Catlin’s colts report 7th June 2014
Colts cricket Report Week ending 7th June
This week has seen 2 games against Hitchin at Lucas Lane, both games have seen Preston put up a good fight but come out 2nd best. First game saw a very inexperienced under 10 incredible game take on a well drilled Hitchin side. Hitchin won the toss and batted first and posted a score of 254/5. Hitchin’s batting was steady and was assisted by 15 wides, the best bowling of the evening was from Luke who took 3-15. In the field debutant Harry Catlin did well throwing himself all over the place.
Our reply needed to be steady but Hitchin’s bowling was a lot more disciplined and gave us very few extras. The first pair of Jack and Luke scored 17 but were out 3 times, next up saw Ollie and Frazer score a next 12 with Ollie scoring 9. The next 4 overs saw some excellent bowling by Hitchin and this left us needing 38 from the last pair of Adam and Harry, Adam did his best in scoring a good 27 but four dismissals saw us finish on 227-9. A good effort.
Next up was the rearranged under 11 game vrs hitchin which was played at Hitchin after some confusing of the venue, my mistake. Our side was totally made up of under 10 players due to a school trip. On winning the toss we bowled first. A good start saw Jude get a wicket in the second over courtesy of a catch by Ollie S. After 4 over the score was 216. The next pair scored 9 after being dismissed by a Pushan inswinger and a run out. The third pair relied upon singles and extras to score 20 for one wicket from Olly C. The last pair was obviously the best pair and they managed to score 42 runs with some fine shots, which included 7 boundaries. The final score of 282/4 was going to be our highest chase of the season.
The reply started well with Ollie and Joe taking 9 off the first over, they eventually finished on 219/1 with Joe scoring 9. The next four overs saw us accelerate the run rate with Frazer and Adam 21 off 10 balls taking the score to 248. Pushan and Jude entered the stage and both were out a couple of times to leave us need 48 runs. The total was reduced only slightly to leave 42 off 3, some big hitting needed, Olly then took 9 off the next over and then with some intelligent running from Tom, getting Olly on strike we needed 28 off 8 balls. Five of the next 2 left 23 off the last over, with the field set deep it was a unlikely task. Olly C was on strike Ball 1 disappeared to backward square leg for four, the next was an over the head beamer which meant we only got 2. 17 off four, another four with a Butleresk reverse shot, then 4 byes, perhaps they should have been wides. 9 off 2 the last 2 balls the fifth was missed before Olly struck the last ball well over the mid-wicket boundary for 6. We finished on 282/6. A good effort and some unselfish batting from Tom and big hitting from Olly 34 from 16.