Under 9s - Report
|Cardiff B||223/0||vs||214/0||Whitchurch-Heath CC|
More tough games for W-HCC U9s
For the first time this season the U9s fell below their normal mininum of 66% wins with two losses and one win away at Cardiff in their last tournamnet before the half term break
First up were Cardiff B: WHCC batted first and got away to a steady start mostly due to extras. However, three wickets fell in the middle of the innings, the scoring rate was checked and despite a late rally by Tom and Sam, Whitchurch finished on 214. Although we bowled well, with great overs from Jack, Iwan (two wickets), Pippa (one wicket) a maiden from Tom and a fine over at the death from Gethin, we just could not get the wickets needed and with too many runs conceded on the leg side Cardiff finished on 223.
Our next match was against Creigiau, who were short of players and Michael played for them, showing great sportsmanship! Fielding first, Whitchurch started well, but got a bit sloppy with some bad wides and poor fielding, with everyone forgetting about the backing up. This allowed Creigiau to reach 233, with only 14 off the bat (4 of these for Michael). When it came our turn to bat, several players had a field day, with Gethin and Jack getting us off to a great start with 9 each, 8 for Iwan and 5 for Alfie in the middle order then 20 for Tom, all boundaries, and most importantly no wickets lost. Whitchurch finished on 277.
It was a hot day and we seemed to carry some of the craziness of the middle game into our final fixture, against Pentyrch. Batting first there was again a good start, a quiet middle order but plenty of extras meant we were on 228 after six overs. Unfortunately four wickets were lost in the final two overs and so the Whitchurch total was a modest 214. Good bowling early for Whitchurch meant that things were pretty even at the half way stage of the Pentyrch innings, but then four boundaries from one of their players changed the game, and despite an excellent over from Michael and a late wicket for Tom, plus some very good fielding, Pentyrch finished on 243.
We’ve not got games now until 17th June, but the three weeks of training between now and then will be useful. We have to work out when to play our shots and when to block good balls, and to keep our highest standards when in the field.