THE North Nowra-Cambewarra Blues under 10 Manildra Group sponsored team have made their way into Sunday’s decider against Ulladulla thanks to an impressive regular season that saw them finish as minor premiers.
Unfortunately the semi-final against Batemans Bay was washed out meaning the higher ranked team went through to the grand final.
The players are all very excited to have made it and know they can grab the trophy if they play a good game.
No doubt the parents will be more nervous as their child strides to the crease and the loss of two runs for a wicket lost can put pressure on, but these Norths players keep on hitting the ball and running fast.
The training has been fun as the
players have learnt as much as possible about the game and their own ability and then game day has seen some excellent cricket.
The two coaches have enjoyed the challenge of showing the children the basics and training on Friday afternoons has been memorable with most sessions going for two and a half hours.
The team consists of five boys and five girls that go to school at either Illaroo Road Public School or Cambewarra Public School, meaning they can play at lunch time together if they want.
All of them have shared in batting together to help make them friends and most importantly play as a team.
Tayla Dunn has been awesome with all aspects of her game and recently represented South Coast at the PSSA Championships at Berooga where she got wickets and big runs to all parts of the ground.
Ella Davidson also played at Berooga where she impressed by running like the wind between wickets and was only out once during the PSSA carnival.
Little sister Ruby Davidson is the tiny tot of the squad and has improved every game and knows how to grab wickets with her left arm deliveries.
Emily Burinaga has developed
wonderfully and bowls some unplayable balls which has both coaches excited for her future.
Erica Dwight has claimed wickets as well and can naturally hit the ball hard and effectively.
The “fabulous five” girls can be proud of their season and the five boys can be thankful of their contributions.
The five boys have really excelled and are all natural players that will easily play first grade when they get older.
Marley Arthur is all muscle, whacks it very hard, and can save plenty in the field with his terrific hands and slides.
Jasper Dunn is the gun bowler with fast and straight bowling that has seen him rattle the stumps plenty of times.
Riley Sims is the lefty of the team and thinks he is Dave Warner as he tees off. He also thinks he is Brett Lee when bowling right handed with his huge run up. Levi Webber is the Brad Haddin of the team and is a sensational keeper and can also belt the ball way past the rope.
Brodie Arkinstall is the stroke maker with genuine cover drives and his bowling is near flawless.
The team will have a red hot go this Sunday and make their sponsors,
parents, family and coaches proud, win or lose.