Leicestershire Youth League Weekly Report

Weekly Match Report - 14th to 20th June

Thursday 14th June 2018

CCA/HTCC Under 13’s A vs CCA/HTCC Under 13’s B
A crucial cup match tie for both the U13’s as they drew each other. Going into this match both teams had been performing outstandingly well. It was all down to which team could pull through on the day. With the U13’s B batting first, a collective team total of 118 runs for the loss of 6 wickets was set in 20 overs. A very respectable score set up by the boys, helped along the way by Oliver Bunce – 27 not out, Zubin Bandi – 19 not out and Aidan Major – 17. In reply, the U13’A led by young Aditya Iswaran – 25 not out and Benedict O’Donoghue – 18 just fell short of their target. Bowled out for 93 in 19 overs the U13’s B triumphed to reach the next stage of the competition. Zethan Bandi once again spinning his web with the ball, claiming 3 wickets for 16 runs in 3 overs, helped exceptionally well by Oliver Dunford 4 overs, 20 runs, 2 wickets and Will Harris 3 overs, 10 runs, 2 wickets ensured a 26 run victory over the U13’s A.

Friday 15th June 2018

CCA/HTCC Under 11’s A vs Great Glen U11’s
Yet to lose in the competition, the boys entered the game with their heads held high. Batting first the U11’s posted an enormous total of 153 runs for 6 wickets in their 16 overs. Arnav Rai (27*) and Darius Fanibanda (25*) both ensured that the U11’s reached a total well worth the plaudits. In reply, Great Glen had a tough task ahead. With bowling duo of Zethan Bandi and Keshav Sthanakiya this task become even harder. Zethan Bandi turned figures of 3 overs, 3 runs 2 wickets, while Keshav Sthanakiya threw his gauntlet down to finish with figures of 2 overs 2 runs 2 wickets. The boys proved to be key in bowling Great Glen out for 62, ensuring a 121 run victory for the U11’s. Who will stop this rampage; will have to be seen…

CCA/HTCC Under 11’s B vs Under 11’s C
Another encounter between two CCA sides highlighting once again how CCA/HTCC performs best, as a Team! A controlled group effort from the U11’s B with the bat posting a reputable total of 115 for 6 wickets in 16 overs. They were however let down with their running between the wickets, losing the majority of their wickets to run outs. This showed how hard the U11’s C team have been training on their fielding. Most notably for the U11’s B Sai Gadhia turned Jos Butler playing 2 scoops and 2 reverse sweeps to entertain the watching crowd in his cameo of 18. In reply, the total seemed to deer for the U11’s C side as they were bowled out in the final over of play for 60 runs. Sai Gadhia once again entering the limelight taking figures of 3 overs, 16 runs, 3 wickets to ensure a comfortable 75 run victory.

Sunday 17th June 2018

CCA/HTCC Under 13’s A vs Kibworth U13’s
With Kibworth winning the previous week vs the U13’s B, was it time for them to turn the screws and also topple the A side. Arjun Sisodiya (25) and Alfie Dunn (20) opened the batting putting on a 50 run partnership to give the U13’s a great start to their innings. However, the loss of 4 quick wickets did not help the team. Jaysol Doy (26) and Karan Thomas (24) stepped up as the going got tough and ensured a defendable total of 137 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs were scored. In return, Kibworth fought long and hard but fell just short. The U13’s restricted Kibworth to 128 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in their 20 overs. Darius Fanibanda led the way for the U13’s with the ball claiming 2 wickets for 10 runs in his 4 overs, partnered by Mark Shield who also claimed 2 wickets however for only 4 runs in 2 overs. The bowling effort by the boys ensured a 9 run victory over Kibworth.

CCA/HTCC Under 13’s B vs Electricity Sports U13’s
Having lost last week to Kibworth, it was vital the U13’s rectified their performance last week. Winning the toss the U13’s elected to bat first scoring 117 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in their 20 overs. Kavir Mackan 16 and Zubin Bandi 18 were the pick of the batsmen chipping in with vital runs to set a very respectable total. In reply, the bowling attack for the U13’s proved to be too strong for Electricity Sports. The U13’s claiming 8 wickets in their 20 overs as Electricity Sports were restricted to 85 runs. Keshav Sthanakiya delivered as he has numerous times claiming 4 wickets for 6 runs from 4 overs which included a maiden over. Back to winning ways for this team of players.

