Seniors face test of mettle in Napier
Marlborough’s seniors will measure themselves against tough opposition away from home this weekend when they travel to Napier for the annual Central Districts Chapple Cup competition.
The senior reps have been training hard under the guidance of coach Jarrod Englefield and look forward to testing their skills against some of the larger CD Districts.
Senior grade will get a break at home as a result and the local focus falls on our second grade teams as the SBS 40 Over competition begins with seven teams lining up.
United Country and Vineyard are the extra team as they return to the 40-over competition after only playing T20 for the past couple of seasons. They should be strong contenders for the December 16 final.
Junior grades have to wait another week before starting their season and there is still time to register for a team if you haven’t already done so.
Once again we will be awarding a New World Player of the Day for the WK5th grade and 4th grade competitions. Players must be nominated by team coaches as part of a match report to be received by Marlborough Cricket by 9am on the Monday following games.
The winning players will
receive a voucher for the Blenheim New World Supermarket. Players can be nominated for an outstanding allround contribution or just for a moment of magic - everyone has a chance. Please send nominations to email@example.com
This Thursday evening Marlborough Cricket will host sporting legend Sir Richard Hadlee at Blenheim. Sir Richard is in town to promote a book commemorating the 1949 New Zealand Cricket team that toured England captained by his father, Walter Hadlee.
His father kept a detailed diary of this historic tour which is now transcribed to print. Sir Richard will talk about the book and host a question and answer session at the Horton Park Pavilion on October 12 from 5.30pm to 7pm. The free event is open to all members of the public. A bar will be in operation and light refreshments provided.
It should be a great evening and an excellent chance to meet one the greats of any sport. Signed copies of the book will be on sale. For more information go to theskippersdiary1949.com. I hope to see you there and talk more about cricket in general.
Best of luck to the Marlborough team this weekend and to all cricketers, umpires and coaches as you start your season. Let’s hope for some sunshine and entertaining cricket action.
Jarrod Englefield will take his senior reps to Napier for the annual Central Districts Chapple Cup competition this weekend.