NORTHERN DISTRICT SCHOOLS CUP
COMPETITION NEWS - SEASON 2018/19
Wednesday, 24th October saw the 41st running of the Northern District Cricket Club School’s Cup commence, a competition with a great history that provides opportunities for school cricketers, both boys and girls to show their talents.
NDCC has now been running this incredible competition for 42 years, and this season changed the age boundaries to Years 7 and 8.The T20 final was held on 18th February at Mark Taylor Oval with Knox Grammar and Epping Boys High as finalists.And what unfurled was an incredible game, that was not decided until the last ball of the match. Knox batted first and scored 8/112, L. Bills top scoring with 82 off 51 balls. Wicket-takers were N. Everitt 2/15 and M. Munro 2/21.Epping need 18 runs off the last over to get the win. 14 came off the first 5 balls leaving 4 runs to get off the last. F. Booth (39*) sent it to the boundary to secure the victory! N. Everitt played a great role scoring 54 off 48 deliveries with Epping finishing on 3/113.A big thank you to the all schools involved for partnering with NDs to make this such a great competition, and the officiating umpires, Arthur Watson and Bruce Wood.Last but not least, thank you to the ND’s Schools Cup convenor, Gary Kerr for everything in making this competition a great success.
The first round victors were:
- Epping High School 3/131 defeated St. Leo's College 4/85 at ELS Hall.
- Knox Grammar 182 defeated Asquith High School 135.
- The Kings School played William Clarke College at Doyle Fields Kings School, with William Clarke College winning by 21 runs. CLICK HERE to see the full scorecard and team list in what is the most impressively designed and comprehensive of scoring systems.
- Barker College 9/96 from 20 overs lost to Turramurra High School 2/97 off 15.2 overs.
The competition is now for 2018 year 7 and year 8 students (year 9 students in 2018 are not eligible), and if your school makes the Grand Final, which will now be played in February 2019 at Mark Taylor Oval, then the year 9 students of 2019 are eligible to play.
The draw and the playing dates of each match, will be advised on this Page, and if received, this Page will host match reports and photos;
Please contact our convener: Gary Kerr on 0439 405 297 if you have any questions, and for more information, and to view the Competition's Rules, CLICK HERE.
The NDCC School's Cup is an annual competition played between secondary schools from the local area. The Cup is a knock-out structure, played under 20/20 over format, on school afternoons at the school grounds.
The Grand Finals were originally played in March at Mark Taylor Oval, Waitara. Many players who have played in the competition have gone on to play Grade Cricket at NDs.
The NDCC School's Cup was an initiative of Life Members, Tom Richmond and Neil Marks (also a Club Patron). Neil and Tom organised the very first competition in the 1975/76 season, which was won by Barker College from Knox Grammar.
For more information about the School's Cup, please contact our convener: Gary Kerr on 0439 405 297.