The U11 Stags team started this year’s campaign with a well-fought match against Binfield on a chilly mid-May evening.
Winning the toss, we elected to bat first. Binfield’s opening bowlers kept things tight, but the batsmen saw them off and Luca went on to retire unbeaten on 27 (from only 38 balls), a great achievement so early in the season.
The boys accelerated throughout the innings, despite some wonderful fielding by the opposition. Some beautiful boundaries drew appreciative applause from the watching parents. Powerful hitting at the end, with both Niam and William scoring at more than a run a ball, set a target, finishing at 124-3 off the 20 overs.
In reply, Binfield’s opening pair got off to a quick start, rattling along at 7 an over for the first third of their innings. However, they were pegged back by two fine bits of work in quick succession, a run-out by our novice keeper Carl and a stunning catch by John off the bowling of William, removing both the openers.
Binfield’s new batsmen were forced to consolidate, and a fine maiden from Christian pulled them back below the asking rate. The Stags fielding was good throughout and kept the game in the balance. Niam caused problems with his height and extra bounce, and was rewarded with the only wicket bowled in the match. It came down to the final pair of overs with Binfield needing 14 runs. Binfield’s set batsman had to retire, having scored the game’s other unbeaten 25, but in the end they sealed the game in the final over with a well-struck 4.
Despite the result, the boys can be pleased with their performance. They fielded well and batted sensibly, but were only just outplayed by opposition already into their stride in their third match of the season.
Spring is approaching us and the promise of summer…
Tameena Hussain - Mar 01, 2020
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The Cricket Club is situated in the beautiful village of Bray, Berkshire, on the banks of the Thames, overlooked by the Church of St Michael. The main ground is widely acknowledged as one of the most picturesque in the country.
Est. in 1798 and a member of the Morrant Thames Valley League, with three senior teams and a thriving colts section both boys and girls
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