S C J Nunn Surfacing - Norfolk Boys U13 Results/Match Reports 2017

S C J Nunn Surfacing - Norfolk Boys U13 Results/Match Reports 2017

S C J Nunn Surfacing - Norfolk Boys U13 Results/Match Reports 2017

Cambridgeshire U13 vs Norfolk U13 - Sunday 7th May


SCJ Nunn Norfolk U13:
149 All Out (Wilcox 95; Gowler 21-3, Boston 14-3)
Cambridgeshire U13: 140-9 (Routledge 41; De Coteau Spring 23-4, Wilcox 9-2)

Ben Wilcox leads from the front as Cambridgeshire left in a spin

Norfolk lost the toss and were put into bat in overcast conditions on a typical two-paced early season wicket. The innings started badly when Cameron Tasker was bowled in the second over with the score on zero. Freddie Fairey and Ben Wilcox looked to be putting together an attractive partnership before Fairey was caught behind with score on 12. There then followed a procession of batsmen that looked to have played themselves in before falling to disciplined bowling. The one shining light was a masterful 95 from Ben Wilcox who timed his innings to perfection hitting 10 fours and 2 sixes and was caught on the boundary off the last ball of the innings in search of his century. A fine 8 not out from Charlie Barber helped produce a crucial final wicket partnership of 38 and provide an air of respectability to an otherwise faltering batting display. Will Bowman (10) was the only other Norfolk batsman to reach double figures. Harry Boston (5-1-14-3) and George Gowler (8-3-21-3) were the pick of the home side's bowlers.

Cambridgeshire's reply got off to a flying start with their openers using Will Bowman's pace to score behind square whilst at the other end the guile and spin of Cameron Graveling (8-2-12-1) quite literally tied the batsmen in knots. With the score on 32 after just 6 overs the introduction of Fairey (5-1-9-0) helped slow the run rate. Having seen off Graveling and Fairey Cambridgeshire looked to be in control but a a fiery spell from Wilcox (4-1-9-2) and some superb spin bowling from Harry De Coteau Spring (8-4-23-4), Charlie Barber (8-4-27-1) and Lohitashva Kannan (4-0-15-0) just squeezed the life out of the home team. Whilst the bowling was excellent it was supported by some fine fielding and excellent catches (Wilcox, Fairey, Bowman, Jonty Black and Tom Wicks) plus a very sharp Bowman to Harry Nunn run out. Despite a late surge by the home side's tail Norfolk emerged victorious by 9 runs, Will Routledge's 41 being the pick of batting.

Ben Wilcox was named Norfolk's man of the match.

Kent U13 vs Norfolk U13 - Sunday 14th May - Polo Farm, Canterbury


SCJ Nunn Norfolk U13: 185-8 (Bowman 50, Ashford 29, J Wicks 21; Kidd 18-3)
Kent U13: 113 all out (Turner 30; Bowman 15-3, Fairey 16-2, Graveling 39-2)

William Bowman dominates with bat and ball as SCJ Nunn Norfolk defeat Kent for the second year running.

SCJ Nunn Norfolk lost the toss and were put into bat at the impressive Polo Farm setting in Canterbury. Cameron Tasker and Freddie Fairey looked secure against a decent pace attack until Fairey (8) was dismissed thanks to a fine gulley catch. Tasker and Ben Wilcox played sensibly, pushing the singles and punishing the bad balls before a somewhat uncharacteristic dance down the pitch saw Tasker (12) stumped. Wilcox (16) then fell in similar fashion before an excellent Joe Wicks (21) innings of aggressive intent came to a premature end thanks to a good catch on the boundary. Ben Ashford (29) played a steady innings before Will Bowman smashed a fantastic 31 ball 50 including on massive straight six. Whilst Bowman's innings contained 3 sixes and 2 fours it was characterised by some excellent running particularly with Sam Utting (17 not out) who yet again showed a combination of power and maturity down the order. Utting's fine foil to Bowman's assault was highlighted by three successive fours, two through the covers and one past point. Bowman and and Utting put on 69 runs in just 41 balls and clearly gave Norfolk the upper hand at the tea interval. George Kidd (8-1-18-3) and Miles Alcindor (6-1-11-1) were the pick of the home side's bowlers.

