After a routine win over Maltby in the morning collegaite travelled to Treeton to play in the 6’s. The manager going via Abbeydale to collect Tom Hancock exhausted after a weekend on the Duke of Edingburgh award scheme.
Our group was made up with Whiston, Shiregreen and sheffield united. We started against Whiston and some familiar faces from the district nets were on view. We started with James Harrison left out of the squad of seven.
Collegiate set the standard for the rest of the day with a wicket of the secound ball of the innings with Harry Liver taking a brilliant catch on the boundary of Chris Pickford. Very tight fielding and accurate bowling led to Whiston being restricted to 30 off there 5.Collegaite confidently knocked of the runs in less than 3 overs. Watching Whistons other 2 matches later in the day this was a tremendous performance.
For our match against Shiregreen James Harrison replaced Tom Newman. Another top class display of bowling saw the opponents restricted to just 23, another confident batting display mainly by Elliot Callis saw us stroll home to victory in no time.
The final group match saw an unchanged side take on the old enemy Sheffield United. Captain Danny won the toss for the third time and again inserted the opposition. The stakes were high but yet again the bowling and fielding was magnificent and United were restricted to just 30. Yet again we knocked off the runs for the loss of just one wicket.
Ironically of all the team to meet in the final was collegaite red who had won the morning group. Again Danny won the toss and asked the reds to bat. Danny had a very difficult decision to decide who to leave out. He opted to bring back Tom Newman at the expence of James Harrison who had kept wicket superbly. The blues took a wicket in the first over but powerfull hitting by Charlie webber took 17 off the next. Putting us on the back foot for the first time. Superb bowlin form Danny Mines and Tom Hancock changed the game conceding just 6 runs and 3 wickets between them. Harry liver then got a couple to leave the reds 36-5.
The loss of Elliot Callis in the First over and Harry in the secound to Harry Wellman and Ben Rooke saw Tom Hancock batting at 4 for his first knock of the competition. A few anxious moments followed befor Chris and Tom saw us home.
The team sprit showed by the lads was secound to none. The bowlin, fielding and batting was of a very high standard throughout. Congratualtions to the reds on coming secound who showed depth of Under 15 cricket at Collegiate.
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