SCJ Nunn Norfolk U12 Results/Match Reports 2016

SCJ Nunn Norfolk U12 Results/Match Reports 2016

SCJ Nunn Norfolk U12 Results/Match Reports 2016

(Please scroll down to view the match reports from the 2016 season. Pictures are available to view view the links at the bottom of the page)

Suffolk U12 vs Norfolk U12 - Sunday 1st May 2016 - Felixstowe CC

Norfolk Won By 118 Runs - Fairey and Graveling star in Norfolk triumph.

SCJ Nunn Norfolk U12: 169-5 from 40 Overs
Suffolk U12: 51 All Out

Following their narrow but rusty victory against Norfolk U11 the previous week the SCJ Nunn Norfolk U12 team put in a highly professional performance to beat their local rivals by 118 runs at Felixstowe.

Norfolk batted first on a good pitch but very slow outfield with Ben Ashford and Tom Wicks looking untroubled until Ashford (5) was run out with the score on 9. Wicks and Jonty Black* then moved the score on to 25 before Wicks (11) was bowled. Black and Freddie Fairey then put together a nicely paced 68 run partnership before Black (27) was run out thanks to a direct hit. Fairey was then joined by Cameron Tasker who shared a 56 run partnership before Tasker (17) was run out. This brought captain Ben Wilcox* (10 n.o.) to the crease. Having moved the score on to 168 man of the match Fairey was then run out for an excellent 83 meaning Harry Nunn was in for one ball at the non-striker's end. Suffolk's bowling was largely tidy without ever looking penetrating and Norfolk were left rueing 4 run outs (3 by Sam Burkitt).

The Suffolk innings got off to a dreadful start with the score 4-2 after just two overs thanks to a fine run out (Black to Nunn) followed by the ball of the day from Will Bowman that pitched and seamed to bowl Jones. A Sam Utting catch off Wilcox accounted for Sharma who had looked composed and full of intent followed by an excellent one handed slip catch by Fairey off Bowman to leave Suffolk 24-4 after 7.5 overs. Fairey then bowled Gallop before Suffolk endured trial by spin with Cameron Graveling having figures he could have only dreamed of: 4 overs, 4 maidens and 2 wickets including another excellent Harry Nunn stumping. Charlie Barber managed to 'bowl' Bishopp only to see the bail land back on top of the stumps and Lohit Kannan showed his versatility bowling 4 overs of spin for just 2 runs having switched from pace bowling over the winter. Excellent run outs from Kannan and Wilcox (2) accounted for the other Suffolk wickets to leave Suffolk all out for 51.

After the game coach Aaron Watson was understandably pleased with the result in terms of setting and hitting batting targets and the team's energy and alertness in the field. He did however express frustration with the number of run outs!

Kent U12 vs Norfolk U12 - Sunday 8th May 2016

Norfolk Won By 19 Runs - Wilcox, Tasker and Black star in Norfolk triumph over Kent.

SCJ Nunn Norfolk U12: 180-6
Kent U12: 161 All Out

SCJ Nunn Norfolk U12 make it three wins out of three in a thrilling encounter at the picturesque Addington Village setting in Kent. SCJ Nunn Norfolk won the toss and batted with Ben Wilcox and Lohit Kannan putting on useful 37 for the first wicket against a disciplined Kent attack supported by some excellent fielding. Norfolk appeared in control as Wilcox and Freddie Fairey moved the score to 76 before Fairey was run out thanks to a direct hit from the boundary. This then prompted a mini collapse with four batsmen (Black, Utting, Nunn and Wicks) all failing to score. With Norfolk teetering on 97-6 after 29 overs Wilcox was joined by Cameron Tasker. These two gradually rebuilt the innings before accelerating with some delightful on and off drives. In the penultimate over Wilcox smashed the Kent attack for 21 in so doing bringing up a flawless century which was well applauded by the Kent players. As the innings closed, Tasker (30 not out) and Wilcox (104 not out) had put on 83 runs in just 63 balls. Tommy Ealham (8-1-20-2), (son of former England, Kent and Notts star Mark Ealham), was the pick of a controlled and varied Kent attack.