Kent's reply got off to a dreadful start with a good Harry Nunn catch off Fairey in the first over accounting for Smith. Not to be outdone Bowman then bowled Niewoudt and trapped Kidd LBW with a brilliant yorker having pushed him onto the back foot with a blistering bouncer just a couple of balls before. Legg (11) and Turner (30) staged a mini recovery before both fell to the spin of Cameron Graveling. A fine Nunn stumping accounted for Charlie Smith off the bowling of Charlie Barber followed by a sharp Joe Wicks catch off Harry De Coteau Spring's bowling. Needing just 3 wickets Fairey came back into the attack and immediately snared Callow (4) thanks to an excellent catch by Jonty Black. A good Wilcox catch off Black's bowling left the home team 113-9 and it was entirely fitting that a blistering Bowman yorker should claim the final wicket. All the bowlers bowled well with Bowman (6.1-2-15-3), Fairey (8-4-16-2) and De-Coteau Spring (5-2-7-1) being the pick of the bunch.

Will Bowman was named Norfolk's man of the match.

Norfolk U13 Vs Cambridgeshire U13 - Sunday 28th May - Saham Toney CC


SCJ Nunn Norfolk U13: 224 All Out (Fairey 82, Wilcox 40, Bowman 32)
Cambridgeshire U13: 198-9 (Routledge 39, Abbasi 27; Utting 35-3)

SCJ Nunn Norfolk U13 completed the double over Cambridgeshire with a comprehensive 26 run victory at Saham Toney courtesy two stylish innings from Freddie Fairey (82) and Ben Wilcox (40) and another blistering display by William Bowman (32 not out from just 13 balls including 2 sixes and 3 fours). Harry Nunn (19) and Tom Wicks (10) provided sensible supporting roles. George Gowler was the pick of the Cambs bowlers (8-0-39-4).

Despite an excellent opening stand of 69 from 17 overs (Routledge, 39 and Abbasi 27) Cambs were always behind Norfolk's run rate. Whilst Norfolk's bowling had not looked as threatening as usual a piece of Tom Wicks brilliance in the field (direct hit run out with one stump to aim at) created the breakthrough. Wiseman then made a run a ball 15 before falling to Sam Utting's first ball. Two further run outs from the boundary (Will Bowman and Jo Wicks) broke the back of the visitor's resistance. Jo Wicks bowled particularly well at the end of the innings (4-0-14-1) and Sam Utting's golden arm made him leading wicket taker (5-0-35-3).

Freddie Fairey was named Norfolk's man of the match.

Hertfordshire U13 vs Norfolk U13 - Monday 29th May


Hertfordshire U13: 46 all out (De-Coteau Spring 5-4, Fairey 14-3, Bowman 13-2, Barber 11-1);
SCJ Nunn Norfolk U13: 48-1 (Wilcox 22 not out, Kannan 10 not out)

SCJ Nunn Norfolk won the toss under a grey and humid Bank Holiday sky and elected to field on a green wicket. The game was effectively over as a contest after just four overs with a blistering burst from Will Bowman and Freddie Fairey reducing the home side to 4 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. Fairey started with a double-wicket maiden thanks to an excellent catch at gulley by Sam Utting and a clean bowled. Not to be outdone Bowman then took two wickets in his second over thanks to a regulation catch for Tom Wicks and a clean bowled. Fairey then trapped Oriel LBW. Not to be outdone Norfolk's spinners bedazzled the home side with Harry De-Coteau Spring returning astonishing figures of (2.1-0-5-4) with 4 of those runs coming off his first ball. Charlie Barber was unlucky not to pick up more than the one wicket.

