Leicestershire Youth League Weekly Report

Friday 17th May 2019

CCA/HTCC Under 11’s A vs Market Harborough CC
Winning the toss and batting first in a crunch Cup Tie, the Under 11 boys put on a complete batting display. Losing 0 wickets throughout their innings they boys racked up 136 runs from their 16 overs. Arnav Rai (28* off 11 balls) and Zethan Bandi (14*) leading the charge in a fantastic team display. It was now the bowlers turn to finish where the batsmen left off. Without any doubt the bowlers stepped up to the mark and delivered an equal display with the ball. Ronak Rajashekar (3-1-5-3), Hatim Fazi (2-1-1-3), Zethan Bandi (3-2-3-2), Freddie Fowler (2-2-0-2) and Shayaan Fanibanda (2-2-4-2) showcased upmost control with the ball to deliver a fantastic Cup Win.

CCA/HTCC Under 11’s B vs Medbourne CC
A first match for the B team after 2 rained off fixtures. The boys were hungry to be out on the field. A cautious move by the captain to bowl first led to a fiery bowling performance. Arav Sharma (3-0-14-3), Dian Manga (3-1-3-1) and Thenuk De Costa (2-0-14-1) lead the way with ball at hand, restricting Medbourne to 56 runs in their 16 overs. At the half way stage the boys came in confident with their bowling display. Arav Sharma (10), Giaan Rupra (8) and Dian Manga (8) got the batting off to a solid start, however with Medbourne fighting to the end the Under 11’s were required to keep a level head. A compliant batting shown by the Under 11’s to ensure a 31 run victory over Medbourne.

CCA/HTCC Under 11’s C vs Houghton & Thurnby CC
Following defeat in their first match the Under 11’s were prepared to fight hard today. Batting first the boys required a competitive total to be set to ensure a positive start to the day. Roshan Subramanian (18) and Aarush Virmani (12) ensured the Under 11’s reached a commendable total of 77-4 in their 16 overs. With the job only half completed and a good bowling performance required. Chirag Parmar (3-1-3-3), Roshan Subramanian (2-2-0-1), Aryan Singh (2-1-1-2), Ethan Denton-Beaumont (2-0-14-1) and Hiten Parmar (2-0-9-1) ensured the Under 11’s registered their first win by restricting Houghton & Thurnby to 16 all out in their 16 overs. A fantastic team performance with bat and ball topped off by some outstanding fielding from Aarav Virmani (Wicket Keeper), Roshan Subramanian and Aryan Singh ensured runs were hard to come by in the field.

Sunday 19th May 2019

CCA/HTCC Under 13’s A vs Countesthorpe CC
After 2 wins from 2 matches the team spirit in this side was getting bigger and better. Batting first after winning the toss, Oliver Bunce once again firing 26* started where he left off the last 2 weeks, aided by Anish Das (25* off 10 balls) and Oliver Dunford (25* off 9 balls) who sent fireworks around the field to bolster the score to 157-5 in 18 overs. With the score set so high the boys only had to focus on their basics to ensure a third victory in as many weeks. Rizwan Riaz (3-0-11-2) leading the way with support from Keshav Sthanakiya, Darius Fanibanda, Oliver Dunford and Zubin Bandi all chipping in with a wicket apiece to secure their third win. Two special mentions to Anish Das and Darius Fanibanda who took spectacular one handed catches to top off a fantastic performance.

CCA/HTCC Under 13’s B vs Kibworth CC
Winning their match in subliminal fashion last week, a Cup match against a very strong side in Kibworth was their next task. Kibworth winning the toss and putting the u13’s into bat first. A strong batting performance was required to ensure they had a large total to defend. Aditiya Ishwaran (26*), Rahul Acharya (26*) and Krishil Rajpara (20*) all worked tirelessly against a rampant bowling attack to muster a below par score of 104-7 in 20 overs. An inspirational bowling performance, similar to last week, was required to ensure victory. However, unfortunately for the u13’s this couldn’t be emulated. Kibworth being ruthless with the bat knocked off the total within 10.3 overs losing only 1 wicket along the way. Despite the loss, many positives have been taken from the match, which has been discussed to be taken into future matches.

