Eastern Voice & Data Norfolk U11 Results & Scorecards 2013

Eastern Voice & Data Norfolk U11 Results & Scorecards 2013

Below are match reports from the 2013 season, scroll down to view scorecards from these matches.


Norfolk Under 11’s comprehensively beaten by Middlesex Under 11’s.

On a sunny afternoon at Brooke CC, Middlesex won the toss and elected to bowl on a wicket that was still a little soft on top to give the bowlers a chance to make early inroads. Indeed George Harrad was unlucky to receive an absolute brute of a ball in the first over to be caught at slip. Thereafter 2 quick run outs and an excellent leg side stumping left Norfolk reeling at 25-4 after 7 overs. Middlesex continued with disciplined bowling and despite 2 differing knocks of 12 by Will Hollis and Dan Hastings the home side were all out for 70 after failing to use up their allotted 40 overs.

In response, Norfolk started bowling quite aggressively and both Harry Williams and George Woodrow captured an early wicket to leave Middlesex on 13-2 at the beginning of the 3rd over. Norfolk fielded bravely, in particular Eddie Darley but the Middlesex opener Chohan and his partner Henry knocked off the required 71 runs after only 11 overs to win by 7 wickets.


Norfolk Under 11’s record first win of season

Norfolk Under 11s recorded their first win of the season on Sunday against Buckinghamshire at Wooburn Narvorians Cricket Club.  

On a sunny day Norfolk won the toss and elected to bowl on a wicket that would prove difficult to score runs on. The Norfolk bowlers, apart from bowling a few too many wides, generally had control of the game from the start.

The Buckinghamshire openers were very nervous about the pitch and indeed a few deliveries were keeping very low.  The first wicket eventually fell in the 20th over when the score was only 49.  Thereafter, however, only another 59 runs were added in the next 20 overs leaving Buckinghamshire on a modest final score of 108 - 7.  All ten Norfolk outfielders had a bowl so this was a very commendable team effort with George Harrad being the most successful bowler with figures of 2-19.

When Norfolk batted, Callum Metcalf (12) and Harry Williams (25) opened up with a steady 34 run partnership. The wicket was still proving difficult for batsmen to score runs quickly but all the batsmen made contributions before George Harrad (37 no) and Dani Long-Martinez (4no) steered Norfolk home by 5 wickets with nearly 4 overs to spare.


Norfolk U11's Beat Northants

Northants U11's - 132-6
Norfolk U11's - 133-8
(Norfolk won by 2 wickets)

Norfolk won their second successive match when they beat Northants u 11's at Great Oakley CC. After putting Northants into bat Norfolk contained the scoring throughout the 40 overs restricting Northants to a modest 132-6. The pick of the bowlers was Callum Metcalf who took 3-28 but all 10 Norfolk bowlers made a fine effort to restrict the scoring rate backed up by some tight fielding.

Norfolk got off to an excellent reply when Metcalf (25) and Harry Williams (20) constructed a fluent 64 run opening partnership. At this point, victory seemed assured but 8 wickets then quickly fell, including 3 run outs, to leave Norfolk staring defeat in the face at 91-8. However, Jake Mermagen (16 no) and Matty Mayes (22no), with a mature and sensible approach to a difficult situation, put together an excellent 42 run 9th wicket partnership to secure a 2 wicket win with an over to spare. Victories against First Class counties are rare and normally well-earned so this should give the players lots of confidence to take into the remaining fixtures of the season.


U11’s Make it 3 in a row!

Norfolk under 11's recorded their third successive win on when they beat Suffolk under 11's by 8 wickets.

In the picturesque grounds of the Abbey School in Woodbridge, Norfolk won the toss and elected to field. Tidy bowling throughout the 40 overs from all the bowlers kept the runs in check and Suffolk were restricted to

When Norfolk batted they soon got ahead of the run rate with somehard hitting from Callum Metcalf who scored 26, Will Hollis (11) and George Harrad (14no) all of whom batted sensibly to support opener Harry Williams
(51no) & Norfolk won with 15 overs to spare.


