The Napa Valley Cricket Club (NVCC) hosted North Bay cricket rivals – Marin CC Socials and the Sonoma Gullies – at the Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga in August. The game against Marin was the third in the 2016 series of three between the clubs with NVCC having already won the series 2-0. By contrast NVCC were hoping for their first win against the Santa Rosa based Sonoma Gullies since May of 2014.
The Napa Valley Cricket Club (NVCC) shared the spoils with two visiting San Francisco teams in the month of July. A loss to the San Francisco Seals and a win against the Twitter Kabootars brings them to .500 for their season with six games played to date since their season opening Napa Valley World Series of Cricket.
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.