NSJCA U15 Presidents Cup Champions for 2018/19 with coach David O'Kane and manager Brian Chertkow
Back Row from left to right: David O'Kane (coach), Scott Bagby, Conor O’Kane, Tom Milne, Patrick Byrne, Josh Brownie, Owen Hartcliff, Brian Chertkow (manager).
Front Row from left to right: Dean Chertkow, Shaun Zinn, Harrison Davis, Lachlan Maxwell, Oliver Chandler-Evans, Alex Bhomer.
Congratulations to our NSJCA U15 PC side, who defeated Maitland by 76 runs in their Grand Final on Sunday at Allan Border Oval to win the U15 Presidents Cup for 2018/19.
Congratulations to coach David O'Kane, who has now won the PC trophy four times, and manager Brian Chertkow, along with all the players.
North Shore Captain Harry Davis won the toss and elected to bat. The team start slowly with only 11 runs on the board when the 3rd wicket fell. Consolidation was needed, and was supplied by patient and mature batting from Lachlan Maxwell (77) and Harrison Davis (39) who steadied the innings. This set the platform for a second half flourish, as Oliver Chandler-Evans (54 off 44 balls) joined Maxwell to push the rate along.
This enabled North Shore to post the target of 202 which was the only score over 200 for this tournament by any team this season.
Then with the ball North Shore took a wicket in the first over and maintained control over the game by taking wickets regularly combined with a magnificent all round fielding display from our team throughout the Maitland innings. The scoreboard pressure mounted and despite some starts, with 6 players getting into double figures, the innings never progressed to a position where Maitland could challenge the game.
All of the bowlers kept a tight reign over the runs with opening bowler Conor O'Kane finishing with 3/18 off 10 overs, and ably supported Patrick Byrne, Scott Bagby, Owen Hartcliff and Josh Brownie who all got amongst the wickets.
This was a remarkable achievement by a team which bonded and supported each other - and played better and better cricket as the season progressed. The development culminated with a truly inspiring display of hard, skilful cricket, from a team full of character to finish off a successful season with a premiership win.
Congratulations go to all our PC teams who represented the North Shore in this inter-association competition with many team and individual achievements and victories.