Norfolk's reply was as ruthlessly efficient as their bowling display had been brutal. Lohit Kannan (10 not out) and Freddie Fairey (12) cruised to 20 before Fairey fell trying a big hit. Captain Ben Wilcox was in no mood to offer the home side any hope and scored a classy 22 off 17 balls to complete a comprehensive victory in just 12 overs and 1 ball.

Freddie Fairey was named Norfolk's man of the match.

Norfolk U13 Vs Suffolk U13 - Sunday 4th June - Norwich CC (Ingham)


SCJ Nunn Norfolk U13: 214-8 (Kannan 55, Fairey 40, Ashford 33)
Suffolk U13: 123 All Out (Fairey 6-3, De-Coteau Spring 36-3, Black 9-2)

SCJ Nunn Norfolk U13 maintained their 100% start to the season with a fifth straight win thanks to a comprehensive 91 run victory over local rivals Suffolk.

Norfolk, who won the toss and elected to bat at a sun-drenched Ingam, raced out of the blocks with a majestic opening stand of 78 inside 13 overs. Freddie Fairey (40) and Lohit Kannan (55), his maiden half century, complemented each other perfectly with a combination of exquisite drives, cuts and pulls and some intelligent running. It was somewhat of a surprise when Fairey holed out when a half-century or more looked there for the taking. Kannan was then joined by Ben Ashford who looked on course for successive half centuries at Ingham against Suffolk before he fell LBW for 33 with the score on 142. Norfolk then looked to accelerate with the Wicks twins (Tom and Jo), Will Bowman and Jonty Black all playing aggressive cameos before Cameron Graveling batted with carefree abandon (12 from 5 balls) to set an imposing 214-8.

Suffolk were immediately on the back foot when Black ran out Bennett with score on 4. Norfolk's opening bowling pair (Bowman's pace and Graveling's spin) kept Suffolk on the back foot and meant they were always behind the required rate despite not losing any further wickets. The introduction of Charlie Barber (8-2-26-1) and Jonty Black (5-2-9-2) reaped immediate dividends that meant despite a well crafted 52 from Josh Jones Suffolk were always on the back foot. A dynamic Fairey burst (3-0-6-3) a controlled spell from Harry De-Coteau Spring (6.4-0-36-3) completely extinguished any hope the visitors might have had. Norfolk's fielding was yet again excellent with fine catches from Sam Utting, Tom Wicks, Cameron Graveling and Lohit Kannan supporting some excellent bowling.

Lohit Kannan was named SCJ Nunn Norfolk man of the match for his maiden county fifty (pictured below, courtesy of Simon Tasker).

Lincolnshire U13 vs Norfolk U13  - Sunday 25th June


SCJ Nunn Norfolk U13: 134/9
Lincolnshire U13: 69 All Out (Harry De-Coteau Spring 17-3, Barber 13-3, Bowman 21-2)

SCJ Nunn Norfolk U13 make it seven wins out of seven to maintain their perfect start to the season.

Against a backdrop of Belvoir castle Norfolk lost the toss and were put into bat on a green pitch and lush outfield. It soon became apparent that scoring runs was going to be difficult on a two paced pitch with occasional 'balloon' bounce. Whilst a number of the batsmen got in none were able to really dominate. Harry Nunn (18) top scored but Norfolk were indebted to an excellent eighth wicket stand between Tom Wicks (16 not out) and Cameron Graveling (17) to register what looked like a below par 134-9. Tarun Vel being the pick of the Lincolnshire bowlers (8-1-23-4).

Captain, Jonty Black elected to open the bowling with a combination of Will Bowman's pace and Charlie Barber's spin and was immediately rewarded when Bowman struck in his first over and Barber, courtesy of a Tom Wicks catch, in his second. Whilst Spencer Bailey (28) and Thomas Adlington (17) provided some resistance wickets fell at regular intervals as Lincolnshire struggled against Norfolk's high class bowling; Bowman (5-1-21-2), Barber (8-3-13-3), Harry De-Coteau Spring (8-2-17-3), Graveling (5.2-1-13-1), good catching (Tom Wicks 2, De-Coteau Spring) and 2 Nunn stumpings. Lincolnshire's resistance came to an end thanks to sharp Black run out.

