Junior Training is
OFF
for the winter.

See you in October

 

Read the 2016/17

annual report HERE


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B1 Champions 2017 EH Champions 2017 T20 Champions 2015/16 Akl Champs 2015/16 U-14 Girls Champions 2015/16 Yr 8 Champions 2015/16 Juniors at 150th celebrations A good innings The Domain The clubrooms The Shore Way Juniors The Domain The Domain History Waiting to bat All the action Junior World Series Club legends Luncheon 2014 Luncheon Luncheon 1987-88 Prems Graeme Players player cup

Player's Player of the Year

GB_Players_player.jpgNorth Shore's Graeme Beghin won the Player's Player award last night at the Auckland Cricketer of the Year awards dinner. The captains from all teams voted throughout the season, then clubs vote on the top five candidates.

Libby Easterbrook also made the top five of the School Premier Girl's Player's Player, which was taken out by Bella Armstrong from EGGS - who is a current Auckland Hearts player.

Time to say thanks...

There are so many people to thank for their help over my first year at the club (apologies if I forget someone!). 

  • Bruce Warner has been brilliant all year and made himself available to answer my endless questions as I got to grips with how a cricket club works.
  • Rosie keeps the beverages flowing and the bar working like clock work.
  • Karen (Vintage Catering) is a legend in the kitchen and keeps giving us quality food which is the envy of other clubs. 
  • Thank you to the Executive board for giving me the opportunity and providing on going support and to the Junior Committee without whom junior cricket wouldn't be possible. 
  • Thank you to all the parents and supporters of senior and junior players who transport, umpire and score. Thanks to my long suffering family who haven't seen much of me over the summer.
  • Last but not least a big thank you to Graeme who gives generously of his time to our cricketers both senior and junior and who has been my sounding board for the last six months. I'm sure his ears will have a well deserved rest over the next couple of months.

I hope everyone has a great winter and look forward to seeing everyone back at the D in October.

Kind Regards,

Gillian Scott

Go The Shore!

And the winners are...

The North Shore senior cricket season concluded with prize giving on Tuesday evening.

Congratulations to our 3rd XI on winning the B1 grade and promotion to A1 for next season and to our Sportslink International female youth team who took out the T/20 and Limited Overs competitions.

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Congratulations to the following individuals who won awards.

Award For Recipient
YOUTH FEMALE BOWLING Female Youth Bowler Libby Easterbrook
YOUTH FEMALE BATTING Female Youth Batter Sam Petherick
3RD XI BATTING B1 Batting Nic Grantham
3RD XI BOWLING B1 Bowling Nic Grantham
RES BATTING Senior A Batting Ash Abraham
RES BOWLING Senior A Bowling Zac Watson
KNOX CUP PREMIER RUNS Graeme Beghin
DR BENNETT SNR ALL ROUNDER Matt Selby
B P SOMERVILLE NSCC CRICKETER OF THE YR Graeme Beghin
VERCOE PREM WKTS Carl Brungar
EILEEN HENDERSON PREM AND RES WKTS Carl Brungar
MR PICKWICK PREM FIELDER Ben Wall/Graeme Beghin
DON COLEMAN FIRST TON Graeme Beghin
HARRY PITTS HIGHEST SCORE Malav Brahmbhatt
DACRE PROMISING SENIOR Gus McKenzie
WINTERBOTTOM IMPROVED SENIOR Matt Selby
CAM MAINGAY THEY TURNED THE MATCH Aakash Choudhary
IAN MUNRO VOLUNTEER Brian Shandley
VERDUN SCOTT SPORTSMANSHIP Tim Duncraft
MAJOR JACKA SPORT, LOYALTY CLUB & TEAM Liam Jacobs

 

At the conclusion of the presentations to the winners, Chairman, Campbell Newman, advised that the new bell had been inscribed with the name "John Little" to celebrate JL's 50th decade of playing for North Shore. He also presented JL with a plaque also commemorating his feat.

Go The Shore!

Premier overview

It was once again a real privilege for me to lead this group of men this year.

We challenged ourselves with an ambitious set of goals, which was to win the Tom Hellaby Two-Day Championship and gain promotion, then go back to back and win theT/20 championship. Finally to go chase Nationals by winning the Jeff Crowe One-Day Cup.

Well, this was no fairy-tale season but as the saying goes, its about the journey, not the destination.

In the two day championship, for the first time since I’ve been here we beat the eventual winners, Grafton. In the One-Day comp we smashed the powerhouse that is Parnell as well as Suburbs who were in the final against Takapuna. We took winners Takapuna to the edge and lost by one run in a thriller on Vauxhall. If you thought we couldn’t get closer well, we tied with Suburbs in the T/20 and lost in a bowl-off, they went on to win that trophy.

So it was second in the Two-Day comp, semi-finals for T/20 and semis for the One-Dayers.

Its no surprise to anyone who plays or watches this group that we are successful across all formats. This group has talent and skill, an attitude and commitment to hard work, balanced with a team ethic around respect and all underlined by an approach to enjoy the game and back yourself - it comes together neatly in the Shore Way.

We clearly played some good cricket this year, and a feature of these team performances were the individuals who stood up to play a significant roles in winning a game. Once again Brungar was superb taking 57 wickets this season. Matt Selby signed off his career with a special season with the bat scoring 751 runs. Ben Wall with the gloves was an absolute pest for the opposition taking everything catchable and always keeping the energy up in the field. Batman and AC were awesome again, playing the crucial role of all-rounders with Selby. This year also featured big performances by youngsters Matt Strain and Gus McKenzie as well as a so many guys across the grades who came into the team.

Special mention must be made for the T/20 campaign under Mike Olsen. Building on the buzz after last years final, the play offs on the Domain were some of the best matches to be part of. Hundreds of people lining the boundaries, food, music, kids playing and so much support for the team. The connection so strong because many of our young cricketers are coached by the Premiers playing just there on the field. There were victories against Takapuna, Eden Roskil and that fateful game against Suburbs were shared by everyone at North Shore and ripple made it to the wider NZ cricket community.

I'd like to say thank you to all of you who represented the Premier mens team this year. You are great ambassadors for this club and continually taking this team forward leaving it better and stronger for the next man. It’s not just the players of course, so much goes into this team.

From Karen and her team in the kitchen, Toni and Shands, Gillian and, of course, our team manager Mike Duncraft. We also like to thank the board and committee for all its work, the families and friends who also share in our love for this game.

It is appropriate that we recognise some outstanding individual performances this season, but as we have said so often, it is the partnerships between real team mates that underpin our success and everyone here has had a part to play in this epic production.

Well done to all the prize winners. I hope you all enjoy celebrating and reflecting on another great season.

Thank you,

Graeme Beghin

Go The Shore!


 

Drunk on the Domain

Back in 1927, a woman, Mabel Stout, had Emily Stevenson to keep her company in the dock at the Police Court, it was recorded in the New Zealand Herald.

Both women admitted that they were disorderly while drunk on Devonport Domain on Saturday while watching cricket.

They had, according to the senior sergeant, been in trouble before.

Stout was fined £1, or three days' imprisonment, and Stevenson, who had procured liquor while prohibited, was fined £2, or seven days.

We have it on good authority that the two women wen not, and had never been, members of the North Shore Cricket Club - but had simply become overly excited watching the game that was being played by the aforementioned club.

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And talking about the past


North Shore Cricket Club would like to thank all the following businesses for their support of Junior Cricket