Norfolk were looking to press home the momentum provided by Tasker and Wilcox as the Kent innings started. Captain Wilcox's innovative move to open with pace and spin paid early dividends as a sharp catch behind by Harry Nunn off Will Bowman and then a Charlie Barber off-break flattened the stumps reduced Kent to 38-2 after six overs. Ealham and Turner moved the score to 115-2 after just 21 overs and looked to have put Kent firmly in control however, Sam Utting, who's become a bit of a partnership breaker over the last couple of years, trapped Turner(41) thanks to a good catch by Tom Wicks. Despite Utting's impressive figures of 4-1 off two overs Wilcox brought on Black (5-0-19-3) who turned the game on its head claiming three wickets in an aggressive five over spell of full and straight bowling. Harry DeCoteau-Spring then trapped Roberts lbw and all of a sudden Kent had collapsed to 149-8 with 11 overs to go. With the pressure building Fairey bowled Smith with the score on 159. A trademark Nunn stumping off the bowling of Lohit Kannan closed the innings at 161.

Ben Wilcox was named man of the match for his unbeaten 104.

Norfolk's star bowler against Suffolk, Cameron Graveling, has been ruled out for several weeks having broken his arm following a cycling accident. The team and management wish him a speedy recovery.

London Schools U12 vs Norfolk U12 - Sunday 29th May 2016

Norfolk Won By 71 Runs -
Nunn, Wilcox and Fairey shine in Norfolk triumph.

SCJ Nunn Norfolk U12: 156-8
London Schools U12: 85 All Out

SCJ Nunn Norfolk U12 maintained their perfect start to the season beating a London Schools side that came into the match having won all 4 of their games this season.

SCJ Nunn Norfolk won the toss for the fourth match in a row and elected to bat. Lohit Kannan received a brute of short delivery first ball and was given out caught behind. Sam Utting and and Ben Wilcox then built a composed 40 run partnership before Utting played a lose cut to be well caught in the covers. Freddie Fairey and Wilcox then put on 27 before Fairey was out immediately followed by Tasker. Jonty Black and Wilcox looked to repair the damage until both appeared unfortunate to be given out. This was the first time this season Wilcox (41) was out giving him an average of over 230. With Norfolk struggling man of the match Harry Nunn (58 not out) and Ben Ashford (8) built an excellent 53 run partnership. Whilst Tom Wicks became the third Norlk player to fall first ball when run out by Holloway, Harry Decoteau-Spring helped Nunn move the total to 156-8. The pick of the London Schools attack was Pernicherri (8-0-32-4) and Bentley (7-1-23-2).

Having suffered at the hands of the London Schools batting last year Norfolk's total appeared competitive rather than match winning however the momentum swung in Norfolk's favour almost immediately. A fast rising ball from Will Bowman hit Hutchings on the hip at the end of the first over forcing him to retire followed by a Jonty Black caught and bowled off the first ball of the second over. A fine run out by Tom Wicks reduced London Schools to an effective 20-3 in the fifth over from which they never recovered. The spin of Charlie Barber and Lohit Kannan kept up the pressure with Barber bowling Usman and an Ashford catch off Kannan accounting for Akram with the score on 47-4 (effectively for 5). Whilst his team mates were struggling Elishe Lim was batting with calm authority at the other end and it was somewhat of a surprise when a rash swing across the line to a straight ball from Fairey saw him bowled for a credible 26 with the score on 74. To cap off an excellent performance Nunn then took a reflex catch high to his right off Sam Utting. Fairey then wrapped up the innings with two further wickets and a run out (to Nunn who gleefully flattened the stumps). The pick of the Norfolk bowlers were Fairey (3.5-0-10-3), Utting (2-0-4-1) and Bowman (5-1-11-0).

This was yet again a performance that showed the strength and depth of the squad. Harry Nunn was named man of the match for his unbeaten 58 and fine keeping and received the award from the sponsor SCJ Nunn.

Norfolk U12 vs Essex U12 - Sunday 26th June 2016

Norfolk Won By 71 Runs - Nunn makes it three 50s in a row as rain saves Norfolk.

