Match Report – U13s vs Ashford

Ashford a very cold & windy place even if it is sunny! For some it was the 3rd trip to Short Lane this season & it hadn’t got any warmer.

Skipper Ryan won the toss & decided to bat. Things didn’t look bright when we were 23/3 in the 6th. Ryan, Sam & Jacques all beaten for pace, well the lack of really. Sheikh(3 – 21) bowled well but the slowness of the wicket helped him as all three could have played several shots before the ball reached them!

As we were batting first Owen (56 retired out) went in at number 3 & steadied the ship with some sharp running & good calling which proves that sometimes what we do in training does sink in! He was joined at the crease by James (69 retired out) who proved he is not just a bowler who can bat but a genuine allrounder (which I have been telling him for sometime). Owen did try to take me out with a pull shot straight at my head, luckily for me the Ashford fielder parried it otherwise a trip to A & E was beckoning.

Boundaries came regularly with a couple of sixes for James. Owen brought up his 50 first with James shortly afterwards. Both agreed to retire to let some of the others have a bat but the partnership of over 100 gave us more than enough runs in our 20 overs.
Chasing 168 was always going to be a tall order for Ashford. Not helped in the second over by a great piece of fielding by Adam Oliver who parried a sharply hit ball in the covers, Charlie backing up, swooped on the ball & an accurate throw to Owen ran the opener out. James (1-9) took out Avandangi without scoring in the next over & Ben (2-22), who bowled with great control, bowled Nugent in the 6th over. Adam Oliver (1-4)came on first change & proved what a good all round cricketer he is becoming. First ball was a bit wayward but the rest were on the money & again the slowness of the track help as Mahatma played across the line. Charlie (2-8) came on at the other end & had a wicket first ball cleaning up the other opener. ENS was unlucky not to pick up a wicket in his couple of overs. Adam Justice (1-12) came back from a poor first over to pick up a wicket caught by Charlie in his second & Sam (1-4) bowled the number 10. The final wicket was claim by a good piece of keeping by Owen who kept his wits about him to whip off the bails to stump top scorer Taylor after he went wandering.

A fine performance by all, very well done from both me & James. Thank you to the parents that braved the weather.


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