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Zac Watson is helped off the field after suffering a devastating injury.

So close, yet so far.

The Prems resumed day two against Ellerslie with things evenly matched. That's because cricket was abandoned on day one after a week of torrential rain. The North Shoe side one the toss and elected to field first on a dry, dusty wicket. The decision was against traditional thinking but at this stage of the competition it is a points race and to remain in contention our boys were hunting an outright.
Unfortunately our opening bowler Zac Watson suffered a freakish accident when he fell after delivering only his second ball and shattered a part of his tibia (shin bone, just below the knee) when impacting the wicket. Zac left the field in visible agony and requires major surgery before being left to rehab for the better part of a year. Our thoughts and sympathy's are with Zac.
The game resumed with wickets falling regularly. Some good bowling and fielding resulted in Ellerslie being bowled out for 96 on the stroke of lunch. They lost their last 7 wickets for 4 runs. AC bowled five overs, three maidens, three runs for three wickets. Outstanding! Carl Brungar was the other major wicket taker with the fine figures of seven overs, four maidens, four runs for four wickets.
In reply the innings once again got off to a nervy start, with both openers dismissed without scoring. However the 3rd wicket partnership of 89 between Beghin (54) and Rajapaksha (48) carried the team across the line. At this point the side attempted to accelerate before declaring on 167 for 8 in 33 overs. 
The Shore then walked onto the field for the final session with a 71 run lead. Brungar picked up two early wickets and the suddenly the score was 1 for 3 wickets and then 9 for 4. The game progressed with the Shore applying pressure with spin and men around the bat. The opposition put enough fight to finish the day 62 for 7 after 45 overs.
An exciting finish regardless of not a single run being scored off the bat in the final 10 overs! 
Once again the spinners in Selby, Matt Strain and Choudhary were excellent. Particular mention must be made to Andy Strain who stood up to the stumps for all the bowlers and was brilliant in tough conditions.


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The result leaves the team in second place with one game to go. Shore now trail Grafton by 14.83 pts with the final match to play.
Grafton 114.80;  Shore 99.97;  Waitakere 91.22.
However a championship win from this position requires something close to divine intervention. The Premiers go out to Waitakere knowing they need a good performance to ensure Waitakere stay in third place!


The team to play Waitakere is;
1. O'Brien
2. Selby
3. Beghin
4. Rajapaksha
5. Thompson
6. Olsen
7. Choudhary
8. Wall
9. Brungar Day 1 - Angus Nicoll Day 2
10. Duncraft
11. Kemp Day 1 - Matt Strain Day 2
Go The Shore!
Reserves Go
Oh...So...Close!

 
The North Shore Reserves defeated Auckland University on first innings on Saturday ….. but have just missed out on their second two-day final in a row by the slimmest of margins.
Going into the game, there were five teams in with a chance of making the final. North Shore knew that not only would they need first innings points, but also as many bonus points as they could take to give themselves a chance.
Ben Wall set the tone, striking 54 off 65 balls including two huge sixes to give the North Shore innings momentum. He was ably supported by Ash Abraham, who top scored with a more sedate 65, and key contributions from Sam Hinds, Simon McGowan and a big hitting Mac Chapman allowed North Shore to declare their innings after 45 overs on 203/4.
This left 50 overs in the day for North Shore to force the 1st innings result and chase points. Job One was duly achieved with Uni rolled for 115, Jono Kemp taking career best figures of 4/30 and Mitch Bremner affecting an unbelievable wrong way run-out to dismiss the opposition captain. This left around 35 minutes in the day for North Shore to collect as many bonus points as possible. Shore took the bold option of forfeiting their second innings, therefore leaving Auckland Uni around 8 overs to score 90 runs to achieve an outright victory. Credit to Auckland Uni who tried to score quick runs, which allowed North Shore to take 5 wickets – the innings ending at 45/5 off 8 overs. Tim Duncraft taking three wickets and late season destroyer Mac Chapman burgling one off the last ball of the match.
Then the waiting game began …….. news filtered through of Suburbs achieving a similar number of points to us to remain ahead of us in the table. Then the big shock – table topping and previously unbeaten Cornwall lost to Takapuna, leaving us in second place and one more result to hear from. But alas, the exact result we didn’t want from Eden Roskill and Papatoetoe occurred – an Outright win with a 0.5 bonus point for Eden Roskill, along with first innings points, left North Shore 1.24 points away from 2nd place and having to settle for a third/fourth playoff against Cornwall in the last round.
 
The good news – the last game is at home on the number 1! A chance for the team to finish off what has been another fantastic season in both the two day and one day competitions. This team is playing some great cricket at the moment so I would encourage the crowd to get down to the domain this Saturday – not only to watch us, but also to support the B1’s lads as they search for the elusive outright win to secure promotion to A1!
Go The Shore!

B1s still rolling!
 
With Shore finally winning another toss, we decided we would have a bat on a good looking, batting friendly deck.
The B1's were soon thrust into the hot seat after losing both openers in the first two overs of the game, meaning it was time for some damage control. The grit that Shore needed came in the form of Jacob Hesketh who battled his way through to a resilient 130 ball 45 while all of his other partners were dismissed on the sideways turner. Shore being bowled out for 116 

Turning the attention to bowling, Shore started off very strongly with Angus Frew taking a wicket of the first ball of the innings, followed by a 2nd over stumping by Captain Liam Jacobs.
Things were looking good until some fight back from the Birkenhead number 4 batsmen saw them through to 78/3. A couple quick wickets fell and Birkenhead required 16 runs for 1st innings with 5 wickets remaining. Cue Akshay Sreenivasan, the left arm spinner and top wicket taker who managed to get us right back in the game ending with figures of 4-39 off 8 overs. The day ending and Shore claiming the valuable first innings points with the 2nd last ball of the day with Birkenhead still 7 runs short. 

