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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.