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.
Napa Valley Cricket Club (NVCC) hosted the Sacramento Cricket Club (SCC) in Calistoga on Sunday, Aug 30, for the second encounter between the two sides of 2015. Sacramento managed to win a close game in the previous encounter in Davis, and NVCC were keen to make amends for a game it felt they ‘let go’.
NVCC captain Bernie Peacock would have done things differently if he had his time again in the recent close game between NVCC and Sacramento CC (SCC) at Davis cricket ground. Peacock’s sporting decision to bowl softer balls to the 11 year old son of one of the Sacramento team would end up being the difference between the teams score wise. Peacock also wasn’t helped by a batting collapse by the NVCC tail-enders with victory within touching distance.