Juniors Team News this week (12.07.2019)

Juniors Team News this week (12.07.2019)

By Karen Botha
12th July
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Junior Team News this week

Under 8s

Sunday 7th July: Cranleigh (net score 303) beat Farnham (net score 263) by 40 runs

Best batting performance: Freddie Hall 21 runs 0 dismissals

Best bowling performance: Vincent Small 2-0-6-2

Coach’s verdict: Good all round effort by all of the boys on Sunday. The bowling is coming on considerably and it was great to see an improvement with the extras column, limiting Farnham to 263. In response, Cranleigh cruised to victory with 303. It was good to see the running between the wickets improving, as even though we gave a few run outs at least the awareness of runs and taking runs improved. Well done boys! —Charles Coventry

Next match? Guildford City Youth Project v Cranleigh (14th July, 10am)

Under 9s

Saturday 6th July: Cranleigh (net score 369) beat Bramley (net score 259) by 110 runs

Best batting performance: Rupert Butler 28 runs 0 dismissals

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

Sunday 7th July: Cranleigh (net score 252) beat Guildford (net score 251) by one run

Best batting performance: Eddie Hoy 9 runs 0 dismissals

Best bowling performance: Henry Pearce 3-0-4-3

Next match? Horsley & Send v Cranleigh (13th July, 9.30am); Stoke D’Abernon v Cranleigh (14th July, 9.30am)

Under 9B

Tuesday 9th July: Cranleigh (net score 267) lost to Chiddingfold (net score 336) by 69 runs

Best batting performance: Nathan Simpson 19 runs 2 dismissals

Best bowling performance: Will Hamblin 3-0-22-2

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

Under 10s

Sunday 7th July: Cranleigh (net score 273) lost to Wonersh & Shamley Green (net score 348) by 75 runs

Best batting performance: Archie Davies 17 runs 1 dismissal

Best bowling performance: Miles Rogers 3-0-19-2

Coach’s verdict: Despite the result, a good performance in very difficult conditions. We bowled first in some light drizzle and the ball quickly became quite wet, but the boys stuck to the task and bowled rather tidily, although Wonersh & Shamley Green proved particularly adept at taking runs wherever they came. Four early wickets — and the drizzle stopping — gave Wonersh the upper hand in our chase and we were never able to regain it. However, it was great to see everyone applying themselves well with the bat even if not getting the runs required. —Bradley Adams

Next match? Blackheath v Cranleigh (14th July, 10am)

Under 11s

Thursday 4th July: Cranleigh (125-6) lost to Guildford (126-2) by eight wickets

Best batting performance: Humphrey Bown 33*

Best bowling performance: Rasmus Griffiths 2-0-11-1

Wednesday 10th July: Cranleigh (115-5) lost to Normandy (134-8) by 19 runs

Best batting performance: Jed Hurley 30*

Best bowling performance: Tadhg Martin 2-0-3-2

Next match? Blackheath v Cranleigh (14th July, 10am)

Under 11 Girls

Sunday 7th July: Cranleigh (net score 258) beat Epsom (net score 242) by 16 runs

Best batting performance: Lucy Hoy 10 runs 1 dismissal

Best bowling performance: Rebecca Pearce 2-0-6-1

Coach’s verdict: A low-key match, with not many big hits and quite low run-rates. Both teams fielded well and kept tight control, meaning that runs proved hard to come by. We fielded first and bowled extremely well, with Rebecca taking a catch off Anna McGuinness from the first ball of the match. There was some very impressive bowling with particularly good overs from Kitty Cronk (two runs conceded in one over), Emily Wilkinson (eight runs conceded in one over) and Rebecca. She and Anna also kindly offered to bowl two overs with a couple of players not comfortable bowling this time, so a special thank you to them. Emily and Anna also did a great job of calling out to remind others to back up and walk in, which was very good to hear.