SCJ Norfolk man of the match was awarded to Harry De-Coteau Spring.

Bedfordshire U13 vs Norfolk U13 - Sunday 2nd July


Bedfordshire U13:
106 All Out (Melly 47 not out; Black 15-3 & Utting 5-2)
SCJ Nunn Norfolk U13:
134/9 (Fairey 55, Tasker 23 not out)

SCJ Nunn Norfolk U13 maintained their perfect start to the season with a comprehensive win against their Bedfordshire counterparts to make it 8 wins out of 8.

On a good pitch Bedforshire won the toss and elected to bat and were immediately on the back foot when opener Grist was caught behind by Harry Nunn in Ben Wilcox' first over. The first of Wilcox' magical bowling changes accounted for the second wicket, Sam Utting catching Challacombe off Jonah Wick's third ball. A Jonty Black to Nunn run out followed by a second catch for Utting, this time off Cameron Graveling reduced the home side to 53-4. Hayden Melly (47 not out) was the one bright spark in an otherwise gloomy batting display. Another inspirational bowling change after drinks saw Black take two wickets in his first two balls (courtesy of catches by Wilcox and Freddie Fairey). Lohit Kannan (4-0-15-1), Black (5-1-15-3) and Utting (1-0-5-2) swiftly wrapped up the tail thanks to a sharp Nunn stumping, and two catches by Fairey).

Norfolk's reply got off to perfect start with 34 coming off the first 3 overs. Given such a start it was very much against the run of play when Kannan (10) edged on. Cameron Tasker (23 not out) and Fairey (55) then took the attack apart. Fairey's 55 coming off just 40 balls. With just 9 needed for victory a somewhat soft return catch accounted for Fairey. Wilcox struck the his first ball for 4 to seal the victory in just 17 overs.

Freddie Fairey was named SCJ Nunn Norfolk man of the match for his all round performance (55, two catches and 5-2-4-0).

Norfolk U13 vs Northants U13 - Sunday 9th July - Norwich CC (Postwick)


SCJ Nunn Norfolk U13: 140 All Out (Wilcox 42, Wicks 39; Stratford Day 16-3)
Northants U13: 118 All Out (Houghton 32, Short 26*; Fairey 22-4, Bowman 19-2, Graveling 27-2)

SCJ Nunn Norfolk U13 continued their perfect winning streak and made it 9 wins out of 9 in a nail biting low scoring game at Postwick.

Norfolk won the toss and batted and were indebted to Ben Wilcox (42) and Jonah Wicks (39) as they struggled to 140 all out against some tight bowling, particularly from Stratford-Day (8-3-16-3).

The Northants innings got off to a disastrous start as they were reduced to 11-3 in the first 4 overs thanks to hostile pace bowling from Will Bowman (7-0-19-2) and Freddie Fairey (6.3-0-22-4). In almost a mirror image of the Norfolk innings only two Northants batsmen came to grips with the bowling (Houghton 32 and Short 26 not out) as a steady stream of wickets tumbled around them. Whilst Norfolk's spinners were uncharacteristically wayward they still took 3 useful wickets (De-Coteau Spring 1 for 17 and Graveling 2 for 27). A neat caught and bowled by Jonah Wicks reduced the reply to 93-8 before a defiant 9th wicket stand took the total to 118. Freddie Fairey took two wickets in two balls to seal a deserved if somewhat curious victory.

Jonah Wicks was named SCJ Nunn Norfolk man of the match.

T20 Tournament - Thursday 13th July - Framlingham College

SCJ Nunn Norfolk U13 cricket continued their perfect season by winning the inaugural Suffolk Youth Cricket T20 tournament at Framlingham College.