Tuesday 19th June 2018

CCA/HTCC Under 15’s vs Lutterworth Under 15’s
A vital match for the U15’s if they were to win this competition. Going into this tie being favourites it was an encounter that could have gone either way. With the U15’s winning the toss, they opted to bat first. Aled King (31) and Jacob Taylor (38) leading the way with the bat as they have done for the U15’s throughout the season. With the rest of the squad chipping with crucial runs a target of 137 for the loss of 5 wickets was set in their 20 overs. It was no turn for the bowlers to take to the stage. Stepping up first was Chanpreet Singh Mahal who claimed 2 wickets in his 3 overs, for 15 runs. This bowling display was partnered by Saurav Thakrar who also claimed 2 vital wickets along his way, completing 3 overs 2 wickets and 25 runs. Oscar Allen however, stole the show as his 2 wickets came in 3.1 overs as Lutterworth were bowled out for 113 runs.

Inter CCA Legue - CCA Strikers vs CCA Kahunas
This tie was a fight for a second place finish going into the match. Who would come out on top and who would narrowly miss out? A nervous encounter was building up. Kahunas went into bat first, 20 overs to set a score and with the help of Keshav Sthanakiya who scored 21 runs, the Kahunas managed 104 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. An outstanding spell of bowling from Suhail Noori helped restrict the Kahunas taking figures off 2 overs, 9 runs with 2 wickets along the way. With the Strikers going into the half in positive fashion it was now time for the batsmen to step up to the mark. Luv Rahul (18*) and Hiten Parmar (17*) both set about chasing the total. However, this turned out to be in vain as an outstanding performance by Giaan Rupra prevented the Strikers from reaching the total. Giaan claimed figures of 4 overs, 18 runs and 4 wickets.

Wednesday 20th June 2018

CCA/HTCC Under 15’s A vs Electricity Sports U15
Having won last week and won in the cup the previous day, could fatigue have taken its toll on the boys? Winning the toss and batting first, the U15’s got off to a flyer. However, losing a few quick wickets he U15’s were 67 off of 13 overs with a hard task ahead. A controlled innings by Myne Rana (25) proved to be key in ensuring the U15’s reached a total worth defending. Oscar Allen (48*) however had other thoughts as he came out with positive intent from the first ball propelling the U15’s to 142 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs. An outstanding partnership from Myne and Oscar was well worth the plaudits. With the team finishing their innings strongly it was all set for the bowlers to back the batting display up. Young Jaysol Doy did exactly that, bowling 3 overs for 11 runs taking 1 wicket. However, Aled King who loves the limelight was a force to be reckoned with claiming 2 wickets for 13 runs in his 2 overs, but this wasn’t the only player who stood up when required, Oscar Allen also delivered exceptionally with ball at hand claiming 4 wickets for 13 runs in his 4 overs. This ensured the U15’s left with a 38 run victory as Electricity Sports finished on 104 runs for 9 wickets in 20 overs.

CCA/HTCC Under 15’s B vs Enderby U15
The U15’s had a very strong team out for this match against Enderby. It was just up to the players to ensure they delivered when their chance came. With the U15’s batting first everyone chipped in with the bat to post a mammoth 178 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs. Arjun Sisodiya (51), Dhruv Patel (34), Kush Sharma (19) and Joseph McCarthy (17) led the way with the bat. Joseph and Kush clearing the boundaries with ease as they hit 3 big sixes between them. With such a large score being posted, was this too steep of a challenge for Enderby? With the U15’s taking the field with smiles all on their faces, Rushil Joshi, 2 wickets, Aryan Chudusama (1 wicket) and Kush Sharma (1 wicket) led the way with the ball, which ensured a 102 run victory over Enderby as they finished on 76 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs.

