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Cricket Express HKCA Under 17's Squad

Thomas Harris Daniel Browne Sam Paterson Logan Kendall James Birrell Sam Anderson Locky Spring Dylan Reder Jaedyn Dawson Campbell Martin Jayden Veerbeek Kasey White Reece Gilden Jack Oldroyd Hamish Cowie Blake de Burgh

Cricket Express HKCA Under 17's Match Reports

Round 1 - 17/12/18

Cricket Express HKCA Under 17’s off to a winning start at CD Tournament!

Our local Under 17’s young men played in fantastic game against a strong Nelson outfit. Captain Daniel Browne won the toss and elected to bowl on a good but used wicket. He would have been hoping for a good start through opening bowlers Dylan Reder and Jaedyn Dawson and he got just that!

Both bowlers bowled with control and pace in a great opening burst with young Dawson picking up 3 quick wickets to leave Nelson 16-3! Our first change bowlers didn’t let up and Tom Harris quickly got into his work picking up 2 quick wickets! The boys were fizzing in the field and Coach Chad Law was extremely pleased to see his fielders backing up some quality bowling! James Birrell replaced the economical Anderson and grabbed himself 2 wickets before young Dawson came back into the attack to complete his 5’fa! A real team effort from the lads and captained fantastically by Mr Cool himself Daniel.

Dawson 8-13-5 🐐🏏😍🔥🙌🏻
Reder 7-24-0
Harris 10-24-2
Anderson 6-11-0
Birrell 7-17-2
Spring 4-6-1

The boys had a tough little 45 minute period to bat before lunch and started well with Campbell Martin punishing anything loose. We lost Campbell for 20 and then our skipper in quick succession with Nelson sniffing at an upset. But Blake de Burgh and and Sam Patterson steadied the ship before Locky Spring came in at the end to finish the game off. A few unfortunate run outs late in the game couldn’t take the gloss off at what was a fantastic day for our boys in red!

As we speak the boys have just finished their recovery and are now heading to the pool before dinner. Next up tomorrow is Wairarapa as our boys look to go back to back!

Round 2 - 18/12/18

HKCA win against Wairarapa in a thriller!

HKCA Cricket Express NZ Under 17’s looked to back up there excellent win yesterday with another against a strong Wairarapa side. Skipper Browne once again won the toss and elected to bat in beautiful sunshine as temperatures climbed to 28 degrees. Campbell Martin started strongly again and despite losing our skipper early, built a nice partnership with de Burgh before Blake was bowled for 21.

HK were 94-2 after 17 and looking great as Martin brought up a dominant 50. Campbell fell shortly after for 58 as Sam Paterson was starting to get into his work. Reder started well and built a nice little partnership with Sam as he brought up an extremely well crafted 50 as temperatures rose up to 30 degrees.

At 175-5, the boys looked to finish off strong but Wairarapa fought back well and had us 196-9 with 10 to go. Sammy P played beautifully for 60 before he was dismissed leaving Sam Anderson and Jaedyn Dawson to try and bat out the overs and claim any runs they could! They managed to put on 28 for the last wicket as the boys were bowled out for 224 in 48.3 overs. How valuable would that last wicket partnership be?

The lads came out with full of intent but so did Wairarapa. Rapa were on 49-0 after 8 before leg spinner Harris got a wicket with his very first ball. The big Rapa opener continued to dominate and brought up a brisk run a ball 50. At drinks the HK boys needed some words of wisdom and coach Chad gave the boys just that. They came out and quickly made the breakthrough with that man again Harris doing the damage. The lads had real belief and scrapped for everything in the field.

It was a real game of cat and mouse as Rapa continued to score but HK chipped away at the wickets. Anderson got a critical wicket before de Burgh came in for his first bowl of the tournament and claimed his first of two wickets. With overs running out and the run rate climbing our boys seized there chance to strike. 2 run outs late in the game meant that our boys claimed a sensational win by 19 runs.

Batting highlights 
Sam 60
Campbell 58

Bowling highlights 
Harris 3-37 off 9
de Burgh 2-23 off 10
Reder 2-44 off 10
Anderson 1-19 off 6.

Superb day and one our boys should be incredibly proud of. Next up is effectively a semi final against Taranaki starting tomorrow at 10am.

Well done boys, we go again tomorrow 🏏🔥

Round 3 - 19/12/18

Brave HK come up short against quality Taranaki side.

The Cricket Express NZ HK U17s brave run at a shot at the CD U17 title has been ended by a classy Taranaki outfit at Napier’s Nelson Park today. With both sides coming into the contest undefeated, this match was essentially a semi final with a spot in the final beckoning. Batting first the HK lads amassed 199/9 off their 50 overs. Shifted up to the opening slot Jack Oldroyd well and truly made the most of the opportunity anchoring the innings and scoring a gritty and determined 66. Oldroyd’s knock was well supported by opener Campbell Martin who scored a typically aggressive 27, before James Birrell (31) provided some late fireworks to ensure the total went past 190.

With runs on the board the HK lads felt as though they were well in the game and at 46/2 the match was evenly poised. Unfortunately for HK, two very talented batsmen from Taranaki combined to take the game away from them putting on an unbeaten partnership of 157 to win the game for their side and propel them into a finals spot against Wanganui. Jaedyn Dawson continued his good form with 1-36 off 8 whilst James Birrell completed a great all round game returning 1-37 also off 8 overs.

All is not lost for the men in red however as they now turn their attention to what is essentially a 3rd and 4th playoff vs hosts Hawkes Bay in front of the pavilion at Nelson Park. After 3 days of cricket the HK lads will be fizzing for what is sure to be a cracking game as they look to end a successful week on a well deserved high.

Round 4 - 20/12/18

Cricket Express NZ HKCA Under 17’s finish tied 3rd in CD Tournament.

Our HKCA Under 17’s have come home after finishing 3rd in the Napier Under 17’s CD Tournament. The boys result is the best for our Under 17’s in recent history and shows the hard work and dedication they have put in.

The boys were rained off on Thursday against Hawkes Bay with their innings poised at 30-3 off 14 overs so come away from the tournament with 2 wins, 1 loss and a no result. Jaedyn Dawson finished joint leading wicket taker for the tournament which is a phenomenal effort and one he should be extremely proud of. Dylan Reder was announced in the 16 man wider CD Under 17’s squad before its final cut to 13 gets announced over Christmas. Great work Dylan another recognition for all your hard work🔥

We would like to thank the boys for all your efforts over the last 6 months and the parents/volunteers for your continued support.

Well done boys, have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.