Junior Teams News this week (22.07.2019)

Junior Teams News this week (22.07.2019)

By Karen Botha
22nd July
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Junior Team News


Under 8s

Sunday 14th July: Cranleigh (net score 319) lost to Guildford City Youth Project (net score 328) by nine runs

Best batting performance: Freddie Hall 18 runs 1 dismissal

Best bowling performance: Benedict Hall 3-0-11-3

Coach’s verdict: The boys came down with all the confidence in the world after two wins on the trot. Unfortunately we missed out on making it three, but it was a great performance. This was a terrific experience for a couple of players as it was their first game. Well done to Olly Adams for a wicket in his first over in a match ever! The pick of the batsmen was Freddie Hall with 18 and nearly winning the game for us, keeping the parents jumping around. Good effort all round guys! —Charles Coventry

Next match? Wonersh & Shamley Green v Cranleigh (21st July, 10am)

Under 9s

Saturday 13th July: Cranleigh (net score 340) beat Horsley & Send (net score 253) by 87 runs

Best batting performance: Will O’Flinn 35 runs 0 dismissals

Best bowling performance: Harry Lancaster 3-0-20-3

Sunday 14th July: Cranleigh (net score 317) beat Stoke D’Abernon (net score 287) by 30 runs

Best batting performance: Will O’Flinn 28 runs 1 dismissal; Freddie Swayne 23 runs 0 dismissals; Noah Johnson 20 runs 0 dismissals

Best bowling performance: Freddie Swayne 3-0-14-2

Next match? Cranleigh v Stoke D’Abernon (25th July, 6pm)

Under 9B

Next match? Cranleigh v Blackheath (21st July, 10am)

Under 10s

Monday 15th July: Cranleigh (net score 270) lost to Rudgwick (net score 273) by three runs

Best batting performance: Leo Burgess 15 runs 0 dismissals

Best bowling performance: Shivan Bird 2-0-4-1

Coach’s verdict: Just 24 hours after the chaos at Lord’s, drama of a similar nature at Cranleigh Common in a friendly against Rudgwick. Captain Archie Davies inserted Rudgwick and managed the game impressively, cleverly moving his field throughout. To have a ten-a-side game, Rudgwick loaned us two players including a Sussex U11 girl, who took three wickets and two catches. Shivan Bird proved the pick of our bowlers, but the bowling and fielding was our best of the season — special mention to Joseph Whalley for two direct hit run outs in consecutive balls from fine leg. We batted sensibly, if a little slowly, against a strong bowling attack and left Leo Burgess and Archie 45 to win from the final four overs. It then came down to 15 from six deliveries — where’s Ben Stokes when you need him? — but, despite a real good go, Cranleigh fell three runs short. What a thriller! —Bradley Adams

Next match? Wonersh & Shamley Green v Cranleigh (21st July, 10am)

Under 11s

Next match? Blackheath v Cranleigh (TBC)

Under 11 Girls

Next match? None

Under 12s

Next match? Cranleigh v Blackheath (21st July, 10am)

Under 13s

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

Under 13B

Next match? Blackheath v Cranleigh (21st July, 10am)

Under 13 Girls

Sunday 14th July: Cranleigh (net score 250) lost to Ashtead (net score 262) by 12 runs

Best batting performance: Georgie Storey 18 runs 0 dismissals

Best bowling performance: Willow Harrison-Fudge 2-0-12-2

Coach’s verdict: The first match was the last league match of the season, and with so many girls away we were short on numbers so a big thank you to those that played. Cranleigh batted first and some steady batting saw us reach 250 losing only four wickets, Georgie top scoring with 18 from her 2 overs. The girls bowled really well (with only 4 wides in the whole innings) but were unfortunately let down in the field by some very dubious fielding by the opposition players filling in! Ashtead finished on 262 having lost four wickets. —Justin Bishop

Sunday 14th July: Cranleigh (net score 283) beat Reigate (net score 244) by 39 runs

Best batting performance: Ilse Bishop 18 runs 0 dismissals

Best bowling performance: Willow Harrison-Fudge 2-1-6-2

Coach’s verdict: The next match was a friendly against Reigate. They won the toss and batted first and again Cranleigh bowled really well, restricting a strong Reigate side to 264 for 4. The pick of the bowlers was Willow with a wicket maiden in her first over, finishing with figures of 2-6. Cranleigh started strong with the bat and were always ahead of the rate. Ilse top scored with 18 and we eventually finished on 288 for the loss of only one wicket. —Justin Bishop

Next match? None

Under 14 Girls

Wednesday 17th July: Cranleigh (96-8) lost to Rowledge (105-5) by three wickets

Best batting performance: Sasha Pilling 16

Best bowling performance: Kitty Cronk 2-0-7-2

Next match? Pyrford v Cranleigh (21st July, 10am)

Under 15s

Sunday 14th July: Cranleigh (116-2) lost to Woking & Horsell (134-5) by 18 runs

Best batting performance: Otto Bellak 50*

Best bowling performance: Brett Webster 4-0-18-2

Coach’s verdict: Our U15s once again came up against very tall opposition when Woking & Horsell visited the Common on Sunday morning. They only had ten men but unlike the heroic performance against the eleven giants of Leatherhead we didn't have quite enough to get over line on this occasion. With news of another important match going on in North London constantly trickling out our boys did well to focus on their own game and Arthur Fuller alongside older brother Thomas kept things tight up top. When they were replaced by the Smith brothers, one of the visitors' six footers started to take advantage, eventually retiring compulsorily upon reaching a well struck fifty. U12 Brett Webster managed to peg things back towards the end with three timely wickets. A total of 134/5 was going to prove a challenge for our batsmen.

Having a shift system employed whereby only two boys were allowed to watch New Zealand's steady progress on the television at once meant that the vast majority of our team were outside to support Otto Bellak and captain Chris Becker as they set off in pursuit of the target. Otto in particular was striking the ball powerfully, and at the half-way point we were ahead of the run rate required. Chris's dismissal caused a slowing of the scoring and the following batsmen struggled to make an impact. When Otto was dismissed just shy of his fifty the writing was on the wall and, despite only losing three wickets, we fell eighteen runs short. Lots of positives to take into our next match against East Molesey; we are beginning to look really organised in the field so will probably get on the good side of a close finish soon. —Andrew Elliott

Wednesday 17th July: Cranleigh (78 all out) lost to East Molesey (189-3) by 111 runs

Best batting performance: Otto Bellak 18

Best bowling performance: Brett Webster 4-0-42-3

Coach’s verdict: Our U15s were well beaten by strong visitors who included some county players in their line-up. Having won the toss, East Molesey started strongly against Max Coveney and Arthur Fuller. Four of their batsmen reached 29 or more but two of those were pegged back by off spinner Brett Webster. He continued his fine run of form to pick up the only three wickets to fall and is currently the second highest wicket taker in the club this season.

Facing a target of 190 was a tall order made more difficult when both openers were dismissed for nought with Tommy Harland-Fairweather brilliantly caught at slip by a fellow U14. Wickets fell regularly as only captain Otto Bellak and wicketkeeper Oscar Cronk made double figures and defeat by 111 runs was probably a fair result. —Andrew Elliott

Next match? Cranleigh v Camberley (23rd July, 6pm); Valley End v Cranleigh (7 Aug tbc, 6pm)

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