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.