CONVENOR: David Croucher

DATE: Term 4 2018 Term 1 2019


Secondary Boys Cricket Finals 2018/2019

Another enjoyable season of cricket. 

We saw the drama in South Africa played out in the Australian summer. 

We look forward to the World Cup and Ashes series. 


In the 15&U Division Northern Beaches CS 2 / 55 defeated William Carey CS all out for 54 at Evatt Park on the 20th February 2019.


The game was played in great spirits on a cloudy, overcast day. The ball struggled to reach the boundary due to the conditions and as a result saw some low scoring.


Standout performances were A. Kerr with a game changing 5 for 5 of 6.1 overs including 4 maidens. He was superb! After an early scare where NB were 2/9, S. Jones guided his team home to victory finishing 36 not out.


Congratulations to Northern Beaches who have now won this title three years in a row!


In the Open Division Northern Beaches CS defeated Carinya CS


Our competition was noteworthy in that Northern Beaches CS has established itself as a champion school. As far as my records go no school has won both the 15&U and Open competitions in the one season. 


Congratulations to Lisa Phillips and her band of coaches. 


The Opens competition has halved the number of schools which is disappointing...perhaps more emphasis should be placed in balance in a student’s school life and more staff giving time to coaching.


Be passionate about the coming season and talk it up now.

See you all next season. 


David Croucher 

State Cricket Convenor









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.