12 May 2012
Under 15a v Acle (20/20 cup) – Won by 50 runs
Playing in a persistent rain but glad to finally play the U15s beat Acle by 50 runs in a 10 over game. Batting first, Sam Hunt (34) and Steven Gopaul (20) compiled a 72 run partnership in a total of 76. In reply Acle were 26 for 4.
2nd XI v Langley 1st XI - TIE
We batted first on a difficult pitch and after a good start from Aaron Murphy (20) and Alex Robinson (17), the innings faltered. Ben Place 17 not out and Oliver Kennard 16 not out steadied the ship and then added some much need impetus in the closing overs to take the total to 126 for 7. In Langley's reply Place and Kennard bowled beautifully upfront and Louis Merry kept up the pressure with an excellent spell. On the final ball, in an exciting climax, Langley managed to scramble a single to tie the match closing on 126 for 9.
Pick of the bowlers were:
Kennard 7 overs 1 maiden 3 wickets for 14 runs
Merry 7 overs 4 maidens 2 wickets for 11 runs
Place 7 overs 2 maidens 1 for 14 runs
Under 13a v Beeston Hall - Abandoned
We lost the toss and, asked to bat first on a damp pitch, slipped to 26 for 3, but Nico Papworth and Alfie Woodrow combined well to make a 60 run partnership. Woodrow was dismissed for 22, leaving Papworth to play a beautifully paced innings, accelerating in the closing overs to finish unbeaten on 78. The final total was 149 for 5 from 30 overs.
We only managed one over in Beeston Hall's reply although Connor White did clean bowl Beeston's opening batsman and leading run scorer before the rain came and brought proceedings to a premature end.
1st XI v Wymondham College (20/20 competition) – Lost after “bowl out”
Batting first, we made a steady start with Matthew Plater (29) and Will Catchpole (30) threatening to make an imposing total. A loss of wickets meant we rather lost momentum though some intelligent hitting from Alex Pett (26 not out) at the end ensured that our total of 120 looked very competitive given the tricky conditions. Unfortunately unrelenting rain forced the teams into the Sports Hall for a “bowl out”, which Wymondham won.