Leicestershire Youth League Weekly Report

Weekly match report - 8th to 13th June

Friday 08th June 2018

CCA/HTCC Under 11’s A vs Medbourne U11’s 

With the side booming in confidence, there was little that could stop them. Could this have been the week that hindered their run of wins? CCA/HTCC went into bat first piling on a mammoth 161 Runs for the loss of 5 wickets in their 16 overs, a great team batting display all round with Keshav Sthanakiya being the pick of the batsmen boasting 27 not out. It was now the turn for the bowlers to have their say on proceedings, and with his brother excelling with the ball last week it was time for Zethan Bandi to deliver with the ball claiming figures of 3 overs, 1 maiden, 9 runs and 3 wickets. This bowling display was partnered by another individual that keeps receiving praise, Keshav Sthanakiya bowling 2 overs 1 maiden 2 runs and 3 wickets along his way. This was not the week to stop CCA U11’s as they restricted Medbourne to 79 Runs for 9 Wickets ensuring a comfortable 102 run win. 

CCA/HTCC Under 11’s B vs Kibworth U11’s

CCA U11’s showing week in week out why cricket is played as a team, and no individual is bigger than this. Last week was dominated with the bat and this week they shined with the ball. The U11’s restricted Kibworth to just 5 runs in their 16 overs picking up a massive 12 wickets on route this rampage. Dian Manga showing his 1to1’s are benefiting him on the pitch with figures of 2 overs 3 runs and 2 wickets, aided by Kian Bhagat who managed 3 overs, 2 maidens, 2 runs and 3 wickets. Both boys transferring their skills learnt from their 1to1’s into their match performances. With the bowlers performing as they did, it was crucial the batsmen didn’t get too overwhelmed with the score at hand. CCA U11’s remained focussed when they came out to bat scoring 45 runs for the loss of 4 wickets after their 16 overs. Kian Bhagat (13) and Rizwan Riaz (10) being the pick of the batsmen ensuring a comfortable win against Kibworth. 

CCA/HTCC Under 11’s C vs Kibworth U11’s B

Having won all encounters with Kibworth leading up to this match in all our age groups, it was the turn of the U11’s C to try keep up this winning streak. The boys went into this game with a great deal of confidence following their win last week. Kibworth batted first and were restricted to 47 Runs for 7 Wickets in their 16 Overs. Shayaan Fanibanda showcased his talent for a second week running, this time with ball in hand with figures of 3 overs, 11 runs and 3 wickets. In response CCA U11’s struggled to maintain continuous partnerships losing 6 wickets on their way to the score of 52 in their 16 overs. This turned out to be just enough to ensure victory once again against Kibworth by 10 runs. 

Sunday 10th June 2018

CCA/HTCC Under 13’s A vs Countesthorpe U13’s B

A fine batting display last week from the U13’s meant there were great expectations coming into this match. And did they deliver. Winning the toss and electing to bat, the U13’s once again posted a gigantic 165 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. Contributions seeped through this batting display with Alfie Dunn (28*), Benedict Foote (26*) and Benedict O’Donoghue (28*) all headlining this batting performance. Little more could be said about the batting display however, Benedict O’Donoghue’s (aka Usain Bolt’s) running between the wickets took the team by storm. The boys new going into the field the job was only half completed, and they surely delivered in just half the overs too, bowling Countesthorpe out for 28 in 10.3 overs. All the bowlers chipped in with wickets with Ved Tailor- 2 wickets and Rahul Acharya- 2 Wickets, however this was over shadowed by young Jonah Ziff bowling 2.3 overs, 8 runs and taking 4 wickets. An excellent fielding display coupled the bowling performance as Captain Arjun Sisodiya led by example taking 2 catches and 1 direct hit run out from backward point ensuring the U13’s left with a 137 run victory.

CCA/HTCC Under 13’s B vs Kibworth U13’s 

Kibworth entered this encounter having yet to successfully beat a CCA/HTCC side. Could this have been their day? Kibworth winning the toss and electing to bat posted a very respectable 119 for 6 wickets. Kavi Patel and Samuel Baverstock picking up 2 crucial wickets apiece to ensure Kibworth did not run away with the score. The U13’s came out to bat knowing there was a huge task at hand, and soldiered out to chase this target down. Aidan Major (25*) and Zubin Bandi (25*) both came out positively in this run chase, which proved to be in vain. Requiring 10 runs of the final over and big hitting Siddhartha Das at the crease all was possible, however with no field restrictions Kibworth sent all fielders to the boundary preventing the U13’s from getting over the line. Kibworth winning their first encounter against CCA, by 4 runs.

