Junior Team news as at 25th July 2019

Junior Team news as at 25th July 2019

By Karen Botha
25th July
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Junior Team News

Here is what’s been happening in colts cricket over the past seven days.

Under 8s

Sunday 21st July: Cranleigh (net score 209) lost to Wonersh & Shamley Green (net score 263) by 54 runs

Best batting performance: Riley Vince 13 runs 1 dismissal

Best bowling performance: Owen Penson 2-0-12-2

Coach’s verdict: Wonersh & Shamley Green won the toss and put Cranleigh in to bat. The wet outfield meant that boundaries were hard to come by. We put the fielders under pressure and stole lots of quick singles. The opposition’s impressive bowling ensured that the scoreboard kept going in reverse as wickets continued to tumble. Cranleigh bowled and fielded with conviction, although it was noticeably easier to reach the ropes as the outfield dried out. Champagne moments included Owen Penson taking two wickets in consecutive deliveries, one of which was a superb catch taken centimetres above the turf by Riley Vince as he dived forwards at backward point. Harrison Drew will also dine out on the towering catch that he took off his own bowling. This side continue to improve with each outing, if they had blocked a few more of the straight ones, then they might just have snuck a win here. —Thomas Hall

Next match? Guildford City Youth Project v Cranleigh (28th July, 10am)

Under 9s

Final league position: 1st, WSYCL South

Stoke D’Abernon’s concession of tonight’s game means that Under 9s win the WSYCL South with maximum points! Congratulations Under 9s!

Under 9B

Sunday 21st July: Cranleigh (net score 349) beat Blackheath (net score 289) by 60 runs

Best batting performance: Nathan Simpson 25 runs 1 dismissal

Best bowling performance: Bartholomew Little 3-0-9-2

Next match?
Cranleigh v Blackheath (25th August, 10am)

Under 10s

Sunday 21st July: Cranleigh (net score 225) lost to Wonersh & Shamley Green (net score 370) by 145 runs

Best batting performance: Noah Mort 14 runs 2 dismissals, Archie Davies 14 runs 2 dismissals

Best bowling performance: Leo Burgess 3-0-23-1

Coach’s verdict: A heavy defeat for Cranleigh at Wonersh and Shamley Green, although there were still positives to take from the game. Noah Mort kept terrifically and in general, we bowled decent areas — Wonersh and Shamley Green were just very good at finding the short boundaries all around. Scoreboard pressure proved too much for us and wickets at regular intervals left the result in little doubt. —Bradley Adams

Next match? Guildford v Cranleigh (28th July, 10am)

Under 11s

Final league position: 6th, WSYCL South

Under 11 Girls

Final league position: 3rd, Smash IT League South

Under 12s

Sunday 21st July: Cranleigh (67-6) lost to Blackheath (68-5) by five wickets

Best batting performance: Josh Davies 21

Best bowling performance: Freddie Webb 3-0-15-2

Coach’s verdict: Cranleigh struggled to get the ball rolling and batted out our 20 overs but only managed to score 67-6. Our main batter of the day was Josh who ended on 21. It wasn’t the best of wickets to play on due to it being slightly wet, so it wasn’t easy to hit through the line. That being said, the boys showed some good application to make sure we were not bowled out. We started off with the ball superbly with three wickets falling in the first seven deliveries. Unfortunately, we had to set very attacking fields which also allowed for attacking batting, and we only managed to get five wickets. Good efforts boys and hard luck on the day. —Charles Coventry

Under 13s

Next match? Cranleigh v Blackheath (28th July, 10am)

Under 13B

Final league position: 1st, WSYCL South

Under 13 Girls

Final league position: 7th, Smash IT League

Under 14 Girls

Sunday 21st July: Cranleigh (59 all out) lost to Pyrford (63-2) by seven wickets

Best batting performance: Ilse Bishop 14

Best bowling performance: Lila Moodie 1-0-4-1

Coach’s verdict: Sunday saw the under 14’s last league match against an undefeated Pyrford. With many already on school holidays we had an inexperienced side with a number of player playing their first hard ball match. Put in to bat, Cranleigh made a steady start but with wickets falling regularly and some excellent catches and direct hits from Pyrford in the field, Cranleigh managed a total of 59. All the Cranleigh girls stood up to bowl but with a low total to protect it was always going to be difficult. Everyone bowled well with very few wides but Pyrford reached the target for the loss of two wickets — taken by Emily Wilkinson and Lila Moodie. This was the only loss for the under 14’s in their first ever season of hard ball so they finished with four wins and one loss. Overall a great first season, especially as many of the players were new to hard ball this year. The league tables are yet to be completed with bonus points to still be added but by my calculations we finished 3rd. —Justin Bishop

Under 15s

Tuesday 23rd July: Cranleigh (101-7) lost to Camberley (102-4) by six wickets

Best batting performance: Max Martin 51*

Best bowling performance: Brett Webster 2-20

Coach’s verdict: Cranleigh scored 101-7 having won the toss. Max Martin batted well to retire on 51 while captain Chris Becker (17) was the only other player to reach double figures. Cranleigh were in with a chance when Camberley lost their fourth wicket at 69 but there were no further inroads as the visitors completed victory in the 15th over. —Andrew Elliott

Next match? Valley End v Cranleigh (7th August, 6pm)

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