Thursday, 7 June 2018
U11 girls take centre stage for Colts B
Despite the wet start to the season the English summer has truly blossomed over Abberley and has been most kind to us. Today was another beautiful day and we were pleased that Kings Hawford opted to bat first. It was a great opportunity for some more of the U11 girls to experience a hard ball 20 overs game. They all reacted well in the field and everyone bowled one over before the more experienced bowlers took over. Lawson bowled one maiden and his fielding was sharp; making some excellent throw-ins. Emma was the bowler of the day taking two wickets and also bowling a maiden. Archie also took a wicket in his second over. Kings Hawford score 45 runs off the bat but Mr Extras was having a busy day today and their final score was 106 for 3 after 20 overs.
This felt like quite a total to reach but we knew we had done it before at Prestfelde. After tea the long awaited partnership of the season opened the batting; Lawson and Dylan. The sibling competitiveness and encouragement between these two spurred their determination to score some runs. Unfortunately, Lawson’s enthusiasm got the better of him and in the third over he swung across instead of defending a straight ball. Dylan dug in a bit longer and managed to score 23 before he was bowled in the fifth over. Emma and Lottie took the stage next. Emma played some well-timed defensive shots against good bowling and Lottie really got into her stride scoring boundaries all over the pitch. The target went from looking within comfortable reach to making us all feel very nervous as Kings’ bowling became more consistent. We needed 5 runs off the last four overs but it wasn’t until the twentieth over that we were able to clinch the win – finished in style with another super 4 from Lottie! We were also grateful for Kings’ extras today but it was a well-deserved win with 70 runs being scored off the bat.