North Shore Times : December 2nd 2010
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Photos: BEN WATSON Skill development: Jackson Tredray, left, with coach Nick White who himself showed great promise as a young cricketer. Striding to the crease or stationed behind the stumps the captain of Rangitoto College's premier colts 1 cricket team looks a little differ- ent to his teammates. Jackson Tredray is the only player proudly wearing a self-styled Rangitoto badge on his helmet and the wicket- keeper-batsman is also scoring a prolific number of runs on his own terms. Tredray is somewhat of a renegade. He says he has no cricketing idols and he tinkers with others' advice to refine his bat- ting technique. I have my own style, whatever works for me. If the bowling is good I am defensive but if it is a bad ball I can put it away.'' The year 10 student has scored four centuries this year -- two in the early rounds and two in the second half of the secondary school cricket season -- breaking Ran- gitoto's century drought. Tredray puts his con- sistent success down to a dedicated intense train- ing schedule which can include up to four train- ing sessions in one day. It pays off as you can see,'' he says. Rangitoto's cricket coach and Englishman Nick White knows a thing or two about tal- ented young cricketers -- he was one. White made his senior club cricket debut as a 13-year-old in the York- shire leagues, alongside a young Jacob Oram who was playing as an over- seas player at the time. White then moved to a different English club and found himself in the same team as Kiwi Mat- thew Sinclair. White, who was an England age-group rep- resentative, now spends most of his time helping up and coming players at Rangitoto and club level with the East Coast Bays cricket academy, before he makes a brief return to England where he plays 15 games in eight weeks. I'm teaching them the basics and good habits they can take through to other trainings.'' White has plenty of praise for Tredray who also plays hockey and golf. Jackson has good hand-eye skills so it was about putting that into a cricket perspective. There was a good base to start with. It's pleasing to see someone who puts in so much quality work and effort reap the rewards.'' It was only this season that Tredray has taken wicketkeeping seriously, but he has already been put to the test when he kept for Rangitoto's First XI during a trip to Brisbane. For him to keep at a different level in that heat and to keep his focus, it was a good experience,'' White says. One piece of his coach's advice that Tred- ray has taken to heart is helping in his develop- ment as a wicketkeeper. It can happen when you least expect it, so you have to stay concentrat- ing and learn to switch on and switch off.'' Cachopa throws name into ring CLUB CRICKET In action: Run-scoring machine Craig Cachopa in action during the Hedley Howarth Trophy competition. Photo: KEN DANIELS Just in case the Auck- land Aces selectors needed any reminding, Craig Cachopa ensured that they were fully aware of his talent when he posted his second score in the 190s for the season on Saturday. Cachopa's 196 was part of Takapuna's mam- moth and extremely quick total of 401-7 on their home ground against Eden Roskill on the first day of the sec- ond round of the Hedley Howarth Trophy cham- pionship competition. That total in a full day's play is fairly extra- ordinary in itself, but there was still time for a further 99 runs and three Roskill wickets to fall before the curtain came down. Takapuna will fancy their chances of not only grabbing first innings but also the outright when play resumes on December 4. Pretty much every- thing went right for North Shore on Saturday and they head into day two with a firm grip on their match against Howick Pakuranga. Ronnie Hira (112) showed that he's fitted in well to his new club with an excellent century, and then Ben Stewart (56 not out) and Josh Tasman- Jones (54 not out) fin- ished the job to ensure that North Shore could declare with a score in excess of 300 with time to have a crack at the visitors. And it was a good decision as they snared two quick wickets to have Howick well and truly on the back foot when they resume next weekend on 9-2. East Coast Bays were bundled out by Suburbs New Lynn for only 216 with Ryan Newman (75) and Donovan Deeble (35) being the main contribu- tors. In reply, Suburbs suffered no similar bat- ting wobbles finishing the day at 174-2 . In the Tom Hellaby Trophy minor champion- ship, Birkenhead City put together one of the most solid batting performances of their season. An excellent 85 by Terry Crabb, backed up by 64 from Steve Hal- lows, allowed the home side to post a very respectable 253 to give them the edge over Auckland University. The fact that it was not considerably more was down to veteran West Indies fast bowler Franklin Rose who grabbed a six-wicket bag. University had time to knock off 44 runs in their quest for first innings but lost two wickets in the process to set up an intriguing day two. Great to be back to winning ways We enjoyed a welcome return to the winner's circle last week against the Blaze and it was a result well received by everyone -- especially the fans at the North Shore Events Centre who all went home with a Burger King Junior Whopper voucher cour- tesy of our 100 points. Given our two earlier losses, we knew the importance of the game and really put in the hard work at training and the result followed. Sometimes you can just tell you are going to play well, I think we had that extra bounce in our step and a certain swag- ger and confidence about us.It was great to see Kirk Penney back to his best on Thursday too. And the balance in our offence that was so evi- dent in our first five games was back, with different guys stepping up throughout the game and five in double figures. I have to give a special mention to Corey Webster who stepped up off the bench and knocked down 11 points in the first half. The challenge now is not only to reproduce our focus at training but to keep building and improving. The Breakers travel to Sydney this Sunday for what I'm sure will be a tough match against a determined side who will welcome their new import for his first game. He's been touted as an excitement machine so containing him will be a priority for the game. Time to take on the Kings and start another winning streak as we return home to face the Taipans on December 9, see you at the events centre then for a Christmas themed night of basketball entertain- ment.
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