Ashtons Legal Norfolk U15 Results/Match Reports 2016

Ashtons Legal Norfolk U15 Results/Match Reports 2016

Ashtons Legal Norfolk U15 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)

Middlesex U15 vs Norfolk U15 - Sunday 8th May 2016 - Merchant Taylors School (Friendly)

Middlesex Won By 108 Runs

Middlesex: 226 All Out
Ashtons Legal Norfolk U15: 188 All Out

Norfolk Under 15’s, sponsored by Ashtons Legal, travelled to Merchant Taylors School, Middlesex on a quite glorious day. The hosts won the toss and elected to bat on a beautiful batting surface.

Middlesex looked set for a big total but the Norfolk bowlers worked tirelessly in the heat, taking wickets throughout the innings, finally dismissing Middlesex for 226 from 43 overs. A great effort from everybody. Charlie Rogers, 4 for 42, was the pick of the bowlers and if a couple of run out chances had been taken Norfolk could well have been chasing a total under 200.

In reply, Norfolk lost a couple of early wickets but nice partnerships between Will Grisley and James Vann, and then Will and Alex Quinton got Norfolk for 93 for 4 after 25 overs. When Will was dismissed for 45 the final 5 wickets fell cheaply. Norfolk finally being bowled out for 118.

Although beaten by over 100 runs there were some positives to take from the game and we now move on to our ECB campaign.

Kent U15 vs Norfolk U15 - Sunday 29th May 2016 - Polo Farm Canterbury (ECB)

Kent Won By 47 Runs

Kent: 204 /8 From 50 Overs
Ashtons Legal Norfolk U15: 157 All Out

Having won the toss Norfolk elected to bowl first. Sam Tinkler and Dan Arnold bowled well and had a couple of tough chances been taken, Norfolk would have felt they were on top. But it wasn’t until the 14th over that Hudson De Lucchi made the breakthrough. Norfolk stuck to the task in the field well, Kent finishing on 204 for 8 off their 50 overs. Hudson De Lucchi 2 for 26, Dan Arnold 2 for 37, Sam Tinkler 2 for 65 and Charlie Rogers 1 for 22, the Norfolk wicket takers.

In reply, Norfolk made a steady start, Tyler Murphy and Flynn Drinkell putting on 53 for the first wicket. Hudson played well in the middle overs and Dan Arnold and Charlie Nunn put on 33 for the last wicket. Norfolk finally being bowled out with 2 overs to spare and 47 runs short.

Norfolk U15 vs Cambridgeshire U15 - Sunday 5th June 2016 - Ingham Cricket Ground (ECB)

Norfolk Won By 6 Wickets

Cambridgeshire U15 -
191 All Out
Ashtons Legal Norfolk U15 - 192/4 - 37 Overs

Ashtons Legal Norfolk Under 15’s entertained Cambridgeshire at Ingham in their latest ECB fixture.

As always at Ingham the track was a cracker and it was no surprise when the visitors chose to bat after winning the toss. Sam Tinkler and Dan Arnold bowled beautifully in tandem. Tinkler making the breakthrough in the fifth over but it was leg spinner, Charlie Rogers, who stole the show with the ball. His 10 over spell resulting in 3 maidens, 4 for 18. At 86 for 6, Cambridgeshire looked in trouble but a 76 run partnership helped them to reach 191 all out. Rogers (4), Tinkler (2), North (1), De Lucchi (1) were the wicket takers along with 2 sharp run outs.

Norfolk’s achiles heel has been chasing even relatively small totals but today they made light work of it. Tyler Murphy (17) and Flynn Drinkell (37) set the tone, Grisley (44) and De Lucchi (44) continued the good work but it was man of the match Charlie Rogers (35 not out) who hit the winning runs with a majestic straight 6. Norfolk reaching their total in only the 37th over with 6 wickets in hand. A great all round performance

Huntingdonshire U15 vs Norfolk U15  - Sunday 12th June 2016 - St Ives CC (ECB)

Norfolk Won By 6 Wickets

Huntingdonshire U15 -
123 All Out
Ashtons Legal Norfolk U15 - 123/4 - 23 Overs

Norfolk Ashton Legal Solicitors Under 15’s travelled to St Ives for their latest ECB fixture with Huntingdonshire.