Tuesday 12th June 2018

CCA Foxes vs CCA Cobras

CCA Cobras, sat in 4th, going into this match required a victory to propel themselves up the table, while the Foxes, sat in 2nd, where on the chasing the tail of the Strikers at the top. With the new rules being implemented for the second half of the tournament it was critical both teams got off to a good start. Cobras went into bat first, with the Foxes taking to the field. Both teams were well equipped to take the game away from one another, and that’s what exactly happened. Zethan Bandi once again stole the show with the ball for the Foxes, with figures of 4 overs, 3 maidens, 1 run and 4 wickets. This was backed by the world class fielding display shown by Samuel Baverstock who claimed 3 catches and a direct hit run out to stake his claim on proceedings. The Foxes went on to bowl the cobras out for 53 in 15 overs. In reply, Arav Sharma fought hard to keep the Cobras hopes alive returning figures of 2 overs, 8 runs and 2 wickets. However, it was not to be as Alex Strong once again highlighted his abilities with bat in hand scoring 20 not out off of 6 balls to claim victory for the Foxes by 7 wickets, who finished on 54 Runs for the loss of 3 wickets.

Wednesday 13th June 2018

CCA/HTCC Under 15’s B vs Bitteswell

With the U15’s being quite fragile going into this match against Bitteswell, it was vital they left with a win. Bitteswell elected to bat first. With the U15’s being very fragile it was important they got off to a good start. Ashnil Dhiman stepped up producing an impeccable spell of bowling with figures of 3 overs, 3 Maidens 0 runs, backed up by the bowling of Kush Sharma who recorded figures of 2 overs, 10 runs and 2 wickets. Bitteswell however still managed to score at just under 5 runs per over, posting a very respectable 96 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs. In reply, the U15 came out with sheer confidence, led by Chanpreet Singh Mahal (44 not out) and Abhi Shah (24 not out) who comfortably took the U15’s home, finishing on 98 runs for the loss of 1 wicket in 10.3 overs. A dominant performance by the U15’s following their recent run.

Leicestershire Youth League Weekly Report

Weekly Match Report – 1st June to 6th June 2018 

Friday 1st June 2018-
CCA/HTCC Under 11’s A vs Kibworth U11’s B

The confidence in this side had been growing having won all their previous encounters leading up to this match, and this match turned out to be no different, with the U 11’s scoring a mammoth 125 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in their 16 overs. Anish Das excelled for the U11’s with the bat scoring 35*, setting up the platform for the bowlers. Keshav Sthanakiya ensured Kibworth were restricted to 51 runs for 9 wickets with figures of 3 overs 6 runs 3 wickets. However, even this didn’t stop Shayaan Fanibanda from having his mark on proceedings with not only 1 direct hit run out, but 3 direct hit run outs from the deep. 

CCA/HTCC Under 11’s B vs Langtons U11’s

CCA U11’s showed why cricket is a team sport. With all players contributing to the team total of 75 runs for 4 wickets. The team ensured that runs were scored on a regular basis while keeping wickets in hand. This proved pivotal when the U11’s came out to bowl as Langtons scored 79 runs, however for the loss of 9 wickets. This ensured the U11’s left with a comfortable win. Rizwan Riaz being the pick of the bowlers ensuring Langtons U11’s were restricted in their scoring with figures of 2 overs 6 runs and 3 wickets. A fantastic team display shown by the boys.

CCA/HTCC Under 11’s C vs Kibworth U11’s A 

An outstanding display of bowling shown by our U11’s, restricting Kibworth to 38 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 16 overs. Sam Chapel provided CCA U11’s with a great start, picking up 3 wickets along his way. In reply the U 11’s showcased their skills with the bat knocking the runs off comfortably, reaching 68 in their 16 overs. Arav Sharma (14 not out) and George Chapel (11 not out) ensuring the U11’s finished the game off in style.


