CONVENOR: David Croucher

DATE: Term 4 2017 Term 1 2018


Open Boys Cricket Finals 2017/2018
A very successful season in this Ashes year. 4 separate schools contested the Final series.
Opens Division:
  • Pacific Hills CS
  • Inaburra
The Opens Final set up an old rivalry that dates back to 2002 when these two teams fought out a historic tied match at the famous Memorial Oval ( the second best ground to the SCG). This final was a low scoring affair with Pacific Hills being 5 for 9 at one stage from a total of only 79 off 33 overs. Inaburra scored the required runs off 27.1 overs with the loss of 5 wickets. The only downside was rain affected Harold Fraser Oval being unplayable on the day with the match being transferred to synthetic Evatt Park.


15&U Division:

  • Northern Beaches CS
  • Cedars CC

Earlier in the month the Juniors faced off at Evatt with two centuries being scored by Northern Beaches batsmen for a resounding 240 run win. I can see this team setting up a successful cricketing dynasty in the future.There were 2 fewer teams in the Juniors this season. Teams like Nowra and Dubbo would be welcomed back next year.

My only concern is the 2 forfeits that meant one team contested a final after only 2 20/20 matches. It seems that inadequate planning and the inevitable weather played a factor in this situation. It is so important to anticipate these events in your planning. There also seems to be a loss of keen coaches who are willing to put time into the nurturing of young cricketers.

Let's make next season a real winner for Australia's national game.