SCJ Nunn Norfolk U12:
160 All Out
Essex U12:
114/2 (Rain)

SCJ Nunn Norfolk U12 maintained their unbeaten start to the season thanks to Harry Nunn's third consecutive 50 and a disappointing rain intervention leading to the match being abandoned.

SCJ Nunn Norfolk won the toss for the fifth match in a row and elected to bat in the glorious Cromer sunshine. Both openers went cheaply (Sam Utting (0) and Freddie Fairy (3)) followed by another good partnership of 78 between Ben Wilcox (34) and Harry Nunn (54). Against tight Essex bowling and fielding Norfolk struggled with the scoring rate and only managed to post a score of 160 thanks to some late hitting by Jonty Black (12) and Will Bowman (16 n.o.). William Cutlan-Smyth returning figures of 4.5-0-22-5 thanks to a flurry of wickets towards the end of the innings.

Cutlan-Smyth (55) and Harry Gallian (42 n.o.) looked to have put Essex in the driving seat when the heavens opened with the score on 114-2 after 21 overs. Whilst most of the Norfolk bowlers struggled for consistent line and length Charlie Barber (5-1-17-0) and Cameron Graveling (3-1-10-0) in his first game back after breaking an arm, provided Norfolk with some hope. Freddie Fairey and Harry De Coteau-Spring were the Norfolk wicket takers.

Northants U12 vs Norfolk U12 - Sunday 10th July 2016
- Great Oakley CC

Norfolk Won By 8 Wickets -
Norfolk outclass first class opponents

Northants U12:
117 All Out
SCJ Nunn Norfolk U12:

SCJ Nunn Norfolk U12 outclass first class opposition to maintain their unbeaten start to the season thanks to a dominant batting, bowling and fielding display in the delightful setting of Great Oakley CC.

SCJ Nunn Norfolk won the toss for the sixth match in a row and had little hesitation in putting Northants in under overcast skies. The hosts were quickly reduced to 23-2 in the sixth over thanks to William Bowman bowling Gurney and Jonty Black taking a regulation catch off Ben Wilcox's 4th over. Just as the floodgates looked to open a steady partnership of 36 between Houghton (36) and Thame (9) moved the score on to 59 before Charlie Barber took a neat catch off Cameron Graveling's bowling to remove Thame. Wickets then fell at regular intervals thanks to some excellent spin bowling most notably by Barber (8-1-27-3) and Graveling (8-2-26-2), supported by sharp catches (Wilcox, Utting, Black and Fairey) and two run outs courtesy of Sam Utting and Wilcox. With the score on 92-9 Northants' last pair put on a spirited stand of 25 including a 6 by Gossling before Bowman returned to end the party thanks to a Freddie Fairey catch.

SCJ Nunn Norfolk were keen to complete a professional performance in style. Black and Wilcox put on a clinical 48 in just 7 overs before Black (23 off 25 balls) was caught and bowled by Taylor-West. Fairey and Wilcox then moved the score to 84 before Wilcox (24) was bowled by Houghton. Fairey (35 n.o.) was then joined by the man in form, Harry Nunn (17 n.o.) who played himself in before taking the bowling apart. Norfolk finished on 120-2 in just 25 overs. Whilst there were a number of noteworthy performances in this complete team effort, the man of the match was awarded to Harry Nunn for his excellent keeping and explosive batting.

Norfolk U12 vs Suffolk U12- Sunday 17th July 2016 - Ingham

Norfolk Won By 89 Runs - 
Ashford, Wilcox and Graveling put Suffolk to the sword

SCJ Nunn Norfolk U12:
Northants U12: 119/9

Norfolk U12 produced a scintillating performance with bat and ball to complete an 89 run victory over their local rivals at sunny Ingham.

SCJ Nunn Norfolk won the toss yet again and elected to bat. After Cameron Tasker (2) was out with the score on 7 Norfolk gradually rebuilt through a careful partnership of 26 before Lohit Kannan (13) was run out. Ben Ashford was then joined by Sam Utting who put on an excellent partnership of 82 with a good mixture of aggressive running and dispatching the bad ball. As the pair looked to up the run rate Utting fell for a well crafted 39 and was shortly followed by Ashford (54) having batted superbly for his maiden county 50 with the score 122 after 30 overs. Whilst Black, Fairey and Nunn all fell trying to up the run rate nothing could have prepared the onlookers for the blistering onslaught by captain Ben Wilcox who hammered the previously disciplined Suffolk attack for 53 off just 24 balls (five 4s, two 6s) including 24 off the last over with Will Bowman (3 not out). Harry Parker (8-1-22-1) and Harry Hitchen (8-0-27-2) were the pick of the Suffolk bowlers.

