NSJCA Rep season wrap for 2020/21
Date of Event North Shore Junior Cricket Association: Sat May 1, 2021 12:00PM


In a season wracked by rain, heat-wave and the plagues of COVID, in biblical terms North Shore’s season could be looked upon as a year of some measure of famine after the feast of last season (when all 10 teams made the MYC finals). 


But that would be to look at things only skin deep, in a season where: 

  • our MYC teams won the Cricket NSW Spirit of Cricket Award (as scored by the umpires after each MYC game), after narrowly missing out last year; 
  • in their first year post the Academy, the U12 team results were impressive: 
  • Team 1 took out the Arch Cawsey Shield after a powerful undefeated season; 
  • Team 2 fell just short in a tight grand final in the Foster Shield. 
  • in our U13 Girls: 
  • our Blue team made the semi-finals; and 
  • Sam Kuncham of the Maroon team won the MYC Mollie Dive Girls Player of the Year Award after her commanding displays with both bat and ball; 
  • our U14s Team 1 (through the impacts of rain) narrowly missed a semi-final berth despite only losing one match! 


The girls’ results were particularly impressive given we had split our talent across two teams to give more opportunity for the girls on the North Shore. Interesting to note that other associations declined CNSW’s invitation to also enter two equal sides. 


Similarly, our U11 Academy male talent was split across two teams for the President’s Cup to also maximize opportunities for more boys. While these boys did not enjoy the same success as the girls – winning only 3 games in the U11 division 1 competition, our strategy for this age-group has been centred on longer-term gain at the MYC level (as was the case last year), with next season’s U12 squad again looking strong. 


Finally, we farewell our U15s teams who completed their Representative journey this season with some representing North Shore for a total of 7 seasons! 


With next season’s male trials already completed, the scene looks set for a good preparation ahead of next season and another successful summer of cricket for NSJCA in the Reps season to come. 


MYC results 


NSJCA teams who made finals were: 

• Mollie Dive Shield for U13 Girls (Team Blue) – finishing 4th 

• Cawsey Shield for U12 (Division 1) – finishing 1st 

• Foster Shield for U12 (Division 2) – finishing 2nd 


MYC Awards 


Spirt of cricket points 

Extremely pleasing this season, North Shore won the CNSW spirit of cricket award which recognizes the Association whose players exhibits the best behavior and show the greatest respect for the game. The award is determined by the umpires who score each team’s behaviour after each game. 


North Shore finished the season with an average score of 8.2 (out of 10). This was something we had set our sights on this year after narrowly missing out last year, and I commend the coaches and the players for their exemplary behaviour. 


U13G MYC player of the year 


The NSJCA would like to congratulate Sam Kuncham (U13 team blue) for winning the Mollie Dive player of the year as voted on by the Umpires. Sam had a brilliant season - scoring 144 runs at an average of 72 and taking 9 wickets at an average of 6.4. 


Presidents Cup results 


For the second year running we did not win any silverware this season. Our PC teams did not have the best of years with no teams making the finals. Hopefully we will rebound strongly next season. 


NSJCA Representative Cricket awards 


We would also like to take this opportunity to formally announce the NSJCA Representative players of the year for season 2020/21: 


Male Player of the year – Will Adlam


Will had an excellent season with the bat scoring 281 runs at an average of 56, with a highest score of 119 not out. Well done Will – worthy winner of the Adam Gilchrist bat trophy ! 


Female Player of the Year - Sam Kuncham


As mentioned above Sam had a brilliant all-round season, winning the MYC U13G Player of the Year Award scoring 144 runs at an average of 72 and taking 9 wickets at an average of 6.4. As the NSJCA female player of the year, Sam wins the Meg Lanning bat – which Meg has recently donated to North Shore as the trophy for the best female player. Well done Sam. 


IDCA player of the Year – Nic Audet


Nic had a fantastic season with the ball – taking 13 wickets at an average of 13 including 5 for 19 off 10 overs. Very well done Nic. 


Outstanding individual Rep performances 

The NSJCA would also like to take the opportunity to recognise the following outstanding individual performances during Rep Season 2020-21: 


Will Adlam            U14 Harold Moore Shield 15-Nov-20 v. South Eastern 119* 

Oliver Freeman     U12 Div 2 Foster Shield 15-Nov-20 v. Hornsby 108 

Eveline O'Farrell   U13 Mollie Dive Shield 21-Feb-21 v. Bankstown 5 for 2 (off 2.4 overs) 

Saskia Davis         U13 Mollie Dive Shield 13-Jan-21 v. Hornsby 5 for 5 (off 4 overs) 

Ryan Manuel        U12 Div 2 Foster Shield 25-Oct-20 v. Sutherland 5 for 13 (off 8 overs) 

Nic Audet              U14 PC Anthony Neale Cup 06-Dec-20 v. Blacktown 5 for 19 (off 10 overs) 

Ed Hills               U12 Arch Cawsey Shield 13-Dec-20 v. Blacktown Hat trick (3 for 10 off 4 overs) 


Congratulations also go to: 


Ryan Manuel        Leading wicket taker in the U12 Div 2 Foster Shield with 19 wickets at an average of 7.4: 

Oliver Freeman    Leading run scorer in the U12 Div 2 Foster Shield with 273 runs at an average of 39: and 

Sam Walton          Leading wicket taker in the U14 PC competition with 18 wickets at an average of 9.9. 


Thank you – Coaches, Managers & Administrators 


In closing we would like to thank the following coaches and managers for their long hours and hard work during the season. The NSJCA relies very heavily on its volunteer coaches and managers and we would not be as successful as we have been without them. 


Team                                  Coach                                                   Manager 


U11 – Blue               Todd Twining                                               David Micheletti  

U11 – Maroon          Mark Fuzes                                                 James Cummings 

U12 – 1                    Richard Watson/Robert Rutherford            Justin O’Farrell 

U12 – 2                    Julian Manuel                                              Ben Constable 

U13-1                       Ben Callaway/Adrian Tesoriero                  Justin McCarthy 

U13-2                       Simon Smith                                               Rael Dushenko 

U14-1                       Warwick Adlam                                          Jeff Winslow 

U14-2                       Karl Riseborough                                       Chris Walton 

U13G – 1                 Brendan Twining                                         Lauran Adlam 

U13G – 2                 Neil Mcleod/Warren Yates                          Mark Williams 

U15-1                       Anthony Gowthorp                                     Caroline Veitch 

U15-2                       Peter McNamara                                        David Brezer 

U15G                       John O’Farrell                                             Shalil Sant 


And to the following NSJCA administrators for their tireless work and support this season. 


Scott Hinton                  Executive Officer 

Richard Watson            Rep Sub committee 

Stephen Crayn              Rep Sub committee 

Leigh Brezler                 Rep Sub committee 

Caroline Veitch              Rep Sub committee 

Grant Robinson             Rep Sub committee 

Allison Yeoland              Rep Sub committee

Last updated: Tuesday May 4, 2021 12:01AM