen if we won).
Couple of the quicks were rested today so Ben Gordon (downhill) and Steve Galea (uphill) opened the attack and both bowled to the plan and managed to restrict DD initially. Our change bowlers were able to continue to apply the pressure right through the innings and eventually bowling DD out for 135.
Kaiden Jarret 3/21 off 8
Ben Gordon 1/16
Steve Galea 2/27
Malakai Pearce 2/15 off 10
Julian Bass 1/22
Aryan Sanjay 1/25
Riley McDonald taking 3 catches
Once again Aryan(33) and Julian(19) got off to a great start with an opening stand of 57. Rest of boys all chipped in the eventually hit the winning runs in the 37th over.
This afternoon we discussed that the player that gets a start needs to not be happy with 30 or 40 and actually go on to big score, so let’s see what tomorrow brings. Overall a very pleasing effort today and the result we were chasing.
Here’s the U15s wrap day 2…
Today we played Wide Bay at Caloundra no2. The plan for today was to ensure we continue the momentum from yesterday and dominate today.
We lost the toss and were sent in to bat. We lost 2 early wickets, both openers out with the score on 27.
From here Joseph Murray at Nate Thompson took control. Joseph played shots all around the ground and ended up with 84 from 102 balls.
Nate played the perfect support role pushing singles to get his partner on strike.
Kaiden Jarret joined Nate and continued to dominate the bowlers scoring 63 off 58 balls.
After our 50 overs Nate finished with 61 off 88 balls. Nate’s innings was pure class and a pleasure too watch. Our final score was 6/242.
Riley Woolmer and Angus Hetherington who were both fresh from yesterday’s rest opened the bowling for us and quickly had Wide Bay in trouble at 2/7 with 1 wicket each. Riley ended up with 1/11 off 5.
Angus 2/17 off 7.
Then the spinners took over with Malakai and Aryan keeping things tight and regularly taking wickets.
Malakai ended up with 2/17 off 10 and Aryan 3/16 off 10.
Then Will Dodunski continued to apply the pressure an quickly wrapped up the innings finishing with 3/7 off 3.2 overs.
Sunny Coast finished 2nd in Pool B, so tomorrow take on Brisbane North at Glasshouse No1 oval.
This promises to be a great game of cricket so come on down and get behind the local boys.
Here’s the U15s wrap day 3…
U15s played Brisbane North at Glasshouse today. After losing the toss we were asked to bowl first.
Ben Gordon and Riley Woolmer started off well again but were unable to get a breakthrough. 1st wicket was via a run out by Ben Gordon. Using 8 bowlers everybody bowled well without any standout performances. After 50 overs Brissy North finished with 8/221.
This was a really good effort to restrict them to this score as pitch was very good to bat on and the field very quick. Sunny Coast started their innings with good purpose with Aryan Sanjay and Julian Bass getting us off to good start.
Losing our first wicket at 22 Joseph Murray joined Julian and kept the momentum taking the score to 53 when Julian fell to a sharp catch at point. This bought Nate Thompson to the crease and as usual with fast feet and great running between wickets Nate and Joseph took the score to 101 when Joseph was out caught. Kaiden Jarrett joined Nate and did a great job at building his innings. From here on these two guys batted like seasoned cricketers. Nate and Kaiden put on an absolute batting clinic this afternoon. Between Nates classy use of his feet to the spinners and Kaidens ability to punish anything remotely loose these two managed to put on a 119 run partnership to get Sunny Coast to within 2 runs of victory when Nate was bowled.
Will Dodunski joined Kaiden to finish the match and hit the winning runs with 10 balls to spare.
The highlight of today was the partnership of Nate and Kaiden. The running between wickets was first class and their ability to make the most of anything loose capped the partnership off.
Both young men played well above their age and the way they compliment each other is something to behold. Congratulations to them both and I personally thank them for giving me the opportunity to see this display. So tomorrow we will play MSW in the final at Glasshouse Cricket Club. I was able to catch a very proud father son moment this afternoon.
Here’s the U15s wrap day 5…
U15s played MSW in final today.
We batted first and once again Aryan Sanjay and Julian Bass got us of to an excellent start. Julian was first man out for 18 with the score at 52.Aryan and Joseph Murray kept the score ticking over well then Aryan was 2nd man out for 57 with the score at 2/113. Nate Thompson joined Joseph but due to some tight bowling the boys got tied down a little before Nate was out for 2 and score at 3/126. This bought Kaiden Jarrett to the crease to join Joseph. Joseph was next out for a very good 65 off 82 ball and the score at 4/157.
Will Dodunski joined Kaiden and together they lifted the run rate to close out the innings at 4/220 off the 50 overs.
Our bowlers started off well with Ben Gordon and Riley Woolmer opening the innings and keeping things relatively tight but unable to get the break through needed. Angus Hetherington came on as first change and had immediate success getting 2 quick wickets followed by a run out from Steven Galea with a deflection on yo the stumps in his follow through. MSW were 3/52.
With a couple of solid partnerships and wickets falling the game was always in the balance with neither side getting in front.
The run chase came down to the very last over where MSW were able to hit the winning runs with 2 balls to spare.
Sunshine Coast team although shattered can stand tall as every single player represented themselves, Sunshine Coast and their families with distinction.
Over the week every player made a significant contribution whether it be bat, ball or fielding and can be proud of their efforts.
Jeremy and I were both super proud of the team and their development over the week and we both enjoyed the company of every player.
The way they all supported each other whether it be picking someone up when they where down or celebrating a teammates success it was great to see.
Highlight of the week for me was the unbelievable partnership in the semi final between Nate and Jared. It was all class and something that many people were talking about today.