Loveday & Partners - Norfolk Boys U15 Results/Match Reports 2017

Loveday & Partners - Norfolk Boys U15 Results/Match Reports 2017Loveday & Partners - Norfolk Boys U15 Results/Match Reports 2017

Norfolk U15 vs Berkshire U15 - Friday 2nd June - Mundford CC


Loveday & Partners Norfolk U15:
208 All Out
Berkshire U15: 63/4

Norfolk won the toss and elected to bat. This was Norfolk's first game of the season whilst Berkshire were playing their 7th game.

After 10 overs Norfolk were struggling on 33-3 but a partnership of 54 involving George Harrad (43) and Dani Long-Martinez (23) and then a partnership of 72 involving Dan Hastings (56no) and Matthew Austin (39) eventually took Norfolk to a final all-out total of 208 at the end of 49 overs.

When Berkshire batted, under dark clouds, Norfolk made early inroads by dismissing both opening batsmen with the score at 16. Ther eafter Berkshire recovered but Norfolk struck again with two more wickets with the scores at 53 and 63 before the rain fell and the match had to be abandoned.

This was an excellent first game of the season for Norfolk and it was a pity that the rain denied them a result.

Suffolk U15 vs Norfolk U15 - Sunday 4th June


Loveday & Partners Norfolk U15:
218/9 From 50 Overs
Suffolk U15:
104 All Out From 33 Overs

Norfolk won the toss and elected to bat on a very sunny afternoon on what looked like a good batting pitch. Norfolk Lost in early wicket but then recovered to build a good foundation to go to 64 - 2 after 17 overs. Two partnerships of 58 and 47 involving Calum Metcalf 61, Daniel Martínez 34 and Nat Laws 26 enabled the team to score 218 for the loss of 9 wickets after their allotted 50 overs. At the time this seemed 20 runs short of par but credit must be given to the Suffolk bowlers for restricting the scoring in the latter stages of the innings.

When Suffolk batted, Norfolk struck immediately in the first over and thereafter took wickets regularly throughout the innings before bowling Suffolk out for 104 in the 33rd over. The 4 seam bowlers and 2 spinners all bowled extraordinarily well and the fielding was raised to a level which we have not seen before by this team. Dan Hastings took 3 - 21, Calum Metcalf took 2- 21 and James Hardy 2 - 12.

Norfolk U15 vs Kent U15 - Sunday 11th June - Gresham's School


Kent U15:
199/7 From 50 Overs
Loveday & Partners Norfolk U15: 61 All Out

Kent won the toss and elected to bat on a very sunny afternoon. The Kent openers looked in fine form and indeed it was not until the 19th when the breakthrough came (Kieran Knott) with the score at 81. 2 further quick wickets fell before a partnership of 43 moved the score along to 134. Thereafter 3 more quick wickets fell but the Kent numbers 8 and 9 took the score to 199-7 at the end of their allotted 50 overs. After the initial opening partnership this was a fantastic effort by the Norfolk Bowlers (and fielders) to restrict this strong Kent team to less than 200 runs. Hardy 2-27, Austin 2-31 and Harrad 2-23.

Unfortunately, when Norfolk batted the Kent bowling was far too strong for them and Norfolk regularly lost wickets before being bowled out for 61 with only Nat Laws, who scored 29, getting into double figures.

Cambridgeshire U15 vs Norfolk U15 - Sunday 18th June - Burwell CC


Cambridgeshire U15:
146 All Out
Loveday & Partners Norfolk U15: 147/3 from 27 Overs

Norfolk under 15s, sponsored by Loveday and Partners, beat Cambridgeshire under 15s by seven wickets at Burrell cricket club.

Cambridgeshire won the toss and elected to bat on a very hot Sunday afternoon. Bowling was going to be a difficult task on a flat with it with a very small boundary. Norfolk started well and got an early wickets; thereafter wickets fell regularly throughout the innings and only the Cambridgeshire opening batsmen, Hall, managed to keep concentration and scored a very patient 63. The highlight of the innings was a hat trick by James Hardy who ended with figures of 4-20; Harry Williams took 2-12. Norfolk bowled and fielded very well in restricting Cambridgeshire to 146 all out.

When Norfolk batted, three early wickets left them on 48 for 3 after 12 overs. However, a fine century partnership between Callum Metcalf (72 not out) and Will Hollis (27 not out) ensured that Norfolk got home with 23 overs to spare.

Norfolk U15 vs Huntingdonshire U15 - Sunday 25th June - Gresham's School


Loveday & Partners Norfolk U15:
266 from 50 Overs
Huntingdonshire U15: 105 All Out

Norfolk under 15s, sponsored by Loveday and Partners, beat Huntingdonshire under 15s by 161 runs.

Norfork won the toss and elected to bat on a cloudy afternoon at Gresham's school. A steady start saw an opening partnership of 30 before George Harrad (59) and Nat Laws (69) took the score to 104. Thereafter, the middle order set about the Huntingtonshire bowlers with Dani Long-Martinez (56) and Jacob Rhodes (20 not out) taking the final score to 266 in the allotted 50 overs.