The Suffolk innings got off to a flier with the score on 14 after just 10 balls but a brilliant piece of fielding (Black to Fairey who back handed the ball onto the stumps with just one stump to aim at) saw the end of Francis-Smith. A very sharp slip catch by Wilcox off Fairey reduced Suffolk to 21-2. The first bowling change (Cameron Graveling for Bowman) reaped immediate rewards with two wickets in his first over courtesy of a diving catch by Black and another by Wilcox. With Jo Wicks (4-1-5-0) keeping things tight at the other end Graveling continued to weave his magic thanks to a classy Harry Nunn stumping to leave the visitors 34-5 in the 10th over. Gallop and Waldock then put together a sensible partnership of 39 before Wilcox (4-2-4-1) bowled Waldock (14). Harry De-Coteau Spring (7-4-9-0) was unfortunate not to take a wicket however the return of Graveling saw Gallop (23) LBW and Steggles (2) caught by Utting for a memorable five wicket haul. A trademark Nunn stumping off Kannan ended Jone's (15) resistance to leave Hitchen and Parker not out at the end.

Man of the match was Cameron Graveling for excellent bowling (8-2-28-5).

Norfolk U12 vs Bedfordshire U12- Sunday 24th July 2016 - Halvergate

Norfolk Won By 61 Runs - 
Fairey, Wilcox and De-Coteau Spring outclass high flying Beds

SCJ Nunn Norfolk U12: 218/3
Bedfordshire U12: 157 All Out

SCJ Nunn Norfolk U12 continued their unbeaten run with a devastating batting display defeating their previously high flying Bedfordshire counterparts by 61 runs at the sun drenched setting of Halvergate.

SCJ Nunn Norfolk won the toss for the 8th straight game and elected to bat under cloudless skies. Following his excellent 50 last week Ben Ashford opened the innings with Freddie Fairey and put on 48 for the first wicket before Ashford fell for 14. Fairey was then joined by captain Ben Wilcox who combined to score a sublime partnership of 114 at more than a run a ball before Wilcox was out for 71 with the score on 162-2 in the 29th over. Harry Nunn (23) then helped Fairey put together another significant partnership of 52 before being run-out in the final over. Despite the heat, the Beds bowling maintained excellent line and length towards the end of the innings which helped restrict Norfolk to 218 when a score of 240 plus had looked on the cards. At the close Freddie Fairey (97 n.o.) was left agonisingly short of a well deserved hundred. Dilyan Haroon was the pick of the Beds bowlers with (6-1-33-2).

The Beds reply started well with Khalid and Challacombe putting on 45 for the first wicket before Khalid (29) fell to a very sharp caught and bowled by Charlie Barber in the 13th over. Haroon and Challacombe then put together a cultured 40 run partnership before Harry De-Coteau Spring struck after drinks courtesy of an excellent stumping by Jonah Wicks (standing in for the unwell Harry Nunn). Sam Utting dismissed Callacombe (33) thanks to a De- Coteau Spring catch in the next over which essentially ended the contest. Wickets then fell regularly with the Bedforshire captain, Sheemar (28) offering the only meaningful resistance. It was perhaps fitting that a nonchelant caught and bowled by Ben Ashford should complete another thoroughly professional performance. Harry De-Coteau Spring (8-1-31-4), Tom Wicks (3-0-8-2) and Charlie Barber (8-2-23-1) were the pick of the bowlers with special mention to stand in keeper Jonah Wicks who took two excellent stumpings. Freddie Fairey was named SCJ Nunn man of the match for his excellent 97 not out.