Norfolk vs Bedfordshire (Semi-Final)


SCJ Nunn Norfolk U13:
132/8 from 20 Overs
Bedfordshire U13: 129 from 20 Overs

In this 4 team tournament Norfolk played Bedfordshire in the semi final and after a disastrous start (25 for 6 from the first 8 overs) were indebted to a batting masterclass from Ben Wilcox (77) supported by Tom Wicks (20) to pose a competitive 132-8 total. As has so often been the case the bowlers stepped up to the plate with the pace and power of Will Bowman, Freddie Fairey and Ben Wilcox ensuring Bedfordshire were always behind the run rate. The spin trio of Cameron Graveling, Harry De- Coteau Spring and Charlie Barber then held their nerve and closed out the match to give Norfolk a well-earned but slender 3 run victory.

Ben Wilcox was named SCJ Nunn Nofolk man of the match.

Norfolk vs London Schools (Final)


SCJ Nunn Norfolk U13:
158/7 from 20 Overs
Bedfordshire U13: 101 from 20 Overs

In the final Norfolk faced London Schools, who had beaten Suffolk in the other semi final. Norfolk won the toss, elected to bat and set an imposing 158-7 as all the batsmen looked to dominate the bowlers with Harry Nunn (34), Freddie Fairey (30) and Jonty Black (21) leading the charge. A firey opening spell from Will Bowman and Freddie Fairey left London Schools 12-3 followed by controlled spin from Graveling, Barber, De-Coteau Spring and Sam Utting allowed Norfolk to cruise to a 57 run victory.

Harry Nunn was named SCJ Nunn Norfolk man of the match.

Norfolk U13 vs Huntingdonshire U13 - Sunday 16th July - Halvergate CC


SCJ Nunnn Norfolk's match against Huntingdonshire fell victim to the weather with Norfolk on 132-4 (Ben Ashford (37), Lohit Kannan (29), Jonty Black (25 not out), Cameron Tasker (17).

Nottinghamshire U13 vs Norfolk U13 - Sunday 30th July - Kinoulton CC


SCJ Nunn Norfolk U13: 163/6 (Nunn 57*, Utting 42)
Nottinghamshire U13: 93 All Out (Haider 43; Wilcox 9-3)

SCJ Nunn Norfolk U13 made it a perfect 10 out of 10 wins in a comprehensive 70 run victory against first class Nottinghamshire.

The hosts won the toss and put Norfolk in on a green and damp pitch that made scoring difficult. After 20 overs Norfolk had progressed to 55-3 thanks largely to a fluent 19 from Ben Wilcox. When Black fell with the score on 64 it looked like a score of 120 might be a decent outcome however an awesome display of positive running and aggressive shot making from Harry Nunn (57 not out) and Sam Utting (42) combined to produce a fantastic 92 run partnership in just 16 overs that essentially sealed the match. Utting fell just 8 short of a well deserved half century when trying to hit out in the final over. As if to hammer home the advantage Nunn smashed a 6 off the final ball to set an imposing target of 164.

Norfolk's combination of pace and spin bowling maintained the advantage. Fredddie Fairey struck in his first over then Will Bowman forced Frost to retire injured after receiving a nasty blow to the elbow effectively reducing the hosts to 8-2. Whilst the home captain, Haider, provided admirable resistance with a well crafted 43 he received little support as Wilcox, Fairey, Bowman and the spin trio of Charlie Barber, Cameron Graveling and Harry De-Coteau Spring wreaked havoc. Barber was denied a hat trick when Badhee just managed to block the crucial third ball. With the clouds darkening Norfolk sprinted through their overs with Wilcox taking the final wicket. Wilcox (5.4-0-9-3), Fairey (7-1-12-2) and Barber (7-1-13-2) were the pick of the Norfolk bowlers.

Harry Nunn was named SCJ Nunn Norfolk man of the match for his excellent 57.

