Catlin’s Juniors Report: Week 4
Preston under 14 vrs Hatfleld Hyde
Preston took the field with 7 men as there were 4 no shows. A spirited display saw Ewen take 4-12 in his four overs, but the large gaps meant HH posted 135. In reply Guy top scored with 19 as the boys were all out for 46, with 3 LBWs.
Preston under 12 163/3 v Letchworth 86/4
Preston travelled the short distance to Fairfield Park. Losing the toss the boys were inserted. Luke and Olly opened up, but Luke could not repeat his heroics of the previous day’s school game, as he went in the first over. Adam came in and hit a six first ball, he then peppered the small boundaries to hit two more sixes and a couple of boundaries to retire in the 6th over on 30. Joe joined Olly and hit an early six before Olly scored his 30 to retire with the score on 90 in the 10th over. Ollie J hit an early boundary before a misunderstanding saw him sent back by Joe and was run out. Joe then completed his 30 and with Jack M batting sensible to hit a few boundaries and quick singles to finish on 21* and the team on 163/4.
Letchworth reply got off to the worst start as Gabriel was bowled in the first over by Tom, Some solid but not penetrating bowling saw Letchworth get to 50. The introduction of Jack M saw a couple of wickets fall and then a good catch by Luke off Frazer saw another wicket. As the light faded tbe opener retired in the last over as the hosts completed their innings on 86/4.
Preston under 13 38/10 vrs Harpenden 40/0
The result says the difference between the 2 teams. Fair play to the boys who played with a smile and tried hard against some very quick bowling.
Preston under 9 280/3 vrs Stevenage 231/7
On a sunny evening at Preston the under 9’s fielded first and soon made a couple of early breakthroughs from a Nid catch off Freddie and Yoby clean bowling the batsman to leave the oppo 198/2 after 4 overs. The next four overs saw no runs come off the bat as Stevenage relied on wides to increase the score, but wickets for Harry and Nathan plus run outs saw Stevenage at 201/5 at the half way stage. The next pair added 5 with two dismissals to Harry and another Nid RO. The last batting pair batted well not to lose their wickets at Barry finished up with 231/7.
The reply started well as Freddie and Toby accumulated the singles. But a run out at the end of their 4 overs saw us on 214/1. Nid and Nathan looked to increase the total as Nid pulled the ball well to score 13 in a partnership of 25. The third pair of James and Harry started slowly with only 1 run off the bat in 2 overs. Boundaries for both saw them score 7 each. The final pair of Elliot 4 and Luke saw us to 280/3 for a second win.