2nd Event of the Week
U17’s V Thorncliffe
Match reports have not been my specialty this season, if fact this is the first for the U17 team and we have now played 6 matches.
I will get the Parramore Cup out of the way first, a loss to Frechville at their ground. I could turn out the old artificial pitch nonsense and the very short boundary, but in summary they played better than we did end of story.
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To be honest and no detriment to the teams played wins were fairly easily obtained against Shiregreen, Stocksbridge and Norton Oaks with the latter team getting the largest score of them that being 49, but the train came off the rails when playing Whitley Hall, again I could use excuses of not having a full strength side but the same could be said for the opposition and to be honest I have not had a full strength side ALL season. Jonny Udall (not known up to now for his batting) sticking there and nearly getting half our runs. But the batting is only part of the game and the fielding part of the side came into play and Whitley Hall just got there with 7 balls to spare.
U17s V Thorncliffe (21.06.2011)
Thorncliffe played 4 won 4 top of the league.
We bat first looks like a repeat of the Whitley Hall fixture with us on 40 for 6, no one getting into double figures. Laurie Brennan breaks that curse by getting to 11. So its 7 for 52. Kaiser gets 7 off 2 balls then caught trying for 13 of 3balls.
Score now 8 for 72, un-notice to a degree keeping us in it was Elliot Winter and this is the ‘2nd Event of the Week’, a rumor has got out that Elliot hit a 6. I can dispel that rumor. He did not hit a 6 he hit his first every Six followed by another just to prove he could do it again. He was supported by Sam Jones with a strong 17 not out. Last word to Elliot he finished on 43 not out. Final score 115 for 8 in the 20 overs.
In my opinion were we are about 30 short.
Into the field after a team talk from Angelo, did think about trying to smuggle him in as a player !!
Thorncliffe batting turned out to be the direct opposite of ours; the opener had already retired twice this season on 50. But the first 5 overs brought 12 runs. They had reached 35 after 10 overs with no loss of wickets we had started with T who bowled his 4 overs for 6 runs. Alex Varley bowling his 4 overs for 21 runs. And Laurie Brennan his 2 overs for 11 runs.
So at the halfway stage we had our noses in front but no wickets as yet. We were close to the 15th over and we get our first wicket, Jonny Udall stumping off Oliver Pearson. Another soon followed the second opener being LBW to Matt Lee. So wickets now falling as run rate increasing, Ollie ended up with 18 for 2, Matt Lee 24 for 2 and shoulders Ramzan 14 for 2. Thorncliffe 95 for 8 off 20.
What was pleasing to see was those that did not bat well or did not bat did the business in the field. What will happen next week