Cricket opens for business
Posted at 1:15pm Tuesday 03 Nov, 2020
Hibiscus Coast Cricket's Year 9/10 invitation 11 cricket team was undefeated at a Labour Weekend tournament in Hawkes Bay, beating Wellington College, Onslow College, and the Upper Hutt Development 11.
Gair McSkimming, who took the team to the tournament, says it was a great experience – three days of cricket on grass wickets.
“This the first time we have entered this competition and see it as another great stepping stone for our youth programme,” Gair says.
Meanwhile, the club's open day on October 18 saw around 100 people take part in batting, bowling and throwing games over several hours at Metro Park in Millwater.
Gair says it was great to see so many out there, and several new members signed up. He says the number of junior players is similar to last year, and that senior numbers are on the rise.
A highlight was having the team's Premier players at the event, so that juniors mingled with the more experienced ones.
Last week's Cricket Zone day for local primary schools attracted more than 30 teams.