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Speedy Signs HKCA Year 6 Boys 2018/19 Squad

Ethan Rusell Jack Blake Jack Tyson Cooper Cotterill Oscar O'Brien Fletcher Cooper Ted Gibbs Luca Albert Nikau Davis Hunter Topliff Alex Love Oliver Selby Oliver Jessop Ethan Hindry

Speedy Signs HKCA Year 6 Boys 2018/19 Calendar

November 2018

Sunday 4th November – 1.00pm to 2.30pm Training Basil Netten Indoor Centre followed by a McDonalds Levin Team Lunch

Sunday 11th November – Time TBC Training Waikanae Park

Monday 19th November – 5.00pm to 6.30pm Training Basil Netten Indoor Centre

Sunday 25th NovemberVs Whanganui in HK

December 2018

Monday 3rd December – 5.00pm to 6.30pm Training Basil Netten Indoor Centre

Sunday 9th DecemberVs Johnsonville in HK

Wednesday 12th December – 5.00pm to 6.30pm Training Waikanae Park

Sunday 16th DecemberVs Manawatu in Manawatu

January 2019

Wednesday 9th January – 5.00pm to 6.30pm Training Waikanae Park

Sunday 13th January – Game TBC

Wednesday 16th January – 5.00pm to 6.30pm Training Venue TBC

Wednesday 23rd to Saturday 26thRiverbend Cricket Camp Hawkes Bay (6 Games)

February 2019

Monday 4th February – 5.00pm to 6.30pm Training Venue TBC

Sunday 10th FebruaryVs Whanganui in Whanganui

March 2019

Monday 4th March – 5.00pm to 6.30pm Training Venue TBC

Sunday 10th March Vs Manawatu in HK

Speedy Signs HKCA Year 6 Boys 2018/19 Match Reports

HKCA Speedy Signs Y6 and HKCA Y6 Blue start the season on a positive note.

Whanganui Y6 26-26 vs HKCA Speedy Signs 167-9
Win to HKCA by 141 runs.

Whanganui Y6 Dev 69-16 vs HKCA Y6 Blue 128-9
Win to HKCA by 59 runs.

Whanganui Y6 and Y6 Development sides traveled today to Levin to play our teams in two 8 aside fixtures. It was a proud day as HKCA welcomed 14 new representative players to its ranks. The new players were presented their caps by HKCA Pathway Manager - Chad Law.

With the grounds looking in immaculate condition and the new changing rooms in operation both our lads and the opposition were in for a treat.

Jake Blake skippered the Y6 Speedy Signs side and was asked to bowl first as the coin landed in favour of the Whanganui side.

With a modified fixture format the lads were preparing to be in the field for four partnerships of 9 overs. This was to allow for max participation.

The lads struck early and had their Northern Neighbours in trouble at 4 for 6. Fantastic fielding with excellent catches and team run outs continued as did the excellent straight bowling. Whanganui tried hard and played some excellent shots but lost to many wickets to often. After the four partnerships Whanganui finished on 26 for the loss of 26 wickets. NB. -5 is taken off the total after each dismissal.

Cooper Cotterill 6-10 off 6 Jack Blake 5-25 off 6 and Jack Tyson 5-26 were the chief destroyers for the Speedy Signs side.

Chasing 26 - Oscar O'Brien (12*) and Nikau Davis (2) were sent in first to face the Whanganui bowlers. A patient start, with the plan to take the shine of the ball had the openers playing safe and error free cricket. Ending on 29-1 after the first partnership the boys had set a great platform for the team.

Luca Albert (35*) and O Jessop (1) put pressure on the bowlers and had HK safely in front at 84-4 after 18 overs. Luca was our top scorer, he played some quality shots and looked a classy prospect for the season ahead.

Jack Tyson (13) and Cooper Cotterill (9) continued working the ball around ticking the score over and after a frustrating run out Jack unleashed a huge 6 hitting one well over the ropes of the testing boundary. After the third partnership HK were cruising at 111-7

With the game safely in hand captain Jack Blake (28*) and Fletcher Cooper (14) played with freedom sending the ball to the boundary six times. Whanganui now bowling with a wet ball kept trying hard and remained positive even though the game was out of reach. HK finished the innings on 167-9 after their 36 Overs.

