'Glenn Wilson Property Maintenance Ltd' Norfolk U10's Season Report 2014

'Glenn Wilson Property Maintenance Ltd' Norfolk U10's Season Report 2014

‘Glenn Wilson Property Maintenance' Norfolk U10’s Season Report 2014

What a season. Once again managing this year group with Adrian Blumfield has been a pleasure.

After the two warm up matches the team achieved 8 wins, 3 losses and had two abandoned. We started with Cambridgeshire with Freddie Fairey scoring 123 in a superb and faultless innings. Tons at this age group are very rare, but are rarer when scored in such a positive and stylish manner. Freddie also scored a fifty on tour at Malvern and took five wickets in another match.

The team played as a team with support from all players and for each other. When they weren't quite on their best, Captain Ben Wilcox soon had them back on track. Ben has been the best captain at this age I have seen, ordering his troops about, especially his younger brother Arthur, and reading the game quickly and confidently.

The top order had class written all over it. James Cross developed into an opener along with Ben Ashford and Ethan Metcalf. Sam Utting, Jonty Black and Jack Austin all scored well with the hard hitting Jayden Borges, whilst the batting order was strong all the way down.

Behind the stumps, the two Charlie's, Nunn and Hood, stood out from all the keepers we saw.

The pace of Freddie and Ben was complimented by accuracy from the seam department. Lohit Kannan, Ethan, Ben, Will Bowman and Joe Wicks bowled with control and movement and these were followed up by Jayden and Charlie Barber with quality off spin.

The standard of fielding was superb. We took 4 catches at slip plus very few were dropped during the season. Backing up was of a high standard throughout from all the players and got better. Hard work and team support made the team look and behave in a manner way in advance of our oppositions.

Half of the games were too easy in their victories but the close games made for nervous moments for our faithful supporters. Close games against Essex twice, Staffordshire, Suffolk and Worcester and the 1 wicket win over Hertfordshire in the last over when Charlie Barber smashed a cover drive to win the match will be long in the memories of the tented village that we took to each game.

Thanks to all the grounds that hosted us this year and the parents for the support and great teas (especially millionaires shortbread at Stow), Adrian for all the admin and scoring, (not many teams can boast their own electronic scoreboard even at away matches) and Aaron Watson who came on tour, ran the show brilliantly and will be the coach for these boys next summer.


Steve Goldsmith

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