Monday 20th May 2019

CCA/HTCC Under 17’s A vs Leicester Ivanhoe CC
Rescheduled due to Exams

CCA/HTCC Under 17’s B vs Ibstock CC
After a match against the A side this team wanted to show their worth. Batting first Aryan Kanji (26*) held the innings together to set a below par score of 106 for 6 wickets in 20 overs. A defendable score nonetheless as Arjun Sisodiya (3-0-15-2) was at their arson. The more overs bowled the tighter the game got, however this proved too much for the side as they eventually lost in the 19th over as Ibstock knocked the score off 5 down. Again another loss for the side however some positives were taken from the match.

Tuesday 21st May 2019

Mini Rhino Cup – CCA Capitals vs CCA Kings
A new series introduced for our Under 8 Cricketers. CCA Kings took on CCA Capitals with Capitals captain Veer Thanki elected to field on a scorching hot day. CCA Kings put on a defiant performance with the bat with cricket enthusiast Zachin Bandi, yet another cricketer from the Bandi family top scoring for the Kings with a magnificent 80. In response captain fantastic stood up and delivered a captain performance scoring 80 runs with great support from Rumit Joshi (60) and Niam Radia (60) to ensure victory on the penultimate delivery of the game for the Capitals. CCA Capitals leaving this encounter with 2 points. Onto the Catching Game, where the Kings clawed back the two points to poise the Bowl out in interesting fashion. The Bowl out did not disappoint with the Capitals manging to control their nerves and go into next week’s matches 2 points ahead.

Rhino Cup – CCA Sunrisers vs CCA Kings
After a thrilling contest last week battled with two fantastic bowling performances the Kings came into this contest confident that they could topple the Sunrisers. Kings were sent to bat first and provided a jubilant performance. Aarav Virmani (26) set the standards for the Sunrisers helping his side set an incredible 130 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in their 20 overs. Roshan Subramanian being the pick of the bowlers for the Kings with figures of 3 overs, 12 runs and 3 wickets. Anish Das (31) taking Sunday’s performance into the cup match unfortunately couldn’t come to the rescue as the Sunrisers were skittled for 85 runs. Shayaan Fanibanda doing most of the restricting from his 2 overs, taking 3 wickets while only conceding 6 runs. Fielding standards were very high throughout the day with the fielders putting on a excellent display, Otto Jozsa, Arav Sharma and Shayaan Fanibanda being the pick of the fielders.

Wednesday 22nd May 2019

CCA/HTCC Under 15’s A vs Houghton & Thurnby
After a close encounter last week the boys were out to prove a point this time around. Parth Sindhal (50) led from the front with help from Marvey Toor (27), Arjun Sisodiya (15) and Oscar McCarthy (12) providing a solid performance to help the side to 155 for 6 after their allotted 20 overs. With a nervy bowling performance last week the U15’s were required to keep a steady frame this time out. Unfortunately, the nerves were still lurking a 30 extras were given away, 25 off which in the first 10 overs. However, much to the teams delight Arjun Sisodiya (3-0-12-1) and Rushil Joshi held their nerves to restrict Houghton to 133-2 after their 20 overs, claiming a comfortable victory in the end.

CCA/HTCC Under 15’s B vs Market Harborough
A team full of Great Spirit and admiration entered the fray. Winning the toss and electing to bat, Zubin Bandi (50*) and Alfie Dunn (41 off 25 balls) put on a 90 run partnership for the 2nd wicket before Uttam Ramji (22* off 10 balls) provided the final flourish to set a score of 160 for 3 in 20 overs. In response the score was too great for Market Harborough to claw back. Luv Rahul (4-0-18-2) and Alfie Dunn (2-0-7-2) proving too efficient for Market Harborough’s batsmen with the help of Uttam Ramji, Zubin Bandi and Charlie Smith who made runs hard to come by for as Market Harborough finished on 119 for 8 from their 20 overs.

Next Week’s Report will be given on Thursday 30th May 2019.