A great start to the season for the HKCA Speedy Signs Y6 side.

Check out the recorded highlights below


In the other game the HK Y6 Blue team captain Oliver Selby won the toss and decided his lads would take up the challenge of setting a total.

Big hitter Ted Gibbs (24) and skipper Selby (21) had the side off to a flyer as they ended the first partnership on 49-3.

Ethan Hindry (5) and Hunter Topliff (9) added to the good start the openers had provided as the Whanganui bowlers started to tighten up. HK were now 75-6 after 16 overs.

J Thompson (10*) and Ethan Russell worked hard over the next 8 overs only losing one wicket adding 14 to the HK total now 89-7 after 24 overs.

Last partnership had the talented Logan Murray (31*) and Alex Love (3) combine in a solid pair which added 39 runs to the team total. Logan hitting an unbeaten 31 which included six boundaries.

HK had set Whanganui 129 to win.

A positive start from Wanganui 42-3 had the Blue Team needing to keep the pressure on.

All rounder Gibbs 3-15 off 4 and Ethan Russell 3-21 off 5 provided some halt to the Whanganui run chase.

At the half way stage Whanganui were 31-9 and -5 wickets were starting to make progress difficult for the away side who kept trying hard.

Logan Murray was thrown the ball by Selby and asked to produce the perfect all round game. The leggy answered with a fine spell, ending up with figures of 3-26 off 4.

The visitors now 47-12 after 26 overs. Runs were being scored and boundaries hit by the Whanganui final pair but good bowling by the HK lads insured a well earned victory was on the cards.

Whanganui ended up on 69-16

An awesome day for our new pathway players. A big thanks to our Visitors for heading South for the day. Thanks also to the following people, Rec Services Carl Trask for preparing our beautiful grounds, Chad and Matt for helping set up the ground early on a Sunday morning. The Coaches, Umpires and scorers who give up their time to give our children a quality experience. Parents who helped with pack down and clean up it is much appreciated. It is great having such a fantastic network of people helping.

Next Game for these lads is in Two weeks as we host Johnsonville from Wellington.


The youngest of our HK Pathway teams travelled to Palmerston North to take on a quality Manawatu side.
A beautiful summer day at the picturesque Ongley Park had our lads keen to keep improving from their win a couple of weeks ago against Whanganui.

An 11 a side fixture consisting of 35 overs, with maximum of 5 overs per bowler, a 40 ball retirement for batsman and 9 players taking the field at any given time was the basis of the format which has been encouraged by NZC to maximise participation.

Captain Jack Black with support of his leadership team of Jack Tyson, Cooper Cotterill and Oscar O’Brien had decided to bowl if the coin landed in their favour, Jack called correct and the lads were ready to take the field.

Skipper Jack Blake (1-37 off 5) decided he would lead from the from and take the new ball along with Cooper Cotterill (3-24 off 5) the team started well with taking a wicket in the first over before Manawatu recovered to be 2-25 after six overs.

Jack Tyson (3-11 off 5) and Fletcher Cooper (3-9 off 5) were asked to bowl into the wind and had success straight away bowling a couple of the Manawatu batsman and the fielders supporting with some great catches. 10 overs down and Manawatu were finding it tough at 28 for 6.

At this level if you are out during your first six balls you stay in but lose 5 runs so this was helping keep the Manawatu total down.

The next bowling change saw Oscar O’Brien (3-9 off 3) and leg spinner Logan Murray (0-2 off 2) continue to put pressure on the Manawatu players who were now 54-11 after 20 overs.

O’Brien took two wickets in a row and had the Manawatu batsman under pressure facing a hat-trick which they successfully defended. This was to be the first of two Hatrick opportunities as Cotterill also had a chance in his second spell which included 3 wickets in one over.

Some solid batting followed from C Kereama (28) who played exceptional against the HK bowlers before he was beautifully bowled by Cotterill. He ended up one ball short of retiring with Manawatu now 82-12.

Ted Gibbs (3-19 off 5) came on and combined well with wicket keeper Davis who took two catches off Gibbs bowling. A fantastic and very enthusiastic fielding effort helped all the bowlers apply pressure throughout the innings, Manawatu were bowled out in the 30th over with a total of 97-16.

