THE North Nowra-Cambewarra Maroons under 12 Greenspace Gardens and Mowing sponsored team have finished the regular season as minor premiers by losing just two one day games.
The players have trained long and hard all season and can be extremely confident this weekend against Ulladulla.
Both teams have ability and it is expected to be a nail-biter as most clashes between these sides are close.
Three times they have faced each other with Norths managing two wins.
Norths put on a excellent bowling and
fielding show against Bomaderry in the
semi-final last Sunday and know that a similar display will have them heading in the right direction.
Again the Norths boasts girls playing cricket with the 12s having four athletic females that train just as hard as the boys.
Two of the girls had a day out in the semi-final with Issy Hoskin starting the game off on a high in the second over via a good opening catch.
She then bowled first change and jagged two wickets thanks to straight deliveries that she is renowned for.
Kyla Davidson had a bowl and was soon on a hat-trick thanks to a stumping and then a clean bowled, but the hat-trick was denied.
But the ball later she clean bowled one Bomaderry boy to have three wickets in one over.
Kyla then batted, making a steady eight not out to guide the team across the line.
Sophie Emery and Summer Hall missed the semi-final as they had representative soccer duties, but both will play a vital role with bat and ball this weekend as they have done all season.
Sophie is the main wicket keeper, which she excels at, and bats with authority. Summer has fantastic catching reflexes to go with a solid straight bat which is what will be needed in the decider.
The boys are all impressive with their own styles, and along with the girls, they make a talented team that love the training paddock each Thursday afternoon.
This keen attitude will see them walk onto the field with purpose and desire to perform as best as they can.
Harrison Graham played extremely well in the semi-final with a patient 21 not out at the top of the order and he has great hands in the deep and will play a key role.
All-rounder Will Seyffer has hit good
runs this year and has the best arm in the competition.
Beware anyone who tries a suicide run.
Adrian Dwight opens the bowling with accuracy and swing and can hit valuable runs in the middle order.
Tom Cooney, in his first season, can swing the ball both ways, has incredible hands and can play shots when batting.
Alex Parsons is the team spinner and reflex fielder in close and can hit big with the bat.
Angus Lowbridge is another all-rounder who opens the bowling with success and then does some keeping or bats with an array of shots.
Angus took a catch in the semi-final that was possibly the best diving catch the coaches had ever seen.
Rhys Burinaga is looking polished with the bat this year and can bowl with venom and bounce and will be busy boy with his all-round game.
Jack Pritchett keeps wickets regularly and reads the game well as he took a good stumping last Sunday to the team’s spinner, Kyla.
Jack also opens the batting with solid technique and shots around the ground. Ewan Hamilton has been improving each game and will get to do it all over this Sunday.
The Bernie Reagan complex on the weekend will be abuzz as the 12s are on the smaller pitch and the 16s on the main Bernie pitch.
Come down and watch the next generation throw themselves to all parts and then hit the ball all over the park.
Win or lose they will give it a shake and see what happens.