Monday, 25 June 2018

A Great Team Performance by the U11 Championship Team in the Sun at Cranbrook


Cranbrook won the toss and elected to bat on a dry wicket with a fast
outfield. Harry immediately stepped up bowling brisk away-swingers
with a really good line and length. Our fielding was generally strong
with direct hits from Callum and Sam, both of which could have been
run-outs and indeed Sam’s was! JJ was electric on the boundary and
saved a good many runs, while Hugo kept calmly and has developed a
lovely chirpy keeper’s banter from behind the sticks. Ben A then
bowled two overs of really good line and length and Oliver was on hand
to keep it tight at cover and not give away runs. Eventually, 112 was
a good score but would it be enough as our fielding had been good and
it was clearly a high scoring ground?

Ryan and Callum opened like proper openers, watching the good ball and
hitting the wide one. Then Harry arrived to play a beautiful innings
using the speed of the ball and showing great timing for a rapid 28
before retiring. Ben P then batted calmly to consolidate the innings
and Hugo played a solid innings including some lovely shots through
the leg side. JJ “got a good one” before Oliver chipped in for a few
quick middle-order runs to keep the pace of scoring going. Then Ben A
returned...ball one swept to the square-leg boundary, ball two as well
and then a push to mid-wicket for the victory.

Result - Castle Hill won by 3 wickets

This was a proper cricket game and all the team played well and will
have something to remember at the end of the day. For sure there are
improvements that can be made but Paul, James and I were delighted
with the way people played.Off to Withyham tomorrow....

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