Cambridgeshire U12 vs Norfolk U12 - Tuesday 26th July 2016 - Caldecote CC

Norfolk Won By 30 Runs

SCJ Nunn Norfolk U12
: 181/9
Cambridgeshire U12: 151 All Out

SCJ Nunn Norfolk U12 maintained their 100% record thanks to a clinical bowling performance and a century partnership between captain Ben Wilcox and Freddie Fairey.

SCJ Nunn Norfolk lost the toss for the first time this season and were asked to bat. The omens did not look good when Jonty Black was bowled for 3 but then Ben Wilcox (78) and Freddie Fairey (33) produced a partnership of 105 before Fairey was LBW to Boston. The unfortunate Tom Wicks was then run out without facing thanks to the first of three direct hit run-outs (Kannan and Tasker being the others). Cameron Tasker (16) and Harry Nunn (15) helped progress the score to 161 before a flurry of wickets (and run outs) saw the crowd entertained by Jonah Wicks (7 n.o.) and Charlie Barber (7) who was run out off the final ball. Wiseman was the pick of the bowlers (8-0-32-3).

The Cambridgeshire reply mirrored that of Norfolk with the loss of Abassi (4) thanks to a well judged Graveling catch off Wilcox's bowling with the score on 11. Bradley (21) and Routledge (44) then put together a partnership of 44 before Bramley fell thanks to an excellent run out (Jonah Wicks to Nunn). The spin twins of Barber (8-2-24-1) and Graveling (8-0-25-2) then combined to leave the home side 101-5. Any lingering hope of a Cambridgeshire win was thwarted when Black bowled opener Routledge for a well crafted 44. Some lusty hitting down the order by Wiseman (33) looked to give the home side a glimmer of hope before Fairey (4.5-0-22-3) and Wilcox (7-1-17-1) completed the coup de grace.

Captain Ben Wilcox was named SCJ Nunn man of the match for his complete all-round performance.

Norfolk U12 vs Linolnshire U12 - Monday 1st August 2016 - Royal Hospital School - Tour Day 1

Norfolk Won By 6 Wickets

Lincolnshire U12: 139 All Out
SCJ Nunn Norfolk U12: 131/4

Norfolk U12 started their minor counties festival with an emphatic win over Lincolnshire thanks to controlled bowling and a batting blitz by Sam Utting and Lohit Kannan.

Having won the toss SCJ Nunn Norfolk put Lincs in and reaped immediate rewards thanks to two wickets for Wilcox to leave the score 11-2 inside the first 5 overs. With a combination of pace and spin throughout the match Lincolnshire struggled throughout and were indebted to a spirited eighth wicket stand of 50 between Porthula and Ramsay to post a score of 130 all out from 43 overs. All the Norfolk bowlers bowled a tight line with Harry De-Coteau Spring (8-0-29-3); Ben Wilcox (5-1-9-2) and Cameron Graveling (10-1-33-2) leading the wicket charge. Jonah Wicks and Freddie Fairey (a bowled and a run out) accounted for the other Lincs wickets.

Norfolk's reply got off to a blistering start thanks to a 76 run opening partnership inside 8 overs from Sam Utting (39 off 31 balls) and Lohit Kannan (27 off 23 balls). It came as somewhat of a surprise that the run fest came when Kannan needlessly ran himself out. Utting then followed suit thanks to a dreadful mix up between himself and Nunn. Nunn and Black swiftly followed leaving Norfolk 88-4 before a cultured 43 run partnership between Cameron Tasker (23 not out) and Tom Wicks (21 not out) steered Norfolk home in the 24th over.

Sam Utting was named man of the match for his his explosive batting.

Norfolk U12 vs Holland U12 - Tuesday 2nd August 2016 - Royal Hospital School - Tour Day 2

Match Drawn

Holland U12: 166/7
SCJ Nunn Norfolk U12: 99/8

SCJ Norfolk hold out for nail biting draw to remain unbeaten on RHS tour!

SCJ Nunn Norfolk U12 won the toss and elected to field. After an early breakthrough via a spectacular slip catch (Freddie Fairey off Will Bowman), Holland then put together a 52 run partnership (Debrup 50 and Aryan 26) before Cameron Graveling struck thanks to a fine Jonah Wicks catch. The score progressed to 95 before Graveling struck three times in one over and again in his next to leave Holland struggling on 97-6. Directly after the lunch break Charlie Barber removed Shariz thanks to another Fairey catch, however just when Norfolk looked to wrap up the innings Jack and Tanay consolidated before hitting 37 off the final four overs to reach a total of 166-7. Cameron Graveling was the pick of the Norfolk bowlers with excellent figures of (10-2-25-5).

