The Old Foundary HKCA Year 7's Squad 2018/19

Willem Young Hunter Mahar Nico Block Corban Deller Daniel Lynch Quinn Weekes Matty Prentice Hugo Abdat Brayden Meikle Otis Blake William Lemmon Jack Stevenson Samuel Thompson Daniel Oldroyd Blake Whitfield


The Old Foundary HKCA Year 7's Fixtures 2018/19

November 2018 

Sunday 11th November – Vs Taranaki, Hawera 10:30am start.

Sunday 18th November – Vs Manawatu, Palmerston North

December 2018

Sunday December 2nd- Vs Wairarapa in Masterton

January 2019

Sunday 13th to Wednesday 16th January 2019- Hawkes Bay Cricket Camp (Riverbend) (A)

February 2019

Sunday February 10th 2019- Vs Wanganui in HK

Sunday February 17th 2019 Vs Hawkes Bay in Hawkes Bay

Sunday February 25th 2019 Vs Wairarapa in HK

March 2019

Sunday March 10th 2019 Vs Manawatu in HK

 The Old Foundary HKCA Year 7's Match Reports 2018/19

Our HKCA Old Foundry Year 7's are off to a flyer this season! Manager/roving reporter Daniel Block reports-

'HKCA Year 7 Reps Vs Taranaki South U12’s
Sunday 11th at TSB Hub Hawera

A beautiful Hawera day welcomed us to our game against Taranaki U12’s with the local clubs turning on the charm. 
Not only was the ground all set out brilliantly but the boys had their own changing rooms which was a real novelty.

Captain for the day Nico Block won the toss and elected to bowl. HK opened with Hunter Mahar and Jack Stevenson and had immediate success with a wicket on the 3rd ball. The opening bowlers continued to pressure and bowled a great line. The first 5 overs saw just 17 runs scored. Once the change was made in bowlers Taranaki attempted to increase the run rate and start to dominate with the bat. While a little wayward and short the HK bowlers stuck to their task and were rewarded with regular wickets falling throughout. An improved length saw 5 wickets fall by being bowled. Wickets continued to fall at regular intervals and Taranaki were all out in the 27th over for 123. Special mention must go to C Patterson from Taranaki who scored 48 from 51 balls but couldn’t find anyone to stay with him. The Bowling standout was Hunter Mahar with 2 for 9 from his 4 overs although it was great to see 6 bowlers pick up wickets.

HK came out to bat as Taranaki did losing a wicket in the first over however Dan Lynch and Jack Stevenson were in no mood to be dominated and set about scoring singles freely, running really well. Jack Stevenson got a small nick and in a great act of sportsmanship walked during the appeal , something that was mentioned and admired at length by Taranaki after the game. This bought Daniel Oldroyd to the wicket with HK on 22/2 in the 5th over. The two Daniels set about totally dominating the bowling with some fantastic off drives and some brilliant running. The next 10 overs saw 53 runs scored before both Daniels retired ( Dan Lynch 20 Dan Oldroyd 33). Otis Blake and Brayden Meikle came to the wicket with 50 runs still required and the Taranaki team knew this was their last chance to pressure the new batsman. Both Batsman took a couple of overs to see themselves in before gradually increasing their scoring and going from singles to boundaries with Brayden Miekle hitting a couple of huge blows to finish the game. HK had run down the total in the 25th over with 30 balls to spare and had only lost 2 wickets. Most impressive was the boys ability to look for the single where appropriate but still put the bad ball away. A runrate of 4.97 was a great effort given some tidy bowling.

Player of the day went to Daniel Oldroyd for his excellent 33 runs from 45 balls retired.'