Sunday 3rd June 2018
CCA/HTCC Under 13’s A vs Billesdon U13’s A

With the U13’s getting off to a great start this season, little could stop the team from excelling once again. Batting first the U13’s scored an incredible 177 runs for the loss of 3 (retired) wickets in their 20 overs. All the batsmen chipping in with vital runs: Arjun Sisodiya 25*, Jaysol Doy 27*, Benedict O’Donoghue 24*, Siddartha Das 24* but most notably Aditya Iswaran scoring his 27 not out off of just 9 deliveries. With all the boys performing as they did it was no surprise the bowlers wanted to join the party, bowling Billesdon out for just 34 runs. Rahul Acharya picking up figures of 3 overs 18 runs and 4 wickets including a treble wicket (Hattrick) maiden along the way and Karan Thomas proving line and length is also key, with figures of 3 overs 2 maidens 4 runs and 3 wickets.

CCA/HTCC Under 13’s B vs Countesthorpe U13’s 

Countesthorpe chose to bat first scoring 69 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in their 20 overs. The U13’s were fired up following their cancelled game last week with all the bowlers chipping in with wickets, but once again Zubin Bandi shone with the ball following his 2 hat-tricks in the last match, with figures of 2 overs 7 runs and 2 wickets. In reply the U13’s knocked off the runs comfortably within 13 overs for the loss of 2 wickets with Kavir Makcan showing his dominance with the bat scoring 26 not out as the U13’s finished on 70 for 2 after 13 overs.

Tuesday 5th June 2018
CCA Foxes vs CCA Strikers

A crucial match for both teams with both requiring wins to bolster their rankings in the table. Foxes came out to bat first and managed a respectable 99 Runs for the loss of 9 Wickets in their 20 overs. Alex Strong being the pick of the batsmen scoring 25 not out. In response, the Strikers just managed to get over the line with 1 wicket spare. Reaching the total of 100 runs for 9 wickets in 18.3 overs, Darius Fanibanda holding the innings together with 26 not out but Otto Jozsa stole the show with a blistering 21 off of 7 balls to ensure the Strikers went 2 wins from 2 games to regain top spot.

Wednesday 06th June 2018
CCA/HTCC Under 15’s A vs Houghton & Thurnby

After successive wins in previous games the U15’s were no doubt up for the task at hand. Aled King once again showcasing his skills with the bat, scoring 50*, helped along the way by Parth Sindal 21 and Myne Rana 20 to set a comfortable score of 139 Runs for the loss of 5 Wickets in their 20 overs. With the job half completed going into bowl, Chanpreet Singh got CCA/ HTCC off to a great start with figures of 3-0-17-2 but this was over shadowed by the spin duo of Myne Rana (3-0-17-2) and Dhruv Patel (2-0-4-2) delivering with the ball to ensure a comfortable win for the U15’s, who bowled Houghton and Thurnby out for 82.

CCA/HTCC Under 15’s B vs Countersthorpe

With the U15’s B not getting off to the best of starts to their campaign. Siddarth Das ensured the U15’s got off to a great start with 22 runs in quick succession. Despite this the team were not able to pull through with Benedict O’Donoghue 16*as he saw wickets tumble at the opposite end. CCA/ HTCC posted 87 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in their 16 overs. The bowlers had a steep task ahead of them, and did not get off to the greatest of starts, however Ved Tailor pegged back Countersthorpe with figures of 2-0-14-1 but this was not enough to stop Countersthorpe as they hit the winning runs in the 13th over to win the match.

Next Week’s Report for this week’s matches will be given on Thursday 14th June 2018.

Summer Cricket Camp 2018

Age Groups 5-7yrs 8-11yrs  12-14yrs  14-16yrs

Week 1: Monday 9th to Friday 13th July @ City Cricket Academy  
Week 2: Monday 16th to Friday 20th July @ Leicester Grammar School
Week 3: Monday 23rd to Friday 27th July @ Leicester Grammar School
Week 4: Monday 20th to Friday 24th August @ City Cricket Academy  
Week 5: Tuesday 28th to Friday 31st August @ City Cricket Academy  

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Camp times: 10am — 4pm. For parents’ convenience drop off available from 8am and late pick up to 5:15pm at no extra cost. Speak to a member of staff for details.

Fee: £25 per day - Early booking offer - £115 for full week  (Ends 29th June 2018)

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