January is the best month to be playing cricket but unfortunately our normal club comp is on break until school starts back in Feb. However, for the lucky players who are currently representing the NMCA in the VMCU Carnival, it's been a great time for all our age groups, whether winning or just being able to participate.
The U12s have continued their winning streak, led by a spectacular day out by Harrison Smith - 5 wickets, a catch, a runout, and 12no. They currently sit 2nd on the ladder and there are a number of other teams sitting with 3 wins each.
The U14s bounced back after an unlucky loss yesterday and are now sitting 5th on the ladder. The team has been consistent with both bat and ball.
The U16s bowlers did a great job but the batting let us down today. However, the team still sits in the top four and Friday's match will be a big test.
Here are the results and stand out players for Round 3.
Under 12s - NMCA 7/138 (36.4 overs) defeated NWCA 9/137cc (40 overs)
Harrison Smith 5/9
Bridie Groves 2/28
Trent McManus 35
Thomas Sweetman 35
Will Hanlon 30
Under 14s - NMCA 8/132cc (40 overs) defeated MELTON 85 (35.4 overs)
Thomas Diamond 42
Koby Knight 23 & 2/13
Vihanga Kumarage 2/4
Max Corcoran 2/5
Under 16s - NMCA 80 (27 overs) defeated by RINGWOOD 130 (42.1)
Jasper Braddock 4/21
Luke Green 3/32
Louis Martin 2/27
Suraj Srikanth 16
Darcy Skinner 14
Check the MyCricket tab on the NMCA website menu and select the Rep/Carnival Teams tab for the whole fixture and full results/stats.
Thursday is a rest day for the U12s, U14s and U16s. The U18s has a bye tomorrow.
Round 4 matches on Friday 12th January are;
U12s v Western Region @ Point Cook
U14s v NWCA @ DONATH Reserve
U16s v Gisborne @ PITCHER Park