Well done to the U13Bs who held on to win a tight, entertaining game away at North London by six runs (in front of visiting Spanish photographer, Raul Ruz).
SNCC: 125 for 4
NLCC: 119 for 6
Winning the toss, SNCC opted to bat first. After losing an early wicket, Jonah and Ted established a partnership. Jonah was driving well and reached 32 before being run out. Good knocks too for Ted (14) Elijah (12no) and Archie (19no) pushed up the total to 125.
Our opening bowlers Sam and Gabriel restricted NL with some unplayably fast deliveries early on. Fielding and communication was good and the team was working well together under Ted’s captaincy. Some sharp keeping too by Sid and later Henry. Sid made a great stumping from Michael’s tricky spin.
Wickets for Sam and Gabriel were followed by Jonah - who set up a hat-tick chance with two quick wickets. Unfortunately, this only brought NLCC’s impressive Fernando to the crease, who started hitting plenty of boundaries in an unbeaten 50+ innings. This left NLCC needing 12 from the last two overs. Sam and Archie bowled these really tightly, backed up by some great team fielding to keep the aforementioned Fernando off strike. Archie took a wicket with the final ball, leaving NLCC just six runs short.
Well done. Great effort. Those boys who didn’t get to bat today will be moved up the order in the next game.