With rain in the air Norfolk won the toss and chose to bowl first. A sharp catch at backward point, from Tyler Murphy, removed the opener but at 81 for 1 after 20 overs Hunts looked set for a good total. However after drinks Norfolk ripped into Hunts taking 9 wickets for just 32 runs. Freddie Steward returning impressive figures of 6 – 3 – 5 – 3. Dan Arnold (2), Hudson De Lucchi (2), Will Grisley (2 ) were the other wicket takers.

In reply, Norfolk lost 2 early wickets. But Murphy, 28, and De Lucchi, 40 not out, eased Norfolk towards their total with some excellent running. Norfolk winning the match by 6 wickets in only the 23rd over.

A clinical win which makes it two wins from 3 matches in ghe ECB competition.

Norfolk U15 vs Hertfordshire U15  - Sunday 26th June 2016 - Dersingham CC (ECB)

Norfolk Won By 7 Wickets

Hertfordshire U15 -
179/7 from 50 Overs
Ashtons Legal Norfolk U15 - 180/3

Norfolk Ashton Legal Solicitors Under 15’s continued their good form with a 7 wicket win against Hertfordshire. Norfolk won the toss and chose to bowl. Sam Tinkler and Dan Arnold gave the Hertfordshire openers nothing and it was no surprise when Sam Tinkler took 2 quick wickets. Hertfordshire steadied their innings and started to rebuild and at 111 for 3 looked well set. But a sharp run out from Flynn Drinkell got Norfolk a much needed wicket. All the Norfolk bowlers stuck to the task and Hertfordshire reached 179 for 7 off their 50 overs. Dan Arnold was the pick of the bowlers returning figures of 3 for 18 off his 10 over spell.

Openers Flynn Drinkell and Harvey Lake made a solid start followed by Will Grisley and Hudson De Lucchi. These 2 looked set to take Norfolk to victory but Will fell for a patient 41. It was left to Hudson De Lucchi who batted beautifully, going through the gears, to hit the winning runs finishing 64 not out. A fantastic win.

A huge thanks must go to Dersingham cricket club who got the game on at very short notice.

Norfolk U15 vs Kent U15 - Sunday 3rd July 2016 - Great Witchingham CC (ECB)

Kent Won By 54 Runs

Kent U15 -
219/5 from 50 Overs
Ashtons Legal Norfolk U15 - 165 All Out

Norfolk Ashton Legal Solicitors Under 15’s entertained Kent in their latest ECB fixture.

The visitors chose to bat and runs came freely from the off. It wasn’t until the 24th over that Norfolk made the breakthrough but the Kent top order was full of quality batsmen and at one stage Norfolk looked to be chasing 250 plus. But credit to Norfolk who bowled and fielded with great energy, restricting Kent to 219 for 5. Arnold, Murphy , Rogers and Grisley the wicket takers but all the bowlers stuck to the task well.

In reply, Norfolk lost an early wicket but Tyler Murphy and Will Grisley and then Tyler and Hudson de Lucchi steadied the innings. At the 30 over drinks interval, Norfolk had reached 121 for 2 and looked in a good position to kick on. But when Murphy (51) and de Lucchi (39) fell in quick succession Norfolk’s innings lost it’s momentum. The middle, lower order all tried to get Norfolk close but were left too much to do and ultimately fell 54 runs short.

Norfolk should be pleased with their efforts against a strong Kent outfit.

