Congratulations to Daisy & Yuvray who were awarded Briars Junior Cricketers of the year

Our junior cricketers of the year for season 2019-2020 have several things in common:
They’re both champions with the bat, can keep wicket, both train hard, take on advice from their coaches, and both have already cracked Premier Cricket.

We congratulate champion junior female Daisy Webster and champion junior male Yuvraj Dalvi for their sensational seasons.

Daisy co-led the Concord Briars U15 Girls Division 1 team to be champions of the Sydney Sixers League. On the way Daisy scored 184 runs for Briars across their 2 seasons (girls teams play a Spring & Summer season) with an average of 26.29 and a highest score of 45.

Daisy was also selected to participate in the NSW Academy program, and to the Margaret Peden U15 representative team for Canterbury & Western Suburbs.

In just Daisy’s third season with Concord Briars, Daisy also had a successful outing at the 2019 Kookaburra Cup where the team won the U14 Shield.

During Daisy’s knock against Marrickville for her personal-best 45, she fell 30cm short of the boundary, just missing her first 6. Her 2020-21 goal is an unbeaten 50 and many 6’s!

Daisy has also played premier cricket with Sydney Cricket Club, contributing to their premiership of the U18 Brewers Shield in 2020, experience which has helped her to develop her Saturday Club cricket game.

Daisy also took 11 wickets for an average of 16.73, and her best bowling was 3/14 against Easts.  Daisy also held onto a number of catches, had 1 stumping and a run out.

Daisy would be the first to say that cricket is a team sport and would like to thank her team mates for their backing, friendship and motivation.  The team have a great work and friendship ethic that led to last season’s successes both at a team and personal level.  The goal now is win back-to-back premierships with Concord in the Open Age Women’s competition (and get that 50!).

Yuvray also had a stunning 2019/20 season and the statistics tell the tale: He topped the NDJCA U15/16 Lillee competition batsmen with an amazing average of 119.50.

Yuvraj lives and breathes cricket and given any opportunity, loves to train and play and work on his craft. He started playing backyard cricket as a toddler, and started comp cricket with Dundas United as a 7-year-old. He later played 3 seasons for Strathfield before joining Briars in 2016/17. Although a specialist pace bowler early in his career, the past 2 years have seen him blossom as a batsman. While comfortable opening the batting or finishing games with a quickfire flurry, he is the quintessential all-rounder, equally adept at keeping wickets when called upon.

Yuvraj – a year 10 student at Concord High — captains his school’s cricket team. He played Shires cricket for Auburn DCC for 2019/20 where he top scored with 61 not out, and has recently qualified to play Premier Cricket with Sydney University.

Having had very little formal or dedicated coaching in the past, Yuvraj’s success can be mainly ascribed to his natural ability and love for the game, the camaraderie that he shares with his summer and winter cricket teammates at Briars, and the guidance and encouragement he’s received from his parents and coaches.  His work ethic is second to none and we hope his career continues to flourish.

Daisy and Yuvraj are great role models for all our young cricketers – congratulations to both for being Concord Briars 2019-2020 junior champions!

Season 2019-2020 Junior Cricket Awards – The WINNERS!

As all will know, due to current health restrictions we have had challenges bringing everyone together to celebrate the achievements of our young cricketers at our annual awards day for the Season 2019/20.

On behalf of the Briars Sports Club and Junior Cricket Committee  let’s acknowledge and celebrate the players who have won the following awards.

Player of the Year
MaleYuvraj Dalvi
FemaleDaisy Webster

Special Awards

ASSOCTEAMRoundPlayer NameBatting MilestoneScoreBowling MilestoneScore
NDJCAU15/16 Maroon3Yuvraj Dalvi100 runs100*
NDJCAU15/16 Maroon4Yuvraj Dalvi100 runs101*
NDJCAU15/16 Maroon3Jackson Kent100 runs100*
SixersU17 Sunday Maroon7Benny Brooks100 runs100*
SixersU13 Saturday PM Maroon5Gabriel EncinaHat Trick
IWHJCAU10 Blue13Vihaan Shah5 wickets6/13
SixersU12 Sunday Maroon12Hamish MaloneHat Trick
SixersU13 Saturday PM Maroon1Aidan LangHat Trick
IWHJCAU10 Blue4Ari MansfordHat Trick

