Game Reports

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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Marin CC captain Vish Chapalamadugu (L) and NVCC captain Bernie Peacock shake hands at the toss ahead of their recent game

Napa Valley Cricket Club triumph over local rivals Marin on rain soaked pitch in opening game of the 2016 season

The Napa Valley Cricket Club (NVCC) opened their season of regular games with a hard fought win over local rivals Marin Socials at Piper Park last Saturday. While the late spring rains were welcomed by all off the field of play they ensured a low scoring encounter at a ground where runs normally flow freely. The soggy conditions allied with the laying of a new mat meant that the toss was going to be very important to win and visiting NVCC captain Bernie Peacock called wrong and Marin chose to bowl first.

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