Norfolk success run comes to a halt!

On a very hot afternoon at Garboldisham CC, Norfolk under 11's won the toss and elected to field. Despite an early wicket Norfolk struggled to contain some strong Hertfordshire batsmen who made use of the fast outfield to score a number of boundaries, with anything pitched short or wide being clinically dispatched. Hertfordshire eventually lost their 2nd wicket with the score at 72 in 18 overs.

At 162-2, after 36 overs, a score in excess of 200 looked likely but some improved fielding mixed with some suicidal running resulted in 3 run outs. So, a final score of 177- 7 after the allotted 40 overs looked a lot better than it might have been halfway through the innings. George Harrad’s two catches and Eddie Darley’s two run outs being the best contributions in an otherwise disappointing fielding display.

When Norfolk batted they found themselves struggling on 18-2 after 10 overs. A stand of 53 between Will Hollis (27) and George Harrad (21) restored hope but then wickets fell regularly before final resistance from Matty Mayes (20no). However the innings fizzled out when Norfolk were finally bowled out for 123 giving Hertfordshire
the win by 54 runs.


Norfolk back to winning ways!

Norfolk U11's got back to winning ways on Sunday when they beat Cambridgeshire U11's by 2 wickets at a very sunny Topcroft Cricket Club. After winning the toss Norfolk elected to field the weather was going to be a major factor in the outcome of this game. Drinks were taken every 10 overs to help the young lads keep hydrated. Norfolk got 2 early wickets leaving Cambridgeshire on 29-2 after 10 overs. Two partnerships of 39 and 65, in particular, appeared to rescue the opposition but after 33 overs Norfolk broke this partnership and they then restricted Cambridgeshire to just 35 from the last 7 overs. A score of 168-7 appeared to be a competitive total and would not be easy to overcome in the extreme heat of the afternoon. The pick of the Norfolk bowlers were Callum Metcalf with 2-19 and Sam Grisewood with 2-27.

Norfolk got off to a good start and lost their first wicket at 54 in the 12th over. Thereafter a number of solid partnerships got Norfolk to within touching distance of victory. However, 2 run outs and a nervy two overs, gave spectators and parents some heart stopping moments before the winning total was reached with 2 wickets and 4 overs to spare. Top scorers were Dani Long-Martinez (36) and Harry Williams (35).


Norfolk under 11's slump to a heavy defeat versus Essex!

On a very steamy afternoon at Chigwell School Norfolk under 11's lost the toss and were asked to field in extremely testing conditions.  The Essex openers set about their task with a determination that suggested they were going to be difficult to remove. This indeed proved to be the case as they accumulated 174 runs before the first wicket fell. The Norfolk bowlers were finding it tough going in the heat with far too many bad deliveries being clinically despatched. All credit to Norfolk that they kept plugging away but Essex completed their 40 overs with a daunting total of 224-3. Jake Mermagen was the only bowler to take any wickets (2-31).

By the time Norfolk batted the heat of the day had reduced making bowling a lot more comfortable. Norfolk regularly lost wickets throughout their innings and rarely threatened to achieve the run rate required. Dani Long-Martinez was top scorer with 35 as Essex bowled themselves to a comfortable victory.  Norfolk were eventually all out for 131 and lost by 93 runs.


Norfolk under 11's record comfortable win versus Lincolnshire!

Norfolk under 11's got back to winning ways with a comfortable win against Lincolnshire on Sunday at Saxlingham CC.  After winning the toss Norfolk elected to bat and began slowly against an effective new ball attack.  However, after losing their first wicket at 20, Norfolk then took control of the game with an excellent 2nd wicket stand of 137 before finishing strongly to post 216-4 after their allotted 40 overs.  Top scorers were Harry Williams with a magnificent 97no and Will Hollis who supported him strongly with 40.

