The games were well supported on the public holiday with over 300 supporters coming through the gates throughout the day. The festival atmosphere was well suited to the fantastic spirit in which the games were played on-field, with umpires and coaches alike commending the players for their competitive but respectful attitude.

The Lord’s Taverners were on hand to feed and water the supporters, as well as provide the players’ catering, and most importantly to raise important funds for their cause: helping local young athletes play cricket and other sports when they might not otherwise have the opportunity to do so.

For many involved, the chance to play at the professional standard facilities of EPC Solar Park was a significant achievement and a great experience. Not only this, the matches were live streamed on Cricket ACT’s YouTube account and watched by over 1000 people, including fans in other countries!

 The five previous rounds of the Bash determined Tuesday’s fixtures, and the close nature of the competition was exemplified by the U12/13 Fever – after not winning a game in the round matches, they upset the top-of-the-table Western Crash and secured their place in Finals day with the win. They were ultimately beaten in the final by the Northern Frenzy, when their competitive target of 105 was chased down in no small part due to the fantastic performance of Fraser O’Rourke who scored 46* off 52 balls to steer the chase.

All games went down to the wire, and of course it wouldn’t be the CDC Bash without weather having an impact. After two unaffected matches, the first U14/15s match, between Frenzy and Pride was reduced to five overs aside. Pride’s Jack Gunning made short work of the Frenzy’s target of 44, smashing 22 off just 14 balls to take his side home in 3.5 overs. DLS played a role in determining their overall winner, with Western Crash coming out on top after an unbroken opening partnership of 74 between Akshay Joseph and Nick Allen put them ahead of the DLS target.

Cricket ACT extends its sincere thanks to all players, volunteers, umpires and coaches for making this season’s CDC Bash such an unprecedented success. Special thanks goes to Canberra Data Centres, our major sponsor, for supporting junior cricket throughout the region and making the event possible. The standard of cricket on show was of the highest order and we are so grateful that our pathway has the support of CDC.

U14/15s

Leading run scorer & highest batting average:

Sineth Herath - 6 matches, 168 runs @ 33.60 (HS: 58*, STR: 110.5)

Most wickets:

Freddie Cleverly: 7 (6 matches, best 4/9)

Jacob Seyderhelm: 7 (6 matches, best 2/11)

Best bowling average:

Freddie Cleverly: 8.43 per wicket (15 overs, 7 wickets, 59 runs, 1 maiden)

 

U12/13s

Leading run scorer & highest batting average:

Rohan Karumudi: 6 matches, 242 runs @48.40 (HS:88. STR: 110.5)

Best bowling average & most wickets:

Lucas Louis: 6 matches, 9 wickets @ 7.78 (22 overs, 70 runs, 3 maidens)

 

CDC is an Australian Company that owns and operates world class secure data centre facilities that guarantee the availability of mission critical systems. CDC delivers world leading technologies, security, services, reliability and environmental outcomes to the data centre. More info: https://cdcdatacentres.com.au/

The Lord’s Taverners ACT raises money for coaching, practice facilities, equipment and competitions. We also directly support local junior and disadvantaged cricketers and other athletes. Young people we assist may have a disability and/or be disadvantaged by virtue of financial constraints or geographical challenges. More info: https://lordstavernersact.org.au/