Newcastle Representative Teams

Newcastle Cricket Zone (NCZ) Senior Selectors Greg Arms (Chairman), Nathan Price and Geoff Smith have meet and named the following Newcastle Representative Teams

Sunday 4 November 2018

Newcastle Steel – V Greater Illawarra (2.30pm)
(North Dalton Park – Pioneer Rd, Fairy Meadow)

Nathan Price (Wallsend – Captain)

Brad Aldous (West’s)

Ben Balcomb (Hamilton-Wickham) (Wicketkeeper)

Adrian Chad (Toronto)

Jed Dickson (Charlestown)

Jonty Durrheim (Waratah-Mayfield)

Nick Foster (Stockton Northern Districts)

Jacob Montgomery (Wallsend)

Joseph Price (West’s)

Dylan Robertson (Toronto)
Nick Watkins (Cardiff-Boolaroo)

Toby Gray (Belmont -12th)

 

Team Coach – Shane Burley

Team Manager – David Redden

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Country Championship Newcastle Team

November 9, 10 and 11 November 2018 (Nowra)

Nathan Price (Wallsend – Captain)

Brad Aldous (West’s)

Ben Balcomb (Hamilton-Wickham) W/K

Rahul Bakshi (Cardiff-Boolaroo)

Adrian Chad (Toronto)

Jed Dickson (Charlestown)

Jonty Durrheim (Waratah-Mayfield)

Nick Foster (Stockton Northern Districts)

Josh Geary (Merewether)

Toby Gray (Belmont)

Peter Lojszczyk (West’s)

Jacob Montgomery (Wallsend)

Nick Watkins (Cardiff – Boolaroo)

Team Coach – Shane Burley

Team Manager – David Redden

One Day Finals Sunday October 28, 2018

The Locker Cup and McCormack Cup finals will be played this Sunday October 28, 2018.

The participating teams  in both grades will not be known until the end of play on Saturday October 27, 2018.

1st grade will be played at No. 1 Sports Ground and 2nd Grade at venue tba.

Plan B Regional T20 Match Postponed

Due to unforseen circumstances, the Plan B Regional match between Blasters and Lake Mac Attack scheduled for Sunday October 7 has been postponed.

It will be played at a date tba later in October.

The next round of the Plan B competition continues in Newcastle on Sunday October 14 with matches to be played at Waratah and Harker Ovals.

Lake Mac Attack

From season 2018-19 there will be 2 representative teams from the NDCA competition in the Regional Plan B T20 Bash. The existing Blasters team will continue and will be made up of players from the Newcastle City Council based clubs.

A new team will be established representing the Lake Macquarie area. The team will be known as the Lake Mac Attack and be made up of players from the Lake Macquarie Council based clubs.

This exciting new initiative will give around 30 NDCA players a chance to play cricket at the next level, push for Newcastle and NSW Country selection and provide an opportunity to play cricket at the SCG in the Plan B finals. It will also provide a fast growing region such as Lake Macquarie with its own representative cricket team.

The first match scheduled in the competition is a local derby between the Newcastle Blasters and Lake Mac Attack scheduled for Sunday October 7.

Other teams in this pool are Hunter Valley Hitmen and Central Coast Rush. The winner of the pool progresses to the SCG in December for the playoffs. The Blasters won the Plan B competition last year.

2018 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Newcastle District Cricket Association (NDCA) will be held on Monday 23rd July 2018 at Souths Leagues, Merewether at 7:30pm. This meeting is open to all in the cricket community and general public.

NSW Country Under 17 & 19 Squads

The following Newcastle players have been selected in the NSW Country squads for the Australian National Championships next season

UNDER 19
Jason Sangha
Josh Claridge
Lewis Hextell
Glenn Winsor
UNDER 17
Mitchell Lole
Cooper Lennox
Toby Gray

 

Wests Win 2017-18 First Grade Final

Wests have won the NDCA First Grade Final for the first time since 1965-66.

Wests 210 def Merewether 185.

West’s captain James King, with 93no, was awarded the Ken Clifford Medal for Player of the Final.

Lower Grade Final Winners 2017-18

2nd Grade

Merewether 7/132 def Charlestown 130

Player of Final – David Celep (MW)

 

3rd Grade

Charlestown 9/247 def Newcastle City 162

Player of Final – Andrew Saville (CH)

 

4th Grade

Charlestown 6/130 def Stockton 8/124

Player of Final – Cooper Sutton (CH)

 

NDCA Major Awards 2017-18

NDCA Major Awards 2017-18

 

  • Herald Player of Year : Joint winners Nathan Price (Wallsend) and Adrian Chad (Toronto)
  • Herald Team of Year : Merewether (based on accumulated player points ) 
  • Dickinson Shield – First grade batting average : Matt Webber (Hamwicks) –  400 runs @ 67 
  • Heath Shield – First Grade bowling average : Saliya Saman – (Charlestown) –  26  wickets @ 11
  • Wicketkeeper – First Grade : Patrick Huolohan –  (Merewether) – 32 dismissals 
  • Warren Tenant Scholarship : Glenn Winsor – (Charlestown )
  • Kingsgrove Sports Junior Player : Angus McTaggart – (Newcastle City)
  • NDCA Rep Player of Year :  Joseph Price (Wests)