Norfolk's reply got off to a disastrous start being reduced to 8-4 (Ashford, Wilcox, J. Wicks and Fairey) inside the fifth over thanks to fantastic spin bowling by Shariz. Jonty Black and Will Bowman batted sensibly to repair some of the damage before Bowman (14) was run out with the score on 23. This then saw another rush of wickets, Utting and Nunn falling without increasing the total. With Norfolk staring an embarrassing defeat in the face Jonty Black and Lohit Kannan balanced resolute defence with sensible attack to produce an excellent 66 run partnership. When Kannan (17) fell with the score on 89-8 in the 39th over this left Norfolk needing to bat out the final 7 overs for the draw. Black (50 not out) and Harry De-Coteau Spring (4 not out) defended brilliantly as the crowd counted down the remaining balls. Shariz's spin allowed him to finish with superb figures of (10-7-9-5).

Cameron Graveling (8-2-25-5) and Jonty Black (50 not out) were jointly awarded the Norfolk man of the match award for excellent bowling and match saving batting respectively.

Norfolk U12 vs Cumbria U12 - Thursday 4th August 2016 - Royal Hospital School - Tour Day 4

Norfolk Won By 6 Wickets -
Ben Wilcox leads from the front to secure comprehensive victory

Cumbria U12: 105 All Out
SCJ Nunn Norfolk U12: 108/4

In their third match of the RHS festival SCJ Nunn Norfolk U12 outplayed their opponents in every aspect of the game.

Having won the toss Norfolk invited Cumbria to bat and were rewarded when Freddie Fairey snared Amison (19) with the score on 23. Cumbria struggled to come to terms with the pace and accuracy of Ben Wilcox (7.4-1-33-3) and the spin variation of Charlie Barber (8-2-10-2) and Cameron Graveling (8-0-26-2). Cumbria's main resistance came from the in form Aspinwall (who'd scored 85 and 115 on the previous two days) but Norfolk simply starved him of the strike and as he became more frustrated was run out by Wilcox. Wilcox completed an excellent fielding display (3 wickets, 2 run outs) with an excellent diving catch.

Norfolk's reply got off to a poor start with Sam Utting (0) falling with the score on 2. Fairey (20) and Wilcox ruthlessly dispatched the bad ball and it was a surprise when Fairey played all around a straight ball to be LBW. Jonty Black was unable to repeat his heroics against Holland and fell for 3. Cameron Tasker (4) acted as a willing foil for Wilcox who together moved the score to 74 before Tasker was bowled. Harry Nunn (6 not out) ably supported Wilcox who was by now in full flow and it was fitting that he should bring up his 50 with a 4 to win the game with 13 overs to spare.

Captain Ben Wilcox (7.4-1-33-3), two run outs and 51 not out was man of the match.

Norfolk U12 vs Northumberland U12 - Friday 5th August 2016 - Royal Hospital School - Tour Day 5

Northumberland Won By 1 Wicket -
Norfolk heartache as Northumberland gain revenge

SCJ Nunn Norfolk U12: 141 All Out
Northumberland U12: 145/9

In their final match of the RHS festival SCJ Nunn Norfolk played Northumberland. With the teams lying second and third at the beginning of the day they both needed to win and hope that Cambridgeshire lost to be in with a chance of the trophy.

Norfolk lost the toss and were asked to bat and got off to an excellent start with Ben Wilcox (18) and Ben Ashford (34) putting on 47 for the first wicket. Norfolk lost Nunn (3) and then Ashford but still looked in control as Black and Fairey looked set. Northumberland captain Stewart turned the game completely with a fine spell of leg spin aided by some injudicious shots to finish with figures of (10-1-24-6). Norfolk were indebted to a mature Cameron Tasker (17) knock to help them to a below par 141 all out. Crucially, Norfolk were bowled out in the 42nd over so "gifted" Northumberland 3 extra overs.