When we batted, it became clear that Epsom were not the strongest at bowling, so we faced a lot of short, slow no-balls and plenty of wides. We capitalised on this several times and took runs where possible but it was quite difficult to get good shots off many of the balls. Lucy, however, managed a particularly notable shot to get two, and was our top run-scorer. Overall, a quiet match, but due to our careful bowling and sensible running we snatched a win. —Mark Warren

Sunday 7th July: Cranleigh (net score 274) beat Ashtead (net score 230) by 44 runs

Best batting performance: Anise Robinson 12 runs 0 dismissals

Best bowling performance: Anise Robinson 2-0-12-3

Coach’s verdict: Our second match against Ashtead was less competitive as the opposition had quite a few inexperienced bowlers. We lost the toss and batted first, with every pair demonstrating some great teamwork and clever running. It was often hard to get shots away as many balls were short or wide (or sometimes very high!) but everyone showed great patience and the runs soon totted up. Niamh Jimmison-Spice and Anna made an excellent pair as ever, communicating really well, running fast and sneaking in some great runs to get 10 for the pair. Anise scored our first and only four, a cracking shot in her first ever Cranleigh match! Kitty’s experience came to the fore as she stepped forward to meet short balls and hit some great shots, and together they made 22. Daisy Nicholas, kindly stepping in for the team at the last minute, also batted extremely well and she and Emily added 16. Lucy demonstrated her batting prowess and struck some very strong shots with Rebecca too. Our batting was very sensible, despite a couple of unlucky run outs (keep calling to each other!)

Our bowling was once again very good. The highlight was Anise, who took wickets with her second and third balls, and then stepped up to bowl another over later in which she took a third wicket — a fantastic start to her Cranleigh career! Kitty bowled a maiden to restrict Ashtead’s scoring, while Rebecca gave away just four runs. In eight overs, we bowled just five wides and six no balls, which is a good improvement. Kitty provided possibly the coolest ever run out, taking her time as the batter ran back to the wicket only to gently pop the ball on top of the wicket at the last moment. Thank you also to Anise and Emily for bowling twice in this match. —Mark Warren

Under 12s

Tuesday 9th July: Cranleigh (124 all out) beat Horsley & Send (104 all out) by 20 runs

Best batting performance: Dominic Jarrad 16

Best bowling performance: Rory Smith 2-0-11-3

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

Under 13s

Friday 5th July: Cranleigh (140-8) beat Guildford (92 all out) by 48 runs

Best batting performance: Chris Becker 35* and Tom Fuller 33*

Best bowling performance: Tom Creak 3-0-12-2

Tuesday 9th July: Cranleigh (149-6) lost to Guildford (152-4) by three runs

Best batting performance: Otto Bellak 33*

Best bowling performance: Brett Webster 3-0-33-2

Next match? Wonersh & Shamley Green v Cranleigh (14th July, 10am)

Under 13 Girls

Next match? Ashtead v Cranleigh (14th July, 1pm)

Under 14 Girls

Sunday 7th July: Cranleigh (102-1) beat Blackheath (98-6) by nine wickets

Best batting performance: Millie Johnson 30*

Best bowling performance: Sophie Pitts-Tucker 2-0-6-2

Coach’s verdict: Sunday’s local derby against Blackheath — our first girls hardball match against them — began with the weather making it touch and go whether the match would happen. But we took to the field after a slight delay, and Blackheath batted first, getting off to a good start but some accurate bowling and steady wickets kept them pegged back, especially toward the end of the innings. The wickets were spread around but the pick was Sophie with 2-6 from her 2 overs. The girls coped well with the difficult conditions in the field with a wet outfield and ball. Cranleigh openers Millie and Sasha Pilling got off to a strong start, helped by some wayward bowling by Blackheath. Millie eventually retired not out on 30 (including a big 6) leaving Georgia Willoughby and Sophie to see Cranleigh over the line with 4.2 overs to spare. A really strong performance from Cranleigh in testing conditions. —Justin Bishop

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

Under 15s

Wednesday 10th July: Cranleigh (162-3) lost to Ashtead (172-8) by ten runs

Best bowling performance: Brett Webster 4-0-26-3

Next match? Cranleigh v Woking & Horsell (14th July, 10am); Cranleigh v East Molesey (17th July, 6pm)

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