U14s - Beddington put boys' season to bed!
By Nik Ilukkumbure
RCC 102/7 v Beddington CC 103/0
Our last match of the season saw us face Beddington for a second time.
Having won the toss and 3 short of a full team Eddie as captain elected to bat.
Cross bat shots played to good balls saw some top order early wickets however Eddie's consistently well judged shot selection saw him reach tantalisingly close to a half century. The Beddington medium fast Neer took 4 wickets alone however some loose bowling and fielding yielded several extras and the boys defended well (especially Brandon) batting out the innings with a wicket to spare and reaching a defendable total.
After our last squash break of the season (thanks Kamini!) the boys returned to the field with Kyan a new pair of hands behind the stumps and 3 Beddington boys sportingly joining our field. Beddington fielded 2 district level batsmen who batted calmly and confidently against pace and spin and displayed possibly the strongest partnership we've seen this year. With the ball our lengths and field gave away too many 4s though extras were admirably kept down. Beddington' s run rate meant their chase was rarely in doubt and the 13th saw our last 6 slip field with gaps everywhere allowing them to reach the total comfortably.
The season sees us end mid-table in the league on 18 points. With superb parent support we fielded teams for every match of the season and the boys have developed over the course of it playing and learning from some top drawer teams including Sutton who ended undefeated. Focus on the match pointers will see us reach new heights.
Have a super Summer all..and if you can join the older age group matches please do!
Highlights - Batting
Bowling - Wickets Runs Overs
Mihir 0 11 3
Alex 0 14 2
Elliot 0 25 3
Eddie 0 18 2
Ben 0 15 1.3
Brandon 0 17 1
RCC 9x4s 3 wides / no balls 1 bye
BCC 15x4s 8 wides / no balls 10 byes