Cambridgeshire U15 vs Norfolk U15 - Sunday 10th July 2016 (ECB)

Norfolk Won By 54 Runs

Ashtons Legal Norfolk U15
- 217-9 from 50 Overs
Cambridgeshire U15 - 163 All Out

Norfolk chose to bat on a good looking surface but were soon in trouble after losing quick wickets. At 41 for 6 it was vital that Norfolk got some sort of partnership and that’s exactly what Hudson de Lucchi and Dan Arnold produced. Both played positively, but with caution, and it was a joy to watch the 88 run partnership easing Norfolk towards a competitive total. When Hudson and Dan both fell for 52, the lower order continued with the recovery. James Vann 23, Freddie Steward 23 not out and Harvey Lake 22 not out, all batted superbly and in the end Norfolk were delighted with a total of 217 for 9 from their 50 overs. A superb effort.

Cambridgeshire never looked like chasing down the total thanks to another good bowling display. Wickets were shared around - Dan Arnold 2, Flynn Drinkell 2, Sam Tinkler 1, Charlie Rogers 1, Hudson 1, Alex Quinton 1 and Freddie Steward 1. Cambridgeshire were bowled out for 163. A brilliant performance of which the boys should be very proud.

Norfolk U15 vs Huntingdonshire U15- Sunday 31st July 2016 - Gresham's School (ECB)

Norfolk Won By 57 Runs

Ashtons Legal Norfolk U15
- 244/7 from 50 Overs
Cambridgeshire U15 - 187/8 All Out

Ashton Legal Solicitors Under 15’s played their final home game of the season at a picturesque Greshams School.

Norfolk won the toss and elected to bat and got off to a flyer thanks to some positive batting and wayward bowling. Huntingdonshire eventually got the breakthrough just after drinks and a second wicket came soon after, but with Tyler Murphy well set, Tyler and Hudson de Lucchi dominated the middle overs getting Norfolk into a fantastic position. With 10 overs left Norfolk were 178 for 2. Unfortunately Tyler got out for a superb 73 and Hudson scored quickly for a vital 55. Freddie Steward ended the innings with a quick 25 not out and Norfolk finished on 244 for 7.

In reply Huntingdonshire were always struggling to keep up with the run rate thanks to another fine spell of bowling from Dan Arnold and Charlie Rogers, returning figures of 1 for 24 and 1 for 22 respectively off their 10 overs. With scoreboard pressure proving too much for the visitors wickets fell steadily through the innings. Huntingdonshire ending up with 187 for 8.

A great team performance and a special mention for keeper Charlie Nunn whose glove work behind the stumps was a joy to watch.

2016 Tour - Sussex

Norfolk Under 15’s sponsored by Ashton Legal Solicitors returned from their tour to Sussex winning 3, losing 1 and being dashed by the rain on their last day.

Oxfordshire were the opponents on Day 1 at Hurstpierpoint College. Norfolk posted 237 for 6. Hudson de Lucchi (56) and Will Grisley (54). In reply Oxfordshire never really threatened and were restricted to 208 for 7.

Day 2 was played at the quite beautiful Mayfield Cricket Cub against Sussex Titans. At 114 for 2 they looked well set to post a decent total but Norfolk bowled and fielded well restricting them to 166 for 6. Norfolk made light work winning with 5 overs to spare thanks to a brilliant 64 not out from Charlie Nunn and another half century for Hudson de Lucchi (57).

It was back to Hurstpierpoint for Day 3 where Sussex Spartans batted first. Spin proved the key with Alex Quinton (3) and Charlie Rogers (2) taking 5 for 44 between them. Alex then opened the batting for a superb 65 to ease Norfolk to a 5 wicket victory.

North West Ireland proved too strong for Norfolk on Day 4, winning by 7 wickets.

The final fixture was against an unbeaten Guernsey Under 17’s at the stunning Preston Nomads Cricket Club. With rain around a T20 was arranged. Norfolk took early wickets thanks to Sam Tinkler and Dan Arnold and bowled and fielded with good discipline despite some powerful stroke play from the Guernsey middle order, finishing on 158 for 7. Norfolk batted positively from the off and were well ahead of the run rate but with Norfolk needing 24 runs from 28 deliveries and 5 wickets remaining, the rain came and called a halt to proceedings. A moral victory for Norfolk.

A quite magnificent tour where all the boys played their part.

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