ECB National U13 Regional Results

ECB National U13 Regional Results

Acle U13's 71 for 7  beat Copdock 70 for 9 by 3wkts


ACLE U13's v Copdock U13's

Toby won the toss and decided to bowl. 

Within a very short space of time Copdock had lost 3 wkts 

1. The first a swirling difficult catch that most people could have been forgiven for dropping ....not Ed Darley

2. The second a shot going high over covers head who almost came in too early but rose like a salmon to take it one handed...the fielder....Ed darley

3. 3rd wicket went down when the batsman hit a beautiful shot off the middle of the bat to a quite deep square cover who swooped in on the ball, despite it going at pace , pick up and threw like a bullet, straight over the stumps and the batsman was out by a few inches due to the excellent fielding ....the fielder ?....Ed Darley 

Wickets then fell at regular intervals from 4 for 3 , to 58 for 9 before an unbroken  stand of 12 for the 10th wkt thanks to several wides (top scored with 14)

2 fine catches behind the stumps by Harry Gooch who put in a such a tidy performance, the Copdock coach wanted to sign him, and an excellent catch with reverse hands (Australian style) by Adam Webster. 


T.Adams  4 ovrs 2 for 11 (2 wides) 

A.Webster  4 ovrs 1 for 9 , 1 wkt mdn (1 wide)

N.Shaw  4ovrs 2 for 21 (3 wides)

A. Quinton  4 ovrs 2 for 10 (NO WIDES)

E.Darley  2 ovrs  1 for 5 ( 3 wides)

S.Blazer  2 ovrs  0 for 8 ( 4 wides)


I was so pleased to see so many supporters watching the youngsters especially so many first, second and third team adults watching: 

We started off running quite excellently between the wickets, but when Alex Quinton and Ed Darley within 15mins started jogging singles I knew something was wrong.

When Alex  got out hitting a ball to leg straight up in the air, I realised after talking to him that it was so hot n humid  

and with a helmet on as well, we (I) sometimes ask too much of these young guys.

from 26 for 1 Toby gallantly put himself down the order, and in strode Adam Webster . This young Cricketer is going from strength to strength, putting on 33 with Ed before being run out . 

It was at this point I saw some very strange running between the wickets . I can only guess that de hydration does very strange things to the brain. A drink was taken out as we wilted in the heat.

It was at this point we lost our usual scribe and things become a little bleary. 

Ed Darley was clearly suffering from the heat and was bowled for an excellent top score of 26 (double anyone else bar 1 on either side) 

With only 10 to win still 8 ovrs to go and 7 wkts in hand we all started to look forward to JULY 30TH then 

Sol Blazer clean bowled 

Toby  Adams and Nathan Shaw add 7 

With 3 to win and 7 ovrs to go one of the above decides to prove he knows how to run "Super suicide" singles pats the ball back down the wicket and calls for a single, Captain run out , not the best way to get up the order:

SERIOUSLY: It must be very hot under those helmets cos very intelligent cricketers don't normally make such misjudgments. If anyone bats for ten minutes on a very hot n humid day like today WE (I and parents) MUST make sure we re-hydrate  them at regular intervals    

James Longley clean bowled first ball before Nathan and Ben Nkruma see us over the line with 4 ovrs to spare 

BATTING (number in brackets is balls faced)

Alex 24( 21),  Ed 26(30)  , Adam 17(21),   Sol 0(5),   Toby 4(5),   Nathan 4n.o.(8) James 0(1),  Ben 0n.o.(1)

Did not bat : H.De'ath,  E.Calvert,  H. Gooch

Report: Fred Handley

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