The fifth season for the The Napa Valley Cricket Club (NVCC) wrapped up recently. The season which started back in April with a tour to Scottsdale and culminated with participation in the North Bay Last Man Stands (LMS) competition saw the club play 17 games in seven months. While their on-field record of 4 and 12 (regular games 4 – 7 & LMS games 0 – 5) may seem a poor return many of the games that the NVCC played were lost by very narrow margins. Their annual season opening Napa Valley World Series of Cricket is an internal game amongst members so doesn’t count in the overall win – loss stats.
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.