Norfolk U13 vs Yorkshire U13 - Friday 4th August - Stow CC


Yorkshire U13
: 113/8 from 40 Overs (Brady 52*; Graveling 16-3)
SCJ Nunn Norfolk U13: 113/7 from 32.3 Overs (Fairey 28, Bowman 22, Wilcox 20; Hogg 12-2, Didgunaitis 21-2)

SCJ Nunn Norfolk U13 rounded off their perfect season with a comprehensive victory over Yorkshire at idyllic Stow CC. Having already won ten out of ten 40 over matches and the inaugural Suffolk T20 tournament this final victory was truly the icing on the cake.

Yorkshire won the toss and elected to bat and were immediately on the back foot when an excellent diving stop and throw from Jonty Black saw Backburn out for 0 with the score 2-1. Norfolk maintained the pressure with the opening bowlers, Ben Wilcox and Freddie Fairey, conceding just 17 runs in a fast and accurate first 10 overs. With Norfolk's pace talisman Will Bowman unable to bowl due to a side strain Jonah Wicks showed the strength in depth of this fine tam's bowling attack by clean bowling Barden (3) in his first over with the score on 19. In the next over Harry De-Coteau Spring snared Finch (14) caught behind by Harry Nunn off the back of the bat. An inspired, if on the face of it harsh, bowling change, saw Cameron Graveling replace Wicks reap immediate rewards as Abernethy (4) and Douglas (0) left Graveling on a hat trick and Yorkshire in tatters on 31-5.

To their credit Yorkshire showed true grit with Jack Brady (53 not out) rebuilding the innings, first with Bunn (9), trapped LBW by Graveling, Kapote (4), caught and bowled by Fairey, and Spencer (15) whose aggressive cameo ended when he was bowled by Ben Ashford. Whilst Norfolk were delighted to restrict Yorkshire to 113-8 there was genuine concern for Jonah Wicks who was taken to hospital after the ball hit the side of his head when attempting a caught and bowled chance. He was later discharged from hospital with a decent "bump" and a sore head much to the relief of all concerned. Graveling (8-1-17-3), De-Coteau Spring (5-2-7-1) and J. Wicks (3.5-1-8-1) were the pick of a very good set of figures from the 9 bowlers Norfolk used.

Norfolk's reply got off to a flying start with Fairey striking 6 from the first three balls. Ben Ashford fell first ball in the second over to bring Wilcox to the crease. Despite some disciplined bowling these two progressed the score to 50 with a combination of drives and pulls before Fairey (28) was bowled by Hogg quickly followed by Wilcox (20) to leave the score 51-3. Nunn (11) and then Sam Utting (6) looked to accelerate but with their demise Norfolk were reduced to 73-5. Black then played the anchoring role as he and Bowman moved the score to 100 before Black (17) was bizarrely out as the ball hit the top of his handle and looped up to land on the leg bail. Tom Wicks followed quickly to leave Norfolk 101-7. Bowman then finished the match in the 33rd over in fine style with a six to leave him on 22 from just 9 balls.

Cameron Graveling was named SCJ Nunn Norfolk man of the match for his fine bowling (8-1-17-3).

Norfolk recorded victories over first class counties Kent, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Northants; and Cambridgeshire (twice), Bedforshire, Suffolk, Lincolnshire and Hertfordshire; and were champions at the first T20 tournament hosted by Suffolk. They head off to Bromsgrove for their annual festival on 11 August.

The SCJ Nunn Norfolk U13 squad is: Ben Wilcox (captain), Ben Ashford, Charlie Barber, Jonty Black, Will Bowman, Freddie Fairey, Cameroon Graveling, Lohit Kannan, Harry Nunn, Harry De-Coteau Spring, Cameron Tasker, Sam Utting, Jonah Wicks and Tom Wicks. Coaches Paul Newman and Mick Piggott, manager Simon Black.

