Cricket

American Jared Thatcher (with bat) of NVCC batting on his way to his score of 42 runs not out recently against Marin CC Socials

American member Jared Thatcher contributes substantially to NVCC win over Marin CC Socials in the “game of his life”

Continuing a trend for the 2016 season of standout performances from American members NVCC club stalwart Jared Thatcher had the game of his life in the recent victory over Marin CC Socials. With both ball and bat Thatcher excelled, returning figures of 2 wickets for 20 runs off 4 overs while with the bat he notched up 42 runs off 48 balls and was not out as NVCC surpassed the Marin CC total in the 33rd over. Bedeviled by old hockey injuries over the last two seasons to both his shoulder and ankle Thatcher has worked hard on his game in the nets over the last number of months and his return to full game fitness was marked by an impressive all-round display.

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NVCC opening batsman Abhijit 'Doc' Adhye (L) and Jeff Keene

Sonoma Gullies overcome NVCC in first 2016 match

The Napa Valley Cricket Club (NVCC) lost their second game in a row falling in the final over of the game to a six that sealed the game for local rivals, the Sonoma Gullies. With the toss won by the Gullies captain Anu Shah on a day that was forecast to be hot, even by Calistoga standards, he put NVCC into bat. League commitments on the day meant that Sonoma fielded a depleted side and drafted in a number of NVCC members to make up their numbers.

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Team picture with Bradshaw CC left (yellow and green) and NVCC on right (maroon and green)

Bradshaw CC host Napa Valley CC in game at the Gurdwara Sikh temple near Elk Grove

The Napa Valley Cricket Club (NVCC) went on the road again recently to play their first ever match against Bradshaw CC (BCC) of the Sacramento Area League. After a promising start in the field the NVCC were eventually beaten by 87 runs as they had no answers with the bat to the firepower of the BCC bowling attack. The game continued a theme for the NVCC in 2016 with New Zealander Martin Mackenzie again top-scoring for NVCC and another strong performance with the bat was recorded by new American member Tyler Nethaway following on from the knock in the previous game in Marin by Pete Cameron, another American member.

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