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VMCU Carnival Wrap Up

Our Norwood family are very proud of all of our juniors who represented the RDCA, BHRDCA and FTGDCA in this summer’s 2022/23 Victorian Metropolitan Cricket Union (VMCU) carnival.


Of the 10 comps (7 boys and 3 girls), Norwood were proud to have representatives in 7 of the comps. Some seriously great cricket was played along with lifelong friendships made.


It wasn’t just the juniors, we also had our Seniors - Natty, Josh, Tom and Jordie - all coaching a RDCA or BHRDCA team.


A huge thanks to all the families and friends of Norwood who got along to the matches to support our kids.


U12 Girls Claudia Fatone Shield


RDCA finished last on the ladder, plenty of room and opportunity for improvement in the future!

Dana Stewart – Dana was unwell the first week but was excited to play in Rounds 4 and 5 in the second week. She bowled 2 overs taking 1/12.


U14 Girls Julie Savage Shield


RDCA girls finished 5th on the ladder, narrowly missing out on finals by 1 game.


Imogen Farrell – Imi played in all 5 matches and batted 4 times scoring a total of 20 runs with a highest score of 9. She also bowled 13 overs taking 5/66 with an average of 13.20 – best figures of 2/9.


Olivia Irvine – Olivia also played in all 5 matches and batted 4 times scoring 23 runs with a highest score of 23no. Her bowling from 10 overs was 3/45 with an average of 15 - best figures of 1/3.


U17 Girls Mel Jones Shield

The RDCA girls made it through to the GF only to be beaten by a very strong All Girls CA on the day. A huge thanks to the Norwood community for their support at all the games and the especially big turnout at Caulfield on GF day to cheer on the girls. Norwood had 4 girls in this team, and they all had a brilliant time, representing both RDCA and Norwood wonderfully.


Lily Osborn – Lily captained the U17 girls team again this year and had a super carnival. Lily made 256 runs with highest score of 95no and an average of 64. She also came through with some great bowling, taking 9 wickets with an ave of 10.33, best figures of 4/17.



Zara Veal – In Zara’s first year of U17 Rep, she had a terrific carnival making 124 runs, with a high score of 39no (twice) and ave of 41.33. Her bowling was on fire too; she took 10 wickets at an average of 8.6, best figures of 4/13.





Milly Larkin – In her first Rep carnival, Milly was terrific in the field with her strong arm ensuring the ball was fired back to the stumps. She only had the opportunity to bat twice and with her bowling, she took 1/17 from her 7 overs, best figures of 1/9.





Areeba Shakir – Areeba moved up from U14 to U17 with Zara this Carnival. She made 18 runs with a highest score of 11. She also bowled 6 overs taking 1/27 for the carnival with best figures of 1/11.




U14 Boys Russell Allen Shield

RDCA finished top of the ladder and proceeded to defeat South East CA in the GF to win the Shield.


Yuvraj Sharma – Yuvee had a brilliant carnival, making 202 runs with his highest score of 63no and ave of 101. He also bowled 18 overs including 4 maidens for an ave of 7.75, best figures of 3/4.




BHRDCA finished 9th on the ladder

Toby Bickell – Toby played 4 of the 5 carnival rounds bowling 14 overs and taking 2 wickets for an average of 28. Best bowling 2/25.


FTGDCA finished 10th on the ladder

Blake Doherty – Blake played in 4 games, bowling 25 overs including 3 maidens. Best bowling 1/28.


U14 Boys Des Nolan Cup

RDCA finished 5th on the ladder with 4 wins for the carnival, narrowly missing out on finals by a 0.06%


Lucas Clausen – Lucas made a terrific 111 for the carnival across 6 games. His highest score was 60no and average 22.2. He also bowled 7 overs taking 1/19.


BHRDCA finished 9th on the ladder with 2 wins for the carnival.


Lenny O’Brien – Lenny was a late inclusion in this team for BHRDCA and made 30 runs at an average of 10 with a highest score of 11no. He also bowled 11 overs with an average of 33, best bowling 1/6.


U16 Boys Keith MacKay Shield

RDCA finished 4th on the ladder with 3 wins and 3 losses for the carnival.


Josh Kelly – Josh’s team made it to the semi final and Josh played in all 7 games making 59 runs with an ave of 11.80. Josh also bowled 47 overs with an amazing 12 maidens, for a total of 150 runs. This included taking 9 wickets at an ave of 16.67. Best bowling 3/16.


U18 Boys Phil Arnold Shield

RDCA finished 5th on the ladder with 3 wins and 2 losses for the carnival.

Lewis Miller – Lewy played in all 5 rounds and made a total of 67 runs with an average of 16.75. He also bowled 31.1 overs across the carnival taking 7 wickets at an ave of 18. Best bowling of 3/34.




COACHES

RDCA U18 Boys Phil Arnold Shield - Nathan Lester

Finished 5th on the ladder




BHRDCA U12 Boys Keith Mitchell Shield - Jordan Osborn

Finished 7th on the ladder




BHRDCA U14 Boys Russell Allen Shield - Josh Bennett

Finished 9th on the ladder


BHRDCA U14 Boys Des Nolan Cup - Tom Parkinson

Finished 9th on the ladder

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