The first goal of the HK lads was to knock off the 97 runs. Openers O’Brien (6) and Oliver Selby (1) tried hard to see off the new ball, however the Manawatu openers were to good and after a run out had HK struggling at 15-3.

Luca Albert (9) batting at three started well but was bowled by another good Manawatu delivery. Jack Tyson (14) also looked good, however a ball to the toe made the stroke playing batsman find it difficult and he was out caught keeper. HK now with the four top order batsman in the shed for 46-6 after 12 overs.

Some cool heads were required by the HK middle order, Oliver Jessop (16* retired) and Cotterill (29) batted in a quality partnership worth 56. These two under pressure played nice and straight and picked the correct ball to hit to the boundary. They saw HK through to 102 for 8 with a 5-run lead.

Nikau Davis (14*) and Ted Gibbs (15) batted well before being retired at the 30 over mark adding to the HK score now safe at 133 for 9.

With 5 overs to go skipper Blake (21) and Cooper (12*) safely managed the important six balls before playing with freedom adding 29 runs to the HK total before Blake was caught, bringing in Murray (2) who put on an unbeaten 15 run partnership with Cooper to end the HK batting effort at 177 for 10 after 35.

A well-earned 79 run victory to the HK Speedy Signs Y6 lads.

The game was played in great spirits between the two young sides, the HK lads deserved their victory today however we know the Manawatu team will get better as this was there first game together and they have some quality players.

We look forward to hosting them early in 2019 in Levin.

A big thanks to the Manawatu Team for hosting us. A big thumbs up to our own coaches, parent umpires, scorers and BBQ cooks for all the support during the day.


Horowhenua Kapiti 184/3 defeat Whanganui 156/8

At a picturesque Victoria Park the young HK Y6 lads took on Whanganui in a 30 over fixture. HK Captain Jack Blake called correct at the toss and decided his successful formula of bowling first would continue.

Coach Warren Cotterill was keen to prepare his team for the upcoming Riverbend Tournament in Napier by changing up bowling and batting line ups for this fixture. This turned out to be a strategic masterstroke as left arm Ethan Russell (1-26 off 4) executed his first ever Royal Duck by bowling the Whanganui opener with the first delivery of the match.

What a start for HK! Whanganui batsman then reset and manipulated the pace attack of Jack Tyson (0-13 off 4) and Cooper Cotterill (0-15 off 4) to be 38-1 off 6 Overs.

Enthusiastic Leg Spinner Logan Murray (1-13 off 4) got the break through with the consistent Oscar O’Brien (2-15 off 4) striking in his first over with a double wicket maiden and a run-out. This was a special over for the team which put a halt to the positive progress the batsman was making. Whanganui were now 62-5 off 13 overs.

A fight back was needed from Whanganui and with the middle order spending time at the crease this was bound to happen. Four Whanganui Batsman went on to retire and in the closing stages of the innings the HK lads executed a couple a good run outs to have Whanganui 156/8 after the 30 overs. Other HK Bowlers in the wickets were Fletcher Cooper (1-8 off 3) and Ted Gibbs (1-9 off 2)

The HK openers of Ted Gibbs (14*) and Nikau Davis (22) started the innings well with caution and control. Gibbs retired after the mandatory max of 30 balls when HK were 44 without loss. Promoted to number three for this fixture was Ethan Hindry (35) who showed his power and timing in a good innings which included multiple boundaries. Hindry was dismissed in the 18th over and HK were safely in control at 103-2.

With 12 overs remaining to bat the middle order of Blake 18*, Luca Albert 13*, O’Brien 5* and Cooper 7* all retired with the coaches reducing the amount of balls faced to try and give as many of the team a bat before riverbend. The retirements were pleasing to see as in this fixture if you get out in the first six balls the opposition receive a bonus 5 runs.

HK went on to win with a score of 183/3 after the 30 overs. The lads played with a Team First attitude and look well prepared for the upcoming Tournament.

Cricket Whanganui were fantastic hosts and their team were much improved from our first encounter in late 2018. We wish Mark and his Whanganui team the best of luck for the rest of the season. A big thanks to the HK parents who helped with umpiring, scoring and feeding the team.