SCJ Nunn Surfacing Norfolk Under 13 Boys Tour Report 2017 (Bromsgrove Festival)

SCJ Nunn Surfacing Norfolk U13 cricketers rounded off their season in fine style comprehensively winning all three of their Bromsgrove festival fixtures to maintain a perfect 16 wins out of 16 record.

Norfolk's first match was against Camarthanshire on a damp green wicket. Norfolk posted 172-7 thanks to some bligerent hitting from Freddie Fairey (48*) and William Bowman (17*) at the end of the innings supported by Harry De-Coteau Spring (25) , Ben Ashford (21) and Jonah Wicks (19). In reply Camarthanshire provided initial resistance but once the openers fell (both for 12) the floodgates opened with the last 5 wickets falling for 1 run. Charlie Barber (4-3-1-3), Harry De-Coteau Spring (0.5-0-0-2) and Cameron Graveling (8-1-13-2) were the pick of the bowlers, as Norfolk won by 120 runs.

Freddie Fairey was named man of the match for his all round performance - 48 not out, 1 wicket, 2 catches and a run out.

Their second match against Bedforshire was the game of the festival with some excellent batting, bowling and fielding. Having lost to Norfolk twice this year Bedfordshire were clearly keen to balance the books however Norfolk chose to produce their most complete batting performance of the year. Cameron Tasker batted flawlessly for his maiden county 50, eventually falling for 65 followed by a typically beligerent run a ball 31 from Harry Nunn. Ben Wilcox (66 from 64 balls) and William Bowman (44 from 31 balls) providing a batting masterclass to set an imposing 230-7. Rohan Mehmi (8-1-34-3) was the pick of a useful Bedfordshire bowling attack.

In reply Challacombe (15) and Huggins (40) valiantly tried to keep up with the required run rate but were initially kept at bay before Norfolk's spin quartet weaved their magic to take all 10 wickets. Harry De-Coteau Spring (8-0-28-4), Charlie Barber (6-0-27-3), Cameron Graveling (8-2-20-2) and Lohit Kannan (0.4-0-0-1) doing the damage to allow Norfolk to secure a comfortable 99 run victory.

Cameron Tasker was named man of the match for his maiden county 50.

On paper, the final game against Buckinghamshire was likely to be the toughest however Norfolk were in no mood to finish the season on anything but a high. Norfolk posted 181-9 thanks to a steady if somewhat cautious opening stand of 42 between Freddie Fairey (26) and Lohit Kannan (12). Cameron Tasker (12) and Ben Ashford (8) struggled to dominate the bowlers before Harry Nunn (24 from 34 balls) finally added some impetus. The arrival of Jonty Black (39 from 38 balls) and Tom Wicks (12) provided a masterclass in finding the gaps and pushing the ones into twos and the twos into threes. When Wicks eventually fell Will Bowman smashed a rapid fire 17 before falling to a fine running boundary catch. Ramanadanpulle (5-1-7-3) was the pick of the bowlers.

In reply Buckinghamshire struggled against the hostile opening bowling from William Bowman and Tom Wicks with Bowman creating the breakthrough when beating Ramanadanpulle for pace. Jonty Black (5-0-10-0) and Cameron Graveling (8-0-24-5) slowed the run rate and ripped the heart out of the batting order. In his excellent 7th over Graveling was just denied a hat trick. Fittingly Norfolk's spinners wrapped up a comprehensive 71 run victory, Charlie Barber (2.2-0-14-2), Harry De-Coteau Spring (5-2-11-1) and Sam Utting (3-0-20-1).

Cameron Graveling was named man of the match for his 5 wickets.

Over the three days Norfolk scored 583 runs, conceded just 293 runs and took 30 wickets.

Many thanks to all the coaches, players and parents and our sponsor SCJ Nunn Surfacing for a fantastic season.

All Match Reports submitted by Simon Black, Norfolk U13 County Cricket Manager.

2017 Norfolk U13 Photos

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