U13A Mixed Cricket v Carres (A) 2.00pm

TEAM: U13A Mixed Cricket

VENUE: Away - Carres, NG34 7DD

DATE: Wed 4th May

COACH: Mr Jeffery 

EMAIL: vjeffery@st-hughs.lincs.sch.uk 

CHANGE: Morning Break

LUNCH: Early - 12.00 noon

START TIME: 2.00pm


Team: Harry H, Russell B, Harry S, Henry E, Penny V, Beth C, Freddie H, Elliott A, Huxley S, Thomas B, Dan S, Dan G 


11 aside hardball match. No spikes allowed (artificial strip). Cricket whites with blazer. Please bring in your trousers on Wednesday. Match tops provided. No match teas.

Match Report

Result: St Hugh's 101-5 (20 overs), Carres 36-1 (5.4 overs - Match abandoned)  

Opting to bat first, Freddie and Russell started solidly with some excellent defensive strokes. Runs were hard to come by, though, through a combination of some accurate bowling and rather short boundaries with a slow outfield. At the halfway stage after ten overs we had lost one wicket but had only scored 36 runs. In the second half of the innings we pushed on a bit more to increase the run rate. Greater risks were taken and some wickets lost, but the boundaries started to flow, running between the wickets improved and we were helped by some extras-filled overs from new bowlers. A final partnership between Henry (6 n.o.) and Huxley (13 n.o.) enabled us to reach a total of 101-5. 

Thom opened the bowling and produced some testing deliveries and was unfortunate not to be rewarded with a wicket. At the other end Huxley struggled at first to find his line but coming round the wicket he bowled more accurately and neatly bowled their Number 2 batter. 

At this point the steady rain started to come down more heavily and with a wet ball, a slippery artificial strip and a treacherously soggy outfield it was decided that player safety was paramount; so unfortunately the match was abandoned with the result an honourable draw.