A great morning out at the Cranbrook tournament where the boys came out as winners on the day having won three and narrowly lost one.
Team spirit was excellent and the chatter in the field so lively that one of the other coaches even felt it was necessary (which it wasn’t….) to tell them to quieten down!
Far and away the most pleasing thing as a team is that we didn’t have a single run out, the kids having being told they would meet a slow and painful death if they embarked on suicidal runs. Fear clearly works at this age! It is hard to express the joy in this statistic and the temptation to hit and run has proved beyond most of our U9s for several seasons..
Looking at the team performances we saw some excellent fast and straight bowling from John Campbell who also proved to be a very effective and noisy Captain. Matthew Hollands hit some fine shots and his running between the wickets was excellent. Noticeable knocks also came from Theo and Claudio scoring vital runs with big hits at key times in the games. Barnaby and William B gave all-round excellent displays, Will B effecting a vital run out. William D, Will C and Albie all bowled very accurately and continue to impress with their line and length. Alexander kept wicket very well and was a lively presence in the field as was Max whose bowling is also coming on at pace.
In two weeks’ time we go to Tenterden for round 2 and a chance to book our place in the finals in August, go CHCC! An excellent start to the competitive season.