When Huntingdonshire batted the Norfolk open bowlers restricted them to 22 for one after the initial 10 overs. It wasn't until the 16th over that the second wicket fell at 39. With the introduction of the Norfolk spin bowlers wickets then began to fall regularly and Huntingdonshire were bowled out for 105. James Hardy took 4-35 and Matt Austin took 2-21 but all the bowlers contributed.

Norfolk U15 vs Suffolk U15 - Sunday 16th July - Brooke CC


Loveday & Partners Norfolk U15:
95 All Out from 32 Overs
Suffolk U15:
96/5 from 23.4 Overs

Norfolk under 15s, sponsored by Loveday & Partners, Lost to Suffolk under 15s at Brooke CC by five wickets.

Norfolk won the toss and elected to bat but soon found themselves in trouble reaching 15 for 4 in the 7th over and then 33 - 5 in the 13th over. A 47 run six wicket partnership started to rescue the situation but to no avail as Norfolk were bowled out for 95 runs. The top scorer was Nat Laws with 30.

When Suffolk batted they too lost early wickets and found themselves at 56 for 5 after 19 overs. However, a 40 run sixth wicket partnership saw them safely home. James Hardy took all five wickets and ended up with fine figures of 5-36.

Kent U15 vs Norfolk U15 - Wednesday 26th July - Beckenham CC


Kent U15: 197 All Out from 34.5 Overs
Loveday & Partners Norfolk U15: 152/6 from 35 Overs

Norfolk under 15’s, sponsored by Loveday & Partners, Lost to Kent under 15’s at Beckenham by 45 runs. Rain reduced this to a 35 over match.

Kent won the toss and elected to bat eight Quickly lost two wickets for 11 runs. Thereafter wickets fell regularly until Kent were eventually bowled out for 197 in the 35th fifth over. The pick of the bowlers were James Hardy 3 - 23, Eddie Darley 2 - 22 and Danny Long Martinez 3 - 21.

When Norfolk batted they too lost early wickets and found themselves at 42 - 4 after 14 overs. The fifth wicket fell 79 in the 23rd over leaving Norfolk an unlikely target of 119 off the last 12 overs. A spirited stand of 72 between Calum Metcalf (51) and Jack Robertson (36 not out) kept the target score in sight site but ultimately Norfolk ran out of overs and ended up on 152 - 5 in their allotted 35 overs.

Nottinghamshire U14 vs Norfolk U15 - Friday 28th July - Collingham CC


Nottinghamshire U14: 140 All Out from 37.2 Overs
Loveday & Partners Norfolk U15: 141/3 from 32.1 Overs

Norfolk under 15s, sponsored by Loveday and Partners, travelled to Collingham Cricket Club to play Nottinghamshire under 14s in a friendly 45 over match. Norfolk running out winners by seven wickets.

Nottinghamshire won the toss and elected to bat but after 12 overs had lost both openers with the score at 34. The Norfolk balls bowled well and restricted Nottinghamshire to building any partnerships and wickets regularly fell. In fact, Nottinghamshire were bowled out for 140 in only 38 overs. Five Norfolk bowls each took two wickets. James Hardie 2-17, Daniel Long Martinez 2-17, Ben Wilcox 2-21, Matt Austin 2-30 2, Freddie Fairey 2 - 20.

Norfolk battered very confidently and only lost their first week in the 20th over with the score at 74. Further good batting took the score to 120 in the 27th over before the second wicket fell. Thereafter Norfolk strolled to victory in the third 33rd over, winning by a margin of seven wickets. Top scorers were Freddie Fairey 50 not out, Ben Wilcox 27 and George Harrad 31.

Huntingdonshire U15 vs Norfolk U15 - Sunday 6th August - St Ives


Hunts U15: 205/8 from 50 Overs
Loveday & Partners Norfolk U15: 206/2 from 31 Overs

Norfolk Under 15s, sponsored by Loveday and Partners, played their last match of the season away to a young Huntingtonshire Under 15s side at St. Ives and emerged victorious by eight wickets.

Winning the toss, Huntingtonshire decided to bat. They made a steady start before losing the if first wicket at 16 in the 6th over. Two more wickets fell fairly quickly before the Huntington batsmen put on 53 for the fourth wicket. Two more wickets fell very quickly before another big partnership of 69 took Huntingtonshire to 176 for 7 in the 47th over. After 50 overs the Huntingtonshire innings ended on 205-8. Dan Byrne registered figures of 3-44 and James Hardy 2-23.

When Norfolk batted they got off to a very solid start scoring 56 of the first 11 overs before George Harrad was out for 26. Thereafter, the Norfolk batsmen took the Huntingdonshire bowlers to task and put on 112 for the second wicket before Nat Laws was out for 56 in only the 27th over. Victory with achieved in the 31st over without any further fall of wickets. Dani Long-Martinez scored an unbeaten 108.

This match concluded the Norfolk Under 15 season although they now look forward to a short trip to Guernsey.

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