Team Awards

ASSOCTEAMCOACH AWARDBEST BATTERBEST BOWLER
NDJCAU15/16 MaroonYuvraj DalviYuvraj DalviGabriel Steel
NDJCAU14 MaroonMarco IacovittiXavier BuschEdward Newton
NDJCAU13 MaroonThomas DunphyWill SimsJack Broadbent
SixersU17 Sunday MaroonJames HawkinsJohn PapathanasiouBenny Brooks
SixersU15 Sunday MaroonAngus ReenLuke McSweenyAlexander Colreavy
IWHJCAU14 Saturday PM MaroonSrisatwik BhogadiJack RobertsLuke Hill
IWHJCAU14 Saturday PM GoldRyan MichelJarvis CheungZack Narayan
SixersU13 Saturday PM MaroonLachlan WodsonLiam LenordRafferty Kitching
SixersU14 Sunday MaroonArpan DesaiRoan FahyLochlan Demark
SixersU13 Sunday GoldJayden SkuseMatthew MorozoffBenjamin Ronan
SixersU12 Sunday MaroonOscar ToddJack EdwardsGuinness Devlin
SixersU12 Sunday GoldAlexander StewartAlexander StewartAlexander Stewart
IWHJCAU12 MaroonLuke EllisonRaffy YardyDhruv Dawar
IWHJCAU12 GoldJosh RobinsonTalan IrvingKobe Cheung
IWHJCAU12 BlackLuke StrmeckiLuke StrmeckiLuke Strmecki
IWHJCAU11 MaroonEdward HuynhEdward HuynhHenry Joyce
IWHJCAU11 GoldKrishna NairAayush ParikhXavier Tavano
IWHJCAU11 BlackHamish MacLeayWilliam GoldsworthyHamish MacLeay
IWHJCAU11 WhiteAchyuth ArunrajAaryn JamwalKian White
IWHJCAU10 MaroonOscar HallidayWilliam MaloneWilliam Malone
IWHJCAU10 GoldMax CelegonFinlay KitchingHayden Milson
IWHJCAU10 BlackLuke MaroneseLuke MaroneseFlynn Grainger
IWHJCAU10 WhiteMalcolm MacKenzieSiddharth Siby BabuSiddharth Siby Babu
IWHJCAU10 BlueMatthew TyddVihaan ShahVihaan Shah
IWHJCAU10 GreenLachlan GacituaHenry PerkinsTom Knight
IWHJCAU10 YellowMax LygoyrisDimitri PaleologosRiley Grant
IWHJCAU9 MaroonBen Hooker
IWHJCAU9 GoldJoshua Nixon
IWHJCAU9 BlackEthan Jovcevski
IWHJCAU9 WhiteNoah Richards
IWHJCAU9 BlueLachlan Tucker
IWHJCAU8 MaroonTyrone Young
IWHJCAU8 GoldWilliam Hall
SixersU11 GIRLS Maroon (Summer)Beth EcclestonMakayla DayEden Riley
SixersU11 GIRLS Maroon (Spring) Eden RileyEden Riley
SixersU11 GIRLS Gold (Summer)Sinead McLennanPhoebe HancockFreya Hancock
SixersU11 GIRLS Gold (Spring) Sinead McLennanCaitlin Collins
SixersU11 GIRLS Black (Summer)Suhaan AkhterAnique MichelSuhaan Akhter
SixersU11 GIRLS Black (Spring) Anique MichelSUHAAN AKHTER
SixersU11 GIRLS White (Summer)Nadia CarvalhoNadia CarvalhoTara McCall
SixersU11 GIRLS White (Spring) Nadia CarvalhoTara McCall
SixersU13 GIRLS (Summer)Ruby TurnerAllegra ParkLily Hancock
SixersU13 GIRLS (Spring) Kitri IrvingNiamh Collins
SixersU15 GIRLS Div 1 (Summer)Meg WrigleyGemma LockhartDaisy Webster
SixersU15 GIRLS Div 1 (Spring) Daisy WebsterAudrey Bloomfield
SixersU15 GIRLS Div 2 (Summer)Mia GrassiaElsie GrayAoife Foley
SixersU15 GIRLS Div 2 (Spring) Elsie GrayElsie Gray
IWHJCAMaster Blaster MaroonSamuel Miller
IWHJCAMaster Blaster GoldArchie Di Donato
IWHJCAMaster Blaster BlackJames Burnicle
IWHJCAMaster Blaster WhiteJacob McGrath