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.