Match Report v Plymouth Peverell 13th June
Under 11s stay unbeaten
Cornwood U11s travelled to Mount Wise once again to face the Plymouth Peverell team in a 20 over league match. Cornwood were asked to bat first and admitted at the break that they were not at their best despite some flashes of their potential. Skipper Mason chose the batting pairs himself and it was Tom and Oscar EH who were asked to open the batting. Oscar will consider himself unlucky to be bowled out early on but at the other end Tom was smashing it all over the place as he amassed 25 not out – The partnership was worth 33.
Noah G and Captain Mason were next in and some “interesting” running and strike-hogging took place. Despite this the lads kept the scoring going and finished with a 32 partnership (17 for Noah and 13 for Mason). Cornwood were 265/1 at the halfway stage and looking well set. Eoin and Marriott were next in and took some time to get going; Eoin went on to hit four lovely boundaries before being bowled for 21 – Marriott grabbed 3 and the partnership was worth 30.
Last in wee Stanley and Noah H; Noah batted really well to get 8 runs without seeing much of the strike before he was bowled last ball. Stanley was again superb as he got himself 44 runs with 6 fours and a big six to square leg. The partnership was worth 56 and Cornwood finished on an impressive 351/3.
The total was always a big one for Plymouth and Oscar EH struck early as Stanley took a regulation catch to dismiss Jack. Two more wickets fell in quick succession as a run out from Mason and a superb direct hit run out from Marriott inflicted further damage. There was no let up for Plymouth as Mason came on and struck with a superb first ball – Well done skipper! At the halfway stage Plymouth were on 217 and way off the pace.
Oscar grabbed himself another wicket and it was Mason this time who took the catch for his bowler. Tommy got himself a well deserved scalp as Noah G took a sharp stumping to give Tommy the wicket his spell deserved. Noah was not finished there as he got a second and a third stumping, both off Stanley… Noah’s wicket keeping has improved hugely this season and he really looks the part behind the stumps. Mason and Eoin combined for yet another run out and Plymouth ended 240/10 to give Cornwood an enormous win by 111 runs.
A word on our captain tonight… Mason chose the batting order and bowling order and sorted the field out with no input from the coaching team at all. He batted well, took a superb wicket, two catches and two run-outs… What a game from the skipper.
Up the Wood!