Wimbledon B U-11 beat Long Ditton U-11 by 4 wickets
Umpire: Mark Hays, Scorer Greg Blows – Thanks
LDCC 92-6 Alex 22, Louie 12, Connor 11
Wimbledon 95-6 Idris 3-0-19-2, Rafe 3-0-15-1, Thomas 2-1-11-1,
MotM: Louie Wood – Batted carefully for 8 overs occasionally unleashing a cracking boundary for his first big score!
Champagne moment: Alex and Benedict accurate throw and run out x 2!
Another great and close match which we only lost in the last few overs. Long Ditton were put in to bat and responded by compiling a watchful 92-6. After losing 2 early wickets Connor and Louie put on a 40 partnership with some careful defence and handsome stroke play by both boys. Alex then picked it up with a series of fine boundaries but fell trying to accelerate. Rafe added useful runs and Giac and Cameron both got to the wicket but we couldn’t quite make the psychological 100! Despite this Alex and Idris started with a combination of accurate and hostile bowling to restrict Wimbledon in the early overs. Idris broke through and at 41-4 in the 9th over we were looking good. The fielding was excellent and we created numerous run out chances and a couple of catching opportunities. However fine batting from Kingsley(33*ret) and Leo(16) for Wimbledon accelerated and despite late wickets for Rafe and Thomas Wimbledon overtook us with a couple of overs to spare.
Lessons Learnt: We still need to increase the scoring momentum by stroke play and strike rotation. I also will be rotating the order a little again next week to ensure everyone is getting a chance to bat. If we can make 110 or 120 we will give ourselves more chance of winning.
Next match is at home to Sheen Park at Tiffin Ground next Sunday so we’ll need some help to set up and organise. Also need to confirm Facilities will be open!!
Otherwise see you Friday for training with an U-15 hosted BBQ!