Edenbridge Cricket Club Under 13 v Speldhurst on Sun 15 Jun 2008 at 10.00
Edenbridge Cricket Club Won By 6 wickets

Match report Two well match sides played out an absorbing game at a sun drenched Blossoms Park. This really was a game for the purists and one of the most enjoyable and enthralling that I have watched.Neither side had batsmen that could win a game by big hitting and instead it was down to intelligent cricket.
Harrison and Callu started slowly for Speldhurst but increased the momentum with excellent strokeplay and placement and even better calling and running between the wickets.They taught our fielders a lesson really,several looked as though they had been to an all night rave,and we were sluggish and slow to respond to the Speldhurst game plan.The excellent pick up and runout from Harry Williams being the exception.
We bowled well though with Eddie and Ethan being particularly miserly.Conor pitched in with two wickets at crucial times but Speldhurst continued to push the ball around and closed on a very respectable 124 for 5.
Speldhurst bowled as well as we had and soon had us in trouble at 11 for 3 but unfortunately for them,the lesson taught to our fielders had also been well learnt by Tom and Jack.
This was the best partnership I've ever seen at this level,a really mature performance built on correct shot selection,excellent calling and running between the wickets. In the middle overs we were pegged back in terms of run rate but they didn't panic and continued to build the innings and then timed their acceleration to perfection.All this despite Jack playing with a bat that sounded more like a stump.
Sadly Tom departed just before the end but the stand of 108 saw us to victory with an over to spare.
I believe this stand is a record for the junior section with both boys recording personal bests in the process and they both thoroughly deserved it.If anyone thinks I'm going on a bit,then all I can say is that you really had to be there (and what a great pity Rick wasn't).
A terrific game from both sets of players.

Speldhurst Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 5 wickets
124 (0.0 overs)

Edenbridge Cricket Club Under 13 Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Liam Cook4.001600.004.00
Tom Longworth2.00200.001.00
Jack Day2.0011111.005.50
Harry Williams2.001500.007.50
Billy Murray3.002000.006.67
Conor Milan2.001326.506.50
Ethan Johns2.00717.003.50
Lee Clark1.00400.004.00
Sam Quy2.00900.004.50
Edward Corbett2.00400.002.00

Edenbridge Cricket Club Under 13 Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 4 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Liam Cook Bowled  0
Jack Day Not Out  40
Callum Peters  
Tom Longworth Bowled  44
Conor Milan  
Ethan Johns Not Out  1
Sam Quy Bowled  4
Edward Corbett  
Harry Williams Bowled  4 1
Billy Murray  
Lee Clark  

Speldhurst Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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  • Umpire :
    Kevin Murphy
  • Scorer :
    Jon Longworth