Well done lads, please keep an eye out for a report on the sides most recent fixture, a victory vs their Manawatu counter parts on Sunday. Reporter Block has even promised to include pictures of the boys in action! #futureofhkcricket #futurebears #summershere 🔥 🏏

Match Report HKCA Year 7 Reps Vs Manawatu JCB U12’s
Sunday 18th November at Ongley Park Palmerston North-

Our roving reporter Daniel Block is at it again! After some proof reading, editing and addition of paragraphs it was finally up to standard to post on facebook 😜😜

'Rain and drizzle greeted us in Palmerston North and both teams decided it would be best to suspend play for an extra 45 mins, by which time the rain had stopped and it had begun to clear.
Special Mention must go to coach Paul Mahar who bought his gazebo poles but forgot the roof……Definitely the biggest fine for the day.

Captain for the day Hugo Abdat won the toss and HK chose to bat first believing the ball would be tough to control in the wet conditions.
Openers Brayden Meikle and Dan Lynch batted beautifully right from the outset ,respecting the good ball but putting away the loose one, and after 10 overs we already had 61 on the board.
A particular highlight of this start was that when the ball wasn’t there to hit the boys continually found singles and 2’s.
Brayden fell on 19 and Dan retired once scoring 31 bringing Hugo and Quinn into bat. Manawatu sensed they had to press however the start they had been given meant that these 2 had time to see themselves in before increasing the run rate, runs kept coming and when Hugo was run out HK were on 99 in the 19th over.
Quinn batted very well scoring on both the on and off side while Manawatu struggled to deal with a Left/Right partnership. Eventually Quinn fell for 28 trying to increase the run rate.
Corban Deller and Hunter Mahar added some real impetus to the innings scoring a quick fire 19 and 18 respectively at a run a ball.
HK finished up on 189 for 6 from their 35 overs and felt good going in to the break.

Manawatu came out to bat with a bit of sun breaking through and the outfield dry knowing they needed to score 5.40 per over to win.
Nico Block and William Lemmon opened the bowling and were accurate and quick . First change Hunter Mahar bowled with real rhythm and had the first wicket ( bowled) with just his second ball.
A change of ends ( 5 overs per end being played) saw the new bowlers bowling into a strong breeze and the line and length suffered. This saw Manawatu start to score both of the bat and through extras quite freely. After 8 overs they had scored 40 and were achieving the required run rate. A great piece of fielding saw Hunter Mahar run out the dangerman R Kearney for 17 and HK set about pressuring the new batsman. They bowled 6 different bowlers over the next 6 overs and the batsman struggled scoring just 10 runs from this 6 overs… The required run rate was now 6.8 and Manawatu looked very frustrated.
Tight bowling and great fielding saw HK take 2 further run out chances and a fantastic stumping from Corban Deller off Hugo Abdat's spin bowling.
Manawatus last real chance saw their 2 most destructive batsman come out and start blasting with Jorden Last Harris hitting four 4’s and a six in an effort to chase down the total however HK kept at their task bowling a good line and length and the total proved too much with Manawatu all dismissed for 140 in the 31st over. HK had won by 49 runs.

Bowling mentions would go to Hunter Mahar, Nico Block and William Lemmon who bowled beautifully as the pace attack. Brayden Meikle Otis Blake and Matty Prentice toiled into the breeze and really did a good job of pegging things back especially Matty Prentice who picked up 2 wickets caught behind as the batsman tried to force the case. Hugo Abdat bowled well, even though he had picked up a wrist injury earlier in the game, and he continued to flight the ball up attacking the batsman.

Final mention must go to Corban Deller who again proved what a real team asset he is with an outstanding job as keeper…He picked up a stumping and 3 catches ( 2 official) as well as only conceding 2 byes, Manawatu in comparison had 17 byes…
A great effort and good to get 2 in a row for the boys…Next stop Wairarapa.'

Article credit- Daniel Block

Well done lads HK cricket is very proud of your efforts and we look forward to watching you in action against Wairarapa! Well done to coach Paul Mahar and Manager Danny Block who are doing a brilliant job. #futurebears #proud#summershere

Horowhenua Kapiti vs Wanganui Match Report by Daniel Block. Weraroa Domain, Sunday 10th February. Another fantastic performance!

Year 7s vs Wanganui.PNG