Whitstable cc Colts Cricket Week Underway
Whitstable U11 Girls V Herne Bay
This morning cricket week began with an U11s girls match against Herne Bay U11s and U9s. Missing our county players was no problem as Phoebe, Maeve, Abby G, Eleanor, Maisy, Emily, Maddie and Elanah teamed up and played valiantly. Despite a break for rain, they beat the U9s soundly but lost to the U11s. Phoebe tried to get another 6, but did not get chance. Maeve realised that every run counts. Abby G (joint captain) set herself and her team well and gave me her word they would beat the U9s. Eleanor (joint captain and recently Kent's 12th man.....see the photos)worked well with Abby to make Herne Bay work much harder than they expected to against a team of girls. Maisy made a confident start on her debut. Emily showed why "good arm" is so frequently uttered in admiration about her, also the opposition coaching team remembered her from last season for precisely that. Maddie got settled in as wicket keeper and showed how she had grown as a player. Elanah worked hard and kept the opposition runs low with confident fielding and gained a huge gasp from the watching families as she kept their run rate down. This was a fabulous challenge against a much more experienced team in the Herne Bay U11s.