This sets up the coming week for an outright win which Shore require to be promoted to the A1's"
Go The Shore!

 
Shore v Takapuna
Sunday!
As a special event, Shore will face off against our old foes Takapuna in five T/20 matches on Devonport Domain on Sunday April 2nd. It will start with Y7 at 10am and go right through the grades until Premiers at 2pm.
The club that wins most takes the Richard Jones/Paul Hitchock trophy.
What a way to round out the season.
Make sure you are there to support the Shore.
Go The Shore!

 

What's on the Menu?

The club is open for food all day on Saturday. Karen is in early, Lucy takes over at lunch time and Finn and Grace are in in the evening.
No need to think about food all day, just head to the club. 

 
Prize Giving!
 
Prize giving dates and times for your diary. All prize giving’s are held at the club rooms.
Junior Little League: Friday, March 24th. Final game of the season starts 5 pm. Prize giving 6.30pm
Senior Little League: Friday, March 24th. Final game of the season starts 5.30 pm. Prize giving 7.15pm
Junior Hardball Cricket: Prize giving Thursday, March 23rd, 6pm. Final games on Saturday.
Senior teams (Men’s teams and Emerging Hearts): Tuesday, April 11th. Dinner for sale from 6pm. Prize giving starts 7pm.  

 
Club of Origin
The final round of club of origin games are on at Devonport Domain this Sunday starting at 10.30am.

 
 Junior Round Up
Year 6 Beyond the Blue Travel played Cornwall Australia in the semi-final of the Auckland Grade on Saturday. NSCC lost the toss and Cornwall elected to bat, their top 5 batting solidly. Wickets fell fairly regularly and the North Shore boys felt they were in with a chance when Cornwall were all out for 116 in the 28th over. Best of the Shore bowlers was Dominic Barker (4 overs, 14 runs, 3 wickets), Christian Scott and Hamish Jardine took 2 wickets each. The Shore openers start looked promising before Christian was out for 11 and Vincent for 16, Liam Arthur-Hunt scored 18 but with the run rate getting away the pressure came on and the boys finished the game on 96. Cornwall progress to the final and the NSCC boys will play Grafton for 3rd and 4th. Great effort to make the semi-finals boys, we are all very proud of you.
 
Our Sportslink International Emerging Hearts girls played Parnell on Saturday, the only team to have beaten them in the Limited Overs round of the competition. Parnell won the toss and elected to bat first. While Emma Irwin put on 18 and Hetali Patel put on 14 wickets fell at regular intervals due to some tight bowling and great fielding which saw 7 of the Parnell team dismissed from catches. Parnell were all out for 71 in 19 overs. Best of the Shore bowlers were Libby Easterbrook (4 overs, 21 runs 4 wickets) and Anna Browning (3 overs, 5 runs, 3 wickets), Sam Petherick and Emily Handyside took one each. 71 was never going to be easy to defend with 40 overs to reach it in. After Sam was out for 4 Ruby Worrall and Libby batted well getting 17 and 24 respectively before Anna and Emily Handyside brought it home for the team in the 18thover. With one round to go this puts the team on 16.5 competition points, Howick are in second with 13.5 points and Parnell in 3rd on 12 points. If the team lose this week and Howick win and the teams end up tied the competition is decided on who beat who between the tied teams meaning that the North Shore girls are double championship winners this summer. This time last year there was angst about whether moving the girls up to this grade was right for them, I think they showed us! Well done girls. NSCC are very proud of you. 
 
The Sportslink International Emerging Hearts team at the start of the season. Not pictured Milly Yorke, Abby Harris, Catherine Fairbairn, Tayla Wheeler and the super Mum subs. 
 
Congratulations Milly Yorke who scored 50* off 52 balls in the Sugar Suite Hair Spa Under 14 girls game against Howick on Saturday, well done Milly!
 
North Harbour Inter club competition
 
Regular Sunday fixtures have been held over the summer on Sundays in a North Harbour Inter Club league. While the year 6 boys went down to Takapuna in a top of the table clash the year 5s were victorious over our neighbours showing some outstanding batting in the dying overs. They win this wonderful trophy, and bragging rights, until next season. Well done team!
 
 
 
 
Indoor Cricket

 If you love your cricket so much you don’t want to stop for winter … Don’t! There is an indoor cricket league starting up for teams at under 11, under 13, under 15 and under 17 for boys and girls. For more information and to register your interest click on the picture below; 
 

 
Another story from the past

Sometime in the 1920s, a young constable was posted to the Devonport Police Station to assist the Sergeant who was stationed here.
He arrived one Saturday morning and as there was no crime to investigate, the Sergeant told the young constable to borrow is bike and ride around the neighbourhood to acquaint himself with the area.
By 5 o'clock the young constable had not returned, the Sergeant became worried and decided to go and search for him.
Eventually, passing Devonport Domain, he spied his bike propped up against a tree. And there, out on the domain was the young constable playing a game of cricket, having been called upon by a local team to make up numbers. 
Such is the allure of Devonport Domain!

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