Cricket News

It was a busy week with two teams playing in the Norfolk School Games Kwik Cricket Tournament. On Monday our U10 girls headed to Mundford Cricket Club. Our girls batted extremely well with many boundaries scored, along with quick singles. A couple of run outs along with bowling a few too many wides cost us our matches. However, they all performed well in the field, staying alert and encouraging one another throughout. Considering they were playing against older girls, they didn’t look out of place at all. On Wednesday our mixed U11 team also headed to Mundford to see if they could improve upon Monday’s performance. There was a real sense of determination from the whole team and a desire to win. The first match scored 257-0 against 224-4 for a comfortable victory. Match two yielded another comfortable win scoring 251-1 against 203-5. The bowling was strong with Heidi’s pace causing havoc. A victory in our third match would mean we would represent the Breckland area in the Norfolk School Games finals in June. Unfortunately I had to umpire another game but I left the team in the safe hands of our Captain, Freddie. They were well organised and coped extremely well without my direction. Riddlesworth went into bat first. They managed just 18 runs with only Rupert and Freddie left to bat, who stepped up to score an incredible 27 runs off just 8 balls. This kept our hopes of victory alive. The opposition were ahead of the run rate throughout but tight fielding, fine catches by Alfie and accurate bowling limited the last pair to just 6 runs giving us the win by 15 runs. They were all buzzing to get through and couldn’t stop smiling. We narrowly lost our last match to a very experienced team but having already qualified the result was insignificant. For the entire tournament, we were sharp in the field and aggressive with the bat in hand. A fantastic days cricket was had by all and we are all thoroughly looking forward to the finals in June.

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