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U9B Cricket v Cumnor House

26th June 2016

Two games in 2 days is always a great way to end the season, but to get 2 wins in 2 days would be even better! Cumnor house were today’s opposition and traditionally it is always a tough fixture so our boys knew they had to be at their best. They opted to bowl so it was our turn to open the batting and set a hard target to reach. This was to be our finest batting display of the season; they surely did save the best until last. We amassed a total of 87 runs, with over 40 coming from the bat; this is excellent in only 12 overs. There were 2 wickets lost during our innings so our final total was 77.
I don’t usually single players out, however special mention must go to William who smashed two 6’s and a 4 in one over! Batting figures: William (18), Lucas (8), Christopher (6), Josh (4), Pranav (4), Hamish (3), Rian (2), Arun (1), Lewis (1), Elliott (1)

We had a simple game plan when heading into bowl; limit Cumnor to 12 runs per pair then any wickets we take will be an added bonus. Game plans very rarely play out exactly how you want them to, however today was an exception to the rule. The boys were brilliant! It was possibly the best fielding we have done all season; very lively, stopping singles, reducing runs with quick throws back to the bowler or wicket keeper … perfect. You are always going to concede runs when you play cricket so the key is to limit them with hard work. Rafe did not manage to score any runs with the bat today but he bowled a very tidy over for a loss of only 3 runs so that was a great platform to build from. With all 12 overs bowled we limited Cumnor to 70 runs plus we took 4 wickets along the way! A total of 50 runs meant that we won by a convincing 27 runs. Wickets: Freddie, Christopher, Lewis, Josh (all bowled wickets)

Pick of the bowlers: Rafe and (3 runs), William (3) Lewis (2) I really enjoyed the game today and it was clear from the boys’ reactions that they felt they had performed to a good standard. The most important thing for me is that we finished the season with 4 wins and 2 losses and with half of the team made up of Year 3 boys it bodes well for next season. Well done to all 12 boys involved today; everybody played their part in the victory whether it be with the bat, ball or in the field. Thank you for a great season. MA