Cricket player of the game

December 2nd, 2012

Evan got player of the game today! He had some good plays including bowling one of the other team out and making 24 runs in 5 overs at bat. Really impressive – normally he’ll bat 15 or so on a good day. Close to Connah’s 30 runs!

Narrow loss today in cricket

December 1st, 2012

The Black Aces today had a narrow loss in cricket, losing to the Auckland University Spurs. Apparently the Spurs have been undefeated this season and we lost by 1 run in the end. We were ahead by 7 runs with 1 over left and somehow they managed to pull ahead and win by 1 run. Some pretty bad play by some of the team members and some dodgy umpiring (ie ball was dead, but they still ran in 1) but it made for an exciting game. We nearly caught the player out in the very last bowl, which reduced one of our teammates into tears. Had we gotten that, or not made the last-minute errors then we could have beaten them. Oh well. Pretty intense game actually with one of the parents from the other team being abusive to our team – we’ll be letting the organisers know of some pretty poor parent conduct.

Final score: 108:109 after the wickets!

Swim meet

November 18th, 2012

The kids had a swim meet on the weekend and did awesome!

Evan came first in each of his heats (freestyle and backstroke) and got first in the final for backstroke! Evan was very chuffed!

Evan had a goggle malfunction in the freestyle final, which meant that people who he beat in the heat, beat him in the final.

2nd game at cricket – 81:73

November 11th, 2012

The Black Aces won their second game in a row, so we’re now at 100% success rate! 81:73. Evan and Connor did awesome again as the batting pair.

Lost another molar

November 11th, 2012

Evan lost yet another molar yesterday – it was loose and he simply yanked on it until it came out.

Cricket 2012

October 24th, 2012

Evan’s signed up to Cricket this season and is really keen. We got some of the equipment already and he’s looking pretty good. He’s very keen to get started!

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September 23rd, 2012

Yesterday Evan’s rugby team went to paintball because they won the $1000 for selling the most number of raffle tickets. The kids had a great time. I also got to play and it was great fun. Afterwards we went to Rob’s house for a barbeque. What a beautiful house it is!!! Very cool.

Kapa haka

September 8th, 2012

Evan joined the Shellypark kapa haka event today to do some traditional Maori dancing. I think he quite enjoyed it. Quite cool seeing Handro leading the haka. I wonder if he will some day for the All Blacks! Evan quite enjoyed himself and this year he felt comfortable enough to be without a shirt. I took a video but it’s too big to put on YouTube.

Evan – Most Improved rugby player

September 1st, 2012

We had the rugby prize giving today and Evan won most-improved rugby player of the year for his team! He was really chuffed by it!

Evan did really make big strides in his game – his first season started without him knowing how to play, but with Rob, Willie and Darron’s help, they helped him improve massively – Darron and Willie were particularly enthusiastic about the improvements Evan made.

Evan’s had a good run, winning awards for Soccer, Softball and now Rugby! 3 seasons in a row!

Evan had a great season and is looking forward to the next season again!

Another molar lost

August 28th, 2012

Today Evan lost another molar. His second molar lost now. He saved his last tooth too, so this weekend’s tooth fairy run is going to be a jackpot for him!!!