Northumberland were immediately put on the back foot when William Bowman's second ball bouncer accounted for Green courtesy of a fine Harry Nunn catch. Dover and Foreman carefully progressed the score to 32 before Dover (12) fell LBW to Graveling. Northumberland had moved the score to 68 before the real drama started to unfold. The spin trio of Charlie Barber (3 for 25); Harry De-Coteau Spring (3 for 25) and Cameron Graveling (1 for 19) turned the game on its head taking 6 wickets in 7 overs to reduce Northumberland to 83-8 in the 31st over. With the spinners bowled out the captain turned to Bowman who immediately struck to leave the score 88-9. The game looked over however Northumberland's captain Stewart, fresh from his six wicket haul, had other ideas and with Tobin rode their luck (several very close run-outs) and a couple of dropped catches (one with the score on 140!) moved the score incredibly to 141-9 after the allotted 45. A tie, but wait, by failing to bat their full overs Norfolk had "gifted" Northumberland 3 extra overs......Tobin edged Northumberland over the line for an improbable victory.

As a footnote Norfolk had edged past Northumberland off the final ball the previous year so both teams are looking forward to next year's roller coaster decider! The Norfolk man of the match award went to Harry De-Coteau Spring for his excellent bowling.

Norfolk U12 vs Nottinghamshire U12 - Sunday 14th August 2016

Norfolk Won By 5 Runs -
Captain Ben leads Norfolk triumph over first class opponents

SCJ Nunn Norfolk U12: 169/6
Nottinghamshire U12: 164/6

Norfolk U12 finished their regular season in fine style with a close but deserved 5 run victory against their fist class visitors Nottinghamshire.

Norfolk won the toss and elected to bat but were immediately in trouble as a perfect Bramham yorker accounted for Freddie Fairey first ball followed by an excellent low catch to account for Ben Ashford (2) to leave the hosts 20-2 in the third over. However with Jonty Black acting as a perfect foil for Ben Wilcox's cultured aggression the pair put on 61 before Black "walked" when on 17 for a catch behind despite the umpire having ruled not out. This show of sportsmanship was spontaneously applauded by all the Notts fielders and the umpires. Harry Nunn fell having scored just a single to leave Norfolk 84-4 however, for the third time this year Cameron Tasker (30 not out) played a mature innings that generated an 83 run partnership with Captain Ben Wilcox. In two minds whether to hit the ball for four or work it for a single it was a shame that Wilcox fell one run short of a well-deserved century when caught at short midwicket. Sam Utting finished on 2 not out with Rehan Ahmed (5-0-17-2) the pick of a controlled spin-dominated Nottinghamshire attack.

Thanks to a brilliant spell from Norfolk's opening bowlers, Freddie Fairey (7-0-17-1) and Will Bowman (5-1-13-0), Notts were restricted to a meagre 23 runs from the first 10 overs. Spinners Charlie Barber (8-0-32-0) and Cameron Graveling (7-0-28-2) kept up the pressure to leave the visitors 55-0 after 20 overs. Whilst Norfolk hadn't taken a wicket they'd push the required run rate to nearly 6 an over. Harry De-Coteau Spring (5-0-29-2) and Jonty Black (5-1-21-0) kept up the pressure with De-Coteau Spring snaring both openers (Haider for 27 and Latif for 29) to leave Notts 72-2 in the 25th over. Ahmed added much needed energy to the visitors' reply putting on 43 with Singh (14) and 44 with Stentiford (21) at 7 an over. When Ahmed was bowled by Fairey for 60 in the 39th over Notts needed 11 from the final 8 balls. After a lengthy discussion Wilcox turned to Graveling who held his nerve beautifully, bowling Stentiford and then accounting for Gell thanks to a trademark Nunn stumping conceding just 3 runs to leave Norfolk victorious by 5 runs.

Captain Ben Wilcox was man of the match for his superb 99.

2016 Season Pictures Below:

Kent U12 - Ben Wilcox 100 & Cameron Tasker.jpg

Suffolk U12 - Norfolk Team Picture.jpg

Suffolk U12 - Freddie Fairey.jpg

Suffolk U12 - Cameron Graveling.jpg

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