When Lincolnshire batted wickets fell at regular intervals and the imposing Norfolk target was never under threat.  Lincolnshire were bowled out for 62 in just 22 overs with a fine all round bowling and fielding exhibition.  The pick of the bowlers  were Callum Metcalf 3-2 and George Woodrow with 2-6.

This match concluded the regular county fixtures and Norfolk finished a good season by winning 5 of their 8 games.  A two week break now follows before the end of season Festival which this year is held at the Royal Hospital School at Ipswich.

U11 RHS Festival, Ipswich

Norfolk draw with Northumberland

Northumberland won the toss and elected to field on an artificial strip with a very slow outfield. Runs were difficult to come by and after 12 overs Norfolk were 23-0.  Slowly but surely the batsmen got used to the surface and after electing to bat for the maximum 46 overs Norfolk finished on 174-8 with top scores from Will Hollis 39, Harry Williams 26 and Dani Long-Martinez 26. 

Northumberland had similar problems with the surface and lost wickets regularly. After giving up on the run chase, they finished their 44 overs on 138-8 and the match petered out into a draw. The best bowling figures were Harry Williams with 2-16.


Norfolk draw with Cleveland

Norfolk lost the toss and was asked to bat on a hot afternoon. After a slow start the Norfolk batsmen consolidated
their opening partnership on a wicket which was playing very true. Eddie Darley was the first wicket to fall after scoring 28 in an opening partnership of 69. George Harrad top scored with a well-composed 86 before being caught and bowled with the score at 142. Dan Hastings added a quickfire 33 to take the score to 191 and then Dani Long-Martinez (20no) and Callum Metcalfe (34no) upped the scoring rate in the last few overs with some aggressive hitting as Norfolk ended up at 222–3 after 46 overs.

The Cleveland openers batted very sensibly and the Norfolk bowlers were getting little joy with the ball. The first wicket fell in the 30th over at 113 and with no attempt being made to score the runs Cleveland batted out the remaining 15 overs to score 170-5 and obtain a draw. The pick of the Norfolk bowlers was Dan Hastings with 2-7.


Norfolk u11's beat Metropolitan Essex

Metropolitan Essex won the toss and elected to bat on what looked a good cricket wicket but afterr 8 overs Essex found themselves 11-3.  However, a century partnership for the 4th wicket by the Essex batsmen rescued the situation but they were eventually all out for 150 in 44 overs. The best bowling figures were Dan Hastings who took 4-10, Callum Metcalf 2-13 and Ben Davies 2-14.

Norfolk's reply got off to a slow start but gradually the batsmen got on top of the bowlers and knocked off the required 151 runs in just 36 overs. Will Hollis scored 25 whilst Jake Mermagen hit a maiden half century and
finished up 65no with Norfolk winning by 6 wickets.


Norfolk draw with North Essex

North Essex won the toss and elected to field. This looked to be a good decision when, in a reorganised batting line-up, four Norfolk wickets fell for 24 runs after 7 overs.  Thereafter, however, an outstanding partnership of 150 between Harry Williams (97) and Dan Hastings (46) restored the situation in Norfolk's favour. A hard-hitting 31no
from captain Callum Metcalf enabled Norfolk to reach a commanding score of 228-7.

Norfolk made early inroads into the Essex batting order and they were 50-3 after 14 overs but an outstanding century from the Essex opener gave them a chance to win. However, upon his dismissal 5 wickets fell quickly and Essex was content to bat out for a draw.  A magnificent spell of bowling from Sam Grisewood of 8-5-9-5 and support from George Woodrow 2-27 meant that Essex were restricted to 190-8.


pdf U11's v Middlesex.pdf

pdf U11's v Northants.pdf

pdf U11's vs Suffolk.pdf

pdf U11's vs Hertfordshire.pdf

pdf U11's v Lincolnshire.pdf

pdf U11's v Essex.pdf

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