The first home outing of 2018 proved to be more fruitful for the Napa Valley Cricket Club (NVCC) that their previous four road matches. A mix of senior club members and new faces saw off the challenge of the San Francisco Seals under the captaincy of Australian Brendan Helme.
Four matches into the 2018 season and the Napa Valley Cricket Club (NVCC) are still looking for their first victory, having lost all of their matches to date on the road. Early season pressure on their home ground facility at the Napa Valley Expo in downtown Napa means that each season the NVCC has to schedule their early season matches away from home.
The Napa Vinos are the 2017 Last Man Stands San Francisco North Bay League Champs, winning the final against the LMS Yankies in a final over thriller at Piper Park, Larkspur. This is the first time Napa has taken the title, defending a low score of 113 off their 20 five-ball overs, getting the final two Yankies’ batsmen out in a double-play on the second last ball of the innings, with the Yankies falling two runs short on 111.