Catlin's Colts Cricket Report 16th May 2014
Colts cricket Report Week ending 16th May
Week 2/3 of the season saw 3 games played and 1 cancelled due to the rain. Friday 9th saw the under 11 travel to Ickleford to play a similar standard team, on winning the toss Olly elected to bowl. The first pair batted sensibly and with four boundaries scored 18 for the loss of one wicket to Joe. The next pair added 32 to for the loss of one wicket to Olly C, a lot of these runs being down to extras. The third pair also scored freely and we took a wicket from Shaan, The last four overs saw us take 3 wickets, one to Jack and 2 to Olly as Ickleford finished on 283/6. The best bowlers on the night being Joe 3-1-3-1 and Olly C 3-0-18-3.
A big task ahead the boys started well against the quick left armer. 10 off the first two overs looked good, but 2 dismissals in the next 2 overs left us on 206/2. The next pair of Lorrimor and Shaan batted well not to get dismissed and took the score to 222. This left the third pair to try and accelerate the score, they certainly did scoring 43 runs but unfortunately 3 run outs left us on 250, Olly scoring 23.The last pair needed to score 34, this was made harder when Jack was bowled off the first ball, but we came back strong to score off most of the remaining balls to end on 266/9, Jack scoring 16. A good effort and 15 points.
Next up on a wet evening was Pirton away for the under 10 incredible team. A strong team took to the pitch, but never really got going with the bat. Partnerships of 15, 4. 32, 25 saw us post 275/4, a score that should have been enough. Top scorer was Adam with 13, but we did receive 50 extras.
Our bowling was similar to our batting, some wayward deliveries due to the wet ball and indiscipline in the field saw Pirton get close. As usual Pirton never give their wickets away and the last pair need 26. One wicket would surely win us the game; 4 off the first over kept us on top but 11 off the next swung the game back to Pirton. With Adam attacking the wicket 5 were scored leaving 4 needed off the last over. The first 3 balls saw 1 run but a good pull shot saw Pirton take the lead. When the next ball was also dispatched to the boundary, it needed Olly to get a wicket off the last ball. It was not to be, and we lost by 8 runs.
Match 3 was a under 11 game at Weston, great hospitality and a friendly crowd. Bowling first, some excellent batting by Weston’s first pair saw them post 26, we then pegged them back thanks to wickets from Guy and Josh, the score would have been a lot less but for 19 extras, as they were on 231 at the half way mark. The next 4 overs saw us take control as only 8 runs were added for 0 wickets. The final pair only added 7 but two boundaries in the last over saw them finish on 254/4. Best bowling Guy 3-0 9-1 and Adam 3-2-8-1.
Chasing this score we were in with a chance if we did not give silly wickets away: unfortunately a run out first ball did not help. A score of 207 after the first pair was all down to extras. The next pair saw Guy hit 3 fours in 4 balls to get us flying but 2 run outs pulled us back to 214, but with a couple of stroke players to go we still had a chance. Josh and Olly took us to 230 to leave Adam and Shaan needing 25. But it was a similar scenario to the previous week, when we lost a wicket first ball and we were then chasing the game. 4 more dismissals followed as we finished on 222/10. Top score Guy 15. A lovely evening with some good cricket in places, keep going and concentrate on the basics.