Young Clumber XI lose in Opening Fixture
By Owen Jervis
Lots of Positives despite loss to more experienced 1st XI team.
Wow... Not quite sure that I've ever been so proud of a performance and come away with Zero points! (How things have changed)
Losing the toss we were asked to have a bat which didn't come as any surprise.
For those who have seen England debutants receive an inspirational speech pre game they've got that from CPCC 3rds. Today I invited all parents to join the huddle because that's what we do. Hopefully the 3x U13s lads enjoyed and felt welcomed!
So what does the skip then do? Open the batting with 13 year old Callum Edwards... 16 overs later Callum finally lost his leg stump to a beauty!
Todwick have the quickest bowler in the league in experienced Jake Richardson, they also have strengthened with ex Kiveton opener and ex Harthill opener... They'll knock over most of the division with a brilliant opening 3 attack, Callum you was amazing batting and seeing them off!!! Proud of you mate
Matt Edwards then batted well for 19, Tim Beer chipped away and produced 16 cultured shots with Darren Edwards top scoring with 29 on what was the best track I've played on at The Paddocks... CPCC 113 fer 9
We then had 23 overs from the kids...
23 overs 2 fer 63! Wow...
Zak Berridge bowled beautifully at good pace 1 fer 12
Evan into the wind bowled really well for 14
Callum into the wind bowled with no luck for 11 (1 Maiden)
Jakey, brilliant went for 22 with a catch going down off of him
Zak Allen-Johnson 1 fer 15!! Proper proud Dad allert!!!!
Finally in the 32nd over Todwick knocked them off for 2 but I've never been so proud of the lads.
7 bowlers used and all 11 had a bat...
Fingers crossed for warmer conditions for next week....
Thanks to LEXICONNECT for match day sponsorship.