St Benedict’s T10 Cricket Tournament
On Saturday 21 May Claires Court Junior Boys took part in the St Benedict’s T10 Cricket Tournament. Team Coach, Nick Butterfield, tells us more;
“The U11 team arrived at the St Benedict’s T10 Cricket Tournament as favourites with the organisers. An early start meant that we were still a little bleary eyed and the team lost wickets cheaply to our hosts. Our top score was overthrows and with only 37 runs to defend, our bowlers needed to bowl well.
They hit the first ball for 4, equalling our highest individual score. I hasten to add we lost within 5 overs. As there were 2 groups of 3 teams, the first placed in each group would play each other for first and second place, meaning that we now could only hope that the St Benedict’s U11A team lost to their U11B team (highly unlikely) in order for us to compete in the first vs first final.
Our team then played the eventual winners, High Wycombe CC in a friendly match. Junior Boys posted 46-7 in the 10 overs and in a close, evenly matched game, the boys bowled well and ended as winners by 6 runs.
In our final group match, St Benedict’s U11B, we set them 59 to win. They fell 18 runs short of the total.
The third and fourth placed playoff provided another resounding victory for the U11s restricting the St Benedict’s U10A team to 39 runs, we scored the winning runs within 5 overs.
Special mentions to go to Aaron Mussell for not getting out all day; Sam Mead’s 3 stumpings, 2 catches and 2 wickets; Tom Molhoek scoring the most runs (27 from 22 deliveries), Ulhas Gowrda’s (1.5 per over), Will Keylock’s (3.25per over) Oliver McMillan’s (3.25per over) and Niam Popat’s (3.25per over) economical bowling. Jakob Allen’s and Harry Anyon’s 5 wickets a piece. Excellent fielding from Raphael Seigner and excellent bowling at the end from Ben Morgan.”
CCJB 37-9. St Benedict's U11A 50-7. CCJB lost by 7 wickets
CCJB 46-7. High Wycombe CC 41-9. CCJB won by 5 runs
CCJB 50-3. St Benedicts U11B 32-6. CCJB won by 18 runs
St Benedict's U10A 39-5. CCJB 40-3. CCJB won by 7 wickets