Norfolk U12 Boys Results 2015

Norfolk U12 Boys Results 2015

Norfolk U12 Boys Results 2015

Essex vs Norfolk – Sunday 7th June – Felstead School (Essex)


Essex 275/3 from 40 Overs

Norfolk 158/6 from 40 Overs

Norfolk under 12s had to wait until this week for their first full game and knew it would be challenge against Essex at Felstead School.

Norfolk won the toss and fielded. After a quick start Essex lost Karanaco to Hart but then Howarth and Kelwan added 103 for the 2nd wicket. Norfolk plugged away gamely, took Howarth’s wicket, and had retained a semblance of control up until the 34th over with the score at 178. However Essex, led by a Kelwan, then plundered 97 runs off the last 7 overs of their innings with Kelwan's brutal assault yielding a total of 138 not out as Essex finished on 275 for 3.

Topping this total was never realistic at under 12 level and Norfolk replied with 158 for 6, Zach Taylor and Louis Hart, unbeaten, scoring 30s.  It was apparent the teams were fairly evenly matched apart from one player.

This was a tough start to the season for the boys but they are unlikely to come up against such a destructive force in future games and can be proud of the spirit shown.

Norfolk U12 v Hertfordshire U12 - Away Letchworth


The result of this game was strongly influenced by the toss as we turned up at Letchworth to find an uncovered and rain affected wicket. Having lost the toss we struggled with the bat and limped to 101 all out. In fairness Hertfordshire did bowl well and took some outstanding catches. In response we did make them fight for their victory with Toby Duncan bowling particularly well but this was a disappointing day.

Norfolk U12 v Hunts - Away St Ives


This game was also played on a poor pitch. We were very surprised when Hunts won the toss and chose to bat and they soon regretted it. The seamers took full toll with two wickets apiece for Bint, Hart and Bailey and Paddy Kelly swept up the tail as Hunts were bowled out for 82. In response James Quilter battled well as opener but we lost 4 wickets until Nathan Shaw saw us home with a polished 30 not out.

Norfolk U12 v Suffolk - Home Garboldisham


In another match that was threatened by the weather, Norfolk won the toss and asked Suffolk to bat. The Suffolk innings was a slow bourn initially with both openers reaching fifty but at little over 3 an over. After a rain interruption and a late flurry, Suffolk reached 169 for 3. Our response initially was dominated by a fluent 49 from Zach Taylor but we found ourselves at 106 for 6 and struggling although we had plenty of overs in hand. We eventually got to our target, with 3 wickets and 2 overs to spare, thanks to a superb unbeaten 50 from Dan Sheridan supported very well by Louis Hart, with a quick fire 29, and Ben Blowers.

Norfolk U12 v Notts - Away Collingham


This was a great performance and the win much more comfortable than the margin would suggest.

Having chosen to bat Notts were soon in trouble with Dan Bint picking up 3 early wickets. Notts' middle order battled hard to turn things round but found it hard against tight bowling and fielding that was a vast improvement on early in the season. Edward Taylor picked up 2 middle order wickets and then Notts collapsed from 114 for 6 to 127 all out with Toby Duncan picking up 3 late wickets. In response Norfolk were comfortable at 111 for 3 but then lost a flurry of late wickets to induce panic among their supporters. We scrambled home in the end with Nathan Shaw standing firm among all the carnage with a fine 56 not out steering us home. Tom Bailey scored 29.

Norfolk U12 v Northants - Home Brooke


After the great win v Nottinghamshire this was wasteful display and we lost a game we should have won.

We won the toss and batted reaching 193 all out. This might appear a decent score but was well short of par given the small boundaries and the limited attack we were facing. Nathan Shaw, Dan Sheridan and Louis Hart all reached 40 but will feel they should have gone on to score more. In reply Dan Bint got their best player out with the first ball of the innings and Northants started slowly. However our spinners had a bit of an off day and the Northants captain, in particular, got into full hitting mode. Although we did fight to the end, Northants reached their target in the final over.

Royal Hospital School Tour 2015

Norfolk U12 v Lincolnshire – RHS Day One


All seemed well after we had restricted Lincs to 144 for 7 after their 45 overs with all the bowlers keeping things tight. However at tea we were staring down the barrel at 75 for 8 with an experimental batting order having found a variety of ways to get out. At this point coach Neil Taylor rallied the side with a Churchillean speech in which he refused to consider defeat …and it worked! Nathan Shaw and Ben Blowers batted totally serenely after the break and saw us home without alarm and in a superb backs to the wall display which set us up well for the rest of the tour.

Norfolk U12 v Cleveland – RHS Day Two


We had decided to bat first in every game given the opportunity and were therefore pleased when Cleveland put us in. Zach Taylor and Tom Bailey put on 55 for the first wicket and then Zach and Elliot Fox put on 70 for the second wicket with Zach scoring his maiden Norfolk 50 and Elliot contributing 42. Once they were out there was a clatter of wickets as we tried to maximize our score. In truth we were disappointed with 174. Our opening bowlers were quite superb in Cleveland’s response with Dan Bint taking 4 wickets and Toby Duncan 2. They knocked the stuffing out of Cleveland who never looked like matching our score.

Norfolk U12 v Holland – RHS Day Three


Holland were a dangerous side with a number of big hitters so were wary of this fixture and rightly so! They batted first and posted 170 with the wickets being shared by Duncan, Hart and Kelly. Our response was dominated by Nathan Shaw with a polished 74. However he was out with 60 still required and again a number of wickets then fell in pursuit of the target before Louis Hart saw us home with some fine shot making.

Norfolk U12 v Cumberland – RHS Day Four


This game was played on the main pitch – Lords – which was a beautiful batting surface. We posted 245 for 8 which was quite a recovery from 139 for 7 after only 26 overs! Our early batsmen had mostly found runs easy to come by but had contrived to get out in strange fashion. Edward Taylor batted beautifully for 33 but then hit his own wicket. Louis Hart was caught off a shoulder high full toss for 39. This left us in a bit of a hole but again Nathan Shaw and Ben Blowers bailed us out with an unbroken partnership of 88, with Nathan ending unbeaten on 59 and Ben on 43. Cumberland were never going to get close this and only got as close as they did due to us mixing the bowling up. Dan Bint again was on top form with 3 wickets and Joe Beadman also bowled well taking 2 wickets.

Norfolk U12 v Northumberland – RHS Day Five


Having won all our games so far on tour we were keen to keep this record. To win by such a margin was of great credit to the team, most of whom were clearly out on their feet before the game began.

Northumberland chose to bat and posted a respectable 181 for 9. Dan Bint took another 3 wickets, with Paddy Kelly and Edward Taylor also notching 2. In response Zach Taylor and Joe Beadman opened up quite superbly putting on 117 for the 1st wicket in 25 overs. Zach scored 71 and, after then losing a couple of quick wickets, we moved Nathan up the order as he had a chance of winning the RHS individual batting award. He and Joe expertly saw us home with Nathan ending on 36 and, indeed, picking up the award and Joe scoring his maiden 50.

A fitting way to complete a superb tour.

Norfolk U12 v Suffolk - Away Mellis


This comprehensive victory demonstrated how far the team has come.

We batted first and posted 174 for 8. The main partnership was between Elliot Fox, who scored his maiden 50, and Tom Bailey. In response Suffolk had no answer to our bowling which gave them very little to work with as all the bowlers conceded 2 runs per over or less. Louis Hart took the main honours taking 5 for 12 off his 6 overs but was well supported by all the other bowlers and a good fielding display as Suffolk tumbled to 67 all out.

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